With our Candian border officially opening this week we are pleased to announce that all clinics, camps and courses will run as scheduled for this 2021-22 winter season. Space will be limted so send us an email if you are looking to travel out and ride with us.
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.
Although camp will look a little different this season Pro Ride is open and looking to run up to 8 weeks of programs based on demand during the months of January and February 2021. International Borders are currently still closed however we are monitoring the situation week by week and happy to welcome international campers as soon as travel resumes.
If you do plan to join us this season we ask that you email us at snowboard [at] pro-ride [dot] com and let us know if you are travelling domestically within Canada or from another country and then we will send more information on availability and accommodation options. Our revised dates for the season are available on our website
Vail Resorts have announced a long-term deal to power Whistler Blackcomb with Clean Energy. Coupled with an agreement to supply the mountains restaurants with compostable and recycled items.
Meaning you can ride “guilt free”!
Vail Resorts has announced two new initiatives to significantly reduce the company's environmental footprint.
The company has signed a long-term wind energy contract with Lincoln Clean Energy to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 per cent of the company's estimated North American operations by 2020.
Vail Resorts also announced a partnership with Eco-Products to supply all of its North American restaurants with compostable and recycled items, eliminating conventional single-use plastics.
In addition many of the independent restaurants and shops in the village are doing their own thing – We especially like Moguls Coffee House in the village square with their novel compostable “Stirring Sticks”.
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.
Whistler is an amazing playground for snowboarders but there are risks to this amazing adventure sport. The obvious ones are falling and breaking a bone or getting stuck in an avalanche however a tree well or SIS incident is potentially more dangerous.
Here’s some useful tree well safety tips to keep you safe while riding the mountain this season.
What is a tree well and why can it be dangerous?
A tree well is a void or depression that forms around a tree when snow accumulates around the base, but not under the lower branches or around the tree trunk. These voids are hidden from view by the tree’s low hanging branches and can get progressively deeper as the snowpack height increases. Tree wells are dangerous due to snow-immersion suffocation (SIS)