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Burton Snowboard Academy | Northstar California Burton Snowboard Academy | Northstar California

Burton Snowboard Academy


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.


The Academy Satisfaction Guarantee

We guarantee that you and your child will love the Burton Snowboard Academy experience and will be linking turns on your first day.  Should you feel like your experience did not meet your expectations, please allow us to do it again.


Watch "Trick Tips" from Burton Academy coaches!


Burton Academy Primo Private Lesson

For Adults & Kids (7+) 2013-2014 Rates

Ages 7+: Includes up to 4 family members or friends. Full day package includes lesson and Burton equipment. All levels. Lift tickets are additional cost. Offered daily.

Primo privates can start either at the Village location or at mid-mountain. Please specify desired starting location when booking.

Full Day (9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.): $825


Semi-Private Snowboard Lessons

For Adults & Kids (7+) 2013-2014 Rates

Ages 7-12: Full day package includes lesson, lift ticket, Burton equipment and lunch/snacks. All levels.

Ages 13+: Levels 1-5 include lesson, lift ticket and Burton equipment. Levels 6+ include lesson and Burton equipment. Lift ticket is additional cost.

Offered daily. Check-in at the Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center by 9 a.m.

Boots will be fitted by an Academy coach in the Village Lounge. Guests will then be escorted at approximately 9:30 a.m. via priority gondola lift line to the mid-mountain Academy location. Coaches will size and fit guests with boards, bindings and helmets. The on-snow portion of the Academy lesson will aim to start at 10 a.m.

Guests from the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe may join us directly at the mid-mountain location. Aim to arrive by 9:30 a.m. The footpath to the Academy is a short walk. Alternatively, the mid-mountain sherpa offers transportation from the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe starting at 8:30 a.m. The ride lasts approximately three minutes and the vehicle runs throughout the day.

Full Day (10:00 a.m.): $310



Burton AcademyHands-on involvement by the coach from fitting boots and a board to linking the first turns.

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.


Burton AcademyExclusive 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.


Burton AcademyAccess to the private Burton Snowboard Academy Village and Mid-Mountain Lounge.

Unlike any other learning center, the Burton Snowboard Academy provides a "full-immersion" snowboard experience with a comfortable lounge, large flat screen TVs and balance board. Picture yourself hanging out in a laid back environment, watching videos with your friends and your coach, living the life of snowboarder. 


Burton AcademyDemo equipment and helmets are 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 included at no extra cost. 



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