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COURSE DATE:  28/01/24 – 03/02/24 PRICE: £1295.00  AVAILABILITY:  FULL

Join UIAGM Snowboard Guide, Neil McNab for this fun and fast paced Slackcountry Freeride course, based in the Spanish resort of Baqueira Beret.  Using a combination of lift access, Hiking and Splitboarding we will explore and make full use of the incredible and easily accessible terrain that is found there.

There is the option of Neil’s Flow State Yoga sessions in the evenings and mcnabsnowboards will be available for test on this course visit to find out more)


“My Slackcountry Freeride course is 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 course is designed for the experienced Snowboarder searching for the high octane Freeriding experience.

Baquiera is a large and well maintained ski resort on the Spanish side of the Central Pyrenees that is surrounded by easily accessible and fun Slackcountry terrain.

The idea behind the Baquiera Slackcountry Freeride course is to get out there and explore this terrain, taking advantage of the lift facilities and groomed trails as well as hitting Slackcountry missions out of bounds.

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

This Course will also give you the opportunity to test one of our new mcnab snowboards complete with the understanding of the science behind its design and the knowledge of how to ride it. For more info visit

I will also be teaching evening Flwo State Yoga Sessions for recovery and increased range of movement.

For this course we will be staying in the Hotel Vilagaros in the Village of Garos in the valley below Baqueira.

Make your own accommodation booking for the 29th Jan to 04th Feb at the hotel Vilagaros –


Arrive at accommodation 28/01/24 (nearest airports Toulouse and Barcelona, hire car sharing option available) (call +34 973982371 McNab Group Booking)

(course starts 29/01/24)

DAY 1 –  Slackcountry Freeriding

DAY 2 – Slackcountry Freeriding – Evening Yoga

DAY 3 – Slackcountry Freeriding

DAY 4 – Slackcountry Freeriding – Evening Yoga

DAY 5 –   Slackcountry Freeriding

(course ends 02/02/24)

Depart Accommodation 03/02/24

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

Riding level 4/5

Splitboards will be used for touring.

Itineries can change due to conditions at the discretion 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 please read our Choosing a Course & Course Pre-requisits section.

  • 5 days on snow Guidance with Neil McNab, ISIA Snowboard teacher and UIAGM Mountain Guide (ratio 1:6).
  • mcnab snowboards available to test
  • Please note Splitboarding and Backcountry Safety equipment must be pre ordered prior to the course.
  • Accommodation
  • Lift pass
  • Flights (nearest airports are Toulouse/Barcelona)
  • Airport transfers (car hire/car share recommended)
  • Travel
  • Personal insurance
  • Splitboarding and Backcountry Safety equipment unless pre ordered
  • Backpack capable of carrying your board (25L minimum)

‘SLACKCOUNTRY FREERIDE’ COURSE (BAQUEIRA) :: DATE: 28/01/24 – 03/02/24 :: PRICE: £1295.00


  • Please read our Payment and Cancellation policy before booking your course.
  • Your place on the course is not confirmed until 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 06 30 60 54 22.

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