twbcanyonsBy David Schissler
(December 2012) All right, so this isn’t for everybody, but The Canyons has put together an impressive package for well-heeled overachievers. For just $1,325 a day you can privately rub elbows with a world-class snow sports professional/celebrity of your choice. You can “customize” your day to spend time as you like. Whether your thing is powder, extreme terrain, polishing your technique or just socializing, they’re yours for 1 to 3 days. Want to bring a friend? Just add another $400 per friend per day (up to 4).
I admit this sounded pretentious to me at first, but then I saw the list of athletes. You may choose from:
Phil McNichol, US Alpine Ski Team Coach for 11 years
Jonathan Cheever, 2011 US Boardercross National Champion
Holly Flanders, ’80 & ’84 Olympic Downhiller
Bryon Friedman, 2-time US National Downhill Champion
Doug Lewis, ’84 and ’88 Olympic Downhiller
Kaylin Richardson, ’06 and ’10 Olympian in Combined
Erik Schlopy, ’92, ’04 & ’06 Olympian in Slalom & Giant Slalom
Graham Watanabe, ’06 & ’10 Boardercross Olympian
Justin J. Johnson, World Cup Alpine Racer & Skiercross
Reservations are required and, oh yes, lift tickets are not included. Call 877.472.6306 to reserve.

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