Have you ever wanted to learn to split board and earn your turns? Our weekend camp is the perfect way to ride pow and get fit.
Onyx intro to split board camp will teach you everything you need to set you off searching the backcountry for far out lines and secret powder stashes. Learn to use avalanche safety gear, read terrain, set up/ride your split board and how to skin uphill to access some awesome terrain. Who knows, after this weekend you may never want to use a lift again...
2.5 days of split board coaching
Day 1 - Equipment setup, avalanche safety and split board techniques.
Day 2 - Full day touring, put your new found skills into action in the backcountry. A full days split boarding searching out epic lines and powder stashes.
Day 3 - Sunrise ascent, up early to catch the sunrise from the mountain top followed by a mornings off piste riding. We’ll be the first on the mountain.
Our intro to splitboard weekend camps are idea for level 7 and higher on our scale. A good level of itness is also required as split boarding can be more tiring than regular snowboarding.
You will need the following to split board: Splitboard with splitboard bindings, trekking poles, skins. For avalanche safety you will need the following: transceiver, probe, shovel and backpack. We can advise where to hire these in Chamonix.
Coaching will take place over 2 full days and a half day. Day 1 will include: Avalanche safety, Splitboard technique, equipment setup, Day 2 will include: Full day touring taking you away from the lifts and into the backcountry. Day 3 will include advanced techniques for split boarding and off-piste riding.
You are free to book accommodation of your choosing in Chamonix. Keep things simple in a BnB or live it up in Luxury 5 star. You choose depending on your budget, we are happy to recommend a few of our Onyx favourite accommodations.