Collaboration with Stranda Snowboards!
We are stoked to announce our partnership with Stranda, the Swedish snowboard & splitboard company.
As a guide company, Upguides loves and wants to promote all mountain sports, but we must confess a weakness for gliding sideways…
Launching a splitboarding program has been on our minds for a while now, and meeting Mats Drougge, owner and soul of Stranda, has been lifting some practical obstacles on our way as well as giving us the extra kick of motivation to go full-on splitboarding the coming season!
Thanks to the support of Stranda Snowboards for the season 2020/21, we are going to offer to snowboarders the possibility to join in Maurienne for our freeride days, in our backcountry workshops in the Alps, Sweden and Norway, and in our trips abroad.
Our ambition is to make it as simple as possible for snowboarders to get their feet on a splitboard!
Last but not least, we will host the first Mountain Splitboard Festival in La Norma, 18-21 february 2021, and another similar event in Langfjordbotn, Norway 21-28 March. During these 4 days you will be able to try out gear, go out with guides, learn about uphill and riding technique, safety, route finding and so on. And in the evenings, aside from the party there will be films screenings, discussions....and a splitboard contest of course.
See you soon on a splitboard!