New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow

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New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow

August 6, 2014 by  
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While Australia’s resorts revel in late 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 for slopes, but smaller ski areas, some of which operate as non-profit organizations…

Skiing tips for Canada

May 19, 2009 by  
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Hundreds of skiing enthusiasts flock to Canada each year, to enjoy its magnificent skiing opportunities and variety of winter sports. What makes Canada so enticing is the fact that there are so many resorts to choose from and each resort has its own unique features and activities for all to enjoy. When looking at skiing resorts and when trying to find the perfect location in regard to difficulty and family attractions, there are a few that have become favorites in the skiing community and are recommended.

Ice Climbing

February 9, 2009 by  
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Ice climbing is a recreational activity whereby the climber attempts to ascend certain ice formations such as frozen waterfalls. While ice climbing can be considered to be a somewhat broad category, the only true form is vertical ice climbing. A person about to attempt a vertical ice climb usually makes use of specialized ice climbing […]

Unforgettable Ski Touring on the Haute Route

August 11, 2008 by  
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Many skiing enthusiasts are always looking for a new challenge and new skiing adventures. One of the most famous skiing tours, which offers skiers beautiful slopes, testing terrain and major satisfaction on completion, is the Haute Route. Skiers can select a skiing route that will suit them, and then tackle the slopes from France to Switzerland on a skiing tour that lasts approximately seven days. Preparation is key when taking on the Haute Route, as many skiers only complete fifty percent of the route and have to come back again to try to make it to the end.

Ski Mountaineering – An Amazing Outdoor Adventure

June 23, 2008 by  
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As the name suggests, ski mountaineering is a combination of the techniques of snow skiing and mountaineering. As is the case with traditional mountaineers around the world, ski mountaineers enjoy the challenge of conquering a mountain. Unlike, traditional mountaineers, however, ski mountaineers then take on the challenge of skiing down the mountain they have just climbed.

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