Snowboard Next Steps Workshop


1 week Meribel Catered

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Overview

Aimed at early to mid intermediate riders looking to progress in all aspects of snowboarding.

You can link basic turns together confidently on Greens and Blues, and some easy Reds, but struggle in Steep, Bumpy or Icy Conditions. If this sounds like you, then the Next Steps Workshop is what you need.

We will analyze your riding and look at how your board set up and body position affects your ability to ride the whole mountain. We will give you a greater understanding of how the board the works and how we use a sequence of movements to achieve greater board control in a variety of situations.

We will ride the whole mountain learning how we ride different terrain. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of snowboarding in all situations, taking steps to become a stronger more stylish and fluid snowboarder.

What to Expect

The Coach - Jono Stevens

A well-known face in Meribel having lived there year-round for several years, Jono is known for creating a relaxed atmosphere in his teaching sessions. There's no doubt that he will put the most nervous first-timer at ease, but with the experience and knowledge to ensure that even a technical minded freestyle rider will come away having learned something new.

With his vast knowledge of the 3 Valleys terrain, there's no better coach to guide you safely into the backcountry. Co-Founder of Cab 9 Snowboarding, rest assured his technical pointers and friendly coaching style will push your riding to new levels.

The Chalet - New TTR Mountain Lodge

We are excited to launch the New Ticket to Ride Mountain Lodge in Meribel Centre for the 2019/20 Season. Located in Meribel Moussilon, the TTR Mountain Lodge offers chalet-style catering and comforts, with the warm social ambiance and short term bookings of a hostel. With a capacity of up to 20 people spread between Twin, Double and Triple En Suite rooms, this Chalet is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Offering an excellent 2-course menu served along with its large tables, guests from all walks of life can share stories of their great day on the mountain. The Chalet has a large South Facing terrace with a Hot Tub overlooking the mountains, as well as a Sauna in the lower levels of the building. If you're not socializing in the open plan Dining and Living Room area, kick back and relax in the media room which is kitted out with a large wrap around sofa, Widescreen TV, Apple TV, and Sound System.

Single Room upgrades are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please inquire upon booking.

Food and Drink

What you eat is important! You'll be riding hard for 6 days, and it's important that your body stays fuelled. We'll be serving up hot cooked breakfasts each morning, spreading up afternoon tea for your return, and then presenting a 2-course meal of energy filled healthy dinners. The chalet staff have Wednesday off, where you'll have a self service breakfast and get the chance to sample one of the many great local restaurants. Dietary requirements are not a problem, we only ask for this information to be highlighted during the booking stage.

Price Includes

  • Catered accommodation in a shared room in TTR Mountain Lodge (single room available too for an additional fee of £280 for the week)
  • 6 Days of Cooked breakfast, Afternoon Tea and 2-course dinner with wine. Wednesday is the staff day off, with self-service breakfast and a chance for you to sample the tasty local restaurants in the evening.
  • 6 days 3 Valleys lift pass
  • 5 x Full Days Coaching from BASI 4 ISTD Jono Stevens
  • Technical feedback with evening video analysis
  • On hill live video analysis
  • Intro to Freeride Safety
  • Board Set Up do's and donts
  • On Piste Technical Development, Basic Freestyle &  Intro to Off Piste *
  • 1:8 Instructor Ratio
  • Return transfers from Geneva airport on set group transfer (leaving GVA at 15:00 on your March 21st, and arriving in Geneva at 13:00 on March 28th)

Subject to snow and weather conditions

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TimeLine

Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.

  • Arrival Day Saturday 21st March 1 Day

    Arrive at Geneva before the group transfer leaves at 15:00. Travel to Meribel (around 2.5hrs in the minibus) and get settled into your rooms at the TTR Mountain Lodge. Have a few welcome beers, and then dinner will be served around 19:30. 

  • Introduction and Exploration 1 Day

    First day of coaching with your Cab 9 instructor. Explore the Three Valleys, focused on piste development and gauge what areas need working on during the week. Your instructor will gather some individual goals and plan the week ahead. 

  • Technique Progression 2 Days

    After your first day's warm up with your snow legs raring for a good week, Jono will work with you to build on your individual technical progression. Explore new pistes and bring flow into your turns.

  • Rest Day 1 Day

    A well-deserved rest day from coaching, but feel free to head out riding as a group. We've also heard that the apres-ski is worth trying out too! 

  • Combine your skills 2 Days

    Combine all your new skills and push your riding to new levels during the last few days. 

  • Departure Day - Saturday 28th March 1 Day

    The group transfer will leave the TTR Mountain Lodge at 10:00 after breakfast and get to Geneva by around 13:00. Book flights for after 15:00 to be safe.

Course Video

FAQs

Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

You can link parallel turns together confidently on Greens and Blues, and some easy Reds, but struggle in Steep, Bumpy or Icy Conditions. If this sounds like you, then the Next Steps Workshop is what you need.

We are excited to launch the New Ticket to Ride Mountain Lodge in Meribel Centre for the 2019/20 Season. Located in Meribel Moussilon, the TTR Mountain Lodge offers chalet-style catering and comforts, with the warm social ambiance and short term bookings of a hostel. With a capacity of up to 20 people spread between Twin, Double and Triple En Suite rooms, this Chalet is perfect for solo travelers or large groups. Offering an excellent 2-course menu served along with its large tables, guests from all walks of life can share stories of their great day on the mountain. The Chalet has a large South Facing terrace with a Hot Tub overlooking the mountains, as well as a Sauna in the lower levels of the building. If you're not socializing in the open plan Dining and Living Room area, kick back and relax in the media room which is kitted out with a large wrap around sofa, Widescreen TV, Apple TV, and Sound System.

There are limited single room upgrades available to individuals on this trip for an additional fee of £280. For this price, you will have a Double Bed and En Suite room all to yourself. Contact us for availability & information.

There will be a maximum of 8 on this course.

We get a mixture of people on our camps. The majority are solo travellers and generally people are very keen riders who are looking to progress and do something different with their time in the mountains! We live for snowboarding and adventure so I think our customers often have similar outlooks! All ages are welcome, just have a positive attitude and the confidence to try new things and you'll fit in well. 

As part of this course, we will be including a transfer departing from Geneva Airport at 15:00 on the start date. Therefore, ensure that your arrival time is no later than 14:30 in order to make the transfer to Meribel. On the return, we will include a transfer to Geneva Airport departing from the chalet at 10:00 on the final day of your camp. The average transfer time is 3 hours and check in 2 hours, therefore you should book your departure flight from 15:00.

If your arrival or departure flights fall outside our free transfer times, then get in touch and we may be able to organize a private transfer for you on request at an additional cost, subject to availability. If you do need a private transfer please be aware that transfers are usually only available from 6am to 9pm so try and arrange your flights around these times. Alternatively you can hire a car from Geneva. 

Again, if you are planning on coming out earlier or staying on afterwards, please note that you will have to arrange your airport transfers at your own expense.

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