Today: SKI, Snow, Resorts News, Jan 31, 2012

Jan 31, 2012

SKI, Snow, Resorts News, Jan 31, 2012

Warm temps, little snow hinders ski resort
Rapid City Journal
Although snow levels are down from a year ago, management said snowconditions there offer good skiing. Terry Peak has seen 84 inches of snowso far this year, while this time last year the resort had 114 inches, according to Linda Derosier, ...
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Davos Choked by Audis as Ski Resort Beset
Bloomberg
“There's always a crush, but the snow made driving conditions even worse.” 'Gets Worse' Davos, known for its 307 kilometers of ski slopes, doesn't have the infrastructure for the thousands of people invading the town during the annual conference, ...
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Bloomberg
Snow boosts last-minute reservations
Vail Daily News
Recent snow storms helped boost last-minute hotel bookings in Vail. EAGLE COUNTY — People want to ski on fresh snow. For proof, look no further than activity at Vail and Beaver Creek a day or two after the resortsreceived the better part of a foot of ...
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Slow snow season felt throughout industry
Summit Daily News
By Janice Kurbjun Breckenridge ski manufacturer Jared Mazlish talked Fat-ypus Skis with potential event partners and buyers from Echo Resort in Idaho Springs on Friday at the Snowsports Industries of America SnowShow held at the Colorado Convention ...
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Hit The Slopes! Score Super Lift Ticket Deals on Game Day
MarketWatch (press release)
Liftopia, the largest online marketplace for discounted ski lift tickets and mountain activities, has launched a nationwide sale, with exclusive discounts at more than 120 ski resorts, including 50% off at Copper Mountain, 47% off at Squaw Valley, ...
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Skiing more trails open
Examiner.com
Skiers in the greater Sacramento area are now able to access much more terrain. Alpine and Nordic skiers will find much better conditions for skiing. Kirkwood is 100% open. The storm dropped over 3 feet of new snow onto their base layer.
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Mild winter can't put freeze on ski resorts
Hotel News Now
In the Rocky Mountains and Pacific West region, last year's record snowfall amounts have given way to a snow drought (although snowfall improved in late January at many resorts). Many of the country's major ski resorts until recently experienced ...
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Blue Mountain Ski Resort: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
Huffington Post
Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Ontario is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Blue Mountain Ski Resort, featuring all the key information snow lovers need to ...
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World Cup Skiers Call Sierra Snow 'Ideal'
KCRA Sacramento
"Yes, we are low in snowpack, and this may not be the best snow for downhill skiing. But for this type of race, the snow conditions right now are ideal," said Dave Achey, of Royal Gorge Ski Area. On Tuesday, cross-country skiers from 15 countries ...
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Downtown Showdown falls victim to lack of snow
Portland Daily Sun
By David Carkhuff The city and Sunday River and Sugarloaf ski resortshave cancelled their fourth annual Downtown Showdown rail jam event, which was scheduled for Portland's Monument Square on Friday, Feb. 3. "We regret to announce that the fourth ...
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Four Feet of New Snow at Deer Valley this Past Week
OnTheSnow.com
Photo Courtesy of Deer Valley Resort. With almost four feet of snow at Utah's Deer Valley Resort in the past week and more in the forecast, it's time to get out and ski! Thanks to the new snow, a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and meticulous slope ...
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OnTheSnow.com
Davos Choked by Audis as Ski Resort Draws Lincoln Tunnel Traffic
San Francisco Chronicle
"There's always a crush, but the snow made driving conditions even worse." Davos, known for its 307 kilometers of ski slopes, doesn't have the infrastructure for the thousands of people invading the town during the annual conference, ...
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College student dies after falling from Park City ski lift
New York Daily News
By AP Skiers ride a lift near hills with very little snow at the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. SALT LAKE CITY — A 19-year-old University of Utah student likely suffered a medical episode before she fell from a popular ...
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New York Daily News
Snowkite competition puts focus on winter sports in Sanpete Co.
Salt Lake Tribune
Sanpete County may not have any developed lift-served ski resorts, but the terrain on what locals call the Manti Mountain makes it a popular winter sports area. Snowkiting is a cross between skiing, snowboarding and kiteboarding, and has increased in ...
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Oregon's snowpack makes a dramatic rebound, doubling in 16 days
OregonLive.com
By Stuart Tomlinson, The Oregonian View full sizeBruce Ely/The OregonianDustin Rasmussen, 11, enjoys his day off school in a snow cave during a morning of tubing at SummitSki Area on Mount Hood at Government Camp. Oregon's snowpack doubled in about ...
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NE Ski areas evolving
Gloucester Daily Times
Unfortunately, most ski areas have not received enough natural snow to really build up their half-pipes. Check the web sites before you go. The second approach was to develop non-skiing revenue centers on the mountain. Jay Peak decided to build the ...
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Despite Poor Snow Conditions, Mountain Threads Boasts Inspiring Fourth Quarter ...
PR Web (press release)
After Colorado's drought-like weather in December and early January, ski resorts and related businesses were no doubt feeling a little nervous. But while many players in the industry experienced disheartening numbers in December, Mountain Threads, ...
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PR Web (press release)
Weather slowing ski teams — Skiers dealing with warm temps and lack of snow
Livingston Daily
It's more like free skiing, and it doesn't reflect the improvements where steeper hills would." Southeast Michigan has received some snow in January, but when any meaningful amount has fallen, the temperatures pick right back up, leaving ski areas such ...
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It's all about First Tracks...
Boston.com (blog)
It applies to suppertime, and certainly skiing. On a powder day, or a perfect corduroy morning, there is nothing that compares to being on that first chair, looking down at untouched snow, knowing you are about to beat everyone else to the goods.
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Scout training saves the day for backcountry skiers
The Coloradoan
"The snow was really bad," Read said. "It was about 4 inches of crust on top of depth-core, really nasty snow underneath." The area wasn't new terrain for Read, but the end result was. He had skied there before, but the heavysnow forced the duo to ...
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Today's Colorado ski and snow report: Breck's Imperial Express opens tomorrow
Examiner.com
Weather permitting it gives skiers and riders easy access to three high-alpine bowls and hike-to access to the famed Lake Chutes and Snow Whiteareas of Peak 8. Other than that, there's not much else opening this week and the changes in the terrain ...
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Color makes a splash on the slopes - and at SnowSports Industries America show ...
Denver Post
"The brighter the colors, the faster it sells," said Mary Mancini, apparel buyer for Colorado Ski & Sports and five other skiwear stores in the Denver and Boulder area. "It pops on the snow." From left, Obermeyer's printed parka and plaid hat; ...
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Snowboarder digs snow cave to survive night at Mount Baker
Northwest Cable News
A snowboarder survived a night in the backcountry of Mount Baker Ski AreaSaturday by digging a snow cave to stay warm. Jakub Cink, 23, was in good health and uninjured when he trekked back into the ski area Sunday morning and flagged down a member of ...
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Disabled nordic skiing seeking to upgrade facilities, mind-set
Denver Post
(John Meyer, The Denver Post) TABERNASH — On a day when vicious winds are causing blowing snow, nasty ski conditions and mountain travel worries, the car with Hawaii plates seems out of place at the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center.
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Switzerland: Skiing Davos and St Moritz
New Zealand Herald
Above the shops bursting with Bogner jackets and tasty baked treats, massive snow drifts were heaped like Nigella's leftover mash, cascading over the eaves of the resort's flat roofs. One good sneeze and the whole thing could've blown.
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Most of Vail now open as more snow heads toward Colorado
RealVail
By RealVail Those gusts of wind blowing out of Colorado's high country these days aren't just the leading edge of yet another winter storm set to dump still more snow on the state's ski resorts. They're also the collective exhaling of relief from a ...
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RealVail
Snow Tubing Accident Occurred at Woodbury Ski Area
Patch.com
By Jaimie Cura Three patients were sent to Waterbury Hospital after a snowtubing accident at Woodbury Ski Area on Monday, Jan. 30. Emergency personnel who were on scene were not available when Patch contacted the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department at ...
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Weather slowing ski teams — Skiers dealing with warm temps and lack of snow
Livingston Daily
It's more like free skiing, and it doesn't reflect the improvements where steeper hills would." Southeast Michigan has received some snow in January, but when any meaningful amount has fallen, the temperatures pick right back up, leaving ski areas such ...
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Heavy snow fall for skiers sees big demand in designer thermal underwear
openPR (press release)
Snow has fallen heavily at a number of Europe's top skiing resorts, including Chamonix, Pamporova, Davos and Obertaurern, making conditions on the slopes colder than usual. While snow is an obvious necessity for the sport, it is the blizzard-like ...
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Solang ski slopes cry for international events
Times of India
Ludar Chand said that Solang receives more snow than Auli, where manyskiing events are organized. "Auli has artificial snow making machine. Government is supporting the ski resort and several events there. It looks our ski slopes are only for the ...
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Tignes Snow Report, 31 Jan 2012 | Ski Total
By Mark
The Espace Killy ski area is experiencing the best snow conditions for 10 years and as a result the resort is skiing fantastically well. ... Snow depth at the top of the ski area is 205cm and on Tignes lower runs it is 133cm. ... Tignes Snow Report ...
Ski Total News
Snow Welcome News for Area Ski Resorts - KTVN Channel 2 ...
A string of storms has brought something Sierra Nevada ski resorts haven't seen much this season: snow.
www.ktvn.com/story/.../snow-welcome-news-for-area-ski-reso...
Snow boosts spirits at Sierra ski resorts - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: A string of storms has brought something Sierra Nevada ski resorts haven't seen much this season: snow.
news.yahoo.com/snow-boosts-spirits-sierra-ski-resorts-142116...
6 feet of snow for Lake Tahoe ski resorts - Roseville California News ...
6 feet of snow for Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Every ski resort in the Lake Tahoe region recorded at least 3 feet of new snow as storms battered thearea over a ...
www.rocklintoday.com/news/anmviewer.asp?a=10494
California ski resorts open lifts, runs amid new snow -- finally - ktuu ...
Western ski resorts back on track after first decent snowfall.
www.ktuu.com/.../la-trb-winter-storms-tahoe-mammoth-2012...
Snow piling up at Mount Hood ski resorts - Koinlocal6.com
While the Willamette Valley deals with flooding rain, ski resorts on Mount Hood are being pummeled by snow.
www.koinlocal6.com/.../f-EGHr1KkEKgr1EhrUZSsQ.cspx
Ski Resorts Fired up with News of Anticipated Winter Storms ...
Ski Resorts Fired up with News of Anticipated Winter Storms. by Zach Behrens. on January 18, 2012 8:00 AM. A snowy scene in 2008 at Heavenlyski resort at ...
www.kcet.org/.../ski-resorts-fired-up-with-news-of-anticipated...
Snow is no longer a four-letter word at Sugar Bowl Ski Resortafter ...
All of the fluffy powder that fell from the sky warmed the hearts of skiers and boarders.
www.fox40.com/.../ktxl-ski-resorts-skiers-thankful-for-snow-s...
Lower snow dampens visits to Colorado ski resorts | Washington ...
Will recent snowstorms mean better business for Colorado ski resorts?
washingtonexaminer.com/news/2012/01/lower.../2123026
Warm temps, little snow hinders ski resort
Unseasonably warm temperatures in Rapid City and at the base of the Black Hills are drawing fewer skiers and snowboarders to Terry Peak. Althoughsnow ...
rapidcityjournal.com/.../article_13864f68-4bdf-11e1-8ef1-00...
Carson City, ski resorts celebrate snow | NevadaAppeal.com
It took Susie McCurdy a little more than an hour to shovel the snow from her two driveways and the sidewalk around her west Carson City home Monday.
www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20120124/NEWS/120129874
Nashoba News - Jan 21, 2012 Snow Report from Nashoba Valley ...
Search Search. Need help? Call us at             978-692-3033      . Home · Nashoba News; Jan 21, 2012 Snow Report from Nashoba Valley Ski Area,Snow Currently Falling ...
www.skinashoba.com/news/jan-21-2012/
Top 10 family ski resorts in France - OnTheSnow
Find a ski resort to fit your family profile so no one is left out in the cold. - OnTheSnow.
www.onthesnow.com/news/.../top-10-family-ski-resorts-in-fra...
Heavy Snow Fall At Heavenly Ski Resort Makes Visiting...Well ...
Home Ski News. Heavy Snow Fall At Heavenly Ski Resort Makes Visiting...Well, Heavenly. Monday, Jan 23, 2012 @ 19:37:34 PM; Written by Jaclyn ...
www.theskichannel.com/.../Heavy-Snow-Fall-At-Heavenly-Ski...
Snowball Effect: Ski Resorts Seek American Indian Help Bringing ...
First we told you about how the Southern Ute Indian Tribe were called yet again to help the Vail Mountain ski resort get some snow The tribe performed their ...
indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/.../snowball-effect-ski-r..
  
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