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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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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.

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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.

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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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The Woods Snowboard Shop
132 Rue du Bourg
74110 Morzine
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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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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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Lofoten Splitboard Adventure – Arctic Norway

Lofoten Splitboard Adventure – Arctic Norway - Description

The Lofoten Islands, in Norway’s arctic north, are one of the most magical splitboard destinations on earth. Mountains rise up out of the sea, making it a rugged coastline dotted with sheltered bays and untouched summits.

The mountains of Lofoten offer incredible splitboarding variety with huge open slopes, wider couloirs, narrow chutes and open forests. There are peaks to suit all abilities, from those relatively new to splitboarding as well as options for big vertical days and couloirs.

In March, you can expect reliable snow with winter conditions allowing you to snowboard summit to the sea as well as a good chance of getting fresh snow during your trip.

The islands and fjords are linked by an excellent network of roads and bridges. Travelling around by minibus we have lots of flexibility to make best use of the prevailing weather as well as visiting and making ascents on the different islands that make up Lofoten.

Our base will be at the very comfortable Lofoten Ski Lodge in the town of Svolvaer, where there are lots of splitboard summits within easy reach. At the Lofoten Ski Lodge you can enjoy the comfort of cozy lounges, amazing food, renovated cabins and a big sauna with sea views.

This trip is run by David Gladwin, one of only a handful of professional snowboard instructors to hold the BASI Level 4 ISTD, French Carte Pro as well as the UIAGM Mountain Guide qualification. Dave has the qualifications, knowledge and experience to take you further, deeper and steeper than pretty much anyone else in the world.

 

Optional Extras

Renting a boat. There is the option of renting a boat for the day as a means to access even more remote terrain for the ultimate splitboard adventure!

Arctic Surf. If conditions and time allow, there is also the possibility of surfing the world class waves of Unstad, surrounded by breathtaking views of snow-covered mountaintops and cliffs. Wetsuits and surfboards can be rented in Unstad.

 

Duration

A 7 night stay with 6 guided days splitboarding

 

Advantages

Explore the breathtaking scenery of Arctic Norway by snowboard – if you are a passionate snowboarder who loves to discover new destinations, this is a trip has to be on your bucket list! Snowboard epic powder in this dramatic and isolated destination with a week big smiles and tired legs!

Is this for me?

The Lofoten Arctic trip is for advanced level riders with 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 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.



Structure

This course has no set itinerary for the week. Your Mountain Guide, David, will decide on a daily basis where to head depending on weather and snow conditions along with some input on preferences from the group.

Day 1: Warm up day to include a refresh of avalanche & mountain safety skills

Day 2: Splitboard adventure

Day 3: Splitboard adventure

Day 4: Splitboard adventure

Day 5: Splitboard adventure

Day 6: Splitboard adventure

 

Typical Day

A typical day in Lofoten involves waking up and enjoying breakfast to stunning sea views. With your guide you will finalise plans for the day based on the weather and conditions that day. Once you have made your pack lunch and are ready to go, we travel by minibus to the start of the days tour (anything from a 5 min to 1 hr drive). We will splitboard all day, or until your legs can take it no more. Days will consist of either one long vertical tour or the option to do several summits. At the end of the day you can enjoy apres-ski waffles and coffee (or beer) back at the lodge or head to one of the bars in Svolvaer. Enjoy a well deserved and delicious evening meal a great atmosphere before relaxing at the bar or in one of the lounges. Then it’s time for bed and to recoup ready for another day in snowboarder’s paradise.

Accommodation

You will be staying at Lofoten Ski Lodge located in Svolvaer. The Lofoten Ski Lodge is the perfect base for your splitboarding adventures, providing a great atmosphere in authentic Lofoten style and fantastic facilities. Accommodation is in twin and double bedrooms in comfortable fisherman cabins.

The following is included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in twin or double rooms
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Lunch: Self made
  • Unlimited Coffee and Tea
  • After Ski Waffel Buffet
  • 2 course dinner
  • Access to Sauna Spa
  • Use of Jacuzzi
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Use of drying room
  • Wifi

 

Whats included

  • 6 days guiding with UIAGM Mountain Guide, David Gladwin
  • Accommodation - Full board

    7 nights accommodation with breakfast, packed lunch and evening dinner included

  • Airport transfers & local transport

    Pick up / drop off to Harstad/Narvik (Evenes) airport and travel between resorts in your own private mini bus

  • Splitboard & backcountry skills coaching
  • Avalanche awareness, search & rescue training

Whats not included

  • Flights to Norway
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboard equipment
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional Extras

    Such as wetsuit & surfboard rental or boat rental

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