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Snow alert for Alyeska- Alaska
Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb BC
Snow alert for Beaver Creek, 7 in. of New Snow at Vail
Snow alert for Snowbird
Snow alert for Tahoe Basin, Kirkwood & Mammoth- June Lakes
     -snow level 4500 feet and cool temps left 8-16 inches of good snow
Snow alert for Saas-Fee , Zermatt, Glacier 3000 , southern Switzerland Smow alert for Japan. Cnn report Sun evening shows one city with 36" in just over 36 hrs. Unfortunately the weight of the wet snow on some roofs was causing structrural damage near Nisiki

SCHEDULE FOR 2006 BIG MOUNTAIN- X-treme competition(s) posted in the news section

Sugarloaf Maine
Tomorrow's conditions at a glance:
Open trails: 79
Open lifts: 9 Grooming: 40

Primary Surface: Frozen Granular, Secondary Surface: Hard Packed/Packed Powder Coming soon: Sugarloaf Charity Summit, White World Weekl
Groomers will be out on 40 trails tonight, double grooming many trails to give us the best possible snow conditions. And snowmakers will be on Boardwalk and Candyside tonight to resurface those trails.
If you were at Sugarloaf today, I hope you had a chance to hit Tote Road. Snowmakers added tons of snow to Tote last night, and once you got down into the tree cover, there was no wind and plenty of sunshine, making for some excellent skiing and riding. I saw Sugarloafers of all ages and abilities out there, and they all seemed be to loving it.

Bear Valley
Bear Valley's Grizzly Bowl opened for the first time Monday, January 16th! Anxious powder junkies dove into a field of POWDER as Ski Patrol opened the gate... Snow Valley access is also expected early afternoon today. Over a thousand vertical feet is now waiting for advanced and expert snow riders on the Lower Mountain. For a detailed snow report, lifts and trails open, see
Bear Valley


Torino Press Office- Torino Olympic Comittee

(TORINO, JANUARY 16, 2006) - TOROC's Board of Directors which met today in Torino unanimously approved the Games Budget for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games: costs are expected to be EUR 1,223 million, while income is set at EUR 1,182 million; thus an unbalance of EUR 41 million, which the City of Torino has pledged to cover.
(MILANO, JANUARY 16TH 2006) – In a worldwide preview, TOROC presented today the Closing Ceremony of Torino 2006. At 8.00 p.m. on February 26th, the Olympic athletes and spectators will come together in the Olympic Stadium of Torino to watch the spectacular show that will bring to an end the XX Olympic Winter Games of Torino 2006. The Olympic Cauldron will be extinguished and the Olympic winter appointment will be renewed for Vancouver, in 2010.
The Closing Ceremony of the XX Olympic Winter Games will also mark the start of the countdown to Vancouver 2010 (on February 26th there will be 1,447 days to go). As part of this final celebration, the Mayor of Torino Sergio Chiamparino will hand the Olympic Flag over to the Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan. As planned by the Olympic protocol, VANOC (the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee) will organise an eight-minute introductory show: the protagonist will be the Canadian rock star, Avril Lavigne. The Closing Ceremony of the XX Olympic Winter Games will also mark the start of the countdown to Vancouver 2010 (on February 26th there will be 1,447 days to go). As part of this final celebration, the Mayor of Torino Sergio Chiamparino will hand the Olympic Flag over to the Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan. As planned by the Olympic protocol, VANOC (the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee) will organise an eight-minute introductory show: the protagonist will be the Canadian rock star, Avril Lavigne.

Mary Villa International Media Relations Manager M +39.334.1124916 mary.villa@torino2006.it Torino 2006

Alyeska Resort Alaska
In the last 24 hours we have received 7" of very cold snow from top to bottom. Looks like it is going to be a superhero day at Alyeska! You should definitely come check it out!
For a full report of current conditions at Alyeska Resort please check out our website at www.alyeskaresort.com or call 754-7669
As of 8:30am it is 24 degrees at the base, 22 at midway and 19 degrees at the top. The winds are light. It is still snowing and the visibility is fair to good.
We hope to see you up here!! Come check it out! It should be a super fun day!!
Come burn some runs!! Have a great day!! Alyeska Resort

Snow Bird - Utah
Brother Bob calls , ( I know it must be great) with an eye on the twin peaks chutes The Bird is flying high and in great shape. So quality is a Plus and the chutes of choice are drawing the locals out to boot pack a through-way up the ridge, do I hear Pipeline! The rippers are out in full, the unofficial Air Force touching down in the Utah Pow.
For the official report see Snowbird.com or Alta

It's A Champagne Powder® Snow Day in Steamboat!
IT’S BEEN DUMPING FOR TWO DAYS, AND IT’S A POWDER MORNING! Someone must have knocked the rabbit ears on the TV set we call Steamboat. It started yesterday afternoon while I was sitting in the hot springs. I looked up and all I could see was fuzz. I pondered this last night as I stared into the foam atop my pint glass. I rubbed my eyes and looked outside: even fuzzier than before. This morning is no different, though our poor reception is greeted by a warm reception from skiers and riders whose whoops and hollers of glee are muffled by this same atmospheric fuzz. If you are just skimming over this drift of verbal fluff:

US Ski & Snowboard Team News
TED LIGETY SKIS TO 5TH AS GIORGIO ROCCA WINS ANOTHER SLALOM WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2006) -- American Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was fifth in the Wengen slalom Sunday. First-run leader Benni Raich of Austria straddled the second gate to hand Italian Giorgio Rocca his fifth straight win. Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) had the fastest second run to finish eighth.
DULUTH, Minn. (Jan. 14) - With Lake Superior in sight, Tim Humphreys (Basking Ridge, NJ) and Ellery Hollingsworth (Darien, CT) pulled out wins in the opening superpipe competition of the 2006 Chevrolet Revolution snowboard tour Saturday at Spirit Mountain.
The men’s field consisted of a solid 60 riders, while the women’s field was comprised of 16 competitors.
Humphreys’ runs featured a backside 5, a frontside 7, a cab 5, and a switch alleyoop.
MICHELLE GORGONE JOINS OLYMPIC POOL WITH 4TH IN KRONPLATZ PGS KRONPLATZ, Austria (Jan. 15) - Michelle Gorgone (Sudbury, MA) joined the pool of eligible riders for the 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team finishing fourth in the final World Cup parallel giant slalom before the Olympic break.
KIRSTEN CLARK LEADS U.S. WITH FOURTH IN AUSTRIAN SUPER G Libby Ludlow posts career best finish with seventh
BAD KLEINKIRCHEIM, Austria (Jan. 15) -- Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing fourth behind Croatia's Janica Kostelic Sunday in Bad Kleinkircheim. Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) finished with a career best seventh as the battle for women's Olympic super G spots heated up with one weekend remaining in qualifications.
Kostelic won with a time of 1:09.41 on the Franz Klammer course, putting her ahead of a pair of Austrians. Teammates Michaela Dorfmeister and Alexandra Meissnitzer tied for second in 1:09.51, just ahead of Clark.
American Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) also placed in the top 15, taking 13th in 1:10.37.
For Clark, it was her best finish of this Olympic season. She topped her fifth place showing in the opening SG of the season at Aspen back in Sept. It was also her top World Cup placing since Oct. of 2004 when she took fourth in a DH in Veysonnaz, Switz.
Ludlow's previous best World Cup finish was a 10th in SG at Lake Louise in early 2005.
Kostelic, the overall World Cup leader, strung together a solid weekend as she won the first World Cup downhill of her career Saturday. The phenom became just the third woman in World Cup history to win in all five disciplines.
USSA US Ski & Snowbaord Team Bureau

Monterosa Ski - Valle d’Aosta - Italy
The Monterosa Ski area is situated where the mountains rise up to form a bridge between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont: 180 kilometres of perfectly created pistes are supplied by technologically advanced facilities and have a touch of retro ambiance for lovers of powdery snow-scapes and the purest mountain setting.
Monterosa Ski Telemark Fest January 22nd - 29th A great appointment for a freeheel week
Monterosa Ski cable car and ski lift systems have for years been the pride of the area: with 37, many of which have been recently built, they ensure an hourly capacity of 49.137 people/hour. From a minimum altitude of 1.212 metres (above sea level) they reach up to 3.260 metres at Punta Indren, bringing skiers to the heart of the Monte Rosa chain.

Suitable for every level of proficiency, they also comprise interesting structures specially for children and beginners. The revolutionary tapis roulants selected by Monterosa Ski a few years ago are today a safe and convenient way for a beginner skier to get to grips with the slopes.
Monterosa Italy


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Morning Edition
Powder alert, Alpine, Homewood, Heavenly, Squaw and Mammoth Mountain Mt. Rose & Kirkwood Ca
Powder alert, Crystal Wa
Powder alert, Mt Hood
Powder alert Killington Vt
Powder alert Lake Placid NY

Alpine Meadows
Fluffy powder at Alpine Meadows today
Alpine Meadows woke up to some of the season’s finest light powder today with temperatures hovering in the teens and the storm that dropped 25”-31” of fantastic snow. Since December 19th, Alpine has received 6 to 8 feet of snowfall. While the weather has been tempermental thus far, the New Year is shaping up to be great for skiers and boarders
The New Sherwood Express has opened up a world of convenience for some of Tahoe’s best bowl skiing and boarding.
Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley
The "Skiing for Schools" benefit day for Squaw is next Sun, Jan 22nd. You must pre-order your $35 ticket online. The ticket will be available for pick up fr: Will Call @the 'D' booth in the base village area. For complete info, go to:
Squaw Valley - got KT?

Mammoth Mountain
January Midweek Madness: best conditions, best deals, best days of the week. Jan. 10 - Feb. 2, 2006 is one month of super-fun Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Mammoth!
Great Deals:
Lift Tickets: $49* Ski and Snowboard School: 25%* off group lessons
Snowmobile Adventures: 25%* off 90 min. guided tours
Rental Equipment: $13* off Ski or Snowboard Demo Package
*Three day advanced purchase required, some restrictions apply.

January Midweek Madness packages from $99* per person per night. Includes lodging and one lift ticket per nights stayed. *Rooms/prices based on availability and double occupancy. Restrictions apply. Does not include taxes or fees.
Events and Parties:
Jan. 19: Mammoth Lift Challenge (win a 2006/07 pass!) Register Now: Mammoth challenge

Feb. 2: West Coast Style Groundhog Day at the Village Feb. 2: Mammoth Scavenger Hunt (win a 2006/07 pass!) Sign Up Now: ***

Airline tickets, hotel and car rental reservations