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Snow alert for Alyeska
Snow alert for Finland
Snow Alert For Wildcat
Sunscreen alert for Torino
BEST SNOW IN 20 YEARS. SUN VALLEY, ID….... With a total natural snowfall of 177 inches on Baldy, (150% of average for December and January), Sun Valley is boasting some of the best snow and skiing in 20 years. A special package, the “Idaho Special” has been created so more skiers can take advantage of the great snow at a great price. The package begins Sunday, January 29, and runs through Thursday, February 2, 2006, offering one night’s lodging at the resort and two lift tickets for only $94.50 per person, per night based on double occupancy. For more information and reservations, call 800-786-8259. Sun Valley

Big Sky
New Overnight Snow: trace"
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 1"
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 5"
Base Snow Depth: 54-82"
Surface Conditions: Powder, packed powder, and machine groomed runs with more than a foot and a half of fluffy snow at the top. Terrain Open: 100%
Big Sky

Taynton is fully open! RK Heliski captured some great shots of Taynton Bowl, Panorama's backcountry style terrain. It's steep, it's deep and it's 100% open - there are still fresh lines from our recent snowfall of more than 60 cms. Check out runs like B 1st or Heli-High. Panorama

WildCat 4-6" of New Snow at Wildcat
From Pinkham Notch-- it's been awhile, we know! We received 4-6 inches of new snow today & it looks, feels, and tastes just PURRRRFECT! Snow is in the forecast through Thursday this week (currently!), so rearrange your schedule . . . or do your conference calls from the summit . . . no one has to know you're wearing hat & goggles & we won't tell a soul! Tomorrow is going to be GORGEOUS!

Alyeska Alaska
6" of new snow at the base, 11"
at midway and 10" of new snow at the top. Looks like it is going to be
a great day at Alyeska! You should definitely come check it out! The ski hotline phone (754-7669) is not working today as well as all the phone lines on the mountainside at Alyeska Resort. The phone company is working on the problem and they should be up and running in a few hours. The chairlifts will open on time today and the hours are 10:30am-5:30pm.
For a full report of current conditions at Alyeska Resort
Alyeska Resort

It's been snowing since mid-morning, and a nice layer of fluff is forming on the trails. We will probably see a couple of inches from this storm, and another system is expected to pass through on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Today was great with temps in the mid-20's and no wind. Snowmakers were out yesterday with their guns on King's Landing and Hayburner, Skidder, Sluice and Whiffletree. The groomers were also working all night and did a great job of softening up the snow. They'll be out on 49 trails again tonight, and we'll have 56 trails open in all tomorrow. We'll also plan to have nine lifts running.
We weren't able to have the Dummy Downhill contest today, but that has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday. But the rest of the White White World Week events will carry on as scheduled. We'll celebrate tonight with the Blues and Brews roaring 20s costume party at the Bag and Kettle. Tomorrow we will have the Silly Slalom race at the Race Arena from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Après Ski will be at Gepetto's, and Tufulio's will host the cross-dressing party. And don't forget that lift tickets are just $35 Monday through Friday, and ski and stay packages start at just $59 all week. For more details go to Sugarloaf

Val Gardina Italy
Events 21th January 2006 until 04th February 2006
22.01.2006 - S. Cristina Val Gardena Ciasp 25.01.2006 - Ortisei Arriving of the Olympic torch - Torino 2006 31.01.2006 - Selva Gardena
Exhibition by the Alpine Horns 03.02.2006 - Ortisei Music entertainment by the group "De Cater" more events... Val Gardina

Squaw Valley
I heard a patroller rumor ……cough cough ! ! Silverado chair at Squaw started today ( Mon ) Silverado has some really interesting Black Diamond terrain The roll- over of Hanging garden, Jimmy’s stump farm off of Broken Arrow, Mules leap,McKinneys The Swell, Medussa chute, Kima’s Paw , Frog and Toads chutes not the same as “Mr Toad’s Wild Ride” off the Palisades. The snow on Kt22 late afternoon warmed the wind blown new snow into a delicious Tasty treat
Final run of the day was down (KT to Rock garden into bowling alley exit bowling pin rock) Alpine, Homewood, Heavenly,Kirkwood Mt Rose and down the road Mammoth Mountain were given a nice new years gift. ( One –10 quality scale) 7,-
specific water content% unknown. Tasty Treat, this stuff was no pancake batter, Elmer’s glue, Sierra cement.

JERET "SPEEDY" PETERSON LANDS 3RD ON ONE SKI Jillian Vogtli nails critical podium in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Jan. 22) - The Nature Valley Freestyle Cup, the last pre-Olympic qualifying event before the Olympic Team is announced, concluded Sunday with U.S. skiers landing on two podiums - defending World Cup aerials champ Jeret "Speedy" Peterson (Boise, ID) was third in aerials, despite losing a ski on landing his signature "Hurricane" jump, and Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, NY) was third in the women's moguls contest at Whiteface Mountain.
Olympic moguls champion Kari Traa of Norway won the women's event at Whiteface, topping World Cup leader Jennifer Heil of Canada, 25.82 points to 25.30 with Vogtli third at 24.60. Shelly Robertson (Reno, NV) was fourth (23.90).
More,… DARON RAHLVES 6TH IN KITZBUEHEL SUPER G 2004 super G champ lone American in top 30
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20) - Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) was the only American to break into the top 30 Friday, finishing sixth in a World Cup super G won by Hermann Maier of Austria as Hahnenkamm Race Weekend got underway in Kitzbuehel.
OLN will broadcast Hahnenkamm coverage - along with the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix at Mountain Creek, N.J., and Chevrolet Freestyle International from Deer Valley, Utah, - Sunday at 5 p.m. ET as part of its ongoing 10 Weeks to Torino programming, with a re-air Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET.
Maier picked up his fifth super G victory on The Streif run - and the 52nd of his career - with a time of 1:22.97 with Italy’s Peter Fill second, .05 back under blue skies with temperatures in the upper 20s.
MEN’S ALPINE WORLD CUP 65th Hahnenkamm Race Weekend Kitzbuehel, AUT - Jan. 20, 2006 Men’s Super G 1. Hermann Maier, Austria, 1:22.97 2. Peter Fill, Italy, 1:23.02 3. Hannes Reichelt, Austria, 1:23.25 4. Stephan Goergl, Austria, 1:23.37 5. Klaus Kroell, Austria, 1:23.44 - 6. Daron Rahlves, Sugar Bowl, Calif., 1:23.46 33. Scott Macartney, Redmond, Wash., 1:24.91 38. Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, Calif., 1:25.54 42. Steve Nyman, Orem, Utah, 1:25.77 44. Dane Spencer, Boise, Idaho, 1:25.93 47. JJ Johnson, Park City, Utah, 1:26.18 - DNF: Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, N.H. For complete details:

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 22) - A relieved Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) reached her first podium in six weeks Sunday, finishing third in a World Cup super combined event, the one-day race mixing downhill and a lone run of slalom, while Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) finished ninth. World Cup leader Janica Kostelic of Croatia won her third race of the season.
The men's moguls test went to World Cup leader Dale Begg-Smith of Australia with 26.33 points. Michael Morse (Duxbury, MA) was a surprising fourth with world champion Nate Roberts (Park City, UT) seventh and Toby Dawson (Vail, CO) 11th.

Snowboard News
MOUNTAIN CREEK, N.J. (Jan. 22) – Teen halfpipe superstar Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) and snowboardcross world champions Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton, VT) and Seth Wescott (Kingfield, ME) lead a 16-member U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team announced Sunday, subject to U.S. Olympic Commitee approval, following the last Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix qualifier.
Bill Marolt, president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, said the team – introduced following completion of the final Grand Prix halfpipe contest at Mountain Creek resort – will include nine men and seven women.
SHAUN WHITE SWEEPS 2006 CHEVROLET U.S. SNOWBOARD GRAND PRIX Gretchen Bleiler wins fourth of five events with second victory in Jersey
MOUNTAIN CREEK, N.J. (Jan. 22) - Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) and Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) won consecutive Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix halfpipe contests Sunday at Mountain Creek, New Jersey.
The announcement of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team will tentatively take place at 1:30 p.m. ET with the event to air on NBC at 3:00 p.m. ET.
White became the first rider in the ten-year history of the Grand Prix to win every halfpipe contest of the season, while Bleiler took four out of five with Hannah Teter upsetting the sweep at the opening event in Breckenridge. In addition, they both won a new Chevrolet Colorado truck as the overall champions of the tour. For complete details: US Snowboarding


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