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Snow alert for Colorado
West coast needs some Snow !

Panorama is OPEN. Machine groomed snow and tracked powder. Please observe all closures. Watch for unmarked hazards when skiing and riding in off-piste areas
FIS Hershey Cup races will be held through the weekend. Canada's up and coming skiers race the clock and test their skills at Panorama Mountain Village. Events
Dec 9-11 Opening Weekend!
Dec 12 -13 CIBC COUPE NOR AM CUP SUPER "G" Men and Women
Dec 24 Service on the Summit & Evening Christmas Eve Service Dec 26-31 New Years Celebrations and Fireworks!
Dec 31 Torchlight Parade

Jan 2-5 Saskatchewan Cup Alpine Race
Jan 3-7 University and College Week
Jan 15-19 National Ski & Snowboard Week
Jan 18-24 K2 Speed Camp
More Information
Panorama Resort

Angel Fire Resort N.M.
Chain Reaction At, Look out for a completely different kind of snowboard comp at Angel Fire Resort. "Chain Reaction," on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, is open to all ages. Teams will vie for $20,000 in total prize money. The contest combines the best elements of freestyle, relay and boarder-cross racing. "We are constantly looking for events that push the athletic edge,” said Brandon Peterson, special events manager, Angel Fire Resort.

Dolomites -Italy
1 region 12 resorts
-Cortina d'Ampezzo
-Alta Badia
-Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi
-Val di Fassa/Carezza
-Alta Pusteria
-Val di Fiemme/Obereggen
-San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle
-Valle Isarco
-Tre Valli - Moena/P.sso S. Pellegrino/Falcade

Worldcup-weekend in the Dolomites! 80% of the slopes are open On 16th/17th December 2005 the SuperG and the men's free downhill will be run in Val Gardena, followed on 18th December 2005 by the men's Giant Slalom in Alta Badia.

The twentieth anniversary of the World Cup on the Gran Risa. Marcello Varallo, creator and president of this successful formula speaks to us about it. Thanks to the essential support of the President of the World Cup, Erich Demetz, who was aware of the organisational abilities of the inhabitants of Alta Badia, we hosted the first F.I.S. giant slalom competitions. Beginning from 1980, for five consecutive years, Alta Badia was host to this kind of competition. In 1985 there was a great turnaround. During the convention in Vancouver, at which we were represented by Gianni Marzola and Erich Kostner, with the extensive contribution of Erich Demetz, our first World Cup competition became part of the calendar of events, it was scheduled for the 15th of December 1985. The first year gave us the gift of an extraordinary victory. The champion Ingemar Stenmark took to the podium. Thanks to the technical difficulties of the course, only great champions took to the podium in the years to come. Ski World Cup Italy

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO—December 14, 2005--The Steamboat Ski Area will usher in another season of freeriding with the Grand Opening of Mavericks Superpipe - the longest in North America - and 70 percent of the SOBE Terrain Park on Saturday, December 17, 2005 for freeriders of all ability levels. In addition, the Terrain Park and Mavericks Superpipe are under the direction of a new team of park experts.
"Mavericks Superpipe has shot Steamboat into the elite level in the freeriding arena," said Andy Wirth, vice president of marketing & sales for the Steamboat. "This year, Steamboat's operations and terrain park crews have done an outstanding job, allowing us to open Mavericks again before the popular Christmas Holiday period."

Olympic Review -Garmisch and Partenkirchen

The 1936 Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen. An efficient bus service allowed 500,000 people to attend the final day's events. Alpine skiing events were included for the first time, and this led to a major controversy. The IOC, overruling the International Ski Federation (FIS), declared that ski instructors could not take part in the Olympics because they were professionals. Incensed, the Austrian and Swiss skiers boycotted the events. The dispute carried on after the Games and it was decided that skiing would not be included in the 1940 Olympics. Sonja Henie earned her third gold medal and Karl Schäfer his second. Speed skater Ivan Ballangrud of Norway won three of the four races, including the 500m, the shortest race, and the 10,000m, the longest. Great Britain upset Canada in ice hockey, but it should be noted that ten of the twelve British players lived in Canada.

28 NOCs (Nations) 646 athletes (80 women, 566 men) 17 events
Content / photo Courtesy of: IOC Olympic Museum Collections
olympic Organization

Garmisch Partenkirchen Today
Cogwheeltrain Eibsee Cable Car
Altitude: 710 -Vertical: 1.890 m
Vertical: 1.950 m 2.600 m
Altitude: 1.000 -Length: 19.000 m
Length: 4.450 m 2.950 m

Gletscher Cable Car

Altitude: 2.600 – 2.950 m

Vertical: 350 m Length: 1.000 m

Whether beginner or racing expert, you are sure to find your favorite ski slope. There are a total of 118 kms (73 miles) of downhill runs of all difficulty levels, including the world famous "Kandahar", Germany’s only downhill run with a "World Cup License." Deep-snow skiing, guided ski tours, ice-climbing Werdenfelser mountaineering office at the Tourist Information Office, Richard-Strauss-Platz 2 Tel. 180 - 744, fax 180 - 755 e-mail: www.bergfuehrer@gapa.de; www.bergfuehrer-werdenfels.de Monday and Thursday 16 - 18 h (from Christmas until Easter and from Pentecost until the middle of October). Alpine information, info about tours, arranging for mountaineering and ski guides.You can also cross the border at the summit into neighbouring Tyrol (Austria). After that you can enjoy the impressive panoramic view from the observation platform, before returning to the valley on the Eibsee Seilbahn.

Thursday, 15.12.2005, 15:00 Uhr Nordic Walking Nordic walking with trained instructors. Prior registration in the Tourist Information necessary, phone 08821/180736.

Friday, 16.12.2005 Curling European championships Curling 2005. Information: www.ecc2005.de. During the day Place of Event: Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum, Halle II

Friday, 16.12.2005, 08:00 Uhr Market Small local farmer´s market from 8 am to 1 pm. Place of Event: Mohrenplatz, Garmisch

Christmas Market 18.12.2005,
at the Richard-Strauss-Platz. Place of Event: Richard-Strauss-Platz 18.12.2005,

12.27 Sunset at the Zugspitze with Bavarian buffet Experience the Zugspitz very special atmosphere when all visitors have left and silence comes... Location: Zugspitze
Photo: Garmisch Media
Garmisch and Partenkirchen