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Skiing at Obertauern

February 17, 2015 by  
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Located in Radstadt Tauern, a subrange of the Austrian Central Alps, the winter sports resort of Obertauern offers more the 100 kilometers of pistes with the guarantee of snow from mid-November through to early-May each year. State-of-the-art lift facilities ensure skiers are transported safely and swiftly to even the highest peak…

The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change

February 16, 2015 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…

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…

Controversial Fake Snow for Arizona Snowbowl

September 2, 2011 by  
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The ski resort near the city of Flagstaff, known as the Arizona Snowbowl, is located on the San Francisco Peaks and over the years they have always had to make use of a snowmaking system due to the snowfall of this area being so unpredictable. A good base of snow is needed to ensure the safety of snowboarders and skiers. Since 2005 they have been fighting a legal battle to get their latest, innovative project approved, that will see them using treated sewage water to create fake snow for their slopes. This project has run into extreme opposition from various sides, and the battle for authorization continues.

Ski Area Improvements in NH

July 19, 2010 by  
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There is good news for skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts who look forward to heading to their favorite ski resort in New Hampshire. It was recently announced by Ski NH that improvements and renovations were on the cards for a host of ski areas, which will not only develop larger and more exciting activities, but offer skiers better facilities to enjoy. A list of areas that will be targeted first has also been released, as well as the improvement plans for each site. Areas such as Cannon Mountain, Cranmore and Loon Mountain await magnificent developments.

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