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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!
Here at Mint we want to make sure we are seeing the raddest seasonnaire snowboarders coming from Morzine Avoriaz so decided we wanted to offer some help!
Maybe you want to get to grips with flatland tricks, butters, 180’s, nollies and ollies. Perhaps the half pipe is where your aspirations lie? Or could slaying the rails and boxes be your forte? Whether it’s half pipe, kickers or jibbing the piste we have a weekly offering for you!
Just €40 for a 3 hour session* taking place on Friday afternoons at 1pm in Avoriaz.
- January 17th – Half Pipe
- January 31st – Girls only
- February 7th – Flatland tricks and jibbing the piste
- February 14th – Boxes & Rails
- February 28th – Jumps and spins
Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
*Class minimum of 5 and maximum of 7. Full payment must be made within 24 hours of receiving payment request email to confirm your booking.
If you want to maintain your relationships we strongly advise that you don’t teach your friends, partners, sister or brothers to snowboard! Apart from the fact that familiarity means that you will be the person they take out their frustrations on you may also pass on ‘bad’ habits you didn’t even know you had.
It’s true that every now and then, instructors do bear the brunt of a client’s frustrations but it generally quickly dissipates and there is no opportunity to carry it on in the pub that night. In the words of one of our very own clients… ‘it just spells disaster’… need we say more.
Read on for our 10 reasons why you should choose lessons over being taught by a friend!
- It is far more inappropriate to get irritated with an instructor if you are feeling frustrated and so take a deep breath and carry on!
- It is not as easy to quit when the going gets tough
- All Mints instructors are qualified to the highest international standard and super experienced across all aspects of snowboarding
- You will be taught how to snowboard following a well thought out and researched teaching system
- The instructor will have a wealth of knowledge and techniques to help you get past annoying niggles
- Learning to snowboard properly from the start will give you the confidence and solid riding skills to progress your riding further
- An instructor won’t give up on you!
- The coaching stays on the mountain and doesn’t follow you home allowing you to take a break and look forward to the next days lesson
- There is a mutual respect between your instructor and you
- Good banter and interesting chat with someone new on the chair lift!!