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SWEET SUMMER SHRED SESSIONS

– Snowy mornings, sunny afternoons & party nights
– Good Vibes
– Snowpark sessions at the Tignes park shaped, maintained and shredded by the Minority Snowboard crew
– BBQs by the lake
– Beers on the Dragon Lodge balcony
– Sponsors give aways and prizes
– Slush Slashing, Euro Carving, side hitting stunt riding
– Hangover-banishing morning shreds

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Dragon Lodge’s Will Hughes Summer Cloud-Bursting on the Tignes glacier

After a great end to the winter season summer is almost here, and in Tignes we’re planning a couple of weeks of classic summer camp style shredding and good times – with a firm emphasis on good times! Snowboarding in the summer has a different vibe, it’s all about slush slashing, euro carving, park sessioning, natural side hitting and tranny finding ollies with your friends. The shredding is only a part of a summer shred trip though, once you’re off the mountain you still have long sunny days to skate, get on your bike, swim in the lake, BBQ and drink beers and hang out with your friends – this is the perfect summer shred camp vibe that we are inviting you to come and share this July…with our famous Dragon Lodge hosting and of course some coaching from SuperRad’s James Sweet and others…

Tignes summer shred © Sam Mellish

SuperRad crew Tignes summer shred @sammellishphoto

Dates: Monday 4th – Saturday 16th July

* 3 options for Summer Shred goodness:

1) All in for Summer Shred: a full week of good times with the Dragon Lodge & SuperRad crew:
Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th July
7 nights accommodation
7 x breakfast
6 x afternoon or evening food & drink with the crew
Return Geneva airport transfers
6 day lift pass
Off snow ‘CarteTignes’ activity pass
Coaching & hosting from SuperRad & DragonLodge crew on and off the hill
Demo boards available from Tignes Spirit
Cost: £550
All you have to do is get yourself to Geneva!

2) Flexi Summer Shred: No rules – total freedom to shred for as long as you like from one day to 2 weeks:
Accommodation
Food – breakfast at lodge & afternoon or evening food & drink with the crew
Coaching & hosting from SuperRad & DragonLodge crew on and off the hill
Cost £55 per person per day

3) Seasonaires & Locals only special: in Tignes already? Come and shred, eat, drink and have a good summer time with the Dragon Lodge & SuperRad crew:
Food – afternoon or evening food & drink with the crew
Coaching & hosting from SuperRad & DragonLodge crew on and off the hill
Cost £30 / 40€ per person, per day

Tignes summer shred © Sam Mellish

Sweet Summer Euro-Carve action @sammellishphoto

SO if you’d like to come shred Tignes with Dragon Lodge & SuperRad’s Will Hughes, James Sweet and friends this summer get in touch here:

SweetSummerShredSessions@dragonlodge.com

Tignes summer shred © Sam Mellish

Sweet Summer Method @sammellishphoto

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DRAGON LODGE 2015 JAPAN POWDER QUEST TRIP

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Dragon Lodge X Ezon Snow 2015 Trip

If you’re reading this then chances are you love snowboarding…whether carving a piste or sliding a rail, hitting kickers or hiking for powder turns…the joy we get from the simple act of sliding on snow is unmistakable.

Snowboarding is obviously about the love of riding, but its also about much than the physical act of riding, it’s about traveling, about being in the mountains, spending time with friends and like minded folk from all over the world.

One of the most memorable experiences we’ve had that combine these things have been in Japan – travelling to new places, experiencing wildly different culture, meeting amazingly friendly people, eating incredible food…and riding epic powder

After a number of trips to Japan to shred the legendary powder in Niseko over the past few years the Dragon Lodge crew are this year planning another trip. Once again it’ll be hosted by local guiding company Ezon Snow whose local knowledge on and off the hill is second to none.

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Above: Dragon Lodge co-founder & Ezon Snow guide Owain Bassett has spent 10 years riding Niseko powder like this…

The details:

* 7 nights accommodation** – self catered, twin share rooms in a 3 or 4 bedroom lodge in NIseko.

* 6 full days guiding – in resort, nighter, lift / gate accessed back-country and snow shoe / hiking back-country areas

* All lift passes needed (Niseko, Grand Hirafu, Annapuri, Hanazono & Moiwa)

* Back-country equipment – snow shoes, avalanche tranciever & pack

* Airport transfers from Saporo

* All local transport – to & from the hill every day

* Off snow hosting – our local knowledge to make sure you get the authentic Japanese experience off the hill – from best places to eat, drink & shop to essential cultural customs like the après riding hot spring onsen!

 Cost: £1250

 **Extra nights accommodation available from £75 each per night.

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Above: Ezon Snow’s other half Monzen has been surfing the pow in the magical trees of Niseko for even longer than Owain

The plan:

Ezon Snow is the guiding company run by Dragon Lodge co-founder Owain Bassett who has been living, riding and guiding in Niseko for the last 10 years, so setting this trip up will reunite the original lodge crew. With lodge co-founder and owner John Bassett leading the group alongside with long time lodge manager and all round powder ripper Will Hughes the plan is to help our powder quest crew to get the most out of their trip – the best riding each day depending on snow conditions which Owain’s local knowledge will guarantee. John & Will’s lodge hospitality experience, and knowledge of the town picked up on previous trips, to help make sure the crew get the best and fullest Japanese cultural experience off the snow.

We will pick you up each day, head to the chosen powder stash for that day. The selection of little resorts in the Niseko area are a little spread out, so having our own van for the week will ensure we can get to wherever the snow’s best that day. Wherever we choose, be it magical Moiwa, gate accessed side-country in Niseko, night-time powder sessions or a snowshoe hike or split-board mission into the backcountry, we’ll be sure to get the best snow each day that the conditions allow.

You’ll be staying in a great 3 bedroom house in the Niseko Country Resort just a short drive from Niseko village, with a free shuttle bus service – perfect for shops, restaurants and night time activities! We’ll also take you to the best places to eat, drink, shop…and also to experience the hot spring Onsens after riding!

The 7 day trip, with 6 full days guiding is the basic package – if you want to stay longer we can arrange the accommodation for that with added days either side of our week.

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Above: John Dragon testing the legendary, Niseko designed Gentem powder boards with the 2012 lodge crew Sam, Mark & Skip

For more info or to book email john@dragonlodge.com

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March, & April 2014 Special Offers

 

March, & April 2014 Special Offers

With good snowfall throughout February Tignes is looking good for the 2nd half of the season, with the full Espace Killy open until May 10th this year. The last few seasons have seen great conditions in March, April and even early May and with a solid base down we’re looking forward to the same again this year.

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Dragon Lodge manager Will Hughes spraying the fresh stuff last week – photo Chippie

With that in mind we’ve got some special offers and deals on prices for the few remaining weeks this season:

Feb 22 – March 01 2014

FULLY BOOKED

March 01 – Mar 08 2014

FULLY BOOKED

Mar 08 – Mar 15 2014

Last Minute Special Offer  – £300 1/2 board

Mar 15 – Mar 22

Special Offer 25 % off – £350 1/2 board on last remaining places

Mar 22 – Mar 29 2014

     Special Offer 25 % off – £350 1/2 board       on last remaining places

Mar 29 – April 05 BRITS – British Snowboard & Freeski Championships.

     Special Offer 10% off – £400 1/2 board  on last remaining places

Mar 05 – Apr 12 EASTER

FULLY BOOKED

Apr 12 – Apr 19 EASTER

Special Offer 25% off – £350 1/2 board  on last remaining places

Apr 19 – Apr 26 2014

FULLY BOOKED

Apr 26 – May 03 2014

Special Offer £175 B&B

May o3 – May 10

Special Offer £175 B&B

 

 

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Tignes crew early season mega deal

It’s been a great November in Tignes with excellent snow conditions on the glacier and all the way down into town already.

DL&SuperRadcrewAbove: Dragon Lodge & Super Rad crew shred session Saturday 16th November 2013

 It’s dumping again now, so it’s looking like it’ll be a great start to the season proper when the full Espace Killy area and all the lifts open on 30th November. To mark the season opening 4 of Tignes best – Dragon Lodge, Tignes Spirit, Tignes.co.uk & SuperRad – have got together to offer a great deal for anyone wanting to get out for an early snow fix:

– 1 week 1/2 board stay at Dragon Lodge
– Return airport transfer by Tignes.co.uk
– 6 day full area Espace Killy lift pass
– 1/2 day SUperRad coaching session or lesson
– Gold or Platinum level equipment pack (board or skis & boots) from Tignes Spirit.
– Use of Endeavor and Signal test snowboards

Price:
£555

Dates:
30th November to 7th December
or
7th to 14th December

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Above: View from the lodge balcony of Lavachet Wall & Trolles piste 19th November

For more info, or to book, contact john@dragonlodge.com

More info on the Tignes crew:

SuperRad:

SuperRad coaches James Sweet & Lewis Sonvico pride themselves on their intuition and ability to tune in to and accommodate the learning of the individual. Everyone is different, everyone has their own style, and they love that! Whatever you like to ride, and whatever style of riding, they’ve got that covered! Getting coached by SuperRad will change the way you see snowboarding, and they promise, it will be a ton of fun!
Type of coaching:
Beginners lessons / improver / advanched technical / park & freestyle / backcountry & off piste guiding & freestyle…
http://www.getsuperrad.com/

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Above: Super Rad’s James Sweet November 2013 pow slashing

James Sweet:
Snowboard ISIA Instructor
Snowboard ISTD instructor
Carte Professional
Freestyle Development Coach Level 2
BASI trainer
Surf Instructor Level 1
Full first Aid, CRB and Child protection
Radness & Lots of Awesome!

SuperRad coaching usual rates: 50€ per hour for groups form 1 to 6 people.

Tignes Spirit:

Tignes Spirit is an independent ski & snowboard company with a snowboard / ski shop and workshop based in Le Lavachet but also an accommodation division that provides weekly and seasonal apartment rental, arranges transfers and anything else you might need for a great holiday in Tignes. Setup by three long term friends, in 2005 they started up an unique Mobile Snowboard Hire company for their guests and as well as working from the shop they still deliver your snowboards or skis to you at your chalet or apartment on arrival and give you a personal fitting with one of their technicians. They then come and collect the equipment from you at the end of the week – this is a great service which we know our guests really apreciate, leaving you more time to concentrate on settling into the lodge or apartment and getting more time out on the slopes. Of course they also provide excellent quality equipment including Endeavor & Signal snowboards which we ride and endorse at the lodge – and offer great ski & snowboard servicing, tuning and repairs at their fully equipped workshop. As well as the great deal on equipment they’re offering for these two weeks Dragon Lodge guests get 30% off equipment rental at any time during the season which can be booked directly with them via our unique link here dragonlodge.com/equipment-hire/

Tignes.Co.Uk

Tignes.co.uk is possibly the ultimate one stop destination for all info and services you might need about Tignes. Successfully running and growing since 2002 Their website has a wealth of info about Tignes – they specialise in providing accommodation from self catered apartments to catered chalets and hotels, working with the best independent accommodation providers in the resort…including Dragon Lodge of course. They also have an airport transfer service which we use and recommend, and can also arrange equipment hire, lessons, guiding, childcare services and pretty much anything else you can think of or might need on a winter or summer holiday in Tignes.

Over the years they have gained vast local knowledge enabling them to share this information with their customers so they get the most from their holiday.

Lewis Nov slashAbove: SuperRad’s Lewis Sonvico layback slashing the November pow in Tignes last week

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SUMMER 2013 OPENING DETAILS & PRICES

SUMMER 2013 OPENING DETAILS & PRICES

After such a great winter season, we’ve decided to open up for the summer again this year, from June 15th until the end of August the lodge will be open for self catered and B&B – with many groups of skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and mountain lovers requesting more flexible self catered options we’ve come up with a great version of the Dragon Lodge experience for the summer – more flexible and at a great price, we’re able to offer the main downstairs lodge, and the upstairs ‘mini-lodge/apartments’ as individual self catered units OR together as a whole – these options offer guests great value, large living areas, secure storage rooms for bikes and all the all the usual lodge facilities like TVs, Xboxes, music docks and free WIFI – check the options and prices below:

Dragon Lodge Summer apartment details:

Option 1) Main Lodge apartment (apartment ‘Edelweiss’) sleeps 8 – 10 people.

£650 per week any time June 15th to August 17th 2013

100m² over two floors the apartment covers both lower floors of the Dragon Lodge, accessed via stairway directly from the road.

There is a large sun deck, and balcony running the length of the apartment first floor, from which the spacious living & dining room is accessed.

First floor:

The large living & dining room has table & chairs seating 12 plus sofa space for 12+ people.

Kitchen has 4 x hobs, 2 x ovens, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all utensils necessary.

The living room is equipped with TV & X-Box (with a selection of movies & games) a stereo, I-pod dock and a selection of books and game.

There is free WIFI available throughout the apartment.

Bathroom one is on this floor, accessed via the hallway leading to the downstairs bedrooms and has a bath, 2 x sinks and a WC.

Lower floor: Accessed via stairway from the hallway off the living room, the lower floor features :

1 bedroom with a double bed

1 bedroom with 2 x bunk beds (sleeps 4)

1 bedroom with double bed and bunk bed (sleeps 4 max.)

1 bathroom with shower & sink.

1 separate WC.

Option 2) Apartment No 1. upstairs (apartment ‘Perce-Neige’) 4 – 6 person

£400 per week any time June 15th to August 17th 2013

This two floor, 2 bedroom, 45m² apartment is situated on the upper floor of the Dragon Lodge, accessed via walkway directly from the road.

There is a balcony running the length of the floor, from which the apartment living & dining room is accessed via sliding French doors.

First floor : The living & dining room has table & chairs seating 6 plus sofa space for 6 people.

Kitchen has 2 x hobs, a microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

The living room is equipped with TV & X-Box a stereo, I-pod music dock

There is free WIFI available throughout the apartment.

The bathroom is on this floor and has a bath / shower, sinks and a WC.

Second floor: Accessed via wooden staircase from the living room.

1 bedroom with 2 x single beds

1 bedroom with 1 single bed and bunks beds (sleeps 3 max.)

Option 3) Apartment No 3. upstairs (apartment ‘Gentiane’) 4 – 6 person

£400 per week any time June 15th to August 17th 2013

This two floor, 2 bedroom, 45m² apartment is situated on the upper floor of the Dragon Lodge, accessed via walkway directly from the road.

There is a balcony running the length of the floor, from which the apartment living & dining room is accessed via sliding French doors.

First floor : The living & dining room has table & chairs seating 6 plus sofa space for 6 people.

Kitchen has 2 x hobs, a microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

The living room is equipped with TV & X-Box a stereo, I-pod music dock

There is free WIFI available throughout the apartment.

The bathroom is on this floor and has a bath / shower, sinks and a WC.

Second floor: Accessed via wooden staircase from the living room.

1 bedroom with 2 x single beds

1 bedroom with 1 single bed and bunks beds (sleeps 3 max.)

– For bookings of the whole lodge, sleeping 20, price would be £1000 for the week – more than 25% off

NB – Mini-Lodge/Apartment 2, our middle apartment upstairs, can also be available for whole lodge bookings – otherwise this will be our secure bike storage room for Summer 2013.

– All apartments have access to our secure, locked bike storage room – located on the top floor, with direct access from the road.

– Prices are all self catered, per week.

– Bed linen not included – but can be rented from us in resort.

– Towels not included but can be rented from us in resort.

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Spring & End of Season Special Offers

Spring & End of Season Special offers:

What a great season it’s been so far, and recent snowfall throughout March continued to provide fresh powder and great piste conditions, while topping up and already impressive snow coverage that will mean excellent skiing & snowboarding for the rest of the season.
The Espace Killy area covering Tignes & Val D’Isere is open right up to the 5th of May, and the Tignes glacier is even open a week later until May 11th, so there’s over a month left to get on the slopes – the Dragon Lodge is open right ’till the end, and there’s deals & special offers galore on offer:
– 25% off all remaining weeks at the lodge – 1/2 board weeks stays from £199
– shorts stay, long weekend + B&B only deals
– 20% off weekly lift pass prices
– 30% off equipment hire
– Free demos of next seasons Endeavor snowboards
Add to that cheaper flight & travel deals & quieter slopes and it all adds up to being the perfect time for a snow-fix trip before the end of the season.
For more info, prices and booking see www.dragonlodge.com or email john@dragonlodge.com

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NEW DRAGON LODGE T-SHIRTS AND LTD. EDITION SWEATSHIRTS

We’ve been meaning to release some new T-Shirt designs for a while now, with only a few of our last series – the very popular Dragon Lodge vs. The Yard designed by Looking Sideways art director Owen Tozer – left (see the merch. page and below) we had the opportunity to work with the super talented illustrator Phil Morgan, whose design has just arrived form the printers:

Phil first came to our attention through his graphic work for the likes of Crayon Skateboards, City Surf shop and the CSC (Cardiff Skateboard Club)  – he’s work is increasingly in demand, with recent work including exhibiting with the Looking Sideways crew at their Boardmasters event in August (see his LS profile here) as well as successful print shows in London, while his work is increasingly popular in the US with designs for the likes of the super cool Wolves Kill Sheep clothing label. We’re basically stoked Phil was into this project and think you’ll agree the final design and Ts/Sweatshirts look great!

Check out the original design below – and if you’d like to get one of these beauties yourself then info and prices are below.

T-Shirts – £20 each including P&P UK*

Sweatshirts £30 each & £2.50 P&P UK*

* For anyone wanting postage worldwide email for cost – for anyone wanting to pick up at the lodge when they stay obviously no postage cost.

Sizes available – from Womens S, M, L to Youth sizes and Mens S, M, Large – for all details and to buy email john@dragonlodge.com

To check out Phils work see his website philmorganillustration.co.uk

To buy other work by Phil check out his excellently named BigCartel Shop

We still have a limited number of the DL vs. The Yard Ts available too – limited sizes and only about 10 total, so email for size/colours available if interested – prices £15 inc. postage on these:

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January Special Offers

After a great start to the season snow wise the lodge has been really busy, opening on 17th November with guests right through from the first weekend, and many sell-out weeks. For January the conditions are looking great with a solid snow base down, and we’ve decided to offer a couple of great discounts to fill up the remaining weeks:

Each week in January will now be an amazing flat-rate £350 per person for 1/2 board, which is between £50 and £100 off per person from our earlier published prices!

On top of that, we’re also offering 10% off lift pass prices (that’s an extra £20 or 25€) making the most popular 6 day Espace Killy pass (usually 235€ / £192) just £170 each for the whole of January.

For more information and bookings email john@dragonlodge.com

Here’s a couple of other great new deals and discounts available to Dragon Lodge guests:

* With airline luggage charges for sports equipment providing an often unexpected shock, Piste of Mind allow you the freedom to forget the luggage and enjoy the trip – they are a bespoke ski and snowboard carriage company designed to take the stress and strain out of travel – and Dragon Lodge guests get 10% off when booking their service and quoting the discount code POMDRAGON www.pisteofmind.com

*Our excellent equipment hire partners Tignes Spirit continue to give our guests an amazing 30% off snowboard or ski hire equipment – booking is easy through the exclusive form on our website HERE – follow the steps, choose your equipment, pay online with 30% discount and your equipment will be delivered to you at the lodge on your arrival

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Dragon Lodge Early Season Special Offers

Dragon Lodge Early Season Special Offers:

The Tignes glacier’s been open since September with good conditions already and more snow forecast for this weekend, which, along with the Ski & Snowboard show season and Freeze London this weekend, new kit in the shops and a slew of videos premiering across Europe and dropping online has everyones thoughts turning to winter snow sliding…

With that in mind, Dragon Lodge have a host of early season special offers and unique coaching weeks to announce:

– BASI level 1 ski and snowboard courses by Sno-Limit between November 17th and December 15th  – last few places £500 off!

– The first of two unique collaborations with Europes freshest new coaching crew SuperRad – the ‘Winter Warm Up’ December 15-22nd

– Free equipment hire from Tignes Spirit for any Dragon Lodge guests booking during December, including Christmas week*

– Up to 25% off weekly lift pass prices for Dragon Lodge guests during December

For all the details of the coaching courses see www.sno-limit.com and www.getsuperrad.com

For more details on the Dragon Lodge special offers for December see www.dragonlodge.com/special-offers or email john@dragonlodge.com

 

*Free equipment includes ski or snowboards and boots, for one week, with any booking directly via Dragon Lodge. Offer extends from December 1st to December 29th only.

NB – for the rest of the season Dragon Lodge guests receive a 30% reduction on equipment hire with Tignes Spirit via the booking form at www.dragonlodge.com/your-holiday/equipment-hire/

 

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Super Rad vs. Dragon Lodge

At the Dragon Lodge we have a long history of working with and hosting snowboard and ski camps, courses, board tests and instructor training weeks –  from the Team GB junior freestyle snowboard teams in the mid to late 90s, the Navy and RAF snowsport teams, our own Endeavor Snowboards test weeks and the Sno-Limit BASI instructor courses we’re hosting this November & December. We’re proud to have worked with, and provided accommodation for the clients of, some of the best coaches, instructors and guides in Europe, people like Neil McNabb and Neil McNair, whose coaching and guiding operations are the best in the business – both well worth checking out (check out McNair Snowsports website for some great early season courses in Tignes this season) We obviously work with the best schools locally, like the excellent Alliance Snowboard school in Tignes, and we’re really excited to be working with one of the most exciting new Snowboard coaching setups SuperRad on a couple of collaborative camps / coaching weeks this season:

above – SuperRad promo vid. featuring Dragon Lodge’s own Will Hughes shredding with SuperRad founders and coaches James Sweet  & Lewis Sonvico

15th – 22nd  December Dragon Lodge x SuperRad Winter Warm Up – £750

16th – 23rd March Young Guns Develop and Inspire (Inc. X-games) – £850

For full details of these two weeks see below, but in the meantime…

What is SuperRad? Well, SuperRad is a new coaching experience, created by snowboarders who love snowboarding, designed for you to have as much fun as possible, and get super rad on your snowboard!

They like to build from giving you strong technical understanding of riding your snowboard, while finding your own creativity and style so that you can shred all over the mountains, whatever the situation.

They realize the differences in every snowboarder, therefore, SuperRad is not about just learning skills, they think it’s about taking these skills to where you want to use them, which could be on the piste, in the snowpark or into the backcountry.

Why is SuperRad different? SuperRad coaching involves not only developing a solid riding style, but helps you learn how to use it all over the mountain, for maximum radness! Your learning is going to be on overdrive as you explore new ideas, learn from your feedback and get pushed out of and back into your comfort zone, all at your own pace.

SuperRad coaches pride themselves on their intuition and ability to tune in to and accommodate the learning of the individual. Everyone is different, everyone has their own style, and we love that! Whatever you like to ride, and whatever style of riding, they’ve got that covered! Getting coached by SuperRad will change the way you see snowboarding, and we promise, it will be a ton of fun!

Founders and head coaches James Sweet (based in Tignes) and Lewis Sonvico (based in Morzine) are highly qualified, holding Snowboard ISIA instructor & Snowboard ISTD instructor, Freestyle development coach level 2 qualifications, have full French Carte Professional and also first aid, child protection and CRB checked – follow the link above for more info on these two SuperRad snowboard instructors!

Dragon Lodge x SuperRad Winter Warm Up – with Tignes glacier open since 29th September, and snow already on the on the ground in the village, it’s looking good for early season. Dragon Lodge opens 17th November while the full Espace Killy area, including Tignes & Val D’Isere, opens 1st December so with the early snow and Tignes record of being one of the most snow sure resorts in Europe the ‘Winter Warmer’ week should be great!

15th – 22nd December  – £750
“Tignes is one of the best early season resorts to come and get your first fix of the winter. With SuperRad teaming up with the Dragon Lodge, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to come and tune up your riding for the upcoming winter, and enjoy the Dragon Lodge experience as they show you Tignes as only they can. Become a local for a week!”

“SuperRad coaching is carefully shaped to get you as rad as possible on your snowboard, whilst developing and retaining your own personal style and flare. We like to work not just on using correct movements but also being in the right frame of mind to get the most out of your riding. The Dragon Lodge is all about having tons of fun on and off the slopes. Staffed by a team of lifetime snowboarders, they pride themselves on showing people the ‘real’ Tignes with amazing food, a real snowboarder’s home to stay in for the week and quite often finishing the day with a pint of Guinness in hand! Overall, we plan to have a real cool week, making new friends, getting shred ready for the rest of the winter and just generally good times!”

“There are 12 spaces on this week so come and ride with super shred hippy and instructor Lewis, and his local partner in radness, James. The SuperRad teamwork makes dreams work. Get super rad and be shred happy.”

“Minimum requirements for this week are for you to be able to ride blue slopes confidently in a variety of conditions and beginning to be playful on your board. It’s going to be a rad way to start the snowy months!”

Price includes – 6 days coaching and feedback – 7 nights half board accommodation – and a 6 day full ‘Espace Killy’ liftpass  for £750

NB – INSURANCE COMPULSORY AND DISCLAIMER REQUIRED

16th – 23rd March Young Guns Develop and Inspire  (Inc. X-games) – £850
“Following on from the radical groms week we had this summer, SuperRad would like to present a unique opportunity for the younger shredder out there by training around the X-Games, with SuperRad looking after everything; with the opertunity competing at the Brits the following week.”

“This isn’t just a training course, but a full tilt, 100% snowboarding mega experience. The week is all about development and inspiration. With SuperRad taking care of the coaching, you know you are going to speed up your learning and push yourself to new heights. At the same time we will be dropping into the X-games village to see the world’s best doing what they do, maybe even getting to meet some of them too! Throughout this week we will develop your riding and your tactical mindset with the idea that you can then move onto any mountain, snowpark or freestyle contest feeling super shred ready! Above all, this unique experience will definitely be tons of FUN with SuperRad and a whole bunch of new friends!”

“We have hooked up with the Dragon Lodge for this week. We will be taking over 2 of their apartments linked in with the chalet so the kids can hang out and meet cool people, all part of the UK and international shred scene, make new friends and really get inspired by people who live for snowboarding. All this but with enough separation for kids to be kids, get to bed early and be ready for the next day of adventure.”

“A minimum requirement for all riders attending this week will be to be happily riding all terrain in a variety of conditions with some freestyle ability to ride boxes/rails and small to medium jumps (similar to your local mountains blue jumps/main indoor jumps).”

Price includes- 6 days coaching and feedback. 7 nights half board accommodation, 6 day liftpass, and 24 hours supervision from arrival. £850

INSURANCE COMPULSORY AND DISCLAIMER REQUIRED

Ages 10-17 years old. Accomodation is for SuperGroms only, parents welcome to stay in resort but must do so of your own accord! Sorry!

For more information or to book Email SuperRad – or email john@DragonLodge.com

above: some more SuperRad shred action and mega Euro-carving from James, Lewis & WIll in Tignes & St. Foy

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