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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

  • Canadian Mark McMorris wins Jackson Hole leg of Natural Selection Tour

    Canadian Mark McMorris has pulled out a win in the 1st legs of the Red Bull Yeti Natural selection Tour.  The womens 1st place went to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott from New Zealand who only earned a last-minute entry via a Wildcard slot 3 weeks prior.  Congrats to both, here are the highlights from the Finals at Jackson Hole.  Next stop Baldface Lodge in Nelson, BC!

     

  • YETI Natural Selection Tour 2021

    Dont miss the Redbull Natural Selection tour, here is the full footage from Day 1 to get you pumped.

    Natural Selection Tour, the first winter sports tour to showcase the world’s top riders from Olympians to big mountain film icons, debuts live, exclusively on Red Bull TV from Jackson Hole today February 9th. These invited riders will be competing in the heats below on some of the planet’s most exciting natural and naturally-enhanced terrain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Baldface Lodge, British Columbia and Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska. Top finishers will go head-to-head in Alaska, where the best men’s and women’s all-mountain freestyle riders will be crowned in late March.

  • 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.