Over the years, several myths about snowboarding have taken root, including that kids need to learn to ski before they ride, that snowboard gear is too big for younger children, and that the first day on the slopes is too hard.
A new “Snowboarding Myths” video series, created in conjunction with AASI and Official Supplier Burton, busts those myths in a fun, entertaining manner that promotes professional instruction and snowboard participation.
“I think the snowboarding myths project with Burton is great,” said AASI Snowboard Team Coach Scott Anfang. “The messages have some humor but hit home some real important facts. It’s info that many of us in professional snowsports are aware of because kids lessons have been around for so long, yet there are still a lot of guests coming to resorts that either don’t want to accept or truly don’t understand that snowboarding is for everyone, little ones included.”
Thanks to advances in education lessons, equipment, and terrain, learning to snowboard has never been easier. Kids don’t need to learn to ski before they snowboard. With the Burton Riglet Program and AASI's teaching methods, kids as young as three can learn to ride. With the proper gear and a lesson from a professional instructor, snowboarding is not only safe but also fun for kids.
“Burton is committed to getting families out riding together and that means making gear and programs that work for even the smallest of riders,” said Chloe Elliot, B2C Global Resorts Coordinator. “Thanks to great partners like AASI we know that snowboarding is fun, easy, and safe to learn for children of all ages, and abilities!”
Watch all the videos and share them with your students and fellow instructors, then go to burtonriglet.com to learn more.