The backcountry holds a dirty little secret that Big Snowboard Inc™ doesn't want you to know. The truth is, it's not all rainbows and white rooms. In fact, it's kinda hard. For every pristine 2k of untouched pow, there's 10k of refrozen slop. For every panoramic, bluebird mountaintop, there are 10 blustery ridgelines that send you scrambling for the puffy buried deep in your pack. That's why it pays to have tool like the Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Splitboard in your arsenal. It gives you the same the full-on charging, slashing, floating fun of the solid version, but in an upwardly mobile package that's ready for anything the backcountry throws at you. It won't make everything easy, but it'll turn those challenging days into something that looks a whole lot more like fun.