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The Nation's First Winter Term Academy 100% Dedicated to Snowboarders Only



The American Snowboard Training Center, (ASTC), is a winter term snowboard Academy providing professional coaching services, education, and housing in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. Our team house is located at the base of Carinthia at Mount Snow, allowing for easy access just a few steps away from the chairlifts. 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 2007 by 1998 US Olympian and accomplished professional snowboarder, Ron Chiodi. In the next couple of years Scott Horwath, co-owner of Snug Life Apparel, joined up with ASTC creating the platform for all media from photography to filming and editing the rider’s footage. The addition of Scott's coaching and media skills created a new direction for the program allowing us to display the talented riders at ASTC, building a resume of footage for every student. In 2015 Emily Pannkuk joined the academy bringing her experience in College admissions, after working in the field at Serria College in Lake Tahoe California. Emily leads our young up and coming athletes with a tremendous amount of knowledge from her days as a high-level Revolution Tour competitor in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Boardercross. With a strong combined professional history and experience competing at the highest level, we feel confident our coaching methods are proved with the success of our athletes.



Austin Esposito/ Photo Scott Horwath at Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch 2017


Spencer Lyons/ Photo: Scott Horwath


 It is our mission at the American Snowboard Training Center to offer a clear path of success in snowboarding and academics keeping College admissions on track and a priority . For our winter academy, we utilize the Manchester Tutorial Center in Manchester, VT, along with other academic options to help maximize the student’s opportunity to learn at an accelerated rate. The academic center allows us to provide a high-level snowboard program midweek netting more hours on snow implementing a personalized education plan for each student.  Our coaching and academic programs are available for students age 11 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.






Alex Schoff/ Photo Scott Horwath- 3rd place 2017 USASA Nationals Slopestyle


Alex Atno / Photo: Scott Horwath at Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch 2017
2017 USASA National Slopestyle Champion 


In reality, all we can do as coaches is give our riders the tools and foundation to be successful in snowboarding and life. 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 while keeping College admission on target.



Chris DePaula/ Photo: Peter Cirilli at  Snowboarder Magazine's Super Park 2017 on the Carinthia Parks Build


Lucas Ferry/ Photo Scott Horwath- 2017 Carinthia Comp Amature Champion

 Our students compete in various events and discplines in snowboarding 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, World Cup, Junior Worlds, World Rookie Tour, Carinthia Comp, Rails to Riches, Last Call, Burton Qualifier along with other events around New England and the Nation. If a regimented competition schedule isn't what you’re 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 show off their skills around professional photographers and industry leaders. Some have even gone on to Snowboarder Magazine's Super Park, which is like the Launch but for Pro Snowboarders. ASTC has a unique way of promoting and marketing each student during their progress in the program. We take the riders talents displaying them on various social media creating an image with each participant. Most important, each student leaves ASTC prepared for the snowboard industry in a way that can open doors for a professional riding career or working within the industry on the products, sales and marketing side.


Storm Rowe/ Photo Scott Horwath at Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch 2017


Jeremy Ellenberg/ Photo Scott Horwath at Snowboarder Magazine's The Launch 2017

"Turning Dreams into attainable goals one rider at a time"