splitboard is a snowboard that can be separated into two ski-like parts used with climbing skins to ascend slopes the same way alpine touring or telemark skis are. Similar to cross country skiing, splitboarding allows free heel movement and with skins attached to the bottom of the ski’s, provides uphill traction. The two halves can then be connected to form a regular snowboard for descent.[1][2] Splitboarding culture often focuses on the idea of using your own power to access the backcountry usually on unmaintained trails