Apex Matters Volume 7 : Issue 7 Jan 8th, 2009 “Keeping you in the S’know” Your FREE Weekly Newsletter! Independently Published by Myleen Mallach www.ApexMatters.com email@example.com 250-490-6951 Open House in the Show Suite Saturday & Sunday. Okanagan Realty Chad Henderson 250-490-6585 Chad@TeamPenticton.com Gary Denton 250-809-9101 GaryDenton@shaw.ca EXCITING NEW PROJECT: Apex’s ONLY Apex Mountain Inn Priced at 1994 Market Value Local Realtors! 13 Units Available Fully furnished, two complete rooms See our beautifull show suite ONLY $125,000 Photo by Nick Ibuki Living, Playing and Selling at Apex Living on mountain allows us to help you buy or sell any day of the week Lyle Thiede, Assistant Patrol Director and Avi 1 Technician, seen as he all season long. Call for a package of our available listings. studies a recent avalanche triggered by locals in Apex’s backcountry. All listings MLS, unless otherwise noted. Private Cabins Beautifull Condos Spacious Townhomes The Outer Edge with the Apex Ski Patrol Commercial Opportunities Building Lots from $199,900 This Week’s Forecast - as of Wednesday, January 7th, on The Weather Network It is just about impossible to ignore the recent stories about backcountry enthusiasts and their unfortunate ex- Day T8 F9 S 10 S 11 M 12 T 13 W 14 periences with avalanches. Truly, it is a terrible tragedy and hopefully lots will be learned from it. It is not surpris- Skies ing that this type of news grabs headlines all the way across the country. “It makes for good news,” says Lyle Snow 40% 20% 80% 10% 20% 0% 0% Thiede, Assistant Ski Patrol Director at Apex Mountain Resort. (continued on Page 2) “Supporting the Dream” Helping Kristi get to where she’s going! Helping you get to where you need to be! PENTICTON TOYOTA www.pentictontoyota.com 2405 Skaha Lake Road 250-493-1107 Toll Free: 1-888-493-1107 2005 Pontiac Sunfire 2001 Toyota 4Runner DL#6994 Great Fuel Economy / 5 4x4 / One Owner / 3.4L / Proud to Sponsor the Speed / Spoiler / Fog Air / Towing Pkg / Pwr Proud to Sponsor Canadian Lights / CD / $6,995 Pkg / Cruise / $11,699 Kristi Richards, Ski Patrol N85861 N80811 System Team Canada Olympian! Page 2 January 8, 2009 Apex Matters (continued from Page 1 ... The Outer Edge with the Apex Ski Patrol) lines are the reward for diligent decision making, based While reading various reports of the incidents, I came on snow science observations combined with knowledge across a quote from Pascal Haegeli, a postdoctoral fellow of local conditions, good route finding skills, and sensible at Simon Fraser University who studied avalanche safety. line choices. He reminds us that “despite the high number of fatalities in the last few days, there are a lot of people going into Hopefully this does not encourage you to charge out of the backcountry. They’re able to enjoy the backcountry bounds in search of fresh lines, but rather promotes you and come home safely.” This is an important thing to to educate yourself about how to safely enjoy the deep remember when the resounding message is encourag- satisfaction of a successful backcountry tour. This week- ing people to stay inbounds. The stories we read from end is Avalanche Awareness Days and it is a good time Fernie, Whistler and even in our own backyard suggest to begin the learning process. Come and ask questions, that it would be wrong to venture beyond the boundaries take part in beacon searches, watch cool movies, listen of our local resorts, or avoid the mountains altogether. In to true stories from avalanche survivors. The snow is out fact, several locals triggered a large avalanche in Apex there, the terrain is steep, do you know what to do next? Proper Bowl on Friday, January 2nd. The slide measured Be Aware! Ride with Care! approximately 400 meters across and ran about 80 me- ters to the base of bowl. Luckily no one was caught by Solid Experience Based Business Accounting the slide and again we are reminded of the dangers that and Tax Advice You Can Trust. lie beyond the boundaries. Does this reinforce that message to stay out of the back- country? To many of us the answer is a simple yes. However, there are many pieces to the puzzle of safe backcountry travel. There are many factors that contrib- Glen Herman, CMA ute to the complicated decision making process regard- 250-492-2388 Currently accepting new clients. ing one’s safety while searching out fresh lines. It’s not reasonable to suggest that everyone remain within the www.gherman.com firstname.lastname@example.org controlled safety of resorts. Education is the key to safe backcountry travel. Experience is another tool and both A3 Mountain Shop is cannot be used independent of each other. If backcoun- try travel was exclusively about riding fresh lines, there located in the Apex would be very few people left to tell their stories. Fresh Mountain Resort Village. Email: email@example.com Full Moon Snowshoe Tours Phone: 250-292-8777 January Specialized in Boot Fitting & Equipment Tuning 9,10 or 11 These tours are always popular, Atomic Ski Sale! so book now! Bring in this ad and save $100 off 250-809-1165 any Atomic Ski & Binding combo. firstname.lastname@example.org Selected Jackets up to 30% off including; The North Face, Spyder, Descente & Halti. All Burton Binding & Boots 20% off. Sale ends Jan. 25th! No exceptions. 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All Accommodate up to 30 people three patrollers were equipped with beacons, probes Wireless internet and shovels. It was upon their traversing exit through Outdoor hot tubs “Climax” of the Essendale Runs that a large avalanche Cosy Heatilator Fireplaces with each suite! took place. Fortunately for the three patrollers, they were Onsite dual certi ed skiing/snowboarding instructor trained in safety measures and knew what to do in case Onsite certi ed babysitter of being caught in an avalanche. The slide was assessed afterwards at being 120 feet wide, 100 feet long and 3 feet deep. We are very fortunate to have a healthy and happy Mike with us today. Mike and all his friends celebrate his Fairview Mohawk so-called “2nd Birthday” on January 8th every year. and Car Wash Come out and support the National Avalanche Awareness Days this coming weekend. A fundraiser will be held in 492-3191 the Gunbarrel both Saturday & Sunday with proceeds going to our local Avalanche Program. For more info, or to make a prize donation, call Patrol at 1-877-777-2739. Show your Lift Pass & Receive $2 Off a Laser Car Wash Propane Heaters Hoses / Tanks / Fittings 1436 Fairview Road in Penticton Apex Property Owners Association WHY JOIN? * Advocate with others on topics of importance to property owners. * Maintain your nancial investments/interests. * Get rst hand representation with; Apex Mountain Resort, RDOS, Province of BC, and resource companies. * Attend social events/make new friends. * Help build community on our mountain. * Participate with others to enjoy, protect and create an evolving, improving mountain lifestyle. Memebership is $25/yr. Send YOUR cheque to: APOA Box 20116 Penticton, BC V2A 8K3 www.ApexPropertyOwners.com Page 4 January 8, 2009 Apex Matters MORTGAGE plans. What this means is that in the event of your death, the loan balance is paid out thus protecting the lender. INSURANCE HEALTH & WELFARE TRUSTS INSURANCE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS However, this is not seen as prudent planning, wouldn’t Suite 103 - 3115, Skaha Lake Rd “Get the facts, Jack!” you rather have the full, original amount being paid to Tel: (250) 490-1806 Toll Free: 1-800-668-7793 a beneficiary of YOUR choice, tax free to be used in a Email: email@example.com More correctly termed manner best suited to your final planning wishes? CREDITOR INSURANCE, it is a product typically vended by Additionally, a personal insurance policy is not tied to the financial institutions to cover bank and their mortgage. You can change lenders, find their exposure in event of a better terms, better rates all without losing the coverage, borrower’s death or disability. without having to supply current health evidence and Nice concept, but who is really running the risk of being rated or declined. being protected, you or the bank? Personal choice and personal Bill Wardley control are valuable tools. For “Independent Insurance Broker” It pays to know your rights, additional information on the privileges and products before value of insurance planning making important decisions. One very significant issue is and a no obligation competitive that under most circumstances the lender cannot force quotation, contact our office. you to take the insurance they are offering as part of your We would be pleased to assist mortgage loan. They may make a show of strength by you and provide independent, having you sign a “letter of decline”, this is perfectly okay professional and specialized to refuse and should not have any bearing on the loan service. E. & O.E. Bill Pickard “Mortgage Advisor” amount, term or rate. Tel: (250) 490-5572 Join Bill Pickard and Bill Wardley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org That said, a personal review by a qualified professional each week as they share their www.okapprovedmortgages.com should be conducted to ensure you have adequate “insider” knowledge on various coverage in place to cover the loan in the event of death, important topics. to cover monthly payments in the event of a disability or perhaps a lump sum critical illness payment in the event of a major sickness or illness. Do not leave yourself or loved ones exposed to undo financial hardship. 250-493-6655 Fountain Tire o ers full Obtaining a personal insurance policy as opposed to a mechanical services. 359 Dawson Avenue creditor contract has certain major advantages. Firstly, Penticton, BC V2A 3N5 We have licensed automotive while the coverage may initially be more time consuming technicians on sta , along F155@fountaintire.com to process, once the contract is issued, it is YOURS, with an Out of Province www.fountaintire.com you own it! No one else can cancel, alter, or change approved inspection facility. the policy. There is no question of a death claim being denied as the underwriting is completed up front, NOT at the time of the incident. “Après Ski ... Apex Style” The rate is determined by YOUR own age, health status On December 30th Cowgirl Julie & Sidekick Rick put on and whether or not you smoke. Many creditor policies a “Holiday Hoedown for Kids” in Longshot Cafeteria at use blended smoker/non-smoker rates and also use age Apex. There was Music, Crafts, Prizes, Snacks, & Dog stepped rate tables. This could mean a 40 year old non- Tricks by Cactus Flower. 18 Kids showed up for this hoe- smoker is paying the same rate as a 44 year old smoker; down and had a great time. Here’s a group photo of the this may represent a premium difference of over 60%!!! Cowboys and Cowgirls. Happy Trails! The issue or face amount does not reduce based on the amount of the loan outstanding. Most creditor plans reduce the face value as the loan is reduced; however, the premium being charged does not reduce accordingly. The appointment of a named beneficiary is an element not available through standard mortgage insurance Apex Matters January 8, 2009 Page 5 Apex Snow School’s Tip of the Week “Snow School Happenings” Looking for a After the busy Christmas holidays the Snow School has Vacation Getaway some great programs starting out. This week was the DoubleDiamondHostel.com on a Budget? start of our Ladies Day and Men’s Day. These are great programs for people to get out on the slopes in a fun, The hostel is located in the heart of the supportive and social atmosphere. You will be skiing or village centre with a total of 110 pillows. riding with people of the same ability while being guided by some great Snow School staff members who know Amenities include a large communal the mountain as well as anyone. You will be shown some kitchen, fireplace, shared wash- new techniques, fun ‘secret’ spots and how best to ski rooms, satellite television room them. On top of all of that there is beer and wine in the with DVD player, pool table, Gunbarrel at lunch! foose-ball table, games/reading area and ski/board lockers. Our Home Hardware program is starting up this weekend The hostel is also home to the resort‛s as well. It is very similar to the Ladies and Men’s days ex- only high-speed wireless interent cafe, cept it is specifically geared towards kids and teenagers. “Powder Hound Internet Cafe”. Open Kids will be learning everything from the basics of skiing from 8am to 11pm daily. Featuring a and riding right up to jumps, rails and powder. variety of coffees, lattes and teas, combined with delicious snacks If you and your family are not signed up for a program, and lunches, to really give you a break. check out our website or give us a call for more details – You won’t regret it! 1.866.273.9737 Ted Lockie, or 250.292.8256 Snow School Director, info@DoubleDiamondHostel.com Apex Mountain Resort Update from Head Coach, Jeff Fairbairn ... “ “ The holiday season is complete and now the competi- tive season begins! The freestyle program has just completed a se- Located at ries of three day camps in order to prepare for the first of Skaha Lake Marina the three BC Series events which will be taking place in Revelstoke this weekend. We are ready. The competitive program has been very diligent in their training approach in the past few weeks. This effort between the coaches 700 Grizzly and athletes is the recipe for success. FX Nitro MTX This past Saturday was the first day of Jumps n Bumps and what a turn out we had. Given the cold weather, there were smiles all the way around. Jumps n Bumps is the introductory freestyle program for young skiers. One of the groups was fortunate enough to spend some time on 1100 VSTAR the aerials site right next to a jump where the some of the competitive athletes were training; this is where future aspirations in skiing are being created. Sales Accessories Service Moorage The Apex Freestyle Team is known for producing results. Parts Fuel A few of our former members from last year have moved Waterskis Boat & PWC Rentals on to become members of our Provincial Half-Pipe Team. Matt Margetts, Colin Vaykovich, and Tyler Spence will 124 South Beach Drive be participating in many events that will be taking place throughout North America. We wish you all success!” (250) 492-8300 www.apexfreestyle.com Page 6 January 8, 2009 Apex Matters “On the Road to 2010 with Kristi Richards” I had an amazing break, filled with family, friends, snow- flakes, and smiles. When I returned from the World Cup in France, we held a housewarming party for our new home in Pemberton. Many good friends came up for it and made the house very toasty. We were hoping for some snow, so we dug up a pair of old skis and made a bonfire to sacrifice them in, summoning Ul- lar, the snow God. Amazingly, withing 2 minutes of starting the fire, the snowflakes starting magi- cally coming down. Luxurious ½ duplex Mark and I had a quiet Christmas backs on to the slopes of Apex. Day by ourselves before we were stormed with family and friends True ski-in/ski-out convenience located in Apex's premier on Boxing Day. After that it was location. Approx 2282 sq.ft. of lavish living plus 48x12 all about hosting great dinners, garage, gourmet chef’s kitchen, walnut cabinets, granite seeking out natural hotsprings counters, 26ft vaulted ceiling on main oor, 4 bathrooms, with snowmobiles, and shredding two master bedrooms. some pow on Whistler and Black- Eric Inglis Russell Bergum Howard Bourne comb. It was so great to see all of my family together finally, and be able to share our new home with 250-490-2002 them. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my friends 1521 Main Street, Penticton Each O ce Independently Owned & Operated and family smile and laugh and be healthy. Moonlight Ski at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre The New Year unfortunately brought some illness, some on Friday, January 9th at 6:30 pm. Bring injury and some death to our circle of family and friends, dishes and cutlery and a dinner contribution which has made us appreciate the great time that we just (potluck). All are welcome. Please call Esther at 250-492- spent together that much more. I really try to live in each 8569 for more information. Carpooling is available. Visit moment, cherish each day that I am blessed with, and the Nickel Plate web site at: http://www.nickelplatenordic. gain as much enjoyment or knowledge out of each ex- org/carpooling.htm for more information. perience. These hard situations will make us stronger, if we choose to grow from them. We can grow together Bob Van Os in strength as a family, or gain insight to life that we may have missed otherwise. They give us a chance to slow 250-492-8315 down and see the little things, appreciate the love and the 1055 Westminster Ave W Times may change, but the need to tune your skis never will! light around each person. This is what makes life so spe- cial ... the people, the moments, the expereinces. Love Tid Bits on Apex Alpine. this week’s Tid Bit ... and light to you all out there. Play hard, but play safe! Kristi Richards Weekly Useless, but factual, The Spa at Apex Mountain Inn and Yoga on the Hill Hands on Therapy Jennifer Farnholz Massage & Yoga Therapist relaxing, restorative, revitalizing ... o ering massage, shiatsu facial massage, manicures & pedicures, along with Okido yoga classes. Spa Hours: Thur - Sat 11-6 & Sun 11-4 Call for Yoga Class Times. Drop-ins welcome or book in advance to secure an appointment time. Apex: (250) 490-5713 Penticton: (250) 462-0151 email@example.com ~ Brought to You by the Staff of the Apex Ski Shop ~ Apex Matters January 8, 2009 Page 7 Special Events Smile of the Week Jan 7 - 1st Ladies Day Program Starts - Runs for 5 Wednesdays in a row. Day includes lessons & lunch, plus lots of fun & friendship! Contact the Snow School for more info. Jan 9 - Men’s Day Program Starts - Bumps, burgers and beers, what more could a guy ask for? Runs for 8 Fridays in a row so that you can choose what 5 work best for you. Contact the Snow School for more info or to register. Jan 10 or 11 - Home Hardware Ski & Snowboard Camps - your choice of either 8 Saturdays or 8 Sundays in a row. See the Snow School for more info or to register. Smiles were seen everywhere on New Year’s Day, especially Jan 10 & 11 - National Avalanche Awareness Days when Dave Wood, Apex Sales Manager, handed out compli- On Saturday and Sunday we will have demos, info sessions mentary tea at the bottom of the Quickdraw Quad Chairlift. and beacon searches at the top of the mountain at 11 and What a handy hot beverage backpack, complete with cup dis- 1:30. Prizes will be given to the quickest adult searchers, while penser. Thanks again Dave, we really appreciated the tea! children that participate get Frosty coupons. During après ski ~ Brought to You by Enamel Dental Centre ~ both days, there will be Silent & Live Auctions in the Gunbarrel Saloon. On Saturday at 3:30pm in Fresh Tracks Café there Creating a New Patients Welcome will be a fun and informative movie shown, “The Fine Line”. Beautiful Followed by locals telling of their harrowing experience on Dec New You! 22 in Apex Secondary. There will be no charge for the event, but donations will be accepted for the CAC (Canadian Avalanche Exceptional Center). Come out, learn something and have some fun. Cosmetic & General Dentistry Jan 15 - 17 - BC Alpine Training Camp for the Men’s and Women’s Super G and Downhill Races - The races Dr. Sylvain Marino Dr. James Jung will be held from January 19 - 25. (250) 493-6724 Jan 15 - 18 - 6th Annual Firefighters Cup Hockey 185 Front Street www.pentictondentist.com Tournament - This is the first round of hockey action at the outdoor rink. Look out this tournament gets hot! Click onto www.apexhockey.com for all of the info. FUNtastic Fridays return this year! Night Skiing, Boarding, & Tubing on the Okanagan Run, Easy Rider, and in the Tube Park from 4pm-9pm. Every Friday for the rest of this season will be FUNtastic deals for the night! Also open Saturday nights from 4-9pm right through until March 29th!! Tim Hortons Snow Bus runs every weekend and holidays through to March 29. Please contact the resort for the specific schedule or click onto our website to check out the Tim Hortons Snow Bus web page. Other events to look forward to this January: The BC Alpine Races, National Ski and Board Week, Elan Skis and Boards Demo Day, the Apex Shoot Out hockey tournament featuring 399 Main St. our very own locals team, and the SNOW in the forecast!! 250-487-1481 Penticton As always there is something for everyone here; Tubing, Skating, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, and Ice Climbing. View any newsletter at any time! ~ Submit your photos to our Photo gallery ~ For more info on Special Events, contact Caley Fraser, Guest Services Manager at 1-877-777-2739 or www.apexresort.com. www.ApexMatters.com Page 8 January 8, 2009 Apex Matters YOUR COMPLETE BIKE STORE Dear Donny, Concerned Cutie should be concerned! There’s more than hot wax going on between her board- er boyfriend and her best friend! It’s not just her board that’s smooth. I saw a hot # 12 blonde bombshell danc- ing at the Gunbarrel on the tables in her skin tight Volcom Board pants and Victoria Secret red hot bra, which ended up on the moose’s antlers by the end of the night. Like The South Okanagan’s Family Bike Shop my point is, like C.C. has already lost her man! I think the boyfriend is riding switch and there is no hope for turning Mountain, Triathlon, & Road Bike Specialists his head. It’s time C.C. finds out there are other ways to get her fun! My Burton “Feel Good” board would blow SALES & SERVICE her mind! What do you think, Donny?? Super Slope Suzy bikebarn.ca 300 W. Westminster Ave. 492-4140 her man is worth fighting for, especially if he can produce Dear Suzy Slopes, I can see your point and I also think first place podium finishes like myself! I think Concerned concerned cutie may be too late. On the other hand, Cutie will have to decide whether there is any grinding maybe her boyfriend just enjoys snowboarding with her goin on after her B.F. and friend have left the slopes, and friend because she shreds rad turns, not that she has either stick to the run she loves best, or venture out of rad curves. I know a handful of female riders that would bounds for new faceshots. And Suzy, you keep riding shred circles around many of my buddies, and I would whatever shred stick makes you “Feel Good”! much rather ride with them, not on them. Maybe a past Sincerely, Donny Ellis, Manager, experience for you S.S. has left you a little apprehensive Freeride Boardshop, 158 Main St when dropping in to shred the pipe, and maybe C.C. feels To write to Donny, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Apex Matters January 8, 2009 Page 9 Great Cabin Recipes beachcomber. the green hot tub company.™ 2009 Model 340 - The “Ski Hill” Edition JELL-O Parfaits Small dimensions with 5 Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 4 hrs 10 min Serves: 8 person capacity - 70” x 86”. Low pro le to allow for an INGREDIENTS: 2 cups boiling water, divided / 1 pkg. (4-serving uninhibited mountain view. size) JELL-O Cherry Jelly Powder / 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL- O Lemon Jelly Powder / 2 cups cold water, divided / 1-1/2 cups Full foam insulation for the All 2008 Models Drastically thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping or 1 can of Whip Cream. extreme mountain Reduced to Clear! Mountain Special $4995 temperatures. We must make room for 2009 models! STIR 1 cup of the boiling water into each flavor of dry jelly powder in separate medium bowls at least 2 min. until jelly powder is complete- ly dissolved. Stir 1 cup of the cold water into jelly in each bowl. Pour into separate 9-inch square pans. REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Cut jelly in each pan into 1/2- inch cubes. 64 West Industrial Avenue 250.493.3850 LAYER jellies and whipped topping alternately in eight parfait or des- sert glasses. Store in refrigerator. “Great Cabin Recipes” brought to you by: The Trading Post dr. robert zak optometry Rural Agency Liquor Store Hours of Operation: & General Store 250-292-8778 Everyday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm During Night Skiing till 10:00 pm See Better We’ve got what you need in store to make this recipe & more!” Ski Better! 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Page 10 January 8, 2009 Apex Matters THE GUNBARREL SALOON JANUARY DAILY SPECIALS AVAILABLE FROM 5:00 PM MONDAYS- 1/2 PRICE WINGS $5.50 TUESDAYS- STEAK & PRAWNS $15.95 WEDNESDAYS- BURGER & A BEER $9.95 THURSDAYS- RIB NIGHT-FULL RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS $17.95 FRIDAYS– TWO CAN DINE FOR $49.95 TWO DINNER ENTREES & A BOTTLE OF WINE __________________________________________________________ CALLING ALL HOCKEY FANS & PLAYERS ON JAN 17TH BUD LIGHT WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU A PAVOL DATSYUK REEBOK HOCKEY STICK (VALUE $240.00) Pool Tournaments beginning Jan 18th Sundays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm $10.00 enrty fee Beer & Food Specials Cash & Other Prizes Vancouver Canucks Hockey Watch the Game at The Gunbarrel & enjoy Half Price appies, Drink Specials & Pick a Puck Game!! Jan 10,13,15,18,20,28 & 31 Ask your Server for details Apex Matters January 8, 2009 Page 11 Hey! Race Fans ... Looking for a Perfect BECOME A VOLUNTEER! AT THE APEX MIELE / DOWN- Vacation Getaway? HILL AND SUPER G Alpine Ski Races January 19-25, 2009 at Apex Mountain Resort. As a vol- Apex Accommodations has daily and weekly vacation rentals available for unteer you will be part of the rac- chalets, cabins, condos and town homes ing management team that will Become a Volunteer! on the mountain. run this Nor Am level caliber series sanctioned by the Federation International De Ski (FIS Races). This is a Choose from a studio up to 5 bedrooms. “Tune Up Race” for over 160 athletes, both men and All options have a fully equipped women elite racers - on the road to Vancouver 2010 Win- kitchen, satellite television, DVD player ter Olympics. and beds that are made to perfection. As a volunteer your tasks range from being a course crew Additional ammenities are available, such as: ski in/ski out access, wireless internet, private hot tub, indoor Jacuzzi, sauna, member, crossing guard, a gate judge, or a refreshment replace, washer/dryer, and much more. server. These are only some of many exciting possibili- ties. Make sure you are part of the action! Volunteers Whether you are looking for a Romantic receive a free lunch, water, a lift pass if needed, volunteer Weekend, Family Holiday or Group reception after the race is wraped up. A complimentary Retreat, we will nd you your perfect Apex Meile / Downhill shirt after working two days will be vacation getaway! yours to be worn for the rest of the event and into 2010. You don’t even need skis to volunteer. Your volunteer en- Toll Free: 1-866-273-9737 thusiasm and warm clothes are all we need. To volunteer or (250) 292-8256 please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, check out our web site www.apexskiclub.com. www.stayatapex.com email@example.com APEX SKI CLUB - WE AIM 2 WIN Building Skills & Self Esteem to Last a Lifetime NOT JUST FOR HAMMOCKS. Arnie Erickson, Race Chair, at 250.490.6650 BANANA TECHNOLOGY. firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.809.7120 ONLY AT PENTAGON. DO YA THINK ... our anonymous freelance writer MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 10-6 THURSDAY-FRIDAY 10-8 is on holidays. I’m sure we’ll hear something fresh and SATURDAY 10-6 opinionated when they return next week. If you have a SUNDAY 11-5 topic that you would like see covered, please email your suggestions to email@example.com. 250 492 8424 The Apex Fire Brigade Society would like to wish you a Safe and Happy New Years! A spe- 101-399 Main St cial thanks to everyone who has helped keep our fire hydrants clear of snow. With the holiday season over, it is a good time to check your fire alarms, wood stoves, chimneys, dryer vents, as well as over- head hazards, stairs and anything else that may harm your family or pets. Many of us with wood burning stoves will be cleaning our ashes out, so please be sure to use a metal bucket and store or dipsose of these ashes in Apex Matters Classified Section a non flammable enviroment. Also, a hot clean fire will Skis - Rossignol Axium 140cms, Axium 70 bindings on race help reduce creosote build-up. With the new snow and plate. Great value at $130.00. Men’s ski boots - Head Edge more to come, be aware of snow removal and park in a 10.5. Size 25 (approx 7 to 7.5), sole 295mm. good shape, metal safe place. As well, move your vehicle when snow clear- micro adjustable buckles. $145.00 obo. (250) 490-1806. ing is in progress. For more information about AFBS or fire protection in your building, please contact the AFBS Want to be in our classifieds? Call 250-490-6951 or President, Gary Vollet, at 250-488-1004. email to firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. Page 12 January 8, 2009 Apex Matters Calling all Mountain Staff & Locals ... ... “Open Mic Night” Every Wednesday! It’s cold out there, but it’s warm in here. Wednesday, January 14th Come visit us in the With Live Music from Apex Mountain Inn located in the heart Singer-Songwriter, Ari Neufeld. of Apex Village . hot & spicy music for hot & spicy people! Wednesday Specials ... $3.50 Pints of Beer $2.00 Shooters $7.95 Dinner Special - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce For reservations, at any of our 3 locations, call 250-493-5001. On mountain at 250-292-8305. We are so excited to be back on the mountain for the 2008-2009 season. We hope everyone comes out to support us, so we can continue serving you!