VERBIER SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

Verbier Snowboard School

Early November is bringing with it a real change in the seasons. Autumn seems to be rolling into winter with the snow line beginning to drop lower in the valley. We are all getting excited for winter here at the Verbier Snowboard School.

A few trips are planned for the coming weeks. A week long BASI snowboard conference in Zermatt will be followed by a trip to Austria to deliver the BASI coaching module level 2 on the Stubai glacier.

The Snowboard school Verbier: Vivid Snowboarding will be open for business as soon as the lifts are open. We are predicting next weekend and we have an early season camps kicking off in Cervinia on the 21st November – 25th November then Verbier on the 28th November – 2nd December. These camps are aimed at getting your overall riding skills back on point. All areas will be looked at and serviced so your set up and ready to tackle the winter ahead.

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FREESTYLE CAMPS

Vivid Snowboarding the Snowboard School Verbier will be offering specific freestyle camps this coming winter.

The Verbier Snowboard School has put together a five day freestyle camp that aims to build both your technical riding and over all confidence in riding the snowpark.

Initial sessions will look at flat land progressions and becoming comfortable with popping the board off both edges and being able to power up and jump off both the nose and tail. Basic rotational work will also be added looking at buttering the board as well as performing all the 180 rotations. We aim to add a freestyle flavour to your everyday riding.

Verbier is the perfect playground with plenty of altitude that guarantees the snow until the end of April and a modern fast lift system which means more riding time.This added to the park in La Chaux which is shaped daily and has a good progression of features for all levels means Verbier has the perfect freestyle mix for progression and fun.

We will be building backcountry kickers if conditions allow and we have cameras and drones on standby so everyone gets an edit of the camp

Check out the dates below

13th February 2017 - 17th February 2017
6th March 2017 - 10th March 2017
20th March 2017 - 24th March 2017
3rd April 2017 - 7th April 2017

Drop us a line to find out more details wwww.vividsnowboarding@gmail.com or 0041 792838735sel-7654

Vivid Snowboarding, The specialist snowboard school in Verbier

Come join one of our Freestyle camps


Backcountry riding in Verbier

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY RIDING

Vivid Snowboarding will be offering specific intro to backcountry riding camps this coming winter.

The Verbier Snowboard School has put together a five day camp that aims to build both your technical riding and overall confidence in the mountains.

Choosing lines and safe entry routes as well as looking at how to use and become comfortable working and using transceivers. These basic off-piste skills can sometimes seem a little daunting. However with practice and repetition these skills will become second nature.

Verbier is the perfect playground, it has some of the very best off-piste snowboarding in the world. The huge variety of terrain means you will be riding different lines and locations on a daily basis. With two lift accessed peaks over 3000m and over 470km of marked runs within the four valleys you can get an idea of just how large the off-piste is.

The dates are as follows

January 9th 2017 - January 13th 2017
January 23rd 2017 - January 27th 2017
February 6th 2017 - February 10th 2017

The price for the camp will be 790CHF which includes all your coaching and guiding. We can arrange a good price on your transceiver, pack , shovel and probe if needed

Onboard Snowboard magazine has voted Verbier as No.2 in the world for freerding so it shows what a gem of a mountain it is for an intro to backcountry riding camp.

Drop us a line to find out more.dsc073201

Vivid Snowboarding, The specialist snowboard school


Backcountry Camps Verbier

FREERIDE COURSE VERBIER

Freeride Course Verbier

We have a whole new mix of Freeride course Verbier for winter 2016/17.

Check out why to join us:

  1. Specific beginner off-piste camps are designed to introduce people to riding in a mixture of different snow types and terrain. The camp will install confidence and improve overall mountain awareness.
  2. Freeride Camps Verbier will be for the intermediate and advanced rider who is looking for new and exciting lines on the mountain. The four Valleys has some of the most challenging and varied off-piste terrain in the world , so why not come and experience this for yourself.
  3. Splitboarding , hiking, exploring and getting away from the crowds. Our splitboarding camps will take you a little further into the backcountry. This is an amazing way to explore and enjoy the beautiful mountains. Check out our camps here CAMPS
  4. Verbier is one of the biggest freeride resorts in the world. Come and enjoy with some of the most experienced guides out there.
  5. The resort of Verbier holds one of the best snow records in the Alps so it always has amazing snow.
  6. Our Freeride Camps Verbier have small group sizes means plenty of individual attention and care.

 

Check out the conditions VERBIER

 


Summer camp vibes

SUMMER CAMPS IN CERVINIA

Summer Camps in Cervinia

The Cervinia glacier was on point over the summer. There were a huge number of features for every level of rider. Blue ,red and black features of rails, boxes and kickers. The park crew were creative with skate bowls built out of snow. The run finished with a quarter pipe at the bottom of the snowpark. After talking with the park designers, they are going to go bigger and better for next summer 2017 in time for our summer camps in Cervinia.

You can check out conditions in Cervinia here WEATHER

There are a few changes to look forward to for the winter season in Verbier. The snowboard school desk being situated in Surefoot which sites above the Big Ben pub and opposite No.1 Ski/Snowboard shop at Medran. This new venue is perfect for on the spot bookings as our meeting point is next to the shop.

Finally Televerbier are replacing the slow four man chair lift in Le chable with a fast 6 seater which will transform this area of the mountain. La chaux used to suffer from a serious bottle neck and afternoon congestion. This new lift will mean quicker learning laps for everyone and faster park laps for freestylers.

Our new website is live and with this brings new products and projects for the coming year. Check out our products here CAMPS


Glacier Season

SNOWBOARD SUMMER CAMPS CERVINIA

Snowboard Summer Camps Cervinia

Learn and progress this summer. Join our Vivid Snowboard summer camps Cervinia, Italy. The camps are park/freestyle orientated and are open to anyone of intermediate standard and above.

The Zermatt/Cervinia glacier is the largest summer riding area in Europe. The mountain plays host to the gravity Snow park with a huge variety of kickers, rails, boxes and features. The park is littered with different features.

Many of the top freestyle riders in Europe call Zermatt and Cervinia home during the summer months. It truly is an amazing park to gain more skills.

Cervinia park shapers are some of the best in the industry. and they are usually creative and playful with their design. Check out the daily conditions WEATHER

Each week is priced at £600 and includes:

  • Five full days coaching
  • Lift pass
  • Half board accommodation
  • Afternoon workshops.

Mornings will be spent shredding and progressing on the mountain. While afternoons can be spent chilling and relaxing in the village or getting involved in one of the many activities on offer.

 

For more details get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding 0041 792838735

or email us at vividsnowboarding@gmail.com

Check out all our camp option CAMPS


summer in the Alps

SUMMER 2015 with Vivid

Saas Fee in the summer is a freestyle heaven

Summer 2015 with Vivid

Its August time in Verbier and here at Vivid Snowboarding we are beginning to prepare for the winter ahead. Its been an absolute scorcher across Europe with baking temperatures throughout June, July and August.

Summer 2015 with Vivid snowboarding has enjoyed some summer riding in Tignes, Saas Fee and we have a road trip planned for Cervinia this coming week. Our summer tour of the glaciers is in preparation for our summer camp in 2016. All these glaciers are playgrounds for freestyle riding. Quick laps can have you progressing and ticking off plenty of new tricks in just a few hours.

All the riding happens in the morning. Check out some of our summer riding VIVID

New Team members

Keep an eye out for our new team member who will be revealed in the next few weeks. Rich has left a slight void but looking forward to replacing him with some new up and coming talent.

Check out the team TEAM

Vivid Snowboarding will be growing its summer program. Keep a look out for more summer and autumn riding options. The more you are on your snowboard through out the year the more relaxed you will feel.

 

 

 

 

 

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NOLLIE BACKSIDE 180

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Here we are using a mellow piece of terrain keeping our speed fairly moderate for the Nollie backside 180

The trick will be initiated with the head and shoulders combined with a smoothly timed nollie.

A Nollie is popping off the nose of the board rather than the Ollie which is off the tail.

The body and board will rotate backside 180 degrees and then will be put down as gently as possible

Think about landing right in the middle of the bolts of your board.

Keep riding away switch and get prepared for your next trick.

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You can check out more footage from Vivid Snowboarding on our social media channels VIVID

If you are wanting to raise your overall freestyle skills then why not join a camp FREESTYLE

Vivid Snowboarding camps are an awesome way to raise your overall riding and get more tricks in bag. The camps take place during the holiday season and you will meet other who are wanting  to progress.

If you are looking for more of a private session then why not take on of our specialist freestyle coaches for a morning, afternoon or full day session


spring riding in 2014

END OF WINTER 2014

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Some spring snowboarding action from the end of winter 2014 to get you pumped and excited for the ensuing season. Snow has arrived in Verbier and it looks like the mountain will be opening this coming Saturday for business. Here at Vivid HQ we are getting everything ready and new uniforms are dew any day now. If you are looking for tuition, coaching or guiding please get in touch to chat about options. We offer everything from making your first turns, to perfecting your 360 and smashing those endless powder fields. Vivid Snowboarding is the Very best snowboard school in Verbier and beyond. The team is extremely passionate about delivering the very best sessions and lessons on the mountain.

WINTER IS HERE!! Check out the website for all your riding needs VIVID

Its well worth having a flick through our site to get a feel for the product we offer. Vivid Snowboarding is not just another snowboard school banging out hourly lessons we are offer you the very best snowboard experience out there

As we are moving close to the opening dates its worth keeping an eye on the weather conditions on the mountain. Verbier has awesome Webcams CAMS

 

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FRONTSIDE 360

FRONTSIDE 360

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Frontside 360 One of the most iconic feel good tricks out there and is a must in any rider’s arsenal. The movements for this trick can be learnt on a slope or small side hits and then taken to the park or backcountry. The trick can be performed off both the toe and heel edge. Here we are going to be focusing on the heel version off a park kicker.

Find a kicker that you feel comfortable hitting. By this I mean you have a good measure of the speed needed to hit the sweet spot of the landing and you’ve gauged the shape of the take off. On the run in try and feel yourself relaxed, centred and focused on the approaching take off. Make sure your weight is even over both the back and front foot. Keep the ankles , knees and hips slightly flexed and upper body aligned.  The run in wants to be timed so you have rolled your board onto the heel edge for take off. The heel edge will be your platform to pop from.

Here we are looking to pop off the heel edge. By popping off the kicker this will add to the balance needed in the air. If you allow yourself to just ride off the kicker the trick will not be solid or balanced. Pop! A combination of movements has to happen at this point , this is where your set will be important. When you are popping into the trick you will want some pre rotation and then you want to throw your head, shoulders, arms and core front side. The trick its self will need more energy than a front side 180 but don’t throw too hard.

Once airborne you will want to stay as compact as possible. Think about bringing your knees to nipples and holding yourself in a relaxed position, knees out over your feet. Always looking to make smooth effortless movements as this will bring your style points up. Grabs can add stability into the trick. Think about a basic grab like the indy or melon to help this process. Keep looking over your leading shoulder, don’t open the head up too much.

Now the all important landing . Here you want to be blocking the trick with your eyeline. It is a trick that you will be looking back up the landing . You can almost look through your legs. Bring the landing gear down beneath you and land on those bolts.

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Come join us this winter for a freestyle session or camp and get your frontside 360 on lock , check out the option here VIVID