Do you live in the south of England and have kids aged 3 to 6 years itching to get on a snowboard?
The Burton Riglet Park is heading towards its final stop for this year at the London Ski and Snowboard show. This is the perfect chance for kids to experience snowboarding before the winter.
Riglet sessions can be pre-booked here – this is highly recommended as there will be very few walk on spots
The Burton Riglet Park is especially built for kids aged three to six years old and is designed to give them a taste of snowboarding in a fun and easy environment. There will be instructors on hand to help pull kids in the right direction and on average it takes 15 – 20 minutes for them to complete the experience and even win their own Riglet Park Medal!
Most importantly participation is FREE!
If you are looking for mini-shred snowboard lessons out in resort then join us in Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets, France. Mint Snowboard School offers kids snowboard lessons from age 3 and up, both as kids group courses and private lessons. We also offer specialised mini-shred snowboard holidays in Morzine perfect for getting your kids snowboarding. Check here for further info on the Mint mini-shred kids snowboard lessons & holidays and check out our video guide to mini-shred below…
Come and say hello… stop by our stand (B4 in the Drop Inn zone) at the show!
The next stop on the MINT UK tour will be the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show starting next week in London. Join us from 30th October to 2nd November at Earls Court 2 where we will have a stand in the brand new Drop Inn area.
THE DROP INN is the new home of Freestyle & Backcountry at the Ski and Snowboard Show
This new area will be combining the finest ski & snowboard brands, camps, courses, chalets, organisations, live art, photography exhibition, servicing and a skills zone where you can see how you fair against the GB team, or just sink a few ales while you watch a film or take in a band.
The focal point of the Drop Inn will be an airstream stage hosted by former professional snowboarder and renowned MC James Thorne, who will be talking with the leading freestyle & backcountry experts (including Tammy Esten from Mint Snowboarding) on topics such as heli-boarding in Greenland, competing at the Olympics, avalanche awareness, splitboarding, freestyle tips, fitness programs, injury recovery, life on the GB team, equipment innovations and Q&A sessions so that you can quiz the panel of experts.
The airstream stage will also host a line-up of the best après bands from around the Alps including The Dominos, Twin Peeks, Hobo Chic and DaisyB, latest film releases and the Drop Inn pub quiz which will test more than just your general snowsports knowledge.
So whether you are a freerider or freestyler, skier or snowboarder there will be something to get you motivated for the winter season ahead.
See you there… Stop by STAND B4 to see us and enter our competition to WIN A SNOWBOARD!
THE DROP INN Stage…
Q&A with the Experts – Neil McNab, James Stentiford, Neil McNair, Tammy Esten, Ash Newnes, Gavin Learmouth, James Morland, James Streater, Andy & Becky Bennett, James Webb, Warren Smith, Baden Knifton, John Noonan, Tom Heeley and a selection of GB team riders
We are exhaustedly fresh back from an awesome weekend at the Snowboard Asylum’s Big Bang event put on at Tamworth snowdome over the weekend. The weekend snowboard show was a huge success with over 500 snowboard taster lessons taken, 200 kids aged 3-6 yrs riding the Burton Riglet park, 250 people taking coaching sessions… along with all those who came to ride and demo this winters kit!
Our instructor Tammy was there running coaching sessions with Olympic superstar Jenny Jones. They taught hundreds of enthusiastic snowboarders, from the Ladies Power Hour sessions to riders from 4 – 60 + yrs, guys, girls, kids, newbees, freestyle rippers… you name it, they all smashed it!
Here are the few photos we snapped:
You might have already heard that the Burton Stash in Avoriaz is being enlarged for winter 2014/15, but here are all the details! Improvements include:
> A new banked slalom course in the middle
> A new strip at the bottom end of the Foret des Lindarets with 4 brand new features
> A new spruce tree protection program with the instalation of around 20 tripods to protect isolated saplings
Check the new map below to help you find your way through the bigger, better Stash in Avoriaz.
We are stoked to be heading to Tamworth for the Big Bang snowboard show on 18th & 19th October to do a couple of coaching sessions with Olympic superstar Jenny Jones. Mint instructor & founder, Tammy Esten, will be co-hosting two ladies only coaching sessions with good friend Jenny.
The Ladies Power Hour sessions will be an introduction to freestyle for ladies who are new to the snowpark. This is for any ladies who want to try a bit of freestyle for the first time. Learn how to hit a jump or a box in the park with a bunch of other newbies. Let the fun times begin!
Ladies Power Hour: First time in the park
Saturday 18th October 2014: 09.00 – 10.00 hrs
Sunday 19th October 2014: 17.00 – 18.00 hrs
Cost: FREE! You will need the required recreational pass for the slope
Requirements: Any age, confidently linking turns on the main slope
Coaches: Jenny Jones & Tammy Esten
BOOK HERE: Spaces are limited so be quick!
There is a whole heap of stuff going on at the Big Bang snowboard show at Tamworth snowdome, including…
> Demo all the new 2015 winter kit
> Free 15 minute snowboard fun session for 3 – 6 year olds in the Riglet Fun Park
> Riding and signing sessions with Olympians Jenny Jones & Jamie Nicholls
> Welcome to Snowboarding – Try snowboarding for just £10
> Freestyle jam night sessions
Check here for more info on the Big Bang Snowboard Shows