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Snow alert for Snowbird / Alta / Snowbasin
Snow alert for Beaver Creek

A moment of respect for the 3 Patrollers in Central California that died
performing their duties.


Big Sky
Weather: Today we should see cloudy pretty much all day with warmer temps again. Temperature: 45° to 27° (Fahrenheit) Wind: light and variable from South New Overnight Snow: 0 Snow Fall past 24hrs: 6 Snow Fall past 48hrs: 10 Base Snow Depth: 72-123 Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100% Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Gondola One, Challenger, Iron Horse, Southern Comfort, Lone Peak Chair, Lone Moose, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Mitey Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet, Pony Express, Cascade
What's Happening SPECIAL PATROL UPDATE: We recieved 6 inches in the last 24 hours!
Big Sky

Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley USA has received 60" of new snow since April 1st and more snow is in the forecast. We are simply enjoying all the great powder and awesome conditions on the mountain. Although the weather still feels like winter most days, Spring Magic is in full swing with 2 full months of the biggest and best events of the year. 2006-2007 season passes are on sale now.Non passholders can buy now and ski all spring.
SPRING JAM 8 - APRIL 15-23 Come celebrate spring action on the mountain and throughout the Village. Halfpipe and Slopestyle comps, pool parties, undie races, beach parties, live music, great snow conditions and much more. This week long event rises above the rest and is the staple example of what spring skiing is all about.
April 15- Suzuki Halfpipe Jam, Pool Party with Shag Acoustic, 4 Squaw Competition, Shotgun Wedding Quintet at Zenbu. April 16 - Village Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Brunch at High Camp, SV Challenge Race Finals. April 20 - Mamesake Sushi & Wasabi Eating Contest. April 21 - Bikini & Boardshort Slalom, Adventure Film Night in the Village. April 22 - Spark's Sick & Twisted Slopestyle Comp, Undie 500 Relay, KT-22 Sun Deck Beach Party, Live Village Music. April 23- Snow Golf Tournament, Live DJ Pool Party at High Camp, Apres Games in the Village.
Offering the most skiable terrain in Lake Tahoe, the most advanced lift network in the U.S. and some of the deepest snow in the world, Squaw Valley USA is a winter playground for all ages. Thirty-three lifts, including North America’s only Funitel and an aerial Cable Car, access 6 peaks, 4,000 acres and 2,850 vertical feet of terrain.
Squaw Valley ...got KT?

Sun Peaks
New Snow: 0cm Mountain Base: 170cm/67in Village: -2C/27F Mid Mountain: -4C/23F Top: -5C/22F Sky: overcast Runs Open: 117/117
Today’s Forecast: A mix of sun and cloud. Extended Outlook: Morning sunny periods then increasing cloud with isolated flurries late in the day Saturday. Sunday and Monday: Mainly cloudy with a few flurries
Today’s Report: We’re hoping for fresh snow again today, but it remained elusive last night. The base is weighing in at 170cm and thanks to our AMAZING groomers there are still plenty of sweet turns to be had.
The temperature is currently 2-C in the Village, at Mid-mountain -4C, and -5C at the Top of the World. The winds are light, and the sky is overcast right now but we’re expecting sunny breaks this afternoon, so be sure and bring your sunscreen folks!
All our major lifts are turning today, and the West Bowl T-bar will be open all weekend. All 3 mountains are 100% open, with all of our 117 runs waiting for you get out here to carve them up
Sun Peaks

Arapahoe Basin

New Snowfall Last 24 Hours: 6.00
Last 3 Days: 7

Midway Snow Depth: 84
Summit Snow Depth: 86


Current Weather
Temperature at 5:00am: 10
Forcast: Snow

Percentage of Terrain Open 100
Number of Trails Open 59
Number of Acres Open 490
Number of Lifts Open 5 out of 6

Arapahoe Basin

Loveland Basin
------------------------------- Events
Coors Live Music Series Presents: Oakhurst Day: Saturday - Date: 4/8/2006 Time: 1:00:00 PM Join Loveland Ski Area for the Coors Live Music Series featuring Oakhurst. Live music, beer, and fun in the sun. ------------------------------- 3-Pin Grin Telemark Festival Day: Saturday - Date: 4/8/2006 Time: 9:00:00 AM 10th annual 3-Pin Grin Telemark Festival & Freeskiing Terrain Classic. The 3-Pin Grin is a traditional event that brings out some of the best local telemark skiers from the Front Range and Summit County to compete. In addition to the race there will be live music all day on the plaza, as well as great prizes for top finishers. ------------------------------- Coors Live Music Series Presents: Brad Poto Day: Saturday - Date: 4/15/2006 Time: 1:00:00 PM Join Loveland Ski Area for the Coors Live Music Series featuring Brad Poto. Live music, beer, and fun in the sun.

Photo: Loveland Pic of the day

Colorado Ski Country - Tourism
This weekend Crested Butte, Monarch Mountain, and Steamboat close for the season and it's a great chance to pay them one last visit. Both Steamboat and Crested Butte are reporting 100% of their terrain open, and with the exception of Mirkwood Basin, Monarch is also nearly 100% open. To top it off, all three are expecting fresh snow today--just in time for the weekend.
This weekend won't just be about closings, though. Colorado still has 12 other resorts open beyond this weekend and both Sunlight and Wolf Creek will be re-opening for the weekend with discounted lift tickets. Sunlight has discounted their tickets to $25 and Wolf Creek will be charging $23! That means you could ski at any of 17 resorts between now and Sunday and get some great bargains in the process. On Friday, March 31 Silverton Mountain, an expert-only ski area, opened for unguided skiing for the first time after six years of extensive government permitting. Silverton Mountain, a three-year old ski area that services extreme-only terrain, will open after receiving the final thumbs up from the Bureau of Land Management.
Silverton can now allow up to 475 skiers a day to ski the ultra steep, cliff-studded mountain that has never before been skied without professional guide service. Silverton Mountain is unique as it is the only all-expert ski area in the nation with no beginner or intermediate routes down the mountain. Skiers are now allowed to brave this intense mountain on their own as long as they carry appropriate avalanche safety gear including avalanche transceivers and sign liability releases. Because the mountain is extremely challenging, skiers should expect to encounter cliffs larger than 20 feet high (with some cliffs as large as 150 feet high) or slopes steeper than 50 degrees on portions of every ski run on the mountain. Professional ski guides will still be available for those who want guided skiing.
Silverton Mountain is the highest ski area in North America with a peak elevation of 13,487 feet. With over 1,600 acres of ski-able terrain, a base elevation of 10,400 feet and over 400 inches of average annual snowfall, Silverton Mountain has become the ultimate destination for the extreme sports enthusiast.
Colorado Ski Colorado -ski Country USA

EARTH DAY PRESENTATIONS As part of a larger and day-long Earth Day celebration in The Village at Squaw Valley, two unusual presentations have been organized by Squaw Valley Institute. "Environmental Challenges in the Tahoe Basin: Past, Present & Future" will be presented from 11:00 am to noon by Mark McLaughlin, well-known Weather Historian/Writer/Publisher. Later, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, the film "Running Dry" by filmmaker James Thebaut will be screened. This provocative film tells how water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. These presentations take place on April 29 at the Palisades Room "B" in The Village at Squaw Valley, 1750 Village East Road in Squaw Valley. It's free and no tickets are required. While you are in the Village, you can also visit a great variety of displays and vendors and enjoy a lot of other Earth Day related activities. There will be music and entertainment throughout the day, and the one-of-a-kind Push, Pull or Pedal Eco Parade. For more information from Squaw Valley Institute, visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call (530)
Postcard from Schilthorn Ch

Postcard from Rich South Lake Tahoe ( Heavenly Valley looking into Nevada )


Closed on the weekend for research, .... gone skiiing !

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