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

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Photo: Coronet Peak - New Zealand
Coronet Peak - New Zealand
Coronet Express Chair Open Very good skiing and riding on M1, Hurdle, Mid Gulley trails. Limited off piste
Greengates Express Chair Open Very good skiing and riding on Greengates, upper Wall St trails. Limited off piste
Meadows Chair Open Very good skiing and riding on Big East trail, ideal for Novice skiers and boarders.

Falls Creek - Australia
..not quite open ,YET
About Falls Creek - Falls CreekFalls Creek is Victoria’s largest alpine resort and a major tourist destination in North East Victoria. The alpine resort is one of the most popular winter playgrounds in the country and offers a superb range of activities, attractions and events in every season throughout the year.

Falls Creek in Winter
The official snow season begins on the Victorian Queen’s Birthday long weekend (7 June 2008) running until the end of September / first weekend in October. The Falls Creek Ski Lifts company operates the lifts, snow making, grooming, etc for the resort while Falls Creek Resort Management coordinate cross country ski terrain and grooming.

Black Diamond Rush

Ride some of Australia’s steepest expert terrain at Mt McKay or the deepest powder stashes of Rocky Knobs and Dam site. Have it all to yourself when you kat ski or board at Falls Creek.


Mt Buller -Australia
Ride Australia’s first six-seat chairlift at Mt Buller this winter

Photo: Buller Holden Express construction
Buller Ski Lifts has built Australia’s first high-speed, six-seat chairlift for the 2008 season. The new $6 million Holden Express Chairlift has replaced the Abom Chairlift and runs from Helicopter Flat, near the Ski School, to the top of Baldy.
The Doppelmayr lift will be able to move 3200 skiers per hour and will make the 1100m trip in less than four minutes. It is the first lift at Mt Buller to be run on 100 per cent GreenPower, helping the resort to minimise the effects of global warming and sustain the precious alpine environment.
As part of the upgrade, the Blue Bullet 2 and the Abom Triple chairlifts have been decommissioned. Plans are underway to redevelop BB2’s mid and top stations.
Buller Ski Lifts’ general manager, Laurie Blampied, said the new chairlift was further evidence of the resort’s commitment to its masterplan and its objective to modernise and consolidate the lifting system without compromising capacity


Cardrona - New Zealand
Cardrona will open this Friday 27 June, 2008, weather permitting.

photo; Cardrona Resort New Captains' chair lift

New Chairlift, Snowmaking and Cafe at Captain's Basin, New Olympic Half Pipe, New Triple Jump in the Advanced Terrain Park! Cardrona has purchased a high speed detachable quad chairlift for the Captain's Basin. The new Poma chairlift will be ready to ride at the start of the 2008 season.
Captain’s Express chairlift
The Captains Express chairlift’s speed will be two and a half times quicker than the existing quad with a journey only taking 3 ½ minutes versus the existing 9 minutes. Assuming no queue, a person who skied 11 runs at Captains Basin would ski them one hour faster due to faster chairlifts
The Mountain
Base Elevation: 1670m
Highest Lifted Point: 1894m
Vertical Rise: 390m
Terrain: 320 hectares

1 quad fixed chairlift
1 quad express chairlifts
3 magic learner lifts
1 platter beginner lift
Lift capacity 7800 people per hour



Fresh snow at Mt Hutt, 15 at the top of Coronet Peak and 10 at the peak of The Remarkables are among the early results of wintry storm fronts currently dumping snow across the New Zealand's premier South Island ski areas

New Zealand WinterFestival
American Express Queenstown Winter Festival attracts some 60,000 people for a 10-day frenzy of concerts, balls, competitions, races, fireworks, bands, comedy, debates, food, wine… you name it.



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