Fernie Alpine Resort
Calgary, AB – June 14, 2006 – Kick off your summer at Fernie Alpine Resort in Fernie, BC for the Full Throttle Mountain Bike Festival, taking place July 7-9, 2006. Known for its world-class winter ski terrain, Fernie Alpine Resort also provides some of the best mountain biking trails and hiking terrain in B.C. during the summer months.
The Kick Off Party for the Festival will take place at the Park Place Pub on the evening of Friday, July 7th. .
Things will heat up on the mountain on Saturday, July 8th. The main mountain biking component of the festival will be the Rip’n Richard’s Freeride Competition, starting with registration at 8:30am on Saturday. Competitors will be grouped by age category: 12-14 years, 15-17 years, and adult (18 and over), with both men’s and women’s categories in the adult league. The course, a freeride format, will include a number of downhill, pedaling and obstacle elements. Winners will be based on time, and the race will start at approximately 11am.
The festival will also include a range of FREE activities for recreational mountain bikers, non-riders and families. Saturday’s festivities will include a Festival Marketplace, Kokanee Beer Gardens in the plaza, DJs, a stunning Trials Demonstration, presented by Island Lake Lodge, and a live music performance by The Wassabi Collective, starting at 6:00pm and presented by the Fernie Lodging Company.
Wassabi Collective is known as one of Canada’s “Best Kept Secrets”, expertly combining elements of old world and new school, as tribal beats from Africa and Latin America anchor a driving electronica rhythm. It’s a hundred years of music presented to the listener in a unique, high energy show.
Bring the kids! They can take part in the Kids’ Adventure Camp Open House from 11am – 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, or they can enter the Kids’ Diggler Drag Race on Saturday, going head to head with other kids on self-propelled mountain scooters.
The Brickhouse Bar & Grill and Phat City Lounge in town will host an evening party after 8pm on Saturday.
On Sunday, July 9th, head back up to the mountain for a full Stampede Breakfast on the Kokanee Deck from 9am –11am. Cost is $4.00 per person, and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) and the PARTY (Prevent Alcohol and Related Trauma in Youth) Program.
The Festival Marketplace, Kokanee Beer Gardens, and Trial Demonstrations presented by Island Lake Lodge, will be happening again on Sunday, along with the Kids’ Adventure Camp Open House, and DJs on the Plaza Stage.
On the mountain, starting at 11am on Sunday, check out the Mountain Bike Shop Challenge, where bike shops will go head to head in a three-stage event to determine who will be crowned “The Triple Threat Bike Shop”.
Also on Sunday from 2pm – 3pm, the “rippers” of tomorrow will get the chance to show their stuff, with the Ski Base Junior Downhill Race, for riders aged 8-12. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Re-convene to the Plaza Sunday afternoon for another live performance in the concert series presented by Fernie Lodging Company with Arthur Funkarelli, starting at 1pm. With a legendary reputation for tearing up stages and a sound that includes pockets of funk and grooves, they also deliver guitar-rock and a addictive sound unlike anyone you have ever heard.
Public access to the festival area is free. Make sure to bring your bike, and access Fernie’s 35 mountain biking trails from the Elk and Timber chairs all weekend long. A day ticket for lift access is $33 for adults, $30 for youth, and $17 for children. For more information and schedule,
please visit Fernie this Summer
Cardrona New Zealand
Snow Craziness infects Cardrona!
As mentioned in our email yesterday we're going a little delirious up here with so much snow (for evidence see the sheep photos further down).
As part of this craziness we thought we'd offer a special deal for those who haven't bought a season pass or have friends who may have forgot?
It's simple - if you purchase a club card you'll get one for free! This promotion runs from tonight (June 14) through to June 22, 2006. You can only purchase this through the website and your free card must be of the same or lesser value.
What's a club card?
A Club Card looks similar to a Season Pass. It has your photo on it and must be presented at the Ticketing Office to receive your discount (e.g. $14 off an adult lift pass). It makes sense if you are skiing or boarding 3 days or more at anytime throughout the season as well as doing other activities on your holiday. Club Card
Club Card Day Pass
Adult $35 $60
Student $30 $50
Child $20 $30
Other activities include deals with Shotover Jet, AJ Hackett, Queenstown Rafting, Lakeland Adventures (Wanaka) and other Queenstown and Wanaka winter activity companies.
Snowbird Summer Activities Start Saturday, June 17
Father’s Day Brunch and Barbecue Celebrations Sunday
Snowbird, Utah – The summer fun begins at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort with the 11 a.m. opening of the Alpine Slide, ZipRider and Bungy Trampoline Saturday, June 17. Father’s Day celebrations will take place Sunday, June 18, with brunch and a barbecue lunch.
“The snow is melting and the grass is growing with the arrival of summer at Snowbird,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “This weekend marks the beginning of the resort’s summer operations with plenty of good food, entertainment and activities for Dads and families to enjoy.”
The Alpine Slide, ZipRider, Bungy Trampoline and Aerial Tram will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through the summer. All activities are weather conditions permitting.
Returning this summer, Snowbird offers an All Day Activities Pass that provides unlimited, daily use of the ZipRider, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline and Aerial Tram. This unlimited pass is $26 on weekdays and $30 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. A Combination Ticket offers thrill seekers one ride on each of the four activities for $21 on weekdays and $24 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Other summer activities include hiking, fishing, horseback and ATV tours in Mineral Basin, mountain scooters, mountain biking, a 12-story climbing wall, the Cliff Spa, patio dining, free weekend concerts, the Folk and Bluegrass festival (July 7-9), Rock and Blues festival (July 28-29) and Oktoberfest.
Snowbird’s Father’s Day brunch at the Atrium, located in the Cliff Lodge, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music, breakfast and lunch entrees, salads, soups, chili, fruit and a carver station along with a view of Mount Baldy. Brunch is $27.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 6-12. For reservations, call (801) 933-2181.
The Father’s Day Plaza Deck barbecue, accessed by Snowbird Entry 2, starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Fathers and their families will dine on barbecued ribs, chicken, salmon, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and coleslaw. Desserts include warm apple strudel and house-made cookies. A live band will provide entertainment on the Plaza Deck. Adults eat for $16.95 and the barbecue is $9.95 for children. With each purchase of a barbecue lunch, guests can enjoy a free Aerial Tram ride to the top of Hidden Peak.
For more information on the ZipRider, Bungy Trampoline, Alpine Slide, scenic Aerial Tram rides and other summer mountain activities at Snowbird, call the Snowbird Activity Center at (801) 933-2147 or visit
Falls Creel Australia
Three Lifts Running
FALLS CREEK SNOW, ROAD & WEATHER REPORT
This report is compiled in accordance with prevailing weather conditions at the time of preparation.
Date 14/6/2006 Time 05:47
Very limited skiing
TODAY'S WEATHER WIND SW Light Wind 16-25km/h
TEMP Min Overnight -1.2 C Current 1.1 C VISIBILITY Excellent
SNOW DEPTHS Average: 5cm Snow Making: 5+cm - Operating
Sun Valley: 7cm Fresh Snow: 0cm
Village: 2cm This Fall: -cm
North Side: 5cm Last Snow: 11/06/06
ROAD Open and Clear
For full forecast - visit www.fallscreek.com.au Forecast:Wednesday Fine. Areas of cloud in the south, but clearer in the north. Moderate southwesterly wind.
COMMENTS Another gorgeous day of sunshine expected today. Falls Express, Gully and Boardwalk are scheduled to operate and there are heavily discounted lift tickets and lessons available. Head up the top for an early season ride, or just enjoy a stroll in the sunshine. Maybe some snow headed our way on Friday.Bring it on!
SNOW COVER Snowmakers are continuing to blast out snow while the conditions are suitable.
LOCALS PICK Limited skiing and boarding on Boardwalk.
ALPINE CONDITIONS Packed
ALPINE GROOMING Overnight
Heli Link Closed
Terrain Park Closed
All the details at Falls Creek
A reply ,…. currently, you are still able to ski
Kirkwood top to bottom! We have a ton of snow and allow people to hike
the entire mountain now that we are closed. This means that after the
of April, skiers have been accessing even the "forbidden" Cirque.
If you are referencing hiking during our regular season, we do have an
open boundary policy when avalanche conditions are low.
permitted just about anywhere but the Cirque. Poeple must hike with a
buddy and their avalanche gear and assume their own risk.
On a side note, I will be leaving the company in late June to begin
working for the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association in Tahoe City
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