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Crystal Mountain, WA-
It’s official, Crystal Mountain will open on Friday, November 4th, 2005. The Chinook Express, Rainier Express & Green Valley lifts will run daily from 9am-4pm. For now Crystal advises that beginners wait until more terrain becomes available. Food services and ski/snowboard rentals will be available. The Ski & Snowboard school will remain closed until the lower area opens. Lift tickets will be reduced due to limited operations but those rates have not yet been set.
There’s already 28” at the top of the mountain and 14” at the base. A fleet of Snowcats are currently working to pack down the snow creating a solid base for the rest of the season. The forecast shows more snow for the rest of the week and into the weekend. Crystal plans to open more lifts and terrain as soon the snow permits. This is the earliest opening in 28 years, and ski area employees couldn’t be more excited! ***
Portland Ski Fever & Snowboard Show

This Years lineup includes Ski Reps with the latest gear, The Northwest's Largest Ski Swap, exciting entertainment, vacation ski resorts and nearly all of Portlands major winter sports retailers with endless opportunities to save up to 70% on Ski and Snowboard gear! Be sure to stop by the Crystal Mountain booth for updates and Crystal goodies! Location: Portland Expo Center, Exit 306B off I-5 Friday 1pm-10pm Saturday 10am-10pm Sunday 10am-6pm

The winner of the Pole position for this season,

BASE CONDITIONS Nov 2, 8:49 AM AKST Temp: 25ºF/-3ºC New Snow: snow making in progress
11th Anniversary Special
Alyeska Resort is proud to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the Alyeska Prince Hotel. The celebratory hotel special will include a one night stay and an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a Junior Suite Ski & Snowboard Package. The prize will be valid for the 05/06 ski season. The Anniversary rate is valid October 7- November 15, 2005. Price starts at $109 + tax and $10 per day resort fee. Room rates based on single or double occupancy, non-inclusive of tax and fees, moderate room. No purchase necessary to enter. Based on space availability. For reservations call 907-754-2111 to make reservations by phone.
Picture from Nicole / Todd, Alyeska Resort Mountain management Alyeska Resort -Alaska

A word of thanks.
The Patrollers, Instructors Lifty's are often the faces we come across on the hill most often. Before I forget, last year in the final days of the season, a Lift Maintainance supervisor ( ALLISTER) gave me a cat Lift to a roped-off part of the Mountain. There are a lot of Hidden heros in a season that allow the magic to happen.Occasionally I throw the parking crew Twinkies for a mid morning snack, The guy ( MIKE )that grooms under the lifts, RAMPS,Thanks, the lifty's that look the other way at 4:03 p.m., Thanks, The marketing staff that shoots the breeze with me on the phone THANKS. The A.C for leaving a little around the edge, Marina Bill for keeping the Mahogony Ridge in top shape for those lunch meetings.The H-1B visitors for their diversified roles in many departments. And E. Lomar P.for that first out-of-state trip and clinical offerings. Also Paul, Scott & Jeff and the other masters coaches on Mott's below Siberia for keeping me fired up between surgeries and letting me hit the gates and "slip", for the others.
- Finally all the Marketing Managers for their part in sharing the news to a global cooperative.

100 days to go
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Torino 2006 Olympic Games

The two Olympic valleys, Val Chisone and Val di Susa EVENT VENUES
Sestriere Borgata ,"The Kandahar Banchetta" ( DH )slopes I will dive into the snowboarding events and venues next week
Snow is expected above 6500' Today around the Tahoe Basin
11/5: Cadillac Ball at Resort At Squaw Creek
11/5-6: November Truckee Ski Swap at the Truckee Community Center
11/5: 17th Annual Chocolate Fest located at the Chateau in Incline Village
11/25: The Back Country Gear Swap ( Truckee )
A great Tahoe Community Local Source Tahoe This Week

*** Swiss Info
Old time jazz
From November 4-6, at the Congress Centre in Biel, the 35th International Old Time Jazz Meeting will take place with local jazz bands Bowler Hats, Dixie on Air and the famous Swiss Dixie Stompers. Full programme at www.jazzmeeting.ch
Until November 13, Lucerne's Art Museum puts on a special exhibition of works completed between 1905-2005 by artists including Hodler, Henning, Emmenegger and Vallotton. The paintings focus on landscapes, human bodies and emotions. www.kunstmuseumluzern.ch
Until November 13, the Kunsthaus Zurich presents a solo exhibition by the Bulgarian conceptual artist Nedko Solakov called "Leftovers" – a selection of his unsold pieces from the private galleries with which he works. The exhibition uses irony and humour to question contemporary art and its economic structures. www.kunsthaus.ch