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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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