In theory, the more educated and informed you are about something the more success you'll have doing it. Splitboarding is no different. We encourage you to utilize the resources below. If you have some resources of your own you’d like to share please feel free to let us know.

Avalanche and Weather Center

Before you venture out on your splitboard, whether that be from your local ski area, a roadside attraction, or deep into the wild, be sure you possess the necessary skills to travel safely in the backcountry. Snow stability assessment, the impact of weather on the snowpack, how to read terrain, proper route selection, practicing rescue scenarios, and understanding the human element are all important factors in making sure your day in the backcountry starts and ends safely.

Backcountry Library

In addition to these resources and taking a snow safety class from your local avalanche professional, we recommend that you read some of the excellent books out there on snow science and backcountry safety.  Although there are many good ones (see below), if we had recommend just, Snow Sense by Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler is great introduction to avalanche safety for new splitters.

National Forest and Wilderness Information

National Forest and Wilderness Information


A number of various online links and resources.