MINT Snowboarding since 2006. World Snow Award Winners in 2016 & 2017!
MINT Snowboarding founder Tammy Esten is stoked to be hosting her very own Girls Snowboard Camp in Morzine again in winter 2020! Expect great vibes, lots of laughs and a rad time snowboarding around the Portes du Soleil.
Tammy Esten has been snowboarding (the world over) for more than 20 years and been teaching professionally for 15 years. In 2005, she became the first female snowboard instructor ever to be awarded the highly regarded ‘Carte Professionel’ allowing her to teach snowboarding at the highest level in the French Alps.
In 2006, Tammy founded the highly successful MINT Snowboarding in Morzine, and still to this day remains the only British female Snowboard School director. With her roots firmly in the UK snowsports industry, she has been a ROXY ambassador & has a wealth of experience in coaching female snowboarders of all ages & abilities. She has a whole world of knowledge from both her personal riding & teaching experience. And it’s because of this, mixed in with her being a super friendly & fun lady, that we think she’s the best female snowboard instructor out there! And now she wants to share all of this with you!
Tammy has tailored the course content of The Girls Snowboard Camp specifically for females at Improver, Intermediate or Advanced levels, who want to develop their technical snowboarding skills all over the mountain. The main focus of the coaching throughout the week will be on technical progression with opportunities to develop your off-piste riding & freestyle skills.
Tammy will work with you to build your confidence in all areas of your riding. By the end of the week you will be achieving snowboarding goals you never thought you could.
Of course the aim of the week is to progress your riding to the next level, but you will do this whilst having fun, a whole heap of laughs and a bit of luxury in the very well-equipped and superb Chalet Cordée hosted by Treeline Chalets.
Chalet Cordée sits elevated above Morzine and enjoys some of the best views in resort. The spacious 5 bedroom chalet has a modern open plan living space featuring a large log burning fire & access out onto the large terrace. There is an outdoor sunken hot tub as well as a sauna so you can enjoy the full spa experience during your stay!
Tammy has created a fun and engaging complementary evening program which aims to compliment the on snow day activities and coaching. This includes video feedback sessions to further improve your performance on snow and pilates & yoga sessions with the superb Georgie Kennington (a local pilates / yoga guru) to allow you to stretch and unwind after a day on the mountain. And finally, for those that wish you will finish the week with an adrenaline boosting evening of night sledging on the Pleney.
This camp runs for 1 week. It includes 5 half days of on snow coaching and a free day to practice your skills.
Coaching Group size: Max 6 (min 4)
Throughout the week you will learn and progress all aspects of your riding with a small group of girls of a similar riding level. Focusing on developing your core riding technique to progress your technical riding which will directly translate to improvements in your all mountain riding. Evening activities including snowboard specific pilates sessions and video feedback coaching which will all add to improve your snowboarding.
If you are a lower intermediate to advanced level snowboarder who is looking to build your confidence and to progress your technical, off-piste and freestyle riding all whilst hanging out with like-minded female riders, then this is the perfect snowboard camp for you. A minimum of 2 weeks snowboarding experience is required for this snowboard camp.
Fitness Level 2/5: An average level of fitness required to enjoy this course to it's fullest
Below is a description of the skill levels suited:
Level 3. Lower Intermediate
You are happy linking turns on most runs both consistantly and confidently, although sometimes coming into difficulty on steeps or challenging snow conditions. You wish to ride the whole mountain and find new challenges. We’ll give you the techniques to make your riding more dynamic, start carving your board, learn a few tricks and even take you off piste.
Level 4. High Intermediate
You are an experienced snowboarder, competent riding the whole mountain, in almost all snow conditions and terrain types. Even if you’re content with what you’re riding, a session with an top level instructor can help you enjoy it even more … and chances are you’ll find out there’s still plenty left in the tank. It’s time to increase your performance, dominate the mountain, master new tricks and venture further off piste.
5 half days of coaching in small groups. The group will be split into 2 with daily course content being varied depending on group riding level.
Day 1: Advancing riding technique. Tammy will build on your existing skills by analysing your riding and then focusing coaching where you need it most. Including equipment advice and optimising your setup.
Day 2: Coaching you in the movement skills which will enable technical progression and increase your board performance. Tammy will also film your riding (with zero pressure!) so she can analyse your riding and coach you based on your specific needs.
Day 3: You will implement the skills and techniques gained over the previous 2 days across a range of terrain and tasks to progress your riding. The aim is to enable you to use your equipment effectively and develop a fluid riding style all over the mountain.
Day 4: Introducing freestyle skills both in and out of the snow park, including switch riding.
Day 5: Off-piste riding. Tammy loves powder!!! She will take you beyond the lifts into ungroomed snow to further advance your riding technique on natural terrain and varying snow conditions. Backcountry adventure down Vallée de la Manche for advanced group. Similar adventure, if less challenging, for lower group.
Accommodation is with the fantastic Treeline Chalets in Chalet Cordee. This spacious 5 bedroom chalet has a modern open plan living space featuring a large log burning fire & access out onto the large terrace. There is an outdoor sunken hot tub as well as a sauna so you can enjoy the full spa experience during your stay! Chalet Cordee is elevated above Morzine and enjoys some of the best views in resort. (see more info on Chalet Cordee here).
7 nights accommodation is included in shared rooms. Rooms are shared with other solo travellers joining the camp in same sex, twin or triple rooms. Single person supplements are occasionally available upon request.
Catering is provided on 5 nights with the following included:
7 nights half board chalet accommodation (see accommodation section for more info)
With Tammy Esten – a fully qualified BASI ISTD snowboard instructor (3 hrs / day)
To / from Geneva Airport
To help analyse your riding and consequently understand how to make appropriate changes
Focused towards snowboard stance & alignment
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