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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.

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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!

OFF PISTE & BACKCOUNTRY SNOWBOARDING – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Backcountry snowboarding adventures

 

Riding through open powder fields, cruising in between trees weighed down with snow and fresh powder as far as you can see. There is something immensely special about escaping the crowds and heading off the pistes for the best snow and even better descents. Whether you are a snowboarder or a skier the sense of adventure is parallel as is the exhilaration gained from putting in fresh tracks down a mountainside. Not only is the experience incredibly fun but each time is unique in so many ways and that’s why we all love it!

Off Piste generally refers to riding not to far away from the marked slopes and can often be accessed via a lift with limited or no hiking needed. Although you are relatively close to the piste and trails you can still find epic areas of untouched powder and experience some truly awesome powder to ride. Don’t be tricked into thinking off piste riding is safe from danger due to your proximity to the slopes – the dangers are just as real as when you are further from home.

Backcountry terrain is generally much further into the wilderness and will usually mean a decent hike from the carpark or from the top of a chairlift to get out into the mountains. You can’t beat the feeling of being deep in the mountains, out of sight of any other humans, and enjoying nature at it’s best with your snowboard / skis strapped to your feet.

For a snowboarder getting into the backcountry was traditionally done by bootpacking or by strapping on a pair of snowshoes, usually a long sweaty affair which was hard work. Now with a wide range of splitboarding equipment available (think of a snowboard that splits into skis which can be used to walk on the snow) accessing the backcountry has become as easy for snowboarders as it has been for skiers for years.

Both off-piste and backcountry snowboarding come with significant risks so we highly recommend you use a fully qualified Mountain Guide, their knowledge and expertise in mountain safety as well as the area you are in is key to your safety and your experience. It is essential to have a good knowledge mountain safety and avalanche awareness before leaving the pistes, knowing how to use your equipment and how to stay safe on the mountain is something that your guide will teach you. Your Mountain Guide will also know the most incredible spots to ride based on the weather and conditions that day and their expertise will massively enhance the enjoyment of your trip!

Another really important consideration is your insurance – do you have the correct insurance to cover you for riding off piste? This is something definitely worth checking out as a lot of insurance companies may only cover snowboarding / skiing on piste.

Our IFMGA Mountain Guide, David Gladwin, is the original mountain goat, a backcountry guru and lover of gnarly descents – he’s an awesome person to learn from and to explore the mountain with!

If it’s your first time riding off piste or you’re looking for a new backcountry adventure to experience, take a look at our biggest calendar of backcountry courses EVER for winter 2019. There really is something for everyone!

With our more advanced weeks taking us on an epic powder safari to Hokkaido Japan, splitboarding in Zinal Switzerland and an arctic snowboard adventure in Norway, we are definitely excited for the adventures that this season will bring!

All of this seasons backcountry camps and courses, newbee off piste to advanced backcountry riding, can be found here!

 

 

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