Snowboarders learning on a Snowboarding holidays for beginners

Beginners Snowboard Camp

Snowboard on the piste Solo Snowboarder among the snowy trees Solo snowboarder in the trees Snowboards standing outdoor - Meribel

Adults only

No children allowed on our holidays

Beginner Snowboarders

THis is suitable for absolute beginners

Improvers Snowboarders

Great for improvers looking to get better

Meet new people

Meet new people from all walks of life

Join other beginners and improvers snowboarders in our Snowboarders Camp. Learn to snowboard with other like minded solos in a wonderful shared chalet environment.

Learn to snowboard on our beginners snowboard holidays.

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New to snowboarding? Never been on the snow before? well you have come to the right place! We specialise in snow holidays for people travelling alone or in a small group. Our snowboarding holidays for beginners are specifically designed for people people who want to learn to snowboard. Our beginners snowboard camps are the best way to ease into the world of riding.

Everyone is welcome on our beginners snowboard camp, you don't have to be a beginner. But we're encouraging first- and second-timers to come this week and meet other inexperienced snowboarders. As a beginner, it can be great to learn and ski/snowboard with others of your own ability. You're all in the same boat, enjoying the same experiences and you can learn from each other.

First Time on the snow? Let us take care of everything!

We have decades of combined experience providing first-rate snow holidays for beginners. So we understand that a first ski trip can seem a little daunting, Well fear not! We're here to help. From lessons to equipment hire, airport transfers to clothing advice we will take care of it all! At The Ski Gathering, you won't be on your own — you'll be sharing with other guests who are in the same boat as you.

A typical day with The Ski Gathering

No single supplement. What does that mean?

The single-occupancy supplement is generally the biggest headache for individual skiers travelling alone. Usually, solos have to pay a premium for the empty bed, making ski holidays unaffordable for most singles and solo skiers. With The Ski Gathering, you'll be sharing a room so there is no single supplement. Sharing a triple or quad room, you pay slightly less than those sharing a twin.

Solo Snowboarder in Meribel
Solo Snowboarder chilling off piste - Chamonix
Mountain in Chamonix
Chamonix Ski Resort

Which Level Am I?

Beginners

If you have never snowboarded, or you’ve boarded once but are not yet able to do a side-slip on a gentle nursery slope, this is the group for you. Basically this is for absolute beginners. No experience necessary.

Improvers

This group is best for you if you have boarded at least once before and know the basics. You can make changes in direction and change from toe-side to heel-side on gentle slopes. You’ve started linking snowplough turns and have tried skiing on gentle blue runs.

Learn Quicker With A Shared Experience

Share with other beginners

The perfect snowboard holidays for beginners. Meet other first-timers and share the experience together. You can have private one-to-one ski lessons, or join group lessons and share the banter with the other beginners. After your lessons, join the others for a debriefing over lunch, or take time out for yourself.

Get tips and advice

We'll be here to answer your questions and organise everything for you — your snowboard lessons, snowboard hire, lift pass for the lifts etc. Any questions? We're really friendly, just let us know. Also, don't forget: the rest of the group were beginners once, too. They will have loads of tips and advice on how to conquer the mountain.

Confused? We're here to Help

We know just about everything there is to know about snowboard holidays for beginners. Here are just a few things we can help you with...

Snowboard Lessons

Snowboard lessons are a must on your first board holiday. We'll chat to you and find out what sort of lessons will work best for you, then get everything booked for you. On your first morning, we'll show you where to meet your instructor.

Snowboard Hire

We'll explain what equipment you will need to hire, then arrange for delivery or shop fitting on your first morning at the chalet. For boarders it's a snowboard and boots only. Helmets are recommended for all and they can be hired, too.

Airport Transfers

For France, the main airport is Geneva — about an hour from Les Gets and Morzine. Let us know which flights you have booked and we will arrange an airport transfer to suit at no extra cost.

Lift Pass

A lift pass gives you access to the chair lifts and cable cars which get you onto the mountain. We can advise on which lift pass will best suit your needs and arrange for it to be delivered to the chalet when you arrive. One less thing to think about.

Packing List

Packing for a snow holiday can seem like a bit of a logistical operation. Use our handy packing list to make sure you don't forget anything. Don't forget your lip balm!

Anything Else...

All sound a bit confusing? We're here to help! Just get in touch any time and we will do our best to answer all your queries. When it comes to snowboard holidays for beginners, there are no stupid questions, so just fire away :)

Useful information for Beginners

Handy Packing List

Getting Organised

  • Passport (check expiry)
  • Ski Insurance and EHIC
  • Tickets & Boarding Passes
  • Currency (Euros)
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm
  • Swim-wear (some chalets have hot tubs & saunas)
  • Phone Chargers & Travel Adaptors
  • Any Medication (e.g. travel sickness)

For the Mountain

  • Ski Jacket
  • Salopettes (ski trousers)
  • Ski Goggles
  • Waterproof Ski Gloves
  • Thermals & Mid-Layers
  • Balaclava and Woolly Hat
  • Thick Ski Socks
  • Ski Helmet (can be hired)

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Dates & Prices 2021-2022

December 2021

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February 2022

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March 2022

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4 night short break
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