SERVICING SNOWBOARDERS ONLY FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
The American Snowboard Training Center, (ASTC), is a winter term snowboard Academy providing professional coaching services, education, and housing in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. Our team house is located at the base of Carinthia at Mount Snow, allowing for easy access just a few steps away from the chairlifts. ASTC is 100% dedicated to snowboarding offering an environment focused on the needs of aspiring professional snowboarders or possibly future snow sports industry leaders. Based in Southern Vermont, ASTC was founded in 2007 by 1998 US Olympian and accomplished professional snowboarder, Ron Chiodi. With a strong professional history and experience competing at the highest level, we feel confident our coaching methods are proved with the success of our athletes.
It is our mission at the American Snowboard Training Center to offer a clear path of success in snowboarding and academics keeping College admissions on track and a priority. For our winter academy, we utilize the Manchester Tutorial Center in Manchester, VT, along with other academic options to help maximize the student’s opportunity to learn at an accelerated rate. The academic center allows us to provide a high-level snowboard program midweek netting more hours on snow implementing a personalized education plan for each student. Our coaching and academic programs are available for students age 11 and above. We do not offer a weekend training program at the American Snowboard Training Center. If you're looking for a quality weekend training program, we recommend contacting the Mount Snow Training Center to learn about the different programs available.
Our students compete in various events and disciplines in snowboarding throughout the winter at an accelerated level. Our competition schedule is set up to satisfy a full spectrum of abilities and interests including but not limited to USASA regional and national events, Revolution Tour, Grand Prix, North American Cup, World Cup, Junior Worlds, World Rookie Tour, Carinthia Comp, Rails to Riches, Last Call, Burton Qualifier along with other events around New England and the Nation. If a regimented competition schedule isn't what you’re looking for some of our athletes will film all winter putting together various edits of their riding and compete in less events. Many of our students have attended and are alumni of Snowboarder Magazine's, Launch event, where riders 18 and under are invited to show off their skills around professional photographers and industry leaders. Some have even gone on to Snowboarder Magazine's Super Park, which is like the Launch but for Pro Snowboarders. ASTC has a unique way of promoting and marketing each student during their progress in the program. We take the riders talents displaying them on various social media creating an image with each participant. Most important, each student leaves ASTC prepared for the snowboard industry in a way that can open doors for a professional riding career or working within the industry on the products, sales and marketing side.
In reality, all we can do as coaches is give our riders the tools and foundation to be successful in snowboarding and life. There are many paths to a career in snowboarding and we want to help open those doors for the rider who loves snowboarding as much as we do. Whether your goals are a gold medal around your neck, filming for a major segment in a video, or simply tearing up the back-country, ASTC can help get you there while keeping College admission on target.