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Crystal Mountain
New this year! Guided Snowshoe Tours into our South Backcountry, Saturdays Join us for a snowshoe tour including snowshoe rental, lift ride, 2 hour guided tour, then end up at the base area lodge, where you will enjoy a salad, fondue and dessert all for only $50. It's $30 for those with their own snowshoes. Tour starts at 4:00pm every Saturday from the bottom of the Quicksilver Chairlift, check in at the Rental Shop between 3:15-3:45pm. Please call 360-663-3040 for more information or to make a reservation. Space is limited. Live music at the Bullwheel every Friday & Saturday from 3-6pm

Join us every Friday and Saturday afternoon for live music, great food and good times at the Bullwheel restaurant and bar. Brewer's Night

A new rotator beer is chosen every other Wednesday and served at a special price in the Bullwheel Bar. The beer representative will be here from 3pm- 5pm with a raffle and prizes. Started November 29th and following every other Wednesday thereafter.

Sturtevant's Ski Demo December 16th, 2006 Come demo the newest skis on the market. A $10 donation to the Outdoors For All Foundation is required to participate. Space is limited so sign up now. First come first serve. Please register online at www.sturtevants.com

Avalanche Training 1 January 1st All of our avalanche training and education programs are conducted as International Mountain Guides programs. IMG is the premier mountaineering guide service in the Northwest. All of the courses feature the same world-renowned instructor staff and unique field training environment at Crystal Mountain. Click here for more info.

Avalanche Training 2 January 27th Second training. All of our avalanche training and education programs are conducted as International Mountain Guides programs. IMG is the premier mountaineering guide service in the Northwest. All of the courses feature the same world-renowned instructor staff and unique field training environment at Crystal Mountain.

For all other mountain information visit us at www.skicrystal.com

US Snowboarding News

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (Dec. 14) - U.S. Snowboarding and The Arctic Challenge have partnered to add the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix as the only North American qualifier to The Oakley Arctic Challenge (TAC) this season. The top three riders from the Saturday, Dec. 16 Paul Mitchell Progression Session, featuring a 30-foot quarterpipe in downtown Breckenridge, will receive entry into the prestigious event hosted by snowboarding icon Terje Haakonsen in Norway this March.
"To be able to team up with The Arctic Challenge and Oakley is huge for U.S. Snowboarding and the Grand Prix," said Jeremy Forster, U.S. Snowboarding program director. "It validates that we are putting on some of the highest level contests that focus on providing the riders the best venues and overall contest experience. Partnering with TAC along with Mountain Creek being a 5-star TTR (Ticket to Ride) event this season continues to raise the level of the Grand Prix series."
Luke Mitrani (Mammoth Lakes, CA) highlighted the event last December with a towering method air of 31-feet above the lip of the quarterpipe via snowmobile tow-in, sending him 61-feet above the parking lot packed with thousands of fans.
Grand Prix venue designer Pat Malendoski of Planet Snow Designs will again build the feature in downtown Breckenridge located in the Miners Parking Lot right in the middle of downtown Breckenridge. All the snow for the event has been trucked in and the quarterpipe is once again anticipated to be right about 30-feet high. Plus in keeping with the Grand Prix tradition of combining entertainment with the world's best snowboarding competition, DJ Roots and DJ Vajra will perform live during and after the downtown exhibition.
"One of the goals of the Grand Prix is to host events that truly push the progression of the sport of snowboarding. Having the event be a qualifier for The Arctic Challenge legitimizes this goal and helps to solidify the Grand Prix as the premier snowboarding series in North America," said Grand Prix Director Eric Webster.
"There are two elements that must be in place to make this year's TAC event a true success: First, the perfect arena and second, the ultimate rider list. By partnering with an exclusive group of events as the Grand Prix in Breckenridge, we know we're getting the best riders out there." Henning Andersen, CEO of TAC said.
A total of 24 riders will receive entry into TAC with further qualifiers taking place in Europe and Scandinavia in January and February. TAC opens Monday, Feb. 26, giving riders six days to session the quarterpipe prior to the finals on Saturday, March 3.


Air France

Europe, O/W:
Boston - Barcelona $183*
Philadelphia - Madrid $179*
New York - Paris $215*
San Francisco - Barcelona $224*
Houston - Nice $259*

Fares shown are one-way based on round-trip purchase. Fares are valid for departures through 12/20/06 through 03/31/07. Terms and conditions APPLY < See site for details


Jackson Hole - WY
This much-needed storm continues to dump snow onto our mountain (and everything else in sight) at a rate faster than an inch an hour. After twitching all day yesterday watching the snow out the window of my office, I am extremely pleased to be writing this today because it means I will soon be carving deep powder turns down Thunder, which opens this morning.
Periods of snow. High near 36. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 17 and 23 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.
Lifts Open: 5 of 11
Trails Open: 37 of 116

December 16: Winter Solstice Party
5PM at the Jackson Hole Nordic Center Beer, Food, Music, Fire, Free Trail Passes, Half Off Rental Equipment
December 23: Teton Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
2:00 at the Crystal Springs Pond. Ice skating on the pond, holiday music, hot chocolate, cookies and a visit from Santa. Get into the spirit.
December 24: Christmas Eve Mass
Mass will begin at 5:30pm at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole in the Cottonwood Ballroom B. The service will include music, carols, lighting of candles and prayer.

Cortina d'Ampezzo- Italy
Last updated 14 December 2006
Weather conditions Clear skies, nice
Temperature top 09:00 -1
Temperature base 09:00 -4
Depth of snow top 70
Depth of snow base 20
Last snowfall 9 December 2006
Wind force gentle breeze (gale force 3)
wind direction north-east
Conditions slopes Very good
Number of open lifts 13 of 36


Steamboat and Salomon have teamed up for the 2006 BigSno.com Twelve Days Of Christmas Ski Sweepstakes. Ten pairs of Salomon Tornado all-mountain skis and other great prizes will be awarded daily from December 14-24, building up to a Grand Prize Steamboat Vacation give away on December 25.
There's no better way for kids and teens to spend a vacation than a Desperados Ski or Snowboard Week, where they will enjoy a week of skiing or riding with the same instructor and group to develop lasting skills and lifelong friends.
Ring in the sounds of the holiday season with a special Acoustic Christmas concert with guitarist Brent Rowan and pianist/vocalist Regi Stone performing live at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2006.

Ski and Snowboard Freestyle Clinics Develop your rail sliding skills, spins and grabs in Steamboat's "Maverick" Super Pipe and Terrain Park. Our freestyle instructors have specific training both in house and through PSIA/AASI to help you progress safely and effectively in the Park. With the addition of a Zaugg Super Pipe cutter and a new cat, our park will be better than ever. For ages 1st Grade to Adult. Helmets required for all participants. Mavericks Clinic Rate Half-day Clinic $85.00 Date(s): 12/13/2006 - 3/31/2007 Day(s): Wednesday, Saturday
For More Information Call: (800) 299-5017


Women’s Three-Day Clinic
Dec. 12-14, 2006

Strings in the Mountains Gala Holiday Concert
Dec. 27, 2006

Strings in the Mountains Youth Concert, “Peter and the Wolf”
Dec. 28, 2006

Jeep Terrain Park Challenge Rail Jam
Dec. 29, 2006

New Years Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Dec. 31, 2006


Bump Bash Book
SKIING´S NEXT GENERATION” Gerhard Blöchl (double German master 2004, olympia participant 2006) published briefly after the olympic plays 2006 together with its brother its new book “new School - SKIING´S NEXT GENERATION”. Methodical ways are described how one can learn simple upright and over headers. Beyond that arrange this book for the reader the appropriate basic knowledge, as one drives with Skiern into the Halfpipe and in the embossment runway or over Rails grindet. Since his first book with the title became “new School fascination on Skiern” within short time the best-seller of the publishing house, Gerhard, this decided with his American friend David Babic, member US of the ski team to revise. The new book appeared in English language for the international book market and is book-taps for the coming winter. Above all Flips with spin such as Misty 540, Misty 720, D spin 720, bake Full or the Rodeo 540 received a descriptive leading over the Riesentrampolin and water-dig to the jumps on the snow. That do not only purchase-tap applies to the beginner, but also for ambitionierteren Springer. The English book with the title contains many new jumps and is for each ski driver a super update for the German
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