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Snow alert for Snowbird

*** Sugarloaf
New snow is falling today and there's snow in the forecast right on through the weekend. A few inches here, a few more there: just enough to put every Sugarloafer in the skiing and riding mood and make miles of soft, carvable corduroy all over the mountain.
And if the great skiing isn't enough, how about great fun off the slopes as well. The January calendar is full of activities for just about everyone, from Children's Festival Week with SpongeBob Squarepants to White White World Week with plenty in between.
Pick what's right for you and get to Sugarloaf to enjoy the best of what winter has to offer
Martin Luther King weekend for just $99 Three day weekends are just long enough to feel like you've really been away. With the Martin Luther King holiday weekend just around the corner, there's no better time to give yourself a mini-vacation. And with our new low price of just $99 per person, per night you can rest assured you're getting the best value in ski country. Ski and Stay packages include on-mountain lodging, lift ticket, and daily adult Perfect Turn clinic. Concerts, festivals, the social event of the season, and outright zaniness Big Head Todd and the Monsters with special guests Assembly of Dust, Children's Festival Week, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, and White White World Week are all at Sugarloaf this month. Visit

Alpine Conditions:
New Snow (24hrs) 2 cms
New Snow (7 days) 8 cms
Snow Base* 44 cms
Lifts Open 9/9
Trails & Bowls Open 80/120

Ski or ride: Sun Bowl,Stumbock's,Schober's Dream, Heli-High or Cauldron. Most runs off the Sunbird Chair are also open.
Special Events It's University Week! Thursday - 8:00pm. Vancouver Hip Hop band Sweatshop Union plays free in the Great Hall. Saskatchewan Cup Alpine Ski Racing on Showoff.
Panorama Resort

Ninth Annual U.S. Freeskiing Nationals At Snowbird The world’s best freeriders show up at Snowbird Feb. 1 for the first stop on the four-event Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series. Along with a Skiercross Series, the Freeskiing World Tour boasts an overall prize purse of $100,000 for 2006. The Top six men and top four women at the Bird will split $12,500 in prize money. It’s too late for you to register this year, but head up and watch the action; maybe take a test run on the course once the comp ends.
Snowbird Mountain Stats
Average Annual Snowfall: 500”
Vertical Drop: 3,240’
Base Elevation: 7,760’
Top Elevation: 11,000’
Skiable Acres: 2,500’
Terrain: 27% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 35% Advanced
Number of Runs: 89
Lifts: 1 tram, 3 quads, 7 doubles
Miles to Major Airport: 29


Cortina d'AmpezzoItaly
Last updated 05 January 2006
Weather conditions Overcast and snow
Temperature top 09:00 -12
Temperature base 09:00 -3
Depth of snow top 100
Depth of snow base 45
Last snowfall 1 January 2006
Wind force moderate breeze (gale force 4)BRISK
wind direction north-east
Conditions slopes Powdery, corn snow
Number of open lifts 34 of 36
Number of open slopes 66 of 68
Conditions Snowpark Good

Cortina Dolomiti Organization

KRISTINA KOZNICK LEADS U.S. IN CROATIA WITH SEVENTH ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 5) - Despite steady snow, Kristina Koznick (Eagan, MN) led five U.S. women into the top 30 Thursday night while Austrians Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel went 1-2 in the first World Cup race of the new year.
USSAUS Ski & Snowboard Association

It's a new year and France is kicking it off with exciting events: post-holiday sales, fun and fiesta along the Riviera, 2006 commemorations, and museum and theatre (re)openings. The land of romance beckons you. Why not heed its call? Whether your New Year's resolution is to de-stress, spend more QT with your loved ones, see new sites or simply kick up your heels and have more fun, France is the place to start your new year.

Six-day "Paris in Spring" package from just $499 We know you need a relaxing break to recuperate from the holiday frenzy. So start planning your spring vacation! Check out Gate 1 Travel's four-night package to Paris. Package Inclusions: * Roundtrip airfare NYC-Paris including all fuel surcharges * Four nights in a tourist-class...
The year 2006 marks the anniversary of significant French events and people in history that have shaped our world and enhanced our knowledge of math, science, philosophy, art and religion. We pay particular attention this year to the famed Aix artist, Paul... Partying on the Riviera: Nice Carnaval and Menton’s Fête du Citron Exhilarating music, friendly people, the sizzle of the south - all of the elements of life in the French Riviera are on full display and in living color during the annual Carnaval and Fête du Citron celebrations. The King of Dupes ...
France Guide

Holiday bargains extended: Fly to Paris from just $165 one way!
Air France isn’t quite through with its holiday season sales . Book before January 10th for as low as just $165 each way. So get moving… and toast to your loved one in romantic Paris this Valentine's Day. Terms and conditions apply.
Air France to a Endless Winter Vacation
Air France

All seven mountains of Killington Resort are open and 88 trails will be groomed for Friday. Lower Double Dipper and Lower Downdraft are now open and Upper Vertigo will open Friday.
Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend in the mountains with a 3-Day Killington MLK Package! Rates from $113 per person per night and include 3 nights lodging starting Friday night and a 3-day lift pass. Call us at 1-800-621-MTNS. Offer available January 13-16, 2006.
Open Trails: 119 Open Lifts: 21 Open Terrain: 57 miles Surface: Variable / Machine Groomed Base: 20-30" New Snow: past 24 hours: 5"; Past 48 Hours: 5"; Past 7 Days: 6"
Come ski at Killington and experience the most open terrain and the biggest variety of trails to choose from in the East! With 5" of new snow in the past 24 hours we are skiing and riding on fantastic conditions!
Collegiate Snowfest 01/08/2006 - 01/13/2006 Collegiate Snow Fest rolls into Killington, home of the hottest nightlife, wildest après-ski scene and biggest skiing and snowboarding in Eastern North America. College students can enjoy the best skiing and riding, most open terrain, highest quality snow, and largest snow making system that only Killington can offer. Hundreds of college students will all be here ready to party and enjoy the best skiing and riding in Eastern North America.
During the day check out all the activities at the K-1 Lodge: Outside hot tub parties, New England’s best DJ’s spinning the hottest new music on the mountain, tons of free giveaways from Allyance and other sponsors, free movie/pizza nights, and a ton more.
After hanging out on the mountain all day, head down the Killington road and take advantage of the special discounts at the local ski/snowboard shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs available only for college students. Check out the wildest après-ski scene around.



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Snow alert for Jackson Hole , getting Deep around Corbets Couloir

Olympic Venues revisited

VIII Olympic Winter Games

The 1960 Squaw Valley Games were preceded by a controversy when the organizing committee refused to build a bobsleigh run because only nine nations had indicated an intention to take part. This was the only time that bobsledding was not included in the Olympic program. As the Games were held in California, it seemed fitting that the chairman of the Pageantry Committee in charge of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was none other than Walt Disney. A new sport, biathlon (a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting) was added to the Olympic program. The first race was won by Klas Lestander of Sweden. Women competed in speed skating for the first time. Male speed skater Yevgeny Grishin gained victories in the 500m and the 1,500m, just as he had in 1956.
-The United States ice hockey team won an unexpected championship, upsetting both Canada and the USSR. -The first Miracle on Ice.
-The first winter Olympics televised
-When Alexander Cushing put forward Squaw Valley's bid to the International Olympic Committee in 1955, the resort did not even exist ! He was the only inhabitant and homeowner in the whole place (300km from San Francisco and 1,900m above sea level).
-The winner of the downhill, Frenchman Jean Vuarnet, wore metal skis instead of the traditional wooden ones. It was the first Olympic medal to be won on metal skis.
Credit: IOC/Olympic Museum collections/SV ski corp
30 NOCs (Nations) 665 athletes (144 women, 521 men) 27 events

Today at Squaw

Awesome Winter Conditions!
The New Year has started off strong bringing us 38-48" of new snow this past week. Currently we are enjoying a great base and beautiful blue skies. The upper and lower mountain has great winter conditions for all abilities and the Mountain is looking the best it has all season. This is why we ski and ride, why we enjoy the mountains and why we keep coming back. We look forward to seeing you here!
KIDS SKI & RIDE FOR ONLY $5 EVERY DAY! Squaw Valley is a kids paradise and Squaw has got one of the world's best kid's prices - Ages 12 & Under ski for only $5 EVERY DAY! That's a family value you can bank on and family time on the snow is good for all! The SquawKids Children's Center offers fun and on-snow programs for ages 3-12. SquawKids Details.

Note: Squaw has some really challenging terrain and great lift interconnectivity.After mandatory runs off of KT-22, when open, silverado has some X-citing steeps under the TRam face of High camp.Mule's leap, Medussa and Frog and Toads.Need more of a thrill head up siberia to the Palisades, more than an "E" ticket.Closer to spring, the "SMOOTHIE" from Granite chief ridge down to ,.....sometimes Silverado base the long way.

Mammoth Mountain
What a way to kick off the New Year! Thanks to one of the most incredible storms we've ever seen, Mammoth now has a 10-12 foot base. That's the deepest base in the US. We're stoked, as this means we'll have excellent conditions in January and hopefully another long season.

There's tons of soft snow everywhere on the mountain but my favorites so far are the Face of Chair 5 and Dry Creek. The Top and Chairs 13 and 14 opened up yesterday and will be open again today - so pack up your powder gear and head to Mammoth!

At Main Lodge this morning we have mostly clear skies with few clouds, calm winds and a temperature of 31 degrees. We are expecting to operate all lifts today except for Chair 20 and Chair 26.

Mountain Conditions
=================== Main Lodge Temp : 33.0 degrees
Skies : mostly sunny
Winds : breezy
Daytime Temps : 30's

Base Depth : 10 to 12 feet
Storm Total : 95 inches.
Today's Snowfall : 0 inches.
Surface Conditions : Fresh Powder,Packed Powder,Machine Groomed

Mammoth Mountian
Note: Dragon's Back, wipe out chutes , drop out chutes, or if into GS turns, take it from the top of the gondola to gondola base via the gravy chute.

Whistler Blackcomb 26cm New Snow Overnight and still snowing!
Snow. alpine temp steady near -1. snowfall 15-25 cm. freezing level valley rising to 1500 metres. Tonight..snow. alpine temp steady near -2. snowfall 10-20 cm. freezing level 1400m.
Whistler Blackcomb