MRA Moving Forward with Plans to Redevelop Alaska’s Manitoba Mountain Ski Area

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – Mountain Rider’s Alliance has launched a website, www.SkiManitobaMountain.com, detailing their plan to develop what the group is terming a low impact ski area on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. Project manager Dave Scanlan recently concluded seven community outreach presentations. “The project was generally well received by the local communities. We appreciate … Continue reading MRA Moving Forward with Plans to Redevelop Alaska’s Manitoba Mountain Ski Area

New Ski Museum Exhibit Celebrates 75 Years of the Chairlift

Franconia Notch, NH – Seventy five years ago this spring, the chairlift was invented as part of a major new ski resort in the Idaho backcountry planned by the Union Pacific Railroad and its board chairman, W. Averell Harriman. The resort was named Sun Valley, and the new form of uphill transportation, which was almost … Continue reading New Ski Museum Exhibit Celebrates 75 Years of the Chairlift

France to Help Russia Build New Ski Resorts in Caucasus

Deauville, France – Following talks between their two Presidents, France will help Russia build a number of new ski resorts in its restive Caucasus region, both countries announced in a joint statement released last week. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sees development of tourism infrastructure in the Caucasus as the solution to increasing insurgent violence in … Continue reading France to Help Russia Build New Ski Resorts in Caucasus

Developers Hope to Build the UK’s Largest Indoor Ski Slope

Weston-super-Mare, UK – Developers have submitted to the North Somerset Council a £50m plan to construct the UK’s largest indoor ski slope. If approved and built, the project proposed by developer LeisureDome (UK) Ltd. on 12.7 acres at St. Modwen’s Locking Parklands will result in a 210-meter indoor ski slope as well as an indoor … Continue reading Developers Hope to Build the UK’s Largest Indoor Ski Slope

World Heli Challenge Adds Camp for Aspiring Big Mountain Skiers and Riders

Wanaka, New Zealand – Organizers of the World Heli Challenge have announced the launch of the World Heli Challenge Academy, a training camp for skiers and snowboarders from around the world. The World Heli Challenge Academy programs will be held over seven days in some of New Zealand’s finest skiing destinations (including one day of … Continue reading World Heli Challenge Adds Camp for Aspiring Big Mountain Skiers and Riders

Open House Scheduled for Breckenridge’s Proposed Peak 6 Expansion

Breckenridge, CO – Breckenridge officials have scheduled an informal open house to discuss the ski resort’s proposed expansion onto Peak 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge. The proposed expansion involves a base-to-summit high-speed six pack chairlift to serve 280 acres of above-treeline terrain, 100 acres of hike-to terrain … Continue reading Open House Scheduled for Breckenridge’s Proposed Peak 6 Expansion

Adaptive Skier Dies in A-Basin Accident

Arapahoe Basin, CO – A 51-year-old adaptive skier died last Thursday when he sustained a hard crash while riding his sit-ski at Arapahoe Basin. Jack Wade, of Golden, Colo., was found unresponsive after catching an edge on his sit-ski and striking the ground hard, according to witnesses. He was at A-Basin to celebrate his 25th … Continue reading Adaptive Skier Dies in A-Basin Accident

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