cold temperatures hit verbier

COLD TEMPERATURES HIT VERBIER

Cold Temperatures hit Verbier

A cold snap has hit the slopes of verbier these last few days.

The BASI level 2 that has been running in Verbier has seen -20 temperatures on Lac De veux early morning. The cold weather has meant the snow has been staying fresh all over the mountain and team have been out on the hill everyday. The cold weather is set to continue so wrap up warm when you are heading out for a shred.

Keep up to date with all weather conditions here WEATHER

Some instructor training work starts tomorrow and if you are keen for some BASI level 1 and 2 coaching please drop us a note here at vivid snowboarding. We are open 24 hours a day so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Rob Norton has been a BASI Snowboard trainer for the last 6 years so you will be learning from the very best around. He has delivered the BASI Snowboard product all over the world running courses in Europe, South America, Japan and New Zealand. Check out his profile on our team page ROB

The Verbier snowpark is in great condition as the winter progresses. The crew have done an awesome job this year.

 


BASI LEVEL 2 SNOWBOARD EXAM DELIVERED BY VIVID’S ROB NORTON, BASI EXAMINER

A BASI level 2 snowboard exam is running here in Verbier, Switzerland. The exam is the follow on from the level one exam which is the entry level snowboard exam for instructors and is generally used to teach in snow domes and dry slopes. The level two qualification is generally looked at as an outdoor qualification and students will have to ride in all the five strands( piste performance, steeps riding, freestyle , off piste and the bumps) as well as being able to demonstrate perfectly the central theme which is the basic lesson progression.
The students have to be able to match up to the marking criteria both in their technical performance and in their teaching skills. They are also assessed on numerous other areas like professionalism and performance analysis for example.
A general day will consist of five hours on the mountain followed by another two hours max in the classroom. Each student works through a study book which is a very useful tool for when they go out and teach in the industry. The level two qualification is recognised throughout the world and I’ve worked with students who have now worked in Japan, Argentina , Chile , USA , Canada, NZ, OZ , Russia and Europe. It’s the best way of getting started in the snowboard instructing industry and is a great stepping stone to stepping up to the higher level 3 and level 4 exams.

If you are interested in working your way through Basi or any snowboard exams right from level 1 to level 4, please get in contact with us for some coaching from the highest level instructors in the business here at vivid snowboarding


GREAT WEEK IN VERBIER

Vivid snowboarding has been super busy over the last week with all the team teaching and coaching various different groups out from the UK. Well done to Spencer and the girls from Lillywhites who all made some great progression in the three days they spent on the mountain.

The Mont Gele lift has a broken cable which has meant the mountain has not been as tracked as usual. The ridge line hike from the top of Lac Des Vaux 3 takes around 50 minutes which is well worth the walk up.

The park is beginning to look even better with yet more kickers and rail features. There will be a new boarder cross course opening soon.

For any freestyle coaching please get in touch with us here at vivid snowboarding, the only independant Snowboard school in Verbier


RIDING THE VERBIER TREES

Epic conditions on the mountain today ment some great riding in the trees above Verbier. For off piste coaching and backcountry adventures check out our product page. Here at vivid snowboarding we offer the very best snowboard coaching and instructing in Verbier


HAPPY CLIENT

Sie sind eingeladen, das Album von Robert Gaus anzusehen: Andermatt/Leysin/Verbier 06.01. - 15.01.2012

Andermatt/Leysin/Verbier 06.01. - 15.01.2012

Andermatt, Leysin, Verbier -

06.01.2012
von Robert Gaus

1st stop: Andermatt, 2nd stop Leysin, 3rd stop Verbier

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Nachricht von Robert Gaus:

Hi Rob,

within this link / album I have enclosed all the pictures I have taken from the trip on Friday.
Thank you very much again and it has been the greatest day in snowboarding for me so far! Thanks!
I guess I am coming back for more:)

Thanks and all the best to you!

Robert

PS.: if you wish a higher resolution of the pictures, just let me know.

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VERBIER SNOWPARK

The snowpark in Verbier is beginning to take shape . There is a spine jump at the bottom of the park with three further red kickers and three blue kickers. The shape of the smaller kickers are good and they also have rollers for people who are getting into the park for the first time. The park team are also getting the air bag at the bottom of the park ready. This is a good starting point for anyone wanting to learn some inverted tricks. Still always check your run in as you don’t want to be over shooting this feature! They have a few boxes in position a wide flat box, a small rainbow box and another flat box. No big air kicker in place yet but it should be built fairly soon. If you fancy getting into the park for the first time or want to improve on your freestyle skills come and take a session with one of our vivid snowboarding coaches.


VIVID SNOWBOARDING VERBIER

Vivid snowboarding Verbier has been busy over the last few days with lots of last minute bookings coming in. The busy holiday times in Verbier have come and gone and resort is a little less hectic. The mountain has amazing snow all over with great conditions on Mont Gele and Mont Fort. The forecast is for sunny conditions all week.

You can keep up to date with conditions here WEATHER

Snow-forecast is one of the leading forecast site in the world. They will give you a good insight in to the coming weather for the week ahead. Always worth keeping one eye on snow conditions as you are planning a trip to the mountains.

The La Chaux snow park is beginning to take shape and looks like it will be good for freestyle coaching sessions. If you are looking for snowboard coaching and instructing in Verbier, then look no further than Vivid Snowboarding. We are a new breed of snowboard school in Verbier and offer the highest quality product in resort. Have a look through our website for all the products that we offer. The site is very easy to navigate and you will get a real feel for what we offer.

Check out our team here TEAM

 


VIVID UPDATE

The Lac De Vaux area of Verbier is open and has been fairly busy over the weekend. Vivid Snowboarding have been representing on the mountain and have been focusing on getting those riding legs back as well as some specific training for the up and coming winter. The team seem to be super fit and excited to be part of a new breed of snowboard school in Verbier.
Bookings are beginning to roll in for the festive holiday time so get in touch if your after a session, Check out our product page for details and prices.
Snow is forecasted for the end of the week and the mountain staff are beginning to get other parts of the mountain prepped up and ready for winter.


ALL MOUNTAIN CLINICS FOR LOCALS AND SEASONAIRES

For the opening winter of Vivid Snowboarding in Verbier we will be offering free freestyle and backcountry coaching to locals and seasonaires on a wednesday afternoon. These clinics could take place in the Neipark 1936 or around some of the amazing backcountry Verbier has to offer. We will also be offering snowboarder taster sessions which will be aimed at anyone who is looking to learn the basics. If you are interested don't hesitate to get in touch( check contact page for details).

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Park action in Verbier

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VIVID SIGNS NEW SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH BELLA SEEL

All the vivid snowboarding team will be wearing Bella Seel hats and neckwear for the coming winter in Verbier. Having tested the fleece neck warmer in Patagonia, Argentina this summer they are a must for any day on the hill. Check out the hats and neck warmers at www.bellaseel.com

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Hat and neck wear from Bella Seel
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