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  • Killington Makes Snow: Opening Monday, November 8

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    KILLINGTON, VT ??” Signaling the start of the eastern skiing and riding season, Killington Resort in central Vermont has commenced snowmaking operations ahead of an anticipated opening on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at 9 a.m.

    Colder temperatures arrived in the region overnight allowing the most extensive snowmaking system in North America to begin laying down a base of snow that will continue to grow with a favorable forecast. For the third ye...

  • Start-Up Ski Company Manufactures 04/05 Freeride Ski Designed by Web Users

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    RENO, NV ??” Imagine an outdoor sports company, formed and operated on the Internet by partners drawn together by a common passion and bonded together by a surreal experience - collectively designing a low-cost, high-quality snow ski with other skiers on the Internet. Sound like the latest reality TV show? Not quite. But the challenge has been met and the resulting PM Gear Bro Model Ski has already won rave reviews by field testers riding Bro Model pr...

  • AlpineZone Offers Northeast Ski Reports via Text Messaging

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    WATERTOWN, CT ??” A new wireless service is being launched that targets Northeast ski and snowboard enthusiasts. AlpineZone.com has partnered with SnoCountry Mountain Reports and SMS Media Group (SMSMG) out of Aliso Viejo, CA to produce Mobile Snow Reports using text messaging.

    Text messaging is fast becoming the next medium of choice for broadcasting byte-sized information. SnoCountry already serves up ski report data to thousands of w...

  • Sugarbush Ranked a "Top Spot" by Skiing Magazine

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    WARREN, VT ??” In the November issue of Skiing magazine, the Resort was listed on Page One in the magazine's Top Spots listing of eastern destinations.

    The magazine conducts a poll of its editors, writers and athletes to determine what resorts are featured. Survey criteria include skiable acres, average snowfall and vertical, but it also takes into account such intangibles as mountain "atmosphere" and the apr??s experience.

  • American Skiing Co. Announces Fiscal 2004 Year End Results

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    PARK CITY, UT ??” American Skiing Company (OTC: AESK) today announced its financial results for the 2004 fiscal year and fourth quarter ended July 25, 2004. The Company reported significant improvement from ongoing operations. It credited record financial results from its western resorts and effective costs control measures which mitigated adverse weather conditions at its eastern resorts. In addition, the sale of remaining unit inventory at The Canyo...

  • Northeast Ski Areas Aim for Early Openings

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    WATERTOWN, CT ??” Despite a lack of sustained cold weather in the Northeastern United States so far this fall, many ski areas are still aiming to open in November and early December.

    Obviously, projected opening dates are weather-dependent. In fact, Killington, perhaps the most well-known player in the early season game indicates "early November" for their opening.

    Alex Kaufman of the Killington News Bureau said, "we are ...

  • Blandford Ski Area Hosts Blood Drive

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    BLANDFORD, MA ??” Westfield Boy Scout Evan Belisle wanted to give something to the community for his Eagle Scout Project. Blood. But not just his own. And with the recent report by the Red Cross of a shortage of blood in the area, timing couldn't be better. Evan has organized a local Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Blandford Ski Area just 15 minutes from downtown Westfield.

    The American Red Cross will be at the Blandford Ski Ar...

  • Mount Snow Announces 50th Anniversary Calendar or Events

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    MOUNT SNOW, VT ??” Mount Snow first opened its doors to skiing on December 12, 1954. Now, almost fifty years later, Mount Snow is pleased to announce details surrounding its 50th anniversary celebration - voted one of Vermont's Top Ten Events by The Vermont Chamber Of Commerce.

    "We have chosen one weekend each month to pair up with a particular decade," explained Mike Murphy, Mount Snow Communications Manager. "An entire season of celeb...

  • 25th Anniversary Lake Placid Olympic Games Pass On Sale

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    LAKE PLACID, NY ??” The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced Monday that its 25th Anniversary Miracle Club passes are now on sale.

    Celebrate the legacy of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games by purchasing this special $25 pass. The Miracle Club pass allows the user access to four world-class events as well as special discounts at Whiteface and the ORDA Store this anniversary season. General admission to USA Hockey ...

  • Putting the "New" Back in "New England"

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    ALBANY, NY ??” As the 2004-2005 season approaches, ski resorts across the six New England states are putting the final touches on upgrades and improvements to serve their guests this winter. In some cases, upgrades such as those taking place at Maine's Black Mountain are sufficiently significant that they change the ski area's entire complexion. Here's an update on what you'll find new this year at your favorite New England ski and snowboard mountain....

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