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Family Ski News | April 15, 2024

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May the force be with you…

Teresa Fisher

The Burton Star WarsTM Experience has just opened in Sierra-at-Tahoe – the first snowboard park in the world that features iconic Star Wars themes to introduce children as young as three to snowboarding.

Families, Star Wars fans and budding young shredders aged 3- to 6-years old have been gathering at this small Californian resort just outside South Lake Tahoe to try out the latest Burton teaching systems together with galactic-themed fun and games alongside Jedi Master Yoda, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Chewbacca and all their favourite characters, in specially-designed practice zones to teach boarding balance, movement and control.

“Our youth programs demonstrate that kids as young as three can start snowboarding if they are provided with qualified instruction that utilizes terrain-based features and equipment designed for beginners,” said Jeff Boliba, Burton’s Global Resort Director. “The Burton Star Wars Experience at Sierra will give ‘younglings’ this tailored experience so they can be successful at snowboarding at a super young age.”

This brand new snowboard learning experience is just one of various incentives in America to encourage youngsters to take up shredding, as reported here earlier in the season. The Burton Star Wars Experience at Sierra Resort costs $145 for a day or $135 (off-peak). Half Day packages cost $135 or $115 (off-peak). All children must be potty-trained. Numbers are limited, so reservations are strongly recommended at 530.543.3150. For more information, click here.