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Final Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

Lesson 1 Recap Lesson 2 Recap Lesson 3 Recap   I’m a graduate again! This time instead of a long ceremony and weird looking hat, I received a certificate and a season’s pass. 🙂 Canadian Sport for Life has skiing on their list of movement skills to teach children. It makes sense for Canadians, our winters are long and too often we opt to hibernate indoors rather than get outside. Outdoor pursuits that get you outside enjoying exercise and fresh air is a great way to improve your mental and physical health. [...]

3rd Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

Lesson 1 Recap Lesson 2 Recap Is there anything better than a day in the mountains? Probably not. And I had SUCH a great day last Sunday when I joined several families for Canada’s Largest Lesson at Pass Powderkeg.Canada’s Largest Lesson is part of 'Never Ever Days', a special program offered at more than 80 ski areas across Canada. It encourages folks to not let affordability stop them from finally hitting the slopes with the family.It was so much fun to see all these families come out (many from as far [...]

2nd Learn to Turn Lesson 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 [...]

1st Learn to Turn Lesson 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 more easily. I needed to learn to ski. I went downhill skiing in 8th grade and it was kind of a disaster. First [...]

Welcome to Winter Program

“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 to a new country is an experience fraught with challenge. Every day, [...]

FAQ: Tips for Skiing with Kids

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 teach our children to love outdoor sports, they’ll stay indoors most of [...]

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Final Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

Lesson 1 Recap Lesson 2 Recap Lesson 3 Recap   I’m a graduate again! This time instead of a long ceremony and weird looking hat, I received a certificate and a season’s pass. 🙂 Canadian Sport for Life has skiing on their list of movement skills to teach children. It makes sense for Canadians, our winters are long and too [...]

3rd Learn to Turn Lesson Recap

Lesson 1 Recap Lesson 2 Recap Is there anything better than a day in the mountains? Probably not. And I had SUCH a great day last Sunday when I joined several families for Canada’s Largest Lesson at Pass Powderkeg.Canada’s Largest Lesson is part of 'Never Ever Days', a special program offered at more than 80 ski areas across Canada. [...]

2nd Learn to Turn Lesson 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 [...]

1st Learn to Turn Lesson 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 [...]

Welcome to Winter Program

“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' [...]

FAQ: Tips for Skiing with Kids

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 [...]

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