Powder Turn

James is unquestionably the most skilled and experienced backcountry snowboarder the UK has ever produced. He's given me powder in Chamonix no matter what the conditions. - Ed Leigh Ski Sunday presenter

Established in 2012 by professional freerider James Stentiford, we are a small independent snowboard company based around James's passion for backcountry snowboarding and travel. With 30 years of global snowboard travel and backcountry experience our program of courses and adventures is designed to turn you from freeride novice into all terrain backcountry shredder, whilst providing unforgettable travel and backcountry experiences. Our goal is simple, to ride as much powder as possible with safety a top priority, in the best possible locations with likeminded people.

Verbier Extreme prize giving James Stentiford
Method Backcountry kicker New Zealand
splitboarding adventure Iceland

James discovered his passion for freeriding and the backcountry after arriving in Chamonix in the early 90's. Decades later and with freeride adventures to all corners of the globe, a stint on the freeride world tour and years of coaching up and coming UK riders, James’s mountain experience and knowledge is as extensive as it gets.

As a fully certified snowboard instructor and snowboard guide James holds the coveted BASI Level 4 ISTD and the french carte pro. Stentiford Snowboarding combines James’s backcountry experience, coaching skills and endless appetite for new snowboard adventures, to fuel epic backcountry experiences and inspire your riding.

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