Cataloochee Escape

first_imgWe’ve found the ideal winter getaway combo—days spent challenging snow covered hills on skis and snowboards and nights snuggled up by the fire in a cozy cabin at an adjacent dude ranch.At one time Cataloochee Ski Area and Cataloochee Ranch were under the same ownership, but the family who continues to own the ranch concentrates now on welcoming lodging guests while the ski slopes are under different management. The two work closely together, however, to make sure everyone has a great mountaintop experience in Maggie Valley, N.C.Getting Ready for the Season Beginning November 1 Cataloochee Ski Area staff are primed to begin snowmaking as soon as the temperature dips low enough. Check out the schedule for when the slopes will be open for the 2013-2014 season here.  If you’re just starting out, they can set you up with lessons. And get this: those beginner lessons are free every non-holiday Monday through Thursday if you rent your equipment there.A Little Piece of HeavenAfter a day on the slopes, head next door to Cataloochee Ranch to warm up by the fire and recharge your batteries. A hearty dinner and breakfast are included in your stay. We predict you’ll want to kiss the cook when you chow down on homemade favorites. Lunch is offered as well, but you’ll need to pay as you go for this meal.The original owners of the ranch, Tom and Judy Alexander, converted a stone and log cattle barn into the main ranch house where they raised their family. Today, the ranch is in the hands of second and third generations of the family and the six bedrooms in the rustic ranch house provide cozy comfort to visitors. There are also 12 rental cabins on this 900+ acre property as well as the Silverbell Lodge, perfect for groups who want to travel together. It can hold up to 24 people.Mix and Mingle While you can retreat into the comfort of your cabin without any disturbance from the outside world, you can also enjoy feeling like you’re part of the Cataloochee Ranch family. You might be seated at dinner next to one of the family members or enjoy getting to know guests from other parts of the country. They have a social hour before dinner, and even offer live entertainment on select evenings. If the crowd is lively enough, watch for them to slide back sofas to create a dance floor.Rev up the next morning with a big breakfast—platters of bacon, eggs, homemade biscuits and jellies, grits, oatmeal and more—and hit the slopes again. Perfect getaway, right? Yes, we think so too.Cataloochee Ranch, 119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley, N.C. 28751 | 800-868-1401  info@cataloocheeranch.comCataloochee Ski Area, 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, N.C. 28751 | 800-768-0285 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing last_img read more

Swiber Expands Existing Shipyard Facilities with …

first_img Print  Close Swiber, February 12, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Swiber Holdings Limited, a world class integrated construction and support services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, has successfully secured an additional lease at Tuas Cresent, which when combined with its existing shipyard, will form a comprehensive marine support base for its offshore construction activities.Its wholly‐owned subsidiary, Newcruz Shipbuilding & Engineering Pte Ltd, has secured this additional lease from Jurong Town Corporation till 2021. This lease, which is next to Newcruz’s existing shipyard is slated for integration to expand its existing yard services capacity and to provide additional bandwidth for berthing facilities.Commented Mr. Francis Wong, Group Chief Executive Officer and President of Swiber, “This additional lease secured by Newcruz will provide the necessary infrastructure to meet the increased demands for in‐house auxiliary shipyard services; achieving seamless vertical integration for the Group and creating the competitive advantage for Swiber in the offshore oil and gas industry.”Newcruz had obtained its first lease from JTC for an existing shipyard that is located at 23 Tuas Crescent. The existing shipyard holds a two‐storey main building and a single‐storey workshop as well as facilities such as a slipway, wharf and working yard. The combination of the existing shipyard, with lease also extending to 2021, with the secured second lease will create a total area of over approximately 3.6 hectares and strategic waterfront land of 220 metres; extending the repair and conversion facilities for its fleet of vessels and creating an enhanced offshore fabrication capacity for structure mass of up to 300 tons.“This is also testament to Swiber’s commitment to its own strategic plans in the offshore marine and construction business and is in line with its overall strategy to be a world class integrated construction and support services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry,” concluded Mr Wong. My locationlast_img read more