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  • Splitboarder at the Mount Baker Splitfest taking a deep powder turn down a steep slope. In the background Mount Shuksan is an iconic and dramatic mass of rock, ice, and snow.
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  • Splitboarder turning in deep snow as they ski through their powder cloud.
  • Splitboarder boot packing up a steep slope with shuksan standing tall in the background. The Mount Baker backcountry has nothing but impressive views to offer skiers and splitboards as they enjoy deep powder!
  • Another shot of a splitboarder making a big arching turn down a steep snowy face with Mount Shuksan in the background.
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  • Looking out over the Bagely basin in the Mount Baker Backcountry with Mount Shuksan towering in the distance.
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Baker Splitfest 2024

Regular price
$50.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$50.00 USD

Mount Baker Splitfest is a pilgrimage for all backcountry snowboard enthusiasts. With free demo boards, raffles, and a fundraiser for the Northwest Avalanche Center, now with daily clinics provided by our professional guides this is one of the best events of the winter!

We will be offering clinics for those just getting into split boarding all the way up to experienced riders looking to take it to the next level. From companion rescue and intro clinics to advanced splitting and a complimentary guided tour we are offering something for everyone in our community. 


In a way to show our appreciation to the split community we are offering these 3 hour clinics and a full day tour for free with a $50 refundable deposit. This deposit ensures enrollees participation and that spaces are available for those who really want the experience.


We would like to thank Spark R&D and Weston Backcountry for their support on these clinics. With their generous support our guides will be paid while keeping the clinics and tours free for participants.



Intro to Splitboarding Saturday March 18th 9:00am-12:00pm

Companion Rescue Saturday March 18th 9:00am to 12:00pm

Advanced Splitboarding Saturday March 18th  12:30pm - 3:30pm

Additional Clinics TBD

Group Guided Tour Sunday March 19th 8:00am to 2:30pm



 Best For

  • Anyone & Everyone!

Gear List


Base Layer



Thermal Bottom

O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

O.R. Alpine Onset Bottoms

Thermal Top

O.R. Alpine Onset Crew

O.R. Onset Crew

Ski Socks



Mid Layer



Soft Shell

O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket

O.R. Ferrosi Hooded Jacket




Fleece Jacket

O.R. Vigor Fleece Hoodie

O.R. Vigor Hooded Jacket




Lightweight Waterproof Jacket

O.R. Skyward II Jacket

O.R. Skyward II Jacket

Lightweight Waterproof Pants

O.R. Skyward II Pants


O.R. Skyward II Pants


Warm Hat, Beanie

O.R. Beanie

O.R. Beanie

Sun Hat, Ball Cap, Visor

O.R. Swift Cap

O.R. Swift Cap

Lightweight Gloves

O.R. Extravert Gloves

O.R. Stormtracker Gloves

Ski Gloves

O.R. Arete Glove

O.R. Arete Gloves





O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket

O.R. Transcendent Down Jacket




Synthetic Jacket

O.R. Refuge Hooded

O.R. Refuge Hooded

Personal Gear

Day Pack 25-40L

Mammut Pro X 35L

Mammut Pro X 35L

Water Bottles

2 1L Wide Mouth or Hydration system

Lunch and Snacks




Adequate for Snow Travel

Goggles w/ Spare Lens

Or 2nd pair of goggles

Low Light and Sunny Lens


SPF 25+

Lip Balm

SPF 15+


O.R. Echo Ubertube

O.R. Echo Ubertube




O.R. Option Balaclava

O.R. Option Balaclava




Ski or Snowboard Gear

Skis or Splitboard

Weston Backcountry Splits and Skis

Ski Boots


Ski Poles

Black Diamond 3 Piece Poles (140cm)

Climbing Skins

Touring Skins

Avalanche Safety Gear

Transceiver/ Beacon

Black Diamond Powder BT


Transfer 3


Quickdraw 280cm

Ski pole probes are not acceptable

Optional Items

We highly recommend these but do not require them to participate.

Airbag Packs


Snow Saw

Primomo Snow Saws

Basic Snow study Kit

BCA Snow Study Kit

Notebook and writing utensil

Rite in the Rain 374 and Pencil

Winter Snow Boots- Parking Lot

Sorel Style Boots


Vacuum Style for Hot Tea or Cocoa


Adjustable Declination


Suunto Watch

Map Case or Goggle Protection

Zip Loc


Caltopo or GAIA


Cancellation Policy

Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 20 days before the start date will be refunded in full. Cancellations less than 20 days in advance of the start date will be given a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 10 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 60 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
20 or more days before course or trip Full Refund
19 to 14 days before course or trip Refund minus $75 processing fee
13 to 10 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
9 days or less before course start No Refund


   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
60 days before trip departure  Full Refund
59 to 45 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
44 days before trip departure  No Refund