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 proven 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
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.
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. There are other avenues to pursue a career as a professional
snowboarder and we understand what it takes to enter into this industry with a different approach than the main stream events.
In 2014 four of our riders were invited to Snowboarder Magazine's the Launch. The Launch is a collection of some of the best
young riders around the nation working with industry photographers and Filmer's getting a taste of what it's like to be a
pro rider. Venues like this remind us all that progression can happen in a sport where there's more than one winner.
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.
(Below) Peter Dimitrou
(below) Chris Depaula
(Below) TJ Fitzgerald