Look before you jump

The Snowpark Safety Guide

Snowpark Safety Guide

1. Features will be clearly labelled like the piste. Starting at green which will be easiest and finishing with black which are for advanced riders.

2. Always check the feature before attempting to hit it. You may have been taking on the same feature every day for a week but shapes can change overnight so take a look before the start of each session, go for a dry run.

3. Always good to watch other riders hit the feature you want to ride, this way you can get an idea of where to drop in from. Nothing worse than under cooking it but at the same time you don’t want to be sailing over the knuckle still going up!

4. Make sure there is no one on the landing before attempting to hit a feature. If in any doubt don’t go.

5. Never try something too far outside your comfort zone, remember to always be in control. Every body loves a hero but be careful as your best day ever can turn into your worst in a split second.

6. Alert other park users that you are dropping into a feature this could be done by a simple hand in the air or by shouting dropping.

7. If you do fall, try and move away from the landing zone as quickly as possible so you are visible and in a safe place.

8.If a feature is closed don't hit it!

9.If you witness an accident or are involved in one , go through the correct steps. Make area safe, make sure casualty is comfortable and inform the park crew of what has happened.

10. Always have respect for others. Learn the snowpark safety guide.

If you are looking to ride the snowpark come take a session Freestyle sessions.

 


Verbier in Winter

CHECK OUT VERBIER

Check out Verbier.

The town lies at 1500m above sea level and the highest peak is the Mont Fort that is 3330m.

The high altitude nature of the mountains around Verbier means it's a snow sure location for riding from November through until May.

The town has a large number of quality restaurants and bars and here at Vivid Snowboarding we can advise to check out the following:

  • Farinet Hotel
  • Pub Mont Fort
  • W Hotel
  • No.14
  • The Lodge
  • Ski Verbier Exclusive

A combination of some of the very best snowboarding terrain in the world mixed together with superb mountain restaurants and world class chalets and hotels makes Verbier one of the very best winter sports venues in the world.

Verbier is a south facing resort. Check out snow forecast for regular weather updates and snow conditions VERBIER

Vivid Snowboarding is the specialist snowboard school in Verbier. We established Vivid Snowboarding back in 2011 to fill the demand for a stand alone independent snowboard school. Vivid offers the highest quality teaching, coaching and guiding in Europe and is second to no one.

The quality of Vivid Snowboarding is due to its highly professional, skilful and qualified instructors. All the Vivid Snowboarding team have years of industry experience.

Check out our team page VIVID

Come join us this winter for a snowboard experience of a life time.


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


Five reasons to join the Vivid Snowboarding Summer camp

THE VERBIER SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

Vivid Snowboarding , the Verbier Snowboard school early February update. Winter has yet to deliver the snow of the last few years however the mountain is in good condition due to a few fresh snow falls over the last few weeks.

Our January intro to backcountry camp caught the tail end of the last dump and so conditions were on point for much of the camp.

ISTA COURSE

Vivid Snowboarding has completed the ISTA course and is now able to deliver the ISTA discovery course where you become trained and certified on an Avalanche prevention program. For more information please get in touch on 079 283 8735. A great way to learn and progress your mountain skills, Knowledge is everything. The course is a day on the hill or it could be split over a couple of days. The cost of the camp is 260CHF

WORLD FREERIDE TOUR

A big well done to our very own Sam Baldwin who took part in the World Freeride week here in Verbier. The week consisted of 3 separate competitions in which Sam managed two first places and one fourth place. It’s all great experience as he looks to gain entry onto the World Freeride tour. We will keep you posted on his next events.


Winter starts

Early winter 2016 with the Verbier Snowboard School

dsc07866Verbier is in full swing and has played host to another successful Polaris music festival. The three day event sees some of the world best house and techno DJs perform live on a huge stage at over 2000m then the party moves into town for afters. Its almost the starting line of the winter season in Verbier. The specialist snowboard school in Verbier is open for business.

The mountain has seen little natural snow in the last few weeks but the resort have done an amazing job in prepping and moving enough snow for good cover across the hill.

Verbier has amazing artificial snow capability. This improves every winter as Verbier continues to be one of the very best Ski resorts in the world. The mountain prides its self in been being the very first resort to open its slopes the beginning of November and runs through until the end of April.

Vivid Snowboarding has been riding in Les Diablerets which has an awesome park at this time of year. Look out for a late Autumn camp on the glacier next November.

Check out dates on the website for winter and summer camps 2017 CAMPS

Happy Christmas from all the Vivid team, The specialist Snowboard School in Verbier. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for up to date footage VIVID

 


SPECIALIST SNOWBOARD SCHOOL VERBIER

Vivid Snowboarding, the specialist snowboard school in Verbier has been on the road for the last couple of weeks. We have been to Zermatt in Switzerland and Stubai in Austria. The early winter snowfalls have been replaced with cold crisp sunny days. We have also been taking full advantage of the Snow park on glacier 3000. This is an awesome early season venue with great kicker and rail/bow features. None of the kickers or features are too big and scary so its a great way to ease back into the riding before the onset of winter.

Check out Glacier 3000 opening times: CHECK IT OUT

The specialist snowboard school Verbier is now open for business. Come get your riding skills on point before we roll into December. There is good snow cover from mid station up and there is plenty of terrain open to practise your riding. We are open 7 days a week so don't hesitate to get in touch on 0041 792838735 or email us at vividsnowboarding@gmail.com

CAMPS

Check out our backcountry camp options and freestyle camp options for later in the winter. These will kick off after new year and there is something for everyone. If you are an intermediate rider looking to build your skill set and confidence. Then why not check out our intro to backcountry camps.

Check out all our camp options hereCAMPS PAGE

We are also offering more advanced camps for the freerider who is looking for steeper lines and new terrain to ride.

Vivid Snowboarding , The specialist Snowboard School.


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.

Vivid Snowboarding , The specialist Snowboard School.


Verbier Snowboard School blog

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

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snowboard school in verbier

SNOWBOARD SCHOOL VERBIER

edit_-07265-compressorVivid Snowboarding is entering its sixth winter in Verbier. The Snowboard School Verbier offers a huge range of products.

We provide instruction, teaching and guiding for all levels of rider. Here at Vivid Snowboarding we believe you are never too young to learn. We have created a specific kids program focused on getting kids on boards early having fun and progressing.

Gone are the days of having to ski first. Here at Vivid Snowboarding we believe in small fun sessions for young children. We want them to learn and develop their skills through enjoyment on the hill. This does not need to take place a long way up the mountain. These sessions could happen on the nursery slopes in resort.

Why Vivid?

Vivid Snowboarding is the only snowboard school in Verbier to be 100% snowboarding only, all our team are Snowboard instructors rather than being Skiers with a little snowboard badge on the side. Vivid prides itself on being 100% committed to giving our clients a pure snowboarding experience. Treat yourself this winter and come enjoy a session with Vivid Snowboarding.

If you are looking to book a last minute session then Check out the conditions on the mountain here WEATHER