Snow Alert -Whistler Blackcomb
Only 9 days to the start of the winter season in the Dolomiti Superski area. On 2nd December the first uphill facilities will open in some ski resorts. Once more this year we have prepared many news items and promotional offers, all of which we will pass on to you weekly through our newsletter.
12/10 Monte Elmo Opening
12 15-17 - Civetta celebrates
12/ 15-18 - Fis Ski World Cup Val Gardena/Alta Badia
Thanks to its complete graphic overhaul the new Dolomiti Superski website now allows easy surfing through all the 12 ski resorts in the Dolomiti Superski area. There are many news items which we will pass on to you in the forthcoming newsletters. We wish you a successful surfing experience!
PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 22) – Fans can follow the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding this winter with season-long coverage on NBC, Versus (formerly OLN) and the new World Championship Sports Network (WCSN). The Team announced its domestic TV schedule featuring 10.5 hours on NBC, weekly coverage through most of the season on Versus and complete coverage of nearly every World Cup event on WCSN.com.
NBC will provide anchor coverage from each of the Team’s major domestic events in alpine, freestyle and snowboard with Sunday afternoon coverage. Versus will expand its coverage from past years with a consistent 5 p.m. ET time slot on Sunday afternoons from November through early April and will begin Sunday, Nov. 26 with an alpine season preview kickoff show and coverage of the women’s Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternational. Most shows will be two hours and include two separate events.
Serious fans will enjoy the most thorough start-to-finish season coverage of the international World Cup circuits on WCSN. The new network, which began offering live webcasting of international events a year ago, will expand its coverage to include nearly every FIS World Cup in alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboard for a total of more than 250 events. Coverage is now available online at www.wcsn.com.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine - Sugarloaf/USA will kick off the Bud Light Concert Series with a bang this year, featuring two headlining bands, John Brown’s Body and Benevento/Russo Duo on Dec. 9.
Benevento/Russo Duo, called “a stripped-down punk rock version of a keyboard trio,” by The Village Voice, will open the show at 8:00 pm. Formed in 2002 as an organ and drum combo, the duo has garnered national acclaim for its uniquely creative sound. The group has branched out to incorporate a wider variety of instruments, and describes itself as “an indie-rock band that jams, a jazz-combo that rocks.”
The Duo’s latest studio release, Play Pause Stop, represents a departure from the its previous albums, which feature multiple guest appearances, and instead demonstrates the band’s ability to perform exclusively as a duo. Play Pause Stop features a sound that is more rock than jazz, with the duo employing a wide range of instruments, from electric guitar to a Wurlitzer and circuit benders.
John Brown’s Body, the group widely regarded as America ’s best reggae band, will follow Benevento/Russo. Hailed as “both reverent and revolutionary” by the New York Daily News, John Brown’s Body has entered its tenth year as a performing group, and is currently on tour in support of its latest studio release, Pressure Points.
Citing influences as varied as Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, and 311, John Brown’s Body has developed a reputation for originality, poignancy, and energetic live performances. The seven-member group features a roots-style reggae sound, driven by torque heavy drum and bass, four part vocal harmony, and a strong horn section, and has shared the stage with a wide variety of performers, including Jurassic 5, The Dave Matthew’s Band, Lauryn Hill, and Damian Marley.
The Bud Light Concert Series, comprised of five concerts throughout the winter season, brings top performers to Sugarloaf’s main stage, in the King Pine Room of the Base Lodge. Ticket prices for the concert will be $10 prior to the show and $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:00. The show is 21+, and proper ID is required. Tickets are available at 1-800-THE-LOAF, or at 207-237-6939.
The concert will coincide with Demo Days and Sugarloaf’s Holiday Gift Bazaar, both of which will run Dec. 9-10. Ski and stay packages are available for the weekend of the show, starting at $69 per person per night, and include lodging, lift tickets, adult Perfect Turn clinics and access to the Sports and Fitness Center. Visit www.sugarloaf.com, or call 1-800-THE-LOAF for reservations.
About Sugarloaf/USA Ski Resort - Located in Carrabassett Valley , Maine , Sugarloaf/USA is recognized among the top ski and golf resorts in the world. Sugarloaf/USA is part of the American Skiing Company family of resorts. Its resorts include Killington and Mount Snow in Vermont ; Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine ; Attitash in New Hampshire ; Steamboat in Colorado and The Canyons in Utah .
World Cup HP Tour Opens Thanksgiving
Olympic medalist Bleiler back on snow
SAAS FEE, Switzerland (Nov. 22) - U.S. Snowboarding kicks off the 2007 halfpipe season with a double dose of the World Cup tour in Saas Fee, the first of which is set for Thanksgiving Day followed by another on Saturday, Nov. 25.
With big guns blazing, the U.S. Team will be represented by 2006 Olympic silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO), 2002 Olympian Tricia Byrnes (Stratton Mountain, VT) and current world junior champion Clair Bidez (Minturn, CO). Riding for the men will be 2002 Olympian Tommy Czeschin (Mammoth Lakes, CA) and X Games medalists Steve Fisher (Breckenridge, CO) and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH).
"We are all looking forward to another fun and successful competition season," said Head Coach Mike Jankowski. "The Saas Fee World Cup is a great way to kick things into gear as we look towards the Breckenridge Grand Prix, World Championships, and beyond. Practice has been going well considering we have not been in a pipe since August in New Zealand. These riders are so talented and driven that it is hard to notice that this is their first competition of the season."
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Overnight -18 cm
24 Hours -38 cm
48 Hours -70 cm
7 days -179 cm
Snowbase* -61.2 in
Crystal Mountain - Wa
We have received 7" overnight at the base and 5" overnight in Green Valley. Our 24 hour total is 11" at the base and 8" at the summit. Plus it is still snowing, fresh powder expected all week......
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Winds: Light-Moderate Averaging 16mph from the SW.
Base Temperature: 30 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 30inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 11 inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 13 inches
Summit Temperature: 21 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 37 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 8 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 11 inches
Surface Conditions: Powder and packed powder.
Lifts Open: Discovery, Chinook Express, Forest Queen, Rainier Express, Green Valley & new today High Campbell will open up to first tracks on Powder Bowl
Hour of Operation: 9:00am-4:00pm
Road Conditions: Open, snowy
Backcountry Status: North Country and South Country Closed until further notice
What's happening at Crystal Mountain:
The conditions are great and getting better as I speak. Fresh powder for everyone!!! Join us on the slopes for Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of powder to be thankful for then dine with us in the Bullwheel for a three-course thanksgiving dinner.
This weekend will be one you will not want to miss, it isn't that often that we have this much fresh with more expected this time of year!
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2006/2007 SEASON OPENS WITH $15 LIFT TICKETS AND MORE THAN
$7 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS
The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation will kick off the 2006/2007
tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22nd with a specially priced $15 lift
for Scholarship Day, the traditional opening day benefit for the
Springs Winter Sports Club's (SSWSC) Scholarship Fund. Since the
season, Scholarship Day has generated more than $480,000 for children
participating in SSWSC programs.
"The winter season is off to a great start this year and you won't find
price for a day of skiing this Wednesday in Colorado than Steamboat,"
Chris Diamond, president of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.
"Scholarship Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Steamboat-Ski
U.S.A.® with family and friends on incredible early season snow
while supporting a very worthwhile organization, the Steamboat Springs
Winter Sports Club."
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
Closed for the Holiday, Gone skiing ! Next Report on Friday
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