The Pleasures of Skiing at Alta, Utah

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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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Basic Tips for Cross Country Skiers

An insurance planning services provider and financial adviser based in New Jersey, Giro Maddaluna has more than five years of experience in the industry. During his free time, Giro M Maddaluna is an active outdoorsman whose hobbies range from golfing to skiing.

Often a more leisurely experience than downhill skiing, cross-country (or Nordic) skiing can be more of an endurance sport due to the significant distances gained during a single trip. Whether you’re an experienced skier or it’s your first time on the snow, there are several things to keep in mind when hitting the trails.

As with any exercise, it’s important to stretch your muscles before heading out on a cross-country ski journey. By stretching, muscles are properly warmed up and you’re less likely to hurt yourself. When dressing for your day out, consider wearing light layers of moisture-wicking clothes and choose fleece instead of cotton, which can trap body heat.

When choosing an area to cross-country ski, beginners should focus on flat, well-groomed trails. Skiers should also be mindful of common errors in form, including using the poles for support instead of propulsion and not following through on the kick and glide of the stride, among others.

Three Top Golf Courses in England

An accounting graduate of Fairleigh Dickson University, Giro Maddaluna is a New Jersey-based financial adviser and asset protection planning professional. Beyond his professional experience, Giro M. Maddaluna is an international traveler and enjoys golfing.

Located on the same island as the birthplace of the sport, England hosts a number of world-class golf courses. Here are three of the most famous.

Royal St. Georges course. The host of a wide range of prominent golf events, including the Walker Cup, the PGA Championship, and others, Royal St. Georges was designed in 1887. The 18-hole course is best known for its rough fairways and deep bunkers.

London Golf Club’s Heritage course. Near the city, in Kent, the London Golf Club’s Heritage 18-hole course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1993. The par-72 course features a number of small lakes and bunkers set in naturally rolling hills. The course is only open to members and their guests, although visitors can play the club’s international course.

Royal Lytham & St. Annes courses. The two courses in Lancashire were first played more than 100 years ago. Frequently the site of the British Open Championship, the courses have a non-traditional setting and are surrounded by homes and a railway line. With hundreds of bunkers, they demand skill and accuracy from players.