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Snowboard Lessons in Vail

The 2013-14 marks Vail's second year hosting the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship, which takes place March 3rd - 9th. Vail Ski & Snowboard School has created two unique programs for two very different types of riders: 'Burton Mountain Experience' and 'Learn.Turn.Ride.' Beginner Series. Whether you are learning the basics or looking for your very own private tour of the mountain, one thing's for sure: our professional instructors and progressive learning techniques will reach far beyond your expectations. Learn more about our products and the Vail Snowboard School teaching system below.

Burton Mountain Experience

For the not-quite-pro but well beyond beginner rider, Vail Ski & Snowboard School offers the Burton Mountain Experience, which combines small groups of advanced riders with the mountain's best instructors who know the mountain like the back of their hands. Offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Burton Mountain Experience is a crash course to the ins, outs and best stashes on Vail's 5,280 acres from a snowboarder's perspective. Meet at the Burton Store in Lionshead at 8:30am and have your instructor help select the best demo equipment from Burton’s vast selection that matches your riding style and the conditions of the day. In addition to skipping out on lift lines all day, you spend a day of exploration and adventure on the hill with your very own private guide. Think of yourself as the Christopher Columbus of the modern day.

Adults Only:To book, click below and select the 'Lionshead' location on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.


Always wanted to try snowboarding, but worried that all the rumors about the first day falls, aches and pains are true? Well put those worries aside, because now is the perfect time to strap on a board and learn how to ride with top-notch snowboard instructors from the world-class Vail Ski & Snowboard School. 

Our professional instructors use hands-on techniques to create a “slam-free” learning environment and guarantee that you’ll be cruising on your way past the beginner areas after just three days of lessons on the snow. If your skills have not progressed to the level necessary to begin exploring the mountain outside of the beginner chair areas by the end of the third day, we will offer you a complimentary fourth day to get you there.

This product can be used in a five-day period, which will allow you to slow down and enjoy the learning process, or pursue some of the other fun offerings here at Vail.

Lift, Lesson $320, Lift, Lesson, and Rental $460

Burton's LTR Program


There is always something new to try, that’s one of the joys of snowboarding. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to link your first turns on a mellow learning slope, thread a needle through a tight, powdery glade or start adding some style in the park – progression is always available to you.

Burton's LTR program utilizes specially designed equipment and terrain features to speed up the progression curve. LTR Programs are focused on managable groups within an environment best suited for the task at hand...learning to ride. Whether that means first turns or getting an extra rotation in the mix, they break it down one step at a time, and focus on individual learning styles for the best personalized experience.

Lift, Lesson, and Rental: $460 



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