Big Mountain Riding – Splitboarding Camp
Ready to step up to bigger days and become more of a leader on your trips. The goal of this split boarding camp is to teach you the skills to safely travel and ride in larger glaciated alpine terrain.
Based out of Whistler BC this course is taught by 2 time Olympian and pro big mountain rider and ACMG guide Justin Lamoureux.
Justin has nearly 20 years of backcountry experience and recently tried to ride and film all 30 mountains he can see from his house in Squamish in a single season for “The Backyard Project” web series.
Big mountain Line selection
Big Mountain hazards
Map reading and trip planning
General riding tips/coaching
Experienced snowboards who have some experience splitting but find they’re generally following their friend’s lead. This course is aimed to teach you to safely step up to bigger objectives and become a leader for the day. Big mountain terrain assessment and hazards, glacier travel, map, and trip planning skills, as well as avalanche assessment. In summary we want you to be able to make better decisions and safely access bigger lines
Strong snowboarding skills are required (able to ride a black diamond).
Guides fee, swag and entry into a product draw from our sponsors Arc’teryx, G3, Spark R&D, K2 and Clif Bar.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
February 11, 12 2017
*prices are subject to 5% gst
- Split board
- Avalanche transceiver
- Collapsible poles
- Backpack (25-40 liters in size; ie big enough to carry your stuff)
*we have the above items available for rent (please inquire if needed; limited amounts)
- Normal snowboarding outerwear and boots
- Water and food for a full day of skinning and riding in the backcountry
- Extra insulated layer
- Warm gloves
- Thin gloves (if you have them they’re great while skinning up)
- Extra touque