Why Core Snowboard Camps

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Message from The Team

Snowboard Camp Team

We’ve been operating Core Camps for nearly a decade now and we’ve worked hard to create the ultimate winter Snowboard camp experience for you both on, and off the mountains. It’s all about improving your riding, hanging with riders from around the world and living the Snowboard dream in Whistler. From our top-notch professional coaches and our comfortable and welcoming housing, to our mountain knowledge and all of the extra camp inclusions, we have tailored the complete camp experience. Guaranteed to make you fall in love with the sport all over again, it will open your eyes to limitless possibilities. Core Camps will change your life and make you want to move here!! It’ll be the best winter Snowboard camp experience of your life!

Specially Chosen Professional Coaches

Pro Snowboard Coaches

The right coach makes all the difference to your Snowboard camp experience, which is why we have carefully compiled an all-star cast of experienced and certified coaches and guest pros. We are all fully certified with years of coaching experience, are long time locals with intimate knowledge of Whistler-Blackcomb and its sweet-spots, and have larger-than-life personalities. Our passion for coaching and dedication to helping you improve is obvious and our guest pros will show you how it's done right! You’ll advance your overall free-riding and freestyle skills all over the mountains with the best coaches in the biz! And of course we can’t say that you won’t learn a thing or two on the chairlifts!

Unrivaled Mountain Knowledge

Mountain Knowledge

We have been living and riding in Whistler for most of our lives, and it’s because of this that we know the absolute best spots to ride- every hidden powder run and secret spot on the mountains! Our excitement to share our knowledge provides campers an unparalleled riding experience, and campers always express their thanks for this! Imagine arriving at a new resort and suddenly riding only the best terrain for every day’s snow conditions. Yes please! This important point really does make all the difference. We know all the secret spots, hidden fun runs, jump runs, powder runs behind walls of trees, deep powder spots, untracked powder runs, cool tree runs, hidden cliffs and drops, deserted groomers and cruisers. We’ve hit every jump, every bump and every jib around every corner! Even seasoned Whistler locals don’t know the spots we know- we’re that good. Whistler and Blackcomb’s terrain is huge- you’ll understand when you get here!

Low Camper-to-Coach Ratio

Small Snowboard Groups

Our low ratios mean lots of personal feedback, focus and attention. Training within a small group of a similar level is a great way to promote learning and to keep it personal. We have a low camper-to-coach ratio, which averages 4:1. We also keep our overall weekly campers number low so that everybody really gets to know each other. The only problem with this is that it makes it more difficult for you to leave!

Improvement and Confidence

Camper Powder and Improvement

Snowboarding with someone at a higher level than you- visually seeing it done right- riding in a small group where everyone is pushing each other to succeed- and focused, immediate feedback is the fastest way to improvement. This is how it’s done with Core Camps! You push yourself, your confidence and each other every day, and sometimes without even knowing it! Combine all of this with riding the best terrain of the day and a smiling, positive group – it will all catapult your progress and comfort level. Tried, tested and true, this results in real Snowboard improvement. That’s how we roll. testimonials >>

Levels welcome

All levels of Snowboarders

We’re excited to offer camps for all levels of Snowboarders, from confident novice to aspiring pro athletes and every level in between. Most of our campers are different levels of intermediate riders. If you are a beginner Snowboarder, please ask us about a custom package. No matter what your level of riding, you will benefit from training with our coaches and completely improve your free-riding and freestyle with us! Core Snowboard Camp's level chart >>

Comfortable Accommodation

Core Whistler Housing

Core Camps provides clean, bright and modern housing for all of our campers. All of our houses have WIFI, laundry facilities, cable TV, phones, bedding and fully supplied kitchens. Each house is fully furnished with two beds in each room. The house locations range from walking distance to the village to a short bus ride (5-10 minutes). We’re also unique in offering the option of a home stay experience for riders who would like their own room and a quieter evening atmosphere. Home stay provides a private room and 3 meals a day in the homes of great local Whistler families. With space available, we can be flexible with late arrivals, early arrivals, camp extensions, accommodation extensions and friends, couples and groups wanting to stay together.

The Full Monty

Best Snowboard Whistler

Our attention to detail means your camp experience is the complete package! We’re in the business of providing an unparalleled mountain camp with all the bells and whistles, not to mention taking care of the small details. We aim to create unforgettable memories for you. We include weekend lift tickets, local bus passes, hot tub-sauna-pool passes, and free stuff from our sponsors. We only offer full season passes, not ‘mid week’ season passes. From the moment you arrive here in Whistler you are taken care of with the highest level of service campers have come to expect from us. The only thing you are responsible is for your food and drink. We are flexible on all issues surrounding your stay, whatever will enhance it for you is what we will strive to do! And when the chairlifts stop, our evening activities and social events begin. If you have the energy, we have a big list of fun stuff to experience each night.

The Social Aspect

Social Snowboard Whistler

The social aspect of Core Camps is also something that brings campers back year after year. We plan lots of evening activities and social events in and around Whistler. Your after-riding and weekend schedule can be as busy or mellow as you choose. Here are some things you can do:

Weekly welcome drinks - Friday grad parties and prize giveaways – video clinics – board waxing - night snow tubing - cinema nights - indoor gym sports – ice skating – sauna & hot tub soaks – window shopping – people watching - Snowboard shop browsing - pub nights – night clubbing - weekend Vancouver trips – snowmobiling – dog sledding – cat boarding – heli boarding – snow shoeing – zip trekking – Tarzan swinging – x country skiing… there’s too much to list! And the atmosphere and buzz is always Snowboard.

#1 Resort in North America

Best Snowboard resort in North America, Whistler

This is THE place to Snowboard! Whistler-Blackcomb is Canada's top Snowboarding destination and one of the very best in the world. The terrain will blow your mind!! You can ride virtually every type of terrain that you can imagine here in Whistler – endless acres of powder runs, parks, pipes, tree runs, chutes, pillow lines, cliffs, cornices, jump runs, wind lips, Snowboard cross tracks, smooth groomers, natural jibs, hips, rollers, powder bowls…(did we miss anything?!). It’s all here, and we know where and how to ride it; heck, we can’t wait to ride it! The two mountains are joined at the base by a pedestrian village with all the amenities you'd expect from a town that draws 2 million visitors a year from around the world. Not to mention Whistler’s famous night life…!

Snowfall and Mountain Stats

Snowboard camp powder
  • Annual Snowfall: 10.2 meters/33.5 feet
  • Total Terrain: 8,171 acres / 3,036 hectares
  • Vertical Rise: 1609 metres / 5280 ft
  • Parks and Pipes: 5 levels of parks,
  • 1 super pipe, 1 Snowboard cross track
  • Trails: 200 +
  • Alpine Bowls: 12
  • Longest Run: 11 km / 7 miles
  • Number of Lifts: 38
  • Terrain Type: Beginner = 15% Intermediate = 55% Advanced = 30%
  • Powder days each month: 10-20 (average)
  • Core’s secret spots: infinite (pssst, we’ll show you when you get here)

Improve Your English Option

Study English in Whistler

Want to improve your English while here in Whistler? We can help you with that too! Before or after you camp weeks, you can study English part time with International House Whistler ESL school. Many campers have enjoyed and taken advantage of this option. Contact us for more details!

Real Value

Snowboard camp group

We are satisfied that we offer the best Snowboard camp at the best price. If value for your dollar is important to you (and it should be) then we have you covered. Our programs are very competitively priced until you start looking at all of the extras that we include – then we become the best deal in the biz. We’re proud of all we offer in our camp programs and it shows in our inclusions. If all of our above points haven’t helped you to make up your mind about Core Camps, then see what our campers are saying testimonials >> Just remember to ask these questions if you’re shopping around:

Questions to ask when shopping around for camps

  • Do camps include weekend lift tickets? (**This is a very important question!!!)
  • What is the maximum camper to coach ratio?
  • Is return airport transportation included?
  • Are local bus passes included?
  • What are the accommodations like?
  • How many people per room?
  • Do you receive photos and video of your camp weeks?
  • Do they offer camps for all levels of Snowboarders?
  • Do they include a full day of cat boarding? our cat boarding videos >>
  • Do they include a backcountry trip? our backcountry trip videos >>
  • Do they do plenty of jump days? (**These are awesome experiences!!)
  • Are the directors/owners actual Whistler locals and riding with you everyday?
  • Are the coaches and guest pros listed on the websites?
  • Is the camp recognized and sponsored by well-known Snowboard companies?
  • Do you get free stuff from their camp sponsors?
  • Is the company based and focused in Whistler only?
  • Do you have the option of home stay accommodation?