Updated: Nov 20
Coming this Spring in collaboration with Mayhew Snowboarding...
Join myself and Corinne Mayhew of Mayhew Snowboarding for an epic 4 day backcountry adventure!
If you're an experienced snowboarder looking to dive deeper into the backcountry and discover the world of splitboarding, this long-weekend adventure is for you! Over the 4 days, you'll develop your understanding and appreciation of riding in the backcountry and improve all areas of your snowboarding while taking care of body and mind with daily yoga sessions, all in a supportive, fun and encouraging environment.
This camp is aimed at all snowboarders who feel comfortable riding red and black runs and have at least some experience riding in powdery conditions. You'll learn how to use splitboard equipment, and gain invaluable experience of earning your turns in the backcountry!
If you've always wanted to try splitboarding but you've never known where to start, then this is the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with the equipment and understand how to use it. We will also help you to develop your general off piste knowledge and riding skills, considering which kind of terrain you should use for splitboarding and the safety factors involved. If you're comfortable riding red and black runs, and have some experience riding off-piste and want to dive deeper, this trip is for you!
The yoga element of this camp is extremely important in nurturing your mind and body both before and after a long, active day in the mountains. Hannah's twice-daily sessions will warm up your muscles and focus your mind in preparation for a great day of splitboarding, while her evening sessions help you to relax and stretch, aiding in recovery before doing it all again the next day! It's important to give attention to the mind when progressing in any sport, especially when you feel that you're pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Hannah's innate understanding of the backcountry environment and how some riders can feel anxious really helps her to calm your mind and help you focus on enjoying the moment and slashing those turns!
Your snowboard guide and coach Corinne Mayhew is fully certified to BASI Level 4 ISTD snowboard instructor, freestyle coach and backcountry guide, with a French equivalence (Carte Professionale) to teach in France (only five women in the world hold these qualifications). Corinne is also a Trainer and Examiner of snowboard instructors for BASI and has competed at international competitions including winning FWQ events. Corinne has organised and run many camps for all levels of rider and worked with many national teams, taking GB athletes to the Junior Olympics and other international competitions and events. You can also find out a little bit more about Corinne on this link. ABOUT HANNAH
Hannah's journey has seen her develop her love of yoga after recovering from a major knee injury and restoring her flexibility, while using it to understand how to nurture peace in her daily life. Hannah teaches yoga regularly in the mountains and has worked alongside several leading snowsports figures such as Olympic legend Jenny Jones. Find out more about her here. ABOUT THE TRIP This is a camp run by experienced mountain professionals with a love of sharing their passions with you. It is a rare and golden opportunity to delve into the world of splitboarding and touring, meet like minded riders and progress your snowboarding in an encouraging and nurturing environment. You can read reviews from past clients here. SAMPLE SCHEDULE
Dates: Arrival Wednesday 28th February - Departure Sunday 3rd March 2024
Wednesday 28th Feb : arrival in the evening, group chat, dinner and bed Thursday 29th Feb : morning yoga session, breakfast, snowboarding/splitboarding warm up, lunch on the mountain, more snowboarding/splitboarding coaching and guiding. Evening yoga session, dinner and bed! Friday 1st March : morning yoga session, breakfast, checkout of accom. Pack bag for the weekend and go splitboarding. Lunch on the mountain, more snowboarding/splitboarding. Tour up to mountain refuge. Yoga session, dinner, bed. Saturday 2nd March : morning yoga session, breakfast, splitboard session. Lunch on the mountain, splitboard coaching/guiding, tour back to the mountain refuge. Evening yoga session, dinner and bed! Sunday 3rd March : morning yoga session, breakfast, splitboard back to resort in time for lunch. Travel back to Turin / Milan airport INVESTMENT from £850, including : - 4 nights 1/2 board accommodation, based on sharing - 3 full days and 1 half day snowboard guiding and coaching - 4 morning yoga sessions - 3 evening yoga sessions
Extras to consider : - flights - transfers - lift pass - splitboard hire (contact us for a 40% discount on rental)