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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Uncrowded skiing enjoyment Skiing in Montana offers the uncrowded enjoyment of spectacular deep powder superb slopes and trads for every degree of skiing skill. This typical Montana scene at the Big Mountain Ski with the Flathead Mountain Range providing a breathtaking background to the fun on the shows why skiing in Montana has been described as rivalling anything the European Alps have to offer. Montana ski areas rival Europe's best One of America's best kept skiing secrets is out It's Mon- tana where the backbone of the Rocky Mountains runs from border to border and boasts 300 to 400 inches of dry mountain powder as a rule rather than an exception And where most of the skiing is in treeless bowls that have much of the atmosphere of European alpine skiing What's there are no great throngs of which is a startling contrast to other major ski complexes in the Rockies which have actually cut sales of lift tickets to reduce overcrowding. Montana's major ski areas are blessed with dry snow and unusually high winter temperatures from the warm Pacific fronts moving across the mountains Air travel and good highways make it easy to dis- cover Montana's seven major ski resorts Big Mountain at near Glacier National is listed by Abby Rand of Ski Magazine as one of the top powder snow areas in the United States Bridger a short ride from the Bozeman jetport is a series of large open bowls where the snow depths average 400 and packed and powder runs are open from November to April Only 45 miles on the other side of Bozeman is Chet Huntley's Big Sky where two double a triple and a four-place gondola will be moving skiers up the moun- tain almost as fast as they can ski down. Big Sky covers acres of ski area including spectacular Lone Mountain which Kingsbury the famous ski area likens to the Matterhorn and compars the skiing more than favorably with that of Europe's Alps. Another new Discovery near Anaconda is linked with the new million Fairmont Hot Springs resort. Its high moun- tain location also promises a long season and deep powder snow. A mile-long double chair lift takes you to the top of Mon- tana Snow Bowl near jet- served Missoula wheie the natural bowl and 2600 feet of vertical drop combine to produce a wind free complex of trails from beginner to some of the toughest trails in North America. About an hour's drive from the Billings jetport is the old mining town of Red Lodge where skiers do their thing both winter and summer. The internationally-known Hart Summer Racing Camp is located at Red Lodge. The long known for excellent powder has just un- dergone a million expan- sion near Great with its 12 miles of runs and open slopes offers a pack- ed and powder variety of ski- ing conditions from novice to veteran standard Double Pomahfts and rope tow operate all season long One potent reason why Mon- tana s secret is out is a new ''Montana A Little Farther being releas- ed nationwide It presents a close-up look at the majestic the deep the uncrowded ski and the superb climatic conditions all of which go to make Mon- tana skiing a secret worth dis- covering Hong Kong Arts Festival Attracts top world artists There is a special attraction for Canadians visiting the Orient this coming February The second Hong Kong Arts billed as a great meeting of the fine arts of East and West will feature top musicians and dancers from five continents The 1974 four culture crowded weeks from February 4 through March will augment Hong Kong's growing reputation as a cultural crossroad as ethnic dance groups from Africa and Asia perform side by side with some of the finest artists of North America and Australia Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 7103rdAve.S. Phone 328-0222 In addition to the London the four-week festival will also feature the Sydney Symphony the Vienna Chamber the Hong Kong Philharmonic who will perform the closing and theTUlegri String Quartet 10th birthday The Kahala Hawaii will celebrate the tenth anniver- sary of its official opening January 1974. Owned by the Mass- achusetts Mutual Life In- surance and operated by Hilton International the 372-room Kahala Hilton is located in the scheduled Waialae-Kahala residential section of Honolulu. Mazatian Spend I wo glorious weeks in Maratlan with Sunflighi iron per double occu- Leave Sundays from Nov via Pacific Western Airlines Many other Sunflight vacations to choose from Pi ices mhjecl lo supplement dm ing high Drop or loilav Sunflight Canada's Number One HoHdaymaket A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY 608 5th Phone 328-1181 or 328-7921 Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Amplt CuMomar Parking. Unique exhibit at Expo SPOKANE Andrew Charles M. Winslow Homer. And many more. Famous American and Canadian artists. About 125 of their works will be on display in the Washington State pavilion during the six months of the Expo 74 World's which opens here May 4. The Seattle First National bank is underwriting the show's to The collection is valued at about million. Dr. Alfred art critic of the San Francisco Chronicle since 1934 and lec- turer at the University of California spent 18 months collecting the show. is a unique he said. a rare chance to see so many original Canadian and American artists at one Jason D Wong of Long former ex- ecutive director of the Tucson Art is director of the exhibit. Climate varies little CAPE TOWN The climate of South Africa is remarkably even in contrast with that of Canada A com- parison of five South African and five Canadian cities shows that while the variation in the average daily high temperature is only nine degrees in the course of a year in the variation for Vancouver is 33 degrees The two cities are the most stable in their respective countries among those picked for this com- parison In a comparison of the two cities showing the greatest temperature the range for Kimberley is 26 degrees and for Winnipeg 72 degrees South Africa also gets less moisture Average annual precipitation the water equivalent of snow in ranges from 16 to 40 inches for the South African cities and from 21 to 57 inches in Canada Figures are all taken from the same source Meteorological Office South Africa is in the southern hemisphere and the seasons here are the reverse of what they are in Canada OFFICE UPGRADED P.E.I. The federal government has reorganized and upgraded its Office of Tourism recognition of the growing im- portance of creating the Canadian Government Of- fice of Tourism. A SHOT IN THE DARK In the Skukuza Tourist Camp of South Africa's Kruger National a group of visitors are prepar- ing for a braai after an ex- citing day of sightseeing. Song and laughter rise from around the and the steaks and sizzle on the coals. The inviting smells reach the noses of several families of lions near the camp.. Suddenly one of the tourists hears a noise outside the main entrance. He quickly grabs camera and climbs onto the aims over the palisade and flashes a shot into the pitch black night. Weeks after he has returned home and has had his film developed and he finds that he has taken the shot of-his life. When you visit Bermuda Guesthouse is the Answer By ROBIN WRIGHT Christian Science Monitor Bermuda Whenever he visits U Thant takes refuge in one of these. So do the Charlie Chaplins. The poor tourists prefer them. But so do the rich. The answer to the obvious the the casual but comfortable form of accommodation that provides almost half the tourist housing in Bermuda. They come in all forms converted old mansions and Plenty of gas for visitors to Canada Montana Gasoline crunch or no gas- oline there is little need for the 40 million or so Americans who enjoy camp- ing out each year to park their RVs and abandon their 1974 camping plans Close-to-home are one good way to live with the fuel problem. But for the RVer who really wants to explore and spend more than a weekend or a week away from Canada and Mexico have a lot to including plenty of gasoline. A check with various Departments of Tourism in Canada indicates Canada's oil refining capacity can handle all of Canada's needs as well as those of its visitors. Canada's coast-to-coast 000 mile long Trans-Canada highway links the beaches of British Columbia on the Pacific to Newfoundland's scenic shores on the Atlantic. Spaced in between are the and the beauty of moun- tains and plains geared for today's modern motor offers many magnificant national and provincial parks where visitors are always welcome Kampgrounds of America's campgrounds are also much in evidence KOA's full- family campgrounds number more than 50 and are found in nearly every province While located in dis- tinctively different each KOA offers the camper standardized accom- modations and services in- cluding utility swimming grocery stores and laundry rooms. wings of new homes. Garage top apartment or garden cot- tages. But they all provide the same sort of homey but private inexpensive but Britishly clean convenient locations but in off-tourist areas. The tiny 21-mile-long island basically provides two types of guesthouse the smaller sort that houses six to 20 guests and ranges from for a single room and to per person for a and the large guesthouse which services usually between 20 and 35 guests witf two accommodating up to and 90 persons and ranges from to for a single and from to per person for a double. These prices may seem but all accommodations on Bermuda are high since the entire island runs on a first- class scale. A good hotel room will begin at And the prices at a guesthouse generally include breakfast and occasionally which indicates another guesthouse home-cooked meals. Bermuda's guesthouses tend to be centrally located in either Paget or Pembroke near the capital city of Hamilton. And as with all forms of housing in Bermuda since the island at its widest point is only two miles each guesthouse is within easy walking or biking dis- tance of the beach. Additional information may be obtained by writing the Visitors' Service or the Bermuda Department of 610 Fifth New N Y. 10020. Herald- Tra vel Cross-country skiing zooms m MONTREAL-For most skiing in Switzerland means whizzing down powdery slopes in the glittering sun. there is another side of skiing in the world of cross-country skiing. Whether a person is seven or the can practice his activity in the beautiful solitude of Alpine meadows and forests. With the surge of interest in cross-country skiing in recent more and more sophisticated trails are being developed. There is also no shortage of cross-country ski equipment that can be rented throughout the Alps. Cross-country skiing facilities are available in almost every downhill ski resort in the from Arosa to Zermatt. the Ski Lift In The is offering cross-country skiing through a combination package with others offered for downhill skiing. Ski-week packages at various Swiss included in Swissair's Holidays on Skis are available to cress-country skiers Swissair's basic for is up to December 31 Effective January 1974 the airfare will be subject to govern- iilent approval. Ml make my one belt for the road a seat Winter Sports Festival in B.C. Jan. 17-Feb. 4 British Columbia's third province-wide Festival of Winter Sports is scheduled January 17 to February 4 and is expected to include 150 events to take place in 75 com- munities. Close to athletes will participate in sports such as figure synchronized swim- mine water nolo ice speed ice-boat skiing and swimming and judo. A highlight of the Festival will be the World's Cham- pionship in Delta Wing Skiing at Kelowna on January 25. EARL ROSS Top Canadian Prolossional Carling O'Kcolc Slock Car Driving School CARLING O'KEEFE BREWERIES ;