Injuries

Injuries are a tough obstacle in the world of sports. From professional athletes to weekend warriors, we all face this challenge. Whether we receive a minor injury or a serious injury, there is a healing period, and during that period we must take a break from the sports that we love.

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I am not a Skier, I am a Ski Racer.

I am not a Skier, I am a Ski Racer.

Masters Ski racer, that is.

Have you been skiing all your life, but never thought of and or heard of Masters Ski racing? Are you an adult new to the sport and looking to improve your skiing? I hadn’t given much thought to ski racing until this year, but now I think I want that challenge. I have been skiing since age 10 except for a 13 year break when life got in the way, but I have never done any sort of racing. I want to challenge myself to become a better and more efficient skier this year. I will try to do this by joining the Masters Ski racing program at Snow Valley.

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Maintaining Your Equipment

The maintenance of your skis and boards is the difference between an epic, long-awaited dream, or a long painful story from grandma. If riding slow and steady is your thing then this blog is not for you. For the speed racers, powder kings, and curving masters, harmonizing and tuning your skis/board is of the utmost importance. Maintaining your gear regularly will help sustain your skis/board which can grant more longevity, reliability, and safety to the equipment when in use. Everyone loves that feeling of luxury and reverence of buying the gear of the year and tuning those skis and boards is a great way to maintain their optimum condition. Now, whatever ski/board you like to ride is completely up to you, I don’t know what you like, but what remains constant are the fixed parts of the ski/board that can be adjusted; the binding, edges, and the base – all can be changed for a better more enjoyable riding experience.

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Why Customer Service is important to a Business

Customer service is important to an organization because it is often the only contact a customer has with a company. Customers are vital to an organization. Some customers spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year with a company. Consequently, when they have a question or product issue, they expect a company’s customer service department to resolve their issues.

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Mitts vs. Gloves

As long as I have been riding I have always heard the debate between glove wearers and mitt wears. They are always trying to tell you one is better than the other. I am going to try and shed some light one this debate and see if I can come up with a winner. When it comes to choosing gloves or mitts you must ask yourself a few questions:

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Warm Feet Equal Happy Feet

This may sound like a title of a cheesy pop song, but it is one of the most important things to enjoying your ski day. When I got back into skiing a few years ago, I, like most people, wondered about keeping my hands and feet warm. Having cold hands or feet is a big factor in people not even trying skiing or giving up skiing after 1 day, but with the help of boot warming technology, we can overcome this problem.

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The Right Ski

There are many different brands of skis out on the market right now not including the probable hundreds of handmade skis made in some dudes garage in Edmonton or the Colorado mountains. So of course, out there in the many thousands of models skis there will be one pair for you, one that will be perfect for your most ridden ski hill as well as your skiing level. To get this out of the way for those who need a more specialized ski or instance racers, ski tourers and those who only ski the park some of this may apply to you and some will not, just so you know.

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Buying a Proper Fitting Pair of Ski Boots

The two most common things I hear when people talk about their ski boots are, they felt great when I tried them on at the store but now they really hurt my feet, and, these 10 year old boots are perfect, with all the well placed duct tape, why would I need a new pair?

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My Snowboarding Journey

Learning how to snowboard was hard, like I mean really hard. Not only was it physically challenging in a way I had never known, but it was such a mental game that by the end of my first day I felt cold, sore, and defeated as I cried in frustration. Despite a hard first day on the hill, no less than two weeks later I had purchased myself a brand new setup. I had literally gone snowboarding once, what the h*ll was I thinking? Either I hit my head too many times on the first day, or despite my bruised tailbone and knees, I had found a sport that I truly loved.

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Helmets

Helmets. The once “nerdy” and “uncool” thing to wear on your head, has made a massive rise in popularity over the years. Take a look around the next time you’re in the mountains, and you’ll find that a vast majority of skiers and snowboarders are actually donning a proper ski helmet. Most people have now come to terms with the fact that wearing a helmet isn’t so bad, in fact, it’s actually pretty cool!

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