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Red Lodge
January 14 & 15 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Skeptic New to the Stube this year, a great 4 piece band from Billings. They will have fun with the holiday crowds.
January 20 & 21 • Cody High School Races Check out the high school racers from Wyoming. Great competition & fun to watch. Race on Lower Limited.
January 21 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Loopian Zoo A great three piece band from Billings, will really impress you witht he instumental rock & roll. All original music, they played at the Fat Tire Frenzy this summer.
January 28 • Pepsi Learn to Ski/Board Free Day RLM is teaming up with Pepsi to teach you how to ski or snowboard. Simply come on up to the Mountain and take the Learn to Ski or Snowboard package in the rental shop for free!!! more info...
January 28 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Lounge Lizards This killer trio from Powell, WY, will be pumping out the tunes, from swing to rock. Do not miss this classic band.
January 27 - 29 • Rocky Mountain College Races Three days of college racing on Lower Limited. Check out some of the best racers in the region as the National Champion Rocky Mountain College Men's team play host.
January 27 - 29 • Rocky Mountain College Races The best in western region college racers will complete in the 3 day event at RLM. Race on Lower Limited.
January 29 • Beartooth Ford's Terrain Park Championship Series First competition for in the series. The format and shop sponsor will be announced later. Join up for your chance to win the car. more info...
February 11 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Buzz Dawgs They are back, and hotter than ever. Do not miss them, for this may by their last show for the season.
February 12 • Beartooth Ford's Terrain Park Championship Series Join us for week two of the series with the shop sponsor and type of competition announced after the first of the year. Points awarded every week, get the most points, win the car!!!! more info...
February 15 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Politically UnDecid Stano & the boys are back for the President's Holiday slot. Have lots of fun while listening to one of the best trios in the area.
February 24 • Winter Carnival-Cardboard Classic Judging & Parade Build your craft using only cardboard, tape & glue based on the theme. Judging is 5pm on Friday, Feb 24, at the True Value, race is Saturday at noon. Very fun & exciting & a great crowd pleaser. Great prizes to be won. more info...
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Pinata Bust 3:15pm in the Courtyard: Bring the kids and get ready for the Pinata Bust. Four age groups and lots of candy.
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Costume Contest 5:00am on the Bierstube Deck: Categories for employees, adults, teens and children. Cash & prizes to be won!!!
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Cardboard Classic Race Be ready for the Cardboard Classic Race on RLM. First race starts at 12:30pm. Remember, it takes about 30 min to haul a craft up to the start area. more info...
February 24 - 26 • Winter Carnival--Mardi Gras Fat Tire Amber Ales brings us Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras. We will have the Cardboard Classic, the Fat Tire Frenzy Mountain Bike Race and a Jalepeno Eating Contest. Call Tera for more info at 446-2610x101
February 26 • Alpine High's King & Queen of the Mountain Race Do you have what it takes to be King & Queen of RLM? Contestants will take one run on alpine skis, then Telemark skis & then snowboard through the race course set up on Bobcat. Red Mountain Lodge

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Snow Basin Ut
Snowbasin - A Sun Valley Resort is the essence of rustic chic and has fast become Utah's most Asked about winter sports resort. Our European guests are telling us, "It feels like home!" Cultural diversity has arrived and our guests are enjoying the sun soaked slopes, panoramic views, rocky outcrops and the Needles Ridge sculpted by cirques with the breathtaking Needles Spires. Welcoming the world in 2002, Snowbasin successfully hosted six events, including the men's and women's downhill, Super G and combined events. Acquaint yourself with the allure of Snowbasin as the legend lives on!

The mountain is located 17 miles from the city of Ogden, UT Date: Jan. 7 Event: Ski & Snowboard Demo Day Description: Snowbasin: a Sun Valley Resort, in conjunction with Decade Snow and Skate, is pleased to present a Ski & Snowboard Demo Day. The Following brands will be available: Line Skis, RTC Skis, Aramada Skis, Stockli Skis, 4FRNT Skis, Scott Skis, Rossignol Skis, Nordica Skis, Dynastar Skis, Goode Skis, Burton Snowboards, Volkl Skis, Nitro Snowboards, Salomon Skis, Rome Snowboards, Atomic Snowboards, Forum Snowboards Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: The demo will be held in the in the upper parking lot (by the Old Snowbasin Lodge). Park in the regular parking lot and ski in to try the demos. Price: Free to the public Reservations: For additional information, please call (801) 620-1120

Snow Basin

Timberline Lodge Or
It is going to be another great day of skiing and riding at Timberline today, start your weekend right and schuss down the slopes or enjoy a drink by the fireplace - we are open today from 9am - 10pm.

We are open seven days a week with Night Skiing on Friday and Saturday.
We have a special new deal available for Timberline & Ski Bowl Season Pass Holders -receive 25% off your lift tickets at each ski area - just show your pass at the ticket window, and we'll do the rest.
Roads are snowcovered, traction tires or chains are required. Please drive safely and we'll SKI YA ON THE MOUNTAIN!
For more information on conditions and operating schedules call the SnoPhone at 503-222-2211.

Photo Credit: Bruno and Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge Mt Hood

Swiss Budget Hotels
There are over 200 price conscious Swiss Budget Hotels waiting to be discovered and booked with a couple of clicks. Authentic, hospitable hotels where you will really feel at home. Traditional Switzerland at its best...
Swiss Budget Hotels location nearby - where you sleep well an pay less! Mystery-Park, Cervin, Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Ballenberg, Aquaparc, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Bernina-Express, Glacier-Express, Transport Museum Luzern, National Park Zernez-Lower Engadin, Zurich Zoo, Brienzer-Rothorn Train, The Jet d'Eau of Geneva, Château de Chillon, Rochers-de-Naye, Château de Gruyères, Olympique museum, Glacier's garten Luzern, Monte Generoso, Golden Line Pass MOB, Glasi Hergiswil, Rigi, Preda - Berguen aledge adventure, Sparenmoos Zweisimmen sledge joy, Basel Zoo, Säntis, Pilatus, Nature parc Arth Goldau, Shops Zurich, Four-Cantons-Lake ship trip, Mont Blanc-Express, Saint-Bernard Express, Aletsch Unesco World inheritance.

Swiss Budget Hotels

Closed on Saturday, Gone skiing

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver B.C.
Grouse Mountain, Vancouver B.C.'s premium four-season resort, is committed to providing excellence in recreational, entertainment and leisure products and services. As an industry leader, Grouse Mountain is a company built on family values, community commitment and dedication to a healthy lifestyle.
Grouse Mountain Friday Night Entertainment Series Grouse Mountain now offers live entertainment every Friday night! The artists, locations and style of music will vary each week so check back regularly to plan your next Friday night at The Peak of Vancouver. Grouse Mountain

Arapahoe Basin Arapahoe Basin is situated high on the Continental Divide. It offers the highest skiable terrain in North America and views from the top of the world. We think of A-Basin as a unique place where it's all about the skiing and riding. Although there are no lodges, condos or timeshares Arapahoe Basin stands out from the other 24 resorts in Colorado because of its outstanding terrain, abundant snowfall, laid back atmoshpere, unique history and spring time festivities. Arapahoe Basin

For other resorts in Colorado visit: Colorado Office of tourism http://www.coloradoski.com/


Hyatt Hotels

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Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb
Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Killington Vt.

Big White - Silver Star
With a snow base of over 140 centimeters (56 inches), both Big White and Silver Star are offering the very best in skiing and snowboarding right now! We're coming off a record-breaking holiday season that saw tens of thousands of vacationers from all over the world come to sample our famous champagne powder snow!
Big White and Silver Star staff would like to extend their appreciation for the patience shown by our many guests during this very busy week. A special thanks goes out to Mount Seymour resort in North Vancouver, who shipped 300 rental skis to Big White on Xmas week when our stock ran out!
Big White Events BCSA Provincial Snowboard Series
RIPZONE BCSA Provincial Snowboard Series #1: Halfpipe and Slopestyle at Big White on January 7/8 Come up to Big White and watch the 'pros of tomorrow' face off in the first event of the RIPZONE Provincial Snowboard Series. The half pipe event goes Saturday, with slopestyle on Sunday. All competitors must be registered with the BC Snowboard Association. Competitors wishing to enter need to register at the White Crystal Inn on Friday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, or on Saturday and Sunday between 7:30 – 9:00 am. National Avalanche Awareness Days Avalanche Awareness Days at Big White: January 13 – 15, 2006 Sponsored by the Canadian Avalanche Association and Canadian Pacific Railway, Avalanche Awareness Days are designed to raise the awareness of the dangers of avalanches near ski areas and highlight the need for safety when exploring the backcountry. Big White will stage live avalanche rescues, beacon and snow pit demonstrations, and an Avalanche Awareness Information Expo. There will also be a special guest appearance by Justin Trudeau whose brother Michel tragically died in Kokanee Glacer Provincial Park several years ago.
Come down to the Happy Valley Day Lodge on Saturday, January 14th for an avalanche inspired film festival, a silent auction fundraiser and listen and dance to a local Okanagan band The Young’uns.
Cruz the Blues Sponsored by Tim Horton's, Powered by Dockside Marine Jan 14 - Jan 15
Mountain Dew Series Slopestyle at Silver Star Sunday Come out this Sunday to Silver Star and compete in the second of 10 Mountain Dew Series Competitions! Big prizes to be given away at the end of the series, including a flat screen TV, for the most points! Register at the Info Desk by 9:00 am; entry fee is $10.00. Competitors must be registered members to the BC Snowboard Association or Canadian Freestyle Association; or register for the association at the Info Desk. Good luck!
Big White - Silver Star Kelowna B.C. Canada

USSA Media
KRISTINA KOZNICK LEADS U.S. WITH SEVENTH IN SNOWY CROATIA Stiegler, Kildow, Schleper, Ross also in top 30
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 before tens of thousands of wildly cheering spectators.
Schild won her second consecutive World Cup slalom in 1:53.63 with Zettel second in 1:54.07 while national icon Janica Kostelic, seventh in the first run, took third. Koznick’s time was 1:55.69 with Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY), competing in just her third race after missing the first two months of the season with a bone bruise and high ankle strain, 10th in 1:57.24.

Zagreb, CRO - Jan. 5, 2006
Women’s Slalom (night race)
1. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:53.63
2. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:54.07
3. Janica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:55.05
4. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:55.25
5. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:55.27
7. Kristina Koznick, Eagan, Minn., 1:55.69
10. Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo., 1:57.24
13. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo., 1:57.53
17. Sarah Schleper, Vail, Colo., 1:57.78
28. Lauren Ross, Stowe, Vt., 1:59.06

The women move to Maribor, Slovenia, for the annual giant slalom and slalom during the weekend.

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Powder folks! Okay, so it's not quite 6", but a nice 5-inch pow-wow is powder-worthy & just thought you'd be interested! Nice skiing -- with 85% of the mountain open! This is more than a nice surface-freshener, with a terrific base surface underneath! Tomorrow, Fri. 1/6, Rossignol will be at the Cat with demos on the lastest gear! Come ooooooon up! For the most up to date conditions:

Clinics on Saturday, 1/7 -- these Clinics have been awesome -- more on MLK & Feb. vacation, too! Check em' out
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It is dumping at Killington - 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. This weekend we are projecting to have 125+ trails, served by 29 lifts. Open terrain is in incredible shape with deep top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall snow coverage.
More advanced terrain? Killington will have more open this weekend than any other resort in the East. Thanks to our top-notch snowmaking crew, we've buried all your favorites including Lower Double Dipper, Lower Downdraft and Upper Vertigo with tons of snow.
Pico Mountain is open with 23 trails and 4 lifts. Upper Pike opened on Thursday and B-Slope will be open for this weekend.

Killington Killington, VT

Maison de la France/French Government Tourist Office

With over 8000 km of pistes, France has the largest ski areas in the world.
There is something for everyone, from family-oriented village resorts to the purpose-built resorts where you can ski from your doorstep. There is alpine skiing, nordic skiing, all the new snow-riding techniques, as well as a large range of "natural" activities (snow-shoes, dog-sledding, tours following marked routes...)
It's a new year and France is kicking it off with exciting events: post-holiday sales
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...
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
Air France / French Government Tourist Office deal
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
For all the details and more offerings ,visit: France Guide - French Government Tourist Office

NAC Ski Visiting California? Consider visiting Lake Tahoe or one of the Sierra Nevada Resorts with a Day trip organized by NACSKI.com
To view the schedule of trips currently offered for 2006 and learn more about NAC ski Nac Ski