You’ve booked your snowboard holiday, maybe even got a new board, but what’s next?
Progressing your snowboarding skills!
Whether you are learning to snowboard as a total beginner, progressing your skills, or just needing a confidence boost, snowboard lessons are beneficial for everyone. There is always something to learn and to perfect at every level. Snowboard coaching can completely change the dynamic of your holiday. Some time with a professional instructor can quickly turn it from a frustrating week on the slopes to complete snowboard addiction and a passion to be enjoyed for the rest of your life. Getting home from a day on the mountain where you might have confidently ridden your first blue run without falling, landed your first 360 or ridden your first couloir, you really can’t beat that exhilarating feeling of progressing!
Ok so you’ve decided to take some snowboard lessons, but which is right for you – Group or Private Lessons?
Starting with group snowboard lessons, what are they all about and what are their pros & cons?
What is there to know about private snowboard lessons?
A mix of both private and group lessons might suit you best? If you’ve had a break from snowboarding, why not book a private lesson on your first day. Being with an instructor on your first day back on the slopes will allow you to regain confidence and find your legs much quicker. Starting a group the following day will be much easier with some new-found confidence!
Alternatively, a private lesson at the end of your group course can allow you to focus more time and attention on whichever skills you are wanting to continue strengthening. After a week of group lessons where you have grown your balance and board skills you might want to book a private and have your first run through the Avoriaz snowpark!
WHERE TO TAKE YOUR LESSONS?
Here in the Portes du Soleil we are spoiled for choice, we really do have a slope which is perfect for everyone. If you’re undecided on which resort is for you, here’s a brief guide:
Leaning in Morzine
⇨ For beginner lessons, families and learner levels, Morzine is definitely for you!
Learning in Les Gets
⇨ Les Gets is a great family resort but also with something to give everyone a great weeks boarding.
Learning in Avoriaz
⇨ For freestyle and off piste coaching, Avoriaz is definitely the place!!
WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU?
There are some plenty things to think about when booking snowboard lessons: What do you want to get from the coaching, although no need to have specific goals? What location suits you best regarding where you are staying? What is your confidence level? Would you be better suited to 1-on-1 coaching or do you learn better with others in a team environment? What is your budget? Make sure you choose a reputable ski school who will take time to discuss all these options with you upon booking. At MINT Snowboard School we can help you choose the lessons that are best suited for you and tailor these so you get the most out of your time on the slopes!