Like all new sports, learning to splitboard requires practice — even if you already know how to snowboard. The technical gear, transitions, and body dynamics demand some long, slow days in the mountains just to figure it all out.
I was lucky enough to get a beautiful on-snow practice day with Colorado Adventure Guides out of Breckenridge, Colorado. Patient and knowledgeable, guide Scott Levin walked me through everything from planning to skinning. I learned a ton in one day. Here are the pro tips I’m already putting to good use: