My adventure all started with this excellent snowboard tutorial site, Snowboard Addiction. If you ever need any tips for progressing your riding, you should 100% check them out, no matter your level — their videos taught me a ton.
I learned about a snowboarding summer camp in Whistler at Treeline Camps which is held in late June. Since it is located on the Horstman Glacier at the top of Whistler/Blackcomb, there’s snow year round.
To be honest, the thought had never even crossed my mind that something like this would exist. After three days I certainly saw a lot of progression in my riding, but I also took away a lot of specific things to work on, as well. I’ll admit this was not the worst problem to have.
- Bears!!! There were literally black bears everywhere.
- The drive from Vancouver to Whistler was incredibly beautiful!
- The people. Getting to ride with some people who are as passionate, if not more passionate, than me about snowboarding was so much fun.
- The Peak to Peak Gondola (and drinking a beer on said gondola) from Blackcomb to Whistler was an amazing ride.