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VIVALDI PARK, Korea (Feb. 4) - American snowboarders Clair Bidez (Minturn, CO) and Ellery Hollingsworth (Darien, CT) finished 1-2 in halfpipe at Saturday's World Junior Championships in Korea.
Dylan Bidez (Minturn, CO) was the top American finisher on the men's side in sixth.
In the qualifiers, Bidez was first and Hollingsworth sixth. In the finals, Hollingsworth took the lead after the first of two runs. However, Bidez' second run was untouchable as she threw back-to-back 540s and head-high straight airs. Hollingsworth had a solid second pass, but it wasn't enough to uproot Bidez and take back first place. WORLD JUNIOR SNOWBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Vivaldi Park, KOR - Feb. 4, 2006
Men (12 qualify for finals)
1. Kohhei Kudoh, Japan, 45.5
2. Markus Malin, Finland, 43.9
3. Peetu Piiroinen, Finland, 42.8

4. Daniel Friberg, Switzerland, 42.4
5. Kohsuke Hosokawa, Japan, 41.3
6. Dylan Bidez, Minturn, Colo., 39.9
13. Matt Ladley, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
34. Jeremy Thompson, Elka Park, New York
38. Austen Butler, Ketchum, Idahov 47. Tim Humphreys, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (Feb. 4) - Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) racked up another podium Saturday, finishing third in a giant slalom in Ofterschwang. Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) was ninth. Maria Jose Reinda of Spain and Swede Anja Paerson tied for the win.
Reinda, who won Friday's first giant slalom (a makeup race from Slovenia), and Paerson each posted a two-run combined time of 2:22.18. Reinda led after the opening run with a time of 1:12.20, but Paerson laid down a blazing second run of 1:09.80 to make up the difference and equal Reinda.
It was the fifth World Cup win of the Spaniard's career. Paerson placed second behind Reinda Friday
Ofterschwang, GER - Feb. 4, 2006
Women’s GS 1. Maria Jose Rienda, Spain, 2:22.18
1. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 2:22.18
3. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 2:22.27
4. Genevieve Simard, Canada, 2:22.84
5. Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria, 2:23.23
9. Sarah Schleper, Vail, Colo., 2:23.91

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech. (Feb. 4) - It was a double podium for the U.S. Saturday as Michelle Roark (Golden, CO) and Nate Roberts (Park City, UT) finished third in a World Cup moguls event.
Norway's Kari Traa topped the women's field and was followed by France's Sandra Laoura. Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau was first in the men's event with Australian Dale Begg-Smith in second.
Roark, continuing her string of solid performances, led six American women into the top-10. She was fourth at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy on Jan. 28 and won back-to-back World Cups prior to that at Lake Placid, New York and Deer Valley, Utah. Roark, who qualified first, nailed her run today, which included a backflip and a bronco (heli/spread).
Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, NY) threw a near-perfect D spin in her run and placed fifth.
"It was the best one she's done in competition," said head moguls coach Don St. Pierre.
Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) and Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), both Olympic Team members, finished seventh and 10th, respectively. Bahrke landed a pair of off-axis 720s, while Kearney, third in qualifying, skied well but had a few minor mishaps.

Spindleruv Mlyn, CZE - Feb. 4, 2006
1. Alexandre Bilodeau, Canada, 27.36 points
2. Dale Begg-Smith, Australia, 26.44
3. Nate Roberts, Park City, Utah, 25.95
4. Artem Valinteev, Russia, 25.65
5. David Babic, Washington, Vt., 24.84
12. David DiGravio, Farmington, Maine, 14.34
50. Toby Dawson, Vail, Colo.
Did not start:
Jeremy Bloom, Loveland, Colo., Michael Morse, Duxbury, Mass.

1. Kari Traa, Norway, 26.44
2. Sandra Laoura, France, 26.13
3. Michelle Roark, Golden, Colo., 25.50
4. Nikola Sudova, Czechoslovakia, 25.22
5. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, N.Y., 25.20
7. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif., 24.82
8. Emiko Torito, Denver, Colo., 24.80
9. Shelly Robertson, Reno, Nev., 24.35
10. Hannah Kearney, Norwich, Vt., 23.75
16. Eliza Outtrim, Hamden, Conn.

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US Ski & Snowboard Association

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In order to keep you updated on what is happening before and during the XX Olympic Winter Games - Torino 2006, we will be sending you daily newsletters between 4 - 27 February 2006.

Throughout the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, the Olympic Museum will be living to the rhythm of the Piedmont capital, offering a colourful, festive and, of course, sporting programme – free of charge!

Volunteers are a key part of the Olympic Games, participating in many different ways to help the Games become a success. Often working alongside athletes and spectators, the volunteers help out in many areas of the Games

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Whistler Blackcomb
Record Snowfall! January 2006 is the snowiest month in 25 years.
Snowing heavily. Alpine temp steady at -4. Snowfall accumulation 10-15cm. Freezing level 1000m. Snow ending early in the evening. Freezing level surface. Whistler Blackcomb

Arapahoe Basin
The Arapahoe Basin has received 8.00
inches of snow in the past 24 hours.
New Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 8.00
Last 3 Days: 19
Midway Snow Depth: 74
Summit Snow Depth: 76
Conditions POWDER

Arapahoe Basin

Steamboat hits 300 inches!
Another 9" of fresh

this morning and pretty cold temperatures are a recipe for great skiing and riding, so if you were not able to ski yesterday or the day before, don't worry...the conditions are awesome. Here's some quick facts: 42" at mid-mountain and 55" at the summit in the past 10 days, 79" base at mid and 103" base at the summit, and 320" of snow so far this season! This season will be one that we talk about for a long time.
Still a lot of nice deep lines to be had. Up Pony Express and down Middle Rib to Outlaw
More Straight talk fro Eric

Kirkwood Ca.
Snow and Stuff... Snowfall to date tops 30 feet; base depths are between 11 and 19 feet. Plenty of snow for everyone; 2300 acres of the most diverse terrain you’ll find a lift to in the High Sierra. For those who like it fast and steep, Kirkwood’s High Angle Grooming program will have you looking down some of the steepest groomed terrain in Lake Tahoe, 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! For all levels, Kirkwood’s uncrowded slopes lend a sense of privacy and seclusion that is unmatched in Tahoe. All terrain parks are open with features for all levels of the freestyle set... gentle rollers and banked turns in Adventureland (Chair 9), low to the snow rails and fun boxes in the DC Playground (Chair 7), and the monster Mountain Dew SuperPipe, along with a full-blown rail yard and a series of high-flying hits in the DC Stomping Grounds (Chair 5).
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. Kirkwood

From Patrick Thorne of Snow365.com
World Record Cliff Jump at Wyoming ski area
The Associated Press has reported that a devoutly religious Utah skier claims he has set a world-record cliff jump at the Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, dropping 245 vertical feet (74m) off the back of Fred's Mountain.

Jamie Pierre, 32, of Salt Lake City, said he made his record-breaking jump on Wednesday as a way to spread the Christian word. He has previously dropped 180 feet and said he had been calculating this jump and waiting for perfect conditions for years.

The previous world record was set by Paul Ahern of New Zealand, who jumped 225 feet in 1995. Paul Ruff, a former world-record holder with a cliff jump of 110 vertical feet, died in 1993 on a 160-foot attempt.
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INDOOR Snow News
From Mats L.
Snow Factories have now formally been awarded the order to supply Snow Fun Park Wittenburg (Hamburg).
The project, one of the largest indoor snow domes in Europe, is scheduled to open in November 2006.
It will operate in plus temperatures, which allows the visitors a much improved climatic condition, as well as superior fresh snow daily
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