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Backcountry freeride snowboarding

COURSE DATE: 10/01/22 – 14/01/22   PRICE: £1195.00  AVAILABILITY:  Completed

“The Slackcountry Freeride sessions are all about the ride, the ride and then the ride, 5 days of exciting Freeriding exploring the incredible Chamonix Massif”


“My Slackcountry Freeride sessions are all about the ride, the ride and then the ride!

Slackcountry is the term given to the terrain that lies just beyond boundaries of the patrolled area. It can be accessed sometimes straight off the lift, by a short hike or even a quick Splitboard session. The Slackcountry Freeride sessions are designed for the experienced Snowboarder searching for high octane Freeriding away from the beaten track, without the full day Hikes offered by my ‘BC Splitboard program’.

Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Massif, has a wealth of ‘lift fed’ easy access Slackcountry terrain much of it rideable straight of the nearest chair, easily accessed but often quickly tracked!

However, just beyond these easily reachable slopes lie an endless resource of amazing descents that remain untracked for longer due to either the need for a short hike in or a short hike out.

The idea behind this Slackcountry Freeride course is to get out there and get the best of both worlds, riding the lift accessed and hikeable terrain on ‘your regular set up’ whilst the going is good and then reaping further fresh turns on those fantastic looking slopes just beyond the beaten track accessed by a short hike in or out with the aid of a Splitboard.

With the emphasis, as always, on Mountain Safety, the ‘Slackcountry Freeride sessions’ will teach you how to look at, respect and learn from the terrain in which you ride and increase your awareness for the high mountains helping you develop your ability and confidence to tour, climb and ride in safety amongst the high peaks.

My Slackcountry Freeride sessions provide a fun and exciting week of pure uncompromised Freeriding.

Arrive in Chamonix on the 09/01/22 please contact us with your accommodation details to arrange pick up the following morning.

DAY 1 – (010/01/22)
Avalanche search and rescue training – A warm up day and an introduction to the fine art of Splitboarding.

Slackcountry/Splitboard Freeriding.

Slackcountry/Splitboard Freeriding.

Slackcountry/Splitboard Freeriding.

DAY 5 – (14/01/22)
Slackcountry/Splitboard Freeriding.

Depart Chamonix 15/01/22

Please Note

Our Slackcountry/Splitboard course caters for Experienced Snowboarders. A good fitness level and a minimum of 5 to 6 weeks riding experience is recommended.

Fitness level 4/5

Fitness level 4/5

Participants will need to bring their own regular Freeride Snowboard for non Splitboard Slackcountry days.

Some Itinaries may only be accessible by heli drop (not included).

Itineries can change due to conditions at the descretion of the Guide.

For safety reasons ‘Riders unable to meet the required criteria for their chosen course may be unable to complete that course at the discretion of the course leader’. For more information on Course requirements or help with choosing a Course please send us a mail with your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • 5 days on snow Tuition with UIAGM Mountain Guide Neil McNab (ratio 1:6).
  • Please note Snowboarding, Backcountry safety equipment and travel are not included in the course.
  • Accommodation
  • Lift pass
  • Flights (nearest airport is Geneva)
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboarding/Splitboarding equipment, Backcountry Safety equipment and backpack capable of carrying your board (25L minimum)



  • Please read our Payment and Cancellation policy before booking your course.
  • Your place on the course is not confirmed until deposit payment is made.
  • McNab Snowboarding cannot take responsibility for any changes to travel plans/pre-booked flights if they are made prior to deposit for course being made.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact us on the details below.

You can contact us by e-mail or call us on +33 (0)6 30 60 54 22.

Our phone line is manned Monday to Friday mornings 9am to 1pm. We check e-mails and voice mail every day and will try and reply within 24 hours of receiving messages.


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