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Freestyle Snowboarding 2015

freestyle 2015

Our 2015 Freestyle video is here.  

 

 

 

Spotlight on Coach Lisa Corcoran

This month's spotlight is on Lisa Corcoran, Pro Ride Coach and owner of Treeline Summer Camps.  Lisa has been riding with Pro Ride for 8 years now and is a super fun and not to forget amazing all-around female rider.  With qualifications including CASI Level 3 & Park instructor, Level 1, 2 & Park Evaluator, CSF Comp-Dev Coach, NCCP B and AST 1, we are lucky to have her on the team.  

As Lisa gears up to a busy summer riding and coaching on the glacier we got together with her for a little Q & A.  

Q.  Who and what inspired you to start snowboarding?

End of Season '14 / '15

Wow, what an end to our '14 / '15 season here in Whistler for the Pro Ride family of campers.

Backcountry Snowboard Whistler

Backcountry Camp Blog March 2015

Winter returned just in time for this year’s Pro Ride backcountry camp 2015. March typically ranks 2nd for having the largest average monthly snowfalls over our surrounding mountains and even in a somewhat lackluster winter for snowfall, March did not disappoint. Storms from the north accumulated 123cm of fresh snow, significantly more than both January and February levels. With powder days in short supply this winter, our backcountry camp kicked off at the best possible time with amazing conditions up in the Alpine.

February First Tracks 2015

With a 6.30am roll-call for our eager campers last sunday, we were first in queue for Whistler's famous First Tracks Experience. The lure of watching the sun rise over on top of Whistler, a buffet breakfast and VIP fresh tracks across the hill had our group more stoked than usual - if that's even possible.

By 7.30am we were out of the gondola and feasting on plates of bacon, sausages, eggs, potatoes, french toast, fruit, granola, and muffins. Most of us enjoyed second plates, honestly you'd think we'd never seen food before such was our delight, the fruit loops in particular being a huge hit.

Epic Snowmobiling day trip for Pro Ride Campers!

The hugely anticipated snowmobiling day trip went down yesterday for our longstay campers, as they ripped around Whistler's beautiful surrounding mountains with our tour guides The Adventure Group based out in Cougar Mountain. Snowmobiling has to be up there as one of the most thrilling activities to experience and it certainly got the adrenaline pumping for our campers yesterday, wizzing around on the scenic cat tracks. Cougar mountain, famous for its diverse terrain, never dissapoints, even in a season like this where the snowfall has been below par. Thanks to our expert guides, our campers were quickly brought up to speed in learning how to maneouvre their snowmobiles, body positioning, turn smoothly and control their speed. 

By the afternoon our crew were riding around like pro's, xgames 2015 snowmobiling longjump here we come?!!

Jamal and his new whip!

"Steep and Deep" - Fresh snow this Week!

Powder hikes, steeps, deep tree runs and sunny park laps were the call of duty this week for our January campers. All thanks to the storm that rolled in last weekend, we were gifted with another 50cm of fresh snow. We couldn't hide the smiles... no matter how much our legs were burning!

100% Pass Rate for CASI Level 1 Exams

Top Honours for the awesome Pro Ride Campers who all passed their CASI Level 1 Exam with distinction at the weekend! Big Congratulations Mitra, Jamal, Calum, Shona and Harley, what a great way to start 2015. The Pro Ride Team are all very proud of you guys!



Campers were rewarded with a pow day yesterday as Whistler Blackcomb got hit with almost 30cm of fresh snow in 48 hours. Thanks Prior Snowboards for making it that extra bit special by supplying the crew with boards to test out for the day. Now onwards and upwards as Level 2 training starts this week.

Trampolining and Prior Snowboard Factory Tour

Our campers had a fun filled evening last week with an energetic trampolining session followed by a guided tour of Whistler's own Prior snowboards factory.

Whistler Bounce Academy hosted our campers in a one of a kind indoor trampoline park, allowing them to really dial in their air awareness, and get inverted with ease! Bounce Academy's olypmic string bed trampolines and foam pits are the easiest way for our campers to grow more confident being in the air and it sure beats the gym for a fun place to work on flexibility! Our head coach Duncan showed us all just how he's able to spin off those backcountry jumps, core strength and flexibilty. We can't wait to go back for our next session!

First Camp Report of the Season!

Wow, what a great week of riding for the first 15 Pro Ride Campers of the 2014-2015 season! This all-star bunch of trainee instructors, freeride and freestyle riders really shined through the sometimes challenging and gusty weather conditions early in the week.

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