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WHAT TO WEAR ON THE MOUNTAIN

What to wear on the mountain to keep yourself dry and comfortable.

The weather is constantly changing in the mountains. Therefore its is essential to kit yourself out in the right clothing each day. Wearing the wrong kit can lead to an early finish when conditions might be awesome.

OUTERWEAR:

Waterproof and breathable jackets and pants are super important.It is worth investing in quality. Anything above a 10,000mm will keep you dry.If your a rider who will be hiking and working the body, it is worth getting highly breathable items of clothing. If your budget allows I would look at a Gore-Tex jacket and pant combo. Check out the online Burton Snowboards shop for the biggest and best Outerwear range in the business.BURTON SHOP

UNDER LAYERS:

Here you want to start with a quality base layer which will vary in how warm and breathable they are.Long sleeve top and bottoms. If you are someone who feels the cold then go for something a little thicker. Above the base layer you are looking for a fleece or down jacket. If the conditions are cold I would suggest a down jacket that really works well in keeping warmth next to the body. Always worth getting some nice snowboard socks. Gone are the days where these have to be super thick. Snowboard boots are well insulated so get a few pairs which are comfortable.

GLOVES AND MITTS:

Cold hands equals bad day. Find something that is comfortable, functional and warm. I am big fan of mitts during the winter. They are more practical than gloves and feel great to wear. I also look for a more minimal style light glove for riding in the spring and summer time. Sometimes a glove that is less bulky feels a little better and has more style.

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SUMMER CAMPS 2019

Summer Camps 2019, Vivid Snowboarding will be in Cervinia, Italy for the last two weeks of July. Our summer camps will take place on the Zermatt/Cervinia glacier and our open to all levels. The glacier itself is the largest rideable glacier in Europe. It places host to the Gravity Snowpark which has features for everyone.

On snow coaching runs from Monday through until Friday and afternoons can be spent chilling out in the beautiful village of Cervinia. If your wanting a little more action then there are plenty of activities to keep busy. These range from Mountain biking to hiking and trail running.

Most days start with an amazing breakfast in the hotel followed by cable car and gondola lift rides up to the glacier. The group will snowboard from 8.00am through to 2pm when the glacier closes. The glacier has an amazing amount of terrain for a summer resort. Their are drag lifts which will transport riders around the glacier and quick park laps are on!

Camps will be taking place on the following dates

22nd July 2019 - 26th July 2019

29th July 2019 - 2nd August 2019

We will be staying in the four star Hotel Europa which offers an incredible level of comfort and relaxation.

Check out our camps page SUMMER CAMPS

Please get in touch for more details for summer camps 2019 Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

Phone Rob on 0041 792838735

or email vividsnowboarding@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you for Summer camps 2019 Vivid Snowboarding Verbier.

For up to date weather in Cervinia check Snow-forecast here Forecast Cervinia

 


MARCH 2014

March 2014

Verbier has seen some tropical weather of late with temperatures rising to over 20c. The warm conditions have been perfect for a few park sessions and we delivered our first park edit of the season which you can catch on our facebook page.

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The park 9 contest was another success but due to all the team coaching and teaching we had no one competing this winter.

The finals of the world freeride tour have been delayed until mid week due to adverse weather conditions.

Good luck to local lads Xavier De La Rue and Sam Smoothy.

Verbier has been gripped by a winter storm that has pushed temperatures down and snow has arrived back in resort after a warm spell.

Anything Snowboard in Verbier please get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding , we pride ourselves on the being the number one Snowboard School in Verbier.

Vivid Snowboarding , a new breed of Snowboard School.


March 1st 2014

March 1st 2014

Holiday time is upon us here in Verbier. This has bought with it slightly longer lift lines and busier slopes.

The mountain has been great of late with plenty on new snow and all the lifts in the four valleys being open. Bruson has seen some epic conditions and the new lift has really helped make access to the mountain a lot easier than the old bus across the valley floor then up.

All the team have been busy  teaching and coaching on the hill. Vivid Kids product has been really popular with lots of youngsters taking their first enjoyable moments on their board. It has been great to see the response from the recent Olympics in Sochi. The GB snowboard team were great to watch and  there were some outstanding performances  in slope style from Jamie Nicholls and the Amazing Jenny Jones who scooped a bronze medal in the ladies event. This has had an amazing effect on the general public in the UK as snowboarding fever has hit home. It is an easy sport to pick up in the UK with loads of dry slopes and indoor centers. Snowboarding is for everyone and it is an amazing day out so get involved and get down to your nearest hill.

For any style of teaching or coaching in Verbier please get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding. A new breed of snowboard school

 


BASI LEVEL 3 ISIA TRAINING - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

BASI LEVEL 3 ISIA TRAINING - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

Vivid Snowboard Camps

Vivid Snowboarding is creating on snow training time for instructors wanting to reach that next level in their qualification process. The step up from the level 2 to level 3 is dramatic and constructive on snow training is the key to success. We are in the process of finalising our dates and these will be up shortly.

If you are interested in working for Vivid snowboarding in the future , hold your BASI level 2 qualification this training camp could be for you.


VIVID SNOWBOARDING LATEST - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

Vivid Snowboarding Latest

Verbier late afternoon

Vivid Snowboarding latest news from Verbier.Early November has bought the first significant snowfalls of the winter. The last week has seen snow above and beyond mid station and the snow line is in the village. These early season dumps are great for creating that all important base.

The new uniforms have arrived and are currently being branded ready for the official start weekend which is the first weekend of December. Look out for a slight variation in our gear this winter but it’s still staying fairly close to the vivid snowboarding colours from the last two winters.

All the team are super excited as the winter is fast approaching. The lifts opened over the weekend and will continue to do so over the next  month.

The rumour mill is always a little rife during pre season but there seems to be a fair bit of noise regarding the Verbier Snowpark. If the rumours serve us correctly there looks to be a slightly more beginner friendly park between the old existing park and the slow four man chairlift which will be a great teaching and coaching tool. The large park is set for a facelift with planned investment hopefully having the knock on effect of better features and more shapers which can only be positive for Verbier.

The Vivid Snowboarding team prides its self on personal development in all areas of riding. This helps to keep our snowboard product the very best in Verbier. We believe by being able to ride all different types of terrain it strengthens  our ability to deliver the best instructing and coaching on the mountain. Look out for some Go pro park and backcountry edits this coming winter.

If you are after an introductory session to park riding or you are looking to expand your bag of tricks. Please get in touch with us here at Vivid Snowboarding to talk through different options.

VIVID SNOWBOARDING , A NEW BREED OF SNOWBOARD SCHOOL


AUTUMN UPDATE

Europe has seen an amazing summer with sunshine throughout June, July and August. Now our attention turns to winter and we are all beginning to think about the fast approaching season ahead.

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Verbier is currently a building site as hotels, restaurants and bars get ready for the start of December and the first arrivals of the new season. Both the T-bar and Pub Mont Fort are receiving a face lift and the new W Hotel complex is due to open on the first weekend of December.

Verbier has a great new link with Bruson which will open up this area of the Four Valleys . The mountain is a real gem of a spot offering tree line riding which is great in the flat light as well as some great hiking and piste riding. If you have never ridden at Bruson it is well worth the trip over for a day.

If you are looking for some pre season riding then please get in contact with us to talk about our up and coming camp in Saas Fee, Switzerland. The camp has been designed to help get your confidence back on the mountain and your all important fitness levels up for the coming winter. The better shape you are in the longer you can stay on the mountain each day.

Here at Vivid Snowboarding we are taking bookings all the time so please get in touch if you are after the highest quality tuition and guiding in Verbier. Vivid Snowboarding prides itself on being the best Snowboard School in Verbier. This winter we are introducing our VIVID KIDS product https://vividsnowboarding.com/verbier-snowboard-school-products/kids/  which is aimed at getting kids straight onto a board and into riding at an early age.

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WINTER 2013/14 Bruson

All the Vivid Snowboarding team are looking forward to the new lift link between Verbier and Bruson. It will allow quick access to what has been described in the past as one of the hidden gems of the Alps. No longer will you have to ride the bus across the Valley floor its a question of riding the gondola all the way

Bruson

Bruson has a rustic charm about its slopes and some amazing off piste riding . It is a great option for flat days as the tress help to give definition in bad light. For an area with just a handful of lifts it has a vast amount of terrain to ride.

When conditions allow you can ride through the forest on tracks right back into Le Chable. From here you can head back up into Verbier or head back up into Bruson for another lap.

Even with the European heat wave in full effect here at Vivid Snowboarding we are getting geared up for our third winter in Verbier. We are excited about seeing you all back in Verbier and working with you again.

Vivid Snowboarding prides itself on being the only independent Snowboard School in Verbier. We offer the highest quality instructing and guiding Image

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Vivid Snowboarding Instructor Richy enjoying some snowy tree action in Bruson


MID SUMMER

Vivid Snowboarding Team

MID SUMMER - Vivid Snowboarding Verbier

So again it rolls around to Mid Summer and it’s only five months until the opening of the winter back in Verbier.

The weather has been doing crazy things of late and the snow kept falling well into early June. We hope again for another epic winter for 2013/2014.

Vivid Snowboarding will again be working out of Xtreme Sports in place central. The shop has some of the best quality hire equipment in resort as well as a good selection of Ride and Capita equipment. For walk in bookings we have a snowboard school desk in the ground floor of the shop.

As our reputation grows with in resort we constantly want our school and product to evolve and change to keep the quality the best in Verbier and best value for our clients  so look out for new products that will be on line in the Autumn.

Vivid Snowboarding is a new breed of Snowboard School in Verbier.


End of Season

ImageOur second winter here at Vivid Snowboarding has come to an end. Verbier has seen epic conditions all over the mountain and all the team have been super busy teaching on the hill.
All the instructors have gone their separate ways for the summer months. Oscar is heading to Ibiza to make Sushi , Rich is heading to the Reunion Island for some surf and sun, Craig is surfing in Panama then heading to St Tropez and James is getting strong back in Innsbruck.

Summer Plans

Look out for Vividfit which will be coming to London very soon. This is going to be an outdoor personal training company which will be specialising in fitness in a natural environment. We will be offering barefoot running coaching , box fit and all round personal training from weight loss through to nutritional advice. Vividfit will also be specialising in event specific coaching ranging from getting prepared for your first 10km run or getting the body ready for an up and coming wedding. Look out for the new website in the next couple of weeks www.vividfit.co.uk
Looking ahead for next winter we have some exciting new products in the pipe line and we are looking to do more trips to other resorts as well as abroad.
Keep an eye out for our Autumn camps in Saas Fee which will be a mixture of on hill riding and coaching as well as some strength and conditioning for the up and coming winter.
Vivid Snowboarding looks forward to seeing  you all next season. We pride ourselves on the being the only independent snowboard school in Verbier.