Vermont Invests in $15 Million Snow Gun Upgrade

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Vermont Invests in $15 Million Snow Gun Upgrade

August 20, 2014 by  
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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 system…

Subaru Australian Interschools Championships

August 15, 2014 by  
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Starting with XC Freestyle and XC Relay on Wednesday 10 September, the Subaru Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships include Snowboard GS, Snowboard X, Moguls, Skier X, and Alpine…

The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change

July 16, 2014 by  
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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 days they would have in the past…

Australia’s Snow Skiing Season Begins

July 2, 2014 by  
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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 more than forty lifts operating at Perisher, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes …

Experience the Thrill of Snowscooting

June 18, 2014 by  
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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 attained…

Head to Chile for a Mid-Year Ski Vacation

May 21, 2014 by  
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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 […]

Four-Season Skiing Planned for Castle Rock

May 7, 2014 by  
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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 office in Colorado Springs and Lakewood, Weston Solutions Inc. has been given the go ahead to conduct a feasibility study for the development of a center that would offer skiing, snowboarding and…

Skiing in South Africa

February 26, 2014 by  
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Often referred to as “Sunny South Africa”, this diverse multicultural country on the southern tip of the African continent is generally not readily associated with snow skiing. However, there are snow skiing options in the country, at least one of which is available all year around…

Prepare to Hit the Slopes!

December 11, 2013 by  
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As snow starts falling in the Northern Hemisphere, weekend warriors are dusting off their skis and snowboards and heading for the slopes in increasing numbers. While keeping fit all year round is the best solution for avoiding painfully rediscovering muscles you haven’t used since last ski season, if you haven’t been doing that, experts recommend…

Early Opening for Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia Resorts

November 27, 2013 by  
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Early snowfall, along with state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment, will allow many North American ski resorts to be up and running for the Thanksgiving Weekend this year. Among resorts opening early are Boston Mills Ski Resort and Mad River Mountain in Ohio; Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort…

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