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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

  • Save on December Camps & Courses

    Start your season early and take advantage of $400 off all 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 week freeride, freestyle and instructor courses starting Dec 9th 2017 or $150 off any 1 or 2 week camp starting Dec 9th or Dec 16th 2017!

    4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 Week Courses
    December is typically a great month for powder 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 until May 2018.  All  courses include  accommodations, full seasons pass, 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.  Our longer 10 & 12 week courses also include extras such as a snowmobile trip, Mt Baker or Seymour Road Trip and for those looking to become a snowboard instructor, your CASI certifications.  

  • TurboDojo Trailer - Absinthe Films

    TurboDojo is the new Absinthe Film set to hit the screen this fall.  Check out the official trailer.  

    TurboDojoTrailer OFFICIAL

  • Magnetic Trailer - Whistler Blackcomb

    Winter is on the way and so is the new trailer for Magnetic, the first ever full length snowboard and ski movie filmed at a single location snow resort (whistler Blackcomb) to give you a taste of what its like to ride here on camp with us in Whistler.  

    Official Trailer: MAGNETIC - A Whistler Blackcomb Movie [4K]