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Crystal Mountain - Wa
Crystal Mountain is opening again for summer operations. Starting July 1st, 2006 (Saturdays and Sundays only) we will run the Chinook and Rainier Express chairlifts for Scenic Chairlift Rides and Sunset Dinners at the Summit House, Washington’s Highest Restaurant. www.skicrystal.com

Mammoth Mountain
Ski through July 4th With record snowfall the slopes are in great condition for spring skiing. Save with the Endless Winter package, starting at $82 per person per night (restrictions apply). Book Online Now:
Adventure Center - June 24 Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge becomes the Summer Adventure Center in late June! Get ready for Scenic Gondola rides, the climbing rock and zip line, and mountain biking. Kids ride the gondola FREE with a paying adult. Stay and Play packages are available now. In partnership with Inyo National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/
Mammoth Mountain

Falls Creek Australia
Falls Creek Resort Winter Newsletter Welcome to Winter 2006 Welcome back to winter! You're going to find a few things have changed since you were last with us. We hope you like them. We've been busy improving the mountain for 2006. Along with a new website and our new logo, we've also added new snowmaking, new lifts, new activities, new programs, new groomers, new entertainment, new free afternoon skiing, and more. There is something new for everyone. Read about them below or better still, come up and enjoy them over the next few months. Opening Weekend 2006 Opening Weekend is shaping up as another exciting (and possibly white) holiday at Falls Creek.
Victoria's largest alpine resort has already received several pre-winter snowfalls and the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting another for this weekend. Long range forecaster John Moore offers a particularly positive prediction of more than 35cm falling next week. We are all waiting eagerly...
But snow or no snow, there will still be plenty happening around the resort. more Film Fest @ Falls 2006 The third annual Film Fest @ Falls will take place in Falls Creek throughout Opening Weekend with more than 40 films to screen throughout the three days and entrants vying for more than $33,000 in prizes.
We hope you find what you're looking for. Of course, you can log on to http://www.fallscreek.com.au/accom/specials.asp any time of day or night to see the latest deals. more New For 2006 New website, new logo, new snowmaking, new lifts, new activities, new free afternoon skiing
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The Village at Squaw Valley
What's Happening This Month … June 1-8: Father’s Day Sale at PlumpJack Sport. PlumpJackSport is offering 20% off all men's wear. Treat Dad to something special. Also for the kids there will be a card making station, create a personalized card for your Dad this year. June 8: Sip and Shop at PlumpJack Sport PlumpJackSport hosts this special evening of wine, cheese and savings to thank our patrons! 5PM to 9PM. Click here for more information.
June 17: 4th Annual Celtic Solstice Celebration & Auld Dubliner 1st Year Anniversary Party Celebrate the longest day of the year Celtic style! Enjoy FREE Celtic entertainment and great drink & food specials throughout the day at the Auld Dubliner as well as live music into the evening for those that want to continue the celebration. Click here for details.
June 24 and 25: 2nd Annual Squaw Valley Fine Arts Festival! Stroll the Village on Saturday from 10 to 6 PM & Sunday 10 to 5 PM and enjoy paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and other fine arts presented by California's finest professional arts. Click here for more information.
Coming this summer: FREE Outdoor Movies every Thursday Night at Dusk Throughout July and August. Click here for full movie listing.
The Villege at Squaw

Decisions of the 45th International Ski Congress in Vilamoura (POR) Convening in Vilamoura (POR), the 45th International Ski Congress made the following important decisions: Decisions directly related to the ski sports Acceptance of Ladies’ Ski Jumping into the program of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Pending approval by the organizer, an individual event on the normal hill could be included as soon as at the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec (CZE) and a team event as of the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo (NOR). The Congress also decided to submit a proposal to the International Olympic Committee to include a Ladies Ski Jumping event in the program of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (CAN) in 2010. Inclusion of a Nordic Combined Mass Start competition into the program of the FIS Nordic World Championships. Pending approval by the organizer, the event could be introduced as early as at the 2009 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec (CZE). Increase of the maximum age for athletes at the Junior World Ski Championships in Ski Jumping from 18 to 20. Rejection of an introduction of FIS World Championships in Long Distance Cross-Country Skiing. As an alternative, the Congress asked the Cross-Country Committee to investigate the options for increasing the length of the longest Cross-Country Skiing race on the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships program. Adoption of detailed criteria for FIS disciplines and events, including the possibility of exclusion of a discipline from FIS when it is no longer practiced in at least twelve National Ski Associations on at least two continents. Moreover, the Congress decided that the status of FIS World Championships and FIS Junior World Championships in all disciplines may only be afforded when there are a minimum of eight (8) nations participating/represented in a competition.
Alpine Skiing Nations’ Team Event The nations’ team event was introduced at the 2005 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Bormio (ITA) and only the best nations are eligible to compete in the event. The competition consists of a super-G and a one-run slalom with four of the six entered athletes, two men and two ladies, participating in each race. At the end, the athletes’ rankings in their respective group results are added up to determine the overall ranking of each nation. In Bormio, nine nations challenged for the first edition of the competition where Germany claimed a surprise triumph ahead of Austria. In the second edition at the FIS World Cup finals in Åre (SWE), the best eight teams were at start. For next season, two nations’ team events are planned: at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Åre, and at the FIS World Cup finals in Lenzerheide (SUI).


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