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The skiing and riding should be epic today here at Timberline. Don't let the warm weather fool you, we have been salting nightly. Spring skiing and riding is awesome! Grab your gear, come on up and enjoy.
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" Candidates for the 2011 FIS Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships
The organizers of the 2010 FIS Ski Flying World Championships and the 2011 FIS Alpine, Nordic, Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships will be elected by the FIS Council on Thursday, 25th May. The announcement of the elected organizers will take place at the Hotel Marinotel in Vilamoura (POR) at approximately 18:00 CET. The FIS Newsflash is pleased to present brief portraits of the five candidates for the 2011 FIS Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships (in alphabetical order)
We are ready for it!" is the slogan of Garmisch-Partenkirchen’s candidature to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2011.

And they are more than willing to prove it. The 2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen promises to be a celebration of sports for all nations, for the youth and adults alike. The German hopefuls Maria Riesch and Felix Neureuther support the application with all their heart and soul: "We are convinced that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2011 would increase the popularity of ski sports enormously, even far beyond the German borders." Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther also support the application with deep conviction: "There is hardly any other place that fantastically combines nearly perfect infrastructure and top level conditions for World Championships."
Garmisch-Partenkirchen and its wonderful landscape have enthralled the fans of alpine skiing for generations. Fantastic runs encourage world class athletes to strive for new achievements. The races down the "Kandahar" are legendary and the slalom races at "Gudiberg" push athletes to their limits. The ski circus already meets at annual FIS World Cup races in the county of Werdenfels - a good reason to confer the 2011 FIS Alpine World Championships to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, to the region, to the whole of Germany. We are ready for it!

Welcome to the new facilities at Holmenkollen in 2011! Five years from now Oslo, the capital of Norway, is prepared to host the FIS World Ski Championships in the Nordic disciplines. The venue will be the famous Holmenkollen, where new facilities will be built to meet the demands of the future. The old jumping hill will be dismantled and replaced by modern facilities. The Cross-Country stadium and courses will be upgraded as well. The famous jumping hill at Holmenkollen has been extended 18 times. The new facilities there will include: • A less steep inrun with a freezing capacity • Reconstruction of the lower part, from the jump until the end of the outrun • New grand stands for spectators • Better working conditions for the media • New facilities for competition management, including jury and judges, media, coaches and athletes • New lift • New floodlight system • Permanent wind protection measures However, the architectural fingerprint of the old hill will be retained in order to maintain the famous Oslo skyline!

Schladming’s candidature for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2011 is based on a concept of the championships as a festival of sport – a celebration of sport in honor of young people from all over the world. Schladming sees itself as an organizer of events ranging from the support of young local athletes with appropriate infrastructure to staging large-scale, international competitions. Schladming’s experience as organizer is second to none: in addition to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1982, the FIS Junior Alpine World Ski Championships in 1997 and 29 FIS World Cup events since 1973, Schladming served as the venue of the 1993 Special Olympics World Winter Games: a true proof of the open-mindedness and philanthropic attitude of the local organizations and institutions and also known as Schladming’s credo. Schladming’s philosophy of international encounters is also reflected in the annual culture festivals featuring a symbiosis of rich Austrian musical tradition and international colors. Sport, culture and nature are the main ingredients of Schladming’s event concept. At the same time, Schladming promises to stage the championships of extremely short ways with stadiums right in the town center! Add to that the legendary Schladming FIS World Cup Night Slalom atmosphere with up to 45,000 spectators and you have the perfect conditions for successful FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2011.


Valis Tourism - Switzerland

Top events in the Valais A brief selection of some of the summer events from June to August 2006: 23.06-12.11.06 Art works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny 30.06.-02.07.06 International Literature Festival in Leukerbad 15.07.-22.07.06 Swiss Orienteering Week in Zermatt 21.07.-06.08.06 Verbier Festival & Academy in Verbier 21.07.-23.07.06 International Alphorn Festival in Nendaz 30.07.06 Shepherd Festival on the Gemmi 01.08-06.08.06 Octodure International Folkore Festival in Martigny 13.08.-09.09.06 International Music Festival in Sion 04.08.-18.08.06 « Mùsica Romântica », Festival of classic music in Saas-Fee 06.08.-19.08.06 20th Festival of the Future in Ernen 13.08.06 International foot race Sierre-Zinal 17.08.-20.08.06 Open Air in
Matterhorn State

The Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show is the largest event of its kind in North America. For the more than 30,000 ski and snowboard enthusiasts who will attend this year’s Show, it’s the unofficial start of winter since it’s an exceptional once-a-year opportunity for devotees to meet 200 exhibitors all under one roof. Winter sport exhibitors feature the latest in equipment, fashion, resorts and travel advice. Visitors come to see and purchase the latest equipment from retailers representing the major manufacturers including Elan, Burton, Rossignol, Atomic, Flow, Columbia, Phoenix, Avalanche, Sims, Head, Salomon, Dalbello, Nordica, Serengetti, Salice, Oakley and Kombi. There are bargains galore, with special deals on skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, poles, goggles, helmets, clothing and other accessories for snowboarding and skiing. Skiers and snowboarders spend millions of dollars on equipment and arrange travel to virtually every corner of the earth to seek out winter adventures. More than 100 resorts in Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe present ski and snowboard vacations of a lifetime. In addition to the exhibit area, the show is famous for entertainment and special features. The Toronto Ski, Snowboard & Travel Show Automotive Building, Exhibition Place Thursday, October 12th . . . . 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday, October 13th . . . . Noon - 10:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14th . . . . 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15th . . . . 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Admission Adults: $14.00 Juniors: $9.00 (Ages 6 to 15) Seniors: $9.00 Children (under six years): Free when accompanied by an adult Family Pass: $35.00 (two adults & two juniors) Incorporated in the Show is one of the world’s largest ski and snowboard swaps, presented by the Canadian Ski Patrol System - Central Zone Ontario. Proceeds from the Swap help support ski patrol activities at resorts across Canada. Ski and Snowboard Swap Thursday, October 12th . . . . 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday, October 13th . . . . 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14th . . . . 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15th . . . . 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Automotive Building at Exhibition Place is conveniently located near downtown and close to major highways. There are acres of indoor and outdoor parking. The facility is also served by the TTC and GO Train. Detailed information is at:
Toranto Ski Show

The Calgary Snow Show is scheduled for the Roundup Centre, Stampede Park for November 3, 4 & 5, 2006. Registration information is available at the website:
Calgary Snow Show

Cortina d'Ampezzo

The next skiing season will start on November 25th, 2006 and will close on April 15th, 2007. High season: from December 24th to January 6th and from February 4th to March 17th.

Available on the Website the new Skipass price lists: Valley Skipass and Dolomiti Superski.
Cortina Ski Pass

PARK CITY (May 13) - Financier Peter Kellogg of Short Hills, N.J., a longtime board member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and a driving force in its drive to create a legacy endowment, was named Friday night as winner of the Julius Blegen Award, USSA's highest honor for volunteer service to the 101-year-old federation. In addition, the Beck International Award - USSA's highest athlete honor - was given to Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT). The Westhaven Award, given annually to recognize the work of an "outstanding" technical delegate (who overseas a competition), was presented to Bob Dart, longtime alpine race organizer and competition official from Winter Park Resort in Colorado.
Bud Keene, whose freestyle snowboarders earned six Olympic medals - including three golds - in Italy in February, was honored as Coach of the Year with Glenn Eddy, freestyle program manager and head coach at Maine's Carrabassett Valley Academy, selected as Domestic Coach of the Year. The USSA Club of the Year, spotlighting a club, which is "providing direction to young athletes through high-level competition programs" leading to elite success, is Waterville Valley (NH). The USSA Congress 2006 has attracted more than 200 delegates with committee and subcommittee meetings through Sunday. Kellogg was cited for his ongoing generosity and his "exemplary leadership" in motivating others to contributing to USSA and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation.
Ligety, 21, captured the Olympic gold medal in alpine combined - the first won by an American - as he produced the fastest slalom runs. After the Games, he collected his first World Cup victory, winning a giant slalom in YongPyong, South Korea. He finished his season with two more gold medals at the TD Banknorth U.S. Alpine Championships, defending his titles for slalom and combined.
Keene, who retired as U.S. halfpipe head coach as the season ended, directed the halfpipe riders for the past four years. U.S. riders won gold and silver medals in both the Olympic men's and women's contests - and also were fourth in each event. Eddy was cited not only for his work at CVA but for being a Junior World Championships coach, chairman of the USSA Coaches Subcommittee, and longtime involvement in freestyle officiating.
The Westhaven Award, honoring outstanding service as a technical delegate, was given to Bob Dart, head of the Winter Park (CO) Competition Center for 20-plus years, current chair of the USSA Alpine Committee and NorAm Cup Committee, an alpine TD for more than two decades and president of the Rocky Mountain Division board for 12 years. He was the TD at the 2005 World Alpine Ski Championships in Bormio, Italy.
Coaches of the Year chosen by sport for international and domestic included: Alpine - Domestic: Darrell Gray, men’s head coach at Vermont’s Burke Mountain Academy; International: Mike Morin, U.S. men’s slalom and GS head coach; Cross Country - International: Vidar Loefshus, U.S. sprint coach; Domestic: Chris Grover, Olympic development coach for the Sun Valley (ID) Ski Education Foundation; Disabled - Kevin Jardine, recently retired alpine head coach; Freestyle - Domestic: Glenn Eddy; International: Brian Lake, U.S. C Team aerials coach; Snowboard - Domestic: Phil Fell of the Park City (UT) Snowboard Team; International: Bud Keene. USSA Clubs of the Year, as selected by sport included:
Alpine - Squaw Valley (CA) Ski Team; Cross Country - Sun Valley SEF; Freestyle - Wasatch Freestyle Foundation (UT); Snowboard - Waterville Valley. The five Olympic and five Paralympic gold medalists plus the U.S. Snowboarding staff received USSA Chairman Special Recognition Awards.
Olympic gold medalists:
Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA), men’s halfpipe; Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT), women’s halfpipe; Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), men’s alpine combined; Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA), women’s giant slalom; Seth Wescott (Kingfield, ME), men’s SBX. Paralympic champions:
Steve Cook (Salt Lake City), cross country standing 5K and 10K; Laurie Stephens (Wenham, MA), women’s sit-ski downhill and super G; Kevin Bramble (Truckee, CA), men’s sit-ski DH; Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, CO), women’s standing slalom; Stephani Victor (Park City, UT), women’s sit-ski slalom. U.S. Snowboarding was awarded the special honor for earning seven Olympic medals, including three golds in Torino this past February.
Other awards included:
Paul Bacon Award (contribution in race organization) - Jeff Pickering and Big Mountain (MT) organizing committee; John J. Clair Jr. Award (outstanding service benefiting U.S. ski or snowboard teams) - Harry Stoneham of Eastern Amateur Ski Education Foundation; Bud and Mary Little Award (long-term involvement in FIS or Olympic sport communities) - Tom Winters; Buddy Werner Award (leadership and sportsmanship in national or international competition) - Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO); West Family Cup (outstanding service) - Tim “Swampy” LaMarche, longtime U.S. alpine coach and race official; Russell Wilder Award (outstanding efforts with American youth) - Nick Preston of Waterville Valley; Al Merrill Nordic Award (outstanding commitment, leadership and devotion to nordic excellence) - Lee Todd; Mike Jacoby Cup Award (outstanding performance in international snowboard competition) - Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Kingfield, ME); Anna McIntyre Citation (distinguished achievement in advancing snowboarding) - Tim Windell; Burckett-Dodge Award (outstanding contribution to alpine officiating) - Ted Sutton.



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