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12-18" of NEW SNOW!( Medium Dump )
338-535" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: Light snow through the day.Temp: High 10s.
3/11, Sat.- Echo to Kirkwood Tour and Race: Journey across 13 miles of stunning Sierra scenery on a well-marked backcountry route. The trail begins at Echo Summit and crosses the Sierra crest to finish at the Kirkwood Cross-Country and Snowshoe Center. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the Echo Summit SnoPark. Log onto www.ednsp.org for information.
3/11-3/12, Sat.-Sun.- Marmot Six Summit Peak Pursuit, Part Of The Life-Link 2006 Ski Mountaineering Race Series & Backcountry Festival: Advanced backcountry skiers and riders will test their limits in the ultimate ski tour of the season. Participants will race up and down the mountain as they set out to bag the six peaks that punctuate Kirkwood's ridgeline. A host of other programs await those looking to get off the beaten trail, including daily Conditions Clinics, Full Moon Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe Tour, Beacon Basin Transiever Training Area, Ridgeline Snowshoe Trek, Backcountry Awareness Clinic, Steeps Camps for skiers and riders, equipment demos, info booths and more! For more information call (209)258-7406 or visit http://www.life-link.com
3/11, Sat.- 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.


7 Inches ,.....Shin deep snow.
Having your car in the shop is no excuse for missing a powder morning. Fortunately, the first car stopped for my outstretched thumb, and I made it to the Gondola with time to spare. Celebrity guest rider, Ryan Zeller and I drooled as we looked out the Gondola window at the freshness of Lower Valley View. We then watched the groomer roll the last strip of Heavenly Daze before the Doors opened to let us out. Game on!

Some early morning trees off the edge of Huffman's were our first taste of the day's bounty. The wind had blown it a bit, but there were still stashes everywhere. On Sundown Express we could see the imprint from where last night's wind had blown the snow and the piles where it landed. On High Noon, I felt like a teenager learning to drive a stick shift: rev, stall, rev, stall, woops, fall. It felt a lot like my rookie year. When we entered One O'Clock, we found the right side to be the most consistent. Thigh-deep-grin-inducing-nothing-else- I'd-rather-be-doing-fun. We finished up our Sundown runs with a freshly-groomed Rolex which offered the same inconsistent depth. Once again, the right edge of the run was smoothest. Finally, we decided to get a taste of lower Mountain with upper and Lower Valley View. It felt more consistent down there, and the grin is still frozen on my face.
Do some exploring today to find your run of choice.
New Snow last 24 hrs at mid-mountain: 8"


Heavenly Valley Over 4 inches of new snow!,... so enjoy today's mostly clear skies, light winds and crisp temperatures! Call 1-800-HEAVENLY or visit EVENTS Jackpot Rail Jam Series | Mar 17, 2006 | Mar 31, 2006 Jib your way to big fame and cash prizes at the Jackpot Rail Jam Series. Contests are held Friday evenings from 6pm-8pm (Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 17, Mar 31) in the High Roller Nightlife park located at the Cal Base Area. Registration begins at 9am the day of the event in the Race Dept at the Cal Lodge and is open to the first 50 applicants. The entry fee is $5. Get yourself to Heavenly, enjoy the show and help the judges decide who gets the cash and who gets the hook IN california, Heavenly has partnered with Any Mountain Sports & NAC Ski, LLC to provide skiers and riders with an easy and value-oriented way to get from the Bay Area to our slopes for the day. Trips are scheduled for most Saturdays ,... to the end of the season and depart from select Bay Area Any Mountain Sports stores. Round trip bus fare is just $38 and discounted lift tickets and rental packages are also available. Heavenly Valley



Habuka 47 Japan
March 10 2006
There are mountains covered with white snow. People are enjoying their skis or snowboards and their time of sun]bathing in the nature. Manager is working outside and correcting all the nets and poles that were used for Inter College GS Competitions .

First Spur / First Track and Breakfast First Spurs / First Tracks offers early birds a breakfast, early loading privileges and a guide. Upload to 1450m above the sea level on Hakuba47 between 7:30am and 8:30am. Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, strech yourself and ski / snowboard down to the bottom. Approximate lift rides will be 1 gondola and 2 quad lift during the tour
Vertical: 856 m Longest Run: 6.4 Km (R-1) Skiable Terrain: 32 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori Developed Area: 120 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori
Habuka 47

Well, It's MARCH! And YOU know what that means at Wildcat -- Spring Conditions, BBQ's on the Deck & Splish-Splashing Fun on the Snow, and the BEST Slush Bumps!
AND 2006/07 Wildcat Season Passes are on SALE! Save up to $200 (or more) AND for folks new to the Wildcat Pass Holder club, ski the Cat this Spring for FREE!
Before launching into the nitty gritty on the passes and Wildcat's excellent ski school seasonal programs, listen to this: Wildcat's 3rd Annual 100K Day raised $17,750 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation on Monday, March 6th! Congratulations and thanks to ALL participants (pictured above) and to Events Manager Erik Spinney for pulling off this event that MORE than doubled funds raised last year and will grant the wishes of three children facing life-threatening medical conditions. That's what it's ALL about!
The first, on Monday, March 20th, is the 1st Annual Gizzard Challenge and invites ski patrol teams from mountains across the East to a test their toboggan handling skills via a timed 2,112 ft. vertical descent of the Cat with a loaded toboggan, and 3 person team. Now, there's a CHALLENGE! The second event is the Wildcat Ski Patrol Reunion on Saturday, March 25th! If you know ANYONE who was on Wildcat's Ski Patrol at any time over the last 50 years (almost!), please let them know --- they will not want to miss this PARTY and chance to visit with friends old and new! Also if you know someone on ski patrol at another mountain, let them know about the inaugural Gizzard Challenge! Fabulous prizes and freee stuff are at stake! More information can be found on Wildcat Events, where you will also find other upcoming events, like the annual Pond-skimming contest, demo days, Easter, et al.!


Value Days Lift Tickets $27 available Monday-Thursday thru Easter
We're knee deep in powder and the face shots are abundant!
The best deal on a season pass is now the Midweek Plus Pass! Don’t miss this great opportunity to become a part of the Homewood family! You can purchase your pass in person at the guest services office, over the phone at 530.525.2992 or on the web Season Passes
Wind sheltered with excellent groomed runs and powder skiing, Homewood is best known for it's spectacular lake views. Spread out over 1260 acres, skiers can take in fantastic lake panoramas from 99% of Homewood's 59 runs. There are four Chairlifts and four surface lifts. A rental and repair shop and ski and snowboard schools are also available. Facilities include two day lodges, a bar, and restaurants

Mar 6th - Senior Moment Mondays $25 @ 9am lift ticket, lunch, 2hr lesson Mar 9-10 - Women's Edventures
Mar 11-12 - Women's Edventures
Mar 21st - Pro Patrol Race @ 6pm
Mar 21st - Taco Feed @ 4-8pm; 1 taco-$5, 2 tacos-$7, 3 tacos-$10
Mar 22nd - Homewood Shop Cup Race @ 11a.m.
Mar 23rd - Homewood Groomers Cup Race @ 11a.m.
Mar 31st - Passholder Party, more to follow...

Homewood on Tahoe's West Shore

The Kitzbuehel region forms part of a natural geographic barrier to the northwest, enabling an enormous amount of snow to fall on the valley below. Since the local mountains are covered in grass up to an altitude of 2,000 m only a relatively light snowfall is needed to create ideal skiing conditions. In addition, the region can boast 145 km of perfectly groomed slopes, 18 km of signposted ski routes in all grades of difficulty, fantastic deep snow downhill runs and a snow maker for 65 kilometres of piste. Against this background, it’s hardly surprising that Kitzbuehel’s skiing journalists come up with some great stories until well into April.
The "Streif" Only the very best skiers should risk racing down the Streif. After all, it’s the region’s most challenging piste; the ‘make or break’ points are so steep as to be marked as a ski route. But there’s also a ‘tamed’ variant, known as the ‘Family Streif’, a wonderful downhill course for the less proficient. Here, the route begins right next to the Hahnenkammbahn mountain station and avoids the most difficult sections before finishing at the Rasmusleiten ski pasture.

Big White - Silverstar
Introducing – the NEW Alpine Meadows chairlift at Silver Star! With the announcement of the sell-out of building lots in the new Alpine Meadows subdivision, Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd. thrilled new investors and Silver Star guests by announcing a brand new chairlift to service runs in the Attridge area. This $1.5 million Doppelmayr ‘Unistar’ fixed-grip quad chair will have a capacity of 1,200 people per hour. With 743 metres (2,450 feet) in length and 229 metres (750 feet) of vertical, the Alpine Meadows chair will be a quick 5 minute ride to the top. It will be constructed during the summer of 2006 and ready for the opening of the 2006-2007 winter season.
Mar 11 Mountain Dew Series Slopestyle Come out and compete in the Mountain Dew Series Competitions! Big Prizes at the end of the series for most points! Register at the Info Desk in the Snowsport School. Mar 11 Torchlight Parade Take part in the perfect ski holiday experience by joining our torchlight parade at 8:30 pm! Cost is $5 - Please sign up at the Info Desk.
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Prizes for the best Irish costume and other ‘green’ contests

Mar 18 Mountain Dew Series Slopestyle Come out and compete in the Mountain Dew Series Competitions! Big Prizes at the end of the series for most points! Register at the Info Desk in the Snowsport School

It's snowing here at Sugarloaf/USA and the latest report calls for 5 inches or so of new snow here, just in time to set up some very fine skiing and riding this weekend. We're heading into the time of year when Sugarloaf shines head and shoulders above the rest with great snow, terrific weather, and non-stop action.
You'll want to be here this weekend, but if you just can't get away on short notice, next weekend is going to be a whopper. Check out everything on the lineup below.
Upcoming Events
Touch O the Green - Celebrate St. Patty's at Sugarloaf
Start your weekend with a trip to the old country. The Shipyard Brew Haus is offering an Irish meal fit for a leprechaun followed by traditional Irish folk music from AnGrian. For the sounds of Ireland with a twist, check out Gobshites at The Widowmaker Lounge
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Celebration with the Gobshites at the Widowmaker
March 18 Bud Light presents Violent Femmes
March 19 Kids Pay Their Age Day
March 25-29 U.S. Alpine Championships


United Air
Break out of the winter doldrums! Go to united.com and book a low fare to destinations across the country or to Canada and lift your spirits today. Hurry, this fare sale ends on March 17, 2006!

US Snowbooarding News

STACIA HOOKOM 3RD IN PGS AT WHITEFACE, BEST RESULT IN FOUR SEASONS LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 9) - Stacia Hookom (Edwards, CO) produced her best World Cup result in four seasons Thursday, taking third in parallel giant slalom to open the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup at Whiteface. Hookom, one of three Amercian women to make the final, knocked out 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher (Girdwood, AK) in the first round to cruise onto the podium. Michelle Gorgone (Sudbury, MA), also a member of the 2006 Olympic Team, fell in the quarter finals to the eventual winner Julie Pomagalski of France.
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Three straight days of sunshine behind us and two more very important sunny days on the way for the weekend. A nice little harbinger of spring things to come.
In This Drift:
2006-07 All For One Season Passes On Sale Soon Boarding For Breast Cancer Weekend Last Minute Lodging Special
COMING SOON The reigning greatest deal in the history of eastern skiing and riding is very nearly back. Stay tuned here or at www.killington.com for details on the spring sale of next year's (2006-07) All For One Season Pass. They don't tell me much, but it sounds like passes will go on sale on March 17 and we'll be offering fewer than were sold last year.

Freedom, ease and value are once again staples of this year's pass. Retail discounts, lodging deals, lesson specials and passholder-only coupons are also never far from your fingertips. All at Killington, Pico and Mount Snow in Vermont, Attitash in New Hampshire as well as Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine.
Beginning with a Bachelor Auction at the Wobbly Barn tonight and running through a boarder-only night rail jam at Bear Mountain on Saturday night, we're on the eve of what we sincerely hope is yet another successful fundraising weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness.
These night rail jams have really turned out to be very cool and successful spectator events and this one, of course, will mean that much more. Head up and over this weekend and check it out. Learn more about the weekend's festivities here.

Sun Peaks Resort Daily Weather Update Sheet
New Snow: 0cm/0in Mountain Base: 186cm/73 in Village: -11C/12F Mid Mountain: -15C/3F Top: -14C/5F Sky: clear Runs Open: 117/117
Well- what a week! Can you say POWDER?? Yesterday was a day to end all days, and despite having no new snow last night, the hill is still super sweet. The base is at a whopping 186cm and there is still powder out there to be discovered. Come on up and get it! The temperature is currently -11C in the Village, at Mid-mountain -15C, and -14C at the Top of the World. The winds are light, and the sky is clear as a bell.
We’re expecting sunny periods this morning with increasing cloud later in the day. Today looks good with a promise of a few afternoon and evening flurries. All our major lifts are turning today, and the West Bowl T-bar will be open all weekend. All 3 mountains are 100% open, with all of our 117 runs soft with yesterdays snow and waiting for you.
Sun Peaks

Crystal Mountian

Date: Friday, March 10, 2006 Time: 5:00am Weather: Broken clouds with off and on snow expected today. Winds: From the SW at about 13mph. Base Temperature: 18 degrees Base Snow Depth: 107 inches Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 5 inches Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 16 inches Summit Temperature: 11 degrees Summit Snow Depth: 161 inches Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 4 inches Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 18 inches Surface Conditions: M! achine groomed on the main runs with powder and skier packed powder off the main runs.
What's Happening at Crystal Mountain: We only have 30 more days left this season! March is going to be madness with all this deep powder gracing our slopes, and it looks like the snow may continue to fall today. I don't want you to waste another minute. You need to get up here to enjoy some of these spectacular March conditions! The moutain is calling you... Check out some of the fun events we have scheduled for this Spring: March 15-18 Silver King Freeride Competition 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)
Crystal Mountain

Bear Valley

Elevation Summit 8,500' Mid Mountain Lodge 7,750' Lower Mountain Base 6,600' Events
18 CSS Slopestyle Finals- Bear Valley 25 Gatorade GS Races #5& #6 25 Budweiser Country Snow Fest 26 Jim Bottomley Youth Team Olympics- sponsored by BVSEF

Lifts & Terrain 2 triple chairs 7 double chairs 1 carpet lift 1280 skiable acres 1,900' vertical drop 67 trails 25% Beginner 40% Intermediate 35% Advanced
Snowfall & Snowmaking Natural snowfall average is 359" (30 feet)

Bear Valley

Mammoth Mountain

A cloud has made itself at home right on top of Mammoth Mountain this morning. Two inches of new snow fell last night, and more is expected this morning. It looks like this storm is going to hang around until Sunday. It could leave us with 18 inches of snow or more by the time it is all over. Everyone should also be expecting a drop in temperatures today and Friday.

Photo:Mammoth Mountain Marketing
Currently at Main Lodge it is 23 degrees with partly cloudy skies and gusty winds. Highs today are expected to stay right in the mid 20's so make sure you dress accordingly. All lifts are expected to operate today with the exception of Chairs 7, 13, 14, 20, 23, 26, and the Upper Panorama Gondola. These are wind and weather permitting, and the mountain operations crew is working hard to get more open by mid-morning. Check back at MammothMountain.com for the latest operation updates

Events... Mar 11, 2006 Full Moon Snowshoe Tour
Mar 11, 2006 Parallax Snowcat Dinners: A Gourmet Dining Adventure
Mar 11, 2006 Laurence Juber in Concert at Eagle Lodge
Mar 11, 2006 Live Music at Mammoth
Mammoth Mountain

Dolomiti Region -Italy

This morning the Dolomites awoke under a blanket of snow (20 - 50 cm new snow) and now we have a beautiful sunny winter day with fresh snow.
Skiing under the spring sun! After the extensive snowfalls of the past days (20 to 60 cm fresh snow) on the Dolomites the sun is shining again. Longer days and pleasant temperatures make the spring the best period in the season for skiing. In many valleys of the Dolomiti Superski area - Cortina d'Ampezzo (Falzarego, Tofana, Faloria, Cristallo), Kronplatz, Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa, Arabba/Marmolada, Alta Pusteria (Monte Elmo, P.sso Monte Croce), Val di Fiemme/Obereggen, S. Martino di Castrozza (Tognola), Passo Rolle, Valle Isarco (Maranza, Valles) and Trevalli (Alpe Lusia-Bellamonte) - it will be possible to ski until the 17th/18th of April, the Sellaronda included.

Ski Challenge 31st March - 2nd April 2006 During this great event ski enthusiasts have the chance to compete on the slopes of Civetta, Falcade/Trevalli and Arabba/Marmolada following the historic trails. This year sees the return of the unforgettable Super Gigantissimo of the Marmolada combined with the Giant Slalom and the now established Gigantissimo Trevalli/Passo San Pellegrino. An element of innovation is represented by the 4 hours of Giant Slalom by night in Val di Zoldo.

On 26th March 2006 takes place the 10th edition of Gardenissima, with 6 km the longest giant slalom of the Dolomites. Last year more than 500 skiers took part at this particular race.
12 SKI AREAS Cortina d'Ampezzo Kronplatz Alta Badia Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi Val di Fassa/Carezza Arabba/Marmolada Alta Pusteria Val di Fiemme/Obereggen San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle Valle Isarco Tre Valli - Moena/P.sso S. Pellegrino/Falcade Civetta

Dolomiti Superski

Squaw Valley
With 60 inches of snow received in the past week, conditions here at Squaw have not been better.! We are enjoying 4,000 acres of powder, light skier pack powder and carefully machined groomed terrain. The Sierra storms are still rolling in so make plans to to come and experience one of Lake Tahoe's largest playgrounds.

Photo: squaw Valley Marketing - eagles Nest on Kt22
TODAY'S MOUNTAIN STATS & CONDITIONS As of 6:30, March 9* 6200' 8200' Current Temp: 29 22 New Snow 1-2" 2-3" Base: 82-92" 219-229" Surface Conditions: Powder /Groomed Powder/ Groomed

ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION! FRIDAY MARCH 17 Squaw Valley is the place to be for Irish cheer and fun activities. Take a look at what we have going on:
$ 43 LIFT TICKET - Start your St. Patty's celebration off right with our special, $43. This online offer is available only at Squaw shop

THIS WEEKEND AT SQUAW FRIDAY-SUNDAY: 3 Day Advanced Ski Clinic, emphasizing technical skiing at its highest level. 530-581-7184. SATURDAY: The original Apres Ski Party at Bar One 4-7pm. DJs, drink specials and much more. SATURDAY: Kids Night Out (aka: Parents Night Out!) Climbing wall child care every Sat. reservations 530-386-1375. SATURDAY & SUNDAY:(Sat.) Hip Hop & Hoops in the Village. 2-4pm. (Sun) Drew & Erv Live Music 2-4pm. SATURDAY: The Squaw Valley Chapel offers Sat. evening worship at 5pm through March. 530-581-4011.
COLLEGE STUDENT DISCOUNT- Spring Break $43! College students ski & ride the big mountain for only $43 every Tue, Wed and Thurs. Plan your Spring Break now! Just register and print this online coupon and BRING IT WITH YOU AND YOUR STUDENT ID IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT. With the best terrain in Tahoe and awesome night life, there is no better place to take a break from school!
Offering the most skiable terrain in Lake Tahoe, the most advanced lift network in the U.S. and some of the deepest snow in the world, Squaw Valley USA is a winter playground for all ages. Thirty-three lifts, including North America’s only Funitel and an aerial Cable Car, access 6 peaks, 4,000 acres and 2,850 vertical feet of terrain.
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