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Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

The Return Of The Snow Bum (02-Dec-10)

Sun Peaks Resort in Canada’s British Columbia has announced the sequel...

Sun Peaks Resort in Canada’s British Columbia has announced the sequel to its successful Snow Bum competition last year, Snow Bum 2: The Snapshot.

Aspiring snow bums from around the world, including the UK, are invited to take a one-of-a-kind picture that shows off their enthusiasm for winter – a ‘casting’ photo if you will. The prize for best photo - a trip to Sun Peaks for the winner, where a renowned videographer will accompany them onto the slopes to film their very own exclusive winter-themed video!

Kevin Hagell from Kaizen Visuals will spend a day with you and your friends, filming everything from shredding through epic powder, making that huge jump off the slopes, or chilling out at après. Kaizen Visuals produced the Sun Peaks Promotional Winter Video.

“This is a once –in-a-lifetime chance for a lucky person to have their love of winter captured on video by a film producer.” said a resort statement.

The winner and their friends will stay six nights at one of Sun Peaks’ exclusive resort properties. There will also be secondary prize for most popular (most-voted for) photo as contestants will be rewarded based on how many votes they get on their photo, by promoting their entry through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

“Since Snow Bum was such a success last year, we wanted this year’s contest to be even more accessible to participants across the globe,” explains Christopher Nicolson, President of Tourism Sun Peaks. “A picture is worth a thousand words, and having people show us why they love winter through their lenses is a great way to celebrate the snow season. We anticipate lots of creative and unique shots will be shared with the world.”

Snow Bum hopefuls can enter the contest online by uploading a unique picture that shows off their passion for winter directly onto the Snow Bum website, All entrants are encouraged to capture their fun side by being as creative as possible while incorporating country or city landmarks into their shots and the essence of winter before sharing their image online with all of their friends. A Snow Bum logo will be available online for optional inclusion into any photo that is submitted.

Photos must be uploaded by Sunday, February 20, 2011 and the Top 20 Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, February 22l. The grand prize winner of “The Snapshot” will be announced on March 1st, 2011 for prize redemption between March and April 2011.

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