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Powdr mining Copper deal
By Chris Dehnel Snowsportsna.com News Editor
Intrawest has agreed to sell its interests in Copper Mountain to Powdr Corp., according to a source within Powdr.
Ski Area Management is also reporting a deal has been formulated.
Details - including a fresh set of operating permits for Powdr in Colorado - should be worked out before the end of this year, the source said. SAM is reporting that all passes would be honored after the transaction is completed.
Details of the transaction - particularly a sale price - were not posted on either company's Web site.
The sale would still leave Intrawest with a large stable that includes Blue Mountan, Mountan Creek, Panorama, Sandestin, Showshoe, Steamboat, Stratton, Mont Tremblant, Winter Park, and Whistler.
Whistler is hosting the Winter Olympics this season, and Stratton has hosted the U.S. Open snowboarding championships for more than two decades.
Powdr currently operates Park City, Mount Bachelor, Boreal, the Las Vegas Ski & Sbowboard Resort, Kilington, Pico, Soda Springs, and Gorgoza Park.
Fundraiser a big hit.
By: Richard Butler
On October 29th, New York City and Gotham Hall in Herald Square, hosted the largest single fundraiser for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver BC: the annual New York Ski and Snowboard Ball.
The Ball has a history of fantastic support for our winter athletes as far back as 1967, when its first event took place at the famous Tavern on the Green.
Present at the sold out crowd of over 500 at the 42th annual gala were past Olympic greats and superstars such as racers Bode Miller and Tommy Moe, snowboarder Seth Wescott, mogulist Donna Weinbrecht, Nordic combined World Champion Billy Demong, 1964 silver medalist Billy Kidd and adaptive skier Ralph Green a native of Brooklyn.
Introductions of Vancouver bound athletes were made, autographs were given and fantastic prizes were auctioned, including a chance to train with the men's alpine team next summer in New Zealand. A trampoline performance by the Flying Ace All Stars epitomized the excitement of the evening.
Stories were told throughout the night of what it takes to become a champion, including lifetime commitments and sacrifices made by family and friends.
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