Evolve Snow Camp has been off to a great season! Campers are already making huge improvements in both skiing and snowboarding skills and having tons of fun. We know we’ve been a little behind on posting photos this season, but as of this past weekend we are on it! We only took photos on Sunday because we had camera issues on Saturday morning but be sure to bring your smiles for next Saturday too! Next week we will be showing more photos and showcasing our staff for 2017.
Enjoy and feel free to share with your friends on social media. Be sure to tag @evolvecamps
The first weekend of camp hype is building up here at the Evolve Camps headquarters! We’re busy finalizing arrangements in order to make this season the best one yet.
In a few sleeps our campers will be waking up early, getting on the coach bus and heading on their way to Mount St Louis Moonstone. They’ll hit the slopes and improve their ski or snowboard skills from the help of our awesome instructors. We can’t wait for our campers to test out our new promo ski’s and boards from our buds at Lib Tech and Armada.
To get you pumped for the first day of camp we’ve posted a few short clips, check em’ out below!
If you have any last minute questions, give us a call at 416.619.4521 and we’d be happy to help you out.
First time hitting the slopes with Evolve this winter? We’re super stoked to have you join the family! Heres some tricks of the trade to make your time at camp as smooth as possible.
Check Weather Conditions to Determine How to Dress
On cold days you’ll definitely want to bundle up. Although keep in mind that exercising in the snow means your body will get warmer as your session goes on, so don’t wear too many clothes underneath your gear. If you’re unsure, take an extra layer and keep it in your bag incase you need it.
Doing physical activity without food in your system is never a good idea and for skiing and snowboarding its no exception. Make sure to either eat at home before heading to the bus drop off or pack something to eat for the bus ride up.
Bring Bus Entertainment
Pack some dvd’s (we also like to bring ski/snowboard movies to hype up the bus), a book, mp3, playing cards, or anything that would keep you occupied for the bus ride up to camp. Pro tip: making friends on your bus is a great way to stay entertained, don’t be shy to talk to someone new!
At Evolve we promote healthy living, which means packing healthy snacks and healthy lunches. Pack snacks to refuel throughout the day or for the bus ride home. Energy-boosting snacks like granola or protein bars are are great to bring. Just as you should be eating periodically throughout the day, you should also be drinking often as well so pack some drinks like water or gatorade.
Our instructors are there to help you build skills. Take advantage of their expertise and ask any questions you have. If you’re not understanding a certain technique, just ask your instructor for some extra advice on how to get it right. They will also be watching you and providing feedback on their own.
Make New Friends
Although its a skiing and snowboarding is solo sport, campers are put in groups by their age and skill level. On the first day of camp our staff ensure that all campers get to know each other. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people from the moment you step on the bus to the time you get home. Friends make camp much more fun!
Camp is about two and a half weeks away! We are beyond excited to be back with all of our campers, staff and parent supervisors. As you know (or should know by now), Evolve Snow Camps takes place at Mount St Louis Moonstone. From Toronto it is just over an hour drive to the hill which is located north of Barrie.
For new Evolve Camps campers and parents who may be unfamiliar with Mount St Louis Moonstone, here are some facts to get you familiar with the resort.
What the resort offers
Mount St. Louis Moonstone offers day and night riding. If you want to meet your child at the end of their lessons and go night skiing, their ticket allows for it!
There are two base chalets with cafeterias on both ends of the hills.
Rental are available if needed with top of the line skis, snowboards and snowblades available for you.
There are also shops and boutiques to purchase gear.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone has the most advanced snowmaking system in Canada.
There are no accommodations on the property but there are hotels near by.
The season runs from December through to March depending on weather conditions.
Mount St Louis Moonstone has 36 runs, 13 lifts (of those two being six person lifts).
35% of the runs are geared towards beginners, 50% for intermediates and 15% for expert skiers/snowboarders.
Vertical Drop – 550 ft
Half Pipes – 2 (groomed by Zaugg super pipe machine)
Terrain Parks – 3 (SkooL YaRd Grom Terrain Park for learning, Junkyard Progression Park for entry level rider, Outback Super Park for the advanced rider)
There is much anticipation and discussion regarding the winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition. This is because it’s the first competition of the season and one pro riders look forward to all summer long. The first stop on the tour is the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado on December 8 – 11. Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced a reimagined vision of theirs to axe the traditional format and create new course and competition formats. A new three-part competition course for both the individual competition and new team challenge. This is sure to be a game-changer!
Individual Pro Challenge: Pro’s by the likes of Evolve friends Danny Davis and Mark McMorris are invited to compete in the new challenge course. It’s definitely the event to watch and cheer on your favourite pros.
Team Challenge: The Team Challenge was first introduced at the Dew Tour skate competition this past summer in Long Beach, Cali. Now it’s being brought to the winter event and six of the biggest board brands have been invited to compete. Three of their riders will be selected represent the brands. This will allow athletes who are not competing in the individual competition an opportunity to participate.
Streetstyle: Dew Tour’s signature Streetstyle event will be back once again with a ski and snowboard jam session that will take place in downtown Breckenridge.
Check out this clip of with our buddy Danny Davis breaking down the course new updates:
We’re really looking forward to the Dew Tour but we’re even more amped for Evolve Snow Camps to start up again. We have many pick up locations around the GTA that will take you right to Mount St. Louis Moonstone. If you have any questions give us a call at 416.619.4521.