Our Intermediate Snowboarding Course runs from a Sunday afternoon until Saturday evening, usually accommodated in one of our Hotels in Bardonecchia, a skiing resort right at the top of of Val Susa in Italy. Our courses run from Monday to Saturday being spent on the mountain ski areas of Campo Smith, Melezet and Jafferau in the resort of Bardonecchia, Italy. It offers the ideal opportunity to fully advance in the sport, in a relaxed and friendly coaching environment, and make friends with your fellow students, our top-level Guides and Instuctors, and the professional snowboarders you may want to meet and socialise with.
Even if you’re fairly content with what and the way you are riding, 6 days on our Intermediate Snowboarding Course will help you make it look a lot cooler, and enjoy it 100 times more…
Skills are taught according to the British Association of Snowboard Instructors (BASI) and Scuola Sci Italiana (the Italian Ski Association) guidelines and criteria.
Each evening after finishing on the slopes we usually discuss the day with a drink and some free local aperitivo (italian food usually buffet style) for a bit of Apres-ski. TW Snowboarding and FlowCasa have extensive local knowledge of the local area, attractions, events and functions – for example we are usually enjoying live music and very cheap wine on a Monday evening whilst all guests with other package companies are long back within their hotel rooms.
Usually Saturday is left as a free day where students can make their own use of the Bardonecchia ski areas to practice and develop what they have learned across the previous 6 days. Some choose to visit and use another ski resort in the valley, maybe experience some of the other snowboarding culture the valley has to offer. Although this is what we encourage; some use the Saturday to take a sightseeing day in Turin or a Juventus football match prior to departure.
Courses are typically run in groups of up to 8 students, and we usually put groups in contact with each other by both our website and social networks prior to each course commencing, upon full payment of course fee. We find this allows our students to get to know each other somewhat before arriving, and very much makes introductions and familiarisations a lot more speedy on the earlier days – therefore we immediately get concentrating on the snowboarding.
Our Intermediate Snowboarding Course is about the development of a solid riding platform from which you can further diversify your snowboarding direction in specific subject disciplines such as freestyle or freeride. This course is important in your performance progression, so are held early to mid season therefore lets you to use and practice your new skills for the duration of the season.
- Day 1: Introducing proper riding position and technique. Teaching you how you & your equipment can work together to create a fluid riding style.
- Day 2: Learning the movement and balance required for optimum technical progression, and then utilising this to increase your snowboarding performance.
- Day 3: Adapting your new skills to suit a range of different terrain, conditions and objectives.
- Day 4: Taking your riding off piste. Adapting your riding technique to match varing snow conditions & terrain.
- Day 5: Introducing freestyle skills in and out of a snowpark, including some basic flatland freestyle tricks: riding switch, ollie, nollie, nose and tail slides, FS/BS nose rolls and FS/BS 180’s.
Are you thinking of attending alone? Please do not worry! TW Snowboarding Academy courses and FlowCasa accommodations are designed with lone-travellers in mind. They are a great way to progress your snowboarding with friendly and knowledgable instructors and professional snowboarders, learning alone or in a small group with others of the same level… You will end the week staying with us, with a whole new bunch of snowboarder friends!
Accommodation is in a comfortable hotel. Usually in Italy, the Italians just take a coffee and a brioche (like a French croissant) for breakfast, but there are many cafes locally and on the mountain, a few offering what we call a “bad replica of an English breakfast” – we find it preferrable to eat well the night before, and join the Italians in waiting for lunch!
Monday to Saturday ski passes for all Bardonecchia ski areas are included in the course price, and will be issued shortly after arrival with us.
Hire of snowboard, bindings, boots and helmet for the duration of the course IS NOT included, and students are encouraged to use their own equipment (we can arrange board, bindings, boots and helmet hire through out own piste side outlet for and additional 97€ for the six days of the course). Please DO NOT purchase any new equipment prior to departing to join us – through agreements with local outlets, you will likely find we can provide you with a better manufacture and quality at a surprisingly significantly reduced cost, once you arrive in resort with us.
Please contact us for latest prices, group discounts and availability for your chosen dates.