Safety Tips - Splitboard Journal

Alpine safety, risk management and avalanche awareness.

How do splitboard professionals deal with the alpine dangers they are bound to face in their impressive runs?
What can we learn as normal splitboarders from the pros?

Jeremy Jones, Xavier de le Rue and other world-famous riders give us interesting insights into their strategies to minimize risk.

XV De Le Rue - Splitboarding Life and Risk Management
April 2018 | Safety Tips

20°C sunshine and cycling in a T-shirt.. but the split season isn't over yet. On the contrary, soon it really starts over again: with the bigger mountain projects, over the glaciers and to the steep lines. Time to gain some experience from the pros and to hear Xavier de le Rue about splitboarding life & risk management.

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Jeremy Jones - Splitboarding Life and Risk Management
March 2018 | Safety Tips

Here now the second part of our little interview series about splitboarding life and risk management. In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Jones about his most memorable moments while touring last season. Also he shares some thoughts on how to approach the mountains in a safe manner, and how to work with guides and other big riders during film projects.

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Travis Rice - Splitboarding Life and Risk Management
March 2018 | Safety Tips
This season, we had a chance to chat with three world class big mountain snowboarders. It all began pretty spontaneously as we met Travis Rice at Stubai Glacier..
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Xavier De Le Rue - How to XV
February 2018 | Splitboard Story, News, Safety Tips, Action Video
Xavier De Le Rue wants to share his knowledge of 22 years of snowboarding and splitboarding. Further he wants to inspire us, to push our limits to the next level in a pretty safe way.
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Splitboard Workout
Splitboarding Workout Pt.1
December 2017 | Safety Tips
To prepare and maintain - 10 splitboard-specific exercises that expand your comfort zone and make you fit for new challenges. Let's start with strength and endurance.
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Slope Angle Maps - An Introduction
March 2017 | Safety Tips

Digital terrain models and slope angle maps derived from them, can be a very practical aid for planning safe backcountry tours. Using the example of OpenSlopeMap, we'll show you what you need to know about slope inclination on the map and on the spot.

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Splitboard Backcountry
Splitboarding - How To Get Started In The Backcountry
December 2016 | Safety Tips | 1

One question we were often asked is, how do you begin with splitboard touring? You got snowshoes or your first splitboard and safety equipment ready. You already know what avalanches are and attended some snow safety training. Going down the mountain is no problem for you and you already have some dream lines in your mind you want to ride.

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Rudi Mair, Head of LWD Tirol
Ten avalanche risk patterns
October 2015 | Campaign / Event, Safety Tips

Rudi Mair and Patrick Nairz from avalanche warning service Tirol present their latest findings at the 5th Munich Avalanche evening. Here in the video they explain the 10 risk patterns of avalanches and sensitize us before the start of the winter season .

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Trapped by an avalanche
April 2015 | Splitboard Story, Safety Tips

Furberg Pro Rider Lars Andreas Nielssen, got trapped by an avalanche, read about this terrifying experience and stay safe out there.

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Anne Flore dropping in pic by Lucas Swieykowski
Anne Flore Marxer about Splitboarding und Safety
January 2015 | Safety Tips

Anne Flore Marxer, one of the best known female snow- and splitboarders. Winner of the Freeride World Tour 2011 is talking with us about her approach for beeing safe in the backcountry.

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Xavier de Le Rue Iceriding
Xavier De Le Rue about Splitboarding and Risk Management
January 2015 | Safety Tips

Xavier De Le Rue, anyone who doesn`t know him? He is an outstanding Snowboarder, three times winner of the Freeride World Tour, Olympia Athlete, Athlete of the Year,... To make it short he is one of the best and most known snowboarders and Splitboard Mountaineers in the world.

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Martin Seiler about Splitboarding and Risk Management
December 2014 | Safety Tips

Martin (Seili) Seiler is one of the best Freeriders and Splitboarders in Sitzerland. Here he shares his knowledge about Backcountry, Splitboarding and Safety Management.

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Mitch Alaska
Mitch Tölderer about Splitboarding and Risk Management
November 2014 | Safety Tips

Freeride World Tour Champion 2011 Mitch Tölderer talking about Splitboard Touring und Safety at his Missions in the Backcountry. Take the chance, watch the video and learn from the pros.

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Insights into a splitboard guide`s life
November 2014 | Splitboard Story, Safety Tips

More than 20 years of experience in Backcountry Snowboard Guiding - Chamonix Splitboard Guide Neil McNab gives us deep insights into his daily life and great safety information.

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Pieps Teaser
Pieps 2015 News
November 2014 | News, Safety Tips

It is the 31st of October, the PIEPS Freeride Team comes together at the Stubai Glacier to join the annual Team-Meeting at best weather conditions. Beside the usual Team-Talk there is also AVY-Practice and lots of theorie-input on the program.

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Barrett Christy about Splitboarding and Risk Management
January 2014 | Safety Tips
Safety is one of the most important issues in splitboarding and backcountry riding, so we have interviewed several pro-rider about that.
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Temple Cummins Splitboarding 2
Temple Cummins about splitboarding and risk-management
January 2014 | Safety Tips
Temple Cummins one of the most respected snowboarders in the USA about Risk-Management and splitboarding. Thanks for the promt support and the will of sharing his knowledge.
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Jeremy Jones about Splitboarding and Risk Management
December 2013 | Safety Tips

Jeremy Jones, maybe the best known snowboarder and splitboarder in the world, founder of the Jones Snowboards Company and initiator of POW, took his time to give us an interview about splitboarding and safety. He talks about his personal safety management and gives some useful advice for this amazing sport.

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Aline Bock about splitboarding and risk management
November 2013 | Safety Tips | 1

Freeride World Tour Champion 2010 Aline Bock about Splitboard Touring and Safety. Learn from the pros how they reduce their risk and still ride impressive lines in the backcountry. Reflect your own skills and safety strategies.

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Teaser Freeride Survival Guide
Freeride Survival Guide
November 2013 | News, Test & Review, Safety Tips | 3

I want to introduce and recommend the "Freeride Survival Guide" by Melanie Schönthier & Stephan Bernhard to all ambitious freeriders and splitboarders.

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Dave Downing Splitboard Riding
Dave Downing about Splitboarding and Riskmanagement
November 2013 | Safety Tips

This is the first interview from our series "Splitboarding and Risk Management". Worldclass Freerider and Splitboarder like Dave Downing, Jeremy Jones, Aline Bock and more, share their experience with us and wish everybody safe splitboard missions.

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Splitboard Tipps ascending
Splitboard Tips for ascending
September 2013 | Safety Tips

As we see from time to time splitboarders handling the most beautiful climbs with their tongue hanging out, we want to give you some tips for saving energy while skinning.

So you have checked your material the day before, the backpack is packed and we are ready to enjoy the freedom of splitboarding.

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How to evaluate a line
Safety Tipps by Xavier De Le Rue
January 2013 | Safety Tips, Action Video | 1

Regarding the Avalanche incidents in Tyrol we want to provide you with this video from Xavier De Le Rue, 3 times Freeride World Champion.

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Safety First!
Safety First - Avalanche incidents Tyrol
January 2013 | Safety Tips

Since mid-December several tragic avalanche accidents occurred in Tyrol which killed six people on ski tours or freeriding.

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SAC scale of difficulties
SAC scale of difficulties
June 2012 | Safety Tips


Our backcountry hikes are evaluated, using the Swiss scale of difficulties (SAC).

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