On the last weekend before Christmas, the elooa SPLITBOARD OPENING CAMP presented by K2 SNOWBOARDING was held in the austrian Kaunertal. With frosty temperatures but only moderate snow conditions, the first Splitboard weekend of the season had again the theme "In Search of Powder".
The camp at Kaunertal Glacier was addressed to all interested shredders who have always wanted to try a Splitboard on simple routes and under expert guidance, as well as all already Splitboard-Infected who finally wanted to start in the new winter season. Equipped with brandnew K2 Splitboards and avalanche safety equipment from BCA, the participants were familiarized by experienced Splitboard professionals with all the basic techniques and accompanied by certified mountain guides on their first tours.
We started on friday evening after Check-In and a delicious dinner with a Splitboard workshop. On Saturday morning followed a practical training about skins, crampons, poles, avalanche transceiver and of course all the hiking and climbing techniques. Following launched the first Splitboard tour far up to over 2900m to find the first powder of the season. And really with the last sunrays we cruised back to our base camp through untauched snowfields. Relaxing sauna, 3 course dinner menu and a theoretical avalanche keynote rounded off the day. On sunday followed, after a nice warm up run on the well prepared slopes of the Kaunertal Galcier, a detailed avalanche search exercise. Then we strapped on the Splitboards again and hiked up near the glacier ice to reach the drop in for a seemingly endless descent which rounded off a successful elooa Camp.
An instructive Splitboard weekend came to an end and we are looking forward to the next elooa SPLITBOARD CAMPS - hopefully also with you!
See all pictures of the Splitboard Opening Camp 2016 here!
Click below to check out the camp video: