What is Soft Start™?
A revolutionary ‘learn to snowboard’ program developed in conjunction with the Burton Academy™ at Northstar, CA. Attending Soft Start™ still allows you to be 100% part of normal camp, but when it comes time to snowboard, you will be placed in a specialized group, riding specialized terrain designed to MAKE YOU A SNOWBOARDER!
Do you or someone you know want to learn how to snowboard this summer?
HCSC’s Soft Start™ program is your perfect opportunity to learn snowboarding the fast, fun and easy way. The 8-Day Soft Start™ program provides the most comprehensive learn to snowboard program on Earth. Soft Start™ is offered to both Youth and Adult campus during all Sessions.
Becoming a Snowboarder:
The goal of the Soft Start™ program is to help people become snowboarders as fast, fun, and as painless as possible. Eat, breathe and sleep snowboarding this summer. Immerse yourself the Soft Start™ & High Cascade way… ANYONE CAN DO IT!
WHY SOFT START™?
Warm weather –No need to freeze! Plus, when you’re warm, your muscles are more cooperative.
Soft Snow –Nature’s crash pad…face it, you’re gonna fall, why not do it on soft snow?
Burton Learn to Ride equipment -Easy to ride boards, boots, and bindings designed specifically for beginners.
Terrain Based Learning -Simple banks and rollers designed to safely get you going.
Fun HCSC/Burton Academy trained coaches -Some of the best in the biz.
Small Group Size –4 riders or less per coach
Perfect Summer Learning Terrain -Accessed by two high speed quad chairs
Off-snow learning opportunities -Video analysis, trampolines, foam pit and skateboarding
Become a competent rider in one session:
Understand your snowboard and stance
Stop & turn toe side and heel side
Link turns together, under control
Be able to explore the whole mountain
Experience intro to freestyle terrain (maybe even slide a small fun-box!)
Catch your first air
Ride fakie (backwards)
Make new friends
HAVE FUN in summer camp environment!
We are so sure of the program, we guarantee you will learn how to snowboard. If you don’t, we will comp you another Soft Start™ Session!
Should you be in the Soft Start™ Program?
Soft Start™ is for someone who has never snowboarded or who has tried once but didn’t learn how to link turns.
Maybe you’ve never even stepped foot on snow?
Perhaps you’ve tried once or twice but you never got the hang of it?
Maybe you ski and have always wanted to try or become a snowboarder?
Perhaps you’ve been turned off by the blistery cold and hard icy winter slopes?