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.
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 terrain parks to choose from at Carinthia. Our coaching and academic programs are available for
students age 12 and above. Our housing option is available for students age 14 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 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 Comp, Trans Am among outher rail jam events
around New England and the Nation. 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. Many of our students have attended
and are alumni of Snowboarder Magazine's, Launch event, where riders 18 and under are invited to showcase their skills around
professional photographers and industry leaders.
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.
New for the 2016-17 winter term, ASTC will be renting a house in Colorado where our riders will have the opportunity
to travel and train throughout the winter. Select students in our academy have the opportunity to remain in Colorado
for extended periods of time staying on scheduel with their academics. Currently ASTC West is only available for
snowboarders enrolled at our Academy in Vermont.
(above) Chris DePaula at Snowboarder Magazines Super Park 20 Photo: Gus Noffke
(above) Austin Esposito