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Coaches Crispin and Katie make the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

This morning the official announcement was made that both Pro Ride coaches Crispin Lipscomb and Katie Tsuyuki made it into the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, competing in halfpipe for the Canadian snowboard team.

Campers Pass Snowboard Instructor Exams

A big congratulations to Pro Ride Campers Hanna, Adriaan, Tom and Charlie who all passed their snowboard instructor exams last weekend. Look out everyone these guys are going to make some mean instructors.  

CASI (Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors) is the professional snowboard teaching body in Canada.   Pro Ride runs courses starting from 4 weeks all the way through to 12 weeks for those looking to qualify themselves with level 1, 2 and freestyle certifications.  For more information on programs visit our page on 4-12 week snowboard instructor courses

Camp Report: First Week Off To a Great Start

Pro Ride kicked off its 2013-2014 winter season with a great first week of camp. Campers travelled to Whistler from all over the world creating an awesome 16 person crew, each one of them excited and ready to get started with their Freestyle, Freeride or Instructor training. We all gathered at the Garibaldi Lift Company for welcome drinks at the weekend, giving both campers and coaches a chance to get to know each other and share their passion and experiences of snowboarding.

Blackcomb Opens Today

After Whistler Mountain opening its slopes to guests an astonishing thirteen days early this year, today marks the resort’s official American Thanksgiving opening. Similar to the Whistler Mountain opening day on November 16th, eager skiers and snowboarders lined up in Whistler Village during the early hours of the morning for the opening of the Blackcomb Gondola. With plenty of untouched terrain to be explored on Blackcomb Mountain and promising snow forecasts for the next few days, this Thanksgiving weekend is bound to be another epic season opener!

Whistler Opening Day Report & Video

Its Official, Whistler is now open for the 2013-14 winter season.

Excitement has been in the air the last week with rumours that Whistler would be opening, and on Saturday Nov 16th the mountain opened its slopes an astonishing thirteen days before the official November 28th opening date. Eager skiers and snowboarders set up camp at both the Whistler Village and the Creekside Gondolas to try their luck at catching the first ride to the top. With others joining the queue throughout the early hours of the morning, people stood in line with high spirits, sharing opening day stories and celebratory drinks. One keen bunch of riders went as far as setting up camp in the middle of the line cooking pancakes, bacon and eggs to get ready for their first day.

Whistler Opens Saturday

Due to cool temperatures, impressive snowmaking and natural snowfall Whistler mountain will once again be opening early this year. With the opening day now taking place on Saturday, November 16, Whistler will be opening an astonishing thirteen days in advance of its original American Thanksgiving opening on Thursday, November 28.

Eager skiers and snowboarders will be able to upload from either the Whistler Village Gondola or the Creekside Gondola, and have the option of riding five operating lifts on the Whistler mountain. Park enthusiasts will also be able to make use of a few rail features at the top of Emerald chair.

Coach Duncan 2013 season edit

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A look at head coach Duncan Mainland's season in Whistler, Austria, and Japan.

First Whistler Alpine Snowfall

It's September 22nd and we are seeing our first snowfalls in Whistler up at the Round House and surrounding peaks.  Time to get excited for the winter, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains officially open November 28th 2013.  

Wonder Reels: Lost and Found GoPro

Check out Coach Duncan Mainland, one of the riders featured in the Whistler Blackcombs Wonder Reels "Lost and Found, GoPro Story"  Where lucky to have such and amazing rider and head coach heading up our team of snowboard pros once again this year.  Coach Profile Duncan Mainland 

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A crew in Whistler Blackcomb's Highest Level Nintendo Terrain Park come across a lost Go Pro. They agree it needs to go to Lost & Found, but there's a perfect park session begging to be shot with it first

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