Today: CANADA Ski, Snow, Resorts News, Dec 15, 2011

Dec 15, 2011

CANADA Ski, Snow, Resorts News, Dec 15, 2011


Are you skiing green?
ESPN
"With snowpack at risk, ski resorts need to be pushing full speed ahead with greenhouse gas reduction measures and energy efficiency," said Clayburgh. "Skiers and boarders expect the resortindustry to be leading examples of addressing climate change. ...
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ESPN
Great Northern Catskills Ski Resorts Now Open for the Holiday Season
MarketWatch (press release)
New York ski resorts Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain offer miles of skiingand riding, unparalleled terrain, incredible on-site amenities and package deals so you can save all season long. Resort communities throughout the Great Northern Catskills ...
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Prospect of Manitoba Mountain ski area divides Alaska backcountry fans
Alaska Dispatch
The Alliance, which suggests on its website that ski use on Manitoba Mountain could date back to the Russians in 1790, is, however, running into opposition from a predictable quarter -- the skiers and snowboarders already using Manitoba. ...
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Burlington area ski resorts offer apres ski activities
BurlingtonFreePress.com
A few of skiers' favorites: The Backyard Tavern; Coslin's Pub at Stowehof; Fireside Tavern at Stowe Mountain Resort; Grey Fox Inn; Matterhorn Restaurant; Mr. Pickwicks at Ye Olde England Inne; Piecasso and the Rusty Nail Bar. At Jay Peak, the apres-ski ...
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Liftopia Launches Free Ski and Snowboard App for iPhone(R) and iPod(R) touch
MarketWatch (press release)
By committing to date-specific, non-refundable tickets, skiers and riders can get deep discounts at the resorts they love. In turn, Liftopia's proprietary technology enables ski resorts to better manage inventory, revenue, yield and pricing. ...
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Revealed: the cheapest (and most expensive) European skidestinations
New York Daily News
Bansko in Bulgaria offers the cheapest skiing in Europe, according to a new study by TripAdvisor released December 13. The resort was named Europe's best value ski destination by the travel review giant, which studied the costs associated with a skiing ...
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New York Daily News
SKIING: RFID continues ski evolution
Daily Breeze
Long the staple of ski areas in the Southern California mountains, they are now the key to successful early season business at resorts all over the skiing map. Snowboards: Many skiers were certain these evil devices had arrived from the kingdom of ...
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Torchlight Parades Top Off Year at Rockies Resorts
OnTheSnow.com
At Telluride Ski Resort, you get two vantage points: the Mountain Village or in town. Just after dusk on Dec. 24, the signal will be given and a long line of skiers and snowboarders will wind their way down the lower slopes with torches a-blazin'. ...
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OnTheSnow.com
Ski Montana With Lift Ticket Deals All Season
OnTheSnow.com
Big Sky is one of several Montana ski resorts that offer transferable ticket packs. Photo courtesy of Big Sky Resort. Looking for last-minute holiday gifts for skiers and snowboarders? Check out these packs of lift tickets for Montana ski resorts. ...
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OnTheSnow.com
Ask the expert: Tehran's winter ski slopes
The National
The skiing in Lebanon is well-known, partly for the country's clutch of ski resortsbut probably equally for the country's famous après ski. However, there are other options within a few hours' flight of the UAE and - with the proviso that the ...
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Snow Sports: Cover at Ski Ward is a welcome sight
Worcester Telegram
The movie boasts dazzling helicopter ski sequences in huge mountain locations in Alaska and Canada, crazy powder and street scenes in a conflict zone in India near the Pakistan border, sheep-shearing and skiing in New Zealand, avant-terrain park moves ...
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Ski hill offering free skiing Sunday
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
As avid area skiers already know, the Kimberley Alpine Resort offered some greatski conditions for their two preview weekends, and the Resort opens for the season this Friday, Dec. 16. Opening the weekend ahead of Christmas is a longstanding tradition ...
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Meet Your Neighbor: Brad Wilson — trailblazing his way through the ski industry
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
He wasn't born and bred on skis, he didn't grow up near a ski resort, but from the moment he snapped his heel in a binding, he dedicated his life's work to the skiindustry. Wilson spent his early childhood years growing up among the suburban sprawl of ...
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Mercersburg ski resort dreaming of a white weekend
The Herald-Mail
While MacAskill is tentatively planning to open the ski resort this weekend, he cautioned anxious skiers to call or check the resort'swebsite (www.skiwhitetail.com) today or Friday before hopping in their cars. For four nights, Whitetail's team of ...
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The Herald-Mail
Scientific study on outdoor workers at ski resorts underway
Pique newsmagazine
Roberts discovered through her research that the work output in mountain resorts over the course of a workday could be relatively low, especially for ski instructors teaching people new to skiing and snowboarding. She also noted that lift attendants ...
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Pique newsmagazine
Gondola Resorts Offers Ways to Save Money When Traveling To Ski Resorts in ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
This is particularly true when the budget is tight, but Gondola Resorts has several December discounts that can make it possible for just about anyone to enjoy a Colorado skiing or snowboarding trip this holiday season. "If you think about it, ...
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Demo days more than a free ride
The Boston Globe
Demo days are ski area staples, a chance for skiers and snowboarders to test drive the latest gear. As soon as areas open, small colorful tent strip malls spring up near lifts and at base areas loaded with boards and other equipment for consumers to ...
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Ski season begins in Zau[:ber:]g this weekend
Vienna Times
The resort will also be catering to the needs of the less experienced skiers this weekend. The Panhans-Wiese slope will open on Saturday giving all beginners a chance to don their skis and give the sport a go even if it is for the first time. ...
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Warm temps in Northeast thwart resorts' snowmaking
BusinessWeek
By LYNNE TUOHY Northeast ski-area operators are dreaming of a white Christmas but seeing red as temperatures stay above ideal snowmaking levels. Many ski areas aim to open around Thanksgiving. But, even last week, less than a dozen ski areas in New ...
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Get the Spa Treatment with Ski-Swim-Stay Packages at Glenwood Hot Springs
PR Web (press release)
The resort's top-selling package combines the best Glenwood Hot Springs and Spa of the Rockies have to offer with skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort, where one child, ages 3-12, skis free with a paying adult. Voted one of the best thermal spring spas ...
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PR Web (press release)
Aspen Times Weekly cover story: Happy birthday, Stein Eriksen
Aspen Times
Stein would lend his name to the eponymous five-star luxury ski lodge, which opened the following year. Today he acts as host and is director of skiing for Deer Valley Resort. Hilary Stunda: It's been said that as you rounded the gate for your first ...
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Website of the Week: www.snow-forecast.com
Daily Mail
So, where should skiers turn to for detailed information on what the weather is going to be like in your resort? One option is Snow-Forecast.com, which does what its name suggests for 2500 ski resorts around the world. We're heading to Saas Fee. ...
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Daily Mail
Photos Draw Increased Utilization of Vail Resorts' EpicMix
First Tracks
The addition of on-mountain photos to Vail Resorts' EpicMix online site and mobile app is already revolutionizing how skiers take and share photos. Just a month into the season, the second generation of EpicMix has already resulted in more than 280000 ...
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First Tracks
Bear Valley Ski Resort Opens Tomorrow
MyMotherLode.com
The Badger Pass website states "Due to little snow on the ground and lack of snow in the forecast, it is unlikely that Badger Pass will open on Friday, December 16th, but Badger Pass associates are out in full force setting up the ski area, ...
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To the slopes, en masse but sans bucks
Daily Camera
Alex North loads his skis onto the CU Ski Bus for an early morning departure outside of Farrand Hall. During the 2010-2011 ski season, the CU Ski Bus sold out for every trip to the mountains. ( Zak Wood ) not willing to do this for more than I'd be ...
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Colorado's Powderhorn resort opens ski season with new deal, new owners
Denver Post
By Nancy Lofholm GRAND JUNCTION — Powderhorn Mountain Resort will celebrate a 45th and a first today when the lifts begin rolling for the 2011-12 season. The ski area has been operating on Grand Mesa near Grand Junction for 45 years. ...
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Austrian ski resort opened the season with snowmobile racing
Skiurlaub-infos.com
The world-famous racers, celebrities and skiers compete on the snowy slopes of Saalbach-Hinterglemm in snowmobile racing. Swatch Snow Mobile has long been under the threat due to the lack of snow. However, organizers' efforts and heavy snowfalls that ...
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Skiurlaub-infos.com
Ski season deals in Park City, Utah
OregonLive.com
Just 45 minutes from the airport, you can check into a ski resort in Park City, ready to hit the slopes. And with several excellent discounts on offer, the area is also an affordable option for skiers and snowboarders looking for an action-packed...
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Makin' tracks: Tamarack update, Idaho City ski areas, Grand Teton National Park
Bellingham Herald
The resort will be open Thursday through Sunday each week and all week from Christmas to New Year's Day. Free Nordic skiing and snowshoeing will be offered at the Idaho City Park N' Ski areas Jan. 7. Free snowshoe clinics are also planned. ...
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Ski slope debuts for the season on Saturday
Owen Sound Sun Times
Impatient skiers may be tiring of the wait after last year's unusually early launch, but with resort officials usually counting on opening any time between Dec. 12 and Dec. 20, a Saturday start on Dec. 17, wouldn't be unusual, Matanowitsch said. ...
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Canada Ski Resorts | Local Ski News from Jackson, Squaw ...
Canada Ski Resorts. Unofficial Networks - the latest backcountry ski news & local info from Squaw, Jackson, Snowbird, Telluride, Whistler & Stowe.
unofficialnetworks.com/tag/canada-ski-resorts/
Skier dies on Canadian slopes
Ski deaths. In April, four people died at Canadian ski resorts with two fatalities in Quebec, one in Ontario and one in Alberta. The victims were between the ages ...
digitaljournal.com/article/315483
Technology at ski resorts offers skiers info, images of day on slopes
Some resorts follow skiers' activity through EpicMix; others have free apps with real-time info on slope conditions; or you can turn to mobile ski instruction to help...
www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-tech-20111211,1,492940.story
Should helmets be mandatory on Canada's ski slopes? - Your ...
Should helmets be mandatory on Canada's ski slopes? ... so years and couldn't imagine skiing without one now, but I find this law to be completely unnecessary....
www.cbc.ca/.../should-helmets-be-mandatory-on-canadas-ski-s...
8 Amazing ski resorts
Check out the Whistler Ski Resort in Canada for an awesome adventure ...Suitable for all the family, beginners and experts alike, skiing offers stunning winter...
www.puretravel.com/blog/2011/12/12/8-amazing-ski-resorts/
Canada Ski & Snowboard Holidays | Co-op Travel
In a country where skiing is a way of life as well as a national sport, every Canada skiing resort is located in an area of stupendous natural beauty, with spacious ...
www.cooptravel.co.uk/ski/Canada/
Stoneham Mountain Resort Snow, Ski Report and Forecast ...
Get the latest Stoneham Mountain Resort snow and ski report and Stoneham Mountain Resort forecast. ... OK. Home · Outdoors · Ski Conditions; Snow Report & Forecast for Stoneham Mountain Resort ... Stoneham Mountain Resort,Canada ...
www.weather.com/.../Stoneham+Mountain+Resort+Canada+42...
Technology helps skiers find best slopes, captures day in photos ...
Technology at ski resorts offers skiers info, images of day on slopes ... Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, has gone techno with its "Live" app ...
articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/11/travel/la-tr-tech-20111211
Canadian and World Tourism: Kids ski lessons in Ontario ski area ...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty bought his own ski helmet — but said that he would not legislate helmets. Helmet use on Canadian ski hills has risen . ...
canadiantourism.blogspot.com/.../kids-ski-lessons-in-ontario-s...
Great Family sking - Review of Kimberley Ski and Summer Resort ...
Slopes are for all levels of skiers and loads of golf courses to choose from. ...WHile not the largest ski resort in Canada, it is very snow-sure and offers a wide...
www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g182146-d1169419-...
Beijing Nanshan Ski Resort
In the entertaining skiing area, it introduced Germany dryland sled and Canadiansnow flying saucer. The large outdoor climbing skating rink has a 30-meter ...
www.beijingservice.com/.../beijing-nanshan-skiing-resort.htm
Ski Resort Canada | Team Alpine
Racing with the Moon,? a Nine Week Race Series for Riders and Skiers of All Abilities. Posted by tom44 on Dec 5, 2011 in Ski Resort Canada | Comments Off...
teamalpine.net/category/ski-resort-canada
Ski resorts: Europe vs North America - Telegraph
North American resorts are reporting thigh-high powder snow, so consider ... also offering some of their best ever deals to American and Canadian resorts, there is also ... Ski Independence (0131 243 8097; www.ski-i.com) offers seven nights' ...
www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Ski-resorts-Europe-vs-North-America...
Top 5 Ski Resorts in British Columbia for Vertical Drops - Skiing ...
Are you looking for a Canadian ski resort that has the most outrageous vertical drops ... snow tubing as well as heli, cat and backcountry skiing opportunities. ...
sports.yahoo.com/ski/news?slug=ycn-10572135
Fernie Alpine Ski Resort – Ski Vacation in British Columbia Canada ...
Canada ski resort at Fernie Alpine is known primarily for high annual snowfall, the highest reported every resort in the Canadian Rockies, and to ski powde
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