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

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Fallscreek -Australia
Weather Pattern: A cold front will clear southern Victoria this morning then another stronger front is expected to reach Victoria during Friday. Yet another front should move into the Bight later on Saturday and move across the State on Sunday.
Forecast: Thursday Isolated showers, falling as snow on the peaks at first, clearing. Strong northwest wind easing a little then increasing tonight.
Outlooks: Friday Gale force northwest wind shifting westerly at night. Showers late afternoon or at night. Saturday Isolated showers clearing. Fresh wind. Sunday Scattered showers tending to snow later.
Rug up if you're heading up the lifts to enjoy the wintry conditions today!
Right now is the ultimate for beginners with soft snow and discounted lift tickets down to $65 for an adult day pass. For those adept at one snowsport, try crossing to the other side and think about giving skiing or snow boarding a go. If you've never tried it before, now is the time!
Or course children also reap the benefits of our September specials with kids lift tickets down to $32 dollars for a day pass. With the school holidays, there's lots of kids activities organised! Milo Snowclub for kids is a specialised snowsport school program for the younger ones and off the slopes there is still plenty of ways to have fun ? try the snow bungy!
Don't forget resort entry is free after 2pm each day so you can bring the kids up for a look, take a walk in beautiful surrounds and enjoy lunch on one of the many sunny decks on the mountain.
At this stage we hope to be able to remain open til Sunday 1 October but this is dependent on the weather. Unless we get snow it's looking more likely we'll close middle of next week but watch this space as we'll keep you posted on what's happening snow wise.
Also, don't forget that the Gully Chair is free to access the village bowl. Give the Activities Desk Hotline a call on 1800 20 44 24 or drop into the Village Bowl. We have also got our tennis courts going, so if you feel like a game of tennis, give us a call.
visit www.fallscreek.com.au/

Successful debut of super combined in ANC

After two great days of racing, the speed series of the ANC staged at Mt Hutt in New Zealand provided results in two super-G races and two super combined events.
Racers from Australia and New Zealand were joined by athletes from USA and Great Britain in the men’s events, and from France, Ireland and Great Britain in the ladies’ events. Jono Brauer of Australia won the first super combined on 13th September with the first New Zealander Angus Howden finishing in third. The ladies’ super combined was won by Claire Dautherives of France with the first New Zealander Michelle Greig finishing fourth and Lucy Ainge of Australia finishing seventh.
On September 14th, the second super combined was held in excellent weather and snow conditions providing results for the series and setting the scene for the technical finals at Mt Ruapehu this week. Overall, the first ANC super combined series was a great success and well received by the athletes and coaches alike. Contributed by Neill Bell/ FIS

2011 Alpine Championships , Garmisch

The first gathering of the Coordination Group for the 2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) for a so-called orientation meeting took place on Monday, 18th September. The main purpose of the get-together in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was to establish the working procedures, review the various milestones on the way to the championships in 2011, and initiate communication channels between FIS, the EBU, its host broadcaster and the EBU’s marketing partner that is still to be appointed, together with the Organizing Committee and the German Ski Association.
Representing the German Ski Association was its President Alfons Hörmann and Alpine Executive Board member Walter Vogel; for the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mayor Thomas Schmid and for Ski Club Garmisch, President Peter Fischer together with Heinz Mohr who is heading the sports organization. A delegation from EBU’s appointed host broadcasters was led by Werner Rabe for ARD and Achim Hammer for ZDF.

FIS Academy
The FIS Academy Executive Administration five-day program will take place on the following dates over the 2006/7 season: Monday, 4th – Friday, 8th December, 2006
Monday, 5th – Friday, 9th March, 2007
Monday, 4th – Friday, 8th June, 2007

The five-day intensive program is of particular interest to National Ski Association senior staff and event organizers. The training provides practical tools and innovative approaches which can be immediately applied to the work environment. A winter sport case study will also form part of each program.
Some of the 'Founding Fathers' of the sport industry join Manchester Business School academics to provide a tailored, intensive, world-leading education program for the FIS family
For more news and complete details
please visit www.fis-ski.com please visit www.fis-ski.com

The Village at Squaw Valley

Come to Squaw Valley and enjoy the last days of Fall while you still can! It’s peaceful, relaxed, uncrowded and there are still many things to do such as Golf, hike, bike, shop, dine, or treat yourself to a day in our spa!

More information
The Village at Squaw

Memorial Service for Alex Cushing NOV 18 2006
See Squaw.com for time and specific location
.....The Chief of "Granite Chief" , Lord of the Boards a great man will be missed!


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