Splitboarding is really hot right now, and for a reason: It’s the best of both worlds. Two combined winter sports, one board and an infinity of exploration possibilities.
Precisely, a splitboard is a snowboard that splits into two skis. It allows snowboarders to hike up the mountain with the skis in order to bomb down it with the snowboard.
Splitboarding was born in the 1990s, but their growth in the market has exploded in recent years. Although these boards remain on a targeted niche, more and more people are willing to try that new kind of riding. For this reason, we have a selection of splitboards that will please experimented riders as well as beginners who are interested in trying a split the first time.
If you are an adventurer, then splitboarding is for you. This innovative snowboard will allow you to discover new spots that you never had the chance to explore before.
No more snowshoes hikes with your snowboard on your back! With a splitboard, you will simply be able hike and ride super easily without having to carry excessive weight.
How it works
To hike up the mountain, you simply have to separate the two parts of the board into two large skis and apply an adherent surface such as seal skin under them. The bindings, which are built to be able to pivot, turn in ski position and that's it, you're ready to discover new spots where nobody has set foot before.
The principle for the downhill riding is just as simple. First, remove the adherent surface from under the skis, reassemble the board with it's clips and turn the bindings back in snowboard position. Now you are ready to enjoy the feeling of drawing your own lines in the fresh and untouched snow.
Can the board split during the descent?
No. The clips intended to hold the two parts of the split board together are strong and if you set it up good, they will not break during the descent.
Can I splitboard at my local mountain?
Absolutely. Even though the splitboard is designed for backcountry riding and hiking, it is as good as a regular freeride board. Who knows, there may even be undiscovered spots near your local mountain. With a split under your feet, your explorations possibilities are endless.
how long does it take to set it up?
Splitboards are not supposed to complicate your life. After all, their purpose is to have fun. To split the board into two skis or to put the board back together, you won't need more than five minutes, maximum.
Is it expensive?
Splitboarding is relatively new in the industry, so some models may still be quite expensive, but not all of them. I fact, we have a selection of models that you and your wallet might like. Click on the button below to learn more about our splitboards.