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11 Nov 2005

Westendorf and Kirchberg / Kitzbuhel go large

Austria’s SkiWelt area is set to grow this season when a new gondola opens to link Westendorf with the neighbouring resorts of Kirchberg and Kitzbühel.The new eight-seat gondola, ‘Ki West’,…

10 Nov 2005

Canadian resorts open to awesome conditions

Lake Louise and Sunshine Mountain resorts will open this week to some of the best early season snowfall for many years.Following Whistler Blackcomb’s ‘epic’ opening on 5 November, three…

10 Nov 2005

Mammoth deal clinches biggest ever resort sale

Mammoth Mountain in California has been sold in what is believed to be the largest ever deal of its kind for a ski resort.Starwood Capital, a property investment group, has acquired a majority share in…

9 Nov 2005

Hollywood star backs Californian ski campaign.

State Governor and Hollywood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has teamed up with the California Travel and Tourism Commission and California’s ski areas to launch the California Snow Campaign, aimed…

7 Nov 2005

La Plagne: Bellecote Cable Car to be Rebuilt

Following a fire in August, rebuilding of the Bellecote lift station in La Plagne is well under way.The station, at an altitude of 3050 metres, was completely destroyed, but the authorities hope to have…

2 Nov 2005

Jungfrau resorts get closer to the UK

New flights this season - plus direct public coach transfers - will simplify travel to the traditional British favourites of Grindelwald, Wengen and Murren.Darwin Airline is now operating two flights from…

2 Nov 2005

North American resorts gear up for opening

Veterans’ Day on Friday 11 November is the day many major American resorts are aiming to open this year. But they are not the first.Breckenridge, Keystone and Mammoth are among the American resorts…

2 Nov 2005

Owner of Atomic gets its hands on Salomon

With potential objections from the European Commission out of the way, the acquisition of ski and boot maker Salomon by Finnish group Amer - owner of the Atomic ski brand - has been completed. Salomon…

19 Sep 2005

Canadian Developments

Two of the big developments in Canada at present are a new ice hotel and a major expansion of Kicking Horse.The Ice Hotel, opens in December 2005 at the Sun Peaks Resort. Constructed entirely of ice and…

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