This is unlike any other winter holiday. You'll be riding lots, exploring the whole Zillertal Valley and starting to fully understand your own limits as a rider and how to overcome your fears and boost your skills through a series of challenges that will encompass the whole mountain. As one of the most experienced and qualified coaches in the UK I'll be showing you all the best secret spots. I urge you to discuss your goals with me before you book on a camp as these holidays are challenging and not suitable for all snowboarders. For those riders new to Maverix European adventures I highly recommend our Les Arcs camp as a great stepping stone to this course.
All riders will be required to have a set of fully functioning avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel & probe) or have the funds to hire a set during the week. Average cost is €10 per day. B&B accommodation is with the 3* Larcherhof Hotel based just outside the centre of Mayrhofen in Austria.
Typical Course Focus
Off Piste - 70%
Piste - 20%
7 Day B&B single within a shared apartment
6 day Zillertal Superskipass - 177 Lifts, 489km of pistes
6 days locally produced breakfast
5 days ISTD level coaching & guiding
1 personal riding day
Rider numbers limited on each week
I aim for riders to have their own rooms, but please be prepared to share within an apartment if there is high demand within the hotel. Flights, transfers, insurance, lunch and evening meals are not included.
On-site relaxed and comfortable hotel bar
Single/double beds form part of a shared apartment
Heated boot & board storage room
Free access to servicing & tuning equipment
Evening meals at specially selected local restaurants
Free Bus access to and from the slopes (outside hotel)
Free underground parking
Wifi in all rooms
ISTD off-piste certified coach/guide
All riders need a set of avalanche safety equipment
Bonus off-piste splitboard touring clinics with local mountain guide at an additional cost. View my travel guide to help you get to the resort.
After over 10 years exploring the Zillertal Valley I've logged some amazing snowboard friendly off piste zones. During each week I plan various adventures to suit the level and experience of the group.
"I hit Mayrhofen last season with Maverix and an eclectic group of boarders lead by Head Coach, J. We experienced progressive off-piste, on-piste skills and flat-land tricks, kicker training (and building) and a great atmosphere, both on the pow (mmm, strudel) and relaxing afterwards in the Lacherhof bar.
J made us work hard, but with that came great reward. I've hit a bit of side-piste before but being lead by J, we spent a good amount of time out of sight of groomed runs but within the resort boundaries, hitting the untracked pow fields that mayrhofen has to offer. I felt my off-piste confidence grow exponentially. When the off-piste conditions deteriorated, J switched his keen eye on to our on-piste skills, with some flat-land exercises and tricks, leading to eurocarving and cloudburst (very showy, and refreshing when the conditions are right!).
Sliding down fresh corduroy on a bluebird day is epic, but if you're looking for something more, I can heartily recommend the winter camps- I'm already looking forward to the next season with Maverix- see you there!"
"Without a doubt the hardest I have ever worked on snow, but the best snow holiday yet.
In terms of off-piste and performance riding Jay's coaching helped me improve significantly. Can't wait until next year. "
The Zillertal Valley has a multitude of terrain on offer. From high alpine peaks to steap and deep powder filled tree runs. Whatever the conditions we can find the best riding.