Who are Snowboard Coach?
Snowboard Coach was the first and original independent snowboard coaching company in the UK. Established in 2002, by Ash Newnes, who has been riding and coaching for over 25 years, he is one of the most respected coaches in the British snowboard scene. Ash was appointed a BASI trainer in 2003. Snowboard Coach has grown since the early days and now consists of a group of BASI Snowboard trainers, ISIA and ISTD qualified instructors. They deliver a variety of UK based riding and instructor courses all year round in many of the UK's indoor snow centres.
During the winter they offer in-resort BASI courses to help you progress your snowboard instructor career. With a winter base in the amazing duty-free village of Arinsal in the Vallnord area of Andorra, their programmes take full advantage of Andorra's duty fee status and offer great value for money, making it one of the most cost effective places in Europe to do a BASI course.
Why Snowboard Coach?
We are not just a company selling courses from an office and getting someone else to train you… We do it all ourselves; from the training to the exams and the beers in between, we spend the whole winter with you. That’s why our prices are so good, we don’t need to pay for anyone else! We’ve ALL worked our way through the BASI instructor pathway and know what’s important to improve your performance and give you the best possible chance of success.
Here is a small selection of our training courses on offer.
SBC Season Long (up to 16 weeks) BASI Level 2 programme from only £4,995:
We are coming into our 13th successful year of running our Level 2 season programme. Our Level 2 is aimed at riders who, having done the Level 1, are looking at taking the next step towards working and teaching abroad in the mountain environment. The Level 2 qualification will open up instructor opportunities within schools for you all over the world.
You ride and train with us for the whole season as well as shadowing the Snowboard Crew AND the Vallnord Snowboard School. We then take you through the BASI exams in March. You have the option to arrive mid-December and stay until mid-April and take other BASI qualifications on offer in resort, from Ski Level 1 to the BASI 5 day coach course. Check the BASI calendar for other Arinsal courses.
SBC 3 Week BASI Level 2 Programme only £2,495:
For those that can’t commit to a whole season away, we offer a 3 week option which includes a one week Level 2 prep course, followed by the BASI Level 2 Exams. This course is ideal for those who have a tight schedule and already have mountain experience.
This programme gives you just a little more time to meet the criteria of the Level 2 and the price includes:
a shared room in a self catered apartment
lift pass for 3 weeks
airport transfers AND
all training and even the Level 2 exam fees
SBC Training Season for BASI Level 3 only £3,995 :
A three month training programme which prepares you for BASI Level 3 (no exam included). This is a small, 4 person per group max, training programme that will give all candidates a totally unique opportunity not only to ride and train with Ash and the Snowboard Coach Crew all winter, but also to shadow high-end lessons and riders and act as a mentor to our Level 2 programme trainee instructors.
This will be invaluable preparation and experience for your Level 3 exams. Price is for the whole 3 months inclusive of:
self catered accommodation
season lift pass and
all training/shadowing costs
Prep week for BASI Level 2 from £829:
For all Level 1’s out there who want to work on making their riding more flowing in the mountain environment and want to get a firm understanding of what’s needed for the BASI Level 2 course.
This week long prep course will give you some great awareness and feedback to prepare you both physically and mentally for the Level 2 exams. Price includes:
B&B or half board hotel
airport transfers AND
all training costs
For more information about us and everything we do please see our website: www.snowboardcoach.co.uk
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