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Lego To Release New Ski Resort Set

Published : 23-Jul-2019 11:08

Lego has announced a new ski resort construction set (Number 60203) is to go on sale in the autumn.

The 800+ piece set in the Lego City range is designed for children aged six and over to build and contains a ski shop, ski patrol office, 4x4 vehicle with snow plough attachment, a small helicopter and ski patrol snowmobile towing an injured skier in a blood wagon along with many small extras.

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Vail Resorts Purchase Another 17 Ski Areas

Published : 23-Jul-2019 10:46

Vail Resorts have become probably the largest ever ski-resort operator after purchasing 17 more ski areas in a spend of a little over a quarter of a billion dollars to buy the Peak Resorts Group.

It means Vail Resorts now operate 37 ski areas in the US, Canada and Australia including North America's two biggest ? Whistler and Park City - and more than a dozen more famous name ski areas such as Heavenly, Breckenridge, Perisher, Stowe and Crested Butte.

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The biggest ski field in Tasmania, the large island off the southern tip of Australia's mainland, is up for sale by the family who have run it for nearly five decades.

Ben Lomond ski area, which has seven lifts, mostly drags, serving around 150 metres of vertical, is on sale with a price tag of $1.75 million Australian (980K)

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The French resort of Val Cenis is believed to be the first of the country's larger areas to introduce airline-ticket style 'dynamic pricing' to its lift passes for the coming season.

Dynamic pricing generally means that the further in advance you buy your ticket, the less you pay, although there are many subtleties behind that blanket description. A big one, on the other side of the coin, is that in some cases is that peak season prices can rise higher than they used to be.

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Eurostar has put tickets on sale for the ski train running direct between London St Pancras, and the French Alps, via Ashford in Kent.

The first outbound train is an overnight service departing London on Friday 20th December 2019. The last return services from France are daytime and evening departures on Saturday 11th April 2020. The overnight service arrives in London on Easter Sunday morning, April 12th, 2020.

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