This is the perfect summer holiday for the keen snowboarder. Shred the piste and park and join the crew for an array of afternoon activities.
You can expect the highest level of coaching in Les Deux Alpes (L2A) as I carry the ISTD snowboard qualitification with the crucial French equivalence. You’ll get a high level of personal attention and the opportunity to progress. Considering the terrain I’ll be focusing most of my attention in the snow park, although our morning warm-ups will take in the large open pistes that spread over two glaciers - the Mont de Lans and the Girose. There are 17 lifts operating accross 4 blue runs, 2 green and 2 red all within a short gondola ride for the centre of town. There is also a speedy underground funicular (train) that runs from the bottom to the top of the glacier. The ski area is open from 7.15am - 1.00pm. We head up around 8.15am to avoid the rush and bag the best conditions. As expected, the weather is 90% crystal blue skies, with snow often topping up the piste due to the high altitude. With the extensive use of t-bars these sessions are not recommended for complete beginners.
Les Deux Alpes features one of the best and biggest freestyle snowboard fun parks in Europe! With beginner, intermediate and advanced areas, you’ll find kickers and spines of different sizes, all kinds of rails: s-rails, kink-rails, rainbow-rails, mailboxes; and of course two large half-pipes! You'll get 6 days ski pass per week (Sunday to Friday), so you’ll have the maximum allowable time for me to help develop your skills. In addition to the coaching you’ll have a series of photos and videos taken during the week, providing you with a lasting memory of your time in L2A.
B&B accommodation is based at Chalet Ruby located just outside of the centre of town near the Venosc lift.
7 Nights B&B chalet
Twin or double room options
Free hot tub
All rooms ensuite
Towels, bed linen & hairdryer included
6 Days ISTD level snowboard coaching (French certified)
6 Days glacier and resort ski pass
Lift access for Mountain Biking
Course limited to 8 riders per week
Optional New DOUK 2019 Snowboard worth £300-£385 & Board Test
A comprehensive range of DOUK snowboards for testing by all chalet guests
An exclusive offer for Maverix customers
A brand new 2019 DOUK board delivered 4-6 weeks post course
Just bring your boots and bindings, no need for a board
Post coaching afternoon activities
The afternoons make for an amazing all round experience. Most days there will be an array of adventures and adrenalin activities on the cards including mini cliff diving, waterfall hike, white water rafting, beach volleyball, zorb football etc. Les Deux Alpes is also a paradise for mountain bikers. It offers more than 120 km of trails with amazing downhill features and a well equipped bike park.
Single/double bed options available
Heated boot & board storage room
Free access to tuning equipment
Fully fitted kitchen for extra food options
Evening meals at specially selected local restaurants
Free Bus access to and from the slopes (outside hotel)
Free local parking
ISTD French certified coach
Limited Lyon Airport & Grenoble transfers available from £35
Flights, transfers, insurance, lunch and evening meals not included
It's not just about the snow park. We shred the piste to build skills and confirdence for the park.
"I did my first summer camp a couple of years ago which was my first step into Freestyle. With J’s coaching I found I was hitting good size kickers and boxes by the end of the week and my all round riding technique had improved. Since then I have done several camps both in the Summer and Winter and every time my Snowboarding improves immensely.
In the summer, we have tried White Water Rafting, Devil Karts, Luge and a load of other stuff, mix all of that with the great people in the group and it makes for an epic holiday. I cannot wait for the next trip."
"After a recomendation from a friend to use Maverix for some coaching I'd previously had a few sessions in the UK indoor slopes.
Off the back of this I booked a week in Les Deux Alpes with Maverix for some summer snowboarding and coaching.
The trip was fantastic and was well beyond my expecations. The chalet was clean and well equiped including a hot tub. James kept a fun atmosphere throughout the week and the coaching was ace including video reviews of our riding from previous sessions.
In the afternoons after the slopes closed we got out and about on various adventures including hill walks and go ape adventure park.
Each day is jam packed with fun, so your holiday is way more than just the snowboarding.