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2013-05-23 12:23:51

The Alps, Ice Caves, Marionette-Making and More Await Families Off the Beaten Path BURBANK, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventures by Disney, the award-winning leader in guided family travel, today announced a new vacation to Central Europe, adding to its more than 20 destinations across the globe. The 9-day, 8-night vacation invites families to uncover the hidden treasures of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, traveling off the beaten path in the enchanting cities of...

2013-05-02 23:28:13

Navori QL Digital Signage software was chosen to power the communications scenario of Compagnie du Mont Blanc (CMB) for the French Chamonix Mont Blanc area. Laussane, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The main French Ski resort select Navori Digital Signage software for its screen based communication. Navori QL Digital Signage Software was chosen to power the communications scenario of Compagnie du Mont Blanc (CMB) for the French Chamonix Mont Blanc area. "Our partnership with both leading...

2013-04-22 08:27:30

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today reported certain ski season metrics for the comparative periods from the beginning of the ski season through April 14, 2013, and for the prior year period through April 15, 2012, adjusted as if Kirkwood, which was acquired in April 2012, was owned in both periods. The reported ski season metrics do not incorporate the recently acquired urban ski areas of Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton. The data mentioned in...

2013-03-06 16:25:22

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Vail Resorts' recent acquisition of Afton Alps, Minnesota skiers and snowboarders can already look forward to next winter as the Company invests nearly $10 million in significant enhancements to the ski and ride experience and offers the greatest resort access and value in the snow sports industry on one season pass, the Epic Pass. As part of Vail Resorts' commitment to providing the experience of a lifetime to all of its guests,...

2013-01-10 12:24:37

ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Spiller Pure SkinCare Solutions is redefining biocosmetic skin care with the global release of Alpenrausch, a new line of 23 certified organic products for the face and body featuring ingredients from the Alps. The inventive new organic skin care line promises to provide harmonious care, visible changes and lasting results, all with a clean conscience. "I wanted to do more than just throw together some organic botanicals in a jar," said Manuel...

2012-12-18 12:25:51

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of two premier urban ski areas in the Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan, for total cash consideration of $20 million. Both ski areas serve major snow sports markets in the Midwest with more than 468,000 active skiers and snowboarders in the nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit metropolitan areas. Vail Resorts plans to...

2012-12-06 16:23:02

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced today that it has entered into agreements to purchase two premier urban ski areas in the Midwest, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mount Brighton in Michigan, for total cash consideration of $20 million. Both ski areas serve major snow sports markets in the Midwest with more than 468,000 active skiers and snowboarders in the nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul and Detroit metropolitan areas. Vail Resorts plans to...

2012-10-08 07:21:55

LONDON, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This winter, Eurostar is forging an exciting partnership with the international high-speed train service, "TGV Lyria" to launch a new weekly service between London and some of Switzerland's most popular ski resorts. On sale from Thursday 11 October, the new ski service will carry ski and snowboarding enthusiasts from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss Alps and the Valais region. Resorts...

2012-09-29 23:00:38

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. McLaughlin Successfully Climbs the Matterhorn to Serve as Role Model to His Kennedy Center Patients Oshkosh, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Dr. Jeffrey McLaughlin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in partial and total hip and knee replacement surgery, as well as hip and knee resurfacing. Over the past couple of years, Jeffrey McLaughlin, MD has twice attempted to scale the steep face of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. He was turned back both...

2012-09-10 06:21:23

LONDON, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheap flights are not just for summer sun holidays; Monarch is now offering its customers the chance to travel to the heart of the Alps for 2012-13 ski holidays. The company, which offers affordable flights and package holiday deals to destinations across Europe, is expanding its offers to skiing customers who want to get to the slopes for less. Flights to four new skiing destinations are being offered from December 2012:...


Latest Alps Reference Libraries

Alpine Ibex, Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas near the snowline on the edge of forests. It can be found at...

Topographic Effects On Weather
2012-07-30 13:18:48

The Japanese Alps are a major weather component and dictate a lot of weather patterns in Japan. The first is when Typhoons move northward and impact Japan. If they remain on the eastern side of the Alps they will bring very heavy rain to the capitol region of Tokyo along with very strong winds. In the winter the Alps create two types of climates at the same latitude. On the Western side near the city of Kanazawa Japan, the winters can be long and harsh with snowfall amounts in the feet....

2012-06-18 10:37:28

Symbol: ARUM Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   ARLA18 Artemisia laxa (Lam.) Fritsch Distribution: ArtemisiaumbelliformisLam. distribution:USA(NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-19 04:52:47

Symbol: ACDI6 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I CAN    I Synonyms:   ACDE10 Achillea dentifera DC. Distribution: AchilleadistansWaldst. & Kit. ex Willd. distribution:USA(MA, NY),CAN(QC) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

2012-06-19 04:52:48

Symbol: ACDIT Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Synonyms:   ACTA2 Achillea tanacetifolia All. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Asteridae Order   Asterales Family   Asteraceae –...

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