Improvements at Aspen for 2010/11 season
Sun 12 September 10
The highlight this season will be a new 12-foot pipe will be built by the Lowdown Park on Snowmass.
New 12-foot Halfpipe in Snowmass
Aspen/Snowmass is well-known for its 22-foot Olympic-sized superpipe at Buttermilk, voted Best Pipe in the Land by readers of Transworld Snowboarding and home of the ESPN Winter X-Games. The 18-foot superpipe in the award-winning Snowmass park is home to Olympian Gretchen Bleiler and has been featured in dozens of photo shoots and movies. Now there’s a new halfpipe at Snowmass built specifically for those still learning how to ride the pipe. The new 12-foot pipe will be built by the Lowdown Park on Snowmass and will welcome guests of all levels to drop in and feel the thrill of the halfpipe just like their Olympic and X Games heroes. Aspen/Snowmass is one of the only resorts in the world to offer three halfpipes to accommodate all skill levels.
From hands-free gates to the Aspen/Snowmass iPad application, Aspen Skiing Company will continue to bring the latest technology to guests.
In addition to last year’s new 100 percent hands-free and hassle-free gate system, allowing guests to pass through automated gates with a Radio Frequency activated plastic lift ticket, Aspen/Snowmass will now offer guests the ability to link their credit card to their lift ticket/ski pass; valid for use at any Aspen Skiing Company owned business from restaurants to rentals, ski school and more.
Additionally, Aspen/Snowmass is currently developing an iPad application, which will bring the resort to life from anywhere in the world. The Aspen/Snowmass mobile application – which works on 97 percent of smart phones from the iPhone to BlackBerry – is now available for download and provides live grooming, snowfall and weather information, as well as offers guests the ability to book lunch or dinner reservations from the chairlift.
For more information visit their website www.aspensnowmass.com
Sun 12 September 10, Crested Butte, USA
Some new gladed runs, and a new Gold Link Terrain Park and Superpipe is planned are the big news, but they are also investing in more snowmaking equipment and improvements to the base area.
Tue 14 September 10, Norfolk Ski Club, United Kingdom
The 2010 British Snow Tour made its first stop of the series over the weekend - 11th & 12th September at Norfolk Snowsports Centre for the Protest Slopestyle, Giro Big Air and Trespass Skiercross Championships
Wed 15 September 10
Author of our Snow-search Japan book, Keith Stubbs along with instructor Brian Findlay, have launched a new venture offering coaching-based powder trips around Hokkaido, Japan
Wed 15 September 10, Stubai Glacier, Austria
More fresh snow in the alps, Andes, Australia and New Zealand. Second Austrian Glacier Resort, Pitztal, Opens For 8 Month Ski Season, two more at weekend. Tignes the first French resort to open slopes next week. Last weekend of the season for Las Lenas.
Sun 19 September 10, Breckenridge, USA
Breckenridge have announced that their Freeway Terrain Park on Peak 8 will now include a 22-foot superpipe, and Brit Nate Kern will be joining their freeride team for 2010/11