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Pro Ride's Newest CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instrucutors

Congratulations to Pro Ride Snowboard campers Scott and Sabrina who succesfully trained and passed thie level 1 CASI exam last week. 

CASI stands for The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors and was formed in 1994 and is the professional snowboard teaching body in Canada. 

CASI's Mission Statement is “To promote the sport of snowboarding, snowboard instruction and the profession of snowboard teaching in Canada by training and certifying snowboard instructors to ensure that a national standard of safe and efficient snowboard instruction is maintained.”

Paul wins the Heli boarding prize in Whistler at GLC

Great night out at the GLC watching the Fire and Ice Show, Camper paul won the heli boarding prize draw. 

Whistler heli skiing operates beyond the ski lifts of Whistler and Blackcomb and is the ultimate high-alpine experience. Carve through untracked powder, endless terrain and breath-taking scenery.

With hundreds of ski runs, there is a tremendous variety of slopes to accommodate all levels of skiers and boarders from intermediate to expert. The skiing varies from wide-open glaciers to beautiful gladed tree runs.

Backcountry Snowboard Jump Day 2013

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Katie Tsuyuki found halfpipe in Whislter, B.C.

Katie Tsuyuki’s life spun 180 degrees during a year off school when she found a halfpipe in Whislter, B.C.

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Whistler Snow Report - The Season so Far

After a slow start to November we can safely say that winter is well and truly arrived and we will be having a very white Christmas throughout the Whistler Blackcomb valley.

The snow has been falling constantly for the last 7 days and we have seen an epic 74cm in the last 48 hours. The base on mid-mountain is now over 2 meters and we have already had over 5 meters of snow fall with plenty more forecast for the next week. All runs are open with ski outs possible to the valley in Creekside, Whistler Village and Blackcomb base. Out of bounds runs like the infamous Kyber Pass are filled in and there are plenty of fresh lines to be had if you know where to go!

Whistler Blackcomb's Wonder Reels: Episode 4 and 5

Here are two more episodes from Whistler Blackcomb's: The Wonder Reels.

This seven part series done my Switchback Entertainment and Sherpas Cinemas explores the mountain through the eyes of the people who make Whistler so awesome.
 

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The Crossing

Pow for day 1

Today we hit the hill with our first campers of the season. We were greeted with 22cm of new snow, on top of the 38cm from the day before. Everyone came out of the gate swinging, and at some stages wading out of all the new snow. In the end everyone came away from the day stoked, ready to push it, and learn more tomorrow.


Julian, Gillian, and Raf stoked on all the pow in the trees.


Roy reaching for a grab on day one.

Snowboard Tip of the week - 5 must do's for your 1st day of snowboarding this season

After a long summer there are a few things you can do to make your first day back snowboarding up the mountain more sucessful.  Here are a few simple tips the Pro Ride coaches do before their first day back on the hill.    

  1. Make sure to tighten all your snowboard hardware /screws
  2. Freshly wax your snowboard and tune your edges
  3. Wear your boots for an hour the night before to re-shapen your boots
  4. Warm up and stretch before and after you ride
  5. Take it easy on the 1st day, its a long season.

The Freeride crew neck deep.

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