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Camp – Débutants & Elémentaires

Camp – Débutants & Elémentaires - Description

Get ahead of the game this year with a sneaky early season snowboard holiday to learn the foundations of snowboarding with our Beginner snowboard camp. MINT Snowboarding brings you 5 full days of snowboard coaching and 7 days 1/2 board chalet accommodation that will get you ready for the rest of the season.

MINT snowboarding is the only school in Europe to offer an entry level specific snowboard camp. Together with Burton’s Learn to Ride Program we offer a unique way for beginners to learn to snowboard and for improvers to further build their confidence and skills.

The aim of this camp 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.

The beginner & improver snowboard camp is a perfect way for you to spend a week learning to snowboard with others of the same level.

Are you a higher level rider? We have a intermediate & advanced Technical Performance snowboard camp too!

Travelling alone? Not a problem! Our beginner snowboard camps are designed with solo-travellers in mind. 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!

Duration

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)

Ratio

Small Group Size: Maximum 6 people (min 4)

Advantages

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 met a whole new bunch of friends!

Is this for me?

If you’ve never snowboarded before, or have only done a week or twos or riding, then this is the perfect snowboard holiday for you enjoying the company of like-minded individuals! 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.



Suggested Fitness Level

Fitness Level 1/5: A basic level of fitness required to enjoy this course to it's fullest




Suitable for Snowboarders with a Skill Level 1 to 2

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 on green and easy blue runs. Now you’re able to link turns a little encouragement & help goes a long way. It’s time to build on those basic skills and start exploring the mountain.

Structure

Benefit from 5 full days of coaching in small groups. Coaching runs for 5 days, with a day off mid-week to recuperate 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 in 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: Even more skills development to get you confidently achieving your snowboard goals.

Accommodation

Accommodation is with the fantastic Treeline Chalets in one of their centrally located chalets in Morzine, a short walk to the après ski bars and restaurants

  • 7 nights half board accommodation in shared rooms*
  • Three course evening meal, six nights per week (chalet staff have 1 night off during the week)
  • Unlimited wine during dinner
  • Continental breakfast six days a week with 2 daily cooked options
  • Afternoon tea including homemade cakes, tea and coffee
  • Honesty bar with beer

*Rooms are shared with other solo travellers joining the camp in same sex, twin or triple rooms. Single person supplement available upon request.

Whats included

  • 5 Full Days of Coaching

    With a fully qualified BASI ISTD (or equivalent) snowboard instructor (5 hrs / day)

  • Airport Transfers

    To / from Geneva Airport

  • Video coaching

    To help analyse your riding and consequently understand how to make appropriate changes

  • Pilates session

    Focused towards snowboard stance & alignment

  • Snowboard waxing & tuning class

Whats not included

  • Ski pass
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal Snowboarding Equipment
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