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Snow Alert - Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf -Maine
7-9 inches of new snow on the ground and it's still coming down.
With everything from Demo Days to the John Brown's Body Concert happening this weekend, you didn't really need an excuse to get to Sugarloaf but lots of new SNOW makes everything that much sweeter.
Patrol is scrambling to check out trails that we may be able to open with this new snow. They're sure to find a few things but keep in mind that hazards may exist, especially on trails that have not received snowmaking.

If groomers are your thing, this snow is going to have all of our snowmaking trails as soft as a baby's backside so drop what you're doing and get to Sugarloaf this weekend.

Check out the latest from the slopes here: www.sugarloaf.com/

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Big Sky

Report Time: 5:20 a.m.
Weather: Abundant sunshine with light winds.
Temperature: 33° to 15° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 10 from South West
New Overnight Snow: 0
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0
Base Snow Depth: 20-30
Surface Conditions: Natural snow has been track packed and man-made snow has been groomed.
Terrain Open: 10%
Lifts Scheduled to Open: Swift Current, Lone Peak Chair, Explorer, Mitey Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet

What's Happening
Big Sky is open for skiing, thanks for joining us for opening week.

For Wednesday, Big Sky is scheduled to open Swift Current High-Speed Quad, Explorer Double Chair, Triple Chair, and three Magic Carpets.
Adult lift tickets will be $42, youth (11-13)$25, and college rate will be $35. As always children 10 and under ski for free.
As cold temps continue assisting snowmaking and the natural snow falls, Mountain Operations is working on adding more terrain through the week as conditions allow.
Big Sky will extend the free week for Frequent Sky holders through Friday, December 8th.

Beckmann 3rd in Opening NorAm DH Five U.S. men in the top 10

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 7) - Reigning Junior World Championships downhill gold medalist Chris Beckmann (Altamont, NY) was third Thursday in the opening NorAm Cup downhill of the winter at Lake Louise, leading five U.S. skiers into the top 10.
Canadian Erik Guay won the first of two downhills with a time of 1:47.49, edging teammate Gareth Sine by five-hundredths of a second. Beckmann took third place with a clocking of 1:47.60.
Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID), the defending NorAm super G champion, was fourth in the opening NorAm downhill at 1:47.68 with Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) fifth. World Cup veteran Bryon Friedman (Park City, UT) - working his way back after nearly two years of rehabilitation from a horrendous World Cup training crash in Chamonix, France, in January 2005 - in sixth place. Travis Ganong (Olympic Valley, CA) was ninth in the blockbuster field of 100 racers.
A women's downhill was canceled. The races continue with a women's DH scheduled and another men's DH.
Lake Louise, ALB - Dec. 7, 2006
Men's Downhill-1
1. Stefan Guay, Canada, 1:47.49
2. Gareth Sine, Canada, 1:47.54
3. Chris Beckmann, Altamont, NY, 1:47.60
4. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 1:47.68
5. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 1:48.09

Other U.S. skiers in the top 20
6. Bryon Friedman, Park City, UT, 1:48.18
9. Travis Ganong, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:48.70
14. Todd David Thibodeau, Freedom, NH, 1:49.58
16T. Errol Kerr, Truckee, CA, 1:49.67
19. Nathan Asoian, Vail, CO, 1:50.17
20. Sam Sweetser, Cumberland Center, ME, 1:50.22

For complete results:

Squaw Valley

$36 Adult Lift Tickets
This weekend take advantage of Squaw's early season lift ticket prices.
Adult - $36
Youth (13-18) - $29
Senior (65+) - $29
Kids (12 & under) - $5

Snow is in the forecast through the weekend and that means more fun at Squaw! Join us this weekend at Squaw Valley USA for skiing, riding, ice-skating and wonderful seasonal events.

Squaw Valley USA's Winter Solstice Celebration kicks off tomorrow with a great calendar of activities including the Uphill Fixed Binding Race, the Holiday Sip, Shop and Hop in the Village and the 15th annual Snow God's Ball Benefit party!. More info.
Purchase Squaw Lifts and Lessons here in the Endless Winter Shopping Section.


Upcoming Events:

Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec. 8-10
15th annual Snow God's Ball
Dec 9
Learn to Ski & Ride Weekend
Dec 9-10
Celebrate New Years at Squaw
Dec 31

Kirkwood -Ca

Photo:Kirkwood/ Greg Hanson
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar
Offered weekends in The Village, Kirkwood's new - Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar is certain to add spice to your day. The bar is located on the plaza outside Monty Wolfe's and stocked with Absolute, Smirnoff and Grey Goose Vodkas. Pick from our house special bloody mary mix, or create your own with all the fix'ns. Each creation is $7. Remember to drink responsibly

Extended Forecast Looking Good
Additional snowfall is in the forecast for this weekend into next week. Starting Friday, a low pressure system is expected to bring cooler temperatures and precipitation. Currently Kirkwood is running 3 chairs with 5 runs and early season conditions are great www.kirkwood.com

Heavenly Valley -Ca
Heavenly To Open Even More Terrain

Further asserting our position as the resort with the most open terrain in Tahoe, Heavenly will open up three new runs this Friday on the CA side of our mountain. We will also be opening up the California Main lodge and Snow Beach restaurant. Come ski and ride Heavenly and reap the rewards of the West Coast's Largest Snowmaking System.

PLEASE NOTE: There are some areas which have thin coverage. Please stay on the open trails and observe all posted closures
Base Elevation:
6,540 feet - California
7,200 feet - Nevada
Summit Elevation:
10,067 feet
Vertical Rise:
3,500 feet
70% of mountain trails
Average Annual Snowfall:
360 inchesv 2004 – 2005 Snowfall:
480 inches
Total Acreage:
4,800 acres (California's largest resort)
Trails: 91

$5 Million in Improvements for the 06-07 Season!
This latest infusion of cash will improve snow surfaces with high-tech snowmaking and grooming, wi-fi access in all base lodges, expand ski and snowboard school programs and will also strengthen the Resort's dedication to environmental stewardship.

Heavenly's slopes will receive even more meticulous attention with five new Bombardier350 groomers and one winch-cat for high-angle grooming. All new groomers and snowmobiles have category 3 "green" low-emission engines, as does Heavenly's fleet of South Lake Tahoe shuttle busses. Heavenly's state-of-the-art snowmaking system, which services 70% of the mountain's runs, will also see improvements for the coming season. www.skiheavenly.com

Tracie has shared her news, pictures and stories with endlesswinter as she travels the speed skiing circuit.
I'm very excited to announce that not only did I break my personal record, I broke the American Women's record. ....
last season,.....At the Pro Mondial in Les Arcs France, She was skiing very well.
..."On the second day of the race, I broke my personal record by one kilometer an hour. Going in to the finals, my new personal best speed was 228.85 km/ h. The night before the finals, I was a bit nervous and I was really hoping the conditions would be good so that
I could attempt to break the American women’s record of 131.66 set by Caroline Curl in 1997. I had the best run of my life so far, and I was shocked to see the speed on the chronometer marked at 238.57 km/h. That’s 148.27 mph!!! I now have the 3rd fastest speed in the history of women’s skiing, behind Karine Dubachet and new women’s record holder Sanna Tidstrand."
quick chick -Tracie Max

Recent snowfall in Italy
Cortina d'Ampezzo-
Last updated 07 December 2006
Weather conditions Rain showers
Temperature top 09:00 -3
Temperature base 09:00 1
Depth of snow top 10
Depth of snow base 0

-Cervinia - Breuil 120 cm
-Madesimo 40 cm
-Obereggen 40 cm
-Bormio 30 cm
-Solda / Sulden 30 cm

General the meterological situation of our country and in a generalized manner of the South Europe, characterized from a little rainy autumn and with advanced temperatures to the average of the period, has not allowed the formation, if not to highest quota, of the ideal conditions for the formation of a mantle snowy (natural or artificial) such to allow to the start of the season and the opening of the systems for the "classic" bridge of 8 Decembers. (07,12) Piemonte Card Gratis for who reserves a stay of 2 nights and acquires one ski pass. (23,11)
Inauguration seggiovia 6 places! Friday 8 Decembers 2006, near the sciistica station of Snowy Prato (CN), will be inaugurated before seggiovia the 6 places in Piemonte. The long new seggiovia approximately 1 km, has one ability to transport of 3.000 persons to the hour, travelling to the speed of 5 meters to the second.

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