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Snow Alert for Heavenly, Homewood,Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley Snow Alert for Mammoth Mountain
Snow Alert for Jackson Hole

Squaw Valley
We received a foot of new snow in the past 36 hours and conditions today were perfect! Another huge Sierra storm is upon us bringing us high accumulations of fresh powder. The moisture from the pacific is large and the storm is cold so this weekend Squaw will be blanketed once again by fresh powder, the questions is how many feet?
Don't miss out on all the fun events this weekend at Squaw. Opening ceremonies of Snow Festival including fireworks and the torchlight parade, Freestyle Telemark Festival and lots of music, dining and kids activities. The skiing and riding will be epic and there is something for everyone at Squaw so bring the whole family and we'll see you here!
Tah0e snow Festival
This year the 25th Annual North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival celebration (March 3-12) is back and better than ever. Revitalized in the spirit of Mountain Mardi Gra, the week long celebration is packed with a full calendar of on and off mountain events, parties, live music and shopping & dining specials around the N. Lake Tahoe community. Kick-off the festivities at Squaw Valley for a beautiful TORCHLIGHT PARADE and a colorful FIREWORKS show on Friday night. Stick around for the Opening Ceremonies PARTY at the Olympic Plaza with DJ music from Space Cowboys, DJ Step daddy, Chubby Reign and live music from the Boogie Monsters!

BIG AIR COMP AND RAIL EXPO kick off the Festival with the Freestyle Expo at Squaw Valley USA. The Big Air contest is from 11am-1pm. The telemark Rail Jam is from 3pm-4pm. Come out and demo the latest equipment. , Registration for events go to toughguyproductions.com. Helmets and health insurance required. Part two of the festival is the Big Mountain Tele Comp scheduled for Sat. at Alpine Meadows. More info. call 530-583-6985.

Cardrona - New Zealand

The Cardrona family is starting to reassemble in readiness for the start of the season with our summer crew working on snowmaking, a fourth kids centre, and a new advanced coaching centre.
But more of that next week, what you really want to know is our early bird Season Pass price...
Cardrona Season Passes 2006, Please download the Adobe pdf Season Pass application form

The Banff Centre
Music and Sound Winter Concert Series Until March 23, 2006 Join us for the last month of the series, featuring a brilliant cast of over 40 international musicians and special guests. Concert Night Out: Banff Centre musicians collaborate with a variety of internationally-renowned visiting artists to present dynamic and diverse concerts. This month's artists include: March 3 - Resident musicians. March 10 - Jean Landa, oboe. March 17 - Marina Hoover, cellist. March 23 - Jupiter String Quartet. Music at Noon: Concerts feature a range of music, from the classics of the great masters to funky jazz beats and the exciting works of modern composers.
Canmore Sundays: Enjoy a spectacular concert of beautiful chamber music, performed by an incredible cast of international musicians.

March 1 - Douglas Kennedy - It's the Story, Stupid March 13 - Mountain Culture Speakers' Series - In the Footsteps of Zeus March 25 - Opening Reception - Lida Abdul Exhibition March 26 - Meet the Artist - Lida Abdul

Until March 2 - Kent Monkman • Paul Chaat Smith Until March 12- Jimmie Durham: Knew Urk March 9 - April 24 - Lida Abdul Exhibition March 9 - June 18 - Lynne Cohen Exhibition March 13 - April 30 - In the Footsteps of Zeus Ongoing - Winning Images - 2005 Banff Mountain Photography Competition Banff Centre

Swiss Info - Avalanche Research
- The Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research was founded in 1931 in Bern. - The first "snow laboratory" was built at 2,662m on the Weissfluhjoch above Davos five years later. - The institute does research and publishes daily avalanche warning bulletins for Switzerland. - It was integrated into the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research in 1989.
Swiss Federal Institute Snow and Avalanche Research

Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta.
Extended Spring Schedule We plan to remain open daily through May 7th and weekends only through May 29th, conditions permitting.

By fall of 2006, Snowbird’s original Peruvian lift will be taken out and replaced with a new high-speed quad connected to Mineral Basin by a 565-foot tunnel under Gorilla Pass
The Tunnel… Snowbird recently began a two-year project constructing a new chairlift and tunnel in Peruvian Gulch. By fall of 2006, Snowbird’s original Peruvian lift will be taken out and replaced with a new high-speed quad.
While the base will stay near the original base shack, the top station will be located below the steepest Chip’s Run pitch, an approximately 2,600-vertical-foot rise. At the top of the lift, a 565-foot tunnel with a conveyor lift will provide access to Mineral Basin. The expected completion date of the Peruvian Gulch project is fall of 2006.
Chairlift Stats
8,000 linear feet long Approximately 2,600-vertical-foot rise Approximately 1,800 passengers per hour Estimated 8 minute lift ride 6,000 square foot lift base area

Snowbird Mountain Stats Average Annual Snowfall: 500” Vertical Drop: 3,240’ Base Elevation: 7,760’ Top Elevation: 11,000’ Skiable Acres: 2,500’ Terrain: 27% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 35% Advanced Number of Runs: 89 Lifts: 1 tram, 3 quads, 7 doubles

Jackson Hole
Revolution Tour-USSA Western Open Regional Champs- Slope Style Start Date: March 10, 2006 End Date: March 11, 2006 Type of Event: Competition Location: On Mountain
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort stop of the Revolution tour is open to any rider with a USSA membership. All USSA age classes will compete at the same site for each discipline, with the exception of the FIS sanctioned SBX competition, which requires all riders to be 15 years old by December 31, 2005 with a current FIS license. Field size will be limited to the first 80 men, 40 women in each discipline and 20 athletes under the age of 12.
Revolution Tour-USSA Western Open Regional Champs- Boardercross Start Date: March 12, 2006 Type of Event: Race Location: On Mountain
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort stop of the Revolution tour is open to any rider with a USSA membership. All USSA age classes will compete at the same site for each discipline, with the exception of the FIS sanctioned SBX competition, which requires all riders to be 15 years old by December 31, 2005 with a current FIS license. Field size will be limited to the first 80 men, 40 women in each discipline and 20 athletes under the age of 12. March 19 Head-to-head Telemark Giant Slalom race. Register from 8:00-9:15 am at JHMR Nordic Center. Race starts at 10am.
Jackson Hole Freeskiing Open March 22-23 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proud to host the 3rd stop on the Subaru US Freeskiing Series. 100 of North America's best freeskiers, including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Sponsored Skier Lynsey Dyer, will compete in Casper Bowl in an event not to be missed! Spectators welcome!
Life Link/Dynafit Randonee Rally March 25 The Randonee Rally is a ski mountaineering race held annually at JHMR. Competitors skin up and ski down some of the toughest terrain that Jackson Hole has to offer.
Mechanical Bull Rodeo March 24 - 26 Cowboy up and test your skills on a mechanical bull! 2:00pm - 5:00pm daily outside the Mangy Moose.
The TRAM Bull Wheel turns ,....
For Winter 2006/07

With the absence of the tram, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will implement the following measures to ensure guests can ski or ride 100% of the mountain, lift out of the base is quick and efficient, and lift access to the summit of Rendezvous Bowl and the infamous Jackson Hole backcountry terrain remains.
1. Pending Forest Service approval we will construct a temporary double chairlift up Rendezvous Bowl. The alignment will follow skiers left through the trees to just below Corbet's Cabin. Named East Ridge Chair, the five minute ride will be accessible via Sublette. The design for East Ridge Chair is taking into consideration the sometimes severe weather conditions in Rendezvous Bowl, with an attempt to maximize the available operating time.
2. We will purchase 18 new cabins for the Bridger Gondola (our main "workhorse" lift that operates from the base to the Headwall, 2730' vertical rise). This will increase uphill capacity from the base by an additional 600 skiers per hour from 1800 to 2400 on this lift. (The aerial tram currently represents uphill capacity of less than 300 an hour from the base).
3. Potentially increase uphill capacity on Thunder Chair by adding extra chairs.
For complete details and more news,
Jackosn hole


"first track" swinging start Time: 07:40 You get to the ski area before the start of the timetable and are first "in the swing". From 08.30 - 10.30 breakfast buffet in the Trockener Steg Restaurant. Price: CHF 20.- (only for holders of a valid skipass, to be shown on buying ticket). Ticket to be purchased the day before at the Snow- & Alpine Center or the valley station Matterhorn glacier paradise. Min. group size: 10 people. Talstation Matterhorn glacier paradise (14E / 105)
Sledding at Furi Time: 19:30 A special ride from Zermatt to Furi at 7.30 p.m., meeting at the resort station of the Matterhorn glacier paradise. Price: CHF 8.- one way. N.B.: Since this is a special excursion your ski-pass is not valid. No other reductions Matterhorn Express (13E / 105)
One-day ski tours for groups On touring skis experience the glacier world around Zermatt, seen at its best. Pfulwe 3155 m, Cima di Jazzi 3804 m, Fluhhorn 3317 m. Price: CHF 180.- per person Reservations up to 7.00 p.m. on the previous day in the Alpin Center Zermatt, 027 966 24 60
Fly by helicopter to any ski departure point around Zermatt, which would otherwise be difficult to reach. Monte Rosa 4250 m, price CHF 350.- per person, Alphubeljoch 3782 m, price CHF 315.- per person Reservations up to 7.00 p.m. on the day before at the "Alpin Center" Zermatt, 027 966 24 60
Off-piste skiing
Skiers don't have to content themselves with just skiing on the pistes! We will guide you down slopes in their natural state to isolated valleys. If we have sufficient participants we offer these guided tours for groups at the price of CHF 165.- / EUR 110.- per person. For information and reservations contact the "Alpin Center", Mountain Guides' Office, tel. 027 966 24 60 Alpin Center (8F / 111)

21st Triftji Bump Bash Classic April 13 - 16, 2006 Mogul ski race for all-comers. Bump Bash


Six new glades runs this year at Bohemia Glade skiing opening this season at Bohemia's sister ski resort Porcupine Mountain with over 6 new glade runs
Best Powder Skiing in the Midwest! Goldilocks - Located in the Bears den this glade run located between polar bear and Black bear take the skier/rider right beside the infamous
forbidden cliffs
(don’t drop these 60-footers) .
Facing mostly east this glade run should be great with snow all season long. Mt Bohemia

The 5:00am snow report said 7" at mid-mountain and 20 degrees, awesome!
The snow that fell last night and covered Steamboat in nature's winter comforter was nice, light and fluffy....perfect.
Once at the top we headed down Norther to find the medium sized bumps covered in deep whip cream-like snow. I was pleased to find that the snow had also bonded very well to the existing base. Lately the sun has tricked us into thinking these winter dumps may be over, giving us some great spring skiing, but not today!

Next we headed up Four Points to check out what my friend Joey calls the gut of the mountain. All of it was really sweet - Hurricane, Rainbow, Lower Rainbow Trees, Moonlight gully - the list goes on. Powder turns with a firm but very carvable base underneath. Off the top of Sundown Express we shot into the trees for more untouched lines down to the Morningside lift. At the top we took the Ridge to Deso's Descent and over to Flying Z. All the while just trying not to fall down from pure joy, the snow was unbelieveable! And now, to top it all off, the sun is out!
Put on your powder face and get out there, spring dumps this light do not come very often.
Eric B

Garmisch -Partenkirchen - Germany

Until late spring, the glacier skiing region atop the Zugspitze attracts alpine-skiers, snowboarders, carvers, and freestylers, who also appreciate the traditional and safe descents on artificial snow. Beyond the well-maintained ski slopes, however, the Zugspitze region is a veritable El Dorado for deep-snow enthusiasts.
Whether beginner or racing expert, you are sure to find your favorite ski slope. There are a total of 118 kms (73 miles) of downhill runs of all difficulty levels, including the world famous "Kandahar", Germany’s only downhill run with a "World Cup License."
Tobogganing at the Hausberg On Wednesdays and Fridays the Hausbergbahn will run until 08.00 p.m. for tobogganers. The Bayernhaus will serve Gluehwein An unforgettable experience:

Zugspitz Night with Bavarian Dinner Buffet Snow biking - action with a lot of fun Do you love fun and action in wintertime and do you always want to try something new? Then rent a snow bike and powder through the amazing snow scenery..
RED BULL GAP SESSION - 11. März 2006

Garmisch -Partenkirchen

Cortina d'Ampezzo- Italy
Weather conditions Mostly sunny, slightly cloudy Temperature top 09:00 -14 Temperature base 09:00 -7 Depth of snow top 140 Depth of snow base 50 Last snowfall 25 February 2006 Wind force gentle breeze (gale force 3) wind direction south-east Conditions slopes Powdersnow Number of open lifts 35 of 36 Number of open slopes 67 of 68 No. of kilometres 115 of 115 Conditions Crosscountry Very good

Big Sky
Weather: It's going to be another bluebird day! Sunny skies and calm winds out of the SE. Temperature: 37 ° to 10 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-10 from South East New Overnight Snow: 0" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 5" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 10" Base Snow Depth: 65-95" Surface Conditions: Powder, 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 It's going to be a big weekend here at Big Sky. Saturday is Bike-N-Bash, a race that pits bikes, skis and boards against one another. And then Sunday is the 3rd Pipe Jam comp. Both events are always fun to watch as well as participate in! Big Sky

Val Gardena

Weather Changeable and cold. From the west again some cloud banks will push in, but especially in the south during the day also longer sunny spells are expected. In the north again denser clouds will push in in the afternoon.
Either ZZ Top stopped by OR

There was and Ice sclupture event

Photo: Val Gardena Marketing

Snow & Sun Spring
The SunSkiRun offers are valid from 25th March to 18th April 2006. If you stay for 6 days, you will receive 1 day free (6+1).
Tis offer is valid for accomodation and ski pass. This special offer is valid for all accomodation facilities, which participate in this action and are marked with the particular symbol (sun). 7 = 6 7 nights for the price of 6 6 = 5 6 day ski pass for the price of 5 Discounts also on group skiing courses and skiing equipment hire. The offer is valid from 25th March 2006 to the end of season (18 April 2006). The north-westerly flow will bring further cold and occasionally humid air masses to the Alps.
Val Gardena


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