Choose your program »

Progress your riding and build your confidence.
Build your skills with our Freeride & Freestyle camps
Freeride, Freestyle & Instructor. The ultimate snowboard experience.
Backcountry Courses, CASI Level 2 Instructor Training, Summer Camps

You are here

canada

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB Named No. 1 Resort 2014-15

Whistler has again been voted the No. 1 overall best ski resort in North America by rthe annual SKI Magazine Reader’s Poll. The online survey saw 41,000 resort rankings submitted by SKI Magazine readers and ranks the top 50 North American ski resorts in a variety of categories valued by ski and snowboard enthusiasts. In addition to being voted No. 1 in overall ranking, Whistler Blackcomb also received top marks in the terrain variety, off-hill activity and après categories.  What a great town we live in here!

3VTPBJJ9wtU

Campers receive Whistler Blackcomb Snow School Awards

The team at Pro Ride Snowboard Camps would like to say a massive congratulations to Marc Veronese and Raffaella Vaz for being recognized by the Blackcomb Snow School for the amazing instructors they have become over the past year. Raff received the Blackcomb Rookie of the Year award while Marc was awarded Blackcomb Pro of the Year. 

Pro Ride camper blog 8

Camper Sabrina Lynch, 18 years old from a small surf town in Australia is out to kill it in the Canadian Halfpipe and Slope Style competition scene and obtain her CASI Level 2.

The freestyle group had afternoon lessons up on Blackcomb. It had snowed about 20 cm Sunday night, so we went searching for powder and ended up riding the Valley of Death and the other creek bed over near Crystal Chair. There was quite a lot of snow down there, so Duncan, Joel and Adam were jumping off some seriously big cliffs. It was pretty impressive to watch. At the end of the day, Lisa and Duncan said that was probably the first time they had ever taken a pro ride group through the creek beds and not had to pull someone out of a hole, ha-ha, now that’s saying something.

Pro Ride camper blog 7

Camper Sabrina Lynch, 18 years old from a small surf town in Australia is out to kill it in the Canadian Halfpipe and Slope Style competition scene and obtain her CASI Level 2.

That Saturday everyone had a pretty mellow day. In the afternoon I suggested that we all go to the Sk8 Cave and Bounce. The Sk8 Cave is a skateboard shop in Function Junction that has a mini ramp inside. English Joel, Adriaan, Belgium Joel and myself all went for a session at the Sk8 Cave, everyone else went straight to Bounce, we would join them there in about half an hour.

Pro Ride camper blog 6

Camper Sabrina Lynch, 18 years old from a small surf town in Australia is out to kill it in the Canadian Halfpipe and Slope Style competition scene and obtain her CASI Level 2.

Pro Ride camper blog 5

Camper Sabrina Lynch, 18 years old from a small surf town in Australia is out to kill it in the Canadian Halfpipe and Slope Style competition scene and obtain her CASI Level 2.

For the next 3 weeks I will be taking a brake from the park and be focusing on Level 2 training. Lisa is going to be instructing us for the next few weeks. She is a Level 3 instructors and a Level 2 evaluator. For the first few days it was only myself and another girl, also called Lisa from Australia, in our Level 2 group. We really focused on our riding to begin with, learning the 4 different types of turns and which terrain pitch they are best suited to (basic carving, intermediate carving, intermediate sliding turns and advanced sliding turns). On Wednesday we were on whistler and went over to Symphony to work on our intermediate sliding turns. It was such a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the sky was so blue.

Backcountry Snowboarding Whistler

2 Spaces left on the backcountry camp starting March 15th.  

This season at Pro Ride we are be running our first snowboard backcountry specific training camp for those riders looking to start experiencing the Whistler backcountry and advance their already present skill set.

The program will take you through 5 days of backcountry specific coaching with Pro Ride’s top coaches, followed by a 2.5-day AST (avalanche skills training) level 1 course and an earn your turns backcountry day trip. Upon completion of the AST level 1 you will also have the option of going cat boarding, heli boarding or both. 

Pro Ride camper blog 4

Camper Sabrina Lynch, 18 years old from a small surf town in Australia is out to kill it in the Canadian Halfpipe and Slope Style competition scene and obtain her CASI Level 2.

January felt like a pretty short month for me. Early New Years day I got viciously hit with a bad flu. After two hospital trips, some very awful antibiotics and 10 days stuck in bed, I was finally feeling like myself again.

Pro Ride Campers Pass CASI Level 2 Exams

A big congratulations to Pro Ride Campers Lisa Shirlaw, Alison Cohen and Bianca Brewer who all passed their Level 2 CASI snowboard instructor exams this week. The level 2 exam is a big step up from the introductory Level 1 so it's great to see all that hard work and training pay off.  

The CASI Level 2 certification gives campers the skills to teach intermediate to advanced riders snowboard lessons. 

Pro Ride Level 2 training focuses on developing advanced riding skills and learning to analyze and improve your students using a skill-based teaching strategy.  To pass this exam campers must demonstrate a high level of class communication, technical analysis and group management skills to pass.  

Katie Tsuyuki makes it into the Women's Halfpipe Semifinals in Sochi

Pro Ride guest coaches Katie Tsuyuki and Crispin Lipscomb both competed in halfpipe for the Canadian Snowboard Team at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics this week.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - canada