Splitboard test 2015. Last February, the Splitboard Magazine staff headed once again to the Pleta del Prat refuge, in Tavascan, on a mission to test a good sample of next season’s splitboards. Five invited riders and 19 boards to try and test in some of the best terrain in the Pyrenees.
Over the past three years, Tavascan High Mountain Resort, located in the heart of the Alt Aneu Natural Park, has been the perfect laboratory to test most of the new splitboards available in the market. During these days, we moved our office to the resort’s ski and snowboard school workshop. We would like to thank once again all the Tavascan staff for their warm welcome and for their help during our stay there.
This year, we decided to stay a bit longer in order to spend as much time as possible on the mountain, making the most of all the gear provided by all the brands who trust us. Once again, we counted on the experience of five independent riders: four professional guides David Pujol, UIAGM guide from Compañía de Guías del Valle de Benasque , Pau Gómez, UIAGM guide from Dablam Esports, Javi Barro and Nelson Domínguez Gaiur Snowboard Company guides and Elena G. de Murillo, Splitboardmag contributor. Thanks to all of them for their commitment and encouragement during these hectic days.
All splitboards were tested on ascent and descent, in all kinds of terrain and snow conditions. The riders were objective at describing the technical aspects to consider, and their only aim was to try to make your decision easier when choosing your next splitboard. Moreover, new for this season, we captured the testers’ first impressions on the terrain, in an attempt to make it more visual and spontaneous.