Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Intermediate places around Summit County Colorado for split
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  • #580102
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    Hello,

    First if all I just moved to summit County and looking forward to a great winter. I’m in the process of making my first splitboard purchase, however I wanted to get some opinions. I’m 6’4 200 and normal ride a 159w for a regular board. I’ve taken some interest in the 2014 solution, particularly the 168w. The next smallest size for a wide is about 162.

    Also wanted to get some opinions on places that would be good for an intermediate rider. I have a epic pass and also heard about Colorado hut system,?

    #677256
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    Welcome. Don’t leave the diy option out.

    #677257
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    What do you mean by diy option ?

    #677258
    cometogether
    385 Posts

    I would say -Do It Yourself- if your having trouble finding a good priced splitboard deck, otherwise look on craigslist and find a deal. A state this big has tons of people who- buy before they try- and end up using nice equipment once or twice then selling it. welcome, you might love that epic pass on the weekdays but you probably wont be racing to any of their hills on the weekends. Just saying :nononno: . total fucking shit show i70 if you didn’t already know. :thumbsdown: otherwise there is and can be some pretty fucking rad terrain in this state! and a crazy long snow season!

    #677259
    blacklabel28
    22 Posts

    I’m in summit co too and know of a few killer spots, I got a split last year and didn’t get to use it much because of the any danger and lack of partners, let’s team up and adventure this year.

    #677260
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    For sure. Jones makes a 168w just curious if it’s to big.

    #677261
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    For sure. Jones makes a 168w just curious if it’s to big.

    #677262
    summersgone
    814 Posts

    @burlingtonvt wrote:

    For sure. Jones makes a 168w just curious if it’s to big.

    I would say no. You aren’t riding at Smuggs anymore. 😉 I grew up in VT, rode a 154 (perfect for east), and I’m now on a 159 and 162 (perfect for west). I’m 5′ 7″ 150lbs for context.

    #677263
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    Yea, I figured I would be good enough. It would be nice to meet some folks on the mountain.

    #677264
    GBT
    9 Posts

    Hey man, I’ve got a 168 Never Summer Summit split in good shape (about 20 days on it) that I’d sell you. It ended up being a little too big for me (6’0″, 170). Also, I live in Denver and am always looking for partners! Have family with a little place in Placer Valley so I’m in your hood a lot. PM me if you ever want to go or want to give that split a whirl to see if you like it.

    #677265
    blacklabel28
    22 Posts

    If I could give some advice, just get what ya find a good deal on, I was back and forth about which split I wanted and just pulled the trigger when I found the right deal. If money’s not a big issue get a venture, they are so bombproof. I have a solid bomber and it is indestructible

    #677266
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    I’m 6’2″ 200 lbs and have ridden both the 162W (Carbon) and 168W. I like both for different reasons. 168W is great for charging and definitely a little more stable, little more float. It still makes pretty good turns in tight trees. The 162W still floats really well, is easy to throw around, and lighter. I had no problems with float or stability at speed.

    If I had to choose, I would probably recommend the 162W. You are used to a shorter board so I wouldn’t go a full 10CM over that. Plus, the added weight of the bigger board might be a turnoff until you get used to splitting.

    As for riding, I’ve found that Vail pass, north side, is a pretty good spot for beginners. Berthoud is good too but you need to know where you are going.

    Definitely take an avy class, read “Snow Sense” and “Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain” and find a good partner.

    For huts, google summit huts or 10th mountain huts. They are booking up fast but a few random spots are still open.

    #677267
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    Thanks for the input everyone. I’m pretty dead set on the jones solution in either 162 or 168, I wish they had made a size in-between them. I’m finishing the rest of my degree online, therefor I don’t have the luxury of knowing my schedule 3 months down the road. It would be great to meet up some people for some turns..

    #677268
    blacklabel28
    22 Posts

    I think a few of us are on the group “Colorado splitboard faction” on facebook

    #677269
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    Has anyone heard of Oz snowboards from Colorado? They make a split that recently won award at backcountry awards. Love to hear any feedback on the model or company. Looks like a serious contender to the Jones solution.

    #677270
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    @summersgone wrote:

    @burlingtonvt wrote:

    For sure. Jones makes a 168w just curious if it’s to big.

    I would say no. You aren’t riding at Smuggs anymore. 😉 I grew up in VT, rode a 154 (perfect for east), and I’m now on a 159 and 162 (perfect for west). I’m 5′ 7″ 150lbs for context.

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    Get a spliff, they’re cheap now because they’re too short. :poke:

    #677271
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    If only they made a 164 in a wide.

    #677272
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    yeaa i’m talking to you

    #677273
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    has anyone been to eiseman hut in eagle county??

    #677274
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    Eiseman hut is a long slog! If you can use a snowmobile to get in and out it would be great.

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