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Avoriaz – Aquariaz Water Park

Karen July 16th, 2012

‘This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius’… the ‘Fifth Dimension’ song seems kind of appropriate given the latest news from Avoriaz.

The brand new ‘Aquariaz’ Aqua park in Avoriaz opened its doors on 1st July, and will be welcoming our winter guests from December onwards. This is no ordinary swimming pool: it’s a huge indoor water wonderland filled with lush vegetation and fun activities for all the family.  Float down the river, slide down the aqua half-pipe, climb on the climbing wall, swim in the large pool, admire the panoramic mountain views, or soak in the outdoor hot-pool. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Peaks Winter 2011-2012 Edit

Colin Brost July 10th, 2012

Colin Brost, Director of Sales at Tourism Sun Peaks, sent in an inspirational video edit from the 2011/2102 season – we can’t wait for next winter!

We just released the new Sun Peaks video from the 2011/12 ski season and the production was the easiest it’s ever been! The copious amounts of snow along with an unprecedented number of bluebird days meant we could grab great video footage all season long. The music that goes along with it was written and produced by Rich Aucoin. We always strive to take things to the next level and in order to do so we invited Rich to Sun Peaks as part of our March Music Madness to perform a free live concert beside the Sundance Chairlift, you’ll see a couple of cameo shots included in the video: Read the rest of this entry »

Postcard from Steamboat – Part 1

Jenny O Farrell July 7th, 2012

Welcome to our brand new blog feature “Postcard from Steamboat”.  Jenny O’Farrell from Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp will be posting regular updates from her desk in Steamboat (we’re a tiny bit envious!) throughout the summer and into winter 2012/2013. Here is Part 1:

It’s another glorious summer day in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with brilliant blue skies interrupted by the occasional puffy white cloud. I should have just enough time for this update before meeting the husband for our 3:10 tee time at the Haymaker Golf Course, a mere 5-minute drive from my hike-in/hike-out office.  That’s why I have not done my 5k walk on the mountain today, taking advantage of the rather steep Thunderhead Hiking trail which starts just at the foot of the Gondola building where I spend my work days.  I did not even leave my desk today for a little wander around the Steamboat Promenade, a brilliant change to the base area with the newly daylighted Burgess Creek meandering down from Ski Time Square to One Steamboat Place and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »