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Burton Snowboard Academy

In partnership with Burton Snowboards, Northstar California is pleased to offer the one-and-only 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.

Every Burton Academy student will get access to the Burton Academy Lounge at mid-mountain including hot cocoa, fire pits and quality one on one time with their instructor.

Make your reservation at least 2 days prior to the lesson date to guarantee the lowest lesson price.

All Burton Academy Lessons include Burton demo equipment rentals

Burton Academy Primo Private

For Adults & Kids
Advanced Reservation Rates 

You and up to two of your friends and family members can have a personalized private lesson together. Offered in 6-hour increments and rental equipment included. Learn, explore, and have fun your way. Private lessons let you customize the day – ideal for a family affair, couple’s escape, friends getaway, or some much deserved “me” time. 

Lift tickets sold separately. Lesson includes private lift-line privileges. All levels. Offered daily. 

Primo privates can start either at the Village location or at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Please specify desired starting location when booking.

Starting at: $940

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Burton Academy Ultimate 4

For Adults & Kids (4+)
Advanced Reservation Rates 

Ages 4-12: Group size is limited to four guests. In partnership with Burton Snowboards, this full day lesson includes Burton demo equipment rental and all of the snacks and breaks needed to get comfortable in the sport

Ages 13+: Group size is limited to four adults who wanting customized attention in a small group setting. All levels welcome.

Ages 13+; Expert: In this small group lesson, gain more confidence on the mountain and understanding of your equipment and environment with an expert instructor at the helm.

Offered daily. Check-in at the Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center in The Village or at The RitzCarlton, Lake Tahoe from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Starting at: $350

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4Her - Ultimate 4 Snowboard Lessons for Women

Advanced Reservation Rates 
During peak season days, you can join three other ladies in a 4Her afternoon lesson offering quality instruction from a female coach. Whether you’re meeting friends for a day of cruising, looking to ride with a new group of girls, or trying to spend some time for yourself after dropping the kids off, the 4Her Burton Academy Day is an experience for any woman, any age, any time.

Guaranteed female instructor, must be 18 years or older to attend.

Offered December 26-January 1, January 14-16, February 18-26, and March 25-April 9, by reservation only; 12:45pm start time.

Starting at: $225

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All Burton Academy Lessons include Burton demo equipment rentals

The Burton Academy experience includes:

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Hands-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.

Access 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.

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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.

First time students are setup with the latest Burton Learn to Ride boards, boots and bindings. 

Designed to be soft, playful, and forgiving, Burton's Learn To Ride snowboards feature forgiving beveled bases that make steering and stopping simple to help progress your riding faster. The Academy is also equipped with a large selection of Burton's demo boards, boots and bindings for more advanced riders.


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