The Rider Social has run dedicated splitboarding courses and backcountry snowboarding holidays from our base in Chatel, France for the past eight years. Our passion for riding powder led naturally into the world of splitboarding and today we offer intermediate and advanced riders the chance to explore the amazing Savoie & Portes du Soleil backcountry with us. Working with Never Summer UK, we have a fleet of their splitboards and all the necessary safety equipment you need for backcountry snowboarding. Each year we also hold the following seasons full range of regular Never Summer snowboards in-house for testing.
Whether you're looking to take your first steps into the backcountry, or are already a competent splitboarder wanting to ride some classic lines, we are the perfect choice for you. Each member of our guiding team has lived in the area for almost 20 years full time and know the mountains here intimately. They are qualified to the highest BASI standard and our high mountain guides are UIAGM qualified - so don't be surprised if ice axes and crampons are part of your days out with them! Our policy of only using local guides pays dividends as you will ride only the best lines and snowboard in the most secret of spots in the area throughout the week.
It’s a package designed to take all the hassle out of your trip as we provide you not only with catered accommodation, the splitboards, training and equipment you’ll need but airport transfers too. It is perhaps the best value package out there to date.
Our mission is to ensure you have an incredible snowboarding experience with us. We welcome both single travellers and large groups at The Rider Social. Many of our single guests now return each year with the friends they made on previous courses with us. If our weeks are of interest but don’t fit with your plans please get in touch as we will try and arrange alternative dates *.
* Based on a minimum of 4 people attending for a week. Prices available on request.