Do you want to learn / progress your snowboarding in a fun and exciting environment while spending the entire winter season (up to 6 months) living in Europe.
Live, sleep, snowboard, socialise, make new friends but first and foremost have an awesome experience and develop your snowboarding for up to 6 months of the year in the mountains.
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.
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 don’t have an upper age limit so long as you are physically fit and capable of training on a daily basis.
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.
* Training 5 days a week for the duration of your stay.
* Self catered accommodation for the duration of your stay.
* All transport to/from the mountain from our team base.
* 4 – 6 months of awesomeness!
What are the costs?
1st October 2019 – 31st March 2020 (6 months):- £6000 core costs and €2400 accomodation.
1st December 2019 to 31st March 2020 (4 months):- £4500 core costs and €1600 accomodation.