Words: Manuel Palacios | Translation: Elena G. De Murillo | Photo: Andoni Epelde
Aran Valley, November 8th 2017, it’s dumping outside, we already had a couple of days splitboarding and we couldn’t ask for more to start the season. Welcome to Aran Powder Company.
It all started as a solid group of old friends: Andoni Epelde, Snowboarder and professional photographer, Conrad Lindner, former professional Snowboarder and Manuel Palacios, former professional Skateboarder and Snowboarder, all of them with a life dedicated to the mountains. Our goal was to get together and share our true passion, our deep experience and the life-long knowledge that we have gathered, with a large number of individuals deeply interested in Nature, Splitboarding and Mountain life in a new format, way more exclusive and personalized than those available today. We all live by and for the Mountains, and Splitboarding is an essential part of our souls and hearts. We often say how splitboarding saved our snowboarding lives…
Aran Powder Company´s base camp is in the heart of the Pyrenees, in a beautiful area called The Aran Valley. Our mountains are blessed with a combination of frequent heavy winter storms coming from the north and world class terrain, offering everything you could ever dream of. Imagine a terrain that gives you access to endless powder terrain, high altitude forests, incredible refuges and amazing high mountains lines within barely a couple of hours of skinning.
Our goal from day one is to share amazing times with you by capturing your best ever moments in great conditions, surrounded by the nicest crew and the most sophisticated team at your service. We believe that living those moments and capturing them in a professional way will leave a solid print in your heart forever….We like to call our service #shootya and we offer both professional photography and filming.
Our services include all you might need: from mountain guiding, to splitboarding training, heli-splitboarding, spending night at mountain refuges, high altitude camps, exclusive avalanche courses and product tests, all immortalized by our exclusive #shootya service!
We strongly believe in individuals; each person has different goals and aspirations. Moreover, we only develop our personalized, exclusive experiences once we know more about you. The process is quite simple: once we get to know you and see which are your priorities ( your Level, Aspirations, Ambitions, Wishes, Goals ), together, we can create a set up and make you experience what we believe could be the time of your life.
Aran Powder Company was born in 2017 and despite our short history we are extremely lucky to count with the active support of Splitboard Mag, Heli Boarding Vall D’Aran, Quiksilver and Salomon Snowboards International, who provide the best resources, services and products to take your experience to the highest level in all aspects!
Do you want to find out more? Don’t hesitate to contact us -without commitment, we will work on a plan and we’ll make you realize your dreams!
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