Winter Still in Full Swing! With nearly FOUR FEET of fresh powder in 36 hours and over SEVEN feet of new snow in the past two weeks, March is nowhere near ready to go "out like a lamb." These storms continue to blanket Lake Tahoe's largest resort with top-to-bottom powder and the forecast calls for even more in the coming days, setting Heavenly up for an epic season of spring skiing and riding!
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME -- Bud Light Reggae Festival
With 10 bands performing over 4 days, Sugarloaf/USA's 18th annual Bud Light Reggae Festival on April 6-9 promises to be the biggest and best ever. The sounds of the Caribbean will be heard throughout the Sugarloaf Village from Thursday night right through Sunday afternoon. The line up is equally split between crowd favorite Reggae Festival veterans and first-time Sugarloaf performers
Upcoming Events March 17 St. Patrick's Day Celebration with the Gobshites at the Widowmaker March 18 Bud Light presents Violent Femmes March 19 Kids Pay Their Age Day March 25-29 U.S. Alpine Championships
Timberline Lodge _ Mt Hood
Bluebird skies, calm winds, and plenty of snow. Sounds like the perfect combination for yet another epic day of skiing and riding. Join us for the first official day of Spring here on the slopes of Historic Timberline Lodge.
Don't forget, Timberline and Ski Bowl have paired up to bring you a special deal. Receive 25% off your lift tickets purchase at either ski area simply by showing your current season pass! (You do need to show your season pass to take advantage of this great offer.)
If you're joining us on SATURDAY or SUNDAY, be sure to ask about CAT SKIING on PALMER. Cat Skiing is complimentary with your purchased lift ticket.
Timberline Lodge - Mt Hood
Vail - Beaver Creek
Sunshine-filled days and soft snow are the trademarks of spring skiing, but with all the snow so far this season, spring conditions are better than ever. Not only is the snow amazing, but some of the best events of the season are right around the corner.
Don't miss spring skiing! 4 Night/4 Day packages from $181 per person.
Snow Conditions - Mid Mountain (As of 5:30am)
Total 24 hrs Last 48 hrs
5"/13 cm 10"/25 cm
Past 7 days Snow Conditions
15"/38 cm Powder/Packed Powder
Occasional snow, mainly before 5pm. High near 40. NW wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
US Ski Team News
KEARNEY, ROARK GO 3-4 AT WORLD CUP FINALS
PENTICTON, B.C. (March 18) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) finished third Saturday in moguls at World Cup Finals, her fourth top-3 of the 2006 season, as U.S. skiers had four women in their top 10 in the last World Cup contest of the winter. U.S. men, led by Tim Preston (Campton, NH) in fifth, had three in the top 10 at Apex Mountain Resort.
FREESTYLE WORLD CUP -World Cup Finals
Apex Mountain Resort
1. Dale Begg-Smith, Australia, 27.04 points
2. Warren Tanner, Canada, 26.84
3. Guilbaut Colas, France, 26.27
4. Marc-Andre Moreau, Canada, 26.22
5. Tim Preston, Campton, N.H., 25.90
6. David Babic, Washington, Vt., 25.84
9. David Digravio, Farmington, Maine, 25.38
1. Nikola Sudova, Czech Republic, 26.70
2. Jennifer Heil, Canada, 26.60
3. Hannah Kearney, Norwich, Vt., 26.38
4. Michelle Roark, Denver, 26.32
5. Kari Traa, Norway, 26.15
6. Shelly Robertson, Reno, Nev., 25.91
10. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, N.Y., 25.03
13. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif., 24.82
14. Emiko Torito, Denver, 24.75
15. Heather McPhee, Bozeman, Mont., 24.30
16. Eliza Outtrim, Hamden, Conn., 24.15
For complete results:
US Ski Team
SHAUN WHITE COMPLETES THE PERFECT SEASON WITH U.S. OPEN VICTORY
STRATTON, Vt. (March 18) - Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) completed the perfect season Saturday winning his first U.S. Open halfpipe, while Australian Olympian Torah Bright took the women's event. The 20-year-old "Flying Tomato" swept the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix series before winning the X Games and the Olympic title.
JENNIFER HUDAK TAKES SECOND AT WORLD CUP FINALS SKI HALFPIPE
PENTICTON, B.C. (March 17) - Jennifer Hudak (Park City, UT) laid down a strong final run Friday to finish second in the ski halfpipe contest at World Cup Finals behind reigning world champion Sarah Burke of Canada. Jessica Cumming (Wilton, CT) was 11th.
Burke received 37.9 points for her first run and it held up. Hudak , whose 32.5 from her first run would have made her second, anyway, got 33.9 for her final run to hold off Norwegian Ingrid Bertsen, a Middlebury College graduate who also skis moguls. The field of 12 was cut to six after the qualifying round.
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Crystal Mountain, WA- With over 400 inches of snow falling this season already and a 159 inch base, Crystal Mountain Management has decided to extend the ski season thru at least Sunday, April 16th. Crystal Mountain was originally set to close on Sunday, April 9th. All 2005-2006 season passes & ticket vouchers will be honored until the final closing date. Chairlifts will continue to run daily from 9am-4pm.
Since we will now be open on Easter we will continue with the Easter Sunrise Service tradition. The service will take place at the top of Crystal Mountain, near the Summit House Restaurant. Lifts will begin uploading at 5:00am until 5:45am. The Service will begin at 6:30am. All foot passengers must download to the base area by 8am, lifts will open at 9am as usual. No ticket is required for foot passengers to ride the lift. Anyone wishing to take skis or a snowboard must purchase a lift ticket or have a pass. There will be one window open for ticket sales from 5:15am-5: 45am. A continental breakfast will be available at the summit house starting at 5:30am.
Photo: Crystal Marketing Dept
You also won’t want to miss your chance to join us next weekend, March 25th-26th, at the North American Snowboarding Finals (NorAm Finals). This is the alpine snowboarding championship of the US Snowboarding and the Canadian Snowboarding Federation. At the 2006 NorAm Finals we will crown an American and Canadian National Champion in the men’s and women’s Parallel Giant Salomon (PGS) and Parallel Salomon (PSL).
Nor Am Finals