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Bird watchers hike all day just for the rush of a thrush

Nora Cochrane, left, of Biddeford and Jeanne Tucker, right, of Kingfield search with other birders for a Bicknell’s Thrush on June 12 on Mount Saddleback Deirdre Fleming photo SANDY RIVER – A 74-year-old woman wondered if she could climb a 4,100-foot mountain. A 67-year-old bird watcher of Texas traveling on …

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It’s summer in ski towns, 2.0

Vail Hotels was one of the first to take advantage of the new legislation with its Epic Discovery summer program, presented at Vail Mountain and Breckenridge in Colorado, and Celestial in California, from 2016. Zip lines, alpine slides, acrobatic courses… as well as educational components, aim to allow visitors to …

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8 must-see adventures in the Ogden Mountains

Ogden’s roads point to National Forest lands, this mountain town sits at the base of steep foothills, and the trail system is easily accessible from almost anywhere. Our town is sandwiched between the Wasatch Mountain Range and the shores of Great Salt Lake, where the landscape changes from bustling city …

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Could former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s radical right-wing doctrine of “traditionalism” offer conservative New Zealand a way out of its deep political funk?

By Chris Trotter * Conservative politics in New Zealand are in danger of running out of steam. Both National and Act struggle to offer voters a lot of original political ideas. The radical right-wing ideas that swept away everything before them in the 1980s and 1990s have solidified into a …

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There is snowy weather like the present

There is no business like snow. So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow … And give us West Australians a great and different adventure, without going abroad. Yes, I know we had a blanket of snow on Bluff Knoll in May, but a real snow trip is …

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Letter: Do the right thing, Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts has announced hourly rate increases for most low-wage workers at its ski resorts in the United States, starting in the winter of 2021-22. According to CEO Rob Katz’s email announcement, all non-union employees in California, Colorado, Utah and Washington will see an increase in the entry-level minimum wage …

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The resorts are preparing for an exceptional ski season

Ski resorts are gearing up for an “exceptional” season after rugged weather causes the Snowy Mountains to become blanketed in snow. Photo: Martin Ollman via Getty. The Snowy Mountains received a snow spill ahead of the official opening of the ski season this weekend, as wild weather sweeps across NSW …

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Direxion Launches New 2X Daily Leverage ETFs

NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Direxion has launched Direxion Daily Travel & Vacation Bull 2X shares (ticker: OOTO) and Direxion Daily 5G Communications Bull 2X shares (ticker: TENG). The Funds seek to achieve 200% of the daily performance of the BlueStar® Travel and Vacation Index and …

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Swedish BRA to relaunch international flights in 3Q21

BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines (TF, Stockholm Bromma) has announced that it will restart regular international flights towards the end of the summer season, connecting Aarhus in Denmark with destinations in Sweden. The Swedish regional carrier will operate from Stockholm Bromma via Göteborg Landvetter to Denmark’s second largest city 6 …

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The Fairfax Co. duo behind the indoor snowpark

A vision that has started to snowball with two residents of Fairfax County – Niels ten Berge from Vienna and Jeff Hokenson from McLean – is about to become a reality. Based in McLean, their company Alpine-X is at the origin of the Fairfax Peak an indoor winter slope facility …

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Video: Danny MacAskill, Veronique Sandler and more share their local riding spots in ‘Endless Possibilities’

Words: five ten WITH: Danny MacAskill, Vero Sandler, Darren Berrecloth, Martin Søderstrøm, Kenny Belaey, Hans Rey, Brad Simms and Thomas Genon – With a little creativity, there are endless possibilities at your doorstep. In the spring of 2020, countries in Europe and North America found themselves stranded nationwide with restrictions …

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Tröllaskagi: ski paradise in North Iceland

At the top. Photo / Jóhannes Smári Ólafsson The Tröllaskagi peninsula in northern Iceland has been a major magnet for skiers in Iceland in recent months. Icelanders accustomed to visiting overseas ski resorts every year have had to look for skiing opportunities in their own country this year. In the …

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These are the most dangerous extreme sports in the world

Source: unsplash.com Extreme sports are suitable for anyone who likes a challenge. They differ from traditional sports precisely in their authenticity and unusualness. They require very good physical and mental preparation, encourage creativity, but also involve risks. In order for a person to participate in some of these sports, they …

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Cable car tragedy shakes city already injured by pandemic

STRESA, Italy – The sun shone on Lake Maggiore on Sunday, a spectacular alpine lake that crosses the Italian-Swiss border. Fabrizio Bertoletti, the owner of a small hotel with a restaurant perched on top of Mottarone Mountain, felt optimistic. After months of intermittent coronavirus restrictions, restaurants and hotels were finally …

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Colorado Springs Hotel Occupancy Rises in April | Business

Colorado Springs hotels have enjoyed an early start to the traditional summer tourist season, filling the highest percentage of rooms in April since October, according to the Rocky Mountain Accommodation Report. The occupancy rate of 63.7% was more than triple the 18.1% a year earlier, when COVID-19 restrictions ravaged the …

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No need to throw garbage on the skifields of Wanaka

Treble Cone Skifield. Photo / Supplied Wanaka Skifields are getting rid of the trash and asking those who come down the slopes to take their trash home, all in the name of sustainability. In addition to being encouraged to reduce their waste, visitors to Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone …

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Avalanche fences always spark discussion

Summit County Development Director Pat Putt said they were meeting to find ways to mitigate controversial avalanche fences planned to protect two homes in the settlement’s Dream Peak area. But in the meantime, county council members say there is no chance they can revoke the low-impact permit that was granted …

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Heathrow will open the terminal for redlisted arrivals only

PUbs and restaurants in Scotland’s largest city are stuck in an “excruciating situation” and need more financial support, business leaders have said. Starting next week, Glasgow will be the only place in the UK where establishments are prohibited from serving alcohol indoors, Small Business Federation of Scotland policy chairman Andrew …

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Alternative sports market | Incredible Possibilities, Growth, Trend, Detailed Opportunity Analysis and Forecast to 2027 – KSU

Alternative Sports Market Outlook – 2027 The alternative sports market includes sporting events other than the mainstream and most common sports which include football, basketball, tennis, baseball, and other sports. Alternative sports include skating, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and others. These sports initially existed outside of formal sports organizations and …

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County authorizes outdoor park zoning process

The Lake County Council of Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday afternoon to allow planning for an outdoor recreation park project near Rollins to move forward, against the County Planning Council’s recommendation. Torsten and Jessica Wedel are seeking a change in zoning regulations so that they can build the park on approximately …

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14 awesome new outdoor products to start summer with

This pandemic year has highlighted the importance of the outdoors. As one of the only spaces to come together responsibly, they have been essential for recreation, fitness, dining, and the general escape from our own homes. On a related note, congratulations to the government on the recent unveiling a map …

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Strong end of a strange winter for Aspen-Snowmass

People soak up the sun on a summer day in Aspen on Monday, July 20, 2020 (Kelsey Brunner / The Aspen Times) A roller coaster winter resulted in an overall occupancy rate of 42.2% for the Aspen-Snowmass Village accommodation industry, according to the latest report from Aspen Skiing Co. and …

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Bird’s eye view of Breckenridge

Today’s story is the answer to the puzzle of May. Looking down from space, the human presence is clearly evident in the way we light our cities, transport our manufactured goods, and grow our food. Even the way we play is visible hundreds of miles above. On May 1, 2021, …

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