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2021 Big Fun Snowfest

 2021 Big fun Snowfest Mar 6 & 7, 2021 Fort Smith, NT Toyota/Canada Snowboard Grom Series Event   Sign up now! This March 6th and 7th, our Big Fun Snowfest will be Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Each rider will have two sessions each day with super fun instructors. Each year this event grows. Last year we had Hay River participate with our club members. This year we have Yellowknife and Fort Simpson planning to make the trip. For those who register, they will receive a welcome package (with a cool surprise), participate with our draw table, yummy […]

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2021 NWT Territorials

2021 NWT Territorials Mar 6 & 7, 2021 Fort Smith, NT Toyota/Canada Snowboard Grom Series Event If you’re interested in competing in territorials sign up here. details below; For any questions email nwtsnowboard@gmail.com Location: Fort Smith, NT Located at the end of Marine Drive Covid-19: If you or anyone you have been in contact with someone in the last 14 days that has Covid-19, showing symptoms of Covid-19 or feeling sick you will not be allowed to attend this event Please abide by all Slide Zone Shredderz and NWT Snowboard Covid-19 regulations At-risk populations include anyone with compromised immune systems, older individuals […]

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2020 NWT Snowboard AGM

Win prizes!   Okay. Now that we have your attention… NWT Snowboard is hosting their AGM via zoom this year so that we not only do our part to keep our members safe but also include people from across the NWT!   Each NWT region on the call will have 1 winner of a $50 gift card from a store in their home community with a $100 gift card draw for all attendees!! Each person on the call will be asked to place their name and community in the chat and we will have a draw at the end of […]

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Big Fun Snowboard Fest

Big Fun Snowboard Fest Fort Smith, NT Fun for all!!   Saturday February 29th –  Sunday March 1st Members: $40 Little Beginners: $30 $15 additional fee for non-members Check out our BIG Air, Rail Jam, Boarder Cross and Slalom. Register HERE

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NWT Snowboard Territorials 2020!

AWG Trials and Territorial will be held on Saturday Jan 25th, 2020! Interested in competing in territorials but not Arctic Winter Games? no problem, sign up here. details below; For any questions email nwtsnowboard@gmail.com Location:  Bristol Pit, Yellowknife NT Event Duration:  10 am – 3:00 pm Event Disciplines: Slalom & Banked Slalom Slopestyle Big Air Gear: Helmets must be worn at all times WARM GEAR! There will be times where you may be standing around. You can always take layers off. Rental gear is available at Bristol Pit if needed Please bring any other protective gear you feel necessary (spine protector, […]

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Arctic Winter Games Trials REGISTRATION!

2020 Arctic Winter Games All of the following information can be found at sportnorth.ca Deadline for registration was DECEMBER 20th! Please follow the links below to register: Here are the 3 steps to complete registration. YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL 3 STEPS OR YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE INCOMPLETE! ___________________________________________________________________ Step 1: Click respective link below to complete registration online. Athlete Coach Chaperone ___________________________________________________________________ Step 2: Submit the consent forms to your regional coordinator! After following the link, consent forms need to be printed, signed and sent to your regions coordiantor, see below;   North Slave:  Bill Othmer, 867-669-8336 Mackenzie: Val Gendron, 867-688-0496 […]

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NWT Snowboard 2019 Annual General Meeting

NWT Snowboard will be hosting the 2019 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Don Cooper Building (4908 49th Street) 1st Floor Boardroom. If you’d like to attend or need more information contact NWT Snowboard Andrew Goodwin Sport Administrator, NWT Snowboard nwtsnowboard@gmail.com 867-688-0086

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NWT Snowboard Annual General Meeting

The NWT Snowboard Association will be hosting the 2018 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Don Cooper Building (4908 49th Street) 3rd Floor Boardroom. If you’d like to attend or need more information contact the NWT Snowboard Association Melanie Thompson Sport Administrator, NWT Snowboard mel@movethenorth.ca

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Ragged Riders GROM Series 2018

Yellowknife Fun-Test caps off 2017-18 for Ragged Riders

Head to Bristol Pit on Saturday, April 14 for the season-ending Yellowknife Fun-Test staged by Ragged Riders. Registration costs $20 – click here for the online registration form. Here’s the schedule for the day: 11:00 Late registration and warm-up 12:00 Events begin Events include… – Banked slalom – Konge Cup slalom – Park Party with rails and jumps! Lunch (burgers, hot dogs and refreshments) is provided. Age categories include Minis (5-7), GROM (8-12), Riders (13-16) and Open (17 and over). This event doubles as Yellowknife’s second GROM Series event of the 2017-18 season. There are great prizes to be won, […]

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AWG 2018

An amazing Arctic Winter Games for NWT Snowboard

Huge congratulations from NWT Snowboard to our coaches and athletes at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, where Team NT earned 14 ulus! Ben Toner took an amazing gold ulu in the junior male snowboard cross, the territory’s highlight of the week at the stunning Fort Smith hill – big thanks to the Fort Smith club and volunteers for doing such a great job to give us the best venue of the Games. Our athletes won nine silver ulus: Tegan Konge came second in big air, rail jam and snowboard cross as well as overall; Ben Toner was second in big […]

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Podium at 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Team NT snowboarders win 2 ulus on day 1 at Arctic Winter Games

Huge congratulations to Team NT’s snowboarders for a spectacular first day of competition at the Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith! Tegan Konge and Ben Toner took silver in the rail jam contest at junior level. The results mean the territory’s snowboarders have already exceeded their performance in 2016 and are close to equalling the two silvers and a bronze won by the NWT in snowboarding in Fairbanks four years ago. There are three more events remaining. Full results are posted here. NWT Snowboarding wishes to thank and congratulate all of the organizers, officials, and volunteers who have worked so […]

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Fort Smith

Registration now available for rearranged Fort Smith camp, Feb 17-18

Register here for the rearranged Fort Smith development camp, which now takes place alongside a Big Fun competition and Team NWT training weekend on February 17-18, 2018. There are THREE SEPARATE events taking place on the Fort Smith hill that weekend, as follows: Fort Smith Development Camp This camp is open to all ages with a focus on novice riders and experienced boarders looking to improve their skills. To register for the camp, click here. The camp costs $50 for NWT Snowboard members (including any Ragged Riders or Fort Smith members). Non-members can either register online with a club, register with basic […]

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Registration opens for first NWT Grom Series event in Yellowknife

Register here to take part in the NWT’s opening MAZDA GROM SERIES SPEED AND STYLE at Yellowknife’s Ragged Riders club! Our first Grom Series of 2018 takes place at Yellowknife’s Bristol Pit from 11:30am on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The hill opens for late registration and warm-up from 10:30am. Please register online ahead of time if you can, by following the link above. The Grom Series competitive event is open to 8-12 year olds, with a Territorial Series competition for 13-20 year olds running at the same time. Minis aged 5 to 7 are also welcome to attend and take […]

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2018 Arctic Winter Games Territorial Trials competitors

NWT Snowboard announces 2018 Arctic Winter Games team

NWT Snowboard is proud to name eight athletes to Team NWT for the territory’s home Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith. Territorial trials took place at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games hill in Fort Smith throughout Friday and Saturday. NWT Snowboard thanks the Fort Smith club and community for hosting an excellent event, and congratulates all athletes who took part for providing a great competition with fantastic spirit. Athletes named to Team NWT for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games are: Juvenile Girls Mina Lockhart – Yellowknife Keanna McLeod – Fort Liard Juvenile Boys Mackynnen MacDonald-Taylor – Fort Smith River McQueen – Yellowknife Junior […]

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Yellowknife club

Ragged Riders ready for World Snow Day in YK

Come out to Yellowknife’s Bristol Pit on World Snow Day and try snowboarding with free access to our rental equipment! The Ragged Riders Snowsports taster event runs from 1pm till 4pm. All ages are welcome, entry is by donation, and equipment is provided free of charge. We’re excited to see both experienced riders and people completely new to the sport – come and meet our volunteers, get to know more about our programs, and head down the hill for the first time… then get a lift back up. No trudging up the hill for you! World Snow Day is Sunday, January […]

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Fort Smith weather forecast

Fort Smith camp rescheduled due to cold conditions

NWT Snowboard has postponed this weekend’s planned regional camp in Fort Smith owing to the exceptionally cold forecast for the community. Local organizers and NWT Snowboard jointly reached the decision late on Thursday as the forecast for Sunday, in particular, fell significantly according to Environment Canada. We are working to reschedule the event for a later date and will confirm details of the rearranged camp as soon as we are able. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact us. Registrations purchased for the January camp will remain valid for the rearranged camp, though athletes are also invited to contact us […]

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Bristol Pit park

Season gets started in Yellowknife!

Get ready – Yellowknife’s Bristol Pit terrain park opens up this week as the new season begins for Ragged Riders. Despite a chilly forecast for the week ahead, the first evening of programming remains scheduled to go ahead on Wednesday, January 10. Not signed up yet? Get your season pass and book program places here! “The lift will not operate below minus-30 but we will still run lessons and walk up the hill to stay warm!” Said Bryana Matthews, who is leading Ragged Riders’ programming this season. If you purchased a season pass but have yet to sign up for […]

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How to register for 2018 Arctic Winter Games Territorial Trials

Here’s everything you need to know about registering for Territorial Trials to make the 2018 Arctic Winter Games NWT snowboard team! DEADLINE FOR ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TERRITORIAL TRIALS REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 Categories: Junior Male and Junior Female: Born in 2002 or later Juvenile Male and Juvenile Female: Born in 2004 or later To register you must: 1. Visit Sport North’s website and complete the registration form 2. Pay the $100 registration fee to Sport North 3. Sign and return a waiver to Sport North All three steps must be completed before midnight at the end of Friday, December 15. […]

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Ragged Riders confirms 2017-18 operating hours

With the season almost ready to go, Yellowknife’s Ragged Riders club has confirmed its operating hours for this winter. The Bristol Pit facility will be open to all pass holders (you must hold a day pass or season pass to gain entry) at the following times: Saturdays: 1pm till 4pm Sundays: 1pm till 4pm Wednesdays: 6:30pm till 9pm Operating hours commence on January 10 or as soon as snow permits – we’ll post an update if the club is able to begin operations earlier! The season generally runs until mid-April. You can find out more about getting a pass, and the club and facility, […]

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Become a snowboard instructor with us! Courses in January 2018

NWT Snowboard is proud to offer a limited number of places on Level 1 and Park instructor courses in Yellowknife in January 2018. Snowboard instructors play a vital role in helping new snowboarders to learn the sport, try out the basics, and become confident on the slopes. Level 1 courses are for people new to instructing. Park courses are for Level 1 instructors who want to move to the next level, and focus on instructing people in a terrain park setting. Both courses are run by experienced CASI instructors. For a limited time, we are offering these courses FOR FREE – a saving […]

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