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Help us welcome Seth home this weekend at Sugarloaf
The rumors are true. Gold medalist Seth Wescott will be here at Sugarloaf/USA THIS SATURDAY and you're invited to the party. In true Sugarloafer fashion, Seth would like to share the glory with all Sugarloafers and Saturday is going to be a great start.
Seth knows we all couldn't be at the games with him so he's bringing the games to us. On Saturday afternoon, we're all going to have the opportunity to take a run through a snowboard cross course with Seth.
We're going to build a Wescott-designed course on The Landing and he'll lead the way so everyone can see what snowboard cross is like from Seth's perspective. Of course he'll answer your questions and tell you what it's like to compete at the highest level.
When we're finished there, Seth has graciously agreed to sign a few (thousand) autographs. Sugarloaf has made a commemorative poster that we're giving to everyone so you capture a piece of Sugarloaf history in the making.
It all kicks off around noon on Saturday at the Beach in front of the Base Lodge. I hope we see you there because it's going to be a proud moment for us all!

Big White
Big White and Silver Star want to offer you the chance to feel like an Olympian and for a bonus, taste our sweet Champagne powder snow!!
Gold Medal Package - North American residents stay and ski for Spring Break and your kids, 15 and under, stay and ski free.
Silver Medal Package - Have a "Powder Escape" and ski and stay from only $95 CDN/$83 USD per person per day at the White Crystal Inn or the Inn at Big White or at Putnam Station or the Silver Lode at Silver Star.
Bronze Medal Package – Celebrate the Snow and stay at Big White or Silver Star for less! Big White

Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge
Don't miss the 4th Annual Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge! It’s all taking place at the Rockies’ Biggest – Lake Louise Mountain Resort. If you are a skier who loves big mountain terrain you can compete in this extreme skiing event. Or, enjoy the action as a spectator and watch the competitors as they battle their way to the finals. Register online at www.skircr.com/freeski. Registration for the event is $175 with lift tickets, $75 without lift tickets. All participants must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
Up to 100 competitors are expected to take part, from across Alberta, Canada and the United States. Skiers will be judged on line choice, control, fluidity, technique and aggressiveness.
Jack Carey of Telluride, Colorado (Captain Jack) will be the Event Director for the Challenge, and Canadian Freeski veteran Jeff Holden will be the head judge of the event.
New for this year, there will be an additional champion category. Athletes competing in both the Smith Optics Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge (Feb. 22-26) and the Fernie Freeski Competition (Mar. 15-19) will score a cumulative point total and that champion will also be crowned, helping to lay the groundwork for a possible future freeski series offering.
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday Feb 22 - Registration and Venue Inspection Thursday Feb 23 – Qualifying Round Friday Feb 24 - Semi Final Round Saturday Feb 25 – Final Round, Awards Ceremony and Party Sunday Feb 26 – Held for a Weather day

Fernie Alpine Resort
Smith Optics Fernie Freeski Competition March 15-19, 2006 Athletes are challenged with intense Fernie Alpine Resort terrain and the top prize goes to the one who skis the best line. Fernie Alpine Resort has the best ingredients for this event – Epic terrain and deep powder! Skiers will be judged on line choice, control, fluidity, technique and aggressiveness.
Registration is $75 without lift tickets, and $175 with lift tickets. All participants much be at least 19 years of age to register, and may do so at www.skircr.com/freeski.
Schedule of Events: Wednesday, March 15 - Registration and venue inspection
Thursday, March 16 – Qualifying Round
Friday, March 17 - Semi Final Round
Saturday, March 18 – Final Round, Awards Ceremony and Party
Sunday, March 19 – Held for a Weather day

Fernie Big Air Competition April 1, 2006 This event is high energy entertainment, as skiers and riders show their style and are judged on their technique and impressions. This day-long event is a must-see for visitors at Fernie Alpine Resort!
Lake Louise Spring Episode April 29-30, 2006 There’s nothing better than springtime in the Rockies! And Spring Episode is the best ski party in the Rockies!
If you attended Spring Episode '05 you will not want to miss this years’ event. An unforgettable time for terrific spring skiing at spectacular Lake Louise Mountain Resort! Come out and enjoy beer gardens, live music, on hill activities, and the ultimate in spring skiing! The annual Splash Down is not to be missed. Contestants brave icy waters with their best moves. Prizes for best costume, best splash and best jump!
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies www.skircr.com (RCR)


Monterosa - Italy

Mar 10 -16
Red Bull Snowthrill Monterosa 2006: be faithful and pray for powder
The Monterosa Ski area is situated where the mountains rise up to form a bridge between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont
Valle d’Ayas, Valle di Gressoney, Valsesia: three alpine valleys at the foot of Monte Rosa host one of the leading Italian skiing centres.

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Last updated 23 February 2006 Weather conditions Sunny Temperature top 09:00 -10 Temperature base 09:00 -1 Depth of snow top 120 Depth of snow base 50 Last snowfall 20 February 2006 Wind force gentle breeze (gale force 3) wind direction south-east Conditions slopes Powdersnow

Sun Peaks Resort Daily Weather Update Sheet Date: Thursday February 23, 2006 Time: 5:30am New Snow: 3cm/ 1in Mountain Base: 165cm / 65in Village: -6C/ 22F Mid Mountain: -11C/ 12F Top: -12C/ 11F Sky: Snowing lightly Runs Open: 117/117
Today’s Forecast: Periods of snow easing to scattered flurries in the afternoon. Accumulations 2 to 4 centimetres. High minus 9. Winds northwest 20 to 25 km/h.
Extended Outlook: Friday…A mix of sun and cloud. Isolated flurries. Low minus 16. High minus 11. Winds northwest 15 to 20 km/h.
A mix of sun and cloud is anticipated on Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds in. More snow is likely later on Sunday as another system approaches the Southern Interior.
It is snowing right now and overnight there was 3 cm of new snow, so we are on our way to another perfect day at Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks

Crystal Mountain
We received 7" at the summit and 3" at the base in the past 24 hours! Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Weather: Light snow showers with overcast skies. Base Temperature: 30 degrees Base Snow Depth: 90 inches Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 3 inches Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 3 inches Summit Temperature: 22 degrees Summit Snow Depth: 133 inches
What's Happening at Crystal Mountain: Finally a little relief from the cold weather! It is nice to see the snow again to remind us it is still winter here in Washington! The condtions should be great today out on the slopes. The NeverSummer Snowboard demo is at the mountain February 23rd. Also the Vertical Express for MS is this weekend February 24-26th...for more information or to sign up your team visit verticalexpress.org. Crystal Mountain

Big Sky
Weather: Snow throughout the day, winds 10-20 from the SW. Temperature: 26 ° to 15 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 10-20 from South West New Overnight Snow: 0" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 5" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 12" Base Snow Depth: 59-90" Surface Conditions: Powder, Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%
What's Happening Knee deep turns in Challenger, more powder skiing tomorrow Big Sky

Panorama Resort
1 cm NEw Snow
Feb 20 Snowboarders for Christ Halfpipe Competition Feb 27-28 BC Highschool Provincial Ski/Snowboard Championships
Mar 2-4 K2 Provincials
Mar 19 Syndicate Slopestyle


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