McNair Snowsports is proud to offer splitboard touring courses for 2013. These courses are designed for the backcountry snowboarder looking to travel off the grid and find new terrain to ride on that was previously reserved for the ski-tourer. As snowsports become increasingly more popular, we are finding the resorts saturated with less and less terrain to ride on which hasn’t been tracked. Splitboarding is the natural step forward to bring you back to the origins of our sport – freedom, fresh lines and unchartered territory.
The courses are run over 5 days with a maximum of 6 riders. Each day will comprise a mix of resort uplift and splitboard skinning with the end goal riding the freshest lines in the Tarentaise valley. It is essential that you have experience off-piste riding, high fitness level and a sense of adventure. The goal is to have the freedom to go anywhere and everywhere.
This course is designed to introduce you to the back country and splitboard skinning techniques. Each day will progressively build on the last, building your knowledge of the environment you are riding in. You will find your efficiency with skinning improves on a daily basis as will your riding technique. The key element to riding backcountry is good decision making on the line you are going to take. Working on tactical decisions is paramount to becoming a strong free-rider for both safety and enjoyment factors.
I am pleased to offer in our package a fleet of Signal Epic splitboards – the newest, most advanced technology on the market. Also included is all avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe).
Currently there are 2 weeks on offer with limited availability.
Tignes week – 24th-28th February 2013.
Package price £595 – Includes touring course + equipment
(accommodation, lift pass and transfers are not included)
Sainte-Foy week – 23rd – 30th March 2013
Package price £1095 Includes 5 day touring course, equipment + 7 nights accommodation
(lift pass and airport transfers not included, please go to http://www.whiteroomchalet.com for full accommodation details)
Both weeks will take in many areas of the Tarentaise valley – the only difference is the morning start point/accommodation location. If you choose the Tignes week there is a high chance that we will be touring in Sainte Foy at some point and vice versa.