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  • 5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow

    Ski Vacation Blog
    Leah Fielding
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Früher Saisonstart am Schnalstaler Gletscher

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Der schneereiche letzte Winter und ein kühler Sommer macht einen frühen Saisonstart am Schnalstaler Gletscher möglich ...
  • Austria gets mental coaching from ski legend Maier

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Austrian football federation has hired skiing great Hermann Maier as a mental coach for the national team ahead of its European Championship qualifying campaign.
  • Gallery: USST Training Camp Underway in Lake Placid

    FasterSkier.com» Articles
    FasterSkier
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    America’s best nordic skiers have converged in New York for the U.S. Ski Team’s fall training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. Check out some photos of the initial days of the camp provided by USSA.
  • Killington Adds $2M In Low Energy Snow Guns

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    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Killington Resort improves fleet, sustainability through Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup KILLINGTON, Vt. (August 20, 2014) – Ahead of the Winter 2014-15 season, Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, is investing in nearly 400 new energy-efficient snow guns as a part of Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup. Home to the longest season in the East which often spans from October to May, Killington Resort relies on snowmaking to provide a consistently reliable snow surface. This latest investment of snow guns is valued at…
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • Austria gets mental coaching from ski legend Maier

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Austrian football federation has hired skiing great Hermann Maier as a mental coach for the national team ahead of its European Championship qualifying campaign.
  • Austria gets mental coaching from ski legend Maier

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include Roman Emperor Caligula in A.D. 12; Italian educator Maria Montessori in 1870; actor Fredric March in 1897; entertainer Arthur Godfrey in 1903; writer William Saroyan in 1908; English astronomer Alfred Bernard Lovell in 1913; actor Richard Basehart in 1914; journalist Daniel Schorr in ... (more)
  • Tower Hamlets weightlifter nominated for Youth Games Award

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Tower Hamlets weightlifter Mercy Brown has been nominated for the Balfour Beatty Breakthrough Award when London sport's unsung heroes will be celebrated alongside some of Britain's biggest sporting stars at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame and Annual Awards evening next month.
  • 2014 Uci MTB World Cup Concludes this Weekend - Pendrel Leads Strong Canuck Contingent

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Located in the Tarentaise Valley of the French Alps, Meribel is famous for hosting the 1992 Winter Olympic hockey and women's alpine skiing, and is within the Vanoise National Park.
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    FasterSkier.com» Articles

  • Gallery: USST Training Camp Underway in Lake Placid

    FasterSkier
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    America’s best nordic skiers have converged in New York for the U.S. Ski Team’s fall training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. Check out some photos of the initial days of the camp provided by USSA.
  • Borah Teamwear Launches Individual-Custom Ski Suit Platform

    Borah Teamwear
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
      August 28, 2014. Coon Valley, WI. It’s time to say goodbye to order minimums for custom ski racing suits. Borah Teamwear is now offering their newest design platform, Individual-Custom in hopes to provide high-quality custom ski suits to everyone, even those without a specific team affiliation. The platform allows users to pick unique ski suit designs, change up to three colors, select a thread color and order just one custom ski suit right there on the spot. Best yet, Individual-Custom suits are precision-crafted and made-to-order in just five business days, shipping directly from…
  • Australian Olympian Callum Watson Recovering after Ski Punctures Lung in Sprint Crash

    Chelsea Little
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Callum Watson (left) racing in New Zealand in 2012. After a crash which resulted in a punctured lung, Watson has been forced to try to raise funds to pay for his medical expenses. You can donate at www.gofundme.com/djob50. (Photo: Ausxc.com) Australian cross country skier Callum Watson was looking towards a bright future: after competing in his first Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, this winter, he and teammate Phil Bellingham decided to take the plunge and join a team in Falun, Sweden, to try to take their skiing to the next level. “We accepted the offer to join Dala Sports Academy…
  • Falun World Championships Gain ISO Certification for Sustainability

    Lander Karath
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    A photo provided by Falun2015 pictures the jumps that will be used in the 2015 World Championships in February. Falun2015 recently gained ISO 20121 certification for sustainability. (Photo: Falun2015) On the heels of the leaked UN climate report outlining the imminent affects of manmade climate change, the organizers of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Championships in Falun, Sweden announced August 27 that the culminating event of the 2014/2015 ski season has received the ISO 20121 certification of sustainability. Falun2015 will be the first FIS Nordic World Championship to receive designation in…
  • From The Pack: Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier

    FasterSkier
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier during a training ride on Mont-Ventoux in France. (Courtesy photo) Editor’s Note: The ‘From The Pack by Fischer series’ features profiles about talented-and-intriguing junior and collegiate racers in the U.S. and beyond. While nordic sports are certainly not the largest, there are still thousands of great stories that most of us are not familiar with. We will be picking athletes out of this pack to write about; nominations for outstanding or interesting nordic skiers can be sent to info@fasterskier.com with the subject line: “From The Pack.” We are…
 
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    AlpineZone.com » News

  • Killington Adds $2M In Low Energy Snow Guns

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Killington Resort improves fleet, sustainability through Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup KILLINGTON, Vt. (August 20, 2014) – Ahead of the Winter 2014-15 season, Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, is investing in nearly 400 new energy-efficient snow guns as a part of Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup. Home to the longest season in the East which often spans from October to May, Killington Resort relies on snowmaking to provide a consistently reliable snow surface. This latest investment of snow guns is valued at…
  • Sugarbush Pumps $4.5M Into Snowmaking and Lift Upgrades

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Warren, VT (August 20, 2014) – Sugarbush Resort has invested over $4.5 million on improvements this summer in preparation for the upcoming winter. The resort has invested $1.8 million in snowmaking equipment, completing a five-year, $5 million capital project that delivered upgrades in snowmaking at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen including the purchase of over 500 low-energy snowguns. This latest investment includes the purchase and installation of 351 new Snow Logic, HKD, and Ratnik snowguns, as well as significant improvements to infrastructure, with the replacement of a variety of…
  • Loon Mountain Announces New Snowmaking, Website

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Lincoln, N.H. (August 19, 2014) – When Loon Mountain Resort opens for the 2014-15 winter season, skiers and riders will discover exciting improvements, including key snowmaking upgrades, expanded terrain park offerings for kids, and a responsive new website. Snowmaking This winter, early-season snowmaking will get another significant boost thanks to 50 new HKD KLIK semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on Upper Picked Rock and Lower Bear Claw, two key early-season snowmaking trails. By increasing the efficiency of the snowmaking process, these semi-automated hydrants will allow Loon’s…
  • Vermont Resorts Adding 2300 New Snow Guns for 2014/15

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Montpelier, VT – Vermont resorts will expand the efficiency, quality and coverage of their already superior snowmaking systems for the 2014-15 season as part of a nearly $15 million upgrade in partnership with Efficiency Vermont. Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup supports the purchase of approximately 2300 new low energy snow guns for the upcoming season, and in return the resorts will donate 1800 older model snow guns to scrap. The estimated annual energy savings from this swap is 10,500 MWh and 31,000 MMBtu. That means saving enough electricity to supply approximately 1,500…
  • Sugarloaf Junior Golf Championship Kicks Off

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (August 18, 2014) – Over 200 of the best junior golfers in the nation are gathered at the Sugarloaf Golf Club this week for the 2014 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship and Coca-Cola Junior All-Star, August 18-21. The tournament kicked off this morning with a qualifying round serving as a final chance for a few young golfers who had yet to capture a spot on the three-day tournament roster. Competitors have traveled from as far away as China to compete this week at Sugarloaf. Of the 8 spots up for grabs in today’s qualifying round,…
 
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    Fresh Content

  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    We're constantly testing products to help you make the right buying decisions, and here is some of our honest feedback from the field.
  • Meet the 2015 Ski Testers

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Think you're more qualified to ski test than this crew? We doubt it.
  • 2014-15 Season Pass Roundup

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Yeah, it’s summer, but it’s not too early to check out this season's passes to get some of the best prices. Here’s a start.
  • Cover Shots

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    We’re bringing back the best pow, gear, and mountain shots from days of yore.
  • Mountain Biking 101: For Skiers

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Want to avoid pow-day and hot-lap bonks? Try mountain biking. This off-season activity promises to improve your aerobic fitness and balance—plus hone your focus for choosing lines, tree skiing, and facing fear.Scott House, communications director and guide for White Pine Touring and Jans Mountain Outfitters in Park City, Utah, gave us countless tips on a recent trip to tackle some of Park City's 400-plus miles of single track. Here are the most important things you should know about mountain biking. Why Skiers Should Try Mountain Biking Why You'll Pick It Up Faster Than Non-Skiers On-Trail…
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    The Skiing Department Blog

  • Best Places For Parking at UK Airports For Your Ski Holiday

    Robert Stewart
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Probably not the most exotic ski based article I’ve ever written but then again, it’s probably pretty unique. The UK is blessed with such a wide selection of regional airports that most of us are within an hour’s drive of one that has flights to the Alps in winter. Most ski flights are early morning affairs and those dark mornings don’t make things any easier. Here’s some information on the car parking facilities I used last winter when flying out of the UK – if you’ve got any good recommendations then feel free to contact us with your tips as I only flew out of three airports…
  • Competition time – WIN a brand new pair of Salomon Q105 skis

    Robert Stewart
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
      Win a brand new pair of Salomon Q105 skis courtsey of Snoworks GAP. All you have to do is head over to this Snoworks GAP page: http://www.snoworksgap.co.uk/blog/win-salomon-q105-skis and decide how you want to enter (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Competition closes on Monday 1 September 2014.   Watch this review, of the skis, from Fall Line Skiing Magazine:   Related posts: How to put on your skis The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2012-13 What To Expect On Your First Ski Lesson Session 1. (Cont)
  • Five Ski Resorts in Europe That Offer Great Summer Activities

    Robert Stewart
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:49 am
    I recently attended the 8th Mountainlikers Congress in Andorra organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The two day event with twenty two speakers from all sections of the snow sports industry, focused on opportunities in summer tourism in the mountains. Ski resorts must diversify to survive and offer an all year experience that competes with the beach. Here’s five ski resorts that already have lots to offer once the snow has melted: Tignes, France The Olympic village of Tignes opened a brand new sports complex in 2013 and offers a huge selection of activities…
  • Mount Temple: Long Cuff Ski Gloves Review

    Robert Stewart
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    10 Peaks make high quality, sturdy and tough gloves that look good and have a unique design addition – they open up in the middle with a zipper that allows your hands to be free and open. This function means you can use your hands normally without taking the gloves off, allowing a variety of tasks to be performed such as using a phone, putting on skins when touring, taking photographs, removing items from pockets – you get the idea. Apart from the additional functionality, it was important for me when testing to ensure the glove itself stands up to the usual quality standards. Is it warm?
  • Go Big In Japan

    Robert Stewart
    24 May 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Having heard tantalising tales for many years about the legendary powder in Japan, a large group of us finally decided to take the plunge and go and see for ourselves what all the fuss was about. With just over 2 weeks at our disposal our aim was to cram in as much as possible and we certainly ended up with a trip of contrasts, but Japan did not disappoint. We probably only dipped our toes into all Japan has to offer, but it was certainly enough for us to be very keen to return. Tokyo in the snow We experienced the wonderful craziness of Tokyo, some of which had to be seen to be believed –…
 
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    The Mountain Mover

  • Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs

    Ashley
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Steamboat's Wild West Air Fest, photo by Steamboat Today The highlight of Labor Day Weekend is, and has been for the past 10 years, the Wild West Air Fest. Featuring features a vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, and kids’ activities, The Air Fest also features a new aerobatic show this year.  See the full weekend schedule below (complete with another favorite - the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash!). Saturday, August 30th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat…
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    Resort Marketing

  • Dare to be Different

    Eric Hoffman
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    This is something that always gets me in ski resort marketing. The powder shot The happy family The carved turn on a groom groomer The rail slide The big hit in the park The refreshing aprés ski beverage Do all the ads you see for resorts feature the same looking people doing these things? I thought so. Seth Godin recently wrote a post on this topic about the ads he saw in an issue of Vanity Fair in which out of 108 ads, 84 featured models were all Skinny, Sad and Pale. Sound similar? What to do? Find a new way to market based upon analytics that move the business forward. Each resort…
  • Passwords, yeah, passwords.

    Eric Hoffman
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Passwords are the necessary pain in the backside that we know are very important, but that also cause us all to waste a lot of time trying to remember our passwords, and trying to make sure we change them when prompted, yet keep from wasting large chunks of time when we have to “recover” a password that we forgot. And yes, when passwords are used by someone who shouldn’t have them, it can certain wreck a lot of havoc – yikes! As someone who is online nearly constantly during my work day, and quite a bit outside the office as well, I have to admit that my personal…
  • Drones and Ski Resorts

    Eric Hoffman
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Drones, particularly those that can film video or still photos, present a huge opportunity for ski resorts. With that opportunity come many challenges as well. It wasn’t many years ago that the only way to get quality aerial images and video was to head up in a plane (tough to get video and not easy for photos either) or a helicopter (better for photos, but need a special mount to get usable video). We even tried a small tethered blimp which could lift a decent digital camera, but it didn’t work out for usable images. Fast forward a few years and technology has advanced…
  • A Solution to Impossible to Watch POV Video?

    Eric Hoffman
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    I’m not a big fan of point of view (POV) video, as I find almost all POV videos next to impossible to watch more than a few seconds. POV videos have a lot of sudden pans and tilts and are often very bumpy as they follow the head movements of the shooter, or the handlebar or pole that the cam is mounted on and no matter how smooth a shooter tries to be, things inevitably get bumpy. There’s a new algorithm being worked on that should help solve these issues. Check out First-Person Hyperlapse and let me know if that doesn’t look like a very elegant solution to the problem I…
  • And we’re off!

    Eric Hoffman
    25 Nov 2013 | 3:30 pm
    Almost ready… Ski resorts have been starting their lifts and opening their doors for the 2013-14 winter season and this past weekend, it was time to crank things up here in Park City. It was just a few lifts and a few runs, but it was great to stretch out the ski legs a bit, to take a few runs and to see everyone out and having a great time. More than anything, opening day is the culmination of many months of planning and effort by many different groups at each resort. From the ops teams who make the resorts function to the sales/marketing teams that got people to show up for the start…
 
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    Inghams Blog

  • Davos Snow Jam Festival, 2014

    Sam
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Saturday 15th March saw this year’s version of the annual Snowjam Festival, where glittering current stars from all branches of the music industry, gathered to create an amazing atmosphere in the resort of Davos. Hundreds of happy music fans, after a day’s frenetic energy-expenditure on the slopes, crammed into the Congress and Sports Centre area, to rock into the small hours. All car parks were full, as fans drove in from all over Switzerland – and, judging by the registration plates, outside Switzerland too – to see artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Stress, Prinz Pi, and Fettes Brot…
  • The World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2014

    Sam
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Our Resort Manager, Ricky Cull, out in Whistler reports back about all the exciting events of the festival: The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is the biggest gathering of arts, music, sport and culture in North America. Due to my very fortunate position of living and working in Whistler I was lucky enough to experience lots of the festival. Here is a run down of some of the events which took place in Whistler last week.     Friday 11th The World Ski and Snowboard Festival was kicked off by none other than Cut Chemist on the free outdoor music stage. Cut Chemist is a world class DJ…
  • Yodeling in the Alps? Don’t Knock It.

    Sam
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
     Lydia Crisostomo, Inghams PR Executive hosted a group press trip to Mayrhofen, Austria to experience the World’s first Yodel Hiking Trail. Freelance travel writer, Amy Laughinghouse ( The Press and Journal, The Scotsman, Travel Magazine ) has given us her thoughts on the fine art of Yodelling:   Knock knock. Who’s there? Little old lady. Little old lady who? Hey! I didn’t know you could yodel!   Okay, so learning to yodel isn’t quite as simple as that tired old joke suggests, but it can be a right laugh, as I discover on the Knigsleiten Jodelwanderweg.   “The Knigwander…
  • Alpine Wildife – Chamonix’s top 5 inhabitants!

    Sam
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Ruth and Jerome in Chamonix have been on the look out for some of the local wildlife. Here are some of the animals you can expect to see in the Alps:    Chamois: The chamois is a large sized mountain goat, native to the European mountains. It spends its time grazing on the alpine meadows and munching leaves and grass. It is one of only a few hoofed animal species who will actually try to kill one another during rutting and will aim for vulnerable parts of its opponent’s body. Despite not being endangered in any way, European law prohibits the hunting of the chamois as they want to…
  • Strassenfest in Grindelwald

    Sam
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Lorraine, our Resort Representative based in Grindelwald has been enjoying the weekly street festival. Here’s some of the highlights you can expect when visiting: During High season (July and August) there is a street festival every Wednesday from 8pm to midnight.  The main street is closed during this time so you can walk around freely exploring without the worry of motor traffic. There are games food and drink stalls as well as live music.  One live music location provided is by the Hotel Eiger and they set up a stage outside the hotel.  Their programme is contemporary and pop…
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • 5 Ski Resorts With Reliable Early Season Snow

    Leah Fielding
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    If you can’t wait for North America’s ski season to start, you’ll want to read about this! Not all snowy regions are created equal. Some ski resorts open earlier and have better early season... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Ski.com’s #BCDreamcatcher Sweepstakes

    Alex Boyd
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The post Ski.com’s #BCDreamcatcher Sweepstakes appeared first on Ski Vacation Blog. This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 17 Ski Resorts that Historically See Above-Average Snowfall during an El Nino Winter

    Leah Fielding
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    South America has already experienced a couple of El Nino storms and we’ve been chomping at the bit to discover what’s in store for North America this winter. We’re happy to report... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 2014 Ski Movie Trailers

    Alex Boyd
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Days are getting shorter. Mornings have a frosty bite. These signs can mean only one thing: it’s time for ski movie trailers! The major productions houses—like Teton Gravity Research,... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 5 Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Now

    Leah Fielding
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip.... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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