Split life films

Split Life is born from the need to share the amateur splitboarding scene. There’s no room for professional riders or big film companies, just real heroes sharing the stoke in their home mountains. A fresh breeze in a world where everybody seems to look for something in exchange. It’s all about love for the mountains and splitboarding.

We started Split Life Films as there wasn’t many splitboarding videos coming out that were representing what we wanted to see. Most splitboarding films are either either big budget films that take years to make, or your typical POV edits which usually are not very exciting to watch. So we had to make our own films!

We wanted to show the more ‘real’ side of splitboarding and the lifestyle around it. We just want to share the stoke. Not everyone can just fly to Jackson Hole or Japan when the pow is on… most of our crew don’t have sponsors or anything, we are just doing this for the love.

“We just want to share the stoke. Not everyone can just fly to Jackson Hole or Japan when the pow is on… most of our crew don’t have sponsors or anything, we are just doing this for the love.”

I feel like there is such a buzz in splitboarding right now, there are so many people just killing it, getting huge lines; some historic stuff is going down.  And what’s really impressive is that most of these guys and gals are just doing it for the passion and not caring about getting anything in return. I mean, we all have jobs and families, it’s hard sometimes to take time away for a split mission, but if you got the passion for splitboarding, you’ll make it happen. Our goal is to capture that energy of people doing it for the pure love of splitboarding, and share it with the world.

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Geoff Filming.

So far we have shot lots of footage in the Pacific Northwest of the US, and some in Colorado and Alaska. This season we are headed to Colorado and Montana, California and of course all over Washington and Oregon. We have some edits floating around out there already, and our first full length is premiering live at the Mt. Baker Splitboard Festival this year in March. Of course we’ll do an online release too; look out for the Split Life full length.

“You’ll see lots of footage of splitfests from us; we love meeting new splitboarders and splitfests are a great way to meet them. Some of my favorite memories from splitboarding are from traveling to festivals and checking out new zones.”

You’ll see lots of footage of splitfests from us; we love meeting new splitboarders and splitfests are a great way to meet them. Some of my favorite memories from splitboarding are from traveling to festivals and checking out new zones.

I have to give a shout to my Silverton homies. We’ve been going to their splitfest for several years now and have met some of the coolest, most down to earth people ever out there in the San Juan mountains in Colorado. There are other splitfests that are bigger, with more industry presence or whatever, but if you have the chance you gotta get out to Silverton and check those guys out. Last year, we didn’t even go to Silverton Mountain, we just rode backcountry lines for 6 days straight and filmed all kinds of cool stuff. And of course met some new upstarts, watch out for Ben Gardner and Joe Stanco, these kids are crazy and down to jump off whatever you put in front of them. We have lots more footage of these 2 for you, just wait.

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Chris on a heavy line in AK. Photo: Ryan Irvin