KR Academy is based out of the beautiful Apex Mountain Resort. It is has been a freestyle mecca, rivalling the best training grounds in the world due to its consistent weather and snow conditions, its efficient training lap times (7 minutes), and perfect training slopes. KR Academy is founded by hometown Olympian, Kristi Richards, and supported by high level certified coaches.
The programs offered are an elevated an integrative approach to building athletes at all ages and stages, and providing a supportive space to learn, grow and excel in sport and in life.
We have partnered with UNISUS School in Summerland, BC, to offer one of the best and unique curriculums in the world. The UNISUS Scholar-Athlete program combines a world-class International Baccalaureate education with a holistic, focused approach to sports.
The program is designed for students who aspire to reach high-performance or advanced levels in their athletic pursuits and successful academic achievements.
Research indicates that students who engage in competitive athletics at school develop crucial skills that have long-lasting positive effects.
UNISUS Scholar-Athletes develop essential skills such as resilience, heightened accountability, and unwavering dedication towards achieving their goals and objectives.
These skills not only benefit them in sports but they also have a profound impact on their overall personal growth and success.
Local Enrollment or On-Campus Boarding options for International students available, with nutritious meal plans and amazing living environments.
This is a robust high performance mogul program catered to the goals and aspirations of a Provincial to National level skier. The program is all year round, with training camps in places such as the beautiful Whistler, BC, Hood Mountain, Austria and Sweden. The winter is centralized at Apex Mountain Resort, home Kristi's Run, a World Cup spec Mogul course, with dedicated air sites and various features. The training lap is just 7 minutes, providing efficient and effective training days on a perfect 26 degree slope, and consistent snow conditions. This program provides training and competition opportunities with coach support for all levels, such as Timber Tour competitions, Canada Cups, NorAms and World Cups. Sport science, video feedback and analysis, and strength and conditioning programs are a crucial part of the success of this program. We surround the athletes with the best team to support the athlete's performance potential.
June 1st to May 30th -ALL YEAR ROUND
This program is by invite or request only, dependant on skill level and competition targets.
KR Academy Snowboard Programs are led by Jessie Broster, high level snowboard and trampoline coach. She works closely with BC Snowboard, Canada Snowboard, coaches and professionals to deliver events, programs and camps around Western Canada. She is the lead snowboard and trampoline coach for KR Academy athletes and Unisus Scholar athlete programs, and welcomes those from outside the club to participate in camp offerings, comps and training.
Special guests: Ross Rebagliati, Tess Critchlow, Lee Coulthard and more!
Snowboard will be in Camp based offerings for the 2023/2024 Season (other than UNISUS, which is a full time mid-week program)
CARVING SESSIONS with ROSS Rebagliati
Friday Nights 7pm to 9pm
January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
4 sessions - $299
Contact Jessie directly for inquiries.
This program is catered to the school break for Australian athletes and families. We offer robust, high level training for moguls, integrated with our high performance teams and Jr Performance programs. The program is 5 days per week, with scheduled breaks over the holidays, and options for events if available.
We also offer coach mentorship programs for those coaches wanting to shadow one of our High Performance coaches and gain valuable experience with options to enrol in coaching courses for credentials.
Weekend programs designed for maximum fun, learning and safe progression of freestyle skiing skills in all disciplines of moguls, slopestyle and big mountain. We have highly certified and experienced coaches, that deliver the best programs for your kids development and enjoyment.
We thank those that believe in us and were a part of our programs in our first season in 2023, and prioritize spots for the "Founding Families" for 2024 with our early registrations.
General registration opens October 15th.
We offer year round opportunities for high level specialized trampoline programs and camps, as well and introductory lessons and progressions. We work with Airhouse, West Kelowna Gymnastix and Unisus to provide safe environments to take your air skills to the next level. These are an incredible way to build your skills for your on snow goals.
REGISTRATION for FALL PROGRAM OPEN - $200 for 6 sessions
We have a variety of extra 2 day camp based options this season, to enhance the learning environments by opening access to other resorts and venues, as well as inviting guest coaches to work with you in these all-time super focused hype camps. Use your Apex reciprocal resort passes to make this season exciting and fun!
$149 per camp, plus expenses.
Want to ride with an Olympian for a day? Book a private ski lesson with our founder, Kristi Richards, or go out snowboarding with our decorated Snowboard Olympian, Ross Rebagliati. Be sure to grab as many chairlift rides as possible to get an insight into the Olympic Games experience. 4 people per group max for privates.
1/2 Day - 9am to 12pm - $299
Full Day - 9am to 3pm - $499
(dependant on Olympian availability)
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We meet athletes and kids where they are at, and support them to reach their dreams, desires and goals in sport, academics and life.