Snowboard Lessons
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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.

Freestyle Course & Camp Overview

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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


Kids Snowboard Lessons
Kids Clubs & Holidays
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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
Backcountry Guiding
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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. 

Backcountry & Splitboarding Overview

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

Off Piste Freeride Course – Chamonix

Off Piste Freeride Course – Chamonix - Description

This course is not running for 2019/2020, please see the Off Piste Freeride Zinal Course or the Off Piste Freeride Grand Massif Course.


Join us on our most popular off piste snowboard course in the backcountry mecca of Chamonix!

It’s time to ride in the infamous Mont Blanc Massif and enjoy all the incredible off piste descents it offers. On the Off Piste Freeride course you will explore the endless possibilities offered by the mountain’s natural terrain. The course is run off piste for the full week, ensuring you enjoy daily adventures into new and untouched terrain.

Chamonix is one of the best resorts in the world for off-piste snowboarding, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Europe and truly mind blowing mountain views. There are four main ski areas in the vast expanse of the Mont Blanc Massif, each with enough off-piste riding to keep you riding something new every day for a year!

On our Off-Piste Freeride Course we will work with you over 5 days to advance your technical riding ability by teaching you the skills and techniques required to snowboard off-piste; on natural terrain and in varying snow conditions. We will also teach you the skills needed to approach the backcountry safely & responsibly, and how to analyse both terrain and snowpack to ensure safe ascents and descents. Avalanche search & rescue training is also included.

At the end of the week enjoy a descent down the infamous Vallée Blanche, arguably the most famous off-piste ski itinerary in the world. The Vallée Blanche is a breath-taking experience, with a vertical descent of almost 3000 meters down to Chamonix, passing through stunning high alpine landscapes with cascading glaciers and the towering peaks of the Mont Blanc massif.

This course is led by David Gladwin, one of only a handful of professional snowboard instructors to hold the BASI Level 4 ISTD, French Carte Pro and 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.


5 full days of off piste guiding with UIAGM Mountain Guide, David Gladwin


Group size: Max 6 (Min 4)


This course is perfect option for snowboarders wishing to ride the infamous high mountain backcountry terrain of Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Massif. Enjoy daily adventures exploring the different areas and searching out the best snow conditions. You will also further develop your backcountry snowboarding techniques as well as increase your knowledge of mountain safety and awareness.

Is this for me?

This course is designed for strong intermediate / advanced level snowboarders who are confident riding most snow conditions and terrain. You already have a couple of weeks off piste experience or might have had previous instruction on an off piste course. You are keen to improve your technique in trickier snow conditions and on steeper slopes or couloirs. You have a good level of fitness and are happy to hike away from the lifts to access better snow and terrain options.

This is a great follow on course from our Off Piste Freeride Intro course or the Technical Performance Camp.

For strong advanced riders our faster paced Advanced Backcountry Course is a follow on from our Off-Piste Freeride snowboard courses. This course takes the adventure further, to more challenging terrain and a focus on epic descents that take a bit more effort to reach.


Day 1: Warm up day with an introduction to off piste snowboard technical riding, mountain safety skills & avalanche training

Day 2: Off-Piste freeride day with a focus on progressing your riding technique across various off piste terrain types and snow conditions

Day 3: Off-Piste freeride day with further development of mountain safety skills and avalanche training

Day 4: Off-Piste freeride day

Day 5: Ride the infamous Vallée Blanche in Chamonix


The exact itinerary of the week remains flexible to allow for variations with the weather and snow conditions.


Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in this week, however as part of the booking process we will help you find & book accommodation if required. There are plenty of great accommodation options for solo-travellers in Chamonix.

Whats included

  • 5 full days of guiding

    With UIAGM High Mountain Guide & BASI Snowboard Instructor, David Gladwin

  • Avalanche awareness, search & rescue training
  • Video coaching
  • Day trip down the Vallée Blanche

    A Chamonix must. Weather dependent

Whats not included

  • Accommodation
  • Ski pass
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboard equipment
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