North American Ski Season Draws to a Close

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North American Ski Season Draws to a Close

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With weather patterns disrupted around the world, many snow skiing destinations are faced with making the decision on whether to remain open, or close early as the northern hemisphere snow sport season draws to a close.

Exploring the Ski Museum of Maine

As its name suggests, the Ski Museum of Maine documents the fascinating history of skiing in Maine. Not many realize that Maine actually has a rich skiing heritage to be proud of. Some of the earliest skis in Maine were produced by Swedish immigrants for transportation and were all handcrafted. Primitive to say the least, with toe loops and upturned tips being the only accessories to the planks, they were effective, and the beginning of ski production in Maine. The main mission of the Ski Museum of Maine is to create awareness of the magnificent history of skiing and preserve the skiing heritage of Maine.

A Successful and Fun Family Vacation

Last year, my wife and I were thrilled that our videogame-loving son learned how to ski and loved it. It was great to see him learn something active that he could enjoy. This year, we decided to capitalize on that enjoyment and get the family a vacation to Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine for Christmas.

The Canyons Resort in Utah under New Ownership

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American Skiing Co. was at one time a prominent player in the snow skiing world, with holding interests in numerous ski resorts. However, the company will be dissolved following the sale of its final resort, The Canyons Resort near Salt Lake City. A subsidiary of the Toronto-based ski resort operator Talisker Corp, has reportedly paid an amount of R123 million to take over ownership of The Canyons Resort.

Sugarloaf Investment Plans

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New England snow skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts can look forward to an even more enjoyable winter experience at Sugarloaf, Maine, during the 2008/2009 season. Boyne Resorts are planning to invest $5 million in this popular ski resort, with additional snow-making equipment and upgraded guest facilities being given top priority.

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