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Unique Mountains, I want to Ski

Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is the name of the mountain range lying in the south of Anhui province PRC. Mt. Huangshan is famous for its spectacular spines, oddly wind swept pines, crystal-clear mountain springs and the clouds covering the highest peaks: the Lotus Flower Peak (Lianhua Feng) at 1864m, followed by the Bright Summit Peak (Guangming Ding) and the Celestial Peak (Tiandu Feng). The scenery lures countless artist seeking tranquility. The Huangshan mountain range has been designated as a national park and declared a World Natural and Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO.

( Translated via Babelfish ) SKI FAMILY ADVENTURE of Antagnod 2006 IV edition. The Kike-day in Val d' Ayas SKI FAMILY ADVENTURE is the contest-not-contest, only in its kind, dedicated to the families sport in order to amuse itself with the skis or the snowboard. An amazing day on the snow dedicated to the children and all those that are not still forgets you to have been children. A new formula between sport and game, with one classify-not-classifies and prizes to extraction for all. A formula invented from the diabolic Kike, piaciuta endured the families that not always succeed to find sport activity to the capacity of all. To participate is easy, enough: 1. to form the own square of three pertaining to the same familiar nucleus: acquired grandfathers, grandsons, parents, uncles, brothers-in-law, cousinses, bisavoli, friends fraterni, relatives and so on, but also in four go the same one well why in the contest-not-contest he is worth also the exception that confirmation the rule, 2, to choose a name of "battle and fantasy", 3, to enroll on-linens on the situated one www.monterosa-ski.com or via fax to the n° 0125-303143. Fact that, the appointment is for Sunday 12 March 2006 to the Bar of the Pine (Baby Park on the tracks of Antagnod) to the 9,00. Last registrations opened until h the 9.45. To the 10 Pear is taken to all with seggiovia the Pian in order to carry out, accompanies to you from the masters of ski and the organizers, the recognition on all the distance. During the recognition they will be explains all the details to you of the Ski Family Adventure 06 the track it will be prepared with a mixed distance with several natural difficulties and crafts them: from the traditional doors from giant, to the hunchbacks, outside the track in the forest, to the parabolic curves, the tests of ability and qualche.cosa that we do not declare in order to leave the participants the taste of the surprise. For emergency reasons the participation of children is not admitted capacities in shoulder from the adults. Draft of an only test of regolarità to time. Along the entire every distance square must proceed united, is concurs with the maximum 10 meters between a member and the other, of the same square. Along the distance the squares will meet various "test-play" of ability and "difficulty" of varied kind. Every square will have to carry a.termine the test in minor the possible time, exceeding is the ability games, than all the obbligatori features of the distance. Who wins closes the test in minor the time and with score greater harvest in the various tests. Eventual test-I play not old or covered obbligatori features will not be consider errors you and will carry penalty in terms of time to the square. The falls will not be considered errors, are considered error to jump a tracing feature, to avoid the passages obligates to you or not to proceed united. In case of fall of one of the members, the entire square will have to stop itself to leave again united. After the every recognition square will have one single possibility to face the distance. The departure order respects the inverse one of the registration order. If not, than contest-not-contest it is? Insomma, if you have always scorned the competition, this is your occasion: it is participated, is played to the opened air, wake, is amused to us, it is gotten tan to us with the warm sun of Antagnod and to the fine all they are vincitori thanks to tantissimi the prizes to extraction and the ristoro final for all. If games you do not win, word passes, but with the Ski Family Adventure the beautiful one is that if you play, you win of sure. Good sciate and good divertimento to all, with the Ski Family Adventure di Antagnod www.monterosa-ski.it

Snow alert for Snowbird / Alta
Snow alert for Snow Basin
Snow alert for almost everyone west of Chicago
Avalanche Warnings for Some Back Country Areas

Stevens Pass - Wa

Stevens Pass

Crystal Mountain - Wa
We received 8" at the summit and 4" at the base in the past 24 hours! Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006 Time: 7:30am Weather: Clear and cool! Winds: From the SW at about 18mph. Base Temperature: 28 degrees Base Snow Depth: 94 inches Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 4 inches Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 6 inches Summit Temperature: 20 degrees Summit Snow Depth: 143 inches Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 8 inches
What's Happening at Crystal Mountain: We're starting March off on the right foot...with new snow that is! These are some of the best conditions we've seen in years this time of the season. It sure doesn't look or feel like March. The mountain is covered beautifully and powder in prevalent. We hope to see you soon, there are only 5 weeks left of the ski season so come and get it while you can...not to mention while it's good!!
March 8 Military Appreciation Ski Day (1/2 priced tickets with military ID) March 15-18 Silver King Freeride Competition March 18 Ken Lucas Telefair March 18 Sturtevants Spring Fling Demo March 18 Dirt Bag Ball (fundraiser for the Ski Patrol and best party of the year) March 25-26 NorAm Finals & US/Canadian Championship Alpine Snowboarding Event April 3-7 Spring Fling Theme Day (TBA) ski Crystal

8-14" of NEW SNOW! 260-433" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: Sunny start staying mostly clear. Max: High 20s.
3/11 Telemark Camp: For Strong Intermediate through Expert Telemark Skiers. Expedition Kirkwood’s newest adventure camp is for the telemark skier aspiring to big mountain skiing. Our guides will lead campers into their favorite terrain while giving necessary tips and tactics to allow for big mountain progression.
3/11 Women's Only Snowboard Camp: Join Expedition Kirkwood's top female coaches as they share their secrets to all mountain riding and success. If you are a female rider looking for the camaraderie of an all female environment and the confidence to tame some of the rowdiest terrain in Tahoe, Expedition Kirkwood's One Day Women's Camps are the answer. Also come out and meet the Burton Women's Team riders.
3/12 Backcountry Awareness Clinic: Learn the basic skills needed to venture into the backcountry in this six-hour course that includes avalanche awareness and avoidance, equipment usage, snow observations, and safe terrain travel. Clinics are led by pro patrollers and are limited to 12 participants; strong intermediate and up skill level needed.
3/18-3/19 - 2 Day Women's Camp: The weekend begins with a continental breakfast. Our certified female instructors then take you out on the slopes to give tips on technique, finding the best line, how to read a slope, and terrain selection. Lunch and a video analysis (weather permitting) are included. Finish off the first day with a relaxing yoga class taught by Kirkwood's resident yoga guru. A private wine and hors devours après ski party tops everything off.
For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall totals, visit www.kirkwood.com Kirkwood


FIS Ski News

Olympic Highlights: Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard
Kostelic (CRO) & Dorfmeister (AUT)
Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) 15 nations celebrated medals in the 20 Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard events held in Sestriere/San Sicario, Sauze D’Oulx and Bardonecchia, respectively.
Three established queens of Alpine Skiing left Torino with the much-coveted Olympic gold medals they came for: Michaela Dorfmeister (AUT) became the speed queen of the Games, adding two gold medals to her already distinguished collection of career championship medals. Janica Kostelic (CRO), who despite fighting illness clinched the gold in the ladies’ combined, became the all-time Olympic medal leader in the ladies’ Alpine Skiing now with six total medals, four of which gold, bypassing Vreni Schneider (SUI) who won five medals in her time. Sweden’s Anja Pärson also grew her career tally of Olympic medals to five, now including the first gold that she won in the slalom. The biggest surprises of the Games on the ladies’ side were seen in the giant slalom where 21-year-old Julia Mancuso won the gold medal for the USA, Tanja Poutiainen, in 2nd place, won the first-ever Alpine Skiing Olympic medal for Finland, and though there was no surprise in Sweden claiming bronze, its owner, Anna Ottosson, was unexpected.
In the men’s Alpine Skiing, Austria took advantage of the failures of the other pre-Games favorites to dominate the mountains, in addition to some unexpected winners. The first surprise was the victory in the downhill by Antoine Deneriaz who became the fifth downhill Olympic champion from France. Equally surprising was the victory by up-and-coming Ted Ligety (USA) in the men’s combined with Ivica Kostelic (CRO) grabbing silver in a rare brother-and-sister medal-winning act at the same Olympic Winter Games. In the men’s super-G, Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) became just the second male skier, after Alberto Tomba (ITA), to successfully defend an Olympic gold medal while also bolstering his already comfortable lead in the all-time Olympic medal rankings for Alpine Skiing which he leads with eight total medals (4-2-2), winning three out of the six super-G races that have been staged since its introduction to the Olympic program in 1988 (Albertville 1992, Salt Lake City 2002 and Torino 2006) and an incredible 20 medals from the Olympics and FIS World Ski Championships combined. Benjamin Raich (AUT) became the only double Olympic Champion in the men’s Alpine Skiing by winning the giant slalom and slalom. It was also the first time that one country won all three medals in the men’s slalom. Before the Austrian triumph in Sestriere, three other nations had managed to win all three medals in an Alpine Skiing event but never before in slalom. Japan just missed its first men’s Olympic Alpine Skiing medal since Chiharu Igaya won silver in Cortina in 1956, as Kentaro Minagawa tied for fourth, just 0.03 off the slalom podium.

AUDI FIS Alpine World Cup Current Prize Money Ranking - AUDI FIS Alpine World Cup
Before the final World Cup competitions, the men’s prize money ranking in the FIS Alpine World Cup is led by double Olympic Champion and current overall World Cup leader Benni Raich (AUT) with total earnings of CHF 330,300. On the ladies’ side, the most successful female Alpine Olympian of all times, Janica Kostelic (CRO) leads the pack with earnings of CHF 359,646.
Men: 1. Benjamin Raich (AUT) 330,300. 2. Michael Walchhofer (AUT) 258,318. 3. Hermann Maier (AUT) 192,212. 4. Giorgio Rocca (ITA) 189,273. 5. Daron Rahlves (USA) 188,228. 6. Bode Miller (USA) 170,944. 7. Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR) 121,899. 8. Fritz Strobl (AUT) 119,600. 9. Kalle Palander (FIN) 119,244. 10. Marco Büchel (LIE) 117,097.

Krasnoe Ozero Russia
The FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Freestyle Skiing will be taking place in Krasnoe Ozero (RUS) from March 3rd– 6th, 2006. 170 athletes have been entered from 20 nations, including several athletes who also participated in the Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006. The organizers and courses are well on their way to welcome the competitors for four events (Moguls, Dual Moguls, Aerials and Ski Cross) for each gender. Approximately 30 competitors have registered for the aerials competitions, more than 40 competitors for ski cross that debuts in this year’s championships, with the rest competing in moguls and/or dual moguls. FIS Ski

US Ski Team News

JISAN FOREST, South Korea (March 1) - World champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) finished third and World Cup rookie David Digravio (Farmington, ME) reached his first podium Wednesday as the World Cup moguls schedule resumed after the Olympics. Olympic champions and current World Cup leaders Jennifer Heil of Canada and Australian Dale Begg-Smith each won their competition. Heil had 27.45 points while 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kari Traa of Norway (26.93) while Kearney, gold medalist at the World Championships last March in Finland, had 26.33. Two other U.S. women finished in the top 10 with Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, NY) ninth and Michelle Roark (Winter Park, CO) 10th. FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Jisan Forest Resort, KOR - March 1, 2006
Moguls (16 make finals)
Men 1. Dale Begg-Smith, Austrialia, 26.55 points
2. Gilbaut Colas, France, 26.44
3. David Digravio, Farmington, Maine, 26.25
4. David Babic, Washington, Vt., 25.91
5. (tie) Sami Mustonen, Finland, and Pierre Ochs, France, 25.79 each
28. Tim Preston, Campton, N.H.,
1. Jennifer Heil, Canada, 27.45
2. Kari Traa, Norway, 26.93
3. Hannah Kearney, Norwich, Vt., 26.33
4. Stephanie St. Pierre, Canada, 25.51
5. Helena Soduva, Czech Republic, 25.28
9. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, N.Y., 24.88
10. Michelle Roark, Denver, 24.70
13. Shelly Robertson, Reno, Nev., 24.17
15. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, Calif., 23.77
21. Emiko Torito, Denver
24. Eliza Outtrim, Hamden, Conn.

For complete results:

Us Ski Team

Yongpyong Resort in Koread was a finalist in the selection process for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yongpyong Resort is the most popular ski resort in Korea. It is well known in Europe and Asia from holding several successful international events, such as the World Cup Ski Contest and Winter Asian Games.
Here is a site in English with summaries of Korean resorts.
Life In Korea

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Snow Alert for Alaska
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Avalanche Warnings in Effect for some Western States areas!

Panorama -Canada
North America's Up & Coming Best at Panorama
The CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup series will finish at Panorama Mountain Village, March 14th -17th. Canadian and U.S. athletes have been competing at the highest level of ski racing, below the world cup all winter. They will race in the technical Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Panorama, and the overall series winner in each discipline at the end of the event is given a World Cup start next winter Panorama


A new storm has left six inches of snow on Baldy during the day today and it is continuing to snow. More is expected through the night. For an updated Mountain Report in the morning check Sun Valley

Ski NH Tourism

SWAG Contest
To celebrate mid-winter, Ski NH is going to blow out some gear and swag we have in the office. Simply complete the contest below, and you'll have a great shot at winning some cool and valuable prizes geared towards New Hampshire skiers and riders. Ski New Hampshire

RCR Resorts
Lake Louise

Mar 4 - Demo Days - Terrain Park Edition #1 Check out the latest freestyle skis and boards with our terrain park edition of demo days. details
Mar 4 - Slopestyle Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle, Cash and prizes, $30 Entry Fee Register at: www.skircr.com/series details
Mar 5 - Demo Days - Terrain Park Edition #2 Check out the latest freestyle skis and boards with our terrain park edition of demo days. details


Mar 3-5 - Griz Days Winter carnival honouring the legendary "Griz" mountain man. details
Mar 4 - Griz Days Torchlight Run & Tapas Enjoy a torchlight run down the Bear & Elk runs, followed by snacks and hot beverages at the base area. The best 5 bucks you will ever spend! details
Mar 4-5 - Live Music in the Griz Bar Powder Man details
Mar 5 - Griz Days Dummy Downhill A strictly for fun competition featuring imaginative and hilarious "dummies" on skis. Early registration $15 until March 3rd, after March 3rd $25. details


Mar 4-5 - Stemwinder Live Music - Just 'Just' will rock the Stemwinder Bar & Grill with 3pm après-ski shows both days and a special 9pm show on Sat, March 4. details Mar 4-5 - Nancy Greene Races March 4: Obstacle Race Course- E1/ E2 categories March 5th: East Kootenay Zone Final. details Mar 6-8 - FIS World Cup Telemark Race Come watch the top Telemark National Team racers in the world as they make their only Canadian stop on the world wide tour.


Mar 2 - Ladies Only Ski Day A day tailored to ladies. Transportation, 1.5 hours of instruction and lunch. Please call 232-8477 to register. details Mar 3 - Stay In School Ski Day A day designed to motivate young people to continue in their educational pursuits by pairing them with a mentor in the Calgary business community. For more information please call (403) 670-7666

RCR Resort of The canadian Rockies

Treble Cone - New Zealand
Treble Cone goes bigger and better every winter. Last winter the new saddle quad chairlift transformed the Saddle Basin, proving enormously successful with skiers and snowboarders alike. This summer we’ve been working hard to make our groomed trails even wider and more comfortable plus we’ve expanded our snowmaking facilities to ensure you get on snow as early as possible this season! In the Saddle Basin, the new and improved Raffills Run & Pete’s Treat has also been widened up to 40m, with possibly the most scenic views on the mountain, now offering a more spacious and comfortable groomed 2km ski or ride to the bottom of the new Saddle Quad chairlift.

Season Passes now on sale
Treble Cone was awarded Winner of the 2005 NZ Ski Area Peoples Choice Award researched by Snow.co.nz late last year
The Treble Cone Race Academy is currently undergoing some exciting changes and we are busy recruiting highly qualified coaches for winter. We will continue to run our 14 week programme for the weekend crew and youth teams. However for FIS level athletes, we are working on some new 3, 4 and 5 week all inclusive camps to better cater for all our athletes needs
Choose your 2006 Season Pass according to how often you intend to ski/ride this season (see chart below for guideline). Whether you ski/ride in the weekends, holidays, powder days or all season long – there’s a Pass to suit everyone this winter at Treble Cone.
Treble Cone

Big Sky
Weather: Cloudy skies with snow showers. Temperature: 37 ° to 19 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 10-20 from South West New Overnight Snow: 0" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0" Base Snow Depth: 59-90" Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%

SPECIAL PATROL UPDATE: Knee deep turns off the Tram, and light, fluffy and deep off Challenger!
Big Sky

Whatever you're in the mood for, we probably have it here at Sugarloaf. In case you hadn't heard, we received more than a foot of snow late last week, and you can still find the stashes. And if you want more good news, there's more snow on the way this week. Roemers is calling for us to get possibly a couple inches by Wednesday and as much as six inches between Thursday and Sunday.
These great conditions aren't going anywhere soon. They'll only keep getting better as we head into March, which is historically our snowiest month. But it's not just the weather that will be active. We've got events planned all month, beginning with Wednesday, March 1, when comedian Tom Clark will take the stage in a free show at the Shipyard, and the Dead Sexies will rock the Widowmaker. The entire month of March will be loaded with great events. sugarloaf


DAVID DIGRAVIO, HANNAH KEARNEY ON PODIUM IN KOREA World champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) finished third and World Cup rookie David Digravio (Farmington, ME) reached his first podium Wednesday as the World Cup moguls schedule resumed after the Olympics. For complete details: Us Ski Team

Sample Fares to Steamboat/Hayden or Vail/Eagle Travel March 14 through April 2, 2006
Departing City Fare as low as... Chicago O'Hare, IL $312 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX $268 New York LaGuardia, NY $292 Newark, NJ $268 Miami, FL $309 Philadelphia, PA $298 These special fares along with lodging, lift tickets and ground transfers can be booked by calling our
Resort Travel experts at (800) 525-1123.