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It’s been awhile: SkiRebel kicks off 2013-14-ski season

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Ready to tackle the SkiRebel! 

Everything evolves.  The time has come for us to transition SkiRebel Magazine into a compelling platform that reflects the issues of today and the next generation skier. In 1998, we dreamed up the idea of pulling together this exceptional portal – all things skiing.  Of course this was prior to the dot.com bust, the economic meltdown, and other world changing events. The journey has been eventful. Continue reading ‘It’s been awhile: SkiRebel kicks off 2013-14-ski season’

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Infographic of the week: The impact of Glacial Retreat

This week we focus on the impact of global warming on the retreat of glaciers. Glaciers worldwide have lost significant ice mass and the impact is not only on the enjoyment of winter mountain sports, but the spring meltwaters are crucial sources for crop irrigation. A quick meltdown could cause rising flood waters that could spell devastation for the underlying valleys below as we saw with the early summer floods in Calgary this summer.  Since the 1970′s the Mont Blanc glacier has receded by 25% and the World Glacier Monitoring Service suggests that if the pace of global warming continues most glaciers in Europe will be reduced by 5-10% of what we see now. What action do you think is feasible to save the world’s glaciers? We’d love to read your thoughts. Continue reading ‘Infographic of the week: The impact of Glacial Retreat’

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Snow pummels the Pyrenees ski resorts

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The Pyrenees received an abundance of snow last week.

Record snowfall over the past week has transformed the Pyrenees on both French and Spanish sides into a vast winter wonderland. Some of the biggest snowfalls in a decade were recorded  forcing many road closures and logistical challenges throughout the region.  Continue reading ‘Snow pummels the Pyrenees ski resorts’

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Andorra offers the best value for the dollar, new study

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Andorra has the best bang for the dollar this year according to a latest study

 

An annual study sponsored by Post Office Travel Money concludes that average holiday costs to Soldeu in Andorra are 18% lower this winter than last. Continue reading ‘Andorra offers the best value for the dollar, new study’

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Snowdomes celebrate 25-years this year

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The original snowdome - believed to be the Penguin Snowdome

It was about 1988 when the concept of indoor snowcentres came about with three original facilities that have since closed in, in Australia (Mount TheBarton),  Japan (Ski In Tsudanuma and  in Belgium (Skibaan Casablanca).

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North American skiers come out in masses over holidays

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Mont Tremblant, in Quebec pictured on Jan. 5th with some fresh snow

Many didn’t believe the Farmers Almanac. As the saying goes, the years may follow but there are no two identical winters. After a devastating winter, Eastern North American ski resort operators are ecstatic after two big snowstorms brought the skiers out in droves their resorts during the Christmas / New Years break.

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Dispute clears the way for Arizona snowmaking with wastwater

Arizona Snowbowl resort has been the target of many tribes over plans to use purified waste water to make snow.

 

An Arizona ski resort finally began making snow for the first time on December 27th, ending more than seven years’ worth of legal battles over its snowmaking system, which relies entirely upon treated wastewater to coat its slopes when the snowfall has been uneven.

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