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“Splitboarding has opened the gates. We can travel further and easier in the backcountry…It’s really amazing for me. It’s just another great aspect of snowboarding that makes this journey way more fun and interesting.”

CHRIS COULTER

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Currently resides: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Guides for: Silverton Mt & Silverton Mt Guides, SEABA, SASS Global Travel, Sled Chile
Current sponsors: Eddie Bauer, Jones Snowboards, Smith, Blue Bird, Cheetah Factory Racing, Prival
Bindings: Arc
Chris Coulter has been snowboarding for more than two decades. Originally drawn to contests and coaching, Chris now focuses primarily on the backcountry. Working as a guide in Colorado, Alaska, Chile, and Argentina, he spends his year “chasing winter” around the world and taking people into the mountains.  “That’s what makes me happy,” he said, “sharing the mountains, playing with gravity, and getting to know people through this great experience of riding snow.”
Q & A

Eight seasons in South America and five in North America.

I have my Avalanche Level 3 and OEC.

Skylar Holgate, Fabio Grasso, Aaron Brill, Reggie Crist, Tom Wayse, Scott Newsome  to be honest this list goes on and on. Almost everyone I interact with in the mountains - coworkers, clients, and instructors - all influence me. My peers in general influence me to better myself all the time, and reflect on good and bad days. Self and group analysis of your time in the mountains helps you get better. If you're spending time in the mountains and you are not learning, than you're not paying attention.

Excited for a fun and adventure packed season. I'm looking forward to working and of course playing as much as possible. I'd like to explore even more of the San Juan mountains on my Splitboard this winter.

Spark R&D gear is light, durable, and works great in the harsh winter elements. It's easy to use making transitioning fast and intuitive. Spark R&D makes improvements on their products every season. It's truly been a pleasure and a life changing experience to use the Spark products the last ten years.

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