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The mountain is now open and filled with a lot of fun for both young and old. The snow condition in the slopes is great and the Après Skis are open. What more can you ask for?
The youngsters can enjoy themselves in the kids’ slopes, where service minded staff will take good care of them. If they get tired, they can always pay "Bamsebo" (a small lodge) a visit, where they can watch videos, draw, play or just read a book.
After a few runs in the slopes, we all get tired and what could be better than to enjoy a hot chocolate or something to eat (homemade food of course) at Mammut Mat & Bar, the new restaurant/cafè in Kvitfjell? Mammut Mat & Bar also caters food to the lodges in Kvitfjell for those of you who would like some extra luxury while you are on vacation.
For more information regarding Mammut Mat & Bar call +4741915622 or send an e-mail to peter@kvitfjell.no.
Kvitfjell is not the largest ski destination in the world, but many people declare that it is one of the best. The reason is probably the variation of the slopes skiers will find here. For the youngest as well as for beginners we have small bunny hills and for the more advanced skiers we can offer steeper slopes where the skies really catches wind. Skiers at all levels will find their own challenge in Kvitfjell that is why so many ski enthusiasts return to our destination.
Facts Number of lifts: 7 Lift capacity: 8100 p/h Longest run: 3500 m Vertical drop: 840 m Highest mountain: 1044m Kvitfjell Norway

International Olympic comittee
Olympic related Competitions
04/02/2006 05/02/2006 Skiing FIS Cross-Country World Cup Davos Switzerland (SUI)
30/01/2006 05/02/2006 Skiing FIS Ski Jumping Junior World Championship Kranj Slovenia (SLO) 03/02/2006 04/02/2006 Skiing European Alpine Cup Caspoggio Italy (ITA) Olympic venues revisited
ALBERTVILLE 1992 XVI Olympic Winter Games
The 1992 Albertville Olympic Games were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games. Only 18 of the 57 events were held in Albertville itself, while nearby resorts hosted the rest. Freestyle skiing and short-track speed skating made their debuts as medal disciplines, as did women’s biathlon. Norwegian skiers won every cross country skiing race, as Björn Daehlie and Vegard Ulvang each won three gold medals. Speedskater Bonnie Blair won the 500m and 1,000m events, while Gunda Niemann took both of the longest races. At age 16, ski jumper Toni Nieminen became the youngest male winner of a Winter event. Alpine skier Petra Kronberger won both the combined event and the slalom. Ki-hoon Kim earned gold medals in both short track events. Participation: 64 NOCs (Nations) 1,801 athletes (488 women, 1,313 men) 57 events

Val d'Isere today
Val d'Isère 67/75 45/47 Tignes 60/65 37/47 Espace Killy 127/140 82/94
Forecast Sunny weather all day long. Sunny weather. Temperatures 2000 metres : -7°c 3000 metres : -9°c Wind At 2500 metres : West to North 10/20 km/h At 4000 metres : West to North 10/20 km/h
Val d’Isere is to host the FIS 2009 World Alpine Skiing Championships.
Val d'Isere

Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Snowbird
Snow alert for Breckenridge & Beaver Creek

Salomon Oasis, the Ultimate Hook-Up will make it's tenth tour stop of the season February 11th and 12th at Crystal Mountain Resort. The 15-stop tour will bring a weekend full of free equipment demos, tons of giveaways and a jam session. Oasis village will be set up next to the resort's main lodge at the bottom of Chinook Express and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Participants can test-ride Salomon's 06' line-up of skis and snowboards and see how they perform on the hill. After the test-ride, guests will receive a $100 rebate on a pair of Salomon skis or a $75 rebate on a Salomon Snowboard, redeemable at their local ski shop. They can also pick up a Salomon Oasis Hook-Up Card and get the chance to win over $100,000 in prizes like Salomon apparel or a free pair of skis or snowboard. Oasis visitors can also win one of six grand prizes including a custom snowmobile from Salomon Snowboards or one of five trips for two to Europe courtesy of Ricola and the Swiss Tourism Commission. Prize drawings will take place each day of the tour at 3:00 pm in the Oasis Village in the main base area. Crystal

Squaw Valley

We are a quarter way through the season, the mountain is in great condition and and we're having the time of our lives. Come out this weekend for a terrific Super Bowl Sunday celebration. What better way to kick-off your weekend than some great skiing followed by the best apre parties in town.
There is still plenty to offer everyone this weekend at Squaw. With great activities, unique and stylish shops and an amazing choice of restaurants, you can bring the family and all have a ball, even if you don't watch the Super Bowl. Check out some exciting things we have lined up...
TODAY'S MOUNTAIN STATS & CONDITIONS As of 6:30, Feb 2* 6200' 8200' Current Temp: 38 32 New Snow (24hr): 0 1-2" Base: 62-62" 161-172"
SUPERPIPE SCHEDULED OPENING! Crews have been busy working around the clock getting this monster built. Scheduled opening is Monday, February 6th. Surprise, early openings for the weekend is always possible. This year, Squaw has added heavy artillery to its fleet of park machines with a new, state-of-the-art Zaugg Pipe Cutter, aka THE PIPE MONSTER, making it easier and more efficient for building huge. This year, the Superpipe will boast 18.5 feet walls and an 18 degree pitch spanning 550 feet in length making this a bigger and better kept pipe than ever before.
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Advanced Ski Clinic This is a one-day clinic emphasizing technical skiing at its highest level, taught by Squaw Valley’s top instructors. The clinic features full days of skiing, small well-matched classes, off-slope workshops in ski technique and equipment and video feedback. Details: 530-581-7184 More info...

3 - 5 Far West Ski Association J4/J5 Giant Slalom

The Original Apre Ski Party at Bar One Every Saturday The original Apre Ski Party at Squaw Valley. Bar One has it all with a different special event every Saturday from 4-7pm. Live DJ's, Karaoke, Trike races, Sumo wrestling and more!
5 Super Bowl Sunday

8 Adventure Slide Show Series at Bar One The Back Country Presents an adventure slideshow in Bar One - every Wednesday at 7pm, FREE. Tonight - Bryan Cole and Todd Diehl, Mountain Biking the Himalaya: Bryan and Todd team up for an account of their "fortunate epic" across India's northern Himalaya. During their two-week mountain bike trek they encounter everything from crazy jeep rides, floods, and glaciated roads to dazzling scenery from the tranquility of remote Buddhist monasteries.

College Student Online Discount Coupon
College students who register and download the online coupon are eligible for $43 lift tickets every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday all season (non-holiday). Note: you must register online, bring the printed coupon with you, and present current valid college ID to qualify for the discount.

Squaw Valley got KT?

Steamboat's Cumulative Snowfall for 2005/2006 Season Well Over 26 Feet Current Forecasts Anticipate Heavy Snowfall Continuing Through the Weekend
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-February 3, 2006-As of the 1:00 p.m. snow report, Steamboat crossed the 100-inch mark for it's top-of-mountain base snow depth. The resort hit the 103-inch settled base mark at the summit for the first time since January 11, 1997. So far, 2005/2006 is the third snowiest year to date on record in the past 27 years.
"The 100-inch base level is a really great mile marker to race right by in early February, a point augmented when you consider that this is coming at a time in the year where we're only half way through the winter season." said Andy Wirth, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. "The snow just keeps coming and even the hard-core powder hounds here in Steamboat are getting worn out by the seemingly non stop series of epic powder days." Steamboat has received over 95 inches in January alone, making it Steamboat's snowiest January in the past six years.
As of 5 a.m. this morning, three inches has fallen overnight at mid-mountain and four inches at the summit in a 24-hour period. In the past seven days, 30 inches (2.5 feet) has fallen at mid-mountain and 39 inches (3.3 feet) at the summit. For the month of January, 95 inches (7.92 feet) fell at mid-mountain and 107 inches (8.97 feet) at the summit. Forecasts are calling for snow throughout the upcoming weekend.
The resort unveiled its www.bigsno.com site as a way to share the excitement of this season's legendary Champagne Powder with skiers and riders who love big, deep snow and Ski Town, U.S.A.® This site continues to chronicle the epic snow Steamboat has received so far with images, video and statistics.

Arapahoe Basin
New Snowfall Last 24 Hours: 7.00 Last 3 Days: 12
Midway Snow Depth: 71
Summit Snow Depth: 73


Current Weather
Temperature at 5:00am: -6
Forcast: Snow
Remember, the 4th annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day is February 4th. Come ski powder at The Legend!
In the 1990s, ski resorts are not built with tinker-toy towers, Army surplus generators, and a wing and a prayer. In the mid-1940s, when skiing had all the popularity of a deep freeze, convincing investors that there was great fun in the snow on the snowy slopes of the Continental Divide, was a hard sell at best. Nonetheless, a hardy group of pioneers sold stock, cut down trees, put up lifts, and voila--a legend was born.

Simply Legendary
In December 1946, Larry Jump and his directors including, Max & Edna Dercum, opened A-Basin for its inaugural season with a single rope tow and a $1.25 daily lift ticket. At a spirited fifty-eight years old the Basin's just hitting its stride.
The Legendary Names Behind The Legend In 1945 - 1946, the Winter Sports Committee of the Denver Chamber of Commerce hired two men to make a statewide survey of potential ski area sites - Laurance "Larry" A. Jump, a Dartmouth grad and 10th Mountain Division veteran, and Frederick "Sandy" Schauffler, Amherst grad and member of the 1940 Olympic ski team. At the time, only Berthoud Pass qualified as a winter sports area. Arapahoe Basin

Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks Resort
Daily Weather Update Sheet
Date: Friday February 3, 2006
Time: 6am New Snow: 2.5 cm/ 1inv Mountain Base: 172cm / 68in
Village: - 5C/22F
Mid Mountain: -6C/19F
We had 2.5cm of new snow in the past 12 hours, just enough to get us pumped for the next big dump, due tomorrow. Our base is a beautiful 172cm, and growing daily. The groomers are wonderful, and the hill has seldom looked better!
The temperature is currently - 5C in the Village, at Mid-mountain -6C, and -8C at the Top of the World. The winds are light, and the sky is cloudy.
The forecast for today is calling for increasing cloud later in the afternoon and more snow overnight. Have you noticed that it’s snowed every weekend for the last 2 months? How cool is that?!
All our major lifts are turning today, and as always the West Bowl T-bar will be open all weekend. All 3 mountains are 100% open, with all of our 117 runs open and begging to be tuned up. If you were waiting for a personal invitation… this means you! The cross-country network is open as well. Trails were groomed and track set Thursday. Our skating rink and Tube Time are both open daily, so why not try out some other fun family activities?
The Friday Race Series happens again today, so be sure and stop by Snow Sports School to sign up. It’s a great time, and you can challenge all of your friends!
Sun Peaks USSA news
OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (Feb. 3) - Spain’s Maria Jose Rienda, who blew a victory last weekend when she crashed while leading the second run of a World Cup giant slalom, led all the way Friday for the fourth victory of her career. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) was 10th with Kristina Koznick (Eagan, MN) 25th and Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) 30th.
Rienda won the fourth race of her career in 2:19.64 with defending overall champion Anja Paerson of Sweden second at 2:20.16. Mancuso’s two-run time was 2:21.30 in the 30-degree sunshine
Ofterschwang, GER - Feb. 3, 2006
Women’s GS (from Marbor, SLO)
1. Maria Jose Rienda, Spain, 2:19.64
2. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 2:20.16
3. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 2:20.36
4. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 2:20.68
5. Anna Ottosson, Sweden, 2:20.89
10. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 2:21.30
25. Kristina Koznick, Eagan, Minn., 2:23.11
30. Sarah Schleper, Vail, Colo., 2:33.34

more Ussa news
CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 3) - Defending overall champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) returned to World Cup racing Friday, survived a mistake in downhill and finished third in a one-day super combined event won by current overall leader Benjamin Raich of Austria. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), 33rd in the downhill, produced the fastest slalom time to finish 10th.
OLN will carry coverage of the event Sunday at 5 p.m. ET as part of its ongoing 10 Weeks to Torino programming with a re-air Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET.
Raich had a time of 2:36.48 after one run of downhill and one run of slalom. Miller, who ended his historic string of 136 consecutive World Cup starts last weekend so he could take some time off before the Olympics, was third behind another Austrian, Rainer Schoenfelder (2:37.31) with a total time of 2:37.47 in the 30-degree weather.
MEN’S ALPINE WORLD CUP Chamonix, FRA - Feb. 3, 2006
One-day Super Combined (1 DH/1 SL)
1. Benjamin Raich, Austria , (10/2) 2:36.48
2. Rainer Schoenfelder, France, (12/6) 2:37.31
3. Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, N.H., (8/10) 2:37.47
4. (tie) Michael Walchhofer, Austria, (7/13) and Didier Defago, Switzerland, (12/9)
2:37.60 each - 10. Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, (33/1) 2:38.11
32. Scott Macartney, Redmond, Wash., (4/35) 2:41.91
35. JJ Johnson, Park City, Utah, (11/36)

For complete results: FIS