Snowboarding

Snowboarding

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.

Snowboarding 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. Snowboarding gets kids active and excited for the outdoors. Snowboarding also requires good core and lower body strength. It’ll help kids in other athletic pursuits, as well as improve overall their coordination and agility. 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.

We offer two different programs at Evolve, our traditional downhill snowboard lessons, and our Evolve Freestyle program — which focuses on skill development in the terrain park. Both the traditional lessons and the Freestyle program have beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

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Evolve Snowboarding Lesson Programs

Evolve Snowboarding Lesson Programs

Evolve Snowboard Camp is Canada’s premier winter snowboard 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.

Snowboarding 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. Snowboarding 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 snowboarding 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 boarders. 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 Snowboard 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 snowboard program. Evolve Snow Camps is a ski and snowboard school that offers full day instructional lessons for beginner to advanced snowboarders 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 Snowboarding Camp is dedicated to keeping snowboarding interesting and exciting! We offer a wide variety of special programming aside from snowboarding to keep riding time fresh and fun.

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Evolve Snowboarding Lessons

Evolve Snowboarding Lessons

Evolve snowboarding Lessons are designed to provide kids with the foundations that will allow them to safely progress to higher levels within the sport.

Evolve’s snowboarding lessons cater to beginner, intermediate or advanced snowboarders 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 goal at Evolve Snow Camps is to ensure your child is getting the most out of our snowboard school. To achieve top results, we need to understand the skill level of your child. On the first day of lessons, our snow school director and instructors will asses each child.

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  • Traditional Lessons
    Traditional Lessons

    Beginner snowboarders will learn basic techniques, like turning in both directions on the beginner hills. Eventually we will move to the green runs at Mount St. Louis-Moonstone. This level is best for someone that’s never snowboarded before. The intermediate level will take students onto more challenging blue runs. This group focuses more on snowboarding at higher speeds with control and basic freeriding techniques. Advanced snowboard lessons are for campers that are comfortable on any type of terrain at MSLM. Instructors will focus on stronger skill development like carving, freeriding and small natural jumps on the hill.

  • January Lessons
    January Lessons

    Evolve Snow Camps is a ski and snowboard school that offers snowboard lessons to kids all over the GTA. Our January snowboard lessons are full day programs designed for beginner to advanced snowboarders as well as freestyle programs.

    Our snowboard lessons operate the weekend of January 14th, 21st and 28th 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. See you on the slopes!

  • February Lessons
    February Lessons

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

    Come hit the slopes with us this winter! Our February snowboard lessons operate the weekend of February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th with pick up locations all across the GTA. We offer pick up locations that will get you from point A to point B. There are parents and coaches on board to ensure everything runs smoothly because safety is our #1 priority.

  • 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 Snowboarding Lessons

Freestyle Snowboarding Lessons

The Evolve Freestyle Snowboarding Program is for snowboarders who want to progress their freeriding and freestyle techniques.

Our Freestyle program is also broken up into 3 skill levels. On the first day, campers will be broken up into groups based on the skill level reported on the their registration form. After the first lesson, we may decide to move some campers up or down a level so they get the best possible instruction for their skill level.

If you’re not 100% sure about their level when you sign-up, give us a call at 416.619.4521 or email us and we can help you figure it out.

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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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Skill Levels

At Evolve Snow Camps, our well developed snowboard 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 snowboard levels as their skill level improves – this could be over the course of the week, the winter or several winters at Evolve Snow Camp.

Beginner
Evolve’s beginner snowboard lessons will teach campers basic techniques like turning in both directions on MSLM’s beginner hills. Campers will learn how to control their boards 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 snowboard lessons have the campers take skills that they learned in our beginner lessons, and start applying them to more challenging terrain on the blue runs. At this level, campers will learn to turn comfortably on bigger hills, to snowboard at higher speeds with more control, and they will learn very basic freeriding techniques.
Advanced
Evolve’s advanced snowboard lessons are for campers that have a strong skill foundation in snowboarding. They are comfortable on any type of terrain at Mount St. Louis-Moonstone. These snowboarders are looking to further their progression. 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 snowboarding equipment to be safe and successful – it’s much easier to learn how to snowboard 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:

Snowboards
Check out our equipment guide for help selecting the perfect snowboard!
Helmets
Skiing/Snowboarding-specific. *Bicycle, Hockey, and Climbing helmets are not designed for the same protection, and are not allowed
Boots
For your feet. You might need different boots depending on the type of bindings on your snowboard. Check out our equipment guide for help!
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. We want kids to have fun, improve their skills, and learn new things but we are diligent about safety — even if your child has been shredding for years, we still strictly enforce mandatory safety equipment and proper supervision at all times, whether your kids learning how to ski, improve on the black diamonds or playing in the terrain park. Practicing safety while riding is a life-long habit we try to instill in each Evolve participant.

  • On and Off-Hill Supervision
    On and Off-Hill Supervision

    Our campers are supervised by their instructors during the whole day. At no time are they allowed to ski or snowboard without the group. Meeting spots are set as campers go down the slopes and areas for lost kids are set by camp supervisors who are available throughout the whole day. Our ski and snowboard coaches are all certified under the Canadian Ski Instructors alliance and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. They are properly trained in ski and snowboard instruction, as well as how to work with children of all ages. The Canadian Ski Patrol Association also supervise and monitor all the terrain at Mount St.Louis Moonstone. Incase of an emergency ski patrol are called to the scene to help bring campers down the hill to the first aid station. Please note that all staff have also had background checks by OPP.

  • 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.

Snowboarding FAQ

01. My child is in the freestyle program, do they need to wear a mouth guard?

Mouth guards, like the ones you wear for hockey are a great way to protect your child’s teeth. They also help protect campers from biting into their lips.

02. Can my child practice their tricks on the Mount St. Louis Moonstone Air Bag?

Individuals or groups that want to participate in the airbag program must pay for the season’s pass. Air Bag costs are not included in the cost of camp.

03. My child is 6 and is in the youngest group you have. Do instructors bring them in frequently for bathroom breaks, snacks or even warming up?

With our youngest campers in the 6-8 age range, instructors tend to come inside a little more often for snacks and warming up.

04. My child has no clue and is way too young to put on his own equipment. Do your coaches assist younger kids?

Our coaches help any child, especially the youngest ones with all their equipment needs. They assure boots are on tight, helmets are on properly and all outerwear is properly covering their skin.

05. What kind of movies do the kids watch on the bus?

We generally like to bring ski and snowboard movies. Campers are allowed to bring videos which are rated Family or PG.

07. Are there any breaks in the afternoon?

Groups take breaks as needed. With younger kids there are mandatory rest breaks.

08. Should my child bring snacks for the ride home?

It is recommended kids bring enough food for lunch and snacks for the way home. This will ensure that if there is a delay on the highway due to weather, they have food to eat.

09. What should my child pack for the day?

All campers should pack their ski or snowboard equipment, which will be loaded on the bottom of the bus. On the bus they should pack a bag (small duffle or backpack) with gloves, helmet, goggles, food, snacks, extra socks in case, hand warmers incase, ski and snowboard boots should also be on the bus.

10. What happens on extreme cold days?

In they history of Evolve Snow Camps, we have not cancelled any program due to extreme cold weather. The only way we will cancel a day is if Mount St. Louis Closes.

11. What happens on a day where it rains?

Our program continues even if it’s raining. If Mount St. Louis Moonstone closes for the day than we will close. If the resort is not closed it’s a good idea to send your child up with extra change of clothes, poncho or large garbage bags works. Extra gloves are a good idea!

13. When is my child ready for the freestyle program?

Your child’s instructor will notify them and the snow school director that the move is needed or recommended

14. What is your freestyle program all about?

Our freestyle ski and snowboard program offers terrain park instruction. Our terrain park program also caters to beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

15. What if my child gets injured or sick and can't start or continue the program?

We offer medical/emergency insurance, which is available for purchase at the time of enrolment. We highly recommend it.

Still Have Questions?

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

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