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WOMEN’S SUMMER PROGRESSION SESSIONS

8 May

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Women’s Summer Progression Sessions☀️🏂
8th-15th July 2018 🏝
£799 per person

The ULTIMATE Women’s Summer Freestyle Camp in Tignes, France is back!
Come join fully qualified ISTD and Team GB Coach Corinne Mayhew and ex-pro snowboarder Katie Blundell on the Tignes glacier for a week of freestyle progression in a fun and supportive environment.

We are offering the perfect week’s package to improve your freestyle riding each morning, followed by summer activities around the lake in the afternoon. Summer and winter rolled into one!
This ladies-only freestyle camp is aimed at intermediate to advanced riders who would like to develop their freestyle skills both on piste and in the park in a supportive and testosterone-free environment!

COACHES
Corinne Mayhew has coached snowboarding to elite level riders and beginners alike, all over the world. She offers psychological, tactical and technical tips for riding both on-piste and in the park, and provides a supportive environment where all questions and debates are open for discussion!

Katie Blundell’s professional snowboard career saw her take podium positions in many Slopestyle and Big Air competitions around the world. After taking a couple of years out to start a family, Katie remains one of the most enthusiastic and encouraging people in snowboarding and we’re sure that this infectious positivity will rub off on all the riders who attend our Summer Progression Sessions!

LEVEL REQUIRED
All riders must be comfortable linking turns on red runs.
The Tignes glacier boasts a wide range of features in its snow park from beginner to expert, and after this year’s amazing snowfall, the shaping crew will have plenty of the white stuff to use in their creative designs!
Several ‘red’ and ‘blue’ level runs provide the perfect warm up terrain and opportunity to develop general technique. The park is divided into a small beginners area which has a quick lap, and a higher level park which offers plenty of options on a longer lap.

This camp is open to female snowboarders and skiers of all ages! There will be a ski-specific coach available for all skiers who attend.

If you’re unsure about the level required for this course, please call or email Corinne to discuss:
+33 (0) 615 187 407
corinne@tignes-spirit.com

WHATS INCLUDED for £799pp:
7 nights accommodation (bed linen, towels etc)
Breakfast, afternoon tea (CAKE) and a wholesome 3-course evening meal with house red and white wine
5 mornings freestyle coaching/ mentoring
6 day lift pass
Regular yoga sessions
Tignes activity card (giving you access to a HUGE variety of activities, including water-sports on the lake)
Swimming pool pass
Hike with picnic
Lakeside BBQ
Nikita goodie bag

Just Add:
Flights
Transfers (we can help with this – roughly £50pp each way)
Lunches/Snacks and one evening meal out
Travel insurance

Summer shredding with expert freestyle tuition and mentoring, Nikita goodie bags, yoga sessions, water-sports, off-snow training, BBQ, picnic, hiking, relaxation, evening fun… it’s all on the agenda! Spend your holiday doing as much or as little as you like.. all in the company of like-minded ladies!

***Please contact us for any further information or to BOOK YOUR SPOT!***

corinne@tignes-spirit.com // 0033615 187407 (Fr)
katie-blundell@hotmail.co.uk // 07907 161696 (Uk)

See you on the mountain!

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Electric EG2.5 Snowboard Goggles Review

6 Apr

So the lovely guys at The Boardbasement kindly gave me some Electric EG2.5 Snowboard Goggles in Pincones-w-Jet Black. Here’s what I thought of them…….

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We have just returned from our holiday to the Mountains, first time snowboarding as a family of 4. During our trip we had a real mixture of weather and these goggles were good for everything.

As you’ve probably heard, Europe’s had A LOT of snow this season. Unlike previous goggles I’ve had, these didn’t mist up in the snowy conditions and were easy to keep my vision clear. We had some rain too (boooooo) but they came up tops in that also! I actually kept the black lens in the whole time and they were surprisingly good in the flight light and bad visibility. I also like the black lens as you cannot see your eyes through it so keeps the “mystery”!!

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The goggles were also great of course in the blazing sun (luckily we got 2 days of it!). My eyes felt really protected and the goggles didn’t feel too hot and sweaty on my face in the heat.

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I am quite a girly girl but didn’t want something too “in your face” girly, so these suited me perfectly with the little accents of hot pink and the subtle pink writing. I LOVE the print on the inside of the strap/ frame padding.

 

I haven’t had goggles with frames for years, but I felt like going back to frames for a “retro” feel (quite like my age now??!). I was worried that my peripheral vision wouldn’t be as good but actually it wasnt affected at all and I didn’t even notice the frame. I was also very happy with the fit of the goggles as they were really comfortable and didn’t feel claustrophobic. They were easy to adjust to size.

Another important point I must make is the goggles are toddler proof! We went away with my two-year old son, and if anything was going to test the durability of the goggles it was him. They definitely passed the toddler test.

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Thank you to The Boardbasement, I cant wait to use my goggles again:)

you can buy them here:

https://www.theboardbasement.com/electric-eg2.5-snowboard-ski-goggles-2016.html

How Improve your Snowboarding in the Summer

3 Jun

I have a new job! I am going to be writing articles for Basecamp Group/ Ticket to Ride Group in Exeter. They will be talking about Snowboarding, what I love best! Here is a link to my first piece that’s live on the website now………

http://www.tickettoridegroup.com/blog/2016/06/how-to-improve-your-snowboarding-in-the-summer/

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Surf= Corrine Mayhew

Skate= Stef Nurding, Photographer Lucien Harris

Wake= Sabrina Burnham

Woodward= Me!