Testimonials

Here's what a few campers have said...


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There is nothing else in the world that makes me so happy, than these moments when ride the first line into the fresh, light powder while the sun is shining right into your heart and some nice tunes are whispering in your ears. Awesome people, awesome spirit, awesome daylong days in the snow and an incredible life experience! Whistler changed me /Whistler made me realize!

Fabienne - Switzerland - 6 week camp (age 21)

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Hey Turner, I just wanted to thank you again for this wonderful time at your camp. I learned such a lot of new things and met so many nice friends. I really miss this big family here back home. Liebi Grüessli from Switzerland!

Lea - Switzerland - 2 week camp (age 25)

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Well I´m back to normal life again and are already missing life in Whistler… Thank you for a great camp and see you next season!

Caroline - Norway - 12 week camp (age 27)

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Hey Turner, Thank you so much for everything! I really did have the time of my life ‘living the Whistler dream’ and being welcomed into a new core family :) I’m already looking back on photos and missing all the amazing times I had. Hope you enjoy the rest of the spring fun, I’ll be in touch along the way! King regards,

Teia - Australia - 16 week camp (age 20)

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Hi Turner, Thank you again for everything. I really enjoy the camp a lot, I’ve learned much more than what I had expected and I had a great time at the house. Thank you also a lot for your time. I'd really love to be back! I didn't want to leave and I miss the camp a lot. But I really hope to be there next season. Thanks a lot for everything again. Sincerely,

Ana - Mexico - 2 week camp (age 17)

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Aye weel min, Im nae bad. Yoursel? I had an amazing four weeks. So glad I extended my stay. I’m already thinking about next year. I have definitely caught the powder bug. I’m going to try and convince some friends to join me next year too. Great to see your still learning to speak Doric. Take care,

Greg - UK - 4 week camp (age 21)

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Hello Turner, That's it, I am on the bus leaving Whistler. I wanted to thank you again for the amazing time I spent with you and your staff at Core Camps. The snow was fantastic and the advices given useful. I will try to come back next season, probably in order to attempt a new trick (frontside 540). All the best

Mehdi - UK - 1 week camp (age 24)

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Hey Turner, I had a fantastic time at Whistler and with everyone at Core camps. You've done a real excellent job of setting up a camp that is run so well and with awesome people. Look forward to planning another trip to Whistler and a session or two with Core when I'm there. Cheers,

Zhen - Australia - 3 week camp (age 26)

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Hi Turner, Kyle arrived home late last night and the first thing he did upon wakening was show us the videos and pictures. He had a great time and plans to do it again. Kyle spoke very highly of you, his home stay and Core Camps. Thank you for taking such good care of him and making all of this so easy. You have a wonderful program!

Kyle - Canada - 1 week x 2 (age 16)

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Hi Turner, I know I speak for the both of us when I say that our trip to Canada was the best board experience we've had so far! We did things we were not used to do back in Europe, and opened our eyes and brings new possibilities. The tree runs and the fresh powder was so much fun. I'm looking back the pictures and movies with a really big smile on my face. It was really awesome and exhausting as well riding with El David, Melancon and you.

Wil - Holland - 2 week camp (age 28)

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Hey Turner! Thanks again for the awesome 2 weeks! They are 2 weeks I will never forget, that’s for sure !

Andrew - Canada - 2 week camp (age 19)

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Phoo's yer doo's min? Aye pecking one hopes. It’s been a proper tease seeing all you guys on facebook shredding it every day. I truly loved every minute I spent at Core Camps. It was above and beyond what I hoped for, don't know how to put it into words . Anyway words are cheap - you spent time with me you know what it meant to me. I respect you all and think the holiday you provide for the cost is to be admired. My warmest regards to you and your staff. You are all in my thoughts often and I look forward to next year. May your lumb aye rick ( may your chimney always smoke)

Chris - Scotland - (2 times) 2 weeks / 4 weeks (age 37)

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Hey Turner, Thanks for the photos mate! They're awesome! Make sure you thank Ludo again for us! Cheers for taking us for the shortened week considering the circumstances... Loads of fun! Really felt the boarding picking up by the time we had to leave. Keep enjoying the snow mate.

Matt - Australia - 1 week camp (age 21)

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Yes it's true - you guys created a monster (something similar to a yeti)! So again, thanks for the amazing experience - it was truly unforgettable and we'll be doing our best to make it back next year. Keep doing what you're doing - it IS appreciated! All the best,

Kate - UK - 4 week camp (age 26)

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Hi Turner, It was a pleasure to join you for two weeks and jump day was possibly the best day I have ever had! It is depressing to be home, but I had such a great time that I really cannot complain – the trip far exceeded my expectations and dare I say, I will certainly be joining you next year. Have a great season! Cheers

Mark - UK - 2 week camp (age 27)

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Thanks Buddy. It was the best time of my life. So much fun every day. I'm coming back for sure this summer and again in the wintertime. If I could I would never leave but that’s not the case. But then there is always next year and the year after that… And thank you for having such a cool camp. Got so many new fantastic friends and skills. Looking out of the window every day at the snow and want to go snowboarding peak to creek. Say hello to everybody that I still know in camp and have a blast everyday even without me. "meh"

Morten - Denmark - 12 week camp (age 25)

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Hey Turner: thank you for putting together this awesome camp. truly I can say, I had the best snowboarding experience ever. Great group of coaches and fellow campers. I made lots of good friends that I hope will become lifelong friends. never had a dull moment. I think everybody will agree that the only bad thing is having to leave camp. I’ve definitely seen improvements in my riding so thank you very much for that. I got over some of my fear of heights, built confidence on jumps and spins, and I still can't believe I was able to do some park riding. attending your camp was the key I’ve accomplished more in the 3 weeks I spent at camp than in the 5 years I’ve been riding.

Vic - Canada - 3 times at camp, then moved here (age 35)

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Hey Turner! I've arrived at home safe and sound! I sleep during the day and am awake during the night! Just wanted to say thank you for everything. I couldn't ask for anything more! You really do know how to run a camp! Can you please thank Mélançon and El David for their tuition and crazy guiding skills!

Gal - UK / Israel - 8 week camp (age 18)

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Hi Turner, Thanks for a great two weeks. There was a great atmosphere with Core camps and it was a pleasure to spend two weeks with you guys, I had a great time and hopefully will be back again at some stage in the future. Enjoy the rest of the season. Cheers,

David - UK - 2 week camp (age 32)

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Hey Turner, Hanging out here in NYC, feeling slightly bored and wanting to be back in whistler! I've been sitting in front of the computer weeping silently over the snowfall from the past week or so. Thanks for having me at Core this season. I still had an awesome time and I really felt like I ironed out some technique issues and can't wait to get back to riding when winter hits in Australia. Hope to catch you and the coaches again next season

Chris - Australia - (2 times) 1 week / 3 weeks (age 33)

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Dear Turner, Raj came home safe and sound and obviously had a ball of a time and spoke very highly of you. Thank you for all your assistance communication and organization. Much appreciated and have great rest of the year. Warm wishes

Raj - Australia - 7 week camp (age 22)

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Hey Turner, I wanted to thank you so very much for a for letting me come hang with CORE again... what an incredible two weeks!!. You've always made me feel so welcome amongst some truly amazing and gifted riders... I am grateful for that. Bounce was a blast... I'm glad I had a bit more energy in the evenings to join everyone this year. I met some really great people this trip...It really makes a difference when you can share your love of riding with some truly awesome individuals. That is one of the reasons why I love coming back to CORE camp. Thank you again Turner... once again CORE camp was one sweet holiday!! P.S. The bonfire grad was really special... thank you for that too!

Lynn - Canada - 3rd time at camp (age 39)

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Hey Turner, Thanks to you and your crew ! I really had an awesome week and I really enjoyed riding with David Melançon. It feel so bad to now being seated in a desk  But I can now continue to improve so when I’ll be back it’s going to be easier to take advantage of every line and jump and pipe!! Thanks again! Xx

Marie - Canada - 1 week camp (age 27)

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Hi Turner, I hope you're reading this in my English accent...I had such an awesome time - still feel like Whistler is home and I'm now somewhere in a boring country stuck in a desk job that should be someone else's life! Good luck for the rest of the season. I'm keeping an eye on my Whistler buddies via Facebook, so I'm there in spirit if not in body. Think I'll always be there in spirit. Ride Safe,

Jon - UK - 4th time at camp (age 35)

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Hi Turner, Just wanted to thank you a lot for such a wonderful week up in Whistler. I wish I had more time to stay longer. I will be going back to Whistler in 2 weeks with some friends. I am seriously thinking of attending next year and hopefully can bring my girlfriend. You have a great camp going... Keep it up! Thanks for an amazing week. I hope to be there next year!

Mike - USA - 1 week camp (age 34)

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For my wonderful core camps- family, Thank you so much for this wicked and spectacular week . Lucky me - I had a perfect week of sun and powder snow, also I had a pretty cool group, which I super enjoyed. A big thank you to my brilliant coach David and of course for other coaches as well! I‘ll take lots of good tips with me and I enjoyed riding with you guys. I had a jump day, and this was super awesome - Hiking up to a beautiful place with a breathtaking view , built up some wicked kickers, have some music in the background, sunshine and be surrounded by good people! I was over the moon! A big thank you to all of you !

Valerie - Switzerland - 2012 camp winner (age 20)

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Dear Turner, I want to thank you for the amazing time I had at your snowboard camp Whistler! Especially to introducing me to the flute bowl.

Jeffery and Filipe - Brazil - 3 week camp x 2 (age 25)

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Hey Turner, Thanks for the week, was awesome. Really enjoyed the experience and the powder. Will be up for another week at some stage. All the best to you and the campers. Regards,

Raj - UK - 1 week camp (age 32)

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Thank you Turner!! I had a great time and I think it's one of my top 3 vacations all time. I'm definitely coming back. I truly enjoyed the experience and it definitely rates as a top 5 experience in life for me.

Duane - USA - 1 week camp (age 29)

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Best day riding this season - big cornice drops, sweet powder lines, all finished off with a run through the park. Good, good times. Thanks to Turner and all the people I rode with today.

Jon - UK - written on FB during his first week back at camp (age 35)

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepic!!!!! Thanks Dave so much!!! BEST TREERUNS IN MY LIFE!!! hope there will be a looot more!!

Fabienne - Switzerland - after her first day of camp! (age 21)

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Thanks for an incredible two weeks at Core, it was the most fun I have had whilst snowboarding and wish I could have managed to stay those few extra days. I will definitely be back next season, I am not sure yet whether it will be for the whole season or just 12 weeks at Core, but I really hope nothing prevents me from coming back. Thanks for you offer to help. I hope the rest of the season is filled with lots of snow. All the best.

Oskar - South Africa - 3 week camp (age 28)

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Hi Turner, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to experience Whistler again. Danny did have a great time! All the best this season and hopefully see you next year.

Danny - Canada - 3rd time at camp (age 17)

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Hi Turner, I just wanted to send you a quick email to express our thanks. Luke has had the experience of a lifetime. Given the opportunity I will certainly recommend your camp, he’s had a blast. Debbie has been great also. I will have no hesitation in sending Luke back again. Many thanks! Thanks again, keep well, all the best.

Luke - South Africa - 2 week camp (age 15)

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I truly want to say that I have had the most fantastic time and enjoyed every minute of it. I accept that I will never be the snowboarder that I truly wish I could be, but you and your team have done their utmost to bring out the best me in. For this I will be eternally grateful. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you, again. If there is ever anything I can do for you in the future please do not hesitate to ask. All the best for the New Year and the Season to come. Regards,

Kee Ling - Australia - 2 week camp (age 27)

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"Turner, Ty had a great time and seemed to enjoy all the riding and jumping! I know he’s a shy kid and the guys were a little older than him but I know he enjoyed it regardless. I sincerely hope we can do this again soon. Thanks for taking care of my boy!"

Ty - USA - 1 week camp (age 15)

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"It was the best week of snowboarding of my life and I’ll be back next season for my 6th time with Core!"

JF - Belgium - (5 times) 1 week every winter!! (age 38)

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“Hey there Turner, thanks again for all your help and effort into making the Core camp so great. I really did have a great time and feel really happy of where my riding is now…. I've got so many good memories of my time in Canada, and really look forward to some more! Well, till next time me friend!”

Grant - Australia - 4 week camp (age 27)

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"Thanks again for being so great this week - it was definitely a great and memorable experience. Dropping cliffs was hands down the coolest (and scariest!!) thing I've done in 40 years!"

Lorna - USA - 1 week camp (age 40)

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"Hey Turner, I really had the best winter in my life with Core Camp! I dreamed for so long for snowboarding in Whistler and my dream came true... and it was really perfect! I miss tree runs, powder, cider, pillows and all the people I met there!!!!"

Fabienne - Switzerland - 5 week camp (age 24)

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"Hey Turner. Man, just want to say thanks again for the best time I’ve ever had!!! You definitely have a good thing going with Core Camps. I was nervous before I got there because I wasn’t sure how it was going to be but you and all the others made me feel so welcome and part of a big family! I did things I never thought I would never try and its all thanks to you guys. I made some life time friends with everyone and I will definitely be back in whistler, it’s the VIBE. Good times man, keep in touch."

Tyler - Australia - 4 week camp (age 18)

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"How's it going geeza? Missing camp, the clifftop-crew and your witty banter. I had the best bloody two weeks snowboarding of my life here and recommend to anyone and everyone. All the staff has a proper well good vibe and buzz about them every day. My snowboarding has been pushed to another level and have seen and done things I used to dream of doing. I am probably only going to be able to return to whistler through core camp which isn't a bad thing I suppose. Thanks 4 a right good time, sorted! See you again FOR SURE!!!"

Adam - UK - 2 week camp (age 22)

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"It really was a special time, the pow, the adventures, the people, the laughs, the atmosphere..... it really provided pure escapism from life here in London, and renewed and strengthened my love for snowboarding! It’s almost a given I will be back! I had a proper bostin time, kidda!!”

James - Uk - 1 week camp (age 29)

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"Hey Turner, those two weeks have brought snowboarding to life for me. Such variety over the time that built to the last few days being what I can only describe as the best I've ever had on the mountain. I found the coaching really encouraged progression while allowing us to enjoy the endless deep powder... one day I'll process all the brilliant advice imparted!"

Brian - Ireland - 2 week camp (age 31)

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“Ok, so I wanted to thank you again for this great week, I also wanted to congratulate and encourage you and Steve on your great work to make people love and live their passion, or passion to be. I really had a marvelous time.... keep up the good job, we definitely need people like you to make our sport be loved by many other people!”

Jean Francois - Belgium - (age 32)

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"Hi Turner, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know how much I truly enjoyed CORE camp! I had an awesome time...thank you for kicking my butt, reminding me again why I love to snowboard, and for putting the biggest smile on my face. I have a new sense of composure for how see the terrain, find my line, approach a jump/box/rail, and above all, how I now feel about snowboarding. Thank you again Turner... CORE camp made for one great holiday... and birthday too!"

Lynn - Canada - (3 times) 1 week / 2 weeks / 2 weeks (age 38)

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"Turner, thanks again for the great week, CORE is top notch, and I will spread the word. I enjoyed shredding the POW with you guys."

Scott - USA - (4 times) 1 week / 4 weeks / 2 weeks / 1 week (age 38)

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"I'd love to say that I haven't had any powder withdrawal, but I have BIG TIME! It was a pleasure to be with you and the group for the 2 weeks I was there I really, really enjoyed it! Cheers again pal."

James - UK - 2 week camp (age 29)

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"Yeah mon, Core Snowboard Camp was IRIE, it was better than acky and salt fish, better than curry goat. Me-a tell you it like family you know, mon"

Alison - Jamaica - 10 week camp (now lives here) (age 24)

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"Hey Turner, can't begin to describe how much fun I had with the crew over there. I really I enjoyed the opportunity to ride with you guys and meet the people that I did. You run an awesome show over there and it shows in the coaching staff and accommodation through to the terrain you ride. I haven't stopped talking about my two weeks with you guys since I arrived home. I've got no hesitation in recommending Core to anyone I speak to who may be heading to Canada. Enjoy the rest of the season mate. Looking forward to seeing the end of season video! Keep the photos coming on the facebook page too. Cheers."

Dean - Australia - 2 week camp (age 24)

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"Thanks again for everything. If it’s ok with you, my friend will pass by between Thursday and Saturday to pick up the bikini I had forgotten at the rider house"

Elle - Canada - (2 times) 1 week / 1 week (age 28)

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"I had the best winter there… I loved being in the Camp… it was really nice to meet you and everybody from the Camp, you guys have a great vibe and I sincerely wish well for all of you. You keep the good work: if I was able to jump, you can do miracles! =) Kisses from the summer days in Brazil to all of you!"

Amandha - Brazil - 1 week camp (age 27)

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"Well - Matt returned late last night and talked non-stop for a long time!!! He could not say enough about how amazing 'the Core Camp' was. In fact, one of the first things he said was, "I am going back for at least two weeks next year!!!" I want to thank you, and everyone else, who made it such a fabulous vacation for him. You have no idea how thrilled (but not entirely surprised) I was to hear how great everything was. Thanks again Turner."

Matt - Canada - 1 week camp (age 15)

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"Thanks a lot for having me! I really had an amazing time in Whistler. We just don't get to snowboard powder like that in Europe. It was so much fun and I definitely can recommend the camp to anyone. I hope to be back in Whistler soon. Thank you very much."

Evert - Holland - 3 week camp (age 18)

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"Thank you so much for everything. We both had the most fantastic time at your Core camps. We love the photos you have attached. We will never forget our time at Core camps and will definitely keep in touch. We would both really like to return if we can!!!"

Renee & Catherine - NZ - 2 week camp (age 23)

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"It was an absolute pleasure and as I said to you on Friday, I think you’ve got a really good outfit running there. To be honest I’ve always loved coming to Canada because of the genuine welcome you tend to get and great service, and you certainly didn’t disappoint on either of those."

Pete - UK - 1 week camp (age 42)

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"Hey Turner, just wanted to say I had an awesome time at camp, it always kinda tough leaving nice and toasty Colombia to go to freezing cold but well, you guys make it worth it every time. I’ll definitely be back sooner or later. Hope u enjoy the rest of the season there man, thanks for everything! Cheers."

Juan - Colombia - (3 times) 4 weeks / 3 weeks / 3 weeks (age 18)

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"I had a great time at your camp, and hope I'll be able to get back (and then stay longer) one time in the future."

Lene - Norway - (3 times) 1 week, 3 weeks and 4 weeks (age 25)

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Hi Turner, Thank you for a great week (in fact, a great 10 days and making me feel welcome after I officially finished the camp). I had a lot of fun and I will definitely recommend you to friends. Cheers!

John - UK - (2 times) 1 week / 2 weeks (age 37)

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"Hi Turner, I have to thank you guys for showing me the mountain so well. Your camp was the best option for me because I wanted so see as much as possible of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. And my goals were more than achieved!"

Chris - Switzerland - 10 week camp (age 20)

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"Both Meaghan and Douglas had a terrific week with Core Camp… we are very impressed with the program and have been talking it up with our friends this week. You guys work really hard during the week, and the additional activities are excellent."

Meaghan & Douglas - Canada - 1 week (age 15)

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"What I can I say this camp rocks, I thought I was an alright boarder when I started the camp, how wrong I was, but after five weeks with Turner and his crew I was better than alright, I was hitting big jumps, landing 360’s and riding switch, such a great variety. If anyone wants to improve this is a must, plus the free bonus is that you get to meet and make lots of new friends and party your butt off, it’s like a family away from home, which is always a plus when you’re travelling solo. Turner my new friend, keep up the good work."

Andrew - Australia - 5 week camp (age 28)

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"The pleasure was all mine for the 2 weeks at Core. I really enjoyed the days boarding and the evenings socializing. The coaches were good and I've definitely improved…I'm pleased to say my boarding has come on a lot as a result of Core Camp! Take care"

Mark - UK - 2 week camp (age 32)

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"Hey Turner, thank you for having such an awesome camp, I had a blast! I can't believe how much I've learned with you guys, from snowboarding to building jumps to partying to cooking & cleaning, haha. Yeah, I could keep writing about how much fun I had… Cheers."

Lucas - Netherlands - 12 week camp (age 19)

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"Thanks for an awesome month Turner. I absolutely learned so much from everyone at camp. I really appreciated the constant technique tips. Now I love riding powder and I got to the stage of wanting to ride challenging tree runs! See you next season!"

Karen - NZ - (2 times) 4 weeks / 5 weeks (age 25)

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"Core Camp was great, wish I could have done another week! Andy and I both had an awesome time thanks to all you guys!"

Joel - Australia - Core Camp winner 2011 (age 22)

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"Hi, Turner, Carol & Morley, the staff, Core crew, Dane and the lovely blue eyed blond Canadian babes. Thanks so much for all! I really enjoyed Core Camp for that week and so appreciated all you guys organized. The Core Camp really helped me improve - I notice it here on my home runs. Keep in touch Turner and I know I’ll be back to Core Camp."

Tony “shark man” - Australia - 1 week camp (age 49)

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"Thanks to you for the good times I had in whistler...I'm still making everybody soooo jealous here telling about the powder I had in the beginning of the season!!!.... I miss the powder runs and jumps! Hugs from Switzerland"

Isabel - Switzerland - 2 week camp (age 24)

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"Hi Turner, It's me who has to thank you! I had a really great time in Whistler with every one of Core Camps. Continue to make people love snowboard as you did now! Thank you very much!"

Cléa - Switzerland - 3 week camp (age 23)

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"Thanks for a great week, it was a lot of fun, fellow core campers were a great bunch, coaches were fun and I learned a sufficient amount in the short time I had. I'm sure I will return in order to keep progressing and hope to introduce a friend next time!"

Alex - UK - 1 week camp (age 31)

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“I’m so happy that I got the chance to come to Whistler and your camp and this in one of the craziest seasons all time :)”

Kai - Germany - 1 week camp (age 21)

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"I loved the camp and the coaches.. And I can’t wait to get back to Whistler again!"

Bendik - Norway - 7 week camp (age 24)

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Learnt at Core: "finally stomped 360s, half-cabs, general switch riding, more confidence on rails and boxes and some decent-sized airs" Best experiences: "landing those evasive 360s and tearing up some untouched powder." "I've been riding for about 10 years, but as I only get a week or two a year it's hard to progress (forget about trying any of the mountains in the UK). Although I only spent a week at Core, the attentiveness and tuition of the coaches helped me improve a lot in just five days. I can't rate the coaches highly enough. You get to board and ski with the best… To really get the most out of Core you need longer, which I'll be doing next year. The social side of Core is a big part of the fun too. Great people and good times. See you in 2012"

Ben - UK - 1 week camp (age 35)

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"I came to Core Camps in the beginning of December to spend 3 months of snowboarding in Whistler. I had some experience in snowboarding and I knew about the most aspects of it but when we started riding, Core Camps opened another world for me. I really thought I knew what powder meant but I clearly didn't. I also never thought I would be jumping off cliffs and trying to find new zones through trees. I came into it with a different goal but that goal changed through the season and I'm happy it did. I feel more comfortable pushing my limits and I'm stoked to be at the level where I am now. Thanks to all the coaches who made this possible!" Marijn's season video - http://vimeo.com/23081466

Marijn - Holland - 12 week camp (age 19)

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"Hiya Turner, Wanted to thank you for the wicked time I had I whistler. Core really was awesome fun...not only the regular riding days but the backcountry and BBQ as well...I really had some great experiences I’ll never forget and I feel pretty lucky to have had. Liked how you were always looking to keep things exciting for us and I can tell you many other campers commented on how YOU give Core something other courses don't seem to have (proven to me with my friend's experience). The technical instruction was great also...something for me to keep working on! Guides Javier & Dave were wonderful, showed us some wicked lines, got a great feel for Whistler mountain. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Core to anyone and hoping to return next year...it was too much fun!! Thanks for everything!"

Carolyn - Australia - 4 week camp (age 34)

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"I wanted to say thanks again for the camp, honestly best time of my life. I never thought I could gain so much confidence in my riding in one week. I definitely learned a lot from camp! Enjoy the rest of the season & take care."

Emma - Australia - 1 week camp (age 20)

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"Thanks, it was well worth it. Everything I expected and more. I learnt a lot at camp, my riding has definitely improved and it was great to finally ride powder. I've shown people the video footage and most of them don't believe it’s me at first, even the box! In fact I'm now seriously considering doing a season. Cheers."

Andy - UK - (2 times) 1 week / 2 weeks (age 32)

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“Back to reality and have to say last week was tough settling back. What can I say, the camp is unique in that everything is covered and the attention to detail is superb.I have done plenty of tours all over the world and this one tops it probably because the buzz of snowboarding is so good. Certainly next year I would like to continue to progress particularly jumping…keep up the good work. Your friend,”

Desmond - Ireland - (2 times) 2 weeks / 3 weeks (age 28)

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“Thanks for your lovely message. I had another awesome time at Core - wow, what a week of powder. It couldn't have been more perfect and it was great to see everyone again. Whistler is starting to feel like a real home from home :) Oh everyone back here is loving my method photos - not that they have much choice in the matter...ha ha ! Speak soon!!”

Yvonne - UK - 1 week camp x 2 (age 32)

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“Yeah thanks, I had an outstanding time so thanks again!!!And it was really good to see you and Steve again. The snow was great and the riding just awesome!!! Take care.”

Thiemo - Germany - (2 times) 2 weeks / 4 weeks (age 24)

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“Thanks, I had a brilliant couple of weeks… I definitely feel like my snowboarding has improved dramatically thanks to you and the team and I can push myself a bit harder next time I go away (whenever that is!)…Likewise, it was good to get to know you and your team and I would have no hesitation in recommending you guys to my friends. Thanks again for an awesome experience!”

Tom - UK - 2 week camp (age 29)

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“I had an absolute blast even though it was tough, it was fun and I feel I have improved. The people were great, Whistler was great, and all of your coaches were awesome. I met a lot of great people. Thanks for having me at the camp and I hope to be back in the near future.”

Randy - Canada - 1 week camp (age 18)

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“I love Canada, I love British Columbia, I love Whistler, I love Core Camps ♥”

Hubert - Czech Republic - 4 week camp (age 25)

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“I just wanted to say thank you for an awesome trip. I really did have such a good time and did things (like the flute bowl) that I never thought I would do. Hopefully I can get some time off work next season and do it all again :D Take care and have fun for the reason of the season. Cheers”

Samantha - Australia - 1 week camp (age 24)

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“Thanks for your welcoming , I had a great time in Whistler for my first Canadian trip.Already missing it, was not easy to get back in France after such a cool experience.I wish you guys all the best for the future and really hope to meet you there or somewhere else. Thanks again for everything. Take care.”

Frederic - France - 2 week camp (age 32)

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“I wanted to let you and Dane now that my boarding felt so good. I really noticed the difference. I felt so much smoother and fluid. I remember how I struggled to get down some of the very steep runs to chairs that they have in Europe. This time round I just carved down them so well. I felt nice and low in my stance and really balanced. The friend I was meeting there commented on it after our 1st run. He couldn't believe the change since the last time we rode together. He thought it was a different person, so thank you for that. Thanks again for a great week. Chances are I'll be back that your way again soon.”

Dan - Australia - (3 times) 1 week / 2 weeks / 2 weeks (age 34)

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“I’m ready for next year’s trip. I can’t wait to get back out there. I’ve been spreading the word around to all my friends who ride/ski to get ready for the best trip of their lives.”

Joe - UK - 2 week camp contest winner 2011 (age )

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“I had such an awesome time and your coaches are awesome and very patient!!! I can now confidently say that I am a boarder! Thanks for everything, it was well organized and stress free and I felt like I had a holiday. I think I have post Olympic / snowboard envy... I miss the snow! Cheers”

Juanita - Australia - 1 week camp (age 32)

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“Hi guys, I’d like to thank David, Dane and Turner for a fantastic two weeks! Had the best riding and coaching in years! Keep your good work up and you’ll be seeing me next year!!!!”

Basiel - Belgium - 2 week camp (age 30)

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“Now I'm finally back in civilization I just want to thank you for the camp…it was great fun and next time I return to Whistler in the winter I'll definitely be doing it again. Good times.”

Courtney - Australia - 1 week camp (age 27)

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“Alison and I both had a fantastic time in our 10 week camps, learnt loads and got to ride with some awesome people. Thank you very much for everything you have done for us this season, without your help none of it would have been possible. Keep in touch.”

Morgan and Ali - UK - 10 week camp x 2 (age 21)

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“ It's Ed here from the camp in Feb… I thought I'd get in touch and say thanks - Jon and I had a great time with Core and it really opened my eyes to what's possible and how much fun it can be. I've spent a lot of time since then thinking about how I'd go bigger, faster, and have even more fun on my next trip. Thanks again”

Edward - UK - 1 week camp (age 23)

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“Hey Turner, just wanted to say what a wicked awesome time I had at Core Camps! Also I wanted to say thank you not only for the opportunity to ride along side yourself, Clot and Dane (whom showed impeccable riding knowledge) but equally to the hardcore riders in the crew whom by pushing themselves every day to the max gave me belief and confidence in my own riding abilities. Now I just wanna kick ass all the time on my snowboard and take those cornice drops with 0 fear, and enter the terrain park with growing confidence. Lots of laughs, great memories... it was by far one of the best snowboarding experiences I have had, and I look forward to coming back for another ripping season and slaying some of that famous Whistler pow and pillows with the crew again soon!!!! Take care, bro.”

Dan - NSW, Australia - 1 week camp (age 34)

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“Best snowboarding trip of my life by far. We both had a great time. Your pros Clot and Etienne are top notch, they pushed to do things we would not normally do and gave us many valuable pointers. They’re both sick riders and good people as well. The house was perfect, good kitchen, nice open living room and being around other riders from different parts of the world added to the experience. Me and Danny took a trip to Vermont this weekend and while the snow is good, it’s a little bitter sweet when we just rode the terrain at Whistler. Thanks again Turner, we hope to be back next year. ”

Rafael and Danny - USA - 1 week camp (age 23)

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“I had a fantastic time in Whistler, I definitely want to come back. Thanks for your help and advice over the 3 weeks. When I got back home, the really hard black runs seemed so much easier than I remember, which means I must have improved more than I realized while I was in Whistler. The Camp was great, even for an old man like me. I particularly enjoyed doing the 2 jumps days, because I never had the powder to go off anything that big before. Thanks.”

Paul - London, UK - 3 week camp (age 31)

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“ It's been a while I know, but thought I'd get round to saying thanks to yourself as well for an awesome week. I had a great time riding with the crew and definitely came on, even if climbing stairs was an issue by the end of the week! Absolutely loved the kicker, kinda wishing I'd hit the bigger one too now.... Hope the snow's still coming down over there...Cheers again for a great week”

Ric - UK - 2 week camp (age 22)

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“Just dropping a note to say a huge thank you for such a great few weeks at Core. I arrived hoping to improve my switch riding and maybe try a few small jumps and I left having done backcountry kickers, cornice jumps, the half-pipe and indy grabs, boxes etc in the park! I would never have had the confidence to do it without you guys so thanks for pushing me :) Great instructors, brilliant set up and plans are afoot for next year. Word is spreading around London so watch out! Take care.”

Yvonne - UK - (2 times) 2 weeks / 1 week (age 31)

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“ Everything went great... I had such a good time, I am so hooked :) I actually just got back from Vermont on a trip and lemme tell you, it is NOTHING like Whistler...I think starting at Whistler really spoils you because nothing else can compare...I am scarred for life now, ha ha. Thanks for everything!!”

Krisana - USA - (age 26)

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“Hello Core Camp! Thanks for the great time I had in Whistler! With your camp I had the chance to ride many terrain on the mountain, from park to fresh powder and crazy "secret" trees run! And of course to meet cool people from different countries and enjoy the ride with them! These weeks were full of good laugh and sick ride!!! Thanks to Turner, Clot, Etienne and Dane! See you!”

Michel - Switzerland - (age 23)

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"Thanks for a great week riding in Whistler. The coaching you provided together with the video analysis was just right. Despite the short time I was with you, I feel I was taken out of my comfort zone that I'd been riding in for far too long. It ultimately got me doing the backside 360 I'd thought was unachievable at the beginning of the week as well as nailing numerous other tricks and finding the places on the mountain that I'd normally not know about. Riding with the three amigo's and Hiro in such a small group was more than entertaining and their ability meant that I was pushed all the way from start to finish of the camp. Fingers crossed you'll see me back in the future."

Chris - UK - (age 25)

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"I'm back to work again, back to life, back to reality (remember the song?) I really hate to return from holidays, even more when I'm coming back from a place like Whistler and after meeting people like you, Vince, Steve and all the friends I've made at Core Camps. The whole week I've spent at the camp has been amazing since the beginning; from the fresh powder and cliffs of the first days to the flat tricks, the spins and 'old school' grabs at the park and, of course, don't forget the beers and the nachos. As I told you days ago, I've never jumped so much in my 17 years as a snowboarder (I wish I have started earlier) and I’ve never seen so much snow in my entire life, AWESOME!!. And now you have given me the keys to improve my jumping and tricks technique so I hope to see you next year and show you my new 'snowboarding style' and step to the next level. I'm also cleaning the dust of my old Disco records to win more points for the weekly music contest.Thanks again for everything!!!!!!!!! "

David - Spain - (age 35)

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"This is just a short note to thank you and your team so much for teaching Joe.He had a brilliant week and learned so much. My husband and I were very impressed by your organization and its professional approach. We will not hesitate to recommend you to others. "

Denise and Jon Whyte - UK - (age 16)

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"I just got home a couple hours ago and I wanted to thank you for such an incredible experience! I had such a great time and I learned so much. I can't believe how much I miss it already and I have only been home for a little bit!!! There were so many great people and everyone was so kind. I never imagined how much I could learn in only a week. I now have so much more confidence on the mountain thanks to you, Vince, and the other students. This is not goodbye...it's see you later because Kristin and I will be back this season! Now that we've had this great of an experience, you will not be able to keep us away! Thanks so much. "

Ashley - California - (age 17)

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I just wanted to thank you for a great two weeks. Overall I had an awesome experience and I'm missing it out there already. Riding with you guys definitely built up my confidence and I now have tons of stuff to work on this season. I've also signed up for a level one course in a few weeks. I hope you have a great season and hopefully I'll be able to get back out there sooner than later. Thanks again."

Lex - Canada - (age 20)

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"Dear Turner, Hi! How are you? I miss you, Core Camp and Whistler. That one week was awesome for me. I’d like to thank you for everything. See you again in Whistler."

Tomoko - Japan - (age 33)

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"Thank you very much for all the time we spent on the mountains. I had a great time snowboarding with the other riders from different countries. I learned a lot of new stuff - tricks, spins, riding powder, backflips and CASI level 1. I'm coming back! "

Jaime - Spain - 4 complete winters with us!! (age 16)

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"I enjoyed core camps so much. It was just an awesome time! It was perfect, and help from the coaches made me quite simply to pass the CASI test. Fresh powder and some of the sickest tree lines I've ever done! Thanks for the great time!"

Thomas - Switzerland - (age 23)

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"The guidance I received at Core Camps has helped me progress to a level I wouldn't have thought possible. They were great in instilling me with the confidence to try out all sorts of jumps, drops, new terrain and tricks I never thought to try. But what I will remember the most was how laid back the experience was. I felt it was more like a bunch of buddies getting together for a day's riding and this is what I valued the most. Not the typical school I came to expect. Thanks for the incredible time - bring on the next season!"

Adam - Australia - (age 29)

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"I was in Core Snowboard Camps for 2 months. I was nervous because my English was basic, but the coaches spoke a little Japanese so I felt comfortable every day. The coaches know Whistler and Blackcomb very well. We rode secret and cool snowboarding spots. For example: with a small hike, we rode untracked an powder bowl. Some days we made backcountry jumps. We did tree runs, small cliff and of course terrain parks and half-pipes. I could choose from many levels of jumps and rails in the park, so it was easy to progress. In the evenings I liked going to the sports gym for strength training, swimming and relaxing in a big hot tub. Sometimes at night we went to a pub. I could practice speaking English with everyone. It was super fun. I want to join again next season. Thank you."

Nobuyuki - Japan - (age 26)

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"That was super fun. All were very good coaches. They also helped me to pass my CASI Level 1 very easily. I had a lot of new snowboarding experiences: build jumps, jump big cliff, ride the terrain parks etc. The snow in Whistler is awesome. That was a very good time."

Jean - France - (age 22)

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"This whole snowboarding gig is very new to me, but what I do know about the sport I owe to the coaches. They have the instinctive ability that pushed me to my individual limits. Simply put, Core Snowboard Camp rocks. I’ll never forget it. I highly recommend this camp to anyone and everyone, whatever your level."

Mark - Australia - (age 35)