Winter Games New Zealand Slopestyle Takes On New Dimension

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand – All eyes will be on 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games for the first FIS freeski and snowboard slopestyle events since the International Olympic Committe’s (IOC) announcement last week that the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will include slopestyle for both skiing and snowboarding. 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games will … Continue reading Winter Games New Zealand Slopestyle Takes On New Dimension

2011-12 Ski Season Improvements Underway at Killington

Killington, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort is working on a number of summer capital projects scheduled for completion in time for the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season. The removal of the Peak Lodge from Killington Peak, the largest project undertaken this summer, is under way and the tear down process is scheduled to begin in … Continue reading 2011-12 Ski Season Improvements Underway at Killington

Visiting the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

Ishpeming, MI – Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of fame is pretty far from just about anywhere. With parameters set on my recent trip to the region that included holidays and family reunions, the prospects of visiting the Museum and Hall of Fame looked rather bleak. But then … Continue reading Visiting the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

Denver Ski Train Dispute Ends with $1.1M Jury Award

Denver, CO – A federal jury on Thursday awarded $1.1 million to a company that says Amtrak derailed its plans to revive the ski train running from Denver to Winter Park ski resort. The former Denver-Winter Park ski train began operation in 1940 and continued until 2009, when former operator Anschutz Co. announced the train’s … Continue reading Denver Ski Train Dispute Ends with $1.1M Jury Award

New Zealand Skiing: You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Queenstown, New Zealand – It’s a little late but snow has finally arrived on New Zealand’s South Island. In this case, however, it’s been too much, too fast. Heavy snowfall and high winds have closed ski resorts this weekend around Queenstown and Lake Wanaka. The snowfall comes as a huge relief after lack of snow … Continue reading New Zealand Skiing: You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Fresh Snow Opens Whole Mountain at Hotham

Hotham Heights (VIC), Australia – The banner start to the 2011 ski season in the Australian Alps is continuing, and 64cm of fresh snow from this week’s storms at Hotham has combined with extensive snowmaking to open the resort’s Heavenly Valley on Wednesday and Blue Ribbon today. With the scheduled addition of Gotcha, Keogh’s and … Continue reading Fresh Snow Opens Whole Mountain at Hotham

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