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Whistler, BC - April 24, 2006 - Thousands of spectators gathered in
to take in the Salomon Superpipe and PlayStation Big Air events during
final weekend of the 2006 TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival.
went down on Saturday, April 22 at the Salomon Superpipe finals on
Mountain, where near-perfect conditions allowed both skiers and
to pull off some of the most spectacular pipe performances of the
Then, the entertainment continued into the evening under night-lights,
the base of Whistler Mountain, where skiers and snowboarders competed
together in the PlayStation Big Air event to an estimated crowd of
people alongside hip-hop legends Blackalicious and MC Supernatural.
From Patrick Thorne Snow365.com
Scotland's First Snowdome Opens
The first indoor snow centre in Scotland opened on Thursday, April 6th
Braehead near Glasgow.
The £70million ($130m) leisure complex is the third Xscape centre to
the UK. The first, in Milton Keynes, opened five years ago, the second
Castleford in 2004. The company behind Xscape, X Leisure, is headed by
former EuroDisney boss and Olympic ice hockey player, P Y Gerbeau and
plans for more British domes as well as international ventures.
The new dome's opening party attracted some 10,000 fans. Attractions
included a performance by pop star Dannii Minogue, other pop stars and
firework display. A carnival procession led members of the public into
new building where the fun continued with face painting, stilt walkers,
magicians, acrobats and much more.
There are now more than 50 snowdomes operational in 19 countries
according to the World Snowdome Guide. TheBraehead dome is the world's
northerly to date, excluding 'ski tunnels' in Scandinavia for cross
skiers. The first indoor snow centres opened in the late 1980s. With
domes currently operational, the UK equals China as having the third
domes in the world, behind Japan and the Netherlands.
130 hectares, 20 km of pistes, 750 m of vertical drop, the summer ski area at 3,000 m is waiting for you. The snowpark (750 m by 250 m) is the place for freestylers to hang out, with bumps and jumps for everyone, a cool zone. It's a top playground for real snowsports fans, and the soft summer snow is also ideal for beginners. The glacier is accessible to pedestrians, who can visit the Ice Grotto and see the glacier and surrounding peaks (Grande Casse, Grande Sassière, Mont Pourri, the Mont Blanc range, etc.). Take a trip into the heart of the high mountains!
A few tips: respect the environment, keep to the marked pistes... and don't forget your sun cream!
Mt Hutt- New Zealand
Applicants invited for 2006 Instructor Training Programme
With an enviable reputation for instructor training and a consistently strong pass rate, Mt Hutt Snowsports School has just opened applications for their 2006 Instructor Training Programmes.
Mt Hutt - New Zealand
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