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Sugar Loaf
Opening day is scheduled for just over a week away and we’re going to kick off the season in style with non-stop excitement on and off the slopes.
For the first time, we’re going to fire up the SuperQuad for opening day and offer Tote Road covering 2 miles of terrain and nearly 2,000 vertical feet. Heck, that’s more vert than many places in New England even have and we’ll be skiing it from day 1. Off the snow, we’re going to rock the house with a live remote with the entire WTOS on-air team from 6 am to 6 pm in the Widowmaker Lounge plus we’ll have live performances from two of Maine’s hottest bands—Thai and Man vs Himself. The 5 month celebration that is winter begins on Nov. 17. Events
Nov 16-19 Boston Ski Show It’s the biggest winter sports event in the East and it’s a great place to get the best deals on your next Sugarloaf vacation. Plus, we’ll have visits from SpongeBob SquarePants™ and Dora the Explorer™, and gold medalist Seth Wescott is stopping by on Thursday night
Nov 17 Opening Day! (tentative)
Nov 18-19 Tin Mountain Round-up

Snowboard Freestylers to open season with new Big Air format in Stockholm Alessandro Boyens (GER) After the alpine snowboarders opened their 2006/2007 NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup season in Landgraaf (NED) and Sölden (AUT) in October, the freestylers will launch their World Cup winter in Stockholm (SWE) next Saturday. The kings of the air will be showing their tricks at the Big Air premiere in the Swedish capital in the evening of November 11th, 2006. The top 16 qualifiers among the jump aces will also debut a new knock-out system format in the night finals. In the one-on-one duels consisting of two jumps per competitor, only the winners advance to the next round. The winners of the two semi-finals will then jump for the World Cup victory, while the losers compete for the places 3 and 4. The strong field of athletes at start is led by two-time World Champion Antti Autti (FIN), together with his team mate Risto Mattila as well as Mathieu Crepel (FRA), Hampus Mosesson (SWE), Giacomo Kratter (ITA) and Stefan Gimpl (AUT). Gimpl, the defending Big Air World Cup champion, commented: "I'm looking forward to competing in Stockholm. The strong starter field guarantees snowboarding at its best. And the new knock-out-format will make the finals more enthralling for the spectators."

Setting skiing records: Three years of daily skiing – Rainer Hertrich
Rainer Hertrich ready to hit the slopes in Chillan (CHI) You might think you are a hard-core skier yourself. Well, have you ever skied every single day for a year straight? Probably not, let alone for three years. But someone has: Rainer Hertrich, a Copper Mountain, Colorado (USA) native, just set a new record for having skied every single day for three years in a row on 31st October, 2006. Initially just a very avid skier, Hertricht once stumbled upon an elite ski club for skiers who skied more than 6 million vertical feet (almost 2 million vertical meters) a year. Since that turned out to be no problem for him, given that he easily hit 7 million vertical feet a year, he began to think in record terms. The actual record in the Guinness Book of World Records was then held by British skier Arnie Wilson who had skied 365 consecutive days in 1994. Hertrich passed his mark on November 1st, 2004, and went on to hit the mark of 1000 consecutive days of skiing on July 27th.
But for him, it is not just a question of skiing daily. With a help of a top-notch wrist computer, Hertrich keeps a detailed diary of his Telemark runs and aims at covering about 1’000’000 vertical feet a month or some 33’000 vertical feet (10’000 vertical meters) a day. To keep up with his schedule, he skis in his native Colorado all winter, moves to Oregon for the summer skiing season and then travels down to South America to cover the dry-land spell in North American in September and October. Triumphant about his latest milestone on Halloween, Hertrich commented: “I passed 36.6 million vertical feet of descent on my last run down Copper. I then took off to Loveland Basin and did about six runs there, then over the pass to Arapahoe Basin to finish out the day. What a fun way to finish year #3. With this much snow already this season, I'm now looking forward to continuing through year #4.”
Madshus celebrates 100th Anniversary Approximately 400 guests attended the centennial anniversary celebration of Madshus Skis in Lillehammer (NOR) last weekend. Coming off from its best Olympic season with 50 medals won in the Cross-Country and Biathlon events at the Turin Olympic Winter Games, Madshus – boasting to be the World’s Oldest Ski Company – can look back to an extraordinary history in ski sport. Founded as a one-man undertaking by Martin Madshus in a barn in Vardal, Norway in 1906, Madshus may take credit for example for the first glued sandwich skis and many other technological firsts, as well as many of the successes of such Nordic stars as Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) and Katerina Neumannova (CZE). Today the second largest Cross-Country ski manufacturer in the world, Madshus has been owned by K2 Corp since 1988.
A number of leaders in world sport will present during the FIS Academy’s five-day Intensive Executive Administration Program in Manchester (GBR) from 4th-8th December 2006, including Sarah Lewis, FIS Secretary-General. From her wealth of experience gained while working at FIS and in various working groups of SportAccord and WADA, Sarah will discuss the inner workings of an International Federation, its interactions with National Associations and organizing committees. She will also present the collaboration and processes used for planning and staging the FIS World Ski Championships. From

Ski Patagonia
Snow season is over for now... and we are beginning our summer season with lots of opportunities: wine tours, visiting Atacama, Torres del Paine in Chile, Crossing of the lakes between Argentina and Chile, visiting a lodge in the midst of the Jungle in Argentina, etc. Take advantage of the beautiful time in Argentina and Chile! Discover Torres del Paine National Park

Explora in Atacama From USD 2061 per person double occupancy Visit the driest desert in the world
Lakes Crossing from Chile to Argentina or Argentina to Chile From USD 160 per person. This transfer begun to take place in 1913



Japan Update
The cooler air moved through in the afternoon yesterday and snow could be seen settling on Yotei. Overnight the snow settled down to about 700m across the region. Today and tomorrow the freezing level is expected to rise again ahead of another cold front on Friday. This new front should bring reasonably cold air with snowfalls down to around 200m. This colder air should stick around for a few days with significant snowfalls on higher parts of the mountain.

2006-2007 SKI AND SNOWBOARDING SEASON PASSES are on sale and EARLY RATES are available until November 19, 2006! Don't miss our on the great savings. Fall is almost gone and winter is just around the corner. Time to start thinking about SNOW! Specials are available for groups or individuals. It doesn’t matter your skill or age, there is a package to fit everyone. Call 907-754-2275 or click HERE for more details.

SEASON PASSHOLDERS' DINNER Friday, November 10th at the Columbia Ballroom in the Alyeska Prince Hotel from 6:30pm - 11:00pm. All '06/07 Season Passholders are invited. Bring your current season pass for admission and 2 complimentary drink coupons. Passholders can bring a guest, $25 for an adult, or $13 for ages 17 and under. This year's theme, "You Can Teach a Old Dog New Tricks." Celebrating 50 years of Alpine Apparel. Wear or tape together your oldest gear to qualify for great prizes. Enjoy Asian cuisine, beer and wine tasting, live music, and fabulous door prizes. The party does not stop there. Apres dinner, those of age may continue the festivities and head to the special opening of the Sitzmark, with live music from Top Secret. Avoid the drive home and stay the night with our $99 Chill With A Movie Package. For More information please contact (907) 754-2211 or click HERE. To RSVP to the Event Please click HERE and let us know how many people you will be bringing to the event.

Val D Isere
A new winter season is on it's way. The "marmottes" have left the grassy fields for their Winter burrows, the trees are now yellow, orange and red, swim suits are packed away until next Summer, and the ski jackets should soon be ready to wear . Snow is expected soon and in a months time, Val d'Isère will be open for the Winter season 2006/2007 !
Opening : 25th November 2006
We're expecting you from 25th November

Come and ski your first tracks in the "Espace Killy"
The new season opening weekend includes: The lastest ski equipment tests, discounts on new test equipment, a snow sport film showing and special accommodation offers
December :
the Alpine Ski World Cup races will take place (as usual !) in Val d'Isere. "Le Criterium de la 1ère neige" will be held on December 9th & 10th for the Men's races and 16th & 17th December for the Women's races

Val d'Isere web site, www.valdisere.com has a new home page as well as a new section called "Discover Val d'Isère" - featuring photos and text translated into 5 languages...

Tahoe City. 42ND ANNUAL SKI SWAP. Skiers, the season begins Nov. 11! Sat., Nov. 11 in North Lake Tahoe ,.. when locals and visitors start to, "Think Snow" as the North Tahoe Ski Swap opens its doors. The 42nd North Tahoe Ski Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11, at the North Tahoe Middle and High Schools in Tahoe City. Over 10,000 items, // new, used and demo ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and winter-related items will be sold as a fundraiser for the community's middle and high schools.
Admission to the ski swap is $1 for adults, 50 cents for children, with those under 6 free.
THIS IS A GREAT EVENT WITH more deals than a hand full of snowflakes !

Please note the new web address for Tahoe this week

Stevens Pass - Wa
Sixty-five years ago, Bruce Kehr and Don Adams took a Ford V-8 engine, some wheels and a rope, combined with a little imagination and their passion, and started Stevens Pass. Stevens has grown from its humble beginnings to one of the Northwest's premier resorts offering 10 lifts, over 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, 37 primary runs

Stevens has lots of it, averaging 450" of snowfall each year, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces.
Base area elevation 4,061' Top elevation Cowboy Mountain 5,845' Mill Valley base elevation 3,821' 1,800 vertical feet on three sides of two different mountains

white Pass - Wa
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 Vertical Drop 1,500 Feet Elevation White Pass Day Lodge 4,500' Summit 6,000' Total Lifts 5 Lifts: Quad and Triple 2 Double Surface Lift Lift Capacity 6,500 Persons Per Hour
White Pass needs to expand
And you can help! Here's how...
As the White Pass Expansion effort heats up once again, we are asking our growing customer base to join us as we work towards achieving this goal. You, as a ski area and national forest user, are in a unique position to express your opinion and influence the decision on expansion. WP believes that you will agree there is a need for more diverse skiing and snowboarding opportunities, and a need to provide additional terrain to reduce skier and snowboarder density within the existing ski area. We hope that you will support White Pass Company in our request for expansion of the special use permit into Hogback Basin with a letter or an email.
The Hogback Basin Proposal:
· Chairlift 5. Fixed grip quad chairlift approximately 3,500 feet in length with a top terminal elevation of 6,150’. Chairlift 5 would include 4 ski trails and one lodge access trail along with an access trail from the existing Holiday Trail and an egress trail to the existing Quail Trail.
· Chairlift 6. Detachable quad chairlift approximately 4,050 feet in length with a top terminal elevation of 6,460’. Chairlift 6 would include seven ski trails and an an egress trail to the mid-mountain lodge and onto the existing Quail Trail.
· Terrain. All developed and undeveloped trails and facilities are in a sub-alpine area of naturally open vegetative terrain necessitating very little tree removal and almost no ground disturbance.
· Mid-Mountain Lodge. The Mid-Mountain Lodge is proposed to be located on a slight ridgeline between chairlifts 5 & 6. This structure is a critical component in the development of this basin, by allowing the White Pass guest to enjoy the two upper chairlifts without returning to the base area for services. The footprint of the structure is planned to be approximately 2,000 sq. ft. with two levels.



Zermatt - Switzerland

2006-2007 Winter Packages

Open Lifts
Zermatt - Furi
O2 Furi - Trockener Steg
O3 Klein Matterhorn

surface lifts on the glacier
Matterhorn glacier paradise Plateau Rosa


10 December 2006 Freefall Winter Chinese MTB Downhill off the Matterhorn. A mountain bike downhill race starting at the Matterhorn glacier paradise and finishing in Zermatt. 9.12.2006: Training 10.12.2006: The Race http://www.freefallzermatt.ch

26 December 2006 Christmas concert with the AlpPan Duo (panpipes and Alp horn) with accompaniment on the organ. Among other attractions, Christmas carols will also be played. Be enraptured by the special sounds. Admission free. A collection will be taken

January 24 - 26, 2007
Innovation and Networking Management in Tourism
- Product Innovation
- Marketing Innovation
- Process Innovation

24 February, 2007
FUN: women, men & juniors (until 1986) / starting place: 4.45 p.m. at Sunnegga. SPRINTERS: women, men / starting place: 5.00 p.m. at Sunnegga ELITE: women & men / starting place: 4.45 p.m. in Zermatt.
For information and reservations contact the Sports Office, tel. 027 966 81 18. http://sac.zermatt.ch/gebirgslauf/e.html

More info,....

Underground Station

whistler Blackcomb B.C.
November 2006
9-12 Cornucopia
3-4 Warren Miller's 'Off The Grid' in Calgary
11 Remembrance Day
16-18 Warren Miller's 'Off The Grid' in Seattle
17 "Dinner with Legends" at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
23 Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains OFFICIAL OPENING DAY
23 US Thanksgiving Day
Nov 30 - Dec 3 Whistler Film Festival

December 2006
1-2 Bizarre Bazaar
9 Pontiac Race Centre opens on Blackcomb - daily free racing or group events
14 Kokanee Valley Race Series – Season Opener
17 Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event - Rail Jam
25 Christmas Day

Regularly Scheduled Events Wed - Sat during the season

Avalanche Awareness Tours
Fresh Tracks Mountain Orientation Tours Pontiac Race Centre Demo Days On-mountain Photography TELUS Guest Communication Centre Weekly Whistler Welcome Nights Weekly 7-Eleven Fire and Ice Show Weekly LUNA Alternative Nighttime Events
Individual Mountain Stats Whistler /Mountain Blackcomb Mountain
Vertical 1,530 metres
5,020 feet 1,609 metres
5,280 feet
Top Elevation 2,182 metres
7,160 feet 2,284 metres
7,494 feet
Skiable Terrain 4,757 acres
1,925 hectares 3,414 acres
1,382 hectares
Terrain Type (beg/int/adv) 20%/55%/25% 15%/55%/30%
Trails 100+ 100+
Parks & Pipes Parks: Chipmunk Rail Park

Pipes: Whistler Pipe Parks: Big Easy Terrain Garden, Terrain Park, Highest Level Terrain Park
Pipes: Super Pipe
Total Number of Lifts 16 including;
2 high-speed gondolas
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
1 double chair
5 surface lifts 17 including:
1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
7 surface lifts

More Whistler Info http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/

East Coast shop ,...
275 Main St. | Jay Me. 04239 Maine

Tools for the shop
On the west coast I reccomend Tognar Tool Works
Here is a great Link
VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN / online reference

Virtual Technician by Tognar

Sun Valley Ski Tools

Freeskiing 2007 schedule
February 1 – 5 Snowbird, UT
Freeskiing World Tour (Stop #1)
Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals

February 1 Snowbird, UT
Subaru US Skiercross Series (stop #1)
Subaru US Skiercross Nationals

February 11 Steamboat, CO
Subaru US Skiercross Series (stop #2)
Subaru Rocky Mountain Skiercross Classic

February 18 – 22 Verbier, Switzerland
Freeskiing World Tour (Stop #2)
Verbier Ride

February 27 – March 3 Les Arcs, France
Freeskiing World Tour (Stop #3)
The North Face Freeride

March 2 – 5 Telluride, CO
US Freeskiing Series (Stop #2)
Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open

March 21 – 23 Jackson Hole, WY
Subaru US Freeskiing Series (Stop #3)
Jackson Hole Extremes Presented by Subaru

March 29 – April 2 Kirkwood, CO
Freeskiing World Tour Finals
US Freeskiing Series Finals (Stop #4)
North American Freeskiing Championships

April 2 Kirkwood, CA
US Skiercross Series (stop #3)
North American Skiercross Classic

11/02/2006 - 11/05/2006
Event: The Chicago Ski Show & Snowboard EXPO By: Ski Dazzle LLC
Location: Rosemont, IL
Contact Phone/Fax: 949.497.4977
Contact Email: snowdog@skidazzle.com
Web SIte: http://www.skidazzle.com

11/03/2006 - 11/05/2006
Event: Colorado SnowSports Expo
By: BEWI Productions, Inc.
Location: Denver, CO
Contact Phone/Fax: 781.890.3234
Contact Email: info@bewisports.com
Web SIte: http://www.bewisports.com

11/03/2006 - 11/05/2006
Event: Portland SkiFever & Snowboard Show
By: BEWI Productions, Inc.
Location: Portland, OR
Contact Phone/Fax: 781.890.3234
Contact Email: info@bewisports.com
Web SIte: http://www.bewisports.com

11/04/2006 - 11/05/2006
Event: The Sacramento Ski and Snowboard Show By: Ski Dazzle LLC
Location: Sacramento, CA
Contact Phone/Fax: 949.497.4977
Contact Email: snowdog@skidazzle.com
Web SIte: http://www.skidazzle.com

11/10/2006 - 11/12/2006
Event: The Bay Area Ski and Snowboard Show
By: Ski Dazzle LLC
Location: San Jose, CA
Contact Phone/Fax: 949.497.4977
Contact Email: snowdog@skidazzle.com
Web SIte: http://www.skidazzle.com

Saibei China
New lift Chinese province Hebei, 270 km North of Beijing. In March 2006, Michael Seeber, president of the company LEITNER group and Alessandro Marzola, son of the Dolomiti Superski founder, Gianni Marzola, travelled to China and signed the contract for the installation of the completely new “Dolomite-style” ski resort. Due to its geographical position, its climate and its high population figure, Hebei focuses on the development of ski tourism. The planned ski resort, named Saibei, should emerge in the yet uninhabited valley in the district of Chongli. Among 15 slopes and 6 ropeways, the two South Tyrolean experts in ski tourism plan the construction.

Trip Advisor

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Tripadvisor To Switzerland

User review: City Hostel Geneva: "A great Hostel," A TripAdvisor Member, Thunder Bay
Description: During our stay in Geneva a couple of friends and I stayed at the City Hostel. I loved it! The staff were so friendly and always willing to help. The internet room was always accesible and so convienient....

* Vienna: Great Prices, Great Rooms, hotels.com We Know Hotels Inside And Out.

Austria Air
Austrian Air

Kitzbühel is enjoying the quiet before the winter start. It's a time for reflection, for red wine and roast chestnuts - and also for planning the next winter holiday and getting those leg muscles into shape for the skiing! That's something you'll need in Kitzbühel this winter - with so many new items to keep you on the go (ok, the muscles can be a bit smaller for snowshoers and après-rather-than-ski fans!). For the moment all we can do is enjoy the late autumn sun and look forward to the first magical blanket of snow. By the way, I now know that people think you a bit weird if you are found fondly stroking your new skis while murmuring something about the upcoming wonders of winter in Kitzbühel! KITZ IN THE SNOW! WINTER START ON 8 - 10 DECEMBER Don’t miss the open-air concerts, free ski tuition, ski tests, après-ski parties, and miles and miles of perfect pistes! Click here for the big winter start programme and lots of attractive packages for you to book on-line!
Wishing you a wonderful stay in the most beautiful of all Alpine resorts,

PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 6) - Steven Read and Eric Resnick have been named trustees of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, announced Foundation Vice President Trisha Worthington. "We are thrilled to add Steven Read and Eric Resnick to our Board," said Worthington. "They are both well respected businessmen and avid skiers. Plus their combined expertise will be an incredible asset to the Foundation's efforts to support the athletes of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding." Steven Read is co-founder, co-owner and co-chairman of Grocery Outlet Inc., a retail chain of non-perishable food stores in the Western states, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Texas. Currently, he serves as Partner of Read Investments, specializing in commercial real estate development. Read also is a Trustee for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the San Francisco Opera, he serves on the Executive Committee of DeYoung Art Museum, is a board member of the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation and is a former Duke University Trustee. After attended Boarding School in Switzerland, he moved to Utah to attend the University of Utah on a skiing scholarship. He finished his degree at the University of San Francisco in Economics and French. An avid skier, Read enjoys golf, fly fishing, and biking. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann. The Read's three children all attended Head-Royce School where he is a trustee. Eric Resnick is the co-founder and managing director of KSL Capital Partners, LLC a $1 billion private equity fund with extensive experience in the ownership and active management of hotel, resort and leisure properties. He is actively involved in managing the fund's business, including fundraising, acquisitions and asset management. USSA.org


The readers of the ski and winter sports magazine „DSV actively “gekürt mixing part churches and the course point to of Germany best skiing area. According to inquiry 61.8% regard the ski arena approximately to the asked one around the course point as the region, in which one can in Germany at the best ski driving. In the venue of the FIS alpine ski WM 2011 we now all the more look forward after the choice to the German skiing area number 1 to the beginning of season. Then also you can make sure of the fact that mixing part churches and the course point received the honor by right http://www.garmisch-partenkirchen.de/

Big White

The dustings of snow are getting heavier and staying for longer as the days grow shorter and temperatures fall. Winter will soon be here at Big White and Silver Star, with our lift and trail maintenance crew, local businesses, and everyone else pitching in to get ready for opening day in just 4 weeks time. Check out www.bigwhite.com
Big White Events Opening Day 2006 / 2007 Season Nov 23 CSIA Level 1 Course Dec 2 - Dec 3 CSIA Level 1 Course Dec 9 - Dec 10

Silver Star Events Nordic Opening Day 2006/2007 Season Nov 4 Atomic XC Camps Nov 17 - Dec 3 Alpine Opening Day 2006/2007 Season Nov 23

Check out www.bigwhite.com

Colorado Snow
The entire state of Colorado is under a winter storm warning today and from north to south, Colorado ski resorts are reporting huge overnight snowfall. Resorts in the northern central Rockies and San Juan mountains are reporting up to a foot of snow while Front Range ski areas have received more than TWO feet of powder. It’s only October, but year-to-date snowfall totals are HUGE: 73 inches at Loveland, 65 inches at Wolf Creek, 60+ inches at Aspen, and 53 inches at Telluride. Thanks to all this great snowfall, Wolf Creek and Keystone have both revised their opening dates and will be opening a week earlier than expected. Tomorrow (Oct. 27), Wolf Creek will celebrate its earliest opening ever. Keystone and Copper both plan to open Nov. 3. Check out the latest resort opening dates at www.ColoradoSki.com.

Discount Hotel Reservations

Ski Austria

The Stubai Glacier represents one of the most extensive all-year-skiing areas in the Eastern Alps with 68 miles of slopes and off-slope tracks of all levels of difficulty and a 2.8 mile high altitude cross country slope.
From gentle runs for beginners and families to challenging moguls, to heart pounding double black diamond runs, Stubai Glacier has everything you need for a great day of skiing or riding.
The glacier ski area is complemented by the lifts on Neustift`s local fun mountain, the “Elfer” ski resort. Neustift is known far and wide for its beautiful ski tours. You can also use more than 2,8 miles of cross country tracks, wander along two winter hiking trails or enjoy a ride on one of the numerous natural tobbogan runs, among them the longest natural tobobban run in Austria.

While vacationing in the Stubai Valley don't miss these great festivals: Nov 18 – 20,2005: Stubai Telemark Festival (the best American telemarkers are coming) Dec 3,2005 Skiopening Schlick 2000 Jan 20-23,2006: Stubai Cup

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