Teaching youth how to snowboard and safely enjoy the mountains, while being part of mentored groups that are guided by positive role models in our volunteer Team Leaders. Youth are taught to draw parallels from this learning experience to real-life situations and acquire important life skills while in the process of learning to ride a snowboard!  The Learn to Shred program is geared towards young people that have limited or no previous snowboarding experience.  Under the guidance provided by one of Big White's awesome snowboard instructors and the help of our volunteers, participants receive individualized feedback to help them progress through the learning process to where they can ride with confidence.  In addition to learning how to ride, participants are also exposed to many of the different job/career opportunities that a life in the mountains can offer to expand their horizons.  

This program is offered to young people free of charge for Elevation Outdoors believes that no youth should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor pursuit that can keep them motivated, healthy, and stoked on life for the rest of their days!


We have two, 4-week programs every winter, one for ages 12 - 14 and the other for ages 15 - 18. 

Our next Learn to Shred is running from Jan 16th - Feb 10th, 2019 for ages 12 - 14 and from Feb 20th - Mar 17th for ages 15 - 18. We take the youth up to Big White every Wednesday (they'll need to get out of school a bit early) and Sunday for 4 weeks.

If you're interested in volunteering, we do a volunteer training day (at Big White) on January 13th, 2019.

We also have a reunion trip to the mountain, for our previous participants, on Dec 16th, 2018.


Below are all of the forms you will need to fill out to take part in our programs. All youth will need a teacher or youth/social worker to refer them and help fill out the forms.

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This Program is made possible with funding from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.