A Splitboard is a snowboard that splits in half so as to be able to form two separate pieces and allow snowboarders to climb the snowy slopes with seal skins with a technique similar to that of ski mountaineering. Once you reach the end of the ascent, the two halves are reconnected, forming an integral snowboard with which to practice freeriding.
Many of the tips for Splitboarding are similar to those for ski mountaineering, the environment and the objectives are often the same, so you need to learn from those who have been doing it for much longer than us and adapt the ski mountaineering techniques to those of ascent with a splitboard . Downhill, in my opinion we are the ones who have a lot to teach them, but that's another story...
Furthermore, we must always keep in mind that in most cases, while ski mountaineers use narrow skis and Hard boots, we have a board which, even if divided in two, is decidedly wider and Soft boots which in some situations are not really a help !
NEW RULES ON SAFETY IN THE MOUNTAINS: ARTVA, SHOVEL AND PROBE OBLIGATION
On 1 January 2022, the Italian legislative decree of 28 February 2021 n. 40, which provides for new regulations on safety in winter sports and which in article 26 (Off-piste skiing, ski-mountaineering and hiking activities), paragraph 2, legislates: "Persons who practice ski-mountaineering or ski off-piste or excursion activities in particular snow-covered environments, also using snowshoes, where, due to the snow and meteorological conditions, there is a risk of avalanches, they must be equipped with special electronic signaling and search systems, shovel and snow probe, to guarantee a suitable emergency intervention.