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Ride park every day with SNO!zone's Summer of Freestyle Love! The clever park kids here at SNO!zone have come up with a corker of an idea - From the beginning of June until the end of August there will be freestyle park features at all of the slopes all of the time!

This summer SNO!zone embraces a ‘Summer Of Freestyle Love’ with the launch of SNO!parks across Milton Keynes, Castleford and Braehead. A summer of full time freestyle features on the slopes alongside the established park nights, every Thursday and Friday evening. Open from 11am daily each slope will have a variety of rails and features for shredding whenever you feel like it. Add new tricks to your bag everyday. Thursday evenings will also see a dedicated rookie park on the nursery slope, exclusively for the use of those attending the SNO!academy. Learn all your tricks then take them to the main slopes where a multitude of toys will push your progression further, all with the helping hand of our SNO!academy freestyle coaches. Now included IN THE LOYALTY CARD OFFER!

India's Winter Games Hope A ski resort being developed in the western Himalayas will not only promote adventure sports and give India a chance to bid for the Winter Olympics but also pioneer the concept of socially responsible tourism, its developers say. 'Once we are fully up and running, we will have all the facilities in place for staging the Winter Olympics and it will be then for the authorities to bid for this,' they maintained.

Sustainability is the Key 'We are committed to social and environmental sustainability and plan to become an international flagship for responsible tourism,' John Sims, managing director of the Himalayan Ski Village (HSV), which is coming up at Manali in Himachal Pradesh, said of the 350-million euro project. 'The latest energy conservation technologies like solar energy and green disposal technologies for sewage will also be employed,' he added.

Complete Resort The HSV project includes the development of luxury hotels, chalets, suites, conference facilities, an entertainment centre, restaurants and retail options. Access to the mountain area for skiing, trekking and other adventure activities will be provided by a network of gondolas and chairlifts.

Big Opportunity for Locals The project aims to employ more than 3,500 people when fully developed and HSV will hire more than 70 percent of them from the villages around Manali. HSV has also set up a training institute for winter sports operations. The first phase saw 75 skiers from local villages being trained for the roles of ski instructors, snow safety and search and rescue operations when the resort begins its operations. This group was then whittled down to 40 for advanced training in Finland.

INDIA news www.indiaprwire

Getting Naked for Global Warming Hundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland's shrinking Aletsch glacier on Saturday for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming. Tunick, perched on a ladder and using a megaphone, directed nearly 600 volunteers from all over Europe and photographed them on a rocky outcrop overlooking the glacier, which is the largest in the Alps. Later he took pictures of them standing in groups on the mass of ice and lying down. Camera crews were staged at five different points on the glacier to take photographs.

Glaciers taking a big hit Glaciers are sensitive to climate change and have been receding since the start of the industrial age but the pace of shrinkage has accelerated in recent years. The environmental group Greenpeace, which organised the shoot, said the aim was to "establish a symbolic relationship between the vulnerability of the melting glacier and the human body." The Aletsch descends around the south side of the Jungfrau mountain in the Upper Rhone Valley. The volunteers walked for several hours in the mountains to reach the glacier before taking their clothes off briefly for the shoot in temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius (50.00F). Alpine glaciers have lost about one-third of their length and half their volume over the past 150 years. The Aletsch ice mass has retreated by 115 metres (377 ft) in the last two years alone, said Greenpeace.


Luke sends greeting from South America, South America Snow Session ( SASS)

For now the word is that SASS has been killing it in Argentina all summer

Looks great to Me !
Photos: Luke , Crew & Campers

At Lake Tahoe This Month
9/7: Heart
9/7: On The One w/ The Motet
9/8: Kathleen Madigan / John Pinette
9/8: Yellowman & The Sagitarius Band
9/9: Los Lonely Boys
9/13-16: Autumn Food & Wine Festival
9/15: Lewis Black
9/15: Trisha Yearwood
9/15: Eric Johnson
9/15-16: Truckee Renaissance Faire
9/15-16: 4th Annual Art Bark Fest
9/16: Def Leppard, with Foreigner and Styx
9/21: The Killers
9/21: Todd Rundgren
9/25-30: Lake Tahoe Marathon
9/27: Camper Van Beethoven
9/29: 6th Annual Village Oktoberfest
9/29-30: Donner Party Hike
10/2: Dark Star Orchestra

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