Last weekend the elooa SPLITBOARD OPENING CAMP presented by K2 SNOWBOARDING took place in the Austrian Kaunertal. With blazing sunshine and lots of fresh powder we started successful into another promising Splitboard season!
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 brand new 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. All necessary components were explained and could be tested afterwards. 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 of the season under brilliant winter-sun and with fresh powder at Kaunertal Glacier. With the last warming sun-rays we cruised back to the valley through deep powder with smiling faces. Relaxing sauna, 3 course dinner menu and a theoretical avalanche keynote rounded off the day. On Sunday followed an other tour due to the heavy snowfall from 1500m through the trees up to a 2000m high peak. The following run down through fresh and untracked powder performed again a cheerful smile on all faces.
An instructive and snow-rich Splitboard weekend came to an end and we are looking forward to the next elooa SPLITBOARD CAMPS - hopefully also with you!
Check out all photos from our SPLITBOARD OPENING CAMP 2018 here!
And a great video edit directly here: