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    Last updated 12/18/2014 at 06:33 AM


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    • 16" 7 Days
    • 1" Overnight


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    • Open Acres
    • Open Terrain
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Burton Academy

Burton Snowboard Academy

Burton Academy Enter

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.

Reserve Online

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

Burton Academy Primo Private

For Adults & Kids
Advanced Reservation Rates (At least 2 days prior)
Walk-In Non-Peak Rates
Walk-In Peak Rates

All ages. Includes up to 3 family members or friends. Full day package includes lesson, Burton equipment, Village Lot preferred parking (one vehicle), and reservations for on-mountain lunch seating. All levels. Lift tickets are additional cost. 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.
Full Day (9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.): $865
$890 $930

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Burton Academy Ultimate 4

For Adults & Kids (7+)
Advanced Reservation Rates (At least 2 days prior)
Walk-In Non-Peak Rates Walk-In Peak Rates
Ages 7-12: Full day package includes lesson, lift ticket, Burton equipment and lunch/snacks. All levels.

Ages 13+: Levels 1-6 include lesson, lift ticket and Burton equipment. Levels 7+ include lesson and Burton equipment. Lift ticket is not included in cost.

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


Kids begin at 9:00 a.m.

Adults begin at 10:00 a.m.

$345 $355
4Her - Ultimate 4 Snowboard Lessons for Women (13+)
Small, intimate women’s group with no more than 4 students. 

Lots of opportunity for one on one feedback. 

After dropping off the kids for their lessons, you can get on the hill to access to the powder, fresh groomers, or beginner lifts. 

Customize your experience; Choose adventure, guiding or learning. 

Guaranteed female instructor. 

Check in at Northstar Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center in Northstar Village by 9:30am. Lesson ends by 3pm. Mondays only.

$295 $325 $325

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The Burton Academy experience includes:

Burton Academy Crest

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.

Pow Slash

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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