Splitfest, present and future.

Splitfest, present and future.

Present:

Event Name Date: Location: Cost: Contact info:
Canuck Splitfest January 5&6, 2013 Rogers Pass, BC Free info@splitboarders.ca
The Donner Split Party Feburary 22-24, 2013 Donner Summit, CA TBD chris@splitboard.com
Lake Tahoe BC Fest March 2, 2013 Tahoe, CA $10 sierraadventurefestivals@gmail.com
Oregon Splitfest March 8&9, 2013 Mt. Hood, OR Free geoff.guillory@gmail.com
Mt Baker Splitfest March 22-24, 2013 Glacier, WA Free www.splitfest.com
Silverton Splitfest April 12-14, 2013 Silverton, CO $170/$70 silvertonsplitfest@gmail.com
Splitfest Downunder NSW September, 2013 Jindabyne, OZ Free info@splitfest.com.au
Splitfest DownUnder VIC September, 2013 Hotham, OZ Free info@splitfest.com.au
Event Name Date: Location: Cost: Contact info:
 Wasatch Splitfest   6,7,8,9 February 2013   Salt Lake City  TBD  martinglaubitz@gmail.com

 

More Info: http://www.splitboardmag.com/blogs/wasatch-splitfest/

Future:

No splitfest in your area? Start one! Anyone can put on a splitfest. Each one is unique and that’s what makes them great. No backcountry area is the same. Before leaving the last scrubfest, I ask Jerime about advice for starting a splitfest. He had some sage words to say.

  • Start small. The first year, make sure whatever you decide to do, do it well. If things go well, you can always add to it next year, but an event that over promises and under delivers is sure to fail.
  • Make sure people know it’s not a guided event. The backcountry is a dangerous place. If you know of licensed guides in the area, talk to them and see if they want to offer discounts for group guides.
  • Know the laws of the land. Talk to people in the area you want to have the event at and make sure there are no rules or regulations you need to be aware of. An easy way to avoid problems in the area is to observe advice #1 and #2. If your event is really only about the gather before and after the backcountry riding, there are usually a lot less legal issues to worry about.
  • Don’t make it a for profit event. Not only would this crush the spirit of the event, it has the potential to give you more legal troubles.
  • Have fun. There will be times that putting this together will feel like work, but overall you should be having a good time putting everything together. Again, start small and build on that.
  • Spread the word! Now days with the web, this is easy. Contact Chris (chris@splitboard.com ) who runs Splitboard.com and ask him about posting a thread about your splitfest. You can also contact Adam (info@splitfest.com.au ) who setup a website to help point people to splitfests in their area.

For more tips, see this thread: splitboard.com

 


2012 SplitFest DownUnder. Mark “Fenz” Fenner world 24mtb champ giving talk on Ferine and Kicking horse.

 

Splitfest Past Dates

Date Event Name Location # Plp Cost Headline Sponsor Event Corrdinator(s)
2004, April 2-4 Wasatch Splitfest Wasatch Mountains, Utah ~20 Free Voile-USA DJ Barney
2005, Feburary 25-27 Scrubfest Togwotee Pass, Wyoming ~10 Free Jeramie Prine
2005, March 5-6 Donner Summit Donner Summit, CA ~15 Free Zach Davis
2005, April Wasatch Splitfest Wasatch Mountains, Utah ~10 Free DJ Barney
2006, Feburary 24-26 Scrubfest Togwotee Pass, Wyoming ~20 Free Voile-USA Jeramie Prine
2006, March 17-19 Wasatch Splitfest Wasatch Mountains, Utah ~20 $50 DJ Barney
2007, Feburay 23-25 Scrubfest Togwotee/Tetons, Wyoming ~25 Free Voile-USA Jeramie Prine
2007, April 5-8 Tioga Pass Splitparty Tioga Pass, Lee Vining CA ~25 $75 Ray Ellis
2008, February 22-24 Scrubfest Togwotee/Tetons, Wyoming ~25 Free Voile-USA Jeramie Prine
2008, April 20 Eastside Split Party Tom’s Place California ~20 $125 Mammoth Mtning, Voile-USA Ray Ellis
2008, May 24-25 Cascade Splitfest Crystal Mountian, WA ~10 Free Eric Houtkooper
2009, Feburary 20-22 Scrubfest Togwotee/Tetons, Wyoming ~25 Free Voile-USA Jeramie Prine
2009, April 3-5 Kalifornia Splitboard Party Mammoth, CA ~30 $100 Ray Ellis
2010, February 19-21 Scrubfest Togwotee/Tetons, Wyoming ~25 $65 Voile-USA, Spark R&D Jeramie Prine
2010, March 26-28 Mt. Baker Splitfest Mountaineers Lodge 60+ $40 Terry Schmidbauer
2010, April 16-17 Kalifonia Eastside Splitfest Mammoth, CA ~30 $140 Voile-USA
2011, Feburary 25-27 Scrubfest Togwotee/Tetons, Wyoming ~50 $65 Jeramie Prine
2011, March 25-27 Mt. Baker Splitfest Mt Baker.Chair 9 80+ Free Voile-USA Terry Schmidbauer/Bob Rodgers
2011, April 9-10 Kalifornia Eastside Splitfest Mammoth, CA ~25 $150
2011, Feburary 4-5 Echo Lake Splitparty Lake Tahoe, CA $100 Voile-USA James Strawser
2011, January 22-23 Canuck Splitfest Rogers Pass, BC ~70 Free Prior Wade Galloway
2012, January 7-8 Canuck Splitfest Rogers Pass, BC 120+ Free Prior Snowboards Wade Galloway
2012, March 23-25 Mt. Baker Splitfest Mt Baker.Chair 9 100+ Free Karakoram Terry Schmidbauer/Bob Rodgers
2012, March 29-April 1 Silverton Splitfest Silverton, Colorado. USA ~45 $60 Venture Snowboards John Keffler / Jason Bushey
2012, April 13-15 Norway Splitfest Romsdalen, Norway ~20 $70 Jones Snowboards Trond Hindenes / Martin Haglev
2012, April 20-22 Oregon Splitfest Mt. Hood, OR ~20 $30 Next Adventure Geoff Guillory
2012, March 2-4 Echo Lake Splitparty Lake Tahoe, CA Voile-USA James Strawser
2012, August 31-Sept 2 SplitFest DownUnder Jindabyne NSW Australia ~70 Free Firstlight Snowboards Adam West/ Jacqui Long
2012, September Splitfest New Zealand Temple Basin $20 SPLITN2.COM, Spark R&D Richard Harcourt/ Shane Orchard

John W Keffler.

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