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Canadian hostel company holding dream Olympic blogger contest

HI Hostels is looking to give one lucky video blogger a full ride to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and all they have to do is make videos about the Olympic buzz.

With 100 days to go before the Olympics hit centre stage and visitors flood Vancouver’s streets, HI’s Blog the Games Contest is asking entrants to submit a one-minute video to be judged on YouTube in the hopes of landing a gig as one of HI’s video-bloggers, which comes with a flight to Vancouver from anywhere in the world, five nights’ accommodation at a downtown Vancouver hostel, a brand new camera and $500 spending money.

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Americans choosing Banff over Whistler, and Colorado above all: study

Americans are still flocking to Vail and other Colorado resorts instead of Canada or Europe.

Americans are still flocking to Vail and other Colorado resorts instead of Canada or Europe.

An annual survey of the ski vacation market in the United States has revealed some interesting stats in booking patterns for some of the biggest buyers in North American skiing.

The National Ski Club Newsletter carried out their eighth annual survey which showed that Colorado continued to dominate the ski club market, with Vail, Telluride, and Steamboat all sharing the top of the list with a six per cent market share each. Snowmass, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Whitefish, Heavenly, Taos, and Banff each sold four per cent of ski club trips this season.

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More than 300 ski journalists from 33 countries to meet in Banff

After two years of pitching, Travel Alberta, in partnership with Banff Lake Louise Tourism and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, has won a bid to host the 57th annual Ski Club of International Journalistes (SCIJ) meeting in Banff to be held February 6-12, 2011.

SCIJ was created in the 1950s during the Cold War to transcend political issues of the Eastern and Western European journalism community through a common interest in skiing.

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Top ten picks for 2009 ski vacations

by Paul la Vella

A wide choice of ski resorts in the US and in Canada are available for the skiing fraternity – but for skiing it’s really quality that counts, and North America scores high on this count too.

According to a recent poll, the top 10 ski resorts in the world are: Aspen, Colorado; Cortina, Italy; Mont-Tremblant, Quebec; Stowe, Vermont; Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France; Banff, Alberta; Vail, Colorado; Zermatt, Switzerland; Kitzbuhel, Austria; and Whistler, British Columbia – North America and Europe dominate the list of favourites.

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