Ta-Da! Tai Chi! Let’s Ski!
The Inbetween Seasons in Leadville Today
It’s been hard to beat these Second Summer days in Leadville Today. The leaves are nearly at their peak and those Colorado skies are a different hue of brilliant blue at 10,152 feet. So, enjoy the warm weather, get outside, put your face up to the sun and enjoy it!
However, there are some upcoming indoor programs worth mentioning as registration deadlines near If you live in Leadville Today you know it will eventually turn cold and snowy pushing some exercise routines inside. Why not strta the transition now with the following consideraitons?
If you are looking for an activity that moves at a slower pace, but provides many health benefits, then consider signing up for one of Elaine Waters Tai Chi classes. Elaine Waters takes complex and potentially esoteric concepts and delineates them into simple, easy to understand ideas, called tai chi body mechanics.
Elaine Waters shares her deep understanding of Tai Chi principles, and body mechanics, aided by years of study with her famous Master William C.C. Chen who taught her this tai chi sword form in 1987. The next Tai Chi class will be held on Thursdays starting September 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. held at 201 W 6th St in Leadville, CO. www.ElaineWaters.com
Tumbling and Targets – Fall Fun Abounds!
Thanks to the continued leadership of Karen Lewis at the Lake County Recreation Department, youth programs continue to thrive and grow in Leadville Today. Here are a few highlights but act quickly as some have immediate or nearing registration deadlines.
Is your child constantly tumbling, cartwheeling, and balancing on curbs? Then the Tumbling/Acro Program is a perfect fit! Starting this Saturday, Sept. 18 and running through October 23 join the fun in this age-appropriate program of twists, rolls and somersaults. Classes are structured by age and take place in the Sixth Steet Gym.
While many may think sun and sand when it comes to this popular Olympic contender, in America’s highest city, Volleyball holds court inside for most of its play. But it’s one of the most popular games in Leadville Today and it starts young.
So, if you’re ready to “set” something up for your elementary school child, then this introductory Youth Vollyball program will teach them everything about the game. Participants will work on passing, serving, setting and hitting. It’s a great way to learn about teamwork, plus participants will have an opportunity for game play at a CAR Tournament. But at fast because the program begins September 16 – hopefully it’s not too late!
In the past few years, archery has skyrocketed in popularity. But whether the recent surge can be attributed to a popular TV series or the latest cartoon heroine, the sport has been a Lake County mainstay for families who hunt for many a harvest season. Regardless of the reason, if there’s someone in your group who has an interest in this ancient global sport then sign them up for the Take Aim Archery Program.
Held Thursday evenings beginning September 16 thru October 21, participants will learn the basic skills and techniques of Archery. Classes are held at the nearby Rocky Mountain Bowman Archery Range and is open to ages 6 years and up.
For a complete list visit the Lake County Recreation website.
Meanwhile Out at Ski Cooper
This time of year, the animals are on the move. Out at Ski Cooper, a family of Moose recently visited the ski hill leased under a special permit with the United States Forest Service and Board of Lake County Commissioners. But don’t be fooled, these “gentle giants” can be very aggressive especially with calves in tow. Please observe wildlife from a safe distance.
When not taking in the wildlife, Cooper’s employees and Board members have stayed busy swamping the slopes. It’s an industry term used to describe clearing the deadfall and old limbs during the off-season, particularly in Tennessee Creek Basin which included cutting a few select trees to open up the latest terrain adding to the ski hill’s trail map. “If you skied this terrain last season you will want to revisit to see what’s new,” Cooper posted on their Facebook Page earlier this month.
For season pass holders, Ski Cooper is still the best deal in the Rocky Mountains with an adult pass at $399 including free days at partnering resorts. Cooper gives a break to youth skiers at $199 and as always, it’s FREE for ages 5 and under – and 75 and over! While you cannot buy a season pass at the mountain, they do have a new system on the Ski Cooper website for online pass purchases, streamlining the process so that once you get out on the slopes you can get right to it!
Return guests can expect to see a new retail shop. For other season surprises stay tuned for information about the upcoming Community Update Meeting held annually in October. Until then, buy those season passes now and make your plans for a ski getaway in Leadville this winter.