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Apex Matters Volume 8 : Issue 12 Feb 18th, 2010 “Keeping you in the S’know” Your FREE Weekly Newsletter! Published by Okanagan Matters Publications www.ApexMatters.com email@example.com 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 SPECIALIST competition is at Cypress Mountain on Feb 26 & 27. Come on up and see some of the best athletes and enjoy the best snow 783-AIR55058 conditions in the province. Check out the video clip on the home page of www.apexresort.com, where you can see the alpine snowboard action and hear from the athletes. www.edwardjones.com 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. Weekly Useless, but factual, Tid Bits Hit the slopes with ... on Apex Alpine. This week ... What year is Bob checking this ski? Alpine or cross country. Free ride or pipe. Whatever the adventure - whatever you’re riding - Thule has snowsport carriers that will get your boards and skis there safely and you out there quickly. So you can tackle that powder. Enjoy the possibilities. www.Thule.com. Free Installation on All Thule Products Jason Wagner 250.490.8815 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Van Os #102 - 2595 Skaha Lake Road in Penticton 250-492-8315 1055 Westminster Ave. W ~ brought to you by the Staff of the Apex Ski Shop ~ Page 2 February 18, 2010 Apex Matters.com 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or AFC Trick of the Week ~ Mark Billups AFC Jump & call 250.938.0124. www.apexfreestyle.com 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, email@example.com Apex Matters.com February 18, 2010 Page 3 The Olympic Reality by Myleen Mallach firstname.lastname@example.org Olympic level sports push the limit of what the body can do. www.apexpropertyowners.com 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 APOA Concerns / Issues / Activities: can be the #1 ranked athlete in the world or even in the top Riordan Garnet Mine Proposal Trail Signage 20, but how you perform on that particular day in that specific Community Security Road Maintenance moment, how you adapt to the variables at hand, and how you Apex 50th Anniversary Social Events for Members 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. 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Email: email@example.com Website: www.sosbis.com Saturday, GORD MCLAREN February 20th LIVE! At the Apex Mountain Inn Come on down Bad Sweater Party Friday the 19th!! and bring your dancing shoes! A flash back to the ‘80’s with a $10 Burger and a beer, Call us to hear our great dinner features. Tuesday’s Dinner and a Movie ٠Thursday’s Local’s Night ٠Daily Features and Drink Specials Great beats spinning, prizes, $4 gin and juice. Gourmet Pizza - Take Out Available!! Phone for Reservations and Take Out at 250-292-8599 Monday to Friday 2:30pm- close ٠Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 11:30am- close Page 4 February 18, 2010 Apex Matters.com Marcie Yurkiw Your Trusted Name in Real Estate Cozy 4 bedroom 2 bath cabin available during March break. Full kitchen, dishwasher, washer, dryer, DVD, Wii, $1000 per week. 494-0654. 250 486 7950 2008 Experience the advantage of Working With An Executive. 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MLS®105514 $349,900 MLS®103191 $879,000 8 km - 13 and under date - 1pm April 6, 2010 at Realty Executives Penticton, 280 Main Street, Penticton, BC. Client First… Everytime 1st James Sader 2nd Alexander Corbett Historical Moments Around Apex Alpine 3rd Kate Curtis Ken Kurolla jumping "Buck Owens" in the early '80's. 15 km - Ages 14-17 1st Jeffrey Kerkovius 2nd Emily Ertel 3rd Tessni Carruthers 15 km - Ages 18 - 64 1st Anthony Cihlar 2nd Lisa Wambold 3rd Gabrielle Campbell 30 km Loppet - Ages 18 - 70+ 1. Skeets Morel 2. Eric Wikjord 3. Tom Evans TWILIGHT SKI/SNOWSHOE Friday, February 26th Nickel Plate Nordic Centre Potluck dinner at 7:00 pm. Please bring dishes, cutlery, and potluck contribution. Rentals will be available. This is an open mic night as well, so please share your talents! For more info, call Esther at 250-492-8569. For information on pass rates and rentals, see www.nickelplatenordic.org ~ Courtesy of Saddleback Lodge & the Davis Family ~ Apex Matters.com February 18, 2010 Page 5 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 Boardshop at 158 Main Street, Penticton Come in to the Powder Hound Café Troy Giles for the Best Hot Co ee Drinks and Eats Account Manager this side of Seattle. p. 250.762.7722 | f. 250.762.2232 toll free 877.311.7722 Located in the Double Diamond Hostel e. firstname.lastname@example.org Hot Drinks ... Yummy Treats! www.HartmanBusinessKelowna.com 523 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna 1.866.273.9737 Page 6 February 18, 2010 Apex Matters.com “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. Cosmetic & General Remember boys ... what happens on the hill stays on the hill! Enjoy your time at Apex! Dentistry If you would like to share a smile that made your day special, Dr. Sylvain Marino Dr. James Jung email to email@example.com. 185 Front Street 250.493.6724 www.pentictondentist.com ~ Brought to You by Enamel Dental Centre ~ Apex Matters.com February 18, 2010 Page 7 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 www.avisafeconsulting.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 F155@fountaintire.com technicians on sta , along with www.fountaintire.com featured some amazing riding from kids of all ages!! Big an Out of Province approved shout-out to everyone who hung out for a great day in the inspection facility. Terrain Park. We want to give a huge thank you to our own amazing Solid Experience Based Business Accounting staff who continues to work hard. We thank you for your and Tax Advice You Can Trust. 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. www.gherman.com email@example.com 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 www.apexfreestyle.com 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 www.snowpro.com 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: www.freerideboardshop.com 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 www.apexresort.com 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! telus.net ... keep the tips up and tunes on! www.ApexMatters.com Page 8 February 18, 2010 Apex Matters.com 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 Alive”. FREE DELIVERY For more information, contact Gary Vollet at 250-488-1004. (with min $20 order) 10% O Your On-Mountain Independent Herbalife Distributor Pick-up Orders Jenny Albrechtson 1-866-352-8195 or 250-292-8349 101 Westminster Ave. W. Groups up to 150 The mission is nutrition, sports nutrition, energy, weight management and skincare. 250-492-2121 people welcome! www.herbal-nutrition.net/albrechtson SALES & SERVICE Your Complete Bike Store The South Okanagan’s Family Bike Shop Mountain, Triathlon & Road Bike Specialists bikebarn.ca 300 W. Westminster Ave. 250-492-4140 Apex Matters.com 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 Propane Heaters 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.) www.saddlebacklodge.com 1-800-863-1466 View Any newsletter anytime at www.ApexMatters.com Page 10 February 18, 2010 Apex Matters.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Matters.com 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 www.whitekennedy.com contact him at 250.486.7166 or email@example.com. Our winter newsletter is now online www.whitekennedy.com 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! Page 12 February 18, 2010 Apex Matters.com Far-Infrared Saunas Model B-200 On Sale $2999 SOLD 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. $3,999 All 2008 Models Drastically Reduced to Clear! 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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 email@example.com follow the ruts down the hill between the moguls. When we do www.barbdavis.ca 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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