Snowboard | Basic I

Children group lessons | from age 8

Basic I

Getting used to your board

Diagonal sliding and traversing

Changing direction with the basic turn

Braking and stopping

Using ski lifts

BASIC I Lessons

Learn how to turn and change direction

For Basic I classes,
children are 8-10 years old.


You learn how to slide, you have fun skidding and turning on easy slopes, your two feet bound on the board.




For first-timer teenagers, 
we suggest taking a few private lessons
to be able to join a Basic II or Basic III class.


To form classes


We consider the level of your children, their affinities and the spoken languages.


Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Useful information

for Basic I

Type of terrain 
Blue slopes– easy terrain


Group lessons take place from Monday to Friday.

Monday – Friday 10:30 to 13:00



Group lessons start at Bendolla at 10:30
Please, be at the meeting place 10 minutes early.


We test the level of your children
so that he / she can join the most adapted group.



On Friday, distribution of booklets and figurines for Kids
at the Bendolla meeting place at 12:30 (same place as the first day).  


After attending a whole week of group lessons
each child will receive a RiderCard, which will be sent to his /her home address.


Learn more » RiderSystem.


Adapted equipment for beginners

How to choose

>the right size<


How do I choose the right size board? 
Place it in front of you and check if your chin is above it.



Usually the right size for a board is 20-23 cm shorter than you



>regarding the type of board<


allround or freestyle boards 
soft boots and adjusted bindings


Meeting point for all snowboarders

The Basics I to III  meeting point is near the SSBS flag, on your right when you get out of the gondola upper station, at the Bendolla big meeting place


All levels

at a glance

BASIC I from age 8 or beginner level
learn how to turn, slide and use ski lifts

>> learn more


BASIC II from age 10 or intermediate level
Confidence in curving, variation of turns 

>> learn more

BASIC III from age 12 or advanced level
Extension and flexion turns, swivel turns

>> learn more


KIDS SYSTEM LESSON  age 8  to 12 
Using lifts, decreasing your speed, sliding

>> learn more

ess grimentz

Amis de la Nature 18
3961 Grimentz

+ 41 27 475 50 60

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Rue du Village
3961 Zinal

+ 41 27 475 13 73