Monday, December 24, 2007

Avalanche Saftey

This first video commercial will make you think twice about the way you look at mountains and snow.

The second video Created by Keith Nicol will teach you facts so you can stay clear of Danger.

The next video called snow smart comes from Nick Bowiehd

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Riding the lift with ease while snowboarding

One technique i learned over the years has been to control my board while getting off the lift. lets take a four man lift for the purpose of this lesson. OK if you are right foot forward first sit on the right side of the lift when you stand up to exit the lift you will need to clear the other riders so.

First stand up then place back of the back foot the one that is not strapped in over the heal edge of the board. This will help to turn you away from the rest of the riders and put your board in a position to stop with ease.

Second try it from the left side stand up and put the toes of your boot over the toe edge of your board this will take you left of all riders in a great position to stop with ease.

now sit in the middle get up place foot center on the board look forward to where you want the board to go. when you need to stop place back foot over the back end of the board to slow you to a stop from the drag applied by your boot.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Big snow for Vail,Breckenridge,Keystone,Beaver Creek,Heavenly

The snow has been flying and will continue to fall at some record breaking rates. Here is some totals.

1) Vail powder alert 8" inch in 24 hrs with 32" total for the week and the snow is still coming down. Over two feet expected with more storms on the way.

2) Beaver Creek 8" in 24 hrs and 16 in 48 hrs with much more on the way.

3) Keystone was able to open 1700 Acres including outback & northpeak

4)Breckenridge is also under powder alert and has recived some high snow totals for the week and it is still snowing.

5) Even Heavenly in Lake Tahoe is getting hit hard.

Be sure and Check out great deals from Southwest Airlines the offical Airlines of snowboarding School and Colarado resort locations

The video attached came off the Beaver Creek website and show there Snowboarding school and the unique terrian park the use for learning.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Vail Resort Snow Dazes December 3rd-9th 2007

Vail has it going on with Snow Daze video going down December 3rd-9th 2007. There will be all kinds of music acts like Ziggy Marly Dec 6th, Social D Dec 7th, the roots Dec 8th and to add the icing on the slopes Ludacris on Dec 8th. This is an event that you might not want to miss if you love to ride, Ski and party while listening to the hottest music acts of all times. So if you have the time and money then get up and get booking. The snow is great right now with more on the way. Also look at Southwest Airlines to get you there offical Airlines of Colorado

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Learn to ride in the trees with a snowboard

Tree or Glade riding can be fun and beautiful but safe is what you need to make it here is 8 things to remember while riding the in the glades or tree as most know them.

1) Never go in alone always ride in a group of three or more three can ride together if you have four two by two is the bes way.

2) Alway use radios and make sure the groups all have one if not regroup until you do all have phones or radios that work in that area nextel works real good. Bring extra batteries with you you never Know if you will be in too long.

3)always look at the gap between the trees never look at them. you control the board with your head where you look is where you will go.

4) Alway wear Helmet and Eye wear while riding in the trees be aware of branches and twigs that stick out of trees.

5) Alway Know where you are going use maps and know where you will end up. Always know where the lifts are slight drifts in your line can mean finding no lift and lots of miles to hike late at night when it's cold

6) Stay within the bounds of the resort doing otherwise without a guide could mean the end of your life.

7) alway look before coming out of trees and back onto trails.

8) never stop in tree next to the base of the tree it is sometime hollow and will take you in making it almost imposible to get out if you are lucky not to go head first under the snow at the base of that tree.

Monday, November 19, 2007

heli season is here book early or concider 2009

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ADDITIONAL COSTS: Pre & post accommodation dependent on flights AND travel & medical insurance (APPROX 5.5% OF TOTAL COST + $3.40 PER DAY)

OPTIONAL: Pre ski Red Mountain or Whitewater Resort can be arranged at a estimated cost of $275 per night per person


IF HELISKIING IS ON YOUR TODO LIST FOR 2008 – QUICK ACTION IS REQUIRED (every operator in the province is extremely busy)

Monday, November 5, 2007

sponsored by breckenridge and vail collection of mountains

Also this year we are being sponsored By Breckenridge and the Vail and it's listed on this next link I will call it the Vail mountain collectioncollection of mountains we will be heading there in April 2008 look for more post here and on snowboarding Stories relating to these mountains and their schools. I would like to Thank the head of Vail resort public relations who's name I will leave out for now until i get his permission to post it.

Stay tuned lost of great content ahead for this year.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Meet our new sponsors Mammoth Mountain Ca

Meet our new sponsors Mammoth Mountain Ca this is one of the best mountains on the planet. We are so very excited to go there and bring back lot of cool content for This blog and it's readers. From what I see here I like this place already. So wax your boards and come with us in the real life or by reading Our blog. Hope you can join us we are working on package deals for the week we are there so you can come and save money and enjoy what Mammoth Has to offer. do it now before you get older its a true gem of a resort.

I would like to thank Mammoth mountain and the public relations director for working with us. This is our second sponor each year will carry a new sponsored mountain.

Photo Credits Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and photographer

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How to handle black ice while snowboarding

If You live on the east coast this is very common and lots of people get injured every year from black ice. Don't think it does not happen out on the west coast it does,black ice can happen even at the big mountains if conditions are right for black ice. So what do You do keep your eyes on changing conditions at all times. When you spot Ice call it to the riders behind You then if there is no time to go around You have to ride it out go on the ice look where you want the board to go in this case it straight no turns until that board hit turnable base also Known a snow. Turning On ice can put You out of the game for a while if not for good.

PS ride safe and in control at all times enjoy what the mountain has to offer.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Snowboarding trip check list

OK maybe You already know where You are going this year or maybe you don't if You don't come to Mammoth mountain we will be there this winter as soon as I find out details I will post them here. For those who want to go I will put together a great package form the mountain and post them here.

Check list

1) bring an extra board unless You plan to buy one while on holiday.

2)extra bindings unless You plan to buy on location.

3) extra binding plates and screws these are a must!

4) Head count of who's going.

5)Video game consoles.

6) If You sporting van boas or any boas then buy extra cable and buttons caps.

7)Snowboarding socks,hat, gloves,don't for get any gear it is the worst felling in the world.

8) If You have any avalanche gear bring it for the back country and out of bound hike
Only go with guilds or if You know that area rally really well don't go it alone.

9) binding tools.

10)recording devices video,camera,radios,Ipod.

11) Extra money don't forget the cash avoid the phone call home.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Do You Want To work At Mammoth Mountain

Ok listen up Mammoth is hiring staff for the winter season that's set to start Nov 8th so here is a link to the job listings at Mammoth Mountain Ca.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Early opening for Mammoth Mountain this year

Nov 8th is the day that Mammoth mountain
plans to open for the 2007-2008 season so if you live local this is great news for You and even if you don't that date is the date you should be booked by for best dates and lodging options Book early.

We are pretty sure this is where we are going to take the Snowboarding School trip to this year. So get out to Mammoth this year and play hard. we will post the dates when we get them so you can come at the same time. We will put you on film and interview you about the sport and add it to the internet and our blogs. We will be going during an event this is even more reason to come.

PS Mammoth has plenty of Job for the winter on there site

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Always bring extra screw or Your screwed!

The last thing You need is to run around looking for screws when You could be riding. Bring extra of anything You can You never know when You or crew member might need it.

Always be prepared tools,wax stations I like to way my own board must of the time

And don't forget the Screws.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Learning to Ollie

The easiest way to learn this is on a flat area with front foot strapped in and back out.

1) Place back foot against back binding from the center of the board.

2) Place weight on back foot like doing a wheelie.

3) When the front of the board lifts up pop up and forward to lift back end off ground.

4) stay centered land then try again until you got it.

5) strap in and take it to the slopes

PS video of all this and lots more coming this winter of 2008

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's Time For Warren Miller Again

This time of the year is warren miller time the videos are playing on TV again. That mean one thing two more months of goo weather for most spots.If you want a good learn to ride video warren millers learn to ride is worth your time I promise You.

so watch Warren miller but don't pack just yet You can get it at

Vintage ski world Has all Warren Miller films and lot of other cool gear,posters,films and more.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Picking the most epic mountain to ride

Do Your home work and decide for Yourself and what's best for Your whole group so you can all learn and have fun. We found Whistler Blackcomb to be great for our whole group , the town and people are just great. Food was to die for. the snow was graet and the heli riding in BC is just Grand.

to correct my writing go to my new blog Correctable Writings.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Now is a good time to buy gear

August is the right time to go and buy new gear cheap. Most stores have a end of summer sale to get rid of last years stuff to make room for this years. So get out early to get the best selections.

Or use this link to find great web deals on back to snowboard school gear

End of season sale! Save 10%-30% on all 2007 BURTON gear!

Monday, August 13, 2007

podcast for snowboarding school coming soon

I will be starting snowboarding school podcast so stay tuned talk to You soon. This will happen asap I have 14 blogs to do this so maybe twice a month three tops for each blog.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Whistler Blackcomb video comming soon

video is being done by a graphic artist named Frankie Farella Who was on the trip and is an instrumental part Snowboarding School and is also a sick rider who keeps getting better like wine over time this kids nicknames include cranky Frankie by morning and fancy foot Farella by noon and by night The Pain Reliever.

I would like to thank Frankie for the work he has done and let the world know that I'm proud of him.

riding with one foot helps you navigate the mountain better

Riding with one foot strapped in can help you ride better. When you first learned about snowboarding you had to learn to skate and ride with one foot strapped that being You front foot. This is like that only you will add a technique to the back foot that will help you steer better,get off lifts with ease and total control.

Start off skating with lead foot in and back foot out. Push off and get some speed then when you bring back foot off ground decide what turn to make toe or heel side turn. Place the back foot slightly over the edge you want to turn. This helps to get the edge up. After you master this take it to the lift.

If you are on the left or right side of lift depending on you stance you place back foot over the edge to move away from other riders exiting the lift in the middle you go straight leaving back foot center until your clear riders then shit foot over any edge to stop with control.

Friday, July 27, 2007

What a Stress Releaver!!!

When I'm snowboarding i don't think about anything!!! All i think about is the next jump or turn. I love the breeze in my face and in my hair there is no feeling like it!!! Everyone should only know the feeling of riding up the lift and looking down seeing ur board daling in mid air and feeling like the cable is going to fray.. that's not stress!!(LOL). Then u arrive at the top of the mountain just wanting to strip in and get that breeze blowing in ur face & hair doing about 30 to 40 miles per hour there is just nothing like it.. I love it. Then all u want to do is just get to the bottom and start all over again. Then u say to yourself wow were is the next mountain that i can ride and of cause it has to be bigger,better and of cause longer trails. the whole expedience is just awesome u get to see so many different places on another level. I'm so happy i learned this sport because it just completes me as a person!! And there is nothing better about this being a stress releaser because all that is on ur mind it getting down that mountain just to get back up there!!! So for all those people that have stress strip ur board grab a couple of ur pals,pack the car to feel power under ur feet!!! Now that's a stress releaver!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ever Been Heliboarding Before

Now is the time to plan that trip. I know a lady in BC Canada who her name is Nina she
works with all the top company's in BC and north America she has a real nice website with reviews to help you find the ride that best fit Your whole group.

Remember You only live once. Get out and play hard while Your still Young!

PS Book early to make sure you get enough seats.

Get the heli holiday news letter here.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Snowboarding School Plan's For 2008 /2009Season

Right now As I write the emails are getting to their locations. We have already been invited to snowbird to showcase their mountain and Snowboarding School. And while we are there I sent an email to The Canyons To hit them up in the same trip the canyons are beautiful and fun. Snowbird Has new magic carpet through tunnel to the top.

And then it's Jackson hole if they say Ok to our email to showcase their new 100 passenger Tram . then back to our original sponsors Whistler mountain to see opening of the peak to peak gondola

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Trying a 180 first time

Ok there are two ways to do this front side 180 where when You get to the point where You want to start the rotation and the front of your board will see down hill in air.

or back side where you take off 180 back side down hill first thing you see you will see is the up hill until you finish and land.

Practice often If you ride switch then try it that way I like to switch right before jump so I land in my normal position then you can do any way you like.

PS keep your head up during rotation and keep head to side of rotation until it's time to land spot it and land it.

Friday, May 25, 2007

One thing you should know about snowboarding

When the season ends the sadness sets find a hobby like wave running or wake boarding coming at the end of this summer 2008. Just do something to keep your mind off of it. I have started blogs for both sports hope you enjoy to the max. this summer will be great and then comes fall where

we feel like hunting we also have blogs for that. when we finish hunting it's time to ride. In between them all there's spear fishing so I started another blog about that.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Whistler peak to peak gondola Dec 2008

This is huge our sponsors whistler blackcomb have out done them selves now. With the peak to peak gondola is four time the golden gate bridge and four time the statue of liberty this is great news four whistler lover's. click here see in detailed video on the project.

also see My new blog Camping Stories

Helmet cams get great video

Helmet cams work real well. Be sure to get one that is h20 compatible. It may take a few times out to set the mounts and angles from there your good to go. Most of all have fun with your new helmet cam all it takes is one button to control the camera in the pack.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Do You still have an itch to ride then scratch it

This is a great spring to get in your last rides late in the season. Our sponsor Whistler Blackcomb and other mountains go to About snowboarding to read about resorts that remain open.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Interview with snowboarding school teacher at whistler

This is an interview we did with the Whistler blackcomb snowboard school in Whistler Bc Canada.

Learn To Butter Your Roll

this move is easy but seems so hard in people's minds. Press the front of your board and lift back foot towards front foot until you feel comfortable with it then you can add a 360 on the ground nose press assault. Work with it tweak it a little and make it your own. "You Can Do IT"

Friday, April 27, 2007

See Our new blog out today

Wave runner stories is a place to tell your wave runner stories to others and read there's have fun.

Monday, April 23, 2007

How long is to long for a snowboard

OK if you like to ride powder the longer the better if you like the park you should ride a board that is just up to your chin. I started on a 157 159 now the smallest I ride is 160-164-168 I love it but this a depends on where and when you ride. Don't be afraid to try new things this is why you ride to begin with it's all about the progression of riding.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

VA Tech Shooting

I know this is off topic but it need to be said.What happened a VA Tech has me at a lost for words.First I would like to address the family to whom I turn to in there time and say. I'm so sorry for your loss I sorry this happened to you or anybody for that matter. There is no need for something like this take place under our nose without

warning. What do we teach our kids about other people. In this case it was not about the jock or popular people. This was about Rich and Poor how can this happen and no one notice. That is the question people will be asking did we learn nothing from the past

or is the answer in our future well it seems that way.So lets not let the lost of these Young Adults not be use for fuel for change.We must do something The answer is within our grasps.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Which way would you go left or right

Ronnie and tony taken in the view again

Quarter pipe at the showcase show down Whistler Blackcomb BC Canada

Monday, April 9, 2007

I got the blues

It's the end of the season here on the east coast and now there's nothing left to do but wait till next year Unless you want to travel. It's so sad but the the time will pass and you will ride again so be happy and make lot's of doe ray mi for next years trips.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Don't forget to wax board before Storing it away

Always wax before you put it away for the summer.This will keep the base from drying out and make for a better ride first time out.The last thing you want to do on your first day out is look for wax after a late arrival. You Know what I mean those days when it seams you just can't get there early enough.So wax now slide later Peace.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Getting back up after a spill

There are two things that get hurt during a fall your body then your pride and in comes the fear. So think about it knowing this there are only three things to do to get back on track for 2008.

1)Heal your body head to toe visualize next year in your head feel the first day of riding in your head.

2)who needs pride when you know pride is for things that don't progress in this sport your only proud for short periods before you find something bigger that come along.

3) Final FEAR OK let me show you fear if you fall and let it go to your head then next year will suck.

also I don't know how old you are but you only have so many years to ride if you know what I mean. Don't let fear live in your head unless it's good fear.

life goes quick vacations go quicker enjoy life look before you leap.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Never think you are that good

There are all types of camps you can attend to step up your riding so you can rise to the top.Whistler Blackcomb Has A summer camp on the blackcomb glacier.there are other camps around the world we will bring them to you asap.Do it while you young so you can
nail it till you old.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Riding in trees

Riding in the trees is always fun and full of powder stashes If you know where to look.
I know what you are thinking and riding in the trees is easier then you think. and again you just have to know where to look. Look at the tree and you become the tree look at the gap and you shoot the gap with the flow of a river. Always look to where you would like the board to go and the board will respond to the thought that mind creates this is almost automatic except you have to look to the gaps in the trees. Never enter the trees alone and never go in without knowing where you will wind up And always have a way to reach the outside world. A map would not be a bad thing to carry and will not hurt.

PS a helmet will help keep you safer take you time have fun and enjoy you time in the trees it's a peaceful ride.

Show Case Show Down Whistler

What's up people We are back with the winners of this years 2007 Showcase Showdown. brought to you by
Whistler Blackcomb Sapient Snowboards and Showcase Show down. This years winners are as follows.

Chris Wimbles 1St Place Winner

Jacob Koia 2ND Place Winner

Pilar Peterson

Everything was great this was an event to remember. The sponsors gave away lot of good stuff like Sapient boards,clothing,bindings and much more this is a annual event that you can't miss we Thank Whistler Blackcomb Mountain For allowing us to be a part of this great event.

Other Sponsors Include Anon,Red,Bakoda,Volcom,Dakine,Vans And Nixon

If you would like to learn more about Whistler

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Always know where you are going

When riding in a new place always know where you are going. some many times you want to see it all but sometime that all can be down right full of danger.but if you know before you go this will keep you from wandering in a bad direction.Don't be afraid to ask the locals in the shops most the time they will be happy to tell you where you

should not go without a guide.just use common sense wile riding and always keep your self in check especially in family areas people are some times killed you may not have been there but it does still happen.Most of all know your limits and have fun forever.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Riding in powder

I don't know if you have ever had the chance to ride deep powder. If you had then you must have heard to set your bindings back one notch so the board will go under and then come to the top this makes you feel like you are floating on air. Don't worry this is easy to do and takes only about 20 min to get riding smooth. At first don't worry about leaning back that's why you set the bindings back so they can do all the work.
life's short play hard and always do what you love when you want and whatever you do
keep make sure you get to whistler this year is already epic with no end in sight.

Whitler Blackcomb brakes all time snow fall record

Whistler Blackcomb Recreation Forcast

Alpine Recreation Forecast For The South Coast Mountains Issued By The Pacific Weather Centre Of Environment Canada At 5.00 Am Pst Thursday 15 February 2007 For Today Tonight Friday Saturday Sunday And Monday.
The Next Scheduled Forecast Will Be Issued At 2.00 Pm.

Synopsis..A Pacific Frontal System Will Spread Precipitation Over The South Coast Mountains Today. The Precipitation Will End This Evening As The System Moves Out Of The Region And A Weak Ridge Of High Pressure Builds Over The Area. A Second Frontal System Will Approach The South Coast Mountains On Friday Bringing Precipitation.

Whistler - Blackcomb.
Today..Periods Of Snow.
Alpine High Minus 1.
Snowfall Accumulation 5 To 10 Cm.
Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom Rising To 1400 Metres This Afternoon.
Mountain Top Winds Southwest 40 To 60 Km/H.
Tonight..Snow Ending This Evening Then Cloudy Periods.
Snowfall Accumulation Trace.
Alpine Low Minus 5.
Freezing Level 1400 Metres Lowering To Valley Bottom Overnight.
Mountain Top Winds Southwest 40 To 60 Km/H.
Friday..Cloudy With Sunny Periods. Periods Of Snow Beginning In The Morning.
Alpine Temperature Steady Near Minus 5.
Snowfall Accumulation 5 To 10 Cm.
Freezing Level Near Valley Bottom Rising To 1200 Metres In The Afternoon.
Mountain Top Wind Southwest 30 Km/H.

Extended Forecast For Whistler - Blackcomb.
Saturday.. Periods Of Snow.
Snowfall Accumulation 10 To 15 Cm.
Freezing Level 1500 Metres.
Sunday.. Flurries.
Snowfall Accumulation 2 To 4 Cm.
Freezing Level 800 Metres.
Monday.. Periods Of Snow.
Snowfall Accumulation 10 To 15 Cm.
Freezing Level 1000 Metres.

5 Day Trend...The Second Pacific Frontal System Will Cross The South Coast Mountains On Saturday. Flurries And Lower Freezing Levels Are Expected On Sunday In The Wake Of The System As Colder Air Moves In From The Northwest. A Third Pacific Frontal System Will Approach The Area On Monday Bringing Precipitation To The South Coast Mountains.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Last min deals Heli Holiday BC Canada

EAGLE PASS HELISKIING in The Magnificent Monashee Mountains
27 KM WEST OF Revelstoke BC

Vancouver or Calgary arrival with connecting flight to Kelowna Airport, Okanagan Valley

Feb 18 to 24th Special Price of: $7780CAD plus 6% gst

7 DAY Package includes: 3 groups of 4 max of 12 guests
7 days of helicopter ski touring - 100K vertical feet
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7 nights accommodation Griffin Lake Lodge
avalanche beacon/ helicopter safety training, use of avalanche transceivers
all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Leaving for Whistler Can't wait

Ya it's almost time to pack and head out to do the thing I love.Snowboarding is my life and now I found A way to get even closer.we will be covering the changes at whistler as well as things That where always there that makes this place the top resort in my eyes.stay tuned we will bring you hot spots to eat top things to do, new trails to rip and snowboarding tips from The whistler Snowboarding School. We will be putting short videos on you tube and stay tune and remember whistler is braking all snow records this year do what you have to to get there this year or next.your not getting any younger.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Whistler Just Got Bigger And Better

New High Speed Lift Provides Access to Symphony Amphitheatre, one of the Most Spectacular High Alpine Areas Available in North America

Whistler Blackcomb announced that the new lift-accessed area in the high alpine of Whistler Mountain will be crowned the Symphony Amphitheatre to reflect its spectacular natural amphitheatre-like terrain. The area will be accessed by the newly named Symphony Express.

The Symphony Amphitheatre brings to the fore one of Whistler Mountain's favorite in-bounds backcountry experiences. Long referred to by locals as the Musical Bumps, Piccolo, Symphony and Flute Bowls are the encore to Whistler's Harmony Bowl, but until now have been reserved for those willing to hike for their turns. This winter, the Symphony Express will provide access to over 1,000 acres of this intermediate and advanced terrain.

The zone's new name was inspired by the area's natural theatre-like setting with its unmatched views, vast open bowls, deep snow and gladed finales. Following the theme, the area also features new run names such as Rhapsody Bowl, Adagio, Founders’ Run, Staccato Glades, Glissando Glades, Encore Ridge, Flute Bowl, North Flute Bowl and Hidden Chute. These new trails add to the established runs in the region such as Burnt Stew Trail, Symphony Bowl, Sun Bowl, Harvey's Harrow, Robertson's Run and Crescendo. Founders' Run will be dedicated to the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation who will auction the run name annually to the highest bidder.

Construction is well underway on the new Symphony Express and the lift towers are expected to be flown in by mid-September in time for the lift to open with the winter season this November. For the leagues of Whistler Blackcomb faithful, this year's expansion announcement is music to their ears. For those less familiar with North America's largest winter resort and its unmatched high alpine experience, the unveiling of the new Symphony Express lift and Symphony Amphitheatre region will serve as added motivation for exploring everything Whistler Blackcomb has to offer.

News Releases:
November 22, 2006: Whistler Blackcomb's Symphony Express Grand Opening set for December 16, 2006
August 22, 2006: New High Alpine Area Crowned Symphony Amphitheatre
May 25, 2006: Piccolo Construction begins
March 31, 2006: NEW Piccolo Express Lift announced for 2006/07 winter
Symphony Amphitheatre Facts & Stats
Type of lift: High Speed Detachable Quad
Length: 2112m/6929ft
Vertical Rise: 509m/1670ft
Top Elevation: 2034m/6673ft
Bottom Elevation: 1525m/5003ft
Terrain: 1000 skiable acres
Terrain Type open bowl, glades, two cut trails
Terrain Grade low intermediate to expert

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Lesson Five If You Come To Bc Must See Heliholiday

Understanding The Exclusive World of Heliskiing

British Columbia Heliski operators are scattered throughout this mountainous province from north to south and east to west. The combination of snowfall, cool temperatures and regular breaks in weather systems make for an ideal powder playground.

The differences between the operations are in the accommodation, the types of helicopters, the sizes of the groups, the numbers of groups per helicopter, and the locations of the lodges (some are remote; some are in towns). Some operations specialize in daily heliskiing from a ski resort while others offer only multi-day trips from a destination or remote lodge. Each operator offers the same base experience: they all have access to vast expanses of terrain.

Operators are members of the Heli Cat Canada Association and their mandate is to ensure that no matter which operation is chosen, the safety measures taken are all the same. “No one operation is safer than any other.”

World-class standards for world-class snow – prepared by Heli Cat Canada

Canada’s ski Guides

“Leading a group of skiers through the wilderness of BC's backcountry is a tremendously challenging and rewarding career. This province is blessed with vast skiable terrain and the world's best powder snow. It's hardly surprising, then, that the idea to use machinery to access this skier's paradise was invented in BC—first with helicopters in 1960's, and then with snowcats in 1970's. As mechanized skiing grew, specialized guiding techniques were developed and refined. Now Canada is home to the most highly respected ski-guide program in the world.

Ski Guides are trained and assessed according to standards set and maintained by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The ACMG works closely with HeliCat Canada to ensure Canada's mechanized skiing industry maintains the highest standards for safety and quality. As a member of the ACMG, your guide undergoes a strenuous and exacting certification process, in which client care and judgment are the primary focus. Preparation for such a distinction requires years of experience and training.”

Understanding the benefits of Heliski Holiday

Heliski Holiday has been created out of a passion for the highest form of skiing / snowboarding and many years of working within the industry providing global clients added value personalized service.

We simply assist ski enthusiasts make their own decisions from a selection of daily heliskiing experiences at a resort location through to a semi-private and luxury multi-day heli-ski experience at a remote destination lodge in the mecca of heliskiing, British Columbia,

Nina Kaufman
1(877)428 Heli
1(877)428 4354
Heliski Holiday

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Riding With Lifters Good Or Bad

I love to ride lifter but not everyone does.for me I like the way they allow me to turn on the dime and always allot easier on the body it's smooth fast slick and makes for one sick ride. I would like to hear how you feel about lifters Good or Not see Ya.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Let talk Jumps for a while

Now that you know how to ride your felling good You want to learn to jump. It's a feeling you cant get enough you keep going for more. So how do you jump if you never did before.1)in a flat area on the snow out of the way by the base of the mountain with one foot in this being your front. Place loose foot on the board pressed against back binding lean back as if you wanted to wheelie push tail of board and like a pogo. just enough to level you out in the air so the board don't come out from under you when you take air.
2)Take it to a jump start riding towards ramp start off on something a low ridding position crouch over toe edge Take a few turns to control speed but make sure you let it go in time to clear the knuckle its always better to land on the down slope your knees will thank you. when you get to top of ramp just lean back pop the board to level out spot landing and land with the whole board not the tip not the tail. kind of like an airplane.let me know how it goes for you.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

What About Okemo

For the last Three year's all I have heard is what about Okemo. so what about it I have never been there yet but we are planning to go see what it has to offer. according to my brother it is the place to be. He said the terrain park is dope and the snow making is great and then there's the fact that they get lots of natural snow as well can't wait to go. Stay tune we will bring you the best of Okemo.We will be starting A blog geared for the goings on of Okemo with weather updated daily and updates form the mountain on everything including promotions from Okemo.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Free advance or begginers group lesson for one

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