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4 Different Types of Cross Country Ski Poles

When I was sixteen, I fell and shattered my ankle in Mexico while dancing dressed as a circus clown. (Don’t ask). Ever since then, I have felt apprehensive to play a sport or do any physical activity where my ankles did not feel supported — cross country skiing included. After all, skiing can be a slippery slope. …

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8 Different Types of Skis for Downhill Skiing

Downhill skiers have a multitude of skis to choose from in the shops, depending on their skill level and ability. There are three main types of skis: racing, carving, and all-mountain. Also, specialty skis allow for skiing in ungroomed weather conditions or for doing tricks. What are the Different Types of Skis? 1. Slalom skis Slalom …

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We Just Spent a Week at First Tracks Lodge in Creekside, Whistler and this is What You Need to Know

Actually, we’ve now spent a week at First Tracks Lodge two years in a row.  In a few months, I’ll book a week there for our Whistler ski vacation next year.   Yup, I love First Tracks Lodge.  And yes, I know what I’m talking about. First Tracks Lodge is not the only hotel I’ve stayed …

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Is It Worth Staying in Creekside Village Instead of Whistler Village or Blackcomb?

Short answer: If you want a quiet stay but still have access to pretty much all amenities, Creekside is the best value for your dollar for accommodations… by far.  It’s particularly good if you have kids and aren’t soaking up Whistler nightlife. Last year we stayed in Creekside for a week in January for our …

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Is Whistler Blackcomb Worth It? 42 Things You Need to Know (I’m a Whistler Regular)

Why am I writing about Whistler on a home and garden website?  There are a few reasons for this. They are: We write about vacation homes. Since ski resorts offer excellent vacation property opportunities (for winter and summer). Whistler is no exception. We go to Whistler quite a bit and have spent quite a bit …

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