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(above) Alexis Buzzell

America's full service winter academy dedicated to Snowboarders offering coaching, housing and academics


Storm Rowe/Photo by Scott Horwath

The American Snowboard Training Center, (ASTC), is a full service winter term snowboard Academy providing professional coaching services, education, and housing in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. 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 2008 by 1998 US Olympian and 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. ASTC utilizes the talents of qualified experienced coaches that are former professionals and well experienced in all facets of snowboarding.
The main goal of the American Snowboard Training Center is to provide accurate information to goal oriented snowboarders and customize our coaching styles to their individual needs. ASTC offers a wide range of year round, seasonal on hill and off hill coaching services. For our winter academy we utilize the Manchester Tutorial Center in Manchester, VT along with other tutoring options to help maximize the rider's opportunity to learn at an accelerated rate. The tutoring center allows us to provide a high level snowboard program midweek netting more hours on snow while implementing an educational component as well. ASTC is focused on advanced snowboarders looking to develop their athletic and academic skills Monday - Friday at Mount Snow where we have 8 different parks to choose from at Carinthia. We do not offer a weekend training program here 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. We are a one of a kind academy embracing all aspects of snowboarding from training, mental preparation, promotion and marketing of our riders helping to create an image associated with each individual's talent.
 Our riders compete in various events throughout the winter. 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, USSA Revolution Tour, Grand Prix, Carinthia Open, Vermont Open, Rails to Riches, and Trans Am events. If a regimented competition schedule isn't what your looking for some of our athletes will film all winter putting together various edits of their riding and compete in less events. 
In reality all we can do as coaches is give our riders the tools and foundation to be successful in snowboarding and life. It's truly up to the individual to use those tools to their benefit and work hard towards a positive outcome. 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.



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(above) Will Healy


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