Forums Events ScrubFest 3rd Annual Splitboard Festival!
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  • #585236
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    It looks like I’m going to make this one happen! Got the go ahead from the missus, and the work schedule is clear on this weekend. 2k road trip for me! Unless, of course, I can con a local to pick me up at Amtrak or the bus station!

    #585237
    benrex
    3 Posts

    i’m there i might have a room or two if anyone needs email me at boardinben@hotmail.com

    #585238
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    Whoo hoo! Just confirmed for the lodge w/DJBarney. He says the bus system is excellent, so I may be able to fly in. Unless I can carpool w/ someone from up here who can pack a couple of long boards.

    #585239
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    Inbound splitters, you can take a bus from the airport to downtown ~1.00, then you can take the light rail from downtown or the bus station to 7200 south Trax (train stop) ~1.00. Then you can take ski buses every 10-15 min up either cottonwood canyon for ~3.50. they run every 15 min approx until 10ish, then evey 25 to 40 min until about 6pm uphill. Check with UTA online for sched. I saw 8 splitters ascending in a row last weekend. there is also a motel 6 and a La Quinta that are quite cheap within a block or two of the 7200 trax station and ski bus starting points.

    #585240
    utahgirl
    28 Posts

    Yip, wait til you guys see what we’ve been hiding here in Utah. It’s sick alright.

    It’s funny to see patroller420 rail about boycotting Toas and Alta. You dont have to convince me. Who would even consider paying 50 bucks at Alta to ride a bunch of crusty hard pack crammed with Texas tourists when literally across the street is some of Utahs sweet backcountry.

    #585241
    ssattler
    77 Posts

    Jon,

    we have not met, but I’m looking to carpool from WA to UT.

    send me a PM

    Scott

    #585242
    ssattler
    77 Posts

    so i heard that the lodging/venue options for splitfest 06 have changed…whats the word on that, Barney?

    scott

    #585243
    gregc
    4 Posts

    i live in eugene or. and would love to find someone to carpool with.ssattler,if it seems out of the way i would be willing to kick down with plenty of gas $. i could also hook up with free lodging and sweet bc. in idaho if you have extra time.

    #585244
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    So how will this work, riding wise..as ive never been. Will there be certain tours or just a thrown together “Hey lets go here” type of thing?

    How has it worked in the past?

    #585245
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @affix snow wrote:

    How has it worked in the past?

    Last year people just kinda formed groups and all made sure no one got left behind.

    There were no “official” Splitboard Festival tours, obviously.

    Some groups got bigger than others. I think the tour that went to Basin Peak holds the record for most splitters EVER on one tour. I think it started with eighteen or something like that–including Zellers and Burt 😀 .

    #585246
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @ecobrad wrote:

    @affix snow wrote:

    How has it worked in the past?

    Last year people just kinda formed groups and all made sure no one got left behind.

    There were no “official” Splitboard Festival tours, obviously.

    Some groups got bigger than others. I think the tour that went to Basin Peak holds the record for most splitters EVER on one tour. I think it started with eighteen or something like that–including Zellers and Burt 😀 .

    Sounds good to me.

    What time do people ususally assmble?

    I guess there will be more to follow the closer we get….

    #585247
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    It’ll be mellow. I’m bummed I can’t make it this year–It right in the middle of several commitments. 😥

    Tear it up for me. 8)

    PS Stash a few good beers in your luggage.

    #585248
    dj barney
    19 Posts

    The Wasatch Mountain Club has repaired their plumbing, so the event is back on at the Club! 😀

    Plan on being at the club Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 PM for our evening events. All details about tours will be announced Friday evening, so don’t miss out. Our groups will have limits on the number of people for safety reasons, so we won’t be breaking any “most splitboarders on one tour” records. We will have various locals who plan on touring, and splitters are welcome to join in on the fun, however they are not guides and each person is responsible for their own safety. Beacons, shovels, probes etc, are all mandatory.

    Look forward to meeting and splitting with everyone!!! 8)

    #585249
    nomad
    288 Posts

    Any chance I can sleep in my car and not get hassled? I don’t like to pay for camping…

    #585250
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    Great, now where do we meet up on Friday morning?? And does anyone know of a cheap place to stay on Thursday evening that’s close by?

    #585251
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @dj barney wrote:

    Our groups will have limits on the number of people for safety reasons, so we won’t be breaking any “most splitboarders on one tour” records.

    No one intended to break in any records last year either. Since there wasn’t a tour organizer to keep groups to the manageable 4-7 person range, when a bunch of unaccounted for locals showed up Sat. morning ready to ride-the Basin Peak group evolved into “the biggest split tour ever”. Several small groups ended up breaking off so it didn’t turn out too bad.

    @dj barney wrote:

    All details about tours will be announced Friday evening.

    Sounds like there will be a little more unofficial organization this year. Probably won’t hurt.

    Once again, super bummed I won’t be able to make it. 😥 Make some turns and party down for me. ❗

    #585252
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    I was thinking that I was going to be able to make this. Except that I have heard dogs are not allowed in the Cottonwoods, and I think that is where the bc action was planned. Is this the case or are pooches welcome. My bc partner is going to be very upset with me if I leave him out on another trip… ❓

    #585253
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    @dj barney wrote:

    All details about tours will be announced Friday evening, so don’t miss out. Our groups will have limits on the number of people for safety reasons, so we won’t be breaking any “most splitboarders on one tour” records. We will have various locals who plan on touring, and splitters are welcome to join in on the fun, however they are not guides and each person is responsible for their own safety. Beacons, shovels, probes etc, are all mandatory.

    Look forward to meeting and splitting with everyone!!! 8)

    OKAY. Should i not be able to make Friday night, ill try and just show up saturday morning, early, and tag along….cool?

    #585254
    age6andup
    3 Posts

    Hey splitters,
    I’m coming into SLC from CO for the splitfest on Thursday night, March16. I’d appreciate any help that can be offered getting from the airport that evening. In addition, I’m on the lookout for sleeping space that night. I’m planning on staying at the Wasatch Backcountry Club Fri and Sat nights.
    send me a note: aafmiller@yahoo.com or give a call: 303 359-2670.
    Thanks.
    Aaron

    #585255
    Scooby2
    620 Posts

    Killclimbz, I don’t know if I’ll be free that weekend, but I can definately steer you to some top-notch tours with furface. I can never leave my dog home and its not a problem to find great terrain outside the cottonwoods. Also other poster talking about trans from airport. and place to stay check my earlier post, Motel 6 down by where the buses start is like 40 bucks.

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