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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
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.

Kids Overview

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. 

Backcountry & Splitboarding Overview

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

Splitboard Intro Course – Morzine, Avoriaz

Splitboard Intro Course – Morzine, Avoriaz - Description

This course is not running for 2018/2019, please see the Splitboard Freeride Course page.

 

Do you want to head away from the ski lifts and discover the freedom of the mountains? Splitboarding is all about strapping in, trekking out and riding untracked terrain that just isn’t possible to get to by hiking. Skiers have had this luxury forever, now it’s your turn!

The aim of the Splitboard Intro Course is to introduce you to the essentials of splitboard touring and to take you into the incredible backcountry terrain of the Portes du Soleil. Throughout the course there is also a strong focus on teaching you mountain safety skills so you know how to assess risks and travel safely in the backcountry. Over five days you will learn fundamental splitboard touring techniques & skills, how to assess ascent/decent lines and avalanche & mountain awareness.

The week is led by our high mountain guide (UIAGM) David Gladwin. David will work with you to develop your splitboarding technique and mountain awareness skills. He will use his vast knowledge of the Portes du Soleil to take you on a fresh mountain adventure each day so you can ride the best powder conditions. The start of each tour is lift accessed but you can expect to skin between 300 – 500 meters of vertical height gain each day, so a good base level of fitness is needed to make sure you get the most out of each day.

We also offer a splitboard freeride course for experienced splitboarders wanting to reach new lines and hunt out the best snow in Morzine and the Portes du Soleil.

Travelling alone? Not a problem! Our snowboard courses are designed with solo-travellers in mind. They are a great way to progress your snowboarding, learning in a small group with others of the same level… and you will end the week with a bunch of new snowboard friends!

Duration

5 Full Days

Ratio

Group size: Max 6 (Min 4)

Advantages

You will learn how to set up and use your splitboard correctly and efficiently and you will 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 approaching back country snowboarding and give you a solid base to progress your future splitboarding.

Is this for me?

The aim of this course it to introduce you to the essentials of splitboard touring and to get you out snowboarding the incredible backcountry terrain of the Portes du Soleil. If you have never splitboarded before and want to learn everything you need to know to set up and use the equipment as well as be introduced to mountain safety and awareness then this is the course for you. You will need to be an intermediate/advanced snowboarder with some previous experience of riding off-piste powder, a good base level of fitness is needed as you will be touring with ~300-500mtrs of height gain every day.



Suggested Fitness Level

Fitness Level 4/5: A good level of fitness required to enjoy this course to it's fullest




Suitable for Snowboarders with a Skill Level 4 to 5

Below is a description of the skill levels suited:


Level 4. High Intermediate

You are an experienced snowboarder, competent riding the whole mountain, in almost all snow conditions and terrain types. Even if you’re content with what you’re riding, a session with an top level instructor can help you enjoy it even more … and chances are you’ll find out there’s still plenty left in the tank. It’s time to increase your performance, dominate the mountain, master new tricks and venture further off piste.

Level 5. Advanced

You are a seasoned snowboarder who has an extensive experience off piste and / or in the snowpark. You can ride any terrain and make it look good. Join a program for riding steep & deep terrain, or finding how 3 feet out of a pipe can be 10 with a bit of coaching.

Structure

Day 1: Warm up day with coaching in splitboard setup, touring techniques and a refresh of avalanche & mountain safety skills

Day 2: Splitboard adventure in the Portes du Soleil – including mountain safety awareness training on how to access terrain safely

Day 3: Splitboard adventure in the Portes du Soleil

Day 4: Splitboard adventure in the Portes du Soleil

Day 5: Splitboard adventure in the Portes du Soleil

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in this week, however we would recommend the following options as being great options for solo-travelers:

Chalet Carclion : from £459 pp / week

Chalet Carclion, located in central Morzine, is a traditional alpine chalet run by Riders Refuge which has all the comfort and charm along with all the facilities you need. Chalet Carclion sleeps up to 21 guests in 8 in spacious bedrooms the chalet has 6 bathrooms. There are separate living and dining areas along with a sun terrace with views over Morzine and Avoriaz.
The chalet also has a garden hot tub, where you can relax in style whilst soothing away weary muscles after a day on the mountain.

What’s Included:

• Transfers to/from Geneva airport • 3 course evening meals 6 nights a week • Continental style breakfast with a hot option • Afternoon tea with home baked cakes • Welcome night bucks fizz reception • wifi • Shuttle service to/from the slopes

 

The Ridewell Lodge: from £349 pp / week

The Ridewell Lodge is a lively, social chalet run by Mountain Mavericks. It is a 14 bed chalet based in Montriond with access to the slopes via the local ski bus. The Ridewell Lodge offers basic but comfortable accommodation, delivering excellent value for money in a friendly environment where you can expect to meet other like minded mountain lovers.

What’s Included:

• 2 course evening meals 6 nights a week with wine • Hearty breakfast • wifi

Whats included

  • 5 full days coaching & guiding

    With fully qualified BASI ISTD Snowboard instructor & UIAGM Guide (5 x 6hrs)

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

Whats not included

  • Accommodation
  • Ski Pass
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal Snowboarding Equipment
  • Safety equipment (transceiver, shovel & probe)
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