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Vermont Invests in $15 Million Snow Gun Upgrade Vermont Invests in $15 Million Snow Gun Upgrade

August 20, 2014 by  

Ski Vermont resorts will not be waiting around for Mother Nature to be gracious enough to deliver snow timeously during the 2014-2015 snow sport season. It was recently announced that resorts represented by non-profit trade association Ski Vermont, together with Efficiency Vermont, will be undertaking a $15 million upgrade of the ski area’s snowmaking... [Read more]

New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow

August 6, 2014 by  

While Australia’s resorts revel in recent snowfalls, south-east neighbor New Zealand has not been so lucky. With winter entering its third month, some resorts have been unable to open, while others are relying heavily on snow-making equipment. Larger resorts at high altitudes may be able to drum up some business with snow-guns providing cover... [Read more]

The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change

July 16, 2014 by  

The snow sport industry has been identified by the United Nations Environment Program as being one of the most vulnerable industries when it comes to being affected by climate change. With average winter temperatures rising, and the first snowfalls happening later and later, it is becoming increasingly difficult for resorts to run for the number of... [Read more]

Australia’s Snow Skiing Season Begins Australia’s Snow Skiing Season Begins

July 2, 2014 by  

After a very slow start to the 2014 season in June, Australian ski resorts are celebrating massive snowfalls which have left some areas covered in more than a meter of snow – just in time for the country’s mid-year school holidays. Communications and Media Manager of Australia’s biggest resort, Samantha Hales, noted that there will be... [Read more]

Experience the Thrill of Snowscooting Experience the Thrill of Snowscooting

June 18, 2014 by  

Described as a cross between snowboarding and BMX, snowscoots are an exciting and novel addition to the ever-growing array of snow-sport equipment. Consisting of two boards with handlebars and foot straps, snowscoots are highly maneuverable as riders can steer as well as use their body movement to change direction, while reaching similar speeds to those... [Read more]

Visit the New England Ski Museum Visit the New England Ski Museum

June 4, 2014 by  

Situated at Franconia Notch State Park, the New England Ski Museum has an interesting collection of items relating to the history and development of snow skiing, which are on display for the education and enjoyment of the thousands of visitors who pass through its doors each year. The museum has been operating as a non-profit organization since December... [Read more]

Head to Chile for a Mid-Year Ski Vacation Head to Chile for a Mid-Year Ski Vacation

May 21, 2014 by  

North American snow sport enthusiasts who are planning a mid-year ski break are likely to find just what they are looking for at one of the ski resorts in the South American Andes. Visitors to Chile have three great options just an hour-and-a-half’s drive from Santiago – El Colorado, La Parva and Valle Nevado. These three resorts lead into one... [Read more]

Four-Season Skiing Planned for Castle Rock Four-Season Skiing Planned for Castle Rock

May 7, 2014 by  

While it’s still in the feasibility study stage, there are reportedly plans to build an all year around snow sport center at the Philip S. Miller Park in the Colorado town of Castle Rock. With its head office located in West Chester, PA, and branch offices in Colorado Springs and Lakewood, Weston Solutions Inc. has been given the go ahead to conduct... [Read more]