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Squaw Valley
4-6 inches of new snow and more forecast throughout Saturday. Miles of great machined groomed terrain.
Feb 18 Technine Snowboards Demo Days Come visit the gang from Technine Snowboards Saturday and test out some sweet boards. A large variety of boards available for Demos throughout the day. Make sure you swing down to Niros Night Club in South Lake Ceasers for the afterparty, featuring Pharcyde. $20 in advance, $25 at the dooor. Discounts available with Squaw lift ticket from 2/18/06 or Squaw season pass.

Feb 26-26 Jeep King of the Mountain Qualifier and World Championships Squaw Valley USA is proud to host the 13th Annual Jeep King of the Mountain Race Series. The National Open Qualifier will be held on Saturday for a chance to compete for the crown. Sunday, Squaw will host the grand finale of the Professional Skiing & Snowboarding World Championships. For Open Qualifier registration information, please visit jeepsports.com
Squaw Valley has been considered the birthplace of the American Extreme Skiing Movement and has been the playground of incredible athletes since Squaw's modest beginning. From Sandy Poulsen's 22 kick turns in the 1940s (inspiring the name KT-22) and the Olympians who descended on the valley for the VIII Winter Olympic Games in 1960, to Joe Auckenthaller's first decent of Chute 75, the infamous Chinese Downhill races of the 70s, Greg Beck's rock launch for the film Daydreams, thrill seekers like Scot Schmidt and Steve McKinney in the 80s, and the dozens of freeskiers, riders and racers of today like Marco Sullivan, Jonny Moseley, Shane McConkey, Brad Holmes, Jeremy Jones, CR Johnson, Jenn Berg and Jessica Sobolowski, Squaw has always attracted the best of the best.

Photo: Nathan Kendall / SVSC
Skiers that are looking for steep terrain, tight chutes and an excellent variety of off-piste skiing will find their dream at Squaw Valley USA as many of the legends that have come before you. If you want the numbers...30% of the resort's slopes will tickle your adventure bone.
Where is best terrain for advanced and expert skiers & snowboarders?
Experts will delight on the world famous pitches of the KT-22 peak. This peak is often referred to as Squaw Valley’s crown jewel, and virtually every inch of KT-22’s terrain will thrill and challenge even the most seasoned skier and snowboarder. Other advanced terrain includes the wide open bowls of Headwall, the wide open tree skiing on Granite Chief, the rocky outcroppings of Broken Arrow and the glorious glades in Silverado Bowl.
Squaw Valley

Date: 2/17/2006 Weather: Artic air from the north bringing colder temps and a chance for snow. Temperature: -2? to -23? (Fahrenheit) Wind: ligh and variable from North New Overnight Snow: 0" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 9" Base Snow Depth: 56-85" Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100% Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Gondola One, Challenger, Iron Horse, Southern Comfort, Lone Peak Chair, Lone Moose, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Mitey Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet, Pony Express, Cascade
What's Happening
Looks like we have some cold temps coming our direction, but here's a few more details. We have a shallow arctic air mass working it's way to Montana, however, with the current direction, Big Sky should just be catching the edge. The edges are thinner than the bulk of the jet stream and as it travels southeast, we're likely to be warmer than Bozeman.
Another phenomenon that is common in mountain areas is called inversion. It's a process where cold air will sink to lower areas at night after the jet stream moves through which translates to warmer temps higher up. This jet stream should pass through late Friday leaving a quiet atmosphere above us, meaning a good chance for inversion on Saturday, therefore, get out of town, warm up and go skiing at Big Sky!
This weekend is the first Half-Pipe Comp. It will be a series of 3 events. OUR SUPER PIPE IS NOW OPEN!! Big Sky

US Team News

JACOBELLIS TAKES SILVER IN WOMEN'S SNOWBOARDCROSS BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 17) - Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) won the inaugural silver medal in the Olympic Women's Snowboardcross event Friday afternoon in Bardonecchia.
STIEGLER 9th AFTER COMBINED SLALOM, DOWNHILL RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 17) - Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY), competing in her first Olympics, is the top American following the slalom portion of the women's combined as she sits in ninth. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) is in 11th and Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN) is 15th. Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) did not finish her second run.

Sat., Feb. 18
Alpine: Men's Super G, Sestriere Alpine: Women's Combined Downhill (make-up from Friday), San Sicario Cross Country: Women's 4x5km Relay, Pragelato Jumping: Individual Large Hill, Pragelato
Sun., Feb. 19
Alpine: Women's Super G, San Sicario Cross Country: Men's 4x10km Relay, Pragelato Freestyle: Women's Aerials Qualifiers, Sauze d'Oulx
Mon., Feb. 20
Alpine: Men's Giant Slalom, Sestriere Freestyle: Men's Aerials Qualifiers, Sauze d'Oulx Jumping: Team Large Hill, Pragelato

Alpine - Men
Downhill: Tommy Moe, gold, 1994; Bill Johnson, gold, 1984 Super G: Tommy Moe, silver, 1994 Giant Slalom: Bode Miller, silver, 2002 Slalom: Phil Mahre, gold/Steve Mahre, silver, 1984 Combined: Bode Miller, silver, 2002
Alpine - Women
Downhill: Picabo Street, silver, 1994; Hilary Lindh, silver, 1992 Super G: Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, gold, 1994 Giant Slalom: Andy Mead Lawrence, gold, 1952; Debbie Armstrong, gold/Christin Cooper, silver in 1984 Slalom: Andy Mead Lawrence, gold, 1952; Gretchen Fraser, gold, 1948 Combined: Gretchen Fraser, silver, 1948
PRIMARY INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES www.usskiteam.com www.ussnowboarding.com www.usocpressbox.org
STIEGLER 9th AFTER COMBINED SLALOM Downhill Rescheduled for Saturday SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 17) - Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY), competing in her first Olympics, is the top American following the slalom portion of the women's combined as she sits in ninth. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) is in 11th and Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN) is 15th. Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) did not finish her second run.
Going into Saturday's downhill, Austrian Marlies Schild leads the field with a time of 1:21.22 over her two slalom runs at the Colle venue. Croatian Janica Kostelic is second in 1:21.68 and Austrian Kathrin Zettel is in third with a time of 1:21.75. The downhill will now be run Saturday starting at 2 p.m. (Torino time).

XX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Sestriere, ITA - Feb. 17, 2006 Women's Combined Slalom
1. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:21.22 2. Janica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:21.68 3. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:21.75 4. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:22.06 5. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:22.07 -- 9. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo., 1:23.44 11. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1:24.60 15. Kaylin Richardson, Edina, Minn., 1:25.00 -- Did not finish 2nd run: Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo.
US Ski & Snowboard Teams

Vail Beaver Creek
March 4 Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge It's free, its' fun, and it's open to all ages and abilities-and there are tons of great prizes! March 8-April 12 Wednesday Night Free StreetBeat Concerts Rock, jazz, country, and bluegrass every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Vail Village. March 22 - 26 American Ski Classic Skiing legends, entertainment celebrities and corporate America join together on the slopes for the oldest and largest skiing competition and festival of its kind complete with a charitable gala dinner and auction. March 30 - April 2 Best Life Vail Film Festival Independent films, documentaries, short films, we've got em! And we've got world premieres, celebrities, forums and parties to make it even more Hollywood. April 3 - 23 Spring Back To Vail Vail's end-of-the-season bash includes free concerts with national headlining bands, unique competitions and the World Pond Skimming Championships. April 5 - 8 16th Annual Taste of Vail Immerse your senses in flavors, aromas and sights as you enjoy the best wines from over 50 vintners and sample the most exquisite fare from our world-class restaurants. Vail Resorts

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