The ultimate snowboarding week run by girls, for girls!
Are you looking to take your snowboarding to the next level but want to do it in an relaxed and stress free environment? Then join our Ladies Snowboard Camp in Meribel so that you can focus on your all-round snowboarding skills this winter.
- 20 hours tuition and guiding from one of the highest qualified female snowboard instructors in the world
- High-end centrally-located chalet accommodation with a hot tub and sauna
- Hot breakfasts, afternoon tea, 4-course nutritious evening meal with wine
- Freestyle, piste performance and whatever you want to work on
- Mentoring from top female boarders
- 1:8 Instuctor Ratio - With Cozza and Katie you're guaranteed lots of personal coaching.
- Splitboarding & Off Piste Training *
* - Subject to snow and weather conditions - Splitboard Hire & Off Piste Kit Hire at an additional cost
The Coach - Corinne Mayhew
Corinne (Cozza) Mayhew is the first British female snowboarder to complete the full BASI Level 4 ISTD Snowboard qualification along with gaining her UKCP Freestyle Coach Level 2, EMS Level 4 Off-piste Guide and Carte Professional du Snowboard en France. Corinne has specific training and experience in delivering technical, tactical, backcountry, freestyle snowboarding sessions, and splitboard guiding. Due to her level of expertise and general love of the sport she has coached Team GB to many successful wins.
- BASI Level 4 ISTD Snowboard Instructor
- GB Team coach
- British Masters Snowboard Title holder
- UKCP Freestyle Coach Level 2
- EMS Level 4 Off-piste Guide
- Carte Professional du Snowboard en France
Follow her online @cozz_wozz
The Pro - Katie Blundell-Jonas
Katie was the original driving force behind organizing these ladies camps in the first place. After a few years out to become a Mum to two beautiful future shredders, we are delighted to have her back running our Ladies Camp with Cozza.
Katie is a former British freestyle snowboard champion and general gymnastic badass on a board! Her laidback style and extremely friendly and positive outlook will have you progressing in no time!
This week is for intermediate to advanced boarders who are confident across the mountain and looking for their next challenge! Check out the FAQs below for more detail. If you are unsure as to whether you are at the necessary standard, then contact us in the office to ask.
What to Expect
- Return airport transfers from Geneva on start and end dates of course (see your booking confirmation for specific times)
- 7 Nights in our Luxury Chalet in Meribel Mottaret with hot tub and sauna
- 6 Day 3 Valleys lift pass
- 20 hours snowboard coaching and guiding around the amazing 3 Valleys (4 hours per day, 5 days)
- 6 Days of Cooked breakfast, Afternoon Tea and 4 course dinner with wine. Wednesday is the staff day off, with self-service breakfast and a chance for you to sample the tasty local restaurants in the evening.
Chalet Life, Meribel
Chalet L'Arclusaz is our beautiful flagship chalet, offering incredible views down the valley either from it's spacious living area. The comfortable 5 bedroom building will be your lovely home for the week. Rest assured your Chalet Chef and Host will ensure an exciting menu catered to your needs, and the French wine's flowing. With warm comforts of a sauna and hot tub, kick back and relax in style after a big day on the hill.
Food and Drink
What you eat is important! You'll be riding hard for 6 days, and it's important that your body stays fuelled. We'll be serving up hot cooked breakfasts each morning, as well as a selection of cereals, fruit and pastries if preferred, spreading up afternoon tea for your return, and then presenting a 4-course meal of energy filled healthy dinners. Wine will be served with the evening meals. Your chalet hosts have one day off in a week, which gives you an opportunity to enjoy the local restaurants in Meribel. Don’t worry they’ll still be on hand to advise on the best places to wine and dine! Dietary requirements are not a problem, we only ask for this information to be highlighted during the booking stage.
We are very lucky to have the amazing Nikita Snowboarding sponsoring this camp and providing our goodie bags. They have been at the forefront of women's snowboard technical outerwear and awesome streetwear for years and are well worth checking out at https://eu.nikitaclothing.com/
Six Nights Supper
Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.
Day 1 - Arrival March 21st
Arrival at Geneva Airport in time for your 3pm private group transfer to the chalet
4 hour piste intro sessions, getting everyone comfortable and the legs pumping for the week. You will mainly focus on technical improvement, and fun vibes to start the week.
4 hour session with Cozza, maybe trying out some tricks in the park or hunting some powder!
This will be your rest day so you could go snowboarding as a group, or enjoy some of the other activities around in Meribel.
Another session with Cozza, maybe including split boarding if the conditions are right, or some eurocarving practice!
4 hour session to work on what you would like to practice.
Day 7This will be the last day out on the mountain and it will be up to you to decide what the day's focus will be! After a hard day's riding, there will be a tasty farewell dinner to enjoy.
Day 8 - Departure March 28th
Departure day, with a 10am return complimentary transfer to Geneva airport (n.b. we allow 3 hours for transfer, 2 hours for airport check in, so you should aim to book a flight no earlier than 3pm.)
This course is best suited to intermediate-advanced riders
You can do basic heelside and toeside turns consistently and confidently, with elements of carve turns on all greens, blues, reds, and some blacks. Tough conditions and variable terrain slow you down and affect your technique. You have done some easy, open off-piste.
You have mastered the mountain. you can snowboard precisely and confidently on all pistes in a variety of conditions. you have good off-piste experience, including some steeper terrain and tree runs.
We will be covering many different areas of snowboarding, so there may be elements you're more confident with. We will have Corinne and Katie so, if required, we will also be able to divide the group up depending on abilities/ preferences and individual goals.
Yes! Run by girls for girls to practice snowboarding in a comfortable environment with no need to impress. I have grown up snowboarding with only guys, and I just find they have a different mentality to girls and don't get it when I can't do things they can! On this trip, whatever you can or can't do is fine!
Our day by day schedule is only a rough guide and we can juggle around the days according to weather/ conditions. The past few seasons though, April conditions have been great in Meribel with some awesome last minute dumps!
The Ladies Snowboard course is rather unique, with your coaches Cozza and Katie living in the chalet with you. Due to this, room upgrades are not available, but we can ensure your experience will be a lot more fun living with these two ladies.
There will be evening meals for us in the Chalet, and after that it's up to you. There is a great nightlife in Meribel if that is your scene, or stay in and watch a film instead!
There will be 8 ladies maximum with the option to split into smaller groups if needs be.
An All-Mountain snowboard would be the best board to bring. Or just a snowboard you feel comfortable riding. If we do splitboarding (which is optional) then you will need to pre-order split-board set ups from Tignes Spirit which we can arrange prior to your trip.
If you have any AVI gear please bring it along as you will be familiar with using your own stuff (transceivers, probes, shovels and bags). But don't worry, you can hire AVI equipment and/or Splitboards if the conditions allow for their need.
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As part of this course, we will be including a transfer departing from Geneva Airport at 15:00 on the start date. Therefore, ensure that your arrival time is no later than 14:30 in order to make the transfer to Meribel. On the return, we will include a transfer to Geneva Airport departing from the chalet at 10:00 on the final day of your camp. The average transfer time is 3 hours and check in 2 hours, therefore you should book your departure flight from 15:00.
If your arrival or departure flights fall outside our free transfer times, then get in touch and we may be able to organise a private transfer for you on request at an additional cost, subject to availability. If you do need a private transfer please be aware that transfers are usually only available from 6am to 9pm so try and arrange your flights around these times. Alternatively you can hire a car from Geneva.
Again, if you are planning on coming out earlier or staying on afterwards, please note that you will have to arrange your airport transfers at your own expense.