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Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland: Mountain resort connects with skiers

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Bialka Tatrzanska resort comes of age

A little more than a decade ago, winter was deadly quiet for Kotelnica Mountain with the blanket of snow keeping it company.

Now, Kotelnica has emerged as a one of the most vibrant resorts with ski fans flocking to one of the trendiest resorts in Poland.

The 17th-century village at the foot of the Tatra mountains in southern Poland was making a modest living on farming and sheep breeding. But in 2000, that changed when about 50 farmers began a joint venture to develop a ski resort, on par with those in Austria and Switzerland.

Bialka Tatrzanska, about an hour and a half drive from Krakow, is among Poland’s leading centers for skiers, though less demanding and more modest compared with many West European resorts.

A recent ranking by Poland’s ski centers by the Onet.pl Internet portal listed it as the country’s second most popular ski resort based on quality of slopes and other amenities. In first place was Krynica Gorska, which has been around longer and boasts more challenging slopes.

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Designer shops idea for futuristic slopeside eco-hotel

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The incorporated ski slope down the side of the hotel makes Michael Jantzen's design rather unique.

American designer Michael Jantzen is hoping he’s come up with a revolutionary idea for a slopeside eco-friendly ski hotel.

Jantzen’s North Slope Ski Hotel is a 95-room luxury hotel primarily powered by wind and solar power, with many other eco-friendly elements. Most striking about the design is the shape of the hotel, which incorporates a 400-foot ski slope. Guests would be able to take an elevator to the top and ski down the side into the surrounding landscape.

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More British ski vacationers flocking to Eastern Europe

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Jasna in Slovakia is one of Central Europe's up and coming ski destinations.

Ski destinations in Eastern Europe are becoming more popular with UK ski travelers, according to a travel search site.

Skyscanner says it has seen a 154 per cent rise this year in searches for winter flights from the UK to cities east of the Alps. The most popular eastern ski hubs are Krakow in Poland, Sofia in Bulgaria, Bratislava in Slovakia and Ljubljana in Slovenia. The site believes that the trends reflect the search for better value skiing this winter in light of the recession and strong Euro.

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New ski area to open in Poland

Nestled between the borders of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, the Lower Silesian spa town of Świeradów-Zdrój (also known as Bad Flinsberg), has been a popular health resort for centuries.
This winter the resort will become one of Europe’s newest ski centres thanks to the installation of Poland’s first eight-passenger gondola lift by Doppelmayr.

Construction of the new lift to the 1,107 m high “Heufuder” mountain will open up the new skiing area where snow making has been installed on the new piste and a full range of facilities created in the gondola base station.
The new lift travels 2,171 m to make its 443m vertical ascent in just over seven minutes, carrying up to 2,400 passengers per hour.
The ski area’s owners. Sobiesław Zasada is Poland’s biggest Mercedes dealer. The group also operates hotels and leisure centres.

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666.78% more visitors come to SkiRebel Magazine in March

With the end of March, SportsRebel Media Ventures (SMV) Ltd. is happy to announce that it broke an all time record for monthly unique visitors with a whopping 666.78 % to SkiRebel Magazine in March 2008 to the same period a year earlier. This staggering growth was led with incredible traffic increases of more than 2000 % on March 28th alone.

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SkiRebel Magazine Celebrates 1st Year…

Since the relaunch of the popular skirebel.com portal in February 2007, SkiRebel Magazine has managed to attract more than 22,658 unique visitors with some 67,000 page impressions.

Since migrating the PDF only online ski magazine to a more user friendly online format, magazine management is ecstatic with the initial results. So far 2008, SportsRebel Media Ventures (SMV) Ltd., the main shareholder of the online property is forecasting tripling online visits. So far the first week forecast is blowing that forecast out of the water.
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WORLD LIFT TICKET PRICE REPORT 2008 PUBLISHED

For the seventh year, independent ski area research company Snow24 plc, based in Scotland, Great Britain, have published their unique comparison of six-day lift ticket prices worldwide. The World Lift Ticket Price Report, sponsored by Liftopia.com, compares the high season, non-discounted, prices of ski passes at more than 550 ski areas in 40 countries* around the world in US Dollars, European Euros and British Pounds. Continue reading ‘WORLD LIFT TICKET PRICE REPORT 2008 PUBLISHED’

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