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Olympic News
BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 16) - U.S. Snowboarding's Seth Wescott (Carrabassett Valley, ME) made Olympic history Thursday by winning the first ever Olympic Snowboardcross gold medal as the event debuted in Bardonecchia. Jason Smith (Basalt, CO) was sixth, Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) was 14th and Graham Watanabe (Sun Valley, ID) was 31st.

Wescott was followed by silver medal winner Radoslav Zidek of Slovakia, Paul-Henri Delerue of France, who took bronze, and Spain's Jordi Font.

Bardonecchia, ITA - Feb. 16, 2006
Men's Snowboardcross

1. Seth Wescott, Carrabassett Valley, Maine 2. Radoslav Zidek, Slovakia 3. Paul-Henri Delerue, France 4. Jordi Font, Spain -- 6. Jason Smith, Basalt, Colo. 14. Nate Holland, Squaw Valley, Calif. 31. Graham Watanabe, Sun Valley, Idaho
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A year after the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, it was announced that snowboardcross would be an official medal event at the Torino Olympics. Snowboarding itself is still a very young Olympic sport as it debuted at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
U.S. SEVENTH AS NORDIC COMBINED TEAM EVENT WRAPS UP PRAGELATO, Italy (Feb. 16) - The United States gained one position in the standings during the cross country ski portion of the nordic combined team event, finishing seventh with a time of 51:52.5, 1:59 behind the gold-medal team from Austria. Germany, the leader after ski jumping, claimed the silver medal, while Finland won the bronze medal.


Men's Downhill: Bode Miller, 5th Men's Combined: Ted Ligety, 1st Women's Downhill: Julia Mancuso, 7th Women's Combined: February 17 Men's Super G: February 18 Women's Super G: February 19 Men's Giant Slalom: February 20 Women's Slalom: February 22 Women's Giant Slalom: February 24 Men's Slalom: February 25
Cross Country
Men's 30km Pursuit: Carl Swenson, 40th Women's 15km Pursuit: Rebecca Dussault, 38th Men's 6x1.4km Team Sprint: Chris Cook/Andy Newell, 7th in semifinals Women's 6x1.2km Team Sprint: Kikkan Randall/Wendy Wagner, 10th in finals Women's 10km Classical: Wendy Wagner, 50th Men's 15km Classical: February 17 Women's Relay 4x5km M: February 18 Men's 4x10km Relay M: February 19 Men's Sprint 1.4km Freestyle Final: February 22 Women's Sprint 1.2km Freestyle Final: February 22 Women's 30km Freestyle Mass Start: February 24 Men's 50km Freestyle Mass Start: February 26
Women's Moguls: Shannon Bahrke, 10th Men's Moguls: Toby Dawson, 3rd Women's Aerials: February 22 Men's Aerials: February 23
NH Individual: Alan Alborn, 40th LH Individual: February 18 LH Team: February 20 Nordic Combined Individual Gundersen NH/15km: Todd Lodwick, 8th Team LH/4x5km: 7th (Bill Demong, Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane, Carl Van Loan) Sprint LH/7.5km: February 21
Men's Halfpipe: Shaun White, 1st Women's Halfpipe: Hannah Teter, 1st Men's Snowboardcross: Seth Wescott, 1st Women's Snowboardcross: February 17 Men's Parallel Giant Slalom: February 22 Women's Parallel Giant Slalom: February 23

Telus Ski & Snowboard Festival
Whistler April 14-23 2006

Telus World Festival

Snow Alert for Bardonecchia - Italy
At Killington Resort we have the world’s largest snowmaking system that covers 756 acres of the best skiing and riding terrain, including some of the steepest expert trails in the east. Our terrain covered by snowmaking is larger than any other Eastern resort has in TOTAL terrain! This means that at Killington you are guaranteed consistently, good conditions.

Photo: Killington Resort Marketing
Our grooming fleet also deserves credit for the positive feedback. For Friday they will have 77 trails groomed! Killington

No other mountain can offer the Sugarloaf experience.

There's a reason generations have made Sugarloaf their year round escape - where family and friends gather for great skiing, great times and so much more. Golf, fishing, hiking, fall foliage and the best skiing in Maine are just outside your door. Not to mention the Carrabassett Valley's own brand of hospitality that makes Sugarloaf stand above the rest. It pays to ski and ride at Sugarloaf/USA when you have a Sugarloaf/USA EdgeRewards Visa Card. Click here for more details. Events
Feb 17-18 Skeletones - Live at the Widowmaker Feb 20-25 February Vacation Week Feb 27-March 3 NH Vacation Week br> Sugarloaf

What a year for snow in Steamboat! With 338 inches (28.16 feet) of Champagne Powder® having fallen so far this year, we've broken our ten-year season average of 334 inches! Visit www.bigsno.com for take-your-breath-away powder images, ski movies and more.
Steamboat has another big reason to celebrate this February! Ski Town, U.S.A.® is cheering on 20 hometown Winter Olympians going for Gold in Torino. Steamboat's Olympic tradition dates back to the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, where Steamboat's first Olympian, John Steele, placed 15th in Nordic jumping. Nelson Carmichael became the first Steamboat Olympian to win an Olympic medal, a bronze in moguls at the 1992 Winter Games. During the 1998 Nagano Games, Steamboat Olympian Shannon Dunn-Downing became the first American woman to win a medal in snowboarding. And in 2002, Travis Mayer burst onto the Olympic scene and brought home the silver medal in mogul skiing.

Photo: Steamboat Marketing / Jeremy Bloom - flippin out
Steamboat is also home to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, one of the country's oldest and most successful clubs, as well as Howelsen Hill, which dates back to 1914 and is the oldest continuous operating ski area in Colorado. Steamboat is considered the birthplace of both freestyle skiing in the 1970's and Nordic jumping in Colorado, going back to the early 1900's.
February 20-24 - Desperados Snowboard Week February 25 - Telemark Saturday's Clinic February 25 - Steamboat's Environmental Awareness Day February 28-March 2 - Women's Three-Day Clinic March 4 - Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert featuring Young Dubliners March 7-11 - NCAA Ski Championships at Steamboat March 11 - Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE Concert featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band March 14-16 - Women's Three-Day Clinic

Upcoming NASTC courses - All Conditions/All Terrain at Kirkwood on March 12-14 and Squaw Valley on March 15-16, Chamonix, France on March 31-April 8, and Big Sky, MT on April 2-8. Call us today to sign up at 530-582-4772! Don't forget our new Active Adult (Over 60) or if you are interested in the backcountry, take our 1-day Intro. to Backcountry Skills March 11! Learn the skills you have always wanted to learn. And its never too early to book your summer adventure skiing trip with NASTC to either Portillo, Chile (August 18-28) or Las Lenas, Argentina (August 25- September 4)! www.skiNASTC.com

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Morning Edition
Snow Alert for Beaver Creek,Vail- Colorado
Snow Alert for Panorama
Snow Alert for Squaw
Snow Alert for N. Italy, Piedmont region

Squaw Valley
For the past two weeks, we have been enjoying what has felt like an early spring with sunny skies, mild temperatures and perfect California corn snow. It's time to welcome winter back as she is knockin' on our door for this weekend. A beautiful low pressure system is working its way in and snow is in the forecast through Sunday night. Bring out your big boards and make riding powder at Squaw Valley your plan for this weekend.
JEEP KING OF THE MOUNTAIN SERIES AT SQUAW FEB 25-26. The 13th Annual Jeep® King of the Mountain Race Series comes to Squaw Valley for the National Open Qualifiers and the grand finale of the Professional Skiing & Snowboardng World Championship. Look for lots of exciting competition, spectator fun and food & drink specials. Activities take place all weekend and include a monster Fireworks Celebration and opening ceremony at Squaw Saturday night beginning at 6:00 pm.
The Jeep® King of the Mountain Series announces an all-comers National Open Qualifier at Squaw Valley allowing local ski and snowboard racers the opportunity to earn a spot in the Professional Skiing and Snowboarding World Championships. The National Open Qualifier will take place on Sat., Feb. 25, with the top two male and female skiers and snowboarders advancing to the World Professional Championships on Sun., Feb. 26. Once there the qualifiers will find themselves competing head-to-head with the world's finest professional racers for a share of the richest prize purse in the industry. For more information on the National Open Qualifier, or to register, visit www.jeepsports.com.
Qualification registration takes place at the VIP Tent at the bottom of Exhibition on Friday February 24th from 12 to 5:00PM. A Mandatory athlete meeting will be held at 6:00PM Friday. Registration is $25.00. Field size is limited to the first 50 Ski or Snowboarders that register. Details and Open Qualifier registration information visit Jeep Sports

Squaw Valley ...got KT?

Great cover over the entire mountain! Panorama's cruisers are groomed to perfection. Soft snow in Founders Ridge and in Sun Bowl. Tracked powder in Taynton Bowl.

Special Events
It's Alberta Family Day Long Weekend! This Saturday check out the Much Music Dance Party in the Great Hall and on Sunday it's the Snowboarders for Christ Halfpipe Competition. Don't miss the fireworks at 9 p.m. Sunday night! Panorama

Mammoth Mountain
New Snow (Main Lodge): 24hr total @ 6am: 5 " Since 6am: 0" Storm Total: 5" Base Depth: 8-10 feet Surface Conditions: Fresh Powder / Packed Powder / Machine Groomed / Firm
What is fresh, light, fluffy and beautiful? You guessed it. Five inches of new snow! And even more beautiful is the fact that more is on the way. Photo: Mammoth Mountain Marketing
After skies clear briefly today, we will see snow sneak back into our forecast for the weekend. We could see 2 more feet by Sunday.
With these nice winter storms come brisk winter temperatures. It's -2 degrees at Main Lodge this morning with afternoon highs only expected to rise to the upper 10s. Bundle up! It's worth it!
With 8-10 feet of fresh powder, packed powder, firm and machine groomed snow, all lifts are expected to operate today with the exception of 7, 20 and 26.
Feb 17, 2006 Parallax Snowcat Dinners: A Gourmet Dining Adventure
Feb 17, 2006 Live Music at Mammoth
Feb 18, 2006 President's Weekend
Feb 18, 2006 Parallax Snowcat Dinners: A Gourmet Dining Adventure
Mammoth Mountain

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Last updated 16 February 2006 Weather conditions Overcast Temperature top 09:00 -8 Temperature base 09:00 -1 Depth of snow top 100 Depth of snow base 40 Last snowfall 28 January 2006 Wind force moderate breeze (gale force 4) wind direction west Conditions slopes Powdery, corn snow Number of open lifts 35 of 36 Number of open slopes 68 of 68 No. of kilometres 115 of 115 Conditions Crosscountry Very good No. of kilometres 75 of 75 Conditions Snowpark Very good
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Stevens Pass
Stevens Pass and I were in contact just last week.
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