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

Buying your kids skis or snowboards this year?

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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.

 

Vans releases trailer for “Listen to the Eyes”

Vans “Listen to the Eyes” Full Movie – Mary Rand, Leanne Pelosi, and Hana Beaman

Earlier this week was the official world premiere for “Listen to the Eyes” – the first women’s snowboarding movie released by Vans. They enlisted the help of legendary snowboard filmmaker Jake Price for this project that took place in the backcountry of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. The movie features riders from Vans global and Canadian snow teams Hana Beaman, Mary Rand, and Leanne Pelosi.

 

listen to the eyes
Photo: Red Gerard

Director Jake Price was actively searching to showcase the essence of the Vans women’s snow team and he wanted to illustrate their creative expression both on and off the snow. The entire movie was shot on Kodak 16mm film, and the original soundtrack was scored by Vans Europe surf team rider Lee Ann Curren – two elements that were key in achieving their stylistic goals for the film. This movie does a wonderful job of showcasing Hana, Mary, and Leanne’s backcountry prowess in a uniquely artistic manner.

 

listen to the eyes
Photo: Owen Ringwall

Vans hosted the world premiere for the movie at the House of Machines in Downtown L.A. Along with the screening, there was an art installation from legendary snowboard artist, Schoph, a Dillon Ojo tribute photography show, and performances by Lee Ann Curren and LA Witch. Although those in attendance got the pleasure of viewing the entire film, the rest of us are limited a fantastic 15-minute trailer. We will certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for the release of the full length movie so that we can let you know when it has arrived.

 

listen to the eyes
Photo: Evolve Camps

Here’s hoping that we can start training our own young women this winter at Evolve Snow Camps to star in some snowboarding movies in the future! Check out our snowboarding programs here: https://www.evolvecamps.com/snowcamps/snowboarders/freestyle-snowboarding/

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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Ski and Snowboard Clips to get you AMPED for CAMP

Ski and Snowboard Clips to Get You AMPED for CAMP

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!

 

snowboard clips

If you have any last minute questions, give us a call at 416.619.4521 and we’d be happy to help you out.