February 25, 2024: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Acquire the skills needed to read terrain and navigate features, allowing you to effortlessly connect turns across diverse landscapes. Join Andy Mann & Takumi Tosaki as they help you develop greater confidence in your technique, and as they show you how to transform your descent from a mere top-to-bottom ride into an expression of your distinct riding style. There may be a bit of a bootpack. Take advantage of the Demo Village to explore gear options and take something new out for the day! Then, cap off the day with a professional photoshoot to showcase your individual style.
Prerequisite: Ability to ride the entire mountain
What you will learn:
- Proper equipment set up
- How to read the terrain in order to link turns seamlessly
- Techniques for approaching and riding natural features
8:30-9am: First thing in the morning before meeting up with the crew, head into the Yurt to supply a credit card for a $250 authorization hold to streamline your demo board pickup. After this, head up to the second floor of the Day Lodge and join Andy and Takumi, your clinic organizers. Note: Even if you decide to not check out demo gear, please arrive at 8:30 to get acquainted with the crew.
9:00-9:45am: After chatting gear, head to the demo village and rent out a free board of your choice.
10:45-1pm: Learning new techniques and sending with the crew.
1-2pm: Professional photoshoot to show off your new techniques and confidence
*A Season Pass or Lift Ticket is required. Clinic participants who do not have a Season Pass are eligible for 25% off All Mountain Full-Day Lift Tickets at Guest Services.*
*To access equipment from the demo village, participants need to supply a credit card for a $250 authorization hold. This hold will only result in a charge if there is damage, loss, or theft of the demo gear. Please be aware that Visa debit cards are not accepted for the credit authorization process.*
Online registration closes at the end of the day on Saturday, February 24.
Andy - Mann
Andy Mann is a sponsored snowboarder competing on the Freeride World Tour Qualifier circuit. When Andy looks at the slope, he likes to have a mix of features to pow slashes.
He'll be teaching is having the ability to look at the slope and within seconds pick your line and how to commit to it. He'll also work on having the right stance, what to think about, and how to set yourself up so you have the best chance at a successful outcome with your line.
Takumi - Tosaki
Takumi Tosaki views his snowboarding as drawing his line on a white canvas. For years, he chased new terrain all over Japan, and since 2016 he's been chasing it in Nelson. The theme is still the same: he's honing his snowboarding and backcountry skills every day in preparation for the next new canvas. From hiking to riding, all tracks have to be beautiful, and they're even better when distinctive, unique, and a little surprising.