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Austria Tourism

The Austrian Rail is one of the most enjoyable and convenient ways to explore Austria. With the extensive rail network you can not only connect between big cities - it also gives you the opportunity to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in scenic rural locations like the "Semmering Railway", which was the first standard gauge mountain railway in Europe, inaugurated in 1854. Or the "Wachau" valley - an over 19 miles long landscape jewel, located about 50 miles west of Vienna along the blue Danube. www.austria.info

Golden Pass Rail Europe
In one hour, you climb by rack railway train from the palm trees on the lake shore to the edelweiss flowering above.
A real headland overlooking the town of Montreux, les Rochers-de-Naye provides the most spectacular view of Lake Geneva and its surrounding Alps. On a clear day, you’ll see the Eiger, the Mont Blanc massif and Geneva’s famous waterspout http://www.mob.ch/

Mt. Hood Meadows
June 26 :"Inconvenient Truth" presented live by Bill Bradbury
October 26-28: Seattle Ski Show Qwest Field Expo Center
November 2-4: Portland Ski ShowPortland Expo Center

2007/08 SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW - GROUP DEALS SAME AS LAST SEASON! You spoke - we listened. The popular 4x4, 3x3, 2x2 and 10+ group deals are back - at the same price as last year. It's never too early to start your group and make your purchase, especially if you have a birthday coming up that would take you to a different age category. So if you are 14 or 22 and you have a birthday this summer ORGANIZE YOUR GROUP AND PURCHASE YOUR PASS BEFORE YOUR BIRTHDAY to save yourself $100!

Grouse Mountain - B.C.
On Sunday, June 10th Merrell will present the 4th annual Seek the Peak Relay in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. This is just a friendly reminder that this fantastic event is coming up in just over one week. There's still time to sign up as a team, relay or individual!
The race will consist of 4 stages:
Stage 1: Ambleside Beach (Main Concession) to end of Keith Road - 3.5km
Stage 2: Keith Road to Grouse Mountain via Capilano Pacific Trail system - 6km
Stage 3: Grouse Grind to Peak Chalet - 3.5km (2,800' vertical gain)
Stage 4: Top of Grouse Grind to The Peak of Grouse Mountain and back to plaza outside the Peak Chalet (FINISH) - 3km (400' vertical gain)



Valle Nevado
Spectacular benefits for Jeep clients Like the previous years, during the season 2007 Jeep becomes the official Snow-covered Valley vehicle. The proprietors of a Jeep will have benefits like 30% of discount in ours hoteles* and 15% of discount in tickets of andarivel*. In addition, the Jeep clients will have preferential parking, gifts and attractive surprises. *Consulte dates and conditions. One season full of supplies and promotions Snow-covered valley will surprise this winter season with attractive packages for the fanatics of the snow. In this sense, it emphasizes “50% of discount for a second passenger”; “Kids Free”; “one night free”; “7x6 in leasing of equipment”, and “2x1” for all those that are in favor of more than seven nights. Between the discounts and benefits that also will receive emphasize a Welcome Drink and to recreate with a pleasing moment, after enjoying the snow they will be able to recover energies tasting the exquisiteces of our Après Ski. To all these benefits it is added, in season Holiday, a daily lunch and a wine bottle by estadía for the passengers of all our hotels. Greater information please to contact to reservas@vallenevado.com or telephone (56 2) 477 77 05. New gastronomical supplies With the arrival of new restaurant and the classic return of of always, Valley Snow-covered the winter season with the best gastronomical supply for the lovers of the good table will inagurará. Under you order of the outstanding chef executive, Juan Carlos Bozzo, new “South” restaurant delay to be a space for the fanatics of the international food, while the return of Don Giovanni, brings of return best prescriptions and secrets of pastes and antigrass. The supply is completed with the outstanding French kitchen of the Fourchette D'or, the Italian tradition of the Trattoria, rich fondue of Him Montagnard, in addition to the Slalon, the Sushi Bar and the rejuvenated one Under Zero. New and remodeladas Snow-covered Valley stores To our already known stores Nautisport, Rip Curl, Rockford, Snow-covered Valley Store and Captura, for this season 2007 the new premises, those are added that besides to extend the supply to our visitors, are a place where the design, the entretención, the sport and the tradition have their space. They are: Aromas and Flavors (typical Chileans delikatessen) The Dolfina (pole clothes) Diesel engine (jeans) L'Occitane and Burberry (natural products of beauty and clothes) Nest of Cóndores (snow articles Burton) Babel fish translation


Cardrona Resort New Zealand
Cardrona Expands Kids Centres
We have expanded our Kids Centre places from 268 to 448 per day. The increase is in the 5-8 years and 8-14 years Kids Centres where new facilities mean more children can now enjoy on and off slope supervision. The kids can access their own lunchroom, rental, ski storage, inside play area and restrooms as well as specialist children ski development programmes. There are four centres for children from 3 months up to 14 years at Cardrona.
We're now the size of many New Zealand primary schools - though a school where kids learn to ski and snowboard rather than Maths and English! Cardrona's four day Skiwee programme is based out of the Kids Centres so the places for this popular programme will significantly increase. Skiwees (or its snowboard equivalent, Lowriders) encourages children to have fun and explore the alpine environment with other kids their own age and ability in the safe hands of qualified instructors. It starts every Monday throughout the season and challenges children without making skiing a trial.
Parents can happily ski all day in the knowledge their kids are safe, having fun and rapidly building confidence on their skis or boards.

Montafon Summer -Austria
The alpine scene Montafon starts into the summer season! A versatile moving area in an ingenious mountain window blind, variant-rich Mountainbike routes and numerous further outdoor activities such as Nordic Walking, Canyoning, Paragleiten uvm. expect you. Visit us also in the InterNet: www.montafon.at MONTAFON Silvretta Card Profit from the inexpensive MONTAFON Silvretta CARD. With these desired Inklusivcard gibt's much vacation fun for little money. Without reservation usably on 3, 5, 7, 10 and 14 successive days are thereby e.g. aerial ropeways, baths, museums and public means of transport. more... On the mountains... The moving area in the Montafon is very versatile with approximately 500 km of marked moving ways. Numerous aerial ropeways and sessellifte shorten and facilitate the advance ways to the sunny heights. In the summer the following plants are in enterprise. more... Mountainbikesafari in the Montafon 860 km to 30 distances: In the alpine valley Montafon one can go with the Mountainbike on safari

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO--The Steamboat Ski Area launches into full swing June 8th with summer fun and on-mountain adventure including a variety of thrill seeking activities such as mountain biking, hiking as well as events hot enough to make the summer sizzle!

“Summer in Steamboat means sunny days and cool, crisp nights, as the Champagne Powder® snow gives way to lush greenery, warm breezes and wildflowers exploding with color,” said Andy Wirth, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Steamboat’s lively lineup, from mountain biking, hiking and Gondola Square Adventure Zone activities to specialty dinners, drinks and cooking classes, all reinforce our continued commitment as a year-round family resort destination.”

The resort will open June 8-10, and then move to daily operations from June 15 -August 26. During fall season, the resort will be open for Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 3, then weekends only through September 23.

Hertel Wax
Grab a copy of the free WaxFax e-book while you're there. WaxFax details the science behind ski wax, and is always free on our site.

Tignes France
Summer Ski area 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!
For the first time, the Tour de France will start from London and will make a stop in Tignes. This stop at high altitude will be followed by a day of rest in order for the cyclists and the whole retinue to relax and enjoy the magnificent mountain landscapes. After 3 years of candidacy, Tignes is very proud to welcome one of the most famous sport event in the world.



Air France
Air France
Samples to France (one-way based on round-trip)
New York - Paris $437*
Philadelphia - Nice $492*
Boston - Paris $505*
Los Angeles - Paris $514*
Seattle - Marseille $514*
San Francisco - Nice $514*
Atlanta - Paris $612*

See AirFrance for details and conditions

ALYESKA TRAM hours of operation for the summer are 10:30 am to 9:30 pm daily. Ride the Tram to view panoramic views from the Glacier Express Deck, hike to the top of Mt. Alyeska, or just relax at the Seven Glaciers Lounge. The Alyeska Tram is an activity for all ages. For more information visit
MIDNIGHT SUN PARAGLIDING 10 DAYS OF SOLSTICE Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 24 experience an unforgettable vision as the sky is filled with the color of summer. 10 days consist of plenty of fun for the novice to experienced paraglider and the people who love to watch them perform. Contest will take place offering daily prizes including the best flight. Come see the latest technology with demonstrations from some of the top designers in the business. There is tons of food and fun for the entire family.
Calum Clark, who has worked as a senior World Cup event manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) since 2004, has been named as USSA's new vice president, events, according to USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt.
Clark will be responsible for management of around 20 major international events in the USA including World Cups, U.S. Championships, Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix and other Continental Cup-level competitions, overseeing around a $5-million budget.
"Calum has shown great leadership in his tenure with USSA, producing great events that benefited all of our stakeholders," said Marolt. "He is a strong leader with the ability to collaborate well with teammates and colleagues to produce world-class events. We're excited to promote him to our management team."
Clark came to USSA in 2004 after working in a variety of events-related positions including both the 2000 Sydney and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. He has a strong background in sport, competing as an alpine athlete, as a coach and as executive director of a regional ski association in his native Australia. During the 2002 Olympics he worked as a senior venue manager at Snowbasin, working with alpine downhill and super G events.
"This is an amazing opportunity for me professionally and a great honor to be able to represent USSA and the great athletes in our program," said Clark. "Partnership is a key element of our event success, and USSA has some outstanding event partners. I'm looking forward to growing these relationships to take our events to the next level."
He replaces longtime Vice President Annette Royle, who is leaving USSA in June to become president of the Utah chapter of a national charitable organization.



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