Guide to skiing 101

September 26, 2010

For all those who cherish skiing, this sport has everything to offer from fun, adventure, excitement, to some of the exotic skiing resorts and quite a few thrilling contests. This archaic sport has thus been able to garner worldwide acclaim. Now there are wonderful skiing resorts almost all across the globe to cater to the skiing enthusiasm of people especially visitors. Let us take a look at a few globally recognized or eminent skiing resorts in the world today.

• When we talk about skiing, the foremost spot that figures is Aspen. Aspen Highlands as well as Aspen Mountain cuddled in Colorado, United States, offer around 1400 acres of slopes for all the skiing lovers. These slopes are not just meant for the professionals but even the beginners, young and old, snowboarders and skiers can have a lifetime experience skiing here. But skiing is not the only sport to relish in the breathtaking ambience. Well there are other activities such as hot air balloon tours, snowshoe walks and snowmobile rides. All in all the 7495 feet high Aspen Mountains together with Aspen Highlands leave no stone unturned to gratify the skiing passion of people. You can make your stay comfortable at the accommodations offered by Aspen Alps, Ajax Condominiums and Aspen Meadows Resort.

• Another skiing destination that is swarming with people during the months of November to April is the Big Mountain. Big Mountain standing firm in whitefish, Montana is America’s everlasting attraction. On this approximately 3000 acres of real estate you can enjoy on incredible 91 runs. The proficient ones can ski at a set of 15 separate runs and bask in the glory of wonderful aura and the pleasant game. Other games such as sledding, tubing, sleigh riding, dog sledding tours etc. can even be enjoyed here. But this isn’t all…there are nine different restaurants too! The average low temperature of this place is around 44 degrees but winters at 17 degrees can be icy cold. Once Big Mountain is another big destination on your mind, you can get your reservations done at the beautiful Alpenglow Inn or the Grouse Mountain Lodge.

• Big Sky welcomes all the skiing aficionados. The resort is a construction of the former NBC broadcaster Chet Huntley. This area as later on purchased by Boyne Resorts in USA. The contemporary attraction of Big Sky is its being recognized as one amongst greatest skiing resorts and its amazing accommodations.

• Another big name associated with skiing is that of Deer Valley. Deer Valley, a ground to four mountains is situated in Park City, Utah. These huge mountains- Bald Mountain, Flagstaff Mountain, Empire Canyon and Bald Eagle Mountain together make Deer Valley an ideal skiing destination. Horseback riding, swimming, golfing, river rafting are other activities to delight in.

• Colorado presents another great skiing spot- Copper Mountain. Copper Mountain has gained immense recognition because of its incredible 12,313 feet elevation and the huge area 2433 acres of land it conceals, thereby making a perfect skiing spot. Along with these characteristics there are other delightful features too. For instance the West Lake District a home for skating, shopping and bars. The Lazy Lizard and Endo’s Adrenaline Café serve as excellent eating joints to all the visitors.

Besides these for the skiing devotees there are timeless other hot destinations to hit like Whistler Blackcomb, Valle Nevado and Snowmass.

Phoenix to Flagstaff: A Roadside Nature of Arizona Travel Guide for Interstate 17

June 12, 2010

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Along this route you will see evidence of plant and animal adaptations to the extreme difference in elevation between Phoenix and Flagstaff. You will pass through a variety of ecosystems including the Sonoran Desert—arguably the most spectacularly weird desert on the planet. You will also see grasslands, open woodlands (savannas), and in the northern portion of the route, a majestic high-elevation conifer forest. Each of these ecosystems corresponds to a specific… More >>

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Flagstaff Travel Guide

May 12, 2010

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Guide To Finest Tucson Hotels

April 30, 2010

Tucson name is derived from the word ‘stjukshon’ which means spring at the foot of the black mountain’ is situated in the southern part of Arizona right in the middle of five mountains.It is located in the desert of Sonoran Desert which is famous for its majestic saguaro cactus.The Saguaro is tall and ancient cactus which stands like the statue in between the five mountain ranges.It is considered as the gateway for Saguaro National Park.It secured a county seat of Pima County Arizona, United States and was founded in 1885.It is the second largest city of Arizona and is flanked by the Santa Catalina and Santa Rita Mountains.It became a part of United States in 1877 and served as the capital of Arizona between 1867 and 1877.Initially the settlement in the area was for missionary purpose.In 1821, Arizona was under the control of Mexico after gaining independence from Spain.But during the war between Mexico and America in 1846 1848 America took control over the Arizona and most part of California.Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the major attractions for the tourist from all over the world as one gets the opportunity to see live animals in their natural environment.It is a non profit organization is founded by William Carr and Arthur Pack in 1952.This is a world famous institute known for its researching and protecting the land, plants and the animals.This is a perfect amalgamation of natural history museum and botanical garden at one place.It is home to more than 300 species of animals and 1200 kinds of plants.Tucson sports some of the most pleasant and sunniest atmosphere inviting tourists from all over the world.Tucson receives very low snowfall but there is enough snow in nearby mountains making skiing possible.March- April and October-November are the most pleasant months with an average high temperatures of 80F and in winter the temperature lowers down to an average temperature of 38 F.Tucson is one of the most favored destinations for both business and pleasure seeking travelers.Most of the hotels of Tucson are situated right in the middle of all the happenings and in close proximity to many convention and business centers.These hotels also offer some of the most striking and rejuvenating natural views of mountains and city right from the guest rooms.Luxury hotels such as Hotel Tempe / Phoenix Airport Inn Suites, Aspen Flagstaff / Grand Canyon Inn Suites, Trinity Fort Worth Inn, Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites are some of the most renowned luxury hotels known for its quality stay and high standard hospitality.Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites is situated amidst the breathtaking views of mountain ranges and is in easy reach with most of the business, entertainment and cultural centers.The rooms of the hotel are all equipped with modern amenities and facilities.The staff of the hotel is very friendly and efficient and remains in your service for round the clock for making your stay a memorable one.The city also offers a range of variety of dining options, serving award winning cuisine that varies from spicy Mexican to Southwestern fare to American food.

Illustrated Cessna Buyer’s Guide

April 21, 2010

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March 8, 2010

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Guide to Private Pilot Training – Learn How to Fly the Easy Way – The Basics of Flight Training

March 8, 2010

When you look up to the sky and see that plane just gliding along amongst the clouds it looks easy doesn’t it? Well it is for a highly qualified trained pilot. It certainly something anyone can attain provided they are willing to put the time and effort into learning and qualifying at what it takes to become a pilot.
If you love to fly and really are thinking about becoming a pilot then put yourself to a mini test. Call around some of the local flight training school and see who offers an introductory flight. It will cost you about a ½ hour of your time and $50. Out of your budget but at least you will get a good idea if you want to pursue the idea of flying. It is like a try and see type test.
After your little test and you are even more adamant to become a Pilot then the next step is are you medically fit to do so? You may think you are but you need the confirmation of an aviation Doctor to put this in writing by way of a medical certificate. You will only come by this once you pass their medical examination successfully. This is a Class 1 if you are planning to become an airline pilot or a class 3 for recreational piloting. This is the medical certificate that the FAA insists on. Once this is completed, you are ready for the next step.
You also need to understand what privileges and restrictions apply to the various Pilot licenses. For example for the Private Pilot license, you will be allowed to fly for recreational purpose only. You can never accept money for the duties of a pilot with this license.
Obtaining your license as we said will require several commitments. First, you have to consider the time that will be involved. If you can allot time for at least one to two week consistently on a weekly basis for your lessons then you should be ok. Each lesson averages about 1 ½ hours each, so it is not demanding a horrendous amount of your time. You will also need to give serious thought to the cost as well, which could be anywhere between $4-$5000 depending on the economy. With price of fuel, escalating there will no doubt be a rise in flight tuitions. Its also help to count on a little extra for unforeseen expenses such as opting for extra flying time. This is in case you are having difficulty with some segments of your flying.
Sometimes individuals will enter a course with the bare minimum amount of money thinking that they will complete their course in half the time and safe some money. It does not work that way with flight training. It is mandatory that you spend a specified amount of hours on your training and there is no deviation or flexibility in this. If you have not completed the specified hours you will not even qualify to take the final test.
If you follow a consistent time schedule, you can complete your course somewhere between 3-6 months. Of course, this is dependant on how many lessons and flight time you complete in a week. Moving on from a Private Pilots license can take you into commercial flying and several other types of flying careers.

Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid: A Guide for Pilots, Instructors, and Virtual Aviators

February 26, 2010

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The Complete Guide to Single-Engine Cessnas

February 26, 2010

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