I am new here and new to split boards. I bought a Voile Split Decision and all the extras. I have taken it to the resorts a few times to get used to it and I am ready to head for less traveled snow. I live in the San Jose, CA area and would like to find a relatively easy area for a first time out. I have never done any back-country skiing or boarding though I have been involved in mountaineering for some time and am familiar and comfortable with the mountains in the winter. I am an intermediate snowboarder so I am not interested in anything really exciting. If I found an area where there were a few experienced people around that I could get a few tips from I would be really happy.
Also, for a first trip in (hopefully) easy terrain should I wear my old soft snowboard boots or switch to my Kofach mountaineering boots?
Powder Junkie is right mellow terrain, stick to your soft boots. I have tried Koflachs and they suck. Super slow response nothing compared to an AT boot or Mtn AT boot. It is all about your snowboard and mtn skills. Start slow work your way up, pay your dues. See you at the Wasatch Splitfest.