Our Coaches

WE’VE HANDPICKED THE BEST!

We have an amazing group of top level male and female coaches who have dedicated their lives to skiing, snowboarding and coaching in Whistler. All of our coaches are specially chosen for their extensive coaching experience, effective coaching techniques, amazing talent, local mountain knowledge, and infectious personalities.

They are funny, passionate, personable and genuinely caring. Our coaches will help you improve, reach you goals and build confidence at a comfortable pace. They know every hidden pow run, secret stash, jump run, jib line, sweet spot etc than you can imagine. Learn it right and learn it all from our pro coaches.

Our low camper to coach ratio (4:1 average) ensures you lots of personal coaching and attention. You will ride in a group of a similar level. We’re all about shredding together, having fun and completely improving your skiing and riding.

SKI COACHES
SNOWBOARD COACHES

JORDAN DECKER

SNOWBOARD COACH

COACH BIO

Growing up in New Zealand on the rugged slopes of King Mountain Ruapehu has left Jordan with a love of Big Mountain riding and a freestyle swagger. Jordan’s spent over 10 years coaching here in the Great White North all while flying back home to the NZ winter in the off season. Jordan’s technical and very enthusiastic approach to snowboarding will bring your riding to the next levels. From running table top games on his homemade table to growing his own hops, Jordan’s always keeping busy and trying to stay out of trouble.

CERTIFICATIONS

CASI Snowboard Instructor Level 3, CASI Park Instructor Level 2, NZ Avalanche Safety Stage 1

SPONSORS

YES Snowboards, NOW Bindings, Vans, Electric, Dakine, Herd, Sandbox

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LAURA MACKIE

SNOWBOARD COACH

COACH BIO

Laura has a ton of energy! Laura’s big smile, big voice and fun personality make her an absolute blast to ride with and improve with. She’s incredibly passionate about snowboarding and life which you’ll quickly realize when you meet her. Laura also helps to coach our Women’s Snowboard Camps. We’re proud to have Laura in our coaching family. In the summers, Laura’s a Mountain Bike in Whistler.

CERTIFICATIONS

CASI Snowboard Instructor Level 2, CASI Park Instructor Level 1, SBINZ Level 2

SPONSORS

Electric, Dakine

MARCOS GROENENBERG

SKI COACH

COACH BIO

Marcos is a every experienced all-mountain ski coach who’s been skiing and coaching in Whistler over 14 years now. Marcos coaches with a big smile, positive energy, lots of comedy and a ton of knowledge. He is a very natural coach and always gets you to the next level. He’s requested so often by our skiers. Marcos spends his summers coaching with us in Argentina and mountain bike coaching in Whistler. It’s always a great time skiing and improving with Marcos! Just read our reviews and you’ll see how much everyone loves skiing with Marcos!

CERTIFICATIONS

CSIA Level 3 Instructor and Level 2 Freestyle

SPONSORS

Dakine, Electric

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OLIVIER ROY

SNOWBOARD COACH

COACH BIO

You’ll really enjoy riding with Oli – he’s a smooth riding, joke telling professional coach who refuses to grow up (like the rest of us here). Oli’s been riding and coaching in Whistler for over 22 years now and has a fun and effective coaching style. Oli knows the mountains better than the patrollers and he’ll take you daily to some amazing secret spots. Off the mountain, Oli is also a very talented artist with works all over Canada.

CERTIFICATIONS

CASI Level 3 Freeride and Level 2 Freestyle

SPONSORS

Dakine, Nidecker, Electric

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JOSH HOWELL

SNOWBOARD COACH

COACH BIO

Originally from the Isle of Wight, Josh has been enjoying living and snowboard coaching in Whistler for over 12 years now. Josh is a naturally gifted coach. His effective and calm style, keen eye and precise feedback make Josh one of the most effective coaches that I’ve ever known for our campers. From the basics to advanced, Josh’s specific advice and feedback will get you improving quickly on-piste, off-piste and in the air. In the summers, Josh spends a lot of time wakeboarding, surfing and mountain biking. It’s okay to ask him about his scar – an interesting story.

CERTIFICATIONS

CASI Level 3, Park Level 2, Race Level 2

SPONSORS

Endeavor, NOW, Vans, BambooBay

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JAVIER CRUZ SALAS

SKI COACH

COACH BIO

Javier is full-on comedian. He’s a rare gem among coaches and he’s 100% all about your improvement. Oozing focus and knowledge, Javi has endless tips and techniques to constantly transform and improve your skiing on every run, every day. He knows all the fun secret spots here and how to get you skiing confidently in all types of terrain.
Javi’s been coaching back to back winters in Whistler and Argentina for over 15 years now – that’s a lot of coaching and ton of great experience..! Javi’s also a very experienced multi-day backcountry guide in Argentina. He loves to share his stories on the lifts.

CERTIFICATIONS

CSIA Level 3 Instructor, Argentina Level 5 Trekking Guide

SPONSORS

Dakine, Electric

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TURNER MONTGOMERY

CAMP OWNER, FILMER, TELLER OF STORIES

BIO

I’ve been living, riding and coaching in Whistler for most of my life. Snowboarding is my passion and helping you have the best possible Whistler experience is what I love to do – that’s why I created Core Camp 17 years ago. It’s all about riding together, having fun and completely improving your skills. I ride with the coaches and campers most days with a video camera and I’ll warn you now of my amateur non-stop jokes. I spend my summers mountain biking and running Core Camps in South America and New Zealand.

CERTIFICATIONS

CSIA Instructor

SPONSORS

YES Snowboards, NOW Bindings, Vans, Electric

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