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  • #580273
    ConReSnow
    2 Posts

    Hey guys,

    Wondering if anyone knows of any camps to get involved in split boarding. Ideally, I am looking for a 2 week+ program at that involves winter camping.

    Something along these lines:
    http://www.outwardbound.org/course/colorado-rockies-backcountry-skiing-snowboarding/395/
    http://www.nonstopsnow.com/courses/6-week-off-piste-snowboard-camp-fernie/

    I’m looking for something in the US or Canada.

    I appreciate it if anyone has any insight. I am trying to get involved with split boarding but am from Minnesota.

    #678166
    Kyle Miller
    510 Posts

    Exum guides based out of the Tetons has a splitboard mountaineering clinic. I may join them for a trip or two.

    Kelly at SEC is an excellent resource for all things splitboard knowledge and a good soul as well.

    They offer….
    http://splitboardeducationcompany.com/index.php/instruction/courses

    X2

    Kelly is a really good guy!!!

    #678167
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Kelly at SEC is an excellent resource for all things splitboard knowledge and a good soul as well.

    They offer….
    http://splitboardeducationcompany.com/index.php/instruction/courses

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    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
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    #678165
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    @Kyle Miller wrote:

    Exum guides based out of the Tetons has a splitboard mountaineering clinic. I may join them for a trip or two.

    Kelly at SEC is an excellent resource for all things splitboard knowledge and a good soul as well.

    They offer….
    http://splitboardeducationcompany.com/index.php/instruction/courses

    X2

    Kelly is a really good guy!!!

    Thanks Snurfer & Kyle! Kelly also teaches this winter NOLS course with a couple two-week trips in early 2015, might be right up your alley if you start saving your lunch money.

    https://www.nols.edu/courses/backcountry-splitboarding/

    SEC can def get you out for shorter trips or overnights in the Central Wasatch, if interested.

    Message KR or I with questions, check out the new website, or like and follow us on FB.

    #678168
    kyle_ii
    1 Posts

    The Nonstop camp you posted will almost be entirely resort based, no winter camping. They specialize in doing gap year for British students. If you have no mountain experience at all, not even riding at bigger mountain resorts that may be a good starting point.

    If you want more full on experience go with NOLs, outward bound, or Exum.

    http://www.capow.ca/events/lickety-split-asulkan/

    I’ll plug CAPOW, for The Canadian option. So far they’ve been running shorter camps but have a really great line up of guides with a strong split focus. Good option could be to spend so time resort riding in revelstoke, then you could line up you own avalanche course, and then splitboarding courses with CAPOW.

    #678169
    snowsnowsnow
    54 Posts

    I don’t have any personal experience with this company, but I had a friend that was looking in to doing some programs with them and I decided to look them up. IWLS/AMG. Don’t know if anyone on here knows more about them or has any experience with them or not, but I figured I would toss it out there as well.

    http://iwls.com/courses/activity-2/skisnowboard-mountaineering/
    http://alaskamountainguides.com/?page_id=24

    #678170
    imitationfunk
    85 Posts

    Points North Heli out of Cordova has a heli assisted
    Program. They fly you out to the motorized boundary
    and they have a camp set up. It’s about 5 days.

    I’m not sure if they still do it. I went in 2012 and it was awesome!

    #678171
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    ^^^Yea my friend Jason B is a guide for PNH… Super sick operation with snowboard guides… You can get the heli bumps or go for the “hippy camp” that is a week camping at “the goods”

    #678172
    ConReSnow
    2 Posts

    I appreciate all the input.

    Would you guys recommend these camps as the best way to get split boarding exposure?

    I have done several weeks worth of boarding off piste/slackcountry at Jackson Hole which includes bootpack hiking. I just do not have any knowledge of split boards or general avalanche/snow knowledge.

    #678173
    imitationfunk
    85 Posts

    You have a few months to practice your split skills but I wouldn’t go to “Hippie Camp” without being capable on the split. You’ll need to be able to transition quickly, kick turn, climb several thousand feet, etc

    The guides handle route finding, breaking trail, and snow safety.

    #678174
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    im not sure if they still do it but they probably do…

    lake tahoe community college has a one week backcountry snowboardiing course that im pretty sure is taught by sb.com’s own dishwasher dave. complete with winter camping and a big traverse through the wilderness.

    i bet it is just as good as those expensive services at a much cheaper price, especially if you qualify for some financial aid.

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