*Applications for youth with no previous snowboarding experience are now closed for the 2021.

If you have previous experience or have completed on of our Learn to Shred programs before, you may still apply - spots will be chosen in January 2021.

*For the 2021 Learn to Shred Program, the focus of our program will be changing due to the impacts of Covid-19.  As we work with our partners on this program we will be decreasing the group size for each group, and we will be focusing this years program on riders that have previous snowboard experience either through our programs or elsewhere.  The program for this winter will focus on getting the participants back up on the mountain so they can have an opportunity to get out and ride and connect with our mentors so they can learn and grow as people, rather than focusing on introducing new riders to the sport as we have in the past. 

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 this season will be focusing on providing participants that have previous snowboard experience.  Our volunteer mentors will be there to connect and provide positive role modelling and conversations with the youth while riding.  With the Covid-19 policies in place at Big White instruction will not be included in the program this year, so we will be looking at an applicants previous experience to ensure they are able to ride already allowing them to come up and enjoy some more time on snow to ride, have fun, and reap the benefits that outdoor activity can have on physical and mental well being.

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.


Learn to Shred 2022 will be split into 2 age groups:

  • Group 1 (Ages 12 - 14): Alternating Wednesdays and Sundays for 4 weeks - Jan 26, 30, Feb 2, 6, 9, 13 & 16
  • Group 2 (Ages 15 - 18 + 'Shred More'): Alternating Wednesdays and Sundays for 4 weeks - Feb 23, 27, March 2, 6, 9, 13, 16 & 20

Days will run from approx. 12 pm - 5 pm each day (including driving time to and from Big White).


Each seat is $600.

* 100% and partial scholarship seats are available for youth that meet our eligibility criteria! Click here to see our scholarship eligibility requirements.

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.


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

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   Image result for central okanagan foundation logo   


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