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Saturday, May 28, 2022
In response to an escalating housing shortage, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) has this week launched a new initiative – Turns for Tenants – an incentive programme designed to connect local homeowners and landlords with RAL employees needing accommodation for the 2022 winter season. Inspired by similar programmes run in North America, the Turns for Tenants programme offers incentives to local...
Vail Resorts has bought Andermatt, one of Switzerland's classic snow resorts with an idyllic location in the heart of the Alps. Catch the Glacier Express there if you want to arrive in style! The ski area links into Disentis, the smallest of Switzerland's 4 language group areas - a hidden valley where the people speak Romansch. Benefits for Epic Australia Pass...
The Aussie dollar has hit 5 year highs against the Japanese yen soaring to almost JPY 92 in the past few days. It's also nearly 50% up on 5 year lows of JPY 62.91 hit this time two years ago, March 2020, at the start of the pandemic. That was the last time most of us could travel to Japan -...
Great to see popular Melbourne shop Bumps snowsports celebrate their 40th anniversary this month, despite everything from covid lockdowns to serious health issues. Peter Haley and family and the team have created an enduring presence that shows the value of great service and local presence. We even bought a 2nd hand Mal board of him a dozen years ago that's...
Jackson Hole gets a new express quad Thunder lift for next winter! JHMR announced they will replace the existing Thunder quad chairlift with a faster and more powerful detachable quad chairlift ahead of the 2022-23 winter season.  JHMR will bid farewell to the original Thunder lift pictured above that was installed in 1994 and replace it with a new high-speed quad...
Queenstown Airport and regional tourism organisations Destination Queenstown and Lake Wānaka Tourism are getting excited - finally there's light at the end of the trans-Tasman tunnel! Pre-pandemic 30% of all arrivals and departures at Queenstown Airport were off direct flights from Australia. So not surprisingly local tourism businesses are delighted by today’s announcement that the New Zealand border will reopen to...

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