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White Pass - Wa
sno vember... they said !! a Pow day
Amazing "Sno"vember 27th Conditions at 5:22 am, Sunday 11/27Snow - 10 mph west wind
20 Degrees Base / 17 Degrees Summit
47" Base - 70" Summit
6" Overnight / 10" Past 24 Hours
Open today from 8:45 - 4
1,500 Feet
Summit 6,000'
Total Lifts 5 Lifts: Quad and Triple 2 Double Surface Lift
White Pass Ski Racing & Snowboard Club Christmas Camps - December 30 & 31 Registration at the west end of the Day Lodge from 8:30 am until 9:15 am. Camps meet from 9:30 until Noon then again from 1:00 until 3:00. Camp participants are on their own for lunch from Noon until 1:00. For complete camp details click here.

New York New Years Masquerade Party - December 31st from 4 pm until 10 pm Ring in the new year at the Sitzmark Lounge with our super fun DJ who will host the masquerade party. Bring your own mask or make one at WP! There will be prizes for the most creative masks! Dinner is available from 5:30 until 8.


Some like it FAST .

Speed Ski

Boreal Opening 2nd Chair, Night Skiing and Riding and Skate Bowl Friday!
With 2” of new snow and sub 20 degree temperatures (perfect for making tons of snow), Boreal will open its second chair lift, the Claimjumper double chair Friday, November 24th, allowing for additional groomed trails and terrain park features. Boreal will also begin night skiing and snowboarding and open the indoor skate bowl starting Friday night. It’s all happening at Boreal starting tomorrow – 2 chair lifts, 1 surface lift and lots of park features for beginner through intermediate skiers and riders.
Boreal opened Tuesday, November 14 for skiing and riding, the first Tahoe area resort to host skiers and riders so far this winter. With new natural snow and additional machine-made snow, Boreal will double the amount of terrain available. Early-season lift ticket prices are $30 for adults and teens, $20 for ages 60–69, and $10 for kids ages 5–12. Night holiday lift tickets (3:30pm – 9pm) are $25 for adults and teens, $20 for seniors, and $10 for kids. It is early season conditions, please ski and ride with caution as obstacles do exist.
For information on snow conditions, ticket rates, terrain park features of the day, and mountain events, please call 530.426.3666 or visit www.rideboreal.com

Sun glass Hut

Tignes - France
From the 24 november, you can ski from top of Grande Motte glacier to Val Claret resort, that means 1500m of vertical drop.
More, the Lavachet and Rosset beginners pistes are accessible for free.
The whole ski area will open progressively in regard of the snow conditions
At this stage, prices remains on "automn" basis
( reduced rates ) BIg Event
Big Mountain Finals
The International Free Skiing Assiociation will take place in Tignes 9 to 13 April 2007. Guerlain Chicherit, current world champion will play his crown in his home resort against newcomers.
and ,,, esf-tignes

Discount Hotel Reservations

Courcheval -Fr
1946-2006 : 60 years of exception.

Courchevel wanted to celebrate this birthday with those who made and make the resort one of the best of the world.
Sunday 17th December at the ice rink of Courchevel 1850, a special 60th years party is organized with the free concert of the french singer Liane Foly.
To attend the show, all you have to do is to come and collect a free ticket from Courchevel Tourisme in Courchevel 1850.

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Nov. 26) - Defending super G world champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) had the top U.S. result Sunday in sub-zero cold, placing 14th behind surprise winner John Kucera of Canada in the first World Cup SG of the season.
Kucera's first World Cup win came in 1:29.70, putting him six-hundredths of a second ahead of Austrian Mario Scheiber. The temperature was about eight degrees below zero (-22 C.). Miller was timed in 1:31.03 with Steve Nyman (Provo, UT), the only other U.S. skier to break into the top 30, finishing 20th (1:31.26) in the bitter cold.
"It was chilly out there, but not too bad. It was definitely colder on the racers than coaches standing on the hill," speed Head Coach Chris Brigham said. "And it's supposed to go down to -30 [C - about minus 22 F.] tomorrow as the women come in [for two DHs and a super G].

"We've certainly learned through the years this isn't a hard hill, but it is hard to ski fast...and it's very unforgiving. Make one little mistakes and you can lose a lot of time, and that means guys get packed in there - 10, 12 guys within three-tenths of a second...small mistakes can really hurt you here.
"Bode skied well both days but he also had some troubles, too. And Steven [Nyman, who had the fastest training time Thursday and led the U.S. men Saturday, finishing in a tie for 17th] skied great all week. But they were both very fast and very competitive in some sections..." The
Lake Louise, ALB - Nov. 26, 2006
Men's Super G
1. John Kucera, Canada, 1:29.70
2. Mario Scheiber, Austria, 1:29.76
3. Patrik Jaerbyn, Sweden, 1:29.98
4. Hermann Maier, Austria, 1:30.16
5. Antoine Deneriaz, France, 1:30.47

- 14. Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, NH, 1:31.03
20. Steve Nyman, Provo, UT, 1:31.26
35. JJ Johnson, Park City, UT, 1:31.89
40. Erik Fisher, Sandpoint, ID, 1:31.99
44. Kevin Francis, Bend, OR, 1:32.20
Did not finish: Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA;

---- High Winds Cancel 2nd Halfpipe in Saas Fee

SAAS FEE, Switzerland (Nov. 25) - High southern winds Saturday forced organizers to cancel the second of two World Cup halfpipe contests set for the Swiss glacier. The first event, held on Thanksgiving Day, was swept by U.S. Snowboarding riders Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) to open the competition year.

SQuaw Valley
Scheduled to open Fri Dec 1
Upcoming Events Details visit squaw.com or call 530-583-6985 Dec 1 Scheduled opening: skiing/riding
Dec 1 TGR Film Premiere at OVL
Dec 7 Latin hip hop at Zenbu
Dec 9 Snow God's Ball
Dec 8-10 Winter Solstice Celebration
And ... Dec 24 Torchlight Parade!


Sugar Bowl
JABRA X-Jam (X-Games Qualifiers) – January 13-15, 2006
Combine head-to-head downhill racing, motocross and NASCAR and you’ve got the Jabra Winter X-Jam. This premier winter sports event returns to Sugar Bowl for a 4th incredible year. The 2006 Jabra Winter X-Jam will feature top athletes from around the world competing for the last remaining slots in Skiercross and Boardercross at the X Games finals in Aspen. The “cross” races are races of speed and agility taking place in a specially crafted winding downhill course with S-curves, table tops, giant bumps and rollers. Limited contact is allowed between the racers in the gang start format. The X Games are filled with pure talent and raw passion and are considered a pinnacle event for extreme winter athletes. Boardercross is a new sanctioned event for the 2006 Olympics, so this is an awesome chance to preview the Olympic competition.
The Sugar Bowl event will be the only official open qualifying competition in the US. The top finishers from each heat advance until a winner is crowned…or survives!!
The Jabra Winter X-Jam at Sugar Bowl is free and open to the public. This is an excellent spectator event as all the action can be enjoyed from slope-side viewing points, the Mt Judah lift or the Judah deck. Don’t miss the chance to see this incredible event and prelude to the largest extreme sporting event in the world.

..... Global Event Management

Long known for its rich history and deep powder, Sugar Bowl is the true essence of the wild west. From the legendary Donner party expedition, to the hearty present day residents, Donner Summit embodies the pioneer spirit of this region’s beautifully rugged terrain. Sugar Bowl is one of the oldest and most interesting ski resorts in the West and it owes its enduring appeal to the visionaries that built this special place.


DECEMBER 12/2 Full Moon Snowshoe Trek: 6pm at the Cross Country Center; $25 plus $6 for rental. Space fills up quickly and reservations are required. (209) 258-7248
12/3 Kirkwood Cross Country 10k: Easy 10 kilometers ski race. Open to all levels of skiers. $15 or $20 on race day, contact (209) 258-7248 for reservations.
12/9-12/10 Tele-Fair: First time telemark skiers can easily learn on the new generation of equipment. Advanced telemark skiers can learn techniques on powder skiing, bumps, airs and more. Professional certified instruction is provided by some of the best telemark skiers in the country. All equipment is provided for all Tele-Fair participants. For more information please contact (209 258-7406.
12/10 Ski Skate Clinic: Beginners to advanced welcome. 10am to noon. Pre-registration is $30, equipment rental $10. Event Day registration is $35.

Contact (209) 258-7248.
12/16 Winter Tune Up: Work out the early season leg burn and improve your skills at the same time. Don't spend the winter reinforcing bad habits; start this season out right. Learn the skills needed to make the rest of your winter skiing fun & easy.

Crystal Mountain _wa
Crystal Mountain has received 21" of snow over the past 48 hours. 14" of new snow fell in the past 24 hours with 9" overnight! Powder is very deep we urge you to ski and ride with a partner. Date: Monday, November 27th, 2006
Time: 6:15am
Weather: Snowing.
Winds: Light
Base Temperature: 18 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 71 inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 13inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 20inches
Summit Temperature: 9 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 71 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 14inches
Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 21 inches
Total Season Snow Fall: 123 inches
Surface Conditions: DEEP LIGHT POWDER
Lifts Open: Discovery, Chinook Express, Rainier Express, Green Valley, Forest Queen, & High Campbell
Hours of Operation: 9am-4pm daily
Road Conditions: Open/Compact Snow/ICE


US SKi Team
Super Series Opens at Keystone, Winter Park

KEYSTONE, Colo. (Nov. 24) - The Chevrolet Super Series opens Monday at Keystone with a strong field of World Cup skiers prepping for races later in the week while women get rolling Tuesday at Winter Park Resort.
"These are very important races for us," said U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt. "They give us the additional international experience we're looking for with our athletes...and that's why we've been scheduling them in recent years in connection with World Cup races - so we can go up against World Cup skiers whenever possible.
"It's so nice to get beyond the training and finally get into some races, but it's time. These offer us a valuable experience which that next level of skier, looking to get up to the World Cup, must have to succeed," Hunt said.
The World Cup races during the VISA Birds of Prey events at Beaver Creek, beginning Wednesday, mean European tech skiers will be part of the field at Keystone, lifting the level of competition, as Hunt indicated.
The schedule includes men's giant slaloms Monday and Tuesday followed by back-to-back slaloms Wednesday and Thursday at Keystone. Start times are 10 a.m. MT each day for first run, 1 p.m. for second runs.
The women's lineup at Winter Park - with defending NorAm overall, GS and super G champion Megan McJames (Park City, UT) heading the list of competitors - has slaloms Tuesday and Wednesday with a GS Thursday and Friday. Start times for the runs also are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.
The Chevrolet Super Series represents NorAm Cup races in the United States each winter as racers move up toward the World Cup tour. The top two skiers in each discipline (slalom, GS, super G and downhill) earn automatic start spots in all World Cup races during the 2008 season.
"These races help mark the next star coming up," Hunt said. "Ted won at Keystone last season and look how his winter turned out - an Olympic gold medal, a World Cup victory...and the Super Series is a great stepping-stone for the U.S. athlete. We see great potential for Megan, too. She didn't surprise us by being so dominant last winter, but the surprise came in her doing it so soon, while she was just 18, but that's what can happen with the NorAms and the Chevy Super Series races. They give you confidence and experience."
The Keystone races follow nearly four weeks of training by U.S. skiers on North Peak under an exclusive arrangement between the resort and the U.S. Ski Team.

The first significant snowfall of the season landed at Sierra Summit last night leaving six to eight inches of fresh snow. There are much colder temperatures in the forecast allowing for significant snowmaking throughout the week. The bunny hill will re-open with the handle tow operating on Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd. We plan to have a mini freestyle park with a varity of at least 9 different boxes and rails. We are also projecting that Chair 6 and Chair 4 may open this Saturday and Sunday with Sundown Ridge and Middle and Lower Tollhouse open. Stay tuned to the snow phone at 559.233.3330 or our website for more information. WWW.SIERRASUMMIT



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