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How to Fit Ski Boots?

I had an interesting experience today: an hour with Dave, a ski boot specialist in a store called Soul, in Banff (203A Bear Street). I booked this appointment after my 2-hours free lesson (for Family Pass holders) I had yesterday. Olly, my instructor, saw me for the first few meters on the green run and told me that I was putting all my weight on the wrong skis when turning, adding that something was wrong but he still couldn’t figure it out.

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Map and compass

It had a time when navigation meant using map and compass, not GPS. This was not too long ago. I always loved maps and how they made me dream about new places to visit but I had no idea how to navigate through them. Twenty three years ago I started rock climbing and hiking. I […]

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Learning a New Sport Late in Life

Almost nine years ago I moved to Canada with Ricardo, when I was 35 years old. My first year here I was working at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) and learned a good deal about technical equipment, including be trained on how to sell shoes! MEC has skis for rental and as a staff member I could borrow them for free. The catch? They didn’t have my size and I ended up using longer skis for my first year on the slopes of C.O.P. (Canada Olympic Park).

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