- Price: £735 / €859 / $1009
- Category: Splitboard
- Sizes: 162
- Flex: 8/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Setback Camber
- 3D: No
- Base: Sintered
- New for 2021/22 season
Why we chose the Borealis Alpine Splitboard: An absolute workhorse in the backcountry for big days in big mountains. Reliable, durable, and insanely shreddable.
Borealis first arrived on the scene in 2013 and, although still a relatively small operation based in the Alps, they’ve quickly garnered attention and support among riders and the wider snowboard industry. Not least of all because shapes like the Marauder and Leviathan are impossible to walk past at trade shows and demo events. But it was the much more understated, sleek and functional looking Alpine Split that came up top trumps in this year’s testing.
“It’s a purpose-built big mountain charger, and in its split form it sets you up well for long days on the skin track and far-out alpine peaks, but the rewards aren’t just reserved for the furthest peaks”
Who Is The Borealis Alpine Split For?
It was first designed as a solid snowboard in collaboration with Borealis team rider and Freeride World Tour athlete Clément Bochatay for the kind of descents that would shrivel the burliest of ballsacks. It’s a purpose-built big mountain charger, and in its split form it sets you up well for long days on the skin track and far-out alpine peaks, but the rewards aren’t just reserved for the furthest peaks – it’s a pretty great option for all manner of tours.