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Preparations Underway To Transform Fenway Park For Big Air

Construction of Big Air

Boston's iconic Fenway Park is being transformed into an unprecedented venue for the Polartec Big Air at Fenway, Feb. 11-12, the third stop on the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour and the second stop on the U.S. Grand Prix Tour.

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'Mountain Movers’ To Debut May 9 On NatGeo TV

Mountain Movers NatGeo

The team responsible for building those innovative courses and projects on snow that send the likes of Shaun White, Louie Vito, and Mark McMorris soaring will show us how it’s done on National Geographic Channel's  “Mountain Movers.” 

 

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Ski Resort Industry Consortium MTN.XML Launches Open Data Reporting Standard

MTN.XML, a consortium of leading ski industry partners, suppliers and resorts, has announced an open xml standard for snow data reporting across the globe.

 

Incubated by Treeline Interactive, with support from SnoCountry Ski Areas Association and Resorts Interactive, the initiative now has more than 15 organizations working together to implement reporting standards. These organizations include resorts, point of sales providers, industry associations and a range of other service providers including Siriusware, aRes Travel, TrailTap, Snow Park Technologies, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Sierra-at-Tahoe and many more.

 

Why is an open standard for snow data reporting so important? Ski resorts across the world provide data feeds of their mountain conditions and other related details, but many have their own unique format. This makes aggregating conditions and integrating them with media partners, including websites and mobile apps, an arduous process.

 

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