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Bear Valley
Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend at Bear Valley featuring an annual favorite event, the Winter Explosion happening Saturday, January 14th. Skiers and snowboarders can join in the fun, to light up the mountain with a torchlight parade immediately followed by a booming fireworks show. Open to approximately one hundred intermediate and advanced riders, this event is exhilarating for all ages. The advanced group will ride Porridge Bowl through Groovy Gully, and the intermediates slide down Porridge Bowl to Spring Gap. The two torch bearing groups will reunite at Super Cub for a breathtaking stream of lights, followed by a fireworks show that explodes above the slopes. Spectators can view the event from the slope side of the lodge and the Monte Wolf Saloon’s outside deck. Immediately following the light show our Hungry Bear Cafe will serve up a scrumptious meal including Honey Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, a vegetable medley, spinach salad with balsalmic viniagrette, fountain drink and dessert. No reservation necessary, just come and join the fun Saturday night! Also on the event line up this weekend is the Rossignol / Mt Dew Jib Jam (Saturday), recreational GS Racing (Sunday) and the first Central Sierra Slopestyle Series event (Monday at Dodge Ridge). Link here for a full calendar of events.
With Bear Valley's all new Direct to Lift (DTL) Ticket program, skiers and snowboarders can save BIG in time and money! DTL day tickets can be purchased at any one of Bear Valley’s retail partners such as REI and Helm of Sun Valley. "Bear Valley's discount Direct-to-Lift day tickets provide REI's customers with another outlet to extend the company's commitment to providing not only high performance gear and apparel, but an easy shopping experience for our customers," said Megan Wier, REI Special Events.
For more Bear news visit.... Bear Valley

Whistler Blackcomb 30cm Fresh Snow Overnight!
Whistler Blackcomb

Come and Get it... With a base elevation of 7,800 feet and a reputation for the most and best snow in Tahoe, Kirkwood is the top of the list for locals and visitors alike. The resort is 100% open with all 2,300 powder-packed acres available; the terrain is in immaculate shape from top to bottom. For those who like it fast and steep, Kirkwood offers the South Shore’s most extensive high angle grooming, with several black and double black diamond runs covered in wall-to-wall corduroy. Kirkwood’s legendary off-piste terrain such as Wagon Wheel Bowl, the Palisades and Thunder Saddle are all deep and soft and beckoning to the adventurous set to explore!
Reminder Kirkwood has a new Back country adventue program, Please see site or see earlier entry here on Endless Winter Snow for specific details.
For all levels, Kirkwood’s uncrowded slopes will be a welcome change to the frantic pace of most other resorts during the holidays. For more information and for the latest on snow conditions, as well as resort operations and road conditions, Click Here or call 1-877-KIRKWOOD


NEW SNOW last 24 hrs 16cm

Ski or ride the best snow in years! Another 16 cms of fresh snow has fallen in the past 24 hours, and close to half-a-metre this week. More is in the forecast!
Nordic Conditions
The Greywolf Nordic Centre is open daily. Lots of fresh snow! Conditions are superb. The Toby Creek Nordic Panorama Loppet is coming up on February the 5th at the Greywolf Nordic Centre.
Special Events
National Ski & Snowboard Week: January 15th-19th.
Jan 3-7 University and College Week
Jan 15-19 National Ski & Snowboard Week
Jan 18-24 K2 Speed Camp

Feb 5-11 Western Days
Feb 17-20 Family Day Weekend
Feb 20 Snowboarders for Christ Halfpipe Competition
Feb 27-28 BC Highschool Provincial Ski/Snowboard Championships


International Olympic ComitteeC
Busy start of the year at the IOC Setting the tone for 2006, January will be a busy month at the IOC. On 24 January, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan who will visit the IOC Headquarters for the first time. On the agenda, the Olympic Truce, which has enjoyed Mr Annan’s unwavering support over the last four Olympic Games, and the review of shared activities carried out with the various United Nations agencies. President Rogge and Mr Annan will meet again in Davos (Switzerland) the next day. They are expected to take part, together with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, in an Opening Media Lunch on the theme of ‘The impact of sport in the world’. At the initiative of the World Economic Forum, sport will have a privileged place within the discussions in Davos this year. President Rogge is expected to attend various sessions on 25 and 26 January. With the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games only weeks away, the indications are that, thanks to more comprehensive broadcast coverage than ever before by the IOC’s rights-holding broadcast partners, the Games will be enjoyed by a record number of viewers worldwide. Moreover, with 80 or more National Olympic Committees expected to send athletes to compete in the 84 events (compared to 76 NOCs in Salt Lake City), the widening geographical appeal of the Olympic Winter Games is clear. The latest IOC visits and test events have confirmed Torino 2006’s state of readiness, and the preparations have also been praised by the European Union for the efforts made to respect the natural environment.
Olympic Organization

LINDSEY KILDOW NINTH IN AUSTRIA, RETAINS WORLD CUP DH LEAD BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 13) - Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) was ninth Friday in a World Cup downhill and held onto her lead in the downhill standings with Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) 11th behind Sweden’s Anja Paerson.
OLN will televise World Cup race coverage Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.
STEVE NYMAN LEADS U.S. IN WENGEN SUPER COMBINED WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - Steve Nyman (Orem, UT) was 19th and Scott Macartney (Redmond, WA) 29th Friday in a one-day super combined World Cup event that opened the 76th Lauberhorn Weekend. Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) straddled a gate Friday and lost an apparent opportunity to win a one-day World Cup super combined. Austrian Benjamin Raich won to boost his World Cup overall points lead. WIN A TRIP TO TORINO U.S. Ski Team fans can win a trip to Torino to watch the Team in action! U.S. Ski Team sponsor Chevrolet is auctioning 10 VIP trips to Torino on eBay ending Wed. Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. And 80% of the auction purchase price will go directly to supporting the U.S. Ski Team. Get into the action today!
For complete details: USSA

Record snowfall continues to come to Steamboat! We've received 139" since December 1 and 2 feet of Champagne Powder® snow in the last 7 days. The snowplow drivers haven't slept since November and another storm will be barrelling down on Steamboat tonight! Reliable sources tell us that this storm will be a big one and we are sure to go well beyond 20 feet of snow this season by the end of this big storm!
MLK Weekend Events
The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel & Condominiums - Great vacation packages available at Steamboat's only AAA 4 Diamond Resort, so get on up here and treat your family to luxury!
The Great Family Fun Festival - Join Dora the Explorer®, SpongeBob®, and Patrick® in Ski Town, U.S.A.® for days of unforgettable family fun! Steamboat's Great Family Fun Festival will feature a fun-packed line-up of children's concerts, children's film showings, games, activities and much more!
32nd Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill - Stick around for the excitement on Tuesday, January 17. Spectators of all ages watch in amazement as many of these cowboys strap on skis for the very first time.
Up coming Events
January 10-14, 2006 - 3rd Annual Ski Jam
January 13-16, 2006 - Great Family Fun Festival
January 16, 2006 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17, 2006 - 32nd annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill
January 21-22, 2006 - US Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships
February 8-12, 2006 - 93rd Annual Steamboat Winter Carnival
February 10-12, 2006 - Subaru Rocky Mountain Skiercross Classic

Steamboat ****** Winter Sale Update from Eddie Bauer in the shopping Section


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