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Snow Alert - Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Vail, CO
               - Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
               -Crystal Mountain, WA

Canadian Ski Council Thanks to efforts of Natalie Laplante, The summaries of national & regional news from Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada will now be part of Endlesswinterwsnow.com
Some of The stories featured this month are:
Join the Party During National Ski and Snowboard Week,...
Three Canadians Appointed to International Alpine Skiing Posts by International Ski Federation (FIS)

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area to Host "Santa Sunday" in Association with The Salvation Army Family and Community Services.
The Season Begins at Stoneham,...
One more run for Mont-Sainte-Anne,...

ROAD TO 2010-NEWS OF THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Allison Forsyth to Take Season Off to Fully Recover
Kelly Vanderbeek Becomes First Canadian Woman to Podium in Lake Louise,...
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6 inches of nes snow

New Snow last 24 hrs at mid-mountain: 6"
New Snow last 24 hrs at the summit: 7"
New Snow last 48 hrs at mid-mountain: 7"
New Snow last 72 hrs at mid-mountain: 7"
Settled Snow Depth Base at mid-mountain: 32"

The rime ice on Storm Peak's lift towers gave me a chill that I didn't actually feel in the air, a sign of a cold night. Up top one could not even read the trail signs, you had to read other signs - like the line of hikers heading to the top of Mt. Werner in search of fresh stashes in the steeps and trees.

We took the low road, traversing to the Ridge across a thick soft carpet beyond the tracks set before us. I'd imagine the hikers were rewarded more and rightfully so, although we found our stash, enough fresh powder to make several turns sometimes sliding above a windswept slope, turning into a creamy turn. We dropped into the trees skier's right of Flying Z, finding a few untouched chutes of deeper powder that the wind had not reached. Slow even turns, soft and sweet through a quiet forest.

Back to civilization, we then headed to the Sundown side dropping into Priest Creek lift line, where only a few had ventured. Here's where I felt my rhythm, turn linking to turn with the smooth powder, more bottomless here, flexing below my boards.



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Olympic Medalists Headline '07 U.S. Roster v PARK CITY, Utah (Dec. 12) - Olympic medalists Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT), Seth Wescott (Carrabassett Valley, ME), Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) headline a talent-packed group of 45 riders on the 2007 U.S. Snowboarding roster that also includes talented riders Shaun Palmer (South Lake Tahoe, CA), plus X Games medalists Steve Fisher (Breckenridge, CO) and Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH) to name a few, announced U.S. Snowboarding Program Director Jeremy Forster.
"U.S. Snowboarding is in a really strong position as we begin the journey towards Vancouver 2010," said Forster. "We are taking one year at a time and won't get ahead of ourselves, but the overall goal will remain the same - putting U.S. riders on the Olympic podium" Carrying the momentum home from Italy, where U.S. Snowboarding accounted for a record seven medals including three gold, the 2007 Team is a solid mix of veterans and up-and-coming young riders eager to place their stamp on the international scene and expand the impact of snowboarding.
Peter Foley, who has been head coach since the first team was named for the 1994-95 winter, remains as head coach for U.S. Snowboarding and will again lead the snowboardcross program with the help of former Team rider Jeff Archibald. The halfpipe riders will be coached by Mike Jankowski, who stepped up as head coach when Bud Keene retired from national coaching to focus on other U.S. Snowboarding projects in the spring. Jankowski is joined by 2006 Olympic assistant coach Rick Bower, a former World Champion and U.S. Team rider. Steve Persons takes over the Alpine Head Coach job, replacing retiring coach Jan Wengelin, and will be assisted by Hans Joerg Berger, who had been coaching at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club for the past few seasons.
Similar to last season, this year's halfpipe riders are divided into two groups - the Pro Team and the Rookie Team. Forster said this categorization of the halfpipe program is similar to typical industry team's structure and better reflects the riders' stature in the competitive halfpipe culture.

Crystal Mountain - Wa
Crystal Mountain has received 9" of new snow in the past 24 hours in Green Valley and13" in the past 48 hours! Yesterday upper mountain was closed due to high winds, so that is 13" of untracked snow up top.Come join us on the slopes and ski some freshies!
Date: Tuesday, December12th, 2006
Time: 5:30am
Weather: Calm, Clear, snow expected
Winds: Calm averaging 8 MPH from the Southwest
Base Temperature: 31 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 48 inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 2 inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 5 inches
Summit Temperature: 23 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 66 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 9 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 13 inches
Total Season Snow Fall: 155 inches

What’s Happening at Crystal Mountain: 9" of new overnight plus the snow is expected to continue throughout the day. Come for a day of fun at Crystal Mountain, the conditions out on the slopes are phenomenal!
Grab a friend and get on up here. Come visit us Saturday for the Sturtevants Ski Demo, please pre-register @ www.sturtevants.com.
Also each Saturday we will be running guided snowshoe tours into our South Backcountry. Crystal Mountain Express bus is the hassle free way to Crystal Mountain on weekends only. Please visit our website for event information or to view our live webcams.


Laura's reminder,.... Snowbird Tunnel, New Chairlift Grand Opening is TODAY !
Snowbird, Utah – History will be made at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, when the doors will open and the conveyor lift will move for the grand opening of North America’s first ski area tunnel. Journalists are invited to meet on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck at 10 a.m. to ride the new Peruvian Express high-speed quad chairlift to the ribbon cutting in the tunnel. Both the tunnel and the lift will open to the public for the first time after the ribbon cutting takes place.
Peruvian Express high-speed quad chairlift! Oh yeah ! brother Bob I'm sure is running laps !

Whistler -Blackcomb

494,000 acres of untracked fresh snow - get there with Whistler Heli-Skiing

Snow Heavy At Times. Alpine High Minus 2. Snowfall Accumulation 15 To 25 Cm. Freezing Level 1000 Metres Rising To 1200 Metres This Afternoon. Tonight..Snow Heavy At Times. Alpine Temperature Steady Near Minus 4.


Fernie - Canada
Calgary, AB – December 11, 2006 – Fernie Alpine Resort opened this weekend with great snow coverage, and the mountain wide open. With over 9 feet of snow so far this season, it looks like the Griz is ready to please for the 2006/07 ski season
Ski and stay at Fernie Alpine Resort for only $69 per person. Includes a one-day lift ticket and lodging. Based on double occupancy, plus taxes, some restrictions apply. Valid until December 21, 2006. Call 1-800-258-7669 (SNOW) to book.
About Fernie Alpine Resort
Vertical Rise: 857m/2816 ft
Base Elevation: 1068m/3500 ft
Summit Elevation: 1925m/6316 ft
Skiable Acres: 2504 acres
Total Trails: 107 trails, 5 bowls and tree skiing
Longest Run: 5 km / 3 miles - Falling Star
Terrain Type: 30% novice /40%int / 30%adv
Number of Lifts: 10

Fernie Alpine Resort www.skifernie.com

Big Sky - Montana

What's Happening
Big Sky is scheduled to open Swift Current, Explorer Double Chair, Triple Chair, Ramcharger, Challenger, the Tram, and three Carpet lifts.
Adult lift tickets will be $49, youth (11-13)$29, and college rate will be $39. As always children 10 and under ski for free.
Snowmaking pays off! Ramcharger is open with Ambush, guns now pointed at Tippy's Tumble.
Mountain operations is continuing to open new terrain on a daily basis. The current list includes: Mr. K, Lower Morning Star, Calamity Jane, Lobo, Jay Walk, BRT Road, Black & Blue, Carpet Area, Loop Road, Lone Wolf, White Wing, Ambush, Moonlight, The Bowl, Never Sweat, Upper Morning Star, Turkey Traverse, Cron's Pocket, Fast Lane, Marx, the Big Couloir, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gully, Powder Ridge Access and a six feature beginner terrain park near the base area.

Panorama opened for skiing and snowboarding December the 8th.
Improvements to snowmaking, new snow grooming machines and summer trail work means that your favourite run is now even better. We look forward to skiing with you this winter and hope to see you at the summit this weekend!
Snow is forecast over the next few days. Today ski runs like; View of 1000 Peaks, Heli High, Star Fire and Cauldron in Taynton Bowl, the Extreme Dream Zone

Heli-Ski Conditions Exceptional early winter snow in the Purcell Mountains! RK Heliski's first day of operation will be December 26, 2006. Choppers Landing Restaurant is open between 4:00pm and 10:00pm daily.
Panorama Statistics

Vertical Drop 1,200m / 4,000ft
(One of the highest in North America)
Base Elevation 1,200m / 3,800ft
Top Elevation 2,400m / 7,800ft
Terrain 2,847+ patrolled acres



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