This is my 4th course with the Mint team (3rd technical performance) and the courses just keep getting better and better, and more worthwhile. And from the feedback I was getting, its really paying off.
It worth mentioning that I was on the course on December 16th 2016, and yet another disappointing show on the snow front. But with the Mint team being what it is, they just looked past the rocks and set us all off on the pistes that were open. To be fair to the Avoriaz piste teams they did an excellent job in maintaining and producing snow the way they did. The snow we actually had to ride wasn't that bad at all.
With this being the 3rd technical performance course I did wonder how I would get on as I was pretty familiar with the format, but all credit to our instructor, he found all the holes in my riding and pushed me further into new areas that I hadn't developed yet. Although you are in a group of maximum 6, the instructors do give each boarder individual, as well as group, goals so I was more than happy. The group soon forgot about the lack of snow and started slashing around the deserted pistes we had all to ourselves. One benefit of a mid December ride!
Mint do a great job in integrating the whole camp together with meetings in the day and night, so everyone on the whole course from beginner to advanced can meet up, chat and compare bruises. By the middle of the week it was more like a group holiday of mates than 6 individuals coming to improve their snowboarding.
Needless to say i'll be back, keeping a close eye on the weather and webcams. I think my biggest problem will be getting on a course now as spaces soon get snapped up.
Thanks to Tammy, Dave (awesome to go ride with you mate) and the whole Team. Keep doing what you're doing and the awards will keep rolling in I am sure.
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