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  • Whiteface Begins Snowmaking with Goal to Open November 20

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    WILMINGTON, NY ??” Whiteface fired up their snowmaking system on Friday, November 5 with a goal to open for skiing and riding on November 20.

    Whiteface, in Wilmington New York, began blowing snow at 10 am Friday on the Excelsior and Upper Valley trails on Little Whiteface Mountain. The snowmaking crew is adding more guns throughout the day Friday. Whiteface's first significant snowfall also occurred Friday with 4 inches accumulating by...

  • Killington Moves Opening to Tuesday, November 9

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    KILLINGTON, VT ??” Killington Resort will open to the skiing and riding public on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 rather than the previously planned Monday opening. The change in date reflects a brief weather setback and was deemed necessary to ensure well-covered trails and a positive guest experience.

    Snowmaking is still underway and will continue while temperatures allow as Killington works to aggressively expand open terrain ahead of the...

  • Belleayre Begins Snowmaking in an Effort to Open November 13

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    Belleayre Mountain joined other Northeast ski areas on Thursday morning by beginning to make snow for the 2004-2005 ski season. Belleayre, located in Highmount, New York has a vertical drop of 1,404 feet and 171 skiable acres.

    "Wednesday morning Mother Nature started to tease us with some snow flurries, then over night she let the temperature drop enough to fire up the guns," said Belleayre marketing representative Dawn Bauer. "With the tem...

  • 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...

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