SplitFest 2015 - NZ's Split Boarding Festival!

SplitFest 2015 -  Temple Basin, Arthurs Pass, 10-13 September 2015. 

SplitFest 2015 is on ... your chance to explore the world of backcountry snowboarding beyond the bootpack!

Join us for another great backcountry festival in the unparalleled surroundings of Temple Basin and Arthurs Pass National Park. SplitFest offers you the chance to try out splitboarding and check out the latest developments and equipment. As always the main aim is to get the maximum number of backcountry snowboarders together in one place and have a good time!

This is your best opportunity to try splitboarding, demo new gear, learn how to splitboard, plan splitboarding trips, meet new touring partners, build your skills, and tune your safety awareness in the backcountry. A massive thanks once again to our sponsors who have put up yet another huge stack of prizes. See you there!

SplitFest 2015 programme

Thursday September 10
9.00am - meet at Temple Basin for a day of touring.
Temple Basin Goods lift is open from 9am.

Friday September 11
10.30am - SplitFest Backcountry Awareness Course
Ideal intro or refresher course offering you New Zealand's best value day of avalanche awareness training! Just $65. SplitFest participants only - register online with your SplitFest registration. Course numbers will be limited so get in early.

Full course details here

8.00pm - SplitFest Slideshow - featuring epic backcountry travels from around the globe!

Saturday September 12
10.00am Official Festival kick-off
If you're travelling up from town try to get to the Lodge by 10am or soon after to join the festivities and take advantage of the demo gear and other events. 
Temple Basin goods lift runs from 9am - drop your gear there and stroll on up!

10.00am Split Boarding Demo gear available all day
Demo gear is available all day. See Richard and Chris to try one or more board and bindings set-ups. Your best chance to try splitboarding and/or the latest gear!

11.00am - Split Boarding Technique Workshop
Join the technique workshop with Ryan. Register your interest beforehand so we have an idea of numbers and be sure you have your gear organised and ready to go by 11am.
Full workshop details here

9.00pm - Temple Main Lodge Party with Tokaanui Sound System

Sunday September 13
9.00am Demo gear starts
Demo gear available all day.

11.00am Split Boarding Tour
Join a tour departing for different locations to suit different levels of experience and ability.

4.00pm Prizegiving
As always, a heap of prizes up for grabs!

5.00pm Official close

Register online here!

Remember to get your accommodation sorted soon with Temple Basin. Follow the online booking options here
If you're on a budget you can also stay at Arthur's Pass and come up for a day (or 2!).

Keep an eye on www.splitfest.co.nz for more news and we'll see you at Temple Basin!