Changes at Squaw Valley for 2010/11
Sun 21 November 10
Expanded Night Terrain Park, 3 new grooming machines, 39 new snow guns and various base improvements completes the changes for this season at Squaw
For the 2010-11 winter season, Squaw Valley in California, USA is expanding their night skiing with improved lighting in the Riviera terrain park and halfpipe. Free with any lift ticket, skiers and riders can hit the slopes from 9am to 9pm on weekends (9am to 7pm midweek) during the high winter season.
Squaw Valley plans to transform the Belmont Park into a kids terrain park complete with a snow fort, kid-friendly jumps, bumps and whoopty-doos. Also new for the 2010-11 season, kids can discover Squaw Valley’s mountain secrets with a new kids map designed to lead them on a grand adventure around the mountain. Kids will follow the map through Squaw Valley’s kid-friendly terrain to find fun facts about the mountain’s animals, history and natural habitat.
Squaw Valley’s grooming is getting even better for the 2010/11 winter season with the addition of 3 new state-of-the-art grooming machines. Squaw Valley’s grooming department has the largest fleet of winch cats in the Tahoe region. Squaw Valley’s three new piston bully 400s are capable of grooming more terrain per hour while using significantly less fuel, therefore improving both the quality of grooming and the environmental sustainability of the fleet.
Squaw Valley continues its multi-year effort of upgrading the mountain’s snowmaking equipment to greener and more efficient models. Now in its ninth year, Squaw has successfully upgraded 145 guns, including 39 new snowguns for the 2010-11 season. Further, Squaw Valley is demoing 8 new Saphyr snow-towers for the upcoming season. The Saphyr guns are nearly 30% more energy efficient than the most up-to-date B3 guns, requiring significantly less running time and less air to create the same amount of snow. Finally, Squaw Valley will be expanding snowmaking to terrain park’s halfpipe, improving Squaw Valley’s terrain park offerings throughout the season.
For more information visit www.squaw.com
Sat 27 November 10, Copper Mountain, USA
Copper Mountain in Colorado, opened the first Superpipe in N. America for the 6th Consecutive Season on Thurday 25th Nov
Sun 28 November 10, Flumserberg, Switzerland
One of the closest resorts to Zurich, Flumserberg, opened at the weekend with 7 out of the main 10 lifts running and conditions pretty decent.
Wed 01 December 10, Nevis Range, United Kingdom
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Mon 06 December 10
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Fri 17 December 10
The morons at UK Sport who control the budgets for funding athletes for the Olympic games, have cut all spending for snowboarders and skiers in the run up to the 2014 games, despite receiving almost double the budget. Instead it will be wasted on pointless non-participation tray and blade sports