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BIG TUPPER GETS GREEN LIGHT

July 11th 2014 17:09
The on and off again Big Tupper ski area revitalization and resort
development project has been granted a green light by the New
York State Supreme Court's appellate division on July 3.

A plethora of complaints were filed by various environmental
groups protesting the Adirondack Park Agency's permit issued
for the proposed 6,235 acre ski resort, marina, hotel and second
home development project.

The court dismissed all claims put forth by the plaintiffs as
"without merit."

Big Tupper ski area and the proposed resort project are located
within the boundaries of New York State's protected Adirondack

Park and thus,subject to Adirondack Park Agency's supervision
for development work.
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Say bye-bye to Vermont's Mount Ascutney's 1986 triple
chairlift. The Wall Street vulture who holds the lien on the
defunct ski area recently sold it to Pats Peak ski area in
New Hampshire.

Pats Peak's employees have been diligently working over the
past few weeks dismantling Ascutney's former Snowdance Triple
Chairlift and transporting the various bits and pieces over to Pat's
Peak in Henniker, New Hampshire.

The bankrupt ski area's lien holder previously sold the North Peak
Express High Speed Quad lift to Crotched Mountain, also located
in New Hampshire.


Presently, there are three lower mountain aerial lifts and one surface
conveyance still on-site at Ascutney Mountain.

If a new owner were to materialize, his or hers corporation would have
to invest $$$s in a new summit lift, upgrading the snowmaking system
and making repairs to the two base lodges.

However, the place has potential. The trail cuts are exciting enough
to intermediate to expert level skiers and riders to attract a following;
while the lower mountain runs are pleasant for beginners and young
children.
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SHIP SKIS TO YOUR HOTEL

May 23rd 2014 18:25
Rather than paying exorbitant airline luggage fees
to travel with your skis onboard your flight, FedEx
offers a discount for skiers and riders who choose
to ship their equipment to their hotels.

After signing up for a FedEx account, skiers and
riders will save 16 percent on FedEx Express or
8 percent on FedEx Ground services.

The other nice thing about this service is you don't
have to sherpa your gear through crowded airports.
Your gear will be held for your arrival at your lodging
property.

For more info and to sign up, visit: www.fedex.com/
shipyourgear.
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WYOMING SKI AREA NOT GUILTY

May 15th 2014 19:15
In the Tetons of Wyoming, Snow King Ski Area was recently
decreed "Not Guilty," by a United States Federal Court jury.
It was a civil suit, filed by the distraught parents of a seven


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NEW DIRECTOR FOR SKI NH

May 9th 2014 21:40
As of May 12th, Jessyca Keeler will be the new executive
director of Ski NH--the trade group that represents 33 New
Hampshire alpine and nordic ski areas and over 200 lodging


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In operation for over a year in the Tyrol of Austria, a
590-ft surface lift for skiers and riders, is generating
more electricity than it consumes on an annual basis


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NEW FREEDOM LIFT FOR PERISHER

May 7th 2014 15:33
As the Australian ski and ride season is pumping
up to unfold, Perisher ski area, in the Kosciuszko
National Park, is putting the finishing touches on its


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TAX DOLLARS FOR GORE MOUNTAIN

May 1st 2014 19:42
Yup, even though New York State is one of the highest
taxed states to live in nationwide, its Governor, tax & spend
Cuomo has decreed to spend US$6 million this summer on


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ALPINE MOUNTAIN SOLD

April 30th 2014 15:37
An eastern Pennsylvania "breeder" ski area has changed
hands this month. Keith Fabiano and his son have purchased
the 550-ft vertical drop Alpine Mountain, in Analomink, Penn


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SAVE ON SURGERY

March 17th 2014 22:17
If you are interested in saving thousands of dollars on
surgery in the U.S., there is a way. Instead of paying
the retail rate at your local hospital for a medical procedure


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