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Whatever aspect of your riding you want to improve one to one private lessons are the quickest way for you to learn and to progress. From complete beginner looking to learn the basics of snowboarding to advanced riders who want to polish up their technique or focus on a specific aspect of their riding, individual one to one private lessons allow you to dictate the pace and content of your lessons.

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Technical Courses & Camps
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Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced snowboarder you will see significant developments in your riding throughout the week on one of our technical camps and courses.

Technical Course & Camp Overview

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Our Technical camps and courses are run throughout the winter season and are a great way to meet people, make new friends and develop your snowboarding. If you are not sure if this is for you then why not give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss what will work for you.

Freestyle Courses & Camps
Freestyle Lesson, Course or Camp?

Progressing your freestyle riding never stops! From a 2 hr lesson to focus on specific tricks through to a full week of coaching, our instructors will work with you to advance all aspects of your Freestyle riding.

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Avoriaz is considered a hub of European snowboarding and has 5 snowparks including the Burton Stash and a superpipe. There are a further 8 parks across the rest of the Portes du Soleil.

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+33 (0)4 50 84 13 88

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The Woods Snowboard Shop
132 Rue du Bourg
74110 Morzine
France

 

Kids Snowboard Lessons
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At MINT Snowboarding we have been teaching kids aged from 3 years old to snowboard for over 12 years. We aim to create a fun and engaging environment for your kids to learn to snowboard. From complete beginner to fully fledged little ripper, our private and group lessons are the perfect way for you kids to learn to ride.

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Backcountry Courses & Camps
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If you want to get off-piste and hike or splitboard tour into the backcountry to ride epic powder lines then you should be riding with us.

We have a huge choice of backcountry off-piste adventures in the Portes Du Soleil, the Grande Massif and Chamonix for you to choose from. 

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MINT Snowboarding since 2006. World Snow Award Winners in 2016 & 2017!

Chablais Splitboard Explorer

Chablais Splitboard Explorer - Description

This splitboard course is designed to take advanced off-piste snowboarders away from the ski resorts and into the wilder backcountry areas of the Chablais mountain range. Splitboarding is all about strapping in, trekking out and riding untracked terrain that just isn’t possible to get to by hiking.

The Chablais alps are situated between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massif, stretching through both France and Switzerland. This 5 day splitboard course will take you into the wild side of the Chablais, away from the ski resorts, exploring different areas and summiting new peaks each day.

Throughout the course there is also a strong focus on progressing your mountain safety skills so you can better assess risks and travel more safely in the backcountry. This will be combined with splitboarding skills and technique ensuring that every day is informative & educational as well as a whole lot of fun.

The course is led by our British snowboard Mountain Guide (UIAGM) David Gladwin who is also a dual qualified BASI level 4 snowboard instructor. David has a vast knowledge of the Chablais, having been based in the area most of his life, and will take you on a fresh mountain adventure each day so you can ride the best snow conditions. As a Mountain Guide David has the skills & knowledge to safely take you on any terrain including riding high altitude glaciers and using crampons & mountaineering equipment to access otherwise inaccessible lines. As well as being safety conscious David has an incredible skill to create exciting snowboarding adventures that will be etched in your memory for life.

A very good level of fitness is needed to make sure you get the most out of each day.

We also offer a splitboard course in arctic Norway for splitboarders wanting to travel further afield.

 

Optional Extras

An optional part of this course will be to do a 2 day tour involving a nights stay in a mountain refuge. This will be dependent on the group and on conditions.

 

Duration

5 Full Days

 

Ratio

Max 6 (Min 4)

 

Advantages

You will explore the wilder side of the Chablais region with lines you didn’t even know existed. Think secret powder bowls and hidden couloirs on mountains you have never previously visited.

You will also develop a greater awareness of risk management with respect to snow conditions, choosing approach and decent lines and avalanche rescue. All of this will add to your knowledge to gain greater confidence in the backcountry.

Is this for me?

The Chablais Splitboard course is for advanced level riders with a good amount of previous off piste experience. This should include riding a variety of terrain and snow conditions, including tree runs and steeper slopes. You must have a very good level of fitness, enabling you to tour for up to 2-3 hours a day. Being in good shape will ensure you have plenty of energy to enjoy the long descents which follow! Previous splitboard experience is useful but not essential.

Travelling alone? Not a problem! Our snowboard courses are designed with solo-travellers in mind. They are a great way to explore the backcountry with other riders of your level… and you will end the week with a bunch of new snowboard friends!



Structure

This course has no set itinerary as the week will be spent chasing the best backcountry conditions we can find. Your Mountain Guide, David, will decide on a daily basis where to head depending on weather and snow conditions along with some input from the group.

Included in the course will be:

  • a session on mountain awareness and avalanche safety aimed at progressing your knowledge and skills
  • daily involvement in decision making so that you can learn the skills involved in finding the best conditions on the mountain and where to avoid

There will be an optional overnight in a mountain hut on the Wednesday or Thursday night.

Whats included

  • 5 full days of guiding

    With UIAGM Mountain Guide & BASI Level 4 Snowboard Instructor, David Gladwin

  • Avalanche awareness, search & rescue training
  • Daily minibus transport

    Pickup will be in Morzine

Whats not included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation is not included however we can help with organising.

  • Ski pass

    If / when needed

  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboarding equipment
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