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Never skied? Part 1

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Discovery clinics at Mt Norquay

Have you wanted to try skiing but it seems a bit overwhelming with all the gear and equipment that’s needed?
Mt Norquay is promoting mountain sport through some special try skiing and snowboarding days called Discovery Clinics. Specially designed to introduce adults (16 and up) to skiing or snowboarding. Stay tuned for these special edition events here and book early as they will fill up quickly.

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snow gun at sunrise

Zen and the art of snowmaking

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How Mt Norquay opens early and maintains its runs

As skiing and snowboarding rose in popularity through the last 90 years, ski resorts were faced with an interesting challenge: how to keep the ski experience the same with larger numbers of skiers gracing the slopes over the longest season possible.

The 3 main advances in ski area technology have been lift systems, machine grooming systems, and snow-making. In this article I’ll dive into the behind the scenes world of snow-making.

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