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Great Video inside! Beep-beep-beep. 6:45AM. My watch alarm chimes and it’s time to start the day. My senses start to wake as I can smell and hear the crackle of the hot fire. Splitboarding
Joy or agony of choice. Imagine your winter would be an endless splitboard testival, every winter a single testival with new and better material. Dream or battle of material?
The pictures reflect moments of our pure splitboard feeling, enjoy!
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.
From 9th to 12th of March, the full range of sun, powder and yogi vibes attracted us to beautiful Navis in Tyrol. 13 splitboard enthusiasts spent four sensational days in a cosy hut, in order to deepen their freeride and yoga skills in a relaxed atmosphere.
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.
Lots of Splitboarders already have kids. So we want to recommend the Family Freestyle Weekend to all of those. It had been one of the most crazy events of the season, a great possibility to meet likeminded people and to pass on the Freestyle-Stoke to the kids.
Splitboarding with Jeremy and the Jonescrew on the Dachstein loop. A long relaxed hike gave us plenty of time for interesting conversations, so we talked about high-altitude splitboarding, climate change and trends in the splitboard industry sector.
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.
Hanging out ist "State of the Art", here you get our online interview with Becca and Will from Spark R&D. 10 Years of research and development paired with sparking moments - enjoy!
Suppose you have one or two weeks of vacation and want to go on a splitboarding and freeride trip. Your friends can not make it so you are forced with two options:
In February 2016 the conditions are suitable for a Splitboard winter ascent of the impressive Hochvogel. In summer it's a popular destination, however in winter summited only rarely. Impressions of a lonesome tour in the Allgäu Alps:
The Aiguille du Fruit is one of the most impressive mountains in Courchevel. You can see it from all over the ski-resort and here you can watch a video how it is summited at perfect conditions with a splitboard.
Have you ever dreamt about riding in terrain, where you leave civilization completely behind you? Waking up every morning in a warm cabin with nothing but snow covered mountains around? Being surrounded by surreal glacial views? That is exactly what you find at the Highlands of Iceland.
Anyone who goes travelling has stories to tell. Our Splitboard friend Sost was in Japan and has checked what's up with the legendary Samurai Powder. More about hugging birches and what Onsens are, you'll read here in his Hokkaido Pow Travel report.
When passionate wanderlust becomes reality, when horizons widen, engaging all the senses with excited anticipation, also the hearts of two adventure women beat the hardest.
Lightness like the verses with which the poet Carducci described it: "the arduous beautiful Grivola". Regarding the long and challenging accessibility of this amazing mountain, it is rarely visited. Anyway, Ettore and Shanty from the Italian Team Mammut visited this amazing mountain - respect!
While others are cooling their heels in half-empty trade show halls, the Rome Snowboard Syndicate is having a holiday with its customers, employees and partners at the lodge.
Jussi Taka, a former member of the finnish national team of snowboarding shares his impressions of a complete season in Chamonix (video and story).
As manifold as the Romanian mountains are, are the impressions that reach us from there. Lonely adventures of hardship and easy going sessions, the film "Follow your path" of our Polish splitboard friends captures these moods.
This article is about pure pleasure and heavy pain with which everyone of us can be confronted within minutes or even a second. Thanks to TaylorMadeFilmz for sharing this story and remember that life is precious, so embrace the good times with good friends and maximise the mind blowing feelings.
Chamonix: Red wine, huts and inspiring landscapes had been the essence of this unforgettable splitboard touring week at the maybe best known skiing resort of France.
To find a never ridden face down a 4000m peak in the Mont Blanc massif, where pretty much everything has already been skied, is not an easy task. But Julien Pica Herry still kept an eye on a line and last week, together with Davide Capozzi and friends, they headed out to realize their dream.
Steeps-Expert Davide Capozzi scored again, this time with his girlfriend Michelle at the Miage Glacier. Together they did another spectacular first descent.
The adventures between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - a report about the fascinating freeride splitboarding trip from the Bootsjungen Hans, Timo, and Chris.
Who dosn`t have the dream to build his own splitboard? Not just splitting a board, but designing the whole shape. That`s not all, the shape is changeable until it is the perfect powder weapon.
Though or because so far hardly snow has fallen, on 23 December Davide Capozzi and his friends succeeded in a great line at the Eiger west face.
A story and trip report of the Slovakian snowboarder and splitboarder Marek Gazda and his friends about their journey to Norway in May 2015. Take a seat and enjoy the movie too.
Well prepared by their discovery expedition in fall, the splitboard friends of Pogo return to Ushguli in Georgia in February 2014. There's a thin line between fortune and misfortune and unfortunately the wonderdful powder weeks came to a tragic end .
First turns of the winter! Shortly a week before the season starts in the Eastern Alps, in Norway it never ended.
Never ended? Watch the video!
Passion and the thirst for adventure gave Thomas and Bjorn the drive to discover the loneliness and great landscape of the high alpine French Alps, sure the only way to access is the splitboard.
Splitboarding in the Southern Alps. Mike Wigley reports about Club Fields, nutcrackers, why New Zealand has the best hut system of the world and where you could spend the rest of your life riding. Here you learn how to escape from the summer heat of the Northern Hemisphere.
We already know Davide Capozzi, the guy who makes the seeming impossible possible with his Furberg Freeride Split. Recently he made a great session of three challenging first-descents in two days.
After years of waiting, the Mont Vélan allowed Ettore and Alfredo to get on top and ride the amazing Y-Couloir of their "Backyard-Mountain".
This season, Sicily was the place to be with the best splitboard touring conditions ever in this region. Michele and Matteo had been there and they sent us a great trip report.
Last Sunday, 10th of May 2015, Davide Capozzi and Julien "Pica" Herry on Splitboards and Francesco Civra Dano with Ski, opened a new beautiful 50° line down the North Face of Pain de Sucre at Mont Blanc massif, the Voie Originale.
As we all know, spring is the best season for Splitboard Touring. This was proven to us again at the Splitboarding Spring Festival 2015 where our guests were able to celebrate a successful end of the season together with the representatives of more than 20 Splitboard brands.
The Lofoten are getting more and more popular for Splitboard- and ski touring. Even if the summits are just little beyond the 1000 meter mark, so the terrain is demanding and beautiful above all. Since the touring usually starts at sea level and countless peaks are close to each other, respectable vertical meters sum up.
Furberg Pro Davide Capozzi has been out to do another challenging first descent. The Mount Emilius with a stunning view down to the beautiful city of Aosta.
Furberg Pro Rider Lars Andreas Nielssen, got trapped by an avalanche, read about this terrifying experience and stay safe out there.
First steps on a Splitboard - On the eve of our Beginners camp we started with a presentation of the current Splitboard systems. From Voilé to SP, Spark R&D, Plum, Karakoram, K2 Kwicker and Splitsticks, we had the whole who's who present. Take a look at the pictures and see how it went on with freeriding and the first splitboard tour.
Lyngen has become a kind of touring eldorado due to the great snow conditions and proximity to the sea. In this Video Trip Report you get great impressions of the area and the ten day touring action.
Romania is blessed with snow and our friends from Splitboard Romania were splitboarding there. A big thank you for the vivid description, the beautiful video and touring tips for this little known area.
Aurelien Routens, Snow- and Splitboard Pro talks about his love to South America and gives us great hints for splitboard holidays over there.
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.
Well prepared is half of the game. The idea of Pogo to discover the caucasian mountains by splitboard, was born in 2010 and the next winter they started to make it happen.
Maladeta, a splitboard mission in the spanish Pyrenees. Great Landscape, warm hearted people and fun corn to ride. Spanish version below the article!
The romanian Carpathians, with mountains up to 2544 meters, are still a largely unspoilt terrain. Marius of SplitboardingRomania presents the most interesting touring areas and gives first hints to all prying explorers.
Monte Rosa was our plan, Gran Paradiso under best conditions the experience. Once again, the weather conditions showed us how important proper tour planning and alternative destinations are and how the microclimate can vary in the mountains.
It`s February in North Sweden, the weather is stabil and Daniel Furberg, founder and CEO of Furberg Snowboards and to other "Snow Pros" do some touring in the beautiful area of Kebnekaise. Check out the Video "Nallo - A Freeride Mission".
Our "Family Split Easter Trip" to Slovenia turned out getting to know a new area with great touring opportunities a beautiful scenery and relaxed new splitboarding friends.
The touring area with uncountable posssibilities, whether you are searching for steep chutes, or relaxed descents, here you can find something for anybody. Even the romantic can find something, maybe the hut is the ultimate place to stay and experience a great romantic time.
Steeps expert Davide Capozzi, makes an incredible descent in the french Alpes, the Domenech Couloire at Aiguille Aigle in the Mont Blanc area. Here he is giving some insides about his passion and this beautiful line.
Patagonien, rough, wild and pristine. It offers great opportunities to draw your lines into untracked faces in stunning nature, getting to know warm hearted people and enjoy the best meet in the world.
Norway is an indescribable beautiful country, With it`s fjords, mountains and nothern lights, it is a fascinating place to do splitboarding in untouched nature. Experience more about this country and it`s unlimited possibilities. When to go? Where to go? Where to stay?...
Lyngen, with boat and splitboard in the paradise of touring. A trail of adventure, a touch of wildness, the variaty of the landscapes and a great crew made this trip a one of a kind experience.
The first Split & Relax Splitboard Testival is over and we got nice memories,... Lots of cool people, sun, crust, powder, firn, boards mounting, size adjustments, talking and touring.
Dave Downing had already been splitboarding with Craig Kelly in the middle of the 90th. A big Thank You for Dave to share this experience with us.
Thank you very much to our audience for your big interest at splitboarding!!! An endless winter with great tours and many new splitboard adventures is behind us, time again to let the highlights of the season 12/13 reminisce and to venture a preview of the upcoming season 13 / 14.
With the Goodboards Team at Backyard Austria. Doing avalanche training and some good rides with the upcoming splitboards.
Easter 2013, the weather forecast is moderate, but we are in a very good mood to enjoy a slightly different splitboard / skitouring weekend at Ötztaler Alps / Austria. Steep descents and a beautiful scenery awaits us at the 2261 m high Anton Renk hut near Ried at Oberinntal.
A beautiful video and nice pictures from a splitboard adventure at the Tatra Mountains.
Check out this splitboard mission by worldclass freeriders Bibi Pekarek Tölderer, Mitch Tölderer and Max Zipser. It`s worth it!
Steep and tasty, only with the best ingredients: Splitboards, Couloirs, Powder, Sun. A Freeride Weekend at Sella Massif in the Dolomites.
Directly from the ISPO to the Split-Together with Jeremy Jones and friends. Boombastic snow conditions, untracked powder, many funny lines, exciting treeruns and a first impression of the Jones Ultracraft Splitboard.
Life doesn`t end when you get married. This is proved by Zach und Cindi, who made a dream come true. They choose the best time for riding in Alaska, got their Stuff ready and explored the legendary Pow-Country on the splitboards.
They got equiped by Voile and The Levitation Project. Watch it and feel it. Thanks for the video edit.
3 Burton Girls discovered the joy of splitboarding. When they got to know the material they hiked up some beautiful tracks and recognized that splitboarding is lots of fun. They even talked about life-changing experience and big enrichment.
We met the guys from Backyard Austria and enjoyed some fresh untracked pow, crossing a valley.
Here you get some impressions.
It is the 12.12.12. a dreamday in the bavarian foothills of the Alps.
Weather check, avalanche check, tour planning, material check. Than we took our Splitboards and went out into the nature.
What to do on a clowdy day? We decided to do a short and challenging splitboard tour. So we climbed up a pretty steep face, rappeled a few meters to ride a beautiful bowl with a short couloir at the finishing. We had good fun and I hope you enjoy.
Also in Spain there are every year more splitboard enthusiasts. Here you get a vid from Valle de Aran. Seems like our friends from Spain already have some Powder. A foretaste for the upcomming season. Saludos a los amigos de Espana.
On the next weekends in Advent we present you four episodes of Freeride Deluxe, a documentary about skiing or snowboarding off-piste. The most successful riders from the German-speaking world bring you closer to the fascination of deep snow.
Check out the small video from Arbor Teamrider Flo Bauer riding the Arbor Abacus Splitboard.
Arbor Europe invited us to their opening party of the new headquarter and so the last Saturday we cruised into the beautiful Chiemgau through the first dense snowfall. Here are our impressions and the latest news about the Arbor Snow- and Splitboards.
This video was made at an excellent splitboard day in 2012. Hiking up to a beautiful couloir and find a really nice splitboard descent was our goal. We found the entry mounted our splitboards and enjoyed the ride. Enjoy and share this splitboarding adventure if you like.