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Jamal Camp Blog 2014/15 - #1

Taking an extended break from work life, Camper Jamal Abbasi, 32 years from the UK is in Whistler on a 12 Week Snowboard instructcor Course having the trip of a life time and shares a little about his trip on Pro Ride in Whistler. 

December - The first 4 weeks

I caught a first glimpse of what Whistler has to offer back in June with Pro Ride coaches Duncan and Lisa on Summer Camp, I fell for both the place and the crew instantly, and grasped the first opportunity to pack up my life for winter in the mountains.  Now a month into a 12-week camp and Whistler is home.

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!

Camp Christmas Turkey Dinner '14/'15

Our campers were shining both on and off the hill yesterday for our annual Pro Ride Christmas Turkey Dinner Night.

Last night we had a lot of fun as our campers (aka MasterChefs) cooked up the finest Turkey and Ham Christmas Dinner, with all the trimmings, and of course a big pot of mulled wine and a mountain of deserts with berry pavalova and chocolate cake... YUM!

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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