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Kirkwood -Ca

Chair 11 Opens

The efforts of snowmaking, Kirkwood will open Chair 11 Saturday December 2, 2006. The mountain will offer terrain from Chairs 1, 5 and 11.
Bub's Pub bar
Bub's Pub - newly decorated with Kirkwood memorabilia. Stop by Bub's to see items from years past. And have a beverage !

New Heli-Based Avalanche Rescue System Debuts Dec. 7
Wasatch Backcountry Rescue to Demo New Transceiver Technology
Snowbird, Utah – A new helicopter-mounted avalanche transceiver technology will be unveiled for the first time in the United States Thursday, Dec. 7, in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon. Members of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Air Med, Life Flight and the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office will perform a helicopter transceiver search using long-range receivers near Snowbird.
The event features Wasatch Backcountry Rescue demonstrating avalanche rescue incorporating the efficiency of a helicopter with the state-of-the-art receivers. Long-range receivers provide a wider search range that permits searching vast areas more quickly than a touring party without putting rescuers into danger.
“Avalanche rescue has traditionally been up to those in the touring party,” said Dean Cardinale, Snowbird Assistant Director of Snow Safety and Wasatch Backcountry Rescue President. “This technology will dramatically change rescue time, effort and success with the help and speed of a helicopter-mounted transceiver.” The demonstration begins at 10 a.m. at the Wasatch Powderbird Guides heli-port with a meeting and ground presentation, followed by an 11 a.m. helicopter air search. Rescue Training Center targets will be buried across the street on Mt. Superior and helicopters will locate them using the long-range receiver.
Members of the media are invited to attend the demonstration and air search. Representatives of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Air Med, Life Flight and the rescue equipment manufacturer will be on hand for the demonstration and interviews. Take Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Entry 4 and follow the Bypass Road to Wasatch Powderbird Guides.

Celebrating 30 years of service, Wasatch Backcountry Rescue is a volunteer organization made up of snow safety professionals and their avalanche rescue dogs from nine Utah resorts, UDOT, the Utah Olympic Park and Wasatch Powderbird Guides working with Salt Lake, Utah and Summit county sheriff’s offices. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue member resorts are Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Park City , The Canyons, Deer Valley , Snowbasin and Sundance.
For more information on Wasatch Backcountry Rescue visit www.wasatchbackcountryrescue.org.
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Winter Park: Kelley Scorches 2nd Run for Win
WINTER PARK, Colo. (Nov. 30) - Two-time NorAm giant slalom champion Jessica Kelley (Starksboro, VT), coming off the best World Cup performance of her career, stormed through the second run Thursday to win the first Chevrolet Super Series GS of the season.
Kelley, sixth in the first run, finished with a two-run time of 1:59.09 while slovenian Ana Drev was runnerup (1:59.50). First-run leader Megan McJames (Park City, UT), the defending overall NorAm champion, had a mistake on her second run but held onto fourth place in 1:59.93.

NorAm Cup
Winter Park, CO - Nov. 30, 2006
Women's Giant Slalom
1. Jessica Kelley, Starksboro, VT, 1:59.09
2. Ana Drev, Slovenia, 1:59.50
3. Brigitte Acton, Canada, 1:59.90
4. Megan McJames, Park City, UT, 1:59.93
5. Marie-Pierre Prefontaine, Canada, 2:00.00

KEYSTONE, Colo. (Nov. 30) - Tom Rothrock (Cashmere, WA) finished ninth Thursday in a Chevrolet Super Series slalom, posting the top U.S. result at Keystone Resort in -25 F weather. Canadian Michael Janyk won the race in a final tune-up before the World Cup race Sunday as the VISA Birds of Prey races wrap up in Beaver Creek.
Janyk, second-fastest in the first run, won in 1:40.71, just eight-hundredths of a second ahead of Austrian Alexander Koll.
Rothrock's two-run time was 1:41.20 with Cody Marshall (Pittsfield, VT) 13th, Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) 16th, Paul McDonald (Bellevue, WA) 18th and Roger Brown (Norwich, VT) tied for 19th.
NorAm Cup
Keystone, CO - Nov. 30, 2006
Men's Slalom-2
1. Michael Janyk, Canada, 1:40.71
2. Alexander Koll, Austria, 1:40.79
3. Gaetan Llorach, France, 1:40.92
4. Alexandre Anselmet, France, 1:40.96
5. Ivica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:41.01
9. Tom Rothrock, Cashmere, WA, 1:41.20
13. Cody Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, 1:41.35
16. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA, 1:41.99
18. Paul McDonald, Bellevue, WA, 1:42.27
19T. Roger Brown, Norwich, VT, 1:42.56

Ligety 10th in Birds of Prey Super Combined
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (Nov. 30) - Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) led the downhill portion of a World Cup super combined event Thursday at the VISA Birds of Prey races, but missed a gate in the slalom while Axel Lund Svindal of Norway skied to the third win of his career. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 10th in the Rauch Super Combined with Steve Nyman (Provo, UT) 13th and Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) 27th in zero-degree weather.
For complete results:http://www.fis-ski.com/

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The Ski Season 06/07 has started Last Sunday we were finally able to open the two pistes on the Titlis glacier. Many wintersports enthusiasts enjoyed the excellent conditions and pleasant temperatures. The winter season got off to a great start on Saturday evening with the sounds@snow concert in the Kursaal. The glacier run is open as is the ski path to the Ice Flyer chair-lift. Further runs will be in operation as soon as snow conditions permit. Up-to-date information on which runs are open can be obtained from www.titlis.ch

FIS World Cup Ski Jumping Engelberg; 16/17 December 06 The work of erecting the jumps is well under way for the ski jumping, so make sure of your seat now and be there when Simon Ammann and co. train for the 4-jump tournament. Tickets are available at the Tourist Center or from all the Ticket-Corner desks.
If you want a really special seat among the thousands of spectators, then the "Adlerhorst" (eagle's eyrie) ticket is the one for you. It gives you entry to the Adlerhorst grandstand, which is on the level of the jumpers' landing place. Included in the ticket price are the use of a blanket, plus a drink and snack at the grandstand kiosk. On Saturday evening, at the end of the event, the ski-jump party takes place in the Kursaal. A further ski-jumping highlight follows on 27/28.12.2006 with the FIS Continental Cup Ski Jumping. Tickets and up-to-date information can be found under www.weltcup-engelberg.ch or Tel. +41 (0)41 639 77 33.

3rd Engelberg Christmas Market; 15 - 17 December 2006 This original Christmas market takes place in Engelberg for the third year running. Enjoy a pleasant, peaceful and Christmassy atmosphere while doing your shopping in the snow-covered Engelberg Kurpark. The Christmas market with 35 stalls is open as follows: Friday 5 - 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Further information can be found at
www.engelberg.ch and www.titlis.ch

Squaw Valley
Open For Skiing and Riding Dec. 1
The much anticipated winter is finally here! We were blessed with a storm on Sunday and Monday dropping more than 16 inches of snow!
Squaw Valley USA is opening for skiing and riding Friday, December 1. The season's first Funitel trip is scheduled for 9am allowing access to the first turns of winter.
Explore the new Searchlight Terrain park at the base of the mountain offering a variety of new rails and boxes.
High Camp el. 8200' is open for mountain-top ice skating, sightseeing, shopping and dining all with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.
Upcoming Events:
Scheduled Opening Day! Dec 1
TGR's Tahoe Premiere of Anomaly Dec 1
Winter Solstice Celebration Dec. 8-10
15th annual Snow God's Ball Dec 9
Learn to Ski & Ride Weekend Dec 9-10


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Panorama B.C.
These storms dropped close to 2 metres of snow on Panorama, setting us up for a great season ahead! We open next Friday (the 8th) with top to bottom skiing and fantastic early season snow.

It is no secret that the weather for Friday and Saturday are going to be challenging. But rest assured Killington's snowmaking crew has their finger on the trigger to fire up the world's most extensive snowmaking system late Friday night and into the foreseeable future!

As far as the weekend goes, Sunday is shaping up to be the best day of the season so far once our snowmaking crews attack the mountain with every available gun and our system operating at full power. We’ll have hundreds of snow guns going Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday resurfacing our open trails.

In the meantime, we’re skiing and riding on Friday with 10 groomed trails. Both terrain parks on Upper Double Dipper and Reason will re-open on Sunday.


Alpine Meadows - Ca
Alpine is Opening Friday, December 1st to Mid-Mountain!
With fresh snow, Alpine is scheduled to open with Roundhouse and Kangaroo Chairs, and the beginner moving carpet for Friday, adding Meadow Chair on Saturday. Enjoy groomed corduroy runs and crisp cold temperatures this weekend for skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels

Mammoth Mountain - Ca

Mammoth's Operations Crew is blowing snow and grooming terrain around the clock trying to get even more runs open for the weekend. Last night, snow was placed on ten runs, some new, some old, and the Cats were grooming 150 acres of ski able terrain.The temperatures at the Main Lodge are in the mid 20's and will get into the 30's later today. It's another beautiful day with clear, sunny skies, and calm winds. We're expecting to operate Broadway Express, Discovery Chair, Thunder Bound Express, Face Lift Express, Stump Alley Express, and Lower Panorama Gondola. If you get the chance to get here early, come down and get a few turns in before the weekend rush. You may even be able to find some of the left over powder stashes from the high winds earlier in the week! The Holidays are upon us and if you are looking for a great gift, look no further. Give the Gift of Mammoth with a Mammoth Mountain Gift Card. Visit MammothMountain.com for more information or stop by any one of our retailer's and pick one up today!If you really want to get a feel for the conditions up here, be sure to check out the Live Vibe section of our web site. We will be updating it weekly with Video Snow Reports with shots from around the mountain. See what's doing rather than just reading about it!Stay safe and Keep Thinking Snow!

Mountain Conditions
Main Lodge Temp : 36.0 degrees
Skies : partly cloudy
Winds : calm
Daytime Temps : mid 30's


Cortina d'Ampezzo - Italy

New transfer service from Treviso Aiport
For many years Cortina's tourism "Consorzio" has operated a coach transfer service for visitors arriving in Venice airport and wanting to reach Cortina. Starting this year, a brand new service will be operated for Treviso Airport. The important part of this news is that low-costtravellers can now reach Cortina directly from Treviso Airport by convenient coach journey as the service does not depend on flights or hotel bookings and can therefore be used by everyone!
The service will run from 1 December 2006 until 09 April 2007 and services are scheduled as one on Fridays and two on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost one-way is Euro 12 while the return trip costs Euro 22.
The services are operated by Terravision and seat bookings can be made directly from our website from: www.dolomiti.org/ita/Cortina/

Trip Advisor
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Description: St Gervais is definitely the best place to access the Megeve skiing... better than Megeve itself and it is far cheaper... and still very pretty.The gondola from St Gervais takes you straight up
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