During each session time is spent on improving your technique with specific exercises, following this you’ll have the chance to put your new knowledge into practice while you discover the mountain, always under the helpful supervision of your instructor.
Different aspects are covered every day, allowing you to develop well rounded riding skills. Check out a sample group lesson programme below:
We introduce you to the equipment and how it works. Following this you’ll learn how to stand on your board and balance while it’s in motion. On the beginner’s slope you’ll learn how to control speed and start to steer your board. Towards the end of the session you’ll discover how to put everything together to link your first turns.
We continue on the beginner’s slope, improving the flow of your turns and learning how to tighten them. With considerable individual feedback and plenty of practice, each rider should feel things really coming together. If things are going well you’ll even get to learn your first easy freestyle trick!
Under the watchful eye of your instructor, we leave the beginner’s slope to make a trip around the mountain. On a carefully selected route, you’ll get to put everything you’ve learnt so far into practice on the open slopes. Today is about gaining mileage, understanding different types of snow and terrain and boosting your confidence.
Today’s the day to push the limits! Depending on conditions we may tackle some steeper runs, try some easy off-piste or even learn how to make small jumps. But no matter what, you’ll leave the slopes feeling like you’ve achieved something special!
The last day of the course is fun and relaxed. Your instructor will give you individual feedback on your progress so far and you’ll get the opportunity as a group to choose what you want to do and where you want to go: get back in the powder snow, bust a few more tricks for the camera, or have a sociable drink on the slopes.
We start by looking at how you stand while riding your board. By correcting your posture with specific exercises you’ll develop freedom of movement to make the appropriate actions to work your board. From here you’ll learn to make effective steering movements helping you to become more dynamic when it comes to driving your board through each turn.
On the second day we work on carving on an easy slope. This is all about improving you edge control to leave nice clean lines in the snow from start to finish of your turns. It feels great!We’ll also practice switch riding, a skill which will help your all-round technique and makes you a more versatile rider.
Today we look at steeper slopes and variable terrain. By using effective steering techniques backed up by sound posture you’ll be able to ride on steeper runs in control of your speed and line. Depending on conditions we’ll venture off-piste and learn to cope with a variety of snow conditions and types of terrain.
This session is about freestyle. No matter whether it’s your first time or you have experience in freestyle riding, we’ll teach you some basic technique or new tricks so that you can impress your mates! Under the supervision of your instructor and in a safe environment, you’ll see that you don’t have to be a seasoned rider to pull off flatland tricks, bust some airs or even ride the pipe.
The last day of the course is about putting everything you’ve learnt into practice. You’ll learn to view the mountain in a different way and to ride expressively using a flowing technique. You’ll be able to take your new knowledge with you to improve everyday.
You may want to get your money’s worth by absorbing your instructor’s knowledge on carving or perhaps you just require a guide to help you find some amazing off-piste. Either way, our instructors will be more than happy to oblige.
Unlike almost all other ski and snowboard schools, we don’t charge a fee for additional persons when you book a private lesson. Feel free to bring as many friends or family as you like, up to a limit of 8 people (which we have to apply for safety reasons), with no additional cost.
2 hour session – €165
2 hour session – €185 (High Season)*
2.5 hour session – €190
2.5 hour session – €210 (High Season)*
3 hour session – €225
3 hour session – €245 (High Season)*
4 hour session – €305
4 hour session – €325 (High Season)*
Full day – €450
Full day – €490 (High Season)*
New for this year, we’re offering the “Cab9 Shred Sessions”.
This is a 2.5 hour session in the afternoon where we go out as a group, ride the mountain and have fun.
There’s no set plan for this, we’ll simply assess the conditions on the day and take you to some of our favourite spots. If the off-piste is good, expect to blast some powder; there could be a few runs through the park, or maybe we’ll go and ride one of the other valleys… either way, we’ll make sure you have a fun packed afternoon and come away having improved your technique, learnt some new tricks and most importantly, had a great time riding with like minded snowboarders.
The Shred Sessions will run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 4.30pm.
2.5 hr session – €90 per person
Level 3 or Level 4
Tuesdays and Thursdays 14.00 – 16.30h
If you’ve always wanted to learn some tricks, need some coaching in the pipe or haven’t quite got the confidence to hit that rail, then our popular freestyle session is for you.
We take a small group of riders into the park where we make use of boxes, rails and jumps to help take your freestyle riding to the next level.
We understand that the park and pipe can be intimidating environments for the uninitiated, so we’ll make sure that we take things step by step to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning curve. Many of our clients say that their Cab9 freestyle session was the highlight of their holiday.
Bring a camera and we’ll even take a few shots for you to impress your mates!
2 hour session – €60 per person
This session runs on Thursday afternoons