Our instructors are waiting for you on the stunning ski slopes of Cortina, in order to learn in an easy, safe and fun way.

Our lessons are geared, in particular, towards children, who draw their inspiration from mass media and video games.

More and more people are ready to experience the thrill of stunts and small acrobatic exercises and later, to seek the limits of their abilities.  But if you feel you are already a “free spirit“, with in the first hours of lessons we will teach you the correct basic position that will allow you to move on easy slopes without the direct assistance of the instructor, so you can maintain good balance and a feeling of security in every turn. Sliding in a transversal position has always been a condition that each of us instinctively mantains even when, for example, you try to slide by yourself on snow or ice.

A snowboard-lesson with an instructor of the Cortina Ski School will surely become a new source of inspiration for you and for your children.

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Snowboarding Glossary

RACING-BOARD/ALPINE-BOARD This board type is the first among all board types. It is characterized by a flat tail and a little higher nose when compared with soft boards. Its structure is rigid as to convey more effectively the unevenness of the ground. These boards are ridden with a “hard” plastic snowboard boot (similar to a ski boot).

SOFT-Board An extremely manageable and light board, the binding is usually made of plastic with a Hi-Back to better hold the rider’s boot which is held onto the board with buckle straps. The boots are comfortable and soft, generally tied with laces and have a rigid sole. The rounded-upturned nose and tail facilitate bi-directional use. Their structure varies depending on the use.

FREESTYLE-BOARD This board is quite wide to allow positioning of the feet at the angles close to the transversal axis. It is structurally more responsive than freeride boards.

FREERIDE-BOARD It generally has a quite long nose and more effective edge. It ensures a good floating on powder and good edge hold on groomed slopes.

Snowboard stance-direction

Generally the foot placed in the front on the snowboard is determined by instinct (e.g. the first foot you move to make a slip). Nevertheless, the bi-directional method is now preferred. One method used for first time riders is to stand in front of a friend who gives you a push: the first foot you move to mantain balance will be the foot you set up at the front of the snowboard.

Right foot forward.

Left foot forward.

Forward foot facing in the advancement direction.

FACKIE OR SWITCH STANCE Rear foot facing the advancement direction

backsideBACKSIDE-TURN A turn where the heel edge faces to the outside of the turn

frontsideFRONTSIDE TURN A turn where the toe edge faces to the outside of the turn