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Record Opening! Panorama will have 100% of terrain open for Christmas. If you're looking for Canada's longest cruisers, groomed to perfection, then come to Panorama. If you want Taynton Bowl, it's wide open and there are still fresh lines to be had.
The Mars BC Cup FIS races end this Friday. Christmas Eve services at Panorama include a service on the summit at 2:30 pm, and an evening service in the village at 8 pm.

BAD GASTEIN, Austria (Dec. 21) - U.S. Snowboarding rider and 2006 OlympianTyler Jewell (Sudbury, MA) led Americans Thursday, finishing 13th in a World Cup parallel slalom to close the 2006 calendar year. Olympic champion Simon Schoch of Switzerland won the men's race with Austrian Doresia Krings topping out the women's podium.
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Stiegler 6th in Val d'Isere Slalom
Three Americans in second run VAL D ISERE, France (Dec. 21) - Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) finished sixth Thursday in a World Cup slalom as the record-breaking U.S. string of World Cup top-3 results came to an end after seven consecutive men's and women's races.

Marlies Schild of Austria stayed unbeaten after three slaloms, taking the 11th win of her career in 1:46.15; German Annemarie Gerg was second in 1:46.36.

Stiegler, third behind Schild in the first run, finished in 1:46.94 while Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN) was 23rd. Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO), fourth in the first run after winning a downhill Wednesday and finishing third in one Tuesday, failed to finish her second run. Only three U.S. skiers raced.

"Three-four [Stiegler third, Kildow fourth] after that first run - we haven't been in that situation for over a year and these girls have never been in that position, but they weren't intimidated. It was good to see them charging on that second run," SL/GS Head Coach Chris Knight said.

"The last time like this was only one athlete, so to have two in there at the start of the second run, and a third also qualifying, was outstanding. Kaylin's only qualified one other time [for second run], and after two days of racing downhill which isn't her big event, this was a good day for her, too. A lot of others didn't make that transition from downhill to slalom, but all three of our girls did it nicely.

"Resi, especially, and Lindsey, too, have very fast turns in slalom but Lindsey's been through so much the previous two days," Knight said, "and she was still rolling...but as great as those podiums are, they also can be an emotional drain. I'm proud of the way all of them performed today."

Coming into Thursday's races, U.S. men and women were on the hottest streak in U.S. Ski Team history with nine podiums - including five victories - in seven straight races over six days. The slalom was a makeup for one lost in Megeve, France, because of poor snow conditions caused by the snow drought in central Europe.

Knight said course crews had "done an outstanding job preparing the course. They did a great job on the top of the hill considering until yesterday there wasn't much, but it set-up well during the night. The girls were saying they couldn't quite release their ski the way they wanted on the bottom flat because the snow was pretty grippy...but we're glad to get the race, and now we'll relax for Christmas."

After time off for the holiday, the women regroup for GS/SL races Dec. 28-29 in Semmering, Austria. "We're only down one race, the opener in Soelden [a giant slalom], so we're in pretty good shape that way," Knight said, "but there's almost no training space anywhere, and they'll make decisions next week on Zagreb [night slalom Jan. 4 in the Croatian capital] and Maribor [GS/SL Jan. 6-7 in Slovenia]."
51st Criterium of the First Snow
Val d Isere, FRA - Dec. 21, 2006
Women's Slalom
1. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:46.15
2. Annemarie Gerg, Germany, 1:46.36
3. Therese Borssen, Sweden, 1:46.39
4. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:46.53
5. Veronika Zuzulova, Slovakia, 1:46.82
6. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY, 1:46.94
23. Kaylin Richardson, Edina, MN, 1:49.98
- DNF-2:
Lindsey Kildow, Vail, CO

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67th International Hahnenkamm Race in Kitzbühel
Three exciting days full of highlights: the world's best skiers will compete in the disciplines super G, downhill and slalom. Party, fun and amusement will be dominating off the pistes.


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

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Last updated 21 December 2006
Weather conditions Clear skies, nice
Temperature top 09:00 -11
Temperature base 09:00 -7
Depth of snow top 75
Depth of snow base 20
Last snowfall 18 December 2006


Squaw Valley
SV Festival of Lights Continues
Through Dec 25

Scheduled Opening for Night Skiing& Riding!
Dec 26

Santa Visits Squaw
Dec 23-25

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade
Dec 24

Mountaintop New Year's Dinner
Dec 31



How do up to 50 trails and 14 lifts sound for Christmas Weekend? If the weather pattern takes a slight turn in our favor, there’s a chance that Santa may make a special delivery for Christmas Day! Regardless, we’re making a ton of snow out of the world’s most extensive snowmaking system and we’ll have expanded terrain open on Killington Peak, Skyepeak for the weekend and with the addition of the Ramshead area on Friday. Check the Snow Report www.killington.com/snow_report.html for all the latest.

Last day for Christmas FREE Wednesday is the final day to book a Christmas FREE package. Here’s the deal. Arrive here on Friday for three nights’ lodging and a three-day lift ticket and we’ll wrap the entire weekend with a big red bow by throwing in a free day of skiing on Monday – Christmas Day – and a free night of lodging on Monday night! Four days and nights for the price of three! Just click here for all the details. < http://letters.killington.com/WBRT021B9B48395799845330689570> If your plans bring you to Killington after Christmas we’ve still got a great deal for you! Save at least 10 percent off regular lift ticket and lodging rates by booking a 2-7 day Ski and Stay Package.

To fly or not to fly – or better yet, Learn to Fly! You know you’ve always wanted to pull off a Switch Misty with a backside grab! Here is your chance to learn with Killington’s Learn to Fly Weekends. Our experts will have you jumping, riding switch and performing tricks in one of our small, medium or large parks in no time. Package includes a 2-day lift ticket, 5 hours of daily coaching, and video analysis. A Learn to Fly weekend will give you the optimal mountain experience. This program meets at 9 a.m. at Ramshead Lodge.

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