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…

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.

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.=

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.

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!

 Mountain adventures part 2, just before the rain, col du militaires. #summer #tignes #tia #lake  Mountain adventures part 1 with @hugewilliam and Tia Nati #tignes #palafour #randonees  So it begins...a demain! #guinness #birthday  Go out for dinner and get to make your own pizza with pom (FOC next time!) #pizza #loterrachu @pom2renette  Bad weather means cakes and coffee in Val Drizzle #treats  Finally home and It's a jungle out there. Strimmers and grass cutters required before I try and do it one armed.  Lois and Dennis, rad afternoon hanging with these skate cats in Boiling London #skate #sun #london  McNair Shirts/Dalikfodda collab shirt coming soon. The murder'd out true black. @mcnairshirts #merino  #bored Try to make some stuff look a bit spookier than it is. #day9rehab #gentlestroll #glaciersopen #whencanishredagain  Thank you @nanved for the perfect rehab read, better for the soul than watching slugs crawl or grass grow  Changing dressing, this ones for you @harrymitchellthompson don't get all David Cronenburg on this #crash #scar #shoulder  Things to keep you entertained after shoulder surgery. Watch slugs crawl on the grass #hoursoffun #slug #grass #bored  Shoulder reconstruction done. Tea toast and painkillers #rehab #surgery #ouch  Flyby East London #planes #bigboystoys #flyby  Pre bowl session brekkie. Sam not tempted by the black pudding and bone marrow option on the fry up @dragoneurope @sfnelson @mcnairshirts #bonemarrow #breakfast  Keeping cool bike riding with these reprobates today. East to North and back again. #humid @sfnelson @dangerous_davewhite @dragoneurope  Tough holiday weekend in Annecy with @swiss_manc and the kids @dragoneurope #vans #annecy  Class action shot sliding down the giraffes neck #slide #toboggan #giraffe #wishiwas6 #annecy