The Rider Social

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The Rider Social

The Rider Social provides splitboard courses and backcountry snowboard holidays. Based in Chatel, one of the twelve stations that make up the massive French & Swiss Portes Du Soleil area, riders keep coming back to us for the easy access to some of the best snow & terrain in the area.

We were the first company in the area to offer splitboard courses and now offer a range of packages to suit all level of rider. New for 2014 is the introduction of our split'n'mix weeks which offer 3 days of riding the fantastic off-piste in the area on regular boards and 2 days splitboarding. The splits will give you a taste of what its all about and will help us easily access the bigger backcountry lines. We supply the guides and splitboards along with all the required safety equipment. We will also train you how you use it.

We will also be running our 'intro to splitboarding' weeks during the season. Check the website for more details.

Our official status as a test centre for Never Summer UK means you can also try out NEXT season’s 2015 range of snowboards too!

For regular snowboard holidays then Chatel’s network of the newest & fastest lifts in the PDS means it’s just two lifts to The Stash and only three to Avoriaz. However, Chatel is the perfect spot for when you want those first tracks after it dumps. Chatel has the best terrain in the PDS and its north facing slopes keep us open for business whatever the

The Rider Social offers everything you would expect from a catered chalet including airport transfers, truly excellent food and wine and arranging your passes before you arrive. As your hosts (and the business owners with seven years spent full time in Chatel alone) we know a thing or two about how to make your stay a superb one. Come ride with us and Never Summer.

Check out the website for special offers, news, competitions and much more.



  • France


  • Châtel



Distance to slopes

  • 2 Minutes


  • Games consoles
  • Free WIFI
  • DVDs
  • Transfers
  • Ortovox test centre
  • NS test centre
  • Flat screen TV's
  • Board games
  • Blubird Wax board tuning workshop