From 2 Planks To 1: A Skier In Snowboard Lessons – Week 5

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From 2 Planks To 1: A Skier In Snowboard Lessons – Week 5

It is only by looking back at the start of lessons when I could barely stand on the board, that I really see how far we all have come! It’s been 5 weeks of challenges, learning, friendship, and snow, and man have they been fun!

You’ve heard enough from me over the past month, so this week, I instead am turning to Mitchell and Wamaitha to hear from them what their experience has been like. Let’s dive in!

Alex: Can you tell me a little bit more about why you signed up for Snowboard lessons at Snow Valley? What inspired you, and what were you hoping to gain?

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From 2 Planks To 1: A Skier In Snowboard Lessons – Week 2

As I once again grabbed my rental snowboard and headed out of the lodge at Snow Valley, it dawned on me that it had been 2 weeks since I last stepped on a board and that I had not even practiced once since the last lesson. Fingers crossed this was going to go well!

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First Chair Kicks Off Ski and Snowboard Season

First chair

We are excited to announce that Snow Valley Ski Club is officially open for the 2019-20 season! A crew of 4 eager snowboarders, including Easy Rider’s Warren Currie were at the hill before 9 am to make sure they were the first at the top of the quad chair on opening day!

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Top 10 Reasons to Take a Ski/Snowboard Lesson

TOP 10 REASONS TO TAKE A LESSON

1.    Skiing is “scientifically” proven to make you happier  – Studies have shown that just 15 minutes outside in nature can seriously reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Better yet, only 45 minutes of fresh air can increase your cognitive performance. Now, just imagine the benefits you can gain from an entire day outside in Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley Park system?

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