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Crystal Mountain - Snowboarding and Terrain Parks

Crystal Mountain - Snowboarding and Terrain ParksTERRAIN PARKS:

• Tuck's Terrain Park
• Basin Street
• Jester's Alley
• Rotary Run Skier/Boarder-Cross Course


Crystal Mountain’s Burton Learn-to-Ride Center

Jake Burton. It’s a legendary name in snowboarding and now, one in partnership with Crystal Mountain. Our Burton Learn-to-Ride Center (LTRC) is one of just six in the Midwest. Burton’s technology combined with a shared teaching philosophy, and commitment to terrain design that helps students progress their skills makes this the perfect place to get on a board and then get better!

What makes our Burton LTRC experience different?

The Teacher

Burton Learn-to-Ride programs feature low student-to-teacher ratios. This is a good thing because it allows the time for instructors to provide a little more personal attention during group lessons.

The Equipment

For boards, boots and bindings – Burton is the featured brand in Crystal’s fleet of rental equipment. The special beveled design of these Burton snowboards makes steering and stopping easier, building the confidence needed to help students progress their skills.

The Terrain

Kids as young as three-years-old can begin to experience the sensation of snowboarding in Crystal’s Riglet Park (open weekends), a flatland course in which instructors use a Riglet Reel to pull students across, up and over a variety of subtle features. The Totem Park Learning Area features subtle banks to help beginners engage turns and the NEW Jester’s Alley Terrain Park located on-mountain is designed for beginners ready to advance their skills.


Burton LTR group lessons include:


This beginner lesson offers kids an introduction to snowboarding by using specialized Burton equipment designed to accelerate and ease the learning process. The terrain also teaches in the Burton Riglet Park located in Totem Park. Children must be potty-trained (no pull-ups) and willing to participate.


This program offers beginner snowboarders an introduction to the sport by use of specialized Burton equipment designed to accelerate and ease the learning process. Our instructors introduce the equipment, basic movement, gliding, stopping, turning and riding a surface lift. Available most weekends and holidays (subject to participation).

Advanced reservations are required for all group and private lessons including Burton Learn-to-Ride programs. Contact the Snowsports School at ext. 5100.


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Slopestyle Series II - February 19, 2012 - Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Congratulations to everyone who competed in Slopestyle Series II! Today's competition was the second of three slopestyle events happening this season. Slopestyle Series III is happening Sunday, March 4, 2012.


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