Academy is a rider owned and operated, no gimmick snowboard company focused on making the best snowboards in the world. The brand was founded in 2002 by Jeff Baughn (JB), who still runs the company today with the help of co-owner, Chad Otterstrom. Academy are one of those brands that have been around for a long time and focused on grassroots snowboarding. Over the years the regional team has been home to many of today’s big name riders, including the likes of Scott Stevens, Chris Grenier, Nick Dirks, Danimals, Jonas Michilot, and Ethan Deiss.
For winter 18/19 all Academy Snowboards are being made in the USA by Never Summer Industries, the best snowboard factory in the world.
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. We have now partnered with never summer manufacturing to ensure our long term production quality, durability, and consistency. We know each and every employee that makes and touches our product so we know we will always deliver the best to our customers. With close proximity to our offices, we can constantly develop and create better snowboards and introduce new technologies. We keep our line simple and understandable ranging from freestyle park boards to all mountain free ride boards. Our progressive profiles, functional camber shapes and high end materials do all the talking when you bring the boards out on the hill. Being manufactured at never summer industries, gives us the confidence we need to make the best, most consistent, long lasting boards year after year so you always know what you’re getting. three year warranty, quality and made in the USA!
– JB (Academy Founder)