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Ski Safety – How to reduce the risks of injury while skiing or riding

Arialle Hess  
There is always that same question you hear circulating around townies that never make it to the mountains. “Is skiing dangerous?” When I hear that, I internally respond with “well, is driving a car dangerous?” Your answer is subjective. Subjective to what you have experienced, what you have saw or heard on the news, and what you know and put into practice.
 
This article isn’t to argue a solid “yes” or “no”. The reality of recreational sports, as with driving a car, is that you will be subject to some risk. The goal is to educate yourself and implement slope safety procedures, thus reducing your risk to injury.
 
Ski Patrol might seem like fun suckers to teenage shredders, but they argue that you can have loads more fun when you aren’t in the patrol hut with a broken arm. Solid point. Each skier and rider is responsible for his or her own safety whether you are a novice or expert. Below are five ski and snowboard safety tips to keep at hand whenever you hit the slopes.
 
ski instructors during a lesson
 

Take a Lesson

If you are a beginner, a lesson is a great way to be safely introduced to skiing or riding.
 
Although you might just want to chase that giddiness, it pays to learn a thing or two before your fun streak comes to an abrupt end.
 
The certified instructors will teach you the essentials, like how to stop, knowing well that you will probably fall while learning how to master the carve turn.
 
The important thing is that you have the essentials to fall back on in case your comfort zone starts getting pushed passed its healthy limits.
 

Weekday Warriors – Midweek ski getaway popularity rises as rates drop

Arialle Hess  
As skiing and riding become more and more popular, so do the lines. If you venture to any ski resort on a weekend, upon rounding the mountain bend, you will see what looks like thousands of tiny ants crawling across a white blanket. The slopes are a little crowded, but there is no denying the allure of daytime skiing; the sun is warm, the visibility is perfect, and the snow is just right for digging in those edges. If you want to avoid the lift line wait time, but don’t want to deal with the dark, cold, …

20th Anniversary

Arialle Hess  
Bear Creek Mountain Resort has been a premier destination ski resort with beginner-friendly staff and slopes for two decades. New for the 2019-2020 season will be the 3-month long celebration of the resort’s 20th anniversary of skiing and riding. Many locals are excited for the anniversary; not only to celebrate what the resort has become, but also to take a trip down nostalgia lane.
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The Pursuit of Paradise

Arialle Hess  
Rossignol’s entry-level ski every novice should try.
When it comes to beginner skis, technology has come a long way. Skiing wasn’t always the easiest sport to learn, but thanks to the piste pioneers, it is much more fun for beginners. Rossignol’s 2018/2019 P100 novice alpine ski was new to the Bear Creek rental fleet this December. Over the past three months, many first-time skiers came to Bear Creek and, unknowingly, rented a worthy contender of “best beginner ski.”
 
Rossignol Pursuit 100/200 Ski
Level: beginner/intermediate
Terrain Type: piste (groomed)
Retail Price: $500
 
With modern advancements, skis now come in all different shapes and sizes. The rental P100s (or retail P200s) are far from your parents’ toothpicks in both aesthetics and functionality. A few features on this ski that have changed entry level skiing are the rocker and side cut. Both play an enormous role in assisting the skier when making turns.
 
Most skis have a camber, or upward curve in the middle of the ski. This provides that “ …