Originally Posted by killclimbz
I unfortunately don't own a split. I even prefer booting to snowshoes alot of the time. When the snow is soft you need really big snow shoes to make 'em worthwhile because if they sink (even a little) they will get snow on top of them and be worse than boot packing. so either buy the biggest shoes you can and prepare to boot around a bit or just save up for a split board but even if you can spring for a $600 split you'll need to buy alot of other equipment also.