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2019 Ski HOLIDAY Deals Book Early, Save Big!
Dreaming of a White Christmas to include all the 'Snow Filled' trimmings
of Blue Skies, Powder Snow and Uncrowded Slopes?

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as they're released and beat the crowds.

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Ruapehu Alpine Lifts hopes to have a $25 million gondola ready to zoom people up the mountain in all weathers by the start of the 2019 ski season, CEO Ross Copland says.

The project is the highest economic development priority for the Ruapehu District and could eventually make for 100 new fulltime jobs. New Zealand already has at least three other gondola, at Rotorua, Christchurch and Queenstown.

The gondola is to have 50 cabins, each holding 10 passengers and moving at 6m per second, Mr Copland said. It will be capable of taking 2400 people up Mt Ruapehu every hour.

It's just one element of the $100 million the Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) board decided to invest over the next 10 years.

The gondola would leave the Whakapapa base at the Top o' the Bruce and climb to Knoll Ridge, replacing the Waterfall Express chairlift. It will be better for cold and rainy weather, and be closed less often.

The cost will be about as much as a return trip on chairlifts - about $35, Mr Copland said. In winter it will be mainly used by skiers, but there will also be people who want to sled, build a snowman or go to the Knoll Ridge Cafe.

In summer sightseers taking it will be able to take short walks, including one to a ridgeline with amazing views.

RAL already has a gondola concept design. It is now working on engineering details.

Funding is being sought from Government and local individuals and businesses, Mr Copland said. When agreements are reached he will know how much RAL itself is paying.

His company is a public benefit entity, started mainly for skiers. It owns assets at Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas and has 4000 shareholders. Under its constitution all profit it makes must be reinvested.

The proposed spend on the gondola follows $22 million spent on Whakapapa in the past 18 months, and $25 million spent at Turoa in 2007.

Source NZ Herald 3FEB18
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ASPEN SNOWMASS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!
Throwback to the 60’s of fluorescent onesies and big hair with Vintage Lift tickets and retro themed parties as Snowmass celebrates its 50th anniversary this upcoming 2017/2018 season.

With the season scheduled to open Thursday, November 23rd 2017, Snowmass Tourism, together with Aspen Skiing Company and locals alike are creating a season long celebration in commemoration of the anniversary. Friday, December 15, 2017 marks Snowmass Ski Area’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate the day, Aspen Skiing Company is offering single-day lift ticket pricing of USD$6.50, the price that was charged on opening day in 1967. Other celebrations throughout the season include a retro party at Elk Camp, fireworks, vintage skiing and riding with a special Cabin Jump and Rail Jam.

Snowmass boasts 3,332 acres of terrain and the second largest vertical drop in the USA. Consistently ranked as one of the best ski areas in the world, Snowmass is a renowned winter playground with a vibrant mountain community for you to enjoy!

http://www.amped4ski.co.nz/snowmass_celebrates_50_years/
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* 7 Night FAMILY Ski Deal In 'COLORADO' From NZ$8225.00 *
($7699.00 For Valid RAL/Cardrona Gold Season/Life Member)

Includes: Flights ex AKL, 7 nights Studio, 6 days lift for 2 Adults/2 Kids (u12). Sales to 10 JUL. Conditions apply
http://www.amped4ski.co.nz/hot-ski-holiday-deals/
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* 7 Night FAMILY Ski Deal In 'COLORADO' From NZ$8225.00 *
($7699.00 For Valid RAL/Cardrona Gold Season/Life Member)

Includes: Flights ex AKL, 7 nights Studio, 6 days lift for 2 Adults/2 Kids (u12). Sales to 10 JUL. Conditions apply
http://www.amped4ski.co.nz/hot-ski-holiday-deals/
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AYLWIN ALPINE ACADEMY Ski Race Training At Big White Ski Resort, CANADA. Join Brad Next Season & Take Your Ski Race Potential To NEW Heights! FREESTYLE Program Also Available.

For More Info www.amped4ski.co.nz/aylwin-alpine-academy
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Athletes Enjoying Some Bonding Time On The Chairlift 'in between' Runs. Fun, Progression, Development, Friendship. AYLWIN ALPINE ACADEMY New Zealand.
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Aylwin Alpine Academy Has Set Its Training Dates For 2018!

more info: www.amped4ski.co.nz/aylwin-alpine-academy
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Brad Aylwin, Program Director 'Aylwin Alpine Academy'
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