GBX – Snowboard Cross Program

The 2020/21 Snowboard cross program (6 months starting 1st October 2020) is now open. If you wouldlike to join, please email info@gbxsquad.com. The current (2019/20) GBX snowboard cross program is full and no longer taking athletes.

Join the GBX snowboard cross program and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity. Live in the mountains with a small but focussed team of snowboarders where you will develop your snowboard skills beyond what you thought possible. Train hard, compete in competitions across Europe and enjoy what the Alps has to offer. Whether you are a novice or a professional snowboarder – we offer programs to suit your standard. Take a look below at what the GBX program includes:-

1) Snowboard coaching, travelling and competing across Europe with a team of snowboarders.
2) Massively improve your snowboarding ability through coaching in all aspects of snowboarding five days a week.
3) Live in a large team house close to Mayrhofen, Austria.
4) Increase your knowledge about nutrition both as a snowboarder and in general life.
5) Represent your country in snowboard cross while travelling around Europe.
6) Enjoy new experiences and make friends for life.
7) And finally… Enjoy yourself in the mountains for the winter!

The Full time GBX programs include:-

  • Coaching 5 days a week
  • Accomodation at our team base in Austria.
  • Training and competing in snowboard cross competitions across Europe.
  • Travel to/from team base to all training and competition venues around Europe.
  • Nutritional support.
  • Fitness support.
  • Tech support.
  • Cost = Full time program (6 months) £8150.

The full time (6 months) program runs from the 1st October 2019 to the 31st March 2020.

Want to join? Please email:- info@gbxsquad.com or call +44(0)113 3460680

GBX Coaches

GBX employs elite snowboard coaches who specialise in all aspects of snowboarding with a focus on snowboard cross. Our current coaching staff have lead the development of Snowboard Cross in Great Britain for over 10 years – GBX has 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup and Fis competition wins and GB’s only Snowboard Cross athlete to compete at the Winter Olympics, not just once – but on four occasions leading the GBX program. No other club, home Nation or indeed GB Snowsport – 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 encourage snowboarders of all levels to try snowboard cross. We will not just develop you as a specialist snowboard cross athlete but as an all mountain snowboarder.

What should you expect if you join the full time GBX Academy?

Ultimately we would like you to fulfil your potential as a snowboard cross athlete and represent your country at the highest level possible.

  • With every season spent on the program you should expect to see a huge increase in your ability / skill level as we focus on all aspects including cross, freestyle, all mountain etc…
  • You will be snowboarding on mountains across Europe, freestyle parks, snowboard cross tracks and of course powder when it arrives!
  • You will increase your knowledge in nutrition and fitness.
  • You will increase your knowledge of technical preparation and equipment maintenance.
  • You will be snowboarding every day with a team of like minded athletes being coached by some of the most experienced snowboard cross coaches.

Do I have to of competed in snowboarding before I join?

No. No previous snowboarding experience is necessary; we provide training all the way from entry level up to International competition.

Do you get time to hang out and enjoy yourselves?

Absolutely. The team trains hard and as such its athletes need to relax and chill out… As a team of athletes you will eat, sleep, train and hang out together during this six month period…. Close bonds will be formed and you will find friends for life. We have a lot of powder days during the season!!

Am I too young or too old to join the program?

No! We focus on skills and potential rather than age. GB’s current no 1 Snowboard Cross athlete who to date has attended 4 Winter Olympic Games representing Great Britain as well as winning over 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup, Fis and National titles is 33yrs old – Zoe is one of the founders of GBX and knows that in snowboard cross experience is by far the most important factor over age! However, if you are still in doubt, please contact us for further information.

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 have gone on to represent their country at the Olympics, all have represented their country at international competions with us and everyone has had a fantastic experience and massively progressed 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 and travel throughout Europe with like minded snowboarders for 6 months of the year representing your country at International competitions with the possibility of going to the Olympics?

What are the costs?

Full time 6 months:- £8150 (2019/20 PROGRAM IS FULL HOWEVER NEXT YEAR’S PROGRAM 2020/21 IS NOW OPEN TO JOIN)

Please contact us at info@gbxsquad.com if you want to join.

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