Learn to Ride snowboard programs are becoming very popular these days and many resorts in New England are offering women’s snowboard clinics. Sorry, no boys allowed…
Women-specific snowboard programs are designed to make women feel more comfortable while learning and progressing in their riding. These clinics provide a supportive and judgement-free environment. The clinics are mostly taught by female instructors who are more apt to understand how we learn and what our concerns are when we are killing it on the hill. These programs provide a great opportunity for women to join other, like-minded women in enjoying the outdoors and getting their shred on!
Here is some information on a few programs in the New England area for the 2012-2013 season. We always recommend that you contact the resort directly with any specific questions, and if you are heading to a resort not listed here, check out their website or give them a call to see if they have any special women’s snowboard clinics.
Women’s Clinic Program
Their Women’s Clinic Program is designed for and taught by women. There are two differenct sessions of 5-clinics and there is a new program for 8 random sessions. These clinics allow you to progress at your own pace in a completely non-threatening and supportive environment. They include a continental breakfast and two hours of instruction.
There are three Thursday morning programs to choose from for 2013
- 5 Thursdays – Jan 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
- 5 Thursdays – Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 14
(5) Clinic Package (save $100) $166*, (5) Clinic Lift Tickets (save $90) $175*
- 8 Random Sessions (save $150) $262
- One time Trial Clinic $50
There may be a one time fee applied to the 5 Clinic Price
- If not ordered 7 days prior to start add $25
Call 978-464-2300 x 3300 to register …minimum two women per class
Okemo offers Women’s Alpine Adventures programs two-, three-, and five-day women’s programs. Led by some of the best women ski and snowboard coaches in the business, women return year after year to participate in the programs. Their goal is to take your skiing and snowboarding to the next level in any snow conditions and on any terrain. Participants quickly overcome fear, boost their confidence and meet new friends in a supportive and social environment.
All programs include instruction, lift tickets and some meals. Some programs also include video analysis and banquets among other great features. For more information, check out the sample agenda links below.
Sessions announced for 2013!
2-day programs: (all abilities, ski or snowboard)
**Jan 24-25, 2013 (Thur-Fri)
**Feb 4-5, 2013 (Mon-Tues)
**Feb 14-15, 2013 (Thur-Fri)
3-day program: (Levels 4 & up, ski or snowboard) **Feb 8-10, 2013 (Fri-Sun)
5-day program: (Levels 4 & up, ski or snowboard) **Jan 28-Feb 1, 2013 (Mon-Fri)
PREMIER 5-DAY ADVENTURE PROGRAM – $685
Check out the Premier 5-day Adventure Sample Agenda!
COMPLETE 3-DAY ADVENTURE PROGRAM – $545
Check out the Complete 3-day Adventure Sample Agenda.
INTENSIVE 2-DAY ADVENTURE PROGRAM – $380
Check out the Intensive 2-day Midweek Adventure Sample Agenda!
For reservations or more information:
Download the registration form or call (802) 228-1600 or email email@example.com. If emailing, please be sure to provide contact information so we may get back to you as soon as possible.
Women’s Only Wednesday (WOW)
The WOW Program is offered on Wednesday mornings for seven (7) weeks beginning January 2, 2013 (excluding February President’s Week and NH Vacation Week).
Meet for a Continental Breakfast at 9am in the Sleigh Room along with an exciting morning discussion, designed around the needs of the participants of the program.
Then head out onto the slopes for lesson clinics taught by women! To end the morning, enjoy lunch with your instructor.
Morning Discussion Topics for WOW Program Include:
- Skiing/Snowboarding Fears And Risk Factors
- Yoga, Skiing/Riding Exercises and Nutrition
- Strength and Power
- Stance and Balance
- Physical and Psychological Gender Differences
- Confidence Building
- Equipment and Boot Fitting
- Video Analysis to Enhance Basic Skills and Improve Personal Snowboarding
- Guest Speakers
WOW Program $269
WOW Program – Season Pass Holder $195
Guest for a Day/Try our WOW Program $60/day
Adult Women’s Workshop Programs
Tuesday Tune-Up: Tuesdays 10am – noon
This workshop is designed and taught by women for women. This program is offered every Tuesday 10am – Noon. Our expert instructors will help you become a confident skier/rider using a unique approach that concentrates on both the physical and mental aspects of the sport.
Workshops start the first week in January
Cost for each workshop: $35
Cost for 6 workshops: $175
To make a reservation please call 603-763-3564 direct. Main number 603-763-3500
March 24-25, 2012
Droppin’ In is for girls and women ages 13 and older. If you know how to link turns and carve it up on the blues, but don’t know to get into the Parks, Droppin’ In is for you.
Our friends at Oakley step it up a notch this year, with an exclusive goggle lab, plus guest coaching from Oakley pro athletes Channelle Sladics and Marie-France Roy.
Your registration includes:
· 2-day lift ticket · 15 + hours of coaching · Lunch · Personal video review · Private room for registration
Call 1-800-229-LOON to make your reservation now, and ask about a special discount for Season Pass holders.
This is just a sampling from some of our favorite local resorts’ offerings. There are many other women’s snowboarding clinics out there. If you are looking to progress your riding while speeding up the learning curve, check these programs out. You will have a blast and make new friends while you improve your skills!
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