Evening 1 – 6-8pm – Intro night! Get gear and packs dialed for the first day, meet new friends and get to know your guides.
Day 1 – 8am start – First day out. Welcome to splitboarding! Increase familiarity and comfort with movements and equipment.
Day 2 8am start – Review movement and equipment. Learn more efficiency and continue to refine skills.
Day 2 Apré – Early dinner/apps and drinks with the whole crew, location TBD. Each guests responsible for their drinks/meal. Celebrate accomplishments of the past couple days and talk about future trips!
Designed for snowboarders who love spending time in the mountains riding fresh snow and who want to start traveling in the backcountry. No backcountry experience is necessary. This Intro to Splitboarding course will consist of one intro night and 2 days in the Tahoe Backcountry.
Hosted and designed by Iris Lazzareschi, this course was designed to go a bit deeper than a typical single day intro course by providing two full days of backcountry skills education with AMGA trained guides. This course is a fantastic precursor to a traditional three day avalanche course.
Snowboarders taking this course should be mentally and physically prepared to spend the whole day outside in winter elements hiking and boarding. We will pace ourselves, but the days are full! We will search for the best conditions but winter weather can be variable. The riding experience and positive attitude each individual brings to the course will enhance the weekend.
- Familiarity with splitboard equipment
- Transitioning to ride mode from walk mode
- Various techniques for efficient uphill travel
- How to use avalanche safety equipment: beacon, shovel and probe
- What to bring in your pack
- How to pack your bag
- Managing gear in the elements
- Layering clothes
- Skills taught are an ideal prerequisite to enrolling in an AVY 1 course