Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !
May 19 Shakin' at the Basin - May Concert Series - Rail Jam
May 26 Shakin' at the Basin - That Eighties Day & Rail Jam
May 27 6th Annual Festival of the Brew Pubs/ Memorial Weekend Beach Party
May 28 Shakin' at the Basin - May Concert Series
Jun 3 Closing Day
Killington Film Festival
The Inaugural Killington Film Festival debuts August 24-26 and
submissions are now being accepted. Celebrated New England Filmmakers will be
featured as well as two short film contests. The contests are open to
short films under 28 minutes long made by New England filmmakers.
The two competitions open for submissions are:
• The New England Filmmaker Competition: narrative and documentary
shorts; any genre, theme, subject, etc.
• Extreme sport shorts: water, air, land, sport docs, etc.
MAY CHALLENGE IS ON!
Let's keep the season going! If we get a turn out of 4,000 skier visits this Saturday and Sunday (like last weekend) we'll keep the season going. There's still a lot of great riding so let's keep it going through May and even into June if conditions allow. GET UP HERE THIS WEEKEND!
US SNOWBOARD TEAM TRAINS AT MEADOWS - WE'RE OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
The US Snowboard Halfpipe and Boardercross teams are training at Meadows this week - and we'll operate lifts from 9 AM - 4 PM for the public! Come on up, get some turns in and meet some Olympians - past and future. Link to see who is training at Meadows.
GIRDWOOD, AK – May 9, 2007 The Hotel Alyeska is launching a comprehensive three phase multi million dollar renovation that will start the month of May enhancing areas of the hotel and mountain.
The Hotel Alyeska’s 304 guest rooms will receive a comprehensive makeover. Phase I consist of a $3.5 million guest room upgrade including plush new carpets, new Serta’s Presidential Pillow Top Mattress bed packages, light fixtures, desk chairs, Judith Jackson spa amenities, designer shower curtains, and new artwork from Edward Curtis depicting Native Alaska images.
Phase I & II are scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the 2007-2008 ski and snowboard season. Phase II will include new carpet and furniture in all public areas in addition to banquet and meeting space. A new retail shop, café, and ski arcade will be added on the second floor of the Hotel Alyeska. The award winning Seven Glaciers Restaurant will also receive a makeover, enhancing its spectacular setting.
This summer Alyeska Resort will embark on an estimated $4.5 million mountain upgrade to include snowmaking extension from the bottom of the mountain to the top of the tram. New snowmaking will allow Alyeska Resort to open the entire mountain by Thanksgiving. In addition the Terrain Park will move from Chair 7 to Tanaka providing more beginner runs on Chair 3 & 7. Magic Carpet installations will being this summer that will greatly enhance the beginner skier/snowboarder’s experience by eliminating the tow type lift. The upper mountain will be further improved with extensive summer trail reconstruction, including trail improvements and widening of Weir, Von Imhof, Denali and the Waterfall. Finally, a new ticketing system will be brought on line this winter which will greatly improve the speed and efficiency that is required to access our services and facilities.
Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles south of Anchorage, is Alaska's premier year-round resort. Tucked amid the Chugach Mountains, Alyeska Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and snowboarding with stunning views of the Turnagain Arm. The 1,400 acres of terrain with 2,500 feet of vertical rise, is serviced by nine lifts including a 60-passenger aerial tramway, and a high-speed bubble lift. Ski-in/ski-out access available from The Hotel Alyeska which features the luxurious Spa at Alyeska, fine dining at the Seven Glaciers and Sakura Teppanyaki Restaurants, and a mountain-view indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa. For information on ski packages and rates, call Alyeska Resort at 1-800-880-3880 or visit www.alyeskaresort.com
Golden Eagle award, Snowbird’s participation in the Pacific Mine reclamation project was recognized with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Achievement Award and the State of Utah ’s 2007 Earth Day Award. Snowbird was also nominated for the 2007 Silver Eagle award for excellence in visual impact. Other finalists for the Golden Eagle award included four-time Golden Eagle award winner and nine-time Silver Eagle award winner Aspen Skiing Company and Wyoming ’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
The Golden Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence were established in 1993 to recognize the environmental achievements of ski areas. The 2007 award is the second Golden Eagle for Snowbird. The awards honor members of the National Ski Areas Association, which represents the majority of ski area owners and operators in North America .
Open this Weekend
Whistler - Blackcomb
May 22 - June 3, 2007 10am - 4pm Blackcomb Mountain only. Acess via the Excalibur Gondola (Whistler Village base).
June 4 - July 29, 2007 Summer Glacier skiing/riding begins on Blackcomb Mountain. Access via the Wizard Express (Blackcomb Daylodge base)
Gondola to Mammoth peak, face Lift , Broadway Open
Memorial day weekend possibly more !
Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge
Photo: Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood
Timberline's lifts are open Fri Sat & Sun
Mt Hood Meadows
Depending on the turn out the previous weekend (minimum 4,000 skier visits), we will reopen the next weekend, weather and conditions permitting.
Stubai Glacier -Austria
17 June Glacier opening
9 August Ski Bikini Contest
Early Bird Special in Las Leñas up to February 28th. 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
Swiss Budget Hotels
Tioga Pass open !
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