The Cardiff Experience: Backcountry Essentials


Cardiff Snowcraft is proud to offer a comprehensive introductory course for Splitboarders. The Cardiff Instructors bring over 25 years of backcountry experience and outdoor education to encourage others to get on the mountain safely, efficiently, and with the right gear.

This class is designed for beginner and intermediate splitboarders who are ready to move from resort riding to the backcountry.  Each participant will learn new information, techniques or improve your current splitboard skills. The fundamentals of this course are essential for moving towards a splitboard 101 avalanche course and/or Level 1 avalanche course. 

Our courses operate at a 5:1 or 10:2 student to instructor ratio to ensure participants gain as much as possible from the course. 

Each participant must have prerequisite snowboard skills and experience of riding advanced intermediate in-bounds terrain and familiarity with riding powder slopes.

After booking your course, you will be contacted by Cardiff Director of Education & Lead Instructor: Maxwell Morrill via email the week leading up to the course date with a course information.

Have questions? Prior to purchasing or after purchase, please reach out to

Need Equipment for the course? Free Cardiff Equipment Rentals and Avalanche Kits are available here with the course enrollment code. 

As an Enrollment Bonus, $75 of this course fee will go towards the purchase of a Cardiff board or hard goods equipment on

*This is not a certificate course.

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