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Mt Baker Road Trip 2016

One of the big highlights of all 12 week Pro Ride courses is the Mt Baker Resort Road trip.   Why Mt Baker, this little local ski and snowboard resort located in Washington, USA?   It receives a huge annual snowfall and currently holds the world record for the most snowfall in a season of ~30 meters in 1998-99.   The ski area also host to the largest snowboard race in the world with 240 competitors in its annual Legendary Banked Slalom Race.

Spring Camp & Accomodation Deal

4 weeks accomodation, 5 days freestyle trainning & wssf festival $2995. Spring in Whistler signals the ideal time to progress your park riding, soak in the sun and enjoy the fun and events at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

This April we have designed a program to enjoy what spring riding in Whistler has to offer. The 4 week program starts with one of Pro Ride's 5 Day progressive freestyle clinics, followed by 3 weeks to ride the park and mountain at your own pace. Included are all accoomdations, return transfers from Vancouver international airport, trampoline training session at Bounce Whistler, unlimited lift access for the full 4 weeks, video anlysis session and tickets to wssf pro photopgrapher showdown & 72 hour fim maker showdown.

For more informataion on the events hosted at World Ski and Swnoboard festival visit the wssf website

Whistler Opens Thursday

Winter is here with Whistler Mountain officially opening a week early on November 19th 2015.  

With snow falling in the valley as we speak Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have been seeing storm after storm drop white fluffy snow on the peaks for the last 3 weeks.

“Since November 1, we have received 98cm (38.5in) of natural snow as measured at our Pig Alley weather station on Whistler Mountain and we have another 45cm (18in) to 75cm (29.5in) in the forecast at higher elevations over the next few days,” says Doug MacFarlane, Director of Mountain Operations at Whistler Blackcomb. “

Japan Powder Expedition 2015

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Check out the 2015 Powder camp video where Duncan and the crew got waist deep powder lines day after day.

Spotlight on Coach Tim Russell

Tim Russell is the definition of a gentle giant, he loves nothing more than hand planting and mucking around in the park with friends or slashing through the trees on a powder day. Tim is so stoked on snowboarding; he truly enjoys teaching people and watching the excitement in their face when they land a new trick.

Tim has been part of the Pro Ride family for over 6 years making his knowledge of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountain quite extensive (he knows all the secret spots to get the best powder).
We asked Tim to answer some questions so you can get to know him a little better.

Which Pro Ride Program Should You Choose?

Are you interested in coming to ride at Pro Ride, but just not sure which program you should choose?  We have written up an in-depth explanation of each type of program we offer to help you better understand exactly what it is that we have on offer at Pro Ride.

What is the difference between a clinic, camp and course?

All our 3 major programs provide the same amazing coaching Monday to Friday but are designed to suit every rider whether you are looking for a short program or long term snowboard course with or without accommodations and lift access.

Freeride Snowboard Video 2015

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As the winter approaches check out the footage of our 2015 Freeride Snwoboard Camps here in Whistler.

Spotlight on Coach Alan Gautier

For Pro Ride coach Alan Gautier, there's nothing like a Whistler powder day to get your stoke on.  Alan is one of the most amped riders in Whistler and loves to ride with the crew on what has been named "Friday Funday" camp sessions.  We asked Alan to answer some questions so you can get to know him a little better.  

Q.  If you could change one thing in snowboard design, what would it be?

I'd bring back the good old step-in bindings. Just kidding.

Q.  Describe your first day ever snowboarding?

I was almost 9, I had my skiboot on! I could link my turn half way down my first run, I was hooked!!!

GoSnow App Launched

A huge congrats to Camper Sean Bellerby who just launched an exciting new app for iOS called GoSnow.  

Sunny Park Laps for our Freestyle Campers

With the early arrival of Spring like conditions up on Whistler Blackcomb, our campers have switched up hiking steep lines to hiking the abundance of boxes rails and jumps that are on offer here in the freestyle terrain garden.

Right from the beginner to the advanced camp groups, everyone has been progressing so fast, which is no surprise given the motivation, determination and overall happy and supportive vibe of our crew. We’ve had campers landing their first ever box slides, hitting jumps and hips for the first time and landing clean 180 and 360 spins. Our advanced campers have also stepped it up adding some technical big spins on the jumps, whether they’re spinning backside, frontside or off the toes, to their ever growing bag of tricks.

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