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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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The Winter time brings with it a promise of speeding down steep slopes here in beautiful Vail Village! While hugely different in approach, yoga and skiing are in reality hugely complementary. Here in Vail we have many adventure driver residents who thrive on excitement!

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Skiing and snowboarding are a mix of agility and dexterity achieved over time, regardless if our practice is for an entire season or just a weekend holiday squeezed into our busy schedule. While yoga offers a sense of calm, meditative movements facilitated by breath.  And as every annual skier or snowboarder knows we active muscles on the mountain that aren’t always engaged in the “off seasons”.  So let’s be mindful when warming up so we don’t suffer and interrupt our après-ski indulgences….

Here are my favorite asanas for strengthening thighs:

Forward bend: Offers your hamstrings a deep stretch as it loosens the calve muscles – with your weight in the heels exhale fully here and be sure to support yourself with props that allow you completely fold over and out of your hip crease.

Warrior pose: Stretches hip flexors and hamstrings on the back of the legs while activating your feet, ankles, glutes and quads on the front of the leg. For alignment sake, take a peek down at your front bent leg making sure you can see your big toe!

Chair pose: This is a tough one for me but so beneficial, it’s the classic ski and board pose warming up and building strength in the legs.  Try and keep both legs together fully activated while weight is in the heels of the feet, try and lift your toes here to ensure your weight is well spread!

Reclined cobblers pose: very important as it can prevent knee injury when properly executed. This pose improves the flexibility in your inner thighs!

Warming up your hip flexors is vital as we maximize agility here while skiing and snowboarding.  When we build more strength in our hip flexors we are creating a base of equilibrium and muscle foundation which in turn improves the support to our upper body!

Engaging the core muscles of the abdomen enhances good turns on the slopes and alleviates pressure form the knees, protecting the joints from injury.

Asanas for maximizing core strength:

Tree pose: This pose is awesome, engaging the core, quads, calves, ankles and spine while stretching the hip flexors, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.  Not to mention, balance! Tree pose promotes mobility in the hip and knee joints which supports the slick carving and turning we take on top the mountain.

Spinal twist: Improves spine mobility, glute flexibility and outer thigh muscles. Any spirals we create without body serves as a ringing motion that rides our body of toxins. Deep breaths here…

Downward facing dog: I encourage you all to once a day find yourself in downward facing dog – transitioning into plank position is great for building core strength!

With mindful preparation and a bit of patience you will ready to hit the slopes – pain free!

Enjoy y’all!

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Lake Creek in the Vail Valley is without a doubt one of the most spectacular and private areas in all of Eagle County. Although it is not ski in/out, your drive to Beaver Creek is only twenty minutes and only another ten to Vail Mountain. But what Lake Creek does offer is a truly almost dreamlike, classic Colorado setting with massive vistas capturing Finnegan’s Peak and the Sawatch Range, stunning pastures showcasing grazing, championship horses, stands of aspens intermixed with towering evergreens and some of the most stunning homes in the Vail Valley. Minutes to restaurants and shopping in colorful Edwards yet seemingly light years from noise or bustle, Lake Creek has become one of the most sought after addresses in Colorado!

Are you ready for Beaver Creek’s opening day? November 27th, 2013, Beaver Creek Mountain will be opening for 2013-2014 ski season. The season is expected to one for the record books with a brand new restaurant, Talons, which will replace Red Tail Camp. Other additions include Beaver Creek Village Improvements, which will make getting to the slopes faster and easier.

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As for the events, this year, athletes and spectators alike will migrate to the resort for the Birds of Prey Men’s World Cup and the first annual Nature Valley Ladies World Cup, and Beaver Creek’s famous cookie competition on Opening Day! Finalists will be passing out their cookies and you get to vote on which will be the season’s official cookie of Beaver Creek!

The best place to take advantage of all the festive Beaver Creek happenings is from your own ski home. 133 S. Fairway Drive, a remodeled, six bedroom residence boasts several different guest quarters with space and privacy, making it perfect for multi-family use or corporate getaway. With a private, wooded lot, this classic ski home overlooks the 3rd fairway of the golf course & is conveniently located just minutes from Beaver Creek village and skiing. The home offers an entertainment room with large wet bar, billiards & poker room, private lock off guest quarters & multiple decks. With endless amenities and access to Beaver Creek’s convenient dial-a-ride, enjoying the 2013-2014 ski season will be a breeze!

Please contact Suzi Apple at 970-376-5417 or email her at Apple@GatewayToVail.com for more information. Or visit her websites, www.suziapple.com and Suzi Apple, Gateway.

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