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Welcome to our 2nd monthly newsletter for the summer of 2012/2013. If you thought that it was time to stop thinking about snow sports, think again because more and more ski areas have already, or are at the moment selling "Price Freeze" season passes for next year at prices as special as a solar eclipse.

You will have seen that nzski.com promoted, and advertised their passes with us recently. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts also had theirs on the market recently. Don't worry if you missed out because the early season 2013 passes will go on sale again from about April with similar 'big savings' prices. Make sure that you check back with us at that time for a national comparison and summary. Now it's Treble Cone's who are trying to lure you into buying their Super Early Bird deals early with TC dollars, a bonus riding day and a t-shirt.

It is too early to start reporting about how our athletes are doing on the global stage because most of them are only in their pre-season build up and don't start competing until after Christmas. But it is exciting to see that some of the North American Ski fields have opened early with great ski bases and snowfall already, so that should make for a great season for our athletes up there, not to mention any holiday makers from downunder. Still want to head up there this season? Well you better get in quick and ring the guys at Dive Fish Snow Travel, because from what we hear, the last of the great specials close very soon. While I was looking around to see what other interesting tidbits I could find, I stumbled upon the Mt Ruapehu Indicative Development Plan for Whakapapa.

This is an interesting read with plans to reduce the amount of lifts in the Maori gifted area from 5 to 4 and, at the same time, dramatically increase the upward loading capacity. The plan is, in the next 3 years, to remove the Valley T, Knoll T & Waterfall T and replace them with the Knoll Ridge Express, (which would start to the skiers right of the current Waterfall T's loading areas and run right to the top of the existing Knoll T), and the Delta Chairlift which would replace the Waterfall T but run higher to give access to the Knoll Cafe and around Delta Corner and over to the west.

The plan also talks about the later construction of the Western Chondola (a detachable high speed lift which can take a combination of chairlift seats and gondola pods) running from the base area up through Tennants Valley and the Yankee Slalom to above the Amphithetre which would replace the Rockgarden and National Chairlifts and, the West Ridge Kiosk. The West Ridge T would also be relocated further east and renamed the Cornice Bowl T. That and a redesign of the Top of the Bruce and extended snowmaking would bring Whakapapa back into to the former glory of its pioneering days when it introduced the first chairlift, and the first high speed lift to New Zealand ski fields. We look forward to hearing more from RAL.

Things have gone quiet on the website at the moment but be assured that we are working behind the scenes to bring you the best possible product for 2013. Like us on Facebook to be informed about the latest news and updates as soon as they happen.

Scotty - Snow Editor

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Sam Lee at Turoa

Oct 14th, Closing day at Mt Hutt

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Ski Resorts Open

It is hard to believe but many North American ski resorts are already open.

With the storms that have hit up there, there has been a lot of snow falling and it seems everyone else is on target to open on time.

Ski Season Opening dates in Canada, USA & Japan 2012-13 »

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s definitely going to be another epic White Christmas for all those in North America and Japan. If you have not booked yet, it is still not too late to book and be a part of an amazing snow season in North America or Japan. Most of the specials ended 15 November, but there are a few left until the end of the month!!

  • Up to 30% off accommodation in Whistler
  • Free skiing at Winter Park or Copper for Mt Ruapehu 2012 Season Pass Holders
  • Kids ski and stay FREE
  • Lift pass specials, receive additional days FREE
  • up to 20% off accommodation in Japan 

………to name but a few!

If you can’t get away this Christmas, don’t worry, the Northern ski season continues at least until mid April with Banff, Alberta open well into May 2013 - which is great for those still keen for a break in the April school holidays. So get the family together and plan to spend the 2013 April School Holidays or Easter getting your skiing/boarding fix, then let the team at Dive Fish Snow Travel put the plan together for you!

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Park City

Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is the only Resort in the area that provides ski-in/ski-out access to historic Main Street via the Town Lift. With over 1335 hectares of unspoiled terrain and 9m of snow annually, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe, North America’s largest superpipe.

The Canyons

Located in Park City, Utah, Canyons is Utah’s largest single ski and snowboard resort and the third largest in the USA. With 1190 hectares, 182 trails, 19 lifts, a 1.8 kms long terrain park, six natural half pipes, 5 diverse lodging properties, more than 15 dining venues, and two state-of-the-art spas, Canyons Resort is an easily accessible world-class mountain destination.

Deer Valley - Skiers only resort

Deer Valley has been rated #1 ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine multiple times. Deer Valley is a Skiers only Resort with exceptional "first-class" guest service, likened to what you would receive in a 5 star hotel.

Exceptional customer service, consistent quality and attention to every detail are all part of the Deer Valley experience. Their six mountains: Little Baldy Peak, Bald Eagle, Bald Mountain, Flagstaff, Empire Canyon and Lady Morgan, offer a wide variety of skiing terrain. Top all of that off with a bounty of 7.5m of snow annually.

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Our Facebook promotion was so popular last year that, we are bringing it back!

You could win exciting prize packs containing goodies from the likes of Aspen/Snowmass, Whistler, Jackson Hole, Sun Peaks, Red Mountain, Resorts of The Canadian Rockies, Vail Resorts, Silver Star, Whitewater and more!

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SUMMARY & COMPS

No competitions this week the cupboard is bare! Stay tuned as we will shake down our sponsors and see what snow gear we can get hold of to give away over Summer!

Summer is on our doorstep so now is a great time to bookmark our sister website surf.co.nz!


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