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Austrian ski instructors and racers developed some of America's premiere ski resorts, coached some of America's top skiers, taught many thousands of Americans to ski, and in the process brought Austrian Alpine culture to the Americas. www.squawvalleyinstitute.org A new and fascinating film by Ian Scully will be screened for the first time in Squaw Valley. The film documents the entire history of the Austrian ski instructors coming to America from the old days to more modern times. It focuses on Hannes Schneider and his disciples, and features interviews with a number of these Austro-American ski pioneers including Herbert Schneider, Otto Lang, Bill Klein and Franz Gabi. It even includes Sandy Poulsen talking about the old days in Sun Valley when she first met her future husband, Wayne. Vintage film footage and historic still photographs accompany the narration of these celebrated personalities in the history of skiing. Squaw Valley Institute


Feb 24-26 Western Weekend Dig out that 10 gallon hat and cowboy boots and hit the slopes with some cowboy/girl style.details
Feb 24-25 Night Skiing Come play on the "Mighty Moose" under the stars! details
Feb 25 Kokanee Freeride The band "New Moon" will be playing in the plaza from 12 to 5pm. details
Feb 26 First Trax for Members Exclusive early lift access (8:30am) for Season Pass Holders only! details
Mar 3-5 Griz Days Winter carnival honouring the legendary "Griz" mountain man. details
Feb 23-25 Honda Pro Am Snowboard Tour - Boardercross Presented by Telus. For more information contact the Canadian Snowboard Federation at www.csf.ca [details]
Feb 26 Boardercross - Boardercross, Cash and prizes, $30 Entry Fee Register at: www.skircr.com/series details
Feb 28-Mar 2 Canadian Telemark Nationals For more information please visit www.albertatelemark.com details
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It's a beautiful crisp clear morning up here at Timberline! We've got a wonderful 7" of new snow out there. Don't be the one who misses out, come on up to the mountain! We will be open today from 9am to 10pm.
Palmer Cat Skiing is available SATURDAY and SUNDAY (weather permitting) and is complimentary with your purchased ticket.

February 26th
The 7th Annual Timberline Classic Series open to all ages and ability levels, snowboarders and skiers. Timberline joins forces with USASA to offer athletes the opportunity to compete on the USASA level. Non-USASA members are more then welcome to competefor 20 dollars extra. Helmets are required. The event is limited to 100 riders, for details call 503-622-0754.
March 3rd, 4th & 5th OISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS For the second year in a row Timberline will host the OISA State Championship. Oregon's top high school snowboarders will compete for bragging rights in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Boardercross. Come watch the best high school snowbarders battle it out on our slopes.

ST Moritz
Nordic Walking Treff St. Moritz - jeden Freitag!
Nordic Walking für jedermann/jedefrau: kostenlos, ohne Voranmeldung. Treffpunkt um 1400 Uhr vor dem INN Sport in St. Moritz-Bad. 24.02.2006 17.00 Uhr Skeleton: Nachtrennen
24.02.2006 17.20 Uhr 2er-Bob: Nachtrennen St. Moritz Balloon Days - Pilotanlass vom 5. - 8. März
What makes St.Moritz so fascinating? The Alpen diva’s attractiveness is undiminished. Last summer, over 20 cranes in the village were proof of an incredible constuction boom. Everyone wants to get the last apartment – preferably with Norman’s signature and a view of the lake.

A path is being beaten to her door and St.Moritz is getting a total makeover after 150 years. However, the old lady is as lively, healthy and desirable as ever. St.Moritz is sexy and exuberant. There’s always something going on - glamour and gossip for the media. St.Moritz is also intense, elegant and ahead of its time St Moritz

Ischgl - Austria

Freeride inferno again before a difficult decision - to change of date to 08 April 2006! Differently than on the secured and prepared runways, which particularly warm up and with less frosty conditions to winter friends the hearts, the hidden gutters and slopes, which should form the heart of the distance, are pulled by the mild temperatures in. Good conditions off the secured runway area attract daily Backcountry drivers and individualists, extreme running A là "Frejn's Freeride inferno" required however not only the participants an optimal condition off... With the common view of the appointment calendar - Ischgl waits this year among other things still with would skirt-ferment Pink up - one decided on a premature Osternestsuchen behind shrubs and tree on 08 April. To hope it remains then only that the springful snow masses swallow neither nest nor Boarder!
Ischgl - Austria

Garmisch _Germany
Wintersports Friday, 24.02.2006, 10:00 Uhr Ski race Ski race for guests. Information: Skischool Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tel. 08821/4931 Place of Event: Hausberg, Trögllifthang, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Friday, 24.02.2006,
12:00 Uhr Ski race
International ski race for guests. Infos: Ski & More 3, Tel. 08821/58300, 1496 Place of Event: Hausberg - Kreuzwankl II

17:00 Uhr Evening tobogganing
We are happy to offer the evening tobogganing once again. On Wednesdays and Fridays the Hausbergbahn will run until 08.00 p.m. for tobogganers. The Bayernhaus will serve Gluehwein on the terrace. Inside of the guesthouse food and drinks are served in a cosy atmosphere with bavarian live music! Place of Event: Hausberg-Rodelstrecke

Until late spring, the glacier skiing region atop the Zugspitze attracts alpine-skiers, snowboarders, carvers, and freestylers, who also appreciate the traditional and safe descents on artificial snow. Beyond the well-maintained ski slopes, however, the Zugspitze region is a veritable El Dorado for deep-snow enthusiasts.
As in the past, the skiing season kicks off with the Viva Winter Fun-Festival in November 2004, a weekend filled with fun and action. Just in time for this year's season opening will be the inaugural run of the new 6-chair ski-lift "Sonnenkar" which is expected to be lifting skier’s comfort levels to new heights as well!
Whether beginner or racing expert, you are sure to find your favorite ski slope. There are a total of 118 kms (73 miles) of downhill runs of all difficulty levels, including the world famous "Kandahar", Germany’s only downhill run with a "World Cup License." 70 Years of Olympic Flair: the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Turn back the reels of time: 70 years ago, the whole world had its eyes on Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Between February 6 and 16, 1936, the Olympic Winter Games were carried out at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. That makes the market-town community the only place in all of Germany that once boasted the world famous winter Olympic rings. For those interested in taking a historic walking tour through the Olympic setting, a map is available under the name of "Erlebnistour-Olympia". Follow the special route beginning at the Olympic Ski Stadium at the base of the Gudiberg Mountain and ending at the finish line of the downhill slope. The bob-sleigh track – only recently reclaimed – is one of the interesting stations on this tour including the Olympic Ice Stadium and Lake Reissersee. The map also includes information about each of the Olympic arenas. More than 650,000 people visited Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936 to cheer on the 755 athletes from 28 countries. The winter metropolis bustled with competitions on the ski jumps, slopes, ice rinks and tracks – the best athletes in the world battling for the coveted medals. In the Ski Stadium alone, more than 130,000 spectators flocked to watch the dare-devil athletes racing down the ski jump, flying through the crisp winter air and landing into the snow white field of the arena Garmisch Partenkirschen -Germany


The Sapient-Showcase Showdown is set to go off February 24-25, 2006 with a new format dubbed "Pipestyle." The Pipestyle will incorporate tombstones, rails, boxes and spines into Whistler Blackcomb's Super Night Pipe, creating a whole new style of halfpipe competition.
Sapient has signed on as the headline sponsor and will provide $25,000 in cash prizing. Additional event sponsors Anon, RED, Option, Vans, Salomon-Bonfire and 32 will contribute over $15,000 in prizing as well. Registration for the event is now open and there are 75 spots available to athletes. This event promises to be the most innovative, entertaining and unique rider-driven snowboard competition of the season. Register over the phone at 1.800.766.0449, in person at any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations location or by e-mail to: sshowdown@intrawest.com
Feb -
23 Kokanee Valley Race Series 24-25 Showcase Showdown 25 Simple Plan concert in the Village Square 26 Torino Olympics: (5am) Men's Gold Medal Hockey in the Village Square 26 VANOC Street Hockey Final
Here's a brief overview: Greatest vertical/usable terrain for skiing/riding and other winter sports in North America.
Consistently ranked in the top 5 for North American resorts selected by industry magazines such as SKI, SKIING, Powder, TransWorld Snowboarding and more.
Best parks & pipes in North America.
Largest above tree line terrain and bowls in North America.
Long ski season with spring skiing and riding until mid-June.
Amazing BC après ski and nightlife.
World class shopping and dining.

On July 2nd, 2003, when the International Olympic Committee selected Vancouver as the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, an incredible honor and responsibility was also bestowed upon Whistler. Along with Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb and the community of Whistler became an official Olympic venue.
The resort of Whistler was in fact born on an Olympic dream. Franz Wilhelmsen, the man who opened Whistler for skiing in the 1960's, did so in the hopes of hosting the Games here. In the following years, some Whistlerites have been a part of the Games as athletes, spectators and organizers. Now, everyone in Whistler will have the unique chance to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Whistler is looking ahead to 2010 Olympics
2008 to 2009-> "Test events" get underway in Whistler and Vancouver. 2009-> Tickets become available for the Games. 2009-> The Olympic flame relay from Olympia, Greece begins. 2010-> January 15: The Olympic Arts Festival begins. 2010-> February 12 to 28: The Olympic Winter Games. 2010-> March 12 to 21: The Paralympic Winter Games.
Whistler Blackcomb

FLETCHER WINS BRONZE IN PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM, GORGONE 22nd 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.
PETERSON FINISHES SEVENTH IN AERIALS FINALS SAUZE d'OULX, Italy (Feb. 23) - Jeret Peterson (Boise, ID) placed seventh in Thursday night's Olympic aerials finals in Sauze d'Oulx. China's Xiaopeng Han won gold.
FRIDAY'S SLALOM CONCLUDES WOMEN'S ALPINE EVENTS SESTRIERE, Italy (Feb. 23) - Stacey Cook (Truckee, CA), Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) and Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) will compete for the U.S. in Friday's giant slalom, the final women's alpine event of the 2006 Olympics.
PRIMARY INFORMATIONAL WEB SITES http://www.usskiteam.com http://www.ussnowboarding.com http://www.usocpressbox.org
US Ski Team


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Snow Alert for Jackson Hole
Snow Alert for Killington
Snow Alert for Hintertuxer Gletscher - Austria

Killington received over a HALF FOOT of new snow Thursday!
Natural snow fell ALL DAY LONG Thursday leaving behind 7" of the white stuff! Our Mountain Ops team will take over tonight making snow on 5 trails for Friday. The Snowcats will also be on the mountain through the night, grooming 95 trails for Friday. SNOW IS BACK IN THE FORECAST for Friday and Saturday...What a way to wrap up this Holiday week! Don't forget that the lifts open every day at 8 a.m. this Holiday week. Killington

Big Sky
Weather: Snow throughout the day, winds 5-15 from the SW. Temperature: 24 ° to 6 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-15 from South West New Overnight Snow: 6" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 6" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 11" Base Snow Depth: 64-95"

Surface Conditions: Powder, Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%

Crystal Mountain
Weather: Clear and cold! Winds: From the NW at about 6mph.
Base Temperature: 15 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 99 inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 12 inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 15 inches
Summit Temperature: 5 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 146 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 14 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 21 inches

What's Happening at Crystal Mountain: The snow just did not want to let up and it DUMPED on us yesterday! The slopes are a lot of fun right now with great conditions out there. So I won't waste anymore time trying to convince you to join us this weekend and I will let the snow do it all on it's own! Also the Vertical Express for MS is this weekend February 24-26th...for more information or to sign up your team visit verticalexpress.org Crystal Mountain

Sun Peaks
New Snow: 0cm/0 in
Mountain Base: 170m /67 in
Village: -16C/3F
Mid Mountain: -16C/3F
Top: -17C/1F
Sky: Cloudy
Runs Open: 117/117

The forecast for today is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a slight chance of flurries this afternoon.
All our major lifts are turning today, and the West Bowl T-bar will be open all weekend. All 3 mountains are 100% open, all 117 runs, and there’s still some fresh pow hiding out there, so come on out and find it!
The cross-country network is open as well. Trails are scheduled to be groomed and track set later today. Our skating rink, Tube Time, and 14 km of snowshoe trails are all open daily so experience some great Canadian fun with the family.
Today is all about the racing! The Telus, Nancy Greene Corporate Challenge is on today, as is the Friday race series. Something for everyone!
Sun Peaks

If we powder alerted man-made snow, then you would have been hearing regularly while we powdered up the Black Cat, Starr Line, and Tomcat Schuss, among a bunch of other Wildcat Trails! But this week we've been getting some shots of the real thing --- light little clippers to freshen up the groomers. Well, yesterday we picked up about 3-4 inches, which was great & then it kept on snowing so we've awoken to another 4-5 inches! It all adds up to just over a foot of new snow this week, 7-9" over the last 24 hrs. There's some breeziness going on, so call ahead before you come up if you're looking for the Quad at 1-888-SKI WILD x217 (it's good to go at this time, but that can change!). Remember the Tomcat Triple dumps you out where all the best snow is anyway & still gives you over 1,500 feet of vertical!
We're still fired up for a good long Spring, as we head into March --- typically a snowy month here at the Cat! So come on up & SKI!
Even if you've done and bought a season pass at another mountain, that's okay . . . we're giving you guys $29 tickets on Fridays, starting March 3rd!

Stubai Glacier -Innsbruck
Weather: light snowfall Temperature: -8°C Total snow depth: 230 cm
Carvers, Freeriders, Snowboarders, Telemarkers... on the everlasting ice of the Stubai Glacier the winter really gets going again from the middle of October. The Stubai Glacier ski resort is well prepared for the new season and is planning a stack of cool events on the beloved slopes above 3000 metres. Not only numerous highlights await winter sports enthusiasts and snow fans, but also a varied weekly programme.
For the international selection of ski resort of the year, run by the Skiresort Service International website, the Stubai Glacier, the only glacier resort selected, was voted into the top 10 best ski areas in the world.
The Stubai Glacier managed to win over the international jury in the categories: size of the ski resort, variation of the slopes, slope grooming and friendliness of staff. As well as achieving 4th place in “Top Resorts 2004/2005 Worldwide”, the Stubai Glacier came 1st in the category, “glacier resort of the year” in the DSV (German Ski Association) reader’s choice awards in the 2003/2004 season and 2nd in the season 2004/05.

Stubai Glacier
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