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Big Mountain Events compiled from:
US Freeskiing
US SkierCross
Freeskiers Org.
and direct contact with resort marketing depts.
8 - 12 Molson Red Mountain Challenge Red Resort Canada NA Tour marketing@ski-red.com
18 - 22 US Freeskiing Open Vail, CO USA BA, Open www.usfreeskiingopen.com
27 - 31 Winter X Games Ten Apsen, CO USA BA, Invite www.xgames.com

1 - 5 Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals Subaru US Skiercross Nationals Snowbird, UT USA BM, SX Subaru US Freeskiing Tour NA Tou Tour www.freeskiingworldtour.com www.usskiercrossseries.com
9 - 12 Aspen Snowmass Open by Nissan Aspen, CO USA Open event www.aspensnowmass.com
9 - 12 Taos Freeride Taos, NM USA www.skiing-taos.com
10 - 26 XX Olympic Winter Games Torino IT www.olympics.com
18 - 24 Verbier Ride Verbier Swiss BM, Euro Tour www.verbierride.com
22 - 26 Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge Lake Louise Canada
22 - 28 Saab Crested Butte Extremes Crested Butte, CO USA www.cbmr.com

Feb 27 Mar 3 North Face Freeride Les Arcs France BM FWT/ Euro Tour www.ridetheplanets.com
2 - 5 Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open Telluride, CO USA Tour www.usfreeskiing.com
6 - 10 Vars Freeride L'Eyssina Vars France BM Euro Tour Finals www.vars-ski.com
10 - 12 Powerade Colorado Freeride Series Aspen, CO Tour www.aspensnowmass.com
15 - 19 Fernie Freesking Championships Fernie Canada
15 - 19 Smithers Big Mountain Competition Smithers Canada www.skismithers.com
21 -23 Jackson Hole Extremes Presented by Subaru Jackson, WY www.usfreeskiing.com
23 - 26 Vermont Freeskiing Open Stratton, VT USA BA, SS, Rail, HP wwwstratton.com

Mar 29 Apr 3 Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships Freeskiing World Tour Finals, US Skiercross Finals Kirkwood, CA ... Rippin up the Wall !

Snow alert for Snowbird

Open lifts: 9
Miles: 40.28
Acres: 469.645
Primary Surface: Packed Powder<
Secondary Surface: Powder Coming soon: Martin Luther King weekend packages
Jan. 13-15!

Consistent snow since about 5 this morning has given us just over 5 inches of snow as of about 3:00, and with flurries and snow showers predicted to continue for some time, expect at least another 1-2 inches on top of that by morning.

Roemer's latest update says there's a chance we could see up to 3 or more inches by Thursday, too.
This snow has allowed us to open up some new terrain too, and we'll be up to 93 trails tomorrow, with the definite possibility for more as ski patrol makes rounds and drops ropes. We'll have 9 lifts open again tomorrow, and you'll find 42 trails groomed to pefection.


Come to Panorama for the Big Five Weekends. Don your flip-flops, shorts, bathing suits & t-shirts for the Halfway to Summer Party, between January 13th & 15th. Great prizes for limbo contests & the couples pageant! Join us on January 20th & 21st for the Mardi Gras

The ultimate in backcountry style terrain
Panorama's Taynton Bowl was recently featured in Explore Magazine's Canada's Coolest Escapes: 21 Places to do Winter Right. "The longest runs flow for an impressive 4,000 feet all the way to the valley floor... while the vertical is impressive, it's the light powder snow that sets Taynton apart."

Scott drops a note:
...Another perfect day! As I write this, a white orb is visible in the sky shining through what appears to be the outcome of a tear in Mother Nature’s down jacket. The miniature feathers just seem to hang there wondering whether to go back where they came from or risk landing on a snow rider’s outstretched tongue. Of the ten inches that fell in the past 24 hours, about half of them are so light that they move out of your way before you even reach them. It’s a great day to play on groomers and in the trees.

I got on the Gondola just after First Tracks finished loading and went directly to Sundown Express to see what I could find. A group was already heading down a freshly groomed Rolex, but Daybreak and West Side were still as untouched as a whiteboard on the day before school starts. High Noon to Westside was fluffy on top and firm underneath, a good warm up run, but the experience that I was looking for today was to be found in the trees.

MT Hood Summer ski camps
Snow, more snow, and continued snowy outlook. There have been more skiers and riders happy to “not” see the sun than I can remember. We have 8 feet in the base area at Timberline with over 20 feet up top on Palmer. Another 7 day storm track is moving into the picture this week. We still have our biggest snow months coming – remember we received most of our snow in 2005 after March 20th!
We believe we already have enough snow to make it through September 2006, which has peaked interest in our summer skiing and riding programs. Early sign-ups are coming in quickly and some sessions may fill up sooner than usual. Mt Hood Summer Ski Camp

Heavenly Valley
New snow on top of ,.... 4,800 acres, we are one of North America's largest mountains. At over 10,000 feet, we are Tahoe's highest. Our 3,500 foot vertical is unmatched on the West Coast. And our average annual snowfall is a formidable 360 inches. And just in case that's not enough for you, we have one of the largest snowmaking systems on the continent at the ready, covering 70% of the mountain.

Let's talk terrain. Put simply, we've got it all, from breezy blue squares to hair-raising black diamonds. There's no better tree skiing on earth. And experts will have a field day at Mott and Killebrew canyons. This is what other mountains want to be when they grow up. This is Heavenly.
Heavenly Village
Tucked between the towering mountains and the pristine lake, Heavenly Village is filled with eclectic shops, exotic restaurants, live music and deluxe accommodations. And when you feel the urge to get back on the mountain, just catch the high-speed gondola right outside your door.
Snow Report More >>
Base Depth: 110"
New Snow (past 24 hrs): 0"
New Snow (past 48 hrs): 0"
New Snow (past 7 days): 46"
Surface Conditions:
Machine-groomed powder and skier-packed powder

Weather Report More >>
View Extended Forecast
Temperature: 18° F
Winds: 0 - 5 mph

Skies: Partly Cloudy
24-hour Forecast: Clear

Heavenly Valley

Val Gardena It
A high pressure system and dry air masses lead to sunny and cold weather in South Tyrol.

In the early morning hours some fog and low cloud patches are possible in the valleys. During the day the weather is mostly sunny and the sky is clear.
On the 25th January 2006 the Olympic flame will coming in Val Gardena - Ortisei. The Olympic flame, symbol of the next Winter Olympiads 2006 in Torino, will cross in the next months the whole national territory. The flame will depart the 8. December 2005 in Rome.

Val Gardena

SOme news from Pyrenees:
On the top 5 heights of snow in FRANCE, the first 3 stations (Cauterets, Artouste, Gourette) are in West Pyrénées. And the forecast for this week say "snow".. so gooood
A film festival in Saint Lary, without our film, but i will be there for see all the movies, and why not, next year, participate ! http://www.festival-freeride.com/ About our film, http:www.ibiproductions.com just openned!

See you next week !
Ski movie with no name
Sylvain P. is part of the production enretard production Company In France and sends in updates from the South of France as time allows.

Sierra Nevada is located in the Penibetic mountain range in Andalucia. It is Europe's southernmost ski resort and is endowed with the Iberian peninsula's highest summits. Last Significant Snow Fall: 6th December 2005 Ski Areas: Borreguiles 20 - 60 cms Open
Veleta 20 - 50 cms Open
Laguna 0 - 0 cms Closed
Lomar De Dilar 20 - 60 cms Open
Rio/Monachil 40 - 100 cms Open
Parador 20 - 50 cms Open
Number of Kms skiable: 55.00 of 84,02
Vertical Drop: 1,100 metres
Number of Lifts Open: 20 out of 23
Number of Pistes Open: 53 out of 79

Designated a national park in 1998, it is one of only two in Andalucia, the other being the Doñana National Park. It retains its status of natural park, which it has been since 1989, and this covers a marginally smaller area, of 85,777ha. It was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 1986, in recognition of its exceptionally diverse plant, bird and animal species.
Sierra Nevada Spain

Courcheval Fr
Date : 20/02/2006 - 03/03/2006

This exclusive to france winter festival, formed of challenge of big fireworks shows. Will be presented by internationals fireworks specialists compagny. They'll use all of their skills on the four levels oh Courchevel.
Date : 27/02/2006 - 04/03/2006

Level : Courchevel 1850 / Auditorium Gilles De La Rocque
Chostakovitch et la tradition russe

Date : 05/03/2006 - 12/03/2006

The Columbia Rideweek Courchevel with the world best riders.
Date : 25/03/2006 - 01/04/2006

Level : Courchevel 1850 / Stade de Slalom

Date : 17/04/2006 - 17/04/2006


Snow alert for Alyeska
Snow alert for BreckenRidge Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Loveland Basin
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb

Beaver Creek
New Snow 1 " Base 42
New Snow 6 " Base 62
New Snow 4 Base 57
New Snow 1" base 42
The Session at Vail, January 12-15, 2006 will have the slopestyle competition, rail competition, and tons more!
January Packages start from $239pp and include 3 nights lodging, 3 day lift ticket, plus free activities!
From, Vail Resorts Vail | Beaver Creek | Breckenridge | Keystone | Heavenly |
Vail | Beaver Creek | Breckenridge | Keystone | Heavenly |

Whistler Blackcomb
Periods of snow today. Alpine temp of-4. Snowfall Acc. 5cm. Mountain top winds diminishing early this morning More snow is forecast for the next 5 days. 60% chance of flurries tonight, alpine temp steady near -6.
18 Whistler Arts Council: Uzume Taiko
19 Kokanee Valley Race Series
21 Queen of the Rail
21-22 Atomic Ski & Snowboard SuperCross
26 Kokanee Valley Race Series
27-28 Whistler Blackcomb Foundation TELUS Winter Classic
29 Master's Race Series - GS

Regularly Scheduled Events Daily
(Wed-Sun) Avalanche Awareness Tours
Daily Fresh Tracks
Daily Mountain Orientation Tours
Daily Pontiac Race Centre
Daily Demo Days
Daily On-mountain Photography
Daily TELUS Guest Communication Centre
Weekly Whistler Welcome Nights
Weekly Fire and Ice Show
Weekly LUNA Alternative Nighttime Events

Runs of the Day
Whistler, Raven to Old Crow
Blackcomb, Wishbone to Zig Zag

Whistler Blackcomb

Alyeska Resort
Big Snowfall Alert!
It's snowing AGAIN and we have received 14" of new snow at the top and midway and 1" new at the base of the mountain. Over the last two days we have received almost 30" of new snow.
The skiing and riding have creamy snow conditions on the top half of the mountain, so come burn some runs!!
The temperature is 34 degrees @ the base and 30 degrees @ the top of the mountain. The winds are 5-15mph. The snowline is at Von Imhof Corner right now.

For current conditions and more information please check out our website at www.alyeskaresort.com or call SKI-SNOW (754-7669). Alyeska Resort

Loveland Basin
Snow Depth: 64"
New Snow Overnight: 2 " / 24Hrs: 7 "

Ski Team KYGO Date: 1/14/2006 Time: 9:00:00 AM Join KYGO at Loveland Ski Area for a day of fun, giveaways, raffles, prizes, and skiing. Coupons for the day are available at participating Conoco and Jeep Dealers.
Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Date: 1/15/2006 Time: 9:00:00 AM
The Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge is a fun, FREE, ski and snowboard Giant Slalom race and rail jam where participants compete for Gold, Silver & Bronze medals awarded in 30 categories. In addition to the race there is a variety of entertainment on the plaza with games, contests and trivia. A live DJ and lots of FREE Mountain Dew rounds out the full day of festivities
EMS Telemark Demo Day Date: 1/21/2006 Time: 9:00:00 AM
Here is your chance to try out all of the new 2005/2006 telemark and AT skis and boots before you buy. Demos will be available from K2, Atomic Skis, Black Diamond, Scarpa and Garmont. The Demo will be in the NW corner of the Basin parking lot from 9am until 3pm. There is no additional cost to participate in the demo, but a lift ticket, valid drivers license and credit card are required.
Youth Ski League Race Date: 1/22/2006 Time: 9:00:00 AM
Young athletes, 5-14 yrs. old get their start is ski racing in the Youth Ski League. Once again Loveland has the honor of hosting their season opening Giant Slalom. For information contact the Loveland Racing Club @ 303 571 5580 x 169.


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan 8.) - Double Olympian Rosey Fletcher (Girdwood, AK) breathed a big sigh of relief Sunday as she became eligible for her third Olympic Games by nailing a second place parallel giant slalom result in Austria. “Here on Kreischberg, I once won and finished once third. Now I grabbed silver. Kreischberg will always have a special place in my heart,” said Fletcher.
Kreischberg, Austria
Parallel Giant Slalom
1. Daniela Mueli, Switzerland
2. Rosey Fletcher, Girdwood, Alaska
3. Ursula Bruhin, France
4. Aprilia Hagglof, Sweden
5. Amelie Kober, Germany
21. Stacia Hookum, Edwards, Colo.
34. Lisa Kosglow, Boulder, Colo.
50. Michelle Gorgone, Sudbury, Mass.
- Men
1. Phillpp Schoch, Switzerland
2. Mathieu Bozzetto, France
3. Siegfried Grabner, Austria
4. Marc Iselin, Switzerland
5. Simon Schoch, Switzerland
15. Chris Klug, Aspen, Colo.
27. Pete Thorndike. Meredith, N.H.
28. Adam Smith, Tangent, Ore.
29. Tyler Jewell, Sudbury, Mass.
35. Eric Warren, Bennington, Vt.
39. Josh Wylie, Londonderry, Vt.

U.S. Snowboarding News Bureau Bleiler, White Win Again at Grand Prix

For complete results:

MONT GABRIEL, Que. (Jan. 8) - Olympics-bound aerialist Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) had her best World Cup result of the season Sunday, finishing sixth in a contest won by Evelyne Leu of Switzerland. Canadians filled the top four places in the men's event.
Kyle Nissen collected his first World Cup win in six years with 252.88 points after connecting on a quad-twisting, triple flip (four twists, three somersaults) and triple-twisting, triple flip. Jeff Bean was runnerup (247.23) while Joe Pack (Park City, UT), the 2002 Olympic silver medalist in aerials, was the only U.S. man to make finals, finishing 12th.
Mont Gabriel QUE - Jan. 8, 2006
(12 make finals)
Men’s Aerials
1. Kyle Nissen, Canada, 252.88 points
2. Jeff Bean, Canada, 247.23
3. Warren Shouldice, Canada, 247.13
4. Ryan Blais, Canada, 246.30
5. Xiaotao Ou, China, 244.70
12. Joe Pack, Park City, Utah, 215.11
14. Jeret Peterson, Boise, Idaho
20. Ryan St. Onge, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
21. Eric Bergoust, Missoula, Mont.
Women’s Aerials
1. Evelyne Leu, Switzerland, 195.44
2. Manuela Mueller, Switzerland, 185.93
3. Tatiana Kozachenko, Ukraine, 178.91
4. Olga Koroleva, Russia, 169.88
5. Lanie Cole, Australia, 169.69
6. Emily Cook, Belmont, Mass., 169.43
9. Lacy Schnoor, Draper, Utah, 160.02
15. Jill Priest, Park City, Utah
19. Kate Reed, Montrose, Colo.

To follow freestyle World Cup action through live results: http://livetiming.usskiteam.com
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