Exciting travel and expediton reports from countries like Japan, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Canada, Romania and many other interesting regions, anouncements of upcoming Splitboard trips where you can be part of and many many information, region portraits and infos and contacs to the local splitboard scene are found here in our section splitboard travel guidebook.
In 85 countries worldwide outdoor skiing on snow is possible.* At least theoretically.
In 2016, 66 countries of the world had at least one ski resort, that's nearly a third of all countries worldwide. Nearly 40 percent of all lifts and 35 percent of the ski resorts are situated in the Alps countries, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Remarkable is, that 85% out of the 44 major ski resorts worldwide, means those with more than 1 million visitors per winter season, are loacted in the Alps and a quarter of them actually within one single province, the ski touring paradise Tyrol.*
*2016 International report on mountain tourism - Laurent Vanat
The vast number of ski mountaineers should be similar, because without ski tourism and infrastructure like known from these regions, mountain, ski and splitboard tours quickly develop to significantly more demanding challenges, just think about the lack of avalanche reports, mountain rescue and the network of trails and mountain huts.
Nonetheless, because or by different reasons, other places, new discoveries, adventures and impressions are calling.
A dream comes true, Andreas and his girlfriend fly over to Japan to splitboard the legendary "Japow", here the little write-up.
Splitboard season is over in the northern hemisphere. If you couldn't catch enough snow or are not into surfing, usual locations for splitboarding on the southern hemisphere would be Chile or New Zealand. Here we present three more remote locations for real splitboard explorers.
Legendary Oldschool - nearly 400 "somewhat crazy" snowboarders celebrated the roots of snowboarding in Stuben am Arlberg and completed a 1001 vertical meters backcountry race of the extra class.
Here comes our full report with many colorful pictures.
Splitboarding in Iran three main questions to be answered - different than expected - maybe not?
If you draw a line on a world map between Kitzbühel in Austria and Niseko in Japan then Kazakhstan biggest city is located right in the middle. Almaty has a rich history of mountaineering and alpine skiing. Sebastian from roninsnowboards.com was exploring the Tian Shan Mountains in the Ile-Alatau National Park near Almaty last spring. Here is his report.