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Celebrity guest telemarker Jonathan plunged into Huffman's from Spur Run to see how accurate the 5am Snow Report was. I was amazed at how light the knee-deep snow was. I could still feel the bottom. From the top of Sundown Express we pointed it down an un- groomed Three O'Clock where the snow was up to our waists and the bumps only echoes of their former selves. We popped back to High Noon just in time for our Two O'Clock appointment. The groomed center was up to the tops of our shins and the right side was waist deep. For our next run, we glided under the chair just long enough to get some cheers off the lift before cutting across Priest Creek Lift Line and trees and back to Three O'Clock. Launching the cat tracks at the bottom felt like jumping on a trampoline in marshmallow boots.
For our final run from Storm Peak, we traversed to Storm Peak North and then to Hurricane. Despite being ungroomed, I hardly needed to turn. I felt like a surfer ducking into a tube when I squatted down, completely submerged in the snow. If you've never experienced that feeling, you can simulate it by looking at a white piece of paper and saying "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF". FFFFFinally, I took Burgess Creek to write this report. On powder mornings you can expect to hear whoops of joy from the occasional powderhound. Today, the whole ride up sounded like a constant game of Marco Polo played by over-caffeinated seals. The game's still going, I better join back in.
Scott Glackman

Panorama Resort
Nor-Am finals this week!
Skiers from all over the world are at Panorama competing in the CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup Finals. The winners will race at World Cup level next season!

The CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup finals begin at Panorama Mountain Village tomorrow, and will run until Friday, March 17th. Athletes from around the world have been competing all winter, for the opportunity to advance to a World Cup start next season


Big Sky
Date: 3/13/2006 Report Time: 5:22 a.m. Weather: Mostly cloudy skies with snow flurries possible. Temperature: 25 ° to 0 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-10 from South West New Overnight Snow: 0" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0" Base Snow Depth: 65-100" Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed, deep snow up top
Big Sky

Whistler -Blackcomb
The Turin Olympics are being seen as a major milestone for the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Games. Whistler is celebrating alongside Turin and the Canadians will receive the Olympic Flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Games.
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) broke ground last summer on the Whistler Sliding Centre located on the lower flank of Blackcomb Mountain. The Whistler Sliding Centre will house the Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton events and will have a proposed venue capacity of 11,650. The legacy of the Games will live on following 2010 as the Whistler Sliding Centre will be available for training and public use. Scheduled for completion in 2008, the Whistler Sliding Centre will host ‘test’ international competitions pre-2010.
whistler Blackcomb

Euro Competition
The Orange Air Time event is going to be held on Thursday 16th March from 8.30pm. The event is part of the Orange Brits which are running form the 11th - 18th March in Laax, Switzerland. Aim Series

Tignes -France
Jib-Vid is ready to go in under 2 weeks in the Tignes

Teams from France, Holland, Belgium, and the UK will be competing for the title and going by the qualification videos seen so far it’s going to be a hard fight. Last years winners, Lockdown Projects, are coming back to defend their title with good confidence after winning Red Bull’s “A Day in the City” skate film comp and 2nd place last week in the Red Bull Hike and Ride in Switzerland.
Also challenging will be the French production Audience 33 comprising of Mati Imbert, Olivier Grauff and Aluain Riccardi, and from the UK, the Hungerpain crew, James Thorne, Mark Ruperelia and Chris Chatt who are making their way over from Austria for the contest. For a full rider listing check out the website, www.jib-vid.com
Anyone looking to head out to Tignes for the week get in touch with Clare at www.tignes.co.uk who is sorting out all the accommodation. The friendly chaps at Spy Optic (www.spyoptic.com) have sorted us out with some goggles for the public vote award during the projection to make sure everyone gets there say in the goings on. In addition to this, The Snowboard Asylum (www.thesnowboardasylum.com), has come onboard with some free snowboards which will be given out for the best trick in the snowpark on Thursday afternoon along with a couple more up for grabs in the Jib-Vid raffle. The competition schedule is as follows: Saturday/Sunday – arrival/free day Monday – free day. 10pm Couloir Bar - Reggae DJ Tuesday – free day. 8pm Couloir Bar - riders meeting 10pm Couloir Bar - live band (Blue Funk) Wednesday 22nd – 10am Tignes Snowpark - contest briefing Free BBQ in snowpark 10pm Couloir Bar - DJ Danny Delta introducing Square 1 Thursday 23rd – 10am Tignes snowpark open Midday – all films to be handed in at the Tignes Snowpark Free BBQ in Snowpark Afternoon – Best Trick contest with prizes 6.30pm – Couloir Bar - Rider Dinner 8pm – Melting Pot, doors open 9pm – Melting Pot - Film projection and judging starts 11pm – 4am – Melting Pot, Graham www.jib-vid.com graham@gmcparkdesign.com GMC Park Design

8-12" of NEW SNOW! 362-559" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: Light snow through the day.Temp: Low 20s Kirkwood

US Ski Team News
RAICH CLINCHES '06 OVERALL TITLE, LIGETY 10th IN JAPAN SLALOM SHIGA KOGEN, Japan (March 11) - Austrian Benjamin Raich clinched the World Cup overall Saturday by finishing fourth in a slalom in which Finn Kalle Palander tied Reinfried Herbst of Austria for the victory. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 10th. For story details
US SkiTeam

Olympic Comitte NEws
Opening Ceremony of the IX Paralympic Winter Games The Torino 2006 IX Paralympic Winter Games will be inaugurated tonight with a live show of great visual impact, which will be seen by millions of spectators in Italy and around the world. IOC President
Photo: Courtesy of IOC media

European Freestyle Cup Meiringen Switzerland (SUI)

Olympic Comittee


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