Best For Children wanting customized attention in small groups

Ultimate 4 Snowboard Lesson (Ages 7-12)

Lesson Type: Small Group

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Lesson Options:

  • Lesson with lift ticket
  • Lesson only (for season pass holders or 4 year olds who receive a free lift ticket upon check-in)
  • All Burton Academy Ultimate 4 lessons for children include Burton Academy equipment.

Important Times:

  • Check-in is at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up is between 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What to expect:

  • An all-day "full-immersion" snowboard experience
  • Small intimate groups; 4 students maximum
  • All ability levels; Lunch is included
  • Offered for ages 7-12 years from the Village Location
  • Offered for ages 4-12 years from the Ritz-Carlton Location
  • Groups based on age range and ability level
  • 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
  • Reservations booked for the Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center will drop off and pick up at the Burton Academy in the Village at Northstar.
  • Reservations booked for the Ritz-Carlton will drop off and pick up at the True North in the Ritz-Carlton.

On the day of your lesson:

Village Location

  • Please check-in at the Burton Academy, next to the Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center, which is located in the Village at Northstar between the Season Pass Office and Tavern 6330’.
  • 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 Burton Academy location.
  • Coaches will size and fit guests with boards, bindings and helmets.
  • If you arrive late and cannot complete check-in prior to the check-in end time, we may not be able to accommodate you in a lesson for that day.

Ritz-Carlton Location

  • Please check-in at the True North at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.
  • 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.
  • Guests from the Ritz-Carlton can join us directly at the Mid Mountain Burton Academy location. Please arrive by 9:00 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.
  • If you arrive late and cannot complete check-in prior to the check-in end time, we may not be able to accommodate you in a lesson for that day.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • At drop-off, your child must have goggles or sunglasses, gloves or mittens, appropriate water-resistant outerwear, and calf-high socks.
  • Please label all belongings, including jackets, gloves, goggles, and walking shoes.
  • We supply helmets to all children in a group lesson. No hats are necessary.
  • Lesson groups will be formed based on ability and age group.
  • Sick and contagious children will not be admitted.
  • To ensure your space, you must arrive at the designated times, or you may miss your lesson and have to reschedule.
  • If your child has special dietary needs, please pack and label a lunch and snacks for them.

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. Discount is not applicable to additional days added on at a later time. Cancellations of consecutive, multi-day lessons may lose the multi-day lesson rate.
  • *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.
 

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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. www.rentskis.com Some adult group lessons will include equipment and/or limited lift tickets. Lesson Details
 

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: - Lesson Details - 1-800-466-6784

For 3-6 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 between 3:00 - 3:20pm, depending on program type. Younger skiers and snowboarders may take longer breaks during the day.

For 4-6 year old small group lessons (Ultimate 4), the children need to be checked in by 8:30am. 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 7-12 year old group lessons, the children need to be checked in by 9:00am. 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. 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 adult full day small group lessons (Ultimate 4), lunch is not included. There will be a lunch break when you can grab some lunch on your own. Check in is at 8:30am; the full day lesson starts at 9:30am and ends at 3:30pm.

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 grab some lunch on your own.

If you are late for your lesson we will do everything possible to accommodate. However, if the class has left the base area, you may have to reschedule for another available date. No call, no shows are subject to full lesson charge. To speak to a ski and snowboard school representative, call +1-888-576-2754