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Snow Alert - Pacific Northwest - Wa, Or Cascade Range Wintetr Storm Warnings

Squaw Valley
Fresh Snow!
Skiers and riders get ready! Squaw received 6" of fresh snow overnight. Our scheduled opening day is Friday, November 17th.* br>br> Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at Squaw. Great dining options, and cool events. Don't miss the 7th annual Squaw Valley Winter Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 24 and Thanksjibbin' Rail Comp on Saturday, Nov 25.

You are cordially invited to join in the celebration of the life of Squaw Valley USA's founder, Alex Cushing on November 18 at noon on the Olympic House sundeck.

Scheduled Opening Day!*
Nov. 17

Alex Cushing Memorial Service
Nov. 18 -Noon at the Olympic House

Squaw Valley Winter Film Festival
Nov. 24

Thanksjibbin' Rail Comp
Nov. 25

Festival of Lights Begins
Nov. 25 - at the base of the mountain.

br>br> www.squaw.com

Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Mountain OPENS Early
This past weekend, over 75 cm (over 2 feet) of snow has fallen on Whistler Blackcomb Mountains and the forecast is for snow to continue for the rest of the week - view Alpine Forecast. With this incredible snow fall, Whistler Mountain will OPEN early on Saturday, November 18 for the rest of the Winter 2006/07 season. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on November 23. For complete "What's Open" details stay in touch with the site.
NEW Symphony Express Lift Construction on Schedule Even with the snow in the alpine, construction on the NEW Symphony Express high speed quad lift is on schedule for a grand opening celebration December 16. The new lift-accessed area in the high alpine of Whistler Mountain is crowned the Symphony Amphitheatre to reflect its spectacular natural amphitheatre-like terrain with its unmatched views, vast open bowls, deep snow and gladed finales. The Symphony Amphitheatre, accessed by the Symphony Express, opens up over 1000 acres of fantastic intermediate to advanced terrain.


Speed Ski
If you like to go real fast, Keep an eye on Traci Max
Tracie Max Sachs broke the American women’s record, and also won the overall World Cup Globe for the 4th consecutive year!

Traci has allowed EndlessWintersnow use of her European photo archives. In turn, Traci has her own site
Have a Quick Look !

Glacier 3000 - Les Diablerets -Switzerland
The snowpark (without pipe) and two skilifts are open everyday (depending weather conditions) from 11th November ! The children until 9 years old (from 1997 and younger), on presentation of an identity card, are free. The track of crosscountry skiing is also open on 3.5 km! For more info : info@glacier3000.ch

Les Diablerets http://www.glacier3000.ch/

Engelberg - mt Titlis - Suisse

Stöckli Ski-Testing days in November and December 2006 For the start of the season, the Swiss ski company, Stöckli, gives you the chance to try out skis on the Titlis glacier over three weekends. Stöckli skiers go along with you and give tips and tricks on the latest techniques and trends. The trial days are 24 - 26 November 06, 1 - 3 and 8 - 10 December 2006. Two overnight stays incl. ski pass, 2 days' technique course and trial material cost from CHF 299. Information & booking: www.engelberg.ch

World Cup Ski Jumping; 16/17 December 2006 On 16/17 December 2006, as in every year, the World Cup Ski Jumping takes place in Engelberg. Then less than two weeks later, there's the Continental Ski Jumping (27/28 December 2006) on the natural jump in Engelberg. It is worthwhile getting your tickets now. One or two day tickets can be ordered simply on line from CHF 25.00 (adult, one day) under www.ticketcorner.ch. There is a new ticket category this year: the ticket gives you access to the "eagle-eye" tribunal. This is on the level of the ski-jumper's landing area. The price is CHF 75 (1 day) or CHF 130 (2 days) and includes a blanket, snack and drink at the tribunal stand. Information on the World Cup Ski Jumping 2006 can be found on the official website: www.weltcup-engelberg.ch

25.11.2006 Burton Snowboard Test on the Titlis

Prices remain unchanged in summer 2007 We are delighted to tell you that the Engelberg – Mt. Titlis return ticket prices will again be unchanged in summer 2007! The ony modification will be for a trip on the Ice Flyer glacier chair lift including admission to the unique Glacier Park in the Alps, which will cost CHF 12 for individual travellers and CHF 9 per person for groups.

The cable-cars between Engelberg and Mt. Titlis will operate every day with the exception of the periods set aside for annual maintenance work, from 13 - 24 November 2006 inclusive and from 12 - 23 November 2007 inclusive.

New artificial snowmaking equipment To complement the glacier with its guaranteed snow cover, the Titlis Rotair Cableways have renewed their existing artificial snowmaking equipment and also installed new facilities. In the last two years, they have invested a total of CHF 8.5 million in artificial snowmaking equipment. Starting this winter, they will offer 41 kilometres of slopes with guaranteed snow cover, which is equivalent to 50% of all slopes!


Happo One, Hakuba 47 / Goryu.
Hakuba is the Japan's answer to France’s Chamonix, Big and steep ! Hakuba hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics, the downhill, slalom Alpine events
On a powder day, the downhill course at Happo One is a must! Events
January 26th ~28 day (day) '98Nagano Memorial 2007 Super-G Special in Happo-one
February 1st ~4 day (day) 2007 Japan paralympics winter competition meeting (schedule)
February 15th (day) 85th all the Japanese championship conferences
Summit: 1831 m Toplift: 1831 m
Beg: 30% Int: 50% Adv: 20% Terrain Parks: 1
Vertical Drop: 1071
Lifts: 33 (32 chair lifts,)
Gondolas / Cable Cars: 2


Peter - Ski Himalaya
Gulmarg's Poma designed gondola features 36 six-seater cabins to lift snowriders 1330 vertical metres to the top station at 3980 metres above sea level. From the top station an optional 30 minute walk will take you to Mt Apharwat's 4124 metre peak. Ask about the Banana Chutes !



Slope Infinity Hong Kong

ED Note: Slope Infinity Hong Kong, a great place to ski indoors any time of year. China's largest know indoor synthetic slope. One large 16 degree slope for beginners and a variable pitch slope for those that can appreciate slalom style turns at a faster pace. www.slope8.com

Mellow Park - China

Beijing, CHINA – Mellow constructions is bringing its famous Season Opening Party to a more civilized location. The World of Suzie Wong, the world famous night club that hosts celebrities like Shaquil O’Neil and Colin Farrel will take care of a different crowd this Nov 18th. The Snowboarders.
You don’t want to miss your chance to get your drink on and gossip with all the big-wigs of the industry. Quiksilver is throwing down a huge spread to commemorate the launch of their Beijing stores, including free booze, entertainment and maybe a prize or two.
Entry: 30 rmb for snowboarders / 50 rmb for skiers (hehe) Attn: Skiers , just wear some loose baggies,....

Ticket to Ride World Tour

TTR top 5 - 06/07
Mens as of: 2006, wk 46
1. Lago, S (426.53)
2. Davis, D (385.98)
3. Fisher, S (365.20)
4. Vito, L (333.61)
5. Nicholls, J (279.55)

Womens as of: 2006, wk 44
1. Hollingsworth, E (381.42)
2. Beaman, H (351.88)
3. Anderson, J (313.33)
4. Hight, E (287.16)
5. Osbourn, L (258.99)

Tour Calander
TTR Calander www.ttrworldtour.com/


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