Mountain Chalet Snowboard Camp

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Winter Snowboard Camp - Alpe d'Huez - France

Masterclass Snowboarding and Mountain Chalet have teamed up to create a fun new snowboard camp based in Alpe d’Huez France. For £750 you will get food and accommodation for the week, as well as 5 days professional snowboard coaching.

"Come and share our passion, shred the mountain, ride the steeps,
bumps and drops, carve the piste like a wizard!"

Saturday 5th – 12th January 2019

A beginner group, as well as an advanced group, will run over the same week. Whether coming alone, in a couple, or with friends, you will be be joining other riders for an unforgettable week of shredding! Perhaps you want to introduce someone to snowboarding, but also wish to develop further as a rider yourself, we have you covered

The Advanced Group is aimed at riders who have been snowboarding in the mountains before. You are already happy cruising most of the pistes but probably haven’t had much, if any, formal coaching. We will first look at the core fundamentals of good snowboarding, and from these building blocks, develop your technique further. From here we can then apply these skills across a variety of conditions over the whole mountain, looking into all aspects of snowboarding, working on Carving, Steep Terrain, Freestyle, and Off Piste.

“The Alpe d’Huez Snowboard Camp is designed to bring like-minded riders together.
Come & sign up for our French Alpine Snowboard Camp and start shredding like a pro”

The Beginner Group is aimed at First Time Snowboarders. What better place to learn than in the mountains?  Appropriate terrain will be picked for you from day one and by learning the right way, straightaway, you won’t be picking up any bad habits. You should expect to gain basic board control on day one, and then progress to explore most of the mountain by the end of the week.  If you’ve done a lesson or two at a snowdome in the UK, and don’t mind spending the first day refreshing the basics, then this group will also work for you!

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Snowboard Camps in the French Alps -  Whats included?

Coaching:

5 days of 3 hour coaching by Malcolm Moore – BASI Level  4 ISTD Qualification – the highest qualification possible.  Learn to shred with the best!

Sunday

Beginners – 9.30am – 12.30pm

For the first day the beginners group will start first, so as to safely learn the proper techniques to control the board, and then practice in the afternoon.

Advanced – 1pm – 4pm

Get your legs back in the morning, ready to start coaching after lunch. We will begin by looking at effective posture on the snowboard, and the main movements needed to properly turn the board.

Monday

 Advanced – 9.30pm – 12.30pm

Developing upon yesterdays session, we will look how the same fundamental techniques work together, and can be adapted to work in various conditions across the mountain.

Beginners – 1pm – 4pm

We will continue to develop solid board control on the heel and toe edge.

Tuesday

Advanced – 9.30pm – 12.30pm

Using the new techniques, we shall begin to look into more advanced riding, exploring carving, steep terrain, and off piste. There will also be a chance to have some runs filmed, we can then look into these in a video analysis session in the evening.

Beginners – 1pm – 4pm
By today we shall be taking what we’ve learnt and will be to progressing to more challenging terrain. There will also be the option (if you want) of having some runs filmed, and going over them in tonight’s video analysis session.


Wednesday – Day Off!


Thursday

Advanced – 9.30pm – 12.30pm

Today we will look at freestyle, in the park and across the whole mountain. Whilst park is not everybody’s thing, freestyle encompasses a much broader spectrum of riding. From eurocarves to butters, sidehits and natural drops, freestyle doesn’t have to just be sliding boxes and hitting kickers!

Beginners – 1pm – 4pm

The progression continues! By now you will be confident on your board, we will start to look at more advanced riding techniques such as carving.

There will be an optional off piste talk in the evening, covering the basics of avalanche awareness and for safely riding off piste. Also we will practice avalanche rescue techniques, using a transceiver, shovel and probe. Both groups are welcome to attend!

 

Friday

 Advanced – 9.30pm – 12.30pm

Off Piste Friday! Following from last nights talk, we will have an off piste day. Snow conditions will dictate what we are able to do here today. The morning could be spent doing anything from riding in the backcountry, to honing the proper technique for riding powder, or how to safely ride off piste and use avalanche equipment correctly!

Beginners – 1pm – 4pm

Whether it is conquering your first black run, riding some off piste, or hitting your first jump, today we will achieve those goals! A fun day riding across the whole mountain, and then some drinks to celebrate a great week!

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Accommodation:


Mountain Chalet provides the best possible venue for relaxing after a hard days shred.  Chill in the hot tub (overlooking the famous 21 hairpins), soothe tired legs in the sauna, kick back and enjoy full SKY TV – with every channel going, make the most of the WiFi whilst your evening meal is made for you by our experienced and knowledgeable chalet hosts.  Take a look at their chalet photos page.

Our cuisine – cooked & continental breakfast, tea/coffee & freshly baked cakes off the slopes and 3 course evening meals with wine each evening.

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What's not included:

You will need to sort out your flights and transfers, lift pass, insurance, and equipment rental if needed! We have recommendations of who to use, for that or anything else, just send us a message!

If you're interested in booking, contact me at: malcolm@masterclasssnowboarding.com

See you on the slopes!