All of our instructors live to snowboard! and with a collective 42 years of snowboarding experience amongst our small, dedicated team of 5, we have plenty of knowledge to share.
Our snowboard instructors know the best spots on the mountain and will take you through any teaching progressions you need. If you feel like your riding has hit a plateau and you want to progress, we’ll help open your eyes and give your riding new direction.
Snowboarding is a fast evolving sport and it is our philosophy that teaching styles and techniques should evolve too. So you can be sure that a lesson with ES-Ride will reflect plenty of fresh snowboarding ideas.
We all love to teach and share our passion for the sport, however at the same time we are all different!
Check out our team page to make sure you pick the instructor that is right for you!
Our aim for every beginner lesson is for you to catch the snowboarding bug! Enjoyment is the key, gradually building confidence at your own rate, whilst installing a solid basic technique which will serve you throughout your snowboarding
With a good grounding in basic technique, your Snowboarding possibilities really start to open up:
We can work on technique for steep terrain
Introduce you to powder and variable snow
Show you some freestyle basics and how to use them around the mountain
Or anything else you’d like to try.
Whether you are already ripping around the park or making your first tentative steps to leaving the ground, we can teach you something new. Snow parks can be intimidating places, so we can first show you the basics on the slopes. From there onwards it is up to you; whether you want to hit the jumps, the rails and boxes or learn how to use natural hits around the mountain and throw in a few flat land tricks. The key to freestyle progression is keeping it safe and building confidence. Check out our trick tips for some freestyle basics
Off Piste – the best reason to be in Verbier!
Our off-piste qualified instructors know the mountain like the back of their hands! Snowboarding in powder is one of the best sensations you’ll ever experience. Not only can we show you the correct techniques and handy tip, but we also know where to find the best snow, whilst keep you safe far from the beaten track.
It’s great to see kids getting into Snowboarding from an earlier and earlier age. At ES-Ride we recognise kids learn the most when they are having fun and feeling safe. We have worked hard on developing teaching techniques especially for youngsters ensuring they catch the snowboarding bug from their first go!
We are very proud to work with Peakleaders on their Snowboard Instructor training programs, they are the market leader in wintersport gap programs & instructor courses . Over the past 5 seasons we have trained countless new recruits to achieving their level 1 and 2 BASI Snowboard instructor qualifications, with a percentage pass rate in the 90′s.
The course has a great reputation within Verbier, which is reflected by the high number of previous trainees who have worked, or are currently working as instructors in resort, both for ES-Ride and other snowboard schools. As part of the course you will receive expert training, a work shadowing placement, day trips to neighbouring resorts and a whole heap of fun! Check out the video of some of last winter’s highlights, and be sure to visit the Peakleaders website for further details.