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Opening day is Nov. 17. Sugarloaf/USA www.sugarloaf.com

Birds of Prey Men?s World Cup at Beaver Creek November 28 - December 3, 2006 New to the USA and Beaver Creek- the Super Combined, one run of Downhill and one run of Slalom on the same day tests the talents of Americans Ted Ligety, 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2005 World Champion Bode Miller. Additional events include the legendary Birds of Prey Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom. All races, post-race parties, concerts, autograph signings and more are free and open to the public
US Snowboard Grand Prix at Breckenridge December 13-16, 2006 The series kicks off in Breckenridge, home to standout U.S. Snowboarding rider and former X Games champion Steve Fisher and the #1 halfpipe in the country as voted for 2006 by readers of Transworld Snowboarding magazine. Look for 2006 Halfpipe Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter to go for a three-peat at Breckenridge after winning there the last two consecutive years. The event will also include a night-time exhibition, in-town under the lights!

US Ski Team News
SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 21) - Swiss rider Fraenzi Kohli won the first parallel giant slalom World Cup of the young season Saturday, besting Austrians Doresia Krings and Marion Kreiner in a race where Austria placed five riders in the top 10. Organizers moved the start of the race higher up the Rettenbach Glacier due to poor snow conditions. Top American finisher was Erica Mueller (Steamboat Springs, CO) in 28th. The men will compete Sunday.
For complete details: http://www.usskiteam.com

The Arapahoe Basin has received 7.00 inches of snow in the past 24 hours.
New Snowfall Last 24 Hours: 7.00 Last 3 Days: 8
Midway Snow Depth: 18 Summit Snow Depth: 18
Powder/Packed Powder
Number of Trails Open 3

Eastern Mountain Sports

U.S. SKI TEAM TO PARTNER WITH KEYSTONE, YORK FOR TRAINING KEYSTONE, Colo. (Oct. 19) - U.S. Ski Team athletes will benefit from a new on-snow training partnership between Colorado’s Keystone Resort and the Team. The Team and Keystone, along with York Snow, have partnered to install additional snowmaking on Keystone’s North Peak to provide exclusive early-season training for U.S. Ski Team athletes beginning this November. The partnership was announced jointly Thursday (Oct. 19) by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) President and CEO Bill Marolt and Keystone’s Director of Mountain Operations Chuck Tolton. It is a one-year partnership that all parties hope to extend into the future. The partnership includes the allocation of Keystone’s Starfire run on North Peak for exclusive training use by the U.S. Ski Team, with York Snow providing additional highly efficient snowguns. The Team also is financially involved in helping support infrastructure and operational costs. The project is the first phase of a snowmaking upgrade on Keystone’s North Peak to accommodate the U.S. Ski Team training program. "One of the keys to our future athletic success is creating a deeper and stronger partnership with our training venues,” said Marolt. “We have enjoyed outstanding partnerships with U.S. resorts, especially in Colorado, for both early season training and competition. Keystone and York have really stepped up to help support our training programs.” Colorado resorts have long factored heavily into U.S. early season training and competition due to the historical early-season snow and the consistent ability to make snow for training in the U.S. The men’s alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek with the VISA Birds of Prey races Nov. 30-Dec. 3, and the women’s Sirius Satellite Aspen Winternational World Cup over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-26. The Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix opens Dec. 14-17 at Breckenridge. In addition, the Chevrolet Super Series, part of the alpine NorAm series, will be in Colorado, Nov. 27-30 for the men at Keystone and Nov. 28-Dec. 1 for the women at Winter Park. “We, here at Keystone, share a common vision with the U.S. Ski Team in striving to continually grow the sport and developing young athletes to represent our country,” said Tolton. “This started a few years ago with Keystone’s commitment to the Junior Olympics and local youth freeride and racing programs and has now evolved to hosting the NorAms and the early-season exclusive training with the U.S. Ski Team. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a 10-year-old racer or Bode Miller or Ted Ligety and the entire U.S. alpine team, Keystone is committed to providing the best snow and grooming conditions.” “This is the type of partnership we will be seeking worldwide in the future to provide our U.S. athletes with better training,” said Marolt. “Our long-term goal is to really control our own training space and to expand the opportunity to all of our sport programs.” Keystone began making snow on Starfire and other trails today (at midnight) with the U.S. Ski Team’s alpine team expected to begin training there beginning November 5. “The North Peak facility will provide us with excellent technical training,” said U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt. “And what will really make the difference for us is the ability to have completely exclusive use of the facility and to work with Keystone and York to control the snow environment specific to our training needs.”

The FIS Alpine World Cup season for men and women opens Oct. 28-29 on the Rettenbach Glacier above Soelden, Austria, then moves to Levi, Finland, Nov. 11-12 before heading to North America.


Squaw Valley

Winter is approaching fast. Purchase your Season Pass, Gift Cards and special Advanced Ski Clinics for 2006-2007 on line here on Endless Winter.
Upcoming Events: The Great Pumpkin Festival Oct. 27-31 SV Winter Job Fair Nov. 4 Scheduled Opening Day!
Nov. 17

Memorial service for Alex Cushing Alex Cushing Memorial Service Outside on the Olympic House Sundeck (by KT-22) Join us for a celebration of the life of Founder, Chairman and winter sports pioneer Alex C. Cushing at noon

Squaw Valley Winter Film Festival Nov. 24 Thanksjibbing Rail Comp Nov. 25

Another Olympic resort with news, Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy
For the winter sports enthusiast the season skipass is by far and away the best solution. Over the years Dolomti Superski, also in recognition of the support of the winter ski fanatic, has always tried to make the season skipass an attractive proposal.
News on the season skipass: now for the family too an economical and welcome solution has been introduced. In effect the bigger the family the better the deal – leaving you free to enjoy your time on the slopes.
When you buy a season skipass for children up to the age of 8 (€ 190,00), or for youngsters up to the age of 16 (€ 460,00) the parent can buy for him or herself a season pass (in pre-sale costing € 570,00) at the price of the junior season pass (€ 460,00).** In this instance a family saves Euro 110,00.
www.cortina.dolomiti.org - CORTINA TURISMO - tel. 0436 866252

Sun Valley Id
SUN VALLEY, ID…...Sun Valley’s Third Annual Oktoberfest Crosstoberfest will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, from 11 am to 7 pm at River Run. Festivities will be highlighted by the 2006 State Championship Cyclocross Races beginning at noon each day, and a special appearance by Scot Schmidt, extreme skiing icon at Pete Lane’s River Run. The event is free to everyone and will feature Bavarian style food and drink specials, live music and warm fires in the Day Lodge The Brass Ranch and Bogner will present a Winter Preview Show with imported beer and pretzels on Saturday. Pete Lane’s will preview next season’s skis and boots with early season discounts for the weekend only. Fun prizes will be awarded for best costumes and kids will enjoy a Bike Race, face painting and a Pumpkin Contest. And, the best deal of all will be discounted lift passes, for this weekend only, October 28-29. For more information and a daily events schedule go to www.sunvalley.com


ST Moritz

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup St. Moritz Engadin December 2006: The Program
From December 9 to 10, 2006, the spotlight of international competition skiing will thus once again be directed on the 'home mountain' of St. Moritz.
The tentative program reads as follows:
Friday, December 8th, 2006
06.00 pm: Athletes presentation Downhill
Saturday, December 9th, 2006
12.00 noon: Start Downhill Ladies
06.00 pm: Awards ceremony Downhill (Plazza Mauritius)
06.15 pm: Athletes presentation Super-Combined Ladies

Sunday, December 10th, 2006
11.45 am: Super-Combined Super-G Ladies
03.00 pm: Super-Combined Slalom Ladies
followed by Awards ceremony in the finish area

St. Moritz is preparing its 143rd winter season, which will be highlighted by the anniversaries commemorating "100 Years of International Horse Races in St. Moritz" and the 35th World Championships in Bobsleigh.
St. Moritz is preparing its 143rd winter season, which will be highlighted by the anniversaries commemorating "100 Years of International Horse Races in St. Moritz" and the 35th World Championships in Bobsleigh. On November 25, 2006, the runs on Corvatsch, and with them the winter sports season, will be opened. A week later, on December 2, the mountain railways of Diavolezza and Corviglia will also be welcoming their first guests of the season. The first top event of the winter – the Women's Alpine Ski World Cup – takes place shortly thereafter. And on the topic of World Cups: as from the winter of 2006/7, St. Moritz will be the new sponsor of the rising local ski talent, Marc Berthod. In December, the St. Moritz Design Gallery will be inaugurating its exhibition of posters "100 Years of International Horse Races" at the Serletta public parking garage. The 150 and more winter events traditionally held St. Moritz will follow in close succession up to around Easter (April 8, 2007), with a third anniversary celebration in March – 10 Years of the "Snow & Symphony" Music Festival. The first St. Moritz Brand Summit will be held from January 28 to 30, welcoming representatives of the world's top 100 brands. And right on time for the winter season, St. Moritz will be launching its own luxury fashion brand. In an initial stage starting fall 2006, the collection will be distributed exclusively via the new St. Moritz Online Store (www.stmoritz-store.ch).
Winter Top Events 2006/07:
- FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Women's D/C (12/8–10) - 7th Design Summit at the Suvretta House (12/19–21) - Curling: 109th Jackson Cup (1/13–14) - 49th Concours Hippique on Snow (1/14–21) - Bob World Championships, 2 & 4 pers. bob (1/22–2/4) - 23rd Cartier Polo World Cup (1/25–28) - 1st St. Moritz Brand Summit (1/28–30) - 14th St. Moritz Gourmet Festival (1/29–2/3) - St. Moritz Cricket on Ice (2/2–3) - 100 Years of White Turf St. Moritz (2/4, 2/11, 2/18) - Cresta Run: Grand National (2/17) - 39th Engadin Cross-country Skiing Marathon (3/11) - 10th "Snow & Symphony" Music Festival (3/23–4/1)

The coming winter in St. Moritz will see several important jubilees and novelties.
- 100 Years of international horse races on the frozen lake of St. Moritz (White Turf).
- The St. Moritz Brand Summit is a new event that will bring the heads of the world's 100 most valuable brands to St. Moritz for an annual "summit meeting" at the end of January.
- The "St. Moritz – China Connection" The original owners of the St. Moritz Garden City near Shenzhen will be visiting St. Moritz – Top of the World in the Alps. A delegation from the Hong Kong Jockey Club is to accompany their head chef to the Gourmet Festival in St. Moritz and join in commemorating 100 years of horse racing on the frozen lake at "White Turf". The long-standing former General Manager of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Max Keller, has published his memoirs as a hotelier in a book entitled, "From St. Moritz to Hong Kong and back" (published by NZZ Verlag).
- The newest Clean Energy project – starting mid-December 2006, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel and Grevas School will be using recycled "heat" from the lake of St. Moritz!

Innsbruck and its 25 holiday villages
Innsbruck is the capital of the Austrian Tyrol province – approx. 135,000 inhabitants – located at 575 m above sea level – rivers: Inn and Sill – situated at the foot of Patscherkofel (2,247 m) and Nordkette (2,334 m)
The 25 holiday villages: Aldrans, Ampass, Axams, Birgitz, Ellbögen, Götzens, Gries, Grinzens, Igls, Kematen, Kühtai, Lans, Mutters, Natters, Oberperfuss, Patsch, Rinn, Rum, Sistrans, Sellrain, St. Sigmund, Ranggen, Unterperfuss, Völs, Zirl
University town: campus spreads all over town. During term 23,700 students live in Innsbruck
Olympic town: in 1964 and 1976 venue of Olympic winter games
Centrally located: 2 hrs by car to Munich (G) and Trento (I), 1 hr to Salzburg (A), 1.5 hrs to Bolzano (I); motorways A12 (Inntalautobahn) and A13 (Brennerautobahn) – train-station and airport with international connections
Focus on tourism: the ‘Innsbruck Tourismus’ tourist association represents Inns-bruck as well as 25 holiday villages in the town’s vicinity – approx. 2.2 million annual overnight stays – in Innsbruck alone approx. 5 million guests, incl. day visitors – sum-mer and winter tourism, with a slight advantage on summer tourism
Tourism infrastructure: approx. total bed capacity in Innsbruck and its holiday vil-lages is 15,800 beds, with about 6,400 in Innsbruck itself – ranging from a 5-star-hotel to every hotel category as well as youth hostels, campsites and farm stays – Austria’s second-largest congress and convention venue with Congress Innsbruck and Con-gresspark Igls
Innsbruck Tourismus Heinz Sillober International Marketing & Press Tel. +43-512-377101, h.sillober@innsbruck.info



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