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Ski school forced to hit the road

COREY AND SHANE Harle have had to adjust their Podium of Life Ski Academy program due to lack of snow on Mount Washington. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
COREY AND SHANE Harle have had to adjust their Podium of Life Ski Academy program due to lack of snow on Mount Washington.
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Mount Washington is in need of snow in order to open its lifts, so Podium of Life Ski Academy, which combines skiing and school on Mount Washington, will offer its students a chance to ski at other resorts.

In order to provide the skiing component, the school has arranged gate training for racers, park coaching for freestylers, and all-mountain skiing for everyone in Whistler next week.

The program will still operate at Mount Washington for those who do not travel to Whistler. Focus on academics will be complimented with dryland training and wilderness adventures on Mount Washington.

"This lack of snow has created some extreme challenges," says Shane Harle, cofounder of the program. "We are committed to continue to offer this educational experience, where skiing is a key part of the uniqueness of the program. Thus, we are figuring out ways to chase the snow."

In order to find snow, students will have the opportunity to visit other mountains as part of the Podium of Life program. This is a pretty exciting chance for ski-crazed students to see other ski resorts.

"We have our fingers crossed, hoping for snow so we can resume full operations on Mount Washington. Any support, especially from the weatherman, is very much appreciated in these trying times," Harle said.

 

– Podium of Life Ski Academy

 

 

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