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Burton Learn to Ride
New for the 2016/2017 Season! In partnership with Burton Snowboards, we are stoked to offer the Burton Learn to Ride program designed to welcome new riders to snowboarding as well as inspire those already working on their skills.
The Burton Learn to Ride program utilizes Terrain Based Learning to help reduce the traditional anxieties of losing control. By utilizing features built into the snow and terrain that naturally control speed, students start to focus more on having fun without the fear of losing control. Coupled with equipment specially designed to make learning to snowboard fun and easy, we are stoked to prove to you that learning to snowboard has never been easier!
Choose from a variety of lessons!
Private lessons are designed to offer individually tailored instruction for adults, teens and kids. Our trained professional instructors have developed lifelong relationships with snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Private lessons allow you to pace your own lesson to fit the needs of each individual.
Camp CB is where learning and fun converge to create a memorable experience for you and your child. The Burton Riglet Experience is designed to create a fun and engaging environment for kids to find success with snowboarding, and get families riding together.
Enjoy learning from one of our experienced professionals. Whether it’s your first day on the mountain or you’ve been riding since you were young, at Crested Butte we have the perfect lesson for you! We work to group likeminded riders together in order to provide the best lesson experience possible. Perfect your skills or ride the lift for the very first time, either way you’re going to have fun!
First Day Tips
Listen to the weather forecast. You don’t want to show up in a t-shirt if it’s going to be 20 degrees.
Warm up and cool down properly before and after you ride.
Goggles will help protect your eyes from sun, wind and help you see on a snowy day.
Most helmets are just as warm as a hat, and keep your head dry, not mention protection.
Proper layering starts with good thermals that keep you warm, and wick away moisture. Avoid cotton, it’s like wrapping yourself in a wet beach towel.
Comfortable feet are key. Only one pair of socks is necessary and avoiding cotton is a must.
Jacket and Pants
Wearing a jacket and pants that are both wind and water resistant will keep you warm and comfortable so you can focus on linking turns.
Some fluids and a little something to eat will keep energy levels up.