Rafael Pease

“Splitboarding has changed my view on how we can travel in the mountains, there are no limits. Spark R&D helps make this possible!” 


Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Currently resides:  Andes Mountains, Chile | Whitefish, MT, USA
Current sponsors:, Xdubai, Gordini Gloves, Cardiff Snowcraft, Zeal
Bindings: Surge Pro, Dyno DH

Rafael grew up all over the place. He has always been active in the outdoors but didn’t begin snowboarding until he was 17. Now 26, he spends nearly every month in the mountains. Rafael splits his home between Chile and the United States. He combines his education in environmental sciences with his career in the mountains to make forward-thinking film projects with his company - Connections Movement. His newest film & environmental projects include - Tupungato & Korovadu

Q & A

My most epic splitboard adventure so far has to probably be snowboarding in Kyrgyzstan while filming for the Yūgen project. We recorded multiple first ascents & descents on 15k - 18k foot peaks deep in the Kyrgyz backcountry -->

I am most excited about the release of my two latest film projects, #TupungatoFilm & #KorovaduFilm, along with 4 other film projects that will be taking place in 2021. I will also be doing a few big expeditions in ranges that have yet to be thoroughly explored in mid-winter!

Curiosity to go beyond and explore the unknown.

The environment inspires me, how things have come to be. This is one of the main reasons why I splitboard - to inspire other people to get out there and to get to know the environment one on one.

I ride Spark R&D because I trust the gear with my life. When exposed in dangerous terrain I feel sturdy when touring and riding. The gear is very strong and I haven’t had any issues with the bindings or any other gear while putting it to the test on all types of terrain and weather.