Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard manufacturer has selected Appalachian Ski Mtn. as the only ski resort in North Carolina and the first ski resort south of Snowshoe, WV to be named as an official Burton Learn To Ride Center.
“Appalachian Ski Mtn. will offer new riders the type of top-quality experience and excellence in instruction that Burton looks for in its Learn To Ride Centers” said Jeff Boliba, Burton Snowboards’ Global Resort Director.
Burton’s innovative Learn To Ride Program is specifically designed to accelerate learning by utilizing beginner specific equipment. The goal of the Learn To Ride (LTR) program is to give beginner snowboarders the best initial snowboarding experience possible so they return to the mountain and continue to snowboard. By using proven instruction methods and equipment created specifically for beginners, LTR helps riders enjoy their first day on a snowboard.
At Burton Learn to Ride Centers, students will find Burton LTR products developed specifically for learning, a 4 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio, appropriate learning terrain, and shops that set riders up right the first time.
The Learn To Ride board is the foundation of the LTR program. The LTR board has special features specifically designed to make a first day on a snowboard more fun and satisfying. A special bevel on the base edge of the board helps eliminate catching an edge. Soft torsional flex makes the board easier to turn. Convex contact points on the tip and tail make linking first turns smooth and easy. Supportive, comfortable and easy to use Burton Progression boots and bindings are also provided in the LTR program to ensure comfort, a secure fit, and great performance.
Burton Learn To Ride Centers are located at 70 partner ski areas in 23 states and 98 other resorts worldwide, including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and 13 countries in Europe. Burton is the leading snowboard manufacturer in the world, with more than double the market share of any other snowboard manufacturer.
Appalachian Ski Mtn.’s Alpine Ski Shop is an authorized Burton dealer and carries men, women, and children’s snowboard equipment, clothing, helmets, and accessories.
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