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This is a very tragic week for the ski & snowboard community. Following the news of the passing of extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Andreas Fransson a few hours ago from Chili, we just received the news that snowboarder Liz Daley was also killed by a separate avalanche in South America.   Liz Daley shared her life between Washington, USA, and Chamonix,…


Architecture firm Waterstudio and developers Dutch Docklands have been given the go- ahead to construct a floating luxury hotel near Tromsø, Norway. Situated in Norwegian fjords within the optimal Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights viewing zone, the Krystall hotel will feature a glass roof so guests can enjoy one of nature’s finest spectacles from their beds.   Finer details on the five-star hotel’s…


The marketing firm Ski Utah released a new map showing lift locations for One Wasatch, a plan that would combine seven Wasatch Front ski resorts into one mega resort, including Alta, Snowbird, Park City, Deer Valley, Brighton. One Wasatch would be a wander through the mountains, an experience unlike any other currently offered in North America.   The plan is not without its critics….



With five months left until the official start of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail – Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA, the Local Organising Committee hosted a successful FIS Final Inspection this past week. Ninety representatives from the FIS, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Tridem Sports and the Local Organising…