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Members added to US freestyle Team

PARK CITY, Utah (Dec. 20) - Three athletes have been added to the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and will be eligible to compete Dec. 30 in the Olympic Trials at Steamboat Springs, Colo., Program Director Polly-Jo Clark said Tuesday.
The additions - moguls skiers David DiGravio (Farmington, ME/Carrabassett Valley Academy) and Kayla Snyderman (Winchester, MA/Waterville Valley B&BTS) and aerialist Austin Cummings (Heber City, UT/Freestyle Lives all Year) - were determined following U.S. Selections Events earlier this month. Two moguls contests (and a dual moguls event) were staged Dec. 9-11 at Winter Park, Colo., and two aerials events at Utah Olympic Park Dec. 10-12.
“The Olympic Trials in Steamboat are open only to members of the national team,” Clark said, “so these three athletes are happy they were named. They get into the mix for the Olympic spots.” The trials will be held Dec. 30 and broadcast Dec. 31 on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET
Courtesy of Juliann Fritz, USSA
US ski Team

 Swiss Army

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is situated north of LiJiang Old Town. The highest point in the mountain reaches a height of 5596 meters. This prominent wonder is made up of thirteen peaks and the highest one is named as "Fan Peak". This "Fan peak" is still a virigin peak and has yet to be conquered by mountaineering enthusiasts. Above the height of 4500 meters, you can find 19 marine glaciers extending to a width of 30 meters and approximately 100 meters in length.

Whistler - Blackcomb B.C.
December Events
20-23 Holiday Moments with David C. Jones
25 Christmas Day - statutory holiday
27 Performance Series: Ache Brasil
29 A Ray Charles Christmas
31 First Night 2006: New Year's Eve Celebrations in Whistler Village
January 2006 1 New Year's Day
6-7 Annual Life-Link Randonee Rally
7 King of the Rail
8 Sprite Park Rider Ski & Snowboard Event - Halfpipe
12 Kokanee Valley Race Series
14-15 Next X Snowsearch
14-22 Learn to Ski/Ride
19 Kokanee Valley Race Series
21 Queen of the Rail
21-22 Atomic Ski & Snowboard SuperCross

Whistler Blackcomb. Over 8,100 skiable acres. One vertical mile. Two mountains connected by a pedestrian Village. More than 200 trails. Three glaciers. 33 lifts. Twelve alpine bowls.

Whistler Village Elevation 675 metres/2,214 feet
Creekside Base Elevation 653 metres/2140 feet
Number of Lifts 33
Hourly Lift Capacity 59,007 skiers per hour
The Steeps; Harmony Horseshoes( Harmony Ridge ),The Couloir, Spanky's,Big Bang and back bowls & more off the ridge lines.
Whistler Blackcomb


Olympic Review -ST. MORITZ 1948 V Olympic Winter Games

The 1940 Winter Olympics were scheduled for Sapporo, Japan. War with China forced the Japanese to admit, in July 1938, that they would be unable to host the Games. St. Moritz was chosen as an alternative site, but the continuing dispute about ski instructors led the Swiss to withdraw as well. The Germans volunteered Garmisch-Partenkirchen in July 1939, but four months later the reality of World War II forced the cancellation of the Olympics. The first postwar Games were held in St. Moritz in 1948. Germany and Japan were barred from competing, but everyone else took part eagerly, and it was clear that the Winter Olympics had successfully survived the 12-year hiatus. For the first time, North Americans won gold medals in figure skating. Barbara Ann Scott of Canada took the women’s title and Dick Button of the United States the men’s. In general, athletic success was evenly divided. Although 22 events were contested, only French Alpine skier Henri Oreiller and Swedish Nordic skier Martin Lundström were able to win two gold medals.

28 NOCs (Nations), 669 athletes (77 women, 592 men), 22 events
xxx After a 12-year break, caused by the Second World War, these V Winter Games were named the "Games of Renewal". Neither Japan nor Germany were invited to Switzerland, the memories of the war being too fresh.
ST moritz Today
Partner FIS Alpine Ski World Cup St. Moritz 2006
Ahead of the forthcoming anniversary of "150 Years of the Kulm Hotel – 150 Years of the Hotels of St. Moritz 1856 -2006", the town of St. Moritz and the Kulm Hotel are planning to jointly restore the old Ice Pavilion along the way to the Bobsleigh and Cresta Runs and the Olympic Stadium to create a new Swiss Olympic Museum.

Photos: St Motitz postcard collection
Olympic Organization Historic archives
St. Moritz


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