GBX – International Ski & Snowboard Academy

Welcome to GBX – the International Ski & Snowboard coaching & competition Academy. GBX offers ski and snowboard programs from complete novice (learn to snowboard) to European Cup standard ski and snowboard cross athletes. We offer:-

*Learn to snowboard academy (full time.)
*Snowboard cross academy (full time and part time.)
*Ski cross academy (part time.)

Do you want to spend the winter season (up to 6 months) skiing or snowboarding in Europe? We run programs for athletes that have never snowboarded before to athletes that have competed at the very top level in ski and snowboard cross.

GBX coaches and athletes have won the best results of any British private, Home nations or British national governing body (BSS) program ever with 7 World Cup medals including gold, multiple European Cup medals including Gold and multiple FIS competition medals including gold whilst also attending the past 4 Olympic Games winning two top 10 results.

If you want to ski or snowboard for fun or if you want to compete at the highest level then learning the correct ski and snowboard techniques are vital. This is why GBX offers the “learn to snowboard” academy – a full winter season in resort!

So, if you want to live in the mountains and learn to snowboard train and compete in ski or snowboard competitions across Europe this season or if you…

GBX – Our Background

The team behind GBX have been responsible for delivering the British National Governing Bodies (SnowsportsGB / British Ski & Snowboard / BSS) Snowboard Cross programs for circa the past 12 years and the Ski Cross programs for the past 3 years.

The team behind GBX combines a huge amount of experience at beginner level right up to and including Olympic competition.

A majority of the athletes who join GBX have little to no previous experience in ski or snowbaord cross. We pride ourselves in delivering programs from novice to Intermediate (European Cup) level.

Why should I join the GBX program?

Ski and Snowboard Cross are arguably the most exciting, fun, exhilarating and enjoyable of the Olympic winter sports disciplines. As relatively new Olympic sports, opportunities are huge for potential athletes wishing to represent their country at the Olympic Games and with a much reduced price tag compared to other similar disciplines, GBX is a hugely attractive Olympic option.

Do you want to set a qualifying time AND race head to head against other athletes? Are you motivated, self determined and able to treat setbacks as challenges? If so, then Ski or Snowboard Cross is a brilliant option. Are you new to the sport or have previous experience in Freestyle or Alpine? If so, come and give it a go.

Who we are looking for and how to join GBX

We are looking for skiers and snowboarders from any nation who want to race others. Athletes who are physically robust and willing to learn to ski or snowboard as well as display performance behaviours of a world class athlete in other aspects of training and lifestyle.

If you have a basic skill set, willingness to learn, are robust and have a mind-set to overcome setback then GBX would love to work with you.

If you would like to join, please email GBX at

Details of the GBX opportunities on offer

Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross – Full time on snow programs.

GBX currently offers a full time (6 month) on snow program for ski cross and one for snowboard cross which is based in Austria. For 6 months of the year (1st October – 31st March) the GBX programs live and train (ski cross and snowbaord cross may live in seperate accomodation) in the Zillertal/Mayrhoffen/Hintertux area of Austria. October, November and part of December are spent training mainly in Hintertux & some of the time in Pitztal while December through to March are spent training in the Zilelrtal/Mayrhoffen area and competing in FIS & European Cup competitions around Europe.

The core cost for snowboard cross athletes is £6000. Core costs cover 6 months on snow coaching, travel to/from training and competitions around Europe in team vehicles from the team base and nutrition support.

The accomodation cost for 6 months at the team base is €400 a month (total €2400).

The Ski Cross program core cost is yet to be confirmed however the accomodation cost is the same as snowboard cross – €400 a month (€2400 for the 6 months.)

Our aim is simple, to offer high quality programs with very achievable program costs to give athletes every chance of being the best they can be.

Ski & snowboard cross – part time programs on offer.

GBX offers part time opportunities for athletes who just wish to attend single week camps. These camps are offered during both the summer and the winter and will be published on our website as and when they become available.

Financial details

Snowboard cross – Full Time on snow program
*£6000 SBX . (Includes coaching on the mountain and at competitions, S&C and nutritional support, travel in team vehicles between accomodation base and training / competitions – this is a full time program, circa 4-5 days a week for 6 months.)
*€400 per month base accomodation fees. (6 months – does not include competition accomodation for example which is usually €20-€35e a night – usually 2 night per competition)


How to apply to join the GBX Academy

Please email with the following details:-

*Your name.
*Your age.
*Whether you’re interested in ski or snowboard cross.
*If you are interested in the part time or full time programs.
*If you want to join GBX for the 2018/19 season (start on snow 1st October 2018.)
*If you have read and understand the accomodation and core costs.
*Your previous experience on skis or on a board.
*Any questions you may have.

We will endeavour to reply to you within 24hrs.

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