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Karen Crute

Riding Since: 
1995
Coaching Specialities: 
Freeride
Qualifications: 
CASI Level 1, APSI Level 2

Pro Ride Owner Karen Crute learned to ride on her home mountain Mount Buller in Victoria, Australia. She quickly became one of the best female riders in town and started competing in Boardercross. It was during this time that she met future husband Anthony Crute and this high-energy pair eventually settled in Whistler in 1997 to open Pro Ride Snowboard Camps.

Since then Karen has conditnued her love of snowboarding on the coaching side, both for the Roxy Women's Camps and Pro Ride Snowboard Camps. She was also voted 'Privates Instructor of the Year' for Whistler Blackcomb. Her years of experience come through in her coaching, whether you are going big in the park, dropping into steeps and trees or searching for the perfect powder lines, with Karen you might just have the best day ever!

Recent Blog Posts

  • Snowboard Instructor Jobs Club Med Japan

    Attention all qualified level 2 snowboard instructors, Club Med in Hokkaido Japan is recruiting for the 2017-18 snow season.  

    To apply you must meet the follwing requirements
    ● hold an Internationally recognised Snowboard Instructor Qualication
    ● Be eligible for a Japanese WHV or for Sponsorship (details provided upon application)
    ● Have an open mind, passion for people, outgoing and engaging personality, plus a high level of maturity

  • Early Bird Snowboard Course Discounts

    Book early and save on all 2017-18 Pro Ride snowboard Camp Programs.  Its been an amazing season of endless powder snow (over 42 feet) and next season Pro Ride's will be celebrating 20 years of running camps in Whistler.  Join us and save up to $750 off freeride, freestyle and snowboard instructor programs between December 2017 - April 2018.  We are also offering a December Bonus of an extra weeks accommodation at no extra cost to jump start your early season riding.  

  • Pro Ride Epic Pass Pricing

    Use your epic pass on all Pro Ride 2017-18 camps and courses.   If you have an epic pass and plan to come ride with us in Whistler,  we have now orgiansed Epic pass pricing to save you even more on your trip.  Reduced pricing is avaialble on all 1-2 week camps and 4-12 week courses.

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    Photo Credit: 
    Whistler Blackcomb