A Splitboard is a snow board that basically turns into Telemark ski's. You put "skins" on the bottom of the ski's and they let you climb up pretty steep hills with out sliding backwards. They get their name because people used to use seal skins. They are smooth if going one direction and grab the other direction. It is pretty awesome to access a ton of back country! This day the hike was great the snowboarding was terrible. It was like snowboarding on cardboard then we had about 50-70 MPH winds with blowing snow so the North face which would have been the faces to snowboard were very wind loaded and sluffing so they were high danger areas so we just boarded back to our car. I put a video above showing me hiking with the board split. When it is together it looks like a normal board. We saw a couple of Moose and about five mountain goats. The backcountry is beautiful and even more serene in the winter. We were in between Big Cottonwood Canyon and Millcreek Canyon. Near the Wasatch Crest trail.
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