About us
Our History

The Senders Programs were previously known under the title of Simple Snowboarding and were formed in 2007 by Snowboarders who recognized the need to provide guidance and advice to the next generation of young Snowboarders. Skiing was added in 2022 and developed in to our program options.   

For 15 years The Senders have been producing the best Freestyle riders in Ontario, with multiple Junior World champions, Youth Olympic Medalists, multiple World Cup medalists, National team members and professional riders coming through our programs, we have an unmatched record.  We cater to all levels of young Freestyle riders, from those at an introductory freestyle level, all the way up to those at a highly advanced, World Class level, and are the only program in Ontario that provides this opportunity for advancement.  Our programs are built for Skiers and Snowboarders who are obsessed with the Terrain park and want to set goals and push themselves, while being around like-minded riders and individuals.

 

Our Senders Youth programs are a proven progressional pathway to the National teams, or are a great choice if you're obsessed with the terrain park and want to up your skills in an environment with other riders with similar goals.  Many of our former riders also end up maintaining strong friendships and often travel and live together after their time on the team.  The time spent on the team in a familiar environment with mentorship, allows them to build strong friendships and helps to prepare them for independence. 

Personal Development

We provide our team members with an incredibly in-depth skill education during their time with us, while also passing on key life skills learned through the challenges that Terrain Park, Halfpipe, and Free-riding present. Team members who are willing to learn, work hard, and push themselves will find an enormous amount of reward in one of our programs.  Our goal is to equip our team members with more than just an in-depth knowledge of Skiing and Snowboarding,  we also want our team members to have an in-depth knowledge of themselves and the success in every avenue of life that they are capable of pursuing.  The experiences and life lessons some of our team members have learned through training, competing and traveling with us has helped them discover their self identity and has been a positive influence in their lives, which has helped them grow and mature while navigating all the challenges, risks and rewards they encounter through Freestyle participation.

Internationally Successful Program Participants

 

The following riders were previous program participants,  until their selection to a national team program and have gone on to achieve international competitive success.  We have many more national team members who have come through our programs and so many podiums that it's too hard to keep track of.

Tyler Nicholson

2013 FIS Junior World Slopestyle Champion, 2016 World Snowboard Tour Slopestyle Champion, 7th 2018 Winter Olympics Slopestyle, 2017 Winter X-Games Silver Medalist, 2014-2021 Canadian National Team Member, Multiple Backcountry video parts, 16+ WST and FIS International Podiums

 

Mikey Ciccarelli

2014 Stoneham FIS World Cup Slopestyle Winner, 2012 Youth Winter Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist, 2015-2022 Canadian National Team Member, 5+ WST and FIS International Podiums, 2022 IFP Backcountry Video part of the year

 

Liam Brearley

2020 FIS World Cup Tour 2nd Place and 3rd Place Overall in standings, 2020 3rd FIS World Cup Slopestyle Calgary, 2020 3rd FIS World Cup Slopestyle Silvaplana, 2020 Youth Winter Olympics Slopestyle 2nd, Big Air 3rd, Halfpipe 3rd

 

Cameron Spalding

2022 FIS Slopestyle Junior World Champion, 2 x Top 10 finishes first year competing on World Cup Tour

 

William Buffey

2019 FIS Slopestyle Junior World Champion, 2019 FIS Junior World Championships Big Air 3rd, 2018 FIS Junior World Championships Big Air 3rd

Carlos Garcia-Knight

2018 Winter Olympic Games Slopestyle 5th, 2018 Winter Olympic Games Big Air Finals number 1 Qualifier, 3rd 2017 FIS World Cup at Cardrona, 2nd 2016 Spring Battle, 2nd 2015 FIS Junior World Championships Slopestyle

Lyon Farrell

1st 2019 Spring Battle, 2nd 2019 FIS World Cup Italy, 3rd 2018 FIS World Cup Italy, 3rd 2016 World Rookie Finals, 2nd 2014 FIS Junior World Championships

 

Christy Prior

1st 2018 US Grand Prix World Cup Slopestyle, 3rd 2017 FIS World Cup Big Air Germany, 2nd 2016 X-Games Oslo Slopestyle, 3rd 2016 FIS World Cup Slopestyle Korea, 2nd 2016 Laax Open Slopestyle, 1st 2015 Burton European Open Slopestyle, 3rd 2015 Winter X-Games Slopestyle, 3rd 2015 Dew Tour Slopestyle

Matty Cox

2020 Winter Olympian, 1st 2016 Jossi Wells Invitational Big Air