2023-24 BC Snowboard Memberships mandatory prior to registration. Please go to SNOREG to purchase your membership before participating in programs.
RIDERS Full-day is a super fun program for snowboard riders who have accomplished blue and black diamond runs and who are interested in improving their skills. This is a ten-week full-day program on either Saturdays or Sundays – or both! RIDERS Full-day Program starts January 6/7, 2024, with the RIDERS Spring Jam fun competition on the final weekend March 9/10 2024.
If you are not quite ready for full-day training, try the Riders half-day program.
RIDERS Full-day sessions are overseen by specialized and licensed coaches who have also received additional Riders training and support from Canada Snowboard. Coaching and assessments are closely tied to each participant’s individual progress, and feedback is provided to the athletes and their parents along each step of the way.
This program follows Canada Snowboard’s “Riders Program ” pathway. Riders are placed into blue and black level groups before heading out. The snowboarders in this program ride with trained Canada Snowboard coaches and focus on the basic skills needed for safety in slopestyle, jumps, boxes and rail features in the Terrain Park, freeriding, and SBX (Boarder Cross). Athletes will learn about the core skills of snowboarding and will be introduced to competition and how to warm up, cool down, and have fun.
Minimum skill level: Riders must be able to load a chairlift unassisted AND must be able to confidently do toe and heel-edge turns on blue AND black runs, and basic intro to freestyle skills.
Fall dryland and trampoline sessions are encouraged in this program to prepare athletes skills for on-snow training.
This phase of the program facilitates a confident transition for athletes and their parents into the snowboard community. As club members, athletes and their families will be able to make new friends and connections with like-minded people who share a passion for snowboarding. Parents will be expected to volunteer their time to help with event operations.
Upon graduation from the RIDERS program, athletes are encouraged to continue their progress via inter-club and inter-provincial competitive youth snowboard events. Athletes will be encouraged to continue developing their skills by moving to the next appropriate program. Graduates will have increased their snowboard skills at each level of the RIDERS program, and should have a distinct edge over other snowboarders of the same age without this training. Furthermore, RIDERS graduates will have been introduced to the different disciplines of snowboarding, and will be able to more readily explore the areas of the sport where they feel most capable.
Inquiries: [email protected]
Program Registration and Fees
- $825 SSFC program fees + $45 liability “Recreational Membership”
- Minus $75 volunteer rebate refunded once hours are submitted. Click here for rebate details.
What does a RIDERS Snowboarder need to have?
Snowboarders MUST have their own lift pass, snowboard, snowboard boots, helmet, goggles, gloves, and be dressed for the weather conditions.
We recommend Snowboarders have one or more pocket snacks to keep energy levels consistent throughout their RIDERS sessions.
Do you ever cancel sessions?
We try our best to run classes every week as scheduled. In the event the temperature is -20 (or colder) with windchill, we may cancel a session.
In the case of an “extraordinary” circumstance, classes may be canceled as well.
In these cases, SS Freestyle will strive to make up missed sessions later in the season. This may not be possible in all cases.
What if we are late?
Coaches meet their groups at 8:45 AM at a drop-off area to be determined and again at 12:30 PM following lunch break. Usually a coach will be available at the drop-off area 15 minutes after the program starts to help your child join their group.
If you are later than 15 minutes after the program starts, check in at the brown bag lunch room where an SS Freestyle club representative should be on hand.