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New Hampshire cable car celebrates 75-years

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Cannon Mountain Tramway circa image is credited with the development of skiing in the granite state.

Cannon Mountain  ski area in New Hampshire is celebrating 75 years since the construction of the first cable car in North America (or ‘tramway’ as our North America cousins prefer to call them). Continue reading ‘New Hampshire cable car celebrates 75-years’

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Brits ski for free in Utah

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Utah ski resort offers free skiing for Brits

Eagle Point Resort in Utah is offering a no-strings attached ‘Brits ski for free’ offerYou may not have heard of it before, but the resort of Eagle Point (eaglepointresort.com), located three and a half hours drive from either Las Vegas or from Salt Lake City, is offering British skiers and riders free lift tickets for skiing and boarding all this winter, with no blackout dates. 

The resort has an elevation of 3,200 metres with an average snowfall of 11 metres (37 feet) annually with 40 runs all standards of skiers.

To qualify the free lift tickets British nationals simply need to get to Eagle Point then present their passport as proof of nationality and provide an email address to get their free lift ticket.  There are no blackout days.

 

 

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Valentines Day: Tour operator selling private jet service into Verbier

A new high profile trip is being offered by private jet from the UK to Verbier.

 

Here’s an idea for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion.  A private jet airline company Victor and luxury ski operator The Oxford Ski Company (www.oxfordski.com) to offer three nights in Verbier from £1,958 ($3,500) per person, including luxury hotel accommodation from the UK. 

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Seven shocking fashions to avoid wearing on the slopes

Anyone who has been on a skiing holiday will know that some frightful sights frequent the slopes. No, we’re not talking about a risky run, or the bowel-bothering bumps of the moguls. We’re talking about the scream-inducing ski fashion people regularly subject us to.

Do they not possess a mirror? Has something possessed them? If you go down to the slopes today you could be in for a big surprise, especially if you bump into any of these 7 shocking examples Continue reading ‘Seven shocking fashions to avoid wearing on the slopes’

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Why are Apple and Google so enamored with ski resort names?

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Apple has recently reveiled that it uses ski resort names for program development.

It seems the association between technology and skiing seems to get ever stronger. Along with the many uses resorts are currently finding for gps and social networking and Google’s infamous annual company ski holidays, it was recently revealed that Apple has been applying North American ski resort names as internal company code for new operating systems.

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Whistler’s Crud2Mud returns this weekend

Crud2Mud is the meeting point between winter and summer sports.

Whistler Blackcomb’s Crud 2 Mud race is back this year to celebrate the “transition season” mixing the end of the ski and snowboard season with the start of the bike season.

The event will be staged this Saturday May 22nd, four years after the last Crud 2 Mud race was staged at the resort.

In teams or individually, Crud 2 Mud competitors ski or snowboard from the top of Whistler Mountain to the bottom of the snow line, where bikes and equipment lie waiting. Ski and snowboard boots ditched, competitors clip into bike pedals and race through the Whistler Mountain Bike Park (on a yet to be determined trail).

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British ski club’s app hits download landmark

Ski Club of Great Britain's iphone app.

In less than two months, the Ski Club of Great Britain’s snow report iPhone app has been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Voted in PC Pro magazine’s ‘Top 100’ apps, the free application featuries live snow report data from 250 resorts including snow depths, on and off piste conditions as well as webcams and the latest ski and snowboarding news, has been a huge hit with wintersports enthusiasts.

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