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Worried About Your Carbon Footprint While Riding?

NO NEED, VAIL RESORTS ARE ON IT!

Vail Resorts have announced a long-term deal to power Whistler Blackcomb with Clean Energy. Coupled with an agreement to supply the mountains restaurants with compostable and recycled items.

Meaning you can ride “guilt free”!

Vail Resorts has announced two new initiatives to significantly reduce the company's environmental footprint.

The company has signed a long-term wind energy contract with Lincoln Clean Energy to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 per cent of the company's estimated North American operations by 2020.

Vail Resorts also announced a partnership with Eco-Products to supply all of its North American restaurants with compostable and recycled items, eliminating conventional single-use plastics.

In addition many of the independent restaurants and shops in the village are doing their own thing – We especially like Moguls Coffee House in the village square with their novel compostable “Stirring Sticks”.

Pangea Pod Hotel Partnership

Pro Ride is excited to announce our new partnership with the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler. 

We’ve teamed up with Canada’s first capsule hotel, offering campers the opportunity to stay in the centre of Whistler’s pedestrian village without breaking the bank. All Pro Ride Campers will get 10% off their stay at Pangea!  

Pangea is a hub where guests can meet like-minded riders, enjoy an espresso or craft beer in The Living Room or on The Rooftop Patio, but still have their own personal space at the end of the day.  There’s secure gear storage and wicked fast free WiFi throughout the property.  Pangea is Canada's first ever boutique pod hotel offering a unique concept in a central location.

Campers wishing to stay their entire camp or just a few extra nights before or after in Whistler will benefit from an exclusive discount at the Pangea Pod.

Coach Duncan – Just Chillin

We have no idea how or WHY but on a beautiful day during a Freeride coaching session this is where he ended up!

Spring Level 1 instructor Certification

Looking to become qualified as a snowboard instructor or improve your freeride or freestyle before the season ends?  Join us for any spring 4 week course starting March 3rd 2018.  

Spring Instructor Course

Photo Credit: 
Toshi Kawano

Price: $6550 (subject to 5% gst)
Add Fee: $410 (CASI Level 1 exam for those booking instructor program)
Additional Accomodations: $250 per/week or $750 for full month (Month of April)

Tree Well Safety in Whistler

Whistler is an amazing playground for snowboarders but there are risks to this amazing adventure sport.  The obvious ones are falling and breaking a bone or getting stuck in an avalanche however a tree well or SIS incident is potentially more dangerous.   

Here’s some useful information on tree wells and tips to keep you safe while riding the mountain this season.  

What is a tree well and why can it be dangerous?

A tree well is a void or depression that forms around a tree when snow accumulates around the base, but not under the lower branches or around the tree trunk.  These voids are hidden from view by the tree’s low hanging branches and can get progressively deeper as the snowpack height increases.  Tree wells are dangerous due to snow-immersion suffocation (SIS) 

Freeride Camp Video 2017

Pro Ride Freeride Camps 2017

The Whistler snow season of 2016-17 was one full of powder days, tree riding and cliff dropping. Check out the fun campers had exploring both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

 

Pro Ride Epic Pass Pricing

Use your epic pass on all Pro Ride 2018-19 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

Freestyle Camp Video 2017

Pro Ride Freestyle Camps 2017

Check out the short freetsyle edit from coach Duncan from some of our freestyle camp sessions this season. The snowboard park was once again world class standard with different features and ability levels for every rider.

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

Out of Service Episode 3: Literally

For the final episode of the Out of Service trilogy, Geoff Brown and his friends get back on their sleds and venture into the Whistler backcountry. They are now Literally … Out of Service.

Songs: Toxins by Matin Ritual
Breezy Montana by Sault St Marie

 

Out of Service Episode 3: Literally...


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