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Whistler Terrain Parks: 2010-2011 Update

Here’s a brief on what’s new this year in the terrain parks at Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler Blackcomb Parks 2011 Update from Lucas Ouellette on Vimeo.

Aspen/Snowmass Trying to Re-Use Last Year’s Powder for the 2008-2009 Ski and Snowboarding Season

Interesting story at Vaildaily.com today about efforts at Aspen/Snowmass to preserve a huge block of powder from last year’s season. The resort is using a product called Ice Protector Optiforce, which acts as a sort of “blanket” to prevent glacier ice and snow from melting. Tests in Austria and Switzerland have demonstrated that the product […]

The Subaru in the Terrain Park

I have no idea what this is about, but… cool. via videosift.com

Some Major Alberta Resorts to Lose Jumps

I can’t believe I missed this controversy, which I just clued in to after passing through Afterbang tonight: Lake Louise, Nakiska Ski Area, Fernie and Kimberley Alpine Resort are all banning man-made jumps from their terrain parks. My guess would be the resorts don’t want to assume the liabilities inherent in allowing your guests to […]