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Austrian Ski Resort Build’s World’s Highest Capacity Gondola

Soelden, Austria – Visitors to the Austrian ski resort of Soelden this winter will be whisked uphill aboard a gondola with the greatest uphill capacity of any similar lift in the world. Soelden’s new Giggijoch Mountain Gondola, built by Doppelmayr, has an astounding capacity of 4,500 passengers per hour. It will carry riders in 10-person cabins from … Continue reading Austrian Ski Resort Build’s World’s Highest Capacity Gondola

International Skiers Set Record in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand – Tourism New Zealand has released its latest arrivals data which shows further growth in visitor numbers. Nearly 317,000 people vacationed in New Zealand in the three months ending August compared to 268,272 in 2015 and 245,584 in 2014. “New Zealand’s fantastic winter attractions and scenery continue to attract international holidaymakers,” says Tourism New Zealand … Continue reading International Skiers Set Record in New Zealand

Arapahoe Basin Readies to Make Snow

Arapahoe Basin, CO – In an annual procedure that some ski industry types call “blowing out the mice,” Arapahoe Basin snowmakers fired up the snow guns this morning to get ready for the Colorado ski season ahead. Arapahoe Basin traditionally begins making snow around this time of year, in preparation for an October opening in competition … Continue reading Arapahoe Basin Readies to Make Snow

California Ski Industry Advances Sustainability Efforts

Petaluma, CA – On Tuesday, the California Ski Industry Association (CSIA) published its first Sustainability Report detailing years of innovative action and substantial investments to preserve and protect the environment. In an effort to highlight that more efforts are needed to affect positive change, CSIA also annnounced – on the 10-year anniversary of California’s historic climate … Continue reading California Ski Industry Advances Sustainability Efforts

New Hotel, New Glades and New CEO Highlight New Season at Taos

Taos Ski Valley, NM – This 2016-17 winter season, New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley will open the much-anticipated centerpiece of its base area renovation, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, a new 80-room lodging property. Additionally, Taos Ski Valley has a variety of other new enhancements this year under the direction of the resort’s new CEO David … Continue reading New Hotel, New Glades and New CEO Highlight New Season at Taos

Canada Set to Host Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships

Kelowna (BC), Canada – Co-hosts Canada Snowboard and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have named Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna as official host mountain for the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships, which will run February 1-8, 2017. Approximately 100 para-athletes from over 25 countries will travel to Big White Ski Resort to take part in both … Continue reading Canada Set to Host Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships

O.A.R. to Headline Ski World Cup at Killington

Killington, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort has announced that the rock band O.A.R. will headline the music and entertainment lineup when the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to the East on November 26-27, with a free concert immediately following Saturday’s races. Admission for race spectators and concertgoers is free of charge.  Celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, O.A.R. recently … Continue reading O.A.R. to Headline Ski World Cup at Killington