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Snow Alert - Treble Cone - New Zealand New Snow: 7cm (last 24 hrs)

Treble Cone has invested heavily in trail enhancements with major earthwork projects creating new runs and widening existing ones. The project has continued this summer with the widening and camber adjustment of South Ridge in the Saddle Basin further improving this signature run. Treble Cone now has some of the best intermediate runs in the country to compliment its unparalleled free riding terrain for which it is renowned

Summit Elevation: 2088m (6,850 ft)
Lift Serviced Vertical Rise: 700m
Elevation: 828m (base to summit)
Types Of Lifts: 6 Seater express chairlift
Saddle quad chairlift
Nice & Easy Platter

Catedral alta Patagonia
Base Elevation: 3,380 ft. /1,030 m
Summit Elevation: 7, 837 ft./ 2,388 m
Runs Maximum Elevation: 6,892 ft. / 2,100 m
Vertical Rise: 3,512 ft. / 1,070 m
Terrain: 1,482 acres / 600 hectares

New Lift Systems
Three new lift systems will make up a total of 40 available lifts for all-level skiers:
Combi Lynch Quad + Double Chairlift (1,800 pax/h. capacity), located where Sextuple chairlift ends, will alternate quadruple chairs –for skiers- with double chairs for non-skiing tourists.

Nubes Quadruple Chairlift (2,200 pax/h. capacity), located where former Conexión Teleski was, it’ll be a high speed chairlift (5 m/sec) due to it disengagable system.

2000 Double Chairlift (1,200 pax/h. capacity), located near La Hoyita, one of the best areas for beginners.

Valle Nevado
For those look for excitement where only the sky is the limit, we offer heliskiing. Skiers and snowboarders get on board an AS 350 B3 helicopter that leaves them more than 4,200 meters high on virgin snow.

With unbelievable snow quality and easy access, the Valle Nevado heli-skiing operation provides riders with the best skiing and boarding days of their lives.

Photo: valle Nevado Marketing

Expert mountain guides use state-of-the-art safety equipment, as they escort clients into 6,000 vertical foot runs of Andean powder


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Swiss National Day: Town Fest & Trotti-Bike Race; 1 August 2008

Each year on the 1st of August the Swiss celebrate the meeting of William Tell and his men when they made their famous pact on the Rütli meadow. Engelberg celebrates this historical event with a town festival.

At 7 a.m. a quartett of alphorns echoes from the Spannort mountain top. Throughout the day more concerts take place in various other parts of town. Take a stroll through the afternoon market with its many interesting booths and stands. At 2 p.m. it’s time for fun at the Trotti-Bike Scooter Race. The official national ceremony for this special day takes place in the park at around 9 p.m.

Jazz in the Dorfstrasse; 8 July until 22 August 2008 Engelberg’s village street, Dorfstrasse, is really jazzed up! Arousing Dixieland, stamping New Orleans Jazz and swinging melodies – Heaven's Groove is on its way! on Tuesdays and Fridays from 5- 7.30 p.m. "Open air" and free entry Jazz Matinee with brunch on Sunday 20 July from 9.30 a.m.; CHF 25.00.


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Cardrona - New Zeland

A new express chairlift, snowmaking and cafe at Captain's Basin. A new half pipe (22ft walls), expert big air, and triple jump.

Photo: Cardrona Captains basin

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


Banff Center Summer Music

July 24 & 31 — Casual Afternoon Concerts
Discover the stars of tomorrow, today. Featuring the finest emerging musicians in residence at The Banff Centre.

July 24, August 1 & 2 — Music for a Summer Evening
Drawing on the resources of over 40 guest faculty and 200 international participants, this series showcases the best in classical music from both established and up and coming artists.

July 25 — Music for a Summer Evening
SOLD OUT: Limited rush tickets available at the door. Anton Kuerti performs Beethoven’s Diabello Variations.

July 26 — Music for a Summer Evening
Faculty pianist Julian Martin performs on tonight’s program.

July 27 & August 3 — Music in the Gallery
A delightful afternoon concert at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, featuring the musicians of The Banff Centre’s Brass Residency



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