The RIDERS Program is a fun, skill-development based program that has been developed to grow the sport of snowboarding in Canada. The program provides kids with technical snowboarding skills so they can enjoy snowboarding for life! The RIDERS Program is a tool to retain kids in the snow school longer, help them successfully join a local club and/or provincial team, and to reward instructors with more advanced lesson plans. The program has 3 different levels available for both clubs and snow schools:
- Green: Strengthen snowboard fundamentals and all mountain riding
- Blue: Refine all mountain riding and introduction to discipline specific skills
- Black: Perfect all mountain riding and develop discipline specific skills
The program is free, customizable to each resort, and it includes flexible lesson plan available for any resort supported by Canada Snowboard and CASI. It also offers online skill assessments, staff training options and promotional material such as posters, stickers, and more! The program runs at over 40 resorts (in clubs and snow schools) across the country and the amount of RIDERS continues to grow!