New Splitboarding Course Launched By Action Outdoors For This Winter

Action Outdoors – the tour operator best known for UCPA holidays to the French Alps, has launched new dedicated splitboarding courses for this winter in the resorts of Val d’Isère and Argentiere. Running throughout the winter season, three different courses will be suited to advanced and expert snowboarders who already ride off-piste but want to access areas not served by resort lifts.

Courses On Offer

UCPA Splitboard Off-Piste Expert
Suitable for confident snowboarders with previous off-piste experience but might not have tried splitboarding. Val d’Isère and Argentiere – from £898 per person.

UCPA Splitboard High Mountain Off-Piste Expert
A more extreme adventure where snowboarders reach some of the highest peaks in the Chamonix Valley. Experienced, expert off-piste snowboarders only. Argentiere – from £994 per person.

UCPA Splitboard Mont Blanc Tour
A full tour using some of the mountain refuges in the Chamonix Valley for accommodation. Experienced, expert off-piste snowboarders only, preferably with previous splitboarding experience. Argentiere from £995 per person.

The courses are all held out of the UCPA centres – a not for profit organisation that promotes ‘sport for all’ and provides all-inclusive, good value holidays across the French Alps. The splitboarding courses include 23 hours of instruction and guiding in groups of similar standards. The more advanced courses involve glacier boarding or rope work to access steep routes.

Managing Director of Action Outdoors, David Robertson, said:

Riding off-piste comes with some real dangers and that’s why it’s vital to explore new or unfamiliar areas with a qualified guide. These splitboarding courses are for expert level off-piste snowboarders who want to be challenged, venture past the piste markers and improve their self-reliance in the mountains with the help of qualified mountain guides. As well as refreshing avalanche safety and offering helpful tips for improving snowboarders’ technique, the guide’s local knowledge comes with the advantage of knowing where to find the best conditions and descents.

Equipment will be provided, including splitboard, boots, transceiver, shovel and probe. For more advanced courses, harnesses and climbing gear will be provided too.

Dates: from December to April

Prices: from £898 per person, including full-board accommodation, lift passes, equipment hire and instruction or guiding.

    Company Information

    UCPA was set up over 50 years ago to encourage young people to take part in outdoors sports. It has since developed into a not for profit organisation that provides sport holidays for a wide range of ages with a huge range of accommodation options. Each year over 240,000 people enjoy a sport holiday with UCPA, enjoying accessibility to outdoor sports regardless of social background, income or culture. UCPA also offers trips and tours to some of the best destinations for outdoor sports in 75 countries including Vietnam, Portugal and Brazil.

    A total of 80 different sports activities are offered in UCPA centres all year round, including, skiing, surfing, mountaineering, diving, sailing and horse riding. During winter, UCPA centres operate in some of the top resorts in the Alps such as Val Thorens, Tignes, Val d’Isère and Chamonix. The holidays are always All Inclusive – lift passes, ski hire, all meals and guiding is included in the price. UCPA is the largest ski school in France and have their own instructor development program which allows young people to develop their career in sport instruction, whilst providing a strong base of instructors and guides to work within each centre for the whole season.

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