Stentiford Snowboarding
James Stentiford Freeride & Backcountry Snow and Split Board Coach


Splitboard Safari

The Splitboard Safari course is designed for riders who have got the Splitboard bug and want to take it to the next level by getting out there and exploring what the Backcountry truly has to offer.
This course is all about adventure, we’ll look for the best snow conditions and untracked terrain from the peaks of the Tarantaise valley to the peaks of La Thuille in Italy.

Starting in St Foy this unique course takes in a different resort each day, with the help of a support vehicle . Starting in the powder haven of St Foy, then exploring it’s bigger neighbours, Val D’Isere and Tgines, before ending the week riding over the Italian boarder into La Thuille.

Combining mountain safety, touring skills and further developing your ability to read terrain and choose a good line, we aim to do 3-4 days of Splitboarding with shorter hiking day in between. The Splitboard Safari course is for the adventurous Freerider looking to head deeper into the Backcountry in search of freedom, untracked powder and new terrain.

Please Note: This course is for experienced snowboarders. A strong level of fitness and at least 6 weeks of snowboarding experience is recommended. For more information please contact us via email or phone.

Course Schedule

Day 1 – Freeride Day St Foy with Avalanche Transceiver work

Day 2 – Splitboard Touring day St Foy approx 2 hour accent/600m vertical climb

Day 3 – Splitboard Touring Day Val D’Isere approx 3 hour accent/800m vertical climb.

Day 4 – Splitboard Touring Day/ Freeride Day Tignes  approx 3 hour accent/800m vertical climb.

Day 5 – Splitboard Touring Day Italy

St Foy  Week 18th-25th March Price £1145

Price Includes:
  • 5 days of tuition with ISTD qualified snowboard instructor James Stentiford
  • Avalanche safety equipment and training
  • Use of Lib tech/GNU Splitboard
  • 5 night’s catered accommodation at The Whiteroom Chalet, St Foy
  • Transfer too Geneva Airport from Chamonix on Sat the 28th

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