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ES Ride Preseason Snowboard Camp

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Zermatt, Switzerland 9-13 November 2009

For the opening of ES Ride snowboard school in Zermatt, we invite you to come along and join us for a week of pre season snowboard training. The week will be focused around gearing you up for coming BASI courses as well as preparation for the coming winter.

Every level of snowboarder is welcome. We will cater for BASI level one snowboarders through to level three and developmental coaching. A mixture of on and off snow sessions will have you ready and prepared for the next level.

Our Coaches

Rob Norton – BASI Trainer and developmental coach. Rob has a wealth of experience in coaching and delivering the BASI product. He is the founder of ES Ride and part of the team that helped design the new developmental coaching module. Rob has been selected to work within the British junior set up coaching up and coming talent.

Graeme Gibson – Gibbo has been hand picked to run our outfit in Zermatt.  His snowboarding career started more in the competitive side of the sport where he specialised in halfpipe and slopestyle events. He has under his belt all the BASI qualifications as well as his top Swiss license. Over the last couple of winters Gibbo has specialised in coaching trainee instructors and his success rate has been exceptionally high.

James Brockbanks – Anyone who has seen Jimbo snowboard will realise why he is seen as one of the most naturally gifted snowboarders out there by his peers.  Jimbo holds his full cert BASI license and has worked closely with trainee instructor groups over the last few winters.

Dave Brown – Dave B specialises in backcountry riding, he also works closely with trainee instructor groups in Verbier. Dave has the ability to get the most out of the people he works with. He holds a variety of international licenses which include his full cert BASI as well as his Top Swiss license


Camp cost: CHF425. Travel to and from Zermatt, accommodation, lift pass and insurance are NOT included in the basic price.


We have arranged a special price of CHF65/night for half board accommodation at the Hotel Rhodania which is a few minutes’ walk from the Matterhorn Express lift station. Self catering accommodation is available from CHF30/night. Otherwise, Zermatt offers a huge range of accommodation including budget hostels, apartments and hotels.

Booking & Enquiries – email [email protected] or phone +41 (0)27 967 6787

ES Ride is a division of European Snowsport, a leading independent snowsports school based in Verbier & Zermatt, Switzerland.

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