Snow alert for Snowbird / Alta / SnowBasin
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb
Snow alert for Mt Hood / Mt Hood Meadows
Snow alert for Lake Tahoe basin , Kirkwood, Mammoth Mountain
Snow alert for Saas - Fee
10-14" of NEW SNOW!
295-487" of snowfall this season to date.
3/11, Sat.- Echo to Kirkwood Tour and Race: Journey across 13 miles of stunning Sierra scenery on a well-marked backcountry route. The trail begins at Echo Summit and crosses the Sierra crest to finish at the Kirkwood Cross-Country and Snowshoe Center. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the Echo Summit SnoPark. Log onto www.ednsp.org for information.
3/11-3/12, Sat.-Sun.- Marmot Six Summit Peak Pursuit, Part Of The Life-Link 2006 Ski Mountaineering Race Series & Backcountry Festival: Advanced backcountry skiers and riders will test their limits in the ultimate ski tour of the season. Participants will race up and down the mountain as they set out to bag the six peaks that punctuate Kirkwood's ridgeline. A host of other programs await those looking to get off the beaten trail, including daily Conditions Clinics, Full Moon Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe Tour, Beacon Basin Transiever Training Area, Ridgeline Snowshoe Trek, Backcountry Awareness Clinic, Steeps Camps for skiers and riders, equipment demos, info booths and more! For more information call (209)258-7406 or visit http://www.life-link.com
3/11, Sat.- 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.
Switzerland is not all about snow, skiing or boarding, chocolate and cheese. Even in the middle of winter, Switzerland has much more to offer than wonderful ski resorts, lively après-ski bars and unique mountain atmosphere. Both art lovers, gourmet enthusiasts, shoppers and adventurous will also find what they need to fulfil their interests.
White heat ski camp in Davos with M. Bell
Race star, Martin Bell, will be providing some high-intensity instruction with his second White Heat camp this season. The four-time UK Olympian, renowned trainer and TV personality will lead a three-and-a-half-day programme in the world class resort of Davos-Klosters in early March.
Martin will deploy the very latest teaching techniques to develop all-round ski ability for advanced skiers, and there will be video analysis at the end of each ski day.
The Igloo village in Scuol, Graubünden
A night at the Igloo Village offers the possibility to immerse in the ancient tradition of the Inuit and to enjoy the magical winter wonderland of the alpine mountains. And what's more, having your bed right in the middle of a skiing resort gives you a head start on the ski-piste the next morning!
In each Igloo Village you can indulge in the comfort of either a sauna or a whirlpool. Enjoy some mulled wine at the Igloo Bar and for dinner a genuine Gruyère cheese-fondue
» Best Western Early Bird Special
Book your Best Western Hotel early and get up to 30% discount
3 nights in Grächen for the price of 2 - Hotel La Collina
3 nights for the price of 2 including breakfast in the Aparthotel in Grächen, situated in a peaceful and sunny garden. CHF 180.-/EUR 117.-/USD 138.- per person in a double room.
» Snowfun in Switzerland - Engelberg
Hit the slopes from $1058.
» Snowfun in Switzerland - Grindelwald
Hit the slopes from $963.
» Snowfun in Switzerland - Interlaken
Hit the slopes from $845.
Kitzbühel is already getting into the Sun and Fun skiing mood. The trails are in perfect condition, and the first warming rays of sunshine are turning the terraces of the ski huts into a sheer pleasure!
Even though spring is very much in the air, there is still more than enough snow. Up on the Hahnenkamm the white carpet is no less than one meter twenty deep! At the moment the weather gods are adding a few centimeters almost every night, so that skiers can enjoy dream conditions with sunshine and perfect powder the next morning.
And if you have had enough of the mountains by sundown- instead of skiing on an illuminated slope, you will find the less frosty evenings ideal for a serious tour of Kitzbühel's night life. Above all, a visit to the brand-new casino is a must.
As always, the beautiful city in the Alps has lots of new and exciting things to see and do at the moment
Renovation works of the ice stadium began in 2002 and at their completion, the facility will appear radically transformed: a state–of-the-art stadium able to host sport events as well as tourist or cultural ones. At the present, the covering of the ice ring has already been completed so that matches and events can be held in any weather condition. The stands have a seating capacity for 500 people and the tiers can hold 2500 viewers for ice-hockey matches and figure-skating events.
In addition, a new playground for children "Dolomiti Paradise”, has been built inside the structure. The baby park is equipped with anti-shock floor and offers a wide range of wooden toys, see-saws, slides, a short track for electric cars.
During the summer season, “Special for kids” e “Swim&Skate” promotional offers will allow to children free access or reduced entry rates to the play-ground, the ice stadium and the swimming-pool.
Right in the heart of one of Europe's largest skiing areas, Verbier offers you an opportunity to explore hundreds of kilometres of downhill runs for enthusiasts of all levels, groomed daily for your pleasure.
Big snowfalls in Verbier
After a few days of big snowfalls, the Bec des Rosses is now covered with a deep layer of pow. More snow in the days to come... Might be one of the best edition in terms of snow
O'Neill Xtreme by Swatch
From March the 17th till March the 19th, the best freeriders in the world will demonstrate their talent on the north face of the Bec des Rosses (3220m). A breathtaking spectacle
5 resorts (Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon, La Tzoumaz) are tied into one single pass which offers you one of the largest skiable areas in the Alps. It includes 410km of pistes of all standards, 92 ski-lifts and acres of new snow to be freshly tracked.
whistler 2006 Telus Festivival
We have 2" of fresh and it is still snowing. Come on up and join us today for another fun filled day of skiing and riding on the slopes here at Historic Timberline Lodge.
Timberline is proud to host City League Racing every Friday night through March 17th. More information can be found under the City League Racing link on this page.
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 offer great offer.
Shennongjia is situated in western Hubei Province, covering an area of over 3,000 square kilometers. The special terrain here creates a warm and humid climate, making it a paradise for plants and animals at the meeting point of North and South China.
Known as ¡°The Oriental Botanic Garden¡± and the natural gene bank of biological species, it shelters some of the world¡¯s rare or endangered plants and animals, such as Chinese dove trees, South China tigers, white bears and white snakes.
Shennongjia is the ¡°Sacred Green Land¡± in people¡¯s minds, where a primitive natural ecology is well preserved.
US Ski Team News
2006 ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mont Ste. Anne, QUE - March 5, 2006
1. Mikkel Bjoerge, Norway, 1:32.98
2. Romed Baumann, Austria, 1:33.14
3. Sandro Viletta, Switzerland, 1:33.25
4. Stefano Gross, Italy, 1:33.83
5. Tim Kelley, Starksboro, Vt./U.S. Development Team/Mount Mansfield Ski&Snowboard Club, 1:34.16
11. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y./U.S. C Team/New York Ski Education Foundation, 1:35.31
18. Stefan Hughes, Killington, Vt./U.S. Development Team/Killington Ski Team, 1:36.21
21. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, Wash./Sweitzer Alpine Racing School, 1:36.50
30. Chris Beckmann, Altamont N.Y./U.S. C Team/NYSEF, 1:42.64
Marsh Gooding, Steamboat Springs, Colo./Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Le Massif, QUE - March 5, 2006
Women’s Super G
1. Anna Fenninger, Austria, 1:10.96
2. Camilla Borsotti, Italy, 1:11.78
3. Hilary Longhini, Italy, 1:11.89
4. Stefanie Woffner, Austria, 1:11.95
5. Shona Rubens, Canada, 1:12.06
17. Elizabeth Woods, Aspen, Colo./Crested Butte academy, 1:12.98
21T. Celsea Marshall, Pittsfield, Vt./U.S. C Team/Green Mountain Valley School, 1:13.07
23. Megan McJames, Park City, UT/U.S. Development Team/Park City Ski Team, 1:13.27
30. Courtney Hammond, Mercer Island, Wash./Rowmark Academy, 1:13.91
34. Laurenne Ross, Klamath Falls, Ore./Mount Bachelor SEF, 1:14.01
40. Kiley Staples, Park City, UT/Rowmark Academy, 1:14.66
STACEY COOK LEADS U.S. WITH 15TH IN NORWAY
HAFJELL, Norway (March 5) - Olympian Stacey Cook (Truckee, CA) skied Sunday to her first top-15 in a World Cup giant slalom as four U.S. women cracked the top 30 behind Spain's Maria Jose Rienda.
On the last of three days of racing in Norway, Rienda had the fastest second run to win in 2:22.64. It’s her fourth victory of the season, starting with a win during the Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternational in December.
WOMEN’S ALPINE WORLD CUP
Hafjell, NOR - March 5, 2006
Women’s Giant Slalom
1. Maria Jose Rienda, Spain, 2:22.64
2. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 2:22.89
3. Tanja Poutiainen, Finland, 2:23.16
4. Michaela Dorfmeister, Austria, 2:23.29
5. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 2:23.43
15. Stacey Cook, Truckee, Calif., 2:24.79
21. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 2:25.49
23. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 2:25.62
26. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo., 2:26.15
Did not qualify for 2nd run:
Bryna McCarty, Concord, Vt.; Kirsten Clark, Raymond, Mai
SHANNON BARHKE LEADS FOUR U.S. WOMEN INTO THE TOP 10
Dave Babic just misses podium by .35
INAWASHIRO, Japan (March 5) - Dave Babic (Washington, VT) grabbed his second World Cup fourth-place finish of the week Sunday as the freestyle moguls tour completed its swing through the Far East. Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) led four U.S. women into the top 10, finishing fifth.
Finland’s Mikko Ronkainen won the men’s contest with 25.29 points. Babic had 24.06 while Landon Gardner (Park City, UT) finished eighth
FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Inawashiro, JPN - March 5, 2006
(16 make finals)
1. Mikko Ronkainen, Finland, 25.29 points
2. Kai Ozaki, Japan, 24.87
3. Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau, Canada, 24.41
4. Dave Babic, Washington, Vt., 24.06
5. Jesper Bjoernlund, Sweden, 23.86
8. Landon Gardner, Park City, Utah, 23.38
24. David Digravio, Farmington, Maine
25. Tim Preston, Campton, N.H.
1. Jennifer Heil, Canada, 26.19
2. Sandra Laoura, France, 25.93
3. Aiko Uemura, Japan, 25.56
4. Nikola Sudova, Czech Republic, 25.48
5. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif., 24.82
6. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, N.Y., 24.81
7. Michelle Roark, Denver, 24.79
9. Hannah Kearney, Norwich, Vt., 24.20
15. Emiko Torito, Denver, 20.98
16. Eliza Outtrim, Hamden, Conn., 14.52
20. Shelly Robertson, Reno, Nev.
For complete results:
US Ski & Snowboard Teams
Ski Portillo ,2006 summer season will run from June 17th to October 7th. Portillo is the oldest and most exclusive
resort in South America and combines old-world elegance, breathtaking scenery and normally superb ski conditions.
Offering an exclusive and hassle-free winter vacation. There are no lift queues or crowded slopes, and stretches of untouched terrain and freshly groomed runs beckon skiers of all abilities. Portillo receives an average of 450 inches of snowfall annually and nearly 300 days of sunshine.
Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy.
Temperature: 36 ° to 17 ° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 5-10 from South West
New Overnight Snow: trace"
Snow Fall past 24hrs: trace"
Snow Fall past 48hrs: trace"
Base Snow Depth: 62-94"
Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed
Terrain Open: 100%