Snowboard Lessons
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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 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.

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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!

September snow in Avoriaz!

This year autumn just hasn’t shown up in the French alps. One minute it was a 30+ degree heatwave here in Morzine and we were obliged to continuously throw ourselves in Lac Montriond to cool down, and then overnight the weather changed with a sudden drop in temperature and what feels like non-stop rain in the valley ever since.

On 2nd September we saw the first snow on the peaks around the Portes du Soleil and they have stayed continuously white since then. The snow line has been slowly creeping lower and lower and last night made it as low as 1600 metres. Now for mid September that’s pretty unusual, more in character with this time of year would be an indian summer of 25 degrees.

green leaves snow

The leaves are still green, they’ve not even changed colour yet!

This morning (18th September 2017) we popped up to see the snow in Avoriaz, which is at an altitude of 1800 m. There’s nothing better than those first crunchy footsteps through the snow each winter, along with a first snowball or two. We almost didn’t make it with the amount of snow on the roads and clearly no snow tyres on the car yet.

buried car

Summer has barely left us and some of us are still wearing shorts!

shorts in the snow

The snow is pretty deep in places

autumn snow

Once in Avoriaz, there was a solitary snow clearer trying to get the roads cleared for people to get to work and kids to get to school.

snow piled up

We’re pretty certain it’s not often that the kids in Avoriaz get to enjoy the walk to school in the snow in September… Let alone sledge to school at this time of year!

taking kids to school in snow

Feels like winter with all this snow in Avoriaz, but it’s still 88 days until the lifts open!

It was a total whiteout in Avoriaz so views were pretty limited! The photo below is looking up to the Chapelle snowpark area!

whiteout, snow in avoriaz

As excited as we are to see such early snow in the French alps, it is too early for it to stick around until winter. That doesn’t mean our fingers aren’t crossed for a winter of epic snowfall ?

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