Late Season Touring Weekend
20 April 2024
3 days of splitboard touring at high altitude in Tignes. The aim is for long tours in T-shirt weather with spring snow descents and a chance of lingering powder in high, north-facing hollows. The reality seems to be that every year we just get hit with a big, late snowfall and we go and shred freshies for 3 days, but I can't promise that'll keep happening....
3 days of splitboarding on Saturday 20th, Sun 21st and Mon 22nd April.
Not included, I recommend Dragon Lodge
Tignes is a mega resort, with transfer options available from Geneva, Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble airports. The early-season dates can sometimes be tricky, let me know and I can advise further.
This course is for intermediate and up level riders with some backcountry experience. You should have at least 8-10 weeks riding experience and have at least some experience of enjoying turns in off-piste conditions. Splitboard experience is not required, but is very helpful. If you're not an experienced splitboarder, you should be a strong and fit rider as it's tough to be behind the curve on all fronts!
You should have a good level of cardio fitness from regularly taking part in sport, such as hillwalking, running or cycling. We will typically climb around 500m on most days, but will usually have a couple of bigger days in the week where we may climb 750m or more.
Splitboard gear (split, skins, crampons, poles) plus avalanche safety gear. I have splitboard gear available to rent if you don't have your own. Avalanche safety gear is included in the course price if you don't have your own.
additional costs (not included):
Travel, Accommodation, Meals, Lift Pass, Lunch & apres