Skiing

Skiing

From beginners to advanced, including freestyle!

Nobody knows winter like Canadians, We don’t know about you, but when the first snow starts to settle, we’re ready to hit the slopes.

Skiing offers an amazing opportunity to get exercise, learn a new skill, and improve coordination, without the competitive nature of most sports. Skiing teaches kids to compete against themselves and allows them to feel a sense of accomplishment without beating another team or person – it’s also a great way to show kids that winter can be fun! After all, we live in Canada. We might as well embrace the winter.

Evolve Snow Camps specializes in ski lessons, camps and coaching programs. Our programs run in January and February; on Saturdays in Ontario at Mount St. Louis Moonstone (MSLM), which includes bussing from the GTA; and on Sundays in Alberta at Mt. Norquay, with bussing from Calgary.

Evolve provides skiers of every skill level the opportunity to improve and train with experienced ski instructors. We also provide more advanced skiers the opportunity to 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 friendly and fun experience for everyone involved.

Our program operates for 8 weeks because we believe that the best way to develop your ski skills is through repetition. Over the course of the 8-week program. Evolve Snow Camps coaches and staff work as a team to create a friendly and fun experience for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers. Campers are placed in a group based on skill level, age and, in some cases, gender. We provide coaching with ski instructors that have years of experience teaching young children. 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. Skiers as young as 6 years old can get started at our Evolve ski camp; but we ensure plenty of time for snacks, bathroom breaks, and rest for our younger campers.

We offer two different programs at Evolve: our traditional downhill ski lessons, and our Evolve Freestyle program, which focuses on skill development in the terrain park.

Learn About Our Skiing Programs

Evolve Ski Lessons

Evolve Ski Lessons

Evolve’s ski lessons are designed to provide kids with the foundations that will allow them to safely progress to higher levels within the sport.

Evolve’s ski lessons cater to beginner, intermediate or advanced skiers between the ages of 6-15. The program is designed to provide kids with the foundations that will allow them to safely progress to higher levels within the sport. Our 8 week lessons will help with the progression and skill development of each child. Our number one focus being safety!

Our aim at Evolve Snow Camps is to ensure your child is getting the maximum out of our ski school. In order to achieve maximum results we need to understand the skill level of your child. Don’t worry, because on the first day of ski school our snow school director and instructors will asses each child.

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  • Traditional  Lessons
    Traditional Lessons

    Beginner skiers will learn basic techniques, working their way up to the green runs. This level is best for someone that’s never skied before.
    The intermediate level will take students onto more challenging blue runs. This group focuses more on skiing at higher speeds with control and basic free-riding techniques.
    Advanced ski lessons are for campers that are comfortable on any type of terrain. Instructors will focus on stronger skill development like carving, free-riding and small natural jumps on the hill.

  • All Lessons Include
    All Lessons Include

    Our trained instructors prepare your child to learn everything from the fundamentals in our beginner classes, to advanced tricks and confidence on the hills in our advanced lessons. Below are just some of the highlights:

    • 5.5 hours of instruction and supervision.
    • 1:8 staff-to-student ratio.
    • Full-day lift ticket, which can be used for night skiing if you want to meet your child at the end of the day at camp.
    • Transportation to the mountain from various pick up spots. See our Pickup Locations.
    • End-of-year BBQ.
    • *Equipment and Lunch is NOT INCLUDED!

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We believe in the importance of physical fitness and vitality as much as any traditional sports league – we just find cooler ways to get your sweat on.

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Freestyle Skiing Lessons

Freestyle Skiing Lessons

The Evolve Freestyle Ski program is for skiers who want to progress their freestyle skiing skills. Each camper will be grouped according to his or her individual skill level.
Groups will focus on different aspects of freestyle: free-riding, park, pipe or any discipline variation.
Campers who are signing up for our Beginner Park and Freestyle program should already have a strong foundation in skiing.

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  • All Lessons Include
    All Lessons Include

    Our trained instructors prepare your child to learn everything from the fundamentals in our beginner classes, to advanced tricks and confidence on the hills in our advanced lessons. Below are just some of the highlights:

    • 5.5 hours of instruction and supervision.
    • 1:8 staff-to-student ratio.
    • Full-day lift ticket, which can be used for night skiing if you want to meet your child at the end of the day at camp.
    • Transportation to the mountain from various pick up. See our Pickup Locations.
    • End-of-year BBQ.
    • *Equipment and Lunch is NOT INCLUDED!
  • Mount St Louis Moonstone Terrain Parks
    Mount St Louis Moonstone Terrain Parks

    Mount St Louis Moonstone offers three great terrain parks aimed at; teaching park fundamentals and gaining confidence; progression; and testing your ability on advanced park features.
    The Skool Yard is perfect for newcomers to the park, with ride on boxes and mellow jump lines in a forgiving layout. The Junkyard is the next level park which offers a wide variety of jumps, boxes, rails and it also has a half pipe. Our advanced freestyle skiers and riders take their progression to the next level in The Outback. The jumps are big and the rails and boxes are long and fun.

  • Mount Norquay Terrain Park
    Mount Norquay Terrain Park

    Designed for park skiers and riders of all ages, the Norquay Terrain Park is the place for freestyle newbies to give it a go, or for the more experienced park-riders to finesse kickers and jibs. The park includes jump lines to suit all abilities, fifteen boxes and rails all ranging in size – including rainbows, a three-step down and a battleship box to jib.

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Nobody knows winter like Canadians. We don’t know about you, but when the first snow starts to settle, we’re ready to hit the slopes.

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Skill Levels

At Evolve Snow Camps, our well developed skiing lesson plans ensure that campers of all skill levels are making the most out of their time at our winter camp. Evolve’s highly structured format allows campers to advance through the different skiing levels as their skill level improves – this could be over the course of the week, the winter or several winters at Evolve Snow Camps.

Beginner
Evolve’s beginner ski lessons will teach campers how to control their skis on flat areas, until they are ready to progress onto the green runs at MSLM. There are so many great green runs for our campers to practice on that they will never run out of chances to improve. We also introduce them to the wonderful invention known as a chairlift!
Intermediate
Evolve’s intermediate ski lessons will have campers learning ski on the more challenging blue runs. The skills that are taught in our intermediate program will allow our campers to feel even more confident on their skis. At this level, we introduce the campers to skiing with poles, skiing at high speeds with more control, and learning very basic freeriding techniques.
Advanced
Evolve’s advanced ski lessons will have campers learning how to properly parallel ski on black-diamond runs. Skiers of this level are comfortable on any type of terrain at Mount St. Louis-Moonstone. Campers progress through the introduction of basic freeriding and freestyle instruction on natural features throughout the different hills at MSLM. By the time campers are in the advanced group, they are ready to focus on stronger skill development like carving, freeriding and small natural jumps on the hill.

Equipment

Campers must have their own skiing equipment to be safe and successful – it’s much easier to learn how to ski when you’re comfortable using your own gear: this is important for all skill levels, beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Here is a list of equipment you will need for your child to attend our programs:

Skis & Poles
Check out our equipment guide for help selecting the perfect skis and poles!
Helmets
Skiing/Snowboarding-specific. *Bicycle, Hockey, and Climbing helmets are not designed for the same protection, and are not allowed
Boots
For your feet.
Clothing & Accessories
It's important to dress for the weather - this IS Canada after all.

Need Equipment?

We can help with that - check out our Equipment Guide or visit our Store!

  • Safety First
    Safety First

    At Evolve, our training programs are rigorous. While our goal is to provide excitement and memorable experiences around every corner, safety is always our number one priority. We adhere to strict processes and industry standards. Even if your child has been shredding for years, we still strictly enforce mandatory safety equipment and proper supervision at all times. Practicing safety while riding is a life-long habit we try to instill in each Evolve participant.

  • Evolve's 'Challenge By Choice'
    Evolve's 'Challenge By Choice'

    Each camper is sufficiently and safely coached and supervised from their arrival to their departure. To reduce the inherent risks while riding, we ensure that all campers master the fundamental skills at each level of progression. We employ a “challenge by choice” philosophy, which means we never force anyone to do something they’re not comfortable doing. Instead we offer the challenge, and give them the tools to succeed.

Upcoming Sessions

Evolve Snow Camps - Lesson Program 2022(Date :January 08 2022 to February 26 2022)
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Date :January 08 2022 to February 26 2022
Time : 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sports:Ski,Snowboard
Level : Beginner
Ages: 6-15
Pickup Locations:
Thornhill Woods PS
Vaughan Road Academy - Cedarvale
Frankel-Lambert Park
Highway 9 Carpool Lot
Etobicoke SOTA - Etobicoke
Annette St PS - The Junction
King Rd Carpool Lot
Bessborough Drive E&MS - Leaside
Riverdale CI - Leslieville
Armour Heights CC - Nortown
Essa Rd Carpool Lot
$1095
Evolve Snow Camps - Freestyle Program 2022(Date :January 08 2022 to February 26 2022)
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Date :January 08 2022 to February 26 2022
Time : 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sports:Ski,Snowboard
Level : Beginner
Ages: 6-15
Pickup Locations:
Thornhill Woods PS
Vaughan Road Academy - Cedarvale
Frankel-Lambert Park
Highway 9 Carpool Lot
Etobicoke SOTA - Etobicoke
Annette St PS - The Junction
King Rd Carpool Lot
Bessborough Drive E&MS - Leaside
Riverdale CI - Leslieville
Armour Heights CC - Nortown
Essa Rd Carpool Lot
$1295
Calgary Evolve Snow Camps - Lesson Program 2022(Date :January 09 2022 to February 27 2022)
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Date :January 09 2022 to February 27 2022
Time : 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sports:Ski,Snowboard
Level : Beginner
Ages: 6-15
Pickup Locations:
Scenic Acres Community Asso. - Calgary
Olympic Heights School
Stanley Jones School
$1095
Calgary Evolve Snow Camps - Freestyle Program 2022(Date :January 09 2022 to February 27 2022)
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Location
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Date :January 09 2022 to February 27 2022
Time : 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sports:Ski,Snowboard
Level : Beginner
Ages: 6-15
Pickup Locations:
Scenic Acres Community Asso. - Calgary
Olympic Heights School
Stanley Jones School
$1295

Skiing FAQ

01. I think my camper’s skill level is beginner / intermediate / advanced. If they are not in the correct level, will they moved into a different group?

Yes; we want to ensure your child is getting the appropriate instruction. On the first day, and also throughout the season, we will be monitoring each camper’s progression to ensure their are grouped correctly.

02. If my child starts in a lower level and improves after a few weeks at camp, will they be moved up?

Our instructors are always monitoring each camper’s progression. If they need to be moved up to a more advanced group, they will be moved (provided there is space in a more advanced group).

03. Does the advanced group go into the terrain parks?

Entering the terrain parks is not permitted unless you are part of the of the Freestyle program.

04. If my child is younger, will they get help putting gear on in the morning?

Yes, our staff will assist your child with putting on all of their gear, as well as getting their gear on and off of the bus.

05. Will my child get assistance getting on the chairlift?

Yes, our instructors, along with chairlift operators, will ensure that our campers get on and off safely every time.

06. Where do kids eat their lunch?

All of our campers eat their lunch at the base lodge. Campers eat with the other kids in their group and their instructor.

07. If I send my child with money, will their instructor help them purchase food?

Yes, our instructors will help campers purchase a yummy & nutritious lunch.

08. How many bathroom breaks do beginner/younger kids take?

Instructors will frequently ask their campers if they need a bathroom break. At minimum, there is a morning, lunch and afternoon break. If kids need to go more, the group will take a break and go in together.

General FAQ

02. How do you teach someone an action sport?

On the first day of camp we assess a camper’s skills. After we break into groups we run through a series of fundamental skills to make sure everyone in the group is on the same page. Then, we hone in on skills through demonstration by staff and repetition by our campers. We have found this to be a useful teaching method for skateboarding, biking, snowboarding and many other action sports. Many people have learned on their own after years of practice and hard falls: at Evolve, we’re confident we can accelerate the process through our methods of teaching – sometimes with a healthy number of falls!

03. What is the staff to camper ratio?

Evolve Camps for all sports have a 1:6 or 1:8 staff to camper ratio, ensuring that all campers are receiving sufficient attention and supervision.

04. Do campers have to participate in lessons?

Campers are not forced into camp lessons, but they are asked to participate. If the lesson is covering skills that the camper has already mastered they will be able to free ride. They will then receive a one on one lesson in the afternoon where they can work on a new skill.

05. How do you ensure safety at camp?

Extreme sports have their inherent risks – it’s hard to progress in these sports without taking on new challenges and exposing ourselves to greater risk. At Evolve, we try to limit exposure to injury by ensuring campers wear helmets and enough functional padding. Safety is also an integral part of the training and camp environment of Evolve. Our staff teach extreme sports within specific limits in a step by step method. We employ a “challenge by choice” philosophy, which means we never force anyone to do something they’re not comfortable doing. Instead we offer the challenge, its there for the taking.

06. Do campers need lunch?

Yes all campers need to bring a lunch. For some programs we offer hot lunch programs.

07. Your videos and pictures look cool, but everyone looks so professional. Will my child be doing all those crazy tricks?

We obviously try and showcase our best “talent” in these videos. If they are beginners, your child probably isn’t at the level of some of the shots in our video/photos. Maybe some day, but for now they are more at a developmental level. They will still be in Camp videos and/or Photographs taken at camp.

08. My child doesn’t know anybody at the camp. Will they make new friends?

Many campers come to camp not knowing anybody. On the first day of camp our staff ensure that all campers get to know each other. The best part about the program is that they are with the same “cabin” for the entire season, so close bonds are formed quickly.

09. My child has never participated in an action sport before, should they attend camp?

Yes! Whether they’re a learned snowboarder transitioning to skateboarding, or new to action sports in general, we have a wide range of skills levels at all of our camps. We pride ourselves on taking beginner campers and teaching them the skills they need to love their sport of choice. Nothing is more exciting than having a beginner camper show up on a Monday as a complete rookie and leave on a Friday like a veteran.

10. Are Evolve Camps affordable?

We have priced Evolve Camps as an affordable day camp program. You will find that the price of our camps are about the average price of quality day camps and programs.

11. Do I get a discount if I have another sibling/child enrolled in the camp?

Families with multiple campers (who are siblings with the same parents and residence) will receive the following discounts: $25 off the 2nd registration (does not apply for March break), $25 off the 3rd registration.

12. What if I miss the bus during one of the pick up times?

Our buses need to be on time in order to maximize our time at camp. That being said, our buses leave at the exact time that is on the schedule. If you miss the bus, it is your responsibility to drive your child up to camp or to the next stop nearest to you.

13. Can my child stay behind at the end of the day and catch a ride home with me?

Yes, All you need to do is notify our office that your child will not be coming home on the bus. We will provide instructions on how to do this.

Still Have Questions?

If you have more questions, you can visit our frequently asked questions page.

Evolve Camps - Camp Planning Guide

Action Sport Camp Planning Guide

This guide will give you everything you need to know before attending one of our camps.

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Evolve Camps - Camp Planning Guide

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