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Join the Skiforce team for an unforgettable season in the centre of Val d' Isere, the Mecca of European Snowsports, Skiforce is based in the only ski school in Val D'Isere that also runs full Instructor Courses. We offer BASI Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Courses, Performance Courses, with specific training weeks plus our famous Seasonaire Jobs Course  your complete choice to make your per...

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Our working Holiday program is a great option for someone looking to experience Chile and learn Spanish while covering some of the expenses by working! You won’t receive a salary, but all Working Holiday programs provide free board (all of your meals) and lodging. In some cases, even compensation money. These unique programs are offered in the tourism sector and give you the opportunity to expl...

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Take this opportunity and join us for an incredible journey in one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Explore the incredible and varied regions of alpine grasslands, snowfields, rain forests, rugged mountains, spectacular gorges and broad valleys that New Zealand's South Island has to offer through awesome adventure activities such as sea kayaking, cycling, hiking, camping, skiin...

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The New Zealand Internships Tourism Program allows candidates the unique opportunity to achieve work experience in the fun and vibrant Tourism sector in New Zealand. It is a large and important industry as a result of the countries international reputation for natural beauty and as a place to engage in a range of exciting activities ...and you will be part of it! All positions are remunerate...

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Founded in 1992, the Babilonia Italian Language School is wholly committed to promoting the culture and heritage of Italy, while studying the country's famous language. Whether the participant is a local or international student, Babilonia is open to all those who wish to fully immerse in the culture and gain a broader perspective of the Italian way of life. The school is located in a historic ...

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Get ready for the ultimate adventure! The Alps are legendary for their breathing beauty and adrenaline pumping activities. Set off on an unforgettable journey with Travel for Teens filled with majestic views, fresh alpine lakes, and postcard perfect mountain scenery. Our Alpine Adventure is perfect for any nature lover and includes the best outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, hi...

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Our Work & Travel Canada program gives U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 a chance to experience the beauty of our northern neighbor while earning money throughout the year. Start with an arrival orientation in Vancouver or Toronto and continue with job support throughout your program. If you already have a job in mind we can also help you organize your 12-month working holiday visa! ...

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Start with stunning beauty of glaciers and snow-capped peaksand finish with glistening sunsets on the beach. This is a touring and service combination that promises to be an exciting and rewarding summer of a lifetime! Whether you’re exploring a seaside town in Alaska or the rainforests of Hawaii, you and your new friends are in for an awesome adventure and an opportunity to make a differen...

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Spend 11 weeks surrounded by glistening snow and a stunning mountainous backdrop as you earn your CSIA Level 1 and 2 at Marmot Basin. You will be working with fully qualified instructors, who provide an interesting tutoring and will allow you to shadow them in their day to day life. Each week, you will be given a set itinerary so you know what will be covered. As well as learning how to inst...

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If you LOVE to ride then this is the program for you! Our Canada programmes run in beautiful, picturesque villages in the Canadian Rockies. Our current locations are; Banff, Kelowna, Revelstoke and Vancouver. They allow you to train, qualify and work all in the same season. After two orientation days you will train at world-class resorts then once you are ready you'll take your level 1 exam. ...

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There are places on this planet that are fascinating and diverse beyond human imagination. Welcome to China: not only one of the biggest countries in the world, but also one of the most multi-ethnic, contrasting, and culture-rich. From the quiet, wide-open, spiritual, and barren lands of Tibet to the most hectic, up-to-date, energetic, and noisy cities of the east coast; from the spicy dishes o...

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Snowboarding Adventure Travel Abroad

Shredding down the side of a snowy mountain at high speed in the biting cold while taking in the icy wintery landscapes might seem like a crazy idea, but it’s an adventure that is brimming with adrenaline, excitement, and fun — not to mention the makings of an amazing snowboard vacation. Indulge in your daredevil streak and embark on a journey of a lifetime not only by enjoying the world’s sweetest powder while snowboarding, but also by embracing the opportunity to see the world. Polish those boards and Sean White impressions and shoop down the slopes in the sickest form of all pows on snowboard trips!

Locations

Where you decide to twist and turn down on your snowboard vacation is crucial to the experience you hope to have. Some locations have more challenging snowboarding routes than others, so it really depends on how daring you may be feeling (or how much cold you can withstand).

From the insulated igloos beneath the starry sky to the sparklingly clean lakes by the mountain caps, Canada is brimming with adventure for your perfect adventure abroad. With courses lead by passionate instructors, you can expect the best of the best when snowboarding through the Canadian mountainside. What better way to see how many moose you can spot as you shimmy across the sparkling wilderness?!

For the monster of all snowboarding experiences and the pinnacle of adventure travels, do you dare find snowboarding vacation packages in the Alps? A journey to France can deliver you just that. Surrounded by Alpine views, filled with the stunning scenery of lakes, and waterfalls and rock formations, you’ll breathe the crisp air here. Picture yourself flying down runs in Chamonix, like a magical carpet, surrounded by the bright, crisp views of the French Alps. This is the most popular destination in Europe for snowboarding, so you are sure to meet dozens of people, just like yourself, thirsty for a new adventure.

Take your snowboard trips south to the famous and fantastic kingdom of Middle Earth in New Zealand, where the quaint landscape will truly leave you spellbound. By meeting new people and immersing yourself into this adventurous culture, you will feel yourself grow into a whole new person. The South Island, nestled beside the city of Queenstown, has earned its reputation for being truly “Remarkable”! Offering a terrain adept for snowboarders of all levels, you will find yourself entering in the most epic of all adventures. Surrounded by the pristine lakes and picturesque villages, snowboarding through the mountainside will leave a lasting impression of the land down under.

Snowboard Trips Abroad

No experience? No problem — everyone needs to start somewhere! So whether you find yourself gliding down the slopes of Croix or between the modest snowcaps in Canada, there are snowboard trips (not to mention snowboard travel insurance, hehe!) with your name on it. Programs are often catered to students on their gap year and everyone from around the globe is welcome. Many courses offer the basics and skill building classes that train you to face the dramatic mountain slopes head on (but with a helmet — safety first, people). Some courses offer classes taught by industry professionals, ensuring you feel confident as you take on your first run.

If you’re a more experienced snow bunny, many countries offer internships to recent graduates looking to work in the tourism and hospitality sector. As an intern at a mountain resort you’ll get invaluable industry experience while traveling the world. That way you can start to perfect your McTwist and get paid for it. These programs provide shared accommodation at the resort, which will allow you to meet fellow powder hounds from all over the world.

Of course, when you travel, you will want to enjoy a full holiday experience. Plenty of snowboarding tours will allow you to embark on a whirlwind of an adventure. Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, or just a snowsports enthusiast looking to inject a little excitement into your life, you deserve to live like a true pro as you tip down the slippery slopes, chasing powder across the globe — the choice is all yours.

Tips & Advice for Snowboard Trips

Once you’ve made up your mind on a location, you’re good to go, right? Wrong! You need to run down a checklist of necessities before you set off. Snowboard? Boots? Helmet? Warm clothing? Make sure you are fully prepared to take on the mighty snow-covered hills, especially if it's your first time getting off the bunny slope.

Most important of all, don’t do anything you aren’t capable of. Sure, it’s a great thing to want to challenge yourself, but you’ll only wind up injured if you go for too much, too fast. Check into a snowboarding class that matches your level of experience and build up from there. Listen to your instructors, as they are the professionals and will teach you how to conduct yourself in the safest way possible.

Also, familiarize yourself with the equipment that is provided from your snowboarding vacation packages. This might seem confusing, especially if you are a newbie, but education can be a lifesaver. Understanding the safety features and appropriate tools will allow you to become confident in the gear you will be using. Being able to recognize when a product is faulty could be the very thing that prevents an accident.

Last but not least, when you are going snowboarding, there tends to be this stuff called...snow. And boy is that stuff cold. So bundle up! Mittens, gloves, hats, oh my! Bring what you need to keep yourself warm because you do not want to end up a Jacksicle (there was room on that door, Rose!). Drink all the hot cocoa on the reg and just take care of yourself.

Benefits & Challenges

Friends. Those who snowboard together, stay together! When you slide down the back of a mountain together, there's no stopping the limits of your friendship. Next thing you know, you’re braving getting a hot stone massage or taking over the world with your board. When you’re staying in your lodge, get to know the other travelers around you. You’d be surprised at how many friends this sport can help you make because all of you are daredevils after all.

Adrenaline. From the epic surroundings to the knot of excitement that will curl in your stomach, the sensation of snowboard travel is thoroughly indescribable. You will receive a wealth of memorable experience as well as a new hobby that you can cherish forever. Think of how wonderfully obnoxious you get to be when you brag to your peers about your getaway to the Alps to do a “spot of snowboarding.” Move over origami, snowboarding is the new king of all niche pastimes.

Experience. Unless you’re actually Sean White, everyone will be a little nervous taking to the mountains for the first time. You might even try and convince everyone that you will just leave it to the next day and then the next day and so forth. Remember that everyone has to start somewhere — it’s just your turn to be the newb. Once you get into the swing of it, you’ll basically be ready to take on the X-games.

Combining world travel with a adventure and fitness, snowboard trips are the ultimate way to nourish your inner exhibitionist. Delve into a trip of the lifetime and meet many likeminded people who are just as powder hungry as you are! 

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