The BEST Skis & Snowboards for Kids in 2021

The best snow gear for the new year!

Are your kids learning how to ski or snowboard this winter? READ THIS FIRST! We’ve put together a list of the best skis & snowboards for kids in 2021. Each of these skis and snowboards are high quality and awesome for learning! Also, CLICK HERE for a list of awesome local ski & snowboard shops in the GTA!

2021 Armada Kirti Bantam Jr. Skis

Your little one isn’t slowing down, so they need skis that will keep up. The Armada Kirti combines an all new geometry, durable construction, short turn radius and a turned-up tail for smiles from the rope tow to the summit chair.

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Best Skis 2021 - Armada Kirti

2021 Armada Bantam Jr. Skis

Make those first turns count with the Armada Bantam. Featuring an all new geometry, durable construction, and a tight turn radius, the Bantam has all the tools your little buddy needs to turn a good day into the best day ever.

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Best Skis 2021 - Armada Jr. C5

2020 Armada Bantam Jr. Skis

Make those first turns count with the Armada Bantam. Featuring an all new geometry, durable, solid construction and a tight turn radius, the Bantam has all the tools your little buddy needs to turn a good day into the best day ever.  

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Best Skis 2021 - Armada 2020 Bantam Jr.

 

2021 Lib Tech T.Ripper C2 Jr. Snowboard

Designed in Jackson to take on the world. The T.Ripper is a scaled down and fine tuned version of Travis’ X-Games and AK line proven T.Rice Pro. In the park, carving the hardpack or blasting the pow this board will lift you to new levels of performance and never let you down.

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Best Snowboards 2021 - Lib Tech T Ripper

2021 Lib Tech  Dynasword C3 Jr. Snowboard

This board redefines premium performance, and is best for an experienced snowboarder ready to learn some tricks. Jamie Anderson’s new pro board will make you feel confident when pushing progression at the highest level. Jamie relies on the stability of C3 and precision of Magne-Traction® when riding big park lines. Bio Beans top sheets, fast growing, sustainably harvested wood cores, and water based ink sublimation all add up to a board that is as pro-earth as it is pro-performance.

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Best Snowboards 2021 - Lib Tech Dynasword C3 Jr

2021 Burton After School Special Jr. Snowboard

Better than watching hours of cartoons or playing videogames, the Burton After School Special makes learning a cinch with super soft, parent-friendly bindings and a saucer-like snowboard that teaches balance and board control. With the fully adjustable bindings pre-mounted in a beginner-friendly stance, simply grab the board and go. It doesn’t get any easier than this. 

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Still not finding what you’re looking for? E-mail us at info@evolvecamps.com with your questions regarding gear for camp and we’ll be happy to help point you in the right direction.

Learn to Ski This Winter at Evolve Camps!

Kids Ski Lessons in Toronto & GTA 

Do you live in Toronto or the GTA? Looking for ski lessons for your kids this winter? We’ve got you covered! Learn to ski at Evolve Camps this winter, Canada’s epicenter of action sports camps. 

 

Learn to Ski At Evolve Camps

*CLICK HERE to learn more about our COVID-19 policies, and how we’ve adapted.

Evolve Snow Camps specializes in ski lessons, camps and coaching programs. Our programs run on Saturdays in January, February, and March. Programs include busing from various locations in Toronto, York Region, Mississauga, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Barrie. We run our camps at the largest family-owned ski resort in Southern Ontario – Mount St. Louis-Moonstone (MSLM).

Lessons from Beginner to Advanced 

Evolve gives young skiers of all skill levels the opportunity to grow and train with Ontario’s best ski instructors. Our program operates for 8 weeks because our belief is that the best way to develop your skiing skills is through repetition.

Over the course of the 8-week program, our campers are placed in a group based on skill level, age and, in some cases, gender. We prefer to keep campers with the same coach for the duration of the winter where possible. However, we also move some campers to different groups as their skill level evolves over the course of the season.

Freestyle Ski Program 

For more advanced skiers, we provide the opportunity to join the freestyle program. This is where skiers learn freestyle techniques – from basic terrain park fundamentals to fine tuning the most technical tricks. Evolve Snow Camps coaches and staff work as a team to create a safe and fun experience for everyone involved.

 

Sound perfect for your little skier? CLICK HERE to learn more about Evolve Snow Camps, or CLICK HERE to register for camp today!

 

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SKI LESSONS AT EVOLVE CAMPS! 

 

Please e-mail info@evolvecamps.com with any questions regarding Snow Camps 2021, or register@evolvecamps.com for help registering your child.

Your Guide to Buying Kids Skis & Snowboards in Toronto/GTA

Buying your kids skis or snowboards this year?

Read this first! 

Buying local is always better when it comes to purchasing action sports equipment. This is because the person running your local shop is guaranteed to have a wealth of experience, knowledge of your sport, and will always have the best products on hand. As well, local shops often offer equipment exchange or buy back programs,

During these times, local business have adapted how you can shop safely with them. Here’s a list of local business who will be happy to help set you up for snow camps this year.

The Sign Toronto

The Sign Toronto is a family owned business dedicated  to their long tradition of quality customer care. They carry the best brands in winter sports, and work hands-on with each partner to ensure each item we carry is the highest quality and fit. Their team members are all trained to answer questions accurately about every brand they carry, so they can find the right solution for you.

Location: Midtown Toronto
Address: 2794 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2J2
Phone Number: (416) 488-2118

Ski or Snowboard?: Ski

The Sign Toronto Buying Guide

Website: thesigntoronto.com

*Beginning Monday, November 23, The Sign Toronto will still be open for business with a series of accommodations to meet all your equipment and clothing needs. Please call or email thesigntoronto@gmail.com with questions and to book a personal appointment.

BOARDSPORTS 

Location: East York
Address: 105 Vanderhoof Ave, East York, ON M4G 2H7
Phone Number: (416) 485-9463

BOARDSPORTS is Toronto’s premiere board sports supply shop.  The staff at Boardsports are always excited to get people out riding, and want to make sure you’re safe and comfortable doing it. You can conveniently shop for kids snow gear online on BOARDSPORTS’ website, and call the store if you need assistance. They ship items Canada-wide, and within the continental United States. They also offer Free Canada Post Expedited Shipping on orders over $99.99 within Canada! In their snow section, you can find kids gear underneath the gender category, labeled as “youth”. There are SO many awesome deals going on right now at BOARDSPORTS, head on over to their website to check it all out!

Ski or Snowboard?: Snowboard

Website: boardsports.ca

*Beginning Monday, November 23rd: To help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and in accordance with Ontario Provincial Government Lockdown Regulations, the store is temporarily closed to the public. The tentative reopening date is Monday December 21st. As usual, orders can be placed (and paid for) online or over the phone. Orders will ship, or curbside pickup (at our backdoor) is available during store hours. We process online orders for curbside pickup very fast (typically within 1 hour).

Sanction Skate & Snow 

Location: Thornhill
Address: 330 Steeles Ave W unit a1, Thornhill, ON L4J 6W9
Phone Number: (905) 738-8644

Sanction is proudly Canadian. Independently owned and operated by people who love skateboarding and snowboarding. Since 2008 Sanction has worked tirelessly to provide the very best customer service, selection and experience to customers. Their staff will be stoked to get your kids on a board!

Ski or Snowboard?: Snowboard

Website: sanctionsnow.com

Station Ski & Ride

Location: Markham
Address: 227 Main St N, Markham, ON L3P 1Y6
Phone Number: (905) 471-7547

Station Ski & Ride is your local world class source for all things Ski, Snowboard & Clothing during the Winter season. They pride themselves on product knowledge and quality, and on providing exceptional customer service and expert support. Station Ski & Ride staff has over 25 years in the Ski industry and the whole team has a passion for Winter Sport.

Ski or Snowboard?: Both!

Website: stationskiandride.com

Corbett’s

Location: Oakville
Address: 120 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON L6K 2E7
Phone Number: (905) 845-1561

Corbett’s Ski & Snowboard is an incredible Oakville storefront and online retailer offering a remarkable selection of kids skis & snowboards, and so much more. They also offers a junior exchange program, giving you an affordable way to let your children’s winter equipment keep up with their growing skills. Corbett’s has listed their new health and safety policies here on their website, in order for you to prepare for an in-person visit for sizing. Otherwise, buying your new snow gear is super easy on their amazing, user-friendly website. 

Ski or Snowboard?: Both!

Website: corbetts.com

Gates & Boards

Location: Barrie
Address: 580 Bayfield St, Barrie, ON L4M 5A3
Phone Number:  (705) 721-4653

Gates and Boards is a family owned and operated independent ski and snowboard shop, located in Barrie, Ontario. They are recognized as an industry leader, offering the latest world-class ski and snowboard products and expert customer service for over 20 years. The staff at gates & board would love to assist you with all your ski, snowboard and winter lifestyle needs. They also offer a junior equipment 1/2 back program.

Ski or Snowboard?: Both!

Gates Barrie Buying

Website: gatesandboards.com

 

We wish you all the best in gearing up for snow camps. If you ever need more guidance with buying new gear, don’t hesitate to reach out to info@evolvecamps.com and we will be happy to help point you in the right direction. 

Looking for Kids Winter Programming in 2021?

Evolve Snow Camps 2021

Yep, that’s right. 2021 is just around the corner. And with winter approaching, your kids can get stoked for snow camps!

Evolve is the ultimate place to look for winter programming for kids ages 6-15. We offer freestyle, park, team and March break programs for both skiing and snowboarding. Our programs run on Saturdays in January, February, and March at the largest family-owned ski resort in Southern Ontario – Mount St. Louis-Moonstone (MSLM).

Let’s make 2021 a healthy and awesome year. Whether your kids will be learning a new skill or honing their craft, hitting the slopes will be a great way to stay ahead of the winter blues. 

How do your kids want to Evolve in the new year?

My Kids Want to Ski this Winter!

Are your kids new to skiing or just starting out? Evolve provides skiers of every skill level the opportunity to improve and train with Ontario’s best instructors. Click here to learn more about Evolve’s ski lessons.

Are your kids seasoned skiers looking to land their next trick? Evolve also provides more advanced skiers the opportunity to learn freestyle techniques – from basic terrain park fundamentals to fine tuning the most technical tricks. Click here to learn more about Evolve’s freestyle skiing programs.

Evolve Ski Lessons 2021

 

My Kids Want to Snowboard this Winter! 

Are your kids new to snowboarding or just starting out? Evolve provides snowboarders of every skill level the opportunity to improve and train with Ontario’s best instructors. Click here to learn more about Evolve’s snowboard lessons.

Are your kids seasoned snowboarders looking to land their next trick? Evolve also provides more advanced snowboarders the opportunity to learn freestyle techniques – from basic terrain park fundamentals to fine tuning the most technical tricks. Click here to learn more about Evolve’s freestyle snowboarding programs.

Evolve Snowboard 2021

 

Evolve Snow Camps coaches and staff work as a team to create a friendly and fun experience for everyone involved.

How Do My Kids Get to the Hill?

Our programs include busing from various locations in Toronto, York Region, Mississauga, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Barrie. However, you may also drop off and pick up your children before and after camp at MSLM, by signing them in and out with us. Please visit our FAQ for more information regarding busing. 

Evolve Bus 2021

COVID-19 Policies & Safety Precautions

We’ve adapted our procedures to ensure the safest possible camp experience for everyone. Please read about it here to stay informed.

 

Evolve Snow Camps COVID-19 Policies

Evolve Snow Camps COVID-19 Policies

(Updated: 30 September 2020)

Masked Evolve Skier

General

  • Campers to wait in the car until the bus arrives at their stop
  • Participants should not be in close contact or mingling with other skiers/riders on the hill or in chalet who are not part of the Evolve Camp
  • Protocols are in place to notify the parents/guardians if the camp participant begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 while in camp, including the need for immediate pick-up and an area to isolate the camp participant until pick-up
  • Parent/Guardian should be available during the day (Evolve requires at least two emergency contact numbers per camper)
  • Staff to be trained on all COVID procedures with written instructions as backup
  • Label all backpacks, lunch bags and equipment

Waivers

  • Waiver signed by parents stating that participant has no symptoms, or been in contact with someone with symptoms (A Google Form needs to be completed prior to every weekend)
  • Instructors to sign above waiver, and complete Google Form prior to every day of camp

Bus

  • Bus to be sanitized (by driver) in the morning before starting the pickups (arm rests, grab handles, seat reclining levers, seat belts, toilet area)
  • Campers to stow their own skis or boards under the bus
  • Bus monitor/Driver to provide hand sanitizer on embarking
  • Mask to be worn by all campers (and bus monitor) while on the bus
  • Toilet on bus not available, except for emergencies
  • No sharing of headphones, tablets, phones, food or drink
  • Bus monitor/Driver to provide hand sanitizer when disembarking
  • Campers to retrieve own skis or board from under the bus
  • Bus to be sanitized (by driver) during the day, before campers return
  • Same process on the return journey
  • Bus sanitized at end of day

Masks

(Cotton, microfiber or fleece neck gaiter, balaclava, non-surgical face covering, and medical masks are ALL okay. Ski masks with opening/vents for mouth and/or nose are NOT acceptable.)

  • Bus monitor to wear mask when checking campers onto the bus, and for the entire journey
  • All campers on bus wear mask for entire journey
  • Instructors to wear face coverings when addressing the group as a whole, and when working closely with participants
  • Participants to bring their own masks
  • Participants keep 6 foot distance when gathered in group
  • Masks recommended when group is gathered together for instructions
  • Mask mandatory when waiting in lift line and when riding chairlifts
  • Masks not required when skiing/riding
  • Masks required when entering the chalet for lunch, or when using washrooms
  • Suggested to bring an extra (dry) mask for the drive home or if one goes missing on the hill

Equipment / Personal Belongings

  • Personal belongings (backpacks, lunch bags) brought to camp will be kept in a designated area, and should not be handled by the instructors or by any other participant
  • Camp participants should bring all their own equipment (sunblock, hand warmers, etc.), and this should not be shared with others
  • No shared equipment
  • No sharing of water bottles, snacks or lunch

Lunch & Snacks

  • Lunch will be staggered throughout the day to reduce crowding in the chalet
  • Each group will be allocated a time and area for lunch
  • Groups should stick together during lunch, and not mix with other groups or non-Evolve skiers/riders
  • Instructor to provide hand sanitizer before and after lunch
  • Time for lunch will be reduced – to get all groups through quicker
  • Recommend to have an extra snack in ski jacket pocket for during the day – campers will not be able to go into the chalet as often as before – depending on capacity of the chalet and lunch schedule
  • Recommend to leave a snack and juice box/water on seat in the bus – for the drive home
  • Please keep lunch and snacks ‘nut free’

** Evolve’s COVID Policies are under constant review and will be updated and amended fluidly until the end of the Snow Camp season, based on updates and regulations from the provincial government, and on the policies of our partners and suppliers.