10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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snow Alert- Treble Cone
Powder Day!
We recieved 38cm in the Home Basin and 30cm in the Saddle Basin in the last 24 hours!! Its dry powder so come on up and enjoy the great skiing and riding across the entire mountain. Magic Corduroy on 10 groomed intermediate trails. Forecast is for fine clear day with possible snow showers later in the day.
New Lift
Treble Cone Ski Area in Wanaka has announced plans today for a Gondola to provide access from the valley floor to the alpine playground. A resource consent application has recently been lodged to provide for the link and its associated buildings.
The proposal will offer safety and efficiency improvements, as well as providing visitors with a greater level of enjoyment and customer service. The proposed gondola will take 2,000 passengers per hour, up the 945m vertical rise from Cattle Flat to the Ski Area. The 3.3km trip will take 10.5 minutes, a significant saving on existing drive times.
The new project marks the first alpine gondola in New Zealand. This project will have a landmark effect on year round tourism in New Zealand. The gondola base buildings have been designed to reflect a homestead and farm buildings of a form traditionally associated with high country stations of the Southern Alps. The buildings will provide for gondola machinery and cabin storage, as well as the ticketing and commercial functions associated with the ski area. The Gondola at Treble Cone will provide Wanaka with a year round facility which can provide visitors with a world class alpine experience” Initial construction of the $20.0 million gondola is likely to take 10 months. Other associated facilities covered in the application will then be staged according to utilization. The establishment of the facility will support 13 full time jobs during construction and 3 full time jobs on an ongoing basis. Treble Cone

Val Gardina - Summer
22th July 2006 until 05th August 2006 23.07.2006 - Selva Gardena Ski descent on the rock's of Canalone Sassolungo 25.07.2006 - Ortisei Woodcarving course for guests 26.07.2006 - Selva Gardena George McAnthony in concert 02.08.2006 - S. Cristina Concert by S. Cristina Music Band NEW LIFTS for 2006-2007
Skiers & Snowboarder can enjoy the following new lifts and improvements for 2006/07: Paradiso/Goldknopf - Seiser Alm - Detachable chairlift for 6 persons substituded chairlift for 2 persons Sochers - New detachable chairlift for 4 persons substituded skilift Sotsaslong - New detachable chairlift for 4 persons substituded skilift Easier connection slope from the "Comici" hut on Piz Sella to the "Tramans" - chair lift that which continues until Monte Pana. This new slope is an easier alternative to the present connection-slope from Piz Sella over Ciampinoi. Plan de Gralba - New "halfpipe" and "snowrafting" slope Val Gardina


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