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Mt Cook Mackenzie Snowfall Bodes Well For Winter (03-Jun-10)

New Zealand, June 3, 2010 - A week of consistent snowfall

A week of consistent snowfall in New Zealand’s Mt Cook Mackenzie region has created outstanding conditions for the launch of this year’s ski season.

Last Thursday (27 May), Mt Dobson had its biggest single dump of snow since 1986, reporting between 1m to 1.2m in the carpark alone.  With a snow base of 130cm, it’s likely the mountain will open earlier than its scheduled 1 July launch date.

The recent snowfall also bodes well for Round

Coronet Peak To Open Saturday, June 5 (03-Jun-10)

Coronet Peak, New Zealand, June 3, 2010 - Queenstown's Coronet Peak

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak opens this Saturday (5th June) for the 2010 season.

Natural snowfall and snowmaking at Coronet Peak has produced enough snow to allow the ski area to open but Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie says skiing and riding will be limited on the lower slopes of the mountain.

Ericsson to Attempt To Ski K2 Again (01-Jun-10)

Fredrik Ericsson, June 1, 2010 - Swedish ski mountaineer

Swedish ski mountaineer Fredrik Ericsson has announced he will attempt a complete ski descent of K2 again this summer, a year after his first attempt was curtailed by the death of his partner on the trip, Italian Michele Fait, who fell to his death while skiing down from K2's C2 on the SSE spur.

Ericsson’s latest attempt is the first stage of his dream of becoming the first person to ski the world’s three highest mountains: Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenj

Dachstein Opens For Summer Ski Season With Improved Terrain Park (01-Jun-10)

Dachstein, Austria, June 1, 2010 - The Dachstein Glacier

The Dachstein Glacier in southern Austria has re-opened for snow sports this weekend and unveiled its improved Horsefeathers Superpark for the summer snow season.

The park offers a new three-boxes-line and freestylers can now slide down up to four rails in a line.

Three US Ski Areas Re-Open For 2009-10 Season ‘Last Blast’ (01-Jun-10)

USA, June 1, 2010 - Three ski areas

Three ski areas on the East and west Coasts of the US have re-opened for snow sports this weekend just for the US national Memorial Day holiday period.

On the West Coast Donner Summit and Squaw Valley ski areas re-opened due primarily to fresh snow falling last week.

On the east Coast, Stowe in Vermo

Intrawest Sell Another Resort (01-Jun-10)

Canada, June 1, 2010 - Owners of two of Canada's

Intrawest, the owners of Canada’s two most popular resorts – Whistler on the West Coast and Tremblant on the East, and formerly 10 other resorts in North America and Europe, has sold another, Mountain Creek in New Jersey.

The company had owned Mountain Creek since 1998, it’s the latest resort sold by Intrawest following its disposal of Arc 1950 in les Arcs and a resort development in Flaine, France, as well as Panorama in Canada and Winter Park in C

Scottish Skiing In June, Hopefully. (01-Jun-10)

Scotland, June 1, 2010 - Cairngorm Mountain above Aviemore

Cairngorm Mountain above Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands has announced plans to open for the first weekend of June, next Saturday 5th/6th.

A fortnight later on June 21st Northern Scotland celebrates the start of summer with near-24 hour daylight, thanks to the region’s northerly latitude.

The ski area is enjoying a record breaking year approaching eight months of near continual operation (all closures due to too much snow, extreme weather or more

Perisher ENews June 2010 (01-Jun-10)

Perisher, June 1, 2010 - Enews for June 2010

The Days are counting down and the Snow Guns are pumping!  

Check out the web cams for the latest pictures.

Snowfalls In Queenstown (25-May-10)

Queenstown, New Zealand, May 25, 2010 - Snow sport staff at

Snow sport staff at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables on the South Island of New Zealand are staying snug and warm in their new uniforms as they celebrate snow falling at the popular Queenstown ski areas.  The wintry weather has brought with it decent snowfalls and is forecast to continue for the next few days.   Ski Area Manager for Coronet Peak Hamish McCrostie says it is fantastic to see the winter arrive right on cue.

Whistler Blackcomb Reflects On An Epic Season (25-May-10)

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, may 25, 2010 - The 2009/10 winter season

The 2009/2010 winter season at Whistler Blackcomb was one for the record books. History was made this year in more ways than one beginning with record breaking snowfall in November and was topped off when Whistler’s 50 year dream of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was realized.

“This has been a season like no other,” says Dave Brownlie, President and Chief Operating Officer at Whistler Blackcomb.

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