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									                            Apex Matters
                                                                                                                                  Volume 8 : Issue 12

                                                                                                                                       Feb 18th,

                                             “Keeping you in the S’know”                                                            Your FREE
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Published by Okanagan Matters Publications                                  250-490-6951

Pre-Olympic Training Continues at Apex
Apex is currently hosting Olympic Alpine Snowboard Teams                                 RETIREMENT INCOME
from France, Finland and Russia. They will be training in
the gates at Apex through Saturday, February 20th. Olympic
competition is at Cypress Mountain on Feb 26 & 27. Come on
up and see some of the best athletes and enjoy the best snow

conditions in the province. Check out the video clip on the
home page of, where you can see the
alpine snowboard action and hear from the athletes.                 
                                                                                       Member CIPF
                                             The   19th Annual
                                             Nickel Plate Loppet This Weeks Forecast - as of Wednesday, February 17th
                                             was held last Sunday                             on The Weather Network
                                             Race Results on page
                                             4. Join the Twilight Ski /       Day       T 18      F 19     S 20      S 21     M 22      T 23     W 24
                                             Snowshoe with Potluck
                                             Dinner on Friday, February       Skies
                                             26th at the Nickel Plate
                                             Nordic Centre. For more
                                                                              Snow 20%            0%        0%       0%        0%       90%      80%
                                             information, see page 4.

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Photos Left to Right Above: Gary Vollet & some of the Jumps & Bumps Crew , Kassidy Todd, Jake Little, Jenn Heil & Teigan Holinaty, Samuel Holinaty & Alexandre Bilodeau.

                                  A Message from the                                 The Apex Freestyle Club is hosting the CANADA
                                                                                     POST NORAM FREESTYLE FRENZY - February 25th
                                  Apex Freestyle Club                                through to March 2nd - Hosting athletes from all over
                                       ~ AFC ~                                       North America with athletes not just from Canada & the US, but
                                                                                     Korea, Australia and Japan. Today it was announced the baby
Good luck to the AFC competitive team this weekend at                                sister (Beatrice) of our Gold Medalist Alex Bilodeau will also be
Mount Washington competing in the BC Series Event #2.                                at our mountain competing.
We will bring you the results next week!                                             This is exciting freestyle event - Moguls, Dual Moguls, and
Good Luck to Emily Little, Jake Little, Connor Spence,                               Aerials. NorAm Canada Cup Race Series - the best skiers
Jesse Spence and Andi Naude who will represent British                               (seniors and juniors) from Canada and guests from the United
Columbia and of course their home mountain - Apex on                                 States to compete head-to-head. This is one event of a series
February 26th & 27th at the Canadian Junior Nationals in                             that encourages a high level of domestic competition among
Nova Scotia.                                                                         regional skiers who aspire to National Development and
                                                                                     National Team status. This produces international and national
AFC Tip of the Week ~ Mark Billups AFC Jump & Bumps                                  level competition opportunities that facilitate team and trip
Coordinator                                                                          selection and prepares athletes for international competition in
Increased Travel Continued … Last week we talked about                               Europe - come check out the future of freestyle!
increasing our leg strength and our range of motion in our legs.                     Volunteers are still needed please contact Chris Franks at
Great warm up and muscle memory. Now, how about when we
are in the bumps? Throw a bunch of moguls in the picture and
we all turn back to what we know. Why not make it easier and                         Reminders on other upcoming events for the AFC
get rid of the turns. Work with a traverse across the moguls                         •    BC Winter Games - March 4th - 7th - Terrace - Shames
to eliminate the turn all together. This will allow you to focus                          Mountain
solely on the absorption of each mogul. Remember that only                           •    BC Championships - April 1st - 4th - Vernon - Silver Star
long travel in the legs will give you the ability to suck up those
Volkswagen sized bumps, so work on keeping a tall back and                           AFC Fridge Raffle ~ Buy your raffle tickets today from one of
work those legs. When you feel more and more comfortable                             the many AFC members! You could win a 19 cubic foot white
absorbing a ton, work the traverse into shorter and shorter                          fridge stocked with beverages! Perfect for summer or winter!
lengths. Soon you’ll be ripping the fall line no matter what
                                                                   If you have any questions about Apex Freestyle Club, please
comes your way. Suck it up buttercup!
                                                                   contact our Head Coach Jeff at or
AFC Trick of the Week ~ Mark Billups AFC Jump & call 250.938.0124.
Bumps Coordinator
Tip Roles/Stands - We always want to throw tricks down
in front of our buddies and an easy trick to get is the tip role
and the tip stand. For a tip role to switch find a small jump
or roller edge to give you just a little bit of a pop. With slow
speed pop yourself forward and sideways, as if to look down
at the ground. The trick is to tuck your feet up under your butt,
while rolling over to get off the ski bases and rocker on the
side and tip edges instead. With the tips gripping and forward
momentum carrying you through, push out the legs again to
bring you back onto your feet facing back up the run. For a tip
stand start with a lot of space (not the lift line) a flat groomed
location works great. Start with a small pole push forward to
gain a small amount of momentum. Commit to jumping up and
forward with the tips digging in and again pull the feet up under
your butt. Use your poles to catch yourself from going fully
over frontward the first few times. I like throwing these on the
side hips along the grandfathers on the way to the quad. See
how long you can sit on your tips, your friends will love it.
Mark Billups, AFC J&B Coordinator,
Apex                                              February 18, 2010                                                            Page 3

                The Olympic Reality
                       by Myleen Mallach                                                                    

Olympic level sports push the limit of what the body can do.                                          
On the edge between control and chaos to win Olympic Gold
... don't push it to the edge, then you don't win ... whether it is
a podium finish or personal best that you are focused on. You
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can be the #1 ranked athlete in the world or even in the top               Riordan Garnet Mine Proposal               Trail Signage
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handle the mental game of stress management, will all play a
factor in determining your outcome. And even then you have                                     APOA Board Members:
no control over your competitors, nor any control over the result          Denis O'Gorman, President               Jane Drapeau, Vice President
in the end. So many factors at play, so many years of training,            Susie Anderson, Secretary               Louisa Carter, Treasurer
so many victories and disasters .... after all, it is the Winter
                                                                           Barry Clarke                            Steve LaPrairie
Olympic Games and that is why we all love "the greatest show
on earth". You never really know how it is going to play out               Phyllis Matthews                        Phil Rathjen
until that moment presents itself. So, it becomes a real "edge             Julia Valenti
of your seat show" as a spectator and a real "pushing the edge
of greatness or defeat" as an elite athlete.                               See YOU at the AGM on Sat, March 13th at 2pm in the Cafeteria.
I really enjoy the athletes biographies, to hear their personal
stories of overcoming adversities and rising to the moment just           Share our passion for prevention.
to get to the Olympics in the first place, let alone a second trip,
as some of them have the unique opportunity to experience.                Protect your Brain.
The reality is that all 206 of our Canadian Olympic athletes are
heros, role models for our children, and leaders in their sports
fields. We are fortunate to have the Olympics in our own backyard
and blessed to have these athletes represent our country.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, February 26th
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nickel Plate Nordic Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                    Potluck dinner at 7:00 pm. Please bring dishes, cutlery,
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                                                                                        Dear Donny,
                                                                                        I've been watching the Olympics
                                                                                        and it seems the snow for the
                                                                                        events hasn't been all that great.
                                                                                        I'm hearing from people that it's the
                                                                                        same everywhere, and that global
                                                                                        warming is ruining our ski resorts. I
                                                                                        was planning on heading up to Apex
                                                                                        this spring break for some turns, but
                                                                                        I'm hesitant considering what I've
                                                                                        heard of the BC resort conditions. Is
                                                                                        it worth going up to shred?
                                                                                                                Susie Unsure

                                                                                        Dear Susie, I would have to agree
                                                                                        with you that most BC resorts are
                                                                                        experiencing less then ideal snow
                                                                                        conditions this season, especially
                                                                                        our Olympic host resorts. Whether
                                                                                        or not it's global warming, El Nino,
                                                                                        or Mother Natures hot flash, Apex
                                                                                        has seemed to have avoided the
                                                                                        unfortunate piss poor weather
                                                                                        conditions.       I personally have
                                                                                        experienced some of the best
                                                                                        conditions I have ever had riding at
                                                                                        Apex, thus far this season. It has
                                                                                        been a tad mid milder than usual
                                                                                        and yet cold enough to keep an
                                                                                        awesome base. With enough new
                                                                                        snow now and again to soften things
                                                                                        up, the overall riding has been ideal.
                                                                                        Top it off with a great terrain park
                                                                                        layout, it can't get much better! Oh
                                                                                        wait, yes it can: a cold beer and
                                                                                        awesome burger at the Gunbarrel
                                                                                        for lunch and the day is complete.
                                                                                        You are depriving yourself, if you
                                                                                        don't get up to Apex and shred this
                                                                                        year. Hopefully, I'll see you up there
                                                                                        enjoying yourself on the slopes, or
                                                                                        at the bar!
                                                                                                            Donny Ellis
                                                                                        Donny Ellis, Manager of Freeride
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 “On the Road to 2010 with Kristi Richards”
                                                                                            Smiles of the Week
 Thanks for sharing your journey with us ...
                                by Myleen Mallach
                                                                                                Putting Vegas Stags to Shame!
                                                                                        While the actual wedding will take place in August back in
I would like to thank Kristi Richards for sharing her journey                           England, these boys from the UK are here at Apex over the next
to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games with all of us. She has                                two weeks for a Stag to remember. They plan for a few short
emailed an update to me each week for the past 3 years to                               excursions ... to Slack's, of course, but also for a little Red and
include in Apex Matters. I have to admit that I am a huge fan of                        Revy as well. (That would be Rossland and Revelstoke.) What
Kristi's and have been excited each week to read about what                             a great way for a few blokes to bond and get in a little riding
she has been up to.                                                                     as well. Congratulations to the groom to be - Nick Newbold!
I am sure that you have either seen or heard how the Women's
Moguls Competition unfolded last Saturday night. Kristi placed
fourth in the qualification round, but fell after her first air when
gaining tremendous speed in the middle bump section, finishing
20th in the finals. Kristi showed her true spirit though, as she
put on a show for her fans by getting her skis back on and then
executing a huge back full jump on the bottom air.
Kristi, you are the "Apex Sweetheart" and we all love you! You
are a huge inspiration to so many of us and we wish you all the
best in your future endevours. Enjoy the rest of the season!

                                                                                        Stag party found on the bench out front of the Double Diamond Hostel at Apex. Left
                                                                                        to Right: Phil, Boes, Zammo, Wildcat, Nick Newbold (groom), Dan, Ben Newbold and
                                                                                        Matt. (Sine Newbold works at the front desk of the Hostel and the groom is her son.)

              Kristi on Kristi's Run Sign at Apex Mountain Resort.
                                                                 New Patients Welcome
             Creating a Beautiful
                  New You!
                                                                                        What a beautiful blue sky day last Saturday! Yes, matching stag t-shirts made
                                                                                        by local company, Zinc Print (Sine Newbold is a co-owner). Left to Right: Ben
         Exceptional                                                                    Newbold, Phil, Matt, Dan, Nick Newbold (groom), Wildcat, Zammo and Boes.
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                                  With the Olympics in               Finbar O’Sullivan,                         Get the Skills & Knowledge to
                                  full swing, we want to             CAA Level 2                               Explore the Back Country Safely
                                  wish all our athletes the
                                                                                                               Avalanche Skills Training
                                  best of luck. We thank
                                                                                                               Level 1 Courses at Apex:
                                  you for training here at
                                                                                                                    February 19-21
                                  Apex and have enjoyed
                                                                                                                     March 12-14
                                  the    experience    right
                                  along with you.      Your                                                         Call 250.808.9352
                                  dedication and passion                                                            to register today!
                                  for the sports we all love      
will continue to inspire the locals of Apex Mountain. Our
hearts are with you!!!
This past week was amazing!! With more fresh tracks,
an unbelievable base, great events, and smiling faces                     250-493-6655                     Fountain Tire o ers full
everywhere, Apex is the place to be!!! Valentines Day saw                                                    mechanical services.
                                                                            359 Dawson Avenue
all kinds of snazzy red ski suits all over the hill and plenty
of hugs and kisses to go around. Pentagon Boardshop
                                                                           Penticton, BC V2A 3N5        We have licensed automotive
also hosted the “Show a Little Love Showdown”, which                    technicians on sta , along with
featured some amazing riding from kids of all ages!! Big                                                 an Out of Province approved
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dedication and commitment in making Apex a very special
place to be!!! THANK YOU !!!

               - February Events -
Men’s Day Program Feb 19th - Bring your Best Buddies                                                         Glen Herman, CMA
for Beers and a great day on the slopes, what more could a guy             250.492.2388                  Currently accepting new corporate clients.
ask for? Runs Fridays for the next 2 weeks. Drop in Available.            
Contact the Snow School for more information.
Ladies Day Program Feb 24th - runs for next 3 Wednesdays
in a row. Day includes lessons & lunch, plus lots of fun &
friendship! Drop in available. Contact the Snow School for
more information.
                                                                                Tunes to Turn to ...
Apex Freestyle Club hosts Canada Post Nor-Am                           This week’s pick by Jay:
Moguls, Dual Moguls, and Big Air Feb 27th - Mar 2nd                    Artist: The Offspring
Come check out all the action, as these athletes push it to the
max! For more information, see                   Album: Greatest Hits
CSIA Level 1 Course - Feb 27th, 28th and Mar 6th,                      Track #7: Pretty Fly
7th - If you want to be a Ski Instructor? Take the first step. To
                                                                       Why: There are wanna
register please click on to or contact the
Snow School for further information.
                                                                       be's and posers out on the
                                                                       hill. It's hard not to judge
Freeride Boardshop Hosts the 2nd Annual Crunk Cup                      them with their latest gear
Mar 6th, 13th, 20th This Competition is the 1st of a 3 part series     and can't ride, or the gorby
showcasing many of the best riders in the valley. Spectators
                                                                       with jeans and the twenty
are going to love it. This event is non-stop good times, and if
you were there last year, you know what I’m talking about. For         year old gear. Remember,
more information, check out: or              we all started some where
drop by the Shop.                                                      to enjoy the mountain and
To see more of this season’s fun-filled event schedule,                 lifestyle. Let's help them
visit or call 1-877-777-2739.                       out to have fun too!         Jay at Todd Mt. back in 1989.

                                                                       I know you have a “tune to turn to”, so share it with the
    1000 copies delivered weekly to                                    rest of us. Simply email your pick to apexmatters@
      over 75 locations near you!                             ... keep the tips up and tunes on!
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    Great Cabin Recipes                                                                                   Apex Fire Brigade Update
             Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
                                                                                                                with Gary Vollet, AFBS President
       Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 min Serves: 2
                                                                                   Thank You to everyone who has bought a ticket for our 3rd
INGREDIENTS: 1 sweet potato (1/2 lb./225 g), peeled, cut into 2-inch
                                                                                   Annual AFBS Dinner Dance Fundraiser March 13, 2010. This
chunks / 2 Tbsp. Herb & Garlic Light Cream Cheese Spread / 1/2 lb. (225
                                                                                   great event is “SOLD OUT”! For those that missed out on the
g) extra lean ground beef / 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms / 1 green onion,
                                                                                   dinner tickets, but would still like to make a donation, come out
chopped / 2 Tbsp. Kraft Signature Calorie-Wise Sundried Tomato and
                                                                                   and party with us and the band UNCORKED at the Gunbarrel
Oregano Dressing / 2 tsp. flour / 1/4 cup water / 1 cup frozen green beans
                                                                                   after our fundraiser dinner, March 13! We will be having a 50/50
PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Microwave potatoes in small microwaveable                   draw for those who want to make a donation and a chance to
bowl on HIGH 4 min or until tender. Mash until smooth, gradually adding            WIN some cash!
cream cheese product and mixing until well blended. Set aside.
                                                                                   AFBS is pleased with the improvement in fire protection our
COOK meat with mushrooms and onions in dressing in large skillet until             community at Apex has received through training and the
meat is browned, stirring occasionally. Drain. Meanwhile, mix flour and water      purchase of fire fighting equipment. AFBS now provides 911
in medium bowl until well blended. Add to meat mixture; cook an additional         first response protection for “Residents and Structures” at
2 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Add beans; mix lightly.   Apex. In case of “FIRE” call 911 - provide location, information
Spoon into two 2-cup ramekins; top evenly with the potato mixture, spreading       and stay on the phone. In order to provide 911 response,
to evenly cover meat mixture in each dish.                                         AFBS purchased a state of the art radio / pager communication
BAKE 15 min. or until casseroles are heated through and tops are lightly           system from Telus last summer.
browned.                                                                           This basic fire protection does come with a price and AFBSs’
                                                                                   annual fees and monthly bills have increased significantly. As
                                                                                   a volunteer non-profit Society, Your support is critical and truly
                   All Hoodies Now 30% Off!                                        appreciated.
         Get yours now while selection is good!                                    AFBS would like to give a special Thank You to Betts Electric
                                                                                   for their generous donation and help with installing our

                                       The Trading Post                            “Emergency Siren”, located on top of the Barn, which we
                                                                                   test the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Next test is
                                                                                   March 3rd. We have had lots of comments about how loud our
                                            Rural Agency Liquor Store              siren is. Also, a special Thanks to Grizzly and Apex Mountain
                                                & General Store                    Snow Removal, as well as all the indivduals and business’s
                                                                                   that have donated items for the AFBS silent auction. As well,
                                                  250-292-8778                     Thank you everyone who have helped with keeping our fire
                                                                                   hydrants clear of snow. A very special Thanks to Apex Matters
                                Open Daily from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                                                                   for supporting us and helping AFBS get our information out to
                            During Public Night Skiing - Open till 10 pm
                                                                                   our community.
We’ve got what you need in store to make any recipe + more!”                       AFBS reminds you to check your smoke detector and to keep
                                                                                   a fire extinquisher handy in your home. Remove any hazards
                           OPEN DAILY                                              from around your house. Familiarize yourself and your family
                           11am - 9:30 pm                                          with “Emergency Response Protocol, and plan to get out
                           FREE DELIVERY                                           For more information, contact Gary Vollet at 250-488-1004.
                           (with min $20 order)
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Apex                                           February 18, 2010                                                                    Page 9

           Treating the Winter Blahs
        By Denise Mend, BSc. P.T., BSc. Kin., MCPA
        Sports Clinic and Dale Charles Physiotherapy
Winter blues? February blahs? Seasonal Affective Disorder?                                              250.487.1455
Some out there refer to February as the hardest month; not very
much sun and grey days dominating the weather. Recently a
columnist from Ontario wrote that we should skip from January
to March on the calendar. The shorter days and scarcity of
sunlight can make some of us feel emotionally low in the winter.
Symptoms can range from mild loss of energy and wanting
to cocoon in our house to depression or anxiety. Seasonal
affective disorder (SAD) is on the severe end of the spectrum
and may consist of: difficulty waking up in the morning, tendency                                 250.493.7343
to oversleep as well as to overeat, and especially a craving for
carbohydrates, which leads to weight gain. Other symptoms
include a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating on completing
tasks, and withdrawal from friends, family, and social activities.
If you feel your symptoms are that severe, seek out medical
and mental health professionals. If your symptoms are milder
and you are tired of looking at the grey skies, we know where
you can go to see the sun! Get up to the mountain!
                                                                         Fairview Mohawk
Apex gets many more sunny days than the valley floor. There
is nothing better than driving up the mountain and breaking                and Car Wash
through the cloud bank to brilliant blue skies and winter             Home to Mother Nature’s Fuel
sunshine. Add fresh snow to the mix and you have a great
prescription for treating the winter blues. Experts recommend                  250-492-3191
that people with mild symptoms benefit from spending more time
outdoors during the day and by arranging their environments
so that they receive maximum sunlight. What better way than
enjoying one of the many winter sports available at Apex.                        Show Your Lift Pass & Receive
Vitamin D production is still minimal in the winter months, due                    $2 O a Laser Car Wash!
to the angle of the suns rays in the northern hemisphere at this
time of year. However, it is thought that exercise’s combination
of endorphin production and stress relief have a positive effect
on our mood and sense of well being. Even those with SAD
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are recommended to try to get regular exercise and exposure                                  Hoses Tanks Fittings
to sunlight as part of their treatment regime.                                              New Dog House Heaters!
Sunshine can be a rarity in the winter in the Okanagan Valley.
Take a trip to the mountains and get your dose of natural, winter               1436 Fairview Road in Penticton
light; you’ll be glad you did!

                                                                      Okanagan Realty                            10th Anniversary
                                                                                                                Super Stay Special!
                                                                               Sleep - Eat - Ski for $99/person!
                                                                           That’s right, get 1 adult day ticket , one night in our standard
                                                                         King room, and one full breakfast with non-stop co ee and juice
                                                                           all for only $99 / person. (Based on double occupancy & mid week only.)

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    Dino’s Snowshoe Diaries - Part 4                                  Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
Sunday, February 14, 2010:
                                                                                              2010 Tour Dates
I took three of Lorna’s co-workers snowshoeing on a trail I have
used only once this year. The four of us had the privilege to be                          Feb 27 & 28, Mar 30, Apr 28
treated to the most amazing sighting of a lynx. I have seen lynx                           For more info or to book a tour,
before while driving and mountain biking, but this was the first
I had seen, while snowshoeing, in 15 years.                                                  Call 250-809-1165
The lynx, while knowing we were there, seemed oblivious to                           
our presence. One minute it was on our left side and the next
few minutes, it was thirty to forty feet in front of us. It was
amazing how the lynx blended in with the background as the
                                                                       Results from Pentagon Boardshop's
pictures below indicate.                                                 "Show a Little Love Showdown"
                                                                          a Slope Style in Claim Jumper
                                                                                    Skiing Mens
                                                                                   1st Morgan Jones
                                                                                   2nd Tucker Visser
                                                                                   3rd Hunter Visser
                                                                                Snowboarding Mens
                                                                                 1st Fred Shelby Smith
                                                                                  2nd Darrel Watson
                                                                                     3rd Bo Wold
                                                                                Snowboarding Women
                                                                                   1st Splenda Lovett

                     A lynx is spotted near Apex.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010:
Apparently, there is another (or the same lynx) somewhere on
the ski hill. James Shalman has some amazing photos and
video of the lynx. Here are a few facts about lynx:
- have a territorial range of 15 to 30 square kilometers.
- usually mate in February or March
- have a litter of 2-5 that are born in May
- food consists of rabbit, mice, birds and squirrels
- weigh about 20-40 lbs
- do not attack humans (hopefully)
Apex                                                         February 18, 2010                                                      Page 11

                                                                                        This Week’s Lifeskill
                                                                                                                By Jim Ongena
                                                                                                      A Full Satisfying Life ... Or Not
                                                                                     How many people do you know that are living a great life?
                                                                                     Happy, successful, healthy people out there doing lots of cool
                                                                                     things. I know a few, see others, and expect there are more
                                                                                     around … I also think there could be many more. There are
                                                                                     skills that enable a great life and things that rob us of a great
                                                                                     life. Once you become aware of these “thieves”, you have a
                                                                                     better chance at a quality life.
                                                                                     1) Heath neglect - don’t eat too much crap, exercise often and
                                                                                     aerobically, care for your injuries and sore parts.
                                                                                     2) Excuses - use them sparingly as ALL of the active people
                                                                                     I know have a bad knee, lower back, ankle, blah, blah, blah.
                                                                                     Work the parts that still work.
                                                                                     3) Mental neglect - thoughts, beliefs, & attitudes have
                                                                                     EVERYTHING to do with how your life is going and most of us
                                                                                     have never learned to manage these.
                                                                                     The more troublesome fact of these “thieves” is they can
                                                                                     become unconscious. Now they are habits and are even more
                                                                                     destructive. Ask yourself if any of these habits apply to you.
                                                                                     Be good to yourself by being hard on yourself, because once
                                                                                     they’ve become habits you might not see them anymore.
                                                                                                        “To profit from good advice
                                                                                                  requires as much wisdom as to give it.”
                                                                                     Jim Ongena is a life coach living in Summerland. You can
             250.493.0600                              contact him at 250.486.7166 or
         Our winter newsletter is now online

                                                                                       Located at
                                                                                       Skaha Lake Marina

A3 Mountain Shop located in the Apex Mountain Village offers Demo Skis, so you
can try before you buy. Watch for Ray and Tanys and get on some new boards!
                                                                                                                          700 Grizzly

                                                                                       FX Nitro MTX

                                                                                                                                        1100 VSTAR

                                       Left - 6 year old Zoe Mallach heads off
                                       to the Quad with her Home Hardware Ski
                                       Camp. Above - Jay Mallach teaching 3                             Sales         Accessories
                                       year old son Denzer the basics of skiing,                        Service       Moorage
                                       while on the harness to help with stopping.                      Parts         Fuel
A Perfect Winter for the Kids - With temperatures close                                                 Waterskis     Boat & PWC Rentals
to 0 most days, keeping the snow soft and carvable, combined
with plenty of snowfall, the snow conditions at Apex have                              124 South Beach Drive
continued to be perfect for taking the family out to enjoy a day                       (250) 492-8300
on the slopes. Come on up and enjoy a beautiful winter day!
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                                  Far-Infrared Saunas
                                    Model B-200 On Sale $2999
                                             Now Available                                                                                      #1 & #2 - 289 Clearview Road
                                                                                       #1 - 115 Clearview Crescent
                                            Dual Sauna                                      $165,000         MLS® 106465
                                                                                                                                              $449,000           MLS® 102679 / MLS® 102680
                                                                                                                                             Put your feet up & enjoy the luxurious comfort of this
                                          Wet & Far-Infrared                               2 bedroom condo, short walk to lifts              3 bedroom duplex with unobstructed mountain view.

                             All 2008 Models Drastically
                                  Reduced to Clear!
     For your convenience, The Trading Post now
                                        We must make room for 2009 models!
      carries Calypso Chemicals for your hot tub.
                                                                                           292 Clearview Crescent                             Ski In/Ski Out Silver Bullet Condo
                                                                                            $495,000            MLS® 106550                            $149,900 MLS® 106924
                                                  Phone: 250.493.3850
                                                                                    Located in a quiet cul de sac, steps away from the         Fully furnished and complete with a hot tub on the
                                                                                       skating loop. This is the perfect get away!                     deck overlooking Strayhorse Trail.

                                                      Toll Free: 1.866.493.7665
 64 West Industrial Avenue, Penticton

             Snow School Tip of the Week:                                                       Grandfather‛s Trail

                                                                                      145 Snow Mountain Place                                         123 Clearview Crescent
                               Skiing Moguls                                       $199,000 ~ no GST! MLS® 107328                                       $519,000 MLS® 102963
                                                                                    You can’t get any closer to ski in/ski out than this!      1/2 duplex with great mountain views, walk to the
Everyone who skis knows that one of the biggest challenges                         Prime duplex lot #10 alongside Grandfather’s Trail.       lifts, borders on crown land, with self contained suite.

on the hill is moguls. There are a few tricks of the trade that                                                    For the real scoop on Apex Real Estate, call Barb;
can make it much easier to ski smoothly down a mogul run.                                                             10 year Apex Resident and Business Owner

First and foremost is route-finding. The best thing to do is to                                         Barb Davis
turn on the top of a mogul. Many people are tempting to just                                            1.866.447.3629
follow the ruts down the hill between the moguls. When we do                                                               RE/MAX Front Street Realty
this, we are not totally in control of where we are turning and it
is more like bobsledding than skiing. If we turn quickly on the                     OKANAGAN
top of the moguls, our skis won’t get caught up in the snow and
we are in control of where we are going.                                                          ACCENT BLINDS
Also, do not be afraid to traverse across the hill until you feel                                         & CLOSETS
you are in a good spot to turn. If you keep these simple things
in mind, you can ski down any run in total control.                                Featuring Blinds, Solar Shades,
Feel free to swing by the Snow School and we can help you                                 Closets & Phantom Bug Screens.
make those mogul runs look easy!
Ted Lockie, Snow School Director, Apex Mountain Resort                             Chris Franks 250.488.4126

                                  A3 Mtn Shop was able to secure some great deals on boots!
                                Ski Swap Pricing ... but with A3's " Boot Fit Guarantee"!
                                    So if you've been thinking of upgrading your tired boots, now is the time.
                                                                    Come in while selection is still good.
                                                        Mens Boots                                                                          Ladies Boots
  250.292.8777                     Nordica Speedmachine 100 ... reg $660 ... sale price $459                 Nordica Sportmachine 65 ... reg $425 ... sale price $279
     Drive a little ...            Tecnica Phoenix 100 .............. reg $550 ... sale price $399           Tecnica Mega 8+ ................ reg $375 ... sale price $259
      ... SAVE a lot!              Tecnica Dragon 100 ............... reg $625 ... sale price $449           Nordica Sportmachine 95 ... reg $575 ... sale price $429
    Located in the                 Tecnica Dragon 90 ................ reg $550 ... sale price $379
     Apex Village                  Tecnica Mega 10+ ................ reg $500 ... sale price $349             Don't wait, as deals like this are rare indeed!

  Specialized in Boot Fitting                              Apex Logo Wear                                   Demos for Skis and Snowboards
    & Equipment Tuning                                        Souvenirs                                         Try before you buy!

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