Friday, October 6, 2006



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Luxury ‘learn to snowboard’ weekends in Finland for busy professionals

E-creation, local Dorset business and winner of the Thames Valley Business of the Year award in 2000, has launched a new venture – Boardforge – offering busy professionals three-day intensive ‘learn to snowboard’ long weekends in Lahti, Finland. The all inclusive package price of £600 includes flights, accommodation, lift passes, transfers, food and most importantly, 2 hours of group tuition and 1 hr of personal tuition each day.

Jan-Erik Paul, MD of E-creation, asked Finland’s very own Mr. Clause what he thought of Boardforge: “With all the snow we get here in Finland, I am glad to see that its getting good use. Even with my busy schedule before Christmas, I can take off 3 days and learn to snowboard, which is something I haven’t been able to consider till now. Mrs. Clause is coming along as she has been waiting for years to learn how to snowboard and now we do so with just one weekend off,” (photos available)

Using the very latest snowboarding teaching methods including video analysis and ‘visualisation’ techniques, the weekend course aims to get people to a good standard within the three days. Jan-Erik Paul, who heads the program, was trained in Whistler and is a CASI (Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors) Level 2 instructor riding Burton equipment on their Proform program: “By using the very best technical teaching methods, we are able to provide an excellent grounding for people before they go on longer holidays to the Alps, improving the quality of their holiday. This is a business that is built on a love of the sport – I’ve been teaching snowboarding for years now – and it really can be a life changing experience. We have the best of everything at Boardforge with a DVD player, Xbox, cable TV, lake views, luxury food and the option to test different boards.”

Boardforge is running weekend trips throughout December, January and February, leaving on a Thursday nights and returning on Sundays night giving three full days of snowboarding whilst taking only one day of holiday. Custom dates for holidays are being arranged at request of clients.

More about Messila in Lahti:
Lahti has hosted the ski world championships six times and the annual World Cup event, known as the Lahti Ski Games, has run since 1923. Visit for more information.

More about E-creation and Boardforge:
E-creation is an award-winning digital marketing agency, working with large corporate companies and small businesses to develop their businesses using technologies such as websites, CD-ROM, presentations, Intranets and online marketing. Through ‘clever’ use of technology, E-creation create websites that keep visitors on them longer, CD-ROMs where the content updates automatically, Intranets that create marketing CDs & 3D animations that ‘read’ and display information from text files …

For further information on Boardforge, visit or visit for more information on E-creation. Alternatively contact Jan-Erik Paul on 01202 853685