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First Timer Questions: How Do I Manage My Risk on the Ski Hill?

Dean from Castle Mountain Resort answers your question! All sports have some level of risk and we look to the Alpine Responsibility Code to guide us and to mitigate that risk. The Alpine Responsibility Code covers things like: Having the right equipment to prevent accidents and runoffs Selecting terrains based on your ability and experience Having local knowledge and awareness …

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First Timer Questions – What To Look For When Buying Gear

GEARING UP FOR A DAY AT THE SKI RESORT Get Dressed For Success on the Slopes! We get it. If you’re brand spanking new to the world of skiing or snowboarding, when it comes to the gear, it can feel like you’re getting set to go to the moon rather than the local ski hill. “So, what am I going …

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First Timer Questions: I’ve mastered the pizza and French fries, what’s next?

I’ve mastered the pizza and French fries, what’s next? ‘Spaghetti!’ That’s what’s next, according to Pass Powderkeg’s Snow School Supervisor, Michelle Dupuis. But we’re not talking about cooking here, we’re talking about continuing with your progression as a skier or snowboarder and getting to those parallel turns, by relaxing into it, feeling the motion, and getting a little loose on …

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First Timer Questions: Do I Have to Go to the Mountains to Ski?

Jocelyn from Rabbit Hill Snow Resort answers your question! No, you don’t have to go to the mountains to have a fun day on the hill. There are over 30 ski resorts located in Alberta – Just 4 here in Edmonton where Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is located. And there are plenty more located only a short drive out of …

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First Timer Questions: Is Skiing or Snowboarding Expensive?

Arney from Sunshine Village Ski Resort answers your question! When first starting out, there are a few affordable alternatives to buying brand new gear. You can choose to: Rent directly from your favourite ski hill when you visit Take advantage of local gear swaps throughout the season Borrow items from friends or family Most ski areas offer affordable rental options …

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First Timer Questions: What Gear Do I Need to Buy to Start Skiing?

Caleb from Nakiska Ski Area answers your question! When you first start out, RENT before you buy! Most ski areas offer affordable rental options for your day on the hills. Find local ski hills near you. Once you’re ready to commit, you can start from the basics and build up your gear as needed. Invest in a good quality helmet …

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First Timer Questions: What Should I Wear Skiing or Snowboarding?

Kat from Mount Norquay Ski Resort answers your question! Dress in layers! Start with a nice thin base layer to keep you dry A warmer mid-layer like a sweater or a smaller jacket A waterproof outer layer, jacket, and snow pants Warm mitts, gloves, and a hat What Kat loves about Norquay: What I really love about Norquay is that …