The Learn to Shred program is Elevation Outdoors longest running program.

Started in 2007 the program has remained our most popular and in demand program.

The Learn to Shred program teaches youth with no previous experience how to snowboard and provides them with all of the necessary equipment, instruction, and transportation to do so!  Our volunteer mentors will be there to connect and provide positive role modelling and conversations with the youth while riding.

In an effort to make the sport even more accessible Elevation Outdoors provides transportation from 3 common meeting points in Kelowna and West Kelowna to make it easier for participants to join us at Big White.


Learn to Shred 2023 will be split into 2 age groups:

  • Ages 12 - 14 - runs on Wednesdays and Sundays for 4 weeks, from Wed, January 25th until Wed, February 15th 2023
  • Ages 15 - 18/Shred More - runs on Wednesdays and Sundays for 4 weeks, from Wed, February 22nd until Sun, March 19th 2023

Days will run from approx. 2:10 pm - 8:30 pm each day (including driving time to and from Big White). Youth will need to get out of school early on weekdays.


  • Spots are available on scholarship for youth that meet our eligibility criteria. Scholarships cover 100% of the costs to participate. Click here (scroll down to 'Who We Serve') to see our scholarship eligibility requirements.
  • Partial funding may be available for families that do not meet scholarship criteria but still face financial barriers
  • Limited paid spots are available, at a cost of $700 per spot

Already completed Learn to Shred?

Amazing!  Come back for our 'Shred More' program - you can apply using the same application!

If you are interested in volunteering for Learn to Shred, please click here!

To register for the Learn to Shred program please download the registration package below or follow the online registration link above to register online.

  Download Registration Package


Presenting Sponsor

We are currently looking for a presenting sponsor to help us make this program possible.  If you or your company would like to support this program please contact our Executive Director at mike@elevationoutdoors.ca.


Scholarship Seat Sponsors

Thank you to these great organizations for their support in helping us break down barriers to participation.


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

Product Sponsors


 Rip Curl        Gnu Snowboards        Libtech        Dakine        Big White Ski Resort        One Boardshop       Spy Optics

A big THANK YOU to the following Organization Sponsors who contribute in a wide array of manners to help us have the impact we do in our community.

             City of Kelowna


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


Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise de
l’initiative Le sport communautaire pour tous. Éliminer les obstacles et augmenter les taux de participation au sport chez les populations
sous-représentées sont en tête des priorités du gouvernement du Canada.

Pour plus d'informations sur nos programmes en français, envoie un courriel à programs@elevationoutdoors.ca