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,

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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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