WHAT IS A SPLITBOARD???
If you have not seen or heard about splitboarding yet, you might not get out much. Well you may get out, but you don’t go out of bounds! Splitboarding is not a new thing, it has however been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. This popularity has come from some really big names in the snowboard world discovering and utilizing splits to get to the goods.
A splitboard is simply a normal snowboard (preferably something meant for powder or all mountain riding) that is cut down the middle length wise to allow the board to be used as either skis or a snowboard. What this does is it allows the user to use the ski function coupled with climbing skins to climb up the mountain. Once at the top of your desired line, you then take the skins off, clip the board back together, and you get to enjoy the surfy feeling of shredding back down on your snowboard. Up until the splitboard was invented, snowboarders were at a huge disadvantage when trying to go out and ride non-lift accessed terrain. The splitboard leveled the field years ago, and now we boarders are able to get out to anything just as efficiently as skiers.