Splitboarding and Backcountry Snowboarding
Splitboard or Snowboard the Scottish backcountry with G2 Outdoor guides. Let us show you our favourite places and teach you the essential mountain safety skills to get off piste.
Traditionally snowboarders have accessed the off piste by snowshoe with snowboard strapped to your back, these days Splitboarding has increased in popularity as the equipment has improved and offers far quicker and more efficient up hill movement.
We offer guiding and instruction in the use of Splitboards, all courses include transport from our base on the day, your guide and safety equipment. Typical course content may include
- Splitboard equipment set up, pros and cons of different kit.
- Safety equipment (map, compass, transceiver, probe shovel, ice axe etc)
- safe route planning, navigation, avalanche avoidance
- Skinning technique
- transition from ski to board and back.
- avalanche search, digging techniques, emergency shelters
The price includes your guide, safety equipment (beacon, probe, shovel) and transport on the course. It does not include Splitboard Hire, see below.
Performance freeride clinic
Snowboarders should be capable of riding in control on blue run terrain in all conditions (ice, cloud, powder etc) before accessing the back country. If your riding skills aren’t there yet or you are unsure try one of our Performance freeride clinics where we coach you in riding skills for variable off piste conditions.
If you don’t have a splitboard we can recommend hire from The Sick and the wrong snowboard shop in Keswick. They are the UK’s premier Splitboard shop and do mail order hire. If you are looking for hire in Aviemore then Backcountry.scot adventure shop is the place.