New lift at Vail for 2010/11 season
Mon 07 June 10
Vail resorts are spending a whopping $75million on improvements across their 5 resorts. In Vail the High Noon Lift (Chair 5) will be replaced with a new high-speed quad lift as well as other changes
Vail Resorts, have announced new resort projects underway this summer for the ready for the 2010-2011 winter season. In total, Vail Resorts anticipates spending $75- 85 million
- Vail Mountain High Noon Lift (Chair 5) replacement with a new high-speed quad lift that will continue to serve Sun Up Bowl and Sun Down Bowl. The new lift cuts ride time in half from 12 minutes to six and has an uphill capacity of 2,400 people per hour. The new Chair 5 lift will speed up access to their legendary Back Bowls.
- A new 14,750-square-foot restaurant at Heavenly Mountain Resort, located at the top of the Heavenly Gondola. The new restaurant significantly increases on-mountain, indoor seating at the resort and the central location provides guests with easy access to services steps away from the gondola. The lodge is architecturally designed to complement the beautiful mountain landscape.
- Tubing hill expansion at Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain with additional tubing hill lanes and a new enclosed lift. Adventure Ridge currently offers adults and children a variety of winter activities including tubing, ski biking, kids snowmobiling, nature snowshoe tours and more. The additional tubing lanes and upgraded lift will provide guests with an easier tubing experience and faster lift times, allowing for more laps and more fun.
- Renovation of guest rooms at the Keystone Lodge with upgraded amenities in all guest rooms including new flat screen televisions as well as new tinted windows that that will reduce solar gain during the day and heat loss after the sun goes down.
- Continued investment in grooming and snowmaking equipment at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly Resorts. For the 2010-2011 ski season Vail Resorts is upgrading and increasing its fleet of over 130 snowcats. The company is also adding new snowmaking equipment.
Edited from press release
Tue 08 June 10, Treble Cone, New Zealand
Scheduled to open on the 24th June, Treble Cone today recieved a timely 25cm dump as new season preparations continue
Wed 09 June 10, Hintertux, Austria
Up to 1.3m base in New Zealand. Three ski areas still open in the US. Last weekend of the ski season in Finland coming up. French and Canadian glaciers re-opening next week. Australian ski season starts Saturday. Scotland still offering skiing indoors and out.
Tue 15 June 10, Cairngorm, United Kingdom
Now that CairnGorm Mountain's record season has finally come to an end, it's time to pick up all the cigarette butts and other crap that skiers leave behind
Mon 21 June 10, Cairngorm, United Kingdom
This was the 147th day of riding at CairnGorm since the season started on 28 November 2009 and more than 60 people took to the slopes at CairnGorm Mountain on the summer solstice on Monday 21st June 2010 to enjoy some midsummer skiing on the snow still lying there in the Ptarmigan bowl
Mon 21 June 10, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
After a record breaking year of snowfall, glacier skiing and riding returned on Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier on Saturday June 19th