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Big Sky
Second Deepest November on Record A November to Remember. Now for a great December, snow still flying, get here today.
The snow amounts are impressive, but according to Ski Patrol, the stability of the snowpack is creating this epic season of skiing. The snow fell early, and the water content was heavy, creating a solid base that adhered to the ground. With a week of warm temps prior to Thanksgiving, the snow was able to set up. Then starting opening weekend, the weather turned back to winter with the light, soft powder skiing snow covering the first layer. If you had the ability to design the perfect snowpack, you’d be looking at the conditions we’ve received so far this year, said Tom Thorn, Big Sky Snow Safety Assistant Director. “When the snow, the temps and the wind all work together, this mountain produces incredible skiing, just ask anyone who skied the Tram on Sunday.”
Big Sky eclipsed the 100-inch season to date snow total by Thanksgiving weekend. The forecast is calling for continued snow through the week and even into early next week. The area is operating nine lifts with over 1,800 acres of terrain with plans to open more terrain later this week.

Photo Credit: Big Sky Resort
Big Sky

The Chamonix Valley is approximately 20 kilometers and nestled between the towering Mont-Blanc range to the south and the Aiguilles Rouges mountains to the north. The birthplace of mountaineering over 200 years ago, Chamonix is still considered the ultimate place to be for all those who share a love of nature and the mountains.

Photo: Camile Liparoti
New for Christmas 2005 : A 6 seaters detachable chairlift on the Flégère ski area (Flégère - Index).
Opening date : The resort will open its slopes on Saturday 17th December and will stay open until 8th May 2006. Depending on the snow conditions, the ski area of Grands Montets could open on the 3rd December.
n.c. cm at 3000 m
80 cm at 2000 m
65 cm at 1250 m
last snowfall : Dec, 8th > 600 m
• December :
- 7th, 8th, 9th : The 7th tourist summit meetings.
- From 22nd to 28th : Christmas Market
- 24th : The arrival of Father Christmas : sound and light show
- End of december : corrida de Chamonix : running competition

• January :
- From 2nd to 15th : Russian weeks

Chamonix Fr

Olympic Venue Review
Lake Placid
The third Winter Olympics, in 1932, were held in Lake Placid, New York State, a town of fewer than 4,000 people. Faced with major obstacles raising money in the midst of a depression, the president of the organizing committee, Dr. Godfrey Dewey, donated land owned by his family to be used for construction of a bobsleigh run. Sonja Henie defended her figure skating title, as did the French pair of Andrée and Pierre Brunet. However Gillis Grafström was thwarted in his attempt at winning a fourth gold medal, placing second behind Austrian Karl Schäfer. Billy Fiske of the United States won a second gold medal in the four-man bobsleigh. One member of Fiske’s team was Eddie Eagan, who had won the light-heavyweight boxing championship at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Eagan remains the only person in Olympic history to earn gold medals in both Summer and Winter sports.

17 NOCs (Nations)
252 athletes (21 women, 231 men)
14 events

Credit: IOC/Olympic Museum collections
Olympic Organization

For todays information on winter sports at Lake Placid


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