I just rediscovered this old Guardian article. It was published a few weeks before I went on a similar McNab camp last year and re-reading it now it sounds very familiar.
There are some good riding tips and, of course, Neil's pet theory which I find very encouraging:
"Snowboarding's dead easy," Neil says, "but 95% of snowboarders don't know how to do it properly. The other 5% are all sponsored pro riders."
Although I am not actively seeking sponsorship, I am still working on what I learned and aiming for that top 5%!