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Big Sky
New Overnight Snow: 2" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 2" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 2" Base Snow Depth: 53-83" Surface Conditions: Powder, Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%

Big Sky Resort in Montana offers you three mountains graced by over 400 inches of annual snowfall to delight skiers and snowboarders. Our signature Lone Peak rises to a lofty 11,166 feet with European-style expert terrain accessed by the Lone Peak Tram. Andesite Mountain has some of the resort's most notable intermediate trails, some comfortable south-facing beginner trails, several expert tree runs and a giant half-pipe and terrain park with rail slides. Flat Iron Mountain is on the eastern shoulder of Andesite and offers even more variety. Big Sky has a total of 3,600 expansive acres, 4,350 jaw-dropping vertical feet and over 150 named trails. Our reputation for short or non-existent lift lines makes this truly a place all your own. We hope you'll experience it for yourself this winter. Now with the option of the Lone Peak Pass, the combined total with Moonlight is 5,300 acres! Big Sky Resort

For those of you who spent the weekend with us, thanks for coming and have a safe trip home. For those of you who stayed, the ten inches reported over night, made for a great day on the Mountain. Today's celebrity guest rider Crazy Rob Peterson and I blasted down Two O'clock bouncing to and fro like a couple of eagerly thrown craps dice. About two inches had fallen since it was groomed, but the right and left sides had at least the ten inches reported. On our second run, One O'clock hadn't been groomed and it was shin to knee deep the whole way down. Tomahawk had a day's worth of fresh tracks as we shot down to Buckshot. We continued our tour of the Mountain as sporadic and giddy as kids in a candy store full of free samples. Sunshine Lift Line, Broadway Trees, a groomed Rolex. We finally decided to go up to the Gates to get rid of the excess energy. Joined by four friends from Denver, we all split up but were unable to find even one line that wasn't perfect. At the bottom, they all went to Pony Express, but I begrudgingly traversed to Burgess Creek Lift to write this report. At least I got fresh tracks through both sets of trees on the way.

New Snow last 24 hrs at mid-mountain: 8" New Snow last 24 hrs at the summit: 10" New Snow last 48 hrs at mid-mountain: 9" New Snow last 72 hrs at mid-mountain: 9" Settled Snow Depth Base at mid-mountain: 76" Settled Snow Depth Base at the summit: 101" Cumulative: 348" Winds: SW @ 1mph Degrees: 9 Skies: lightly snowing

Christina Lustenberger races for Canada this Friday at the 2006 Winter Olympics, in Turin, Italy. Lusti, who just took first place in the Europa Cup, will showcase her technical skiing abilities in the Women's Giant Slalom. CBC broadcasts the race between 5 a.m. & 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. Good luck Christina!

Panorama Mountain Village is one of six Western Canadian mountains being featured in this year's Kokanee Can Series. The can's images have been custom designed by artists who live & breathe the mountain lifestyle. Pick up your limited edition cans in specially marked Kokanee 24 packs.

lAS lENAS - Argentina
2006 Discount Weekly packages include:
Charter jet service round-trip from Buenos Aires to Las Lenas (Malargue Airport). Round trip door-to-door transfer between Malargue Airport & your Hotel at Las Lenas. 8 day/7 Night Ski-in, Ski-out Hotel (Saturday to Saturday). 8 Days of Lift Tickets. Sit-down Breakfast & Dinner Daily. Medical Insurance (basic medical assistance in skiing accidents) All Local taxes.
Las Lenas

Habuka 47 -Japan
Hakuba47 is one of the newest ski resort in Hakuba Village and is known as "Yon Nana" nichname among our fans from kids to seniors. "Yon Nana" means "Four Seven" in Japanese language although our formal resort name is pronounced as "Hakuba Fourty-Seven."
It was named to aim this resort for everybody to be able to enjoy 4 Seasons a year, 7 Days a week in 1990 when it was established. Since then, we have offered various activities to feel each season the most and the number of activities are including every year starting from skiing, snowboarding, snowshe trekking, snow mobiling, snow picnic and plays in winter and spring, mountain bike downhill, outdoor BBQ, mini SL, fishing, trekking and more in summer, and viewing autumn colours in fall to cultural activities such as making soba / oyaki ban and craft workshops thoughout the year.
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park is located in Hakuba Valley cascading down the apron of the Northern Japan Alps, the hottest skiing mecca of Japan which has more than 10 ski resorts nearby and over 200 runs. So that the alpine scenery from our resort and Hakuba Village is truly spectacular with huge rugged peaks towering to the sky, especially, Goryu Mountain and the Big three Hakuba Mountains, Hakuba Yarigatake, Hakuba Syakushidake, Shiroumadake. Shiroumadake, which means white horse, is the resort's signature peak rising to a lofty 2,932m (9,770 feet). Event
Hakuba47 Kamakura (Snow Huts) Festival
This is one of the biggest event at Hakuba47. During the festival, a huge Kamakura - snow huts of 3m - 6 m each will be build in Kamakura Village located at the base area. Each Kamakura has a cafe, Kotatsu - heated sitting table with blanket, toys, traditional stove, maze, museum and more. Kamakura will be lighten up on Saturday Nights.

Top Elevation: 1,676 m Base(Ticket Centre): 820 m Total Course Length: 14 Km+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori Vertical: 856 m Longest Run: 6.4 Km (R-1) Skiable Terrain: 32 hectares+Hakuba Goryu &
Shuttle Bus From Nagoya Morning Express from Nagoya A Day trip to ski at Hakuba47!!
Habuka 47

Mt. Asahidake - Japan
Here the rugged mountain slope and the mystical marsh landscape of Sugatami Pond sprawl out before your eyes. In the area adjacent to Sugatami Pond you can enjoy lush fields of alpine flowers in summer and mountain ridges covered in crimson foliage in autumn. This is a superb location to command an excellent view of the Daisetsu Mountain Range. A few short steps from Sugatami Ropeway Station and you find yourself in an alpine meadow high above the cloud zone.

Here you can enjoy a refreshing stroll through the great outdoors as you walk along the 1.7km-long promenade trail.
The Asahidake Ropeway is operated in the Mt. Daisetsu National Park (comprising an area of 230,000 ha) which is located almost at the center of Hokkaido. This mountainous national park features several 2,000km-class mountains that span out for some 50 km, including the highest peak, Mt. Asahidake (2,290m). The ropeway is operated on Mt. Asahidake and travels from the Sanroku Station (1,100m above sea level) up to the Sancho Station (1,600m above sea level). The gondolas featured in the ropeway system are manufactured by Garaventa of Switzerland - the first use of such gondolas in Japan - and the ropeway has a total capacity of 101 persons.

MILLER 6th, SCHLOPY 13th IN GIANT SLALOM (Feb. 20) - Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) was the top American finisher in sixth, while three-time Olympian Erik Schlopy (Park City, UT) placed 13th in Monday's Olympic giant slalom. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) skied out on their first runs as Austrian Benjamin Raich won his first Olympic gold medal.
KILDOW 7th, THREE U.S. SKIERS TOP 20 IN SUPER G SAN SICARIO, Italy (Feb. 20) - Skiing in her third Olympic event, Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) posted the best U.S. finish Monday as she was seventh in the super G. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) was 11th, Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) 14th and Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) 28th. Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister won her second gold medal of the '06 Games. Dorfmeister won the gold by recording a time of 1:32.47. She was followed by silver medalist Janica Kostelic of Croatia (1:32.74) and bronze medal winner Alexandra Meissnitzer, also from Austria (1:33.06). Dorfmeister, who plans on retiring after the season, won gold in the downhill as well. Kildow finished the course in 1:33.42, good for seventh place. Mancuso posted a time of 1:33.72 to finish 11th, Clark was 14th in 1:33.98 and Ludlow was 28th in 1:35.01. Kildow has surprised many by skiing in three events since she crashed hard last Monday in downhill training. She was helicoptered to a hospital in Torino, was released Tuesday and skied the downhill Wednesday, in which she placed eighth. XX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES San Sicario, ITA - Feb. 20, 2006 Women's Super G 1. Michaela Dorfmeister, Austria, 1:32.47 2. Janica Kostelic, Croatia, 1;32.74 3. Alexandra Meissnitzer, Austria, 1:33.06 4. Kelly Vanderbeek, Canada, 1:33.09 5. Carole Montillet-Carles, France, 1:33.31 -- 7. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo., 1:33.42 11. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1:33.72 14. Kirsten Clark, Raymond, Maine, 1:33.98 28. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 1:35.01 For complete results:
U.S. 14th IN FINAL OLYMPIC JUMPING EVENT PRAGELATO, Italy (Feb. 20) - In the final ski jumping event of the Torino Olympics, the U.S. placed 14th in the team large hill and did not advance to the final round. Austria won the gold medal. Read the whole story here: http://www.usskiteam.com/public/news.php?pJ=4&dId=4&sN=1&aId=2013
PETERSON, 8th, QUALIFIES FOR AERIALS FINALS SAUZE d'OULX, Italy (Feb. 20) - Jeret Peterson (Boise, ID) finished eighth in Monday night's Olympic aerials qualifying and will advance to Thursday's finals. Joe Pack (Park City, UT), Ryan St. Onge (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Eric Bergoust (Missoula, MT) finished 15-16-17, not high enough to make finals.
KOZNICK ON SNOW PREPPING FOR SLALOM SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 19) -- Kristina Koznick (Burnsville, MN) was optimistic Sunday about her chances to be competitive in Wednesday's Olympic slalom. Koznick, who injured a knee the weekend before Opening Ceremonies, is training in a knee brace and says she is ready to race the slalom, but will opt out of next Friday's giant slalom.

Tue., Feb. 21 Freestyle: Women's Aerials Qualifying Nordic Combined: Sprint, Pragelato
Wed., Feb. 22 Alpine: Women's Slalom, Sestriere Cross Country: Men's/Women's Sprint Freestyle, Pragelato Freestyle: Women's Aerials, Sauze d'Oulx Snowboard: Men's Parallel Giant Slalom, Bardonecchia
Thu., Feb. 23 Freestyle: Men's Aerials, Sauze d'Oulx Snowboard: Women's Parallel Giant Slalom, Bardonecchia
Fri., Feb. 24 Alpine: Women's Giant Slalom, Sestriere Cross Country: Women's 30km, Pragelato
Sat., Feb. 25 Alpine: Men's Slalom, Sestriere
Sun., Feb. 26 Cross Country: Men's 50km, Pragelato
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US Ski Team




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