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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
Technical Course or Camp?

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
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

MINT Snowboarding since 2006. World Snow Award Winners in 2016 & 2017!  Covid 19 Winter Policy

SELF MASSAGE FOR SNOWBOARDERS

 

There’s nothing quite like taking time out, treating your body and getting a massage. Ironing out aches and pains and helping your body feel fresh before your snowboard holiday is the best preparation you can do! We all know snowboarding can take its toll on your body so it’s key to have your muscles feeling great before you head off for your snowboard trip!

snowboard massage snowboarding injury

It’s Lockdown 2.0 and massage is temporarily off. Now more than ever it’s time to give your body the bien-être it needs! Soon, massage will be back, but until then try out these helpful at home self massage techniques getting your body ready for some snowboarding! 

 

Tools You Will Need

self massage for snowboarding foam roller exercises tennis ball massage exercises

 

Things to keep in mind

 

Neck

Tool: Hands

Falling when snowboarding can take its toll on your neck, whether this is on the piste, spinning in the park or in the backcountry. It’s really easy to strain your neck when snowboarding so it’s super important to soften up the muscles before your trip. To massage, place your fingers where your neck meets your shoulders, gently squeeze and hold. Then lift your fingers and repeat this on a higher part of the muscle. You can also move your shoulders down, forwards and backwards to help the muscles move under your hands. Rotating your head to look left then right will also increase the massage.

neck massage

 

Upper Back

Tool: Tennis Ball

Anyone who works at a desk knows how upper back strain feels. It’s no fun & having this pain during your snowboarding holiday will restrict your movement and hold your progression back! Place a tennis ball between your shoulder blade and spine, stand against a wall, stretch the same shoulder and roll this up and down the wall putting medium to firm pressure.

upper back massage

 

Lower Back

Tool: Foam roller

Snowboarding entails lots of bending down. Softening and lengthening the muscles of your lower back before your trip will really help ease the movement of doing up your bindings!

Place a foam roller on your lower back and stand against a wall, with a medium to firm pressure roll this foam roller up and down the wall with your lower back. If you find any areas of particular tightness stick with them and take some deep breaths until the tension releases.

lower back massage

 

Glutes and Hips

Tool: Foam Roller and Tennis Ball. 

Glutes and hips get super tight when snowboarding. You’re needing top power, balance and control output, so prep your glutes and hips ready for this!! Get down to the ground, use your foam roller for glues and a tennis ball for hips, roll the muscles out and loosen the areas up. Any tightness will restrict power and strength from the muscle.

hip massage with tennis ball

 

Legs

Tool: Foam Roller and Tennis Ball

Without stating the obvious, your legs take a pounding when snowboarding! Learning to snowboard, snowboarding in power, freestyle snowboarding, whatever level you are at you ask a lot from your legs when snowboarding! For hamstrings, quads and IT band use a foam roller, get down on the ground and roll the length of the muscle. For your calfs, use a tennis ball and roll across the muscle, moving the tennis ball slightly down or up your leg after each movement. Stick with areas of tension, it might initially be tight but be patient and the tension will dissolve.

leg massage with foam roller leg massage with tennis ball leg self massage

 

Feet

Tool: Tennis Ball

You’re about to squeeze your feet into snowboard boots for a week and put way more strain through them then normal. Place a tennis ball under your foot, you can do this standing or sitting (a great tip is to do this at the dinner table during eating). Roll the ball around different areas of your foot working out the strains and softening the muscles.

foot massage with tennis ball

 

Make a ‘Get Ready For Snowboarding’ plan ahead of your snowboard holiday and get your body ready for the slopes!! These simple massage techniques will get your feeling fresh and prepared for snowboarding whilst massage is off the cards.

 

Martha is available in Morzine, Les Gets and the surrounding villages for mobile massage during your holiday.

mpmassagetherapy.com

info@mpmassagetherapy.com

+33(0)771816389

 

Have you booked your trip yet? MINT has a huge range of camps and courses, get in touch directly to discuss which lessons would be most suited to you!

 

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