Forums Events 2016 Baker Splitfest, March 11th to the 13th Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author Posts February 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm #789828 DrownedRat 118 Posts I recently wrapped up the poster for the 2016 Baker Splitfest and the list of sponsors is a little nuts. Sponsors list: Karakoram | Voile | Trapper Snowboards | Prior Snowboards | Weston Snowboards | Jones Snowboards | Mervin Mfg | Never Summer| Arbor Snowboards | Spark R & D | G3 | Kind Bars | Outdoor Research | Tailgate Industries | Sea To Sky Splitboards | Frequency | Pallas Snowboards | One Ball Jay | Disidual | Iron Street Printing | Chimera | Boardworks Tech Shops | Sandbox | Chair 2 Board Sports | Patagonia | Fitwell Boots | Spacecraft | Mount Baker Experience | Prowder | D Funk Speed Wax | Mount Baker Mountain Guides | Native Eyewear | Mt Baker Snowboard Shop For Saturday, we’ve got a women’s specific clinic from Pallas Snowboards, a Splitboard 101 Clinic by Chair 2 Board Sports and Mt Baker Mountain Guides are doing 2 Art of Splitboarding clinics, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. For Sunday, Mt Baker Mountain Guides is doing a Baker Backcountry SpliTour. Binding demos from Karakoram, Voile and Spark R&D Board demos from Voile, Trapper, Prior, Arbor, G3, Weston, Jones Never Summer, Trapper, Weston, Prowder, Chimera, Pallas and maybe K2 too. So many choices so little time. And don’t forget demos are set up the night before. That way you have time to really check stuff out and the reps that bust their ass at the event get to play too. KIND has donated a huge number of KIND bars. Boardworks Tech Shop is doing waxes again. Basically all the pent up energy from last year’s lack of snow year is coming out this year! The raffle and new for this year silent auction is going to be truly impressive. Check out the event schedule here: splitfest.com/schedule-of-events Poster: 2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th! March 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm #790231 JNK 77 Posts I’ve never been to the fest but I’m finally making it this year. I’m confused, though, on how to sign up for the clinics. Do I just show up at the required time or is there a sign up sheet on Friday night? Also, I’m bringing a buddy who’s never been in the backcountry before but has all the equipment except for a probe and shovel. Are those typically avail for rent? There really isn’t any information about the fest minus that it’s happening. March 7, 2016 at 1:56 pm #790232 DrownedRat 118 Posts Glad to hear your going to come! The clinic’s from Mt Baker Mountain Guides are first come first served so they are a just show up thing and look for their van in the Heather Meadows parking lot. The Split 101 clinic by Chair 2 is at Chair 9 and it’s a just up thing too. There’s no avy gear to rent at the event but the Glacier Ski Shop rents all sorts of back country gear. They are pretty easy to deal with and close to Chair 9. AAI in Bellingham also rents BC gear. Just remember demos are setup the night before. Let me know if you more questions. 2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th! March 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm #790234 JNK 77 Posts Great. Thanks! March 8, 2016 at 1:34 pm #790264 sdmarkus 406 Posts Looks like a great event DR and the weather forecast looks promising! I’m about 8 hours south and may rally…anyone want to carpool? Is there a dirtbag option for car camping/campers? Thanks! March 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm #790277 DrownedRat 118 Posts There’s a small campground just west of Chair 9 for camping. I know people sleep in their cars in the Chair 9 parking lot too. That’s not encouraged but not discouraged either. If you want some adventure there are some great camps up NF road 3/37. Take the Glacier Creek turn and the first left. It’s primitive camping but it’s beautiful. Google map of the area 2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th! March 9, 2016 at 8:40 am #790291 Robinhood 21 Posts Hey DR, I’m planning to come up to the event for all day Saturday and would love to demo a new deck or two. It’s unlikely I will be able to make it up for Friday night however. would it still be possible to demo a board? and I request one via FB or here? thanks Rob March 9, 2016 at 8:48 am #790292 DrownedRat 118 Posts Keep watching the Facebook page for reps posting what they are bringing. You might be able to get a demo that way. Otherwise the reps are all on the mountain with the rest of us on Saturday. You can stop by Chair 9 in the morning and see if anybody is there but I wouldn’t count on it. 2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th! March 9, 2016 at 9:11 am #790294 JNK 77 Posts DR, I’m not familiar with the Baker backcountry but I’m assuming there is some low-angle, “relatively” safe slopes? Forecast shows snow daily which is good (for fresh snow) but also isn’t exactly the safest either. March 9, 2016 at 9:57 am #790296 DrownedRat 118 Posts There some ‘safer’ areas and some nice trees to ride too. And if it’s really dicey there’s always riding in bounds at the ski area. Riding a split inbounds can tell you a lot about the board. 2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th! March 15, 2016 at 10:16 am #790504 matty_mcd 34 Posts Shout out to DrownedRat and the rest of the organizers for another awesome Baker Splitfest!! Such a rad time congregating with fellow passionate spliboarders and shredding some sweet pow. Looking forward to next year already!! March 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm #790535 sdmarkus 406 Posts Would love to see a TR on the festivus? I was so close to pulling the triggerbut blew it, really curious how that storm system paned out… February 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm #799981 prior_rider 109 Posts What’s the plan for this year’s Splitfest? For those of us that don’t keep pace with snapchat or whatever, a simple post with dates and the general plan would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! February 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm #799986 DrownedRat 118 Posts Thanks for the reminder prior_rider! I just finished the poster yesterday. I’m still working on updating the website. 2017 Baker Splitfest thread 2017 Baker Splitfest, March 17th to 19th! Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.