10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

 got snow ?              News from The Steep, Deep & Extreme International Big Mountain Slopes


Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb
Snow alert Great Lakes Region
Snow alert Oregon & Washington
Sunscreen alert for California ;-)

Opening Ceremony of the 118th IOC Session - Teatro Regio di Torino A limited number of invitations to the Opening Ceremony will be available for written-press journalists on a first-come, first-served basis. A pool of photographers and cameramen will also be organised. Media representatives wishing to attend this event are invited to contact the IOC Communications Department in Turin after 4 February (contact details to follow at a later date). Contacts IOC Communications Tel.: +41-21 621 6111, Fax: +41-21 621 6351, e-mail: pressoffice@olympic.org
Torino Olympic Org

Big Mountain Montana
Monday, January 16 through Wednesday, January 18
Come join us at Big Mountain for fun and camaraderie! Our professional coaches will take you to a new level in your skiing or snowboarding in this gender-specific workshop. Personal video analysis, indoor warm-up sessions, an evening clinic on how to adapt equipment to fit your needs with a gear specialist, lunches at various mountain restaurants, and a special lecture on body movements presented by a physical therapist, are all a part of these exciting three-day programs. The best way to improve your skills on the slopes is through a multi-day coaching experience. Top it all off with an apres ski party and you have a great experience! This program is designed for intermediate to expert level skiers and snowboarders. We will form groups that fit your abilities and interests to make sure this is a most enjoyable experience.
TELEMARK WORKSHOP $290 Monday, January 16 through Wednesday, January 18
Big Mountain's Telemark Workshop is about learning and improving telemark skills, FUN and skill development! This workshop will follow a similar format to the Men's and Women's Workshops, including the indoor warm-up sessions, equipment clinic, physical therapist presentation, lunches and apres ski. We will divide groups by ability levels and goals. Beginners will learn how to move into and through functional tele stances, with the outcome of linking turns with rhythm and flow. Intermediates will focus on technique and tactics to maintain flow in difficult turn shapes and terrain. Experts will acquire and refine the skills necessary for slithering through the bumps, flowing smoothly through the powder, and sticking your turns in the steeps with confidence. Come join us for a tele adventure!

Call 1-800-858-4152 or 406-862-2909 and talk with the Snowsports Center (ski school) about signing up for next week's workshops!
You will find guaranteed best values online for lodging and lift tickets at http://www.big-mountain.com. Use promo code: WEJ Big Mountain Montana

The snow is still falling lightly, and we've received 6 or more inches of powder since yesterday morning. I know many of you got in some fresh tracks yesterday, and there's a new coat of snow if you want to get some in today.
We've got 93 trails open, so this might be a good time to call in sick to work. Don't worry, I won't tell. And make sure you bring the kids, too, because SpongeBob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer are here TODAY!
So what are you waiting for? Go! Get ready! Pile everyone in the car and get up here.
Check in regularly at Sugarloaf

Sugar Bowl
The cold temperatures have been making for some great skiing and riding! Today adults, young adults, and seniors can ski or ride for only $46! The National Weather Service Forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon with a south wind around 10MPH increasing to 10-20MPH with stronger gusts over the ridges.
check out the New Mount Judah Day Lodge!
It was a busy summer here at Sugar Bowl and we've got a new look!! The new Christmas Tree Express Lift is now spinning and the high speed quad will cut your wait and travel time significantly. You'll love the look of the new Mt. Judah Day Lodge

ED note:Sugar Bowl has some great snow sitting a top the Sierra Nevada crest on Donner Summit. Sugar Bowl

Innsbruck Olympic venue IX Winter Games
The 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck were threatened by a lack of snow. The Austrian army rushed to the rescue, carving out 20,000 ice bricks from a mountain top and transporting them to the bobsled and luge runs. They also carried 40,000 cubic meters of snow to the Alpine skiing courses. When rain caused further havoc ten days before the Opening Ceremony, the army packed down the slopes by hand and foot. Politically, the Games were notable because East and West Germany entered a combined team. Lydia Skoblikova won all four women’s speed skating events to become the first athlete to win four gold medals in one Winter Olympics. Klavdiya Boyarskikh earned three gold medals in cross-country skiing and, on the men’s side, Eero Mäntyranta won two. Sisters Christine and Marielle Goitschel finished first and second in both the slalom and the giant slalom. Ski jumping gained a second event, and the sport of luge made its Olympic debut. 36 NOCs (Nations)1,091 athletes (199 women, 892 men 34 events

Today, There are six major ski areas (Axamer Lixum,Igls,Mutters,Seegrube-Nordkette, Stubaier Gletscher, Tulfes that provide varied terrain for all levels of skiers.
Innsbruck knows quite a bit about winter sports, Having been host to the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 Skiers and snowboarders have access to over 500 kilometers (310 miles) of trails in 25 surrounding village resorts. From Olympic Org. Olympic Org

Ted Ligety notched his third slalom podium of the season Sunday in Adleboden, Switzerland. He stands second in World Cup slalom points standings. Ligety also had podiums at Beaver Creek, Dec. 4, and in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Dec. 22. Daron Rahlves and Bode Miller stand tied for second in the World Cup overall points at 489 points, behind Austrian Benjamin Raich at 606.
In Canada, Jeremy Bloom finished second in the World Cup moguls event Jan. 7 in Quebec followed by five American men sweeping places 4 through 8.
Shaun White posted win No. 3 at the Chevrolet U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe contest Sunday in Mt. Bachelor, Ore., with Gretchen Bleiler winning her second Grand Prix. Also helping their standings to make the U.S. Snowboard Olympic Snowboard Team were Elena Hight and Mason Aguirre with their third GP podiums, and Hannah Teter and Danny Davis with their second.
TUE., JAN. 10, 5 pm, OLN
Men's World Cup; Adelboden, Switzerland (GS/SL)

SUN., JAN. 15, 2 pm, NBC
Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix; Mt. Bachelor, OR (men's/women's halfpipe)

SUN., JAN. 15, 3 pm, NBC
Chevrolet Freestyle International; Deer Valley, UT (moguls/aerials)

SUN., JAN. 15, 5 pm, OLN
Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, Mt. Bachelor, OR; Men's World Cup, Wengen,
Switzerland (DH/SL)

US Ski snowboard assn.



Nextel Communications


Post a Comment

<< Home