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Whiteface - Lake Placid
17" OF POWDER
has fallen at Whiteface in the last 3 days.
Make your plans now to experience spectacular conditions at Whiteface!
*Stashes of freshies are still available in our glades trails.
NEW SLIDE SHOW AVAILABLE
*Snowmaking resumes 24/7
*Terrain Park on Brookside is boasting new rails and features.
US Ski Team Day at Whiteface
Saturday, February 11th
Whiteface will donate $1.00 of every lift ticket to the US Ski Team.
The FIRST 300 people at our ticket windows will receive a Free US Ski Team pin.
Whiteface Lake Placid
Sunshine continues to be the story around here as we are expecting
another lovely day filled with bright sun, calm winds and 40 degree
If you're asking when that snow is coming, well, there's something
brewing out there that could head our way anywhere from midweek next week
to President's weekend. I'll keep you posted, but for now enjoy these
great sunny days, soak up that Vitamin D and definitely don't put those
powder skies away yet. Mammoth's got plenty more winter in store!
With a 10-12 foot base of firm and machine groomed snow, all lifts will
be in operation today with the exception of 7, 20 and 26. Be aware that
steeper terrain on the mountain currently has hard, fast snow
conditions. Ski and ride with caution and always be aware of your ability
Soft snow all over the mountain. Great conditions for all abilities. The Half-Pipe is now open & it's big! Watch for Panorama's Lusti at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Christina Lustenberger will 'fly' for Canada and Panorama on February the 24th
Great Last minute, mid-week deals at Panorama between Feb.12th-15th & Feb. 20th-23rd. Stay 3 nights with the Gold Studio Special from $299 per person* or choose the Powder Package from $199 per person* & stay 3 nights in the Pine Inn Hotel with unlimited skiing during your stay. Call 1 800 663 2929 now. Space is limited. *Available for midweek stays only. Book by February 17, 2006.
Last updated 09 February 2006
Weather conditions Mostly sunny, slightly cloudy
Temperature top 09:00 -13
Temperature base 09:00 -2
Depth of snow top 105
Depth of snow base 40
Last snowfall 28 January 2006
Wind force near gale (gale force 7)
wind direction north-west
Conditions slopes Powdery, corn snow
From Tom Kelly USSA
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Men's Freestyle Moguls: 6 p.m., Torino MMC, La Mole
Snowboardcross: 7 p.m., Torino MMC, La Mole
Women's Alpine: 8 p.m., Torino MMC, La Mole
RAHLVES WINS DH TRAINING #1 BY 1.21 SECONDS
Five of Six U.S. Men in Top 30
SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 9) - Three-time Olympian Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) topped the field in Thursday's first Olympic downhill training run as he blistered the Kandahar Banchetta course and won by 1.21 seconds over the next fastest competitor.
Rahlves laid down a time of 1:49.46 on the same course he won a World Cup on in 2004. A pair of Austrians followed with Michael Walchhofer in second (1:50.67) and Hermann Maier in third (1:50.73).
OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
Torino, ITA - Feb. 9, 2006
Men's DH Training #1
* TORINO TEST PILOTS *
1. Daron Rahlves, Sugar Bowl, Calif., 1:49.46
2. Michael Walchhofer, Austria, 1:50.67
3. Hermann Maier, Austria, 1:50.73
4. Klaus Kroell, Austria, 1:50.85
5. Antoine Deneriaz, France, 1:50.99
T14. Steven Nyman, Orem, Utah, 1:52.18
16. Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, N.H., 1:52.21
22. Scott Macartney, Redmond, Wash., 1:52.54
29. Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, Calif., 1:53.44
50. Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, 1:55.69
US Ski Snowboard Teams
Olympic Venues revisited
SNOW BASIN - SALT LAKE CITY 2002
XIX Olympic Winter Games
Photo: Snow Basin
The Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games saw the expansion of the Olympic programme to 78 events, including the return of skeleton and the introduction of women's bobsleigh. Athletes from a record 18 nations earned gold medals. Canadian teams won both the men's and women's ice hockey tournaments. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen earned gold medals in all four biathlon events and Samppa Lajunen in all three Nordic combined competitions.
Alpine skier Janica Kostelic won three gold medals and one silver. Simon Ammann scored unexpected victories in both individual ski jump events. Speedskater Claudia Pechstein earned her third straight gold medal in the 5,000m race and also won at 3,000m. By taking the silver medal in singles luge, Georg Hackl became the first person in Olympic history to earn a medal in the same individual event five times in a row. Short track speedskater Yang Yang (A) became the first Chinese athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Games. Competing in the women’s bobsleigh, Vonetta Flowers became the first black athlete to earn winter gold, while ice hockey player Jarome Iginla followed as the first black male winner.
Participation: 77 National Olympic Committees (Nations)
2,399 athletes (886 women, 1,513 men)
Photo: Snow Basin - Getty Images/Adam Pretty
Stephan EBERHARTER of Austria in action during the men's super-G during the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.
Snow Basin today
Snowbasin is excited to host U.S. Ski Team Day along with over 65 other alpine and cross-country ski areas across the nation. All participating resorts will donate one dollar per lift ticket or track pass sold that day to support U.S. Ski Team initiatives.
Snowbasin have inspired many pictures, the ability to describe such vistas have been hard to capture, bringing many aspiring writers back to our slopes again and again. Snowbasin's man-made structures and attention to service details are equally inspiring to our visitors. The About Snowbasin section is all about learning about the incredible vistas of nature, culinary delights and pampered service available at the resort, so feel free to learn and explore here, then come explore the real experience at Snowbasin: A Sun Valley Resort!
Snowbasin: A Sun Valley Resort is the essence of rustic chic and has fast become Utah's most asked about winter sports resort. Our European guests are telling us, "It feels like home!" Cultural diversity has arrived and our guests are enjoying the sun soaked slopes, panoramic views, rocky outcrops and the Needles Ridge sculpted by cirques with the breathtaking Needles Spires. Welcoming the world in 2002, Snowbasin successfully hosted six events, including the men's and women's downhill, Super G and combined events. Acquaint yourself with the allure of Snowbasin as the legend lives on!
Date: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
Event: Saturday Morning Breakfast in the Huntington Room
Description: Enjoy a Full Service Breakfast in the beautiful Huntington Room of Earl's Lodge. Try one of our pre-selected meals, or go a-la-carte.
Time: 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Huntington Room of Earl's Lodge
Price: Depends upon the selections made, see the menu for additional information.
Reservations: (801) 620-1000
Date: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
Event: Mountain Outdoor Program Classes
Description: Snowbasin is pleased to offer our Mountain Outdoor Program Classes again this year through the months of January, February and March. For additional information, view the Mountain Outdoor Program Brochure (in PDF Format).
Time: Depends upon the class. View the Mountain Outdoor Program Brochure (in PDF Format).
Where: Depends upon the class. View the Mountain Outdoor Program Brochure (in PDF Format).
Price: Depends upon the class. View the Mountain Outdoor Program Brochure (in PDF Format).
Reservations: (801) 620-1000
Date: Feb. 11
Event: U.S. Ski Team Day
Description: Snowbasin is excited to host U.S. Ski Team Day along with over 65 other alpine and cross-country ski areas across the nation. All participating resorts will donate one dollar per lift ticket or track pass sold that day to support U.S. Ski Team initiatives. Participating alpine and cross-country areas will be conducting special on-site promotions during the event day. Join Snowbasin Resort in Earl’s Lodge for a taste of the flavors and wines of Piedmont.
We will also be holding an Alpine Ski Race and two Nordic Ski Races (a Classic and a Skating). The Alpine Ski Race allows the racers to challenge themselves, their friends and even the U.S. Ski Team with the two fastest runs counting towards a pin or medal. Both of the Nordic races are approximately 3K long with age groups for both males and females. The prizes will then be handed out at a ceremony later in the day.
Time: The Alpine Ski Race starts at 10:00 a.m. The Nordic Ski Races both start at 1:00 p.m. The prize ceremony will start at 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Alpine Ski Race will be held at Cuity Hill. The Nordic Ski Races will start from the Stadium Area. The prize ceremony will be held at the Main Plaza
Price: $5 entry fee plus lift ticket (Snowbasin's discount ticket rate will be afforded to all racers)
Reservations: For additional information about the events that will be held at the resort for this event, visit usskiteamday.com.
Date: Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Event: Carving Workshop
Description: Take your skiing to the next level with this two hour intermediate/advanced group lesson! Matthias Moos, a U.S. and German PSIA Level 3 Certified Ski Instructor & carving enthusiast since 1997, will be your instructor.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Starts at the Grizzly Center
Price: $40 per person, maximum of 6 students per class (ski passes not included)
Reservations: Please sign up for the workshop at the Snowsports Learning Center Desks at Earl's Lodge or Grizzly Center, or call the Snowsports Desk at (801) 620-1016. For questions regarding the workshop, please call Matthias Moos at (801) 706-1202.
Date: Feb. 18-20
Event: Intermountain Snowboard Series
Description: Snowbasin has joined with the Park City Snowboard Team and the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) to offer the Intermountain Snowboard Series Races.
Time: Visit the USASA website then scroll down to the section about Snowbasin.
Where: Visit the USASA website then scroll down to the section about Snowbasin.
Price: $27 per person, per event
Reservations: To pre-register, visit the Park City Snowboard Team Online Registration website.
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