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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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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.

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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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The Woods Snowboard Shop
132 Rue du Bourg
74110 Morzine
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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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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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SPLITBOARD HUT TRIP, GRAND SAINT BERNARD

Splitboard Hut Trip Grand Saint Bernard

 

May 2021 has so far bought huge amounts of fresh snow to the Alps. Not wanting to let the powder go to waste, MINT Snowboarding founder Tammy and a friend, Fiona, made the most of it with an overnight splitboard hut trip to the Col du Grand Saint Bernard in the Swiss – Italian alps.

If you’ve not heard of it, the Col du Grand Saint Bernard is a dream splitboard destination, situated at 2469m on the Swiss / Italian border and home to one of the most comfortable mountain refuges you will find in the alps! The Hospice is a 10th century monastery, which is still run by monks who offer you a warm welcome, can only be reached by skis in winter. The location is stunning up in the high mountains, surrounded by endless peaks suitable for ascents on splitboards plus excellent ski-touring routes on both the Swiss and Italian sides of the frontier. There is enough snowboard terrain here to last you a season’s stay on the col!

With only a short good weather window and knowing that temperatures don’t stay low for long as this time of year, we set off very early on the first day with the aim of riding Mont Fourchon. After a couple of hours of splitboarding we reached the col, where we popped into the Hospice to drop off some overnight stuff. We then traversed the lake on the col and descended into the Italian side where you ride through a long road tunnel (which was icy as hell!). Once through it is another 600m of up to get to the summit of Mont Fourchon at 2901m. Despite the bluebird day, the air temperature remained relatively low and we were stoked to get to snowboard perfect powder on the descent.

 

 

After a short splitboard back up to the hospice we were surprised to find that we were their only guests that night. Usually you have to book in early to stay at the hospice, but this year the world is far from normal. This meant that there was not the usual race for hot showers and we later enjoyed huge portions of a simple, yet delicious, 3 course meal.

The next day strong winds and a new weather system were forecast meaning that a big itinerary was not feasible. Instead we stuck to a safer option, heading up the combe de Barasson and scoped out an exciting line for a future trip. We still managed to get in some nice, fresh turns down from the col, with the whole valley to ourselves, before riding back down to the car.

The area around the Grand St Bernard pass is perfect for multi-day hut to hut splitboard / ski tour with a range of terrain suitable for people who wish to gain more splitboard touring experience as well as those looking for more challenging descents. Get in touch if you would like to find out more about organising a private splitboard hut trip with our IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide.

 

 

 

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