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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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Regional camp in Fort Smith – February 17, 2018

Regional camp in Fort Smith – February 17, 2018 Fort Smith’s regional snowboard camp has been tentatively rescheduled for the weekend of February 17-18, 2018, after being postponed due to extreme cold weather in January. The camp is open to all ages. For more information about travel to the camp, accommodation and schedule, please contact Don Jaque at the Fort Smith club. We’re excited for this event and thank the Fort Smith club for their efforts toward making this a success! Register for the camp in Fort Smith by clicking here and filling out the form. The cost to register is […]

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Ragged Riders Open House: Saturday, December 9

Ready for the new season? We are! Come out to Yellowknife’s Bristol Pit for Ragged Riders’ special early-bird registration day from 11am till 1pm on Saturday, December 9. Our volunteers and instructors will be there to show you the terrain park and facilities, explain more about our programs and memberships, and introduce you to our range of rental equipment – all the information you need to get started, whether you’re completely new to snowboarding or looking to pick up where you left off. We have a warm clubhouse so don’t worry if it’s a cold day – we’ll still be […]

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