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Hi Karen ,

A special thank you to yourself, Tim and Terra as well as the rest of the team for the free ride week. My time could not have been better with the amazing powder conditions. The team exposed us to back country, knocked out my bad habits significantly improving my technique and self awareness. As a snowboard camp, I recommend pro ride!

 

Omar Biag UK, March 2017

Dear Karen

I'd like to thank you for the time and effort you, Duncan and lance put in to help me progress in my snowboarding, it means a lot to me and I am now confident and able to make the most of my time here in whistler 

Thank you again and best wishes 

Alex Hopper, Australia Feb 2017

Hi Karen! We are back in Vancouver. It was hard to leave Whistler,  we had such a great time. Thank you so much for everything.  ProRide is awesome. All of the coaches are so professional and really really good in teaching so that we could bring our skills up on a higher level!  We definitely will come back! 

Karoline & Ben Germany, Feb 2017
Pro-Ride has put together a great program. The coaches are world class! The attention to detail and the precise feedback I received were key to my improvement. ...My confidence and competence has jumped a few levels. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to experience immersing myself in Whistler with such amazing coaches and also wonderful camp mates. I've made life long friends who are just as passionate. I can't wait to stay longer (did 4 weeks) and get both my Level 1 and 2 CASI certification
Boreth Nep, USA Jan 2017

Hi Karen,

Thank you guys so much for an awesome time while I was over there at Christmas, I really did have an awesome time and am so please with the progress I made.  I see from everyone's social media that everyone's still having a great time, if only I could have stayed longer.

Wishing the whole team a good season (and congratulations to Kelsey)

Helen Read, United Kingdom Jan 2017

I just want to thank you for 2 fantastic weeks in Whistler, it was one of the best ski holidays I have had. The Pro ride team was so professional in everything over my entire stay, you made everything just so easy. The instructors were so professional and I learnt so much in just 2 weeks, special mention to Duncan and Tim, those 2 were fantastic. I will definitely be back again, next time with some friends, I have already told a few of friends back home and they want to do it. Hopefully I can sort out or be back next season.

Enjoy the rest of the season.

Scott Parker, Australia Dec 2016

I just wanted to say I had a great time with you. All the coaches were great, special thanks to Duncan , Tim and Vince. I really learnt a lot and put it all into practice for the 2 weeks with my family.

I have fallen in love with Whistler and can’t imagine any reason why I won’t be back next year. 

Thanks once again!

Tony Jones March 2016, UK

I have to let you know what a wonderful time I've had!  You gave me way more than I bargained for, that's for sure.

I learned that the line between freeride and freestyle is way thinner than I thought it was. I never in my life thought about doing jumps and tricks and I most definitely did not have the courage or mindset to have a go at freestyle terrain. I stuck to my comfort zone on the groomers.  But, somehow, after the first week the coaches (BIG thanks to Duncan, Tim, Terra, Kelsey and Vinnie) had me popping of rollers and small sidehits and week two they had me doing 180s on the slopes and going on my first park laps. Duncan told me: "You're a park kids now"!

So, I had to come back for more. This last week with coaches Duncan and Tim have really pushed my riding to a new level. I'm throwing my self of stuff I never thought I'd have the courage to do - sometimes landing it, sometimes not so I dust of the snow, laugh it off and try again. Getting into that mindset is definitely one of the more valuable things I'm taking home with me.  

So, Karen: thank you so much for this experience. I can't imagine the work goes in to running an operation like Proride but I'm so happy you're doing it! And I'm thoroughly pleased with your smooth organization of everything and the overall quality of the camp. Definitely keep up the good work!

Cheers,

Henriette Holmgaard Jan & March 2016, Denmark

Snowboarding since 12 y.o I always strove to learn as much as i can about this wonderful sport and since a certain point in time i began to find myself drawn especially to the instructive part of it.  My romance with pro-ride started at 2007 and I'm lucky to have found the right place to expend my knowledge beyond what is needed to pass certain exams.

No question left unanswered, no tactic left unexplored. the wonderful instruction stuff did all they could so i could have the best teaching foundation possible. it was that good that i even came back for more!

Now, after passing my level 2 CASI exam in only 4 weeks of training i was able to become a part of the ski & snow school at Grandvalira Andorra, doing what i love the most for a living and a whole lot thanks to Pro-ride.

Thanks for everything!

Tomer Kronberg, Israel Feb 2016

Thanks Karen!
Had a great time here in Whis !
Special thanks to yourself and Duncan and all the other pro ride team. Everything has been sweet!  Looking forward to returning next season.

Stuart Adams Feb 2016, Australia

Thanks Karen! It's been such a pleasure, amazing experience! Thank you for having me at Pro Ride!!

Hope you enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family and pro ride team!!!
 

Eugeniya Mudrich, Dec 2015

I'm gonna be going home a really beat up man......

Duncan and the team have done an excellent job in driving me to the ground. I'm most thankful!

Carlos Rivera December 2015, USA

Just wanna say thanks for being really helpful and awesome, over these past 3 months. I've had the time of my life out here and achieved what I set out to do, which is hugely down to the Pro Ride team, so I would like to ask you to say thanks to everyone on the team for me. This trip was great and will recommend it to anyone I meet for sure, I'm sure I'll be back to Whistler at some point. So thanks again for everything.

Marcus Green March 2015, UK

I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed pro-ride.  With everything I learnt and the enthusiasm from the coaches, especially Lisa, its’ been a long time since I was this excited for an upcoming Aussie season. Thanks again for all your help, it really was a great experience.

Michael Woods Feb 2015, Australia

I just really wanted to say how amazing the 3 weeks with proride was :) I had no idea what to expect with the camp, but was the best decision I have made to come (and stay longer!) I have gained so much more confidence and skills with snowboarding and I cant even explain how obsessed I am with park now :)

The proride team are so amazing! Every day on the mountain I learnt something new and had so much fun! It's such a family environment and was so much fun spending time with you guys and the campers-all such incredible people.   I'll hopefully see you guys again.. as I would love to do another camp! I cannot wait till I can strap in again (especially on my new board!) 

Thanks again for an incredible experience,

Amanda

Amanda Holmes January 2015, Australia

Karen,

I definitely had a great time, your teachers are top notch and always come up with some fun stuff even when the conditions are less than perfect.

Philipp Mueller January 2015, Maui USA

Thanks Karen Proride and the rest of the team for such an amazing week! I've learnt a lot, met a huge bunch of incredibly talented people, and had some belly hugging laughs! until next time

Siggy Sawdon January 2015, Australia

Hi Karen,

Thanks for organizing our trip.  We had a great time.  You’ll likely see us back in a few years.  I hope you have lots of snow for the rest of the season, and very little cold temps.

Blythe

Blythe Mahaney December 2014, Canada

My first camp with Pro Ride was a very great experience.  The coaching given for both freestyle and freeride was outstanding! I consider myself an expert at Big mountain riding , But Duncan was still able to point out a few things that greatly improved my overall riding . He also coached me to better my skills in the park,  Thanks to his great coaching I was able to progress doing spins off Medium to Large and Large to XL features.  Pro Ride is very organized, very friendly, very accommodating and I would recommend them to anyone of all skill levels.

Thanks A lot  

Mitchell Stagg December 2014, Alberta Canada
just a quick email to let you know that I made it down to Vancouver. Thanks again for having me back here. it was a blast! I wish all the pro ride crew a great rest of the year.
 
Josh
Josh Gray December 2014, Canada

THANKS for everything! I had a wonderful time with proride :)  It was better than all expectations. I hope I can come back next year for so long again.

Caren Strote April 2014, Germany

Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the coaches for another great holiday. Despite the best efforts of Heathrow Airport, I thoroughly enjoyed myself - hopefully next year I'll make it there and back without any dramas.
Now all I need to do is devise a way of getting a 4 week trip in, as a fortnight just doesn't seem enough.
 
All the best.
Calum

Calum Spencer March 2014, UK

Hi Karen,

Wanted to let you know that I had a great week riding with Tim and Duncan. Definitely some great coaching, encouragement and confidence building provided by the guys. I was able to hit bigger jumps and park features that I usually wouldn't do if I was by myself. (Mini Hollywood, U-box, pyramid box, battleship box and even onto the dance floor!)

Cheers,

Karim

Karim Michael March 2014, Australia

Big thanks to Karen, Duncan, Tim, Lisa, Alan and other instructors sharing their wisdom and helping to get my riding to the next level! From level 1 instructor to shredding pow in Mt Baker to huckin backies in 7th heaven, truly unforgettable! Cheers to all campers for awesome chillin and riding times, you will be missed. Thank you whistler, hope to make it back next season!

Adriaan De Belder Feb 2014, Belgium

I just want to thank Karen, Duncan, Lisa, Tim and everyone else who helped me have the time of my life in whistler this year! My snowboarding has improved beyond what i thought was possible in an 8 week period, and my confidence just as much!

The people I met this year were amazing, and it is incredible to spend a winter living in the resort with a group of people all with the same passion as myself.

I achieved my CASI level 1, and learnt the ride powder, steeps, trees and park. 

The only regret i have is not booking the 12 week course!

I was extremely hesitant to book this trip before i did, and if you you are having any second thoughts, DON’T. It is the time of your life.

Scott.

Scott Clements Feb 2014, Australia

Thank You to you for organizing this trip for us. It is a wonderful trip and we all learn a lot. All the instructors are very nice and helpful, especially Lisa, she is a wonderful teacher for our "beginners". Just a pity for us that we cannot stay longer. We will definitely come back next season.

Rebecca Chan Jan 2014, Hong Kong

Just want to thank Pro Ride for the last 3 weeks. Awesome riding and meeting everyone, will see you soon.

Travis Brown Jan 2014, Australia

Hi Karen,

I would just like to say a big thank you for organising the camp. Tana had a great time, it was a really good experience for him. He may be back in the future as he hasn’t stopped talking about it since coming home

Warm regards,

Louise 

Louise Starkey Dec 2013, New Zealand

Dear Karen 

Thank you so much for an awesome time. Can't say enough about Pro-Ride. When I returned home I think I literally had Pro-Ride withdrawal (I'm sure the rest of the campers will agree) The coaches were so AWESOME!!! They were so positive, fun, energetic, and had so much knowledge and love for snowboarding. I worked with Lisa for most of camp and she was super. She taught me so much about the physical and mental aspects of snowboarding. I also wanted to thank you for putting together such a wonderful camp. Please pass on my regards to the Pro-Ride family. Thanks again. I hope to be back next season.

Sincerely, 

Jane Uh

Jane Uh Dec 2013, Korea

Thanks to Pro Ride and the coaches for a great time in Whistler. I had great fun and learnt a lot during my time at Pro ride. I will definitely recommend Pro Ride, if you want to improve your snowboarding.    

Best regards 

Theis Pedersen, Denmark

Theis Pedersen March 2013, Denmark

Thank you so much for the incredible experience I had with Pro Ride! I loved every second of my season in Canada, Whistler is such an amazing place. The training and coaches at Pro Ride were of a very high standard, and I feel like I learned more than I ever thought I would be capable of. My Whistler experience was about so much more than snowboarding though... Pro Ride made me feel like part of a 'family' from the first day I arrived in Canada, I met some very interesting people and made some great friends for life. I couldn't recommend it it enough!!!
 

Bianca Brewer Dec 2012, Belgium

Hi Karen & Duncan,

Just a quick email to thank you for arranging the Japan trip and to Duncan for his coaching, guiding and for pushing me over a few drops which I haven't done in a while.

Also thank you to whoever arranged the snow for us. It was an amazing trip - great accommodation and crew,  unbelievable snow - riding powder day and night.

Spent a couple of days exploring Tokyo on the way back without getting too lost, now home and back to work.  Well only for 4 days before my trip to France which I think will be pretty dull in comparison.

David Pearl Japan Trip 2013, UK

Thanks for the experience with pro ride. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Marc Veronese Feb 2103, Australia

"Pro ride camps are without doubt the ultimate snowboard camps. The whole learning experience was both inspirational and fun and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. I will be back next year for sure.  The week was the best snowboarding I've done"

Jon Adams Feb 2013, UK

Pro Ride was probably the best decision I have made in the last few years. Telling everyone I know that they need to ride with you guys. I was at a plateau with my riding where I was losing interest and did not think I would push past it. That problem is well solved now. Even convinced my daughter to hike for powder turns yesterday and she is now hooked (on skis still but we will solve that later).

Kelly Amsbry Feb 2013, USA

Thanks to all the instructors at Pro Ride. My 15yr old son has just completed the Freeride clinic and had the time of his life. I am sure he will be back next year. Thanks for everything

Tom Ryan Feb 2013, UK

Farewell Whistler - the most incredibly beautiful place I have ever been too. We had a wonderful affair despite the black eye. I will miss waking up to the sounds of artillery causing man made avalanches because you are covered with so much fresh powder and subsequently carving you up, seeing adorable little kids in their snow get up and often enviously watching them put my ability to shame, smashing out freestyle tricks in the terrain park, riding your insane terrain (especially at crazy speeds), backcountry jumps day and the amazing coaches from camp who, despite my occasional tantrums and frustrations, encouraged me to keep pushing myself

Rhiannon Malone Jan 2013, Australia

Hi Karen,

I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the week with you guys in Whistler.  I was mostly with Duncan for the week and he was a really cool guy who pushed me to do some things I wouldn't normally do, so while I spent only a week there I came away with something really valuable I think!  You guys also run a very warm and welcoming show that made my first trip to Whistler easy and fun!

I can't wait to get back to Whistler next season!

Thanks again,

Andrew Hough Dec 2012, Australia

Thanks to the amazing coaches of pro ride, i was able in 12 weeks to get all the credentials i need for working in a ski school. 

All the instructors of pro ride give a sence of extreme fun combined with technical riding.

The brio house is not just a place to chill out after a hard day. Thanks to the highly educated residents of the house, that come from all over the world, i was able to lurn history, geogrephy, political sinece ect. Of countries like austrailia, canada, italy, belgium, germany and chile.

I would personaly recomend pro-ride to anybody that likes snowbording, no matter your level of riding. Just do it!

Julian Gidron Dec 2013, Israel

AAA+++ Camp, The best coaches, so much fun and I learnt so much. Great house to live in and really well organised.One of the best experiences of my life. The best way to improve your snowboarding no matter what your level!!

Russell Timmins Feb 2012, Australia

Hi Karen

I wanted to thank you & pro-ride coaches for the greatest time I had in Whistler))) I really enjoyed my stay.  Feb 2012

Marina Vorontsova Feb 2012, Russia

Just a note to say thank you and all the coaches for an amazing two weeks, for your patience on the first day with me, for the level of instruction and the general excellent running of the camp.

I am planning to return for 3 weeks next year, 4 weeks if I am able to save enough.

Barry Scott January 2012, UK

Hello Pro Ride Crew, just sending you a note and say thanks again for taking care of us the week of the 10th when we were in town for the camp. Please give our regards to Duncan, Lisa, and Tim. They were great. I hope that we are able to come back soon, and if we do, I won't complain about being sore; that was weak on my part. :)

Happy New Year and take care!

Brad McGowan Dec 2011, USA

Hi Karen, we just wanted to say Thank You for organising the program for Tom, he's returned home having had  wonderful time, and we're really proud of him having passed his CASI 1 course with such good grades. We appreciate your efforts at such short notice, we were really impressed by your prompt attention and will be happy to pass recommend Pro Ride in future. We're now looking at how to organise his return trip.....

Thank you once again!

Andrew and Frances Rothwell Jan 2012, UK

My riding has improved one hundred percent thanks to you guys, and pro ride has been in the back of my mind, especially when I get a really good shred on.

Gabi Szinegh 2011, Canada

A quick note to say thanks for the last 2 weeks of Pro Ride. 

Coaching by the instructors was the best I have ever received. The individuals chosen to represent the sport including Duncan, Lisa, Tim and Neil among others, not only are highly skilled in the art but have a high personal standard also, the best i've ever encountered in the sport in a teacher/ student capacity.

I'm still trying to wipe the smile off me face and did not want to leave one bit.I thought i liked the sport plenty, but its taken on a whole new perspective now. If only i had undertaken Pro Ride sooner. 

Cant wait for round 2

Carl Eather Dec 2011, Australia

If it weren't for the expert level of tuition and constant feedback on my progress at the 12 week camp I attended, then there is no way (in my opinion) I would of attained both my level 1 and 2 CASI certifications. I am very grateful to Pro Ride.

Mark Shurville, England

Thank you all for everything during my training this year. I am a completely different rider thanks to you guys. I would have never imagined the progress I made because of the Pro Ride coaching staff. Thank you guys.

Anthony Rizzo, USA

Thanks for an awesome time in Canada, I've learned more this year than all my years combined and I've had the time of my life.

Keep up the great camp, it was a blast being there and learning new stuff + I've had so many friends that want me to teach them to snowboard now, so I will have a lot more friends to go snowboarding with all thanks to you :)

Couldn't have done it without you and your awesome camp!

Bjorn Key, Denmark

After training and playing hard with the Pro Ride coaches my riding improved 200%. The training gave me confidence to try new skills that would have taken years to develop on my own. I will definitely be back.

Martinique Deveroux, USA

Pro-Ride is an awesome concept, without doubt the best way I have found to improve my riding, and great value too. I can't recommend you highly
enough and hope to come back again some time in the future.

Dan Hayden Australia

I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thanks for the time I spent with pro-ride. I had an amazing time and hope to be able to come out again next season. I learnt so much and hope to be able to put it all into practice again when I go to Europe at the end of this season.

Jemma Chapman, UK

I wanted to thank you guys for everything you've done for me with Pro Ride and out of Pro Ride. Looking back on old pictures and videos througout the season...I have seen a massive amount of progression with my riding and it was only over a span of the 4 week program and 3 months of riding! It feels damn good....you and the coaches have pushed me towards everything I have wanted to do in snowboarding and I know I will never find a group of people or a camp like the Pro-Ride crew. Thanks again!

Andrea Clark, USA

I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to thank you for the time i spent with you guys - I had a really good time and learnt loads, the people and the coaches were so fun to ride with and I'm definitely going to try and come back out next season.

Stewart Moore, Hong Kong

This is just a quick message to say thanks for making our holiday exceptional we have progressed further in the 8 days with you guys than we have over 20 days of lessons in europe over the past 3 years

John and Vanessa Evans, Australia and UK

I just wanted to thank you for everything throughout my time at Whistler i know i only did a week program but i never thought i could learn so much in that time.

Jessica Anders, Australia

We had incredible moments in Whistler along with the Pro-Ride crew. We enjoyed so much all the time spent with the Pro-Ride staff.

It was simply amazing!! We came in from an awfull start for our trip but things came back into place once we began the clinic. Everything was lovely from start to end!!

Personally, I had more contact with Lance, Alan, Dave and Luke. All of them are great coaches and fun to hang out with!

I would like to forward my special thanks to Lisa, who had the patience to break down my video analysis. I can't stress enough what she did to my riding!! I have been practicing every single day all the aspects she called my attention to!! It has made an amazing difference! All my friends in Snowmass told me how I had changed my style and progressed my riding! This with just one week riding with you guys!!

Mauro and Paola Andrade, Brazil

Just a quick email to thank you for the 5 weeks of clinics I spent with Pro-Ride this year. You really improved my confidence riding the steeps, trees & I maybe even starting to enjoy the drops - the local snowdome is going to seem very flat over the summer. I look forward to next season & hope to be back in Whistler with Pro-Ride again.

Dave Pearl, UK