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GPS Fail Takes Tourists on 750-Mile Detour

Bus driver went to La Plagne in southern France, not La Plagne in the Alps

(Newser) - A group of 50 Belgian tourists headed to the Alps for a ski holiday were slightly confused when they woke up from their overnight bus ride and found themselves surrounded by … vineyards in the south of France. The snow hadn't melted at La Plagne ski resort, their true... More »

Frat Trashed Resort to Tune of $75K: Manager

Other U-M Greek orgs blamed for $20K more in damages at 2nd resort

(Newser) - Members of six University of Michigan fraternities and sororities who may have watched Animal House one too many times are accused of causing nearly $100,000 in damage at two ski resorts last weekend, the Detroit Free Press reports. Smashed ceiling tiles, broken windows and furniture, filthy rooms, and ruined... More »

Kim to Military: Hurry Up on That 'World-Class' Ski Resort

He wants it finished by year's end

(Newser) - North Korea: repressive regime, would-be nuclear power, and ... swanky tourist destination? Maybe so. Kim Jong Un yesterday issued a national appeal for a planned "world-class skiing ground" to be completed by the end of the year, AFP reports. The Masik Pass resort, located in the country's northeast, will... More »

Ariz. Ski Resort Will Make Snow From ... Sewage

Native Americans, environmentalists not happy

(Newser) - This winter at Arizona's Snowbowl, the powdery white snow won't always have been so white: The ski resort will become the first ever to make its artificial snow from 100% sewage effluent. The wastewater has been treated, of course, and the US Forest Service—which owns the land—... More »

Avalanche Wipes Out French Ski Lift

Snow pours over chairs, cables, knocks down pylons

(Newser) - Skiers thought they were safe in their chair-lift perches as they watched a powerful avalanche rumble through a French ski resort near Grenoble—until snow began to bury the tips of their skis. No injuries were reported, but several skiers on higher ground were left dangling from lifts—and had... More »

3 Dead, 8 Missing in Washington Avalanche

Cascade Mountains northeast of Seattle struck by tragedy

(Newser) - Three people are dead and as many as eight missing after an avalanche today near a popular ski resort in Washington state, authorities said. The King County Sheriff's Office began receiving word about the slide near the Stevens Pass ski area just after noon, Sgt. Cindi West said. Stevens... More »

Calif. Mulls Tough Helmet Law for Skiers, Boarders

Helmets required for anyone under 18, and ski areas would be responsible

(Newser) - Two bills making their way through the California legislature would give the state the strictest US regulations governing helmet use while skiing or snowboarding, and dramatically shift responsibility onto resort operators. The first bill would require anyone under 18 to strap on head protection, and subject parents to a $25... More »

Kashmir Avalanche Kills 6 Soldiers, Traps 60

Snow, rain hinder rescue efforts

(Newser) - Six Indian soldiers are dead and about 60 trapped beneath the snow of an avalanche that hit an army training center in a ski resort town in Indian-controlled Kashmir this morning. Rescue operations are under way but are being hindered by incessant rain and snowfall. The soldiers were swept away... More »

7 Kids Among Montana Crash Dead

(Newser) - Three California families headed to a retreat for the ultrarich were among the 14 victims of a plane crash in Montana. The three families, with seven children all 9 or younger, made up the 13 passengers; also dead in the crash was the pilot. The families were traveling to the... More »

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