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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED Powder flies in the Banff area of the Canad- ian Rockies. There are many miles of packed slopes and trails for all classes of ski- ers. The new Banff-Lake Louise area is becoming internationally recognized for its ex- cellent skiing, good facilities, and all ths jomfrMs a skier wants. by Bruno Engler Alberta's Rockies offer skiers fun wonderland Instead of going to some of the world's well known jet- set resorts a great number of skiers are coming to Canada. A ski resort is arising which can match, or surpass, its famous competitors for skiing, services and night life. The town of Banff is nestled to Alberta's Rocky Mountains, and bordered by three ski areas The town is a swinging skier accommodation centre tin ski areas provide the skiing which has started to attract in ternational visitors. In large organized tour groups and in small parties of friends skiers are making their Banfi reservations from the U n i te( "FUNSEEKERS TO HAWAII" 2-WEEK VACATIONS Direct luxury jet flights from Colgoiy Complimentary meals and bar service included. Christmas departures Dec. SOth, 24th, 1970 Every Sunday from Jan. 3rd, !o Mar. 28th, 1971 13 nights in Waikiki from 2 Island Vacation (Maui and 479.00 3 Island Vocation (Maui, Hawaii and Oahu 479.00 Includes fine accommodations in new hotels. Transfers and fresh flower lei welcome. Welcome breakfast, briefing with Hawaiian entertainment. Hawaiian barbecue beach party. Free beach bag. YOUR FUNSEEKERS HEADQUARTERS: R IAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST Marquis Hotel LETHBRIDGE, Alberta Telephone 328-3000 or 327-4094 States, Europe and Japan. More Canadians are also discovering this part of their country through groups such as the Ski- Can chailers, which originate from Eastern Canada. Men Ski Can started to promote their idea of seeing'and skiing Can- ada, just last year, they return- ed eight planeloads of very happy skiers back home to the East. They already have twen- ty flights "booked for this win- ter. Skiers, and even the area it- self, are starting to realize that this area can offer everything that the more well known re- sorts offer. The three ski developments o Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay ant Sunshine Village have facilities and services which far excee< their present use. You have a] the skiing you want to your self. Each area has slopes am trails for skiing stages wit] accredited ski instructors, ski shops and the other usual amen ites. But the 20 lifts also lead to the steep North American run and international ski jumps a Mt, Norquay, to Canada's high- est ski lift at Sunshine, and to 25 miles of packed trails at. Lake Louise. The area is blessed with a good dry snow which gives a solid packed base or an unpack- ed dry powder and tempsra tures which are a pleasant av erage of 25 degrees from eember to May. Over 30 hotels and motels are awaiting accommodation in luxurious surroundings such as the beautiful old castle The Banff Springs, or in economy units. The Banff Springs is stiff and formal in the summer tour- ist season, but in the winter is now the swinging for Banff's apres ski festivities. Banff also has about eight ca- barets, 20 restaurants, a natur- al mineral hot springs pool, live theatre, outdoor barbecues there's lots for you to do after skiing. The pleasures of Banff are easy to reach. The international airport at Calgary is one hour away from the town of Banff, on a newly completed free- way. Transportation is efficient to the town and up to the ski areas. Cradle of civilization Mediterranean-holiday nieeea By WINTIMOI' BRADLEY HOME The region around the Mediterranean, a sea about as big as the Caribbean and covering an area a quarter the size of CiiMla, is undoubtedly the world's leading arena for the historically minded, the archaeologist, the culturist and the vacationer who heads abroad on his holidays. So many Britons alone spend their holidays in the Mediter- ranean region that this con- tinent's largest airline, British European Airways, now ser- vices, with the help of its as- sociated companies, some 30 destinations on or adjacent to this greatest of. inland waters. (Many of these places are ac- cessible to Canadians on a daily basis, with Air Canada and BOAC providing connect- ing services several times a day across the Atlantic.) The Canadian visiting the area soon gets to feel that his country lies distantly remote, on the periphery of the world, and that if the riddle of man's survival is going to be solved at all, the solution will be found in this cradle of civiliza- .ion. In terms of wealth and pow- er, it must be admitted, the Mediterranean has long since fallen well behind much of northern Europe, let alone the U.S. and Canada. Still, one is conscious here of the existence of great wealth (and poverty, .0, it goes without not just as mirrored in terms of money in selected resorts where the affluent gather, but in the cultural heritage left us by the peoples of the ancient world and Tes Renaissance. This is where it all began, and while climate, food and jood cheap wine may well be h e principal. tourist lures, hat's excuse enough in the opinion of a hefty minority for visiting the region. Spring and early summer torch through jerhaps the best time of the rear to come' to the Mediter- before the land be- comes seared with the heat of summer and northern Eu- ropeans descend en masse to soak up the sun. Mid-Septem- Finally. A ski resort non-skiers new braeiwra, BflNff SPRINGS HPTBL. BAMFE.MBERSA A sM teswrt te ttrty for sfcfmg. Period, Banfi Springs the other hand is a winter fresott Whten iiieans the non-skier can 5save jost as much fun as the skier. You eas ssste, Sriowmoblte, Reteu, Skaia Oaase. fefc Drinfe be werjy. !f for winter, Banff Sprififfj fe for yaa Ask joor agent or C3P Hotels Women's guide to the Orient now available WHEN should you not wear perfume in Japan? WHAT does the serving of tea signify at a Chinese dinner? WHEN is a yellow dress in- appropriate is Malaysia? For answers to these and oth- er travel questions, read "The Woman's Guide to the Orient." Copies of this 164 page book may be obtained from Japan Air Lihes, Box 1160, Dept. MM Ra- dio City Station, N.Y. 10019. Unique in that it tells about people and customs rather than history and geography, the guide includes rules of local etiquette which you may follow if you wish. There is of course infor- mation about sightseeing, shop- ping, entertainment and region- al foods. Hotels and restaurants have been keyed to daily bud- gets of and per person. Extensive weather data and packing check list make it easy to assemble your ward- robe. Also included is a chapter devoted to travel with children. This purse size guide covers the Orient from Japan through India, ber through November, even into December in and some parts, is also plwisant. Winter, too, offers many fine clays but a limes can be nippy, damp and blustery. The Spanish coastline and the Balearic Islands have be- come favorite year-round re- sort regions of many northern Europeans, particularly the British who have been holiday- ing along the Mediterranean for a century or more. There the cost of living is low and holidays are consequently of particularly gofi( value. The choice of resorts and variety of prices which Spain offers her visitors also account for the country's popularity. On the Atlantic side of the Iberian Peninsula (now we are away from the Mediterranean, admittedly, but close to it) is the Algarve suction of Portugal Moorish in atmosphere and reminiscent of the climate of North Africa. A quiet region, the Algarve is ideal for a peaceful holiday among lemon groves and squat white build- ings. In Albufeira in late Au- gust, hoiictoymiikers are able to enjoy plenty of gaiety be- cause it is then that the annual Christmas entertainment features pantomimes galore Theatres all over Britain have begun to announce their tradi- tional Christmas entertainment, the pantomime. These shows, despite their name, contain Bt- Ski aud swing in Alps tour Scandinavian Airlines has an- nounced a new "Ski and Saving in the Alps of Austria" tour for 1971. Departures will be every Sat- urday from Montreal begining Dece'mber through April 17, 1971. The 17 dav itineraries will fea- ture Austria's famous slopes in Axams, Badgastein, Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel and Mayrhofen. The all inclusive cost begins at U.S. Diet bolsters Three wild plants "whitsy Marj'" and "bata are used by Virgin Is- landers to bolster their diet. The plants, cooked with fish and meat, make a pungent stew known as "kalaloo." tie or no mime, but are lively and spectacular productions of song, dance and jokes based very loosely on fairy tales, leg- ends or historic happenings. The pantomim.es usually retain the old tradition of including a "dame" played by a man (usu- ally a comedian) and a "princi- pal boy" played by a girl. Among the Christmas shows announced are: Lon- don Palladium (December 22 for a "Dick Whitting- Odeon, Golders Green, North London (December 26 January "Robinson Cru- Richmond Theatre, South London (December 23 Janu- ary "Sleeping New Theatre, Bromley, Kent (De- cember 23-January "Moth- er Arts Theatre, Cam- bridge (December 19 January "Babes in the The- atre Koyal, Nottingham (De- cember 24 to early "Old King at the Liverpool Playhouse (December 24 Jan- uary and "Cinderella" at the Opera House, Manchester. The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at Guildford, 30 miles from Lon- don, will be staging a new mu- sical based on Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland" (Decem- ber 23 January Coloru Friday, Decomber 4, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID-----i Japanese visitors to Canada up OTTAWA -Despite the strong counter attraction of Expo 70 at Osaka, (lie number of Japanese tourists coming to Canada for the first six months of 1970 showed a healthy 15 per cent increase over the same pel-' iod in 1969. The total number of visitors from all overseas countries in- creased by almost 20 per cent for the first half of 1970 from 261.753 to 309.701. According to Dan Wallace, di- rector of the Canadian Govern- ment Travel Bureau, the figures indicate an exceptionally healthy year for the Canadian tourist industry. Experts at the annual federal provincial tour- ist conference in Winnipeg, pre- dicted that tourism revenue for 1970 would reach billion ciTualling the record year of J967, and surpassing wheu income totalled billion. religious and local festivities take place. Italy has been a favorite des- tination for years, particularly Florence. Milan and Rome w i t h their great cultural at- tractions. These days, though, a number of beautiful beaches and sparkling coastal resorts vie for popularity with the treasures of past ages. From the Italian lakes down to Amalfi and Positano, Italy offers a kaleidoscope of resorts for all tastes. And then there is Elba off the coast with its memories of Napoleon. South of Elba is Sardinia, an island of rugged beauty with resorts like Porto Conle and the holi- day village of Santa Marghe- rita di Pula within easy reach of the airports of Alghero and Cagliari, respectively. There are many beautiful grottoes and caves to see in Sardinia, among them the Grotta del Laerru, which not only has stalactites and stalag- mites, but shelters petrified trees. To the east is Yugoslavia's Dalmatian coast with its re- sorts and bright modern hotels developed by an expanding tourist industry. The most popular resort, Dubrovnik, can be reached directly on non-stop flights from London. Greece, like Italy almost too well known to require brief ex- planation, offers cultural va- riety, with travellers these days getting beyond the main- land attractions to the intrigu- ing islands floating in the Aegean Sea. One of the "new" holiday places is Turkey with its mag- nificent mosques and relics of the Greek, Roman and Otto- man civilizations, and off the Turkish coast lies Cyprus, now beginning to become more popular with North Americans. SO, too, are Malta in the centre of the Mediterranean and Gib- raltar at the western end. Mal- ta, especially, offers many re- sorts, including Valletta, the capital, fashionable St. Julian's, and San Anton, a quiet place for those looking for a peaceful holiday abroad. U.K. passports will cost more The British High CommissioB in Ottawa has announced the following increases in U n i t e d Kingdom passport fees: A. The present fee of for a new United Kingdom pass- port will be increased to B. The present fee of J3.13 for the renewal of an existing United Kingdom passport be increased to C. The present fee of for the addition of a child or chil- dren to an existing passport will be increased to 53.15. All charges include the cost of registered postage. They will be reduced by fifty cents wheE passports are collected at the British High Commission. ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC Certified Denial Metropolitan Bldg. 328-4093 Prizes offered in contest travel Prizes totalling have seen announced for the Sec- ond Annual Trans Pacific Passenger Conference Travel Writers' contest. Published articles are eligible to compete for a grand jrize, with a second award of CO and a third of Articles must deal with pas- senger sea travel in the Pacific, must be published between July 1, 1970 and June 30, 1971; and must be submitted to TPPC, 2 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA l before July 31, 1971. Welcome to Heidelberg The sparkling new beer from Carling. Cool brewed from the choicest hops and malt and pure Rocky Mountain spring water Welcome to Heidelberg Beer, A bright sparkling beer brewed from pure natural Roeky Mountain spring water. The finest golden barley malt. And the choicest British Columbia and high prime Hallertau hops. Heidelberg Beer is cool brewed, for your enjoy- ment, by the brewmaster at Carling who carries on a tradition of skill and craftsmanship ef over 130 years in Canadian brewing. Heidelberg Beer is so bright, so lively and so brimful of flavor it brings a fresh new feeling te your drinking pleasure. Give a welcome to a cold glass of Heidelberg today. It's a welcome that never wears oul because every Heidelberg is as crisp and as satisfying as the first. Another London jotel started Work has started on a new lotel near M a r b 1 e Arch, in i downtown London, which is due' o open in mid-1972. It is the first London venture j of Commonwealth Holiday Inns it Canada, and all 245 bed- ooms will have balconies and air conditioning. The Holiday Inn will offer its guests free use I of a swimming pool, sauna batis I asd underground car parting, I TieiMbei FINE QUALITY BEER The sparkling new beer in the distinctive keg bottle, ;