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Whatever aspect of your riding you want to improve one to one private lessons are the quickest way for you to learn and to progress. From complete beginner looking to learn the basics of snowboarding to advanced riders who want to polish up their technique or focus on a specific aspect of their riding, individual one to one private lessons allow you to dictate the pace and content of your lessons.

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Technical Courses & Camps
Technical Course or Camp?

Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced snowboarder you will see significant developments in your riding throughout the week on one of our technical camps and courses.

Technical Course & Camp Overview

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Our Technical camps and courses are run throughout the winter season and are a great way to meet people, make new friends and develop your snowboarding. If you are not sure if this is for you then why not give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss what will work for you.

Freestyle Courses & Camps
Freestyle Lesson, Course or Camp?

Progressing your freestyle riding never stops! From a 2 hr lesson to focus on specific tricks through to a full week of coaching, our instructors will work with you to advance all aspects of your Freestyle riding.

Freestyle Course & Camp Overview

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Avoriaz is considered a hub of European snowboarding and has 5 snowparks including the Burton Stash and a superpipe. There are a further 8 parks across the rest of the Portes du Soleil.

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+33 (0)4 50 84 13 88

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The Woods Snowboard Shop
132 Rue du Bourg
74110 Morzine
France

 

Kids Lessons
Kids Clubs & Holidays
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At MINT Snowboarding we have been teaching kids aged from 3 years old to snowboard for over 12 years. We aim to create a fun and engaging environment for your kids to learn to snowboard. From complete beginner to fully fledged little ripper, our private and group lessons are the perfect way for you kids to learn to ride.

Kids Overview

Backcountry Courses & Camps
Backcountry Guiding
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If you want to get off-piste and hike or splitboard tour into the backcountry to ride epic powder lines then you should be riding with us.

We have a huge choice of backcountry off-piste adventures in the Portes Du Soleil, the Grande Massif and Chamonix for you to choose from. 

Backcountry & Splitboarding Overview

MINT Snowboarding since 2006. World Snow Award Winners in 2016 & 2017!

Testimonials

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I’ve been snowboarding a couple of years but after a fall I’d lost confidence on a board, after a 2 hour lesson with Tammy I got that confidence back and found my love for snowboarding again; she’s an absolute legend an amazing instructor I have been singing Tammy’s praises to everyone……I will be back in Morzine next season and I will be booking Tammy for private lessons again 5* instructor and absolute legend!!! Thank you so much!!!

Michelle

I can’t recommend the Technical Performance Course highly enough. I have been riding for 15 years and the skills I learned during this week have moved me on further than I could have hoped.

From the initial booking, Tammy and her team were great and helped with everything. On the course Toni our instructor was patient and encouraging and helped whenever it was needed which made the trip fun and exciting.

The other people on the course were great and we all got along really well which made for a great trip, I would highly recommend to anyone whatever your ability!

Aaron

Me and a couple of mates had a private lesson with Toni. We can all board but wanted to progress. I have had experience of a number of instructors in France and Switzerland but Toni was by a mile the best. Why? He was fun, but firm and kept us safe. He gave us all time and rather than ‘focus’ on our weaknesses, looked at the positives and helped us to build on those. We’ve given up on being professional (!) and our goal is not to be technically brilliant but to have a bit of fun and ‘try’ new things. Toni tuned into that straight away and from start to finish, we all got something valuable and memorable. In just 5 hours, we ‘mastered’ the ‘dark arts’ of switch, freestyle, the parks (safely!) – we cracked ‘the green’ and were lucky enough to get a real good go at some powder off piste. We loved it and would highly recommend MINT and especially Toni.

GFah

Thank you! I had an amazing time! Valerio was incredible…

I was quite scared to even start, but he was very calm and patient. He was encouraging and always there.

Really, you have amazing instructors… Be proud of him!

Stephanie

My instructor, François, was excellent from start to finish. With around 22 years of Snowboarding experience, 14 of which coaching, he really understood the mechanics of snow boarding and was able to communicate them.

He kept it fun and was very up beat. But most important of all he cared about our group getting better and did everything he could to ensure we did.

Luke

toe side snowboarding les gets

Our instructor Laura was excellent, she rebuilt my wife’s confidence after an incident that made her decide that she was never getting on a snowboard again. Laura was extremely patient and made the lesson a fantastic experience for both of us, I received some pointers to improve my techniques and my wife life left with tears of joy and happiness rather than the tears of fear from 2 days previously. Will be booking some more lessons next year!

Glenn

Me and my wife were intermediate snowboarders trying to improve our technique. Our instructor Laura was fantastic and we learnt a lot. Massive difference. We’ll do it again.

Leandrog

This was my fourth incredible trip to Morzine with the MINT gang. Tammy and Laura are amazing instructors who deliver top class tuition in a really fun way. In fact, the energy and passion of the whole Mint team is infectious and I can’t believe how much I’ve progressed. If you’re a solo traveler then don’t miss the progression camps – I had so much fun and made some great shredding buddies.

Talat

MINT Snowboard Team

We had a brilliant time with David on the Vallée Blanche, he was absolutely fantastic and totally made the day. I will definitely be in touch again next season. Thank you so much again, I totally understand why MINT Snowboarding has such a great reputation if I base it on today with David!

Georgina

Stylish Method

A big shout out for the Freestyle Skills Week – we all had an incredible time, it was a truly fantastic week and the whole group just doesn’t seem to stop raving about it!

Ursula

Snowboarding Off Piste Chaux Fleurie Chairlift

I booked a Technical Performance Camp with MINT last year in December and could not have been happier! The whole MINT team is amazing – the team’s enthusiasm and positivity was infectious! Couldn’t recommend MINT enough. Thank you so much!!

Klaudia

Intermediate Off Piste Course

The week long Technical Performance Course was the best thing I’ve done. Instructor Francois was brilliant, the group was only 4 of us, so the attention you got was excellent. Francois made me totally rethink my riding and his passion for the sport is exceptional “just what you want from an instructor”. Anyone thinking of doing any of the courses with MINT should do it, they are brilliant. I know I’ll be back for the freestyle one very soon, loved it so much.

 

Stuart

Group Lessons Morzine

This was by far the best snowboard vacation for me. The chalet, the food, and of course the unrivaled quality of the instructors were all so good. MINT really took care of every thing and the whole day course was truly epic!! I highly recommend this camp/ vacation/ epic fun to any one who is into snowboarding!!

Hagay

Family Snowboard Lessons

MINT Snowboard School lead the field with making snowboarding accessible to young kids. MINT provide the right combination of expert tuition, passion for riding and most importantly being able to relate to young kids…..couldn’t fault them and have already booked to use again and would definitely recommend to others.

Anne-Marie

Private Snowboard Lesson Les Gets

I highly, HIGHLY recommend MINT if you are going to take snowboarding lessons. They are fluent in English, very detailed/technical, explain what you do wrong, professional, friendly, no attitudes, and very patient.

Irod R

Technical Performance Snowboard Course

It really doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced rider – you’ll still learn a lot and have great fun with the MINT team. In a week I not only managed to perfect my riding and learn a whole lot of new stuff but also met amazing people with whom I still keep in touch. I HIGHLY recommend MINT Snowboarding to anyone who wants to learn, ride and share your experience together with people who are as passionate about snowboarding as you are.

Anastassia

Group Lessons Avoriaz

My week of snowboarding with MINT was the best 1-week-activity camp I’ve ever been to (and the standards are high, as I’ve been to many surf camps and some other winter sports camps too). The whole package (place, accommodation, instructors, food, other participants) was perfect. In one word: perfect vibe!

Adam

Technical Performance Snowboard Camp

I have never progressed so much so soon. And I had a great time too! Tammy and her team are fun to be around, enthusiastic and have a great system of teaching. Cant wait to come back!

Ali

snowboard camp december

Where Snowboarding is King, not just and afterthought or an add-on! The team at MINT are professional from start to finish, they have a genuine desire to improve your boarding. I joined one of their early season camps as a single traveler and found the group that I was staying with to be amazing. I have been snowboarding for 20 years and have really honed some of my bad habits. They picked up on the little things that can make a big difference to your riding. My thanks goes out to Tammy and her team of inspiring instructors who want to make your riding better! I have already discussed with two friends attending the 2017/18 December camp.

 

Nathan

private snowboard lesson

I can’t recommend MINT enough. The booking process is really simple and they take the time to make sure they know where you’re at. Simone is a brilliant teacher, really friendly, really enthusiastic, and really helped me to build my confidence and get me boarding.

jshim2015

freestyle snowboard course

I did the freestyle course in Jan 2017 and had a blast. This course taught me so much and as a group we progressed day by day. Gerard was an excellent instructor and I’d recommend to anyone who is looking to perform tricks in and out of the park. Thank guys, amazing week!

Neil

morning freshies

I had lessons with Laura last year so asked for her on a return trip this year. Must say this girl gets better and better. She is an amazing confidence giver and has an endless library of snowboard tips and hacks that help you remember what she has taught you.

Anonymous

best off piste morzine

The Off Piste Freeride course was amazing, the instructor Dave was so much fun, very safety conscious and so knowledgeable of the mountains and so patient. A true gent. It was one of the best snowboard trips I have done and being on my own, I was made to feel totally at ease from day one. An amazing experience and the week was so varied with splitboard one day, shredding couloirs the next, and focusing on technique and avalanche training. I learnt so much, I will definitely be back thank u. Vive La MINT!

Deborah

Off Piste snowboarding on a sunny day

Grab your powder board and sense of adventure
Book in for a week to talk about for months
David G is unique with snowboard and mountain guide qualifications
His local knowledge is unparalleled; with a keen nose for the best powder in the Portes du Soleil

Robert

snowboard stoke

This is the second time I have had lessons with MINT Snowboarding and the reason being they are just fantastic. Again a great experience and I wouldn’t go with anyone else!

Mandy

2 year old snowboard lessons

We cannot recommend MINT enough!! Right from our initial enquiry to our daughters fantastic instructor, the whole experience was first class. Our 3 year old had the best introduction to boarding that we could have ever hoped for – thanks to her awesome instructor Simone. Never for a minute expected her to be riding a chairlift, doing nose and tail grabs and even turning smoothly. We won’t hesitate booking again, definitely some progression lessons also for mum and dad too – before we get left behind by the mini-shredder!!

Fiona

Snowboard Progression Lessons

We have used MINT before and they are proving to be consistently top notch. After two years off the slopes after a confidence destroying accident I’ve just had 2 lessons with Ivan from MINT. He was brilliant and made everything fun. I’ve never laughed so much whilst learning so much. He really seemed to understand that holidays should be fun and never lost patience despite my inabilities. Fingers crossed he’ll still be there next year because we’ll be back!

Celeste

toe side snowboarding les gets

Best Instructor Ever! Valerio was an excellent teacher. I really felt he genuinely wanted to help me improve. He was patient and helped me with not only the technique but building my confidence and above all made the lessons fun!

It was great value, I recommend, MINT, Valerio and above all private lessons!

Remy

technical snowboard lesson

Ivan was an excellent instructor and I came away from my private lesson with both technical advice and skills I could practice on my own. It was exactly what I needed to feel more confident on steeper terrain. I highly recommend MINT, they were great from the initial booking through to the lesson.

Caz

kids group snowboard lessons

MINT Snowboarding has made it a very easy decision for us to book again next year. Both of our children (8 & 6) enjoyed themselves hugely within group and 1:1 lessons. MINT Snowboarding took great care to ensure the group was balanced with similar ability levels and with a max of 6 children. The instructors were friendly, fun and nurturing which really inspired our children and helped cement snowboarding on their “again, again!” list. Thank you!

 

Kathy

phenomenal snowboarding instruction

We had such an amazing experience with MINT Snowboarding with a private lesson for my teenage son. Valerio, his instructor, was AMAZING, such exceptional, quality instruction, with attention to the technical aspects of snowboarding, really professional. Our son had taken lessons before, but Valerio presented everything in a way he had never heard before – it was like it had unlocked a door for him! Our son was so excited at the end of his lesson, his skills had improved dramatically in such a short window of time. I almost didn’t want to write a review because I selfishly wanted to keep this fabulous school our little secret. We are absolutely using them next year for multiple lessons (this time, one for me as well!).

Jennifer

beginner private lessons

My wife has limited experience and confidence fairly fragile. Recommended to use MINT Snowboarding who we booked for a 2hr lesson. Fast forward two hours – big smile, confidence on the up and another lesson booked. The instructor was very clam and encouraging improving ability and confidence massively and she is keen to go next year. A win all round!

John

kids snowboard school

Tammy taught my children and their cousins. She was inspiring, fun, engaged the kids but importantly we also felt they were totally safe in her hands. MINT is an amazing school with a fab ethos. Highly recommend!

Fiona

friends snowboard holidays

A great range of useful and fun things that I will take away from the Technical Performance course. My confidence and enthusiasm for pushing myself further came on more in this week than from any other series of lessons, highly recommended!

Vicki

As an experienced boarder I booked a 3 hour backcountry session with MINT’s Francois. He provided excellent and very clear avalanche equipment and awareness training before we started. The views were amazing and Francois lead a safe but challenging route, giving great guidance on the route, areas to avoid as well as teaching me a huge amount in just a few hours. I would highly recommend MINT for safe but fun backcountry adventures.

 

Alan

off piste guiding in Avoriaz on Satellite

Right from making first contact with MINT, Tammy was super supportive and reassured me that I wouldn’t regret joining the off-piste freeride camp and she was right!

Dave, our guide for the week helped me to push myself but also made sure I never felt overwhelmed or uncomfortable with the terrain we were riding. We found fresh tracks everyday as well as progressing our riding technique.

The group was super welcoming and it was a real pleasure to ride with new friends who all shared the same passion for snowboarding. Having been on a few holidays were I haven’t really seen the progression or accessed more interesting parts of the mountain this course met all my expectations and I will definitely be booking again next year!

Fiona

beginner private lessons

Fantastic beginner snowboarding lessons. My lessons made my trip! I was a beginner visiting Avoriaz and wasn’t feeling confident. Tony took time to listen to what I wanted and adapt his focus on how I would learn best, often trying different approaches to eventually get me to produce the desired result. After my lessons I can now get down the slope confidentially, link my turns and importantly as he taught me, have fun! Fantastic experience and I’ll be booking a refresher lesson when I next visit!

 

N Barn

toe side snowboarding les gets

Excellent beginner snowboard lessons. We had great lessons with Francois in Les Gets. Lots of fun, laughs and improved our confidence with the board. Would definitely book again

 

Wanderful2017

family snowboard chairlift

Mum, Dad and three boys (14, 12, 8) brand new to boarding had private family lessons. Instructor Simone was excellent and the boys were whizzing along and doing 360s after two days. The organisation of the company was very good and communication both when in UK and in resort was great. Simone really made it for the boys and they progressed amazingly under his tuition.

 

Pippa

private snowboard lesson

I highly recommend MINT Snowboarding. I had two three-hour private lessons with them during a short holiday to Morzine. I had done a few lessons at an indoor slope in the UK, but was still a complete novice. My instructor Ivan was friendly, patient, knowledgeable and soon had me progressing onto blue runs. I progressed so much more than I thought I would, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks Ivan for the boss lessons!

 

Gerard

technical performance private lesson

Having snowboarded for many years, I felt I was in a rut in my riding skills and booked a private lesson with MINT. Our instructor ran through our riding, correcting some habits and then we moved onto learning new things. Euro carves, hitting bigger side hits, flatland tricks and pushing our riding more than we’d do on our own. Simone was informative, passionate and was generally stoked to be passing on his knowledge. What a great lesson, worth every penny.

You may feel that you no longer need lessons, but riding with a MINT instructor is liking riding with a friend that rides everyday, passing on their tips and skill and generally happy to teach as much as they can. I will come back to slash the mountain again with MINT.

Chardaz

kids snowboard lessons in europe

My little boy had lessons with MINT in Avoriaz. WOW….. absolutely brilliant, Gerard had the patience of a saint and was super enthusiastic with Eddie. His professionalism and encouragement was just mind blowing and it reflected in my little boy being excited each morning to join him!

Even writing this review doesn’t seem to do MINT or Gerard any justice!!!

We will be back next season!

 

Anonymous

So much fun! My 12 year old twins had a blast snowboarding with Gerard. They are good snowboarders that wanted to learn more tricks and improve their skills. Gerard is and excellent instructor. I can truly recommend MINT Snowboarding. Their atmosphere is light and fun but with quality teaching.

 

Nanna

Freestyle skills week with mint snowboarding

Having used MINT before for my family and everyone raving about them I decided to try for myself with the Freestyle Camp. I was a little anxious having never gone on my own before but I’m so glad I did.

I had two wishes, land a 360 off a blue kicker and go off a red kicker and managed both by the end of the week thanks to Gerard’s amazing tuition. Great instructor and all round nice guy.

I also met a bunch of great people it was an absolute pleasure to shred with for the week. I will be booking with MINT again in the future for sure.

 

Walter

Simply THE BEST snowboard school out there! This was my fourth incredible trip to Morzine with the MINT gang. Top class tuition delivered in a really fun way. The energy and passion of the whole MINT team is infectious and I can’t believe how much I’ve progressed. If you’re a solo traveler then don’t miss the progression camps – I had so much fun and made some great shredding buddies.

Talat

Tammy is an incredibly passionate snowboard instructor! Combine this with her technical knowledge and years of experience and there is no doubt you will come away having noticeably progressed your snowboarding and had a flippin’ rad day!! This ethos runs throughout MINT Snowboarding.

Jenny Jones

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