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Snowbird- Summer
Snowbird, Utah – The summer fun officially begins at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort with the 11 a.m. opening of the Alpine Slide and ZipRider Saturday, June 9. These activities accompany the Bungy Trampoline, Aerial Tram, Mechanical Bull and Inflatable Kids Rides, all of which are already open for the summer.

“This is the most eventful summer in Snowbird’s history,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar . “The existing and new activities combined with affordable lodging offers make Snowbird a great getaway that’s so close for so many Utahns.”

This summer, Snowbird’s All-Day Activities Pass will expand to include unlimited, daily use of the Peruvian Express Chairlift and Tunnel, Mechanical Bull and Inflatable Kids Rides in addition to the ZipRider, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline and Aerial Tram. The unlimited pass for adults and children over 75 pounds is $32 daily; the unlimited pass for children under 75 pounds is $19 daily (prices change during Oktoberfest). The Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel will be open from July 4 to Labor Day.

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.

Guests who didn’t experience Snowbird’s new Peruvian Express Chairlift and Tunnel this past winter season will now be able to do so this summer. Located at the top of the new Peruvian Express Chairlift, the tunnel will provide access to the wildflowers and hiking trails in Mineral Basin . The chair ride along with horseback and ATV tours in Mineral Basin will begin July 4.

Other summer activities include hiking, fishing, mountain scooters, mountain biking, a 12-story climbing wall, the Cliff Spa , patio dining, free weekend concerts, the Folk and Bluegrass festival (July 13-15), Rock and Blues festival (July 27-28) and Oktoberfest.
Thanks Laura !

Saas- Fee
What a summer - events in abundance! This is the ultimate program for the experienced cherry picker. No one will get a raw deal: athletes join the Hohsi mountain run, cinema buffs opt for the mountain movie days, patriots have a good time at the Swiss National Day celebration, families compete for the Hannig Trophy, and the «Saas-Fee Raiffeisen Festival» is the highlight for all classical music fans. Be part of all the events! More events
10th International Alpine Music Festiaval
Not only folk music fans will enjoy July's highlight. Saas-Fee provides an incomparable stage for traditional folk music where everyone goes a little crazy. Indoors and outdoors. Modern and rustic. The program includes everything from folk music to red hot rhythms from the Caribbean. No one can avoid being carried along by the beat.

Mike Horn: Top of Switzerland
Witness the polar nights of extreme adventurer Mike Horn on his expedition to the North Pole in a movie screening at 3,500 metres above sea level in the world's biggest and best ice pavilion. Visit the special exhibition that will transport you to the North Pole (7 July - 7 October 2007).

Hiking without limits
The Saas Valley boasts a 350 kilometre-long hiking network, giving you 350 km of variety, nature and fresh air. Another attraction is the new circular trail taking in the 18 4,000 metre peaks surrounding the Saas Valley at 3,300 metres above sea level. Hiking against this impressive backdrop guarantees more fun than ever, especially if you have our hiking pass. It is valid for all cableways (except Metro-Alpin) and now also includes an offer for the PostBus. Families, too, can enjoy hiking without limits. Take off and enjoy the ride.

Skipass rates starting June 30, 2007 (prices in CHF)
Adults Children
1 day 63.00 38.00
2 days 123.00 74.00
3 days 175.00 105.00
4 days 225.00 135.00
5 days 273.00 164.00


Banff - Summer Jazz
Jazz Clubs
June 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 21, 22
Head underground for a cool drink and an evening of hot jazz with musicians and visiting artists from the jazz programs. Located on the lower level of Theatre Complex, The Club is an intimate, informal, licensed, non-smoking venue.

Jazz at Noon
June 6
Jazz up your day! Bring your lunch, blanket, hat, and sunscreen, and enjoy the sound of jazz as it fills the mountain air.

Saturday Night Jazz
New York City jazz heavyweight Dave Douglas leads some of the summer’s most sought-after concerts. Featuring musicians from the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music performing alongside visiting artists. June 2 - featuring Douglas with Vicente Archer (bass), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mark Feldman (violin), Jerry Granelli (drums), Giorgio Magnanensi (composition), Miguel Zenón (sax), and musicians from the jazz workshop. Limited seating. June 9 - Saturday Night Jazz Euro, featuring the outrageous Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra from the Netherlands, performing "instant compositions" created in collaboration with players from the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music.

Jazz Orchestra
June 15 - Jazz Orchestra Concert - The high-energy big band sound of Canadian trombone legend Hugh Fraser and the Banff Jazz Orchestra! (Limited seating)
June 18 - Jazz Orchestra: New Works - Hugh Fraser and the jazz orchestra present a concert of new music for big band featuring the composers in the Banff jazz program.
June 23 - Jazz Orchestra Finale - The grand finale to a sizzling month of jazz, featuring guest composer/conductor Maria Schneider with Hugh Fraser and the Banff Jazz Orchestra. Schneider, a Grammy Award-winning composer, has been described as "the most important woman in jazz."
See an overview of the jazz series on the Banff Summer Arts Festival section of our website.

Need to get away?
All the information that You need to live the Hill Cathedral to plenary session is in this page. You will pordrá to find all the necessary one to spend the best vacations of your life, in the city that the incredible beauty of its landscapes, the enchantment of its flora offers him and fauna and him unforgettable experience to pass an pleasant and colorful stay in the Hill Cathedral
Three resorts, one city

PIEDRAS BLANCAS-Recreo Invernal : : Camino Cumbre Cerro

Stubai Glacier - Austria

NEW: Snow-Funpark

A 400 m long snow fun park next to the ‘Schaufelschuss’ piste (no. 1a) operates from October to May. Obstacles for beginners and experts include a banked cross with steep wall curves, a mogul, small and large jumps, and fun boxes
Limited lifts OPEN

Sunday: more safety - more fun
Going off-piste. Practical introduction to assessing avalanche risk. Training with avalanche transceivers, information about other kinds of safety equipment


Innsbruck - The Winter Sports Capital, twice host to the Winter Olympics offers Old World history combined with some of the best ski mountains in the world capital. The city works hard to maintain and improve its twin character as a top-class ski area and sophisticated urban center. Innsbruck, with its striking location at the foot of the Alps, offers winter guests a tempting choice of great skiing and snowboarding in six different areas.

As the ultimate winter Olympic venue, Innsbruck has hosted the world famous event twice based on an excellent variety of terrain and an impeccable infrastructure for skiers and non-skiers. The nearby village of Igls boasts the legendary men's Olympic downhill run, and stunning views of a picturesque Innsbruck below.
Free shuttle bus service links the various ski areas, and the "Super Ski Pass" is the skier's key to 310 miles (500 kilometers) of ski-able terrain and 200 lifts. The pass also covers the Stubai glacier, and even gives holders the option of excursions to St. Anton and Arlberg and Kitzbuhel.
Innsbruck is a living treasure house of history. Once an imperial capital, it embraces 800-year-old traditions adding to the authentic charm and elegance of the place. The city also has world class shopping, fine restaurants, and many sights from the historic "Golden Roof" to the fascinating Alpine Zoo.
For all people longing for the genuine winter sports fun, the Stubai Glacier is the optimum oppurtunity! On more than 50 kilometres of ski runs they may take their chance not only on intensive downhill skiing, carving and boarding, but cross-country skiing can be practised wonderfully on the alpine trail of a length of 4,5 km. 21 installations, among 4 cabin lifts, 6 chair lifts, 9 ski tows and training lifts and 2 magic carpets offer ski fans a trendous winter sports resort, and active athletes from all over the world a maximum skiing pleasure at 1.750 to 3.200 m above the sea level.

The new six person chairlift Fernau links the Fernau to the Gaißkarferner mountain. Snowboard freaks can find ideal conditions at the newly created "Boarder´s paradise" including Quarterpipes, Spins, Table Tops, Pro Jumps and a - 100 metres long - halfpipe . For carving fans there is a special run at Daunferner, regulated by a stoplight, where the feeling for bends can be experienced intensively. Two giant slalom runs and a high-speed run at Eisjochferner complete the offer for winter sports fans.

The adventurous and daring can be close to the "eternal ice" on the climber´s steps of the ice tower at Gamsgarten station, since this is an ideal training area for fans of climbing on ice. Every wednesday an introductory course climbing course takes place.


Zermatt- Switzerland

Alpin Center (8F / 111)
2 days guiding
Exciting guiding through the stunning Matterhorn ski paradise. A professional snow sports instructor will lead you through our fabulous international skiing area and give you some valuable insider tips. Skiing fun at its best! Prerequisite: you must be able to do safe parallel turns.



Air France
Air France


Ski Patagonia
Early Bird Special in Las Leñas,... Apart from this news, we are preparing for Mendoza Wine Harvest Celebration which is a very good opportunity to travel to the wine county and get to know the different wineries and its top wines! If you want to enquire regarding the Early Bird rates please send an email to


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