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84th edition of the FIS Newsflash
News from the World of Skiing
Pärson (SWE) becomes Ambassador for Right To Play
Anja Pärson (SWE), two-time overall FIS Alpine World Cup Champion, five-time Olympic medalist, and four-time World Champion, has signed on as the latest Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play. Right To Play is an athlete-driven, international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for development of children and youth.
"I am very honored to be part of the Right To Play family. Children around the world should have the opportunity to experience play and sport in the same way as I did, due to growing up in a safe and happy environment. I pledge to be a good ambassador and help represent the hopes of children to play without any worries," she said.
Torino 2006 experiences shared in Vancouver ... more
German ski legend Ossi Reichert (80) passed away on Sunday, 9th July, at her home in Ofterschwang (GER). Olympic Champion in giant slalom at Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956 and Olympic silver medalist in slalom in Oslo in 1952, Rosa "Ossi" Reichert was well-known as the first post-War German Olympic skiing champion. Following her retirement from competition, she successfully managed a family hotel business in her native Allgäu.
High demand for Snowboard and Freestyle judges’ training in Southern hemisphere
Ola Sundequist (SWE) reporting ... more
Jump 2010: Next generation of Canadian Freestyle aerialists in race to 2010 Olympics ... more
International Ski Federation, CH-3653 Oberhofen (Switzerland). Tel. +41 33 244 61 61, Fax +41 33 244 61 71,
SnowBird has a Song
Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival
Schedule of Events
July 28-29, 2006
Friday, July 28
7 p.m. Welcome from KRCL Brian Kelm
7:05 p.m. Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons
8:25 p.m. Chris Duarte
10 p.m. Los Lobos
Saturday, July 29
6 p.m. Welcome from KRCL Brian Kelm
6:05 p.m. Andrew Goldring & the Rosedale Power Company
7:05 p.m. Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
8:25 p.m. Walter Trout
10 p.m. Johnny Winter
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Mountian Music Steamboat
Chicago Blues Reunion
June 30, 5:30 p.m. Howelsen Hill
In 2004 a collection of Blues legends returned to Chicago for a limited number of performances and produced "Buried Alive in the Blues" audio CD and 60 minute DVD, released July, 2005. The legends that will play in Steamboat Springs June 30, 2006 include Barry Goldberg, Nick "The Greek" Gravenites, Harvey "The Snake" Mandel, Tracy Nelson, Sam Lay, and Corky Siegel with backing by a band of top flight pros including Gary Mallaber, Rick Reed and Zach Wagner. Chicago Blues Reunion defined the sound of their generation in the 1960s. In that time, they helped create the historic transition in popular music from acoustic folk to electric blues-influenced rock. For four decades they have continued to be an inspiration to younger generations that followed their trail blazing path.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
July 7, 5:30 p.m., Steamboat Ski Area
Michael Franti and Spearhead will make its only Colorado appearance this summer in Steamboat Springs Friday, June 7. Franti and Spearhead's music has been described as a 21st century world-wise groove nodding towards reggae, dancehall, bossa nova, Afrobeat, and funk. With its unique sound and political conscience, Franti and Spearhead's performance is sure to gain a nod from music lovers of all types.
July 27, 5:30 p.m., Steamboat Ski Area
Los Lobos had already been integrating the songs of Richie Valens into their sets for nearly ten years before film "La Bamba" propelled the band into the limelight in 1987. This band from East L.A. has evolved from early 80s punk rock into a group of master musicians with a unique, creative chemistry. Over the years the band's music has varied from traditional Mexican, Chicano R & B, Latin stomp and Memphis blues to Tex-Mex and rock.
August 11, 5:30 p.m., Howelsen Hill
If it were not for a broken leg, Matt Costa might be touring the world as a professional skateboarder rather than a musician. It was during an 18-month rehabilitation period that allowed Costa the time for learning the guitar and writing songs. The 23 year old plays with Jack Johnson on Johnson's latest CD the soundtrack for Curious George while also launching his own CD, "Songs we Sing" which has hints of "Mid-'60s folk-pop" along with a more contemporary sound.
August 22, 5:30 p.m. Howelsen Hill
This year's finale on August 22, features guitarist, singer and songwriter Susan Tedschi, known for her ability to craft elements of classic blues, rock, R&B, folk and gospel into a distinctly individual style. Her influences are Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin for voice and Buddy Guy, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Freddie King for guitar combine for a new generation of blues sound.
Details and more info, full calendar of events.
Angel Fire Balloon Jockeys
The Hot Air Balloon Rally is a signature event for Angel Fire and
Northern New Mexico. This year, dozens of the lumbering giants will soar
from July 21 to 22 and while they won't be setting any speed records, the
sight of a mass ascent is one to behold. Event takes place across the
street from the Monte Verde recreational vehicle park and campground in
town. Pilots and wannabe pilots were encouraged to book their spaces
early this year due to a high level of interest in this event
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