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Mammoth Lakes Splitboarding 101 Course

Splitboard California
Splitboard program
Mammoth Lakes Maine
Eastern Sierra splitboarding

Join us for a Split 101 day in Mammoth Lakes, where our professional splitboard guides will instruct you in the essentials of backcountry touring. Master assembling and disassembling your splitboard, utilizing skins and crampons, and navigating the backcountry safely and delve into crucial topics like tour planning and avalanche safety.

1 Day





* Get started with splitboarding alongside skilled guides who will teach you the essentials.

* Learn how to assemble and disassemble a splitboard, use skins and crampons, and tour in the backcountry.

* Explore the beautiful backcountry of Mammoth Lakes


Do you want to try out splitboarding for the first time? No problem! Come and learn the basics of backcountry touring from professional splitboard guides.

Come along for a Split 101 day in the field in Mammoth Lake where we'll provide splitboards and bindings from Weston Backcountry, Karakoram, and Spark R&D. You'll learn how to assemble and disassemble your splitboard, how to use skins and crampons, and how to safely tour in the backcountry.

We'll also cover tour planning, avalanche safety, and other important backcountry topics. At the end of the day, we'll take a short tour in the front country to put all of our skills into practice.

Learn from experienced guides and explore the backcountry at your own pace. This course is a great way to learn the basics of splitboarding and explore the beautiful backcountry of Mammoth Lakes.

Register for this inclusive Splitboard 101 Program today and learn the skills you need to safely explore the backcountry!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Avalanche equipment

- Ski poles

Price details

Please note, only a splitboard demo setup (board and bindings), ski poles, climbing skins, and avalanche equipment (beacon, shovel, and probe) will be provided. You are responsible for all other gear, including your snowboarding boots, helmet (recommended), and backpack.

About the guide

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Single Pitch Instructor

I am the founder of Golden State Guiding and an AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Splitboard Guide, a certified Single Pitch Instructor, and certified Wilderness First Responder and also hold an AIARE Pro 1 certificate.

At Golden State Guiding we hold a valid permit to guide you legally in California's Eastern Sierra mountains including Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia/ Kings National Park, Mount Shasta in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, and Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas Nevada. All Golden State Guiding guides are professionally trained by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) and are some of the best Guides in the industry. Our professional Guides know exactly where to take you for your day out of rock, ice, or alpine climbing, backcountry skiing or splitboarding, and mountaineering in California or Nevada.

These are some of the spots where we can take you:

- Joshua Tree National Park

- San Diego (Mission Gorge or Mount Woodson)

- Eastern Sierra (Lone Pine Peak, Mt Emerson, Mount Sill and the entire Palisade Range, Bear Creek Spire, Temple Crag, Crystal Crag, Cardinal Pinnacle, Iris Slab, Mammoth Lakes Basin, Clark Canyon)

- Mount Shasta in Shasta-Trinity National Forest in the Southern Cascades

- Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area



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What people are saying about Ryan



Weather changed the event from 3 to 1 day and I was unable to summit in one day. Suggest the trip be delayed instead of trying to get it done in one day.



Patrick took me out to the Indian Cove! Loved the short approach and couldn’t asked for better weather. Patrick recommended great pitches where I could try new stuff like chimneying. Would definitely book again if I go back to JTree!



We had an excellent time with Chad on our multi -pitch day in Joshua Tree. My partner and I have some experience climbing sport routes, but had no experience with trad climbing or multi-pitch routes. Chad is a great instructor and led our routes with ease. We felt confident in his abilities to keep us safe and have fun. Will definitely book again with him.



Super easy to work with. Great communication. Great guide. Will definitely use again.



We booked through Ryan, and Daniel was our guide - absolutely brilliant, very down to earth and knowledgeable. The climbs themselves were awesome, with insane views. My partner is an experienced indoor climber, and I have close to no experience, especially outdoors, but still felt safe and in good hands. We did a half day, which was 5hrs, and got 4 climbs in, then stayed after the tour to walk around a bit more and have some snacks with a view (make sure you take food/water as there aren’t any shops inside the park). Definitely recommend.

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