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XIII Olympic Winter Games
The 1980 Winter Games, held in Lake Placid, New York, were filled with impressive performances. The great Swedish skier, Ingemar Stenmark, won both the giant slalom and the slalom. Hanni Wenzel did the same in the women’s races and her nation, Liechtenstein, became the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion. Ulrich Wehling won the Nordic combined for the third time and pairs skater Irina Rodnina did the same in her event. In the biathlon relay, Aleksandr Tikhonov earned his fourth straight gold medal. Nikolay Zimyatov earned three gold medals in cross-country skiing. In an unprecedented achievement, Eric Heiden of the United States won all five speed skating races, from 500m all the way up to 10,000m. Nonetheless, for the home crowd, the highlight was the unexpected victory of the US ice hockey team.
37 NOCs (Nations) 1,072 athletes (232 women, 840 men) m 38 events
At Whiteface, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America. It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
Cloudsplitter Gondola - The gondola carries skiers and riders to the top of Little Whiteface in a mere 7.5 minutes
High Speed Detachable Quad - The Face Lift - 6 minutes from the Base to the top of Upper Valley
Terrain Parks - Quarterpipe, superpipe, railparks, cross course, mini and kid's park - five different areas with something for every ability level. New Park Sessions coaching program so you can learn the right way.
Glade Trails - Expert glades are accessible from Northway and Approach from the top of Little Whiteface. Silver and Golden Glades are accessible on the lower mountain from Boreen or Easy Acres.
Midweek Madness: best conditions, best deals, best days of the
Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2006 is one month of super-fun Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays at Mammoth!
Lift Tickets: $49*
Ski and Snowboard School: 25%* off group lessons
Snowmobile Adventures: 25%* off 90 min. guided tours
Rental Equipment: $13* off Ski or Snowboard Demo Package
*Three day advanced purchase required, some restrictions apply.
Events and Parties:
Jan. 19: Mammoth Lift Challenge (win a 2006/07 pass!)
Feb. 2: West Coast Style Groundhog Day at the Village Feb. 2: Mammoth
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If you look outside you may not see a mid-winter snowstorm, but don't forget that the past month has been very generous to us with cold weather and regular snowstorms. There has not been a record N'easter (at least not yet!), but we keep getting regular small storms and it shows in the trail counts and base depth at your favorite resort. The recent cold weather also allowed many of the state's terrain parks to build alot of jumps and rails for those "jibbahs" out there.
The forecast right now is calling for warm weather the next several days into the holiday weekend, which means you should find some nice spring skiing and riding conditions at your favorite mountain until we return to mid-winter weather.
With the recent snow and cool weather our friends at New Hampshire's cross country areas have a good selection of terrain available. If you haven't been out on skinny skis in awhile, take a day and head out to one of our cross country areas. It is a very relaxing experience even on the busiest of weekends, you get some great exercise, and you can enjoy some of the best scenery in New England!
If you haven't been cross country skiing before, don't be intimidated! The staff at Ski NH XC areas are as friendly as they come and they love introducing new people to the sport. Find out everything you need to know by visiting XCSkiNH.com.
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