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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.

Kids Overview

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

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November snow in the Alps

The early part of November 2016 has seen epic quantities of snow fall on the Portes du Soleil, France. Avoriaz received the first snowstorm on 5th November with Morzine getting covered with a blanket of snow too. Temperatures have been unseasonably cold with snow falling right down into the valleys, as low as 500m in altitude. On 13th November The Sunday Times Travel section announced that a massive 161cm of snow had been recorded in the Portes du Soleil! Here are some photos of this November snow and of winter 16/17 so far in the Portes du Soleil.

Avoriaz deep in snow, November 2016

Avoriaz deep in snow, November 2016

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Sunset in Avoriaz, 7th November 2016

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A last adventure out on the mountain bikes before the snow got too deep in Morzine (although already pretty deep here!)

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Snowstorm in Avoriaz on 10th November 2016

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Morzine village covered in snow in November 2016

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November snow building up in Les Lindarets, Avoriaz


On 12th September we woke up to blue skies after another night of fresh snow, so we got the splitboards out for a tour up the Pointe de Chesery. Below are some photos of the epic November snow conditions in the Portes du Soleil, check here for more photos of our splitboard tour.

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The Ardent telecabine looking ready to open, 12th November 2016

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Snow covered trees up towards the ridge at the top of the Chaux Fleurie chairlift, between Avoriaz and Chatel

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Looking down towards Lac Montriond. The Portes du Soleil looking in November, looking more like January!

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Mont de Grange on the right, a great days splitboard tour with many fantastic routes down.

Views over the Portes du Soleil

Views over the Portes du Soleil

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Looking up towards the Pointe de Vorlaz, Avoriaz (otherwise know as Pepsi Max)

Due to the huge amount of early snow, Champery on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil, has announced that it will open 1 month early, on 19th November 2016. Avoriaz is set to open on Friday 9th December, although rumours are circulating that both Avoriaz and Les Gets might open early – we will keep you posted if so!

Have these pictures fuelled your stoke for snowboarding? We still have a few spaces on our pre-season snowboard camps, from 11th to 18th December, with 7 nights in a catered chalet in Morzine and 5 full days of coaching on the slopes of Avoriaz. With over 20 people booked on, we have groups of all levels from Beginner to Intermediate and Advanced Technical Performance. Join us and make the most of these epic conditions!

Sunday Times Travel snow

The Sunday Times Travel announces 161cm of snow recorded in the Portes du Soleil

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