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Glacier Skiing And Riding On Blackcomb Kicks Off June 9 (03-Jun-08)

WHISTLER, BC, June 3, 2008 – Glacier skiing and riding on Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier begins on June 9

Glacier skiing and riding on Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier begins on June 9 and this summer, Whistler Blackcomb is doubling its terrain park features and upgrading to a Superpipe.

“We’re really ramping up the public offering this year,” says Adam Francis, Whistler Blackcomb’s assistant grooming manager.


Coronet Peak Embraces Sustainable Practice (02-Jun-08)

CORONET PEAK, NZ, JUNE 2, 2008 - Delivering fantastic winter holidays in the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable way is the crux

Delivering fantastic winter holidays in the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable way is the crux of Coronet Peak’s sustainable practice agenda.

In planning a $30m development project at Coronet Peak, owner NZSki Ltd flagged this practice as a key concept.


Whistler Mountain Bike Park To Host First Boneyard Air Affair. New Slopestyle Event Takes Over The Boneyard June 14 & 15 (01-Jun-08)

WHISTLER, BC, May 30, 2008 – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is set to host the Boneyard Air Affair

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is set to host the Boneyard Air Affair, June 14 and 15. The event is open to male and female riders who will compete in four different categories, starting from just 13 years old. With the lower park in great shape and the Boneyard bigger and better than ever, this new slopestyle event is sure to go off.

The Boneyard Air Affair will act as a qualifier for Kokanee Crankworx 2008.


The Inaugural Ice Plunge (01-Jun-08)

FALLS CREEK, VIC, JUNE 1, 2008 - To celebrate the first day of winter at Victoria's largest alpine resort

To celebrate the first day of winter at Victoria's largest alpine resort the Falls Creek community hosted the inaugural Ice Plunge.


This Saturday May 31st Is World 'No Tobacco' Day. Grouse Mountain To Become The First Smoke Free Resort In BC (29-May-08)

North Vancouver, May 28, 2008 - Grouse Mountain will be entirely smoke-free on Saturday May 31 for World No Tobacco Day

Grouse Mountain will be entirely smoke-free on Saturday May 31 for World No Tobacco Day. This day marks the start of a campaign to become the first smoke-free mountain resort in BC. With the support of the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division, staff and guests will trade in cigarettes for twizzlers and wear 'kiss me I don't smoke' buttons to celebrate their tobacco-free environment.

“Grouse Mountain will help lead the way for B.C.


Mt. Ashland Guests Continue Commitment To Renewable Energy (29-May-08)

Ashland, OR, May 29, 2008 - Mt. Ashland guests have met the Green Chair Renewable Energy challenge

Mt. Ashland guests have met the Green Chair Renewable Energy challenge during the second year of a three year contract.

In September of 2006, Mt. Ashland announced it had signed a three year deal with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation purchasing enough renewable energy to offset 100% of its electrical use each year through the 2008-09 season. Mt.


Panorama's Bike Park To Focus On Fun. Mountain Bike Park Opens June 27th (29-May-08)

Panorama Mountain Village, BC – Thursday, May 29th, 2008 – With opening day on June 27th quickly approaching

With opening day on June 27th quickly approaching, Panorama’s trail crew is hard at work preparing trails and adding what Panorama’s new Bike Park Manager, Darcy Lehr, calls the “fun factor”.

Lehr is a passionate and knowledgeable rider with close to ten years of experience in biking.  He has competed in a number of world-class events, riding everything from gnarly downhill single track to epic cross-country trails and BMX dirt jumps.  Lehr h


The 2007 - 8 Ski Season In Europe Isn't Over Yet! (26-May-08)

SKI UK, MAY 26, 2008 - Most people may have already forgotten last winter and are perhaps beginning to look forward to the 2008-9 ski season

Most people may have already forgotten last winter and are perhaps
beginning to look forward to the 2008-9 ski season, but Skiinfo
(www.skiinfo.com), Europe's leading snow reporting and forecasting service,
is still reporting on a dozen European ski centres that opened for winter
2007-8 way back last autumn, and are still open today!

And the great snow that has made this winter such a memorable one, is still
falling, with more likely over th


Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens 17 Trails (25-May-08)

WHISTLER, BC, May 25, 2008 - The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening
bike trails like a kid opening presents on Christmas morning

WHISTLER, BC, May 22, 2008 - The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening
bike trails like a kid opening presents on Christmas morning.


When Nature Meets Machines (22-May-08)

MT HUTT, NZ, MAY 22, 2008 - Mt Hutt’s snowmaking arsenal fired up last night

Mt Hutt’s snowmaking arsenal fired up last night, while natural snowfall blanketed the ski area with 15cm of new snow.

Twenty three new guns were added this year to Mt Hutt’s fleet of guns, making snowmaking more efficient and effective when the temperatures are right.


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