10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

 got snow ?              News from The Steep, Deep & Extreme International Big Mountain Slopes


The first snow has already fallen in the Matterhorn village at the beginning of October, covering our ski resort with a fine powder. Walkers and hikers can still however enjoy themselves to their hearts content. The Autumn is showing its most beautiful side with beautifully coloured trees and mild temperatures.

Zermatt voted the best European holiday destination.
Highlights of the forthcoming Winter season:
- Matterhorn Ski Safari
- Part of the Matterhorn Täsch Terminal opened.( PARKING )
Matterhorn Ski Safari offered by Zermatt Bergbahnen covers 15 demanding downhill runs. However, before you can ski down you first have to go up: on this safari the railways carry skiers up to a height (calculated overall) of 10,000 metres - in one single day. An ambitious tour for those who want to experience it and are in good physical shape.

Philharmonic Orchestra have already announced that they will be returning to Zermatt next year (5-24 September 2006).
Around 2,500 visitors attended the twelve concerts of the Classic Festival in Zermatt. Performances were given by highly gifted stars of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra which is considered one of the best in the world. They included: the famous 12 cellists (performing classical film music scores), the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Albrecht Mayer (oboe) and Christiane Oelze (soprano)

Peruvian Gulch Chairlift
By fall of 2006, Snowbird’s original Peruvian lift will be taken out and replaced with a new high-speed quad. While the base will stay near the original base shack, the top station will be located below the steepest Chip’s Run pitch, an approximately 2,600-vertical-foot rise. At the top of the lift, a 600 foot tunnel with a magic carpet will provide access to Mineral Basin. This lift will open up more intermediate terrain for skiers and snowboarders. Timeline: Start tunnel construction and top shack earthwork summer 2005, finish grading for bottom shack and remove old Peruvian lift during summer 2006 with an expected completion date in the fall of 2006.
Jumping for joy Photo -Snowbird

Panorama Mountain Village, B.C. — The world champion Austrian men, along with a multitude of the world’s best ski teams will be training on the slopes of Panorama Mountain Village, beginning Friday, Nov. 4. Notably, this is the busiest pre-season training time Panorama has seen in its 13 years of hosting international racers.
The following international alpine ski teams will be honing their skills at Panorama, in preparation for the World Cup circuit and the 2006 Winter Olympic games in Torino, Italy:
Canadian men and women, including; Thomas Grandi, Eric Guay and B.C. skiers Emily Brydon and Alison Forsythe Austrian men
Chilean men and women v German men
Norwegian men
Slovenian women
Swedish men and women
“International teams return to Panorama for many reasons. The most important are easy to identify - snow, terrain and people. Although we offer great lodging steps away from their hill space and an environment that is peaceful and respectful, if we did not have excellent, reliable, early season snow conditions these elite athletes would not be here,” confirmed Panorama’s General Manager, Mark Woodburn.
Alpine Canada named Panorama as a National Alpine Training Centre in 2003, and this partnership between Panorama and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team continues to grow.
The combination of wide, steep runs, and the finely-tuned snow-making abilities that Panorama offers create the perfect conditions in the pre-season for teams training in Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and some aspects of Down Hill.
Panorama Mountain Village, located in the Purcell Mountains, has one of the largest vertical descents in North America. Quad chairlifts give access to the summit and over 100 trails, including former Heli-Ski terrain in Taynton Bowl.
For more information, visit Panarama Resort