Three feet of snow and a great weekend ahead!
With three feet of light snow in the last 24-hours and a break in the storm for the weekend, Alpine Meadows is the place to be! Make sure to bring those fat boards and a snorkel, because it’s that deep! And, if you want to see some incredible telemark skiing this Saturday and Sunday, Alpine Meadows will be hosting the Reno/Tahoe Telemark Freeskiing Championship Series. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in four categories: Men, women, junior, and masters. But don’t worry if you don’t place top three, they will be giving out tons of swag, too
Canadian Ski Council
The Canadian Ski Council is a national, not-for-profit organization representing the Canadian ski and snowboard industry with direct links to:
* 285 ski areas across Canada
* 14 industry, trade and travel associations
* Hundreds of ski and snowboard suppliers and manufacturers
* Thousands of sports retailers
Formed in 1977, the mandate of the Canadian Ski Council is to increase participation in recreational snowboarding, alpine and cross country skiing across Canada, by means of marketing and promotions, industry communications, research and government advocacy.
Wild West is a demanding Freeride Zone, like Delirium Dive, but with its own unique topography and character. Wild West features three major rock walled couloirs, steep crevices, and a series of cliffs that reach over 30 meters (100 feet).
Accessed off the western edge of Goat’s Eye Mountain, the Wild West can easily be seen from the Gondola. Shortly after rounding the “curve station” from the base, this difficult terrain is seen above and to the east. It is a segment that runs almost to the Goat’s Eye mid-station.
Wild West recognizes the history and heritage of many of Banff National Park’s pioneers. Various aspects are named after these founders, including “Wild” Bill Peyto, a trapper and one of Banff’s first wardens; Norman “Mr. Banff” Luxton, an early publisher of the Crag & Canyon; and Bruno Engler, explorer and renowned photographer.
Even if you don’t venture into Wild West, you can visit the entrance found off the first elbow of ‘Sunshine Coast,’ and view the display that gives a history behind these colourful men.
The following safety requirements are mandatory for access: 1) You must carry an avalanche transceiver and know how to use it, 2) You must carry a shovel, and 3) You must have at least one partner with you. Natural hazards exist throughout, so always ski and ride smart. If it is your first visit into Wild West, join an individual or group who has prior experience.
Wild West is subject to weather and snow closures, including avalanche control work. For current information on all of Sunshine’s Freeride Zones, daily recorded updates are available by phoning 403-762-6511. Or visit
Ski Big 3 Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village
Cloudy With Sunny Periods And A Few Flurries. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Snowfall 40-55cm
4-12 Women's Week
12 Masters Series - GS
16 Kokanee Valley Race Series
18 BC Law Firm Championships
19 Sprite Park Rider Series - Slopestyle
19-27 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships
23 Kokanee Valley Race Series - Dual GS Finals and Team Relay
25-26 Atomic Ski & Snowboard Supercross
28 Ronald McDonald House Charities Race
30 Giant Love Cup
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White Water - BC
THE ROAM MASTER BLASTER IS BACK!
March 5, 2006
For everyone who harbours a secret desire to be the King, Queen, Prince or Princess of the Mountain, the Master Blaster is back - starting at 8:45AM SHARP on Sunday March 5, 2006. Registration is taking place at the on-mountain guest services desk until Saturday, March 4. This event is guarenteed to be quite a spectacle, so even if you prefer not to enter the race, EVERYONE should come out and cheer on the contestants!
Average Snowfall: 1200 cm/40 feet!
Lodge Base elevation: 1640 metres/5400 feet
Summit elevation: 2040 metres/6700 feet
Ymir Peak: 2400 metres/8000 feet
Vertical Drop: 396 metres/1300 feet
ERIK SCHLOPY 8TH IN SOUTH KOREA GIANT SLALOM
YONG PYONG, South Korea (March 4) - Three-time Olympian Erik Schlopy (Park City, UT) was the lone American to finish Saturday in the first of two World Cup giant slaloms in Yong Pyong as he was eighth.
EMILY COOK 4TH IN DAVOS FOR BEST RESULT IN FIVE YEARS
DAVOS, Switzerland (March 3) - Olympic aerialist Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) produced her best World Cup result in five years Friday night, finishing fourth and moving up to fifth in the standings as she led three U.S. women into the top 10. Ryan St. Onge (Steamboat Springs, CO) had the top U.S. men’s result, finishing 11th as the World cup schedule resumed after the Olympics.
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POMA has got a foothold in Yong Pyong, one of the largest Korean winter sports resorts, host in particular to the Skiing World Cup, the ISF Cup and the Winter Asiatic Games. Located south-east of Seoul, in the region of Kangwon known previously for its steel and coal mines, the resort has ordered two Phoenix 6 detachable grip chair lifts. The first, christened Gold Line, is replacing a 4-seater detachable grip chair lift built by a competitor; it will be 1,600 metres long for a vertical rise of 335 metres and will be capable of carrying 3,200 passengers/hour.
The second, called New Green Line, is a new build to meet the demands of the resort’s expansion. 540 metres long with a vertical rise of 101 metres, it also can carry 3,200 passengers/hour. This entry into Yong Pyong confirms POMA's
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Japan: New funitel cable car built on Mount Tanigawa in Gunma
Gondolas on the Mount Tanigawa cable car system are hung from two cables so that they can withstand stronger winds
Minakami, Gunma -- A wind-resistant cable car has been built on Mount Tanigawa here, to replace an aging one. The new line, which extends from Doaiguchi Station, a 746-meter-high area on the mountain in Minakami, to Tenjindaira Station, a 1,319-meter-high section, was built next to the old one that was constructed 45 years ago. The travel time between the two stations is seven minutes.
Each gondola can carry up to 22 passengers as compared with the old one that was able to carry only eight people. People on wheelchairs can easily board the gondolas.
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