Recommend a friend and take home a pair of Anon goggles!
Our facebook friends will have seen the snow falling at Mint hq already so it’s only fair we get you even more excited about winter and tantalise you with our amazing snowboard camp deal!
From now until November 30th we have an incredible deal on our snowboard camp bookings! If you book before the deadline and get a friend to book with you, you will both receive 50€ off your booking*! As if that isn’t enough, you will also receive a pair of Anon goggles** just for bringing along your buddy!
Mint snowboard camps cater for beginners through to advanced, from piste to park, pipe and powder we have everything covered. Kick start your winter with the ever popular December Shred Progression camps to get your shred ahead of the game, or join the Burton Experience snowboarding programme which caters for those of you wishing to strap on a board for the first time. For riders with some weeks already clocked on the board we offer everything from a freestyle camp, to a backcountry shred week and a splitboard adventure camp. Try something new and keep entertained, progressing and having fun!
Have a look on our snowboard camp page on the Mint website for more information.
See you in the snow soon!
*Discount will be applied when balance is paid in full before the offer deadline
**First come first served basis based on payment in full and subject to stock availability
The Burton Riglet Park will be at the London Ski and Snowboard show from 30th October to 3rd November… offering kids free mini taster sessions! Come and find us next to the main slope where we will be offering 3-6years olds a free introduction to snowboarding, check out the kit and find out where your kids can learn to snowboard across the UK and Europe.
Mint Snowboard School offers unique snowboard lessons for young ankle-biters, aged 3 to 7, in the French & Swiss Alps. We operate in the Portes du Soleil resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Chatel & Champery. Our kids snowboard lessons are focused on fun through learning enabling the children to adopt the basics of snowboarding in an exciting and stimulating environment. Check here for more on children’s snowboard lessons in the alps or come and visit us at the ski show!
So what is Burton Riglet? Check here to find out.
Looking for ideas on where to head for the best music and party scene this winter? Check out any of the following and you’ll be in your element:
1) Snowbombing in Mayrhofen
Probably the most famous snow festival of them all, the organizers bill Snowbombing as “a festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs & white-hot parties” and boy, do they deliver. It’s a non-stop weekend of global music talent, incredible boarding contests and high-octane thrills around the clock. Acts are yet to be announced for this year, but 2013’s event saw the likes of Kasabian, Example and Carl Cox take to the stage among dozens of others. Mark the dates on your calendar now – April 7th to 12th 2014.
2) Basscamp festival in Morzine
Quite simply the best electronic music festival anywhere in the Alps, Basscamp is set to return in spectacular style for the 2014 ski season. Music Sessions have already been lined up with TBA live performances scheduled for January 15th, March 5th and March 26th. For days on end, the resort of Morzine becomes a throbbing party zone where ski and snowboard competitions are held while some of the best DJs in the world provide the kind of nightlife you just won’t find anywhere else in Europe. Morzine is only 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Geneva Airport where you can get cheap Geneva shared bus transfers.
3) Rock the Pistes
Now in its fourth year, Rock the Pistes a relative newcomer to the scene has already gained a huge following. Set to take over the whole of the Portes de Soleil region once again between March 26th and 30th 2014, it’s billed as a rock and pop music festival like no other in Europe where the only thing you need to catch the action is your ski pass! Acts are yet to be confirmed, but in 2013 included the likes of Superbus and Christophe Mae among others.
5) The Brits in Tignes
The original and arguably the best week-long winter festival in the Alps, the Brits in Tignes returns from March 29th to April 5th with a vengeance. Music acts are yet to be confirmed for next year but is guaranteed to be stellar, with the festival having previously welcomed DJ Yoda, Pendulum and Chase & Status to name just a few. The boarding contests are once again expected to be some of the most spectacular in the world and never fail to bring to light one or two future superstars.
5) Winter Sessions Weekender
And bringing up the rear for no specific reason, the Winter Sessions Weekender in Chamonix returns on March 30th and 31st and brings with it some amazing gigs, competitions and parties across one of the world’s most visually stunning locations. Music is about as eclectic as it gets, but centers around hard dance with previous acts having included Zero 7, Mr. Thing and Trojan Sound System.
6) Zermatt Unplugged
Famed for some of the most inspiring unplugged music performances in history, Zermatt Unplugged has since 2007 been graced with world-class acts like Suzanne Vega, Chris de Burgh, Alanis Morissette, Billy Idol, Lionel Richie, Jason Mraz, Stephan Eicher, OneRepublic and Mando Diao to name just a few. Once again set to inspire and astonish from April 8th to 12th 2014, this is a truly unique blend of the laid-back and the seriously high-energy that’s not to be missed.
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Are you thinking about qualifying as a ski or snowboard instructor?
Peak Leaders are offering skiers and snowboarders of all ages the opportunity to attend a free taster day at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead on Friday the 25th of October 2013. This is a great way to find out more about the snowboard instructor training course that Mint Snowboarding runs with Peak Leaders in Morzine, starting January 2014!
This is an opportunity for skiers and snowboarders who are interested in becoming a certified instructor, during their gap year or as a career change, to be introduced to exactly what Peak Leaders do. The event will kick-off at 10.15am and involve a 90 minute free on-snow coaching session, with some of Peak Leaders’ instructor trainers, and a chat from their team. The on-snow coaching session will be delivered by some of the best trainers in the business and introduce skiers and snowboarders to life as a trainee instructor, but without the Après Ski this time! Coffee, soft drinks and croissants will be available to all attendees on arrival and prizes will be given-out during the training session.
For more information visit the Peak Leaders website. This event is only open to people that book their place in advance. To book free of charge email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (01337 860 079) the Peak Leaders office.
The ESPN has announced that the Winter X Games in Tignes has been cancelled. All other International X Games events have also been called off (including Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Munich & Barcelona) with financial reasons being given the blame. The X Games have been held in Tignes since 2010, bringing a major international event onto the European snowboard & freeski calendar.
“We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path,” ESPN said in a statement.
The network said domestic USA X Games events, now in their 19th year, will be held in 2014 as scheduled; in Aspen, Colorado, from January 23-26 2014 and Austin, Texas, from May 15-18 2014.
We are gutted to see this awesome event go, having given the European snowboard scene, and the resort of Tignes, fantastic exposure over the last 3 years.