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Snow Alert for Snowbird / Alta / Snowbasin
Snow Alert for Lake Tahoe basin Kirkwood
Snow Alert for Mammoth Mountain / Heavenly
Snow Alert for Mauna Kea - Hawaii
Snow Alert for Big Sky - Mo
Snow Alert for Crystal Mountain & Stevens Pass -Wa
BACK COUNTRY AV WARNINGS ! See avalancehe institute link(s)Snow Report page

The west coast ( Wa Or Ca 7 B.C. ) has been getting hit by a constant cycle of storms .....deep !

Bear Valley
2006-2007 SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW! March has been very giving when it comes to snow! With an abundant
Snow pack 9.57 to 13 foot base range),
fantastic spring skiing and snowboarding conditions prevail! Ideal snow conditions and the 2006/2007 season pass sale - two great reasons to choose Bear Valley. Buy your pass today and ride all spring as well as any day during the 06/07 season. When you purchase by April 16th you'll secure the best price plus enjoy summer specials at partner recreation outfits such as OARS (rafting), Copper Valley (Horseback Riding) Trail Co., Bear Valley Cross Country/Adventure Co. and Mountain Adventure Seminars. Stop by our main office for details and to get your pass today.
Buy online or call 209.753.2301 ext 0.

PASS HOLDER APPRECIATION LUNCH Need another great reason to buy your season pass? Show us your pass this Sunday, April 2nd, and we'll give you lunch! All Bear Valley season pass holders are invited to join us on the Sun Deck (weather permitting) and get a free special lunch! This year's spread includes: marinated pork chops with pineapple salsa, coconut rice, steamed veggies, bread, dessert and a drink.
SPRING UPRISING IN BEAR VALLEY April 2- Season Pass Holder Appreciation Lunch April 2- Afternoon of Wine & Jazz (live music) April 8- Reggae on the Mountain Micro Brew Fest (live music) April 8- Jib Jam / Pondskimming April 9- Customer Appreciation Day April 16- Easter Sunday- Sunrise service & Egg Hunt April 23- Projected Closing Day

Bear Valley

Crystal Mountain -Wa
5 inches overnight
April 1st Crown Standard Citizen's Downhill
An annual tradition with deep rooted history, this event is for amateur racing enthusiasts as well as first timers in a race course. This season will be the 43rd annual citizen’s downhill at Crystal Mountain, the only original event conceived and still going since Crystal Mountain’s first season of operation.
Downhill racing gates are set from top to bottom on Quicksilver for a fun day of racing through a creatively designed and groomed course. All competitors get one (1) full-on practice run and two (2) timed runs. To keep it simple, the fastest time wins!
Each year men and women participants from past downhill’s return again , some with their kids to participate and keep the tradition alive. Competitors new and old discover the thrill of speed... Advanced intermediate skier’s will have as much fun as the amateur racing enthusiasts who will let it rip!
Register in the Base Lodge from 7:30-10:00am for $30.00. Cash Prizes will be awarded in all competition classes.
April 16th Dummy Downhill (benefiting the Crystal Mountain Fire Department) Open the gate to high flying, speed demons of every shape and size on Saturday April 15th, but with a catch... no entries may have a pulse! This is no joke! Witness and participate in the 1st Annual Dummy Downhill at Crystal Mountain WA, where creations of all sizes, shapes, and most of all, pure lunacy, compete for the best possible runs down Dummy Downhill (a new run between Lower Bull and Lower Exterminator outside the base lodge patio).

Dummy Teams (up to 4 people max) build dummies attached to skis or snowboards and then send them down a groomed trough to launch off a huge jump into a crash pit! Enter a dummy of your own or just come and watch...
This event is open to the public, Crystal Mountain employees and management. A $50.00 donation fee per Dummy Team (up to 4 people max) will go to benefit the Crystal Mountain Fire Department.
Dummies need to be registered at the base lodge by 11:00am to be judged on creativity. The downhill jumping will begin at 1:00pm. An awards ceremony will follow on the patio of the Base Lodge.
Over $5,000.00 in Prizes will be awarded Most Creative, Best Crash, Egg Beater, Judges Choice and Overall Dummy Downhiller Champions. Those who enter a dummy will receive a free commemorative T-shirt (limit 4 per dummy entry).
Crystal Mountain Village at Squaw
This is the most snow to have dropped in Squaw Valley during the month of March in years. Skiing will be absolutely fantastic into late May. Check out our fabulous Spring Skiing Packages.

What's Happening This Month … Kids under 12 ski for $5 , Earth Day Eco-Parade, Lake Cushing Crossing Apres Ski in the Village Free Live Music Every Saturday and Sunday in the Village throughout the month of April. Fools Frugal Feast at High Camp April 1, 2006 All you can eat – fools welcome! In the renaissance tradition, High Camp will present the second annual Fools Frugal Feast. Click here for more information. 17th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill April 9, 2006 Get up and out early to ski, run or snowshoe over 3.2 miles up to High Camp during this Memorial event and fundraiser for North Tahoe High School Nordic Team. Spring Jam 8 April 15-23, 2006 This event brings Squaw Valley to roar with classic sunshine, live music, spring skiing fun and wacky events.

Village Easter Egg Hunt April 16, 2006 Come meet the Easter Bunny and search for eggs throughout the Village.

Earth Day Festival & Push, Pull or Pedal Eco Parade April 29, 2006 Help raise environmental awareness by participating in this celebration of our Earth. Click here for details.

Lake Cushing Classic April 29, 2006 Squaw Valley’s Signature late season event. Strap on those old skis or snowboards and attempt to cross the chilly waters of Lake Cushing.

The Village at Squaw

The following stories are From Patrick Thorne- Snow 365.com
Scandinavians to Ski Down North Face of Everest

Sweden's Tomas Olsson and Norway's Tormod Granheim have set off to become the first people to ski down the north side of Mount Everest. The pair are planning to set up base camp at 6,400m and then climb to the 29,028 feet (8,848m) peak some time in May to maked their descent, hopefully in a single run.

The first ski descent of Everest was made by Slovenian Davo Karnicart, in 2000. Nine months later in Spring 2001 the upper section of the world's highest mountain was successfully descended by snowboard, ridden by Frenchman Marco Siffredi.

22 year old Mr Siffredi came down through the Norton Corridor on Everest's northerly slope. Starting at the summit he descended 2500 vertical metres in less than three hours, enduring extreme cold en route. He continued on to make a 17,500 feet (5,300m) vertical descent in total.

18 months later in September 2002 Marco 'disappeared' on his second descent of the mountain. Siffredi from Chamonix, had again stood at the summit of the world's highest mountain on September 9th. This time he attempted a still tougher route than that which took him down to base camp. He was attempting the Hornbein Couloir, further west on the North Face, which has some of the steepest descents on Everest, with 45- to 55-degree slopes the entire way.

Siffredi's descent was watched from above by a fellow Frenchman whilst a Sherpa waited 3000 metres below, able to see 90 per cent of the route. However Siffredi never came in to view, his tracks stopped about 350 metres below the summit and after two weeks of searching with nothing found, he was declared lost on the mountain.

Siffredi was an experienced high-altitude boarder. He had previously snowboarded down three Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters-Cho Oyu (8,201 meters), Shishapangma (8,046 meters) as well as Everest (8,848 meters). The fearless boarder, who according to friends was driven by a love of steep slopes rather than sponsorship also made his way around the Alps, making many first snowboard descents.

NASA, Formula 1, Red Bull and World Champion Ski Racer Aim to Break Record
A $70,000 US carbon ski suit designed with NASA technology and tested in a formula One race team's wind tunnel is now in the French resort of Vars and hopes to break the world speed skiing record by exceeding 250kph.

The man in the suit is Red Bull sponsored ex-world champion speed skier Austrian Harry Egger, who orighinally broke the world speed record in 1998. Once the record is broken, sometime in the first week of April depending on conditions, Egger's suit will eject a parachuie to slow him down again.
...related site www.speedski.com

At Least Two Months More Skiing This Season at Snowbird

With some of the world's northern hemisphere ski areas already closing down for Winter 2005-6, Snowbird in Utah has launched a $200 late season pass which is valid for the remaindser of the season, anticipated to last until at least May 29th this year. Last season the resort offered skiing on July 4th.

The resort has been slammed with over 100 inches (2.5m) of snow since March 1st, which propelled the season-to-date snowfall total to 484 inches. Snowbird averages 500 inches of snowfall each season. The mid-mountain base is currently at 142 inches.

Snowbird offers the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah and plans to stay open for daily skiing and riding to May 14th and will operate at weekends through to May 29th, conditions permitting. A host of special activities are planned through April. Hours and lifts will be reduced throughout May.

Courtesy of
Patrick Thorne & Snow365

Closed this weekeend, ....gone skiing Enjoy!


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