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Snow alert for Beaver Creek
Snow alert for Big Sky Montana
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb B.C.
Snow alert for Crystal Wa.
Snow alert for Tahoe Basin, Alpine,Homewood, Sugarbowl & Squaw Snow Alert for Kirkwood

Whistler Blackcomb
Snowing lightly to the village, tapering to flurries this afternoon. Accumulation of 5-10cm expected Tonight more flurries with an acc. of 2-4cm. Tuesday acc of 15-20. Events
27-29 Chinese New Year 29 Master's Race Series - GS
Regularly Events Daily
(Wed-Sat) 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

Want more whistler Info? Whistler Blackcomb

Habuka 47 Japan
Monday, January 16, 2006 17:18:24 Blue sky.
There are mountains covered with white snow. People are enjoying their skis or snowboards and their time of sun]bathing in the nature. Manager is working outside and correcting all the nets and poles that were used for Inter College GS Competitions


First Spur / First Track and Breakfast First Spurs / First Tracks offers early birds a breakfast, early loading privileges and a guide. Upload to 1450m above the sea level on Hakuba47 between 7:30am and 8:30am. Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, strech yourself and ski / snowboard down to the bottom. Approximate lift rides will be 1 gondola and 2 quad lift during the tour

Vertical: 856 m Longest Run: 6.4 Km (R-1) Skiable Terrain: 32 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori Developed Area: 120 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori Habuka 47

Big Sky
Weather: We should see snow flurries throughout the day with winds gusting out of the SW. Temperature: 28° to 16° (Fahrenheit) Wind: gusty from South West New Overnight Snow: 1" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 2" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 7" Base Snow Depth: 54-83" Surface Conditions: Powder, packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%
Big Sky

"Eight inches mid, ten at the summit," was my mantra as I left the house before dawn and waded out into the shin deep snow. Having your car in the shop is no excuse for missing a powder morning. Fortunately, the first car stopped for my outstretched thumb, and I made it to the Gondola with time to spare. Celebrity guest rider, Ryan Zeller and I drooled as we looked out the Gondola window at the freshness of Lower Valley View. We then watched the groomer roll the last strip of Heavenly Daze before the Doors opened to let us out. Game on!

Some early morning trees off the edge of Huffman's were our first taste of the day's bounty. The wind had blown it a bit, but there were still stashes everywhere. On Sundown Express we could see the imprint from where last night's wind had blown the snow and the piles where it landed. On High Noon, I felt like a teenager learning to drive a stick shift: rev, stall, rev, stall, woops, fall. It felt a lot like my rookie year. When we entered One O'Clock, we found the right side to be the most consistent. Thigh-deep-grin-inducing-nothing-else- I'd-rather-be-doing-fun. We finished up our Sundown runs with a freshly-groomed Rolex which offered the same inconsistent depth. Once again, the right edge of the run was smoothest. Finally, we decided to get a taste of lower Mountain with upper and Lower Valley View. It felt more consistent down there, and the grin is still frozen on my face.
Do some exploring today to find your run of choice.
New Snow last 24 hrs at mid-mountain: 8"
New Snow last 24 hrs at the summit: 10"
New Snow last 48 hrs at mid-mountain: 14"
New Snow last 72 hrs at mid-mountain: 15"
Settled Snow Depth Base at mid-mountain: 73"
Settled Snow Depth Base at the summit: 96"


Dragon & Phoenix Mountain China
Project Description: The Longfeng Mountain Scenic Zone is located at the west of the Zhangguangcai Mountain of the Changbai Mountains to the southeast of Wuchang City. The total planning area is 1840 km2. The area for tourism development is 240 km2 including 45 km2 of water area. The Zone is of easy access, 50 km from Wuchang city proper and 165 km from Harbin. The Zone will be divided into 6 sections. The construction of these 6 sections is as follows: (1) Service Section: total area: 4 km2, build a hotel of 18000 m2, a parking lot of 10000 m2. (2) Lake Scenic Area: total area: 8 km2, build an amusement park, 2 docks, etc. (3) Fenghuang (Phoenix) Mountain Scenic Area: total area: 12 km2, build Phoenix Mountain Villa, cableway, etc. (4) Chaofeng Resort and Fenghuang Tour Tourism Area: total area 31 km2, build ski runs, villas, and road around lake. Further translation not available

9-13" of NEW SNOW! 205-355" of snowfall this season to date.

This is what Deep looks like in California

Expedition & OUT BACK
Saturday, January 21st, 10AM. While the rest of Kirkwood’s guests were busy picking their lines from the chair lift, nine lucky individuals were climbing aboard Kirkwood’s brand new 12 passenger snowcat, about to ski 18 inches of fresh cold powder on the inaugural cat skiing expedition to Martin Point and Two Sentinels.
A coveted area beyond the Palisades at the northern edge of Kirkwood’s Special Use Permit (SUP), Martin Point is known for great snow long after the storm and offers 1,300 feet of consistent pitch, with great fall line runs through trees, open bowls and gullies filled deep with soft powder. Previously accessible only by a long traverse and uphill hike, Expedition: Kirkwood now services Martin Point by snowcat, offering adventurous guests the quintessential powder skiing experience… deep powder runs, time to explore at your own pace and deluxe transportation that makes the trip to the top of the mountain as much fun as the ride down.
As the cat breaks through the trees to the ridgeline that leads to Martin Point in one direction and Two Sentinels in the other, it offers incredible 360˚ views of the entire Kirkwood Valley, as well as landmark peaks such as Mt. Tallac, Freel Peak and Round Top. Experienced guides take the guess work out of getting down, ensuring all guests have plenty of options for fresh powder turns. From the cat ride up to the boundless lines down, Martin Point Powder Cat Tours is a guaranteed good time and a definite memory maker.
Open to skiers and riders, strong intermediate and up. Four runs per expedition (approximately 2.5 hours). For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall

Beaver Creek, Keystone, and Breckenridge have 100% of their terrain open, and Vail is at 99%. Between the four mountains, there are nearly 12,000 acres open for your skiing and riding pleasure with plenty of fresh lines and tracks just waiting to be discovered Snow 10 " IN 24 HOURS

Vail Resorts Management Company
Vail 3" 63"

Beaver Creek 4" 58"
Breckenridge 5" 69"
Keystone 5" 65"
Heavenly 2" 113"

SUN Valley
4 inches of new snow as of 4 p.m. and still snowing at Sun Valley.
The history of the “American Shangri-La,” as Sun Valley is sometimes referred, is not too different from the magical village of legend. It all began in 1935, when Count Felix Schaffgtosch, under the hire of Union Pacific Railroad chairman Averell Harriman, set out in search of the perfect spot for a grand American resort. The count spent months searching the mountains of the west and surveying many areas that would latter become famous resorts, but none of them met his strict criteria.
Feeling defeated and ready to abandon the search, the Count was preparing to wire Harriman the bad news when he heard locals talking about Ketchum, an old mining town in central Idaho. The Count postponed his return home and set out for the Ketchum area. Upon reaching the Ketchum valley, Count Felix Schaffgtosch was overwhelmed by the area and wired his employer, saying: “This combines more delightful features than any place I have ever seen in Switzerland, Austria or the U.S. for a winter resort." The Count’s enthusiasm spread to Harriman, who rushed to join the Count, and within days purchased 4,300 acres of what was soon to become Sun Valley.
Sun Valley Resort has been recognized by SMART MEETINGS as one of only 100 properties in the Western United States, Canada Sister resort
SNOWBASIN Home to the Winter Olympics 2002 Downhill, Snowbasin offers nonstop skiing on a daily basis with runs for various skill levels. Located just 40 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, Snowbasin is a must for any dedicated skier. Experience 3,200 acres of skiable terrain and a 3,400 foot total vertical drop. Snowboarders are welcome as well. Contact the Concierge for information concerning Ski Packages.
Sun VAlley

Nyman 4th on Rugged Kandahar Downhill
Mancuso Fifth in Cortina GS Kearney 2nd, Roark 4th Under Madonna Lights Mancuso-Kildow 2-3 in Cortina Super G PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 27) - Tyler Jewell (Sudbury, MA) will remain on the 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team. An arbitrator in Denver Friday denied a challenge brought by 2002 Olympic medalist Chris Klug (Aspen, CO) over selection criteria for the parallel giant slalom team and instead upheld USSA's interpretation and application of the criteria.
"Arbitration is a very important part of the Olympic athletic selection process," said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) President and CEO Bill Marolt.
Jewell had been nominated to the team based upon the higher average of his two best World Cup points results earned during the selection period. Klug questioned the interpretation, arguing that his 15th and 16th place World Cup finishes were better results than Jewell's 9th and 24th place finishes. The arbitrator determined that USSA's use of World Cup points was valid and well understood by the athletes.
Given the overall stronger results in all other snowboard disciplines, the selection criteria allowed only one spot to USSA in men's parallel giant slalom within the IOC-mandated overall team size of 16.
"Both Chris and Tyler are outstanding, world-class athletes and either would be a great Olympian," said USSA's Vice President of Athletics Alan Ashley. "We greatly respect Chris for his accomplishments in the sport." USSA - Us Ski & Snowboard Teams

X Games results
Rather than direct you to corp sponsor, have a look at Home town section of Aspen Times
Men's snowboard superpipe - part 1 results
Moto X - Best Trick, part 1
Best Trick - Skiing, men's
Women's skier X - consolation results
Men's skier X - consolation

Aspen Times
I regret I was not able to secure reprinting rights.This is not to deminish the significance for the X games,
I just didn't get it done!

Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb
Snow alert for Crystal Wa. Snow alert for Tahoe Basin, Alpine,Homewood, Sugarbowl Squaw Snow alert for Nevada Heavenly Valley
Snow Alert for Utah, Snowbird, Alta Snow Basin
Snow Alert for Japan

Chamonix Fr
30th January 2006 Les Grands Montets top station is OPEN
LIfts Open
AIGUILLE DU MIDI téléphérique Chamonix - Plan de l’Aiguille AIGUILLE DU MIDI téléphérique Plan de l’Aiguille - Aiguille du Midi PANORAMIQUE DU MONT-BLANC télécabine Aiguille du Midi à la Pointe Helbronner FUNIVIE DEL MONTE BIANCO téléphérique La Palud - Pavillon FUNIVIE DEL MONTE BIANCO téléphérique Pavillon - Rifugio Torino - Pointe Helbronner MONTENVERS - MER DE GLACE train à crémaillère Chamonix - Montenvers GRANDS MONTETS téléphérique Argentière - Croix de Lognan GRANDS MONTETS téléphérique Croix de Lognan - Les Grands Montets DOMAINE DE BALME - LE TOUR télécabine Le Tour - Charamillon DOMAINE DE BALME - LE TOUR télésiège Charamillon - Col de Balme DOMAINE DE BALME - LE TOUR télécabine Vallorcine - Tête de Balme FLEGERE téléphérique Les Praz - La Flégère FLEGERE télésiège La Flégère - L’Index BREVENT télécabine Chamonix - Planpraz BREVENT téléphérique Planpraz - Brévent PLANARDS télésiège Chamonix - Les Planards BOSSONS télésiège Les Bossons - le Glacier BELLEVUE téléphérique Les Houches - Bellevue PRARION télécabine Les Houches - Le Prarion TRAMWAY DU MONT-BLANC train à crémaillère Le Fayet - Bellevue - Nid d’aigle
This timetable is kept up to date by the Chamonix Tourist Office
Exceptional vertical drops, famous pistes and tremendous glacier skiing have given the Grands-Montets its prestigeous reputation. A resort of international renown due to the extent and variety of its itineraries. The geographical situation plus snow canons on the lower slopes permit the ski area to remain open until the beginning of May. EVENTS
Gay-Couttet’s photographs: a testimonial of a century in Chamonix from 1880 to 1980, 5 generations, a family history…… Approximately 400 photos have been selected and sorted by theme; a century’s evolution viewed from every angle.

Wild Cat
5-8" of new snow opened a bunch of terrain on the Cat - 15 trails opened today! (back up from 26 to 40 trails!). Granted many trails are open on thin cover, so you want to keep a watch where you're going . . . but it's just what we needed to get some meat back on the bones! This snow had some body to it, so it's here to stay! Snow is in the forecast all week as well, so if your throat is feeling a little scratchy . . . there's good medicine for that up here in Pinkham Notch! (wink, wink --- this isn't about sitting around a pot of lemon & honey tea!). WildCat

Open trails: 76
Open lifts: 9
Grooming: 52
Miles: 32.47
Acres: 384.43
Primary Surface: Packed Powder/Machine Groomed
Secondary Surface: Powder
Coming soon: THREE Maine Days this week!

The 4 inches of snow we received last night will be groomed out on 52 trails tonight, making for some excellent packed powder conditions. But you should still be able to find some powder on the sides tomorrow.

We'll have 76 trails open and nine lifts scheduled to run. We saw little or no wind today, and we can expect the same tomorrow, so that fresh snow should stay where it is.
Mother nature's timing with this new snow couldn't be more perfect. We have decided to extend our Maine Days this week to include Tuesday and Thursday, as well as the usual Wednesday. Maine residents can ski for $26 per day. And if you want to ski all three days, and I highly suggest that you do, we have some impressive ski and stay packages for Mainers.


Check with your favorite resort for special offers.
For those in Asia, Europe, New Zealand & Canada
Support Your National team

Groomed to cruise ,...
Recent snowfalls, left more than 60 cms of fresh snow on the slopes, and Panorama's groomers are in supreme condition. Long, wide runs like Skyline off the Champagne Express and Heaven Can Wait on the Sunbird Chair are groomed to Panorama perfection and will leave you looking for more.

Sun Peaks
Today’s Forecast: Snow easing to a few flurries in the morning. Accumulation 3 to 5 centimetres. High minus 5. Winds southwest 25 to 35 km/h. Extended Outlook: Scattered flurries on Wednesday with a weak trough of low pressure lying over the Southern Interior. A ridge of high pressure should give some sunshine and less chance of flurries on Thursday. Sun Peaks