Check out Saas Fee

CHECK OUT SAAS FEE

Check out Saas Fee situated in the South West corner of the Valais region. The village sits at a height of 1800m. The mountains that surround the resort are some of the largest in Europe. Described as ' The pearl of the Alps' there are 13 peaks over 4000m in height.

Saas Fee is home to a large ridable glacier with snow cover all year round. The resort will shut for a few weeks during the spring and early Summer. By mid July they are open for business. The glacier offers a great selection of slopes as well as an awesome snow park for all levels of rider. The park attracts the worlds best riders during the Autumn months as they are getting prepared for the up and coming contest season.

The glacier is accessed by gondola lifts and an underground railway that cuts through the mountains up to the slopes. The slopes are broken up into two clear sections with a upper and lower section. When snow conditions allow later in the autumn the lifts and slopes around the mid station open up.

The village is a typical Swiss chocolate box resort. Hand crafted chalets and hotels sit alongside cow sheds and farmers barns. A little like Zermatt, Saas Fee keeps its streets car free which adds to the pure charm of the resort. There is a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars. The infamous Popcorn bar POPCORN BAR SAAS FEE usually fires up most weekends if you are wanting a lively party spot.

If you are looking to become a snowboard instructor or just raise your overall riding skills then you should check out our instructor training course Instructor training.

We are offering private coaching through out the Autumn in Saas Fee. Get in touch for more details.

 

 


VIVID SNOWBOARDING SNOWBOARD CAMPS

VIVID SNOWBOARDING CAMP OPTIONS 2019 - 2020

Vivid Snowboarding camp options 2019 - 2020. Camps are an awesome way to ride some of the best mountains in the world, raise your overall technical skills and to meet like minded snowboarders.

Our Snowboard camps run through out the year.  Here are our camp options.

- Verbier Freeride

- Verbier Freestyle

- Japan Powder Camps

- Cervinia Summer Camps

- Pre season Camp

If you are wanting a little more detail on each camp then check out our camps page CAMPS

The Verbier Freeride camps are super popular as they are a five day Freeride feast. During the snowboard camp you will ride some of the very best off-piste terrain in the world. The height and design of the mountain in and around Verbier means you will always get some fresh tracks. Both Mont Fort and Mont Gele are above 3000m. The height of much of the terrain added to the north facing aspects of much of the good freeride zones makes Verbier a snow sure resort. Amazing terrain

Our next bunch of camps this year will be the Cervinia Summer camps which will commence at the end of July 2020. These are a great way of getting back on the board before the on set of the Autumn. The Cervinia - Zermatt glacier is set out in a way that allows all riders to get plenty of piste and park laps in. The glacier is the highest ridable mountain in Europe so it has guaranteed snow all year round. The piste bashers do an amazing job each afternoon and through the night to prepare amazing slopes and crafted park.

If you're keen to book a place on one our snowboard camps or want to find out a little more than please don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding Verbier.

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Verbier Snowboard Guide

VERBIER SNOWBOARD GUIDES

Verbier Snowboard Guides

Come join a guided session this coming winter. Explore some of the world class off-piste in Verbier and the 4 valley's.

Verbier has endless amounts of freeride terrain. This will range from crazy steep and gnarly to super mellow and playful. You can pick and choose which you ever you fancy. A vast majority of the terrain is lift accessed.  The two highest lift accessed peaks are Mont Gele and Mont Fort. Both of which are over 3000m and offer riding in all directions. These mountains are awesome and offer amazing amounts of Vertical descent.

If you are planning a weekend trip or a longer period of time then its well worth planning around decent snowfall. Keep up to date with snow conditions with Snow - Forecast SNOW

Your Vivid Snowboarding guide has been riding the mountains in and around verbier for years. This gives them that local knowledge and insight that you only have from time on a mountain. They will choose the best snow and terrain on any given day.

Through out the winter Vivid Snowboarding will be running specific Freeride weeks and weekends. You can check out all these options here FREERIDE

If you would like some more information on any of our products then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Vivid Snowboarding.

Tel - 0041 792838735

Email: vividsnowboarding@gmail.com

 

 


Vivid Snowboarding Freestyle Camps 2020 - 2021

Vivid Snowboarding Freestyle Camps

Vivid Snowboarding Freestyle camps will be running during the February holiday season and the Easter holidays.

The five day camps are the perfect way to raise your freestyle skills and to become comfortable and confident with riding the snowpark.

The Verbier snowpark has features for all levels of rider. The progressive nature of the park really helps to improve your riding. There is a superb mixture of snowpark features. These range from a fluid line of blue kickers, red kickers and black booters to ride on boxes and more advanced rails and jib features.

All the Vivid Snowboarding freestyle coaches are very experienced park riders and coaches. They will  be able to get the very best out of you and you're riding.

Check out our You Tube channel to check our your coaching team Coaches

A typical day might start with warming up a few of the basic freestyle tricks like the ollie and nollie. These could be linked into pressing the board and generally getting a solid feel for the board and the snow conditions. This could then lead onto a flatland 180 session getting comfortable with both landing and taking off switch.

By mid-morning when the body is sufficiently warmed up its time for a few snowparks laps. These could focus on getting comfortable riding both kickers, boxes and rails. Riders will start with becoming comfortable with straight airs then moving onto grabbed tricks.

Once a rider becomes comfortable with grabs then its time to take some spins off the jumps!

All sessions will be filmed and Instagram edits and posts will be had by all.

Please get in contact for more information on our CAMPS

Vivid Snowboarding is the specialist snowboard school in Verbier.

 

 


Freeriding above Verbier

Camps and Clinics for Winter 2020

Camps and Clinics for Winter 2020.It's been an amazing start to the year here in Verbier, Switzerland. We had some awesome snowfalls through out December which has lead to great snow cover all over the mountain. One of the very best ways to ride the superb terrain around Verbier while improving your riding is on one of our camps or clinics.

We have a great selection of freeride camps and clinics running through out the winter.

Here are the five day camp freeride dates:

20th  - 24th January

3rd - 7th February

2nd March - 6th March.

Each Camp will last 5 days and the cost is 790CHF per person

 

This winter we will also be running performance clinics at weekends. The style of the clinic will vary depending on snow conditions but expect powder turns if its on and park laps if its not snowed for a while.

Our first clinic will be running the weekend 25th - 26th January

 

Our freestyle camps will be running a little later in the winter

Half term session - 17th - 21st February

Spring session - 6th - 10th April

Each camp will last 5 days and the cost is 790CHF per person.

 

Check out the full run down of camps on our website page:

VERBIER CAMPS LINK

Keep your eyes peeled on all our social media channels as we have our new Vivid Snowboarding girls camps and clinics dropping shortly. These will be an awesome addition to our already extensive range.

If you are looking for accommodation options then have a look at our special page Accommodation Options


PERFORMANCE CLINICS - Vivid Snowboarding

PERFORMANCE CLINICS - Vivid Snowboarding clinics are designed for you to get the most out of your time on the hill, these run from first lift to last lift with your instructor. Our 2day format will get stoked and looking at your own performance in a different way.

The aim is to link your the mind, body and board so they  working together. This  link will take you from being a recreational rider to a more accomplished and confident rider. Giving you the skills to charge everything on the mountain.

We will break down and look at everything from stance width and angel to equipment choice and injected the correct inputs on every aspect of your riding where it is needed.

Small group sizes will ensure that private session feel. Personal rider development is our priority. Whether this is an early season weekend refresher or a mid-winter fixer, this will inject new style and rhythm into your riding.

Sessions will vary depending on the conditions of the day. We will always match the style of riding to what the mountain offers. If it’s a blower powder day then freeriding it is and if its sunny and groomed in the snowpark then park laps are on.

Come join us for the very first performance clinic on the opening weekend 30th November – 1st December 2019. The weekend should be awesome with plenty going on up on the mountain. Check out our Website for more details Performance clinics

Performance clinics - Vivid Snowboarding clinics will run through out the winter so please get in contact for a chat and to learn more.

Keep an eye on weather conditions in Verbier WEATHER FORECAST


ANON M4

ANON M4 Goggle review.

Check out the Anon M4

These goggles represent the flagship of the Anon eyewear range. Packed full of technical goodies they are the fastest lens to change in the world. The M4 have a strong magnet to keep the lens connected to the frame. Each set comes with two lenses and the spare is kept in its very own lens compression case which helps avoid any damage.

Anon has also designed the MFI facemask which has a magnetic connection to the bottom of the M4 goggle and will keep the face protected in both cold and warm weather a like.

M4 comes in different frame colours and you can choose from four different lenses; Look at their full range

Check out the following;

  • The Sonar Bronze lens – 19% VLT
  • Sonar Blue lens – 46% VLT
  •  Check out the Sonar Infrared lens – 57% VLT
  • Sonar Night lens - 77% VLT

Super stylish and comfortable these are a must for any rider. The size of the goggle frame makes them very adaptive to using with or without a helmet.

Check out the Anon M4 ANON

For any advice on the correct equipment to purchase please get in contact with your Vivid Snowboarding Instructor. All the team are exceptionally experienced in the industry and have a huge wealth of knowledge on riding, teaching and equipment.

 

Come take a snowboard lesson with Vivid Snowboarding, the specialist snowboard school in Verbier. Look at our lesson options Lessons

 

 

 

 


SUMMER CAMPS 2019

Summer Camps 2019, Vivid Snowboarding will be in Cervinia, Italy for the last two weeks of July. Our summer camps will take place on the Zermatt/Cervinia glacier and our open to all levels. The glacier itself is the largest rideable glacier in Europe. It places host to the Gravity Snowpark which has features for everyone.

On snow coaching runs from Monday through until Friday and afternoons can be spent chilling out in the beautiful village of Cervinia. If your wanting a little more action then there are plenty of activities to keep busy. These range from Mountain biking to hiking and trail running.

Most days start with an amazing breakfast in the hotel followed by cable car and gondola lift rides up to the glacier. The group will snowboard from 8.00am through to 2pm when the glacier closes. The glacier has an amazing amount of terrain for a summer resort. Their are drag lifts which will transport riders around the glacier and quick park laps are on!

Camps will be taking place on the following dates

22nd July 2019 - 26th July 2019

29th July 2019 - 2nd August 2019

We will be staying in the four star Hotel Europa which offers an incredible level of comfort and relaxation.

Check out our camps page SUMMER CAMPS

Please get in touch for more details for summer camps 2019 Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

Phone Rob on 0041 792838735

or email vividsnowboarding@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you for Summer camps 2019 Vivid Snowboarding Verbier.

For up to date weather in Cervinia check Snow-forecast here Forecast Cervinia

 


Vivid Snowboarding Freetyle Camps

FREESTYLE CAMPS

FREESTYLE CAMPS

VIVID

Come and join us this February and April for specific freestyle camps in Verbier , Switzerland. Our five day freestyle feast will help improve your technical skills which in turn will help raise your overall park riding.

The Verbier snow park is based in the La chaux area of the mountain and is the perfect venue for our camps. The park is accessed by the La Chaux Express chairlift which runs up to a height 0f 2480m. The snowpark has great snow cover from December through until April. The area is south facing and therefore the sun softens the landings while the take offs to features stay hard and fresh.

The Snow park has a specialised team of dedicated park shapers who manage and maintain the park. You can expect a large range of features for all levels. Green and blue features for the riders who are just stepping into the park through to red and black features. The more advanced your riding skills the more comfortable and confident you will be with riding the more advanced features.

Our coaches are on hand to help coach and guide you to that next level.

Check out our camps page for more details:

VIVID CAMPS

 


VIVID WINTER FREERIDE CAMP

Vivid Winter Freeride Camp

The Vivid Snowboarding middle of winter Freeride camp is for the more advanced rider. Everyone should be comfortable and confident in their own ability in the backcountry. This  five day off-piste feast will be focused on finding the very best snow and terrain on offer. The vastness of the four valleys with its huge variety of mountains with varying aspects means we can search, explore and ride some of the Europe’s finest backcountry terrain. Even in more hostile conditions when the light is reduced and  the visibility is flat there are endless tree riding options. Check out our You tube channel for some footage of the area VIVID FREERIDE

Safety is of paramount importance through out the camp and therefore all safety equipment is obligatory. If you do not have your own safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe and airbag) then you can hire this for an additional fee.

The Vivid Snowboarding middle of winter Freeride Camp will be run by the following coaches:

  1. Rob Norton is one of the highest qualified and most experienced snowboard coaches in Verbier. He holds his top British, French , Swiss and Austrian qualifications. Rob has been a snowboard examiner through the British system for the last 12 years. He has also been coaching and examining up and coming instructors. He has spent over 14 winters in Verbier and knows all the best locations to ride.
  2. Fred Surma holds his top Swiss qualification and has been coaching, riding and guiding in the mountains around Verbier for the last 20 years. There is nothing Fred doesn't know about the terrain on offer. He has an incredible wealth of knowledge and will take you to the very best spots on the mountain.

The camp does not include accommodation. Please look at our accommodations ideas page and don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any advice or help is choosing the correct location for your trip.

The camp is fee is 790CHF and includes the following:

  • Five full days coaching and guiding.
  • Vivid Snowboarding beanie.
  • Edit of the weeks riding.

Check out our camp options here VIVID CAMPS