Weston Intro to Splitboarding Course

Description

Montana Alpine Guides and Weston Backcountry have partnered up to bring you Montana’s very first Intro to Splitboarding course. This course is designed to give you an introduction to splitboarding and help you learn the skills necessary to be confident in venturing into the backcountry on your splitboard. Whether you’ve never splitboarded before or have a few times but want to learn from the experts – this course is perfect for you. The first 6 participants to sign up will have the opportunity for a free demo setup that will include a Weston Backcountry splitboard and Spark R&D bindings and skins! This Intro to Splitboarding Course is perfect to couple with a Level 1 Avalanche course from Montana Alpine Guides. *All ski trip locations are subject to change according to weather and snow pack conditions.

Yellowstone National Park

The Weston Intro to Splitboarding Clinic will be held just 25-45 minutes south of Big Sky at the northern end of Yellowstone National Park. This area is perfect for becoming familiar with your splitboard, starting to learn safe backcountry travel techniques, and basic navigation skills.

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Duration & Experience

Duration:  9 hours.

Experience:
Beginner to Intermediate
Gear
MANDATORY GEAR:
Avalanche Safety Packs: Backpack, beacon, shovel, & probe
Rent from MAG: $50/person/day
Buy online from MAG

Mammut transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack, G3 Snow Saw.


Splitboards: 
The first 6 participants will receive a FREE Weston Backcountry deom splitboard as well as demo bindings and demo skins from Spark R&D.
Additional splitboard rentals are available from World Boards (Bozeman) | (406) 587-1707. (For backcountry ski rentals in Bozeman contact MAG directly)
All mandatory gear can be rented for your backcountry ski day if you don’t have your own. Splitboard rentals are in Bozeman, MT and should be picked up the night prior to your outing.
Additional Gear:
  • Boots, poles, skins
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom and top (base layer)
  • Mid layer top and bottom (insulation layer)
  • Insulated “puffy” jacket
  • Waterproof pants and jacket
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Warm gloves and/or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Day pack backpack (25-40 liters)
  • Headlamp + spare batteries
  • Water bottle (1+ liter per person)
  • Lunch + snacks
  • Hand warmers
  • Helmet
  • Extra gloves for the uphill
  • Chapstick
  • Camera
  • Write in the rain notebook + pencil
Topics Covered
  • Equipment and gear overview
  • Introduction to trip planning and terrain selection
  • Use of beacons, shovels, and probes
  • Fundamentals of risk management in the backcountry
  • Efficient transition techniques
  • Proper uphill skinning technique
  • Track setting and kick turns

Course Date

Saturday – February, 2nd

Cost

$175/person
Rates do not include 3.5% land use charge.