Q: Who can join NOLS snowboarding courses?
Most of our snowboarding courses welcome individuals of all skill levels, from beginner snowboarders to advanced shredders. As long as you have a passion for adventure and a desire to learn, you're more than welcome to join us! But please check the course details, as some advanced courses do require a level of comfort and experience snowboarding or skiing.
Q: What gear do I need for the snowboarding course?
The majority of the technical equipment required for backcountry snowboarding can be rented or purchased through the NOLS shop. However, you'll need to bring personal items such as appropriate winter clothing, gloves, and goggles. A detailed gear list will be provided upon enrollment.
Q: Do I need prior snowboarding experience?
No prior snowboarding experience is necessary for many of our snowboarding courses. In these courses, our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of snowboarding from scratch. If you're considering an advanced course, you are required to have a level of comfort and experience snowboarding or skiing.
Q: What physical fitness level is required for a NOLS snowboarding course?
Our snowboarding courses are designed to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels. While being in good physical condition is beneficial, our courses focus on skill-building and can be adapted to suit varying fitness levels.
Q: Can I join a NOLS course with friends or as a group?
Absolutely! We welcome individuals, friends, and groups to join our courses. If you have a specific group you'd like to join with, please let us know during the enrollment process, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.