Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on North America Events thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-11-01 Whistler joins Canada's elite ski holiday in Whistler this winter will be able to test their ability on some of the best runs in the world, after the venue was added to the proposed World Cup 2007-08 race calendar.

Canada already boasts Lake Louise on the schedule, but now Whistler and Panorama Mountain Village, both in British Colombia, have also been put forward.

The men's Super G and Giant Slalom and women's Downhill and Super Combined are pencilled in, which would certainly give your ski holiday in Whistler that extra bit of kudos.

Ken Read, president of the Alpine Canada Alpin, explained the importance of the decision: "More of our athletes will be able to compete in their home country and these new races truly complement the Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart, Canada's only World Cup venue since 1998.

"This will also give our officials and volunteers the kind of world-class training needed to prepare for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, which is really only three seasons away."

The additions would bring Canada up to the top level, shared by Austria, as a country with three sites on the women's calendar.

The chance to enjoy a ski holiday in Whistler is just around the corner, as the resort opens its runs on November 23rd.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/whistler-joins-canada-s-elite_a17825201 2006-10-20
24 hour Tremblant event approaches
If you plan on taking your ski holidays in Tremblant before Christmas you will be in time for the 24 hour Tremblant extravaganza.

From December 7th to December 9th the event, called 24 hour Tremblant, takes place. It is a skiing marathon which raises thousands of dollars for charity in the space of a 24-hour period.

People taking ski holidays in Tremblant over this period can enjoy three days of festivities, concerts, skiing and a great feeling that comes with supporting a good cause.

Many elements of the festival are yet to be confirmed but those on Tremblant ski holidays can be sure to see parades, live music and ski races.

Meanwhile, those heading off on early season family ski holidays in the region may be in time for the resort's Halloween fun night, taking place on October 27th.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/24-hour-tremblant-event-approaches_a18332497 2007-10-26
Skiing comes once more to Aspen
Although it is the beginning of the season for what is the traditional summer operating season, there is still an average depth of above three feet on the upper slopes of Aspen Mountain.

Those who wish to enjoy some skiing in North America post-season can enjoy 45 acres of intermediate-standard terrain boasting seven runs, mountain officials say.

Skiers and snowboarders can access the mountain via the Silver Queen Gondola and the Ajax Express chairlift.

"There are some people who are excited about it, especially those who didn't get to ski this winter. Some of my buddies were away at college, so they'll get a chance to ski here," Matt Butler at Pomeroy Sports in Aspen told the Daily Sentinel.

The publication also reports that roughly 5,000 food and wine fans are expected to arrive in Aspen at the weekend for the 26th annual Food and Wine Magazine Classic.

Written by Sarah Blacow
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http://www.igluski.com/news/skiing-comes-once-more-to-aspen_a18636444 2008-06-12
US skiing heroes honoured North America Ski holidays.

Among those recognised at the event were Cary Adgate, who won the US Junior National Championship at the age of 17, became Ski Racing's Master Racer of the Year in 2005 and is presently an ambassador for snowsports.

He joined the likes of Nelson Carmichael, who won 12 World Cup events and six US championships, as well as Liz McIntyre - who won an Olympic silver medal in 1994 and achieved 18 World Cup top ten finishes.

The US National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum can be found in the city of Ishpeming, Michigan.

More than 350 individuals have been honoured by the organisation and the museum exhibits a number of trophies, as well as items of clothing and equipment.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/us-skiing-heroes-honoured_a19113435 2009-04-08
Team GB cross country skiers post strong performance
Andrew Musgrave, a 19-year-old skier from Aberdeenshire, posted a strong performance after crossing the line in 55th place with a time of 36 minutes 32.4 seconds, making him the highest-placed British skier.

"My form hasn't been that good coming into the Olympics but it did feel a little bit better out there," said the skier.

His 17 year-old compatriot Andrew Young, who also comes from Aberdeenshire, finished 74th with a time of 38 minutes 45.1 seconds, in the event, which featured a field of 95 competitors.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Fiona Hughes from Huddersfield finished 68th in a time of 30 minutes 29.8 seconds in the women's 10km freestyle, which is her only event at the games.

Some 52 British athletes from six sports and 11 disciplines are taking part in the Olympics, which are being staged in Vancouver and Whistler.

Written by Chris Smith.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/team-gb-cross-country-skiers-post-strong-performance_a19619528 2010-02-16
Chinese figure skating pair wins gold after two-year retirement
Winter sports fans taking holidays in Canada were treated to a masterful dance performance from Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo of China, whose routine had a final score of 216.57 points.

The medal standings were dominated by the Chinese as the winners' fellow nationals Pang Qing and Tong Jian won silver, with 213.31 points, followed by Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany, who received 210.60 points.

The winning pair, who came back to the ice after a two-year retirement, have won many accolades and the only gong that was missing from their collection was an Olympic medal.

British pair David King and Stacey Kemp was no match for the three-time world champions after finishing in 16th place with an overall tally of 139.94 points.

Written by Chris Smith.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/chinese-figure-skating-pair-wins-gold-after-two-year-retirement_a19619537 2010-02-16