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Bansko Splitboarding 2-day Introduction course

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Nikolay is a UIMLA guide that has been dedicated to splitboarding since the start of the sport. Learn the basics and acquire safety skills too on this comprehensive course in Bansko, Bulgaria!

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Pirin

2 Days

Jan - Apr


Description

Join me on this comprehensive 2-day splitboarding introduction Course in Bansko, Bulgaria.

Bansko is famous for being one of the best winter resorts in Bulgaria. It lies at the foot of Mount Pirin at an altitude of 925 meters above sea level. The region also offers the best snow conditions and infrastructure for snowboarding and splitboarding, so it is an ideal location for this course.

During this introductory course in Bansko, you will learn the following:

  • Use of avalanche beacon

  • Rescue techniques

  • Snow stability tests

  • Avalanche forecast analysis

  • Splitboarding route planning

  • Use of splitboard and skins

  • Uphill-Downhill travel techniques

We will cover these topics in theory and also put them to practice on the slopes of Bansko.

This course can be run from 2 persons and up to 6 people maximum. All the avalanche safety equipment, such as a shovel, probe, and transceiver is included. However, you will need to bring your own splitboard or rent one.

For more details about scheduled dates, accommodation or booking process contact me today. Let me show you all you can learn and enjoy in Bansko by practicing this exciting winter sport!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The food included in the price is a small energy pack.


Details

More info

I can help you arranging transfers, accommodation, lift passes for the Bansko ski area.

Meeting point

We can meet in Bansko directly. One option to get here is with a private transfer from the airport in Sofia or other pick up point. This costs 60 euros one way and I can arrange it for you. Another option is by public transport by bus. Some companies start from the Central Bus Station, others start from Ovcha Kupel Bus Station. The cost of the ticket is between 7 to 9 euros.

About the guide

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Nikolay

4.80

(39)

Mountain Leader

I started snowboarding when only a few people were doing it. At the time, it was just an emerging sport. We used to experiment modifying our equipment by hand. We didn't know about first lines or powder days, we were simply having fun and enjoying amazing snow.
As things got more serious, I gained experience and learned more about the mountains. I found so many new possibilities!
From the mountains, I learned how to enjoy with just the essentials, to travel lightly and to cherish the company of a friend on the snow. But I also learned responsibility and learned from my mistakes.
This passion led me in 1994 to the Himalayas, where the beauty of the scenery and the amazing peaks were almost overwhelming. In summer, I started exploring the mountain and in this way I discovered climbing.
All of this inspired me to become a professional. Now I have a Ski Instructor Qualification Class C, a Professional Mountain Leader UIMLA Qualification and in 2009 I became the first Bulgarian snowboard guide. Since 2017, I'm a snowboard Instructor qualification Level “3” and international ISIA.

Languages

Russian | English | Bulgarian

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about this trip

Leanne

5.00

Nikolay was brilliant, really accommodating to our date changes. Extremely friendly and helpful, has great knowledge of the area. We felt very comfortable and confident even though the weather wasn't great. Overall really enjoyed our 2 day split boarding course. Would highly recommend for anyone that wants a challenge.

Leanne

5.00

Nikolay was brilliant, really accommodating to our date changes. Extremely friendly and helpful, has great knowledge of the area. We felt very comfortable and confident even though the weather wasn't great. Overall really enjoyed our 2 day split boarding course. Would highly recommend for anyone that wants a challenge.

Dimitry

5.00

I'm glad to write a short review for you. Nikolay is very friendly and communicative person. He gave me a lot of information about Bansko and coming tour. Nikolay's Russian is very good, so it was very convenient to talk my native language instead of English. We met a day before splitboarding, he helped me to tune rented splitboard, avalanche equipment and gave general instructions about splitboard. The next 2 days of splitboarding were great, Nikolay and his friends were very responsible and tried to do anything to make our tour nice and safe. 5/5!


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