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Built to Ride - British Columbia!

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Built to Ride from British Columbia, the fourth and final installment of the RIDE Snowboards web series!  We're a little biased as it's filmed in our backdoor, but it's our favourite one yet!

It’s no mistake that “B.C.” is synonymous for both British Columbia and Back Country. Ride Snowboarders Beau Bishop, Trevan Salmon and Austin Hironaka packed up their sleds, brought out the snorkels and dropped in on some of the best pow lines of their year. After watching the RIDE crew rip chest deep powder, fluffy pillow lines, and perfect backcountry jumps, we're all itching to get out there for our first powder day this season!

 

Spotlight on Coach Duncan

Undoubted one of the best snowboard coaches in Whistler, Pro Ride’s head coach Duncan Mainland has been working with our team for over 10 years now and as head coach he over sees all the day to day training to ensure campers are progressing, achieving goals and having fun.  Duncan is one of very few CASI level 4 coaches in Whistler and also holds his Park 2, CASI evaluator, NCCP 1, CSF Comp. Dev certifications. 

We asked Duncan a few questions (see below) so you can get to know him and there's a short 2013-14 season edit which sums his skills right up.  For those of you lucky ones coming out to ride with us this winter you’re in for a treat.  

Whistler Opening Saturday 22nd November

Believe the hype! Whistler Mountain is opening ahead of schedule this Saturday thanks to recent snowfall on the peaks, a blast of sub zero temperatures and an expert snowmaking team who have converted over 60 million gallons of water into snow over the past few weeks.

Here at ProRide, we are super excited to welcome our first group of campers on Dec 6th. If you haven’t already, click here to check out all the snowboard programs we offer.

Early Season Shredding on Whistler

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Sub-zero temps and daylight savings have made most of us feel like crawling back into bed to hibernate. But heavy alpine snowfall followed by stellar blue bird skies and crisp mornings meant that pro skier and rider Stan Rey and Mercedes Nicoll had to wake up from their slumber... to go shred Whistler Blackcomb. It's not a dream, winter is here, and Official Opening Day is November 27, 2014.

 

Pre Season Beginner Snowboard Workout

Winter is rapidly approaching, and with it, we are all waiting for - Snow. Arapahoe Basin and Killington are already open for business in the States and the white gold has already started hitting the Alps, and Japan which is great news for our Japan Powder Trip in February.  

Closer to home, Whistler Blackcomb athletes Mark Sollors and Chris Rasman were cutting fresh lines on the Blackcomb Glacier last weekend, where weeks of precipitation have raised hopes of an early opening.

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