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Pontypool ski slope saved from Torfaen council cuts













Enthusiasts have saved a ski slope which faced closure over the summer months due to council cuts.

Pontypool Ski Centre was due to close as part of plans by Torfaen council to save £9.2m from its budget.

Torfaen Ski Club came forward to keep the artificial slope open one evening a week and has been able to attract new members.

One leading councillor said the authority must make hard decisions but this was a result of working together.

Built in 1974 in Pontypool Park, the 230m (754ft) Pontypool Ski Centre is Wales’ oldest artificial ski slope.

“We have been extremely pleased with the progress we have made,” said club treasurer Gary Cooper.

Enthusiasts were concerned that temporary closure could result in deterioration of the matting and ski lift, with the possibility of the slope becoming a target for vandals.

The solution came after consultations between the council’s neighbourhood officers, Torfaen Ski Club and Snowsport Wales.

The club, with more than 40 members, agreed to run two-hour sessions every Wednesday night and take responsibility for the operational costs.


The centre offers opportunities for recreational skiing and snowboarding as well as race training with coaches.

Mr Cooper said: “We were worried we would lose the club during the summer but the council have sat down and listened to us.

“The outcome has been good for the club, the park and the talented young skiers in the region.”

Lewis Jones, Torfaen’s executive member for leisure and culture said: “I am absolutely delighted to see the club doing so well.

“As a council facing huge budgetary pressures we will have to make tough decisions but this is an excellent example of what can be achieved when people sit down and work together.”

Torfaen Ski Club have also taken part in national competitions and have recently returned from a club trip to the French Alps.

In June, the Pontypool slope hosted a hundred skiiers from across the UK as part of the Celtic Cup series of competitions.



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Ski club saves slope from closure













Enthusiasts have saved a ski slope which faced closure over the summer months due to council cuts.

Pontypool Ski Centre was due to close as part of plans by Torfaen council to save £9.2m from its budget.

Torfaen Ski Club came forward to keep the artificial slope open one evening a week and has been able to attract new members.

One leading councillor said the authority must make hard decisions but this was a result of working together.

Built in 1974 in Pontypool Park, the 230m (754ft) Pontypool Ski Centre is Wales’ oldest artificial ski slope.

“We have been extremely pleased with the progress we have made,” said club treasurer Gary Cooper.

Enthusiasts were concerned that temporary closure could result in deterioration of the matting and ski lift, with the possibility of the slope becoming a target for vandals.

The solution came after consultations between the council’s neighbourhood officers, Torfaen Ski Club and Snowsport Wales.

The club, with more than 40 members, agreed to run two-hour sessions every Wednesday night and take responsibility for the operational costs.


The centre offers opportunities for recreational skiing and snowboarding as well as race training with coaches.

Mr Cooper said: “We were worried we would lose the club during the summer but the council have sat down and listened to us.

“The outcome has been good for the club, the park and the talented young skiers in the region.”

Lewis Jones, Torfaen’s executive member for leisure and culture said: “I am absolutely delighted to see the club doing so well.

“As a council facing huge budgetary pressures we will have to make tough decisions but this is an excellent example of what can be achieved when people sit down and work together.”

Torfaen Ski Club have also taken part in national competitions and have recently returned from a club trip to the French Alps.

In June, the Pontypool slope hosted a hundred skiiers from across the UK as part of the Celtic Cup series of competitions.



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yabuli 20 train after yabuli railway station, and there is a column from Harbin-yabuli South Station (the yabuli ski field station) train-K7011.
K7011 conditioning 07:46 express trains from Harbin East railway station distribution vehicles, arrived at the yabuli ski resort (yabuli South stations) time was 10:49 minutes,
K7012 air-conditioning 16:28 express trains travel 222 kilometers by the yabuli ski resort (yabuli South Station) depart, arrived at the Harbin 19:31.
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yabuli ski resort, is the new sunshine holiday resort, international radio and TV Center International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the National Sports Commission, communications Villa, power village, yabuli resort, Windmill building, cloud Ding hotel, heroes Park Snow field (small sites), large Castle Peak ski field (small sites) as well as several private small villas make up.

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    Yabuli ski resort is located in the 193 km east of Harbin, from the Mudanjiang 120 km. Yabuli formerly ya Rodney, Russian “fruit garden” means. During the Qing dynasty and the Manchu noble of the Royal family which were hunting paddock. Yabuli snow mountain forests and dense, altitude 1374 m, annual mean temperature 2-10 ℃. Under the mountain in winter snow depth 30-50 cm, snow on the mountain up to about 1.5 meters thick, fine snow, moderate hardness. Snow 170 days, ski 120 days are competitive skiing and skiing the best place for tourism in China. Here is the extreme minimum temperature of-44 with a mean temperature of-10 ° c, snow for a period of 170 days, skiing nearly 150 days, every year from mid-November is the best skiing period in late March the following year.  

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    Yabuli ski field 1374 m, covers an area of 2,255 hectares. It is China’s largest, most comprehensive ski resort, and Harbin urban area connected to the motorway and railway. The 24th World University Winter Games outside snowboarding and biathlon, on all snow project (Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski, Nordic combined and freestyle skiing) match of the competition will be here. 6 matching with the yabuli ski mountaineering tramway after installation and commissioning, have all been passed. These 6 newly installed tramway from Austria introduced 6 people cabins hanging Chair hybrid tramway and 4 people, is by far the highest international quality of tramways throughout the resort is surrounded by mountains, dense snow thick forest, spectacular scenery. Guo Kui and Guo Kui is the second track the third Asian Winter Games, also 09 World University Winter Games main stadium. Three Guo Kui has been designated a large tourist resorts, primary, intermediate and advanced ski slopes. &Amp;nbsp;

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Breckenridge, Colorado Transportation – Getting here as well as …

thatâ question??? s many often asked in a primary stages of formulation a Breckenridge, Colorado ski eighth month is?? how do we get to Breckenridge as good as how will we get about once AI?? m it? â?? Travelers have been confronting a series of options as good as a airfield in a innumerable of transport options once they have been on a ground. While a accumulation of choices might appear a small intimidating during first, a improved bargain of them is certain to assistance we devise a successful outing in a Rocky Mountains.

When roving in Colorado, a finish of your preference should be a Denver International Airport. DIA is many closer to Colorado Springs as good as Breckenridge which suggest a wider operation of transport options to get to a towering once we arrive. Dona?? T buy in to a parable which fly in Eagle-Vail will save we time. This airfield is only as distant as Denver to Breckenridge? S as good as youâ € ™? Will substantially finish up with a stop along a approach to DIA. get from a airfield to Breckenridge. Your choices here embody a shuttle, in isolation automobile services, limousines as good as let cars. A common convey transport from Denver to Breckenridge is a many careful choice for your celebration as good as includes doorway to doorway use from a airfield to your accommodation. This use customarily includes a transport of 10 passengers van, versed with ski racks to lift your apparatus as good as luggage. The waste of convey services is which youâ? Re carpool with people we donâ? T know as good as can stop during their homes prior to being deposited to your own.

in isolation automobile as good as limousine services chauffeured knowledge on condition which high-end ride for those who find exclusivity in their own vehicle. Transportation is customarily supposing in Cadillac sedans, Chevrolet Suburban as good as Vans Executive depending on a distance of your party. Vehicles embody luxuries such as tanned hide seats, DVD players as good as bottled water. Private cars as good as limousines will ride but delay to your place to live but stops along a way, unless of march we might request.

The on top of options have been a many renouned choices for travelers on eighth month Breckenridge. They save we from carrying to navigate by a winter inter-and soothe a con of carrying to find parking for your automobile after reaching your accommodation. The town? S pedestrian-oriented inlet creates a need for your own automobile probably non-existent, with roughly all shops as good as grill options have been located along a mezzanine of a ancestral categorical street. Guests leave their cars during home is during Breckenridge provides a accessible way, a complement of giveaway open train good known as Freeride, as good as a latest gondola from a public, a BreckConnect. If youâ? Re seeking to transport over a borders of a city, a Summit Stage train provides giveaway transport via a county. Several in isolation ski convey additionally work in a evident area with a unchanging use to Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Copper Mountain as good as Arapahoe Basin.

Guests seeking to have a automobile accessible to them during a holidays find automobile let choice is many accessible for them. 4-wheel expostulate SUVs have been rarely endorsed for transport in a winter months a I-70 can turn intensely dangerous during winter storms frequent. Car let is customarily a many accessible choice for visitors wishing to try Breckenridge? S sister stations but carrying to sinecure a in isolation convey to ski any day. Be suggested which we should devise to compensate for parking any time we transport to a circuitously ski area as good as airfield surcharges can be as tall as 24% on your automobile let city. The locale of Breckenridge turn undiluted during a winter months, which can lead to a necessity of parking spaces, even during your home.

In deliberation transport options, demeanour during your joy turn with a winter pushing conditions as good as either a automobile will be an item or an barrier for you. ATI?? S additionally a great thought to check with your provider about their Breckenridge home yield a giveaway convey use to a city. Make your reservations good in allege to safeguard a automobile or transport use which many appropriate suits your needs will be accessible on arrival.

select your shipping process donâ? t youâ a many critical decision? starting to do when formulation your ski eighth month in Breckenridge, ATI?? s which could significantly start a preference as good as joy of your journey. In weighing a couple of elementary options as good as conditions, we should simply get to a choice which functions many appropriate for your party. No make a difference how we select to come here, suffer your moody trail as good as a pleasing series a single ski review in North America.

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Snowbird, Utah, May 21, 2011 – Powder Skiing & Snowboarding

Angel Collinson and John Collinson ripping 18 inches of fresh powder on May 21, 2011!!!! Snowbird continues their record-setting year with over 755 inches of snowfall so far this season.

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The Australian ski season is officially underway | Xtremesport


Australia has not had a good snow season for far too long… the last 6 winters have been abysmal with below average snow depths. Some might think it odd that Australia has snow at all… after all, this is a country renowned for the vast amount of desert in its interior. Australia is not only the world’s flattest country/continent, but it has the oldest and least fertile soils too. Add to that the fact that it is the world’s driest inhabited continent with by far the largest portion of land (just under three quarters) being either desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the Outback and you will see why it is sort-of surprising that any snow falls here at all.

But snowy mountains there are, and they are found in the State of New South Wales, about a half day drive from Sydney, as well as in Tasmania and Victoria.

New South Wales is also the home of Mount Kosciuszko – Australia’s highest mountain at 2,228 metres and one of the 7 Summits on 7 Continents.

Australia has a remarkable history when it comes to ski resorts. Selwyn Snowfields, located just 10km (6 miles) from Australia’s highest town, Cabramurra, was the first place in Australia to see skis, but even more extraordinary, it was one of the world’s first ski resorts – dating back to 1861.

Selwyn is not a big resort, but it offers good sking, particularly for Intermediate and Beginner skiers. It has 12 individual pistes, served by 12 ski lifts with 12 snow cannons!

The Aussies are hoping that this year will be THE year for a bumper ski season. It has started off well, really well… better than New Zealand in fact which has had unseasonably warm weather and not one single ski lift running for the Queen’s Birthday June long weekend.

Whereas all five major alpine resorts in Australia: Perisher, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Hotham were open over the June long weekend and ski numbers were the biggest since the bumper 2000 season. “It was huge and exceeded all expectations,” Perisher’s Neil Thew says. “The Perisher carpark was overflowing on the Sunday of the long weekend.”

The feeling is that a good season is long overdue, and the strange thing about the Australian ski season is that they seem to have a once-in-a-decade dump. It happened in 1960, 1970, 1981, 1990, 2000… not 2010, so will 2011 come up to expectations?

However, the Australians long ago learnt not to rely on nature and have provided snow cannons in all their resorts. Not only that, but their resorts are state-of-the-art. Thredbo and Perisher, for example, the two largest resorts and the closest resorts to Sydney, have this year instigated Radio Frequency ID (RFID) lift ticket technology. The ‘My Thredbo pass’ and Perisher’s ‘MyRide pass’ allows skiers and snowboarders to buy their lift tickets via the internet or smartphone. With radio frequency access gates installed at the bottom of the mountains, your pass is automatically scanned and off you go.

Falls Creek and Hotham were promoting their iPhone apps across opening weekend. These apps will allow skiers to track their movements for each day of the season and compare their stats with fellow skiers and boarders. The new apps also provide up-to-the-minute snow reports, trail maps, live webcams and village directories for businesses and emergency contacts on the mountain.

Hotham has the advantage of an airport and their direct QantasLink air service to and from Sydney restarted yesterday, while Aeropelican services to the NSW skifields gateway of Cooma will begin on July 1, connecting with the Snowy Mountains Shuttle service to Jindabyne, Perisher and Thredbo.

Thredbo has the largest snow making system in the southern hemisphere – it has 400 snow cannons! and has direct access to a total of 12 ski lifts which can uplift 18,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour. There is plenty of terrain for skiers of all standards. It has some of the best steep skiing in Australia and runs like Cannonball, Funnel Web and Michael’s Mistake are tough enough for most. There is also plenty of exciting trail skiing which should keep extreme skiers happy. Snowboarders are well catered for too. Although off piste skiing is not allowed, there are great trails for carving at all levels plus a funpark with half pipe.

Nearby Perisher Blue was created in 1995 and its lift infrastructure, which links the resorts of Perisher, Blue Cow, Smiggins and Guthega, offers twice the lifts and triple the ‘above snowline ski terrain’ of any other Australian resort. It is the largest ski area in the country. The 50 Ski Lifts of Perisher Blue are able to uplift 52,903 skiers / snowboarders per hour. It has 142 snow cannons. There is good skiing for all standards, with 30 beginner runs, 65 at varying intermediate levels and an amazing 80 runs to challenge expert skiers. In a good season the powder snow is good both above and below the tree-line. There are four terrain parks – one with a superpipe above Perisher village and plenty of good mixed terrain for snowboarders from a wide selection of intermediate runs to some of the most demanding advanced trails in Australia.

Perisher Blue Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia

Perisher Blue

Mount Buller has the largest ski lift service in the State of Victoria. It also has the most marked runs, most snow-groomers, most snowmaking capacity (268 snow cannons) and most Alpine restaurants and night spots in Victoria. It has direct access to 18 individual pistes, served by 25 ski lifts. It is a good resort for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. It is also home to Australia’s first snowtubing park.

Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia

Mount Buller

Falls Creek is high in the Australian Alps in North East Victoria. It has 14 lifts and 92+ runs. The longest advanced run is 3kms, the longest beginner run is 2.2 and the resort has a good selection for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. The resort was officially opened for the season on 14th June. On the 22nd they recorded 26cm of new snow and so additional lifts and one snow park are opening this weekend.

Mount Hotham is also in the State of Victoria and has a long history with the sport of skiing. By 1900 the Petersen Brothers, of Selwyn Snowfields fame, had accomplished the first winter traverse of Hotham. Access continued to improve and in 1905 the first car reached the area. In 1925 a stone cottage which could accommodate 20 people was built by Italian masons, but it was in late 40′s to the early 60′s that rapidly growing interest in snowsports resulted in the creation of a more intensive alpine recreational area. Hotham is now an outstanding ski and snowboard resort with something for everyone and with higher natural snowfalls than any other Victorian ski resort. If the snow fails they have 77 snow cannons which can keep good snow cover on 25 (of the 320) hectares of terrain. Their snowmaking system uses recycled water from the Hotham Village water treatment plant, whilst all their snowmaking is powered by green energy. Not bad! The longest downhill run is 2.5 kms. There are 3 snowboard parks which are dependent on snow, and 35kms of cross-country trails. In total, and including the nearby resort of Dinner Plain, there are 13 lifts. 7 out of 12 are open this weekend.

Hotham Ski Resort in Victoria, Australia

Hotham ski map

photo of Mount Buller courtesy of sallysetsforth

 

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5 Best Places to Ski in Colorado | Vacation Packages deals

You can transport the world, though it is formidable to find the legal legal holiday end ski improved than the State of Colorado. Ski resorts in the state of the Rocky Mountains have been in between the many appropriate in the world, charity the undiluted multiple of challenge, fun as good as sensuous landscapes.

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Accident-Free Skiing And also Snow skiing, Any individual …

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School’s trip cancelled by Devon firm Skiing Europe


A north-west London school is among others let down by a Devon-based tour operator being investigated by police. 

A BBC investigation found Quintin Kynaston School in Swiss Cottage paid Skiing Europe almost £15,000 for a trip to Austria over Easter.

 

But the hotel where the children would have stayed would not take them as it said it was owed money by the company.

 

Chris Reynard, company director, blamed “schools being so much in arrears”. The school said it paid fully and on time.

 

The company is being investigated for alleged fraud.

 

Some of the 21 pupils from the school, also known as QK, who were due to travel to Austria over the Easter holiday were as young as 11 years old.
‘Nearly packed’

The total cost to parents, including clothing hire and spending money, was about £1,000.

 

According to Tina Ward, assistant head, this would have been the trip of a lifetime.

 

“When you have single parents finding the money, it’s so important that a trip like this goes ahead,” she said.

 

“They were really really looking forward to it. Even a month before some of the kids were saying they were nearly packed.”

 

The school said problems had begun when several weeks before the group was due to leave for Austria, Mr Reynard could not confirm important travel details.

 

It said he had proposed altering the departure date.

 

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It’s not acceptable to play fast and loose – the youngest child was 11”

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Tina Ward
Assistant head

“It was alarm bells… I continually challenged him for the name of the coach company, nobody in the office knew anything about it and he wasn’t available,” Ms Ward said.

 

Then just days before the group were due to leave, Ms Ward said she had discovered that the hotel they had been told they would be staying in would not take them.

 

The hotel said it was still owed money from a previous trip arranged by Skiing Europe.
‘In arrears’

“It’s not acceptable to play fast and loose – the youngest child was 11.”

 

Mr Reynard cancelled the trip just three days before the planned trip.

 

He told Radio 4’s Face The Facts programme: “There is a consequence to so many schools being so much in arrears with their payments.

 

“We are currently in the process of taking action against those who are responsible for this situation.”

 

QK organised a replacement trip with another tour operator which they paid for out of school funds.

 

Other schools affected in the South East include Tonbridge Grammar in Kent; Reading School, and St Helena, in Essex; Beachwood Park, and Mount Grace School, in Potters Bar, in Hertfordshire, and Chinthurst School, Surrey.

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