We are back again with our friends TSA and Treeline chalets on the upcoming TSA Shred Week. MINT Snowboarding have a program of bargain snowboard coaching to end your season in style. From FREE guiding, REDUCED RATES on Freestyle & Technical Sessions and Splitboard Guiding and DISCOUNTED private lessons, the MINT Snowboarding team are offering something for everyone.
So keep on reading and give us a call to book your sessions with us.
Monday 17th April
10.00 – 12.30: FREE Guiding with the MINT Snowboarding Team
Only available to those booked on the TSA week…
Shred around Avoriaz with one of the MINT Team. Whether you want to find the best runs & be shown all the side hits, or want to explore the area with terrain suited to your level… everyone is welcome! Riding groups will be created according to what you want to find…
Tuesday 18th April
13.30 – 16.30: Improver Progression
For those who have done a week or two of snowboarding and want to focus on developing technique, building confidence and riding more challenging runs, join us for this session to kick start your week in resort and really progress your riding.
13.30 – 16.30: Flatland Tricks 1
Flatland tricks are great fun and spring slushy snow is the best time learn them. In this session we will teach you everything you need to know to master new buttering tricks whilst making them look easy, fluid and stylish.
Wednesday 19th April
09.30 – 12.30: Technical Performance
For intermediate & advanced level riders who have had little or no formal coaching. We will focus on specific technical aspects of snowboarding which will change the way you ride and enhance your enjoyment of the mountain.
13.30 – 16.30: Flatland Tricks & Combos 2
Take your flatland skills further with a progression from the Tuesday session, learn even more butter tricks and link them into combos that will impress your mates.
Thursday 20th April
09.30 – 12.30: Park Skills
Have you got park tricks that you want to get dialled before the season is out? Join us on one of two groups, on either the jumps or rails & boxes session to progress your park riding.
09.30 – 16.00: Full day intro to Splitboarding
Is this something you’ve thought about trying? This is your chance to go on an easy splitboarding adventure and find out what it is all about! Experience a new side to the Portes du Soleil and to snowboarding.
Friday 21st April
09.30 – 12.30: Shred The Stash
Join one of our Stash Gurus and learn the skills to riding all the different features it has to offer. Take your park & piste tricks into The Stash and look like a pro!
DETAILS FOR ALL SESSIONS*:
Duration: 3 hours
Price: ONLY 50€ per 3 hr session (Usual rate is 80€)!
Further Discount: Get 3 x 3hr sessions for 135€ if you Book & Pay by 31st March 2017* (excludes Splitboarding)!
Group size: max 7, min 4
*EXCEPT SPLITBOARDING, which is as follows:
Duration: full day backcountry / splitboard adventure
Price: 100€ (equipment included)
Group size: max 6
10% OFF PRIVATE LESSONS!!!
Private lessons are a great way to make rapid progress to your snowboarding. Make the most of this exclusive offer and maximise your progression with lessons designed specifically for you. Please enquire for further info and availability for private snowboard lessons in Avoriaz during TSA week.
BEGINNER GROUP LESSONS:
Is this your first time snowboarding? Starting Monday 17th April we are running for 4 x 2 hr sessions, from 09.30 – 11.30 hrs in Avoriaz for absolute beginners. This is the best way for you to start snowboarding, learn the fundamentals from one of our great instructors and have fun in a group. Small group size with maximum of 6 per group (min 4) and cost to join is 195€.
PLACES ARE LIMITED, SO GET BOOKED ON ASAP:
+33 450 84 13 88
Spring time offers warm weather, soft snow and affordable holidays – the perfect time of year to get your kids snowboarding. Get advice from MINT Snowboarding, leaders in snowboard tuition for children.
MINT Snowboarding founder Tammy Esten was recently in Munich having been invited to be a part of the Action Jury Panel at the ISPO AWARD Jury Meetings 2017. The ISPO Awards are a leading competition for sports brands to be awarded with their latest innovations and product highlights.
Friends Olympic medalist Jenny Jones and Tammy Esten from MINT Snowboarding are teaming up to create a unique Junior Workshop this April in Morzine. Get your kids involved for an amazing snowboard experience they will never forget.
We’ve mentioned before about our instructor David Gladwin passing his UIAGM exams which means he is a fully qualified Mountain Guide who can take anyone anywhere in the world. We put David’s qualification to full effect last week when we sent him off along with three of our clients, Sophie, Peter and Sylvain to the Italian side of Mont Blanc for an epic day of off piste riding on the glacier de Toule.
An early start was needed for the drive to Chamonix to pass through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy and then onto Courmeyer in the Valle d’Aosta, where the very shiny new ‘SkyWay’ lift takes you up to the Punta Helbronner lift station at 3400mtrs.
Sophie, Peter and Sylvain are all experienced off piste snowboarders but none of them had ever climbed or abseiled before so it was down to our guide David to teach them everything the needed to know and to keep them safe in the mountains.
After a mountain safety brief from David the team stepped into climbing harnesses, strapped on their crampons, tied into the rope and made their way across the snow to the Col du Flambeau and then on towards the Col Oriental de Toule.
The team then hiked from the col Du Flambeau to the top of the Col de Toule. From this point a number of abseils, a bit of down climbing and some steep ladders were needed to access the top of the Glacier de Toule where the fun snowboarding could start.
Safely at the top of the glacier everyone could take off the mountaineering equipment and strap on their boards. With open views of Mont Blanc and the Grand jorasses and no one else to be seen on the mountain it was time to do what everyone came here for.
The snow conditions were perfect with plenty of bowls full of wind transported snow the team had a great afternoon of riding, with this epic glacier descent all to themselves.
As the team descended further down the glacier the snow softened up nicely and the group was riding well so we decided to spice things up and tackle some steeper descents. The team were briefed on safe travel techniques and snow and terrain analysis and everyone discussed the best line of descent and entry and exit points before they set off.
The steep terrain was definitely the highlight of the trip, everyone held their own, carving their way down the rest of the glacier to the Sky Way midpoint station at the Pavillon du Mont Fret
At the midway station with everyone pretty tired and having had an epic day out in the mountains the team made their way back down to the cars to head home for a well-deserved beer (or three).