These resources are designed to aid you in the establishment of a snowboarding program for youth. This guide is intended for people who want to lead a beginners program at a ski resort, with adequate equipment, and supervision. A good relationship with a resort and rental shop will streamline both your logistics and the task of finding appropriate equipment. This is the first step to establishing a program. The guides, templates, and sample documents will help you to further plan your program.

SnowbaordingGUIDE Introduction and Overview – Snowboarding with Youth

This guide is an introduction to the qualifications and knowledge needed to run a resort based and youth-focused Snowboarding program.


This section will help you to develop a logistical plan for a day of snowboarding instruction. Use the Day Planner to modify the Day-at-a-Glance to produce a portable logistics summary for the day.

Day PlannerGUIDE Snowboarding Day Planner

This guide is an in-depth plan for a day of snowboarding with youth, including a suggested lesson plan. Use this in advance of a trip to plan out the details of your snowboarding trip.

Day at a glanceTEMPLATE Snowboarding Day at a Glance

This template gives you a sample of how a day might run in terms of timing, logistics, and instruction. Use it in combination with the Day Planner to create your own itinerary and timeline.


Use these templates to create a Local Operations Plan and Trip Log, to efficiently organize information about your trip into a portable resource. You can use the Snowboarding Checklist below to make sure you have all the gear and supplies you need.

Local Operation PlanTEMPLATE Local Operation Plan

This template will help you produce a Local Operations Plan (LOP). This is a document that collects emergency information in one place so that it is readily available.

Trip LogTEMPLATE Trip Log

This template has fields for collecting simple information that is pertinent to your trip. You can customize this template in any way you choose, adding anything specific and relevant to you.

ChecklistCHECKLIST Snowboarding

This checklist is for snowboarding equipment, it is not exhaustive and may need to be modified and added to suit your program.