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 on Saturdays in January and February; programs include busing from Toronto, York Region, Mississauga, Thornhill, Richmond Hill. and Barrie to the largest family-owned ski resort in Southern Ontario – Mount St. Louis Moonstone (MSLM).

Evolve provides skiers of every skill level the opportunity to improve and train with Ontario’s best ski instructors. We also provide more advanced skiers the opportunity to team 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 Ontario’s best 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.

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Evolve Skiing Lesson Programs

Evolve Skiing Lesson Programs

Evolve Skiing Camp is Canada’s premier winter skiing camp – currently operating in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia – offering children the opportunity to turn a hobby into an action sport they’ll have a lifelong passion for.

Skiing is a great way to get kids outside in the winter months: in many households, kids spent countless hours in front the computer or tv, especially January – March. Skiing gets kids active and excited for the outdoors. It also requires good core and lower body strength, so it will help kids in other athletic pursuits, as well as improve their overall coordination and agility.

Evolve offers campers a unique, exciting and engaging skiing experience unlike any other day camp atmosphere in the city; whether they’re looking to stomp their first trick, or continue to hone their skills as advanced skiers. Our camps are also a great opportunity for kids to make new friends and meet new people. We try to keep kids and their councillors together all session, leading to new friendships that last outside of camp.

Evolve Skiing Camp offers the convenience of registering for one week-long session at a time; you get to make the winter schedule that best suits your kids. Not sure if they’ll love it? Sign up for one week and we guarantee you they’ll be begging for more.

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  • Get Active Outside
    Get Active Outside

    Snowboarding gets kids active – away from the computer or tv – and excited for the outdoors in the winter months. It also requires good core and lower body strength, so it will help kids in other athletic pursuits, as well as improve their overall coordination and agility.

  • March Break Program
    March Break Program

    Spend your March Break on the slopes at Mount St. Louis Moonstone and make the most out of the last bit of winter! Enjoy your week off school with our March Break ski program. Evolve Snow Camps is a ski and snowboard school that offers full day instructional lessons for beginner to advanced skiers as well as freestyle programs.

    Pick up locations to Mount St.Louis Moonstone will vary so please check with our office staff where you will get picked up from.

    Sign up before Sunday Feb 12th and receive a free Evolve t-shirt!

  • Camaraderie!
    Camaraderie!

    Evolve Snowboarding Camps provide the perfect opportunity to make new friends and meet new people. We try to keep kids and their councillors together all session, leading to new friendships that last outside of camp.

Get in on the Action!

Evolve’s Skiing Camp is dedicated to keeping skiing interesting and exciting! We offer a wide variety of special programming aside from skiing to keep riding time fresh and fun.

Sign up now to experience all that Canada’s #1 action sports camp has to offer!

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Evolve Skiing Lessons

Evolve Skiing 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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  • January Ski Lessons
    January Ski Lessons

    January is the best time of the winter. It’s when the snow is perfect. Spend your January at our ski program at Mount St.Louis Moonstone. Evolve Snow camps is a ski and snowboard school that offers January ski lessons for beginner to advanced skiers as well as freestyle programs.

    Our ski lessons run the weekend of the 14th, 21st and 28th with pick up locations all across the GTA and supervised bus rides up to Mount St. Louis Moonstone. Safety is our #1 priority, therefore have parents and coaches riding on all of our buses up to Mount St. Louis Moonstone. See you on the slopes!

  • February Ski Lessons
    February Ski Lessons

    Evolve Snow Camps is a ski and snowboard school that offers lessons to kids all over the GTA. Our February ski lessons are full day programs designed for beginner to advanced skiers as well as freestyle programs. Our supervised buses take you from a pick up location in your area and drives you to Mount St. Louis Moonstone.

    Our February ski lessons operate the weekend of the 4th, 11th 18th and 25th with pick up locations all across the GTA. Safety is our #1 priority, therefore have parents and coaches riding on all of our buses up to Mount St. Louis Moonstone. You’ll finish the 4 weeks having learnt a number of new skills and already counting down the days until next winter.

  • 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 from various pick up spots in the GTA. 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 focuses on different aspects of freestyle: freeriding, park, pipe or any discipline variation. Our campers have the option of choosing from three terrain parks.

The Evolve Freestyle Ski program is for skiers who want to progress their freestyle skiing skills. Our Mount St. Louis program offers beginner, intermediate and advanced programs on Saturdays and Sundays. Each camper will be grouped in freestyle ski lessons according to his or her individual. skill level. Groups will then focus on different aspects of freestyle: freeriding park, pipe or any discipline variation. Campers who are signing up for our Beginner Park and Freestyle program should have a strong foundation in skiing. As rated by Transworld, Mount St. Louis has one of the top 5 parks in the East. Our campers have the option of choosing from three terrain parks.

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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 from various pick up spots in the GTA. See our Pickup Locations.
    • End-of-year BBQ.
    • *Equipment and Lunch is NOT INCLUDED!
  • The Skool Yard
    The Skool Yard

    We could not have asked for a better terrain park for beginners. Our friends at Mount St. Louis Moonstone designed this park for snowboarders who are starting out with skill development in jumps, boxes and rails The park features ride on boxes and rails and a mellow jump line that will allow snowboarders to gain confidence and skills in a forgiving layout.

  • The Junk Yard
    The Junk Yard

    Known as one of the best terrain parks in Eastern North America, The Junk Yard has it all. This terrain park is perfect for those snowboarders who already have a fundamental understanding of hitting jumps, rails and boxes. The park offers a wide variety of jumps, boxes, rails and it also has a half pipe.

  • The Outback
    The Outback

    The Outback is where our advanced freestyle skiers take their progression to the next level. The features inside this park are meant for advanced snowboarders. The features are endless, the jumps are big and the rails and boxes are long and fun. Snowboarders who sign up for advanced freestyle snowboarding have either gone through our whole training progress up until intermediate or have had other formal training or instruction in freestyle snowboarding.

A "Don't Miss" Experience!

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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Evolve A.S.D. Skiing Lessons

Evolve A.S.D. Skiing Lessons

The Evolve ASD ski camp teaches youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder to learn to ski and supportive environment. Come learn to ski, hang out with some amazing instructors and meet some new friends – Join Evolve ASD today!

The Evolve ASD ski camp teaches youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder to learn to ski in a safe and supportive environment. The program is run in a group or individual setting depending on the needs of the skiers. Our lessons, meals and busing is fully supervised by professional support staff who have knowledge and tools to work with kids on the Autism Spectrum, children with mild to moderate learning, social and or emotional challenges such as ADHD, receptive and expressive language issues, developmental delays and anxiety. Evolve staff are trained to support children and in a group environment and able to meet children’s behavior needs.

Each participant will receive individualized instruction to support them in skill development. Instructors will focus on ski skills, independence, safety and skiing in control.

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  • Overview
    Overview

    The program is intended to support individuals with ASD, ADHD, behavioural and communication challenges. Evolve will also provide 1 to 1 support to participants where needed. Each participant will receive individualized instruction to support them in skill development. Instructors will focus on ski skills, safety most importantly skiing in control. We strive to meet the needs of each participant. Our certified ski instructors and support staff receive training on a variety of support and behaviour strategies to better work with youth with Autism. We encourage parents to communicate with instructors and support staff about strategies to help your child be successful in the program. For example, visual schedules, first and then boards, token systems and social stories.

  • Program Details
    Program Details

    At Evolve we make sure to support all our skiiers and provide the best teaching environment by using a small group ratio. Groups will consist of 3 skiers to 1 Certified CSIA ski instructor and 1 support staff. Participants will meet with the director to discuss the needs of the participant and the director will work with families to make sure the ASD program is a good match and meets the participants needs. Before registering for the program please contact Program Director Amy Kirsh to discuss group or 1 to 1 lessons.

    For more info, contact amy@evolvecamps.com

  • Integration & Community
    Integration & Community

    The Evolve ASD program is integrated into the main Evolve Snow Camps program at Mount St. Louis Moonstone. The ASD program will eat lunch with the mainstream program, participate in special events throughout the day and ride the bus as a group with the mainstream program.

    The program runs a full day. Participants are bused up to Mt. St. Louis Moonstone on a chartered coach bus, equipped with a washroom. The day will consist of ski lessons in the morning; breaks when needed, lunch and supervised skiing in the afternoon.
    Participants can purchase a hot lunch at Mount St. Louis Moonstone or bring their own.

  • A.S.D Lessons Include
    A.S.D 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 snowboarding instruction and supervision
    • High Staff to Camper 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 from various pick up spots in the GTA. View pickup locations
    • End of year BBQ
    • Ski Equipment and Lunch is Not Included
    • Campers must be able to independently use the bathroom
  • Amy Kirsh, Evolve A.S.D. Program Director
    Amy Kirsh, Evolve A.S.D. Program Director

    The director of the program Amy Kirsh has been working with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum for over 15 years. She has an advanced diploma in Child and Youth Work from Centennial College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. Amy provides behavior therapy, respite services, job coaching, life and social skill programming for children and adolescents. She supports community integration through outings and other activities, offering her clients opportunities to use their social skills. Amy is an avid skier who has been skiing for over 20 years.

  • Program Elligibility
    Program Elligibility

    Evolve ASD is designed for boys and girls ages 7+. During the 8-week program, participants are required to come to the program with their gear. This includes:
    Skis, Ski Boots and Polls (rentals available from Mount St. Louis Moonstone), as well as proper winter clothing (ski jacket, snow pants, warm base layers, proper ski socks, gloves, helmet, goggles)

    * Participants must be independent with their toileting skills

A "Don't Miss" Experience!

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.

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 Moonstone 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.

Still Have Questions?

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

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