Apex Matters Volume 8 : Issue 2 Dec 10th, 2009 “Keeping you in the S’know” Your FREE Weekly Newsletter! Published by Okanagan Matters Publications www.ApexMatters.com firstname.lastname@example.org 250-490-6951 A Special Letter From Our Friends Down Under ... Did you know that Apex Matters is available at over 75 Christmas Cheer locations near you, with 1000 copies printed each week? Apex 2009 For the full distribution list and much more, visit our web site. Christmas on a hot sunny day in Agnes Water, QLD, Australia. A saddening chill was felt, Norm and Rosemary can’t be at Special Thanks to Hartman Business Machines! Apex for Christmas, staying in the Double Diamond with all our You have consistently gone over, above and beyond for friends this year! Okanagan Matters Publications. Your are always there to The reality has hit hard, as we can still see everyone ... Gord, help and ensure that everything runs smoothly. You not only Kerry & Barkley, James, Louise, Caley (in Whistler), Herman, sell a solid product, but your service department supports Wayne, Ray, Terri, Judy, Bill, Nancy, Steve, Carol, Sheri, Andy, and stands behind you 100%. Thank you for all that you do! Keiran, Sine, Phil, Splenda, Santana, Chad, Shawnda, Nicki, Joel, Myleen, Sue, Mark, Fred ... and so many more. We are not there! Our second home, we call Apex, will truly be in our thoughts Troy Giles and we wish you all the best of the festive season. Maybe Account Manager March is do-able for us, but one thing is for sure, we’ll be back p. 250.762.7722 | f. 250.762.2232 for seasons to come. toll free 877.311.7722 Luv and G’day from Down Under! Merry Christmas Everyone, e. email@example.com Norm and Rosemary www.HartmanBusinessKelowna.com 523 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna This Weeks Forecast - as of Wednesday, December 9th on The Weather Network Day T 10 F 11 S 12 S 13 M 14 T 15 W 16 Skies Your Apex Family will miss you this season too. Thanks for all Snow 0% 20% 70% 70% 40% 40% 90% your hard work, fun times, and great friendship. See you soon! in the Apex Mountain Inn Grand Opening Dec 12th Come in and sample our fare 5 - 6 pm é Great Apr s Specials Live Music with Ari Neufeld Pizza & a beer $10! Tuesday’s Dinner and a Movie Thursday’s Local’s Night Daily Features and Drink Specials Gourmet Pizza - Take Out Available!! Phone for Reservations and Take Out at 250-292-8599 Monday to Friday 2:30pm - close Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 11:30am - close Page 2 December 10, 2009 Apex Matters The Inside Track ... For the real scoop on Apex Real Estate, call Barb; ... on Snowmaking 10 year Apex Resident and Business Owner by Myleen Mallach Apex Featured Listing: Snowmaking is the production of artificial snow in the form of 292 Clearview Crescent granular ice particles for use on ski slopes. Snowmaking $495,000 is a relatively new technology An Apex snow gun helping Mother Nature. and is constantly changing to Open concept living area with stone replace plank oors and long keep pace with the growing ski industry and our ever-changing and consistently warming climate. country-style eating bar. Bright and sunny living room with vaulted Unfortunately, snowmaking is an inherently inefficient process ceiling, 2 bedrooms on the main oor, one with a triple bunk! Lofted and very expensive. Snowmaking plants require very large master bedroom with 3-piece ensuite and comfy sitting area. and expensive water pumps and air compressors that use Ground- oor 1-bedroom suite ideal for winter rental (currently massive amounts of electricity or diesel fuel. For these reasons, rented). Toy garage opens at both ends. Located in a quiet cul de sac, manufacturers of snowmaking equipment are developing more efficient ways to make snow. By doing this, ski areas use less steps away from the skating loop. This is the perfect get away! energy and get more production for the same or sometimes MLS® 106550 less money. Snowmaking has become more technical over the years as well. Turning to computers to automatically control equipment, Barb Davis based on the weather can decrease wasted energy and RE/MAX Front Street Realty improve production. Snowmaking efficiency is becoming #2 Front Street, Penticton, BC exceedingly important to the success of the ski industry year after year. This is due mainly to the changes in the climate and toll free: 1.866.447.3629 the growing popularity of skiing and snowboarding. Many ski email: firstname.lastname@example.org areas depend on snowmaking to produce the quantity of the The is the perfect get away! website: www.barbdavis.ca snow they require to make it through a season. Snowmaking efforts first began back in the early sixties and for Apex they first started in 1990. By 1994, Apex Mountain Resort hooked up to the water resource of Nickel Plate Lake. Apex Mountain Resort has invested time and money over the years into their Snowmaking Program. These efforts have consistently allowed the resort to open earlier to the public, along with being able to host early season training for many alpine & freestyle teams. The resort’s terrain parks are also open earlier, due to snowmaking. Currently, Apex has 11 snow guns, with each gun having the ability to make a pile of snow 125 feet long by 8 feet tall by 15 feet deep, under ideal conditions in a 12 hour period. Apex is the only resort in the valley capable of making snow top to bottom. Snowmaking now covers a dozen runs and 2000 vertical feet. They actually store water and not consume it, meaning snow melts in the spring and enters the water grid. As temperatures allow, they usually start in mid to late October and try to be finished by mid January. It is possible to start the snow guns at -2 degrees Celsius, but rather more effective to start at -5 degrees Celsius, with a humidity of 95% or lower. During optimal conditions, Apex snowmaking will run 24 hours a day. These snowmaking efforts have really paid off, as the resort now ‘NO WORRIES ST NICK! THERE’S attracts International training teams year after year. Because FREE PARKING ON MAIN ST!’ of their consistent dedication to snowmaking and thus catering PENTAGON IS READY FOR YOUR WISH LISTS. to these athletes’ needs, the resort has also been able to host STOP BY THE SHOP & OUR AWESOME ELVES many higher level competitions, such as NorAm Downhill and WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU! Super G Races and World Cup Freestyle Competitions. Apex 101-399 MAIN ST Mountain Resort has also been named the “Official Training Site PENTICTON 250-492-8424 for the Canadian National and Development Aerial Teams”. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Apex Matters December 10, 2009 Page 3 From the Chairlift ... The Outer Edge I have to admit, that first ride up the with the Apex Ski Patrol chair this season was one to remember. Not sure why it had such an impact. Watch for Signs & Closures: Could it be the months of waiting, the As we all dash out the starting gate of a new exciting season built up anticipation, the circuits on the ahead, searching to experience those days to remember, treadmill, squats and stretches? Or, sacrificing to Ullr as we always do ... please remember the the excitement of my family all together Alpine Responsibility Code. Can you fill in the blanks below? on the chair once again. All I know is that I was ready and eager to hit the slopes, only to last about 7 runs, but Myleen Mallach, Owner/Publisher then again it is never wise to over do it Okanagan Matters Publications on the first day back to any sport. On Saturday night, I headed over to a small mountain gathering, OK large party of well over 100+, to find so many old friends, great food, and way too much fun! Thanks so much to Rick & Julia for throwing such a great 3rd Annual Apex Hillbilly’s Season Opener Party. An awesome time was had by all! Talking about old familiar faces ... the new restaurant on the mountain, The Tempest Room, named after a violent storm, has 5 very familiar faces waiting for you to come in out of the cold. The front-end staff of Lyndie, Tanis, Nikki, Danielle, and Luke, who have served us for years, are excited to welcome you to this new restaurant opening this weekend. We hope to see you there, and definitely on the slopes soon! Myleen Mallach Weekly Useless, but factual, Tid Bits on Apex Alpine. This week ... Puzzle courtesy of the National Ski Areas Association & North Pole Design. Our Shop - Can you guess the year? In the early season, everyone must ride with caution and look Bob Van Os for unmarked hazards. The Apex Ski Patrol work daily to ensure that each run meets specific safety standards. That means, 250-492-8315 runs are closed for a reason. They may look really tempting, 1055 Westminster Ave W but there could be jagged rocks underlying what appears to be a sweet blanket of untouched powder. Keep your eyes open for flagged rope across the entrance to any area. Respect the closed runs, they are not patrolled. If you are injured, we will not know you’re there. Be Aware! Ride with Care! ~ brought to you by the Staff of the Apex Ski Shop ~ Come to the Powder Hound Café for 2 for 1 Co ee Drinks December 10 - 17! Hot Drinks ... Yummy Treats! Must clip this ad to be valid. Keep your eyes open for signs & flagged rope across the entrance to any area. Runs & parts of the mountain are closed for a good reason. 1.866.273.9737 Page 4 December 10, 2009 Apex Matters Okanagan Realty Best of Luck Apex Freestyle Club to All the Athletes! is back on the slopes! The AFC coaches, Apex Mountain’s amazing cat drivers and Celebrating our 10th Anniversary Season! management, the AFC team and visiting athletes have spent a It has been a pleasure hosting many of you over our 10 years of great deal of time building courses and jumps this past weekend. operation. Stop on by anytime, as the co ee is always on. We End result, we now have Kristi’s up and running at World Cup also have the best view of the Olympic Teams training on the Specs. The Air Site has been open since November 11th! aerial site. Watch for great Anniversary Specials coming soon! Currently, Kristi’s run is the only world cup spec course up and www.saddlebacklodge.com 1-800-863-1466 running in North America! Congrats - AFC & Apex! We have athletes training here from Vermont, Australia, BC, Alberta and Ontario right along side our local kids! Congratulations to AFC members who have moved up to the Provincial Park and Half Pipe Team: Hunter & Tucker Visser, Joey Spencer, Tianna Franks & Jessie Spence. Congratulations to another AFC member - Andi Naude who Apex Fire Brigade Update is now a member of the BC Mogul Team. with Gary Vollet, AFBS President A warm welcome to our new AFC Free Ride coach all the way from Argentina - Mike Murphy! The Apex Fire Brigade Society is already busy planning for our 3rd Annual Dinner Fundraiser! Our tentative date is scheduled AFC Comp Team for 2009/2010: for March 13, 2010. Please stay tuned for further details, as • Brodie McGrady this is a FUN event and a great way to support the Fire Brigade • Logan Mend at APEX! • Patrick McCann We are also pleased to say we had a very productive summer. • Mason Barzilay The community of Apex Mountain Resort now has an emergency siren to notify us of structure or forest fire and can be used as • Jake Little an evacuation alert in the case of a major forest fire! • Cameron Little The SIREN will be tested the ﬁrst Wednesday of every • Emily Little month at approximately 7 pm. This will be done as part of • Noah Spence “911 Emergency Response” through Penticton Dispatch. Be • Connor Spence ready, as the SIREN is loud! The next SIREN TEST will be • Dane Franks on Wednesday, January 6th. • Matt Finlayson Any locals wishing to assist with a fire situation should • Cam Johnston meet AFBS members at the Brown Bag Lunch Room below • Jake McCleod the Gunbarrel. From there, an AFBS member will receive • Jordan Kober instruction via our new radio pager system, as to where and how people can be utilized. • Josh Visser • Josh Kober This summer the AFBS purchased from Telus a state of the art pager / radio system for our members. Though the system is • Riley Culver expensive, it is the best value for the service provided. AFBS • Blair Anderson Andi Naude and Mason Barzilay was able to purchase this equipment thanks to the people of • Kyle Parker the community of Apex through support from our fundraisers. AFC Development Team for 2009/2010: AFBS would like to thank Director Bill Schwarz and RDOS, Surrey Fire Rescue and generous donations from Bett’s • Nathan Milligan Electric, Apex Mountain Resort, Grizzly Excavation and Apex • Cam Kapusty snow removal, as well the members of AFBS for their time and • Devon Watts dedication. • Koleton Phipps For additional information, please contact Gary Vollet, AFBS • Coleton Morelli President, at 250-488-1004. • Michael Cirillo View any newsletter anytime at For information please visit www.apexfreestyle.com or call Coach Jeff - t 250.938.0124. www.ApexMatters.com Apex Matters December 10, 2009 Page 5 Come Climb the Ice Tower with Jim Ongena of Corporate Heights 250.486.7166 Jim@CorporateHeights.ca www.CorporateHeights.ca/guiding Drop Line ‘03 Climbing the Apex Tower For even more thrill & challenge to your Apex adventure, come and try to climb the Famous Ice Tower. There's a route for all abilities (children too), just $20 per person with all gear provided. We also o er courses in all areas for climbing rock, ice, or mountains, along with courses on wilderness rst-aid and avalanche safety. For further informaton, contact Jim at either Ice Climbing Tower at Apex Mountain Resort 250.486.7166 or Jim@CorporateHeights.ca. Apex Ski Club Update This Week’s Lifeskill with Head Coach Ted Dunnigan by Jim Ongena Last week a large group of the racers “So many have the ability … and parents went to Lake Louise to So few have the courage” watch the World Cup and get some FEAR is the most devastating human emotion, it causes us large vertical in. We got to see to do things we shouldn’t do and NOT do things we could and some of the best skiers in the world should do. Most of us are able to visit the top of a mountain, and cheer on our future Olympians. This is stuff that Olympic sing to a crowd, write a book, or experience the joy of flight in Dreams are made of and was a great kick-off to the season. a paraglider ... but most don’t. What holds us back isn’t talent, We are holding Christmas Camps over the Holiday Season. but self doubt and fear. FEAR has gained such a strong place These camps are geared for kids of all levels, not just racers, in our lives that many people pass from the cradle to the grave and are open for registration for ages 5 - 11 years. Registration without ever knowing their true capabilities and live what is is $100. For more information or to register your child, please termed a half-life. If you feel there is more you could be doing call Dean Erickson 492-2109. with your life but are afraid to, then consider learning more Finally, our Season Opening Social and Fundraiser takes place about fear and how to better manage it ... many doors will open. next weekend on December 19th. We have fantastic items Jim Ongena is a life coach living in Summerland. You can for the silent auction, and really something for everyone. For contact him at 250.486.7166 or email@example.com. tickets, please contact the club. APEX SKI CLUB - WE AIM 2 WIN Building Skills & Self Esteem to Last a Lifetime www.apexskiclub.com or 250-490-6622 firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.809.7120 Distributed to 75 locations weekly www.ApexMatters.com Page 6 December 10, 2009 Apex Matters “On the Road to 2010 with Kristi Richards” Smile of the Week Double Down at Europa Cups ... It’s great to start off my competition season with 2 podium finishes last weekend at the double Europa Cup event in Suomu, Finland. The Europa Cups were held at the same venue that next week’s World Cup will be hosted, so they served as perfect Kristi and fellow team members in Finland. practice starts to get the first competition jitters out of the way. It was a stacked Europa Cup event, with many of the World Cup skiers deciding to get in the gate early as well. My level of skiing was challenged, and I am happy with the Larry Imrich goals within my run that I achieved. I am working on skiing fast, Time at Apex: 6th year of employment as an Apex Lift but also sustaining that speed into and out of airs. I have also Operator. His 1st season was back in ‘91-92, but now entering been working on being able to hit my perfect take-off position his 5th season in a row and loving every minute of it! consistently on my jumps. It is a challenge when I am coming into the airs with speed and sometimes off balance, but my Home: Dawson Creek, BC or Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway ability to force myself into the correct position to attain a good Favourite Run: The Ridge Run, because it is wind-loaded take-off has been monumental. It is the first time in my career and always has great snow. that I really feel like everything is coming together. Favourite Après: Stienlager in the Heavens! I did a total of 4 competition runs over the weekend (qualifying Wondering How to Have Fun?: “Find me on the mountain and finals runs), and all of them were some of my best skiing, at the T-House.” with minimal mistakes and solid airs. I feel really confident going into next week’s World Cup. It was so good to get in the Remember to Say Cheese! You could be the next gate and learn from all of my competition runs. It is always “Smile of the Week” featured here! hard to simulate the pressures of a competition when we are or just training during the off-season, so this was a perfect way to If you would like to share a smile that made your day special, train with pressure without major consequences of important email to email@example.com. results. ~ Brought to You by Enamel Dental Centre ~ At this time of the year, Finland only gets 6 hours of visible light and 2 hours of actual daylight. Between that and the time zone Creating a Beautiful New Patients Welcome change (10 hours) from BC, it is hard to know when to sleep New You! and eat. It is a task on its own to try to get my body adjusted, so that I can be in top shape for the demands of my sport. Exceptional We are situated in Cosmetic & General the Arctic circle, Dentistry close to Santa’s workshop. We Dr. Sylvain Marino Dr. James Jung passed Santa’s village on our way 185 Front Street 250.493.6724 www.pentictondentist.com to the ski resort, and Solid Experience Based Business Accounting I have even seen reindeer walking and Tax Advice You Can Trust. through the forest past our little cabin. Very Finland. Kristi having fun in Finland, close to Santa’s workshop. I am looking forward to another great week in the dark north. Glen Herman, CMA World Champion and Olympian, 250.492.2388 Currently accepting new corporate clients. Kristi Richards www.gherman.com firstname.lastname@example.org Apex Matters December 10, 2009 Page 7 Apex Event Update SKI & Early Season Training Continues - Teams from all around the globe can’t get enough of the world class venues Apex has STAY to offer. The Aerial Site, Mogul Course, and Okanagan Run are buzzing with athletes all hoping to reach the podium this coming season. We wish them all the best!!! Dec 5th to Dec 17th for Dec 11-13th - Do you want to be a Ski / Snowboard Only 79.99 Per Person Instructor? Take the first step. Check out www.snowpro.com or contact the Snow School for further information. Based on Double Occupancy Dec 18th - Start of the Holiday Season!!! Come enjoy Some conditions apply the slopes and all the family friendly events at Apex Mountain. Apex Mountain Inn - 1-800-387-2739 For schedule details, check our website at www.apexresort.com. www.apexmountaininn.com Dec 18th - Night Skiing Starts and runs every Friday and Sat from 4pm - 9pm through Christmas Holidays. Excluding Please mention, “I saw it in Apex Matters”, the 24th, 25th and 31st. when you make your reservation. Dec 19th - The Fairview Mohawk Outdoor NHL Size Hockey Rink and Adventure Skating Loop will Open to the Public! Dust off the skates and enjoy this amazing Relax after a hard open air experience. *weather and condition dependent* day on the hill. Dec 19th - Tim Hortons Tube Park will be Open for the season! Come out for some tubing fun with the family. 4-6 Person Hot Tub *weather and condition dependent* Acrylic Shell Dec 19th - Tim Hortons Snow Bus Starts - Runs every weekend and Holidays through to March 28th, excluding $3,699.00 Christmas Day. All 2008 Models Drastically To see more of this season’s fun ﬁlled event Reduced to Clear! For your convenience, The Trading Post now We must make room for 2009 models! schedule, check out www.apexresort.com or carries Calypso Chemicals for your hot tub. contact Jonathan Finlay at 1.877.777.2739. Phone: 250.493.3850 Toll Free: 1.866.493.7665 Tunes to Turn to ... email@example.com 64 West Industrial Avenue, Penticton www.classicleisurelifestyles.com This week’s pick by Jay: Artist: The Dead 60’s Album: The Dead 60’s Presenting Our 1st Track: #1 - Riot on the Radio Social of This Season! Why: On days that my back and legs are up to it ... Moguls are a lot of fun! I like this tune The Tempest Room for the bumps, such as a “Bowl Saturday, December 19th from 6 pm of Special K” comes to mind (K-City Rollers, K, K2) Find 6 special appetizers & 2 glasses of ne wine your line and crank it! Both, if you know what I mean. And, don’t forget to “Ya, Ow, Ow, Limited $20 tickets available Oooow!” ... as the song says. Jay catching air in the bumps in ‘93. APOA Members Reserve by December 14th If you have a “tune to turn to” and would like to share with Call The Tempest Room at 250-292-8599 the rest of us, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. located in the Apex Mountain Inn & Spa. Page 8 December 10, 2009 Apex Matters Great Cabin Recipes Fairview Mohawk Ultimate 7 Layer Dip and Car Wash Prep: 10 min Ready in: 3 hrs Serves: 48 Home to Mother Nature’s Fuel INGREDIENTS: 1 can (14 fl oz / 398 mL) refried beans / 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix / 1 cup each: sour cream, salsa, shredded lettuce and Tex 250-492-3191 Mex shredded cheese / 4 green onions, sliced / 2 Tbsp. sliced pitted ripe olives / Wheat Thins Crackers MIX beans and seasoning mix. Spread onto bottom of 9-inch Show Your Lift Pass & Receive pie plate. $2 O a Laser Car Wash! LAYER remaining ingredients, except crackers, over bean mixture; cover. Refrigerate several hours. SERVE with crackers. Propane Heaters Gluten-Free Products In Stock! Hoses Tanks Fittings Choose from curly pasta, spaghetti, flour, cereals, cornmeal & New Dog House Heaters! rice cakes. We have your gluten-free needs covered! 1436 Fairview Road in Penticton “Great Cabin Recipes” brought to you by: Why use Ethanol-Blended Fuel? The Trading Post Rural Agency Liquor Store Ethanol-blended Mother Nature’s fuel contains up to 10% ethanol mixed with gasoline, which keeps your engine clean with natural detergent properties for your fuel system. It cuts & General Store vehicle emissions by up to 25% and also contains a natural gas line antifreeze for easy winter starts. 250-292-8778 Ethanol-blended fuel has been approved for use in vehicles Open Daily from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm sold in North America since 1988. Husky/Mohawk buys millions We’ve got what you need in store to make any recipe + more!” of bushels of wheat from Canadian prairie farmers, which helps boost our Western Canadian economy. Did you know that Ethanol is renewable? This means you are Historical Moments Around Apex Alpine actually helping conserve Canada’s non-renewable petroleum Back in 1945, four lovely ladies enjoy a day of skiing at Twin resources each time you fill up with Mother Nature’s Fuel. Lakes Elk Horn Ski Bowl. In photo below from the left, Dorothy Ethanol-blended fuel can also favourably impact four main air Acres, Ramsay and Marion McDonald, and Charlotte Corbitt. quality areas; such as, carbon monoxide, toxics, ozone and global warming. Did you know if 35% of all fuel in Canada contained 10% ethanol, we’d reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.8 megatonnes per year? That’s like taking more than 400,000 vehicles off the road. Wow!!! Go fuel up at Fairview Mohawk and do your share to help Mother Nature and your fellow Canadian. Ethanol-blended Mother Nature’s Fuel is only available at Husky and Mohawk gas stations. 250-493-6655 Fountain Tire o ers full 359 Dawson Avenue mechanical services. ~ Courtesy of Saddleback Lodge & the Davis Family ~ Penticton, BC V2A 3N5 We have licensed automotive F155@fountaintire.com technicians on sta , along with www.fountaintire.com an Out of Province approved Apex Matters Classified Section inspection facility. FOR SALE: 2005 Beachcomber Hot Tub. 6 seater. Excellent Condition. Asking $3,500 O.B.O. Call 250-292-8399. View any newsletter anytime at If you have a mountain related item to sell, why not place your www.ApexMatters.com classified item here? Email to email@example.com today! Apex Matters December 10, 2009 Page 9 Dear Donny, I am so stoked that Apex is open! I can’t wait to start Hit the slopes with ... snowboarding, but I’m having troubles finding boots that fit me. I’m somewhat of a bigger girl, and not ashamed of it at all. I’m happy about my size and weight, and my boyfriend loves the extra cushion for the pushin’! All of the women’s boots I have tried have been too narrow or too small overall for my feet. Is there a solution to my problem? Do you think I need to lose weight to ride the proper gear? Large and in Charge What are you waiting for? The powder is calling. Whether it’s just your gear or the whole gang’s, our snowsport carriers have it covered. Enjoy the possibilities. Your adventure awaits. www.Thule.com. Free Installation on All Thule Products Dear Large, I love a girl who is proud of who she is. If you are happy with the way you look, then why try and change it? Now on the other hand, if you have health problems because you are overweight, then you definitely need to get on an exercise regime to balance things out. With women’s boots, they are generally built to fit the “average” foot of a girl. With so many different shapes and sizes in this world, it is impossible to please everyone. You may want to try some of the men’s boots, as they generally fit wider than the women’s. Also, look for a boot with a heat moldable liner, like the majority of the Burton boots, that can take the custom shape of your foot. Jason Wagner 250.490.8815 firstname.lastname@example.org Donny Ellis #102 - 2595 Skaha Lake Road in Penticton Donny Ellis, Manager of Freeride Boardshop at 158 Main Street To write to Donny, email to email@example.com. Page 10 December 10, 2009 Apex Matters Importance of an Active Warm-Up by Shandia Cordingley, BScPT, CAFCI, CGIMS, COMT(Aus) 250.487.1455 Registered Physiotherapist at the Sports Clinic I’m stoked the mountain is open with great early season conditions! ‘K’ is in amazing shape (I like those slightly smaller bumps) and my legs actually held up top to bottom on the first day!! Like you, I persevered with my pre-season conditioning this fall and I can feel the benefits! So, how do we continue to make the most of those hours spent in the gym preparing for the season? An active warm up prior to heading onto the hill can help to increase performance and potentially prevent 250.493.7343 injury. Just because you’re layered up, drinking your latte and looking fine in that funky new ski jacket, doesn’t mean you’re ‘warmed up’! Below are a few thoughts on priming your body for the day ahead. In the world of research, there is no conclusive evidence to support the use of static stretching (passively holding one position for a period of time) prior to exercise to reduce incidence of injury. However, it is known that active components of a The South Okanagan Snowmobile Club meets warm-up routine increase core body temperature, increase every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is blood flow to muscles and improve the speed of neural activity, December 16th at 6:30 pm in the Kinsmen Club Building, thus enhancing performance. Incorporating dynamic activities located at 216 Hastings Avenue in Penticton. This season into your warm-up allows you to rehearse sport-specific the club had organized a Snowmobile Trip to Nickleon Lake movement patterns improving coordination and reaction time. Resort during January 8-10, 2010. For more information on this trip or to join the club, call Travis Wise at 250.488.1946 Whether you are rolling out of the condo or getting ready in the or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join in the fun this winter! parking lot, there are a variety of activities that will get you warm: • walking up and down the Gunbarrel stairs, doing jumping jacks or trying repetitive step-ups on the stairs outside the Mountain Shop • dynamic movements that take your extremities gently to the end of available range of motion, i.e. slow, controlled swings of your arms; swinging one leg at a time back and forth Located at • small hops forward/back and side to side, 2 legs at a time, Skaha Lake Marina one leg at a time; control landings, pause to balance • squats and lunges • balance on one leg, challenge yourself - move your arms around or juggle snowballs 700 Grizzly Your warm-up only needs to take 10 minutes and should be done within 15 minutes of catching first chair. Skiers, maybe do FX Nitro MTX your warm up prior to donning your ski boots! You’ve worked hard to prepare your body for the season, so take the time to make sure you’re primed to tackle those bumps on K, they’re only going to get bigger as the season goes on! SHRED ON! (Special thanks to Phil Burman, PT, for providing me with his literature review related to this topic.) 1100 VSTAR SALES & SERVICE Sales Accessories Your Complete Service Moorage Bike Store Parts Fuel Waterskis Boat & PWC Rentals The South Okanagan’s Family Bike Shop Mountain, Triathlon & Road Bike Specialists 124 South Beach Drive bikebarn.ca 300 W. Westminster Ave. 250-492-4140 (250) 492-8300 Apex Matters December 10, 2009 Page 11 Do you suffer from back pain? What is Herbalife? Read on .... by Jenny Albrechtson by Dr. Cary Yurkiw, DC Herbalife is a premiere nutrition and weight management company that has been around for 29 years. The philosophy Most people have back pain from time to time. 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