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Volkswagen National Ski Championships Attract International Field (25-Aug-08)

Coronet Peak, NZ, August 26, 2008 - A high calibre international field is competing

A high calibre international field is competing alongside the cream of New Zealand’s ski racing at the Volkswagen National Ski Championships at Coronet Peak from Thursday August 28 – Saturday August 30.

Ski Racing New Zealand General Manager Simon Mills is delighted with the strength of the field.

“The international skiers include a number of highly ranked World Cup racers who will help showcase the National Championships.


Burton Announces The Australian Premiere Of "It’s Always Snowing Somewhere" (25-Aug-08)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (August 26, 2008) — Burton Australia is set to premiere It’s Always Snowing Somewhere

Burton Australia is set to premiere It’s Always Snowing Somewhere, a double feature, double DVD snowboarding movie that showcases the Burton team’s most ridiculous season yet.


Victorian Interschools Are Off And Racing! (25-Aug-08)

Mt Buller, VIC, August 25, 2008 - Mt Buller is bustling with competition and excitement

Mt Buller is bustling with competition and excitement as they play host to the 51st Subaru Victorian Interschool’s Snow Sports Championships, which commenced on Sunday August 24, 2008.


Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass Prices Released (25-Aug-08)

WHISTLER, BC, August 25, 2008 – Whistler Blackcomb has released its season pass pricing

Whistler Blackcomb has released its season pass pricing for the upcoming 2008-2009 season. From August 27, through to October 13 early bird pricing is available. An unlimited adult pass is available for the Early Bird price of $1,529 including unlimited access to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

“This season is a really exciting time for the whole community of Whistler,” says Stuart Rempel senior vice president of marketing and sales at Whistler Blackcomb.


This Weeks Headlines (25-Aug-08)

Snow Hunters World Weekly Snow News, August 25, 2008

First Eight Seated Chairlift For Solden

Solden is replacing its old triple chairlift at Giggijoch with a modern eight seater version, the resort’s first.

At the same time the Giggijoch Restaurant has been renovated with a new traditional-style restaurant created and escalators installed so there will no longer be any need to climb stairs in your ski boots.)

Solden opens for the winter in less than two months on Saturday 11t


Freestylers Entertain The Crowds During Remarkables Rampage (24-Aug-08)

The Remarkables, NZ, August 24, 2008 - Top New Zealand and international freestylers wowed the crowds

Top New Zealand and international freestylers wowed the crowds during The Remarkables Rampage Slopestyle event.

Conditions were perfect for competitors who impressed both judges and spectators with their consistently strong technical ability.

Josh Clark, Youth Action Sports Co-ordinator for The Remarkables and Coronet Peak said the crowd enjoyed some pretty gnarly tricks.

“It was quite a challenging course in that it was long and included seven m


115 + cm of snow @ Mt Baw Baw! (24-Aug-08)

Mt Baw Baw, VIC, August 24, 2008 - Hailed as the ‘little mountain’

Hailed as the ‘little mountain’, MT Baw Baw has increased in height over the past few days, the top of the Summit snow depth is reaching for the sky at 125cm.


Burton Australian Open Snowboarding Championships Brings World’s Top Riders to Perisher Blue (24-Aug-08)

SYDNEY, Australia (August 24, 2008) - Some of the biggest names in international snowboarding

Some of the biggest names in international snowboarding are making their way down under to the Burton Australian Open Snowboarding Championships, which will take place from September 1-5, 2008 at Perisher Blue resort in Australia.


Venezuela to Vancouver (24-Aug-08)

Falls Creek, VIC, August 24, 2008 - 21 year old Venezuelan cross country skier Cesar Baena

21 year old Venezuelan cross country skier Cesar Baena has begun the quest to represent his country at the Canadian Winter Olympics with some training and race experience at Falls Creek.


American’s Continue To Dominate Japanese FIS Races (24-Aug-08)

Coronet Peak, NZ, August 24, 2008 - The first day of slalom racing took place at Coronet Peak

The first day of slalom racing took place at Coronet Peak on August 21, which is part of the Japanese FIS Races.

The Americans took advantage of the superb racing conditions, dominating both the men’s and women’s events.

The results from the days Air NZ Southern Cup Slalom as follows:

Men
1st place    David Chodounsky    USA
2nd place    Kilian Albrecht    Bulga


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