Biste to Piste – Peak Performance Ski Adventure to Alta Utah. Biste and MacLean Adventures have partnered to create a vacation that will be the Greatest Ski Trip of your life! Feb 9-16th, 2019 this 6 Day 7 night trip includes Ski In-Ski Out, All Breakfast and Dinner plus 6 Gourmet On-Piste lunches. Discounts on the Biste indoor training Program in Reno, on Mountain coaching everyday by Kris Buttenberg plus OPTIONAL spa day, airport transfers, The Ikon season pass good at many ski areas including Squaw/Alpine Meadows, June and Mammoth, photography, clothing, etc.
Even Better – Guided Mountain Skiing with Hawley and Coach Kris Buttenberg for on-piste coaching/skiing every day. Pre-trip ski training and fitness included as well – the 12 Session Snow Biste package or optional Season Pass upgrade for Snow Biste indoor sessions to get you in shape and ready for the On-Piste snow transitions, fun and the best skiing adventure of your life. Call for details, More Info athttps://www.macleanadventures.com/alta-2019
2018/19 Learn to Ski Scholarship
4 kids ages 11 to 16 will receive a scholarship from
-Eight (8) indoor ski training sessions in a group setting on the Snow Biste training platform will be awarded. The learn to ski program will include interactive learning sessions, exercise, a presentation to sponsors, and culminate with a group trip to a local ski area. In completing their transformation to skiers, recipients try their news skills on a real mountain. Click this link for the Scholarship form www.snowbiste.com/scholarship.
– Bring awareness and opportunity to local kids and their families to take part in the wonderful sport of skiing, enable them to be a part of our ski community, learn our local Reno/ Lake Tahoe ski competition heritage and develop future ambassadors to the sport.OUR MEDIA ALERT
For Immediate Release
August 2, 2017
November 18, 2017, Reno, NV — Biste Technologies, LLC, home of the Snow Biste, announced a Learn to Ski Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 ski season for youth ages 11-16. The program is being launched to offer an opportunity for four local athletic youth to learn to ski, who may not otherwise have access to the sport. Scholarship recipients will each be awarded eight indoor lessons on the Snow Biste ski training platform in a group setting. The Learn to Ski Scholarship program will also include interactive learning sessions, an exercise program, a presentation to sponsors, and culminate with a group trip to a local ski area. In completing their transformation to skiers, recipients get to try out their skills on a local ski resort mountain. Interactive learning sessions will be taught and include experience speaking in front of a group, training for healthy sports (attitude, eating and fitness), proper sportsmanship, the local history of skiing and ski racing in the Reno/Tahoe area, and environmental conservation / alpine stewardship.
“I am so thrilled to share the sport that I love so much with young athletes from our area,” said Kris Buttenberg, CEO of Biste Technologies, home of the Snow Biste training platform. “This ski platform allows the opportunity for someone to learn to ski in less time, more affordably, and in a way that targets the specific muscles that truly matter when you get to the mountain.”
Interested youth athletes can apply for the scholarship online at Snowbiste.com/Scholarship or directly at https://form.jotform.us/72065362440147. The deadline to enter is September 3, 2018. Applicants must fill out a questionnaire to demonstrate their desire to learn, work ethic, sportsmanship, and a willingness to gain the skills to speak in front of a group. Final scholarship announcements will be presented in early October 2018. Indoor lessons will take place November – December and on-mountain lessons are slated for the first half of January 2018.
The Learn to Ski Scholarship program is sponsored by Biste Technologies, LLC. The following local business entities are supporting this scholarship event:
Bobo’s Ski and Patio
Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation
Jon Gandolfo – The Gandolfo Team
Phil Pugliese – PugSki.com
Rob Conatser – Sierra Strength & Speed
Tamara McKinney – McKinney Luxury Real Estate
Todd Torvinen, Esq – Todd L. Torvinen Law Chtd.
. About Biste Technologies, LLC
Biste Technologies is a new northern Nevada business that utilizes local resources for all our business requirements. At the core of our business we design indoor snow sport training equipment and we fabricate right here in Reno/Sparks. Our teaching platform, called the Snow Biste (beast), along with our unique training curriculum, the Biste Method, enable teaching of skiing and snowboarding indoors 4 times faster and less expensive than traditional methods. In our first two seasons, we have proved our method as sound and are growing this new Nevada industry. The support from our local ski racing community, snow sport enthusiasts, rehab patients and never-evers has been amazing, so we want to give back to our community as we grow this new local industry.
Learn to Ski/Board Foundational sessions are available 7 days a week. Call for appointment.
Advanced Ski/Board Training sessions are available 7 days a week. Call for appointment.
Mobile Snow Biste machine rental and on-site delivery available. Call for details.
All Ski Equipment is provided at no extra charge.
Congratulations Tea Kiesel for winning the first ever “Name That Drill” contest, earning Gold at the Alpine Meadows U16 Slalom qualifiers. Tea is a first year U16 competing against older U16s. We look forward to following her ski racing as she continues to develop her skills both on and off-Biste. Way to Go Tea!
The Name That Drill contest is a way to add incentive to the junior ski racers training on the indoor Snow Biste using the Biste Method of accelerated learning. This honor is only available to junior skiers who train with us. Because our racers are doing so well, we are opening up a second drill for naming this season. In order to win the honor of drill naming, the recipient must podium at a scheduled race. A podium is placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in your age class. Currently we have juniors racing in U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16. Good luck junior athletes! “
I have been skiing for four years, but have not been very confident. I signed up for lessons with Kris to address skill, control, and safe form. I have only had one lesson so far and I can’t believe the improvement! I already feel like I have a great deal more control on the slopes. Plus, I’m no…
I truly appreciated having the fastest skier on the hill take time out to assist me with learning how to prepare for the race. I’m very optimistic that we’ll continue to clear up the items we’ve been working on and I’ll be quite a bit faster racing.
We tried out this endless ski slope a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. It was the next best thing to being on snow and in one session I felt like I worked out this weird right leg under edging thing I could not put my finger on all winter. ‘Their’ alpine race watches and instructs, it’s very int…
If anyone is looking to improve their skiing skills (or just learn to ski!), I highly recommend reaching out to Kris Buttenberg at Biste Technologies, LLC in Reno! Training on the Biste system was invaluable to Emma, not only as she worked to return to snow from her knee injury, but also to really g…
My wife and I saw the article on Biste in the RGJ. We had plateaued in our skiing ability — basically being stuck at the “Advanced-minus” level for the last several years. We were ready and eager to take it to the next level. We had tried “on the mountain” lessons but were frustrated that in a one-h…
Kris Buttenberg, at Biste Technologies, has invented a truly one-of-a-kind experience in South Reno. It’s as close to skiing as you can get in the heat of a Nevada summer and we are working with him to provide access to SBA athletes over the summer. The machine demands ankle flexion and the activa…
Eric Harlow – Director of Alpine Programs, Sugar Bowl Academy
Kris Buttenberg is a fabulous ski instructor.
He is friendly and professional, and excellent at helping me progress quickly with fun and challenging lesson plans.
He built a wonderful “Biste,” an inclined treadmill that makes it possible to ski and learn faster, even during the off season. I h…
The classes helped immensely!! Kellen and the twins were as good as other kids who had been skiing many more days before them this year, so it was fantastic that they could just dive right in and be at the same level. Exactly what I wanted.
Working with Kris on the ski desk was by far the best ski learning experience I’ve had. He obviously really knows his stuff and is able to communicate it well. Skiing on the deck gave me much more intense practice and with him right there watching, he could see exactly what I was doing when and coul…