For snowboard veterans ready for the rewards of backcountry, splitboarding is the way, says Danny Burrows. Plus a beginner’s guide to the sport
A chorus of avalanche bombs resounds around the Chamonix valley, followed by a rumble of slides. “It’s the first time we’ve heard the avalanches all season,” says Tod, our chalet host.
It’s late March and I’m in the extreme sports capital of France, to experience Rudechalet’s introductory course on splitboarding.