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US Resort is latest to seek bankruptcy protection

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Greek Peak files for Chapter 11 protection in August.

Greek Peak ski area in New York State is the latest ski area to face financial difficulties.

The ski area, established in 1957 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August following a much warmer than anticipated winter which prevented it from making regular amounts of snow and mounting pressures against loans. Continue reading ‘US Resort is latest to seek bankruptcy protection’

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Travel ideas: Aspen gives free Yoga for skiers

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Aspen has introduced Yoga for skiers.

This winter, the iconic Sundeck restaurant at the peak of Aspen Mountain is offering two unique experiences: “Yoga for Skiers” and “First Tracks Breakfast”. Continue reading ‘Travel ideas: Aspen gives free Yoga for skiers’

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Hirscher, Geiger take NorAm wins in Colorado

Austrian Marcel Hirscher made him self at home today (Nov. 28) in Aspen, Colo. as he won a NorAm GS with a time of two minutes, 00.45 seconds, after standing third after the first run. After crashing at a World Cup race in Hinterstoder, Austria, last February and injuring his foot, Hirscher has been working on making a strong comeback.  Continue reading 'Hirscher, Geiger take NorAm wins in Colorado' Print This Post Print This Post

Four North American resorts kick off season


Here's hoping La Nina strikes again! Lake Louise gets going for another season.

If the predictions are accurate, then another La Nina season is headed to Lake Louise Ski Area and Mt. Norquay in Banff Lake Louise, as they opened up for the ski season today.   Continue reading ‘Four North American resorts kick off season’

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Afri-Ski ski resort

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PO Box 13158, Hatfield,

Telephone: (86) 1754754
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.afriski.co.za


The tiny African kingdom of Lesotho, entirely surrounded by it’s larger neighbour, South Africa, opened it’s first ‘real’ ski resort, dubbed Afri-Ski (www.afriski.co.za) in July 2002. The Lesotho Government, in conjunction with Afri-Ski (Pty) Ltd, were part of the development. The resort is nestled in the heart of the Lesotho Highlands and is only four and a half hours’ drive by tar road from South Africa’s Johannesburg. Those backing the resort believe that apart from job creation for the people of Lesotho, Afri-Ski will be a major boost for local tourism during the Southern African skiing season, which spans from June up until September. The main developer of Afri-Ski, Rocco de Kock from Urban Dynamics, says the exclusive designs will be in harmony with the unspoilt surroundings. The accommodation at Afri-Ski is described as, “exclusive, up market and elegant.” Each chalet will have a view of the Drakensberg mountain range. At 3 222 meters above sea level the mountains in the resort area are equal to the highest peaks at Austrian ski areas.

Some reports talk of total investment being around $10m and of the development of a high-altitude training centre for Olympic rowers and other athletes at the new resort. In the first season slopeside lodging will not be available but accommodation is available within a 50km (30 mile) radius through partnerships with hotels and other lodging on the South African side of the border. Rocco de Kock says many of the potential buyers are not just interested in the snow during winter time, but also in the activities available in the summer such as hiking trails, trout fishing, horse back riding, 4×4 routes, nature and fauna and flora. Attractions already in place include pony trekking, star gazing, hiking, trout fishing and four-wheel-drive trails.

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Worldwide ski resorts directory launched on Ski Rebel Magazine

After a couple of months of hard work, we are pleased to launch today one of the most comprehensive collections of international ski resorts on the web. Our users will find all of the essential information, address, telephone, website addresses, resort history, resort skiing maps an image viewer and a Google map so you can plot your way there.

To complement the information we have also launched the International ski reports, a compilation of 2 100 international snow reports updated hourly. So there is no need to go anywhere but www.skirebel.com when you start planning your vacations, ski days and winter holidays…Ski Rebel Magazine will show you the way.

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Austrian builder incorporates environment with hotel

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The view as it is from the summer from the balcony of the Fortsthofalm hotel.

In an ironic twist, a developer recently built a brand new four star hotel, at the Austrian resort of Leogang near Salzburg, made entirely out a wood as a way to reduce the environmental imprint. Continue reading ‘Austrian builder incorporates environment with hotel’

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