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Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin is set to close June 4, 2006! Lift Hours Exhibition Hours Saturday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lenawee Chairlifts Everyday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Arapahoe Basin

From Snow 365 / Patrick Thorne

India's Rohtang Pass Opens For Summer Skiing
A combination of recent heavy snow, a heat wave across India and the opening of the Opass road a month ahead of schedule has led to booming snow business for the Rohtang Pass in the country's Himachal Pradesh region.
The road, which peaks at 3980m (13.050 feet) 51-km (32 miles) from Manali becomes a centre of winter sports as soon as it opens in May or june each year, with snowmobiling, tubing, skiing, sleigh and yak rides all popular with tourists visiting the region.
Temperatures in Delhi have reached 45 degrees, whilst those at the Rohtang Pass are down closer to freezing. Congestion in the area, which is the gateway to the beautiful Kullu valley, has led to police being called to keep traffic moving.
Also From Patrick Thorne / snow 365
Diablerets Offers Cross Country Glacier Skiing This Summer
The summer glacier skiing area at Les Diablerets in Switzerland will be available for cross-country skiers only this summer, with the season scheduled to start on July 1st. There will be a 5km loop for cross-country ski fans.
The stunningly beautiful ski area close to Gstaad and known as Glacier 3000 had previously offered four different summer ski lifts on the glacier, which is reached by taking two spectacular cable car rides in succession. The glacier lifts include one chairlift and three T-bar ski lifts which previously accessed five or six runs. The area was even more popular withsummer 'boarders than with skiers.
Glacier 3000 came under the ownership of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone a year ago and was not open for summer skiing at all in 2005.
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Whistler Starts Work on New Quad Whistler Blackcomb has broken ground on the construction of the Piccolo Express, the resort's newest high speed detachable quad. The new lift on Whistler Mountain will be open for the beginning of the 2006/2007 season and will run from the bottom of Flute Bowl to the peak of Piccolo. It will provide access to more than 1,000 acres of spectacular high alpine terrain. With a current alpine snow base of approximately two metres or six feet, the resort is still open for skiing and riding. Beginning construction while there is such a significant amount of snow on the ground is a strategic environmental move. The snow acts as a protective layer to the ecosystem underneath, minimizing the construction footprint as much as possible. The new Piccolo Express Lift will open up a brand new era of high alpine access for intermediate skiers and snowboarders as well as the experts. For the first time, guests will have high speed lift access to this spectacular terrain, with its legendary vast bowls, deep snow and exciting gladed sub-alpine skiing. The new lift will provide access to a range of gentle and challenging terrain including the wide open upper bowl area, a new high-intermediate gladed area, and two new conventionally cut trails for low-intermediates.
Whistler Blackcomb is currently open for Summer Skiing and Riding
Whistler Blackcomb

Falls Creek - Australia
The approach of the 2006 winter season at Falls Creek, barely two weeks away, has stimulated a frenzy of activity on and off the resort's slopes. The Australian resort has installed the longest moving carpet in the country, named Mouse Trap. The family-friendly, covered moving carpet (the first and only covered carpet in the southern hemisphere) is 114 metres long. The carpet replaces the Tom Thumb lift and has been imported from Austria, to transport the resort's growing number of children to the top of a gentle slope.
Falls Creek Ski Lifts has installed an additional beginner-friendly ski lift at Playground (aptly called Monkey Bar) to make life even easier for newcomers to skiing and snowboarding. Both Monkey Bar and Mouse Trap lifts are quite close to the award-winning children's Snowsport School, which facilitates easy access for an instructor with his (or her) group of budding skiers and boarders.

RCR Resorts
At Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Choose Choice: From the RCR Super Membership, which offers the variety of four great ski resorts, including Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Nakiska. Or, hit the slopes in southeastern British Columbia with the BC Rockies membership, or choose one of your favorite mountains for a season of endless winter fun. Midweek adult passes start at $339, or treat the whole family starting from just $979. This year, we also give you 21 other great reasons to become a Season’s Pass Member. RCR provides passholders with over $800 worth of additional benefits, including a 25% discount on the purchase of a 2006/7 Head or Rossignol Ski and Binding Package at any Sports Alpine location, 20% off après ski food orders at select on-mountain facilities, and more! Being a passholder in the RCR family also allows for early and late season skiing at Lake Louise Mountain Resort. Do you have a child that will be in Grade 2 next winter? Take advantage of the Husky Snow Stars Grade 2 Fun PassTM program. Any child born in 1999 or who will be enrolled in Grade 2 in September can receive a 2006/07 ski pass FREE to ski at Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort or Nakiska Ski Resort! Get your kids on the slopes! For more information about this program, visit www.skircr.com. It’s easy to purchase your Season’s Pass! Season’s Pass Memberships may be purchased online by visiting www.skircr.com/membership, or visit our office at 1505-17 Avenue SW in Calgary. Early bird prices are in effect only until June 9th. Act now and treat yourself and your family to a full season of terrific Rockies skiing!
About Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Resorts of the Canadian Rockies www.skircr.com, is the largest private ski resort owner/operator in North America, owning six ski resorts across Canada, including Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Nakiska in Alberta; and Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia. RCR also owns and manages a number of hotels, backcountry lodges and golf courses, including Trickle Creek in Kimberley, and Wintergreen Golf and Country Club in Bragg Creek. RCR aims to provide each and every guest The Ultimate Experience.

So the snow feels like Silly putty? Chances are on older corn, dusted by spring pollen and wind blown contaminates, the wax is NOT Helping. Clean corn yes! Wax however in SOME cases the wax may actually act like ELMER's Glue can bond the dust and pollen to the bottom and cause drag, like in going over the Handle bars. So when the slurppy stuff gets HEAVY,sloppy, Thick, pancake batter, You may be better of scraping the bottoms clean


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