Introduction to Snowboarding

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27th January 2019 –   3rd February 2019

3rd February  2019   10th February 2019

10th February 2019     17th February 2019

17th February 2019       24th February 2019

Provided By: Lloyd Langford Expedition Training with lead coach David De-Costa
Price (£): £850


Strapping into a board for the first time can be pretty daunting, finding your balance, controlling your speed, all whilst handling your worries of falling over. But Snowboarding is fun, can be fast and above all exciting!

Our Introduction to Snowboarding course takes all this into account, offering both a personal and enjoyable journey taking your first steps and laying the foundations for the pro you’ll become. We have an incredible team of instructors, all selected for their experience, dedication to their chosen disciplines, and their standout passion for helping people develop on the slopes.

For this course we use the Slovene Mountain Resorts of Golte and Rogla, considered by many winter sports lovers to be two of the most beautiful centres in Slovenia. Situated at an altitude between 1,250 and 1,575 metres above sea level, they each encompass over 60 hectares of wonderful nature, home to well developed pistes, bar complexes and wellness centres to rest those new found aches and relax with friends. Both resorts provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing and non intimidating introduction to boarding whilst providing all the necessary challenges to help you develop.

So if you’re looking to take up a new sport, discover what could become a new passion and share some great experiences with new friends then this is the course for you.

Price (£):

£850 PP, discounts available for group bookings.

Price Includes:

      • Gondola and mountain passes
      • 5 days professional coaching and instruction
      • Breakfast and evening meals (excluding lunch)
      • 7 Nights 3* single room traditional accommodation
      • All transport arrangements excluding flights
      • Equipment hire upon request (hire fees not included)
      • Full access to resort bars and restaurants
      • Full access to local fitness and wellbeing centres

Lloyd Langford Expedition Training Limited provides all attendees with public liability insurance and accidental injury cover up to £5,000,000 during the course, however you are encouraged to purchase your own travel insurance policy for the duration of the course, covering you for winter sports, personal equipment and cancellation.


Day 1:

Arriving in Slovenia you’ll be met by the team at Ljubljana Airport where you’ll be taken for lunch to experience a traditional Slovene meal. This provides a great opportunity for everybody to initially get to know each other, discuss the coming week and enjoy some great food. From here we’ll travel to the small town of Sostanj on the outskirts of Velenje to Turisticna Pirnat, your home for the week.

After having the afternoon to refresh, relax and explore your surroundings, a series of afternoon workshops will run focusing on specific apparel choices, weather conditions and equipment set up. They ask provide a great opportunity for our instructors to get to know you, share stories and discuss your goals and aspirations for the week.

Day 2:

The second day is all about suiting up and getting a feel for the basics. Our coaches will spend a great deal of time sensitively leading you through your first steps, a mixture of instruction and self discovery, with everybody receiving both one-to-one and one-to-three time with our instructors.

During the later afternoon your time will be yours, our team will remain on the slopes to continue instruction, however you’re free to enjoy the freedom of developing by yourself, measuring your own progress or calling it a day when you’re ready.

It is important when learning new skills and pushing yourself to feel comfortable and have the opportunities to relax. Both resorts boast fully equipped spas, gyms, bar and restaurants for you to chill out and enjoy the company of new friends.

Day 3-7:

From day three onwards the plan will vary dependant upon the pace in which you are developing. Our instructors will continue to choose the best ways to help advance your skills over the course of the week, including morning/evening photographic and video analysis sessions of your performance.

It is almost guaranteed as a novice that at some point during the course you will experience significant fatigue and muscle aches. This is not only common but a natural process due to new muscle groups being used and developing. Therefore during the mid week point the group will take have day off the slopes and head to Lake Bled for a change of scene and cultural experience. We can also book a group ‘beer spa’, wellness and individual massages experiences.

Day 8:

Upon day 8 all good things must come to and end, and we’ll head as a group to Ljubljana Airport to say our goodbyes. We aim to have you leave your time with us having mastered the basics and be independent on blue slopes, buzzing to continue skiing and marking the days until the next season.


The winters in Slovenia are incredibly cold and can be harsh, therefore we advise coming equipped and dressed accordingly for temperatures of 0’c and substantially below both on and off the slopes. Appropriate footwear for rough terrain, deep snow and ice are also essential.

To be suitably equipped for the course you’ll need to bring thermals, a ski jacket and salopettes, or reasonable apparel substitutes, gloves, socks and eyewear such as ski goggles or sunglasses.

We can provide boards, boots and helmets for each member on the course, however hire costs are not included in the overall course price. To hire equipment from us please get in contact a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the course.


If you wish to stay for any additional days in Slovenia these will be need to be arranged independently. travel to Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana can be sought from the airport during the day and takes roughly an hour.

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