The valley of snowboarding dreams

The snowboarding elite has been meeting up in Gastein Valley for many years.

At the beginning of the year, World Cup vibes set in for a whole weekend in Bad Gastein. Why not try your hands at snowboarding or swap your two skis for then one board. No matter if beginner, freestyler, freerider or speedjunkie - in the Skischool Bad Hofgastein you'll take your first swings under the supervision of certified snowboarding instructors, honing your technique, style and confidence. The minimum age is eight years, with no upper limit.

Of course, learning in a group with like-minded is a lot of fun. But those who place value on individual attention have the option of taking individual practice sessions with a private instructor. From getting to know the equipment and the first attempts at sliding, to race carving or freeriding - learning with others is more fun than by yourself. Enjoy the feeling of safety in numbers while improving your style.

In addition to our unique beginners' area in the Ski Centre Angertal the ski area provides plenty of options on and off the slopes with a fun park on the Stubnerkogel as well as challenging downhill runs.

Snowboard lessons for all levels

Together not alone!

The snowboard community in particular likes to appear in groups. So why plague yourself alone? Following a 5-day course, our snowboarders form a strong fellowship which often spends the last day of their holidays without the instructor. No matter if beginner or experienced "Parkie" – it runs in the group!

From getting to know the equipment and the first attempts at sliding, to race carving or freeriding - learning with others is more fun than by yourself. Enjoy the feeling of safety in numbers while improving your style.

 

Course times

Sunday - Friday

10:00 - 15:00
incl. 1 hour's lunch break

Meeting point:
09:15 Ski School Office Bad Hofgastein or
09:45 Ski Centre Angertal

The weekly programme for snowboarders is always geared to the snow and weather conditions as well as course participants.

SU & MO: Warm-up, Classification

MO: Familiarising, safety

TU: Learning new techniques and consolidating

WE und TH: Repeating what has been learnt

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Group Classification

SKILLSKI RUN

Novices, introduction to snowboarding and proper use of the boards

Getting used to the snowboard equipment
Learning the basic requirements - getting used to the board - getting used to the position - maintaining balance

Sliding and Schuss exercises
Getting used to sliding – dynamic balance training

Sliding
Smooth movement of the board with safe sliding - forward and backward with continuous weight transfer (zigzag slide)

PRACTICE-
AREA

Frontside and Backside gliding as well as drift turns both ways

Drift turn with weight shift
Mastering the drift turn with weight shift in medium steep terrain

Drift turn upright
Rhythmic continuous drift turns in steep terrain

Tilting turn
Continuous carved turns - controlling the board along the sidecut

EASY

Drift turns on steeper slopes and scissoredCarveTurn
Consolidating both types of turns on all pistes, doing a fakie

Drift turn deep
Rhythmic continuous drift turns in medium steep terrain, deep snow and on moguls

Tilting turn with body bend
Balancing the inside of the turn with body bend - increase edging angle with a steady pace - actively offsetting the external force

Carving upright
Continuous carved turns with an active, dynamic upward movement to release and change edge

Carving deep
Continuous carved turns with an active, dynamic downward movement to release and change edge

Leg work
Steering the board with short, dynamic carved radii oscillating below the body with pressure change - "LEG WORK" (without vertical movement)

Short turns upright - neutral riding posture
Short, rhythmic continuous drift turns with upward release in medium steep and steep terrain with short, dynamic edging in neutral riding posture

Freeriding – Technique
Learning safe riding on ungroomed slopes in back-country

MODERATE

Park and pipe as well as terrain are no Greek to you, perfecting the turns on the slope

Short turns middle position
Continuous short, dynamic turns from the middle position

Short turns upright
Continuous short, dynamic turns with upward release

Bumps - balancing technique
Riding through mogul pistes by learning the balancing technique (bending, stretching, turning) and situational turns adapted to the terrain.

Carving upright without snow contact
Continuous carved turns with an active, dynamic upright movement to release and edge the board without snow contact.

Jump Turn
Continuous short, carved turns whereby a fast, dynamic edging at the end of the steering phase is produced.

DIFFICULT

 

Prices for snowboard courses 2017/2018
1 day € 70,00
2 days € 145,00
3 days € 190,00
4 & 5 days € 215,00
each additional day following booked 3-day course € 30,00

NOTE:  Lift passes are not included in the course price! The current lift pass prices can be found on www.skigastein.com.
All prices incl. 20% VAT. Credit and debit cards accepted. We shall not be held liable for any accidents. Refund of already paid course days only on presentation of a medical certificate. Subject to change, may contain errors.

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