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. 

Evolve Snow Camp Picture Update 2017 ~ Finally!

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

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Facts About Mount St Louis Moonstone

Facts About Mount St Louis Moonstone

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.

Trail guide for Mount St Louis Moonstone
This is the trail guide for Mount St Louis Moonstone to get familiar with the slopes. Our staff will always be guiding campers down the runs.

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.

Hill Stats

  • 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)
  • Snowmaking – 100 percent
  • Longest Run – 2 km
  • Ski-able Terrain – 170 acres

Click HERE to read some FAQ’s

Click HERE to take a look at a live feed of whats going on at the hill from various spots

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Dew Tour Updates From Danny Davis

Dew Tour Updates From Danny Davis

 

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!

 

Competition Events

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.