In partnership with Burton Snowboards, Northstar California is pleased to offer the Burton Snowboard Academy – a first-of-its-kind learning program designed to welcome new riders to the sport, encourage the progression of those already in the sport, and provide a customized experience built around an entirely new terrain-based teaching methodology.
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|All-Day Adult or Kids' Lessons||Rate*|
Lunch included for kids ages 7 - 12.
Levels 1 - 5 (what's this?): Includes a Burton snowboard rental, all day coaching, and an all day limited access lift ticket (access to the Big Springs Gondola, Big Easy, Arrow Express, Village Express and Vista Express). Students receive snowboard equipment at the Burton Snowboard Academy lounge at Mid-Mountain.
Levels 6+ (what's this?): Lift ticket required. Includes a Burton snowboard rental, and all day coaching.
*All rates subject to change without notice.
($289 when reserved online 24-hours in advance, for kids ages 7 - 12 only)
Hands-on involvement by the coach from fitting boots and a board to linking the first turns.
Burton Snowboard Academy 1:4 student:coach ratio vs. Burton Learn-to-Ride's 1:6 (LTR class ratio's are not guaranteed and may exceed 8 students)
Specially trained, hand-picked coaches provide innovative coaching methods to help you learn how to snowboard or improve with confidence and skill. You will have a fun customized experience, tailored to your ability and unique learning style, whether it is your first-time or you are a progressing rider ready for the trees, bumps, parks and pipes.
Exclusive use of mini rollers, mini halfpipe, and small banks.
Coaches utilize a unique terrain-based learning style and movement-based techniques in the Academy Terrain Area that includes features designed to control speed and take the fear out of sliding down the hill while making moves to develop your unique style. The slope helps you to turn and stop, reducing falls during your first few hours and allowing time to build confidence and trust in yourself, your coach, Burton's equipment and the snow.
Access to the private Burton Snowboard Academy Lounge and firepits.
Unlike any other learning center, the Burton Snowboard Academy provides a "full-immersion" snowboard experience with a comfortable lounge, large flat screen TVs and coffee bar. Picture yourself hanging out in a laid back environment, watching videos with your friends and your coach, living the life of snowboarder. You will even experience a private consultation with your coach in a video analysis station.
Demo equipment, helmets and wrist guards available free of charge.
Students are setup with the latest gear: Burton Learn to Ride board, boots and bindings - specially designed for learning. The Academy is equipped with a large selection of Burton's demo boards and bindings for you to choose from. Demo equipment and protective gear including helmets and wrist guards at no extra cost.