With ski resorts getting busier and busier these days more people are heading to the backcounrty. K2 has a long history of blazing trail out of bounds. The K2 Panoramic is their flagship splitboard. This board is built for out of bounds riding. It has a big spoon nose and a taper tail so it floats like crazy in the powder. This board uses the Voile split system which is regarded as the best in the industry. The system allows for the board to still have a ton of torsional rigidity even though it is a splitboard. This is huge because i have ridden boards that did not have the Voile setup and the board really felt like it was split in two. With the Voile mounting system you know your on a splitboard but it feels much more solid. The Panoramic is solid at high speeds even for a splitboard.
I think one of the best parts of this board is K2 integrated skin system. The connection that the skin makes with the bottom of the board is much cleaner than a regular skin. The biggest improvement is that snow has a much harder time finding its way between the board and skin.
Why splitboard you ask. Well there is a secret that rondane and telemark skiers have known about for years. SKINS. Skinning is by far a faster mode of transportation than snowshoe. Most of all it takes substantially less energy. So you will still be able to shred after you have hiked for hours to get that perfect line.
The K2 Panormaic package is the way to go if you are just getting your first splitboard setup, it is a no brainer. We have the K2 Panoramic Snowboard in a kit that includes the Voile mounting hardware and skins so all you need to do is slap your bindings on and go. We also have the K2 Panoramic and other splitboards available as a stand alone if you already have the hardware and skins.