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Celebrity guest telemarker Jonathan plunged into Huffman's from Spur Run to see how accurate the 5am Snow Report was. I was amazed at how light the knee-deep snow was. I could still feel the bottom. From the top of Sundown Express we pointed it down an un- groomed Three O'Clock where the snow was up to our waists and the bumps only echoes of their former selves. We popped back to High Noon just in time for our Two O'Clock appointment. The groomed center was up to the tops of our shins and the right side was waist deep. For our next run, we glided under the chair just long enough to get some cheers off the lift before cutting across Priest Creek Lift Line and trees and back to Three O'Clock. Launching the cat tracks at the bottom felt like jumping on a trampoline in marshmallow boots.
For our final run from Storm Peak, we traversed to Storm Peak North and then to Hurricane. Despite being ungroomed, I hardly needed to turn. I felt like a surfer ducking into a tube when I squatted down, completely submerged in the snow. If you've never experienced that feeling, you can simulate it by looking at a white piece of paper and saying "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF". FFFFFinally, I took Burgess Creek to write this report. On powder mornings you can expect to hear whoops of joy from the occasional powderhound. Today, the whole ride up sounded like a constant game of Marco Polo played by over-caffeinated seals. The game's still going, I better join back in.
Scott Glackman

Panorama Resort
Nor-Am finals this week!
Skiers from all over the world are at Panorama competing in the CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup Finals. The winners will race at World Cup level next season!

The CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup finals begin at Panorama Mountain Village tomorrow, and will run until Friday, March 17th. Athletes from around the world have been competing all winter, for the opportunity to advance to a World Cup start next season


Big Sky
Date: 3/13/2006 Report Time: 5:22 a.m. Weather: Mostly cloudy skies with snow flurries possible. Temperature: 25 ° to 0 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-10 from South West New Overnight Snow: 0" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0" Base Snow Depth: 65-100" Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed, deep snow up top
Big Sky

Whistler -Blackcomb
The Turin Olympics are being seen as a major milestone for the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Games. Whistler is celebrating alongside Turin and the Canadians will receive the Olympic Flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Games.
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) broke ground last summer on the Whistler Sliding Centre located on the lower flank of Blackcomb Mountain. The Whistler Sliding Centre will house the Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton events and will have a proposed venue capacity of 11,650. The legacy of the Games will live on following 2010 as the Whistler Sliding Centre will be available for training and public use. Scheduled for completion in 2008, the Whistler Sliding Centre will host ‘test’ international competitions pre-2010.
whistler Blackcomb

Euro Competition
The Orange Air Time event is going to be held on Thursday 16th March from 8.30pm. The event is part of the Orange Brits which are running form the 11th - 18th March in Laax, Switzerland. Aim Series

Tignes -France
Jib-Vid is ready to go in under 2 weeks in the Tignes

Teams from France, Holland, Belgium, and the UK will be competing for the title and going by the qualification videos seen so far it’s going to be a hard fight. Last years winners, Lockdown Projects, are coming back to defend their title with good confidence after winning Red Bull’s “A Day in the City” skate film comp and 2nd place last week in the Red Bull Hike and Ride in Switzerland.
Also challenging will be the French production Audience 33 comprising of Mati Imbert, Olivier Grauff and Aluain Riccardi, and from the UK, the Hungerpain crew, James Thorne, Mark Ruperelia and Chris Chatt who are making their way over from Austria for the contest. For a full rider listing check out the website, www.jib-vid.com
Anyone looking to head out to Tignes for the week get in touch with Clare at www.tignes.co.uk who is sorting out all the accommodation. The friendly chaps at Spy Optic (www.spyoptic.com) have sorted us out with some goggles for the public vote award during the projection to make sure everyone gets there say in the goings on. In addition to this, The Snowboard Asylum (www.thesnowboardasylum.com), has come onboard with some free snowboards which will be given out for the best trick in the snowpark on Thursday afternoon along with a couple more up for grabs in the Jib-Vid raffle. The competition schedule is as follows: Saturday/Sunday – arrival/free day Monday – free day. 10pm Couloir Bar - Reggae DJ Tuesday – free day. 8pm Couloir Bar - riders meeting 10pm Couloir Bar - live band (Blue Funk) Wednesday 22nd – 10am Tignes Snowpark - contest briefing Free BBQ in snowpark 10pm Couloir Bar - DJ Danny Delta introducing Square 1 Thursday 23rd – 10am Tignes snowpark open Midday – all films to be handed in at the Tignes Snowpark Free BBQ in Snowpark Afternoon – Best Trick contest with prizes 6.30pm – Couloir Bar - Rider Dinner 8pm – Melting Pot, doors open 9pm – Melting Pot - Film projection and judging starts 11pm – 4am – Melting Pot, Graham www.jib-vid.com graham@gmcparkdesign.com GMC Park Design

8-12" of NEW SNOW! 362-559" of snowfall this season to date. Today's Forecast: Light snow through the day.Temp: Low 20s Kirkwood

US Ski Team News
RAICH CLINCHES '06 OVERALL TITLE, LIGETY 10th IN JAPAN SLALOM SHIGA KOGEN, Japan (March 11) - Austrian Benjamin Raich clinched the World Cup overall Saturday by finishing fourth in a slalom in which Finn Kalle Palander tied Reinfried Herbst of Austria for the victory. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 10th. For story details
US SkiTeam

Olympic Comitte NEws
Opening Ceremony of the IX Paralympic Winter Games The Torino 2006 IX Paralympic Winter Games will be inaugurated tonight with a live show of great visual impact, which will be seen by millions of spectators in Italy and around the world. IOC President
Photo: Courtesy of IOC media

European Freestyle Cup Meiringen Switzerland (SUI)

Olympic Comittee

Snow alert for Snowbird / Alta / SnowBasin
Snow Alert for Mt Hamilton / San Jose

Monterosa - Italy
Detailed Translation temp not available, so it comes down to: An EVENT

Red Bull Snow Thrill

Sun Peaks Resort
Daily Weather Update Sheet Date: Monday March 13, 2006 Time: 6:00am New Snow: 0cm/0in Mountain Base: 180cm/70 in Village: -13C/8F Mid Mountain: -14C/7F Top: -13C/8F
The ridge over the resort area will be slow to break down however by Wednesday we expect that Pacific moisture will make some progress into interior B.C. No strong systems are expected but we should get into some occasional snow at times for Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will be a few degrees milder for later this week with a temperature range between minus 2 during the day and minus 8 at night
We had no new snow overnight, but with our base sitting at 180cm, and a sunny day ahead of us it is going to be a wonderful day to be on the hill
Sun Peaks Resort

USSA Snowboard NEws
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, finished sixth after falling in the quarter finals to the eventual winner Julie Pomagalski of France. Olympic gold medalist Daniela Mueli of Switzerland rounded out the podium in second. Fletcher was ninth.

State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup
Lake Placid, N.Y - Jan. 20, 2006
Men's PGS
1. Philipp Schoch, Switzerland
2. Simon Schoch, Switzerland
3. Andreas Prommegger, Austria
4. Siegrfied Grabner, Austria
5. Nicolas Huet, France
7. Tyler Jewell, Sudbury, Mass.
17. Chris Klug, Aspen, Colo.
18. Eric Warren, Bennington, Vt.
20. Adam Smith, Tangent, Ore.
24. Josh Wylie, Londonderry, Vt.
26. Peter Thorndike, Meredith, N.H.
27. Vic Wild, White Salmon, Wash.
33. Justin Reiter, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
36. Ryan McDonald, Entiat, Wash.
39. Garrett Sorteberg, Edina, Minn.
41. David Manthei, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Women's PGS
1. Julie Pomagalski, France
2. Daniela Mueli, Switzerland
3. Stacia Hookom, Edwards, Colo.
4. Alexa Loo, Canada
5. Ursula Bruhin, Switzerland
6. Michelle Gorgone, Sudbury, Mass.
9. Rosey Fletcher, Girdwood, Alaska
17. Lynn Ott, Bend, Ore.
21. Erica Mueller, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
22. Abby Champagne, Chester, N.H.
23. Lindsey Lloyd, Centerville, Utah
27. Jessie Hazen, Denver, Colo.
31. Michelle Panagos, Westfield, N.J.
Heather Herde, Oxford, Conn.

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 11) – American snowboarders continued their international dominance Saturday as Olympic silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen/Snowmass, CO) and 2002 Olympian Tommy Czeschin (Mammoth Lakes, CA) won the 2006 State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup halfpipe by posting the highest scores in their first of two runs at Whiteface. The event will air March 26th at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup
Whiteface – Bear Superpipe
Lake Placid, N.Y – March 11, 2006

Men's Halfpipe
1. Tommy Czeschin, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 44.1
2. Jan Michaelis, Germany, 43.3
3. Takahiro Ishihara, Japan, 40.4
4. Andrew Burton, Australia, 39.4
5. Hugo Lemay, Canada, 36.1
6. Xaver Hoffman, Germany, 35.4
7. Steve Fisher, Breckenridge, Colo., 35.3
8. Brad Martin, Canada, 33.8
9. Justin Lamoureax, Canada, 32.7
10. Luc Van Ommen, Netherlands, 30.2
11. Kohhei Kudoh, Japan, 28.2
12. Ryoh Aono, Japan, DNS
Women's Halfpipe
1. Gretchen Bleiler, Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., 47.3
2. Manuela Laura Pesko, Switzerland, 42.6
3. Paulina Ligocka, Poland, 37.1
4. Clair Bidez, Minturn, Colo., 37.0
5. Tricia Burns, Stratton, Vt., 33.8
6. Maki Mitsui, Japan, 31.3

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Chevrolet Revolution Tour - jACKSON hOLE
HOLLAND, RAHME WIN REVOLUTION SBX AT JACKSON HOLE JACKSON, Wyo. (March 12) - In the final day of action at the Chevrolet Revolution Tour at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, locals ruled as Pat Holland (Jackson, WY) and Emma Rahme (Jackson, WY) won snowboardcross events.

Crystal Mountain Wa.

Sturtevant's Spring Fling Demo & Snow Golf
On Saturday, March 18th Sturtevant's and all your favorite ski manufacturers will be at the bottom of Chinook Express with a huge selection of 2006/2007 demo skis for you to take on a test ride. The demo is open to the public, but limited to the first 300 people. The cost is a $10 donation to PNSEF (Pacific Northwest Ski Education Foundation). You can sign up Saturday morning in the main lodge. Call Sturtevant's with any questions or for more information, 425-454-6465. And, don't miss SNOW GOLF on Sunday the 19th. Bring your 5 iron (or! club of choice) and come ready to have some fun. Tracy and John will set a 9 hole course and have instructions and a tennis ball for all participants. Meet in the Campbell Basin lodge at 11:30am to sign-up. First Tee time will be 12:30pm.
Silver King Free Ride Competition A competition for men, women, and juniors that strays from man-made race courses as competitors choose cliffs, steep terrain, and speed to increase the difficulty and technicality of their run. This event is open to expert backcountry skiing enthusiasts and athletes. Competition takes place two days with the qualifier on Thursday for the men. For more information visit www.mountianchallenge.com Mountain Challenge
Dirt Bag Ball
The best party of the year by far to support our Ski Patrol, Saturday, March 18th. Live music, dancing, drinks, and fun for all those 21 and over. Brought to you by Crystal Mountain and Salomon, tickets can be purchased through Patrol now for $20 (Limited tickets available).

Speed Ski Races From Traci
The speed ski races have begun, and I'm off to a great start. I won all 3 events in Canada, as well as the European XGames in Austria.

Photo: Traci Max Sachs personal collection / With thanks
I hope you are all doing well, and that you are enjoying what's left of the ski season.
Tracie Max Sachs Quick Chick