snowboarding lessons worth it

Snowboarding lessons worth it?

Are snowboarding lessons worth it? This blog will lay out the advantages of taking a snowboard instructor, coach or guide.

Here are the biggest advantages:

  • Its not all about technique but its important - A good instructor will have you standing with proper alignment on your snowboard. This will in turn allow for correct steering. Bad habits will be avoided and progression will be maximised.  At a beginner level you will learn the correct foundation to then grow as a rider. As a more advanced rider you will be challenged and progression will be faster. Check out all our lesson and session options here LESSONS
  • Safety - A local professional will always know the mountain. You will be guided to where conditions are the best and safest on any given day. They will often choose the best lifts with least amount of people. Instructors will also be able to provide that insider knowledge of the mountain. It's finding those secret spots and hidden gems which is important.
  • Conditions - finding the best snow and conditions and being able to match the ability of the rider with the correct terrain type. Your instructor will be up to date with weather conditions and avalanche risk. keep an eye on the weather via the following site WEATHER
  • Secret spots - Your instructor will be able to find those hidden gems on the mountain. When it snows 10cm - 15cm and your instructor knows just the spot to get awesome face shots and not touch anything underneath.
  • Equipment - Hire shops can often over look the proper set up of the board, boots and bindings. A good instructor will set your equipment up so it it tailor made for each individual. Everyones weight and shape is different. This has to be reflected in how the equipment is set up.

Burton Ion Boot

BOOT REVIEW : BURTON ION

BOOT REVIEW: BURTON ION

One of the top boots in the Burton range the Burton Ion can do it all. A go to boot for someone who wants unmeasured support and comfort. This boot handle everything on the mountain. From steep and gnarly to park and pipe laps this will have you snug and secure when you need it most.

The boot is classed as being stiff but this allows the boot to mould to your foot. The stiffness gives the boot longevity and a life span that other boots do not offer.

The Burton Ion is a team favourite here at Vivid Snowboarding. Check out what the team ride here VIVID

The boots have an awesome Re bounce cushioning system. The materials within the inner lining acts in a manner that keeps the heat in and allows the feet to stay warm and toasty even on the coldest of days.

The Burton Ion comes in a few different lacing options. It really comes down to personal choice as to which system you want to tackle. You can opt for the speed zone lacing system,  the fast and effective Boa system and for winter 2020- 2021 the Ion boot is now available for the Step on system.

The boot comes in a few different colours to keep the style conscious among us happy. This winter the boot comes in black, white or holographic

For all the boots that Burton offer check out there range online BURTON


fond memory

Mother Nature. We ask for snow. Mid Autumn here in Verbier and we are all looking forward to the winter ahead. The last few Autumns have seen good early winter snow fall. We hoping Mother Nature will bring some early season snowfall. Verbier will open its slopes at weekends once the snow arrives.The lifts will open full time from the beginning of December.  Below is a fond memory from last winter in Verbier. A stylish frontside 720 with a truck driver in the Verbier snowpark.

Check out all lesson options on our site LESSONS

Vivid Snowboarding is the only independent snowboard school in Verbier. All our instructors are 100% snowboarders. We use specialist snowboarders who live and breath the sport. All the team can be found riding the mountain on a daily basis when not teaching and coaching. It super important to keep developing our riding skills so we can transfer these skills to our clients.

If you are interested in a session at Vivid snowboarding then please get in touch. we are available anytime to talk and to discuss lesson options. We offer all types of lessons for every level of rider. From day one beginning through to advanced backcountry riders and freestyle riders. fond memory