Pioneering European heliski company Val Heliski have joined forces with James Stentiford, one of the UK’s truly legendary freeride snowboarders, to collaborate on two unique 5-day splitboard freeriding courses for winter 2013/14.
The courses are suitable for intermediate and expert riders looking to improve their splitboarding expertise and get a snowboarding education at the hands of a master.
The JAMES STENTIFORD SPLITBOARD FREE RIDE COURSE (24th – 28th March 2014) is for those who’ve never tried splitboarding. You’ll ride different terrain and spend a night at the Val Heliski refuge. James says “We’ll skin up the Grand Motte – expect to hike 1000 metres per day”. PRICE: £1375 pp
The JAMES STENTIFORD SPLITBOARD EXPLORER COURSE (7th – 11th April 2014) is for those with some splitboard experience and includes two heli drops with James. “We’ll go deeper into the backcountry and help develop your freeriding skills” reckons James. PRICE: £1850 pp
It isn’t going too far to describe James as a legend of European snowboarding. He’s been a pro rider for twenty years and is one of the most respected and experienced freeriders in the world – and a regular podium finisher on the Freeride World Tour.
As Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh puts it, “James Stentiford is unquestionably the most skilled and experienced backcountry snowboarder the UK has ever produced. He’s given me powder in Chamonix no matter what the conditions, which should be all you need to know”.
Check http://valheliski.com/packages/#camps for full course details