Splitboarding & Tour Planning Intro, 2-days
Our two-day on-mountain splitboard and tour planning course includes avalanche education. We’ll build upon the skills you have already acquired snowboarding at resorts or in the backcountry and apply it to travel through the mountains with an eye for avalanche conditions and where to find the best riding. Each day will start early at a cafe/coffee shop near our tour location with a review of the avalanche bulletin. Then we’ll put together a trip plan for the day based on the avalanche bulletin, the weather and our groups objectives. Off to the trailhead for two full day tours! We’ll focus on splitboarding fundamentals, kick turns, and quick transitions (incase you want/need to keep up with the skiers). Our avalanche education along the way will include terrain recognition and hazard management skills. Companion rescue will be taught/refreshed on day one.
Use of beacon, shovel and probes are included. Must be proficient snowboarder (at resorts). Splitboard can be rented/demo’d.
Must be proficient resort snowboarder. No prior backcountry experience required.
Use of Ortovox 3+ transceiver, probe and shovel. Splitboards can be rented.
Not Included: Transportation and toll fees, accommodations, food, and guide gratuity.
- Monarch Pass
- Hoosier Pass near Breckenridge
- Glen Cove on Pikes Peak (spring)
- Crags and Devils Playground on Pikes Peak (spring)
GUEST TO GUIDE RATIOS, PRICES:
Prices are per person
1 rider, 1 guide
$635 (2 days)
2 riders, 1 guide
$405 (2 days)
3 riders, 1 guide
$350 (2 days)
4 riders, 1 guide
$315 (2 days)
2 days touring. No overnight. We often tour in two locations to gain experience in different snowpacks.
For larger groups, contact us here or call, 719.368.9524
*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $10/person not included.
Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer