As in the main ski
area, routes here are rated according to difficulty -- determined entirely by the steepness of the climbs and the downhill portions.
At the time Jim was not only a consummate downhill skier, he had his own ski resort.
Through his ski
school, called Bumps for Boomers, Nevin has won over skiers such as Jeff Adler, president and co-CEO of Starwood Vacation Ownership, the parent company of the Sheraton and Westin vacation interval ownership companies.
Improvements in ski
bindings, particularly the installation of a pivot point toward the back of the boot and a quick-release mechanism to free the skier's foot during a fall, have led to the decline of skiing-related shin and ankle injuries.
Jack Greenhalgh, a retired priest in the diocese of Kootenay, drove a hard bargain when he negotiated his terms of (unpaid) employment with Big White Ski
Resort, 45 minutes east of Kelowna in B.
Make sure that you're properly measured by a qualified fitter at a reputable ski
slope will literally float on a magnetic field," he says.
Valley received only a "cautious recommendation" that year with a mediocre "C" grade, gaining points for limiting development, but losing them for intense snowmaking and a failure to provide mass transit.
You can use them with two regular skis
, with one full ski
, or with sit-skis
, which have a molded seat called a "bucket.
Failing" grades went to Colorado's Breckenridge Ski
Resort and Telluride Ski
and Golf Company, among others.
Experts at a ski
shop will help you decide what ski
and pole lengths are best for your height, weight, and skill level.
Price includes free wine with four-course evening meal, rooms with balconies and six-day free ski
pass (worth pounds 116).