Hey skiers, are you focused on finishing your turns? From the slopes of Big White near Kelowna, BC, ski pro Josh Foster focuses less on finishing and more on flow. In this on-hill video, Josh goes with the flow, showing us how to link one turn smoothly into the next.
The 2015-16 Snow Valley Ski season is finally under way. After battling warm conditions, the snow making crew were able to go consecutive nights and even string together a stretch of 36 hours. At last the lifts are running and the first week of lessons are done. Parts of Old Road and Southpaw are now open. It won’t be long for the entire stretch of Old Road to Klaus’ Korner will be done and then it’s off to North Hill.
There is a temporary park in place just below the triple chair. The Park Crew did a great job assembling a jump, a table top and rails for kids to hit all day long.
If you haven’t already tried some of the concession food, it really is looking and (best of all) tasting awesome.
See you on the slopes – we’re open and appreciate your patronage.
This is always a great day to break up the winter with the whole family. Activities abound throughout the city. Snow Valley is no exception. We’ll have our Annual Fun Race, Hot chocolate and much more all day long. But who do we owe thanks for this ‘day off’? We have to go back almost 25 years.
The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.
The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province in Canada to have a statutory holiday in February until Saskatchewan began observing it in 2007.
Getty came in for considerable criticism at the time. Many employers felt that an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response to the criticism, the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used.