Learn to snowboard

Learn to snowboard

Learning to snowboard takes time and patience. Once you've got through that tricky first day or two, you'll soon realise why so many people love this great sport. Give yourself the best chance of picking up all the skills with our first-time snowboard packages.

To help you achieve those first turns, having beginner lessons from a qualified snowboarding instructor is absolutely essential. To help you on your way several of our resorts have specially priced beginner packages, which include a lift pass, board and boot hire as well as tuition, in many cases with specialist snowboard schools. We even have some for free - so now there's no excuse not to have a go, just check out the table below and decide where you want to go.

Free first-time board packages - Book by 15 November 2013

Free first time ski or board packageIs snowboarding something you've always wanted to do but never got round to trying? Now you have the perfect opportunity to snap up one of the first-time ski or board pakage we're giving away for free, available in the below resorts:

Country Resort Package Dates 2014
Austria St Johann First-time ski 12-Jan & 15-Mar
Austria Seefeld First-time ski 12-Jan & 15-Mar
Slovenia Bled First-time ski 04-Jan & 11-Jan
Norway Beitostolen First-time ski or board 05-Jan & 12-Jan
Finland Ruka First-time ski 12-Jan
Bulgaria Borovets First-time ski or board 11-Jan
Bulgaria Pamporovo First-time ski or board 04-Jan & 11-Jan
Canada Whistler First-time ski or board 04-Jan, 11-Jan, 15-Mar & 22-Mar
Italy Sauze d'Oulx First-time ski 12-Jan & 09-Mar
Italy Sestriere First-time ski 12-Jan & 09-Mar
Italy Pila First-time ski 12-Jan & 09-Mar

January and March are a great time to learn, the slopes are quiet and conditions tend to be excellent. All our packages include your lift pass, tuition,snowboard and boot hire - durations and exact inclusions vary from resort to resort so check out the individual resort pages to see what's included.

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Snowboard bundles

If you didn't manage to get one of our free first-time bundles, we also have many more great value options across most of our resorts.

First-time board packages from £159 per adult and £99 per child.

For complete beginners who have never put on a snowboard before, these are the packs for you. They offer the best price on all the items you need to get you on the mountain and are only available to pre-book. First-time board includes:

  • 6-day standard snowboard hire and boots
  • Lift pass *
  • Snowboard tuition**

* In some resorts, where beginner lifts are free, lift passes are of differing durations to match when ski schools reckon you will be ready to progress further around the mountain. In other resorts the lift pass type varies from beginner through to area passes.

** Lesson durations vary by resort.

Top 10 most popular for first-time board packages:

You can learn to Snowboard in virtually all the countries and resorts that we feature, but here is our Top 10 most popular for first-time board packages:

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