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Stevens Pass - Wa

Stevens Pass

Crystal Mountain - Wa
We received 8" at the summit and 4" at the base in the past 24 hours! Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Time: 7:30am Weather: Clear and cool! Winds: From the SW at about 18mph. Base Temperature: 28 degrees Base Snow Depth: 94 inches Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 4 inches Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 6 inches Summit Temperature: 20 degrees Summit Snow Depth: 143 inches Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 8 inches
What's Happening at Crystal Mountain: We're starting March off on the right foot...with new snow that is! These are some of the best conditions we've seen in years this time of the season. It sure doesn't look or feel like March. The mountain is covered beautifully and powder in prevalent. We hope to see you soon, there are only 5 weeks left of the ski season so come and get it while you can...not to mention while it's good!!
March 8 Military Appreciation Ski Day (1/2 priced tickets with military ID) March 15-18 Silver King Freeride Competition March 18 Ken Lucas Telefair March 18 Sturtevants Spring Fling Demo March 18 Dirt Bag Ball (fundraiser for the Ski Patrol and best party of the year) March 25-26 NorAm Finals & US/Canadian Championship Alpine Snowboarding Event April 3-7 Spring Fling Theme Day (TBA) ski Crystal

8-14" of NEW SNOW! 260-433" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: Sunny start staying mostly clear. Max: High 20s.
3/11 Telemark Camp: For Strong Intermediate through Expert Telemark Skiers. Expedition Kirkwood’s newest adventure camp is for the telemark skier aspiring to big mountain skiing. Our guides will lead campers into their favorite terrain while giving necessary tips and tactics to allow for big mountain progression.
3/11 Women's Only Snowboard Camp: Join Expedition Kirkwood's top female coaches as they share their secrets to all mountain riding and success. If you are a female rider looking for the camaraderie of an all female environment and the confidence to tame some of the rowdiest terrain in Tahoe, Expedition Kirkwood's One Day Women's Camps are the answer. Also come out and meet the Burton Women's Team riders.
3/12 Backcountry Awareness Clinic: Learn the basic skills needed to venture into the backcountry in this six-hour course that includes avalanche awareness and avoidance, equipment usage, snow observations, and safe terrain travel. Clinics are led by pro patrollers and are limited to 12 participants; strong intermediate and up skill level needed.
3/18-3/19 - 2 Day Women's Camp: The weekend begins with a continental breakfast. Our certified female instructors then take you out on the slopes to give tips on technique, finding the best line, how to read a slope, and terrain selection. Lunch and a video analysis (weather permitting) are included. Finish off the first day with a relaxing yoga class taught by Kirkwood's resident yoga guru. A private wine and hors devours après ski party tops everything off.
For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall totals, visit www.kirkwood.com Kirkwood


FIS Ski News

Olympic Highlights: Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard
Kostelic (CRO) & Dorfmeister (AUT)
Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) 15 nations celebrated medals in the 20 Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard events held in Sestriere/San Sicario, Sauze D’Oulx and Bardonecchia, respectively.
Three established queens of Alpine Skiing left Torino with the much-coveted Olympic gold medals they came for: Michaela Dorfmeister (AUT) became the speed queen of the Games, adding two gold medals to her already distinguished collection of career championship medals. Janica Kostelic (CRO), who despite fighting illness clinched the gold in the ladies’ combined, became the all-time Olympic medal leader in the ladies’ Alpine Skiing now with six total medals, four of which gold, bypassing Vreni Schneider (SUI) who won five medals in her time. Sweden’s Anja Pärson also grew her career tally of Olympic medals to five, now including the first gold that she won in the slalom. The biggest surprises of the Games on the ladies’ side were seen in the giant slalom where 21-year-old Julia Mancuso won the gold medal for the USA, Tanja Poutiainen, in 2nd place, won the first-ever Alpine Skiing Olympic medal for Finland, and though there was no surprise in Sweden claiming bronze, its owner, Anna Ottosson, was unexpected.
In the men’s Alpine Skiing, Austria took advantage of the failures of the other pre-Games favorites to dominate the mountains, in addition to some unexpected winners. The first surprise was the victory in the downhill by Antoine Deneriaz who became the fifth downhill Olympic champion from France. Equally surprising was the victory by up-and-coming Ted Ligety (USA) in the men’s combined with Ivica Kostelic (CRO) grabbing silver in a rare brother-and-sister medal-winning act at the same Olympic Winter Games. In the men’s super-G, Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) became just the second male skier, after Alberto Tomba (ITA), to successfully defend an Olympic gold medal while also bolstering his already comfortable lead in the all-time Olympic medal rankings for Alpine Skiing which he leads with eight total medals (4-2-2), winning three out of the six super-G races that have been staged since its introduction to the Olympic program in 1988 (Albertville 1992, Salt Lake City 2002 and Torino 2006) and an incredible 20 medals from the Olympics and FIS World Ski Championships combined. Benjamin Raich (AUT) became the only double Olympic Champion in the men’s Alpine Skiing by winning the giant slalom and slalom. It was also the first time that one country won all three medals in the men’s slalom. Before the Austrian triumph in Sestriere, three other nations had managed to win all three medals in an Alpine Skiing event but never before in slalom. Japan just missed its first men’s Olympic Alpine Skiing medal since Chiharu Igaya won silver in Cortina in 1956, as Kentaro Minagawa tied for fourth, just 0.03 off the slalom podium.

AUDI FIS Alpine World Cup Current Prize Money Ranking - AUDI FIS Alpine World Cup
Before the final World Cup competitions, the men’s prize money ranking in the FIS Alpine World Cup is led by double Olympic Champion and current overall World Cup leader Benni Raich (AUT) with total earnings of CHF 330,300. On the ladies’ side, the most successful female Alpine Olympian of all times, Janica Kostelic (CRO) leads the pack with earnings of CHF 359,646.
Men: 1. Benjamin Raich (AUT) 330,300. 2. Michael Walchhofer (AUT) 258,318. 3. Hermann Maier (AUT) 192,212. 4. Giorgio Rocca (ITA) 189,273. 5. Daron Rahlves (USA) 188,228. 6. Bode Miller (USA) 170,944. 7. Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) 121,899. 8. Fritz Strobl (AUT) 119,600. 9. Kalle Palander (FIN) 119,244. 10. Marco Büchel (LIE) 117,097.

Krasnoe Ozero Russia
The FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Freestyle Skiing will be taking place in Krasnoe Ozero (RUS) from March 3rd– 6th, 2006. 170 athletes have been entered from 20 nations, including several athletes who also participated in the Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006. The organizers and courses are well on their way to welcome the competitors for four events (Moguls, Dual Moguls, Aerials and Ski Cross) for each gender. Approximately 30 competitors have registered for the aerials competitions, more than 40 competitors for ski cross that debuts in this year’s championships, with the rest competing in moguls and/or dual moguls. FIS Ski

US Ski Team News

JISAN FOREST, South Korea (March 1) - World champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) finished third and World Cup rookie David Digravio (Farmington, ME) reached his first podium Wednesday as the World Cup moguls schedule resumed after the Olympics. Olympic champions and current World Cup leaders Jennifer Heil of Canada and Australian Dale Begg-Smith each won their competition. Heil had 27.45 points while 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kari Traa of Norway (26.93) while Kearney, gold medalist at the World Championships last March in Finland, had 26.33. Two other U.S. women finished in the top 10 with Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, NY) ninth and Michelle Roark (Winter Park, CO) 10th. FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Jisan Forest Resort, KOR - March 1, 2006
Moguls (16 make finals)
Men 1. Dale Begg-Smith, Austrialia, 26.55 points
2. Gilbaut Colas, France, 26.44
3. David Digravio, Farmington, Maine, 26.25
4. David Babic, Washington, Vt., 25.91
5. (tie) Sami Mustonen, Finland, and Pierre Ochs, France, 25.79 each
28. Tim Preston, Campton, N.H.,
1. Jennifer Heil, Canada, 27.45
2. Kari Traa, Norway, 26.93
3. Hannah Kearney, Norwich, Vt., 26.33
4. Stephanie St. Pierre, Canada, 25.51
5. Helena Soduva, Czech Republic, 25.28
9. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, N.Y., 24.88
10. Michelle Roark, Denver, 24.70
13. Shelly Robertson, Reno, Nev., 24.17
15. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif., 23.77
21. Emiko Torito, Denver
24. Eliza Outtrim, Hamden, Conn.

For complete results:

Us Ski Team

Yongpyong Resort in Koread was a finalist in the selection process for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yongpyong Resort is the most popular ski resort in Korea. It is well known in Europe and Asia from holding several successful international events, such as the World Cup Ski Contest and Winter Asian Games.
Here is a site in English with summaries of Korean resorts.
Life In Korea

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