Folk high school and snowboarding? Or folk high school and skiing?

Then Snowboard/Freeski is your folk high school line! Ride boards and skis in Trysil, Hemsedal, Sälen, Laax in Switzerland, SNØ and in the school's own rail park. Prepare your body with wakeboarding, surfing, trampoline, gymnastics, trail cycling, strength training and skating. You get a season ticket in Trysil and access to a lot of film equipment.

Good to know

Icon

You learn

  • Freewheeling
  • Park, jump and rails
  • Surf
  • Skate
  • Turn

Read more: You learn this at Folkehøgskole

Icon

Season pass in Trysil

...and railpark in the garden at school!

Study trips

Surf, ski and board at some of Europe's best spots!

  • SNOW indoor
  • LAAX in Switzerland
  • Hemsedal
  • Hoddevika

Read about the study tours

About the Snowboard / Freeski line

On the Snowboard/Freeski line, we start from your level and you get to develop yourself jumps and rails, on freshly groomed slopes and in delicious powder. We plan to a lot of driving and play on boards and skis, and everyone supports each other to progress. In addition, you get personal guidance to perform tricks on different items.

Season pass in Trysil

You get a season ticket in Trysil - Norway's largest ski resort. The facility is only 50 minutes from the school, and the season ticket can also be used outside of lessons. Trysil has parks at all levels, and is regularly used for the Norwegian Cup and National Championships. It is also not unusual to see some of Norway's best drivers on the trail.

The best thing about going on the line is the people and the good class environment. We give feedback and motivate each other for positive development.

- Mathias Benonisen

Anyone with an interest in boards and skiing should apply!

- Håvard Ljosland Nylund

Fantastic 🤠 Start!!!

- Silke Termansen

Gallery

Autumn / bare field period

  • SNØ-Oslo: Indoor park
  • Skating
  • Coordination and trampoline in the gym
  • Plunge
  • Surfing
  • All Mountain
  • Strength and conditioning training, yoga and massage

Preparations

In the autumn, we work on preparing the body and mind through ironing, fitness, gymnastics, trampoline, wakeboarding, surfing, trail cycling, diving and skating.

Skate

In Elverum we have a concrete skate park, with a flow park/pump track and a large area with street elements. You will also join facilities in Hamar and Brumunddal, with all possibilities.

Turn

The gymnasium in Elverum has a professional built-in trampoline. It is located next to a foam pit, and is perfect for practicing rotations, flips and coordination. In addition, there is everything you could want from elements to train resilience, balance and strength.

Trysil bike park

In recent years, Trysil has established itself as a major cycling destination, and you will join in an action-packed day of trail cycling.

Strength

At school, we train strength, mobility, fitness and injury prevention - both outside and inside. We have a strength room, but we train a lot with our own body weight and e.g. hill race.

Are you passionate about snowboarding or skiing? Here you get rail park outside the door, many days on snow, travel to world-class facilities, and a social environment with the class - and the rest of the school!

Winter / snow period

  • Study trip to LAAX in the Swiss Alps
  • Build and prepare the rail park
  • Park driving: jumps and rails
  • Freeride: powder and forest

Railpark right outside the door

In winter, you have the school's rail park right outside the door of the boarding school. Snowboard/Freeski is responsible for designing and shaping the park. Here there is light all evening and elements of all levels of difficulty – with tubes, boxes, wall, butterbox, double kink, rainbow and battleship etc. We also have a simple snow production facility, and start producing snow as soon as it is cold enough.

Read more about the study tours to LAAX, Sälen and Hemsedal further down.

Ski and snowboard film

Film and photography are a large part of skiing and snowboarding. We work with Fotolinja both in autumn and winter, and the photography teacher provides training in film and cutting techniques. At the school, we have a lot of film equipment that can be borrowed, and it is Macer with professional editing programs for both film and photo.

Study trips with the Snowboard / Freeski line

  • SNOW indoor
  • Surfing trip in Norway
  • Trysil 
  • Salen 
  • Laax, Switzerland  
  • Hemsedal 

We visit SNØ in the autumn to kick-start the season. The indoor facility allows you to get the feeling of skiing and snowboarding well before the snow settles outside. Here there are both jumps and rails or opportunities to cruise.

Hoddevik, a small surfing paradise in the north-west, is the destination after the autumn holidays. You get an introduction to surfing from experienced instructors, and can surf several sessions every day.

Trysilfjellet will be our main arena and you will receive a season ticket that can be used both inside and outside of classes. We ride park and powder, and work to ensure that everyone feels mastery and progression.

We travel to Sälen in Sweden a little later in the season, when the parks are well established and the probability of good conditions increases. The parks are considered some of Sweden's best, and here we get variety and a good run-up to the alpine tour.

Laax in Switzerland is one of Europe's best facilities, and hosts major international competitions every year. We live at an altitude of 2228 metres, in the middle of the complex with the parks right outside the door. In addition, there are crazy free-riding opportunities when it snows.

LAAX is high on the favorite lists of the world's best athletes. There are several parks, covering all levels. The elements are prepared several times a day, and set the stage for creative driving. As a back-drop for films and photos, you get endless rows of pointed Alpine mountains.

The LAAX plant is spread over the alpine villages of Laax, Flims and Falera. There are high peaks, large mountain sides and forest areas that facilitate cruising both on and off the slopes. If you take the lift up to the facility's highest point at 2551m and drive to the bottom in Flims, you get a good 20-30 minutes of continuous driving.

We end the season in Hemsedal, where the slopes remain until May. Like Trysil, Hemsedal is one of the most recognized facilities in Norway.

You need

  • Own ski or board equipment
  • Helmet - and preferably a back plate
  • Goggles
  • Clothes to be outside all year round
  • Skateboard/scooter

In addition, it is very fine with a laptop - if you have. You also need travel insurance and a European health insurance card. The card can be ordered at Helfo.no. Do you have camera equipment is just to take it with you.

Snowboarder jumps in powder

Ready for a year of folk high school, snowboarding, freeskiing and new friends?