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Feb 14, 2006 Tangerine Dream - TGR Movie 7 p.m. Maybird Room, Level C, Cliff Lodge FREE to everyone!
Feb 15, 2006 to Apr 26, 2006 Higher Ground - Warren Miller Movie 7 p.m. Maybird Room, Level C, Cliff Lodge FREE to everyone!
Feb 15, 2006 The Larry Jackstien Trio live in the Aerie Lounge* Level 10, Cliff Lodge 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. *a private club for members Feb 16, 2006 Adventure Series
7 p.m. Summit Room, Level 10, Cliff Lodge FREE to everyone! Topic: The Wildest Fires Presenter: Jon Marshall

Photo: Matt Crowley / Snowbird

Sun Peaks Resort We had 3cm of new snow overnight to add to our 166cm base, and more is expected Today.
Date: Tuesday February 14, 2006 Time: 6am New Snow: 3cm/ 1in Mountain Base: 166cm / 65in Village: - 7C/ 19F Mid Mountain: - 14C/ 7F Top: - 15C/ 5F Sky: Cloudy
Sun Peaks

February is full of fantastic events at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Here’s a rundown: Women in Charge Every Tuesday are for Women at Mont-Sainte-Anne in February! Feb 7, 14 and 28 Ladies are in charge. Demos, and lots of prizes to win. Presented by Place Sainte-Foy shopping mall & Rossignol. They are treated like princesses! Reduced price ticket and cool après-ski !
Freestyle Days February 11th, 2006 & February 12th, 2006 Just like the old days of the World Cup Freestyle. Special demonstrations by the pros of the Freestyle Ski Club.
Valentine’s Day Try MSA’s Snowshoe Adventure on Mont-Sainte-Anne Summit every Wednesday and Saturday. This night adventure is followed by a warm Swiss Fondue Dinner at the summit. Package includes snowshoe, gondola ride and guide.
Mount Saint Anne

The biggest party in the Valais Alps, for others it is simply the nicest Easter season holiday booking they have ever made. The most colourful and not to mention the highest-located open-air festival is taking place for the ninth time. With a programme sure to make its presence felt with being the main buzzword, including events such as a water slide contest, live-music acts with lots of surprises and a lively atmosphere at 2400 metres above sea level.
The Allalin open downhill races from 31st March till 2nd April 2006 They all come a tumblin' down! With skis, snowboard or on a mountain bike thundering over ice and snow into the valley. The highest glacier downhill event in the world (from 3600 to 1800 metres) is simply a little bit crazy and fascinating, and has been on the go for the past 23 years The torch-light led processions from Spielboden downwards to Saas-Fee have to be seen with your own eyes. Around 50 skiing and snowboarding instructors carry the light into the hearts of the guests, and offer an ice and fire filled spectacle. The dates of the torch-light processions are as follows: 22nd February; 2nd March; 30th March; 12th April
More current news: Saas-Fee


TETER WINS GOLD, BLEILER SILVER IN WOMEN'S HALFPIPE BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 13) - U.S. Snowboarding continued to rack up Olympic medals Monday as Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT) won gold and Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) took silver in Women's Halfpipe. Kelly Clark (Mt. Snow, VT) was just off the podium in fourth and Elena Hight (Zephyr Cove, NV) was sixth.
KILDOW RECOVERING AFTER DOWNHILL TRAINING CRASH SAN SICARIO, Italy (Feb. 13) - American skier Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) is recovering at CTO (Centro Traumatologico Ospedauero, Center for Trauma Treatment) Hospital in Torino following a crash during Olympic Downhill training Monday. Officials have not yet addressed whether Kildow will be able to start Wednesday's downhill.
CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SPRINT DEBUTS TUESDAY PRAGELATO, Italy (Feb. 13) - For the first time in Olympic history, cross country skiers will compete in the Team Sprint, to be held Tue., Feb. 14 in Pragelato.
ALPINE MEN TAKE HILL TUESDAY FOR COMBINED SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 13) - The Men's Combined, the second alpine event of the '06 Olympics, takes place Tuesday in Sestriere. The U.S. will send Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH), Scott Macartney (Redmond, WA) and Steven Nyman (Orem, UT) to compete.
MANCUSO 4th IN WOMEN'S DOWNHILL TRAINING #2 SAN SICARIO, Italy (Feb. 13) - Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) finished fourth in Monday's second Olympic Downhill training run in San Sicario.
Tue., Feb. 14 Alpine: Men's Combined, 12 p.m. (downhill), 5 p.m. (slalom run 1), 7:30 p.m. (slalom run 2), Sestriere Cross Country: Women's Team Sprint, 10 a.m. (semi 1), 10:20 a.m. (semi 2), 11:20 a.m. (final), Pragelato Cross Country: Men's Team Sprint, 10:40 a.m. (semi 1), 11 a.m. (semi 2), 11:42 (final), Pragelato Wed., Feb. 15 Alpine: Women's Downhill, San Sicario Fraiteve Freestyle: Men's Moguls, Sauze d'Oulx Nordic Combined: Large Hill Team, Pragelato
OFFICIAL UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULE Note: Posted official venue training times follow. Actual training times of U.S. athletes will vary. Tue., Feb. 14 Alpine: Women's Downhill #3, 12 p.m., San Sicario Fraiteve
Alpine Women's Downhill Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA)
Freestyle Men's Moguls Jeremy Bloom (Loveland, CO) Travis Cabral (South Lake Tahoe, CA) Toby Dawson (Vail, CO) Travis Mayer (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Nordic Combined Team Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) Carl Van Loan (Webster, NH)
US Ski & Snowboard Teams

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Red Mountain Lodge

We have received 6" to 10" of snow this morning and it is still snowing. Highs in the lower 30s today and more snow predicted tonight and tomorrow.
February 17 • Red Lodge Ales Town Series Races End Join us at the final Town Series party at the Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse & learn which team is this year's Red Lodge Ales' Town Series champion. Great food from Marge and even better beer from Red Lodge Ales.
February 15 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Politically UnDecid Stano & the boys are back for the President's Holiday slot. Have lots of fun while listening to one of the best trios in the area.
February 24 • Winter Carnival-Cardboard Classic Judging & Parade Build your craft using only cardboard, tape & glue based on the theme. Judging is 5pm on Friday, Feb 24, at the True Value, race is Saturday at noon. Very fun & exciting & a great crowd pleaser. Great prizes to be won. more info...
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Cardboard Classic Race Be ready for the Cardboard Classic Race on RLM. First race starts at 12:30pm. Remember, it takes about 30 min to haul a craft up to the start area. more info...
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Costume Contest 5:00am on the Bierstube Deck: Categories for employees, adults, teens and children. Cash & prizes to be won!!!
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Pinata Bust 3:15pm in the Courtyard: Bring the kids and get ready for the Pinata Bust. Four age groups and lots of candy.
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Mountain Bike Race The format is still being worked out, but watch mountain bikers race down Show Off Alley after the Cardboard Classic. more info...
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Bogart's Jalepeno Eating Contest First year for the event at 4:30pm on the Bierstube deck: Bogart's is on board and the winner will take home $100. more info...
February 24 - 26 • Winter Carnival--Mardi Gras Fat Tire Amber Ales brings us Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras. We will have the Cardboard Classic, the Fat Tire Frenzy Mountain Bike Race and a Jalepeno Eating Contest. Call Tera for more info at 446-2610x101
VERTICAL DROP 2,400 Feet Base Elevation: 7,016 Feet 1600 acres on Custer National Forest Summit Elevation: 9,416 Feet
LIFTS 2 High-Speed Detachable Quads 4 Double Chairs 1 Triple Chair 1 Mighty Mite hand tow
Red Lodge Mountain

The conditions at Wildcat have been exceeding expectations!
On Sunday, Feb. 12th, the Notch did receive a fresh blanket of new snow, a couple of inches! While the Cat may not have scored as much snowfall from this storm as some points south, it just doesn't really matter! The skiing & riding has been really sweet here at the Cat, and we've been receiving one report after another from skiers who cannot believe just how good it really is! This whole week we CRANKED out the snow, and opened Black Cat and Starr Line, straight down the gizzard! Folks are having a ball! And the guns are still cranking away! The grooming at the Cat has been phenomenal as well, another source of constant positive feedback this season! So please don't be talked into being a couch potato by meteorological pessimists! Come up and SKI! Check out the Snow Report for up-dates! And if you have not yet registered for the Skier & Pass Holder Party on Feb. 18th, the deadline for the best price did expire on Sunday 2/12. . . but if you call or visit Guest Services by TODAY 2/14 at 1-888-SKI WILD x217 and say "Heya Valentine, I wanna Party at the Cat on Saturday" (mention this news letter) you’ll still get the best price! Be sweet to our staff, and call before 3:30pm (EST)! You can check out the details and your dinner choices right HERE! And for a listing of Wild Events all week long, including the Annual Cardboard Box Derby and Lunch Tray Luge visit
Take a break from doing laps on Starr Line and Black Cat and check out the snow features recently built on the Lower Catapult!It’s got a few hits, including a table-top kicker and spine! Go catch some air!It’s got Cat personality --- it’s subtle, independent, and it can keep playful spirits occupied for HOURS! Or if you’re looking to increase your confidence so you can have more fun playing in the bumps and powder, or variable terrain, sign up for a Private Lesson with one of Wildcat’s expert Ski Instructors --- you can even add an extra half hour for just $20! Or take an All-Terrain Ski Clinic with extreme skiing pioneer Dan Egan. Sign up with Guest Services by calling 1-888-SKI WILD x217! Wildcat

Val Gardina -Italy
Skiers & Snowboarder can enjoy the following new lifts and improvements for 2005/06: Mont Sëura - Detachable chairlift for 4 persons
Val - New chairlift for 2 persons (1200 p/h) serve as connection between Vallunga and Dantercëppies v Easier connection slope from the "Comici" hut on Piz Sella to the "Tramans" - chairlift that continues until Monte Pana. This new slope is an easier alternative to the present connection-slope from Piz Sella over Ciampinoi.
Plan de Gralba - New "halfpipe" and "snowrafting" slope
Val Gardina Italy

Bear Valley
UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS March 11- Slide for the Cure March 11- Monte Carlo Night @ Bear Valley Lodge March 18- CSS Slopestyle Finals March 25- Gatorade GS Races 5 & 6 March 25- Country Snow Fest (live music) April 2- Season Pass Holder Appreciation Lunch April 2- Afternoon of Wine & Jazz (live music) April 8- Reggae on the Mountain Micro Brew Fest (live music) April 8- Jib Jam / Pondskimming April 9- Customer Appreciation Day
Bear Valley

Les Arcs - France

80 of the world's top freeskiers from 10 countries will be in Les Arc, France, for the seventh staging of The North Face Freeride Les Arcs.
The only French competition in the IFSA (International Freeskiing Association) Tour will be staged on the famous slopes of the Aiguille Rouge.
The contest kicks off on Monday, February 27th with selections on the Robert Blanc slope followed by a speed flying and paragliding demonstration, with an opening party in the evening. The Robert Blanc slope has a 600m vertical from 2700m down to 2100m.
On Tuesday, February 28th, pros and qualified skiers run on the Arandelières Slope which starts from 3226m at the summit of Les arcs and descends to 2670m. There's a Big party at Arc 1950 in the evening.
Wednesday, March 1st sees the Final, again on the Arandelières slope with a Prize ceremony at Arc 1950 and The North Face party and concert at Arc 1800.
The riders are judged on five criteria by the 6 IFSA International judges with each judge giving five marks in technique, consistent aggressiveness throughout the descent, control, fluidity and choice of line.

Also; UK Gears Up For National Ski and Snowboard Day Saturday, 4th March 2006 sees the inauguration of 'National Ski and Snowboard Day' in Britain. The day is designed to promote all aspects of snow sports activities, the date being chosen to take place shortly after the
The aim of National Ski and Snowboard Day is to celebrate snowsports and to encourage non-skiers and snowboarders to find out about these sports through the various activities, promotions and competitions taking place across the country.
From Patrick Thorne
Snow 365


Oak Valley -Korea, Korea’s major private golf resorts has announced it will be adding nine ski slopes over the next 12 months, with an official ski area opening planned for December next year. The ski area, located about an hour’s drive east from capital Seoul, will be designed by US firm Snow Engineering and include what will be the country’s longest run at 1.6km (one mile). There will be three beginner, four intermediate and two expert graded trails, served by a high speed, high capacity lift. Trails of all abilities will start and end at the same points, allowing skiers of different abilities to use the slopes together. This is is not the norm in Korea where different terrain levels are usually split in to separate areas of the mountain. The rapidly expanding Korean snowboarding market will be catered for with a half pipe will also be added. Oak Valley


.S. SNOWBOARDER HALE INJURED, WILL NOT COMPETE IN SBX BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 14) - U.S. snowboarder Jayson Hale (Sugar Bowl, CA) was injured during snowboardcross training Tuesday in Bardonecchia.
On the second day of official snowboardcross training in Bardonecchia, Hale missed his landing coming off the "Wu Tang" jump toward the end of the course and sustained a right knee injury. From Bardonecchia, he was transported to Sestriere for further evaluation and an MRI. "Jayson suffered a torn ACL on his right knee and will be unable to compete in Olympic competition," stated Dr. Jim Sterling, Chief Medical Officer for the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team. "He has significant bone bruising around that area as well. However, he is comfortable and stable. He is still undecided on whether he wants to remain here in Italy or return home, but for now he is living in the Olympic Village in Bardonecchia." Hale was taking a solo training run on the course and caught too much air coming off the quarterpipe jump known as a "Wu Tang," just prior to the course's final corner. The U.S. Olympic Committee along with U.S. Ski and Snowboard will submit to TOROC and IOC officials a Late Athlete Replacement Form for Graham Watanabe (Sun Valley, ID) as a possible replacement for Hale.
US Ski & Snowboard Assn.

Sanosaka Japan

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