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9Jun/130

Vermont Ski Areas Celebrate Banner Year with 4.5 Million Visits


Stowe, VT (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

At the Vermont Ski Areas Association annual meeting at Stowe Mountain Resort, the states resorts celebrated the most successful season since 2001 with 4,513,041 skier & rider visits, up 16% over last year. This year also marks the second most successful season on record since VSAA began collecting resort data in 1992. Nationally, skier & rider visits had the biggest one-year leap in 30 years, with the Northeast posting the biggest gains in the country. The season tally once again ranks Vermont number one in the East and third nationwide for skiing and riding.

The 2012-13 season stands as a remarkable rebound from the prior year with record early openings thanks to our 80% snowmaking coverage, perfectly timed snow for the holidays, blizzard snowfall that buried our core markets backyards and an epic March that we havent seen in years, said VSAA president Parker Riehle. In addition, the phenomenal winter season meant over $ 170 million in revenues for the states tourism-dependent economy from the rooms & meals and sales taxes, surpassing pre-recession levels for the first time. The month of March was truly astounding, accounting for a 14% increase in the rooms & meals tax revenue over the previous year and providing a critical boost to revenues that enabled the legislature to take numerous tax increase proposals off the table.

At the annual gathering, with a record attendance of more than 300 industry members and marketing partners, Governor Shumlin gave opening remarks and NSAA President Michael Berry presented the national perspective and continued efforts to convert new participants into skiing and riding. Jay Peak Resort president Bill Stenger was presented with the Industry Achievement Award, and Jeff Boliba, VP of Global Resorts at Burton Snowboards, received the Friend of the Industry Award. The Career Employee Awards were presented to two longtime ski area employees at Okemo Mountain Resort Barry Tucker and Barbara Johnston.

In addition, the industry gathering celebrated an impressive array of state and national awards for marketing and environmental excellence:

Governors SMART Biz Award: Ski Vermont for the Check-In to Win mobile app program

National Ski Areas Association Awards: Killington Resort won the NSAA Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence & NSAA Marketing Award for Best Use of Video; Mount Snow Resort's Dan Cherkis won the NSAA Phat Cat Groomer Challenge Winner

VSAA Green Mountain Awards can be viewed here.

Ski Vermont's season in review video can be viewed on YouTube.

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Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding - making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermonts mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state's ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 18 Alpine and 31 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs.







19Jan/120

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16Jan/120

Enter the ‘Year of the Dragon’ in the ‘Realm of the Dragon’: With Luxury Holiday Specialists AdventureTemples


(PRWEB UK) 16 January 2012

January 23rd sees the start of 14 days of celebrations for Chinese New Year. This year, according to the lunar calendar, it is the year of the Dragon: inspiring bravery, creativity and pioneering spirit. AdventureTemples have brought this intrepid philosophy to life, in an outstanding luxury adventure holiday, which transports you to an ancient, mystical corner of China in supreme opulent comfort.

AdventureTemples believe great holidays should stimulate the mind, body and spirit. Their Mystical Valleys journey starts deep in the verdant gorges of Guilin, at the 5* Hotel of Modern Art (HOMA). There, guests can learn the ancient Chinese arts of calligraphy, ink painting, printmaking, pottery, stone carving and jewellery making, against the inspirational backdrop of a billion-dollar park.

Yuzi Paradise was created by entrepreneur Rhy Chang Tsao. He tells us, By infusing cultural elements into our beautiful natural surroundings, we offer a new experience of art and nature. The remarkable landscape of Guilin has inspired films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and guests personal VIP-hosts, help them to explore it to the full with guided cave treks, mountain biking and lake-side yoga or Tai-Chi.

Next, it is off to the 5* Banyan Tree in ancient Lijiang, sitting in the shadow of the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The area offers up nature and culture, in blissful harmony from hiking, skiing and horse riding through flora and fauna sanctuaries, to exploring the ethnic charms and architectural styles of the old towns UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known as the Venice of the Orient. Fine cuisine under the stars is the perfect way to end your Chinese Dragon adventure.

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14Jan/120

Q&A: So….. 2008 is the year that Man-Made Global Warming was disproved?

Question by : So..... 2008 is the year that Man-Made Global Warming was disproved?
2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved

from The Daily Telegraph:

“First, on May 21, "Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts" , reported that the entire Alpine "winter sports industry" could soon "grind to a halt for lack of snow".

The second, on December 19, headed "The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation" , reported that this winter's Alpine snowfalls "look set to beat all records by New Year's Day".

Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare.

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.

Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in…… it has become rather less appealing that we should divert trillions of dollars, pounds and euros into the fantasy that we could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent. All those grandiose projects for "emissions trading", "carbon capture", building tens of thousands more useless wind turbines, switching vast areas of farmland from producing food to "biofuels", are being exposed as no more than enormously damaging and futile gestures, costing astronomic sums we no longer possess.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/3982101/2008-was-the-year-man-made-global-warming-was-disproved.html

Best answer:

Answer by #468
No.

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10Jan/120

So….. 2008 is the year that Man-Made Global Warming was disproved?


by Elizabeth Buie

Question by : So..... 2008 is the year that Man-Made Global Warming was disproved?
2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved

from The Daily Telegraph:

“First, on May 21, "Climate change threat to Alpine ski resorts" , reported that the entire Alpine "winter sports industry" could soon "grind to a halt for lack of snow".

The second, on December 19, headed "The Alps have best snow conditions in a generation" , reported that this winter's Alpine snowfalls "look set to beat all records by New Year's Day".

Easily one of the most important stories of 2008 has been all the evidence suggesting that this may be looked back on as the year when there was a turning point in the great worldwide panic over man-made global warming. Just when politicians in Europe and America have been adopting the most costly and damaging measures politicians have ever proposed, to combat this supposed menace, the tide has turned in three significant respects.

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare.

Secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only a politically engineered artefact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient fictions.

Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in…… it has become rather less appealing that we should divert trillions of dollars, pounds and euros into the fantasy that we could reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent. All those grandiose projects for "emissions trading", "carbon capture", building tens of thousands more useless wind turbines, switching vast areas of farmland from producing food to "biofuels", are being exposed as no more than enormously damaging and futile gestures, costing astronomic sums we no longer possess.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/3982101/2008-was-the-year-man-made-global-warming-was-disproved.html

Best answer:

Answer by #468
No.

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