Alpine Snowboard Instruction
If you want to improve your level, learn new techniques and find the best runs and snow conditions then a UCPA snowboard package is your answer. Included in the price is accommodation, meals, lift pass, equipment hire and instruction.
There are 5 different levels of snowboard instruction groups; beginner, improver, intermediate, advanced and expert. So whether you are a complete beginner or have grown up snowboarding and done a season there is still a level for you. When you check-in you are asked about your level and past experience and grouped accordingly. On the first day the groups are "hamonised" to make sure everyone is in the correct group for their level. The advantage of boarding with a group at similar level is huge - everyone is learning the same things at the same speed and not waiting around.
There are two types of course:-
Half Time (12 Hrs)
This allows you to spend 4 or 5 half day sessions with your instructor, but still allows plenty of time for practice either on your own, with your group or perhaps with friends who have been skiing or boarding in different level groups.
Full Time (23 Hrs)
You will have 9 or 10 half day sessions with your instructor, so this really maximises your time to improve. You'll still have free boarding time at the end of each day and on Sunday and Saturday to board with friends, practise or just relax. This is the best option for people who are travelling alone.
The teaching certainly isn't like the typical 1 or 2hr private lesson. You spend the whole week with your instructor and group therefore the learning is much less formal, less intense and more fun. Of course there will be some formal teaching, practising and perfecting, but it's more relaxed and there is still plenty of time to enjoy and explore the mountain.
Will vary from resort to resort - typically:-
- Saturday - Arrival day, check in & meet other participants
- Sunday - Collect equipment early morning, free boarding day (complete beginners have a 1/2 day lesson in the afternoon)
- Mon - Fri - Practice boarding in groups with your instructor. Normally Wednesday is just a 1/2 day of instruction.
- Saturday - Departure day, board till lunchtime, enjoy a lunch, clear your room & say good bye (till the next time)
One of the nicest things about a UCPA holiday is the social aspect - it's a great way to meet new people through sharing good sporting times together. Whether you travel by yourself, or with friends you're sure to make some great new friendships through the week.
Not all resorts offer both half & full time instruction - check out the Dates & Prices tab to see what is available where.
Whether you choose from half time instruction or full time instruction and regardless of your level you'll be with a great bunch of like minded people and with one of the best instructors on the mountain.
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