Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:32 am Posts: 177 Location: Northern NM
I'll be there too unless the avalanche sharks get me first. It will be three in a row for me. April 2012 I just showed up, never having been on a splitboard before. John and Jason hooked this newb up like nobody's business with demos, loaner gear, you name it. Tonda helped me set up my demo board and let me ride with him, so many others were just as helpful and friendly, Lisa, Klem, so many others. All around a great and inviting vibe. I got hooked big time, not only on split snowboarding the BC but the event itself. Just incredible. When I got home I immediately started putting together my setup, I spent all of summer 2012 buying gear. Then early last season I took Avy 1 and just started getting after it. I ended up riding over 60 days, most of those on my Venture split. At last April's splitfest I saw many of the same faces and met some new ones. Same welcoming vibe, same great terrain, same great food. Same great raffle schwag. The only dark spot was the heartbreaking loss the week after on Loveland pass. I met a fellow New Mexican (AreJay) at splitfest and got to ride Kachina peak (Taos) with him a couple weeks after splitfest. I brought along a skier buddy to splitfest, he is now shopping for a splitboard. I really can't say enough good things about this event. It cleared up my acne and saved my marriage (or something like that). So, yeah, I'm going back this year. I'm thinking of maybe heading up a day or two early, stay at the OPUS hut for a night, anybody interested in joining say the word.
This winter's looking good. Heading to the southern San Juans tomorrow for some furlough turns until I get called back.
Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:22 pm Posts: 665 Location: Durango, CO
chrishami is correct, Thursday April 10- Sunday 14th this year. Format will be similar to last year, but this year we will open it up to 75 people (25 more than last year). We like the small vibe of the event.
I haven't updated the splitboard.com page much in the last few weeks, or facebook, as we are still finalizing all details for how much it will be to register, etc. More details will come as soon as I hear back from the event location and details.