Getting Schooled at Sunshine Village Sunshine Village Ski School kicks off new programs for the season December 10, 2013 Looking to take up a new snow sport this winter? Well, Sunshine Village has the perfect way to treat yourself (in more ways than one) this holiday season. Right now is a great time try out a ski or snowboard lesson; it will get you out and exercising in the winter months, and allow you to enjoy the slopes all season long. “There are tons of advantages of a private lesson. It’s like renting car: you can drive that car wherever you want to go. A private lesson allows you to call the shots and you can have one-on-one time,” explained Sunshine Village Ski School Director, Stewart Laver. As for tips about taking a lesson, Laver explained “Consider what you hope to get out of the lesson. Develop some personal goals and communicate them to the instructor. For example, if you’re having trouble with moguls it may be speed control tips that you need. A skilled instructor will be able to give you the step-by-step approach to teaching you safely, as opposed to learning on your own or with friend.” For those of you who are a little more experienced, Sunshine Village is introducing a brand new program this season. “One of the big things we’re introducing this season is our weekday program called Sunshine Wednesdays,” said Laver. This new six week adult only program begins in January and was created for all ability levels to gain either basic skill development for beginners, or tactical ski improvement in steeps, bumps, powder, and carving for more advanced skiers in a two hour guided lesson. “The intention of this program is meant to be social and fun. Where people can get out of the house in the winter time on the weekday and hit the slopes skiing or snowboarding,” said Laver. Skiers and snowboarders can get a ride up to the mountain on a Sunshine Village bus with the same group every week starting January until mid-February. With various pick up locations throughout Calgary it makes it convenient way to enjoy the mountain in the middle of the week. Sunshine Wednesdays runs weekly starting from January 8th to February 12th, 2014. Lessons run from 10 a.m. to Noon or 1p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on lessons and programs visit us here: http://bit.ly/Jbdy7X or call at 1-87-SKI-BANFF (1-877-542-2633) to book your lesson.