Pro Ride's 2 week backcountry powder camps run in Whistler each season.
The backcountry camp held over 2 weeks will combine Pro Ride's freeride/off-piste snowboard training with the Level 1 AST certification course giving you the skills necessary to venture into the backcountry safely. The camp also includes a day of cat boarding and the option to go backcountry split boarding and heli boarding.
2 Weeks Pro Ride Accommodation.
Full Whistler Blackcomb Seassons Pass
5 Training Sessions with Pro Ride.
Lift Line Priority
Less waiting more riding! Our campers get priority.
1 Full Day of Cat Boarding with Powder Mountain
YVR to Whistler included.
Level 1 AST Certification Course.
Backcountry Split Boarding day with a qualified guide.
Video analysis session & off-hill review.
Including a Pro Ride limited edition hoody & t-shirt.
Wax and Tuning Clinic
Learn how to maintain your snowboard.
Weekly wind-down session at the Cinnamon Bear Pub.
In Resort Rep./Local Hookups
Assistance with Equipment Selection and Store Discounts from Owner of Pro Ride.
The first week starts with 4 days of technical rider development with Pro Rides top coaches. During this time you will work on the skills necessary for you to have a fun and safe experience in the backcountry. Pro Rides coaches take every opportunity to explore the backcountry and are always excited to pass on their knowledge to others. Through coach feed back, and video analysis sessions you will work on technique for safely riding deep powder, trees, chutes, and other terrain encountered in the backcountry.
Following the rider improvement sessions you will be attending a 2 day AST (Avalanche Skills Training) course. The AST course involves a mix of theory and practical skills to teach you basic safety and knowledge for winter backcountry travel. This is the most comprehensive AST - 1 course available in the Whistler area. You will enjoy some fresh turns and learn about: formation of avalanches, factors affecting snow-pack, route finding, safety equipment usage and snow-pack observation and assessment.
After the AST level 1 course you have a day or two free days to ride, relax, or plan some adventures of your own followed by a day of split boarding with a qulaified guide to help you polish your new backcountry skills and a day of cat boarding in the Whistler backcountry. Surrounded by stunning views and fields of untracked snow, there is nothing like reaping the rewards of your efforts.
If cat boarding and exploring the backcountry was your view of heaven then you have the option continue on and explore new areas the next day. If you are looking to cover more terrain on your holiday, you also have the option to add a day of heli boarding or earn your turn hiking the surounding areas of Whistler . On your last day you will join in with the Pro Ride crew for our Friday fun day, where we will go for a short hike, explore a new area, or build a backcountry booter. As always the week winds up in the Whistler village with food, drinks, and many stories.
Thank you again for scheduling this Karen! Had a wonderful time, looking forward to next time :)
USA February 2022
Thank you for everything in the past two weeks, I had a great time.
Australia January 2022
I am glad to have the opportunity to learn (Alex, Tim, Kelsey, Lisa, Ross, and You) who are very patient, knowledgeable
Hong Kong January 2020
On behalf of Emma, Joel and I, we would like to thank you for what was an incredible week in Canada.
Australia January 2020
Thanks again for everything, had a really good two weeks and really eager to spend more time on my board next season.
Brazil January 2020
Romy and I both had a wonderful time and learnt a lot.
USA December 2019
Thank you very much again Karen! Its been an amazing week and really wish i could spend more time here!
Hong Kong December 2019
I want to thank you again for everything - the camp, the people, the coaches and yourself - what an awesome experience
Australia February 2019
I just want to take the time and say thank you. The Japan trip was Awesome had a great time
Australia February 2019
So much thanks to the instructors who coached and had so much fun with along the way
Australia January 2018
Thank you and your team for another fantastic time really enjoyed myself. See you next time.
Australia March 2018
Thank you for organizing the trip, I had an amazing time and will hopefully do it again.
Australia February 2018