Stomp Sessions, a new app created by former extreme sports athletes, is aiming to revolutionize the way people learn how to skate, ski and snowboard by linking them directly with local professionals.
The app works just like Uber or other on-demand delivery apps by allowing you to see what pros are available at specific times, and then book real-life private and group lessons with them at a time that suits you best.
Ski and snowboard lessons are currently only available at Squaw Valley, California, and skateboard at municipal parks in San Clemente, Truckee and Oceanside, California. More locations, along with surfing and mountain biking options, are set to arrive later this year.
Athletes currently offering their services on the app include Chris Cole, Jamie Anderson, Ryan Williams, Chas Guldemond, Jeremy Jones, Julia Mancuso, Daron Rahlves, Cam Zink, Chuck Patterson, and JT Holmes, alongside local and lesser known pros.
Booking time with the likes of the above athletes doesn’t exactly come cheap, though. The NYTimes states that an hour snowboarding with former X-Games medalist Ryan Williams cost its reporter $250, while time with even bigger name pros like Chas Guldemond could set you back $499. However the app does offer cheaper options—especially for skateboarding—and video tutorials to help you nail new tricks.
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- Photography: Stomp Sessions