Manzana Splitfestival 2014

Manzana splitboard fest

That was the Manzana SplitFestival 2014.

During the last days 7th-8th and 9th February more than 80 riders gathered at Sotres “Picos de Europa” to celebrate the second edition of the Manzana Splitfestival.

It is one of the few festivals of Splitboarding in Europe and around the world. Its purpose is to promote this new activity from the safety and respect for the mountains. Important sponsors participate on the event such as the car company Mini and the snowboardng company Burton and pleased the riders with valuable gifts. Participants enjoyed a weekend full of experiencies, testing new stuff and partying in a nice Splitboarder atmosphere.

After the storm of wind that swept the snow at low altitudes, on Saturday upheld baptism – initiation level at the base of the Canal de las Vacas, the mid-level track to the Casetón de Ándara 1725 m, and the high level to San Carlos peak also known as Sagrado Corazón 2214m. In the afternoon after a safety talk and news about latest material by Victor González of Pura Vida Baqueira Company, a video was showned so the riders knew about Protect Our Winters Foundation, POW. ManzanaSplitFestival collaborates with the foundation by donating all the money obtained throught a raffle that took place later at night.

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The hotel Casa Cipriano in Sotres delighted all the Splitboarders and partners to a fabulous “espicha” -our traditional Asturian dinner-. The raffle consisted on gifts such us Splitboards by MINI-Burton and the new vasquian company Mendiboard, a kit of probe beacon and shovel by Oxigeno, the most important mountain shop in Asturias, or a GPS clock by Suunto among others.

The expected Splitgincana was cancelled in Sunday morning due to weather conditions. Instead to organized games at the amazing village of Sotres like a LongSkateSlalom race or balances on a Slackline.

One more year the ManzanaSplitfestival did not disappoint the many Splitboarders from Spain.

Hope to see you all at the next ManzanaSplitFestival2015!

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