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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

  • 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
  • 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.  

  • Spring Freestyle Session

    Join us for a 1 or 2 week Freestyle Park Session this April.  Spring is the perefct time to learn to ride park or for those already exeperinced riders, add some new skills to you bag of tricks.  

    We have camps starting April 1st or April 8th for 1 week or April 1st for 2 weeks.  For those joining us for the 2nd week you i'll also get to exeperince the World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 7th - 16th.   The WSSF is 10 days of non-stop, home-grown Art, music, photography, filmmaking and ski and snowboard competitions. Our 1 or 2 Week Camps program includes Whistler Village Accommodations, Lift tickets, Freestyle training or if you already have accommodations and passes choose our training only program 5 Day Clinics.  For more information please email us at snowboard [at] pro-ride [dot] com or you can Book Now