The courses are aimed at intermediate to advanced riders, and are designed to teach you how to ride the whole mountain with style and confidence. Rebel Alliance Performance Course sessions are 3 hours long, allowing us ample time to discover the whole of the Espace Killy. Our performance courses are the best way to get the most out of your week in Tignes. Here at Rebel Alliance, we believe that it’s all about riding what the conditions suit best. That’s why our performance courses are designed to be totally flexible and allow us to work with what is best. In general if there is plenty of powder snow, then that is what we will ride, but if conditions aren’t suitable the courses will be more technical or we may just go with a morning of cloud bursts or euro carving. Keeping things loose enables us to keep things safe while still improving and of course having tons of fun!
Our Performance courses cover all aspects of snowboarding including steep terrain, moguls, switch riding, powder, carving, flatland freestyle and park freestyle. We always make the most of what’s on offer on that particular day. Si and Keith know all the best spots on the hill to maximise every session – Even if its a white out!
What you get on the Rebel Alliance Performance Course.
Firstly, Rebel Alliance will ensure that your equipment is set up to get the most out of your performance. This doesn’t take long, but it is critical to your improvement. Incorrectly set up boards can be uncomfortable and bio-mechanically bad for your body.
We start the weeks course with the basics, beginning with explaining how the snowboard actually works and how to get the most out of it. Si or Keith will also make sure your stance is correct. The way you stand on your snowboard is key, and ultimately the most important thing in snowboarding, not only to improving your riding but in giving you a good style. If you stand correctly you will not only be balanced, but you will also be standing in the optimum position to control your snowboard, and get the most out of your equipment.
Once you are standing correctly, it is time to understand how the snowboard turns. It shouldn’t be by swinging your body from side to side or kicking your back leg around. If you are doing it correctly it will look effortless and easy, with very little movement from the upper body whatsoever. Achieving this is all about your understanding and use of pedalling, a skill which Si or Keith will ensure that you understand and use correctly. Without knowing how to pedal, you can’t turn properly on piste.