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Tux - Austria
Tux is one floor higher up...in the glistening white of the Ski & Glacier World Zillertal 3000. Because of its healthy altitude up to 3,250 m above sea level, you are assured guaranteed snow here and landscapes as white as nature intended.
New! Eggalm Nord 6 seat chairlift...
Even the ascent in the Glacierbus3, certainly the most spectacular cablecar in the Alps, is an experience. From the new terrace at the highest point of the ski area Hintertux Glacier (3,250 m) the mighty mountains are spread out before you. The breathtaking panorama extends from the Grossglockner, the Ortler group all the way to the Dolomites and the Zugspitze.

14.03. Hintertux Dynastar exclusive skitest for women with Sport Nenner at Tuxer glaciershop, 2. sektion at Hintertux Glacier, 09.30 p.m. Tux Heritage Night at the church hall in Lanersbach, 08.45. p.m.

Austria Racing Camps Hugo Nindl Summer-Sessions 2006: 18.06. - 24.06., 25.6. - 01.07., 02.07 - 08.07., 09.07. - 15.07., 16.07. - 22.07., 23.07. - 29.07., 30.07. - 05.08., 06.08. - 12.08. The package includes: Full board in the hotel Hintertuxerhof. Rooms with bath/shower/WC, telephone, TV. hotel with Fitness-center, sauna, turkish bath. 6-day-liftticket, 6 days of elite coaching. Atomic Ski- and Boot testing possible (bring your own skis). Afternoon activities like mountainbiking, gymnastics, jogging, tennis, hiking, volleyball, table-tennis, Information on ski waxing. Wednesday barbecue. Price per person: EURO 510,-- Autumn-Sessions 2006: 24.09. - 29.09., 01.10. - 06.10., 08.10. - 13.10., 15.10. - 20.10., 22.10. - 27.10., 29.10. - 03.11., 05.11. - 10.11., 12.11. - 17.11., 19.11. - 24.11., 26.11. - 01.12.,03.12. - 08.12., 10.12. - 15.12.; Price per person: EURO 579,--
Announcement and Information: e-mail: info@austriaracingcamps.com

Southwest Air

This Week's Specials We are accepting air reservations through August 3, 2006.
Have a Spring Break Without Going Broke! Fly for $39 to $135 one-way in select markets with 21-day advance purchase! (Additional taxes, fees, and conditions apply.)
Southwest Airlines Vacations: Ski Durango, CO from Dallas Love Field, TX

Terms and Conditions:
Available only on southwest.com. 21-day advance purchase required. Purchase through March 9, 2006, midnight Pacific Time. Travel March 28 through August 3, 2006. Available on published service only. Some flights operated by ATA Airlines. Federal tax of up to $3.30 per takeoff and landing, airport taxes of up to $9, and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5 one-way not included.
Complete details on southwest.com


JAY BOWMAN-KIRIGAN GRABS SILVER AND BRONZE AT JUNIOR WORLDS U.S. freestyle skiers collect four medals from Russia
KRASNOE OZERO, Russia (March 7) - U.S. skiers are returning from Russia with four medals earned during freestyle’s Junior World Championships, which were held for the first time since 2003 in Canada. Jay Bowman-Kirigan (Salt Lake City/Wasatch Freestyle Foundation) picked up two medals, silver in dual moguls and bronze in moguls. Moguls opened the schedule Friday and Russians won both events with Andrey Volkov and Ekaterina Stolyarova taking gold. Bowman-Kirigan and Caterina Mader (Steamboat Springs, CO/Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) collected bronze in their respective contests while there also were three other top-5s for the Americans: Bryon Wilson (South Taylorsville, UT) was fourth in the men’s event while Mckenzy Golding (Reno, NV/Squaw Valley Freestyle Team) and Kayla Snyderman (Winchester, MA/Waterville Valley BBTS) finishing 4-5 among the women. The next day, it was dual moguls. Bowman-Kirigan was silver medalist, again behind Volkov, while Patrick Deneen (Elum, WA/Silver Mountain Freestyle) was bronze medalist. In the women’s contest, Alizee Boulangeat of France won while Mader and Snyderman went 4-5. Aerials completed the competition Monday. U.S. skiers again finished fourth in each competition, just off the podium - Allison Lee (Manchester, VT/Waterville Valley BBTS) was fourth in the women’s event while Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA/WV BBTS) missed the men’s podium by 2.56 points.
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Cardrona -New Zeland

Snow making investment Cardrona Alpine Resort is investing in snow making and grooming equipment to supplement its large amount of natural snow with man made snow. Approximately $2 million will be invested in snowmaking and state-of-the-art grooming equipment.
Cardrona believes a new standard of snow conditions in Australasia will be set with this investment. Although we have bountiful amounts of natural snow in most years, we have been investigating the extent to which the latest snowmaking technology will ensure our customers have their key trails, rails, jumps and half pipes open at the start of the season.
Macdougalls’ and Captain’s chairlifts, on higher parts of the mountain, receive enough natural snow to operate every day of the season without additional snowmaking. This investment is aimed at the main trails parallel with the Whitestar chairlift and the increasing amounts of snow required for the terrain park and half pipes.
Cardrona Alpine Resort is adding a fourth children’s centre to its already comprehensive family facilities as part of a $4million investment for the 2006 season.

Air France
Exciting festivals and events this spring in France
Spring is approaching and France is alive in color, music and festivities. Attend a bullfighting show in the sunny south, savor world-renowned ham from Bayonne or take in soothing jazz tunes in Amiens. In short, live it up! March 9 to April 1, 2006 Amiens (Picardie) Amiens Jazz Festival –...
Air France Holidays brings you "The Mysteries of Da Vinci" Everyone’s counting down to the release of the much anticipated movie based on the bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. Find out how you can get in on the action and visit the sites included in the book and film through this four-night package from Air France Holidays. Package Inclusions:

Air France to a Endless Winter Vacation

Val d' Isere
Powder. heaps of powder ! 2 metres of snow at the top of the slopes, 1m20 in the village. so much snow, so little time !
And what a snowfall.. light, soft, perfect ! Great skiing conditions !

Photo:Val d' Isere pic of the day
- Hotel + skipass all-inclusive package (From March 25th)
Every Thursday from 6pm to 7.30pm, Val d’Isère village is transformed into a pedestrian zone and is animated by a multitude of street entertainments (ice and snow sculpting, hot wine, parades and music)

50 Years of World Cup Skiing" the film Présentation of the "Encyclopedia of Skiing" In December 2005, the Val d'Isère "Criterium de la Première Neige" celebrated its 50th anniversary. This film features the greatest anecdotes, personalities and unforgettable moments of the last 50 years of World Cup Skiing in our resort. At the end of the film, Jean Jacques Bompard (author of "Encyclopedia of Skiing") will host a debate on the evolution of skiing. Free entry. 18H00 - Conference Centre
FRIDAY MARCH 11TH Airboard Dual Slalom» The Airboard is a new high-tech winter sports invention. After a quick practice session on Monday, try out the dual slalom race. Race starts at 18H00 Savonnette nursery slope
We look forward to welcoming you to our village resort.
Val d’Isere is to host the FIS 2009 World Alpine Skiing Championships

Val D Isere

Las Lenas Vacations
June to mid-October
Las Lenas has the the most modern lift system in South America. Lift lines are extremely rare at Las Lenas, since the mountain has 16 modern ski lifts that boast a total uphill capacity of 9200 skiers per hour. Ski lifts are named after Roman and Greek Gods: Venus, Eros, Minerva, Vesta, Vulcano, Jupiter, Apolo, Neptuno, Mercurio, Caris, Selene, Juno, Iris, Marte, Urano, and Cenidor. Lifts run nonstop from 9am to 5pm daily
Casino - the highest-elevation casino in the world. The casino is located in the Piscis Hotel and is managed by an Austrian company: "Casinos Austria." This fully-stocked casino has American roulette, baccarat, red dog, a large number of blackjack tables.
2006 Discount Weekly packages include: Charter jet service round-trip from Buenos Aires to Las Lenas (Malargue Airport). Round trip door-to-door transfer between Malargue Airport & your Hotel at Las Lenas. 8 day/7 Night Ski-in, Ski-out Hotel (Saturday to Saturday). 8 Days of Lift Tickets. Sit-down Breakfast & Dinner Daily. Medical Insurance (basic medical assistance in skiing accidents) All Local taxes.
Las Lenas Vacations

Shop Endless Winter with REI

Snow alert for Snowbird / Alta, Snowbasin Snow alert for Alyeska Snow alert for Oregon; Mt Hood, Mt Hood Meadows

Over 8" of super light new snow and it is still dumping 2" per hour. It is getting better as the day progresses!! For a full report of current conditions at Alyeska Resort please check out our website at www.alyeskaresort.com. As of 10am it is 26 degrees at the base, 23 at midway and 23 degrees at the top. The winds are calm. It is heavily snowing and the visibility is fair to poor. We hope to see you up here!! Come check it out! It should be a super fun day!! Please drive safely on the Seward Hwy. today!!
Come burn some runs!! Have a great day!! Your Alyeska Resort Mountain Hosts

Lake Placid - NY

Sweet Skiing
Clear Temp Base: 40 F Mid Station: 34 F Summit: 24 F
FORECAST TEMP: Low: 13*F High: 36*F WIND: Base: 4 MPH Mid: Moderate Summit: Variable There™s still plenty of time to enjoy alpine skiing and riding at Whiteface!
State Farm US Snowboard Cup: Look for Jacobellis-Frieden SBX rematch at Whiteface Olympic medalists Westcott, Bleiler, Fletcher, Schoch brothers, others to return WILMINGTON, N.Y. – The Torino Winter Games showcased a U.S. Snowboard Team that turned bodies upside-down and heads inside-out with their medal-winning efforts and stylish form. Now many of those same athletes, joined by their international snowboard brethren, will do the same at Whiteface from March 9-12 during the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup, part of the Nokia World Cup tour.
State Farm US Snowboard Cup: From Torino to Lake Placid Nokia World Cup stop presents medalists from Winter Games

WILMINGTON, N.Y. – When the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup returns to Whiteface March 9-12, it will feature a number of medal winners from the recently-concluded Torino Winter Games Adirondack Maple Festival Bring your family and visit two of the Adirondack Region’s sugar houses during the 2006 New York Maple Weekend, March 25-26th. Learn about the entire maple sugaring process, from the tree to your table! With over 120 maple producers participating, this statewide event features two Lake Placid sugar houses — the Cornell University-Uihlein Forest and South Meadow Farm Maple Sugarworks. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Lake Placid

USSA news
U.S. FREESTYLE TEAM TAKES HOME FOUR MEDALS FROM JUNIOR WORLDS KRASNOE OZERO, Russia (March 7) - U.S. skiers are returning from Russia with four medals earned during freestyle’s Junior World Championships, which were held for the first time since 2003 in Canada. Jay Bowman-Kirigan (Salt Lake City/Wasatch Freestyle Foundation) picked up two medals, silver in dual moguls and bronze in moguls.
For complete details: US SKi & snowboard Team

Wild West Freeride Zone Opens At Banff

Thanks in part to 35 cms of fresh snow over three days, Sunshine Village near Banff has launched its Wild West area this week. Wild West is a demanding Freeride Zone, like the Canadian resort's existing 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 Goats 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 Goats Eye mid-station.
Wild West takes great pride in the history and heritage of many of Banff National Parks 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. Like all of Sunshine's Freeride Zones, the following safety requirements are mandatory for access. Firstly skiers and boarders must carry an avalanche transceiver and know how to use it; secondly they must also carry a shovel and third they must have at least one partner with you. Natural hazard exist throughout, so first time visitors should join an individual or group who has prior experience. Ski Big 3

Jackson Hole
Steep & Deep Ski Camp V Revolution Tour-USSA Western Open Regional Champs- Boardercross Start Date: March 12, 2006 Type of Event: Race Location: On Mountain
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort stop of the Revolution tour is open to any rider with a USSA membership. All USSA age classes will compete at the same site for each discipline, with the exception of the FIS sanctioned SBX competition, which requires all riders to be 15 years old by December 31, 2005 with a current FIS license. Field size will be limited to the first 80 men, 40 women in each discipline and 20 athletes under the age of 12. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Narrows Tram Replacement Options And Confirms Interim Capital Plans More Capacity on Bridger Gondola, Temporary Chair up Rendezvous Bowl (Teton Village, WY., February, 2006) The June 2005 decision to close the Aerial Tram October 2006 was made following 18 months of unprecedented evaluation into all facets of Tram operations by leading industry engineers. The results required JHMR to make a decision regarding ongoing tram operations. Although tough and emotional news, JHMR is now focusing its attention on the future and feasible solutions regarding tram replacement. Discussions with two lift manufacturers will render JHMR with a couple of complete scenarios for review. We are focused on either a tram or a bi-cable gondola, both on a similar alignment to the existing tram. The financing of either project is being discussed internally. "We have decided at this time to not concentrate our efforts on outright appropriation but instead are researching other public and private financing mechanisms," commented Jerry Blann, President JHMR. "We will keep the public informed as soon as financing alternatives are thoroughly evaluated which will allow for a replacement decision to be made." He added. For Winter 2006/07 07 With the absence of the tram, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will implement the following measures to ensure guests can ski or ride 100% of the mountain, lift out of the base is quick and efficient, and lift access to the summit of Rendezvous Bowl and the infamous Jackson Hole backcountry terrain remains. Jackson Hole

No Natural Snow in Arizona and New Mexico
The Arizona Snowbowl may not open this season having only received 22 inches of snow this year, most of which has melted. This week the resort passed a late-opening record that goes back nearly 70 years. Management are concerned the resort may not open at all this season.
The Snowbowl usually gets 22 feet (nearly seven metres) of snow a year and is open an average of 108 days each winter. It has been trying to get the go ahead K to install snowmaking using recycled wastewater for several years. Environmentalists and native American tribes (who hold the area as sacred) have opposed that in court. No Natural Snow in Arizona and New Mexico
In nearby New Mexico ski areas are open but with 100% machine made snow. A state report last month predicted a possible rise of 8-12 degrees in New Mexico's average temperature by the end of this century. That would bring hotter summers and shorter, warmer winters with less snow, the 47-page study said.
The Report foresees less water for cities and towns, agriculture and other needs because less snow will accumulate in the mountains during shorter, warmer winters. New Mexico, like other US states, relies on the annual melting of that snowpack for most of the state's water supply.

Unique Extreme Mountain Event Returns to Moonlight Basin for Second Year
The Headwaters Spring Runoff, Moonlight Basin in Montana's spring ski and snowboard event is back for a second year. This year's event will be held Saturday, March 18 and there's $10,000 in cash and prizes in the purse.
It starts with a thigh-burning hike. Next comes a judged descent through some of the most challenging chutes in the Rockies. And just to make sure there's nothing left of your legs at the end, there's a timed, 1.5 mile-long Super-G race to the bottom.
The overall male and female winners of the event will receive a check for $1,000. Cash prizes will also be given for top men and women finishers on each leg and in each two divisions - skiing and snowboard. Telemark and Alpine skiers will share the skiing category. "This is one of the most unique ski and snowboard competitions in the U.S.," said Burt Mills, CEO of Moonlight Basin. "It showcases some of the nation's best skiers and riders on some of the nation's most challenging and beautiful terrain." Contestants start the hike in five-person heats at five minute intervals. Upon reaching the ridgeline in Moonlight Basin's unique Headwaters area, competitors choose one of four of the Headwaters' most challenging chutes: Jack Creek, Rock Creek, Firehole or Hellroaring. A team of judges will award points for the skill and style with which participants descend the chute of their choice.
The final leg is a super-G starting at the top of the Elkhorn run and finishing at the bottom of Six-Shooter lift. A second, un-timed hike is required between the bottom of the Headwaters and the top of the race course.
Downloadable application forms, the prize schedule and additional information can be found at Moonlight Basin's website, moonlight Basin From Patrick Thorne of Snow365


March 25th-26th Demo Weekend with Nevado Mountain Adventure Great stuff from the top lines- alpine equipment, clothing & accessories! Try it for freeeee! March 25th WCYY Reggae Party and Pond Skimming Enjoy Wildcat's legendary spring skiing and party with the crew from WCYY. They'll be playing some great reggae music, there will be a splash pond, and lots of great prizes. Fun in the sun up at Wildcat, come on up!! Wildcat