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. 

Dew Tour Breckenridge 2016: Top Clips

The much anticipated event to kick off the competition season came and went. The Dew Tour had many epic moments throughout this past weekend. Here’s a recap on a few of those moments.

Snowboard Men’s Team Challenge – Team Burton Winning Run

Mark McMorris and Darcy Sharpe took home first place in the first ever Dew Tour Team Challenge.

Women’s Ski Slopestyle Highlights

Kelly Sildaru came in 1st with a record breaking run! Maggie Voisin earned herself 2nd and Kaya Turski secured 3rd.

Jamie Anderson’s Top Run from Slopestyle Jib Finals

Jamie Anderson grabbing a well deserved 1st place!

Men’s Ski Slopestyle Highlights

Henrik Harlaut unveiled a new double cork bio 1260 with a true tail grab (grabbing the very end of his ski) which earned himself 1st place. James Woods came in 2nd, while Evan McEachran finished in 3rd.

These clips are getting us STOKED to be back in the Junkyark and the Outback at Mount St Louis Moonstone in January. Check out our freestyle programs for ski and snowboarding.

junkyard at mount st louis moonstone

Dew Tour Breckenridge 2016 Updates

Dew Tour Breckenridge 2016 Updates

As the first stop on Dew Tour in Breckenridge approaches, the hype is growing larger and larger. People are excited to see the reimagined competition and winter festival.

dew-tour-breckenridge-2016

Here are some big updates from the past few days.

  •  A men’s and women’s adaptive snowboarding competition is added to the competition lineup. It’s going to take place on Thursday, December 8. The women’s adaptive snowboard final will start at 11:30 am MDT followed by the men’s final at 12:45 pm MDT. Adaptive Action Sports, Toyota and Dew Tour have partnered together to work on this.
  •  Breckenridge was hit with a heavy winter storm last week and the snow guns were firing away to add snow to the base. With the Dew tour being 3 weeks away, this is great news!
  • More pro’s have been recently invited to participate, including Bobby Brown, Gus Kenworthy, Aaron Blunck, Broby Leeds, Jossi Wells and Chas Guldemond to name a few.
  • A ‘By The Numbers Course Preview Presented By Moto Z Droid’ has been posted, giving you a detailed look inside the reimagined course.

Adding to the Dew Tour hype is the news of the first Major Snowfall to hit many parts of North America that has many very excited for the shredding season. Us at Evolve Camps are stoked because many ski resorts in Ontario are starting to make snow, including our friends at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.

Indoor Ski Hill In Vaughan Opens Over The Weekend

Indoor Ski Hill In Vaughan Opens Over The Weekend

Freestyle Axis Academy, Canada’s first indoor ski hill, opened its doors to the public this past weekend. The facility is close to the Vaughan Mills shopping centre and offers something for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Beginner riders can come in to learn to ride in the terrain park and advanced have the perfect spot for pre season training.

Jumps, boxes and rails are available at the park
A solid variety of jumps, boxes and rails.

The 17-foot tall dry slope has with a variety of jumps and rails. There is also a performance trampoline with foam pits, a yoga studio, a strength and conditioning area.

The dry slope technology is a plastic-like surface and people can glide and carve much like they do on real snow.  Although they call it ‘dry slope’, the materials are misted with a special watery solution to give riders the ability to glide down.

Dryslope at indoor ski hill
View from the top of the dryslope hill

Before you know it winter will be upon us. This facility is a great opportunity to get in some practice before getting on the Evolve Snow Camps bus to Mount St. Louis to hit the real slopes. We offer buses all over the GTA to get our campers from your hood to the hills, it’s THAT easy!