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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

 

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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 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. 

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

November splitboard tours in the Portes du Soleil

You will probably have heard by now, or seen photos on Facebook, that the Alps have just received a weeklong  storm bringing non-stop snowfall. The Portes du Soleil has definitely received it’s fair share of snow, with more than we have ever seen before so early in November. And what’s more Champery has just announced it will open on 19th November, being the first of the Portes du Soleil resorts to reveal plans to open early. The 19th November is REALLY early! Rumours are circulating that Avoriaz and Les Gets will also open early this winter.

Initially, we were somewhat fearful that this snow was falling on zero base and thus getting the splitboards out too soon was likely to end in tears and core shots. Thus we waited maybe a few days longer than we might have otherwise. Today, 12th November, the skies cleared and 3 members of the team, David Gladwin, Tammy Esten & Dave Simpson, took the plunge delving through our respective cellars to get our snowboard and splitboard kit out.

With no lifts open yet it meant getting the splitboards on in Ardent, which at 1200m was already deep in light, fluffy snow! Going up through the hamlet of Lindarets the snow just got deeper and deeper, and the stoke grew.

The Pointe de Chésery, one of many popular splitboard tours in the Portes du Soleil, is where we were headed. This peak, altitude of 2251 m, is situated between the ski areas of Avoriaz and Chatel / Linga so giving us a good 1000 m ascent to wake the legs up reading for a winter of fun! The route up goes via the top of the Chaux Fleurie chairlift and then following the ridge up to the summit. The snow had clearly fallen with a significant amount of wind as the trees along this ridge looked pretty impressive, totally caked in snow.

The descent was epic, what a way to start the season with a powder day like this! Fancy joining us for splitboard tours this winter, either in the Portes du Soleil or further afield? MINT Snowboarding offers private splitboard guiding as well as a Splitboard Backcountry course in March 2017.

 

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Splitboard tours in the Portes du Soleil with Dave & Dave from MINT Snowboarding

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We’ve never seen snow like this so early in November before!

Pointe de Vorlaz, Avoriaz

Pointe de Vorlaz, otherwise known as Pepsi Max, Avoriaz

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Snowboarding down towards les Lindarets, Avoriaz, November 2016

Splitboarding, Pointe de Chesery, Portes du Soleil

The Pointe de Chesery, Portes du Soleil

Pointe de Chesery, Portes du Soleil

Snow covered trees, looking towards the Pointe de Chesery, Portes du Soleil

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The only tracks in the snow were those of animals!

 

 

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Fresh tracks coming our way

The guys, David & Dave, also managed to fit in some dry tooling on a cliff just above Ardent. Not only keen to get the legs strong for winter, they are also preparing for the ice climbing season!

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MINT Snowboarding offers splitboard guiding in the Portes du Soleil and further afield, such as the Haute Route between Chamonix and Zermatt or shorter hut to hut splitboard tours. For those relatively new to splitboarding then we run a 5 day Backcountry Splitboard course in March 16.

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