10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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Big White - Silver Star
Silver Star and Big White are working hard to get our award winning resorts ready for another epic season on the slopes, we hope you are as excited as we are!
Don't Miss Out On Early Bird Rates - Season Passes On Sale Now A Program To Suit Every Member Of The Family Upgrades & Renovations To The Happy Valley Day Lodge Silver Star Welcomes Bean To Cup Coffee Shop The Latest Gear At Ski Dazzle & The Village Rider Big White & Silver Star On Show This Fall
Don't Miss Out On Early Bird Rates - Season Passes On Sale Now Don't forget to get your Big White or Silver Star season pass before September 17th for great savings with our early bird rates. If you purchase your pass online you could win a trip to Hawaii valued at over $7,000! Go to www.bigwhite.com or www.skisilverstar.com for more details on mall locations, dates and hours for season pass sales.

Big White Events Winter Extreme Show and Swap Sep 9 - Sep 10
Season Pass Sale at Orchard Park Mall Sep 12 - Sep 17
Job Fair 2006 Oct 13 - Oct 14
Silver Star Events Silver Star Season Pass Sale Sep 12 - Sep 17
Nordic Opening Day 2006/2007 Season Nov 4 Atomic XC Camps Nov 17 - Dec 3
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Falls Creek - Australia

Inside Running Hardpacked cover, softening Snow Making Description
The temps have also been sub zero providing the snowmakers an opportunity to pump out snow this week, adding to the base.
With this wintry weather, make sure you rug up in warm clothing and head for the treelined runs for better visibility such as Drover?s Dream for beginners or try the trees & lift line on Main Street if you're an intermediate skier/boarder.
We're expecting to operate 10 lifts and the Drover?s Dream & Ruined Castle Terrain Parks are also expected to open.
Falls Creek has the most skiing and boarding in Victoria and with two terrain parks, its offering the best freeride for those looking for a hit.
The average snowmaking base is 59cm and Sun Valley is offering some fun skiing and boarding in fresh snow.

Today's Weather overcast
Snow Depth Avg 20 cm
Snow Depth Fresh 0 cm
Road Condition Open and Clear
Temperature O/Night -3.2C
Temperature Current -3.0C
Alpine Skiing Conditions Fair
Alpine Snow Cover Limited
Alpine Snow Conditions Firm Packed

Forecast: Friday. Isolated showers, falling as snow above 1400 metres, becoming more widespread later. Moderate to fresh southerly winds strengthening later. Outlooks: Saturday Strong to gale force south to southeasterly winds. Snow showers and possible hail. Sunday Snow showers becoming more isolated. Monday Isolated showers in the south and east at first, clearing to become fine throughout.

Falls Creek

US Winter Olympian and X-Games gold medallist Nate Holland today won the men´s snowboarding Gravity X event at the inaugural Coca-Cola Cardrona Games, while Wanaka´s own Winter Olympian Juliane Bray won the women´s event.
In the ski category of the Gravity X, Canadian Winter Olympian Trennon Paynter took the men´s title while Australia´s Janina Kuzma won the event for the women. Gravity X is an exciting, high-speed race amongst skiers and snowboarders, who push their skills to get to the bottom of the course with the fastest time. About 50 riders took on the course at Cardrona Alpine Resort, which consisted of a series of rolls, continuous bank-roll combinations, flat hip jumps, finishing with a massive step-down road gap jump.
Conditions were ideal for the Gravity X event, which signalled the beginning of the three-day Cardrona Games. Holland said he was pleased with his consistent, smooth runs during the competition: "It was a great course, it flowed really well and it was rhythmical."

Photo:Cardrona Marketing NZ
Crowds gathered yesterday afternoon to watch American Chris Brown perform a 70ft step-up jump as well as jumping over a small building during the impressive snowmobile big air demonstrations. Moto FMX riders also wowed the crowd with their performance. These demonstrations are the first of their kind on New Zealand slopes.
The Coca-Cola Cardrona Games continues tomorrow with the double halfpipe event, followed by the slopestyle event on Saturday September 9, which concludes the Games. Riders are sure to impress the crowds with their tricks, rotations and big air over the next two days.
Snowmobile and Moto FMX big air demonstrations take place at the end of each day´s competition. Salmonella Dub DJ Sound System will be playing live each day of the competition. See



There's a low pressure system over by the Oz coast pushing the high pressure system in the Tasman towards the North Island. A warm weather pattern is moving off to the North East, and several weak low systems coming onto the the South Island - In patches. Quite normal this time of year, but it's anyone guess really what could happen over the next few days. The Southern fields will be a mixed event, Ruapehu should be great up until Sat night - then some rain and snow possible. Canterbury's probably the best region for the weekend.
Tongariro; Friday -Cloudy periods, but mostly fine about the eastern slopes. Winds tending westerly and strengthening at the top. Saturday - High cloud increasing. Winds mainly light, but easterlies at low levels late in the day. Sunday - Some rain at times, and snow above 1500 metres. Easterly winds strengthening at low levels, northeasterlies about the tops. Monday - Some rain and snow above 1400 metres. Easterly winds, easing at low levels.
Canterbury; Mackenzie; Friday - Fine at first, apart from some valley fog and low clouds. However,cloud and showers developing from the afternoon, with snow lowering to 600 metres.Becoming mainly fine south of Arthur's Pass in the evening. Saturday - Fine spells and cloudy periods with a few showers. Snow flurries above 600 metres. Sunday - Mostly fine with morning frosts. Southeasterlies dying out, light winds about the tops. Monday - Mostly fine with morning frosts. Winds mainly light.
Wanaka; Queenstown; Friday -A few showers in the morning, with snow lowering to 500 metres.However, becoming fine from late afternoon. Saturday - Becoming fine early morning, but cloud increasing and a few showers developing, with snow flurries above 600 metres, then becoming fine and frosty. Sunday - Mostly fine with morning frosts. Light winds, southerly about the tops. Monday - Mostly fine with morning frosts. Light winds.

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