Flurried ending this morning, the clouds with sunny periods. Alpine high -3, valley freezing levels.
Tomorrow, snow, heavy at times, with an accumulation of 15-25cm
Avalanche Activity: We have seen widespread avalanche activity during the past week, with avalanches running within the storm snow and down to the old surfaces that date back to Feb 21. Soft slabs from 10 to 60cm in depth were observed to be reacting easily to the weight of a person this morning with widespread propagation. Some natural activity was observed as well. We are expecting a widespread natural avalanche cycle to occur in the backcountry during the next 24 hrs.
12 Masters Series - GS
16 Kokanee Valley Race Series
18 BC Law Firm Championships
19 Sprite Park Rider Series - Slopestyle
19-27 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships
23 Kokanee Valley Race Series - Dual GS Finals and Team Relay
25-26 Atomic Ski & Snowboard Supercross
14-16" of NEW SNOW!
310-503" of snowfall this season to date.
Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, chance of light snow. Max: low 30s
Powder cat tours
MARTIN POINT/TWO SENTINELS POWDER CAT TOURS!!!
Saturday, January 21st, 10AM. While the rest of Kirkwood’s guests were busy picking their lines from the chair lift, nine lucky individuals were climbing aboard Kirkwood’s brand new 12 passenger snowcat, about to ski 18 inches of fresh cold powder on the inaugural cat skiing expedition to Martin Point and Two Sentinels.
A coveted area beyond the Palisades at the northern edge of Kirkwood’s Special Use Permit (SUP), Martin Point is known for great snow long after the storm and offers 1,300 feet of consistent pitch, with great fall line runs through trees, open bowls and gullies filled deep with soft powder.
Previously accessible only by a long traverse and uphill hike, Expedition: Kirkwood now services Martin Point by snowcat, offering adventurous guests the quintessential powder skiing experience… deep powder runs, time to explore at your own pace and deluxe transportation that makes the trip to the top of the mountain as much fun as the ride down.
* Switzerland: Customize car and rail vacations,
EuropeanDestinations.com Self-drive and rail multi-city
*Find deals on airfare to Switzerland (arriving in Zurich, Switzerland)
Have you completed your trip? Please share your opinion with other TripAdvisor users and newsletter subscribers. Write
a user review
ANDREW WEIBRECHT TAKES 4TH IN COMBINED AT JUNIOR WORLDS
Tim Kelley tops U.S. in giant slalom with 11th
BEAUPRE, Quebec (March 6) - Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT; U.S. Development Team/Mount Mansfield Ski&Snowboard Club), who led U.S. skiers in the slalom at the Junior World Championships, also had the top American result Monday in giant slalom, finishing 11th. Canadian Stefan Guay took the GS gold medal.
Guay was timed in 2:20.50 with Finland’s Petteri Kantola runnerup in 2:21.21. Kelley, fifth Sunday in slalom, had a two-run GS time of 2:22.90 while Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY; U.S. C Team/New York Ski Education Foundation) was 18th.
2006 ALPINE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mont Ste. Anne, QUE - March 6, 2006
Men’s Giant Slalom
1. Stefan Guay, Canada, 2:20.50
2. Petteri Kantola, Finland, 2:21.21
3. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 2:21.41
4. Michael Zach, Austria, 2:21.80
5. Romed Baumann, Austria, 2:22.17
11. Tim Kelley, Starksboro, Vt./U.S. Development Team/Mount Mansfield Ski&Snowboard Club, 2:22.90
18. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y./U.S. C Team/New York Ski Education Foundation, 2:23.70
38. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, Wash./Sweitzer Alpine Racing School, 2:27.51
50. Marsh Gooding, Steamboat Springs, Colo./Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, 29.78
66. Chris Beckmann, Altamont, N.Y./U.S. C Team/NYSEF, 2:42.17
Greg Bartels, Sonora, Calif./Squaw Valley Ski Team
For complete results:
Jr. Alpine Championships
Nor-Am Finals come to Panorama
The CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup finals are at Panorama Mountain Village between March 14th - 17th. Athletes from around the world will race in technical Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Panorama, with the overall series winner rising to the World Cup next winter.
The North American Cup is the highest-level ski racing series in North America. The NorAm cup was created to compare with the European cup which hosts racers at the level preceding World Cup.
The event enjoys the participation of international competitors in DH, SG, GS and slalom.
The NA Cup provides the opportunity for Canadian racers to prepare for international levels of competition.
The overall top 2 competitors for each individual event are awarded the right to compete at the next season’s World Cup circuit, for the entire season, in that specific event.
Vertical Drop 4,000 feet/ 1,220m
(One of the highest in North America)
Base Elevation 3,800 feet/ 1,160m
Top Elevation 7,800 feet/ 2,380m
Ski Season November through late-April
Terrain 2,847+ patrolled acres/
Average Snowfall 188 inches/ 479cm
Mont Sëura - Detachable chairlift for 4 persons
Val - New chairlift for 2 persons (1200 p/h) serve as connection between Vallunga and Dantercëppies
Easier connection slope from the "Comici" hut on Piz Sella to the "Tramans" - chairlift that continues until Monte Pana. This new slope is an easier alternative to the present connection-slope from Piz Sella over Ciampinoi.
Plan de Gralba - New "halfpipe" and "snowrafting" slope
The new underground railway "Val Gardena Ronda Express", that connects the the north and south variants of Val Gardena!
The underground railway is open!
"Fun" possibilities for snowboarders:
Boarder Cross at Passo Sella (chair lift Grohmann-Cavazes);
Boarder Cross in the area Comici/Piz Sella (from the middle of January);
Natural Half Pipe at the ski lift Sotsaslong;
Half Pipe on Alpe di Siusi (chair lift Laurin)
Fun Park for children on Alpe di Siusi (chair lift Euro)
Half Pipe on Ciampinoi (ski lift Bruno)
Snow & Sun
The SunSkiRun offers are valid from 25th March to 18th April 2006. If you stay for 6 days, you will receive 1 day free (6+1)
In the southern parts of South Tyrol the weather is mostly sunny due to Foehn conditions. North of Val Venosta and Val Pusteria the weather is first cloudy with snow showers, during the afternoon some longer sunny spells are expected also in the northern parts of South Tyrol.