As skiers and snowboarders, we can all relate to how our calf, quad and hamstring muscles feel after a long day on the slopes, tight and possibly achy. Skiing and snowboarding are intensive sports that ask a lot from our bodies, particularly in the hips and legs. As we progress in these sports, our muscles become agile and our movements more graceful.
However, the back and forth commands on the body can still be inadequate for healing the tired and tense muscles. Instead of a hop-to-it morning, and a sit on the couch with a beer kind of evening, try yoga before and after riding to slow down, relax, and strengthen your body’s muscles. Drink plenty of water and reward yourself with a beer afterwards.
Senior Kyle Smaine and Junior Rebecca Roberts will be watching the Olympic games from TV’s, rather than their skis at the top of the run in Sochi, Russia after suffering from injuries in Olympic qualifying events.
Free beer! The words resonated through a line of skiers and snowboarders 500 yards long, all waiting to get free lift tickets at Snowbomb in AT&T Park. Snowbomb, a ski/snowboard expo, exhibits brews, gear, lift tickets and massive amounts of swag to San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose. The work force for this massive festival included 15 interns from Sierra Nevada College.
We’ve got a lot to be excited about at Diamond Peak. New events in the works, a new website coming online in the very near future and of course, a new season. We wanted to take this opportunity to call out some things that we’re pretty sure will be of interest to you college students. For starters, we raised the age restriction on our Youth Pass from 17 to 23 years old (most resorts are capped at 18, some at 22). Why the change in age structure?
“Young adults are struggling to find full time jobs in this economy, going to college later, or paying for their own education,” said Brad Wilson, Diamond Peak’s General Manager.
Charles Russell Johnson was one of the best skiers in the world, and he was also a local legend who went to Truckee High School and skied at Squaw Valley. When CR died in a skiing accident in 2010, the Tahoe-Truckee community was rocked.
Five hundred music-loving and green-minded spectators and 12 incredible bands will come together on Sept. 20-22 at the Johnsville Ski Bowl for a Leave-No-Trace-style music festival thanks to the hard work of Sierra Nevada College students Drew Fisher, Rachael Blum, Cody Wilkins and many other volunteers and organizations.
At Sierra Nevada College, success is not only measured in grades and degrees, but also in the grandeur of one’s goggle tan.