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07/08/2017

Tignes Spirit Snowboarding!

We are proud to introduce our very own Tignes Spirit Snowboard School, with camps, clinics and private coaching for everyone!

Our instructor Corinne Mayhew boasts the highest snowboard instructor qualifications:

  • BASI Level 4 ISTD Snowboard Instructor
  • UKCP Freestyle Coach Level 2
  • EMS Level 4 Off-piste Guide
  • Carte Professional du Snowboard en France

Corinne has specific training and experience in delivering technical, tactical, backcountry, freestyle snowboarding sessions, and splitboard guiding. She is a GB Park and Pipe coach, a British Para-Snowboard coach and trains the British Freeride Youth team for Freeride World Junior Tour events.

Based in Tignes, Val d'Isere, Ste Foy and surrounding French resorts, Corinne provides private coaching and group sessions throughout the winter, along with options for week long clinics and camps all over the Alps. Female specific and tailor-made options are also available.

Contact Corinne for camp dates and locations, further info, prices and availability or drop into the Tignes Spirit shop in Tignes le Lavachet to chat to Corinne in person.

E: corinne@tignes-spirit.com

T: +33 (0)615 187 407

I: @cozz_wozz

F: Mayhew Snowboarding

 

Why have lessons, coaching or guiding? 

You've travelled all that way.. taken time off work, organised your trip and forked out your hard-earned cash for a snowboarding holiday. Why not make the most of it by improving your technique, building confidence, exploring new terrain and riding the best equipment the snowboard world has to offer? 

Our snowboard packages offer something for everyone, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider. All levels of freestyle, off-piste and technical snowboarding skills are catered for. Perhaps you feel you've explored all the terrain that the Espace Killy area has to offer and would like to try riding somewhere new? Read on to discover how Tignes Spirit can help you fulfil your snowboarding dreams... and contact us for more info!

Camps & Courses

**(please check back regularly throughout the season for updates)

***CHRISTMAS Week BEGINNER Group Lessons!!!***
 

Tignes France, 24th-29th December 2017. £200 (coaching only)

Have you always wanted to learn to snowboard but it's never the right time? Have you always skiied but secretly feel like a snowboarder inside!? Do you feel intimidated to join a group of other beginner snowboarders in a country where English is not the primary language?

Fear not.... This Christmas, Mayhew Snowboarding is running Group Snowboard Lessons for Beginners in Tignes with exactly you in mind!

Building up knowledge and skills at your own pace, you will develop a thorough understanding of how your snowboard works, as well as the best... way to navigate your way around the mountain. Along with plenty of laughs and smiles, you'll be riding blue runs confidently by the end of the week! 

Prices: £200 per person (maximum 8 in the group).
Includes: 5x sessions, running 9am-12pm daily Sunday to Friday (with Wednesday off).

 
Please contact corinne@tignes-spirit.com or call +33(0) 615 187 407 for more information or to BOOK YOUR PLACE!!

Take advantage of a special 40% DISCOUNT on quality snowboard equipment hire.

Prices include delivery, fitting and collection of equipment at your holiday accommodation!

***Freestyle Coaching Course - New Year Week***

Tignes, France 31st Dec 2017 - 5th January 2018. £200 per person (coaching only)
Push beyond the boundaries of your riding!
Park-based coaching for five mornings (3xhours each day except new year's day!) with tactical, technical and psychological tips to progess your freestyle skills, both in the park and on the piste.
Taking daily snow conditions and visibility into account, you will develop strong technical foundations for take off and landings, as well as a solid understanding of how to use small building blocks before attempting a particular trick. You will build confidence and ability throughout the week, so that features previously thought too difficult will become easy and there will be plenty of time each day to meet up with your friends and show them how you've progressed!
The parks of Tignes and adjoining Val d'Isere contain a perfect range of features with quick, easy laps to ensure the most hits! From Green jumps and boxes through to Black kickers and rails, there are plenty of options for all levels.
All ages and abilities catered for!
Prices: £200 per person (maximum 8 in the group).
Includes: 5x sessions, running 9am-12pm daily Sunday to Friday (with Monday 1st Jan off).
**Options available for daily drop-in sessions.
***Please let Corinne know if you need assistance finding affordable accommodation for the week.
Please contact corinne@tignes-spirit.com or call +33(0) 615 187 407 for more information or to BOOK YOUR PLACE!!

 

***Half Term Group Lessons - INtermediate level***

Tignes, France 18th-23rd February 2018 £200 (coaching only)

Are you fairly confident on blue runs but feel that you've hit a plateau? Would you like to improve in all areas of your riding, along with a shred crew of a similar level? Then this course is for you!

Improve your technical riding, to give you solid building blocks to tackle a wide variety of terrain and conditions.

Learn basic tricks in the park and understand how to improve your freestyle riding, with plenty of time to practise on appropriate features.

Develop all-mountain feestyle skills, so that you learn to see the whole mountain as your personal snow park!

This course runs Sunday to Friday 9am - 12pm, with Wednesday off. Five 3xhour sessions for £200 per person. All ages welcome. If you're not sure of the level required for this course, need to find accommodation, or would like to BOOK YOUR SPOT, please email corinne@tignes-spirit.com or call 0033 615 187 407.

 

***Girls Backcountry Camp*** 

Ste Foy, France 12th-16th March 2018 £995

Hunting for powder, with psychological, tactical and technical tips for riding in the backcountry. Meet other like-minded females for adventure in this peaceful and undiscovered mecca for off-piste snowboarding!

Five full days of guiding from Corinne with optional board testing and splitboarding. 

Price also includes half board accommodation at the gorgeous and peaceful White Room Chalets in Ste Foy ski station.

Contact Corinne for more info: corinne@tignes-spirit.com 

 

***Split n Yoga***

Tignes, France. 26th - 29th March 2017 £300 (coaching and yoga sessions only)

Splitboarding is the latest trend in backcountry snowboarding.. for some very valid reasons. Say yes to freedom, untouched snow and experience the mountain in a whole new way! This course is open to both male and female riders, who have a good level of snowboarding ability but who would like to discover splitboarding in an Alpine environment. Meet other, like-minded riders who understand the importance of escaping the crowds, discovering new terrain, whilst nurturing their body and mind.

Everyone knows that yoga improves flexibility and range of motion. We will work to soften all the tension from a day on the hill and learn about the areas of our body that we may need to strengthen. 

Rachael Roberts is your Yoga Instructor. She is a 200 hour IYN Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as fully qualified Personal Trainer, so she understands how the body functions and can help you perform at your best!

Equipment for splitboarding can be hired from Tignes Spirit in Lavachet. Book in advance through the following link to receive a special 40% DISCOUNT: http://tignes/mayhew

 

PRICES:
£300 per person (maximum 8 in the group).

Includes:
4x Splitboard sessions, running 9am-12pm daily Monday to Friday (with Wednesday off).
4x Yoga sessions each evening after riding (times subject to group decision).

**Options available for daily drop-in sessions.
***Please let Corinne know if you need assistance finding affordable accommodation for the week.

Please contact corinne@tignes-spirit.com or call +33(0) 615 187 407 for more information or to BOOK YOUR PLACE!!

 

Discounts & Packages

Equipment rental...

Book a coaching session with Corinne & receive 40% off equipment rental from Tignes Spirit!

Speak directly to Corinne before ordering if you're not sure which equipment you should request: corinne@tignes-spirit.com 

Price INCLUDES a free delivery and collection service to your holiday accommodation anywhere in Tignes, Val d'Isere, Le Fornet, Ste Foy or Villaroger!

Try Before You Buy!

Corinne rides Endeavor snowboards and can arrange for you to test the full range of 2016/17 and 2017/18 snowboards at Tignes Spirit during your holiday. Use your coaching session to discover the difference your equipment can make to your riding and boost your confidence with a trusty and responsive setup.

You will also receive a great discount for purchasing snowboards and other equipment through Tignes Spirit when referred by Corinne.

Splitboarding...

Tignes Spirit stocks the latest in splitboard technology from Burton Snowboards, Spark R&D Bindings and Ortovox safety equipment. Book any of the following splitboard courses to receive a 40% discount on splitboard equipment rental at Tignes Spirit.

The 'Introduction to Splitboarding' session is designed for intermediate to advanced riders who would like to escape the crowds and experience a new side to snowboarding.

'Splitboard Improver' is for confident off-piste riders looking to improve their backcountry mountain knowledge and gain experience in more isolated areas. 

**All route decisions are made according to safety.

Please check back regularly for updates as new camps and course dates will be added.

Alternatively, follow Corinne on Facebook & Instagram or email: corinne@tignes-spirit.com to be added to our mailing list!