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Love your board?
Learn to set it free with Snowboard Coaching, Splitboard Courses and BASI Training from
McNair Snowsports.

Based in the French resorts of Tignes, Val d’Isere and Sainte Foy, McNair Snowsports was founded by Neil McNair, British Snowboard Coach, Instructor and BASI Trainer. With over 16 years of worldwide experience in professional snowboard tuition, McNair Snowsports offers you the strongest, most personalized and experimental coaching programs.
Love your board? Learn to set it free…

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When you first learned to snowboard, you probably got some lessons. Then, over time, you naturally developed your skills and abilities. But there is only so far you can take your riding without some help. If you’ve realised that training yourself will make more difference than new equipment, then we can help whatever your preferred style, terrain or focus.

Freeride, Freestyle and Rider Progression Programmes

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Looking to travel off the grid and find new terrain to ride on that was previously reserved for the ski-tourer? Splitboarding is the natural step forward to bring you back to the origins of our sport – freedom, fresh lines and unchartered territory.

Splitboard courses and tours for beginners and experienced backcountry riders

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Whether you are thinking of becoming a snowboard Instructor and entering the system for the first time or you are going for the highest accolade, we deliver pre-course training for all levels and modules specific to your needs.

BASI Training information and Level 2 / Level 3 course dates

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McNair Snowsports News and Updates

Lewis learning double-corks

Lewis learning double-corks

Here’s a wee glimpse of Lewis’s third double cork attempt yesterday He went a big too big on this one! – Lewis rides for Signal and as ambassador for McNair shirts he’s definitely putting the prototype through it’s paces. Unfortunately his board took such a beating the nose snapped. Fortunately we’ve managed to hook him up a replacement quick smart. Good news is ...[Read More]

Boiled Wool

Boiled Wool

So the McNair Mountain shirt is on it’s way. check out the website www.mcnairshirts.com for updates, but you’re wondering what it’s made of then here is a little description of boiled wool.

Backcountry week

Backcountry week

Last week was without doubt an epic week of snow and was well appreciated by the crew on the backcountry week in conjunction with the White Room chalets in Sainte Foy. Plenty of hikes, splitboard tours and POWagbunga. Here is a video of Jeff capturing himself in all his own glory dropping in from the Cross – nice one Twankey!

 Tia tests the latest mountaineer X sunglasses. Earmuffs optional. Tia says ❤️tia #mountaineerx #weareframeless @dragoneurope @craigdotsmith #earmuffs  Boom! Let's hope it's right #snow #snowfall #tignes  Apparently there is no snow in the Alps. Tignes begs to differ! #snow #snowboard @dragoneurope #tignes #highaltitude  Middle age shred crew taking advantage of Tignes pre season. Weeks objective, "learn to ride like a mutha fucka" - Richard Hamshire age 51 #shred #middleageshred #tignes #snowboard  @djbbq French twist on your Monty in the middle burger with raclette and local blood sausage. Sh#t the bed it's good #burger #raclette #foodporn #fatdad  Bluebird in Zermatt. Get ready for the bombardment of shred shots #matterhorn #zermatt #bluebird  The cream of British Snowboarding on smoko in Zermatt. Snowing hard #Matterhorn #Zermatt #basi #snow  The crazy furka car train to cut through mountains in Switzerland #furka #cartrain #shining #snow  Splitboard construction is epic. Board pressed, cut out and ready to sand #spurart #splitboard #snowboard  Learning to build our own splitboard shred sticks in Innsbruck #spurart with @craigdotsmith @allconmedia #splitboard #woodenships #snowboard @dragoneurope  Mothership heading to the mill today to get loaded up for the ski show #mountainshirt #t5 #vinyl  Genuinely got scared at the top of this @hugewilliam #heights #dontlookdown #scream  Look Dad, you can order room service whilst having a poo. #elza #princess #disney  Standard day hanging out with Mickey, just waiting for Walt to pull my pants down and take me for everything I've got #Mickey  It's snowing! #weareframeless working with the keithinator in #tignes @dragoneurope #CWLR @signalsnowboard #signal_life  Fresh neige aujourd'hui...about 5000x better than yesterday. Life is Bon #tignes #snowboard  Today we went shredding and made friends with a massive dog! #tignes @dragoneurope #doghorse  Mini shred partner ready to rock it out tomorrow #button #minishred @dragoneurope #pink