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2013 Oregon Splitfest Recap

2013 Oregon Splitfest Recap

2013 Oregon Splitfest Recap

Next Adventure 2nd Annual Oregon Splitfest

The 2nd annual Oregon Splitfest was a huge success. People from all over the Northwest came to Mt. Hood to meet other splitboarders, demo the latest and greatest splitboard equipment, and earn their turns.

Chris and I headed up to the mountain Friday to have a little fun before setting up demos at Charlie's at PM. We did a quick skin up Salmon river canyon and shot a few photos during the magic hour.

Chris with a toeside carve on Mt. Hood
90s splitboard ad
After getting our fix, we headed to Charlie's to set up 2013-14 boards from Venture, Rossignol, Roxy, G3, and Rome.
Next Adventure booth at Oregon Splitfest 2013
The next morning we headed up South side with some new friends. We skinned from Timberline lodge to Illumination Saddle, where we enjoyed the sunshine before separating from the group to find some fresh lines.
Splitboarders on South SIde of Mt Hood
Chris and I decided to go down into Zigzag Canyon, an awesome area on the south side filled with endless aspects and chutes to play on. Chris found this gem.
Splitboarding in Zigzag Canyon
On the way through the chute at the bottom of the line, Chris caused a small wet slide. An important reminder to be smart when in the backcountry.
Wet slide in Zigzag Canyon
Detail of Wet Slide in Zigzag Canyon
After riding another thousand feet of great snow into the bottom of the canyon, we had to kick it into overdrive to make it back to Charlie's for demo returns and the raffle. All raffle proceeds went to NWAC (Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center), a non-profit that releases avalanche danger reports for the entire Northwest on the daily. If your not familiar with NWAC, check them out at http://www.nwac.us/ it's a necessity for all backcountry enthusiasts.Here are some very happy attendees who won some big ticket items from the raffle!

Spark R&D Burners winner
Venture Storm Winner
Arbor Abacus Winner
Huge thanks to Venture, Spark R&D, G3, Rome, Roxy, and Rossignol for sending out demo equipment. Also a big shout out to Geoff and Chris for coordinating the event!
Geoff raffling off Voile Skins
Splitfest might be over, but the season is just starting. Be smart in the backcountry but don't forget to
Chris splashing on South Side of Mt Hood
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