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LAAX BEGINNER CAMP

Learn to Snowboard in 1 Week

Designed for First Timers & Beginners

Want to improve your snowboarding in one of the most beautiful resorts in the world?

Our beginner snowboard camps are designed to help you learn to snowboard quickly and progress with a fun like-minded group who just like you, are eager to pick up and improve in the sport. The recommended ability level for this camp begins from a complete first timer with no experience, to anyone who is still looking to improve and perfect their S-turns. During the course, the group will be split up by our instructors according to skill level to ensure effective learning.

Endless terrain ideal for learning

Apart from having some of the most beautiful scenery, LAAX is famed for its vast, endless terrain and relatively quiet slopes. This gives us a wide selection of gradual and progressive beginner terrain, making it ideal for learning. These factors are essential for both your confidence and safety when starting out.

Maximum time on the slopes

Convenience is key when you want to maximise your time on the slopes! Our ski-in ski-out accommodation is a 1 minute walk to the ski lifts to ensure no time is lost when making your way to the slopes. Being the closest accommodation to the ski lifts, you’ll have the most convenient and fuss-free experience in Laax. Easily head back to your accommodation at the end of the day or visit the surrounding cafes for a hot coffee in between your runs, all within a stone’s throw away.

Location

Trip Dates

Suitable Levels

Camp Highlights

What’s Included in the LAAX Beginner Snowboard Camp

4 Day Beginner Lesson Course

The beginner lesson programmes includes 1 theory session on your first day, followed by 2 full day and 2 half day lessons, an ideal duration to ensure quick and effective learning.

Learn from dedicated instructors

The camp is led by our 100% english speaking instructors who will be with the group throughout the trip. They will monitor your progress individually to ensure effective learning and to make sure no one gets left behind.

Ski-in, Ski-out

Convenience is key when you want to maximise your time on the slopes! Our apartment is less than 1 minute’s walk from the main gondola to ensure you get to the lifts as effortlessly as possible.​

1 min walk to Gondola

5 Day Lift Pass

Skip the lift ticket queue as our package includes a 5 consecutive day ski lift pass. You’ll be on the gondola before you can say `first lifts`!

Lift Pass included

ENDLESS TERRAIN

LAAX Resort Highlights

Experience Unlimited Terrain Across 1 Mega Resort

A conducive resort to enhance your learning experience

LAAX is a fully integrated ski resort, boasting some of the world’s best facilities and amenities. Having the perfect mix of luxury and adventure, this well thought out resort will give you a very wholesome and comfortable snow experience, especially if its your first time in the Swiss Alps.

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Suitable beginner terrain

Despite LAAX's massive terrain, our instructors will take you to various beginner terrain around the mountain, to ensure you learn in a safe & comfortable environment.

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Cafes & bars, on and off the mountain

Need a coffee break in between your runs? You'll be spoilt for choice with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and bars both on and off the mountain.

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Experience Traditional Swiss Cuisine

Fancy some fondue on the slopes? Get a taste of authentic Swiss cuisine with the many traditional Swiss restaurants around the mountain. Get the full Swiss experience right here at LAAX.

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Accomodation

Luxury on the slopes of Switzerland

Closest accommodation to the LAAX Gondola

Chosen for its location & quality furnishing, Rocks Resort is located right smack at the foot of the ski slopes, so you get immediate lift access and dedicated ski lockers with boot warmers for your gear.

TRUE SKI-IN SKI-OUT CONCEPT

Apartment style living with award winning architecture

Your accommodation in LAAX will be a mix of 2-3 bedroom luxury apartments. Each apartment comes with a choice between twin or double rooms, a living area, a fully equipped kitchen and free WIFI. At the heart of LAAX ski village, the restaurants, supermarket & shops are in the immediate vicinity.

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Rocks Resort Kitchen
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Availability, Dates & Pricing

All trips are 8D7N, Saturday – Saturday

WEEK 1: 9-16 July 2022
FULLY BOOKED
WEEK 2: 16-23 July 2022
14 SLOTS LEFT
WEEK 3: 23-30 July 2022
12 SLOTS LEFT

Prices are in Singapore Dollars nett

Private Room

With Ensuite Toilet

Beginner Camp portion includes:

$6,580/ 2 pax

Option to book room for 1pax: SGD 4,390

Private Room

In 2-3 Bedroom Apartment

Beginner Camp portion includes:

$5,980/ 2 pax

Option to book room for 1pax: SGD 4,090

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Single Twin in Shared Room

In 2-3 Bedroom Apartment

Beginner Camp portion includes:

$2,990/pax

* Excludes

Option to book your gear rentals and/or additional lessons will be provided to you after your booking. Feel free to get in touch with us if you require any advice with these reservations.

Got a question?

We have prepared the following pages with detailed answers to all questions about travelling with the current processes.

DISCOUNT STACKING!

EXTRA $100 OFF PER BOOKING

Pay for your trip in 3 easy instalments, interest-free.  

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Beginner Camp Itinerary

What do expect on and off slopes!

Arrive at Zurich International Airport on Day 1 of the camp, hop on the airport shuttle and make your way to The Ride Side’s winter apartments in LAAX. Check-in, meet the crew, explore the neighbourhood and get cosy in your new winter home. Once everyone is settled comfortably, our programme begins with the rental of your equipment.

Our team will get you fitted, give an introductory tutorial session on how to use and handle your new snowboard gear, tips on making adjustments, basic techniques of snowboarding as well as important mountain safety rules to note. This first theory session will help you prepare yourself for the next day on the slopes and ensure everyone makes the most of your time on snow during the lessons.

In the evening, we’ll make our way to dinner as a group and get to know one another over some of the best food LAAX has to offer.

Airport Shuttle Pick-up schedule*:

  • Week 1 (13 Mar)  : 12pm shuttle (Zurich Airport – LAAX)
  • Week 2 (20 Mar)  : 12pm shuttle (Zurich Airport – LAAX)
  • Week 3 (27 Mar)  : 12pm shuttle (Zurich Airport – LAAX)

*timings subjected to change based on available flight schedules

  • Shuttle Duration: Approx 2hrs
  • Flight recommendation: To arrive at Zurich International Airport by 11am

Today, your instructors will take you to the slopes to begin your lessons. The group will be split up according to your level of experience (first timers vs beginners) and your instructors will have a lesson plan tailored according to your groups overall ability, fitness and general progression.

After the full day of lessons, you will be familiar with strapping into your snowboard, skating around with your board, taking the chair lift as well as sliding and slowing down on both your heel side and toe side variations.

These skills will give you the confidence to make your way down beginner slopes slowly and carefully, as wells as avoid any obstacles along the way. The day on the slopes will end at 4pm today and you’ll head back to the apartments to freshen up and explore the town after. Be sure to check out the cafes, bars and shops in the evening before heading to dinner.

Now for the foodies! Optional lunch meeting points will be set daily for those who wish to check out the best lunch spots in the resort, or head back to your apartment to cook. The hardcore riders are free to shred through lunch. Dinner is free & easy for the whole week. Throughout the week, we will be providing mountain orientation on-piste, in the side country as well as find powder stashes in the backcountry, for those who are up for an adventurous time!

You will also get the chance to visit all of LAAX’s famed freestyle terrain parks, as well as attend Royal Coachman sessions at the LAAX Freestyle Academy.

At the end of each day, dinner is free & easy. You will have the option of dining out at a wide selection of restaurants and bars, all walking distance from the accommodation, or cooking in your apartment, all with fully equipped kitchens. A supermarket is conveniently located just a stone’s throw away to get all your grocery needs.

You will also get the chance to give the freestyle terrain park a go, as well as attend Royal Coachman sessions at the LAAX Freestyle Academy.

Day 3 of the camp is when we take it up a notch! The morning will be used to practice and improve on your basic heel-side and toe-side progression.

Once your instructors see that you are ready, they will introduce to you the techniques of turning on a snowboard. You will use the next half of the day to practice and master both your C & S turns and eventually linking them up and making your turns as smooth as possible.

By the end of the day, you will have learnt all the necessary beginner techniques there are to snowboarding and it’s all about practice from here on.

Your 3rd day on the slopes is when you’ll start getting the hang of your newly learnt skills. The first 2 days are always the most challenging and from here on out, you’ll see improvements and progression a lot quicker. You will start to really understand the movements and techniques required and this is when you will really start to enjoy snowboarding and understand why so many are addicted to it.


Your instructor will use the day to fine tune your techniques and ensure that no bad habits are formed during the course of your learning. Lessons today will be half a day. Use the 2nd half of the day to practice on your own or take a break if you start to feel tired.

Day 5 is your free and easy day. We recommend taking a break from the slopes to rest up and recharge as 3 consecutive days on the slopes can take quite a toll on you. Take the day to relax, enjoy some good food and explore the town.

For those who can’t get enough of the slopes, feel free to head back to the mountains. We’ll meet back for lessons on day 6.

Your final half day lesson of the week! Today, your instructor will take you around the resort to explore new runs, have a go at slightly steeper terrain and get to see the different terrain features of the resort. You’ll be amazed at the vastness of this amazing resort and understand why we head back here year after year.

Use your last day with your instructor to practice what you have learnt so far to reinforce the techniques and gain confidence snowboarding.

Put all you’ve learnt to the test on your last day on the slopes. Today you have the freedom to explore the whole of LAAX, Flims and Falera. Head off on a solo adventure or join up with the rest of the group and make your way around the mountain at your own pace.

Before you know it, Sunday would have come again and it’s time to say goodbye. Enjoy your final day in LAAX, bid farewell to friends new & old and you’ll make your way to your next destination. We will be leaving together on the airport shuttle bus to Zurich International Airport. 

Airport Shuttle Pick-up schedule*:

  • Week 1 (20 Mar)  : 6:30am shuttle (LAAX – Zurich Airport)
  • Week 2 (27 Mar)  : 7:30am shuttle (LAAX – Zurich Airport)
  • Week 3 (3 Apr)  : 7:30am shuttle (LAAX – Zurich Airport)

*timings subjected to change based on available VTL flight schedules

  • Shuttle Duration: Approx 2hrs
  • Flight recommendation:
    • Week 1: To depart Zurich International Airport after 10:30am
    • Week 2 & 3: To depart Zurich International Airport after 11:30am

Choose Your LAAX Experience

2 LAAX Programmes For All Skill Levels

We have designed 2 programmes in Laax to cater to all skill levels, from an absolute first timer all the way to advanced riders.

Regardless of your experience, we guarantee you will have a blast with these 2 programmes, specially designed for your skill level.  Both programmes are suitable for individuals, friends and families. 

Choose from booking a single spot for solo travellers or an entire apartment (up to 6 pax) for friends and families.

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Intermediate - Advanced

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First Timers & Beginners

LAAX Beginner Snowboard Camp

Share the same trip with your friends of different skill levels

The 2 programmes will be run concurrently with each other, with all participants of both programmes in the same accommodation apartment. This allows you to join us as a group of family or friends with different skill levels, while still joining in a programme most suited to your skill level. You will be together each day and only split up during the daily programme lessons and guiding.

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