The Pleasures of Skiing at Alta, Utah

Skiing at Alta pic
Skiing at Alta
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A financial professional registered in New Jersey, Giro M. Maddaluna offers a range of services. In his free time, Giro Maddaluna is a ski enthusiast. In particular, he enjoys downhill skiing in Alta, Utah.

Alta’s ski area covers 2,200 acres near Snowbird. It accommodates beginning, intermediate, and advanced skiers and features seven ski lifts with a vertical drop of 2,100 feet. Fans of Nordic skiing can experience a 5-kilometer groomed track at no extra charge.

On average, Alta’s snowfall ranges from 71 inches to 91 inches from mid-November to late April, peaking in January at 99 inches. Temperatures average around 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes for dry and light snow conditions.

While off the skis, visitors can enjoy the comforts of the Alta Lodge. Rooms are equipped with several useful amenities, such as boot dryers and heaters, a hair dryer, and free Internet access.

Other features include a shuttle to children’s ski lessons, afternoon tea in the deck room, and massage appointments. A free yoga class meets from seven to eight a.m. during the winter season.

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Three Basic Putting Tips

A graduate of Fairleigh Dickson University, Giro Maddaluna earned his bachelor of arts in accounting. Apart from his recent time as a financial services professional, Giro M. Maddaluna enjoys skiing and golfing.

Although it often appears to be one of the most straight-forward aspects of a game of golf, putting is a difficult skill to master, especially without familiarity with some of its main techniques.

– Develop your non-dominant hand. While your dominant hand provides a shot’s power, your non-dominant hand provides its guidance. Practice putting using only your non-dominant hand to understand how to use it to your advantage.

– Learn to be still. It is natural to watch the put or others’ reactions immediately after hitting the putt. That movement often results in a more leftward trajectory and a missed shot. Instead, hold the position for a few seconds to accurately gauge your stroke.

– Know how you judge distance. Most golfers tend to underestimate distance and consequently fall short of the hole, relying instead on judging the breaks of the green. First, determine your distance aptitude by picking a target more than 20 feet away, close your eyes, and point both fingers at it. Open your eyes and see how far your remembered target is from the actual target. To remedy the issue, try judging the distance from a different angle to get a fresh perspective.