Our Adventure Sessions are back! From January to April, we’re offering young people the chance to visit Whistler for a day and learn to snowboard. The sessions are aimed at 16-24 year olds who have experienced homelessness or unstable housing. Shelters and youth organizations in the Sea to Sky Corridor can bring groups of up to 12 young people each day.

Starting this week, the sessions run every Wednesday and Thursday from January 17th until April 19th (with some black-outs for holidays). Whistler Blackcomb generously provide rentals, lift tickets and snowboard instructors for the whole day. So it doesn’t matter if you’ve never been on the snow before – we’ll provide everything you need to have an awesome day!

An instructor helps a snowboarder to stand up

Getting started…

We began bringing young people to Whistler to snowboard back in 1997. Our founder, Chris Winter, wanted to make snowboarding accessible to young people who would never normally have the chance to try it. He believed in the benefits of outdoor adventure for everybody. Now, over 4,000 people have taken part. These young people face significant challenges in their day to day lives. But the Adventure Sessions give them a chance to relax, enjoy themselves and learn a fun new skill in the inspiring mountain environment of Whistler.

If your organization is interested in taking part, contact Sean Easton at sean@zeroceiling.org to sign up.

Getting some tips from the pros

A beginner snowboarder practises

Time to shred!