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$400 Off all 4 Week Courses Starting Dec 5th 2015

Start your season early and take advantage of $400 off all 4 week freeride, freestyle and instructor courses starting Dec 5th 2015.   December is typically a great month for snow so why not polish your freeriding, work on your freestyle skills or become certified as a snowboard instructor and once your course is finished your seasons pass is valid to ride all the way through till May 2016.  All 4 week courses include 4 weeks accommodations, full seasons pass, 4 weeks snowboard training, a camper to coach ratio of 4:1, trampolining & foam pit session, video analysis, fresh tracks powder session, backcountry jump day and gym training pass.  

Whistler Opens Thursday

Winter is here with Whistler Mountain officially opening a week early on November 19th 2015.  

With snow falling in the valley as we speak Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have been seeing storm after storm drop white fluffy snow on the peaks for the last 3 weeks.

“Since November 1, we have received 98cm (38.5in) of natural snow as measured at our Pig Alley weather station on Whistler Mountain and we have another 45cm (18in) to 75cm (29.5in) in the forecast at higher elevations over the next few days,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb. “

Whistler expects to have five lifts running, including the Whistler Village Gondola, the Creekside Gondola, Emerald Express, Big Red Express and Franz’s Chair and Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on Nov 26th 2015.  More snow is in the forecast for the next 2 weeks so wax your board and get ready.  

About Whistler Blackcomb

Japan Powder Expedition 2015

Check out the 2015 Powder camp video where Duncan and the crew got waist deep powder lines day after day.    

Spotlight on Coach Tim Russell

Tim Russell is the definition of a gentle giant, he loves nothing more than hand planting and mucking around in the park with friends or slashing through the trees on a powder day. Tim is so stoked on snowboarding; he truly enjoys teaching people and watching the excitement in their face when they land a new trick.

Tim has been part of the Pro Ride family for over 6 years making his knowledge of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountain quite extensive (he knows all the secret spots to get the best powder).
We asked Tim to answer some questions so you can get to know him a little better.

Q. What’s your favorite go-to trick that always puts a smile on your face?
Cab 270 back tail on a box or rail. Method off a side hit. Japan BS180 off a park kicker.

Q. Your favorite all time video part?

Dakine - Essential Gear for your trip

Travelling from resort to resort you need the right luggage and equipment to stand up to the amount of gear you have in tow and nothing does it better than Dakine’s quality products.  With a huge line of products and designs, below are the ones we recommend you can’t afford to travel without.    

Dakine Split Roller 65L

The iconic Split Roller (also available in larger sizes) is an ideal companion for the adventurous life. The split level design and divided pockets allow you to keep your gear organized and separate from your street clothes. The burly handle, urethane wheels, #10 YKK locking zips, and durable fabrics keep all your stuff secure and safe, while you chart the course for the next big adventure.



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