Airboarding Sessions have ended for the 2015-16 Season.
See you Next Year!
Experience the mountain like never before!
Montage Mountain is the only resort in PA (and 1 of 7 in the country) to offer the airboarding experience! An Airboard is an inflatable sled that is lightweight and easy to maneuver, allowing for a fast, fun ride down the mountain!
Airboarding is offered for ages 10 and up on 3 trails (Easy Street, Mainline, and Highball.) First time airboarders must complete the skills seminar during their first session.
Your airboarding package includes a lift ticket and airboard equipment rental (airboard, knee pads, and helmet). No boots? No problem! We have snowboarding boots available for use at no extra charge (based on availability)! We recommend riders to wear goggles and waterproof gear to make your experience comfortable and fun!
What is Airboarding?
Airboarders ride a “board” made of light and extremely durable high-quality plastic covered textiles. Athletes steer by shifting their weight and brake by just turning the airboard at a 90° angle to the desired downhill direction. Airboarding requires no previous experience and is super easy to pick up. The sleds are easy to turn, and you have a cushy landing on your sled!
How safe is airboarding?
Airboarding was invented as a safer alternative to skiing and boarding. The control you have over the board, combined with its easy maneuverability, allow the rider a fast safe and fun way to carve down the mountain.
What does an airboard look like?
Are there height or weight restrictions?
Yes, riders must be at least 48'' tall, and weigh no more than 280lbs. Riders must be age 10+
Do Airboarders share the slopes with skiers and boarders?
Yes, Airboards allow the rider max control and the ability to maneuver just as a skier would.
What slopes are available for airboarding?
- Easy Street
What equipment do I need?
Montage Mountain will provide the airboard, a helmet, and knee pads. We recommend Snow pants, boots, and goggles
Where can I purchase Airboarding tickets?
Online at www.montagemountainresorts.com or at our ticket windows.
What times can I airboard?
We offer air boarding Wednesday 4pm to Close, Friday Noon to 4pm, and Sunday from 4PM-Close.
What is an Airboarding license?
After successfully completing the airboarding safety/skill seminar, you will be issued an airboarding license. The license allows you to skip the seminar when you come back.
How do I get an airboarding license?
Your first time airboarding we will take you through a quick simple training seminar, to teach you how to use your airboard. Don't worry about it cutting into your time on the slopes, your air boarding ticket is valid for 3 hours.
Does the License Seminar cost extra?
No. The cost is included in your session ticket.
In 1990, A Swiss engineer, Joe Steiner, created the airboard after he had suffered a knee injury. He wanted a way to stay active and still be able to carve his way down a slope like he did with his snowboard. So he created this blow-up “sled” that was equipped with runners and handles. It quickly turned into a popular winter sport. It had its debut in the US in 2004
Airboarders ride a “board” made of light and extremely durable high-quality plastic covered textiles. Athletes steer by shifting their weight and brake by just turning the airboard at a 90° angle to the desired downhill direction.
Airboarding requires no previous experience and is super easy to pick up. The sleds are easy to turn, and you have a cushy landing on your sled!
Everyone at Montage Mountain who uses an airboard will need an airboard licence. First time riders are taken through a mandatory safety/skill seminar, where they learn just how easy it is to airboard.
Once licensed, riders can ride anytime sessions are offered that season.