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…

 Testing 15/16 Yusaku @signalsnowboard with lighter core and carbon X tail. Put some colour in your life. Crazy skills board #signal_life @dragoneurope #clwr #snowboard  Happy NewYear from me and gappy. #loveski #love #Tignes @dragoneurope #newyearsday
 Shaun and Sarah worked super hard for their turns today and it paid off big time. #hiking #bootpack #snowboard #tignes 🇫🇷  Powder shredding in the sun with this crew has been epic. @snowedleigh @jennyjonessnow #skisunday #saintefoy #sshhh #secretspot #snow
 Laylability testing out the midweight charcoal shirt and the new NFX2 at #avantpremiere #mountainshirt @mcnairshirts @dragoneurope #goggles #weareframeless  Took @sfnelson to the top of the world and got technical in the straightline couloir #Tignes #snow #powder #topoftheworld @dragoneurope @colourwear
 Come test out some shirts and boards at Snow Avant Premiere la Clusaz over the next few days @signalsnowboard @mcnairshirts #signal_life #mountainshirt #laclusaz  Merry Xmas from Draculaura (formerly known as Tia) #xmas #draculaura
 Raised £468.75 for CALM at Nelsons tour de Test last year. Bring on the 100miles next year and try and raise a grand #rideonnelly #charity #proud #calm  @dragoneurope made it to Tignes with @sfnelson doing his grinch impression #lads #tignes #loop
 Lake skating with this radical crew #tignes #iceskating @sfnelson @katpryorkat  Empty Early morning groomers with @james_sweet_ #tignes #signal_life

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


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


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