What if I’ve never splitboarded before?
Perfect! The Front Range Splitfest is the perfect way to try out splitboarding for the first time. You can get everything you need in one place at way lower cost, then you could even demo a splitboard at a shop. If you’ve been thinking about getting into splitboarding, this event is for you! You also get exclusive access to Splitboard 101 Classes, access to safe terrain at Winter Park Resort, and access to unguided beginner tours. This is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to get into splitboarding, gain new skills, and meet new partners.
What if I don’t own a splitboard?
No problem! We have gathered the top splitboarding brands in the industry to demo splitboard set-ups, bindings, and even avy gear. Buy a ticket and you can pick up everything you need at the event. You will need to bring your own poles though, and if you do have your own splitboard set-up and avy gear bring it! You may want to use your bindings or skins and we will have the Ski Doctor on site if your set-up needs some love! BCA will be demoing avy gear, but only to those with prior avy aducation.
Are there guided tours?
Unfortunately, because there are no permitted outfitters on Berthoud Pass we can’t offer guided trips or tours. We will have a sign-up area for unguided group meet-ups though ranging from beginners to expert level. That way attendees can link up with others at their ability level and make some new touring partners!
How will I know where to go tour?
We will host a terrain talk to discuss different touring options. Winter Park Resort has a fantastic uphill policy that will allow new splitboarders to tour in the safety of mitigated terrain, while those with avy training can tour around Berthoud Pass. Beacon Guidebooks will be at the event selling copies of their new Berthoud Pass Guidebook as well! If you do not have at least an AIARE 1 certification and beacon, probe and shovel, then you need to tour at Winter Park Resort - DO NOT take your demo onto Berthoud Pass without avy education, equipment and the ability to use it.
Where do I pick up and return demos?
Demo pickups will begin April 4 at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park, CO at 6pm. You pick up your demo the night before you plan to ride it. This way you can adjust the splitboard and become familiar with it. Demo pick-ups and drop offs will be from 6-9pm every night for the next day. Please return your demos as early as possible for the next rider to pick-up.
Can I reserve a specific board?
No board demos will be first come, first serve - so we recommend getting to the demo floor by 6pm each day if you have specific size or model you want to try out.
Where do I stay?
You can check out our top selections for local lodging in the lodging section of this site. We have lined up some great local options and even a discount at the WInter Park Mountain Lodge for attendees. Lodging is not included in ticket price.
Free Beer you say?
Upslope Brewery is providing FREE beer during their happy hours for ticketed attendees. Beers will be $5 outside of the happy hour and all proceeds go directly to the FOBP and AIARE!
Is there food?
Currently we are working with local restaurant to get attendees deals on food all weekend with their wristband. We will have a list of recommended local businesses offering discounts at the event! You can bring food to the event, just make sure you dispose of all your trash responsibly. Food is not included in ticket price, but we may have some options there at the event - stay tuned.
Is the Front Range Splitfest free to attend?
Yes and No. If you want to demo product, attend classes, enjoy the free beer at happy hour, and win a splitboard in the raffle, you will need to purchase tickets in advance or the day of at www.frontrangesplitfest.com. Registered attendees will get a wristband that gives them access to all of these great offerings. If you just want to come check out the vendors and see what is going on, the event will be free and open to the public. Come say hello! All are welcome!
How do I register for the Front Range Splitfest?
Scroll up and select - “Get Tickets”. Hurry - Prices go up March 29th!!!
I’m not 21, can I still attend the Front Range Splitfest?
YES! You can still come to all of the clinics, the raffle, and the meet-ups at the Headwaters Center. You just won’t be able to drink beer from Upslope… we will be checking IDs. This might be an advantage the next day on the skintrack though!