Why join the full time GBX snowboard cross program?

Do you want to represent your country this winter competing in snowboard competitions across Europe? If so, join the GB X program today.

An awesome opportunity to snowboard for 6 months on snow while training, travelling and competing across Europe with a team of snowboarders…  Live, sleep, eat, train, compete, socialise, make new friends but first and foremost have an awesome experience and develop your snowboarding for 6 months of the year in the mountains…

The GBX snowboard cross academy is an International academy.

  • 6 month on snow program running from 1st October to the 31st March in Austria (Mayrhofen area is our base)
  • October, November and most of December are spent training at our base in Austria. January, February and March are spent training at our base and competing in competitions around Europe.
  • Travel to/from team base to all training and competition venues around Europe.
  • Nutritional & fitness support.
  • To join, please email info@gbxsquad.com.

GBX employs elite snowboard cross coaches who specialise in all aspects of the sport, especially freestyle and racing.  Our current coaching staff (2 British Olympic coaches, 1 British Olympic athlete/coach, 1 European Cup and 1 Fis coach) have lead the development of Snowboard Cross in Great Britain for close to 15 years – GBX has 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup and Fis competition wins and GB’s only Snowboard Cross athlete (www.zoegillings.com) to compete at the Winter Olympics, not just once – but on four occasions leading the GBX program. No other club, home Nation or indeed British Ski & Snowboard – the national governing body in Great Britain have the coaches, experience, athletes, expertise or Olympic and World Cup results that GBX firmly has under its belt.

Who are we looking for and what level does the athlete need to be?

We are looking for snowboarders from any nation who want to race others. Athletes who are physically robust and willing to learn to 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 mindset to overcome setback then GBX would love to work with you.  Remember, most athletes who join us have never been on a snowboard cross track previously.  We specialise in taking athletes on their very first steps on a snowboard cross track all the way to International Competition.

We encourage snowboarders of all levels to try snowboard cross.  We will not just develop you as a specialist snowboard cross athlete but as an all mountain snowboarder.

What does the GBX full time program consist of?

The GBX program (snowboard cross) is a six month European on snow program starting on the 1st October and running through until the end of March each year (6 months) and we are currently based in the Mayrhofen area of Austria.  October, November and most of december is spent  training on the glaciers of Hintertux and Pitsztal; january, february and March is spent training and competing at FIS and European Cup competitions throughout Europe.

Apart from the on hill training, the program also offers nutritional support and travel to/from training and competitions throughout Europe from the team base as part of the core costs.

Do I have to of competed in SBX before?

No previous SBX experience is necessary; we provide training all the way from entry level up to International competition.

Am I too young or too old to join the program?

Probably not! We focus on skills and potential rather than age. GB’s current no 1 Snowboard Cross athlete who to date has attended 4 Winter Olympic Games representing Great Britain as well as winning over 7 World Cup medals including gold, multi European Cup, Fis and National titles is 32yrs old – Zoe is one of the founders of GBX and knows that in snowboard cross experience is by far the most important factor over age!  However, if you are still in doubt, please contact us for further information.

Anything you need to know?

Over the past 15 years we have had a huge range of abilities and ages join the program, all have a passion for snowboarding.  Some go on to represent their country at the Olympics, most represent their country at international competions but all have a fantastic experience and massively progress as snowboarders.

If you have basic snowboard skills why go and become a seasonaire in resort when you can join the GBX academy and train and travel throughout Europe with like minded snowboarders for 6 months of the year representing your country at International competitions with the possibility of going to the Olympics?

What are the costs?

Core costs (training, travel, fitness, nutrition) are £6000 and Accomodation is €2400 – this is for 6 months on snow.

We believe GBX is the most competitively priced International Snowboard Cross Academy in the World. We only charge costs that are fixed and won’t change regardless of how many athletes attend.


Please email the GBX at:- info@gbxsquad.com as we are now accepting athletes for the 2018/19 winter season.




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