Do you have little or no previous snowboarding experience? Are you an intermediate snowboarder? Do you want to learn / progress your snowboarding in a fun and exciting environment while spending the entire winter season (6 months) in the European mountains? Do you want to become an awesome snowboarder?
This is a great opportunity to snowboard for 6 months on snow while living and experiencing the delights of living in the mountains… Live, sleep, snowboard, socialise, make new friends but first and foremost have an awesome experience and develop your snowboarding for 6 months of the year in the mountains. Full safeguarding is provided to all our junior athletes on both our full and part time programs including house parenting, supervision and daily education opportunities.
GBX employs elite snowboard coaches who specialise in all aspects of the sport, especially freestyle and racing. Our current coaching staff (2 British Olympic coaches, 1 British Olympic athlete/coach, 1 European Cup and 1 Fis coach) have lead the development of Snowboard Cross in Great Britain for close to 15 years – GBX has 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup and Fis competition wins and GB’s only Snowboard Cross athlete (www.zoegillings.com) to compete at the Winter Olympics, not just once – but on four occasions leading the GBX program. No other club, home Nation or indeed British Ski & Snowboard – the national governing body in Great Britain – have the coaches, experience, athletes, expertise or Olympic and World Cup results that GBX firmly has under its belt. We use these coaches in both our elite training programs and our learn to snowboard program.
Who are we looking for and what level does the athlete need to be?
We are looking for snowboarders from any nation who want to improve their snowboarding. Athletes who are physically robust and willing to learn.
If you have a basic skill set, willingness to learn, are robust and have a mindset to overcome setback then GBX would love to work with you. Remember, we have a range of athletes joining. Some are complete beginners and some are experiences riders who want to improve. We specialise in taking athletes on their very first steps and can take them all the way to International Competition.
We encourage snowboarders of all levels and will develop you as an all mountain snowboarder.
If you get to sufficient standard and want to train and compete in snowboard cross specifically there is the opportunity to move over to the GBX snowboard cross program free of charge where you can train snowboard cross specifically and represent your country competing at international competitions throughout Europe.
Apart from the on hill training, the learn to snowboard program also offers nutritional support and travel to/from training from the team base as part of the core costs.
Am I too old or too young to join the program?
Probably not. Although we dont have set age restrictions (especially for the younger athletes) we try and remain as flexible as possible. If you are under 16yrs of age please do speak with us before making your decision to join. We dont have an upper age limit so long as you are physically fit and capable of training on a daily basis.
Anything you need to know?
Over the past 15 years we have had a huge range of abilities and ages join the program, all have a passion for snowboarding. Some go on to represent their country at the Olympics, most represent their country at international competions but all have a fantastic experience and massively progress as snowboarders.
If you have basic snowboard skills why go and become a seasonaire in resort when you can join the GBX academy and train with like minded snowboarders for 6 months of the year.
What are the costs?
Team fees are £8200 which includes 6 months accomodation.
We believe GBX is the most competitively priced International Ski and Snowboard Academy in the World. We only charge costs that are fixed and won’t change regardless of how many athletes attend.
2. Once you have signed the program agreement below and joined the program, please visit:- http://www.gbxsquad.com/product/snowboard/ where you can pay for the program using the bank details supplied after checking out.