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P.M. editon of the
Headwall Steep Journal
...It's about time Frosty let loose with some snow.
Kirkwood,Snowbird, and Tahoe Basin powder alert

OPENING ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST!!! 11AM on Tuesday... We've received around two feet of snow at the top in the past 24 ... Kirkwood

A post card from Lake Placid

I am trying to navigate through Lake Placid Tourism and White Face to get the updates posted ,...patience.

Beaver Creek
American ski racing fans will have a ringside seat at Beaver Creek for a rare home-grown preview of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games, November 29 through December 4. In addition to the pre-Olympic excitement, the 2005 Visa Birds of Prey World Cup Week will also mark the only U.S. World Cup appearance of reigning overall World Cup overall champion Bode Miller.
Photo credit:Beaver Creek and Bode himself

Constructed for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships, Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey is widely recognized as one of the top five racecourses in the world. Given the four-race scenario, Birds of Prey will once again be in elite company in terms of number of events as only the Torino Olympics and the World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden will feature all four men’s disciplines in one location. If you have additional questions regarding the World Cup, please call the Vail Valley Foundation at 949-1999.
Tuesday, November 29
11.00am: Men’s Downhill Training - Birds of Prey

Wednesday, November 30
11.00am: Men’s Downhill Training (Qualifying) - Birds of Prey

Thursday, December 1
11.00am: Men’s World Cup Super-G Race - Birds of Prey
Formal awards immediately follow the conclusion of the race.

2.00pm-7.00pm : APrey Tent Festivities Free to public - Base of Centennial Lift
5.00pm-7.00pm: Public Presentation and Celebration - Beaver Creek Plaza
Note: Athlete's portion of Presentation - 5.30pm-6.15pm

Friday, December. 2
11.00am: Men’s World Cup Downhill Race - Birds of Prey
Formal awards immediately follow the conclusion of the race.
2.00pm-7.00pm: APrey Tent Festivities Free to public - Base of Centennial Lift
Includes Fireworks / Concert: Poppa Chubby

6.00pm: Black Diamond Ball - Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, Vail

Beaver Creek

Heavenly Mountain Resort Opening Day Location: Mountain Date: November 30, 2005
Base Elevation:
6,540 feet - California
7,200 feet - Nevada
Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet
Vertical Rise: 3,500 feet
Snowmaking: 70% of mountain trails
Average Annual Snowfall: 360 inches

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – July 12, 2005 – If you haven’t been to South Lake Tahoe recently, you’re in for a surprise. Gone are the old motels and t-shirt shops, replaced by a vibrant village, up-scale lodging and exquisite restaurants. Heavenly Mountain Resort has turned this quirky ski town into a double-black-diamond destination. It’s a winter escape like no other. Rising 3,000 feet over famous crystal-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, few mountain resorts can compete with the scenic beauty and the exhilarating, on-mountain experience offered by Heavenly. It All Starts with the Mountain

Some things never change, like 300 days of sunshine, 40 feet of snow fall and 4,800 acres of terrain (California’s most). Heavenly still offers wide-open cruisers on the Sierra’s most meticulously-groomed corduroy. Mott and Killebrew canyons still challenge extreme skiers with 1,000-foot chutes that make instinct cry out in fear. Heavenly still boasts the best tree skiing on the West Coast, with unreal powder stashes hidden amongst the Jeffrey Pine and white fir forests. The ski experience is phenomenal. Freeskiing legend Glen Plake / Ski.E.O., and let him host an annual Gunbarrel 50, where contestants see how quickly they can navigate the world-famous bump run 50 times in one day. Heavenly Valley

Whew! Two days of the deepest powder some locals say since January 96 (it was up over my head in spots for sure), and there's still snow on the forecast all week! Today's a nice sunny interim between storms, the sky has broken to show its true blue once again, making the mountain, which we haven't seen in days, look spectacular. The trees are white-chocolate dipped, and trail snow is still EVERYWHERE. Our little Mt. Werner herd of elk was trampling the Daze as I rode up the gondola today, of course running into the trees as our car passed them before I could get a shot, but making me realize I really do live in paradise.
More,.... Steamboat

New Hampshire
Ski NH's Anytime, Anywhere Pass on sale NOW; for more information click here! If you'd like to customize a package of tickets for your favorite NH areas -- and ski or ride ANY DAY, including weekends and holidays -- take a look at the Ski NH Anywhere, Anytime Pass - packages of lift tickets start at $400 for smaller ski areas, and $800 for larger ski areas! Ski New Hampshire - NH Tourism
Photo credit; NH - Tourism -Wildcat Resort

North Shore Lake Tahoe Saturday and Sunday, Dec 10-11 is the "Learn More on the North Shore" once a year ski package special for beginners who would like to learn how to ski or snowboard. The cost is just $20 for this once a year promo. First time skier/boarder lesson specials include beginner's lift ticket (limited to bunny slopes), lesson and rentals at
Alpine Meadows
Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sugar Bowl,

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Squaw Valley USA,
Mt. Rose
and Boreal ski resorts. This is a heads up cause sometimes, these resorts won't announce this event until one week prior.( or e-mail announcement just ahead )
Reply here if you would like to be included in a group caravan to your favorite resort.Check with your favorite North Shore resort

Upcoming Events:
December 2005
9 - 10
Advanced Ski Clinic

10 - 17
Squaw Valley Winter Solstice

10 - 11
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Weekend

Annual Community Benefit Day

16 - 18
Advanced Ski Clinic

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade ( alot of fun! )
SV College days

Tues , Wed Thurs
College days Coupon

Squaw Valley - got KT

MT Rose - Slide Mtn
The off-season has seen a flurry of activity at Tahoe's Highest Base resort with many improvements. Highlighting this summer's work will be the installation of this 330' ski school conveyor lift, dubbed the Flying Jenny . We are also beefing up the six packs. Adding additional Chairs on the Northwest Magnum 6 and the Blazing Zephyr 6 will increase the uphill capacity by 25% per hour.
Other highlighted projects include the completion of selected Chutes glading has also continued this summer providing the finishing touches on a few chutes, mainly to remove the dead trees and snags. Last but certainly not least are extensive improvments to the Slide Lodge parking lot.
What a year! Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe completed a record shattering 2004/05 ski season with a 20% increase in skier visits over the former best year 2002/03. With beautiful October snowstorms blanketing the Sierra, Mt. Rose achieved another early season opening on Nov. 12th with excellent base to summit skiing & snowboarding. The opening of not only the East Bowl, but also the newly added Chutes terrain shortly followed this spectacular start. Whether the 157day record season was the result of an incredible snow season (424"), the addition of our 2nd high-speed, base to summit, six-passenger chair, or the opening of the highly anticipated Chutes is tough to say, but regardless, the 40th anniversary season at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe was spectacular!
Mt Rose - Slide mtn Home to "The Chutes"
Editors comment" The chutes, a long time magnet for those strolling out of bounds North Shore Tahoe, are well worth a visit. Nothing short of leg burners"
Homewood Mtn Resort

Old Quail Lift Chairs on Sale NOW!!! Want a piece of the old Homewood? What a better way than to grab one of our old lift chairs. They make great gifts and at $299 they're going fast! Contact Collier Cook at HMRCook@Skihomewood.com or call him at 530.525.2992 X 103.
Demo Skis on sale NOW starting as low as $250 ( introduce a friend to the sport ) an economical starting point!
Great prices on some of last season's hottest skis. They've only been used a few times and come with bindings. What a great deal!!! Contact Jake, our rental shop manager, for more information.
Wind sheltered with excellent groomed runs and powder skiing, Homewood is best known for it's spectacular lake views. Spread out over 1260 acres, skiers can take in fantastic lake panoramas from 99% of Homewood's 59 runs. There are four Chairlifts and four surface lifts. A rental and repair shop and ski and snowboard schools are also available. Facilities include two day lodges, a bar, and restaurants. I say Quail Bowl( nose ) on a Pow day ! with some friends

Photos: Viktoria / HMR-and Fernando

Olympic Shop Inventory sold here