Learn the foundations of snowboarding with a bunch of like minded people on our Beginner Snowboard Camp. MINT Snowboarding brings you the ultimate ‘learn to snowboard’ holiday with 5 full days of snowboard coaching and 7 days of chalet-hotel accommodation that will get you ready for the rest of the season.
MINT snowboarding is the only school in Europe to offer an beginner & improver level specific snowboard camp. This is a unique way for beginners to learn to snowboard with other first-timers and for improvers to further build their skills and confidence all over the mountain.
The aim of this snowboard holiday is to teach you the fundamentals of the sport in a fun and supportive environment. This week will give you a solid riding platform to build your future snowboarding progression on.
For winter 2022/23 we are excited to be partnering with Northstar Chalets for the accommodation on our Morzine snowboard camps. With 3 fantastic catered chalets located in central Morzine, at Northstar you can expect the warmest welcome and the comfiest chalets, along with fabulous food.
In addition to this, for the Beginner & Improver Camp in December 2022, we are also offering a budget friendly package which includes a 7 night stay in Morzine’s latest hotel, the Dents Blanche. The DB has a sociable vibe, with it’s own bar & pool table, perfect for snowboard enthusiasts.
The Beginner Snowboard Camp is a perfect way for you to spend a week learning to snowboard with others of the same level.
This camp runs for 1 week. It includes 5 days of on snow coaching and a free day to practice your skills. Arrival / departure days depend on the course dates (see below)
Small Group Size: Maximum 6 people (min 4)
The aim of this snowboard camp is to teach you the fundamentals of snowboarding in a fun, relaxed and engaging environment. At the end of the week you will have learnt everything you need to develop your base snowboarding technique which you can build on in the future… as well as having made a whole new bunch of friends. This camp is the ultimate learn to snowboard holiday as well as being a great way for snowboarding beginners to take their first trip to the mountains!
Snowboarding newbee? Never been snowboarding in a resort before? This is the perfect snowboard holiday for you! The coaching will teach you everything you need to know from strapping on your board, making your first turns to further developing a solid riding platform to build your future snowboarding progression on.
You don’t have to be a beginner. This beginners snowboard holiday is also suited to relatively inexperienced snowboarders who have just done a week or two of riding. Our professional coaching will help you progress, gain confidence and explore more of the mountain.
Travelling alone? Not a problem! Our beginner snowboard camps are designed with solo-travellers in mind or those travelling in a small group. They are a great way to progress your snowboarding, learning in a small group with others of the same level… and you will end the week with a bunch of new snowboard friends!
Are you a higher level rider? We have a intermediate & advanced Technical Performance snowboard camp too!
Fitness Level 1/5: A basic level of fitness required to enjoy this course to it's fullest
Below is a description of the skill levels suited:
Level 1. Beginner
A total beginner or you want to start again. Taking a lesson is by far the best way to begin your snowboarding experience. We’ll give you the basic skills ensuring learning is fun and confidence is built.
Maybe you’ve done a little before, are able to slide on both edges, but are not yet turning from one to another.
Level 2. Improver
You are able to do basic turns in both directions, heelside and toeside, on green and easy blue runs although you may find one easier than the other. Now you’re able to link turns a little encouragement & technical input goes a long way in progressing your snowboarding. We will help you build on those basic skills and start exploring the mountain.
Benefit from 5 full days of coaching in small groups. Coaching runs for 5 days, with a day off mid-week to relax and recuperate or to head out on the slopes and enjoy your new skills.
Day 1: Learning the foundations of snowboarding. We will teach you the skills and techniques which will form the basis of your future riding style.
Day 2: Teaching you the basics of movement skills which paired with the skills and techniques learnt on Day 1 will keep you progressing with confidence.
Day 3: Implementing the skills and techniques gained over the previous 2 days to progress your riding away from the beginner areas.
Day 4: New runs/terrain/confidence, skills development on new terrain.
Day 5: Consolidating everything you have learned so far to get you confidently achieving your snowboard goals.
You have two accommodation options for the Beginner & Improver Camp from 10th – 17th December 2022.
Firstly you can choose to stay in a catered chalet in central Morzine with Northstar Chalets. Kick back and enjoy a true holiday with the catered chalet experience brought to you by this small & welcoming independent company.
In addition to this, we are also offering a value camp package with accomodation at the Hotel Les Dents Blanches. Enjoy comfortable and functional en-suite bedrooms along with a welcoming bar and restaurant.
Check out the individual accomodation pages to find out full details of where you will be staying and what is included:
Click on the above links to see full details, facilities & photos of each of these properties.
7 nights catered chalet accommodation in central Morzine (see accommodation section for more info)
With a fully qualified BASI ISTD (or equivalent) snowboard instructor (5 hrs / day)
To help analyse your riding and consequently understand how to make appropriate changes
Focused towards snowboard stance & alignment
To avoid wasting time in queues at the lift pass office, Northstar can arrange your lift pass for you and deliver it to your chalet upon arrival. You will need a full Portes du Soleil ski pass.
For rentals we recommend The Woods snowboard shop. The Woods stocks high end demo boards as well as Burton Learn to Ride equipment, perfect for beginners & improvers.
We highly recommend booking through Skiidy Gonzales, who offer our clients a 10% discount. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
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