Skiing – Leisure Quest http://leisurequest.net/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://leisurequest.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/leisure-quest-icon-1.png Skiing – Leisure Quest http://leisurequest.net/ 32 32 Former Olympian Lindsey Vonn makes an unusual confession to her 2.1 million Instagram followers https://leisurequest.net/former-olympian-lindsey-vonn-makes-an-unusual-confession-to-her-2-1-million-instagram-followers/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/former-olympian-lindsey-vonn-makes-an-unusual-confession-to-her-2-1-million-instagram-followers/

Former American skier Lindsey Vonn is one of the country’s most famous athletes. Vonn has won four World Cup championships and is only the second skier to win the title in three consecutive years. [2008, 2009, and 2010]. She is also the first American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

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In 2016, Vonn also won her 20th World Cup Crystal Globe title, a record in women’s and men’s skiing. She also has the second highest ranking of all time. The former skier continues to amaze everyone off the pitch with her incredible feats. In her recent Instagram Story, Vonn shared an interesting comment with her fans.

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Lindsey Vonn shares the secret to her success

Vonn is an athlete who interacts with her fans on social media and is often active on various platforms. Due to his sporting achievements and other successful professional roles, Vonn has 2.1 million followers on his Instagram account.

WHISTLER, BC – FEBRUARY 17: Lindsey Vonn of the USA celebrates her gold medal during the Flower Ceremony for Women’s Downhill Alpine Skiing on Day 6 of the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 at Whistler Creekside on February 17, 2010 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In one of her latest stories, Lindsey shared a motivational quote from the Forbes page that says, “What makes for success is hard work, skill, resilience and an appetite for risk taking.”

Vonn shared this quote and captioned it, “I think I have a pretty big appetite😄.” Alpine skiing is one of the most difficult sports and involves a lot of risks and dangers. Perhaps Vonn was referring to her career as a skier and other hardships she faced in life as she shared the story.

The successful skier retired from the sport in 2019, deciding to listen to her body and rest it. After his retirement, Vonn is still very active in various fields and is one of the most successful athletes in the United States.

Lindsey Vonn’s Other Career Roles

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Due to her various accomplishments in skiing, Vonn can be considered one of the wealthiest athletes in the United States. However, after retiring, Vonn became an author, entrepreneur, sportscaster, and journalist.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 11: Lindsey Vonn attends the KLUTCH Sports Group x UTA Dinner presented by Snapchat at Beauty & Essex on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images for KLUTCH Sports Group)

Vonn has been an active investor and endorser of various ski gear brands. In 2022, Vonn also released his biography Rise: My Story, which became a big hit among sports fans and book nerds.

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During the Beijing Olympics in 2022, Vonn worked as an expert with the famous American broadcasting network NBC. Amid all of this, Vonn is a huge social media star and never forgets to entertain and inform her audience.

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Five creative ideas beyond skiing https://leisurequest.net/five-creative-ideas-beyond-skiing/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:41:55 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/five-creative-ideas-beyond-skiing/

From the Alps and Dolomites of northern Italy to Mount Etna in Sicily, Italian winters are known for their spectacular mountain scenery and some of the best skiing.

But non-skiers can also find plenty of reasons to travel to Italy during the colder months.

Italy is a pleasure to visit all year round, filled with outdoor and indoor activities – and fewer crowds. Here are five alternative experiences to enjoy out of season. Think about what you like to do, and you’ll probably find it — and you can build a getaway around it.

Relax in a hot spring: Thermal baths, mud pools and natural hot springs are plentiful throughout the country. For example, travelers can enjoy a cold-weather break with a few hours of complete relaxation at the Saturnia baths in the Tuscan hills or at the volcanic springs of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily, all while taking in stunning panoramic views.

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Visit a Sagra: Winter brings some of the country’s most appetizing food festivals, known in Italy as “sagra”. These local or regional festivals are dedicated to showcasing prominent types of cuisine in the region. In addition to food, travelers can attend historical pageants or sporting events like jousting and horse racing. Some of the most popular sagras include the white and black truffle festival in Tuscany, the chestnut festival in Piedmont, and the grape festival outside of Rome.

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Celebrate Carnival: Similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the pre-Lenten festival Carnevale takes place in the weeks leading up to Easter and is deeply rooted in Italian tradition and culture. Venice may be the biggest party, but every major Italian city has its own unique version, highlighted by parades, masked balls, entertainment, music and parties. Mischief and pranks often occur during the festivities – the popular saying goes a Carnevale ogni scherzo vale: Everything is allowed in Carnevale.

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Visit uncrowded museums: Low season is the best time to enjoy Italy’s extraordinary museums and galleries without the hassle of long lines and overwhelming crowds. Travelers can experience Italy’s rich artistic heritage and cultural heritage, world famous, including Renaissance masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or ancient Greco-Roman works of art in the Museums from the Vatican to Rome.

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Take part in a cooking class or a gastronomic tour: Cooler weather offers the perfect time to enjoy hearty Italian cuisine and a glass or two of fine wine. Food and wine tours are ideal ways to experience traditional seasonal cuisine and the varied vintages of each region, with expert guides and tastings at each stop. Cooking classes led by local chefs are also a popular cold-weather pastime. Travelers can learn how to prepare traditional Italian winter comfort food, including pastas, breads, desserts, sauces, and more. A delicious memory!

(For more info on Italy, listen to the Episodes #13 and #37 from my award-winning travel podcast, Places I Remember. Follow on Apple, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or on my website.)

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Tamarack makes skiing more accessible while bringing more improvements in 2022 https://leisurequest.net/tamarack-makes-skiing-more-accessible-while-bringing-more-improvements-in-2022/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:17:00 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/tamarack-makes-skiing-more-accessible-while-bringing-more-improvements-in-2022/

Tamarack Resort is aiming for December 9 as the opening day for skiers and snowboarders this winter, that date can be shifted back and forth depending on what mother nature does over the next few weeks.

However, Tamarack has purchased six new automated Techno Aplin TT10 fans, this new snowmaking technology starts and stops on its own as it spins like a fan.

“They can adjust the snow quality and the amount of moisture, the wind direction and everything,” said Wolfe Ashcroft who took us around the mountain. “They are amazing and will improve our efficiency by around 30%, if not more.”

The construction team is working hard to complete the new Seven Devils Tap House by the time it opens and the new venue will provide a unique experience for those who enjoy relaxing on the mountain.

“Seven Devils is basically a self-serve beer wall with over 40 taps you can choose from, as well as a full bar and food service,” Ashcraft said. “It’s going to be the place to hang out for sure.”

Seven Devils was the original pub on the mountain and this story will be featured in the new home of taps, Ashcraft has been in Tamarack for 18 years and has seen the resort go into foreclosure and then make a comeback from 2018.

“I think it’s been an interesting story over this time, but more importantly, where we are now is where we’re headed in the future,” Ashcraft said.

Speaking of the future, Tamarack is offering a free season pass to all Valley County and New Meadows K-12 students, they’ll be offering a $299 season pass to their teachers, they haven’t increased their pricing on the Boundless Pass, Idaho students can purchase a midweek pass for $199 and day passes are $75 on weekends and $55 midweek if skiers and snowboarders buy them online 48 hours in advance.

“Accessibility is really important to us,” Ashcraft said. “We live outdoors, we breathe outdoors, we serve outdoors and people who want to come and enjoy it with us and part of that process is making that accessible.”

Tamarack also has new heated lockers and a robust event calendar to go along with some of the other changes that have happened over the past two years.

This marks the fourth story we’ve done to preview the ski and snowboard season at Idaho resorts. Click here for the novelties of Bogus Basin, Click here for Brundage and Click here for Sun Valley.

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SkiStar (STO:SKIS B) has announced that it will increase its dividend to SEK 3.00 https://leisurequest.net/skistar-stoskis-b-has-announced-that-it-will-increase-its-dividend-to-sek-3-00/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 04:34:29 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/skistar-stoskis-b-has-announced-that-it-will-increase-its-dividend-to-sek-3-00/

SkiStar AB (publisher) (STO:SKIS B) will increase its dividend from last year’s comparable payout on December 16 to SEK 3.00. This brings the dividend yield to 2.6%, which will delight shareholders.

Check out our latest analysis for SkiStar

SkiStar payout has strong revenue coverage

A big dividend yield for a few years doesn’t mean much if it can’t be sustained. However, prior to this announcement, SkiStar’s dividend was comfortably covered by both cash flow and earnings. As a result, much of what he earned was plowed back into the business.

Looking ahead, earnings per share are expected to fall 13.9% over the next year. If the dividend continues on the path it has taken recently, we estimate the payout ratio could be 41%, which is comfortable for the business to continue in the future.

OM:SKIS B Historic Dividend November 14, 2022

Dividend volatility

While the company has been paying a dividend for a long time, it has cut the dividend at least once in the past 10 years. Since 2012, the annual payment at the time was 1.75 SEK, compared to the last annual payment of 3.00 SEK. This equates to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 5.5% per year during this period. It’s good to see the dividend growing at a decent pace, but the dividend has been cut at least once in the past. SkiStar may have tidied up since, but we remain cautious.

The dividend should increase

With a relatively volatile dividend, it is even more important to assess whether earnings per share are increasing, which could indicate dividend growth in the future. SkiStar has seen EPS increase over the past five years, at 11% per year. With decent growth and a low payout ratio, we think this bodes well for SkiStar’s prospects of increasing its dividend payouts going forward.

We really like the SkiStar dividend

Overall, we think it could be an attractive income stock, and it’s only getting better by paying a higher dividend this year. Distributions are easily covered by earnings and plenty of cash is also generated. Note that earnings are expected to fall over the next 12 months, which won’t be a problem if it doesn’t become a trend, but could cause some turbulence over the next year. Considering all of this, it looks like a good dividend opportunity.

Market movements testify to the valuation of a consistent dividend policy over a more unpredictable one. Meanwhile, despite the importance of dividend payments, these are not the only factors our readers should be aware of when evaluating a company. For example, we encountered 3 warning signs for SkiStar you should be aware, and 1 of them is a bit unpleasant. Looking for more high yield dividend ideas? Try our collection of strong dividend payers.

Valuation is complex, but we help make it simple.

Find out if Ski Star is potentially overvalued or undervalued by viewing our full analysis, which includes fair value estimates, risks and warnings, dividends, insider trading and financial health.

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Up North: DXC raises funds for young local skiers https://leisurequest.net/up-north-dxc-raises-funds-for-young-local-skiers/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 04:58:23 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/up-north-dxc-raises-funds-for-young-local-skiers/

Ski season is almost here, but before the slopes open, the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club (DXC) raised money for youth ski programs in Northland.

This past weekend, the DXV held their Winter Warmup event at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center.

Celebrating skiers and the sport, with a focus on funding youth ski programs in the region.

“This event is simply to raise funds largely for young people who ski in the area. The money will go towards junior ski scholarships and junior ski scholarships and bringing everyone together in a social way in the ski community because it’s been a little while,” said Jake Morgan, president of DXC.

Fans of the event received a variety of food, drink and silent auction prizes ranging from simple gifts, sailing trips, hockey tickets and more.

“We had the Band Boxcar playing, we had our Baptism River Barbecue from the shore who came to serve us. We have cookies from Johnson Bakery, Whole food co-ops, Great Harvest. We all have Super One helping us with our food,” exclaimed DXC board member Jonathan Rova.

The event has been running for eight years, initially intended to raise funds for the Nordic Centre, but has since grown to support even local secondary schools.

“[We support] Duluth Denfeld and Duluth East and then there is also a junior club in town called North XC. Money raised here will go towards athletic scholarships that allow kids who may not be on skis at all, or would like to, but can’t afford the programs here, to be able to participate to these programs and to go skiing. I hope to make it kind of a sport for life,” added Morgan.

“We see each other on the trails as a ski club, but we haven’t been together like this to talk about skiing and rediscover each other for about three years, so it’s great to be back. It really is a great community and we’re just supporting young people like we’ve been doing for over a hundred years,” concluded Rova.

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5 Reasons to Try Nordic Walking – Cleveland Clinic https://leisurequest.net/5-reasons-to-try-nordic-walking-cleveland-clinic/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/5-reasons-to-try-nordic-walking-cleveland-clinic/

Want to take your daily walk to the next level? Then put a pair of walking sticks in your hands and enter the world of Nordic walking.

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The exercise can turn a basic hike into a full-body workout by mimicking the moves used by cross-country skiers. (Hence the poles.) In Nordic walking, each step includes a pole-planting motion that works your upper body muscles.

So what difference can anything that touches the ground make? Let’s find out with exercise specialist Ben Kuharik.

What is Nordic walking?

In the world of cross-country skiing, Finland is considered a powerhouse. Winter activity is part of the national culture. It makes sense considering the landscape looks like a tundra for so many months each year.

But it doesn’t ALWAYS snow there, which explains the origin of Nordic walking. Basically, it was off-season training for cross-country skiing.

In Nordic walking, you use the hand poles to propel you forward. (More on that below.) “It’s basically the same move that cross-country skiers use,” says Kuharik. “You just don’t need snow for this activity.”

Benefits of Nordic Walking

While walking is a fabulous type of exercise. But when it comes to working your core, it doesn’t exactly target the muscles north of your waistline. Your legs do the heavy lifting to carry you around.

Nordic walking, on the other hand, increases the level of intensity by bringing your upper body into the activity. Here’s what it does:

1. Best Overall Workout

Nordic walking engages over 90% of your body’s muscles through the use of poles. “It’s really going to give you a full body workout using the muscles up and down your body,” says Kuharik.

In particular, expect to work these upper body areas:

  • Back muscles, especially your lats (latissimus dorsi) and traps (trapezius). It can also help improve your posture.
  • Chest muscles, like your pecs (pectoralis majors).
  • shoulder musclesincluding your deltoids.
  • arm musclesfocusing on your forearms and triceps.

An additional bonus? With more muscles in action, your heart will work a little harder to pump blood throughout your body. “It will definitely do a little more to help strengthen your core,” notes Kuharik.

Indeed, a recent study shows that Nordic walking can boost heart function and the quality of life of people with coronary heart disease.

2. calorie burn

Do you know what happens when you put more strain on your muscles? You burn a lot more calories.

Various studies estimate that Nordic walking burns between 18% and 67% more calories than traditional walking. “It’s quite a large amount,” says Kuharik. “You get the most out of your exercise time.”

3. Less stress on your legs

Each single-pole unit with a Nordic walking stride takes the stress off your legs a bit. The cumulative effect of this is less wear and tear on your ankles, knees and hips as you rack up the miles.

This also makes Nordic walking a great option for anyone with leg pain or injury.

“In terms of the care and longevity of your lower joints, Nordic walking is definitely preferred,” says Kuharik.

4. Better Balance

Nordic walking poles also provide added stability while you train. “It’s super important, especially when you start to age,” says Kuharik. “The risk of falling increases with age. Poles can help you keep your balance.

The strength you develop through Nordic walking will also help. Researchers working with people in a cardiac rehabilitation group found that a three-week Nordic walking program leads to increased coordination.

5. Go faster and further

The efficiency of the movement that comes from being propelled forward with Nordic walking poles leads to a faster pace, Kuharik says. According to some estimates, you can navigate up to 25% faster than regular walking.

“You should be able to cover more distance before you tire,” he adds. “Going further means seeing more…so be sure to enjoy the scenery.”

How to start Nordic walking

Your first step to start Nordic walking is to go shopping. You will need a pair of specialized sticks, which include wrist straps. (“You really can’t just use a walking stick out of the woods,” Kuharik says.)

The good news? It is possible to find adjustable poles in the $20 range at various retailers. High end poles are around $100.

Look for a stick with a pointed tip if you will be walking on trails or dirt surfaces. If you’re more of a sidewalk explorer, get a pole with a duller rubber end. (Some posts allow you to change the tip for either surface.)

do not forget to invest in a good pair of shoesalso, as if you were starting a regular walking program.

Perfecting your Nordic walking form

Let’s start with the good news: Nordic walking basically uses your normal walking motion. There’s no funky body movement or wild arm swing that needs to be added.

Of course, there’s still a bit more to exercise than just carrying two poles.

Many scientific studies of Nordic walking use a 10-step technique developed by the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA). The focus is on building a “natural, biomechanically correct” walking form.

How-to videos are available online, but here are some highlights on the form:

  • In Nordic walking, you don’t extend the poles forward (like what you would if you were sticking a hiking pole into the ground in front of you). Instead, the poles will stay at your side and angled back.
  • Your Nordic walking poles will touch the ground on the side of your leg halfway between your two feet as you walk. The idea is to use the soft sole of the pole to push or propel you forward. “It’s just a little propulsion,” says Kuharik.
  • In the most common form of Nordic walking, your arms and legs move alternately. This means that your right arm swings forward as you step forward with your left foot, and vice versa.
  • Take longer than normal strides and try to roll your feet from heel to toe with each step.
  • Focus on good posture with your chin up, shoulders back, and chest out.
  • There’s no need to put a deadly grip on the walking stick, so relax your hand when it’s not being pushed down. (The wrist strap will help you maintain control of the stick.)

Who should try Nordic walking?

The activity is ideal for just about everyone, although there are a few exceptions. Kuharik says Nordic walking is not recommended for someone recovering from an upper body injury given the stress it could put on the wrist, shoulder and elbow joints.

“But overall, it’s worth a try if you’re looking to add something extra to your walking routine,” he reassures. “You’re definitely going to get a more complete workout with it.”

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Penticton’s Alec Henderson has high hopes and prospects for his freestyle skiing career – Penticton News https://leisurequest.net/pentictons-alec-henderson-has-high-hopes-and-prospects-for-his-freestyle-skiing-career-penticton-news/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/pentictons-alec-henderson-has-high-hopes-and-prospects-for-his-freestyle-skiing-career-penticton-news/ Mark Brett/Local Journalism Initiative, Penticton Herald – | History: 394160

Long considered a mecca for mogul skiers, Apex Mountain Resort has a new star on the horizon.

In fact, 19-year-old Alec Henderson from Penticton has already taken to the air against some of the best freestylers in the world.

Earlier this year, the Apex graduate cracked Canada’s coveted NextGen Big Air and Slopestyle team roster, which could earn him a spot at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy.

The NextGen team is described by its head coach Gabriel Leclerc as the “bench players” of the national World Cup team.

The NextGenners replace World Cup national team athletes who are unable to compete in scheduled events.

“It’s tough for NextGen skiers because they have to perform (at Worlds) on demand if you want to get there,” Leclerc said in a phone interview from his Quebec City office this week. “You have to do it any day because you’re not sure you’ll get another World Cup spot that year, so you’re all in.

“We think Alec has that potential.”

His coaches are so confident in their rookie skier that they have already chosen him to compete in Stubai, Austria in the sixth edition of the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup from November 16-20 against the best of the best.

“It absolutely means the world to me, it’s really been a long journey and I’ve worked so hard and my family have invested so much in it, it’s almost surreal,” said Henderson, who clicked first. times on the slats at the age of two.

“Now I can focus more clearly on my participation in the Olympics, which would be amazing to represent Canada with my skiing and bring home the gold. That’s my ultimate goal.”

The Penticton athlete is the first skier from Western Canada to be part of this particular team in the last five years, a team generally dominated by athletes from Ontario and Quebec.

It was right after the 2022 Winter Olympics in February that Henderson had the opportunity to prove himself to NextGen coaches at the national selection camp in Whistler.

He was one of nine top skiers in the country to be invited and only one of four to earn a spot on the list.

“Alex was chosen – we had considered him a good prospect beforehand – because he has great fundamental skills,” Leclerc said. “After that we got to know him a bit better, his personality, such a good kid, his parents raised him well.

“He’s very respectful, just a genuine, super positive human being, just a good person to be around.”

According to the coach, given the number of trips, the proximity of the members and the level of competition, the ability to ski is only part of the equation that makes an athlete successful.

“It’s an individual sport, but it’s a team environment,” Leclerc said. “In sports or in any business, these are the people you work with and working with Alec is a pleasure.”

Growing up, Henderson excelled in both disciplines of the sport, moguls and slopestyle, having won over 50 medals by the age of 15, more than half of those golds.

But in 2019 it was decision time, after being offered places in both provincial teams he decided to go with his heart and chose to put all his efforts towards the freestyle genre. multidisciplinary.

“I love the styling aspect, everyone is a different skier and you can kind of find your own way of doing it, so that’s pretty awesome,” Henderson said.

His coach described the sport as, “Being able to ski well, slide on rails, jump, and overall be the best skier on the mountain. You have to do everything.

“These guys have to be someone who loves skiing, is partly adrenaline junkie and fearless.”

For Henderson, the cancellation of the 2020 competitive season proved to be a “blessing in disguise”, allowing him to hone his skills.

So in the 2021-22 season, he was ready to make a name for himself and did so in his first NorAm event, including winning a Canada Cup in big air and placing fifth in slopestyle.

He credits his success to his time at Apex and the skills he learned from his trainers, especially Kenni Kuroda.

The life lessons he learned there inspired him to obtain his coaching certificate in order to share his passion with the children of the region.

“It’s been a great experience for me to give back to the community by coaching young people and inspiring the next generation of freestyle skiers,” Henderson said. “I like to warm up the kids on the snow and have fun and if I can be part of it…”

A special evening is planned in support of Henderson on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Highway 97 Brewery from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., which includes dinner, an auction and music.

Tickets are $20 and are available on Highway 97.

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ANGEL FIRE RESORT ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE AND FULL SEASON https://leisurequest.net/angel-fire-resort-announces-opening-date-and-full-season/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/angel-fire-resort-announces-opening-date-and-full-season/

Angel Fire, New Mexico, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Angel Fire Resort (https://www.angelfireresort.com), northern New Mexico’s premier family vacation destination, today announced it will open December 16, 2022 for the 2021-2022 ski season. Recognized as one of the “Best Family Ski Resorts in North America”, Angel Fire Resort is investing in improved, energy-efficient snowmaking equipment that will perform better in marginal conditions, allowing them to produce snow sooner in the season. The resort is also developing winter activities and events for travelers who don’t plan to ski. Angel Fire Resort winter season will be from December 16, 2022 to March 19, 2023.

“We’ve had incredible attendance this summer and fall and are looking forward to our winter season,” explained Greg Ralph, Marketing Manager, Angel Fire Resort. “While we love that we’re known as the most family-friendly ski destination in the Southwest, we’re seeing an increase in families coming to Angel Fire to just enjoy time in the snow.”

EXTENDED WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR ALL:

“In addition to skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and night skiing, we also create fun and interactive entertainment opportunities for families and couples. One of our newest and most popular off-mountain activities are seasonal evening snowshoe hikes with guided stargazing tours. We are always adding new activities to the resort,” added Ralph.

The family resort will host a series of “snow play activities” at the base, such as snowman building contests, ice carving demonstrations, relay games and snowball fights for children. children. The popular new staple bar Zia will serve smores and hot chocolate. Fire pits and chairs will also be added to the base for families to enjoy. Additional off-ski activities include:

  • A 2 lane tubing hill
  • An old-fashioned toboggan run
  • An increase in after-hours activities for children and couples

The resort will offer seasonal mixology classes, whiskey tastings, cooking demonstrations for couples, and themed craft and game nights for kids. Several live musical entertainment shows are also scheduled in the halls of the complex. The resort will also work with local outfitters to offer horse-drawn sleigh rides, expanded cross-country ski trails/circuits, and snowmobile tours in the Enchanted Circle.

PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES DEDICATED TO THE MOUNTAIN FOR FAMILIES:

Angel Fire Resort continues to expand its family offerings, including family-friendly upgrades to its full-service children’s ski school. Several programs are in place to help parents make the most of their time on the slopes while their children are actively engaged, learning to ski and board, making new friends and having fun.

  • Private ski lessons – For toddlers learning to ski and snowboard, the resort offers private lessons from the age of 2.
  • Lil’ Jalapeno’s Schedule – This is a full day ski program at an appropriate pace for 3 year olds.
  • Lil’ Poppers Snowboard Program – This is a full day snowboarding program for 4-5 year olds to complement the Lil’ Chile ski program. Lessons will incorporate Burton Riglet boards.
  • Discounted lift tickets for 5th graders – Offers all 5th graders a greatly reduced season pass or $22 lift ticket with their report card and completed form.
  • Reduced price season pass for children 6 and under and seniors 75 and over. Seniors 75 and older and children 6 and under can purchase a deeply discounted season pass or ski for as little as $22 a day.

THE ONLY NIGHT SKI IN NEW MEXICO:

Angel Fire Resort remains the only resort in the state to offer its popular night skiing and snowboarding. The terrain includes 50 acres of groomed trails on the mountain side, as well as the Night Rider terrain park. Extra nights and extended hours have been added to night skiing.

STATE-OF-THE-ART WEBCAMS

Watch the snow fall in real time and see the latest views of the ski mountain and surrounding peaks in 4K, are available to all weather forecasters, guests and those just looking to see if they should call in sick to catch some races on the mountain.

Angel Fire Resort State-of-the-art Prism Onyx summit camera delivers the most powerful 4K video, 24mp images, ultra-wide panoramic views of the state – including Angel Fire Resort summit, Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley. The webcams are available here: https://www.angelfireresort.com/webcam/

MAJOR EVENTS:

The season runs from December 16, 2022 to March 19, 2023

Opening day: December 16, 2022

Christmas Eve – Torchlight Parade/Skiing with Father Christmas: December 24, 2022

Santa’s Helpers Treasure Hunt: December 25, 2022

New Year’s Torchlight Parade: December 31, 2022

New Year’s Eve Party @ Village Haus: December 31, 2022

Angel Fire Country Club Moonlight Snowshoe Hike: January and February 2023

USASA Border/Skier Cross on display: February 3-5, 2023

Snowshoeing and Valentine’s Day Moonlight Dinner at Elements: February 14, 2023

Angel Fire Mardi Gras Celebration: February 21, 2023

USASA Slalom on Exhibition & USASA Rail Jam: March 4, 2023

USASA Slopestyle at Liberation Park: March 5, 2023

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: March 17, 2023

Closing day: March 19, 2023

CONTACT DETAILS FOR ANGEL FIRE RESORT:

WEBSITE www.angelfireresort.com

TWITTER @angelfireresort

FACEBOOK / AngelFire Resort

PHONE 800-633-7463

SEASON December 16, 2022 – March 19, 2023

ELEVATOR HOURS 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NIGHT SKIING 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (weather permitting, this is available weekends and peak holiday periods).

MOUNTAIN STATS

BASE ELEVATION 8,600 feet

MAXIMUM ELEVATION 10,677 feet

VERTICAL DROP 2,077 feet

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 210 inches

FIELD PARKS: 3

81 TRAILS: 21% beginner, 56% intermediate, 23% advanced, 560+ acres

NORDIC CENTRE: 12 km of terrain for classic skiing, skating and snowshoeing; 5 courses: 1 beginner, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced

RECOVERED: 2 fast quads, 3 doubles, 2 surface

SNOW CAPACITY: 52% mountain, 90% beginner terrain

For details on Angel Fire Resort and Angel Fire RV Resort winter rates, lift ticket prices, trails and reservations, visit www.angelfireresort.com or call 800-633-7463.

WINTER BROLL HERE PLEASE COURTESY “ANGEL FIRE RESORT”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TgcCtG6mVE&feature=youtu.be

WINTER PHOTOS ARE ACCESSIBLE HERE. PLEASE COURTESY “ANGEL FIRE RESORT”: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8yoiz2iutvcpo7e/AACn9453YlfypYNqs8_dSf9Za?dl=0

About Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort is one of New Mexico’s premier year-round mountain resort destinations. Angel Fire Resort was named “America’s Most Affordable Ski Resort” by Realtor.com and ranked among the 25 “Best Family Ski Resorts in North America” ​​by Dream Vacation magazine. Located over 8,600 feet above sea level in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Angel Fire strives to provide the best value and choice for outdoor family recreational activities to its members, guests and visitors. , including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, golf, mountain biking, ziplining, tennis, fishing, RVing, hiking and more. For more information about Angel Fire Resort, resort membership, or real estate investment opportunities at Angel Fire, please call (855) 923-7387 or visit the resort’s website at www.angelfireresort.com.

        
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		Alta Ski Area, UT, adjusts uphill travel times after impatient skiers interfere with mountain operations
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No more butchering in the dark at the Alta ski area, for your safety and that of the employees. 1 credit

Recent snowfall in Utah has woken up the powder monster among enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders so much that Alta Ski Resort has had to adjust its ascent times.

In a social media post yesterday, the resort wrote that “The number of skiers in our parking lots and on the mountain – in the dark – interfered with our snowmaking operations on the mountain and at night. In order to ensure the safety of all, skiers and workers, uphill travel will now only be authorized between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the day from the Wildcat and Albion car parks. The Flagstaff and Grizzly grounds remain open 24/7 for uphill travel.

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100 cars? Yesterday morning in Alta. 1 credit

SnowBrains arrived in Alta early yesterday for a dawn patrol and was surprised to see 50 cars in the parking lot and 100 on the way down.

We are delighted with the recent snowfall. To prepare for our 85th winter, Alta Ski Resort employees and equipment are working day and night.

Recently, the number of skiers in our parking lots and on the mountain – in the dark – has interfered with our snowmaking operations on the mountain and at night. For everyone’s safety, uphill travel will only be authorized between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the day.

The Wildcat and Albion car parks will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. The Flagstaff and Grizzly lots will remain open. Uphill Travel is available 24/7 to Grizzly Gulch and Catherine’s Pass via Summer Road.

Please respect these times so that we can continue to provide uphill travel during the day.

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]]> Utah resorts prepare to welcome skiers and snowboarders in a few weeks https://leisurequest.net/utah-resorts-prepare-to-welcome-skiers-and-snowboarders-in-a-few-weeks/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 19:07:20 +0000 https://leisurequest.net/utah-resorts-prepare-to-welcome-skiers-and-snowboarders-in-a-few-weeks/

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SOLITUDE – Skiers wasted no time climbing the mountain to take advantage of the first snowfall of the season at Solitude Mountain Resort this weekend.

Utah residents Chase Ellett and Rose Holbrook spent an hour on the slopes Sunday morning.

“It’s so exciting. It’s the best time of the year,” Holbrook said. “I have a good feeling for this season.”

“We just made it to the top of Apex and it was fantastic,” Ellett said.

Solitude Mountain Resort employees shared their excitement as they prepare for another busy winter. The resort’s 1,200 acres are now blanketed in fresh powder, with the peaks receiving nearly 18 inches from this latest storm.

“We love snow early in the season, and having so much snow early on has been a great way to start the season,” said Travis Holland, communications manager for Solitude. “We’re ready for opening day. People come from all over the world to see the snow and we’re really happy to welcome everyone back for another great winter.”

The opening day of the station is set for November 18. Many resorts take advantage of the conditions and carry out snowmaking operations.

“We’re starting snowmaking operations. Last night we fired the cannons and it’s doing a great job creating a great base for all that natural snow to fall on,” Holland said.

Chase Ellett and Rose Holbrook ski at Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday.
Chase Ellett and Rose Holbrook ski at Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday. (Photo: Greg Anderson, KSL-TV)

Skiing in Utah reported a record 5.8 million statewide visits to Utah’s 15 resorts and surrounding cities during the 2021-22 winter season, up nearly 10% from compared to the previous year.

“Park City is a very popular destination. It’s a really special place,” said Emily McDonald, communications manager at Park City Mountain Resort.

Park City is also thrilled to see visitors flocking to the area in a few weeks to enjoy some of the greatest snowfall on Earth.

“It’s the result of the perfect combination of geography, topography and climate giving us the perfect snow to ski and ride,” McDonald said. “Low humidity, high altitude and cold temperatures which give us this very low density snow which is perfect.”

Park City Mountain Resort also plans to open Nov. 18.

Planned opening dates

All scheduled opening dates listed on the Ski Utah website are as follows:

November 18: Alta Ski Resort, Brian Head Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort

November 25: Snowbasin Station

November 30: Snowbird

December 3: Deer Valley Resort

December 9: Nordic Valley, Sundance Mountain Resort

December 16: Eagle Pointe Resort

TBA: Beaver Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Cherry Peak Resort, Powder Mountain, Woodward Park City

*All dates are subject to change

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