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Lickety Split(boarding) Efficiency Where it Counts

We think calling a backcountry educational split boarding camp “Lickety Split(boarding)” is hilarious.  We also like having fun and shredding with our friends, because we are not complicated people. That’s what this camp is all about: getting a solid group backcountry buds together for a good time filled with the best possible shredding. We want to create a trip where our focus is on getting into the best possible terrain given the current conditions (which we know quite well). 

There’s a lot of learning that goes on getting into terrain that you wouldn’t normally go after yourself.

We’ll take you to the zones that we think are best, learn the process it takes to get there and move through this rad terrain!  This is a perfect trip to take a group of shredders that are on the same page with objectives, ability and stoke to learn and progress their backcountry shred-ability. While there are techniques specific to splitboarders in both safety and efficiencies, Capow! is the gender neutral washroom of the ski industry, and skiers are encouraged to join the party. 

Accommodation will be based out of Valley Retreat in Revelstoke, BC.  Breakfast, Lunch for both days and a dinner feast Saturday night will be provided.

Given weather, conditions and group vibe there will be an extra option to heli drop.

GROUP DYNAMICS

  • Small Group Numbers 4:1
  • 3 Groups for all Abilities
  • Splitboard Guiding for Splitboard Riding
  • 2 Nights Accomodation at Valley Retreat
  • 2 Full Days of Guided Splitboarding
  • Breakfast and Lunches Provided with a Big Party Dinner Saturday Night

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CAP-Abilities

Capabilities

Group dynamics and vibe are so key in the backcountry. We excel in connecting the right environment for your ability, personality and interests. Think of us like the backcountry matchmakers; hook it up with the right guide, crew and direction for your experience. We’ve developed a way for you to communicate using your hands. Be honest and use this format to communicate your vibe.

Peace Sign

Experience: You have a day or two out touring with friends but feel new and intimidated with 1) the term “complex terrain” 2) Transitions 3) multi peak day 4) Your outfit
Fitness: Love the outdoors, but wish you could get out more. A full day is fine, but prefer lots of snack breaks
Shredability: Strong intermediate. Can shred at least 85% of inbounds terrain at your local resort.

Shakka Brah

Experience: Completed either an Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course or been guided backcountry skiing before. Generally proficient and confident with mountain travel. Limited experience in complex terrain, but excited to #exploremore
Fitness: Bring on a big day, but let’s talk the whole way. There’s more to life then panting for air.
Shredability: Advanced. Will shred all terrain and comfortable in changing snow conditions

Devil Horns

Experience: You’ve been out there doing this for years maybe even completed an AST 2. You own an ice axe and aren’t afraid to use it.
Fitness: So you’re fit, and you identify yourself as such. You’re looking for big days and big vert.
Shredability: Humility is good but you can ski any terrain and make it look good.

Air Guitar

Experience: Years of backcountry touring in complex terrain and a credible level of avalanche training. More-than-proficient with technical equipment: ice axe, crampons, roping up on a glacier.
Fitness: You think you can actually hang with Greg Hill?… the guy that ski toured 2 million vertical in a season.
Shredability: Rappel into a couloir or 10,000+ ft days – BRING IT

Peace Sign
Shaka Bra
Devil Horns
Air Guitar

Trip Dates

Dec 20-22, 2019

$498/person

Itinerary

7pm

Valley Retreat - Check in! Hang Out

7am

Breakfast and Organize for the Day

8-9am

Drive to Trail Head - Avalanche Rescue Training

10am-4pm

Full Day of Shreducational Sending out of Revelstoke or Rogers Pass

7pm

Party Dinner at Valley Retreat

8am-4pm

Full Day out of Revelstoke or Rogers Pass

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What the FAQ?

Fully Guided Trip. Education as deep as you want to take it. Accomodation at Valley Retreat, Friday and Saturday Night. Breakfast and Lunch Sat/Sun with a big party dinner Saturday evening.

A positive attitude and willingness to learn. Don’t leave home without it! // Friday night dinner is not provided. You will need to provide your own transport to and from Revelstoke. You will carpool each day to trailhead. Bring any additional alcoholic beverages that you fancy. You will need all your own ski touring/ splitboard gear and avalanche safety equipment. Gratuity is not included. We do not provide travel and/or cancelation insurance.

YES - there will be all split guides and split specific education... but we would love to have your homie along.

You might just find a new best friend. Yes, we’re guides, but we’re not going to hold ourselves higher than everyone else. More than anything, we’re mentors. We think safety should be fun, cool and the first priority of the ever-growing community of backcountry enthusiasts. It is our prerogative to communicate from the start to the end of the day. We’re going shredding and we’ll let ya know whats up, there’s a lot to learn from that. If you’re not into this, we’re not into you…the backcountry is our home, passion and arena to bring the best out of you. Lets get deep

Y-E-S. There is inherent risk in the activities we are partaking in. We are exposed to a remote and uncontrolled environment. It is vital to us that you understand what you are getting yourselves into. We use a waiver for you to understand these risks, use this document as a way to communicate to us that you understand. Expect to see a copy upon booking. We will have a fresh waiver for you to sign the first day. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions – info@capow.ca

First off, no one is getting left behind. secondly you’re probably faster then you think. We’re here to empower you, and cater to all abilities. CAPOW excels at dynacmis, we do everything we can to get like minded people together and make sure you’re in the right trip before we even start. We will give options for those that want to go home early. Our terrain works really well for that. We tailor to any ability: strong skiers are going to tackle objectives through mentorship, newer skiers are going to differentiate walk-mode from ow-mode.

The Caposse comes with years of experience both traveling in the big mountains and some with filming with the best skiers in the world…some trips even have the best skiers in the world. Some of our trips will get into big complex terrain given group ability and conditions. We trust that you keep all shredding within your ability and will get into some rad stuff. We do a really good job at combining like minded people together. You cant expect every trip to be super rad, some camps are designed specifically for higher levels.

This all depends on vibe. We will cater to where the group is at or the vibe we set for a camp. Length of runs depends on conditions, we’ll focus our attention on skiing the best snow each day. A softer day would be 500-700m (1500-2000ft) a big day would be 1500-3000m ( 6,000-10,000ft). We do anywhere from 1-4 runs a day.

We believe in coaching you on the gear you own. It is a requirement to have all your safety gear to the highest standards and touring equipment in good working order. If you do not have the requirement we recommend renting from www.revelstokepowderrentals.com based in downtown revy. We will have K2 skis to demo with dynafit bindings along with a few fun shaped K2 splitboards…and lodge noboards. If you show up with inadequate or malfunctioning (we will check prior to skiing) safety equipment we will have BCA gear for you to demo.

7pm at Valley Retreat.

Through Lifestyle financial. It is custom to each person and trip. Follow this link to start the process. http://www.lifestylefinancial.ca/index.php/travelinsurance/blanket-glacier-chalet

YES. Food is a very important part of this trip. If you have a special request let us know! Let us know early and communicate with our chef. You can't decide to change your diet once you’re up there or choose to change your diet because those cinnamon buns look aaaamazing. You can't just change because you feel like it. You will fill out a dietary request when you book, we will take it seriously

Valley Retreat is at - 3250 Airport Way, Revelstoke, BC - Transportation to and from is up to you. Get yourself to Revelstoke the night before the trip. Kelowna is a 2.5hr drive from the airport and the most reliable. There is a shuttle service, The stoke shuttle with trips daily in the winter season. Calgary and Spokane are also options, just further away.

We understand you’ve had something big come up (changed your millennial mind, you got bad frostbite, your loved one is making you go to your cousin's wedding) but we’ve saved you a spot. We can't just give you your money back. Here are your options // 1) Buy cancelation insurance, this makes it easy for everyone // 2) Excluding your non-refundable deposit, any amounts paid can be refunded or applied as credit at your discretion if you are making the cancelation 60 days or more in advance of the 1stday of the trip. // 3) If you are unable to attend a trip and notify us 14 days or less prior to the start of the trip, CAPOW guiding has the right to keep full payment. 4)If you are unable to attend a trip and are able to fill with a substitute to fill your space, DO THAT!!

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