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See Lake Placid this weekend on TV, Lake Placid-Essex County Visitors Bureau
show, filmed against the backdrop of the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, features curling, luge, bobsled and skeleton competition from all around the world. For another opportunity to visit Lake Placid, enter to win tickets to January’s Bo-Dyn Bobsled Challenge at


Snow alert for Alyeska

KIRSTEN CLARK ROARS INTO FIFTH TO OPEN ASPEN WINTERNATIONAL ASPEN, Colo. (Dec. 9) - Two-time Olympian Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME), improving with every race, roared into fifth place Friday with Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) seventh and two other Americans in the top 25 of a super G on the opening day of the Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternaitonal.
NBC will broadcast coverage from Aspen Saturday at 2 p.m. ET while Outdoor Life Network will have coverage Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.
For complete details:
US SKI Snoboard Team
Powder Alert! It is dumping at Killington - already 4.5 inches since 6 a.m.!

The forecast is calling for 4-6 inches of snow Friday and the possibility for up to 10 inches. What does that mean for Killington? Sixty or more trails for this weekend! Meanwhile, snowmaking temperatures remain perfect as we have been blowing snow 24/7 for the past nine days. Our open terrain is in incredible shape with deep top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall snow coverage. We are currently blowing snow on Skye Peak and Needle's Eye, which will be open for the weekend.

More advanced terrain? Killington will have more open this weekend than any other resort in the East.
Killington EVENTS
2nd Annual Vermont Holiday Festival 12/08/2005 - 12/11/2005 This event involves the entire Killington community and features decorated trees, Santa's workshop, white lights and more. For more information visit the Vermont Holiday Festival website.
Salomon Oasis
12/10/2005 - 12/11/2005
The Salomon Oasis Project is a refreshing event that’s the ultimate demo experience. From high-tech to high style, it’s a festival for the senses. Salomon has partnered with a group of cutting-edge companies to bring you an event that is a celebration of the snowriding lifestyle.
The Salomon Oasis Project is an entire weekend packed with give-aways, demos and many entertainment options. Best of all it is free to anyone with a lift ticket for the day or valid season pass.

Ski Week Adventures Begin

Collegiate Snowfest
01/01/2006 - 01/06/2006
Collegiate Snow Fest rolls into Killington, home of the hottest nightlife, wildest après-ski scene and biggest skiing and snowboarding in Eastern North America. College students can enjoy the best skiing and riding, most open terrain, highest quality snow, and largest snow making system that only Killington can offer. Hundreds of college students will all be here ready to party and enjoy the best skiing and riding in Eastern North America.
During the day check out all the activities at the K-1 Lodge: Outside hot tub parties, New England’s best DJ’s spinning the hottest new music on the mountain, tons of free giveaways from Allyance and other product sponsors, free movie/pizza nights, and a ton more.
After hanging out on the mountain all day, head down the Killington road and take advantage of the special discounts at the local ski/snowboard shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs available only for college students. Check out the wildest après-ski scene around.
A complete schedule or entertainment and activities will be online soon. Don’t forget, Snow Fest returns to Killington January 8-13. More at



Big snow has been reported at Fernie Alpine Resort, with more in the forecast as powder enthusiasts count “how many more sleeps” until opening day, set for Saturday, December 10th.
With o
ver 208cm (83”) of snow to date this season, it is expected all of Fernie’s famed bowls and major lifts will be open as of opening day. The mountain is reporting excellent conditions on the upper mountain, and the lower mountain is in great shape for the season start. Snowmaking has been in full swing on the Lizard run, Mighty Moose lift and in the base area.
Fernie Alpine Resort will be the place to be for opening weekend, with a number of activities, including special events, sales and après ski fun taking place all over the resort.
Photo: Fernie Marketing
For more information, visit
Fernie Part of RCR Resorts

Canadian updates
Sunshine Village
All lifts are now open at Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort, AB. Goat’s Eye Express Quad Chair opened on Friday, December 2, completing access to the last of three available mountains.

Lake Louise World Cup
Racing action on the alpine World Cup tour is set to resume this week as the White Circus moves to Aspen (USA) for women’s super G, giant slalom and super G races, and to Val D’Isère (FRA) for men’s downhill, slalom and super combined events.
Canadian Alpine Ski Team athletes will be in attendance and poised to build on 18 top 20 results achieved thus far over 11 races, including a second place finish by Erik Guay at the Beaver Creek (USA) super G last week.
Silver Star Opens Silver Woods - Canada's Newest Lift and Terrain
Choice Hotels International
Choice Hotels International


To the delight of extreme ski enthusiasts, the expansion adds almost 1,000 acres, increasing the mountain’s patrolled acreage to 2,847 and making it one of Canada’s largest ski resorts. Through a combination of high elevation and northeast exposure, Taynton Bowl receives excellent snow coverage throughout the season.
Accessed off the Summit Quad, Taynton Bowl offers skiers and riders over 1,000 acres of wide open and naturally gladed backcountry-style terrain. The bowl’s main chutes travel over a landscape of sparsely vegetated ridges and valleys and drop over 1,700 vertical to a common collection point. The bowl empties into the Taynton Trail ski out, which takes skiers back to the village. The entire Taynton Bowl experience covers a total vertical of 4,000 feet, one of the highest vertical drops in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Photo Credit: Panorama Marketing
Panorama Resort

Rich checks in with a unofficial Heavenly report
The snow is good on Orion and Dipper. I hear there are lots of obstacles on the california side except for ridge run. Right you can ski to the Stagecoach lodge on a mostly artificial base. The cover gets thin below 8000. Galaxzy and Mott are not open nor the milky way bowl. Tree skiing is not adviseble

Bob phoned in The Little Cottonwood update
It's cold
While mid mtn levels of snow hold on, expect 0-12 degree temps in the morning
Alta and "The Bird" must be doing ok( 60 inches mid mtn ) he was late for work, ....again
didn't advise on rippin lines unless you have time for base repair or your tools are provided by a sponsor. There are still rocks in the tight chutes.

*** Crystal, Wa
Saturday, December 17th, 2005 - Sunday, December 18th, 2005
Instructor Training College

Do you have a passion for skiing or snowboarding? Learn the art of sharing your passion from the top trainers of our ski and snowboard school. Increase your skiing or snowboarding skills and gain practical teaching experience. Candidates may be offered full or part-time positions with the Crystal Mountain Ski and Snowboard School.
December 10, 11 and 17, 18
Cost (includes lift ticket and training materials) $ 185.00

For more information and registration material please call (360) 663-3030

Saturday, December 17th, 2005
Sturtevant's Demo Day & Apres Party

All the top ski manufactures will be on hand providing the latest and greatest demo equipment for you to test ride. Join us afterward in the Bullwheel for a movie and apres ski celebration.

Saturday, December 24th, 2005 - Sunday, December 25th, 2005
Merry Christmas
Ski with Santa!!! Join Santa on the slopes as he makes his way down the hill with treats for all in his path.

Saturday, December 24th, 2005
Christmas Eve Service
Come and celebrate the holidays with us in the Crystal Mountain Chapel for the Christmas Eve Candle Light Interdenominational Service at 8:00pm.

Saturday, December 31st, 2005
New Years Eve Bash
Come ring in the New Year at Crystal Mountain with Fireworks, Live Music, Parties & More. Festivities begin at 8pm. And, the snow is in VERY good shape with an ample base

The Journey Begins The Olympic flame was sent off on its 64-day journey this morning by IOC President Jacques Rogge and Italy’s President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, at a ceremony held at the Palazzo Del Quirinale (the residence of Italy’s Head of State). After some short speeches, President Ciampi lit the flame for the first torchbearer, the Italian marathon gold medallist at the Athens Games, Stefano Baldini, thereby starting the Olympic flame on its journey around Italy to Turin, where the XX Olympic Winter Games will begin on 10 February 2006. The flame was also carried today by Olympic great Franz Klammer.
Torino 2006 Olympic Torch Relay The Torino 2006 Olympic Torch Relay began today in Rome and will tour the length and breadth of Italy for 64 days. It will cover a total distance of 11,300 km, visiting 140 cities, 107 provinces and all of Italy’s regions, as well as the neighbouring countries of San Marino, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France. There will be 10,001 torchbearers, who will carry the flame to Turin, where it will arrive on 10 February 2006.
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.

Sestriere Borgata
The Sestriere Borgata venue is about 2 kilometres away from Sestriere, and is linked to Colle by chairlifts.
The Kandahar Banchetta slopes (G. Nasi) will host the men's super-G, downhill and combined downhill. The first part of each course alternates brief flat stretches with very technical bends. Afterwards the slope enters into a steeper and faster wooded area with a number of bends and schuss up to the finish line.
Sestriere Colle
The venue is located on the hill with the same name that links the upper Val Chisone with the upper Valle di Susa, and can accommodate nearly 8,000 spectators. The giant slalom slope at Sises is one of the most technical in the world.

The snowboard slopes in BardonecchiaLocated in Alta Val di Susa at an altitude of 1,312 metres, Bardonecchia is the Olympic competition venue with the greatest population throughout the mountain range (over 3,000 inhabitants).
It will host the men's and women's parallel giant slalom competition during the Winter games; men’s and ladies' half pipe; men's and ladies' snowboard cross.
Torino olympic Games

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