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More Snowmaking For Lenzerheide

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

Lenzerheide will be able to guarantee more snow cover next winter than in past years, so long as the temperatures are low enough for snowmaking. New equipment has been installed in the Scalottas, Danis and Statz regions, which makes these zones snow-sure from the start of the season. Snow can now be made to [...]

Argentinian Ski Resort Makes Helmet Wearing Compulsory For Children

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

The leading Argentinian ski resort of Las Lenas, which opened for its 2009 season this week, is the latest to make safety helmet wearing compulsory for children younger than 12 years of age. The resort has purchased 600 new helmets this year and is offering them for rental. “In Las Lenas guest security is our [...]

The Snowleopard Qualifies for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

We were delighted to spot this on the website of the Ghana Ski Team this week… After 4 years of heart ache, sweat and being away from his family, Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong has finally qualified for the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. Kwame and the Ghana Ski Team would wish to extend their heart felt [...]

Selva Gardena Greenest Italian Community

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

The “Legambiente” organisation in Italy has determined that the Italian ski resort of Selva Gardena is the most environmentally friendly community in the country. In the Italian weekly magazine “Panorama” the organisation notes that the sources of renewable energy in Italy are increasing and that Selva Gardena is in first place with an average of [...]

Andorra Tops European Average Lift Ticket Price League

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

An annual study of lift ticket prices charged by more than 500 ski areas in 35 countries worldwide has reported that prices for British guests are well up this season to most international ski destinations. The findings are published as part of the World Lift Ticket Price Report 2009, the eighth annual edition of the [...]

Four killed in avalanche at Valmeinier

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

Four skiers have been killed by a major avalanche close to the ski resort of Valmeinier early this afternoon. The group was composed of seven high school kids from the Savoie and their guide, they were ski touring above the resort. A total of eight ski tourers have died since the weekend in three incidents. [...]

Three ski tourers killed by avalanche in North Belledonne

Sat, 07 Mar 2009 15:54:43 +0000

Three ski tourers have been killed by an avalanche in the North Belledonne close to Chambery. The skiers were heading for Le Chapotet in the commune of Presle. It is the most serious avalanche accident in France this season. This Ski News Item courtesy of, and © PisteHors

Major US Ski Resort Goes Bust

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

Tamarack ski resort in Idaho has been declared bankrupt four years after the resort opened proclaiming itself the first new destination ski resort in the US a quarter century. The centre stopped operating lifts and accommodation yesterday (Wednesday 4 March) due to a combination of overdue loan repayments, limited credit, falling demand for property and [...]

Big Snow In Western North America

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

Ski resorts along North America’s West Coast from Mammoth to Whistler are reporting big snowfalls in the past week. Mammoth Mountain in California was just hit by a massive winter storm that has been hammering the Eastern Sierra with snow since Sunday, March 1. The majority of the storm has passed, but not before [...]

Pyrenean Glacier Ice Down 90%

Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000

A study by the Spanish Environment Ministry has found that the estimated 3,300 hectares of ice that covered the mountain range between Spain and France at the beginning of the 20th century have been reduced to 390 hectares over the past 100 years. The study also found that the rate of melt has accelerated in [...]