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2nd Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

January 23rd, 2019|

Original Post: Learning to Ski at Pass Powderkeg Lesson 2/4 Recap     Can I offer a piece of advice? Don’t take one ski lesson and think you’ve got it down because you don’t! After my first ski lesson at Pass Powderkeg, I was feeling so confident and ready to conquer the mountain but really, I wasn’t there yet. Thank goodness I signed up for more than one lesson!I was super happy to have Michael as my instructor again this time. He told me to work with other instructors because everyone has different valuable knowledge, but his peppy energy matches my own which makes for a fun time. We started off on the bunny hill again and reviewed the skills learned in Lesson 1 and practiced hockey stops. I was feeling so confident [...]

1st Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

January 10th, 2019|

Original Post: Learning to Ski at Pass Powderkeg Lesson 1/4 Recap     I had an epiphany last year when I was pregnant and watching a friend’s children take a ski lesson. I realized that though I’ve been snowboarding for 15 years and very comfortable on a board, it will be very difficult to help my son learn strapped to a board. All the parents were on skis which gave them the mobility to tend to their young kids [...]

Welcome to Winter Program

January 10th, 2019|

“I’ve been absolutely amazed every minute this program has happened,” says Katherine Seleski, Pass Powderkeg operations manager and co-organizer of a Dec. 8 ski day for new Canadians. “Once they’re able to get that first turn and realize they’re OK and they’re in this beautiful place, that smile is so good.”  Reprinted with Permission from Shootin' the Breeze New Canadians have Magical Day at Pass Powderkeg  By Jess Harrington    Photos by Sally Ann Taylor Moving [...]

FAQ: Tips for Skiing with Kids

January 5th, 2019|

Original Post: FAQ with an Expert- Tips for Skiing with Kids     Anyone who reads my blog knows how passionate I am about encouraging people, especially children, to spend as much time outdoors as possible. A couple years ago, I shared information I learned in school about the essential movement skills children need to learn. Included in Canada’s list of essential skills is skating/skiing. It makes sense when you consider how long our winters are. If we don’t [...]

Opening Day…

November 7th, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce Opening Day of PPK’s 80th winter season will be…..... Saturday  Nov. 17 Saturday, November 17 Winter has returned to the Rockies and we are going all-out to get ready to kick-off our 80th Anniversary winter season next Saturday.  Taking advantage of the crisp temperatures and snowfall we’ve had the past few days, we fired up our snowguns on November 5 and they are making short work of the lower [...]

Downhill Skiing…At Your Doorstep

October 5th, 2018|

Contributed by Corrie Bubik, Neighbour and Season Pass Holder One evening last winter, I took the upper t-bar to Chinook at the top of Pass Powderkeg for the first time in probably 15 years. When the lift lights came on, the shadows of the towering trees intensified, and with the crackle of the snow under my skis and wind on my cheeks, the flashbacks from my youth almost brought me to tears. I had, as many Pass kids [...]

‘The Local Hill’

September 16th, 2018|

This week, we were referred to an open letter posted by Ken Read, one of the original Crazy Canucks, that mentioned Pass Powderkeg and its deep roots as a community ski hill.  As we are about to kick off PPK's 80th season, it is a good reminder to us of the importance of local hills like Pass Powderkeg to communities like ours throughout Canada. 80 years is an amazing accomplishment and we are pleased that the PPK is [...]

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2nd Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

January 23rd, 2019|

Original Post: Learning to Ski at Pass Powderkeg Lesson 2/4 Recap     Can I offer a piece of advice? Don’t take one ski lesson and think you’ve got it down because you don’t! After my first ski lesson at Pass Powderkeg, I was feeling so confident and ready to conquer the mountain but really, I wasn’t there yet. Thank goodness I signed up for more than [...]

1st Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

January 10th, 2019|

Original Post: Learning to Ski at Pass Powderkeg Lesson 1/4 Recap     I had an epiphany last year when I was pregnant and watching a friend’s children take a ski lesson. I realized that though I’ve been snowboarding for 15 years and very comfortable on a board, it will be very difficult to help my son learn strapped to a board. All the parents were [...]

Welcome to Winter Program

January 10th, 2019|

“I’ve been absolutely amazed every minute this program has happened,” says Katherine Seleski, Pass Powderkeg operations manager and co-organizer of a Dec. 8 ski day for new Canadians. “Once they’re able to get that first turn and realize they’re OK and they’re in this beautiful place, that smile is so good.”  Reprinted with Permission from Shootin' the Breeze New Canadians have Magical Day [...]

FAQ: Tips for Skiing with Kids

January 5th, 2019|

Original Post: FAQ with an Expert- Tips for Skiing with Kids     Anyone who reads my blog knows how passionate I am about encouraging people, especially children, to spend as much time outdoors as possible. A couple years ago, I shared information I learned in school about the essential movement skills children need to learn. Included in Canada’s list of essential skills is skating/skiing. It [...]

Opening Day…

November 7th, 2018|

We are thrilled to announce Opening Day of PPK’s 80th winter season will be…..... Saturday  Nov. 17 Saturday, November 17 Winter has returned to the Rockies and we are going all-out to get ready to kick-off our 80th Anniversary winter season next Saturday.  Taking advantage of the crisp temperatures and snowfall we’ve had the past few days, we fired up our [...]

Downhill Skiing…At Your Doorstep

October 5th, 2018|

Contributed by Corrie Bubik, Neighbour and Season Pass Holder One evening last winter, I took the upper t-bar to Chinook at the top of Pass Powderkeg for the first time in probably 15 years. When the lift lights came on, the shadows of the towering trees intensified, and with the crackle of the snow under my skis and wind on my cheeks, the flashbacks from [...]

‘The Local Hill’

September 16th, 2018|

This week, we were referred to an open letter posted by Ken Read, one of the original Crazy Canucks, that mentioned Pass Powderkeg and its deep roots as a community ski hill.  As we are about to kick off PPK's 80th season, it is a good reminder to us of the importance of local hills like Pass Powderkeg to communities like ours throughout Canada. 80 [...]

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