Australia's Snow Skiing Season Begins


Australia’s Snow Skiing Season Begins

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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 …

2013-14 Ski Season Unaffected by Shutdown

With the US government shutdown dragging on, skiers may be left wondering whether their favorite US snow sport destinations, many of which are on federal land regulated by the US Forest Service, may be affected. Spokesperson for the National Ski Areas Association, Michael Berry, noted in a recent interview that the shutdown would not have a major impact on the upcoming ski season…

Exceptional US Ski Season

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Each year, the National Ski Areas Association compiles a report to assess the snowboarding and skiing activity of each season. The preliminary analysis of the report revealed a pleasant surprise for the association, showing that even though a recession was ongoing, the United States experienced the second most successful season to date. These statistics were derived from the Kottke National End of Season Survey, and brings hope that the coming seasons will be just as successful as the one that has just passed.


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Everything and more you need to know about Snow Skiing on If you are new to the snow skiing world, you will likely find that you are constantly looking for explanations of the various terms and gear. You may need to learn more about the different snow skiing activities on offer in order to […]

Paintball at Pines Peak Family Ski Area

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The recreational family area of Pines Peak, called the Pines Family Recreational Area or Pines Peak Family Ski Area, has been attracting visitors and families since 1962. It became known for its hundred and fifty feet vertical drop, snowboarding and snow tubing. It is a park and ski resort that has evolved from a small single rope tow resort, to a lodge that covers 12 000 square feet and has no less than four lifts to accommodate the snow skiing enthusiasts. But lately, another activity has caught the attention of families, corporate groups and friends, namely Paintball at Pines Peak.