Finally winter has arrived in Sölden! Big snowflakes are failing silently, covering the entire village and the valley all in white. Grab your skis and take full advantage of our great pre-Christmas packages and deals. Why not combining a winter and skiing holiday with ultimate wellness offers?
Perfectly groomed slopes and endless sunshine hours at our glaciers guarantee memorable holidays for skiing fans and nature lovers in early winter. The freshly fallen snow makes the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glacier ski areas a truly unique paradise for winter sports fans in November. 10 ski lifts and 36 km of well-groomed slopes await you.
SAAB SALOMON CROSSMAX
December 08. & 09. 2005
Also in 2005, Sölden hosts the internationally renowned Skier Cross competition! The world-best ski-crossers will fight for the qualification at the X-Games held in North America. Skier Cross races are a perfect combination of adrenaline, power, speed, technique and tactics.
10 lifts OPEN
- 4SK Rettenbachjoch 4-Sesselbahn Gletscherskigebiet OPEN
Whistler Blackcomb plans to open more than 3,500 acres of terrain on both mountains for US Thanksgiving. A quick review of ski resorts worldwide indicates that this would be the most terrain open anywhere, and would be the most Whistler Blackcomb has ever been able to open for the US Thanksgiving weekend in its 40-year history.
Bob Dufour, Whistler Blackcomb's vice president of operations and a 33 year employee, has been assessing the situation during the last few weeks. "Whistler Mountain is in great shape and we plan to offer the highest vertical and most terrain our guests have ever experienced this American Thanksgiving weekend," he says. "In my 33 years of working for the mountains, these are among the best early season conditions I've seen."
Whistler Mountain opens November 24, 2005. Blackcomb Mountain is now open daily.
Operational Update for Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20, 2005. Next update available Monday, November 21.
Blackcomb Mountain is open with early season conditions. There may be unmarked rocks and obstacles on runs that are open. Please obey all on-mountain signage and ski/ride with care.
Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 3pm. Last upload: 2:45pm
STEAMBOAT OPENS THE 2005/2006 SEASON THIS WEDNESDAY - $15 LIFT TICKETS
The ski and snowboard season opens in Ski Town U.S.A.® with specially priced $15 Lift Tickets benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Scholarship Fund. "The winter season is off to a great start this year and you won’t find a better price for a day of skiing this Wednesday in Colorado than Steamboat," said Chris Diamond, president of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation. "Scholarship Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® with family and friends on great snow while supporting a very worthwhile organization, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club." Remember, Season Passes and Super Value Passes are not valid for Scholarship Day but will be valid starting Thursday, November 24, 2005.
The resort is currently reporting a 20-inch base at mid-mountain with packed powder and man-made conditions. As of Thursday, Nov. 17th, the resort has received 32 inches of snow during the past week at mid-mountain and 42 inches of snow since Nov. 4th.
STEAMBOAT TO HOST U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS IN FREESTYLE SKIING
Three Reigning World Champions, Two Defending World Cup Champions & Three Reigning Olympic Medalists Scheduled To Compete In Steamboat This Winter.The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association, the century-old organization which serves as the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding, and Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced that the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for aerials and moguls skiing will take place Dec. 30-31, 2005.The U.S. Olympic Team Trials is essentially a wild-card opportunity for athletes to make the Olympic Team, as two winners (male and female) from each freestyle discipline (aerials and moguls) will be named to the 2006 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Team. The remaining athletes will qualify for the Olympic Team through a season-long series of existing World Cup competitions. The entire 2006 Olympic Freestyle Team will be named Jan. 25, 2006.
Opening Day at Alpine Meadows is just around the corner. Our projected opening date is currently scheduled for December 2nd, conditions permitting.