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Snowing lightly to the village, tapering to flurries this afternoon. Accumulation of 5-10cm expected
Tonight more flurries with an acc. of 2-4cm. Tuesday acc of 15-20.
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Habuka 47 Japan
Monday, January 16, 2006 17:18:24
There are mountains covered with white snow.
People are enjoying their skis or snowboards and their time of sun]bathing in the nature.
Manager is working outside and correcting all the nets and poles that were used for Inter College GS Competitions
First Spur / First Track and Breakfast
First Spurs / First Tracks offers early birds a breakfast, early loading privileges and a guide. Upload to 1450m above the sea level on Hakuba47 between 7:30am and 8:30am. Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, strech yourself and ski / snowboard down to the bottom. Approximate lift rides will be 1 gondola and 2 quad lift during the tour
Vertical: 856 m
Longest Run: 6.4 Km (R-1)
32 hectares+Hakuba Goryu &
Iimori Developed Area:
120 hectares+Hakuba Goryu &
Weather: We should see snow flurries throughout the day with winds gusting out of the SW.
Temperature: 28° to 16° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: gusty from South West
New Overnight Snow: 1"
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 2"
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 7"
Base Snow Depth: 54-83"
Surface Conditions: Powder, packed powder, machine groomed
Terrain Open: 100%
"Eight inches mid, ten at the summit," was my mantra as I left
the house before dawn and waded out into the shin deep snow.
Having your car in the shop is no excuse for missing a powder
morning. Fortunately, the first car stopped for my outstretched
thumb, and I made it to the Gondola with time to spare.
Celebrity guest rider, Ryan Zeller and I drooled as we looked
out the Gondola window at the freshness of Lower Valley View.
We then watched the groomer roll the last strip of Heavenly
Daze before the Doors opened to let us out. Game on!
Some early morning trees off the edge of Huffman's were our
first taste of the day's bounty. The wind had blown it a bit,
but there were still stashes everywhere. On Sundown Express
we could see the imprint from where last night's wind had
blown the snow and the piles where it landed. On High Noon,
I felt like a teenager learning to drive a stick shift: rev,
stall, rev, stall, woops, fall. It felt a lot like my rookie
year. When we entered One O'Clock, we found the right side to
be the most consistent. Thigh-deep-grin-inducing-nothing-else-
I'd-rather-be-doing-fun. We finished up our Sundown runs with
a freshly-groomed Rolex which offered the same inconsistent
depth. Once again, the right edge of the run was smoothest.
Finally, we decided to get a taste of lower Mountain with upper
and Lower Valley View. It felt more consistent down there, and
the grin is still frozen on my face.
Do some exploring today to find your run of choice.
New Snow last 24 hrs at mid-mountain: 8"
New Snow last 24 hrs at the summit: 10"
New Snow last 48 hrs at mid-mountain: 14"
New Snow last 72 hrs at mid-mountain: 15"
Settled Snow Depth Base at mid-mountain: 73"
Settled Snow Depth Base at the summit: 96"
Dragon & Phoenix Mountain China
Project Description: The Longfeng Mountain Scenic Zone is located at the west of the Zhangguangcai Mountain of the Changbai Mountains to the southeast of Wuchang City. The total planning area is 1840 km2. The area for tourism development is 240 km2 including 45 km2 of water area. The Zone is of easy access, 50 km from Wuchang city proper and 165 km from Harbin. The Zone will be divided into 6 sections. The construction of these 6 sections is as follows:
(1) Service Section: total area: 4 km2, build a hotel of 18000 m2, a parking lot of 10000 m2.
(2) Lake Scenic Area: total area: 8 km2, build an amusement park, 2 docks, etc.
(3) Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain Scenic Area: total area: 12 km2, build Phoenix Mountain Villa, cableway, etc.
(4) Chaofeng Resort and Fenghuang Tour Tourism Area: total area 31 km2, build ski runs, villas, and road around lake.
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9-13" of NEW SNOW!
205-355" of snowfall this season to date.
This is what Deep looks like in California
Expedition & OUT BACK
Saturday, January 21st, 10AM. While the rest of Kirkwood’s guests were busy picking their lines from the chair lift, nine lucky individuals were climbing aboard Kirkwood’s brand new 12 passenger snowcat, about to ski 18 inches of fresh cold powder on the inaugural cat skiing expedition to Martin Point and Two Sentinels.
A coveted area beyond the Palisades at the northern edge of Kirkwood’s Special Use Permit (SUP), Martin Point is known for great snow long after the storm and offers 1,300 feet of consistent pitch, with great fall line runs through trees, open bowls and gullies filled deep with soft powder.
Previously accessible only by a long traverse and uphill hike, Expedition: Kirkwood now services Martin Point by snowcat, offering adventurous guests the quintessential powder skiing experience… deep powder runs, time to explore at your own pace and deluxe transportation that makes the trip to the top of the mountain as much fun as the ride down.
As the cat breaks through the trees to the ridgeline that leads to Martin Point in one direction and Two Sentinels in the other, it offers incredible 360˚ views of the entire Kirkwood Valley, as well as landmark peaks such as Mt. Tallac, Freel Peak and Round Top. Experienced guides take the guess work out of getting down, ensuring all guests have plenty of options for fresh powder turns. From the cat ride up to the boundless lines down, Martin Point Powder Cat Tours is a guaranteed good time and a definite memory maker.
Open to skiers and riders, strong intermediate and up. Four runs per expedition (approximately 2.5 hours).
For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall
Beaver Creek, Keystone, and Breckenridge have 100% of their terrain open, and Vail is at 99%. Between the four mountains, there are nearly 12,000 acres open for your skiing and riding pleasure with plenty of fresh lines and tracks just waiting to be discovered
Snow 10 " IN 24 HOURS
17 " IN THE LAST WEEK ALONE
Vail Resorts Management Company
Vail 3" 63"
Beaver Creek 4" 58"
Breckenridge 5" 69"
Keystone 5" 65"
Heavenly 2" 113"
4 inches of new snow as of 4 p.m. and still snowing at Sun Valley.
The history of the “American Shangri-La,” as Sun Valley is sometimes referred, is not too different from the magical village of legend. It all began in 1935, when Count Felix Schaffgtosch, under the hire of Union Pacific Railroad chairman Averell Harriman, set
out in search of the perfect spot for a grand American resort.
The count spent months searching the mountains of the west and surveying many areas that would latter become famous resorts, but none of them met his strict criteria.
Feeling defeated and ready to abandon the search, the Count was preparing to wire Harriman the bad news when he heard locals talking about Ketchum, an old mining town in central Idaho. The Count postponed his return home and set out for the Ketchum area.
Upon reaching the Ketchum valley, Count Felix Schaffgtosch was overwhelmed by the area and wired his employer, saying: “This combines more delightful features than any place I have ever seen in Switzerland, Austria or the U.S. for a winter resort."
The Count’s enthusiasm spread to Harriman, who rushed to join the Count, and within days purchased 4,300 acres of what was soon to become Sun Valley.
SUN VALLEY RECEIVES PLATINUM CHOICE AWARD
Sun Valley Resort has been recognized by SMART MEETINGS as one of only 100 properties in the Western United States, Canada
Home to the Winter Olympics 2002 Downhill, Snowbasin offers nonstop skiing on a daily basis with runs for various skill levels. Located just 40 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, Snowbasin is a must for any dedicated skier. Experience 3,200 acres of skiable terrain and a 3,400 foot total vertical drop. Snowboarders are welcome as well. Contact the Concierge for information concerning Ski Packages.
US sKI TEAM NEWS SUMMARIES
Nyman 4th on Rugged Kandahar Downhill
Mancuso Fifth in Cortina GS
Kearney 2nd, Roark 4th Under Madonna Lights
Mancuso-Kildow 2-3 in Cortina Super G
PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 27) - Tyler Jewell (Sudbury, MA) will remain on the 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team. An arbitrator in Denver Friday denied a challenge brought by 2002 Olympic medalist Chris Klug (Aspen, CO) over selection criteria for the parallel giant slalom team and instead upheld USSA's interpretation and application of the criteria.
"Arbitration is a very important part of the Olympic athletic selection process," said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) President and CEO Bill Marolt.
Jewell had been nominated to the team based upon the higher average of his two best World Cup points results earned during the selection period. Klug questioned the interpretation, arguing that his 15th and 16th place World Cup finishes were better results than Jewell's 9th and 24th place finishes. The arbitrator determined that USSA's use of World Cup points was valid and well understood by the athletes.
Given the overall stronger results in all other snowboard disciplines, the selection criteria allowed only one spot to USSA in men's parallel giant slalom within the IOC-mandated overall team size of 16.
"Both Chris and Tyler are outstanding, world-class athletes and either would be a great Olympian," said USSA's Vice President of Athletics Alan Ashley. "We greatly respect Chris for his accomplishments in the sport."
USSA - Us Ski & Snowboard Teams
X Games results
Rather than direct you to corp sponsor, have a look at Home town section of Aspen Times
Men's snowboard superpipe - part 1 results
Moto X - Best Trick, part 1
Best Trick - Skiing, men's
Women's skier X - consolation results
Men's skier X - consolation
I regret I was not able to secure reprinting rights.This is not to deminish the
significance for the X games,
I just didn't get it done!