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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

  • Pro Ride Camps Confirmed Jan 2021

    Pro Ride is excited to announce we have camps confirmed and running in January 2021.  Programs will be a little modified this season but we have both a freeride and freestyle session running each week in January with limited camp spaces so if youd like to join us please send an email to snowboard [at] pro-ride [dot] com for more information. 

     

  • Vans Snowboarding: Evergreen Movie

    Vans Snow movie, EVERGREEN is a culmination of the last three Snow projects. Tanner Pendleton’s goal is to merge each previous film’s style into a brand new vision by taking the drive of Landline. and mixing it with the spontaneous and lighthearted nature of Together Forever and Lovely Day for an uplifting tour de force. EVERGREEN. focuses on key riders to deliver top notch snowboarding, and most importantly it highlights the friendships, community, and comradery that is unique to the Vans crew.

    Vans Snow Team Members: Pat Moore, Mark Landvik, Hana Beaman, Jamie Lynn, Arthur Longo, Cheryl Maas, Markus Keller, Wolle Nyvelt, Phil Jacques, Darrell Mathes, Jake Kuzyk, Zac Marben, Dan Liedahl, Dillon Ojo, Mike Ravelson, Blake Paul, Mary Rand, Bryan Iguchi, Cole Navin, Sam Taxwood

  • SCANDALNAVIANS 2 - FULL MOVIE

    Scandalnavians and Monster Energy presents a snowboarding full feature movie featuring some of our favorite riders from Scandinavia.

    SCANDALNAVIANS 2 - FULL MOVIE

    Riders:

    Sweden: Sven Thorgren, Nisse Arvidsson, Johan Nordhag, Ludvig Billtoft
    Norway: Alek Østereng, Fridtjof "Fridge" Tischendorf, Len Roald Jørgensen
    Finland: Antti Jussila Iceland: Halldor Helgason, Eiki Helgason

    Sponsors: Airblaster, Horsefeathers, K2, Lobster, Nitro, Rip Curl, Rome, Salomon, Vans.

    100% Scandinavian Soundtrack: