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Timberline Lodge -Mt Hood
We received three inches of new snow last night and it just started snowing again! Come on up to Timberline and join us for another great day of skiing and riding on the slopes of majestic Mt. Hood.

Timberline Lodge is proud to host City League Racing every Friday night through March 17th. More information can be found under the City League Racing link on this page.
If you're joining us on SATURDAY or SUNDAY, be sure to ask about CAT SKIING on PALMER. Cat Skiing is complimentary with your purchased lift ticket.
Race Camps
Where do the top racers go when they want to train in the summer? You got it! Timberline's Palmer Snowfield offers the best summer sliding in North America. Serviced by the Palmer high speed quad you are guaranteed to maximize your training time. After the lifts close you have the diversity of the Pacific Northwest right out the back door. Mountain biking, hiking, rafting, windsurfing, and kiteboarding are activities available to all campers in the afternoon
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Squaw Valley
Squaw has SNOW !
More winter! 40" storm total of new snow since Monday.
Mar 14, 2006 6200-18-25" 8200 28-35"
467" total for elevation 8200


April 2006 15 - 23 Spring Jam 8
20 Mamasake Sushi Roll & Wasabi Eating Contest
22 Spring Jam Sick & Twisted
29 Earth Day Celebration & 4th Annual Push, Pull or Pedal Eco Parade
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Sun Peaks Resort
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2006 Time: 6:00am New Snow: 0cm/0in Mountain Base: 173cm/68 in Village: -8C/17F Mid Mountain: -8C/17F Top: -10C/13F Sky: Clear
Last night was beautiful for watching the stars but that leaves us with no new snow for this morning. The base is now weighing in at 173cm and I think it is about time you took a look at our award winning groomers handy work.
The temperature is currently -8C in the Village, at Mid-mountain -8C, and -10C at the Top of the World. The winds are light, and the sky is clear as a bell.
Today we are expecting a mix of sun and cloud, with a little more sun than cloud of course, it is going to be a beautiful day.
All our major lifts are turning today, and all 3 mountains are 100% open, leaving 117 runs ready and waiting for all you mountain eccentrics to come and enjoy.
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Sun Valley

NINE INCHES OF FRESH POWDER TOPS BALDY SUN VALLEY, ID…...An unexpected nine inches of fresh powder fell on top of Sun Valley’s Baldy Mountain today.
This accumulation tops the season total snowfall of 288 inches – over seven feet above the average for a winter season. More snow is expected tonight.

For updated Mountain Reports please visit sunvalley.com or call 800-635-4150. Sun Valley


21 March is the first day of spring, and Kitzbühel is already getting into the Sun and Fun skiing mood. The trails are in perfect condition, and the first warming rays of sunshine are turning the terraces of the ski huts into a sheer pleasure!
Even though spring is very much in the air, there is still more than enough snow. Up on the Hahnenkamm the white carpet is no less than one meter twenty deep! At the moment the weather gods are adding a few centimeters almost every night, so that skiers can enjoy dream conditions with sunshine and perfect powder the next morning.

And if you have had enough of the mountains by sundown- instead of skiing on an illuminated slope, you will find the less frosty evenings ideal for a serious tour of Kitzbühel's night life. Above all, a visit to the brand-new casino is a must.
As always, the beautiful city in the Alps has lots of new and exciting things to see and do at the moment. Don't miss March in Kitz!

Pico Mtn
TELE FLING On Sunday March 19, join Pico and Mountain Travelers Hike and Ski Shop for a day of telemark demos. This event will bring together top telemark ski and boot manufactures for a free demo. The demos are open to anyone with a lift ticket for the day or a valid season pass.
Telemark lessons for all ability levels will be available for only $10. Lessons will depart at 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. from the demo area. Visit www.picomountain.com for more information.

Come join us at Killington for the Sprint US Freestyle National Championships March 23-26. Competition will include Aerials, Moguls and for the first time Superpipe. Enjoy live music and rub elbows with Olympic athletes.
If you'll be in the Rutland, VT area, join us for Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday March 22 on Center Street starting at 5:30 PM. The festivities will kick off with a parade of athletes on center street led by Mayor John Cassarino and Governor Jim Douglas, and will be followed by performances by drum journeys of earth, the Curbstone Chorus, and Sandhill. Outdoor dining, face painting and autograph opportunities will also be available. Killington Resort showcases the best freestyle athletes in the country March 23-26 at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Bear Mountain. This year's event will include Superpipe, Aerial and Mogul competition, as well as live entertainment and fireworks. Join us as we celebrate and welcome home our U.S. Olympic Team in their first post-Olympic competition on U.S. soil for four days of competition, entertainment and festivities. All events are FREE!
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US Ski Team
U.S. SKI TEAM ENTERS WORLD CUP FINALS WITH THREE IN THE TOP 10 Miller, Rahlves and Ligety look to make history in Are
ARE, Sweden (March 14) - If the current standings hold up through the weekend, the U.S. Ski Team will mark the first time three U.S. men have finished in the top 10 overall in World Cup points. Defending overall champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) is sixth heading into World Cup Finals, which begin Wednesday, with Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) seventh and Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) in ninth place.
There will be four races, starting with downhill and then super G before the tech races are held Friday and Saturday. The races begin Wednesday at 3:30 a.m. ET with the men racing first. For live results, go to http://www.ussa.org

Rahlves 3rd in lone training run Rahlves led U.S. men Tuesday, finishing third, in their lone downhill training run as World Cup Finals prepared to open. Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) led American women with a fourth-place result in their second training look at what will be the 2007 World Alpine Ski Championships venue.
Going into World Cup Finals, Miller has 748 points, Rahlves - who has won three downhills this season on far more demanding terrain - has 747 and Ligety has 600 points. Rahlves doesn’t race slalom, Ligety will skip the opening DH and Miller’s left knee, which has troubled him most of the winter, is creating painful problems. US Ski Team

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Diamond Peak - Nevada
Diamond Peak got 3 feet of fresh powder last night and it's still snowing!
Saturday 3/18/06 - Win one of 5 free snowboards or 2 Diamond Peak Season Passes at a live radio broadcast! We'll also have a demo from Walk-EZ. They are a new boot accessory that helps you walk easier, safer and faster in your ski boots. We'll also have Last Tracks at 4:30. This week's featured winery is Benziger.
Saturday 3/25/06 - Diamond Peak Spring Carnival. Play some fun games like mini-golf on snow outside the Base Lodge. It's fun and free and you don't have to ski! The Annual Diamond Cup will also be happening. It's a fun day of racing as a benefit to the Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation. It's also the final Last Tracks of the season! The featured winery is Quivira
Diamond Cup
The Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation will host the annual Diamond Cup on March 25th.
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MT Cook - New Zeland
Applicants invited for 2006 Instructor Training Programme
With an enviable reputation for instructor training and a consistently strong pass rate, Mt Hutt Snowsports School has just opened applications for their 2006 Instructor Training Programmes. Mt Hutt

We've reached the 600 inch mark for the season!!

18-24" of NEW SNOW!
395-600" of snowfall this season to date.

Snow Stats (snow totals in inches)
Last 24 hours 18-24" Season Total Range 395-600"
Last 48 hours 24-36" Base Depth 174-283"
Storm Total 88-114"

Surface Conditions
Powder, Machine Packed Powder and Skier Packed Powder.

Today's Forecast: Part Cloudy. Max Temp: Low 30s.

Big Sky
Weather: It's snowed off and on for the last couple of days and should continue for a few more!
Temperature: 29 ° to 10 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-10 from West New Overnight Snow: 5" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 8" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 9" Base Snow Depth: 65-100" Surface Conditions: Powder, Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%
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TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
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FIS Ski News

LINDSEY KILDOW TAKES 2ND IN DOWNHILL AT WORLD CUP FINALS Olympian says overall title is on her list of goals
ARE, Sweden (March 5) - Swedish favorite Anja Paerson, the last racer on course, overtook Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) to win the downhill Wednesday at World Cup Finals by three-tenths of a second.
Paerson turned-in a time of 1:24.60 over the 2.2K length of the course with Kildow, running 24th in the 27-skier field - and nailing the bottom of the run, timed in 1:24.90 as she chased her fourth win of the season.
LINDSEY KILDOW TAKES 2ND IN DOWNHILL AT WORLD CUP FINALS Olympian says overall title is on her list of goals
Kildow adds overall to her goals list “I had my best slalom results last weekend [fourth and sixth in two SLs in Levi, Finland] and I know I can be right there with them [Kostelic, Paerson]. I just need more consistency,” the smiling Kildow said. She stands second in downhill, fourth in super G and eighth in SL. “I can improve my GS and I definitely want to go for the overall,” she added. “Janica and Anja are too strong in all four [disciplines] now, but I feel I can get there.”
Kirsten Clark (Raymond, ME) was 14th with Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) 20th and Stacey Cook (Truckee, CA) 26th.
“It was an awesome race, especially nice for Lindsey,” said women’s DH/SG Head Coach Alex Hoedlmoser. “Paerson did a good job in both training runs, too, and she knows this hill so well; she trains here, all the Swedes do, and she just skied really good.”
Clark skied well through the upper section, he said, but lost time at the bottom when she dropped her aerodynamic tuck on two jumps. “She just opened up, especially on that last jump...but this can be a great course for Kirsten next year at Worlds.”
New speed course for the women The women raced on a different course than the men, who skied first; the two courses feed into a common finish area over the final few hundred meters. “It’s a totally new course; the top is naturally challenging because it’s narrow and then there’s a huge drop from the top, a chute where you pickup speed - maybe 125 [kph, about 75 mph], and some traverses and in the middle there are meadows and it’s wide open before it gets technical,” he said.
“Near the bottom, there are three jumps before you get to the bottom of the men’s course - they built one where you go 35-40 meters in the air, and the next is a little one, not too high, so you only go maybe 20-25 meters and before you come into the finish section you have one more that can launch a racer 40 or 50 meters. It’s pretty spectacular...and it’ll be a good World Championships course,” Hoedlmoser said. The women race super G Thursday with Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) joining Kildow, Mancuso and Clark in the starting lineup.
WOMEN’S ALPINE WORLD CUP World Cup Finals Are, SWE - March 15, 2006 Women’s Downhill 1. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:24.60 2. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo., 1:24.90 3. Elisabeth Goergl, Austria, 1:24.96 4. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:24.98 5. Nadia Fanchini, Italy, 1:25.13 - 14. Kirsten Clark, Raymond, Maine, 1:25.76 20. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1:26.19 26. Stacey Cook, Truckee, Calif., 1:26.55 For complete results: FIS Ski


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