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AUSTRALIA Ski News, May 30, 2012


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Australian ski season to start early
Stuff.co.nz
The official start of the Australian snow season is Queen's birthday weekend on June 9, however Perisher in NSW has announced it will open a week early on June 2 and Thredbo is aiming for June 6. Victoria's Mount Buller is also considering an early ...
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Ski Season Starts Early Down Under
First Tracks
Online Media Perisher Valley (NSW), Australia - An early season storm that delivered up to 30cm of snow over the weekend has prompted some of Australia's most popular ski resorts to kick off the 2012 season ahead of schedule. Perisher will be starting ...
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Top jet skiers to fly high at Slam
Fraser Coast Chronicle
Competitors practice for Queensland's largest freestyle jet ski event to be held at Mudjimba on June 9-10. HUNDREDS of Australia's best freestyle jet skiers will have a flippin' good time next weekend when the Coast hosts Queensland's largest jet ski ...
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Japan's quiet achiever
Sydney Morning Herald
Niseko has an Australian flavour; nearby Rusutsu resort has epic runs and a family atmosphere, writes Susan Bredow. Statistically, Rusutsu is perfect. With 30 per cent of its terrain suitable for beginners, 40 per cent for intermediates and 30 per cent ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Easier Than Ever Before For Australians to Ski Vail and Beaver Creek
e-Travel Blackboard (press release)
... Angeles American Airlines has announced their flight schedule between Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Vail/Eagle Airport (EGE) for the 2012-2013 northern ski season, making it easier than ever before for Australians to ski or ride Vail and Beaver Creek.
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Skiing starts in Southern hemisphere
PlanetSKI.eu
The Australian resort of Perisher has opened three weeks ahead of schedule. There is not much snow but one slope was open at the weekend. It is the first resort that we know of to open in the southern hemisphere. The resort in New South Wales was ...
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PlanetSKI.eu
Chobani Hoping Foray Down Under Proves Fruitful
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mr. Meek: Gippsland currently has 8% of the Australian market behind Yoplait, Nestle's Ski and Vaalia. It has recorded double digit growth year-on-year and its main Yogurt Twist range is mainly a dessert yogurt and an alternative to ice cream.
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Renault and Falls Creek - The Perfect Partnership this Winter
Autochannel (press release)
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – May 24, 2012: Renault Australia is proud to announce their major partnership with Falls Creek Ski Lifts this winter. Falls Creek is Victoria's largest alpine resort. This year, all visitors to Falls Creek will see the Renault ...
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Autochannel (press release)
Passenger numbers rise for Air NZ
TVNZ
Air New Zealand's long-haul passenger numbers rose 4.4% in April and the airline announced plans to increase capacity between Queenstown and Australian cities by 8% this ski-season. The airline carried 1.02 million passengers in April, up 1.8% from a ...
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One Pass take-up takes off
Otago Daily Times
"I think they've really appreciated having for the first time in quite a while some real options forAustralians coming to the South Island and also probably a little bit more information on the wider skioptions, particularly McKenzie [region], ...
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Snow Travel Expo Hits Sydney
Fox Sports
Alpsport is one of Sydney's premier ski and snowboard stores now with online shopping. Gather your family and friends and meet over 50 of the world's best ski resorts from: Australia, Canada, Japan, USA, NZ, Korea, Europe, Kashmir. You'll meet 20+ ski ...
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Life is proving to be swell for Higginbotham
Brisbane Times
That philosophy is certainly working for Wallabies and Reds back-rower Scott Higginbotham this season as he has been the standout Australian forward in the Super Rugby tournament. The potential has always been there. But in his opening seasons, ...
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Brisbane Times
Don't allow drunks to drive jet skis
Pattaya Mail
On Wednesday 18 April I had beachfront chairs about 100 metres south of the music & foam stage in Pattaya, where the ocean was occupied all along by hundreds of young swimmers, unprotected from any wayward jet ski, by any barrier there, for swimmers ...
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PRIVATE SYDNEY
Sydney Morning Herald
Don't play Play now More video Recommended Model Ursula Darnsteeg is decorated as a cyborg mermaid at the Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast.Click to play video Body artist creates 'cyborg mermaid' Beauty queen's fall from ...
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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 5/25/2012
International Business Times AU
By Juliana Roadley, CommSec Market Analyst | May 25, 2012 1:32 PM EST Yesterday the Australian share market kicked off the session a little higher for the third time this week, only to start losing ground following some disappointing economic data out ...
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International Business Times AU
Appeal looms on Aussie mum Allyson McConnell who killed two sons in Canada
The Australian
In 2006 McConnell worked at a Canadian ski resort and met local man Curtis McConnell. They wed in 2007, had Jayden and Connor, but in 2009 the marriage was heading for divorce and a judge prevented McConnell from taking her sons to Australia.
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5 winter sports to try
Herald Sun
1 Snowsports Skiing and snowboarding are two of the most popular snowsports and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With resorts at Perisher and Thredbo in NSW and three locations in Victoria, it's also a great way to spend a weekend away.
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Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 5/24/2012
International Business Times AU
By Juliana Roadley, CommSec Market Analyst | May 24, 2012 1:40 PM EST Yesterday the Australian share market lost ground for the first time this week, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 54.7 points to 4118 point. Last night Key European index's ...
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International Business Times AU
Five of the best travel deals
NEWS.com.au
See Sarajin 2 Japan ski deals BOOK your Japan ski trip by Friday and save up to 30 per cent off ski packages. You can save when you stay in a studio apartment in one of Niseko's 150 properties for seven nights from $905 a person, twin share.
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NEWS.com.au
El Nino may bring a dry winter and bushfire threats for summer
Herald Sun
"That's part and parcel of the Australian scene,'' Prof Stone said. Despite recent heavy snow falls, Prof Stone said the phenomenon could also make for a lacklustre ski season, due to decreased precipitation. Independent forecaster Dennis Luke said he ...
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Antarctic relay burns up the ice
PS News
The world's southern-most Relay for Life at Australia's Casey station in Antarctica has raised $11300 for the Cancer Council. The event saw Casey expeditioners walk, run and ski more than 850 kilometres over a 24 hour period. Event organiser and Casey ...
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PS News
Playing safe at the Olympic Games
This is North Devon
ON PATROL: Simon Luton and Colin Leaper were on the river on Saturday, keeping an eye on the competitors in the Tarka Ski Challenge. Pictures: Rob Tibbles. To order call 0844 4060 269 and quote Ref: BNRT20120519H-007_C 111 Motw Boat Action from the Ski ...
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Adventure Waterman Jeff Rowley Places 4th In The World As An Elite Big Wave Surfer
Fox Sports
On 4 January 2012, Jeff Rowley's rides at 'Jaws' made history when he became the first Australian to successfully paddle into Jaws without the assistance of jet ski. The 2012 Global Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards first place for 'Ride of the Year' was ...
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iPrints ideal for winter texting
Manchester Evening News
Phil Mundy came up with the idea for iPrints after discovering during a ski trip that the touchscreen on his phone would not work unless he removed his gloves. A touchscreen, like that on the iPhone, relies on the conductive properties of the human ...
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All that glitters isn't gold
Deccan Herald
In its guttural voice, the tree was narrating the story of Australia's third most populous city, a city that began life as a penal settlement and is now classified as Beta World City. Thus began my tryst with Brisbane. The city, resplendent in the ...
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Get high - but not with mountain sickness on your adventure vacation
JustLuxe.com
Holidaying in the mountains brings dramatic vistas but it sometimes means a whole lot less air – particularly if you are about 7000 feet or so on a walking, skiing or trekking holiday. I should know, I have had altitude sickness on almost every major ...
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Youcef running in footsteps of Moroccan greats
The Daily Telegraph
Triple Australian Olympian Youcef Abdi from Sydney is one of those athletes and he has written of his experience in laidback Morocco as part of his Olympic diary on the road to London where he will race in the gruelling 3000m steeplechase.
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Happy with a stable career
Herald Sun
Certainly, Heathcote could never have imagined he'd be in this position when he left Australia as a 19-year-old on an adventure of a lifetime. He was to stay overseas for nearly two decades. He first landed a job at a German ski resort, ...
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Secret Sex – A Book Alive Online: Chapter 30 – Word Nerd
eNewsChannels
The ad is going to feature a BMW with a ski rack on it,” he told me, “and since the roof rack company is in Australia, a kangaroo is going to be driving the car.” “Kangaroo, right,” I said. Once I was home, I read everything and wrote as many lines as ...
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eNewsChannels
Chaparral H2O 19 Ski Fish – Boat Reviews, Tests & News ...
First Australian test of Chaparral's H2O Series. LIKES - Versatility - Overall Finish - Storage - Handling - Neat packaging for family or fishing. NOT SO MUCH ...
www.boatpoint.com.au/.../chaparral-h2o-19-ski-fish-30359
Snow dumps good preview for ski season - ABC News (Australian ...
There have been welcome dumps of snow in the lead up to the New South Wales Snowy Mountainsski season.
www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-28/snow...for.../4037560
Shopping for the ski slopes - News Blog - NEWS.com.au
IT'S been a few years since I've been skiing but this year I'll be hitting the slopes again. I do love the sport but can't stand the cold. So, with the ski season rapidly ...
blogs.news.com.au/.../index.../shopping_for_the_ski_slopes/
Travel News - Venture to Australia to ring in its ski season
Ski buffs in the U.S. may be sad that this season brought little snowfall in some parts of the country, but they can head to Australia instead, as their winter is just ...
www.travelguard.com/.../Venture-to-Australia-to-ring-in-its-sk...
Australian ski season set to start early | Ski Pad Blog
The Australian ski season looks set to begin earlier than expected due to some early snowfall. ... Ski& Snowboard News ...
www.skipad.co.uk/blog/australian-ski-season-set-to-start-early/
Japan resilient despite decrease in Aus visitors - Ski and Snow ...
Japan is working toward restoring Australian visitor numbers in 2012 after a fall in figures last year as a ... TRAVEL NEWS YOUR WAY ... Ski and Snow News ...
www.etravelblackboardasia.com/.../japan-resilient-despite-decr...
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