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Prior’s Khyber Splitboard – A Directional Powder Splitboard


The Khyber Split has been the long running ride of choice amongst the local Whistler community on those deep, coastal days! Its drastic tail taper allows this directional shape to truly excel in the deepest of conditions; with 25mm of taper in the tail, the back end sinks to relieve back end pressure and leg burn. Combined with a large shovel nose, the Khyber Split creates ample float and provides a really surf inspired ride. The Khyber Split features our Hybrid Rocker Design; rocker in the nose and tail provide added floatation while maintaining traditional camber underfoot for stability and rebound. Its name is derived from the infamous Khyber trees that face our Whistler Facility; the Khyber is guaranteed to produce face-shots!

XTC Carbon Construction is available as an upgrade to all Prior splitboards and saves an average of 500 grams (1lb 1oz) off a Prior splitboard pressed with our standard quadraxial fiberglass.

Profile: Hybrid rocker profile provides floatation and predictability in powder and silky smooth transitions from edge-to-edge with excellent edge control. 2-4 mm of traditional camber underfoot provides energy from turn-to-turn.

Rider Type: Self propelled backcountry snowboarders who want a quick-turning ride that maximizes their powder experience.

Best For: Powder of all kinds – from tight trees to chutes, pillow lines and open bowls.


Colin Balke is a content editor for who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.