Since 2002, we have always stayed true to our foundation of quality, progression and individuals. We are a rider owned and operated, no gimmick snowboard company focused on making the best snowboards in the world


Academy was founded by Jeff Baughn in Tahoe, California and over the last decade and a half they’ve been down for the cause and focussed on produced high quality snowboards. Academy pro rider Chad Otterstrom is now a co-owner of the company and with their recent movement of production to the well regarded Never Summer factory in Colorado, their boards are better than ever and come with a three year warranty. Academy have a compact line of just four boards, but they cover all kinds of riding from park freestyle to all mountain freeride.