Snow Alert -Nakiska Alberta ,Lake Tahoe CA , Bear Valley CA
-Stevens Pass WA, Alyeska Alaska
Fresh powder and Alberta sunshine off the Gold Chair at Nakiska Ski Resort just west of Calgary today. Nakiska has received 18cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours.
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Bear Mountain is open for the first time this
season! Our world-class grooming team will have
52 trails groomed for Friday.
The world’s most extensive snowmaking system will
be making snow again for Friday as we continue to
expand our terrain for the weekend with up to 75
trails and 24 lifts, including Bear Trap, Bear
Claw, and Cruise Control!
The Snowshed Adventure Center is open, featuring
the Kids Zone Arcade, from noon to 9 p.m.
Miles of Terrain: 30
Grooming Plan: 52
Surface Conditions: Loose Granular/Machine
New Snow 24: 0
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Mammoth Mountain Snow Report for Thursday Dec 28
20 Inches of Fresh!
The biggest storm of the season so far just rolled through Mammoth and
in the past 48 hours we received over 20 inches of fresh! Yesterday
the winds were blowing hard but they are starting to die down and over
the next couple days, the temperatures will be warmer with sunny skies.
The top will most likely open tomorrow or Saturday as the winds permit,
which means a couple feet of untracked powder! Need I say more?Thanks
to all the new snow, we now have a 36 to 48 inch base of fresh snow.
We are operating Broadway Express, Stump Alley Express, Roller coaster,
Thunder Bound Express, Chair 7, Chair 8, Discovery Chair, Eagle
Express, Canyon Express, Schoolyard Express, Chair 21, Lower Panorama Gondola
and the Village Gondola. Gold Rush Express and Chair 20 should be
operating soon. All lifts are wind and weather permitting. If the winds
die down, we will open even more lifts with access to new terrain. The
winds on the lower half of the mountain aren't as strong and should
make for some phenomenal skiing and riding.The new snow has also allowed
us to open Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures! Let our experienced guides
lead you on a journey like no other through miles of powder. Mammoth
Snowmobile Adventures is located behind the Yodler at the Main Lodge. Call
760.934.9645 to book your ride today!The Silver Season Pass is only on
sale through the weekend! To purchase one visit MammothMountain.com or
call 800.MAMMOTH.Ski and Ride Safe! Enjoy the Pow!
Main Lodge Temp : 5.4 degrees
Skies : mostly sunny
Winds : windy
Daytime Temps : 20's
Base Depth : 36-48
Storm Total : 20 inches
Yes Martha it has bee very windy in Calif the last couple of days !!
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Mancuso 4th in Semmering Giant Slalom
Posts fastest second run to lead U.S.
SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) turned-in the fastest second run down a treacherous, icy pitch Thursday and finished fourth in a World Cup giant slalom as racing got rolling again following the Christmas break.
Kathrin Zettel, who also won the only other GS this season during the Sirius Satellite Radio Aspen Winternational a month ago in Colorado, finished in 2:09.50, leading an Austrian sweep when first-run leader Marlies Schild ran into trouble at the bottom of her second run and dropped to third place. Mancuso, the only non-Austrian in the top five, finished in 2:09.82. Jessica Kelley (Starksboro, VT), the only other U.S. skier to qualify for the second run, finished 30th.
WCSN.com will broadcast streaming video of the race at 2 p.m. ET.
Mancuso was the first skier on course in the morning run and with the icy conditions, conceded she was "a little nervous. It's pretty tough starting first in GS, especially when it's this icy. You don't know what to expect and you don't get a course report" because no teammate has been down the run.
"I definitely could have had a faster first run...but, yeah, I could have gone out, too. I'm totally happy with this," she said.
Women's Head Coach Chris Knight said, "It was definitely not an advantage to run first today. Two forerunners fell over, so Julia didn't get much of an idea what was what...and she really did well to be where she was on that first run. But she had a mistake and a couple of small bobbles on the second run...and yet she still was fastest, so she's coming on hard. It was a really good day for her.
Coach: Kelley building confidence
"And then Jess ran first on the second run; she skied it clean but didn't attack like she did on the first run; she had some really good sections...so this is two [GS] races and she's been in the second run each time; that's outstanding for her and should help her confidence. It's a long season and Jess is off to a good start," Knight said.
"We trained GS the last two days and they were good sessions," the coach said.
He said Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) was about 15th at her final timing split before she skied off course around 10 gates from the finish. "She sat back and got spun around; you needed to be on the ski today on this ice," he explained.
The women complete their annual visit to Semmering, west of Vienna, with a slalom Friday before heading to Zagreb, Croatia, for the Snow Queen Trophy slalom on the night of Jan. 4 and then the yearly World Cup GS/SL weekend Jan. 6-7 in Maribor, Slovenia.
WOMEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP
Semmering, AUT - Dec. 28, 2006
1. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 2:09.50
2. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 2:09.60
3. Marlies Schild, Austria, 2:09.66
4. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 2:09.82
5. Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria, 2:10.27
30. Jessica Kelley, Starksboro, VT, 2:14.22
Did not qualify for 2nd run:
Kaylin Richardson, Edina, MN; Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA; Katie Hitchcock, Sacramento, CA; Caitlin Ciccone, Bethlehem, NH; Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, WA; Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY
Lindsey Kildow, Vail, CO
Sullivan Leads U.S. Men in Bormio DH-1
BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 28) - Michael Walchhofer won a World Cup downhill Thursday by one-hundredth of a second, ending a 13-race victory drought for the Austrians - a streak that included four wins by American racers. Top U.S. skier behind Walchhofer was Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) in 13th place.
Racing resumed after the Christmas break with a makeup for a downhill lost earlier in the month in Val d Isere, France, because of poor snow. Walchhofer took the lead for good on the last section of the 3K Stelvio course and was timed in 1:51.90 for his ninth World Cup win. World Cup DH points leader Didier Cuche of Switzerland was runnerup by the narrowest of margins. Sullivan's time was 1:53.11 in the sunshine and 32-degree weather.
The men race a second downhill in Bormio Friday and then the men's tour has another week's break before racing a giant slalom and slalom Jan. 6-7 in Adelboden, Switzerland.
MEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP
Bormio, ITA - Dec. 28, 2006
Downhill-1 (Makeup from Val d'Isere, FRA)
1. Michael Walchhofer, Austria, 1:51.90
2. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 1:51.91
3. Mario Scheiber, Austria, 1:52.04
4. Andrej Jerman, Slovenia, 1:52.33
5. Patrick Staudacher, Italy, 1:52.39
13. Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA, 1:53.11
33T. Scott Macartney, Redmond, WA, 1:54.48
36. Steven Nyman, Provo, UT, 1:54.63
45. JJ Johnson, Park City, UT, 1:55.30
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