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Killington VT
winter wonderland here at 4,241 feet above sea level at Killington Resort! See for yourself with our new live K-1 WebCam
• Ring in the New Year with additional terrain
• Two-for-one airfare to Killington
• Register to win TWO, five-day lift tickets at Killington Sports
• New Year’s Eve festivities

Heading into the New Year’s three-day weekend – up to 75 trails served by 24 lifts. Plus, Bear Mountain will open this weekend
New Year’s Eve Festivities The fuse has been lit and this place is set to go off for New Year’s Eve.
latest live music lineup heading into New Year’s Eve and for the big night itself! Looking for an upscale shindig where the ladies can break out that little black cocktail dress and the guys can sport a coat and tie? Check out the celebration at Ovations at Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Spa


FIS News Edition 107
At the ladies’ last Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races in Val d’Isere (FRA) before Christmas, Lindsey Kildow (USA; downhill) and Marlies Schild (AUT; slalom) claimed the victories. Kildow, who won her second race of the season, increased her lead atop the World Cup downhill standings. With Tuesday’s winner Julia Mancuso in 2nd, USA took two podium places for a second straight day on the technical Oreiller-Killy course. On Thursday, Marlies Schild won her third straight World Cup slalom, though for the first time this season, she was not the fastest in both runs. The fastest second run was clocked by Veronika Zuzulova (SVK) who ended up in 5th. Germany’s 31-year-old Annemarie Gerg realized her first career podium ranking 2nd. With her win, Schild also moved into the lead in the overall standings with 477 points, followed by her teammates Nicole Hosp and Renate Goetschl
At Hinterstoder (AUT), Bode Miller won his third World Cup race this season by taking the super-G. Behind Miller, Peter Fill of Italy equaled his best career World Cup result in 2nd place while Hermann Maier placed third on home snow for his first podium this season. In the last World Cup competition before the Holidays, Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) - who won the the giant slalom in Hinterstoder - became the second man this season to win more than one World Cup event. In heavy fog, he edged Canadian Francois Bourque off the top step of the podium and regained the lead in the overall standings from Bode Miller. Svindal now has World Cup wins in downhill, super-G, giant slalom and combined and is missing only a victory in the slalom to accomplish the Alpine grand slam.
Prize Money rankings, Audi FIS Alpine World Cup as of 22nd Dec (in CHF):
1. Bode Miller (USA) 145 685
2. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 120 399
3. Didier Cuche (SUI) 77 791
4. Kalle Palander (FIN) 75 736
5. Markus Larsson (SWE) 64 953

1. Marlies Schild (AUT) 159 000
2. Lindsey Kildow (USA) 120 000
3. Renate Götschl (AUT) 118 000
4. Kathrin Zettel (AUT) 101 000
5. Nicole Hosp (AUT) 90 000

Snowboard FIS
Bad Gastein (AUT) hosted the season’s second parallel slalom in the NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup and saw two debut victories. 19-year-old Ekatarina Tudigescheva (RUS) prevailed in the ladies’ first event while Siegfried Grabner took the first-ever parallel World Cup victory for Austria. In the second parallel slalom on Thursday, Doresia Krings (AUT) improved her second place rank from the previous day to claim gold as well as the lead in the World Cup rankings. In the men’s competition, Olympic Silver medallist Simon Schoch (SUI) secured his season’s second victory by succeeding against team mate Roland Haldi. Schoch also leads the parallel World Cup rankings.
27 April - 1 May!

The inaugural edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear will now start in Munich (GER) on 31st December and continue as planned in Oberstdorf (GER), Asiago (ITA) and Val di Fiemme (ITA). Despite enormous efforts by the local organizing committee, the first two Stages at Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE), planned for 29th and 30th of December, had to be cancelled due to lack of snow.

The athletes will have optimal conditions for the opening Stage and the premiere of the Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup at the world-famous Olympic Stadium in Munich. The snow situation at the other Tour venues looks positive, too. Almost 170 athletes (65 ladies and more than 90 men) representing 22 nations have been registered for the Tour, including all the World Cup leaders. On the ladies’ side, Marit Bjoergen (NOR) skipped the pre-Christmas World Cups to prepare for the Tour, one of her main season goals. Katarina Neumannova (CZE) has set her eyes on the overall World Cup crystal globe this year and will surely be someone to reckon with, as will be current World Cup leader Virpi Kuitunen (FIN) and the 2006 double Olympic Champion from Turin, Estonia’s Kristina Smigun, just to mention a few. For the men, the possible winners are too many to count. The Norwegian team, led by current World Cup leader Eldar Roenning, is bound to be strong, as will be the young Russian team including Olympic champion Eugeni Dementiev. Last year’s World Cup champion Tobias Angerer (GER) seems to be getting in shape right in time for the Tour, too. But one should not forget Vincent Vittoz (FRA), Anders Soedergren (SWE), Pietro Piller Cottrer (ITA), amongst others. The final decision of the first Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear will fall on the Summit of Cross-Country, at the top of the Final Climb on Alpe Cermis on Sunday, 7th January.

The 55th Jack Wolfskin Four-Hills-Tournament, which starts on 30th December in Oberstdorf (GER), promises to be exciting. The current World Cup leader is Simon Ammann, the 25-year old double 2002 Olympic Champion from Salt Lake City. But right on his heels follow Anders Jacobsen (21; NOR) and 2006 Junior World Champion Gregor Schlierenzauer (16; AUT), two younger athletes who only emerged on the top of the podium this season. These two ‘young wild things’ and Kuusamo winner Arttu Lappi (FIN) are among those who are going to challenge Ammann and last year's ex-aequo tournament winners Janne Ahonen (FIN) and Jakub Janda (CZE). But there are others who could claim the podium at this traditional event: Adam Malysz (POL), Thomas Morgenstern (AUT), the double Olympic Champion of Torino 2006, or Andreas Kuettel (SUI), 4th both in last year’s tournament and in the current World Cup ranking

Eastern Mtn sports


Bear Valley CA
Today: Snow showers. Highs near 30. Snow accumulation 6 to 12 inches above 5000 feet. Gusts to 50 mph across ridges.Tonight: Partly cloudy. A few lingering snow showers in the evening. Windy. Much colder. Lows 8 to 20 higher elevations
10-12 inches of fresh new powder overnight and looks like more on the way today. For you powder hounds, come on out and enjoy! Look for skies to clear as the snow starts to taper off, get up to Bear Valley and make it a fun long weekend to enjoy the slopes - perfect way to cap off your holiday vacation.

December 31st - Gatorade GS Race #1
December 31st - New Year's Party & Fireworks @ Bear Valley Village)


Jackson Hole WY
Lifts Open: 11 of 11 Trails Open: 74 of 116
Lifts Open: 11 of 11 Trails Open: 74 of 116

12/23 - 2 pm - Teton Village Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Crystal Springs Pond Get in the holiday spirit with free ice skating on the pond, holiday music, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa.
12/24 - All Day - Santa on the Slopes
Keep your eyes peeled for Santa skiing on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 12/31 - 5 pm - New Year's Celebration
Start off your New Year's Eve Celebration with the kids glow worm parade! Join Tommy Moe, Olympic Gold Medalist, as he leads the kids down the hill and other JHMR pro athletes for cookies and hot chocolate! You can sign up the day of at the Kids Ranch in the Cody House or by calling (307) 739-2770. Event is fun for children of all ages ( they just need to be able to load lift). Other JHMR sponsored athletes will be on hand to sign posters. Stay for the adult torchlight at 5:30 pm and firework show at 6:00 pm. 12/29 - 7 pm - Meet the Makers Movie Night
Pink Garter Plaza in Jackson, $10 Showing TGR's newest film The Anamoly. Questions and answer session with athletes and film producers following the movie. Raffle with great prizes. Brought to you by JH Ski Club-Freeride Team. Contact Mary Beth (307) 733-6433

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Kitzbühel Austria

The Kitzbühel Ski Area has opened its doors and lifts! The white blanket is waiting
skiing freaks, boarding fans and of course all those who prefer to cut a good figure on the mountain chalets

Kitzbühel Tourism
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Hinterstadt 18 A-6370 Kitzbühel Austria


tahoe mtn sports

Big Sky - Montana
New Overnight Snow: 3
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 3
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 6
Base Snow Depth: 33-47
Surface Conditions: Man-made snow has been groomed
Terrain Open: 85%
Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Challenger, Iron Horse, Lone Peak Chair, Lone Moose, Explorer, Mitey Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet, Pony Express

The Jungfrau Region
Discover one of Switzerland's most stunning regions, with the main resorts of Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Mürren

Grindelwald-Männlichen / Wengen-Männlichen

Wengen Lodge

Habuka 47 Japan
Snow Depth 32 cm
Snow Depth 28 cm
Snowfall 2 cm

Free Shuttle Bus from JR ( Japan Rail ) Nagano St. & JR Matsumoto St

Jan 1 Happy New Year! Huge Tresure Hunting of 470,000 yen in cash and goods will be buried under the fresh snow. Find tresure and celebrate 2007 New Year's Day! Tresure Hunting will be in the afternoon.
Other events are Japanese Sake on Hakuba47 (free) in front of Gondola Station and hot air balloon (charged) in the morining,Mochi Tuki of making rice cake (free), street performance (free) and Grilled Pork Give Away (free) in the afternoon.
Feb 17 - Feb 25 This is one of the biggest event at Hakuba47. During the festival, a huge Kamakura - snow huts of 3m - 6 m each will be build in Kamakura Village located at the base area. Each Kamakura has a cafe, Kotatsu - heated sitting table with blanket, toys, traditional stove, maze, museum and more. Kamakura will be lighten up on Saturday Nights

Kvitfjell Norway
The depths of snow middlestation: 50 cm
The depths of snow at the bottom: 5 cm

Here follows a short summary of the activities that we currently offer:
Romperaciade/sleighing competition
The Kvitfjelliade
Guided ski tour in the mountains
Ice climbing
Dog sleighing
Parallell Cup / Slalom race
Ski courses
Dining opportunities

In Kvitfjell you will find everything that will make your stay very memorable, either you are here with your colleagues or friends. Here you will come across plenty of fresh Mountainair and beautiful astonishing views. For more information please contact Kvitfjell Aktiv: Ph: +47 61 28 36 35 E-mail: aktiv@kvitfjell.no

Red Envelope

Stevens Pass WA
Jan Events
BAND - Trolls Cottage
BIKER ROYALE presented by Clif Bar
Nestles Meltdown Slope Style
Come try your hand in the Top Phlight Terrain Park by competing in the Nestles Meltdown. This event is also the first leg of the 3 stop Northwest Series. This event offers cash for the pros and prizes for the ams through the awarding winning Stevens Pass terrain park. For more info email Matt Gormley, or go to Northwest Series. Registration forms will be available three weeks before the event
BAND - Spare Rib & the Bluegrass Sauce

Stevens has lots of it, averaging 450" of snowfall each year,( DEEP very DEEP )
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


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