IF3 Has Something New In Store This Year

IF3 Has Something New In Store This Year

IF3 Montreal may not be happening this year, but they have something equally exciting up their sleeve!

IF3 and SBCQ

They’re teaming up wth Salon du Backcountry de Québec on October 22nd to host the premiere of the highly anticipated film ‘Canvas’ the directed by our Evolve Chile Coach Alexi Godbout. Stars of the film JF Houle, Vincent Gagnier, Alex Beaulieu-Marchant will be there to introduce the movie and hang out afterwards, so you already know it’s bound to be a good time!

The film features Stan Rey, JF Houle, Josh Daiek, Vincent Gagnier, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Dean Bercovich, Dana Flahr and Maxim Arsenault. With the support of its sponsors, Salomon, Whistler Blackomb and ForeCast Ski Magazine.

Check out the Facebook page for more info on the event and stay tuned for further announcements!

 

 

Evolve’s: ‘Hit The Slopes’ Playlist

Evolve’s: ‘Hit The Slopes’ Playlist

Winter is coming! Here at Evolve we’ve been preparing for what’s to be the best season yet! To go along with that, we’ve created the ultimate playlist for you to listen to whether you’re on the bus up to camp or for when you hit the slopes. This playlist is a combination of tunes we enjoy, oldies, current hits, and songs from snowboard films. Check it out!

  1. Galantis – Runaway (U & I)
  2. The Knocks – Kiss The Sky feat. Wyclef Jean
  3. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
  4. The Police – Roxanne
  5. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God 
  6. Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly 
  7. Justice – We Are Your Friends 
  8. Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved 
  9. The Naked And Famous – Young Blood 
  10.  Arctic Monkeys – From Ritz To Rubble 
  11. MGMT – Kids 
  12. Of Monsters And Men – Mountain Sound
  13. Bloc Party – Helicopter
  14. Jurassic 5 – Work It Out ft. Dave Matthews Band

See you on the slopes!

 

 

GoPro Announces Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and More!

GoPro Announces Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session and More!

Monday was a HUGE day for GoPro as they held a launch event at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Northern California. CEO Nick Woodman announced two new cameras and a drone to be released by the end of this year. The Hero 5 Black and the Hero 5 Session will both come out October 2nd, while the GoPro Karma Drone will arrive shortly after on October 23rd. In addition to the new hardware, a cloud-based subscription service was also announced to go along with the devices, called GoPro Plus.

Shared highlights of both new cameras include being able to capture 4K video at a max of 30 frames per second, electronic image stabilization, voice control in seven languages and water resistance out of the box up to 33 feet without a housing!

Here’s a few other highlights from what was told at the launch.

Hero 5 Black

  • 12mpx photos
  • 2-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • Can capture RAW photos and Wide Dynamic Range video
GoPro Hero 5 Black will go for $399 USD on October 2
GoPro Hero 5 Black will go for $399 USD on October 2

Hero 5 Session

  • 10mpx photos
  • Same ultra-compact display-less form factor as original Session
  • Offers many of the same features as the HERO 5 Black as noted above
The Hero 5 Session will cost $299 USD
GoPro Hero 5 Session will cost $299 USD

GoPro Karma

The Karma Drone will be available for $799
The GoPro Karma Drone will be available for $799
  • Compact foldable drone that is able to fit inside a backpack
  • Two joysticks and a take-off/land button
  • Built in flip-up touchscreen on the controller
  • Can fly with the new Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session, and Hero 4
  • 3-axis gimbal at the front of the drone that stabilizes the cameras for smooth footage
  • Gimbal can also be removed from the drone for handheld use
  • “Karma Grip” handheld stabilizer that has buttons able to to control the camera’s shutter, modes, and the angle of the gimbal
  • $1099 with Hero 5 Black and $999 with Hero 5 Session

GoPro Plus

This is a definite game changer for GoPro as editing and sharing has never been made easier. This cloud-based subscription service allows the the cameras to automatically back up footage and photos while charging. It will first be released in the United States on October 2nd and will cost $4.99 per month after a free trial. Come January 2017, GoPro Plus will be released in additional markets.

A GoPro Plus subscription also unlocks additional premium benefits:

  • Access to an Expansive Library of Music Soundtracks for Editing
  • 20% off Mounts and Accessories at GoPro.com
  • Exclusive Access to GoPro Apparel
  • Premium Support

What a great day of announcements for GoPro! These would be pretty sweet to use for the upcoming season at our snow camps, wouldn’t they?!

Fresh Gear Out For 2017

Fresh Gear Out For 2017

Looking into buying new gear for Evolve Snow Camps this winter? Here’s a look at some items that hit the market recently.

NOW Limited Edition Wildcat Binding

These limited edition bindings will make you feel like super light and in control. Go get em’ while their hot!

2016/2017 NOW Limited Edition Wildcat Binding
2016/2017 NOW Limited Edition Wildcat Binding

GoPro Seeker Pack

GoPro Seeker Pack with the Integrated camera mounts.
GoPro Seeker Pack with the Integrated camera mounts.

The Go Pro Seeker Pack is able to hold all your GoPro accessories for a day of epic filming.  The pack is weatherproof and scratch-resistant. It is very comfortable and will not give you that bulky feeling carrying it around.

Bataleon’s The One

For the more directional rider, this beauty will make carving lots of fun. This board is considered the best all around snowboard out there and definitely one of Bataleon’s best for the 2016/2017 season.

Bataleon 'The One' 2016/2017
Bataleon ‘The One’ 2016/2017

Giro Contact Goggle

The combination of it’s rad design and comfortable triple-layer, microfleece-lined face foam, anti-fog coating make these goggles a top rated choice for the 2016/2017 season.

2017 Giro Contact Goggle
2017 Giro Contact Goggle

Oakley Mod 3 Snow Helmet

Stay safe on the slopes with this sleek helmet. You’ll never want to take it off!

2016/2017 Oakley Mod 3 Snow Helmet
2016/2017 Oakley Mod 3 Snow Helmet

Burton Ion Snowboard Boots

Great reat for riders wanting maximum board feel and ready to hit the park!

All Black 2016/2017 Burton Ion Snowboard Boot
All Black 2016/2017 Burton Ion Snowboard Boot

Armada ARW 96

A tester described them as “very fun, quick and easy through the turn,”. Built for female skiers wanting to make entire mountain their playground and wanting to spend much of their time on the frontside. Armada is one of the best brands for skiers, its always great to see our sponsors come out with dope gear!

Armada ARW 96 2016/2017 Skis
The Armada ARW 96 2016/2017 Skis come at a reasonable price of $599 USD

Union Contact Pro Orange

Theres so many wicked bindings out that we just had to add another to the list. These pro-approved performance bindings are one of the lightest models in Union’s line.

2016/2017 Union Contact Pro Orange
2016/2017 Union Contact Pro Orange

Full Tilt Drop Kick

Back by popular demand this season, the Full Tilt Drop is here after a year long absence. This freestyle boot will make you feel like a pro at the park.

2017 Full Tilt Drop Kick
2017 Full Tilt Drop Kick

Dakine Split Roller 100L

With three specialized compartments, this Dakine Split Roller has enough space to fit clean clothes, ski boots and even a spot for dirty clothes. This bag or others like it would be great to bring along if you’re travelling with our Evolve Chile program.

The 2016/2017 Dakine Split Roller 100L costs $220
The 2016/2017 Dakine Split Roller 100L costs $220

These are a few of our faves out there right now! Look out for these items and more at your local ski/snowboarding shops. If you’re in the GTA and looking to buy some new gear, go check out our friends at Sanction, Boardsports, Corbetts or The Sign of the Skier. Happy shopping!

What Kind of Snowboarder Are You?

What Kind of Snowboarder Are You?

Although every snowboarder is unique in their own way, we’ve narrowed down five general styles of snowboarding that most people fit into.

1. The Powder Rider

For you, powder days are the days you live for! Some people have boards solely for riding powder because of the slightly different equipment set up. It’s is a good way for boarders to get used to falling without feeling much.

The Powder Rider

2. The Freestyle/Freeriding/Park  J

You like the mountain, but live for the park and/or the backcountry! Rails, jumps, boxes, halfpipes, hidden trails etc are your adrenaline and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Freestyle/Freeriding Junky

3. The Cruiser

You enjoy the groomed slopes and take each trail as it comes. Maybe you’re a cruiser because you’re learning the ropes before hitting the harder stuff, or you just enjoy a simple ride. Most people would be classified as a cruiser when first learning to ride.

The Cruiser

4. The All Around Rider

The all around rider (otherwise known as ‘all-mountain’ rider) loves the mountain (or hills) just as much as the park. This type of rider seeks a board that can ride through most terrain and snow conditions.

The All Around Rider

5. The Alpine Rider

This type of rider has a need for speed and a competitive side. You’re a master at carving and is usually seen jetting down the mountain (or hill) with little to no fear. This form of snowboarding resembles skiing probably more than any other form of snowboarding.

The Alpine Rider

 

Different boards suit different types of riders, therefore you should definitely keep the type of styles in mind when purchasing a snowboard. Here’s a guide that is great to follow when it’s time to buy a snowboard.

At Evolve Snow Camps we provide beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons to riders. Our snowboard lessons focus on every aspect of snowboarding including our specialty, freeriding and freestyle.

What type of snowboarder are YOU? If you don’t think you fit into any of these categories, comment below and let us know your style!