There is no better way to learn to snowboard than with a UCPA holiday. Included in the all inclusive package is accommodation, meals, lift pass, equipment hire and instruction. With snowboard instruction included in the price it's the best value snowboard holiday you will find and by far the best option for beginners!
For more information on things that you may wish to know about before deciding to book please read through our handy beginners snowboarding guide
Beginners snowboard instruction - if you have had 1 week of boarding then you will probably be at improver level. If you have boarded just 1 or 2 days at a snowdome then this is the right level for you.
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. This option isn't always available for beginners.
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 time at the end of each day and on Sunday & Saturday to board with friends, practice or just relax. This is the course we would most recommend for beginners.
The instruction isn't like the 1 or 2 hr private lesson. You will spend a full week with your instructor and group therefore the sessions are much less formal, less intense and more fun. There is of course formal learning, practising and perfecting but it's more relaxed and you will have plenty of time to enjoy 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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