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Snow alert for Jackson Hole Snow alert for Tahoe Basin, sugar Bowl, Kirkwood, Mammoth Squaw

New Snow: 0cm/0in Mountain Base: 182cm/72in Village: -3C/26F Mid Mountain: -7C/19F Top: -7C/19F Sky: Cloudy Runs Open: 117/117 Today’s Forecast: A mix of sun and cloud. Increasing cloud in the afternoon with some flurries by the late afternoon. Wind southwest 25 km/h. Highs near plus 2.
Extended Outlook: Thursday and Friday. Yet another upper trough will move towards the B.C. coast on Thursday and then swing into western Canada on Friday. This should maintain the unsettled weather giving a few flurries at times with the best chance of a few cms occurring on Friday. The snow level will remain near 1300 metres with daytime temperatures just a few degrees above freezing.
Sun Peaks

Marmot Basin
Women’s mogul World Cup Champion, and mogul freestyle skiing Olympic gold medal winner, Jenn Heil, will be in Jasper April 14th – 16th. Jenn will appear at Marmot April 15th. She will be available for an autograph/photo session from 10 am – noon at Marmot. From 1 pm – 3 pm, Marmot guests will have a chance to ski with the gold medal winner.
On Saturday night, April 15th, Guests staying at the Lobstick, Amethyst Lodge or Marmot Lodge will be invited to a cocktail style reception for Jenn Heil. Mountain Park Lodges are a proud, official sponsor of Jenn Heil. The reception is open to guests of the Mountain Park Lodges only, and will take place from 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Skyline Lounge at the Lobstick lodge.
Marmot To Stay Open Until May 1


World Powder 8 Championships at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing in Blue River, BC, from April 8 – 15.

Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine will host the second annual “Heat up the Rockies” festival from April 22-30th in the scenic Banff/Lake Louise area. This exciting festival will feature: In Banff: Skate Jam/ Mobile Skate park 3 on 3 Ball hockey Tournament Climbing Wall Live outdoor concert on Banff Ave Beer Gardens Food Fair Pool Party Outdoor BBQ’s On Mountain: Sunshine Village will rock with the Molson Canadian Peak Party and the Rob Bosigner memorial Weekend including fun challenges and the Kinder Cup races. Lake Louise kicks off their spring concert series and their Annual Spring Episode featuring:
Live entertainment Kokanee Beer Gardens & BBQ featuring the Glacier girls Appleton’s Spring Splash Shop Showdown Competition RCR Employee Olympics
With fantastic events, concerts and activities, awesome spring ski conditions and great deals on packages, there isn’t a better time to visit the Banff/Lake Louise area than springtime.

Book your ski package during April 22-30th and receive your complimentary VIP Heat up the Rockies Party Pass for the best après parties and party pack.
Lake Louise

March 2006 has arrived with copious amounts of fresh new powder making for excellent skiing/boarding in the beautiful Purcell Mountains. Spring skiing with RK Heliski has never been better! Enjoy one day of superb powder skiing in the gorgeous Purcell backcountry for only $679. One day is all you need to create memories of a lifetime!


Sölden ski area boasts a great many of highlights. Outstanding corn snow slopes, endless powder stashes, relaxation at Sölden's Freizeit Arena leisure center or the new Aqua Dome Spa & Wellness Resort in Längenfeld, sunshine skiing and sunbathing at the glacier, plus entertaining parties among friends. April is the best season for memorable skiing holidays. And there are plenty of reasons.

Sölden, 1,377 m 30.0 cm
Giggijoch, 2,300 m 100.0 cm
Glacier, 2,800 m 350.0 cm
Skiing at its finest on one of Austria's largest glacier areas. Rettenbach Glacier and Tiefenbach Glacier feature not less than 20 km² of perfectly groomed slopes surrounded by the stunning Alpine scenery. The Glacier Ski Areas are easily accessible by bus or car, following the highest » Panorama Road within the entire Eastern Alps. (Length: 14 km from Sölden to the Glacier). Both Glaciers are connected to each other by the scenic, 1,7 km long "Rosi Mittermeier Road Tunnel". Skiers can take advantage of the oustanding Ski Tunnel, situated at 3.240 m above sea level, that guarantees a quick and easy change from Rettenbach Glacier to Tiefenbach Glacier. 10 state-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with an average capacity of 20.000 persons per hour and 38 km of immaculate ski runs ensure perfect skiing holidays, especially in autumn and early winter. As Tiefenbach Glacier is characterized by its gently rolling and broad slopes, it makes a truly unique haven for beginners or all those who perfer skiing at a more leiseurely place.
Facts & Figures: • Rettenbach Glacier (2.675 – 3.250m) • Tiefenbach Glacier (2.795 – 3.249m) • 10 Ski lifts (3 gondolas, 2 chair liftse, 5 T-bar lifts) • 38 km of Ski Runs (blue runs: 25 km, red runs: 13 km) • Rettenbach Glacier Restaurant (seating 500 persons) • Tiefenbach Glacier Restaurant (seating 600 persons) • Schi Schools • Sport Shops • Car Park for private cars and buses

US Nationals
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME -- (March 27) - For the second straight season, Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured the slalom and combined gold medals Monday at the TD Banknorth U.S. Alpine Championships. Ligety skied first and led all the way in the slalom, winning in 1:33.26 with Olympic teammate Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH), the 2004 U.S. SL champion, laying down the fastest second run to take the silver medal in 1:33.35. Vermonters Chip Knight (Stowe) - the 1996 U.S. SL champion here at Sugarloaf USA - and Cody Marshall (Pittsfield) tied for the bronze in 1:34.58.
2006 TD BANKNORTH U.S. ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sugarloaf, ME - March 27, 2006 Men's Slalom 1. Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, 1:33.26 2. Jimmy Cochran, Keene, N.H., 1:33.35 3. (tie) Chip Knight, Stowe, Vt., and Cody Marshall, Pittsfield, Vt., 1:34.58 each 5. Tom Rothrock, Cashmere, Wash., 1:34.75 6. Drew Roberts, Steamboat Springs, Colo., 1:35.11 7. David Chodounsky, Crested Butte, Colo., 1:35.65 8. Stefan Hughes, Killington, Vt., 1:36.57 9. Steve Nyman, Orem, Utah, 1:36.63 10. Zach Brown, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1:36.69

-- Women's Slalom 1. Kaylin Richardson, Edina, Minn., 1:41.26 2. Caitlin Ciccone, Bethlehem, N.H., 1:4.85 3. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1:42.74 4. Lucia Zikova, Czech Republic, 1:43.74 5. Jilyne McDonald, Bellevue, Wash., 1:43.62 6. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo., 1:43.99 7. Laurel Carter, Norwich, Vt., 1:44.24 8. Megan Hughes, Killington, Vt., 1:44.31 9. Jamie Kingsbury, Fayston, Vt., 1:44.63 10. Abbi Lathrop, North Conway, N.H., 1:45.36

--Inspiring Photography Workshop on April 19, part of the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival-- Whistler, BC - March 27, 2006 - Whether you're an aspiring photographer looking for the opportunity to turn pro, and break into the scene, or an amateur just looking to learn the tricks of the trade of how to properly shoot action sport photography, you won't want to miss the Pro Photographer Forum. This year, the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival has teamed up with Wheelsandwax.com, the online source for action sports photography, and Dakine to bring you an educational seminar unlike any other led by some of the most successful photographers in the world. This insightful workshop will prelude the world-renowned Pro Photographer Showdown, on April 19 from 1:00-4:00pm at the TELUS Whistler Conference Centre, as part of the Festival's legendary 10-day celebration fusing music, arts and sports from April 14-23. whistler 2006


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