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13.01.2006 | 22:20

Amount of snow mountain: 102 cm
Amount of snow valley: 70 cm
Temperature mountain: -1 - Chilly Temperature valley: -10
54 modern cablecars and lifts are waiting to carry you in comfort to the top. So that you are completly flexible in your choice of runs Lifts operating: 55

Slopes open: 62 Ski runs to valley: 17

Photos / Kitzbuehel Tourism / Media archieve

66th . HAHNENKAMM RACE downhill training - 11.30 amFriday, 20.1. 200611.30 am Hahnenkamm Super-G 06.30 pm Prize award and draw for Hahnenkamm downhill, finish area; Saturday, 21.1.200611.30 am Hahnenkamm Downhill Race02.00 pm Kitz-Charity Trophy 06.30 pm Prize award and draw for Slalom followed by "Hahnenkamm Fireworks"Sunday, 22.1.200610.30 am Hahnenkamm Slalom, 1st heat01.15 pm Hahnenkamm Slalom, 2nd heatPrize award ceremony for slalom and combined, finish
World's biggest Skiracing-event – go there by train Getting there the relaxed way Date: Fr 20.01.2006 bis So 22.01.2006
Telephone: 0043 5356 73555
Telefax: 0043 5356 71989

E-Mail: club@hahnenkamm.com

At the second stop on the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix in Mt. Bachelor, Ore., Shaun White and Gretchen Bleiler each added another halfpipe win to their resume, securing their standings to make the U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team. Watch White go for win No. 3 (and No. 2 for Bleiler) this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
Stay seated and tuned into to NBC Sunday at 3 p.m. ET for coverage of World Cup moguls and aerials competitions from the Chevrolet Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. American moguls skiers Jeremy Bloom and Hannah Kearney and aerialists Ryan St. Onge and Emily Cook already have their tickets to Torino. See which teammates take the next step toward joining them!
Online broadcaster MediaZone.com will present live webcasts of this weekend's men's and women's moguls and aerials World Cup events from Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, at the Chevrolet Freestyle International. Visit http://www.mediazone.com/ussa now to catch all the action
MediaZone Webcast Schedule (Mountain Time): Friday, Jan. 13: 2:45-3 p.m., women's aerials finals Friday, Jan. 13: 3:15-3:45 p.m., men's aerials finals Friday, Jan. 13: 7:25-8:45 p.m., M/W moguls finals Saturday, Jan. 14: 6-6:30 p.m., women's aerials finals Saturday, Jan. 14: 6:30-7 p.m., men's aerials finals

Big White
160 - 170 - 180 - 190!! The snow keeps piling up at Big White and Silver Star, with the consistent storms dumping champagne powder on both mountains! Right now, Big White's base is 190 centimetres, and Silver Star has just passed the 175 cm mark. These days, if you wait for a couple of hours, it will likely go up! Note that the on-line Snow Report for both mountains has now added a "Snow in Past 7 Days" feature, so that you can keep track on storm cycle totals. Both resorts have had over 70 centimetres in the last seven days. See you 'in the pow!'
Last minute breaking news - FALCON CHAIR OPENS THIS SATURDAY!
Avalanche Awareness Days at Big White
With all of that fresh powder, it's time to educate yourself about the dangers of avalanches. The Canadian Avalanche Association is hosting its showcase Avalanche Awareness Days event at Big White from Friday through Sunday. Canadian Avalanche Events kick off with a special media day on Friday, public information day on Saturday, and a kids day on Sunday
National Ski & Board Week Special
The official launch of the Samsung National Ski and Snowboard Week will take place tomorrow, Friday, January 13th. In honor of National Ski & Board Week, Big White and Silver Star are going to have a Discover Skiing and Snowboarding package for $24.95, more than 50% off! This offer is valid Monday through Thursday. Log on to www.castanet.net Friday evening, click on the Big White Silver Star button and print off your coupon. Present the coupon at the Ticket Counter or Ski & Board School Desk to redeem.
$5 Fridays Return to Big White and Silver Star!
Break open your piggy banks - $5 Fridays are back! That's right, just $5 for night skiing at our two world class resorts from now until late March! At Silver Star, the hours of operation are from 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm; open lifts include the Summit, Silver Queen and the Magic Carpet. At Big White, hours of operation are from 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm on the Plaza Quad, and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on the TELUS Park chair and the Bullet Express. Regular ski and snowboard rentals are $10 at Big White and Silver Star. At Silver Star, fill your belly with great food specials at the Town Hall for only $5 as well!
26th Annual Over The Hill Downhill at Silver Star Feb. 10 -12 The 26th Annual Over the Hill Downhill ... Canada's oldest recreational downhill is a fun recreational downhill race for the young and young at heart. If you are into speed find a pair of downhill boards and come to Silver Star for the best experience of a lifetime. Again, this year the Over The Hill Downhill is run in conjunction with a Canadian Masters Downhill event. You can enter as a team or as an individual. The Over The Hill Downhill is as always a one run team event that takes place in the morning. Join us for a week of expert coaching during the Race Camp or just come and register to race. For information/registration on the Race Camp, please call 250-558-6065
Big White

Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole Skiers Welcome Heavy Snowfall After a dismal season in the North last year, Jackson Hole is tooting its horn. The recent 97-inch storm at JHMR gave the mammoth area the second deepest mid-mountain base depth in their 40-year history! Last week's storms puked eight feet of snow, an average of 10 inches a day, for nine days straight creating incredibly dry, bottomless powder conditions. More's on the way. Now's the time to sign up for their backcountry clinic or steep and deep camp. 800.443.8613
JAN 14 - National Safety Awarness Week - JH Ski Club North Series Super G's - Snowriders 101 - Steep and Deep Ski Camp 1 - Tele Steep & Deep Camp - USASA Halfpipe Jan 15
- Welcome NASAF!
- National Safety Awarness Week
- JH Ski Club North Series Super G's
- Steep and Deep Ski Camp 1
- Tele Steep & Deep Camp
- USASA Slope Style Event
Jan 16
- Welcome NASAF!
- National Safety Awarness Week
- USASA Halfpipe -Day2 Jan 19
- 2nd Annual Barry Corbet Film Festival
- Welcome NASAF!
- National Safety Awarness Week
- JH Women's Ski Camp
Jackson Hole

Squaw Valley
Outside Magazine At Squaw Valley
Outside Magazine once again is conducting it annual nationwide circus, the Powder Play Tour, "showcasing all the latest and greatest cutting-edge gear you need to enjoy some serious winter fun," and the tents will unfold at Squaw Valley on Jan. 24-25. There will be the usual giveaways and raffles, with an après party at Bar One

Today: Today's Groomers Choice: Granite Chief
Un Official Ed's Choice on the Chief, Carnells, cork screw, split tree chute check to see if Swan Dive is covered!
Other events:
14 - 20 National Safety Awareness Week Demonstrations, contests and seminars Squaw Valley USA joins the National Ski Areas Association in promoting safety awareness throughout the resort.
16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
18 Adventure Series Slide Show at Bar One The Back Country Presents an adventure slideshow in Bar One - every Wednesday at 7pm, FREE. Tonight - Jim Zellers, Fun & Fiascos in the Toiyabes: Tahe area Split Board legend and Adventure Series regular, Jim Zellers returns with a humorous all season sampler of of Nevada's rarely visited Toiyabe Range.
19 Squaw Valley Challenge #2 Squaw Valley's season long recreational race series offers spirited competition in a fun atmosphere with great prizes. Open to skiers, snowboarders & telemark racers. Details: 530-583-6985 22 Annual Community Benefit Day A local fundraiser for the Excellence in Education Foundation and the Tahoe Forest Hospital. Pre-purchase donation vouchers online at squaw.com and redeem them at Squaw Valley (on Jan 22 only) for an adult all day lift ticket & skate session. Only 1,000 vouchers will be available, subject to sell out. Details: 530-583-6985 More info...
22 Steep and Deep Clinic Free Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Plaza Bar Multi-media presentations by locals guides, extreme skiers and forecasters. Evening includes a raffle with great prizes. All ages, 7:00pm More info...

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Sugar Bowl
Jan. 13 - 15, 2006 (Fri - Sun) Winter X-Jam - X-Games IX Qualifiers at Sugar Bowl The big event returns!! Extreme athletes and homeboys will go head to head for the last chance X-Games qualifier at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. For most extreme athletes an invitation to the X-Games is the highest honor in their individual sports. Athletes who have not already qualified for the upcoming competition in Skiercross and Boardercross will be duking it out at Sugar Bowl Jan 13-15.
Both skiers and snowboarders, men & women, will battle for the final spots in hopes of making their debut for the largest extreme sporting event in the world. This is the only X Games qualifier in the US! Details:
Sugar Bowl

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Italy
Last updated 12 January 2006
Weather conditions Clear skies, nice
Temperature top 09:00 -10
Temperature base 09:00 -1
Depth of snow top 100
Depth of snow base 45
Last snowfall 1 January 2006

Event Not to be missed the celebration of the 1956's Olympics from 19th to 26th January. www.cortina.dolomiti.org Dolomiti


Val Gardena - Italy
In Val Gardena there are excellent snow conditions. All lifts are open and the slopes are well snow-covered. The Sellaronda is open in both directions.
5th Edition of the Snowshoe Race in Val Gardena. A unique experience for all participants

Val Gardina Italy

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Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb Snow alert for Crystal Wa Snow alert for Timberline & Mt Hood Meadows Snow alert for Mt Shasta , Ashland

Bear Valley
Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend at Bear Valley featuring an annual favorite event, the Winter Explosion happening Saturday, January 14th. Skiers and snowboarders can join in the fun, to light up the mountain with a torchlight parade immediately followed by a booming fireworks show. Open to approximately one hundred intermediate and advanced riders, this event is exhilarating for all ages. The advanced group will ride Porridge Bowl through Groovy Gully, and the intermediates slide down Porridge Bowl to Spring Gap. The two torch bearing groups will reunite at Super Cub for a breathtaking stream of lights, followed by a fireworks show that explodes above the slopes. Spectators can view the event from the slope side of the lodge and the Monte Wolf Saloon’s outside deck. Immediately following the light show our Hungry Bear Cafe will serve up a scrumptious meal including Honey Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, a vegetable medley, spinach salad with balsalmic viniagrette, fountain drink and dessert. No reservation necessary, just come and join the fun Saturday night! Also on the event line up this weekend is the Rossignol / Mt Dew Jib Jam (Saturday), recreational GS Racing (Sunday) and the first Central Sierra Slopestyle Series event (Monday at Dodge Ridge). Link here for a full calendar of events.
With Bear Valley's all new Direct to Lift (DTL) Ticket program, skiers and snowboarders can save BIG in time and money! DTL day tickets can be purchased at any one of Bear Valley’s retail partners such as REI and Helm of Sun Valley. "Bear Valley's discount Direct-to-Lift day tickets provide REI's customers with another outlet to extend the company's commitment to providing not only high performance gear and apparel, but an easy shopping experience for our customers," said Megan Wier, REI Special Events.
For more Bear news visit.... Bear Valley

Whistler Blackcomb 30cm Fresh Snow Overnight!
Whistler Blackcomb

Come and Get it... With a base elevation of 7,800 feet and a reputation for the most and best snow in Tahoe, Kirkwood is the top of the list for locals and visitors alike. The resort is 100% open with all 2,300 powder-packed acres available; the terrain is in immaculate shape from top to bottom. For those who like it fast and steep, Kirkwood offers the South Shore’s most extensive high angle grooming, with several black and double black diamond runs covered in wall-to-wall corduroy. Kirkwood’s legendary off-piste terrain such as Wagon Wheel Bowl, the Palisades and Thunder Saddle are all deep and soft and beckoning to the adventurous set to explore!
Reminder Kirkwood has a new Back country adventue program, Please see site or see earlier entry here on Endless Winter Snow for specific details.
For all levels, Kirkwood’s uncrowded slopes will be a welcome change to the frantic pace of most other resorts during the holidays. For more information and for the latest on snow conditions, as well as resort operations and road conditions, Click Here or call 1-877-KIRKWOOD


NEW SNOW last 24 hrs 16cm

Ski or ride the best snow in years! Another 16 cms of fresh snow has fallen in the past 24 hours, and close to half-a-metre this week. More is in the forecast!
Nordic Conditions
The Greywolf Nordic Centre is open daily. Lots of fresh snow! Conditions are superb. The Toby Creek Nordic Panorama Loppet is coming up on February the 5th at the Greywolf Nordic Centre.
Special Events
National Ski & Snowboard Week: January 15th-19th.
Jan 3-7 University and College Week
Jan 15-19 National Ski & Snowboard Week
Jan 18-24 K2 Speed Camp

Feb 5-11 Western Days
Feb 17-20 Family Day Weekend
Feb 20 Snowboarders for Christ Halfpipe Competition
Feb 27-28 BC Highschool Provincial Ski/Snowboard Championships


International Olympic ComitteeC
Busy start of the year at the IOC Setting the tone for 2006, January will be a busy month at the IOC. On 24 January, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan who will visit the IOC Headquarters for the first time. On the agenda, the Olympic Truce, which has enjoyed Mr Annan’s unwavering support over the last four Olympic Games, and the review of shared activities carried out with the various United Nations agencies. President Rogge and Mr Annan will meet again in Davos (Switzerland) the next day. They are expected to take part, together with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, in an Opening Media Lunch on the theme of ‘The impact of sport in the world’. At the initiative of the World Economic Forum, sport will have a privileged place within the discussions in Davos this year. President Rogge is expected to attend various sessions on 25 and 26 January. With the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games only weeks away, the indications are that, thanks to more comprehensive broadcast coverage than ever before by the IOC’s rights-holding broadcast partners, the Games will be enjoyed by a record number of viewers worldwide. Moreover, with 80 or more National Olympic Committees expected to send athletes to compete in the 84 events (compared to 76 NOCs in Salt Lake City), the widening geographical appeal of the Olympic Winter Games is clear. The latest IOC visits and test events have confirmed Torino 2006’s state of readiness, and the preparations have also been praised by the European Union for the efforts made to respect the natural environment.
Olympic Organization

LINDSEY KILDOW NINTH IN AUSTRIA, RETAINS WORLD CUP DH LEAD BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 13) - Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) was ninth Friday in a World Cup downhill and held onto her lead in the downhill standings with Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) 11th behind Sweden’s Anja Paerson.
OLN will televise World Cup race coverage Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.
STEVE NYMAN LEADS U.S. IN WENGEN SUPER COMBINED WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - Steve Nyman (Orem, UT) was 19th and Scott Macartney (Redmond, WA) 29th Friday in a one-day super combined World Cup event that opened the 76th Lauberhorn Weekend. Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) straddled a gate Friday and lost an apparent opportunity to win a one-day World Cup super combined. Austrian Benjamin Raich won to boost his World Cup overall points lead. WIN A TRIP TO TORINO U.S. Ski Team fans can win a trip to Torino to watch the Team in action! U.S. Ski Team sponsor Chevrolet is auctioning 10 VIP trips to Torino on eBay ending Wed. Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. And 80% of the auction purchase price will go directly to supporting the U.S. Ski Team. Get into the action today!
For complete details: USSA

Record snowfall continues to come to Steamboat! We've received 139" since December 1 and 2 feet of Champagne Powder® snow in the last 7 days. The snowplow drivers haven't slept since November and another storm will be barrelling down on Steamboat tonight! Reliable sources tell us that this storm will be a big one and we are sure to go well beyond 20 feet of snow this season by the end of this big storm!
MLK Weekend Events
The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel & Condominiums - Great vacation packages available at Steamboat's only AAA 4 Diamond Resort, so get on up here and treat your family to luxury!
The Great Family Fun Festival - Join Dora the Explorer®, SpongeBob®, and Patrick® in Ski Town, U.S.A.® for days of unforgettable family fun! Steamboat's Great Family Fun Festival will feature a fun-packed line-up of children's concerts, children's film showings, games, activities and much more!
32nd Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill - Stick around for the excitement on Tuesday, January 17. Spectators of all ages watch in amazement as many of these cowboys strap on skis for the very first time.
Up coming Events
January 10-14, 2006 - 3rd Annual Ski Jam
January 13-16, 2006 - Great Family Fun Festival
January 16, 2006 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17, 2006 - 32nd annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill
January 21-22, 2006 - US Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships
February 8-12, 2006 - 93rd Annual Steamboat Winter Carnival
February 10-12, 2006 - Subaru Rocky Mountain Skiercross Classic

Steamboat ****** Winter Sale Update from Eddie Bauer in the shopping Section