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Snowboarding backcountry in the Cascades course and instruction for sidecountry splitboarding with Mountain Madness

Splitboard Backcountry Basics

A comprehensive introduction to backcountry or sidecountry splitboarding

This 2‑day course in the snow is designed to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive instruc­tion to back­coun­try split­board­ing and how to best find the pow­der stash­es to ride out there. Our ski and snow­board school will com­bine fun­da­men­tal skills with mod­er­ate pow­der rid­ing in areas around Sno­qualmie Pass, Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass, and Mount Baker.

The course is designed specif­i­cal­ly for those split­board­ing and desir­ing an adven­ture in the side coun­try. Dur­ing instruc­tion we will cov­er split­board-spe­cif­ic equip­ment options, how to devel­op tour plan­ning unique to back­coun­try snow­board­ing; includ­ing select­ing the appro­pri­ate ter­rain and move­ment in the back­coun­try on a splitboard. 

This course will cov­er the basics, but if there is time and inter­est, we can cov­er more com­plex sub­jects, such as advanced res­cue tech­niques, snow sci­ence, man­ag­ing com­plex ter­rain, tech­niques for snow­board­ing in pow­der and vari­able con­di­tions, and track set­ting. Par­tic­i­pants will be encour­aged to take on an active role in their learn­ing, while hav­ing fun and slay­ing the pow in the process!


  • Split­board Back­coun­try Basics — Sno­qualmie Pass

    $525 – 2 Days

    Minimum 2 participants


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  • Split­board Back­coun­try Basics — Sno­qualmie Pass


    2 Days

    Minimum 2 participants

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