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Copper Mountain brings superpipe to Colorado

Copper Mountain brings superpipe to Colorado Dec 2nd, 2011 at 8:00AM: Much to the delight of snowboarders everywhere, Copper Mountain ski resort opened the first 22 foot Superpipe in the state of Colorado last week, paving the way for future Olympians to hone their skills on its massive walls. The addition of the new pipe further bolsters Copper's reputation as a great place to learn how to snowboard and ski, with unprecedented facilities that aren't found anywhere...

Olympics resorting to using dry ice on Cypress Mountain

Olympics resorting to using dry ice on Cypress Mountain Feb 11th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Last week we told you about Cypress Mountain, one of the venues for the Vancouver Winter Olympics which at the time was actually having snow delivered to the mountain. Unseasonably warm weather, and an uncharacteristic lack of of snowfall, had caused Olympic organizers to scramble to prepare the slopes for the snowboarding halfpipe competition, as well as several downhill ski events. But...

Cypress Mountain has snow delivered in time for Olympic Games

Cypress Mountain has snow delivered in time for Olympic Games Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:00AM: With just one week to go until the opening ceremonies, the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver are struggling to find enough snow for some of the planned events. In particular, Cypress Mountain, which will host snowboarding and freestyle competitions beginning February 13, has been scrambling to complete their halfpipe, as well as the ski and snowboard cross courses. The resort has so little snow in...

Ultimate Christmas gift: Flexjet to the Olympics

Ultimate Christmas gift: Flexjet to the Olympics Dec 5th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Have you booked your ticket to Vancouver yet? The Winter Olympics are coming, and you can count on flights being packed. When that happens, even first class flying's a drag. And, there's no upscale treatment for every other part of the travel experience -- from curb to gate and baggage claim to the door -- which is were you're bound to spend at least several hours on your journey. If you want to...

Vancouver hookers get media training for Olympics

Vancouver hookers get media training for Olympics May 26th, 2009 at 5:00PM: A magnifying class will be held over Vancouver from February 12 to February 28 for the Winter Olympics, and Vancouver's prostitutes want to put their best feet forward. To prepare for the influx of business and – media onslaught – Prostitution Alternatives Counselling and Education Society (PACE) is helping the city's sex worker population understand what to expect. The Canadian agency...

Manmade Archipelago to be Built off the Coast of Sochi

Manmade Archipelago to be Built off the Coast of Sochi Oct 2nd, 2007 at 7:32AM: Not to be outdone by their oil-rich colleagues in the Middle East, semi-oil rich Russia is now creating its own Slavic version of Dubai's The World complex. The World, as you might remember, is a manmade archipelago fashioned in the shape of our planet. The Russian version is slightly more nationalistic in scope and will be designed in the shape of Russia itself. Federation Island, as it is...

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