|My son, Fergus somersaulting at Lake Louise|
Photo by Cam Sadler
|Showing off my Savory 7s at Snowbasin, Utah in Feb|
Chatting with Calgary's Ian Hunter recently, I discovered the science behind my practical perceptions. Ian, Rossignol rep for AB and East Kootenays, told me the Savory 7 (and the Soul 7 for men) is a hybrid ski, merging rocker technology with camber and sidecut. The rocker components at tip and tail give the ski "super turnability and floatation in powder because of its water ski shape," he explains. The camber aspects in the middle of the ski give stability and a solid platform for harder packed, groomed snow. "If you have to have just one ski it should be the Soul (or Savory) 7," Ian says. And as Rossignol has exceeded its sales expectations for the 7 series by 400 percent, it looks like the general public agrees.
|Silvertip Club Lodge|
Having been hooked on heli since, John's now seeking six select members for his own private heli ski club. Buy in is between $375,000 and $500,000, but members get an equity share of the business and choice of fully-staffed heli weeks and secluded summer vacations - complete with spa chalet - for life. After coughing up the initial membership fee, a private heli week will cost half of typical heli ski operations. And there's room for up to 22 friends for a heavenly heli house party - just remember to invite me along!
|Heli Heaven at Silvertip Club|
If you've never skied, how about trying Ski Canada's Discover packages? Available at various resorts around Canada, these start at $30. Typical packages include beginner lift tickets, rentals and a one hour group lesson in your choice of skiing, snowboarding or Cross Country - www.skicanada.org. It could completely change your life and the way you spend your vacations.
And if elevated eating is more your cup of tea, check out my article in Eat Drink Travel at: http://www.eatdrinktravelmag.com/elevatedeateries/#more-4842