2018 Surge – Backcountry Magazine Editors’ Choice

How do we cram a season’s worth of splitboarding into Board Test Week? It’s an admittedly imperfect science, a chemistry of constant tinkering. Start with 40 out-of-town gearheads and Colorado rippers; acquire promising decks ranging from untested shapes to previous favorites; then shred—on the notoriously steep Crested Butte Mountain Resort, with world-renowned Irwin Guides, from a cat at Monarch Mountain and finally on a two-day strike mission to the Lost Wonder Hut. https://backcountrymagazine.com/gear/2018-editors-choice-awards-splitboards/