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  • Japan Earthquake Topples Homes in Olympic Ski Resort

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    23 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Hakuba, Japan – A strong earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday, collapsing homes in the ski resort villages surrounding the 1998 Olympic Winter Games city of Nagano. Japan’s meteorological agency reported the magnitude 6.7 tremblor centered in Nagano Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, 125 miles northwest of Tokyo, that struck at 10:08 p.m. local time on Saturday. Initial reports indicate […]
  • Ski Vermont Outlines Thanksgiving Plans at Vermont Ski Resorts

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    Nick
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Snow covered pine trees, quaint villages decked out in lights, and the feeling of gliding down a mountain side, followed by hot cocoa by the fire. What could be a better way to spend a holiday? Vermont ski and snowboard resorts are a majestic destination during the holidays and offer many cheerful activities and packages to get the family there. Bolton Valley Nothing brings friends and families together for good times quite like the holidays, and holidays spent on snow create lasting memories. Bolton Valley’s cozy base village will be trimmed in white lights for the holidays, creating a…
  • Bolton Valley Offers Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

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    23 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Nov. 21, 2014) – With the holiday shopping season set to officially kick-off next week on Black Friday, Bolton Valley is jumping in on the action with four special deals for skiers and riders on Cyber Monday. The Sale begins promptly at 12 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 and will close at Midnight. The specials will be available online for a 24-hour period and include lift tickets and season passes. “This sale is designed to make it easier for people to purchase gifts for the skier or rider in their life,” said Josh Arneson, Director of Sales and Marketing.
  • Our top tips: Life in Levi

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    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    The resort of Levi in Lapland also has a lot to offer besides Santa, including some mesmerising Northern Lights (fingers crossed) this winter and some sensational skiing – for those of you who may never have skied before and want to, give it a go whilst you are there. The resort has 47 slopes, snow-sure pistes and even a snow park for the more daring. It also has some fantastic après ski on offer as it is the most popular ski destination in Finland- especially if you are a fan of karaoke, you will find that the Finns love it! You will find many shops, bars and restaurants. There is one…
  • Saisonstart: Diese Skigebiete öffnen am 22. November

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    21 Nov 2014 | 1:18 am
    Nach viel Schneefall in der vergangenen Woche öffnen am Samstag, den 22. November einige Skigebiete in den Alpen. Hier eine Liste der Gebiete, in denen ihr ab Samstag durchgehend oder mindestens am Wochenende eure Schwünge ziehen könnt ...
 
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  • NHL's Jack Johnson declares bankruptcy after 'parents squander his $30m fortune'

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    EXCLUSIVE: Fast cars, extravagant vacations and very much still in business: Lavish lifestyle of the cult leader linked to the death plunge of a Russian supermodel in New York revealed Twice-married country star Ty Herndon, 52, comes out as gay and reveals he tied the knot with women to protect his career Wal-Mart tricked into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for just $90 after customers take advantage of loophole in price match promotion Student accuses frat of gang rape in harrowing account of alleged attack at the University of Virginia - and claims officials did NOTHING Can you REALLY…
  • Leki Renews Contract with Lindsey Vonn

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Leki inked an athlete sponsorship renewal agreement with two-time Olympic Medalist and four-time World Cup Champion Lindsey Vonn to last through the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The four-year contract guarantees Vonn will continue to train and compete exclusively with Leki poles.
  • Air bags could make alpine skiing races safer

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Alpine star Lindsey Vonn tore up her right knee during a crash at the 2013 world championships. Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics.
  • Kristoffersen wins World Cup slalom in Finland

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won the World Cup men's slalom opener, beating the world champion Marcel Hirscher by 0.12 seconds in foggy conditions on Sunday. The 20-year-old Kristoffersen had a combined time of 1 minute, 50.39 seconds, after the Austrian led after the first run on the Finnish Arctic slope in Levi.
  • Bode Miller to have back surgery, eyes Jan. return to skiing

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Miller first injured the disc in March training run in Switzerland. The 37-year-old hopes the operation in California solves a problem with an intervertebral disc that has compromised his use of his left leg.
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  • Russians Go 1-2 in 15 k Classic; Canadians All Land in Top 8 in Gällivare Distance Race

    Alex Kochon
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Canadian World Cup Team member Alex Harvey kick-double poling in the 2012 men’s pursuit in Kuusamo, Finland, where he placed 23rd. Last year, Harvey was 42nd in the Kuusamo freestyle pursuit, one of the first races of the season. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) Kick-double pole was the name of the game on Sunday in Gällivare, Sweden; if you did that well, you were basically golden on the four-lap course. Easier said than done, but the Russians managed to power through, with Evgeniy Belov pulling out the 20-second win in the International Ski Federation (FIS) men’s 15-kilometer classic…
  • Kalla Completes Bruks Sweep Despite ‘Early Midlife Crisis’; Halfvarsson Tops for Men

    Chelsea Little
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Charlotte Kalla didn’t elaborate on what her midlife crisis might be, but if it includes being totally dominant at ski racing, sign us up. Nobody has had a better start to the season so far than Charlotte Kalla. The Swedish star finished off a three-race sweep of opening races in Bruksvallarna today with a victory in the classic sprint. “I’m glad that it worked this weekend, and I hope I’ll feel just as good next weekend,” she told the Aftonbladet newspaper, referring to the opening World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland. Before the weekend startd, she had a strained shoulder; now she…
  • Northug Double Poles His Way to First Win of Season in Beito Classic Sprint

    Inge Scheve
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Petter Northug racing to 23rd in Saturday’s 15 k freestyle FIS race in Beitostølen, Norway. He was more than a minute behind winner Martin Sundby, then came back to win Sunday’s classic sprint by 0.4 seconds. (Photo: Inge Scheve) With about 50 meters to go in the men’s 1.5-kilometer classic sprint on Sunday in Beitostøelen, Norway, Petter Northug engaged the turbo and overtook fellow Norwegian Sondre Turvoll Fossli right at the finish line — exactly the way we are used to seeing him: relentless. “This was OK. I wanted to get a day with four tough sprint efforts and…
  • Barbro Kvåle, 22, Breaks Through in Beitostølen Classic Sprint

    Inge Scheve
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    A stunned Barbro Kvåle after winning Sunday’s FIS classic sprint by 0.3 seconds in Beitostølen, Norway. (Photo: Photo NTG Lillehammer) Barbro Kvåle, a 22-year-old Norwegian junior world champion in ski orienteering, joined the ranks of national-team stars Therese Johaug and Marit Bjørgen, who won the Beitostølen distances races this weekend. On Sunday, Kvåle, now on Norway’s U23 cross-country team, came from behind to win the women’s 1.2-kilometer classic sprint by three-tenths of a second. With meters to go in the final, she passed Norway’s Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes to…
  • Jones Tops Gällivare Women’s Classic Sprint; Harvey Second and Three Canadian Men in Final

    Alex Kochon
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Alex Harvey during the World Cup classic-sprint qualifier last December in Asiago, Italy. He posted the 13th-fastest time, but was disqualified for skating. He missed qualifying for the heats in three-straight sprints at the beginning of last season, but things could be turning up for the 26-year-old Harvey if Gallivare is any indication. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) This time last year, the most racing Alex Harvey had done leading up to the World Cup opener was a time trial with teammate Devon Kershaw at the Canadian’s training base in Davos, Switzerland. Harvey went to Davos again…
 
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  • Turkey for a Ticket at Big Sky

    First Tracks!! Online Media
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Big Sky, MT - Encouraging people to give to the local food banks and thanking them with a free day of skiing, Big Sky Resort in Montana will host its 8th annual Turkey for a Ticket fundraiser for Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank, and the Big Sky Food Bank on Friday, December 12, 2014 […]
  • Val Thorens Tops World Ski Awards

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    23 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Kitzbuehel, Austria - French ski destination Val Thorens has been recognized as the World’s Best Ski Resort by voters at the World Ski Awards for the second consecutive year. In a night of high drama at A-ROSA Kitzbühel, the title of World’s Best Ski Hotel went to Stein Eriksen Lodge at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort, while host […]
  • Japan Earthquake Topples Homes in Olympic Ski Resort

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    23 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Hakuba, Japan – A strong earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday, collapsing homes in the ski resort villages surrounding the 1998 Olympic Winter Games city of Nagano. Japan’s meteorological agency reported the magnitude 6.7 tremblor centered in Nagano Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, 125 miles northwest of Tokyo, that struck at 10:08 p.m. local time on Saturday. Initial reports indicate […]
  • Ligety Dislocates Wrist in Training

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    23 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Vail, CO - U.S. Olympic champion ski racer Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training on Saturday at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Randy Viola at the Vail Valley Medical […]
  • Aspen’s Limelight Hotel Completes Makeover

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    22 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Aspen, CO - As Aspen Mountain opens ahead of schedule today, one famous downtown hotel is completing its renovation right on schedule. The Limelight Hotel’s $1.1 million complete guest room upgrade is targeted for completion this Monday. All 126 guest rooms will be outfitted with new carpets, drapery, and furniture that will feature warm colors and textures […]
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  • Bolton Valley Offers Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

    AlpineZone News
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Nov. 21, 2014) – With the holiday shopping season set to officially kick-off next week on Black Friday, Bolton Valley is jumping in on the action with four special deals for skiers and riders on Cyber Monday. The Sale begins promptly at 12 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 and will close at Midnight. The specials will be available online for a 24-hour period and include lift tickets and season passes. “This sale is designed to make it easier for people to purchase gifts for the skier or rider in their life,” said Josh Arneson, Director of Sales and Marketing.
  • Ski Vermont Outlines Thanksgiving Plans at Vermont Ski Resorts

    Nick
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Snow covered pine trees, quaint villages decked out in lights, and the feeling of gliding down a mountain side, followed by hot cocoa by the fire. What could be a better way to spend a holiday? Vermont ski and snowboard resorts are a majestic destination during the holidays and offer many cheerful activities and packages to get the family there. Bolton Valley Nothing brings friends and families together for good times quite like the holidays, and holidays spent on snow create lasting memories. Bolton Valley’s cozy base village will be trimmed in white lights for the holidays, creating a…
  • “Peace Park” Aims to Bring the Soul Back to Snowboarding

    AlpineZone News
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014  – Mountain Dew® and Burton have teamed up with professional snowboarder Danny Davis to co-create and release Peace Park – a 44-minute film about the innovative snowboard park that is reconnecting riders with the fun, creative roots of the sport. Built and filmed in the West Tetons in Wyoming, this innovative park, complete with 22-foot bowl, was the last, “unofficial” rider-judged contest, following a heavy pro-circuit snowboard season. Peace Park will air nationally on ABC on Sunday, November 30 at 2 p.m. ET and will be available…
  • Lake Placid Announces 2014/15 Event Schedule

    AlpineZone News
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Below is a rundown of many of the events on ORDA’s fall/winter 2014-’15 events’ calendar for your planning purposes. Dates and schedules are subject to change. Dec. 1-6, 2014 – FIL Luge World Cup. International luge racing returns to Lake Placid for the first time since Feb. 2012. The race is the second event in the nine-event series, which begins Nov. 29-30 in Igls, Austria. The doubles and men’s races will be held on Dec. 5, while the women’s and team relay competitions will take place on Dec. 6. (Credential request form attached) Dec. 13 – FIBT World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton.
  • Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour Kicks Off in Bozeman

    AlpineZone News
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    BOZEMAN, Mont., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coldsmoke Winter Film originated in Bozeman, Montana, and was born out of a mountain community’s desire to showcase artistic talent and celebrate a culture entrenched in winter. A decade later, Coldsmoke Winter Film is still the most authentic and relevant mouthpiece of the winter culture, delivering high-energy events and brand activations, uniting audiences and consumers alike. Winter Film is Coming Every October, stoke begins to rise as winter enthusiasts take a front row seat to some of the most incredible winter films from around…
 
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  • 2014-15 Ski Setup

    Andrew McLean
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    There’s still no snow on the ground and the temps are downright balmy, but it is never too soon to assemble a ski set up for the upcoming season. The ski crampons are just for Antarctica, but the rest is my standard issue touring gear.   Skis All around skis: Black Diamond Link 90’s in a 176cm.  These are 90mm underfoot and have a wood core which is nice for variable conditions and are perhaps a bit more durable. This is a good ski to take out when you are expecting to ski all sorts of different aspects and different types of snow. Long Powder/Corn Tours:  BD Carbon…
  • November 1st – 2014 Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Public Session

    Andrew McLean
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Avalanche education is one of the best ways to avoid being caught and/or buried by an avalanche while backcountry skiing, or, as the Utah Avalanche Center says “Know Before You Go.”  To that end, the UAC is hosting a very concentrated avalanche workshop this Saturday, November 1st at the Southtowne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.  The morning session is open to snow safety professionals only, but the afternoon session (which looks as good or better) is open to the public. It is a fast moving format with lots of short 15-20 minute presentations, which keep it fresh and interesting.
  • Slotterhouse AK – Photo Trip Report

    Andrew McLean
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Rarely, if ever, have I experienced a place that gets me more excited about ski mountaineering than the Slotterhouse in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve in southeast Alaska. As a disclaimer, I like exploring remote areas with plenty of options, not just a single huge peak or exclusively steep skiing terrain.  This preference evolved over a series of trips where we set out to ski one peak, or an area with nothing but steeps, only to get completely shut down by weather or bad snow stability.  Big peaks are fun, but they are a bit like placing all your eggs in one basket…
  • How to Build Wands

    Andrew McLean
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I know – the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Both of you. As detailed in my previous post, I’ve built a lot of bad mountaineering wands before arriving at this solution.  I like this design as they stay put in deep snow for weeks on end, withstand wind, are easy to place, easy to clean and generally work well.  I like the combination of both a small duct tape flag and a ribbon as if it is a total white-out, you can often still hear the ribbon flapping in the wind. 1. 48″ tomato stakes – 25 pack.  I like starting with long stakes (4′ versus…
  • Ski Mountaineering Wand Making – Greatest Fails

    Andrew McLean
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    According to Malcom Gladwell’s theory that a person can only achieve true mastery of an activity by doing it for ten thousand hours, I’m almost a wand building prodigy. This is nothing to be proud of (except if you are my mom) and came about accidentally when I was building wands to mark ski mountaineering races, like the Wasatch PowderKeg.  According to International Ski Mountaineering Federation rules, courses are supposed to be marked every 10 meters, which on an 8 mile course like the Powder Keg is about 1,250 wands. Being a slacktart, I tried all sorts of time saving ideas…
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  • Caring for your skis and snowboards

    Devin Reams
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Hopefully you’ve already pulled your ski and snowboard gear out of a long summer hibernation. It’s now time to start thinking about tuning up your gear and getting ready for the season. As with tools and instruments, taking good preventative care of your ski and snowboard gear may help prolong your time enjoying it. Read my recommendations about how to care for your skis and snowboards at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • Wearable ski tech: 3 things to bring

    Devin Reams
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    With smartphones all over the mountain, here are three things you should bring to help make your day on the mountain a bit better. Touchscreen gloves, a waterproof case, and a battery pack are must-haves. As technology gets smaller and lighter, look to smartphone-enabled goggles, video cameras and more. Learn more about my recommendations at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • The names of Breck’s Peak 6 runs

    Devin Reams
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Peak 6 at Breckenridge introduced nearly 550 acres and over three dozen new trails during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1,800 guests submitted trail names that “Awaken Their Sixth Sense” in a contest and 25 were chosen. What are the meanings behind some of these names? Beauty was a common theme but some names suggested spirituality, a state of mind, and of course, sensory experiences… learn more about the names at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • Beaver Creek (2014-03-08)

    Devin Reams
    9 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    We did a quick afternoon at Beaver Creek. We knew it was going to be a busy day when we saw the cars start parking on a Highway 6. After a nice lunch from Larkburger and a Wit from Crazy Mountain we headed up. By the afternoon the snow was already a bit slushy. Temperatures were in the 30s so it was great weather for humans (but not for snow). After some tree runs, which still had powder, at Bachelor Gulch we ended the day on the sunny patio at Mami’s Cabin. The umbrella bar is one of my favorite places to be and on a warm day the picnic tables were welcoming. This post is part of the…
  • How to save money during spring break in Breck

    Devin Reams
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    One of the best parties to celebrate spring break is a few weeks away: Breck Spring Fever 2014 kicks off on March 22. I put together a few ideas on how you can save some money during spring break in Breck: buy lift tickets in advance online, purchase ski and snowboard rentals online, travel by shuttle and bus and carpool, and embrace happy hour. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
 
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  • Resort Guide 2015: Best Sustainability

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    From wind turbines to composting toilets, these resorts are the best at giving back to Ma Nature.
  • How to Ski Sunshine Village

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    » Location: Sunshine Village, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada » Getting there: The Great Divide Express quad » Vertical feet: 3,514 » Acres: 3,358» Scare factor: Ski patrol treats this area as freeride terrain—and wants you to have proper backcountry gear (beacon, probe, shovel, ski buddy), and training. Get the gist? How to ski it » Skate to the backcountry gate off the top of The Great Divide Express quad, 30 feet to skier’s right, to enter the freeride zone. Once your beacon is turned on, the gate will allow you to pass through. It’s a four-minute hike to the top, where…
  • East Coast Ripper Defies All Odds

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    The filming of “Out on a Limb” nearly cost budding film maker Tyler Wilkinson-Ray most of his big toe, thanks to a bad case of frostbite suffered on location in the remote Chic-Choc Mountains of Quebec. Other than that, things have worked out very well. The latest (which is only the second) film from T-Bar Films, which Wilkinson-Ray owns with his brother, Elliott, is a profile of a single—and singularly amazing—skier, Vasu Sojitra. It’s the rare ski film shot exclusively in Eastern locations, including Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, the Chic-Chocs, and other backcountry locations.
  • Resort Guide 2015: Best Challenge

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The top 20 ski areas for experts who want to be pushed.
  • Winter Ski Camp Roundup

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    And you thought summer camp was fun. Check out these seven ski camps that will make this winter your best ever.
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    Park City Mountain Resort

  • We Open Saturday! Here's the Gameplan...

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You've been waiting all summer for those turns. Well beginning this Saturday, it's ON - as we open for the season, and celebrate an exciting new era for the mountain! Here's the Opening Day plan: three lifts will serve six runs, two terrain parks and a jump line. PayDay Chairlift will service beginner and intermediate terrain; with additional beginner terrain available via First Time Lift; while 3 Kings Lift will provide access to a jib set-up in lower 3 Kings park, beginner park in upper First Time, and a jump line on Quicksilver.  Of course, this year's Opening Day marks our first day as…
  • Get Ready to 'Wake Up Park City'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're speeding toward Saturday's 2014-15 Opening Day like a freight train on skis, but we've got one more thing to look forward to before then: free coffee for a good cause Friday morning with "Wake Up Park City!"  We're celebrating the eve of another Park City ski season, along with our friends at Canyons Resort and Vail Resorts' EpicPromise, Friday morning from 7-9 am with free commemorative coffee mugs at seven shops in and around Park City. Even better: we're filling up your new mug for you - on our dime. Even better than that: we're donating $1 to Mountain Trails Foundation for every…
  • Season Passes: On Sale Through Nov. 23

    Colette
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The Epic Pass, hands-down the best deal in multi-resort season passes, is being offered for the first time this year at Park City Mountain Resort. With your Epic Pass you get unlimited access to PCMR, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin. But, amazing deals can't last forever-- we'll stop selling Epic Passes November 23, 2014 for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season.  This includes all Epic Pass products - Epic Pass, Epic Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, Park City Canyons Youth Pass & Park City…
  • We're Proud to Help Present 'Live PC. Give PC.'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Once a year, the Park City community devotes itself to 24 extraordinary hours of giving to a wide range of local non-profit organizations on a day called "Live PC. Give PC." This year, we are proud to join Canyons Resort and EpicPromise as Presenting Sponsors of this special day on Friday, November 7. Park City area non-profit organizations run the spectrum: from protecting domestic and wild animals, to promoting human rights, historical societies, trail preservation and so much more. This Friday, we're hoping you will take a couple minutes and contribute to the organization(s) most important…
  • Buy Early. Save Big. Ski More. Introducing EpicDay Lift Tickets.

    Park City Mountain Resort
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    This season, there's only one place to buy lift tickets at the guaranteed lowest price - as much as 25% off walk-up ticket window prices. It's a brand new service called EpicDay Lift Tickets, and it'll save you cash while getting more skiing and riding in your day. Keep reading to see how it works... As you're planning your vacation, purchase your lift tickets online HERE and you'll get two awesome benefits: (1) save money on your ticket purchase and (2) get access to our Express Lane EpicDay ticket window where you can grab your tickets and get onto the mountain faster (you'll need your…
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  • We Open Saturday! Here's the Gameplan...

    Park City Mountain Resort
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You've been waiting all summer for those turns. Well beginning this Saturday, it's ON - as we open for the season, and celebrate an exciting new era for the mountain! Here's the Opening Day plan: three lifts will serve six runs, two terrain parks and a jump line. PayDay Chairlift will service beginner and intermediate terrain; with additional beginner terrain available via First Time Lift; while 3 Kings Lift will provide access to a jib set-up in lower 3 Kings park, beginner park in upper First Time, and a jump line on Quicksilver.  Of course, this year's Opening Day marks our first day as…
  • Get Ready to 'Wake Up Park City'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We're speeding toward Saturday's 2014-15 Opening Day like a freight train on skis, but we've got one more thing to look forward to before then: free coffee for a good cause Friday morning with "Wake Up Park City!"  We're celebrating the eve of another Park City ski season, along with our friends at Canyons Resort and Vail Resorts' EpicPromise, Friday morning from 7-9 am with free commemorative coffee mugs at seven shops in and around Park City. Even better: we're filling up your new mug for you - on our dime. Even better than that: we're donating $1 to Mountain Trails Foundation for every…
  • Season Passes: On Sale Through Nov. 23

    Colette
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The Epic Pass, hands-down the best deal in multi-resort season passes, is being offered for the first time this year at Park City Mountain Resort. With your Epic Pass you get unlimited access to PCMR, Canyons, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Arapahoe Basin. But, amazing deals can't last forever-- we'll stop selling Epic Passes November 23, 2014 for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season.  This includes all Epic Pass products - Epic Pass, Epic Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, Park City Canyons Youth Pass & Park City…
  • We're Proud to Help Present 'Live PC. Give PC.'

    Park City Mountain Resort
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Once a year, the Park City community devotes itself to 24 extraordinary hours of giving to a wide range of local non-profit organizations on a day called "Live PC. Give PC." This year, we are proud to join Canyons Resort and EpicPromise as Presenting Sponsors of this special day on Friday, November 7. Park City area non-profit organizations run the spectrum: from protecting domestic and wild animals, to promoting human rights, historical societies, trail preservation and so much more. This Friday, we're hoping you will take a couple minutes and contribute to the organization(s) most important…
  • Buy Early. Save Big. Ski More. Introducing EpicDay Lift Tickets.

    Park City Mountain Resort
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    This season, there's only one place to buy lift tickets at the guaranteed lowest price - as much as 25% off walk-up ticket window prices. It's a brand new service called EpicDay Lift Tickets, and it'll save you cash while getting more skiing and riding in your day. Keep reading to see how it works... As you're planning your vacation, purchase your lift tickets online HERE and you'll get two awesome benefits: (1) save money on your ticket purchase and (2) get access to our Express Lane EpicDay ticket window where you can grab your tickets and get onto the mountain faster (you'll need your…
 
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  • How to Hit a Jump – 3 Tip Video Guide from Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls

    Mark Barber
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
      I have never needed much of an excuse to throw my board in the back of the car and head straight round the M25 to Hemel Hempstead for a few hours on the snow at Mount Hemel, so with the opportunity of joining slopestyle heavyweights Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller on the slope, it was daft not to! Aimee and Jamie were at the Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre for the release of the much anticipated Slopetracker Report by Snowsport England. Being a study of the domestic slope and snow centre scene, the report makes for interesting reading and a much needed positive boost for the domestic snow…
  • Bad Seeds by Nitro – Film Review & FREE Full Movie!

    Mark Barber
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Fun.  It is a word that is over used and cliche in snowboarding, but it is the only word that fully describes ‘Bad Seeds’, the latest offering by Nitro.  The story? There isn’t one, unless simply shredding around the world in search of ‘good times’ classes as one! “the whole crew charging over the hill like a scene from Braveheart, before descending down the slope and through the park like a frenzied mob high on happy pills” I can honestly say this is one of the most enjoyable snowboarding films I have seen in a while and it takes me back to the original…
  • In The Eyes of a Child – London Ski Show Half-term Special

    Robert Stewart
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I’ve been going to the London ski show pretty much every year (now ski and snowboard show) since circa 1986 – I remember when the C&A fashion show was about as exotic as things could get. I remember when standing at Earls Court tube station with a pair of skis and a Salomon boot bag was a rite of passage. The world has changed since then and so has the ski and snowboard show, although the basic format has remained the same, the internet revolution has changed the way we shop. Still, heading to this event remains a must do for all keen skiers and snowboarders from the UK and it was…
  • Higher by Jeremy Jones – Film Review

    Mark Barber
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Union Chapel in Islington, with it’s gothic style grandness, seemed a fitting venue for the premiere of Jeremy Jones’ ‘Higher’.  The last in Jeremy Jones’ epic trilogy, ‘Higher’ is without doubt the most anticipated snowboarding film of the year and with queues snaking around the corner of Compton Street to gain entrance, the anticipation was reaching fever pitch. With over 600 people packed into an arena fitting for a Royal performance, complete with an upper circle, we were entertained pre-screening with competitions run by the man himself and Ed Leigh.  With the bar…
  • Jamie Nicholls Interview

    Mark Barber
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Jenny Jones may have stolen the limelight at Sochi, but Jamie Nicholls has established himself as one of Britain’s rising snowboard slopestyle  stars.  Hot on the heels of Jamie’s recently released film ‘Forged In Steel’, I caught up with him for a chat at the London Telegragh Ski and Snowboard show. Snow.Guide (SG) – From an early age you were penned as a potential British star in snowboarding, did you feel any pressure because of this? Jamie Nicholls (JN) – No, not at all.  When I was young and started snowboarding I obviously didn’t think it would ever get…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • The New “It” Vacation Lodging: Homes

    Ashley
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Homes are quickly becoming the new “it” vacation lodging preference, particularly for a ski vacation.  Here’s why: Exceeding Expectations. Professionally managed luxury vacation homes are exceeding the expectations of luxury hotel guests, offering all the conveniences of a 5-star hotel with the added comfort and benefits of home. Privacy. Who wants to share your family vacation with others, when you could have the hot tub (and everything else) all to yourself? (And we clean it before every stay!) Families. We live in homes, we relax…
 
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    Resort Marketing

  • Establishing Consistency

    Eric Hoffman
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written before that this blog is a tool that I like to use as my personal sandbox, to test (and share) ideas, tools and more in the digital space. I haven’t been the most consistent in posting to this blog, but in the six plus years that I’ve written, I’ve published 318 (including this one) posts which works out to an average of 53 posts per year, or just over one post per week. The posts have been a bit less consistent in the past two years, but starting back on August 8, 2014, I’ve made it a goal to publish one post per week (and on Mondays) to see what…
  • Design and How to Do It

    Eric Hoffman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I’m not a designer, but as an online marketer I find myself often looking at the how content can best be presented to visitors. It’s clear that there are now many devices and ways that users can interact with content and that there needs to ways to have it look and act consistently across these devices and interaction methods. A new and rapidly evolving option to accomplish this is Google’s Material Design which they call “…a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of…
  • Favorite Ski Songs

    Eric Hoffman
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Several years ago, I wrote a post about whether or not to ski/ride with music, I figured it’s time to write one about my favorite songs to ski with. Here’s my playlist to ski to: Even Flow // Alive – Pearl Jam Blue Sky – Big Head Todd and the Monsters But Anyway – Blues Traveller I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) – Michael Franti & Spearhead On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons Ickey Thump – The White Stripes Tighten Up -The Black Keys Everylong // Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters Sunday Bloody Sunday // Beautiful Day – U2 Life…
  • Use Your Full Quiver

    Eric Hoffman
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Looks like it was a busy week for searches about Park City Mountain Resort over Labor Day weekend, could there possibly have been some other reason for the big jump in searches but perhaps it was simply the great work of the marketing team?! Goes to show, don’t forget to set up subscriptions for Google Trends reporting for your favorite, or just interesting, web searches, so you can tell what searches might be ramping up without looking into Google Webmaster tools reports: Google Trends: Google Webmaster Tools: Note that there wasn’t much increase in the clicks to the site for…
  • Two Unique Videos (One About Skiing) from TV Manufacturers

    Eric Hoffman
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    If you haven’t seen Sweetgrass Productions AFTERGLOW video, take a look now, and marvel at the effort that went into shooting this film: Then take a look at this video that Samsung sponsored about five years ago (excuses the low quality of the clip): Then take a step back, think about the videos that you’ve posted for your brand and step of the box like these two groups did. The results might just surprise you! Two Unique Videos (One About Skiing) from TV Manufacturers is a post from: The Resort Marketing written by Eric Hoffman.
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • New Snowfall Around Japan

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We have had a lot more snowfall over the last few days with several resorts already opening up for the season! Check out some shots below from various resort web cams. The pic direclty below is from Kiroro Snow Resort in Hokkaido which started its season’s operations today:  
  • Akakura Lift Pass Winners

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    We had five 1 day passes for Akakura Onsen to giveaway this week & the winners are: 1. Kaleb C 2. えりか 3. Yukiko G 4. Yukari S 5. Kirsten M Winners have been notified by email. Thanks to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for our next giveaway coming soon!
  • Coco Harvest Fest Video Report

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Join the Tokyo Snow gang as they trek out to the Coco Winery Harvest Festival for a beautiful autumn day in Tochigi, Japan. Produced by TokyoDôn for Tokyo Snow Club.
  • Recent Japan Snow

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The snow has started falling properly over the last few days with some decent falls around the place including Hakuba, Kagura, Naeba, Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and more. Game on!
  • Autumn Mountain Biking Report

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Heavy rain was predicted for this Autumn Sunday but I never got my jacket out of the pack…I love days like this one. The Old road to Okutama was quiet and we had room for our tribe of twelve to enjoy some mtn biking on trails and country roads with Autumn Colors. Our intrepid group [...]
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    Inghams Blog

  • Our top tips: Life in Levi

    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    The resort of Levi in Lapland also has a lot to offer besides Santa, including some mesmerising Northern Lights (fingers crossed) this winter and some sensational skiing – for those of you who may never have skied before and want to, give it a go whilst you are there. The resort has 47 slopes, snow-sure pistes and even a snow park for the more daring. It also has some fantastic après ski on offer as it is the most popular ski destination in Finland- especially if you are a fan of karaoke, you will find that the Finns love it! You will find many shops, bars and restaurants. There is one…
  • Top Tipples to Ease the Freeze

    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Vin Chaud/Glühwein Many of you will know this type of beverage as mulled wine.  In the Alps there are lots variations of this drink, all based around hot wine.  Usually red wine is flavoured with spices such as cloves and cinnamon, sweetened with sugar and given a zesty kick with oranges.  In France this is normally referred to as Vin Chaud and in Austria/Germany the traditional term is Glühwein. Whatever you like to call it, all you need to know is that it tastes pretty good after a hard days skiingSanté! Warning: Mid-morning Glühweins albeit socially acceptable on the slopes, are…
  • Ascona Jazz Festival

    Sam
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
     Olly, one of our Resort Representatives out in the resort of Ticino, is reporting on the infamous Jazz Festival…take a look! This June saw the 30th Anniversary of Jazz Ascona here in Ticino. A whole week jam packed full of jazz performances, with many of the artists playing outside in the open. The event attracts thousands of tourists every year and this year was no exception. Even with the unusual thundery week for Lake Maggiore, the crowds were not put off.   From big named artists to local musicians, this festival covers a vast selection of jazz genre. Specialising mainly in…
  • The Lakes of Interlaken

    Sam
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Brittany, one of our Resort Representatives in Interlaken has written about the two amazing lakes you can visit when on holiday there!  We are lucky enough here in Interlaken to be surrounded by not one but two lakes. Lake Thun to the West and the beautiful green waters of Lake Brienz to the East.  With each lake boasting a number of vessels, boats leave the harbours pretty much every hour during the summer months. They provide a great way to get around the local area, whilst being able to put your feet up and relax. If you are a fan of a good castle like myself Lake Thun has so much to…
  • The Resort Round Up:1

    Sam
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Arnie Wilson is back for another season of exciting ski news. We’ll be talking all things new in resort, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for our ‘Resort Round Ups’: Now – or almost now – is the winter of our content! Say goodbye to sizzling summer, and get ready for scintillating snow! That oh-so-important first layer is building up fast in the Alps. Cervinia, in Italy, was fully open from the beginning of November. Its Swiss neighbours Zermatt and Saas-Fee also had terrific early snow, with some runs open. Verbier too started opening slopes at weekends. The Grand…
 
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • 5 days in the lap of luxury at Whistler Blackcomb

    Leah Fielding
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Unforgettable views, terrain for every level, state-of-the-art grooming capabilities and lift facilities and an abundance of fine-dining restaurants and shopping options within large contemporary... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Whistler Blackcomb announces early opening

    Alex Boyd
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Coming on the heels of Aspen Snowmass’s announcement, Whistler Blackcomb also announced today that they’ll open five days early on Nov. 22! After seeing lots of photos and videos of... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Aspen Snowmass announces early opening

    Alex Boyd
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Video: Winter Park kicks off 75th ski season with 21″ of new snow

    Leah Fielding
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    A significant snow storm, which dropped 20 to 40 inches across most Colorado ski resorts, just happened to come on the perfect weekend for Winter Park skiers. The ski resort not only celebrated... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • VIDEO: Aspen Snowmass #MindBodySpirit Series

    Alex Boyd
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    This season, many ski resorts produced multi-episode video series to share their best assets with the world, and Aspen Snowmass’s Mind Body Spirit videos offer a wonderful view into the true... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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