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News Article | November 15, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

Grand Prize in Liftopia's Gear Up For Winter Sweepstakes Includes $4,000 in Lift Tickets, Gear and Charitable Donations SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - In the last of a series of giveaways, Liftopia -- the largest online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and other mountain activities -- has once again teamed up with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic Team (USSA) and Protect Our Winters (POW), as well as Evo, Yakima, DPS Skis, OpenSnow, SPY Optic, SnoCountry and The Feed, to kick off the 2016-2017 ski season in an epic fashion. One lucky winner in Liftopia's Gear Up For Winter Sweepstakes will receive more than $3,000 in lift tickets and gear, and a charitable donation of $250 each will be made to USSA and POW on their behalf. "As resorts across the country gear up for the start of a new season, we're pleased to once again partner with and support USSA and POW, two major organizations whose mission statements focus on growing snowsports and making them more sustainable, accessible and successful," said Evan Reece, Co-Founder and CEO of Liftopia. "Skiers and snowboarders who participate in Liftopia's Gear Up For Winter Sweepstakes can score awesome prizes from some of our favorite brands and support the winter sports industry we all love." Now through Dec. 16, 2016, visit http://gearupforwinter.liftopia.com/ to enter the Gear Up For Winter Sweepstakes. The grand prize includes $500 in lift tickets from Liftopia.com, choice of skis from DPS Skis' Foundation series, a Yakima Limited Edition POW™ cargo box, a pair of SPY Ace + POW™ Limited Edition Goggles, a $500 gift card from Evo.com, and a $500 gift card from TheFeed.com. Participants can increase their chances of winning by sharing the sweepstakes with friends. See official rules for details. Charitable donations to USSA will be used to support year-round athlete training, development, competition and education needs, and to POW will be used towards on-going opportunities to fight climate change. For more than a decade, Liftopia has built the largest audience of skiers and snowboarders on the web with the Liftopia.com ski lift ticket marketplace. More than 250 ski areas in North America are working with Liftopia this upcoming season, including: Castle Mountain Resort, Eagle Pass Heliski, Fernie Alpine, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort, Kicking Horse, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Lake Louise, Manning Park Resort, Mt Seymour, Mt. Timothy, Nakiska Ski Area, Mammoth Mountain, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort, Squaw Valley, Killington Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Alta Ski Resort, Snowbird, Solitude Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Copper Mountain, Whiteface - Lake Placid, Deer Valley Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Mont Tremblant, Sun Peaks Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Lake Louise, Banff Mt. Norquay, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Sundance Mountain Resort, Stratton Mountain, Sugarbush Resort, Attitash Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley, Bretton Woods, Bromley Mountain, Burke Mountain, Okemo Mountain, Camden Snow Bowl, Gunstock Mountain Resort, King Pine Ski Area, Magic Mountain, Mount Southington, Mt. Abram, Pico Mountain, Ragged Mountain, Suicide Six, Wildcat Mountain, Monarch Mountain, Sunlight Mountain, Eagle Point Resort, June Mountain, Alpine Meadows, Boreal Mountain, Lee Canyon, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Soda Springs Resort, Brundage Mountain Resort, Lookout Pass, Ski Granby Ranch, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Snowy Range, Anthony Lakes, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort, Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, White Pass, Andes Tower Hills, Apple Mountain, Caberfae Peaks, Chestnut Mountain, Christmas Mountain Village, Crystal Mountain, Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Granite Peak, Hyland Hills Ski Area, Lutsen Mountains, Mont du Lac Resort, Mt. Zion Recreational Complex, Nordic Mountain, Shanty Creek Resorts, Snow Trails, Spirit Mountain, Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area, The Porkies, The Whitecap Mountains, Treetops Resort, Tyrol Basin Ski & Snowboard Area, Wild Mountain, Belleayre Mountain, Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, Gore Mountain, Hunt Hollow, Hunter Mountain, Lapland Lake, McCauley Mountain Ski Area, Mountain Creek, Oak Mountain, Plattekill Mountain, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA), Snow Ridge, Titus Mountain, Toggenburg Mountain, West Mountain, Whitetail, Willard Mountain, Woods Valley, Elk Ridge Ski & Outdoor Recreation, Red River Ski & Snowboard Area, Ski Apache, Beech Mountain Resort, Wolf Ridge, Arctic Valley, Castle Mountain Resort, Eagle Pass Heliski, Eastlink Park, Hudson Bay Mountain Resort, Manning Park Resort, Mt Seymour, Mt. Timothy Ski Area, Nakiska Ski Area, Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Snow Valley Edmonton, Sunshine Village, Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort, Hockley Valley, Holiday Mountain Manitoba, Loch Lomond, Mansfield Ski Club, Mission Ridge Winter Park, Mount Pakenham, Ski Snow Valley Barrie, Stony Mountain, Mont Blanc, Mont Garceau, Mont Orford, Mont Sutton, Ski Bromont, Ski Montcalm, Kiroro-Hokkaido (Japan), Crans-Montana, Engadin St Moritz Mountain, Engelberg-Titlis, Grindelwald-Wengen, Gstaad, Jungfrau Region, Mürren-Schilthorn, and Saas-Fee. For more details on Liftopia's lift tickets and packages, visit www.liftopia.com. About Liftopia Liftopia operates the largest online and mobile marketplace and resort technology platform serving the ski and mountain activity industry. Skiers and riders can purchase lift tickets, equipment rentals, meal vouchers and more from more than 250 ski areas in North America on Liftopia.com and via the Liftopia mobile app, with savings of up to 85% off walk-up window rates when purchased in advance. Founded in 2005, Liftopia is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading institutional and angel investors. Visit the Liftopia blog or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.


Deems J.S.,University of Colorado at Boulder | Gadomski P.J.,U.S. Army | Vellone D.,Arapahoe Basin Ski Area | Evanczyk R.,Arapahoe Basin Ski Area | And 3 more authors.
Cold Regions Science and Technology | Year: 2015

The distribution of snow depth in avalanche starting zones exerts a strong influence on avalanche potential and character. Extreme depth changes over short distances are common, especially in wind-affected, above-treeline environments. Snow depth also affects the ease of avalanche triggering. Experience shows that avalanche reduction efforts are often more successful when targeting shallow trigger point areas near deeper slabs with explosives or ski cutting. Our paper explores the use of high-resolution (cm scale) snow depth and snow depth change maps from terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) data to quantify loading patterns for use in both pre-control planning and in post-control assessment.We present results from a pilot study in three study areas at the Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado, USA. A snow-free reference data set was collected in a summer TLS survey. Mapping multiple times during the snow season allowed us to produce time series maps of snow depth and snow depth change at high resolution to explore depth and slab thickness variations due to wind redistribution. We conducted surveys before and after loading events and control work, allowing the exploration of loading patterns, slab thickness, shot and ski cut locations, bed surfaces, entrainment, and avalanche characteristics. We also evaluate the state of TLS for use in operational avalanche control settings. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.

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