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Squaw Valley Abandon Plans to keep Skiing Through 2017

California’s Squaw Valley ski area has just completed one of its longest ever ski seasons – with 200 days open (26 more than the average) - and has posted its latest ever closing date, July 15th. However the July closing still comes as a little of a surprise after the resort suggested it could potentially

Ski Holidays to Iran Available Next Winter

A British-based ski company better known for its well-serviced chalets and apartments in the French Alps than for organising ski holidays to what might be considered exotic destinations is to offer packages to Iran next winter. Mountain Heaven boss Nick Williams visited and skied Iran with his son in spring 2016 after UN sanctions against

Ski Holidays to Antarctica this Winter

Australian-owned adventure company Aurora Expeditions, who specialise in polar trips, is expanding its portfolio of Antarctic activities for the 2017/18 season with the introduction of ski touring as well as snowshoeing trips to Antarctica this winter. “Fuelled by a passion for thrilling new wilderness experiences, these unique skiing and snowshoeing activities will take intrepid travellers

Southern Hemisphere 2017 Snow Depths Reach 2m (7ft) Mark

First S. America Ski Areas open for the Season Snow depths in the Southern Hemisphere have reached two metres (almost 7ft) in South America as the first ski areas to open for the 2017 season south of the Equator clock up their first month of operations. Chile’s Valle Nevado (below) is the first to claim a

Is Greenland About To Get A ‘Proper’ Ski Resort?

Greenland, variously described as ‘Europe’s North-western Frontier’ and ‘North America’s most Easterly point’ (Wikipedia describes it as: “physiographically a part of the continent of North America  (but) politically and culturally associated with Europe”), is of course famous for its glaciers, snow, and for generally not being very green to look at. It’s also an amazing