13 years with SASS

Straight out of high school in Eastern Canada, a young Andrew Burns heeded the call to head west and has come to know and own the backcountry around Whistler like few others in the sport. With so much amazing terrain in his backyard, Burns is luckier than most but feeds his wanderlust with globetrotting escapades guiding and coaching at SASS Argentina in the summers and SASS Japan in the early winters. Burns has, without doubt, the most experience of anyone on snow teaching the art and techniques of building backcountry jumps. He is a natural talent that loves to send and is always willing to pass on the knowledge necessary to take flight. His springs are typically spent in AK filming. He also designed this website. A light-hearted shred, who’s quick to laugh and always down to share a tale over a beer or on the golf course playing with the best putters 2022, Burns is a renaissance man in the truest sense, seeking stoke skating, at the lake, hanging with friends and family – all the while, living a life outdoors.

Burns rides professionally for ZEAL Optics, DDAy Snowboards, FIX Binding Co, MyPakage, DMOS Collective, Salmon Arms, CrabGrab, Duh Bolts and Homeschool.

When asked his approach to living the life he loves, Burns sums it up succinctly: “Every day, I just try and be the best Burns I can be. I like to have fun.”

Follow him on Instagram: @burnshimself


Burns with a stoked crew after a day of building and hitting this jump at SASS Argentina. pc: Ben Girardi


Burns knows how to use deep snow as a landing pad at SASS Japan. pc: Lucas Moore


burns in Argentina
Burns likes to get upsidedown. pc: Ben Girardi