MINT Snowboarding since 2006. World Snow Award Winners in 2016 & 2017!
The Technical Performance course has been developed for intermediate & advanced level riders who have had little or no formal coaching.
The aim of this course is to progress all areas of your technical riding such as carving, steeper terrain, off piste, bumps and freestyle.
We will teach you specific techniques such as torsional flex, pedalling and more. All of which will improve the way you control your board, resulting in a more responsive riding style across all terrain.
Change the way you ride and enhance your enjoyment of the mountain.
5 x half days (3 hrs / day)
Group size: Max 6 (min 4)
By developing your core technical snowboarding you will see rapid improvements and progression in your carving, steep terrain, off-piste and freestyle riding. This course will help you to pin-point and iron out bad habits as well as develop an effortless riding style.
This course is for intermediate to advanced snowboarders whose progression has hit a plateau! The coaching throughout the week is focused towards developing your technical riding skills which will be applied to progress all of your snowboarding. If you have never had any formal coaching before, you will be impressed with the progression you will achieve during this week.
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 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.
Level 5. Advanced
You are a seasoned snowboarder who has an extensive experience off piste and / or in the snowpark. You can ride any terrain and make it look good. Join a program for riding steep & deep terrain, or finding how 3 feet out of a pipe can be 10 with a bit of coaching.
Day 1: Developing riding technique. Teaching you the techniques which will enable you to use your equipment more effectively and develop a fluid riding style. Including equipment advice and optimising your current setup.
Day 2: Teaching you the movements required to enable technical progression and using this to increase board performance. This day includes video analysis to aid the development of your riding.
Day 3: Implementing your new skills across a range of terrain and tasks.
Day 4: Off piste riding. Advancing your riding technique on natural terrain and varying snow conditions.
Day 5: Introducing freestyle skills both in and out of the snow park, including switch riding.
Accommodation is not included in this week, however we do recommend the following great options for solo-travelers:
Chalet Carclion : from £459 pp / week
Chalet Carclion, located in central Morzine, is a traditional alpine chalet run by Riders Refuge which has all the comfort and charm along with all the facilities you need. Chalet Carclion sleeps up to 21 guests in 8 in spacious bedrooms the chalet has 6 bathrooms. There are separate living and dining areas along with a sun terrace with views over Morzine and Avoriaz.
The chalet also has a garden hot tub, where you can relax in style whilst soothing away weary muscles after a day on the mountain.
• Transfers to/from Geneva airport • 3 course evening meals 6 nights a week • Continental style breakfast with a hot option • Afternoon tea with home baked cakes • Welcome night bucks fizz reception • wifi • Shuttle service to/from the slopes
The Ridewell Lodge: from £349 pp / week
The Ridewell Lodge is a lively, social chalet run by Mountain Mavericks. It is a 14 bed chalet based in Montriond with access to the slopes via the local ski bus. The Ridewell Lodge offers basic but comfortable accommodation, delivering excellent value for money in a friendly environment where you can expect to meet other like minded mountain lovers.
• 2 course evening meals 6 nights a week with wine • Hearty breakfast • wifi
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