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Karen Crute

Riding Since: 
1995
Coaching Specialities: 
Freeride
Qualifications: 
CASI Level 1, APSI Level 2

Pro Ride Owner Karen Crute learned to ride on her home mountain Mount Buller in Victoria, Australia. She quickly became one of the best female riders in town and started competing in Boardercross. It was during this time that she met future husband Anthony Crute and this high-energy pair eventually settled in Whistler in 1997 to open Pro Ride Snowboard Camps.

Since then Karen has conditnued her love of snowboarding on the coaching side, both for the Roxy Women's Camps and Pro Ride Snowboard Camps. She was also voted 'Privates Instructor of the Year' for Whistler Blackcomb. Her years of experience come through in her coaching, whether you are going big in the park, dropping into steeps and trees or searching for the perfect powder lines, with Karen you might just have the best day ever!

Recent Blog Posts

  • Pangea Pod Hotel Partnership

    Pro Ride is excited to announce our new partnership with the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler. 

    We’ve teamed up with Canada’s first capsule hotel, offering campers the opportunity to stay in the centre of Whistler’s pedestrian village without breaking the bank. All Pro Ride Campers will get 10% off their stay at Pangea!  

    Pangea is a hub where guests can meet like-minded riders, enjoy an espresso or craft beer in The Living Room or on The Rooftop Patio, but still have their own personal space at the end of the day.  There’s secure gear storage and wicked fast free WiFi throughout the property.  Pangea is Canada's first ever boutique pod hotel offering a unique concept in a central location.

    Campers wishing to stay their entire camp or just a few extra nights before or after in Whistler will benefit from an exclusive discount at the Pangea Pod.

  • Spring Level 1 instructor Certification

    Looking to become qualified as a snowboard instructor or improve your freeride or freestyle before the season ends?  Join us for any spring 4 week course starting March 3rd 2018.  

    Spring Instructor Course

    Photo Credit: 
    Toshi Kawano

    Price: $6550 (subject to 5% gst)
    Add Fee: $410 (CASI Level 1 exam for those booking instructor program)
    Additional Accomodations: $250 per/week or $750 for full month (Month of April)

  • New Lifts Upgrades for Whistler Blackcomb

    Get ready to enjoy more time on the mountain. Vail Resorts has just unveiled an early Christmas gift for all Whistler Blackcomb guests, investing in faster lifts and a new Blackcomb gondola for 2018. The $66-million CAD project will be the heart of Whistler Blackcomb, cutting wait times at the core of each mountain.

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    Whistler Blackcomb Resort Upgrades
    Photo Credit: 
    Justa Jeskova

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