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Olympic Countdown
Past Winter Olympic Venues
The 1928 Winter Games, hosted by St. Moritz, Switzerland, were the first to be held in a different nation than the Summer Games of the same year. A new event was contested: the skeleton, which is like luge except that the athletes descend headfirst. Speed skater A. Clas Thunberg added two more gold medals to the three he had won in 1924. Johan Grøttumbråten of Norway won the 18km cross-country event and the Nordic combined. Another Norwegian, Sonja Henie, caused a sensation by winning the women’s figure skating at the age of fifteen. Her record as the youngest winner of an individual event stood for 74 years. In men’s figure skating, Gillis Grafström of Sweden won his third straight gold medal. Canada again dominated the ice hockey tournament, winning their three matches 11-0, 14-0 and 13-0.

Credit: IOC , IOC/RÜBELT Lothar
25 NOCs (Nations)
464 athletes (26 women, 438 men)
14 events
Olympic Organization
The 6th St. Moritz Design Summit will take place from 19th to 21st December 2005. The Raymond Loewy Foundation created this platform for the exchange of thinking and know-how among 33 top designers from the whole world. This year, the high-calibre participants will be representing 12 nations, including guests from China, Taiwan, South Africa and the USA
St Moritz

Closed on Sunday, gone Skiing

Powder Alert for Alyeska ,Killington, Beaver Creek, Loveland

From the top of the Gondola today straight to Storm Peak Express for a run down Upper Buddy's, thigh deep untouched prime powder, to Upper and Lower Rainbow, more of the same. Incredible! Then up 4 Points Chair and down the powder bumps of Cyclone, hollering all the way. How often can you get powder on Tornado Lane? Then up Storm again to slide across to Upper High Noon and over to Rolex. Thanks to those responsible for opening Elkhead Chair. I've been wanting Rolex for days and it was major sweet. Finally back to mid-mountain to let you know what’s going on. I'd still be out, but I have a ski tour this morning. I'm out again almost instantly. This is not to be missed ! A new all-time record total snowfall for November and a number to be remembered 83 inches! Beats the November 96 record of 78 inches and may be an omen for a repeat of January 97 when it snowed nearly a foot per day for the whole month.
Lifts Operating: 8 Trails Open: 73


Eddie Bauer

Alpine Meadows
Summit Chair is ready to rock and roll.With 8–10” of new snow in the last 24 hours and ideal snowmaking temperatures, Alpine Meadows is open daily and starting Saturday, December 3rd you will not only get Kangaroo and Roundhouse Chairs, but the top of the mountain with Summit Chair scheduled to come online by early afternoon. We are more than anxious to get you where you really want to go, and we know the top of the mountain is it! Opening day conditions today were under crystal clear blue skies and chilly temperatures making for fantastic skiing and riding on the trails we have open. Check our daily operations report for the latest updates.
Alpine Meadows

Squaw Open

Two feet of new snow fell this week at our higher elevations. The above photo was taken Friday, 12/2/05
Photo: SVSC From Gold Coast looking up Siberia Bowl

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