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Flurried ending this morning, the clouds with sunny periods. Alpine high -3, valley freezing levels. Tomorrow, snow, heavy at times, with an accumulation of 15-25cm
Avalanche Activity: We have seen widespread avalanche activity during the past week, with avalanches running within the storm snow and down to the old surfaces that date back to Feb 21. Soft slabs from 10 to 60cm in depth were observed to be reacting easily to the weight of a person this morning with widespread propagation. Some natural activity was observed as well. We are expecting a widespread natural avalanche cycle to occur in the backcountry during the next 24 hrs.
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
Whistler Blackcomb

14-16" of NEW SNOW! 310-503" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, chance of light snow. Max: low 30s
Powder cat tours
MARTIN POINT/TWO SENTINELS POWDER CAT TOURS!!! Saturday, January 21st, 10AM. While the rest of Kirkwood’s guests were busy picking their lines from the chair lift, nine lucky individuals were climbing aboard Kirkwood’s brand new 12 passenger snowcat, about to ski 18 inches of fresh cold powder on the inaugural cat skiing expedition to Martin Point and Two Sentinels. A coveted area beyond the Palisades at the northern edge of Kirkwood’s Special Use Permit (SUP), Martin Point is known for great snow long after the storm and offers 1,300 feet of consistent pitch, with great fall line runs through trees, open bowls and gullies filled deep with soft powder.
Previously accessible only by a long traverse and uphill hike, Expedition: Kirkwood now services Martin Point by snowcat, offering adventurous guests the quintessential powder skiing experience… deep powder runs, time to explore at your own pace and deluxe transportation that makes the trip to the top of the mountain as much fun as the ride down.

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ANDREW WEIBRECHT TAKES 4TH IN COMBINED AT JUNIOR WORLDS Tim Kelley tops U.S. in giant slalom with 11th BEAUPRE, Quebec (March 6) - Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT; U.S. Development Team/Mount Mansfield Ski&Snowboard Club), who led U.S. skiers in the slalom at the Junior World Championships, also had the top American result Monday in giant slalom, finishing 11th. Canadian Stefan Guay took the GS gold medal. Guay was timed in 2:20.50 with Finland’s Petteri Kantola runnerup in 2:21.21. Kelley, fifth Sunday in slalom, had a two-run GS time of 2:22.90 while Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY; U.S. C Team/New York Ski Education Foundation) was 18th.

Mont Ste. Anne, QUE - March 6, 2006 Men’s Giant Slalom 1. Stefan Guay, Canada, 2:20.50 2. Petteri Kantola, Finland, 2:21.21 3. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 2:21.41 4. Michael Zach, Austria, 2:21.80 5. Romed Baumann, Austria, 2:22.17 - 11. Tim Kelley, Starksboro, Vt./U.S. Development Team/Mount Mansfield Ski&Snowboard Club, 2:22.90 18. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y./U.S. C Team/New York Ski Education Foundation, 2:23.70 38. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, Wash./Sweitzer Alpine Racing School, 2:27.51 50. Marsh Gooding, Steamboat Springs, Colo./Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, 29.78 66. Chris Beckmann, Altamont, N.Y./U.S. C Team/NYSEF, 2:42.17 - DNF-2: Greg Bartels, Sonora, Calif./Squaw Valley Ski Team For complete results: Jr. Alpine Championships

Nor-Am Finals come to Panorama
The CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup finals are at Panorama Mountain Village between March 14th - 17th. Athletes from around the world will race in technical Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Panorama, with the overall series winner rising to the World Cup next winter.

The North American Cup is the highest-level ski racing series in North America. The NorAm cup was created to compare with the European cup which hosts racers at the level preceding World Cup. The event enjoys the participation of international competitors in DH, SG, GS and slalom. The NA Cup provides the opportunity for Canadian racers to prepare for international levels of competition. The overall top 2 competitors for each individual event are awarded the right to compete at the next season’s World Cup circuit, for the entire season, in that specific event.
Vertical Drop 4,000 feet/ 1,220m (One of the highest in North America) Base Elevation 3,800 feet/ 1,160m Top Elevation 7,800 feet/ 2,380m Ski Season November through late-April Terrain 2,847+ patrolled acres/ recreational acres Average Snowfall 188 inches/ 479cm
Panorama Resort

Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass

Val Gardena

Mont Sëura - Detachable chairlift for 4 persons
Val - New chairlift for 2 persons (1200 p/h) serve as connection between Vallunga and Dantercëppies
Easier connection slope from the "Comici" hut on Piz Sella to the "Tramans" - chairlift that continues until Monte Pana. This new slope is an easier alternative to the present connection-slope from Piz Sella over Ciampinoi.
Plan de Gralba - New "halfpipe" and "snowrafting" slope
The new underground railway "Val Gardena Ronda Express", that connects the the north and south variants of Val Gardena! The underground railway is open!

"Fun" possibilities for snowboarders: Boarder Cross at Passo Sella (chair lift Grohmann-Cavazes); Boarder Cross in the area Comici/Piz Sella (from the middle of January); Natural Half Pipe at the ski lift Sotsaslong; Half Pipe on Alpe di Siusi (chair lift Laurin) Fun Park for children on Alpe di Siusi (chair lift Euro) Half Pipe on Ciampinoi (ski lift Bruno)
Snow & Sun The SunSkiRun offers are valid from 25th March to 18th April 2006. If you stay for 6 days, you will receive 1 day free (6+1) Weather
Weather In the southern parts of South Tyrol the weather is mostly sunny due to Foehn conditions. North of Val Venosta and Val Pusteria the weather is first cloudy with snow showers, during the afternoon some longer sunny spells are expected also in the northern parts of South Tyrol.
Val Gardena

Solden - Austria Events 15.03.2006 » Final Night Ski Show 22.03. - 19.04.2006
» Music brunch - Bring me Edelweiss 01.04. - 01.05.2006
» April Power 01.04. - 07.04.2006
» Gay Snowhappening Sölden 12.04.2006 » Samba do Brazil The Glacier Ski Areas are easily accessible by bus or car, following the highest » Panorama Road within the entire Eastern Alps. (Length: 14 km from Sölden to the Glacier). Both Glaciers are connected to each other by the scenic, 1,7 km long "Rosi Mittermeier Road Tunnel". Skiers can take advantage of the oustanding Ski Tunnel, situated at 3.240 m above sea level, that guarantees a quick and easy change from Rettenbach Glacier to Tiefenbach Glacier.
State-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with an average capacity of 20.000 persons per hour and 38 km of immaculate ski runs ensure perfect skiing holidays, especially in autumn and early winter Solden

Alpine Ski World Cup venue and one of Europe's moste renowned Ski & Snowboard Resorts. The infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels and abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of not less than 150 km of slopes make Sölden a truly unique winter sports center. State-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with a total capacity of 68,000 persons/hour guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing.
63 km red ski trails, 53 km blue ski trails, 28 km black ski trails & 6 km ski routes provide ultimate skiing fun for both beginners and advanced skiers at Giggijoch, as well as for expert racers at Gaislachkogl. In addition, Gaislachkogl peak (3,058 m) is a truly outstanding insider's tip for lovers of off-piste skiing. From November trough May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m), 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach, snow making systems covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m.

Coronet Peak _ NZ
Monday, March 6 2006: New Zealand's premier ski areas 2006 Early Bird Season Passes Sale is now in its last days and whilst the recent cooler weather and snow dustings visible on The Remarkables has helped Queenstown snowsport enthusiasts turn their thoughts to winter, those who haven't finalized their purchase will need to hurry as the sale draws to a close Midnight Thursday 9 March

Coronet Peak & The Remarkables snowsports schools are now taking applications for winter 2006, so if snowsports is your passion and you want to channel this into a career, then now is a great time to consider the Queenstown Snowsports 2006 Instructor Training Programme.
Closed, Sunny
NZ ski Coronet Peak

Snow alert for Alyeska
Snow alert for Whistler
Snow alert for SnowBird
Snow alert for Stevens Pass, White pass Wa Snow alert for Lake Tahoe Basin, Kirkwood, Mammoth Mountain

Alyeska (Alpine) New snow: 7" Base Depth: 15" - 144" Hours open: 10:30pm to 5:30pm Park recut: 2006-02-26 Jumps: Open with 3 rails, 3 jumps, a rainbow jump and a wedge jump. Pipes: Half pipe open." Open Lifts: 6 Conditions: Powder Open runs: 95 Park reshaped: 2006-02-27 Notes: Arctic Winter Games thru Mar 11th.
Join Chugach Powder Guides for a snowcat or helicopter adventure in the world-famous Chugach Mountain Range. Their exclusive-use permit area covers miles of mountain terrain with gentle bowls, giant mountain faces, massive glaciers and sheltered tree skiing. The guides are highly trained and have extensive Alaskan experience. At Chugach Powder Guides, their goal is to make your backcountry adventure exciting, safe and memorable. They want you to see why Alaska’s mountains are recognized for having some of the best backcountry skiing and snowboarding in the world!
Full Day Heli Skiing Guaranteed 16,000 vertical feet of skiing/riding with a maximum of 20,000. Lunch is included. Rate: $775 per person Available Feb. 5th, 2006

Full Day Snowcat Skiing Enjoy the comfort of the heated snowcat as it transports you to their exclusive snowcat area for a full day of backcountry skiing/riding. Lunch is included. Rate: $225 per person

Mar 12 Fast Tracks Session B Mar 18 Last evening of Night Skiing Mar 18-26 Pepsi Spring Break Fun & Events Mar 18 Challenge Alaska Snow Blast Mar 18 Brian Russell Memorial Slalom Mar 20-24 Silvertip Spring Break Camp Mar 20-22 Mini Silvertip Spring Break Camp Mar 20-22 3-Day Mountain Explorer Camp

Habuka47 Japan
Top Elevation: 1,676 m Base(Ticket Centre): 820 m Total Course Length: 14 Km+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori Vertical: 856 m Longest Run: 6.4 Km (R-1) Skiable Terrain: 32 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori Developed Area: 120 hectares+Hakuba Goryu

Photo: Ms. Kaye / Habuka 47 .jp
The 24th JSBA All Nippon Snowboard Competition Chubu Region
Mar 11 - Hakuba47 Kamakura (Snow Huts) Festival

Habuka 47

Kvitfjell - Norway
The depths of snow middlestation: 105 cm The depths of snow at the bottom: 60 cm Last snowfall: 02.03.06 - 5 cm
Audi Alpine FIS Ski World Cup Races in Hafjell: Super-G, Super Combined an Giant Slalom for women. This is the 5th time Hafjell hosts FIS Alpine World Cup races.
The 1994 Olympic Winter Games were a success for Lillehammer .The Games are behind us now, but a lot of the key persons who made it possible are still around. Both the organisers and the volunteers are eager to take on new challenges. And so are the spectators!
Hafjell is both new and old. Although the present resort at Hafjell opened in the fall of 1988, the first Downhill race was held here as early as 1939, the International Winter Games for the Universities. The main course was the same as it is now, but only slightly wider than a cart road. Since 1988, the Hafjell Alpine Centre has hosted several World Cups


Tignes - France
Tignes, like a homage to the mountains, in all their immensity Respect for those who revere them and pit themselves against them without ever betraying them. A source of warmth in a vast white universe.

• 300 km of pistes • 97 ski lifts • 1 educational freeride area
Serious Terrain !

The village side ...2 villages providing a more traditional setting, a guarantee of untouched heritage and accommodation offering cosy comfort. Their narrow streets, chalets and churches provide wonderfully tranquil surroundings. Tignes Les Brévières and Tignes Les Boisses are linked directly to the ski area.
Ecole du Ski Français (Val Claret) tel. +33 4 79 06 31 28
Snocool (Val Claret) tel. +33 6 15 34 54 63
Le Bureau des Guides (Le Lac) tel. +33 4 79 06 42 76

Crystal Mountain

NORTH AMERICA’S TOP ALPINE BOARDERS TO RIDE WASHINGTON’S CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN AT NORAM FINALS American, Canadian National Champions To Be Crowned March 25-26, CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Wash. (March 1) – One hundred of North America’s top alpine snowboarders, including several from the Torino Olympic Games, are expected to ride Washington’s Crystal Mountain March 25 and 26 at the North American Snowboarding Finals (www.NorAmFinals.com) – the American and Canadian national championships.
As the first world-class snow sports competition in the region following the Torino Games, the 2006 NorAm Finals will give Northwest fans looking forward to the 2010 Vancouver Games an early taste of world-class competition.
“These athletes will offer us a glimpse of what we can expect in four years at the Vancouver Winter Olympics,” said Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. “Some of the world's best snowboarders got their start right here in our state. It only makes sense that this prestigious event will take place here in Washington,” she said. “I am excited to welcome these top snowboarders to Crystal Mountain.
2006 North American Snowboarding Finals Schedule Wednesday, March 22
- 5:30 p.m. 2006 – NorAm Finals Opening Ceremonies Press Conference at KeyArena prior to Sonics-Bucks NBA game
- 7 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies during Sonics-Bucks NBA Game at KeyArena
Saturday, March 25
- 9 a.m. – Qualifying, Men’s/Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom - 12 noon – Finals, Men’s/Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom - 4 p.m. – Awards Presentation at BullWheel Restaurant in the Crystal Day Lodge

Sunday, March 26
- 9 a.m. – Qualifying, Men’s/Women’s Parallel Slalom - 12 noon – Finals, Men’s/Women’s Parallel Slalom - 4 p.m. – Awards Presentation at BullWheel Restaurant in the Crystal Day Lod
Temp Depth
Base 31° 96"
summit 25° 143

Thursday, March 16th, 2006 - Saturday, March 18th, 2006 Silver King Freeride Competition A competition that strays from man-made race courses as competitors choose cliffs, steep terrain, and speed to increase the difficulty and technicality of their run.
Saturday, March 18th, 2006 Dirt Bag Ball A classic mountain party with live music brought to you by Crystal Mountain and Salomon for those 21+ who want to support our Ski Patrol. Tickets can be purchased through Patrol now for $20 (Limited tickets available).
Saturday, March 25th, 2006 - Sunday, March 26th, 2006 NorAm Finals & National Championship- Alpine Snowboarding
This event will determine the overall NorAm title for men and women, as well as awarding both American and Canadian National Champion titles for PGS and PSL. For more information please visit
nor Am Finals


boardercross (or skiercross) course in Stomping Grounds. We've also put a bigger jump and big box in the Quarantine Zone on Scoot, if you're looking for more freestyle.

Open trails: 103 Open lifts: 9 Grooming: 66 Primary Surface: Packed Powder Secondary Surface: Powder
We'll be skiing and riding on 103 trails tomorrow, and 66 will be groomed out into the softest possible corduroy. Check out the bumps on trails like Winter's Way, Boomauger and Haulback if you get a chance.

We love March here at Sugarloaf, and to prove it we've packed the month full of great events, including a live show by Violent Femmes for our final Bud Light Concert Series event of the season on March 18th. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now at 1.800.THE.LOAF. Details at ...