Why Core Camps
WE’RE EXCITING. WE’RE DIFFERENT. AND YOU’LL LOVE IT.
MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM
We’ve been operating Core Camps for over 15 years now and we’ve worked hard to create the ultimate winter Ski and Snowboard Camp experience for you both on, and off the mountains. We’re all about improving your riding, hanging with campers from around the world and living the dream in Whistler.
From our top-notch professional ski and snowboard 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 Ski camp and Snowboard camp experience of your life!
WHY CHOOSE US
The right coach makes all the difference to your Camp experience, which is why we’ve hand picked an all-star cast of experienced and certified coaches and guest pros. We are all fully certified with several years each 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 we’ll 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! You’ll even learn on the chairlifts – chatting about technique, sharing jokes, learning customs from around the world, funny stories from the coaches etc and etc…!
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!
We’re excited to offer camps for all levels of Skiers and Snowboarders, from first timers to aspiring pro athletes and every level in between. We have a great mix of courses and programs for all levels.
You’re on vacation with us and we enjoy taking care of everything for you. Our attention to detail means your camp experience is the full and 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 lift passes, season passes, local bus passes, local pool passes (a large hot tub at one of our houses), social events and much more on and off mountain fun. 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 take care of 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.
Whistler is THE place to Ski and Snowboard! Whistler-Blackcomb is Canada’s top Skiing and 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, snowcross 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! This is our playground and we bring you to the goods. 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…!
If you’re looking to improve your English, Core Camps will help you! You’ll be immersed in it – living, riding and hanging out with mainly native English speakers from around the world. Want to go to and ESL school 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. There is also an after skiing/snowboarding evening ESL class option.
This is what sets s apart! We have been living and skiing/snowboarding 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 skiing and snowboarding only the best terrain for every day’s snow conditions. Yes please! It’s like you’re a seasoned local from the first day! 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, un-tracked powder runs, fun 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!
Skiing or 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! Our coaches take you out of your comfort zone, push your limits and get you improving and processing in a safe, fun and positive way. All of this with skiing and snowboarding the best terrain of the day and a smiling, positive group – it will elevate your progress and comfort level. Tried, tested and true, this results in real Ski and Snowboard improvement. That’s how we roll. This is echoed in our campers’ reviews.
Core Camps provides clean, bright, comfortable and modern housing for all of our campers. All of our houses are fully furnished, have WIFI, laundry facilities, bedding and fully equipped kitchens for all of your cooking needs. Each house is fully furnished with two beds (some have three) in each room. The house locations range from a 5 minute walk to the main Village to a short bus ride (10 minutes). We’re also unique in offering the option of a Home-Stay experience for skiers and snowboarders who would like their own room. Home-Stay provides a private room and 3 meals per day within the homes of wonderful, local Whistler families. We can be flexible with early arrivals, camp extensions, accommodation extensions and friends, couples and groups wanting to stay together.
The social aspect of Core Camps is also something that brings campers back year after year. We offer fun evening activities and social events in and around Whistler. Your after-skiing and weekend schedule can be as busy or mellow as you choose. Here are some things you can do:
Weekly welcome night– Friday grad night and prize giveaways – weekly video clinics – weekly ski/snowboard tune and wax clinic – night snow tubing – cinema nights – indoor gym sports – ice skating – sauna & hot tub soaks – window shopping – people watching – Ski Snowboard shop browsing – pub nights – night clubbing – weekend Vancouver trips – snowmobiling – dog sledding – cat boarding – cat skiing – heli boarding – heli skiing – snowshoeing – zip trekking – Tarzan swinging – cross country skiing (day or night)… there’s too much to list! And the atmosphere and buzz is always Ski and Snowboard.
- 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 Snow-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)
What does this all mean? This place is huge, powdery and is what dreams are made of..!
We are satisfied that we offer the best Ski and 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 in their camp reviews.
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