Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang!
Season extension and half price passes
MT BULLER SKIING FAMILIES OPEN NEW CHAIRLIFT
Snow Park NZ, Gearing Up For 10 Years!
Snow Park NZ, home to the world’s most innovative ski and snowboard terrain park...
PASSIONATE MT BULLER FAMILIES TO OPEN NEW CHAIRLIFT!
The Bonza chairlift is the only new chairlift to be built anywhere in Australia or New Zealand and Mt Buller.....
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE ALASKA EVENT ON HOLD FOR 2012
ATHLETES AND ORGANISERS LINE UP FOR WANAKA NEW ZEALAND IN AUGUST
LA NINA FAVOURS REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT WITH 31CM OF SNOWFALL!
An incredible snow storm has targeted Revelstoke Mountain Resort...
Whistler Blackcomb 100 Per Cent Open!
8,171 Acres, 5,280 vertical and Over 10.5 feet of Snow so far this season
Eldora Mountain Resort’s Corona Lift and additional trails to open on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Eldora’s legendary Corona Bowl is scheduled to open...
Jackson Hole Kicks off Winter Season Tomorrow, for the Earliest Opening Ever
With La Nina upon us for a second straight season
Jackson Opens over 3000 Vertical This Saturday
Following a dramatic weekend of big snowfall
REVVED FOR WINTER! REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT OFFERS A SNEAK PEEK WEEKEND!
Revelstoke Mountain Resort can’t wait any longer....
WHISTLER MOUNTAIN OPENS WITH FIVE LIFTS
With almost 30cm of new snow in the last two days and up to 80cm forecasted by Tuesday, Whistler Mountain opens more than 2,350 vertical feet
Two New Lifts At Valmorel
Profile: Mike Ching
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Industry Connection||Fresh Peaks Sales Rep, Skier|
|State/Country that you represent within Fresh Peaks||Vancouver, BC|
|Sponsors or Industry connection||Fresh Peaks|
|Favourite Mountain||Cypress Mountain|
|Favourite Powder Run|
|Favourite Extreme Run|
|Favourite Apres after a long day riding|
|Most Memorable moment Skiing or Boarding|
|Snow Industry history||I have been skiing since I a was about two and a half years old. My Dad built a mound of snow in our front yard strapped skis on my feet and shoved me down the mound. Then my Mom would take me up to Grouse Mountain with a family friend, leaving me at Ski Wee for a couple hours, there I got my first actual ski lessons. Afterwards my Mom would pick me up from Ski Wee and take me skiing. All she would say is follow me... so I did.
Through out the mid 70"s to the mid 80's my family would go skiing every weekend up at Cypress Mountain. Then on the Christmas holidays we would go up to Whistler for a week with a few other families and ski. 1984 I got my CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance) Level I instructors certification. In 1987 I started teaching skiing at Cypress Mountain and continue to do so now on a part time basis. I now I am a CSIA Level III instructor and a CSCF (Canadian Ski Coaches Federation) Level 1 coach. Besides instruct ing for the Cypress Mountain Snow School I also do instructor training. I specialize in pedagogy, which is teaching to teach.
I am also a stunt performer in the motion picture industry in Vancouver. Since I started pursuing stunts in 1992, one of my career goals is to ski for film. In the spring of 2009 I was asked to teach actor Craig Robinson (Pinapple Express, Zach & Miri Make a Porno) how to ski for the film "Hot Tub Time Machine". I almost got to do some skiing for the 1980's flashback ski sequences. For the fall of 2009 I have the oportunity to be ski & stunt double for an actor doing a James Bond like ski chase sequence.
I have carved up at the following: Grouse, Cypress, Seymour, Whistler Blackcomb, Silverstar, BigWhite, SunValley