Snowboard Lessons in Verbier – What you should consider before you book a snowboard lesson. Ex GB team skier and snowboarder Sega Fairweather talks about some of her favourite places to snowboard in Verbier.
How long have you been snowboarding?
‘I have been snowboarding for the past 7 years, whenever time allows!’
When picking a second discipline, why did you choose a snowboard instructor?
‘It presented a new challenge for me, and it looked fun to discover a new way of enjoying the slopes. Taking the learning back to the beginning stages really made me appreciate overcoming the same obstacles that beginners do.’
Where is the best place to learn to snowboard in Verbier?
‘This is very much dependent on your level and confidence, but I love to teach snowboarding in Savoleyres. The pistes are long and open, and they have a consistent terrain that really helps with progression whether just starting out, or heading into off-piste for the first time. ‘
Do you have any advice on equipment, rent or buy?
‘Until you are able to make your first few turns, and know that snowboarding is something you will stick with, it is a sensible idea to rent equipment. It means that you can get an idea of how your equipment should work before you have enough information ready to get personal advice from a ski or board shop.’
What is your stance on body protection?
‘The majority of winter sports participants are now wearing a helmet, and now that they are available in all sorts of different designs and colours, there isn’t a reason not to wear one. I would also advise wearing a back protector to save you from an awkward fall.’
Where is your favourite place to ride in the Verbier and the 4 Vallées?
‘I love the combination of slopes in the region, as each presents a different challenge. It is one of the extremely special things about the 4 Vallées that no two runs are the same and there is always something to explore and discover.’
If you want more information on snowboarding in Verbier, or to book a snowboard lesson with Sega then please get in touch.