It’s underrated, but hands down the coolest way to backcountry ride. Enter the splitboard, a snowboard that separates into two skis, and pairs with climbing skins so you can reach high, off-the-map descents. Hiking up is just the beginning. K2 just debuted its Ultra Split Kit ($1,000, k2snowboarding.com), a brand-new splitboard that was perfected over the course of two years of testing on intense backcountry terrain. The result? An ultra-lightweight system that makes no sacrifice over the harshest runs.
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