Chancey Bush
Fifth-grader Carlie Searcy, left, pulls Maggie Day on a snowboard to demonstrate practicing balance during a snowboarding class at Bergen Valley Elementary School on Nov. 11.

Students at The Bergens have been snowboarding in the gymnasium.

OK, not real snowboarding, but they have been learning the techniques needed to snowboard, especially balance and agility. They’ve learned how to grab the board when doing tricks and making 180-degree turns.

The snowboard training is coming from this year’s artist-in-residence, a representative from Skate Pass, a Boulder-based company that teaches kids to snowboard and skateboard.