This network of alpine snowboarding pros and hardboot enthusiasts is a great resource to connect for some instruction. 

(Note: we are in the process of updating this database. Please check back frequently for more contacts. If you are an instructor and would like to be listed here, please contact us!)


Name Email Certification State Resorts
Dick Schulze AASI Level 2, SBINZ Level 2, AASI Level 1 CA Northstar and any Vail Resort
Lowell Hart AASI Level 3, AASI Trainer/Examiner Emeritus CO Vail Resorts
Tom Waldbillig AASI Level 3 Ski; AASI Level 1 Snowboard CO Aspen
Neil Sunday USSA/USASA Level 300 Coach & Trainer CO Copper Mountain
Jerry Hadam AASI Level 3 ID Sun Valley
Erik Beckman Staff Trainer ME Sugarloaf
Micahel Ouellette AASI Level 2, Retired Coach NH Attitash
Don Rickter AASI level 3, USASA Level 1 Coach OR Mt. Bachelor
Neil Sunday USSA/USASA Level 300 Coach & Trainer OR Mt. Hood
Dave Iskowitz AASI Level 3 PA Camelback
Neil Sunday USSA/USASA Level 300 Coach & Trainer PA Roundtop
Phil Bowman AASI Level 3 PA Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Conor Maguire AASI Level 2 SD Terry Peak


The small print when it comes to working with an instructor:

When you are taking a group lesson no matter what level, make sure you tell the person taking the reservation that you would like the instructor in Hard Boots. Stress the fact that a person teaching you in soft boots is not what you are paying for, even if you are a beginner.

Most resorts will not let you request a certain instructor unless you take a private lesson, which is highly recommended.

If you are a group and interested in setting up your own private camp, contact Sean Cassidy at

This list is only a guide; not all instructors may still be teaching or at the resort specified, although we do try to keep it updated. Please make sure that the instructor you book a lesson with is a valid employee of the resort.

Bomber Industries takes absolutely no responsibility or liability in recommending any instructor - or for any results acquired (or lack thereof!).