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MORE THAN 75 RESORTS TO CELEBRATE ‘U.S. SKI TEAM DAY’ PARK CITY, Utah (Dec. 26) – The U.S. Ski Team today announced that 75 resorts and ski areas have signed on to host the inaugural U.S. Ski Team Day, a promotional event to benefit U.S. Ski Team athletes. The program will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, with some resorts launching the event Feb. 10 in celebration of the Torino Olympic Winter Games’ opening ceremonies. Participating areas across the country will donate one dollar per lift ticket or cross country trail pass sold on event day to back U.S. Ski Team initiatives. “It’s exciting to know that skiers from coast to coast will be supporting our nation’s athletes as the Torino Games begin,” said U.S. Ski Team President and CEO Bill Marolt. “That energy will certainly help the Team’s quest to be Best in the World in 2006.” The roster of committed areas to date includes: ALPINE/SNOWBOARD RESORT AREAS Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, CA Arapahoe Basin, Dillon, CO Attitash, Bartlett, NH Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, Boise, ID Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, MI Buck Hill Ski Area, Burnsville, MN Caanan Valley Resort, Davis, WV Catamount Ski Area, Hillsdale, NY Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT Eldora Mountain Resort, Nederland, CO Grand Targhee, Alta, WY Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Cortland, NY Jiminy Peak Mtn. Resort, Hancock, MA Killington, Killington, VT Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, Las Vegas, NV Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH Mad River Glen, Waitsfield, VT Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, MT Mount Snow, West Dover, VT Mt. Abram Family Resort, Greenwood, ME Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR Northstar-at-Tahoe, Truckee, CA Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT Pico Mountain, Killington, VT Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley, ME Sierra Summit Ski Area, Lakeshore, CA Snow Trails Ski Resort, Mansfield, OH Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, CO Sugarbush Resort, Warren, VT Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley, VT Ski Butternut, Great Barrington, MA Ski Sundown Resort, New Hartford, CT Sunburst Ski Area, Kewaskum, WI Sunday River, Bethel, ME Swain Ski and Snowboard Resort, Swain, NY The Canyons, Park City, UT Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH Whiteface, Wilmington, NY For more information on this festive day and to check for updated postings of new participating ski areas, visit US SKI Team Day

Kitzbühel Tourism News
Our pretty Alpine town is now decked out in a carpet of white that was delivered right in time for Christmas. Your winter dreams can now come true!

Everything is set for skiing and boarding and snow fun unlimited: The magic of more than a meter of powder snow means perfect conditions on the mountain and winter walks. Come and enjoy winter your way for perfect Christmas and New Year holidays in the snow with family and friends!
66. INTernational. HAHNENKAMM RACE THIS IS a prelude to the Turino Olympics 20 - 22 JANUARY 2006 Welcome to the 66th edition of the world famous ski race 66th Hahnenkamm Race is a guaranteed combination of top-class sport and entertainment. It starts with Kitzbühel’s grand opener at 11.30 on Friday, 20 January, when the world’s best skiers come to the starting box for the Super-G. That is followed at the same time on Saturday by the Daddy of them all, the Downhill. And to round it off there is the Slalom starting at 10.30 and 1.15 on Sunday.Non-stop highlightsAfter the famous Hahnenkamm Downhill race, leading figures from the fields of sport, politics, business and the arts line up for the 10th KitzCharity Trophy, which means giant slalom fun for the skiers and onlookers alike. This “fun event for a good cause” is again being held to raise money for needy farming families in the mountains of the Tyrol. In 2005 donations totaled 100,000 euros. Off the racing trails, it goes without saying that Kitzbühel will be where the action is, with endless parties and fun and a good time to be had by all. With numerous events in support of the sporting thrills, stalls set up in Kitzbühel’s old town center and live Hahnenkamm radio shows produced for Austria’s vibrant Ö3 radio program, the perfect atmosphere is assured that will again make the 2006 Hahnenkamm Race an unforgettable experience for one and all. Programm:Tuesday, 17.01.200611:30 a.m 1st downhill trainingWednesday, 18.01.200611:30 a.m 2nd downhill trainingThursday, 19.01.200611:30 a.m 3rd downhill trainingFriday, 20.01.200611:30 a.m. Hahnenkamm Super-G06:30 p.m Prize award Hahnenkamm Super-G and draw for Hahnenkamm Downhill, finish area Timing buildingSaturday, 21.01.200611:30 a.m Hahnenkamm Downhill Racefollowed "Kitz Charity Trophy"06:30 p.m Prize award Hahnenkamm Downhill and draw for Hahnenkamm Slalom, finish area balcony of Timing building.Sunday, 22.01.200611:30 a.m Hahnenkamm Slalom - 1st heat01:15 p.m Hahnenkamm Slalom - 2st heatfollowed Prize and ceremony for slalom, and combined, finish Wishing you a happy and successful year in 2006

Panorama Resort
Ride the Panorama Express Bus from Calgary through the picturesque scenery of B.C. & Alberta's mountain parks. A Panorama Host with Playwest Vacations will direct you to the Express Bus and ensure that the atmosphere of the motor coach trip is about R&R, that will prepare you for an active weekend on the slopes. Call 1-800-663-2929 to book.
Say goodbye to 2005 and welcome in 2006 at Panorama Mountain Village. The annual torch light parade and fire works extravaganza will commence an evening filled with other spectacular events and festivities to ring in the New Year with your family and friends
Facts • Located in the province of British Columbia in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 308 km west of Calgary. Take Hwy 1 west to Hwy 93 south to Invermere. Panorama is 18 km west of Invermere. • Owned and operated by Intrawest Corporation, the world’s leading developer and operator of village-centered resorts. • A summer/winter resort offering skiing and snowboarding at Panorama Mountain, golf at Greywolf Golf Course and a variety of accommodation options. Ski-in/ski-out, golf-in/golf-out real estate opportunities are available in the upper and lower villages and along the fairway at Greywolf. • Panorama’s ski hill offers over 2,847 patrolled acres, over 4,000 vertical feet and over 120 trails serviced by 9 ski lifts, including two new quads. The terrain is broken down into 20 per cent beginner, 55 per cent intermediate/advanced and 25 per cent expert. The mountain is open from early December to late April. • Greywolf Golf Course is an 18-hole, 7,140-yard, par 72 course designed by Doug Carrick. It is open from early May to early October. • Accommodation for 3,000 people.
1-800-663-2929 Panorama

Massive powder alert 18" of NEW SNOW! 92-186" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: SNOW
Close to two feet of new snow at the bottom; more on top! It's a powder day! Kirkwood


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