Off Piste Safety Awareness Day
Mar 05 Alpine Gran Prix
Mar 11-12 snowboard Competition
Mar 15 Helly Hanse Winter Ride
May :- 6th, 7th and 8th : Free Ride Days : annual gathering (big event and show) to close the Grands Montets ski area. Internet Film Festival, on the theme of the mountains, evening concert and show.
Chamonix is a mountain community of 10,000 inhabitants where charm and tradition share the scene with modern facilities. The architectural heritage has been preserved and gives the resort its unique atmosphere. Summer is the best time of year to partake in the Savoyard lifestyle; festivals and holiday celebrations take place throughout the season.
France's largest glacier, while riding the romantic red train of Montenvers. Not to be missed is the Aiguille du Midi cablecar, one of the highest cablecars in the world, as it takes you to 3842 m (12605 ft) for incredible closeup views of the world of rock and ice that make up the Mont-Blanc.
AIGUILLE DU MIDI téléphérique Chamonix - Plan de l’Aiguille
AIGUILLE DU MIDI téléphérique Plan de l’Aiguille - Aiguille du Midi
PANORAMIQUE DU MONT-BLANC télécabine Aiguille du Midi à la Pointe Helbronner
FUNIVIE DEL MONTE BIANCO téléphérique La Palud - Pavillon
FUNIVIE DEL MONTE BIANCO téléphérique Pavillon - Rifugio Torino - Pointe Helbronner
MONTENVERS - MER DE GLACE train à crémaillère Chamonix - Montenvers
GRANDS MONTETS téléphérique Argentière - Croix de Lognan
GRANDS MONTETS téléphérique Croix de Lognan - Les Grands Montets
DOMAINE DE BALME - LE TOUR télécabine Le Tour - Charamillon
DOMAINE DE BALME - LE TOUR télésiège Charamillon - Col de Balme
US Ski Team News
SCHLEPER, 10th, LEADS THREE U.S. SKIERS INTO TOP-15 IN SLALOM
SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 22) - Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO), who was 14th after her first run, laid down a solid second run to finish 10th in Wednesday's Olympic slalom. Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) was 12th, Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) was 14th and Kristina Koznick (Burnsville, MN) opted out of her second run.
JEWELL 11TH IN MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM
BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 22) - U.S. snowboarder Tyler Jewell (Sudbury, MA) was knocked out of the Olympic parallel giant slalom by Slovenian Dejan Kosir in Wednesday's 1/8 finals in Bardonecchia. Jewell finished 11th overall.
SWITZERLAND'S LEU WINS GOLD IN WOMEN'S AERIALS
SAUZE d'OULX, Italy (Feb. 22) - Swiss skier Evelyne Leu won the gold in Olympic women's aerials Wednesday night in Sauze d'Oulx. No American women qualified for the finals.
LODWICK SAYS GOODBYE TO OLYMPICS
PRAGELATO, Italy (Feb. 22) - Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO), the most successful American nordic combined skier in history, said good-bye to the Olympics Tuesday, moving up 10 spots in a combined sprint event to finish with a top-10 in his last competition of four Olympics.
FLETCHER WINS BRONZE IN PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM
Gorgone 22nd in Bardonecchia
BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Feb. 23) - Three-time Olympian Rosey Fletcher (Girdwood, AK) earned her first career medal by winning the bronze in Thursday's parallel giant slalom. Michelle Gorgone (Sudbury, MA) finished 22nd as Swiss rider Daniela Meuli won the gold.
Meuli downed Germany's Amelie Kober in the big final for the gold. It was Switzerland's third snowboard medal in two days as Philipp Schoch and Simon Schoch went gold-silver in Wednesday's PGS. It was also the third straight gold for the Swiss as Tanja Frieden won the women's snowboardcross on Feb. 17.
Fletcher shut down Austrian Doris Guenther in the small final. In the first of two head-to-head runs, Guenther had problems around a gate on the top half of the red course, giving Fletcher the maximum 1.50 second advantage in the second run. Fletcher, as she had done most of the day, laid down a perfect second run on the red course to take the bronze back to Girdwood and Alyeska.
XX OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
Bardonecchia, ITA - Feb. 23, 2006
Women's Parallel Giant Slalom
1. Daniela Meuli, Switzerland
2. Amelie Kober, Germany
3. Rosey Fletcher, Girdwood, Alaska
4. Doris Guenther, Austria
5. Ekaterina Tudigescheva, Russia
22. Michelle Gorgone, Sudbury, Mass.
PRIMARY INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES
US ski Team
USOC Press Box
Niseko - Japan
December 9, 2005 - April 2, 2006
Chuo Bus November 23, 2005 - April 2, 2006
(Call Chuo bus for schedule after April 3, 2006)
+Fare: 2,300(Child /1,150)o/w
+Call bus companies for detail of bus stops and more information
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