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Locations? SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA February 25-26, 2006
Nathan Kendall photo Looking across Silverado at Broken arrow from 8200'
Men & Women Ski & Snowboard What’s the course like?
The Jeep King of the Mountain Series uses an innovative racecourse known as “The Y.” It combines the high-speed excitement and the technical skill of Parallel Giant Slalom with the cutting edge drama of skiercross and boardercross.
Racers begin on separate courses and must maneuver Parallel Giant Slalom turns. Midway through the course, racers meet at the Y, the point where the two parallel courses merge into one. There, skiers and snowboarders must race side-by-side on a single course while negotiating banked turns and single and double rollers leading to an exciting finish. How do I get in on this?
It’s EASY, registration for the 3rd qualifier race at Sunday River takes place Thursday, February 2nd from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the Grand Summit Hotel in Sunday River and will be limited to the first 50 entrants. You’ll pay $25 to qualify for a shot at the best pros and be part of the best winter sports event from the inside! Your $25 registration covers your lift ticket and entry fee for the event.
Thursday evening you’ll attend a competitor meeting where you’ll receive all the information you’ll need to know about the racing format and rules.
Friday, you’ll have access to the course for practice then you’ll take 2 runs to set a time—one run down each course. The top 2 racers men and women from Friday will go on to Saturday’s race where they’ll face the pros. Plus you’ll be part of the Friday night pre-race party. Saturday, you’ll be treated like a king with full VIP access during the day as well as an invitation to the party and awards dinner that evening.
Contact Mike at 970-926-7750 or by e-mail: mike@eclipsetv.net
From Jeep sports.com

Other Squaw Events

Squaw Valley
FEB Events
Olympic Heritage Celebration Honoring our present at past olympians. 10 1960 Olympic Movie In the Village on the Big Screen Outdoor Showing of original 1960 Winter Olympic footage shot at Squaw Valley USA. Grab a seat and take a step back in time in honor of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Dusk (5:30pm) Weather Permitting. 11 - 13 J3 Future Olympians Super-G Races Far West Association Come cheer on this talented pool of young racers as they put their all into competing for the top spots. 11 Live Apre Ski Music In the Village Featuring Jeff Jones Relax after a day of skiing with apres entertainment in the Village ever Saturday and Sunday. Weather Permitting. Details 530-584-6266 Squaw Valley got KT?

Lake Louise
Banff National Park draws people from every corner of the world to catch a glimpse of big horn sheep, elk, moose or mountain goats. It also lures people year round who want to explore their own piece of the wilderness by skiing and snowboarding, hiking, climbing, dog sledding, horseback riding, ice-skating, and canoeing. When visitors come to explore, they are surrounded by what many consider to be the most spectacular scenery in North America.

Lake Louise, with its blue-green water set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is probably the most beloved and most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies. Not only have international royalty, Hollywood stars and heads of state come to Lake Louise to relax, but increasingly the rest of the world is discovering its simple charms as well.
Ski Lake Louise and experience one of Canada's largest ski areas with a 3,250 ft. vertical drop, spread over four mountain faces. Ski Lake Louise with its record breaking snow conditions. With over 1,000 skiable acres, 100 named runs and 4 mountain faces to choose from, skiing Lake Louise offers the perfect variety for all abilities. Every chair lift has both an easy and a more difficult way down, allowing everyone from novice to expert to enjoy and explore the whole mountain, including the famed back bowls. Ski Lake Louise and you'll never forget its majestic, alpine terrain.
SKI LAKE LOUISE INFORMATION Vertical: 3,250 ft. (1,000 m) Base elevation 5,400 ft. (1, 645 m) Peak: 8,650 ft. (2,637 m) Snowmaking: 20% of designated runs (over 400 acres) Average snowfall: 142 in. (360 cms.) Trails: 105 named runs Acreage: 4,000 acres (1,620 hectares) Terrain: Advanced 30 % Intermediate: 45% Novice: 25% Longest Run: 5 miles (8 kms.) Cumulative length of runs: Over 62 miles (100 km) 3 quad-chair lifts

Lake Louise

The sky is literally the limit when you take advantage of flight seeing and helisking or you can enjoy the nearby ocean with year-round cruising tours. Be sure to take in the unique Alaskan experiences of dog sledding , Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Mountaineering, and polar bear viewing. You don't have to worry about deciding between sleep or seeing the Northern Lights, the Resort staff will be happy to alert you (only at your request of course) when they appear. Cross-country skiing excursions in Chugach National Forest

That is Chugach as in MAJOR League Heli drop

Looking for an easy way to get from Anchorage/Eagle River to Girdwood? The Peter Glenn Ski & Snowboard Bus is your ticket to skiing and riding at Alyeska Resort.
This chaperoned bus serviced by Gray Line of Alaska is open to all ages, offering trips on weekends and specific Anchorage School District In-service dates. See schedule below.
Tickets may be purchased at the Alyeska Daylodge, Peter Glenn Ski & Sports, or directly from the Gray Line driver (cash only).
February Events
2,9,16,23 Women’s Midweek
Ski Clinic Block 2
4-6 Winter Fest 2005
5 Challenge Alaska Charity Auction
4,11, Town League
18,25 Race Series
14 Valentine’s Dinner at Seven Glaciers
15-20 Alyeska Cup – Alaska State Alpine Ski Championships 17-20 PowderBlast 2005
21 President’s Day—Pepsi
Military Appreciation Day

Alyeska Resort


Tirol’s Most Popular Ski Area Investing Strongly in the Upcoming Season: Focus on More Comfort and Safe Snow Conditions - "Sonnenrastbahn" - Ehrenbachhöhe T-bar is being replaced with a state-of-the-art chairlift featuring child safety devices - Resterhöhe region (Jochberg/Pass Thurn), a large snowmaking system is under construction to cover an even larger surface of snow. - "Panoramabahn Kitzbüheler Alpen" 8-seater monocable circulating gondola. At Hollersbach/Grubing in Oberpinzgau (Upper Pinzgau) to the summit terminal on Resterkogel/Pass Thurn. - "Ki-West" Kitzbühel and SkiWelt Westendorf. In less than ten minutes, the KiWest will handle approx. 1,600 passengers per hour over a distance of 3,056 metres.


Date: Do 08.12.2005 bis Fr 14.04.2006
Telephone: 0043 5356 777
Telefax: 0043 5356 777-77


Date: Fr 20.01.2006 bis Fr 10.02.2006
Location: Galerie Kitz Art
Telephone: 0043 (0)664 5430754

E-Mail: info@kitzbuehel.com

World-Class Competition
9th Annual U.S. Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird
The Freeskiing World Tour returned to Snowbird for the season kick-off before heading to Les Arcs, France and culminating at Kirkwood, CA.
Mountain Sports International (MSI) staff was able to complete -Subaru's U.S. Freeskiing Nationals qualifier event—
Rippin the Tower Three Chutes at "THE BIRD". Between flat light ,whiteouts,adverse condition in the canyon, competitors challenged the STEEP, course, hoping to advance to the semi-finals.
Qualifier Results from 2.2.2006
photo: Kristian Hansen
SnowBird resort Female ATHLETE NAME BIB# HOME RESORT COUNTRY SCORE 1 Suzzane Graham 102 Snowbird USA 28 2 Alaina Huestis 78 Snowbird USA 23.8 3 Molly Baker 70 Alta/Snowbird USA 23.6 3 Grace Rich 84 Snowbird USA 23.6 5 Stacy Cash 107 Snowbird USA 22.4 6 Kira Kitchens 68 Snowbird USA 22 7 Annie Hutchins 14 Snowbird USA 20.8 7 Andria Huskinson 76 Alta USA 20.8 9 Emily Teague 17 Telluride USA 20.2 9 Phillipa Hunt 85 Crested Butte USA 20.2 9 Tamara Guttman 111 Telluride USA 20.2 12 Sarah Hornes 67 Whistler CAN 20 ....
Male ATHLETE NAME BIB# HOME RESORT COUNTRY SCORE 1 Kevin O'Meara 69 Squaw Valley USA 31 2 Tres Zaglool 81 AltaBird USA 30.2 3 Griffin Post 27 Sun Valley USA 29.2 4 Tyson Bolduc 62 Vail USA 29 5 Jack Nelson 72 Snowbird/Park City USA 28.8 6 Adam Barker 33 Solitude USA 27.8 For complete details: Snowbird
Photo SnowBird Marketing Dept

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Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow alert for Breckenridge , Vail
Snow aalert for Beaver Creek
Snow alert for Crystal Wa.
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb

Beaver Creek
Snow 4 " in last 12 hours
05 Culinary Festival
06 Telemark Workshop at BC
08 Rembrants in Beaver Creek 08
Thursday Night Lights
09 Rembrants in Beaver Creek 09
16 Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats
Beaver Creek

Sun Peaks Resort
We had no new snow; but with the recent dump over the weekend we are looking great out there. Our base is a beautiful 176cm. The groomers have done a wonderful job out there and the hill is looking fabulous!
The temperature is currently - 4C in the Village, at Mid-mountain -8C, and -9C at the Top of the World. The winds are light, and the sky is cloudy.
The forecast for today is calling for morning cloudy periods with isolated flurries, then afternoon sunny periods.
All our major lifts are turning today. All 3 mountains are 100% open, with all of our 117 runs open and begging to be ripped up.
Sun Peaks

Crystal Mountain
We received 9" at the summit in the past 24 hours, but because the upper mountain was closed yesterday all that new snow is fresh up top!
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2006
Time: 5:30am
Weather: It is calm and cold this morning with overcast skies. Base Temperature: 23 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 99 inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 4 inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 8 inches
Summit Temperature: 14 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 146 inches

Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol is now accepting applications
Crystal Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2006 / 2007 Season. Open to expert level Alpine Skiers and Snowboarders over the age of 21. A skill evaluation will be held on the weekend of February 18th and 19th for those interested.

The Express Bus is the hassle free way to Crystal Mountain on the weekends.


IOC PRess Schedule
Monday, Feb. 6
NOTE: All Monday press conferences are in La Mole conference room in the Main Media Center in Torino.
1:30-2:00 pm - Nordic combined (full team)
2:00-3:00 pm - Snowboard PGS (full team)
3:00-4:00 pm - Snowboard halfpipe (full team)
7:30-8:30 pm - Cross country (full team)

Tuesday, Feb. 7
2:00-2:30 pm - Women's freestyle moguls (full team)
2:30-3:30 pm - Men's alpine downhill/combined team (Rahlves, Miller, Macartney, Nyman, Sullivan Ligety)

Wednesday, Feb. 8
11:30-12:30 PM - Freestyle aerials team (full team)
12:30-1:30 pm - Men's alpine SL/GS team (Schlopy, Knight, Cochran)
6:30-7:30 pm - Snowboard SBX team (full team)
TBD - Ski jumping

Thursday, Feb. 9
6:00-7:00 pm - Men's freestyle moguls team (full team)
8:00-9:00 pm - Women's alpine team (full team)

US Ski 8 Snowbaord Teams

Homewood Mountain resort , On Tahoe's west shore

Feb 2-3 - Women's Edventures
Feb 4-5 - Women's Edventures
Feb 4th - Open League - Clinic
Feb 5th - Slopestyle- North Side
Feb 11th - Singles League - G.S.
Feb 12th - Tahoe League - G.S.



SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (Feb. 5) - Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus and Nina Li from China were victorious in a World Cup aerials event Sunday in the Czech Republic. Dashinski won with 251.77 points. He was trailed by Xiaopeng Han of China (244.44) and Dmitri Rak of Belarus (224.80).
Li collected a winning point total of 199.33 to beat out Alla Tsuper of Belarus (177.35) and Switzerland's Manuela Mueller (174.31). Lacy Schnoor laid down the top performance for the U.S. as she took 11th in the women's contest. It was Schnoor's fourth top-10 World Cup finish this season. She has been in the top 10 in four of her last five World Cup appearances.
The 2006 U.S. Olympic Team members did not compete as they are in Park City, Utah for training.
Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic - Feb. 5, 2006

Men 1. Dmitri Dashinski, Belarus, 251.77 points
2. Xiaopeng Han, China, 244.44
3. Dmitri Rak, Belarus, 224.80
4. Zhongqing Liu, China, 221.34
5. Nicolas Thepaut, France, 220.13
17. Tim Massucco, Park City, Utah, 184.20
25. John Riopel, Park City, Utah, 112.94

1. Nina Li, China, 199.33
2. Alla Tsuper, Belarus, 177.35
3. Manuela Mueller, Switzerland, 174.31
4. Tatiana Kozachenko, Ukraine, 174.31
5. Nannan Xu, China, 173.33
11. Lacy Schnoor, Draper, Utah, 148.03
13. Sharlee Strebel, Layton, Utah, 138.13
15. Jill Priest, Park City, Utah, 133.69
17. Jaime Myers, Boise, Idaho, 117.64

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