Winter Park 2008/9 update
Thu 18 September 08
No specific on-mountain improvements this season but a new base and open gondola to get you from the carpark to the base
The Village at Winter Park Resort
Spanning approximately 30,000 square feet, The Village at Winter Park Resort features new restaurants, shops and real estate opportunities, not to mention new parking at the Village parking garage; an ice skating and fishing pond; better access to free parking via the Village Cabriolet; and more base area lodging with the completion of Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe.
The Village at Winter Park Resort is an exciting addition and marks a milestone achievement in base area development. The Village at Winter Park Resort adds to the almost $40 million in capital improvements invested on-mountain over the past five years. Now, in addition to great skiing/riding on enhanced terrain and via new chairlifts, Winter Park Resort can offer guests an even better village to play in.
The Village Cabriolet
The Village Cabriolet is a $5.6 million investment and connects day guests to the heart of The Village at Winter Park Resort. Spanning a slope length of 1,436 feet and boasting a capacity of 2,800 people per hour, the Village Cabriolet will be ready for opening day November 19, 2008, transporting guests, their equipment, wheelchairs and mountain bikes from the free parking area located adjacent to the Vintage Hotel to The Village at Winter Park
Resort. Winter Park Resort will purchase an additional 200 megawatts of renewable energy credits to operate the Village Cabriolet under the resort's CONNEXION program.
[From press release]
Thu 18 September 08, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Everything is one time and on target for the ambitious project to link the 2 mountains with the huge gondola
Tue 23 September 08
The LG Air Bag Tour kicked of in style last week with massive airs being shown by participants at Norwich and Sheffield. So if you need to work on your Big Air Style or want to huck a backflip of glory, then get yourself along to a stop on the LG freeze Air Bag Tour 2008
Tue 23 September 08, XSCAPE Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Its Milton Keynes next on Saturday 27th September to host the hugely anticipated Quiksilver Big Air Championships. Stopping off at two local schools along the way the on the 25th & 26th September, the Tour continues its quest to inspire more newcomers, give away 100 FREE lessons, offer FREE demo testing and display some the best Snowboarding and Freeskiing in the UK
Wed 24 September 08, Snozone Castleford, United Kingdom
The 2008 British Snow Tour headed indoors to Castleford SNO!zone this weekend, Saturday 20th September, for the hugely anticipated Animal Slopestyle Championships
Mon 29 September 08
46,000 visitors over the 3 days witnessed some fantastic snowboarding, freeskiing, Skateboarding and Freestyle motorcross. Full details and an exclusive photo gallery awaits ...