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More Snow In Thredbo, It's Thumbs Up For A Great 2008 (22-May-08)

THREDBO, NSW, MAY 22, 2008 - Another busy summer on the slopes of Thredbo

Another busy summer on the slopes of Thredbo, as the mountain team completed stage three of Thredbo’s snowmaking upgrade. Around $1.5 million was invested, adding snowmaking to the World Cup trail, that runs parallel to the mighty Supertrail. Thanks to this work, snowriders will also see improved coverage on the run-out of Little Beauty and True Blue.

Thredbo are now in the final stage of the three-year snowmaking project that has seen close to $6 million invested.


Coronet Peak Revels In More Snow (21-May-08)

CORONET PEAK, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 21, 2008 - Coronet Peak winter crew member Katie Gardner revels in more snow

Coronet Peak winter crew member Katie Gardner revels in more snow.  

A good 10cm blanketed the mountain overnight, and the snow continues to fall today. Ski Area Manager Hamish McCrostie said snowmaking is scheduled to start next week following testing of the new system.


Coronet Peak New Developments To Be Officially Launched (21-May-08)

CORONET PEAK, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 21, 2008 - Everyone’s invited to an extravaganza at Coronet Peak

Everyone’s invited to an extravaganza at Coronet Peak to celebrate the official opening of the new building and a special firing of the snow guns.

The celebration takes place over the weekend of June 28 and 29 to coincide with the first weekend of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.


Going, Going, Greeeeeen (21-May-08)

PERISHER BLUE, NSW, MAY 21, 2008 -  In order to minimize the resort's environmental footprint and in keeping with the Keep Winter Cool charter

In order to minimize the resort's environmental footprint and in keeping with the Keep Winter Cool charter, Perisher Blue has recently embarked on a variety of environmental initiatives and is looking to expand upon these in the near future.

The most important development in recent years has been the development of an Environmental Management System (EMS), which provides the framework for assessing the impact on the environment as a result of resort activities.


Mt Hutt Perfect For Private Groups This Winter (20-May-08)

MT HUTT, NZ, MAY 20, 2008 - A new function room at Mt Hutt offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere

A new function room at Mt Hutt offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere as well as stunning views over the ski area is the perfect winter destination for private groups visiting the slopes.

The upstairs area of Huber’s Hutt, just 90 minutes drive from Christchurch, has been transformed into a corporate function room catering for groups of up to 100, ideal for the conference and incentive market.


NEW! Perisher Card And Gift Cards On Offer (20-May-08)

PERISHER, NSW, MAY 20, 2008 - New for 2008, Perisher Blue is offering two new card products

New for 2008, Perisher Blue is offering two new card products: the 'Perisher Card', providing greater value and flexibility for loyal guests; and 'Gift Cards', literally the coolest gift around.

The Perisher Card
The Perisher Card offers loyal guests the chance to save on day passes.


Fernie - Canada's Mountain Biking Destination - Gets Set For Summer 2008 (20-May-08)

Calgary, AB, May 20, 2008 - Fernie Alpine Resort will kick off its summer operations on June 28th

Fernie Alpine Resort will kick off its summer operations on June 28th. With a summer full of exciting activities, Fernie will be the place to be for mountain biking, hiking and more. Buy early and save, adult summer season’s passes are just $189 until July 1st.

What’s New This Season?

With one of the largest lift-accessed trail networks in Western Canada, Fernie Alpine Resort’s variety of 42 trails offer something for every skill level.


Alpine Resorts Invest Over $25 Million On Improvements (18-May-08)

ASAA, Australia, May 18, 2008 - Mother Nature has been given some winter assistance in 2008

Mother Nature has been given some winter assistance in 2008. Summer activity in the Australian alpine resorts has vigorously focused on improving the chances that winter visitors will have good conditions for snow sport regardless of the risks associated with seasonal variability.

Australia’s 2.3 million (skier day) visitors will enjoy the fruits of a $25 million plus capital works program across Australia’s alpine resorts.


Snowmaking 'GO' Time At Perisher Blue (12-May-08)

PERISHER, NSW, MAY 12, 2008 - Perisher Blue reached a milestone overnight with the first operation of the resort's new automated snowmaking

Perisher Blue reached a milestone overnight with the first operation of the resort's new automated snowmaking system in Perisher Valley.

After months of tireless hard work and an investment of $9.75 million over the summer months, ten snow guns went into action at around midnight, one full week ahead of last season's snowmaking debut.


Whistler Mountain Bike Park Set To Open This Saturday With A-Line And Crank It Up (12-May-08)

WHISTLER, BC, Monday May 12, 2008 – Famed Bike Park Celebrates Ten Years Of Evolution and Leadership in Lift-Accessed Downhill Mountain Biking

The legendary Whistler Mountain Bike Park is set to open this Saturday, May 17, marking ten years of operation and progression in the world of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking.


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