Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb
Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Killington Vt.
Big White - Silver Star
With a snow base of over 140 centimeters (56 inches), both Big White and Silver Star are offering the very best in skiing and snowboarding right now! We're coming off a record-breaking holiday season that saw tens of thousands of vacationers from all over the world come to sample our famous champagne powder snow!
Big White and Silver Star staff would like to extend their appreciation for the patience shown by our many guests during this very busy week. A special thanks goes out to Mount Seymour resort in North Vancouver, who shipped 300 rental skis to Big White on Xmas week when our stock ran out!
Big White Events
BCSA Provincial Snowboard Series
RIPZONE BCSA Provincial Snowboard Series #1: Halfpipe and Slopestyle at Big White on January 7/8
Come up to Big White and watch the 'pros of tomorrow' face off in the first event of the RIPZONE Provincial Snowboard Series. The half pipe event goes Saturday, with slopestyle on Sunday. All competitors must be registered with the BC Snowboard Association. Competitors wishing to enter need to register at the White Crystal Inn on Friday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, or on Saturday and Sunday between 7:30 – 9:00 am.
National Avalanche Awareness Days
Avalanche Awareness Days at Big White: January 13 – 15, 2006
Sponsored by the Canadian Avalanche Association and Canadian Pacific Railway, Avalanche Awareness Days are designed to raise the awareness of the dangers of avalanches near ski areas and highlight the need for safety when exploring the backcountry. Big White will stage live avalanche rescues, beacon and snow pit demonstrations, and an Avalanche Awareness Information Expo. There will also be a special guest appearance by Justin Trudeau whose brother Michel tragically died in Kokanee Glacer Provincial Park several years ago.
Come down to the Happy Valley Day Lodge on Saturday, January 14th for an avalanche inspired film festival, a silent auction fundraiser and listen and dance to a local Okanagan band The Young’uns.
Cruz the Blues Sponsored by Tim Horton's, Powered by Dockside Marine
Jan 14 - Jan 15
Mountain Dew Series Slopestyle at Silver Star Sunday
Come out this Sunday to Silver Star and compete in the second of 10 Mountain Dew Series Competitions! Big prizes to be given away at the end of the series, including a flat screen TV, for the most points! Register at the Info Desk by 9:00 am; entry fee is $10.00. Competitors must be registered members to the BC Snowboard Association or Canadian Freestyle Association; or register for the association at the Info Desk. Good luck!
Big White - Silver Star Kelowna B.C. Canada
KRISTINA KOZNICK LEADS U.S. WITH SEVENTH IN SNOWY CROATIA
Stiegler, Kildow, Schleper, Ross also in top 30
ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 5) - Despite steady snow, Kristina Koznick (Eagan, MN) led five U.S. women into the top 30 Thursday night while Austrians Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel went 1-2 in the first World Cup race of the new year before tens of thousands of wildly cheering spectators.
Schild won her second consecutive World Cup slalom in 1:53.63 with Zettel second in 1:54.07 while national icon Janica Kostelic, seventh in the first run, took third. Koznick’s time was 1:55.69 with Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY), competing in just her third race after missing the first two months of the season with a bone bruise and high ankle strain, 10th in 1:57.24.
WOMEN’S ALPINE WORLD CUP
Zagreb, CRO - Jan. 5, 2006
Women’s Slalom (night race)
1. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:53.63
2. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:54.07
3. Janica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:55.05
4. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:55.25
5. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:55.27
7. Kristina Koznick, Eagan, Minn., 1:55.69
10. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo., 1:57.24
13. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo., 1:57.53
17. Sarah Schleper, Vail, Colo., 1:57.78
28. Lauren Ross, Stowe, Vt., 1:59.06
The women move to Maribor, Slovenia, for the annual giant slalom and slalom during the weekend.
For complete results:
Powder folks! Okay, so it's not quite 6", but a nice 5-inch
pow-wow is powder-worthy & just thought you'd be interested! Nice
skiing -- with 85% of the mountain open! This is more than a nice
surface-freshener, with a terrific base surface underneath! Tomorrow, Fri.
1/6, Rossignol will be at the Cat with demos on the lastest gear! Come
ooooooon up! For the most up to date conditions:
Clinics on Saturday, 1/7 -- these Clinics have been awesome -- more on MLK & Feb. vacation, too! Check em' out
2,112 feet of pure vertical fun
It is dumping at Killington - 5 inches of new
snow in the past 24 hours. This weekend we are
projecting to have 125+ trails, served by 29
lifts. Open terrain is in incredible shape with
deep top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall snow
More advanced terrain? Killington will have more
open this weekend than any other resort in the
East. Thanks to our top-notch snowmaking crew,
we've buried all your favorites including Lower
Double Dipper, Lower Downdraft and Upper Vertigo
with tons of snow.
Pico Mountain is open with 23 trails and 4 lifts.
Upper Pike opened on Thursday and B-Slope will be
open for this weekend.
Killington Killington, VT
Maison de la France/French Government Tourist Office
With over 8000 km of pistes, France has the largest ski areas in the world.
There is something for everyone, from family-oriented village resorts to the purpose-built resorts where you can ski from your doorstep. There is alpine skiing, nordic skiing, all the new snow-riding techniques, as well as a large range of "natural" activities (snow-shoes, dog-sledding, tours following marked routes...)
It's a new year and France is kicking it off with exciting events: post-holiday sales
Six-day "Paris in Spring" package from just $499
We know you need a relaxing break to recuperate from the holiday frenzy. So start planning your spring vacation! Check out Gate 1 Travel's four-night package to Paris. Package Inclusions: * Roundtrip airfare NYC-Paris including all fuel surcharges * Four nights in a tourist-class...
Holiday bargains extended: Fly to Paris from just $165 one way!
Air France isn’t quite through with its holiday season sales . Book before January 10th for as low as just $165 each way. So get moving… and toast to your loved one in romantic Paris this Valentine's Day
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Exhilarating music, friendly people, the sizzle of the south - all of the elements of life in the French Riviera are on full display and in living color during the annual Carnaval and Fête du Citron celebrations
For all the details and more offerings ,visit:
France Guide - French Government Tourist Office
Consider visiting Lake Tahoe or one of the Sierra Nevada Resorts with a Day trip organized by NACSKI.com
To view the schedule of trips currently offered for 2006 and learn more about NAC ski