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Mammoth Mountain
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Treble Cone
It’s been one of the best opening weeks ever up at Treble Cone and things are getting even better! Great early winter snow conditions and fantastic weather made for some excellent skiing and riding over the past week. We received 10-15cm of fresh snow on Monday night and Tuesday morning and with blue skies forecast for the next two days, it’s looking to be another fantastic week.

Pro skiing – from the comfort of your armchair Watch the pros in action on the Freeze TV Volkswagen 2006 Alpine Ski World Cup, an hour of winter sport in New Zealand, including the Men's and Women's Alpine Ski World Cup Race circuit. There is also recent footage of TC and other New Zealand ski fields. You can catch it on SKY Sport 2 every Thursday night from 7.30pm (or 8pm on SKY Sport 1) until the end of September. Visit Treble Conefor more information.

FIS News Edition 82 | July 5, 2006
With the masses heading to the beach, skiers and boarders are busy getting ready for the new season. Traditionally, dry-land training and glacier skiing have formed the foundation for skiers’ summer training. Recently, indoor skiing opportunities have emerged as another opportunity for year-round, on-snow training in low altitude. In June, two new indoor Cross-Country Skiing opportunities were opened in Sweden and Finland. With the opening of the Fortum Ski Tunnel in Torsby, Nordvärmland, Sweden welcomed its first indoor skiing facility. The tunnel was born out of an initiative by Per-Åke Yttergård, currently Nordic Director at the Swedish Ski Association. At 1.3 km in length, the Torsby tunnel is also the world’s longest indoor ski tunnel and has the only indoor biathlon arena in the world. The new tunnel’s festive opening included various contests, including a duel between the one-time rivals Thomas Wassberg (SWE) and Juha Mieto (FIN), and a sprint race between Björn Lind and Thobias Fredriksson for the honor of cutting the ribbon. Also in mid-June, Finland’s fifth and the Southernmost ski tunnel located in Paimio, near Turku, opened for training use. The DNA Ski Tunnel in Vuokatti/Sotkamo (FIN) that opened in the spring of 1998 was the first Cross-Country tunnel in the world. In addition to the ski tunnels in the North of Europe, a tunnel is being planned for Oberhof (GER), with the estimated completion date of June, 2008. For alpine skiing, indoor skiing opportunities have existed for years. The world’s first indoor snow center, 'Mt TheBarton' in Adelaide (AUS), opened its doors in 1987. While the Adelaide facility has since closed, indoor ski slopes can now be found in several countries including Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Great Britain, Spain, and New Zealand, to mention just a few. The longest indoor ski piste (640m, with an altitude drop of 57m) can be found in 'Alpincenter' near Bottrop (GER). Bottrop has served as host to several FIS Alpine European Cup events as has 'Snowworld' in Landgraaf (NED), which has also hosted FIS Snowboard World Cup events. Most recently, in December 2005, indoor skiing broke a new frontier as the world’s third longest indoor ski slope at ‘Ski Dubai’ opened as part of the world’s largest shopping mall, the Mall of Arabia. Several other indoor ski areas are currently under construction or proposed, including 'Snowfunpark' in Wittenburg (GER) which shall also include the first indoor Half-Pipe.

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Snowbird Summer
– The 18th Annual Founders Title Company Folk & Bluegrass Festival returns to Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Friday through Sunday, July 7-9. “The festival is the premier summer folk and bluegrass event in Utah,” said festival presenter Tony Polychronis. “We’re looking forward to a weekend filled with excellent music in the beauty of Little Cottonwood Canyon.” Greg Brown headlines an acclaimed lineup of artists Saturday, July 8. With more than a dozen albums, Brown’s songwriting has been praised by many and his insightful lyrics paint powerful and often deceptively simple images on a canvas of gospel, blues, country, rock and jazz. Other performers that have discovered the magic of his songwriting include Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Additional artists performing Saturday include winner of the 2005 KRCL Songwriter Showcase Amy Speace, Cris Talley, Cold Creek, Cliff Eberhardt, Slipstream and Christine Lavin. The Gibson Brothers anchor the Sunday, July 9, performances. After being named the Emerging Artist of the Year in 1998 by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Gibson Brothers have earned widespread acclaim with their bluegrass style that is highlighted by outstanding harmony singing. General admission tickets are $25/day for adults, $15/day for full-time students and seniors 65-plus and priority seating is $40/day. Tickets valid both Saturday and Sunday are $35 for adults, $25 for full-time students and seniors 65-plus and $60 for priority seating. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Tickets for the festival are currently on sale and available through Snowbird by calling (800) 524-7397. For lodging information call Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000.

Air France

August Super Sale Don't wait another minute! Air France is having a massive summer sale, with low prices to your favorite European destinations, such as Paris, Nice, London, Athens, Budapest, and many more! Fares displayed one-way: New York - London $349* Boston - London $364* Philadelphia - Brussels $395* New York - Paris $436* Boston - Budapest $476*

Cortina d'Ampezzo
During the summertime, since the Natural Park of the Dolomites has been created, certain areas are restricted traffic zones. The access is limited only to jeep service/shuttle. That’s the case of Malga Ra Stua – where from July the 1st to September the 3rd, jeep shuttles will bring you from the Park’s Information point in Fiames to Malga Ra Stua.
It’s the same for those streets going to Cinque Torri Mountain hut and Palmieri Mountain hut. Here the limited traffic zone is extended only during the month of August and during certain hours of the day. Detailed information is available at Cortina Portillo Chile
Portillo introduces a new ski lift. Laz Vizcachas, the new Va et Vient ski lift similar to Roca Jack and Condor, is 1,542 feet in length and has a vertical drop of 722 feet. This lift is located between the Las Lomas and Los Canarios lifts. With the addition of Las Vizcachas, Portillo now has 13 ski lifts which service 35 trails.

Ski Portillo Chile www.skiportillo.com


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