The World Snow Awards were announced on Thursday 27th October, where MINT Snowboarding was shortlisted in the finals for Best Snowsports School. This award saw us up against stiff competition from several large, well established ski schools with a passionate following. We were therefore totally stoked to have been awarded the title of ‘Best Snowsports School 2016’!
This award means so much to us as a small, independent snowboard-only school. There is no doubt that we could not have achieved this without all of your support, so thank you so much for taking the time to vote for us!
The World Snow Awards ceremony was held at the Ski & Snowboard Show at London’s Battersea Park with awards presented by Telegraph Ski Editor, Henry Druce. These prestigious awards honour the very best in the world of skiing and snowboarding, recognising the best brands, retailers, resorts, operators, venues and personalities in the industry.
So how did we manage to win? What makes MINT Snowboarding so special? Every year, for the past 10 years, we have delighted clients who report back to us with glowing reviews; whether it’s joining a group course, an improvement snowboard camp, a backcountry course, a private lesson or even training to become an instructor.
WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM
Our snowboard instructors are second to none. They could not be higher qualified. They could not be more skilled. And they are overflowing with passion for snowboarding and sharing this with you.
The office team are equally rad. They really do care that you are booked in for the right lessons to help you progress, or the right adventure to give you that buzz. They make sure the booking process is seamless and that you have all the information you need to get the most of your time with our instructing team.
WE ARE IN THE BEST RESORTS
We operate in a fantastic area for snowboarders of all levels and interests. If you are a beginner or improver then Morzine & Les Gets offer endless wide, treelined pistes to cruise on. For freestyle riders, you simply can’t beat the snowparks available in Avoriaz. And for off piste & backcountry, we all know the Portes du Soleil ski area is vast. This means that the opportunities to scale surrounding summits, not accessed by ski lifts, are just endless.
WE OFFER AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
However many times you have ridden with us or whatever level you ride the experience with MINT Snowboarding is always second to none. Our amazing team of instructors and office staff love snowboarding as much as you do. They will look after you from initial contact through the end of your lesson and beyond, we are committed to giving you the best experience possible.
Throughout your holiday with us you will be amongst likeminded people who are passionate about making sure learning is fun. Whether you are a complete beginner riding on snow for the first time, want to ride tree runs, powder, bumps, learn new tricks or ride off-piste snow, our team will give you the confidence to conquer your snowboarding goals.
If you’re keen to find out what makes MINT Snowboarding so special, why not join us in the Portes du Soleil for a private lesson, snowboard camp or course, group course, family snowboard holiday or instructor training.
Here is what the Telegraph said about MINT Snowboarding:
Best Snowsports School: MINT Snowboarding
Olympic medallist Jenny Jones says of MINT: “Tammy is an incredibly passionate snowboard instructor. Combine this with her technical knowledge and years of experience and there’s no doubt you will come away having noticeably progressed your snowboarding and had a flippin’ rad day!” This ethos runs throughout the Morzine-based snowboard school.
We are absolutely smitten that MINT Snowboarding has been shortlisted for the 2016 World Snow Awards in the ‘Snowsports Category’. We’ve worked so hard to get here, it would mean a lot if you could take 1 minute to #voteMINT and help us WIN!
Do you live in the Geneva area and are keen to progress your snowboarding or skiing this winter… or is it time to learn from scratch and join in the fun? This article gives you all the information you need; from lesson details, how to get to the ski slopes and where to stay.
The extensive Portes du Soleil ski area is situated about an hours drive from the center of Geneva, with the closest ski resorts in the Portes du Soleil network being Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. These resorts, seen by many as the snowboard capital of Europe, are all high enough to be snow sure and are well equipped with snow cannons if needed. Here is some useful information to help you organise your visit:
Mint Snowboard School is a small team of mainly British snowboard instructors all qualified to the highest level in the sport and providing high quality, professional instruction. Easy to understand techniques are provided with fun focused coaching for all levels, from beginner to pro freestyler! We offer tuition in both English & French. For Information on snowboard lessons & coaching check out our website.
- The British Alpine Ski School – Morzine & Les Gets
- The Snow Institute – Morzine & Les Gets
- Freedom 2 Ski – Avoriaz
Transport from Geneva to the Morzine area:
- Car: takes approximately 1 hr
- Bus services from Geneva airport:
Local accommodation offering short stays (eg 1 or 2 nights):
- Chalet style accommodation