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Heavy snow back in Eastern North America, first snow in Cairo for 110 years

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Killington Ski Resort is the place to be for fresh powder this week

It’s been a third week of largely snowless, often sunny skies across much of the Alps. All is expected to change as new fresh snow is expected to blanket most of the Alps this coming weekend. This should be welcome news for skiers headed out for the holidays.

Across the Atlantic the biggest snow storms of the past seven days were, unusually for North America, reported on the east coast with resorts in New England reporting up to 40cm of snow in 24 hours and 60cm (two feet) in 48 hours.

The snow that’s missing in the Alps seems to be falling abundantly in the Middle East where great conditions (once the roads were cleared) were reported on Lebanon’s slopes. Continue reading ‘Heavy snow back in Eastern North America, first snow in Cairo for 110 years’

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Where to get good deals on skis and top-of-the-line gear

You can often pick-up great deals at local ski shops

You can often pick-up great deals at local ski shops

 

Now that you’d have to hiding under a rock wherever you may be in Northern Hemisphere, chances are very good you’ll be having a very good start to the ski season. But unfortunately you procrastinated and didn’t hop into the pre-season deals. Continue reading ‘Where to get good deals on skis and top-of-the-line gear’

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Conquering Courchevel, the 3 things you need to know

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A valley of excitement awaits anyone heading off to Courchevel for a vacation

Courchevel ski resort spreads across 4 villages on the eastern end of the mighty Three Valleys ski area. With La Tania, Meribel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens within easy reach to the west, the scope of runs available of things to do is incredible and one may easily get lost. We don’t only mean on the slopes. Our writer Maria Bain has but together these easy tips for you to enjoy during your next vacation. 

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Burton’s Marvel boarding clothing for Kids is proving to be as popular as Captain America

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Burton Marvel outerwear for kids is selling out quickly.

Lookout next time you think you see a big Incredible Hulk on a snowboard coming at you this winter! It’s proving to be all the rage this year, as Burton has come back for 2013-14  with a new range clothing for kids using the Marvel and super heroes comics as a backdrop. Continue reading ‘Burton’s Marvel boarding clothing for Kids is proving to be as popular as Captain America’

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Heavy snow continues in the Alps, early pre-season in Canada is place to be

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Two ski resorts in Eastern North America cranked up their lifts. Pictured here is Mont Tremblant a couple of weeks ago.

As we enter November the build up to the full start of winter 2013-14 continues almost unabated in most of the world’s main skiing regions.  There has been heavy snowfalls in the Eastern and Western Alps bringing large accumulations to the Austrian and French ski areas, in many cases with the snow reaching right down to the base.  Continue reading ‘Heavy snow continues in the Alps, early pre-season in Canada is place to be’

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Spotlights on Red, as resort joins the big leagues

 

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Red Mountain expansion to be massive by scale. Impressive to say the least!

The long revered expansion at Red Mountain is finally here after a two-year undertaking. When the new lift powers up on December 14, the neighbouring Grey Mountain will offer an unparalleled 360-degree ski experience with an expansion of roughly of 997 acres, bringing Red into the top 20 resorts in North America for terrain scale. Continue reading ‘Spotlights on Red, as resort joins the big leagues’

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Marmot introduces two new jackets combining Polartec innovation

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The award winning jacket from Marmot combines Polartec innovation

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