Snow alert for Alyeska, Beaver Creek ,Snowbird
12-3.2005 - S. Cristina
Opening of the Val Gardena Christmasmarket
12-05.2005 - Val Gardena
S. Nicholas is visiting Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena
12.-09.2005 - Ortisei
Christmas Carols with the Men's Choir "Raetia"
Sugar Bowl Mt. Judah Day Lodge Grand Opening Party! Put December
17th on your calendar for the big Mt. Judah Day Lodge Grand Opening
Party! This is to celebrate the addition of 17,000 square feet to
the lodge and a total remodel. All of our dear readers are invited
to join the festivities! www.sugarbowl.com
This winter the Bubble will open on 01 Dec for evenings for the first week, then 'proper' the weekend after. Happy hour is 5-6 daily with '2for1' spirits and cheap jugs. There's also ski raffles weekly, lunch snacks daily, live music 3 times a week, internet access, Sky TV.
La Plagne - France
Construction workers in La Plagne are currently toiling seven days a week in extreme weather conditions in order to complete the reconstruction work of the Bellecote cable car in time for its proposed re-opening in December.
Earlier this summer, fire completely destroyed the top station of the cable car despite the best efforts of the emergency services. Teams were brought in by land and by helicopter but the fire caused an estimated €3.5 - €4 million worth of damage. The arrival station was completely destroyed, the 6km long cable melted and snapped under the heat of the fire, one pylon was totally destroyed and two further pylons required replacement heads.
STEAMBOAT SNOW REPORT
Wake up, you'll want to go sking today." That's what I said to my
lady as I looked out the window and dialed the snow report. I listened
intently for a magical number....give me something over 10....anything
over 10 inches. The report was 14 inches at mid-mountain and 16 inches
of new snow at the summit in 24 hours! Are you kidding me? Isn't
Christmas still a month away?!
Today could be one of those all-time days, but I don't want to start
calling those yet, it's only the first week of the season. As we
stepped of the Gondola and walked out into the fresh, I couldn't
help but notice all the hoots and hollas...people were freaking out
and with good reason - it is awesome up there!
STEAMBOAT SNOW REPORT (5 am): 11/28/05
New Snow last 24 hrs at the summit: 18"
New Snow last 72 hrs at mid-mountain: 28"
Settled Snow Depth Base at the summit: 57"
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Special Offer #1:
$50 TWO DAY PASS
Valid any two days between
Monday 11/28/05 and Friday 12/2/05.
This special offer can only be purchased on-line through the Meadows E-Ticket system.
Purchase your 2 Day Pass on-line, print out your eTICKET and bring it to Meadows to exchange for a 2 Day multi-day pass. This is a non-transferable lift ticket good for any two days (Open / Close tickets) between Monday and Friday (11/28 - 12/2). The 2 Day Pass is attached to a jacket or pants with a wicket so you must wear the jacket or pants both days.
Mt Hood Meadows
Tentative opening Dec 3 ,
KT rated of the best Lifts in North Anerica !( West face C-75, Coleman's rail road ...)
SKIING MAGAZINE (part 2) - In the September 2004 Issue, long-time writer, ski afficionado and industry guru Steve Casimiro offers up his reasons for why KT-22 is the BEST CHAIRLIFT in North America! We obviously agree...check out the story.
SKI Magazine – In the 2004 Reader Survey Squaw was Voted #17 Overall, up four spots from last season.
MSN U.S. Ski Guide - From the West Coast to the Northeast, MSN's editors cast their votes for the Top 10 in the Nation - Squaw Valley earned the #8 spot!
Skiing Magazine – Voted #4 Overall Resort in North America
Freeskier Magazine - Voted #4 Overall Resort
Transworld Snowboarding - Voted #10 for Halfpipes in their readers poll
SKI Magazine – Voted #24 Overall in their annual reader survey
For all that Squaw has "got it going on "
The Olympic Torch Relay will start on 27 November 2005 in Olympia, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were celebrated from 776 B.C. by the Greeks. The Priestess, who lights the flame, will pass it to the first torchbearer, and the flame will begin to make its way to Italy. On 8 December 2005, the relay will begin in the Piazza del Quirinale in Rome, where the President of the Republic of Italy, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, will light the torch for the first torchbearer on Italian soil, Stefano Baldini – gold medallist in the marathon at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. The Olympic flame will then arrive at the Opening Ceremony of the Turin Games on 10 February 2006.
Route And Torchbearers
The Olympic Torch Relay will spend 64 days touring the length and breadth of Italy. It will cover a total distance of 11,300 km, visiting 140 cities, 107 provinces and all of Italy’s regions. There are expected to be many well-known personalities from the worlds of sport, business and culture participating in the Olympic Torch Relay among the 10,001 torchbearers that will carry the flame to Turin. Among the personalities are expected to be Giorgio Armani, Jarno Trulli, Juri Chechi and all of Italy’s Olympic gold medallists from the last two editions of the Games.
SIA Prevents Trade Restrictions
The United States and China announced an agreement to limit imports of certain apparel products from China over the next three years. At SIA's request, the agreement explicitly excludes ski and snowboard pants from any import restrictions. It also places no limits on imports of ski jackets from China.
On November 1, 2005, the U.S. government unilaterally excluded ski/snowboard pants from the quota that has blocked Chinese imports of those categories since June. Ski/snowboard pants were the only products that were granted a 'carve-out' from the original 2005 quota since there is literally no domestic production of these particular products in the U.S. The agreement maintains this status for the years 2006 through 2008.