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MAMMOTH to open NOV 10th $56 adult Value Season lift tickets available at the ticket counter through November 22, 2005. Join us for Opening Celebration November 12, 2005 at Main Lodge: 10:30am - Forum Youngblood Rail Jam 11am - Broadway Marketplace Ribbon Cutting & Champagne Toast 11:30am - 3:30pm - Tungsten City Band 1-3pm - Complimentary Ski and Snowboard Tips 2pm - Free Hot Dogs (while supplies last)
Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, you can SKI FOR FREE by simply booking your accommodation with Big White Central Reservations or Silver Star Holidays now! That's right, you can stay at either of our great resorts in ski-in / ski-out accommodation and take advantage of our consistent early season ski conditions and get your lift tickets for free.
The Ski Free offer is valid on bookings from November 23 - December 15, 2005. Click here for complete package information.
Big White and Silver Star consistently offer the best early season conditions anywhere. In fact, we are confident enough to provide a Snow Guarantee on natural snow conditions. If we are unable to operate a least one lift due to lack of snow you can select to change your accommodation package to another available date or cancel at no penalty whatsoever.
Big White
Silver Star
cenres@bigwhite.com for reservations


IOC News
TORINO 2006 The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin from 10 to 26 February 2006. The Winter Games comprise seven different sports and 15 different disciplines, which will be played out in eight different competition sites. Around 2,500 athletes, 650 judges and umpires and one million spectators are expected to participate in this 20th edition of the Winter Games.
Nov 4 2005
The 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly has passed the Olympic Truce Resolution, put forward by the nation of Italy on behalf of the IOC, and entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal.” The Resolution, which comes ahead of the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006, was sponsored by 190 member states of the General Assembly. The passing of the Olympic Truce Resolution by the General Assembly demonstrates the role of sport as a means of promoting peace throughout the world. During the vote, the IOC was represented by IOC members Guy Drut and Ibrahim Diallo, as well as Tommy Sithole, the director of the IOC’s International Cooperation and Development department.
More IOC Stories and NewsInternational Olympic Committe


IT has been snowing in the Sierra's above 6500'
Sugar bowl
Wow... is it busy around here! Christmas Tree Lift is being upgraded to a new High Speed Quad with a little help from our friends in the Chopper and the Mt. Judah Day Lodge expansion is out of the dirt. We're building as fast as we can so the 12,000 square foot addition with its new bar, restaurant, family area and private meeting space will be ready.
Sugar Bowl and Kirkwood
That's right Sugar Bowl and Kirkwood are teaming up again for this incredible pass! New this year, an Unrestricted Adult Pass!!
SugarWood Pass
Adult 23-59 $449 *
Youth (13-22) $449**
Senior (60-69) $449**
Unrestricted Adult $999

Sugar Bowl Holiday Dates: *Valid Sun.- Fri., excluding (holidays)12/26/05-1/1/06, 1/15/06, 2/19/06-2/20/06. Unrestricted prior to 12/26/05 and after 3/26/06. Kirkwood Holiday Dates:
*Valid Sun.-Fri., excluding (holidays) 12/27/05-12/31/05, 1/14/05-1/15/06 & 2/18/06-2/19/06 **7-day, Non-holiday
Age is determined for season pass by your age on 1/1/06.

**** Kirkwood Pray for Snow Parties November 14th @ Coyote Grill, Gardnerville, NV 6PM Monday night football and Pray for snow party. Swag prizes from Kirkwood and a chance to win lift tickets
November 17th @ Nero’s in Caesars-at-Tahoe starting 10PM, FREE drinks from 10-1 Swag prizes from Kirkwood and a chance to win lift tickets and a pair of skis from Salomon.

This winter season, advanced skiers and riders can participate in guided hikes to the Thunder Bowl area, adjacent to Kirkwood's permit boundary off the backside of the ridgeline behind Chair 6. The untapped terrain offers experienced skiers and riders a taste of the backcountry. Advanced skiers and riders can also take a Level I, II, or III Avalanche Certification Course to learn various aspects of snow science and snow safety, including skills such as slope evaluation, how to determine snow density and advanced rescue techniques. The popular Backcountry Awareness Courses, an introductory lesson into safety in unpatrolled terrain, will be offered twice monthly. Seasoned Kirkwood ski patrollers and certified guides lead all programs, which include necessary backcountry specific equipment, including avalanche beacon, probe and shovel.

Skiers and riders who crave it steep and fast will be ecstatic with Kirkwood's expanded High Angle Grooming program. Already the leader of groomed black and double black diamond runs on Tahoe's South Shore, Kirkwood will increase its regularly groomed high angle terrain to include runs that were previously only groomed sporadically during the season.
Powder Cat Skiing, Powder Cat Skiing, Powder Cat Skiing, Powder Cat Skiing

Tours are available on weekends and holidays, 9AM or Noon, weather permitting. Pro patrollers will accompany group on four runs of fresh turns; strong intermediate to expert skill level needed. Limited to five people per tour, the cost is $100/person for four runs. Groups of five can reserve any day, seven days a week. Tours fill up quickly, so guests are encouraged to book far in advance.
For more details or information please call the Expedition Kirkwood Headquarters at 209-258-7360 or email us at expedition@kirkwood.com.

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