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Kvitfjell is not the largest ski destination in the world, but many people declare that it is one of the best. The reason is probably the variation of the slopes skiers will find here. For the youngest as well as for beginners we have small bunny hills and for the more advanced skiers we can offer steeper slopes where the skies really catches wind. Skiers at all levels will find their own challenge in Kvitfjell that is why so many ski enthusiasts return to our destination.
Quality is our motto. Everything that has been and is being build here in Kvitfjell is of the highest quality, and that includes the destination as a whole. More than NOK 200 millions has been invested into different projects, which results in that Kvitfjell is one of the most modern state-of-the-arch destinations in Norway. Kvitfjell is able to cover approximately 80% of all slopes with artificial snow and due to this we are one of the first destinations to open every year. Number of lifts: 7
Lift capacity: 8100 p/h
Longest run: 3500 m
Vertical drop: 840 m
Highest mountain: 1044m

There are many reasons why you should visit us in Kvitfjell this winter. From Kvitfjell you have access to more than 600 km of cross-country trails, a snowboard/terrain park, great ski instructors who will teach you to enjoy skiing, one of Norway’s most luxurious hotels in the mountains, etc. Kvitfjell


From To Name
Day / Month
18/02/2006 24/02/2006 Verbier Ride
25/02/2006 26/02/2006 King of the Mountain
17/03/2006 19/03/2006 O'Neill Xtreme by Swatch
01/04/2006 01/04/2006 Verbier High Five by Carlsberg
22/04/2006 25/04/2006 XSpeedSki by Tag Heuer
27/04/2006 29/04/2006 Patrouille des Glaciers
29/04/2006 30/04/2006 Ultime Session
14/07/2006 16/07/2006 Verbier Golf Pro-Am Schroeders
21/07/2006 06/08/2006 Verbier Festival & Academy
20/08/2006 20/08/2006 Grand Raid Cristalp Verbier-Grimentz

Photo: Verbier Marketing / Tourism

Gastein -Austria
(“Two planks and perfect Snow”) these words have a meaning in Gastein. Leave the world behind you on snow covered mountains, and on some of the down hill runs. Apart from skiing and Snowboarding you can also have fun on snow and ice in Gastein - a true paradise in winter. Whether you are ice climbing, enjoying a horse drawn sleigh ride or snow shoe walking, the idyllic winter landscape will make your heart beat faster. Then afterwards it’s off to refined Après ski in the traditional original Huts and comfortable lounges.

Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert Whistler Blackcomb 12cm of new snow
Snow alert Crystal Mountain
Snow alert,...... The west coast triangle B.C. to SF out to S.L.C.

1. Holiday Season concerts

Sit back, close your eyes and listen to the wonderful sounds. Christmas concerts in Saastal are a treat for the senses. Music that will penetrate from the ear right into your heart. Go on! Cconduct your feeling in the right direction: 26th December in Saas-Grund, 27th December in Saas-Almagell and 29th December

2. Do you know how many candles are lit?
Candlelight lights up theses dark and cold nights. The light trail goes from Restaurant Schäferstube to the Weiler Hohnegg. When? Friday 23rd December from 9 p.m. Enjoy this contemplative and bright moment with a glass of mulled wine (Glühwein). And why not donate a bit of warmness elsewhere: see the donation campaign from Saas-Fee tourism.
3. Happy birthday mountain railways

We congratulate and are also taking part. The Saas-Almagell mountain railways are celebrating their 40th birthday. Guests will be treated to special birthday offers. All the more a chance to take in the magnificent view of the Mischabel-Kette and the Monte-Rosa Massiv (lofty mountains in the Saas-Fee region). You don't have to be a ski star to follow in the trails of the likes of well-known Swiss characters such as Pirmin, Heidi and Silvan Zurbriggen. Skipass for young and old available in a family-friendly ski region. Further information

4. Ski & Fun week

100% good-quality snow: meet new people, ski together and experience the night-life around you. In the Ski and Fun week from 14th to 21st January fun and sport will have equal priority. You will stay in well-chosen hotels or holiday apartments with a five day group skiing course (Monday to Friday) as well as evening/animation program included.

5. Ice and Sweat

The coldest temptation since ice first appeared! At the North Face Ice Climbing World-Cup (2nd to 4th February 2006) the worlds best ice climbers will be showing what they can do on a 30 metre high ice face in the Saas-Fee main parking lot. Definitely a spectacle where even the spectators will break into a sweat!
6. Freestyle-Parks

Go on! Treat yourself to some leisure time! From the end of January 2006 two new parks will raise the pace of action for all Freestylers. Go direct into the Mainpark Morenia with the Alpine Express. The new beginners park in Stafelwald is becoming a meeting point for Freestylers. Spectacular, fascinating, wild and crazy - that is Freestyle.
7. Swimming under a full moon

The moon is out - and everyone is going swimming. Use the energy of the moon and relax in the leisure centre Bielen, whether it be swimming, sauna or in the bubble-pool. There is a new full-moon swimming event with candlelight and a glass of champagne. So even if you're not a complete full-moon addict, take note of the following dates: 14. Januar 2006 und 13. Februar 2006.


Periods of snow. alpine high minus 2. snowfall accumulation 2 to 5 cm. freezing level surface.
Tonight..periods of snow. alpine low minus 3. snowfall accumulation. 5 to 10 cm. freezing level surface.

Best pics: Whistler Saddle " The Peak",
Blackcomb Jersey Cream SPANKY"S RIDGE & Big Bang
Dec 31
First Night 2005: New Year's Eve Celebrations in Whistler Village

Regularly Scheduled Events
(Wed-Sun) Avalanche Awareness Tours
Daily Fresh Tracks
Daily Mountain Orientation Tours
Daily Pontiac Race Centre
Daily Demo Days
Daily TELUS Guest Communication Centre
Weekly Whistler Welcome Nights
Weekly Fire and Ice Show

Whistler Blackcomb

Habuka 47 Japan
Kae Yoshioka sends in a reminder,Habuka is open with good early season conditions. A link for English speaking visitors.Habuka 47 has some of Japan's best
Big Mountain terrain
Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park TEL 0261-75-3533 FAX 0261-75-3566
Habuka 47

Loveland Basin
8 New Snow" refers to natural snow received since the last reported period. Snow received after 5a.m. that day will be accounted for next reported period!
Lifts Open 9 / 9 - Trails Open: 77 / 77 Skiables Acres Open: 1125 %Area Open: 82 % %Beg Inter 100 % %Expert: 100 %
9:00 AM Winterstick Soul Ride Demo Tour Description The Winterstick Snowboards Soul Ride Demo Tour offers two days of free snowboard demos and daily prize giveaways from tour partners Snowboard Journal, Standard Films, and Purl Wax. Individuals wishing to participate with have to fill out and sign liability release for

Closed on Sunday, Gone skiing

Snow Alert: From British Colombia -Seattle to central California, Storm Warnings Tahoe basin New Snow Alpine, Heavenly,Homewood, Kirkwood , Sugar Bow &l Squaw !

Ride the Panorama Express Bus from Calgary through the picturesque scenery of B.C. & Alberta's mountain parks. A Panorama Host with Playwest Vacations will direct you to the Express Bus and ensure that the atmosphere of the motor coach trip is about R&R, that will prepare you for an active weekend on the slopes. Call 1-800-663-2929 to book. Say goodbye to 2005 and welcome in 2006 at Panorama Mountain Village. The annual torch light parade and fire works extravaganza will commence an evening filled with other spectacular events and festivities to ring in the New Year with your family and friends Panorama

Val d'Isère

Cécile F. in France sends in,Val d'Isère elected best ski resort of the year in Europe for 2006
Val d’Isère, situated at the convergence of two deep valleys, bears witness to the eternal energy of its mountains : the legendary Bellevarde , the more easily accessible Solaise and the wildest and most picturesque Iseran …. Dissimilar but magnificent places full of potential for inspiring skiers to reach beyond their wildest dreams.

Play with the gradients, conquer the snow, carve perfect turns, slalom through the forest, feel the heady intoxication of the glaciers and giddy heights, follow sun’s path to enjoy optimum snow conditions
Slopes / lifts
Val d'Isère 39/75 - 35/47
Tignes 32/65- 27/47
Espace Killy 71/140 - 62/94

6th "Étoile liberté" by Sylvain Tes
son(Cinema Conference)
3rd French Ski School Spectacular 4th/11th/18th/25th Cross-Country Skiing Race
13th “Fire moon” (Skiing by moonlight)
14th "Grand Raid" (Free Ride Competition)
23rd "Snow Spectacular" (Torchlight Descent and Firework Display)

Photos: valdisere Tourism
Val d'Isère

Air Fare Sale for the Olympic Games in Italy this winter! February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006, Italy will be hosting the XX Winter Olympics. With great fares to Turin, Milan, Bologna, and the rest of Northern Italy, as low as $221* one-way, Air France is the way to go!

Air France to a Endless Winter Vacation
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