rudegirls snowboard weeks are for independent ladies of all ages who have a passion for snowboarding (whether seasoned shredders or complete beginners), a love for the mountains, and a desire to hang out, ride and party with a bunch of like-minded people.
Date: 4th – 11th January 2009
Price: £659 pp/pw which includes: return airport transfers • ensuite accommodation in the centre of Morzine • half board • unlimited wine • 6 day Avoriaz lift pass • Burton Snowboard rental • snowboard tuition • board maintenance workshop • yoga classes • rudegirls goodie bag (sponsored by Burton Snowboards, Anon & Gravis)
Who: rudegirls snowboard weeks cater for all levels of rider ,from complete beginners to advanced freestyle and freeride shredders!
Age: doesn’t matter! The average age of girls who join the week is generally between 22 – 40 yrs old but anyone older or younger is welcome.
Where: Based in Morzine-Avoriaz, the rudegirls accommodation is perfectly situated with good access to both the high altitude ski area of Avoriaz and right in the centre of the lively alpine party village of Morzine. Avoriaz is the birth place of European snowboarding and boasts a huge variety of groomed pistes from nursery greens and cruisey blues to challenging reds and blacks. The awesome tree-lined backcountry presents a freeriders paradise and the snow parks, which are some of the best in Europe, provide a training playground for both novice and pro riders alike.
The Riding: Expert tuition is provided by local snowboarding superstar Angelique Corez-Hubert who won the ladies World Cup in 1995 and the French Snowboard championships in 1998. “She is one of the best snowboard instructors I have ever witnessed and has the patience of a saint!” Beginners/intermediates will learn/improve upon their basic technique progressing from greens to blues and hopefully some small kickers in the “nano park”. The more advanced/daring riders will get to experience some backcountry trails, perfect their piste riding and hone their freestyle skills in the parks and pipe.
The Relaxing: This winter, rudegirls are offering yoga sessions to stretch out tense muscles and energise tired bodies before hitting the slopes. After a full-on day on the mountain and a refreshing apres-ski beer or hot chocolate, you can head back to the comfort of Chalet Joseph; unwind and chat with a cool drink from the honesty bar on the sunny balcony, chill out in front of one of the inspirational all-girl snowboard DVDs on the widescreen TV and take advantage of the in-chalet sports massage service.
The Eating: Food plays a really important part of any chalet holiday experience so the rudegirls chalet chefs provide a good selection of fresh, healthy, wholesome food and are able to cater for all common dietary requirements. You’ll get an energy-packed breakfast of porridge, eggs, cereal, yogurt and fruit; afternoon tea and cake (which can definitely be justified as snowboarding burns up to 300 calories an hour!) and a well balanced, freshly made three-course evening meal.
The Partying: There is usually a group of crazy party girls who still have enough energy after dinner to take advantage to head into Morzine to sample the loopy super-strength local Mutzig beer, have a cocktail or two in the Buddah bar and dance the night away with the snowboarding seasonnaires to some classic cheesy disco tunes at the Cavern.
The Sleeping: rudegirls stay in the perfectly located Chalet Joseph, which is just 100m from the ski lifts and right in the centre of Morzine town. Chalet Joseph has a really spaciouls lounge area with table football, honesty bar, wide screen tv and in-chalet Media centre. All bedrooms have in-room flat screens dvd/PS2s, ensuite bathrooms and free wireless internet access.
To book your spot, click on rudechalets.com or call 0870 068 7030.