Peak Leaders launches Snowboard & Ski Instructor training course in Morzine, France, alongside Mint Snowboarding
Peak Leaders, well known to be a market leader in wintersport gap programmes & instructor courses, have selected Mint Snowboard School to run their new snowboard training course taking place in Morzine, starting January 2012. Clients taking part in the 10 week instructor training program will benefit from a tailor made coaching program designed by top BASI snowboard coaches from the Mint team.
‘We are stoked to be collaborating with Peak Leaders to run the first ever gap snowboard programme in the Portes du Soleil. Morzine, often called the ‘snowboard capital of Europe’ is the perfect place to run a snowboard instructor course. As one of the original British snowboard schools in the French Alps and offering an exclusive quality of service, here at Mint we feel that Peak Leaders are our ideal partners in this project as a well -established, professionally run organisations with a fantastic reputation.’ Tammy Esten, Director Mint Snowboarding, BASI ISTD Snowboard Instructor.
During the first 3 weeks, students will train towards, and then take, the BASI Level 1 exam, providing them with an excellent foundation to then continue working towards the BASI Level 2 exam to be sat at the end of the program. During the course, students will participate in over 25 hours on snow development time per week, with structured and focused practice sessions and personal performance training. Included will also be backcountry clinics, freestyle clinics (inc. jumps, rails, halfpipe, flatland tricks), ski/snowboard school experience as well as first aid certification!
Clients will be provided with a fully inclusive package including full area lift pass, stunning chalet accommodation including breakfast and evening meals 5 days per week.
The Peak Leaders Snowboard Instructor Course will be run alongside a Ski Instructor Course run in association with BASS (British Alpine Ski School). “For over 10 years, BASS have run a very successful Professional Training Programme in Morzine that has supported countless BASI Members as they progress through their Ski Instructor qualifications. We are delighted and very excited to be working in partnership with Peak Leaders in delivering a 10 week GAP programme in Morzine. Peak Leaders are recognised as the market leaders in their field with values, standards and philosophies that compliment our own. This relationship makes for an exciting, high quality partnership that will deliver a GAP programme that is second to none!” Jaz Lamb, Director BASS Morzine & Les Gets, BASI Alpine Trainer, BASI Demo Team Member.
‘We are delighted to announce our latest instructor training program, that not only allows our clients to gain internationally recognized qualifications, but the opportunity to train with some of BASI’s most qualified Trainers and Coaches and improve all areas of your skiing and riding, including off piste, freestyle and racing, says Mhairi Hughes from Peak Leaders.
Visit the Peak Leaders site for further information on the course http://www.peakleaders.com/courses/morzine-ski-snowboard-instructor-course/
Ok so it’s still only the beginning of summer, but Mint instructor Tammy couldn’t hold out any longer without some snowboard fun (especially having missed the end of the season to bronchitis and a broken rib). So off to Tignes it was to get shradical with the gang; Jenny Jones, Will Hughes, Rob Spears & Neil McNair. The snow conditions were good as it was early summer and still freezing at night. They spent 5 days fixed on jibbing the hell out of everything visible and bagging new tricks on the boxes in the snowpark. Much fun was had by all, with laughs and bruises all round.
Afternoons were spent chilling by the pool as well as organising a surprise birthday BBQ for Jenny. As usual from such trips, there was little time for photos except a few documenting Jennys birthday: a birthday shred with balloons, Tammy & Jenny jumping in the lake (FREEZING!) and the odd shot of the gang.