The main goal of our snowboard camps is to give you a fun filled holiday to remember, as well as gain tons of new skills on your snowboard.
A snowboard camp gives you the maximum amount of coaching time throughout your week. It’s the ultimate way to progress your riding as you spend every day with your instructor, benefitting from structured weeklong course with professional coaching and guided practice time.
You will spend a week with a group of likeminded individuals, who all share a passion for snowboarding, and will come away with the holiday with a bunch of new friends.
Our camps are completely aimed at solo travellers, so no worries at all if you are booking alone.
All of our snowboard camps are designed with solo-travellers in mind or those travelling in a small group. They are a great way to spend a week progressing your snowboarding, with others of the same level… you are guaranteed to end the week with a bunch of new snowboard friends having had a ton of laughs along the way! The vast majority joining our snowboard camps are booking alone.
Anyone age 18 & up is welcome to join our adults snowboard camps. The participants on our camps are generally aged from early twenties to mid sixties! Our camps are always a complete mix of ages and nationalities which help make them so fun.
You will need your snowboard equipment + warm, water proof clothing. You can rent a snowboard, boots & helmet in resort if you don’t have your own. You will also need ‘normal’ clothing and good snow boots for walking around the resort.
You are already an good intermediate / advanced level rider, but no longer progressing and not sure how to? Why take further tuition?
There are loads of reasons to carry on with lessons and coaching, but one of the most important is to keep it fun and never stop progressing. Maybe a cliché, but it’s true ‘there is always more to learn’. Whether it be: taking advantage of the construction of your snowboard in order to carve a clean track around turns rather than skidding the board, stopping the back of your board skidding out at the end of turns on more challenging terrain, learning to do frontside rail slides on the nose or tail of your board, doing backflips on the airbag and then taking it to the jumps, making controlled, fluid turns on tricky off piste terrain rather than constantly stopping and starting, linking butters to nose presses to reverts to 180s…
Having a few falls is part of learning to snowboard. Having instruction will minimise this dramatically, however we still recommend the use of helmets and wrist guards, especially for beginners, kids and those learning freestyle. Bruises and injuries seriously affect your confidence… and confidence is key to learning to snowboard!
We don’t recommend you snowboard with a backpack. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced rider wanting to progress, a backpack can put you off balance, restrict your movement and make you more tense when snowboarding. We recommend you leave your backpack at home and put any water or snacks in your pocket.
Your child will require a snowboard, snowboard boots, and bindings. Make sure the gear is properly sized for their height, weight and level as this is crucial to their progression. Whether you are renting or buying, your local snowboard shop will be able to advise you with this.
The short answer is… you can’t. Let them dictate their learning process.
It is best to start with low expectations. Beginners need to start on the beginner slope and should not be moved onto regular slopes without consulting their instructor for advice. Often young children will only want to do a few runs, building up confidence slowly, what is key is that they are enjoying those few runs. With patience soon will they will be asking to do more. Again the key is to get them professional tuition rather than trying to cut corners and teach them yourself.
We get asked this question all the time and the answer is absolutely no they do not! Kids can learn to snowboard from any age and we regularly teach kids as young as 3 years old who have never seen snow before, never mind a pair of skis.
The important thing is to let them choose… if they want to ski then great, if they want to snowboard even better ????
Kids can learn to snowboard from around 3 years old (same as starting them skiing). We regularly teach kids from as young as 3 years old. No child is the same so it does depend on the individual – strength, energy, desire to snowboard etc. We recommend giving your child the choice, let them tell you when they are ready to start snowboarding!
Why not have a look at our super cute videos of kids from 3 up to 7 year old learning to snowboard with MINT Snowboard School: