Verbier Spot Check: Mont Gele

Spot Check: Mont Gele

Spot Check : Mont Gele

Mont Gele sits at the height of 3023m above sea level. It has routes down all sides from the peak. A single cable takes riders up to the peak and you can choose form thousands of different lines on the way down. On the south side of the mountain you can access La Chaux via an itinerary route. The route is clearly marked out with yellow markers. You can check to see if this is open when exiting the cabin of the cable car. There are also plenty of different off-piste routes on the south with varying difficulty. Definitely worth taking a Vivid Snowboarding coach in order to find the best routes and conditions.

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Mont Gele also has a main itinerary route off the top heading down towards the Col des Gentianes and the bottom of tortin. This is easiest route but some of the terrain on the way out is relatively flat so speed is required.

The mountain has plenty of different couloirs and slopes coming down into the Lac des Vaux area. Again these vary slightly in terms of their difficulty. Make sure you know how the snow pack is and a route down before dropping in.

As Mont Gele is a high alpine mountain, its worth checking out the weather conditions each day to get the low down. You can check these out here WEATHER



The Vivid Snowboarding Blog

The Vivid Snowboarding Blog

The Vivid Snowboarding blog

Welcome to the Vivid snowboarding blog. We aim to keep you up to date with everything Snowboarding in and around Verbier.

Keep a look out for fresh and exciting content on a weekly basis. We will look at everything from technical riding tips, resort reports through to product reviews and conditions on the mountain.

Look out for guest writers and links to our social media content.

We are going to be bring you fitness and riding tips which will transform your day on the mountain. Our product reviews will help guide you through the maze of equipment out there on the market, we will navigate you to what is best for your style and level of riding.

Our blog aims to give you a taste of Vivid Snowboarding. A session with Vivid Snowboarding is more than just a lesson, it is an unforgettable snowboarding experience!

If you have any questions on anything that is covered in our blog. If would like to talk on a one on one basis or have ideas on what content you would like to see then please get in contact with us. Vivid Snowboarding is open 24 hours a day to take bookings or to respond to enquiries. You can check all lesson and camp options here VIVID

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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New VividSnowboarding team member SAM BALDWIN ripping the park to pieces in Cervinia , Italy. It is awesome to welcome Sam to the Vivid Snowboarding team. He brings a wealth of experience to the Vivid crew. Sam has been improving his riding skills all around the alps in the last few winter. He has spent time in Chamonix, Val D'Isere and Hintertux.

Our new Vividsnowboarding team member Sam is an equally passionate freerider and park rider. When the conditions are on and the powder is deep, Sam can be found steep riding lines all around Verbier. He already as one eye on competing in the world Freeride tour. He has a smooth easy style and is always adding a little freestyle magic to his freeride lines.

Sam learnt to snowbaord on the icy mountains in Sweden,  this means the transition to riding easier conditions in the Alps has been easy.

Sam is beginning his journey through the instructor qualification system. He has already achieved a good pass on his level one and two exam and is now looking to complete his level 3 badge.

Check out all Vivid Snowboarding instructors here VIVID TEAM

Sam Balwin

Vivid Snowboarding is a New Breed of Snowboard School .


MID SEASON - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

Mid season in Verbier has seen some more huge snowfalls in the last few weeks .The resort has gone into holiday mode with slightly larger lift lines in key areas.  All the mountain has great cover and the snow has been amazing up top. Be careful when riding off piste as the avalanches have been ripping out in certain areas of the mountain.

Be super careful when you are venturing off-piste. It worth taking a guide or coach who knows the area.  Always have your safety equipment and know how to use it! It is always worth checking the avalanche risk scale on a daily basis and look out for danger warnings.

If its been snowing heavily for a long period of time and this has ben mixed with different temperatures and wind then the avalanche risk will be high.  Adapt your riding according to conditions. Don't look to ride on steep exposed slopes. Always look for mellow terrain where the risk of a slide ripping out is nothing.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding if you need any information about riding off-piste. Our door is always open to everyone.

All the team have been busy both working and enjoying the hill.

Vivid snowboarding got a big shout out in Shortlist magazine , well done to Richy last winter who put in the hard work. Check out his profile on our team page TEAM

For any snowboard tuition, coaching or guiding please get in contact with us here at Vivid Snowboarding.

rainbow rail action in the Verbier park


Here at Vivid Snowboarding we are constantly looking to progress both our clients freestyle riding as well as our own and therefore we spend plenty of time lapping the Verbier, Snowpark.( Below is the New Hip that has been built at the bottom of the park)Image

The Verbier Snowpark crew have been busy building some new features. There is now a blue line of boxes and rails , a red line of boxes and rails. A few fun rollers , blue and red kickers. They have also created a spin jump at the bottom of the park. With more snow forecast the park is only going to get better. For all your freestyle coaching needs get in contact with us here at Vivid Snowboarding

Come take a freestyle session in the snowpark with one of our team TEAM

All the crew have been riding the park here in Verbier for a while. We all know the lines to take and that all important speed to hit each feature. Why not join one of us

Conditions are looking great over the next few days with more snow is rolling in. The more snow that accumulates in the park the better the features will be.

The Verbier snowpark has a passionate team of park shapers. The team are dedicated to making the Verbier park one of the Best in Europe.

Each winter the crew create something different for all levels of rider. come and experience the Verbier park for yourself.