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Northstar, California
Northstar, California

Best For Children wanting customized attention in small groups

Ultimate 4 Snowboard Lesson (Ages 4-12)

Lesson Type: Small Group

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Special Note for Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe guests:

  • Guests from the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe may join us directly at the mid-mountain location.

What to expect:

  • A "full-immersion" snowboard experience
  • All day experience; check-in by 8:30 a.m.
  • Small intimate groups; 4 students maximum
  • Groups based on age range (4-6, 7-12) and ability level
  • All ability levels
  • Specially trained, hand-picked coaches provide innovative coaching
  • Exclusive use of mini rollers, mini halfpipe, and small banks
  • Coaches utilize a unique terrain-based learning style in the Academy Terrain Area

On the day of your lesson:

  • Please check-in at the Village Adventure, Guiding, and Learning Center, next to the Season Pass Office. 
  • We suggest that you arrive by 8:30 a.m. on the day of your lesson.
  • After check-in, your boots will be fitted by an Academy Coach in the Village Lounge. Guests will then be escorted via the 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 to start at approximately 9 a.m.
  • All ability levels
  • If location chosen is Ritz-Carlton True North, you must be a guest of The Ritz-Carlton, or allow at least 30 minutes to travel up the Highlands Gondola from Northstar’s Village to check-in at True North at The Ritz-Carlton on time. Driving your personal vehicle up to The Ritz-Carlton and dropping off passengers is not permitted, nor is parking available.

Burton Academy Lessons for Ritz-Carlton Guests:  Please check in at the True North at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Guests from the Ritz Carlton can join us directly at the Mid Mountain location.  Please arrive by 8:15 a.m. The footpath to the Academy is a short walk or the Mid Mountain-Ritz Carlton Sherpa offers transportation starting at 8:30 a.m. when weather and conditions permit. The ride lasts approximately 3 minutes and the vehicle laps throughout the day.

Looking to save both money and time on your lessons during your visit? Book consecutive, multi-day (2+ days) lessons online and save $20 per day!
  • Discount only applies to consecutive, multi-day reservations made online, by 11pm the day prior to the lesson date. Offer excludes 3-year old Half Day, Ultimate 4Her, Adult Group, and private lessons.

 

 

 

Burton Designed Snowboarding Lessons

Burton Snowboard Academy

Northstar California has partnered with Burton Snowboards to bring you the Burton Snowboard Academy. This first-of-its-kind learning program is 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.
 

Get Ready

What to know before you go!

Once you've booked a lesson:

  • You will receive an email confirmation with lesson details, along with the cancellation and changes policy for your reference.

*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.

 

FAQ's

Lift tickets are not included in the base price of lessons. Everyone accessing the mountain must have a lift ticket. For many of our lessons we offer a discounted lift ticket as an add-on product.

Like lift tickets, equipment rental is not included in the price of adult lessons, unless noted otherwise. You can make your equipment reservation online.

You should select the level that you are currently skiing/riding at, not what you want to become. All you need to select is beginner, intermediate or advanced. Upon arrival, we will combine you with other guests of the same skill level.

To Reserve Lessons:

For 3 year old group lessons, the children need to be checked in by 9:30am. They will do an indoor ski or snowboard lesson and then go outside on the hill for an hour in the morning. They will come in around noon for lunch. After lunch the children will go back outside to ski or snowboard for another hour. They then come inside for quiet rest time until pick up at 3:00pm.

For 4-6 year old group lessons, the children need to be checked in by 9:30am. They will ski or snowboard during the day, with breaks and a lunch built into their full day experience. Pickup is at 3:20pm.

For 4-6 year old small group lessons (Ultimate 4), the children need to be checked in by 8:30am. Pickup is at 3:20pm.

For 7-12 year old group lessons, the children need to be checked in by 9am. They will ski or snowboard during the day, with breaks and a lunch built into their full day experience. Pickup is at 3:40pm.

For 7-12 year old small group lessons (Ultimate 4), the children need to be checked in by 8:30am. Pickup is at 3:40pm.

For adult full day small group lessons (Ultimate 4), lunch is not included. There will be a lunch break when you can take a break to grab some lunch on your own.

For private lessons, lunch is not included. If you are in a 6-hour private lesson, there will be a lunch break when you can take a break to grab some lunch on your own.

Blame it on the Time Change!

Just Kidding. If you are late for your lesson we will do everything possible to accommodate, but if the class has left the base area the ticket can be used for another day.