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Valle Nevado
Ski June, July, August, September and October 2006. Just 35 miles from Santiago's International airport, Valle Nevado ski resort is in the heart of the Andes offering more than twenty-three thousand acres of skiable terrain. Host to the World Cup of Snowboard again last year, packs all of the mountain, services and comforts you are accustomed to with high-speed detachable chairlift, a ski shop full of carving skis, top notch ski-pros that speak a dozen languages, helicopter skiing / riding, South America's only Super Half-Pipe, and access to three mountains back to back to back. NEW HELICOPTERS FOR HELISKIING AND TRANSFERS: Because of the unbeatable conditions offered by Valle Nevado for heliskiing, we are consolidating a rapidly growing trend that has attracted more and more specialized powder skiers from all over the world. The incorporation of a modern AS350 B3 helicopter, property of Ecocopter, Hill allow for ascensions up to 4,200M (13,780 ft.) peaks to enjoy up to 7000M (22,965 ft.) of skiing in a day with a minimum run of 1000M (3,280 ft.) The 2005 season offers several alternatives for those wishing to try the exclusive heliskiing experience. Either on skis or on a snowboard, the mountain guide will take you to slopes that accommodate the skill level of those wishing to learn this exciting alternative. We also have different alternatives for those wishing to improve technique or get the most out of one of the most exhilarating experiences in sports. Additionally, we have also incorporated an EC130 B4, also belonging to Ecocopter, with a capacity for 6 passengers. This second helicopter, as sophisticated as the one before mentioned, will be used to transport guests between the city/airport and Valle Nevado.
Chilean Ski Tours

Valle Nevado

Swiss Tourism -My Switzerland

The Hotel Kulm Gornergrat at 3100 meters above sea level is almost 100 years old. It has just undergone a major overhaul for an impressive 8.5 million Swiss Francs. After eight months of construction work, it opened its doors again.

Berne's Lenten Carnival is a tradition since 1982. At 8 p.m. on the Thursday following Ash Wednesday, the celebrations begin at the Prison Tower, when the traditional Carnival Bear - a carnival symbol since the Middle Ages ? is set loose among the citizens of Berne to celebrate until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Art on Ice
In 2006, this fascinating show will again be staged at the Zürich Hallenstadion indoor stadium. Spectators can experience a fascinating fusion of live music and ice dancing performances. Once again, stars from the worlds of music and ice skating promise to thrill spectators and give rise to an unforgettable experience.
Thursday , 09 March 2006 - Saturday , 11 March 2006 Carnival
Desc: Event in the tradition of Middle-Age carnivals, with masks, costumes, music and street entertainment Address: Genève Tourisme Office du Tourisme de Genève www.carnaval-geneve.ch
With its unparalleled mix of pristine scenery and rich culture, Switzerland offers visitors a wealth of exciting possibilities, whether it's skiing the Alps, soaking in Zurich's vibrant arts scene, or relaxing in Geneva's unique lakeside setting

Performance camp
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.
My Switzerland

Sun Peaks Resort
This is another great day to enjoy at Sun Peaks; remembering always to ski and ride with care. The forecast today is calling for a cloudy periods with a chance of a few flurries.
The temperature is currently -6C in the Village, at Mid-mountain -8 C, and -8C at the Top of the World. Right now the wind is moderate and the sky is clear. All our major lifts are turning today. All 3 mountains are 100% open, with all of our 117 runs ready for you to explore and enjoy. The cross-country network is open. Trails are scheduled to be groomed and track set today. And don’t forget snowshoeing, these trails also are open and ready for you to explore. Our skating rink and Tube Time are both open daily for some family fun time. The West Bowl T-Bar will re-open on Friday, March 3. sun Peaks

Mammoth Mountain
Winter storms are dumping snow on Mammoth this week, adding to our current base of 10 to 12 feet. If you are looking for fresh powder, Mammoth has it!
Base Depth: 10 to 12 feet

We will start the morning with partly cloudy skies and light winds. With another storm rolling in this afternoon we can expect winds to pick up bringing clouds and snow on the mountain as the day progresses. Forecasters are calling for up to 2 feet of accumulation by Friday night.
With a 10 to 12 foot base of packed powder and machine groomed snow, all lifts will be in operation today with the exception of chairs 7, 20 and 26. THis could change as weather conditions change. Call our snow report at 888.SNOW.RPT for operational updates.
Mammoth Ski Camps Advanced Ski Camp is March 13-17: Improve on Mammoth's legendary steeps and bumps. Other camps in March include Telemark and Parks & Pipes

Sun Mar 5 - VANS Unbound Freestyle Series at June Mountain - Slopestyle This USASA sanctioned slopestyle event is open to boarders & skiers of all ages. Registration will be in the Chalet at the June Mountain from 9:00-10:00am. Competition starts around 11:00am. Entry fee is $10. (Lift ticket/pass required; USASA membership required - membership can be purchased at registration.)
Sun Mar 5 - Intro To Telemark Clinic Have you always wanted to learn Telemark skiing? Here's your chance. Main Lodge Ski School is offering clinics every Sunday in March from 10am to 1pm. Guests must be at least 13 years of age and should have alpine experience. For more information and to reserve your spot, please call 800.MAMMOTH.
Fri Mar 10 Telemark Ski Camp The oldest turn in skiing has been totally reinvented over the last decade. Plastic boots, shaped skis and solid bindings have made the Telemark turn accessible to the masses. Whether you are an experienced Telemark skier looking to take your technique to the next level or an experienced alpine skier (intermediate level and up is best) to try something new, we have a group of like ability skiers to work with. Our instructors are some of the best Telemark instructors in the business. They love to turn people on to free healed skiing! Come join them at this 3 day camp. Reservations required. For more information please call 760.934.0685 and to book your telemark lesson today please call 800.MAMMOTH.
Sat Mar 11 - Full Moon Snowshoe Tour Spend an evening under the stars! Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center is offering a snowshoe tour which includes equipment rentals, a hot drink and dessert. For more information please call 760.934.2442 or click on the link above.
Mammoth Mountain

Park City
Bacardi Winter Experience schusses its way into Park City through March 11. This year, party themes will range from Vegas to Hip Hop to Mardi Gras and a dedicated MC at each promotion will keep the party going with the picture perfect background, interactive games, lots of prizes and, of course, Bacardi Girls. March 8 Ciseros (Vegas Theme), March 9, Sidecar (80s Theme); March 10 JB Mulligans (Mardi Gras Theme); March 11, Harry O's (Hip Hop Theme). World Superpipe Championships At Park City The world’s top skiers and snowboarders throw down at Park City Mountain Resort’s 2006 World Superpipe Championships in the new, 22-foot wall, Eagle Superpipe. This invite-only event will be the first major competition following the 2006 Olympic Games and will feature many of the top athletes from the Olympics and X-Games. The field of athletes will compete for a piece of the $90,000 prize purse in a best of three-run format. On Saturday, March 11, two-time World Superpipe Champion, Keir Dillon, competes against a field of snowboarders, including the 2002 Olympic gold medalist Ross Powers and this year’s bronze medalist Markku Koski. Also, fresh from the Torino Games, gold medalist Hannah Teter returns to the U.S. to battle against a strong field of women snowboarders including Australia’s up-and-comer Torah Bright and 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark.

Angel Fire - New Mexico
Angel Fire Resort celebrates spring with their first-ever Fiesta del Sol, Mar. 10 - 12. The weekend of wild competitions, live entertainment, and outdoor parties for both boarders and skiers officially kicks off Friday night at the Lazy Lizard with free tacos and a live band. Then on Saturday morning sign up for the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Race, where you can vie for the title "King of the Mountain." Saturday afternoon there’s a chance to win prizes in the Hawaiian Tropics Pond Skimming. And on Sunday play snow volleyball and “Ride the Short Bus at Angel Fire.”

Pineapple Powder
Mauna Kea from its undersea base of -19,000 feet to the wind-swept peaks of 13,796 feet, it's the world's highest mountain! It offers some of the world's highest skiing.

Ski Hawaii

Kashmir -India
Himalaya’s first major alpine resort. Gulmarg’s newly completed Poma-designed 1330 vertical metre gondola (that’s more vertical than anything in the USA) opened for year-round business on 28 May 2005.

Photo:Peter Robinson
Ski Himalaya


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