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.
We are stoked to announce that our partners Peak Leaders have also collaborated with Burton Snowboards, helping us to train the next generation of snowboard instructors on Burton’s latest teaching philosophies and methods.
Here at Mint Snowboarding, an official Burton ‘Experience snowboarding’ Centre we will be coaching the trainees over 10 week course in Morzine, France starting early January 2013. Mint will train the Peak Leaders trainees primarily for their BASI Level 1 and 2 instructor exams and the ‘Experience Snowboarding’ philosophies and methods will be taught additionally.
Burton’s ‘Experience Snowboarding’ programme dramatically changes the dynamic of a snowboard lesson and allows instructors to use specifically designed terrain and specially designed Burton ‘Learn To Ride’ product.
During the 10 week programme in Morzine, trainees will have the opportunity to shred with Burton Team riders and have an ‘uber tech session’ with their in-house experts. Not only that but all snowboard trainees will be offered Burton gear at a very special rate!
Burton may also select the strongest trainees to use as instructors and helpers at their Riglet Camps and Demo days in the UK.
If you are heading to the London Ski and Snowboard Show at Earls Court today or tomorrow a visit to the Peak Leaders stand is a must. Our partners, Peak Leaders & Burton Snowboards, are hosting a great little event between 2pm and 4pm, where you can gain some valuable snowboard technical advice from one of Burton UK’s top experts.
Dr Chris will be at the Peak Leaders stand to offer useful advice to people who are looking for the perfect snowboard setup for the coming season. Peak Leaders are now partnered with Burton Snowboards and this new pairing give you the opportunity to gain some cracking advice that will no doubt help you prepare for the coming winter.
Peak Leaders are on stand E45 (opposite the North Face stand) so make sure you pop along between 2 – 4 pm.
This winter Mint Snowboarding has partnered with Peak Leaders to offer the first ever snowboard instructor course in Morzine & the Portes du Soleil resorts; allowing enthusiastic shredders to obtain an internationally recognized snowboard instructor qualification in Europe’s snowboarding capital. If you are taking a gap year, an extended holiday or looking for a career change; we have the experience and industry contacts to help you on your journey.
With the Olympics over and winter on its way there is no better time to let you know about what’s happening here at Mint Snowboarding for the upcoming season. With Sochi 2014 around the corner, it’s going to be a big one. Plus Mint is excited to announce some exciting new friends on board!
Mint Snowboarding, the only sole dedicated snowboard school in the Portes du Soleil is back with a fun filled, action packed schedule for the 2012/13 season! From lessons to camps, beginners to experts. Whether it’s your first time on snow or you’re sailing out of the pipe, Mint has something to suit everyone. Read on to see how you can ‘Experience Snowboarding’, shred the park or charge the backcountry with them this upcoming winter…
Fresh for 2012/13, new friends, Burton have partnered with Mint for a dream team combo of snowboard action!! If you’re a wide-eyed beginner, Burton’s ‘Experience Snowboarding’ philosophy allows you to start with the best experience possible in terms of education and product. From small group lessons to individually tailored private lessons, Mint Snowboard School aims to make learning fun and achievable. Taking a lesson is by far the best way to begin and equipped with Burton’s ‘Learn to Ride’ equipment your perfectly prepared. We’ve all got to start somewhere and there are only 500 days till the winter Olympics!
But…‘a ninja’s training is never complete’. There are always new tricks to learn and progression to be made even for the best of us. Mint offers plenty of options for riders of a progressive or expert standard, with top-level freestyle coaching and backcountry courses to push your skills all over the mountain. Once again you can get involved with coaching throughout the season or better yet, sign up to a tailored shred camp.
Mint have been running renowned snowboard camps since 2007 and this year they’re back better than ever with a revamped format! Structured in a way that offers full days exploring the Portes du Soleil with your coach, these camps are aimed to maximize fun whilst benefiting from top level coaching. What do you want out of an epic snowboard holiday? To find how 3 feet out of a pipe can be 10 with a bit of coaching, go adventuring in the backcountry, progress your shred or simply ‘Experience Snowboarding’ you can do all this with Mint. For dates & info on winter 2012 / 12013 snowboard camps check here… and more info coming soon on our new website.
Finally, Mint is stoked to collaborate with Peak Leaders to provide the coaching for the first ever Gap course held in Morzine this winter. These courses allow enthusiastic shredders to obtain an internationally recognized snowboard instructor qualification.
Wow, now that’s a packed winter alright and plenty more on offer throughout the season! Winter’s coming, are you ready?
Find out more about all of the above and what Mint Snowboarding has to offer at www.mintsnowboarding.com (new website coming super soon) or keep up to date with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mintsnowboarding
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/