WINTER
ProGRAMS

Formerly known as the First Nation Snowboard Team,  the Indigenous Life Sport Academy (ILSA) is the next evolution of our programming.

 

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THREE Ways to Apply

1. New Riders - Single Learn to Ride Day with Whistler Blackcomb and ILSA Instructors
- Only Offered at Whistler Blackcomb

2. Experienced Riders :
  ILSA's CORE Program
- 8 to 10 days of coaching at Resort
- Season's Pass
- Donated Equipment for youth to keep
- Mentoring
- Training
- Access to discounts with partner companies
- ILSA team apparel

3. Join the ILSA crew as a Instructor/Coach - We provide free training for Indigenous youth to become instructors, coaches and guides - Cypress, Grouse and Whitewater Locations


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Locations and # of Spots available for the 2021/22 Winter Season

Whistler Blackcomb - 100 Spots Available

Cypress Mountain - 26 Spots Available

Grouse - 16 Spots Available

Whitewater - 6 spots available * NEW Resort Partner

Mount Washington, Seymour and Sasquatch program applications are separate from this application.  Please email Tim@lifesportcanada.org


Practice DATES:

WHISTLER (Sundays): Jan

CYPRESS (Tuesdays)

GROUSE (Thursdays)

WHITEWATER (SUNDAYS)


ILSA MISSION STATEMENT
"By providing Indigenous youth with unstructured and semi-structured sports alike, the Indigenous Life Sport Academy (ILSA) creates social change and development within Indigenous communities. ILSA provides Indigenous youth with opportunities to play, express themselves, improve both their mental and physical health, as well as learn skills such as snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, climbing, hiking, and golf that can benefit them long into their adult years. These healthy sport-based outlets assist in the relief of conscious and subconscious stresses induced by inter-generational trauma within indigenous communities."

We have been inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and now it's time for next evolution.

ILSA CORE PROGRAM

- Experienced Riders 

- Ages 9-20

- 8 to 10 days of coaching at Resort

- Season's Pass

- Donated Equipment for youth to keep

- Mentoring

- Training

- Access to discounts with partner companies

- ILSA team apparel

APPLY HERE NOW

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NEW RIDERS - Zero experience

Single Learn to Ride Day with Whistler Blackcomb and ILSA Instructors- Only Offered at Whistler Blackcomb

Email: Tim Russel at Tim@lifesportcanada.org

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JOIN ILSA AS AN INSTRUCTOR OR COACH

We provide free training for Indigenous youth to become instructors, coaches and guides - Cypress, Grouse and Whitewater Locations

Email Tim Russel at Tim@lifesportcanada.org

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