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Big White and Silver Star

....big time spring time. Spring means longer days, tons of snow, tons of sunshine, tons of tans and tons of great deals. Stay with us and you can SKI FOR FREE. Ski Free offer is valid based on double occupancy at select hotels, one and two bedroom condos, and is also valid based on quad occupancy in select three or four bedroom condominiums or select three bedroom vacation homes. Valid April 3-16, 2006. Valid through bookings made with Big White Central Reservations and Silver Star Holidays only. Some restrictions apply. New bookings only. Offer open to residents of Canada and Pacific Northwest only. 2 night minimum stay.
Big White and Silver Star consistently offer the best spring season conditions anywhere. In fact, with over 230cm base at Silver Star and over 300cm base at Big White fantastic spring skiing is guaranteed!
For more information on this and other great specials, please visit our websites Big White

Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass


Get up here before this legendary season passes you by! Spring SnowSaver Packages - Save up to 15% off lodging and lift tickets when you stay at least 4 nights and ski 3 days and save 20% on Steamboat Ski and Snowboard Rentals when you book a SnowSaver package. Available from now through Apr. 9, 2006.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO—March 13, 2006—Spring is just a week a way, yet winter doesn’t want to let up at the Steamboat Ski Area, where a series of storms has brought the resort over a foot of snow at mid-mountain and nearly two feet of snow at the summit in the past 24 hours. Steamboat is currently reporting an 86-inch base at mid-mountain and 115-inch base at the summit.

"After about a week of Colorado bluebird sunny days early in March, Mother Nature has put us right back into full-on winter with mid-January conditions with lots of snow and cold temperatures,” said Doug Allen, vice president-operations of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. "With systems stacked up to our west, we anticipate a series of storms to remain active throughout the remainder of the week.”


2006 TORINO OLYMPICS RECAP Alpine From two silver medals in 2002 to two gold medals in 2006... Ted Ligety was the surprise combined gold medalist under the lights in Sestriere. Then Julia Mancuso, who earned two bronze medals on the other side of northern Italy a year ago at Worlds in Bormio, ended the women’s schedule by winning the giant slalom.
Cross Country Kikkan Randall, the niece of two Olympians, produced the best U.S. women’s Olympic cross country result, finishing ninth in the 1.1K freestyle sprint. Earlier, she and Wendy Wagner made finals and were 10th in the inaugural team sprint, a 1.1K classic technique event.
Andy Newell qualified second and newcomer Chris Cook 16th in the men’s 1.3K FR sprint. Earlier, Kris Freeman rebounded from sickness which sapped his energy and was 22nd in the men’s 15K classic race.
Freestyle First-time Olympian Toby Dawson claimed an Olympic bronze medal in moguls for his trophy case. The moguls skier also won bronze in moguls and duals at the 2003 World Championships and added gold with his win in dual moguls at last year's Worlds. US Ski Snowboard Teams

Ski Canada

News from ski areas in British Columbia, Alberta, NWT & the Yukon / Nouvelles des stations de ski de la Colombie-Britannique, de l'Alberta, des T.-N.-O. et du Yukon
Sunshine’s Wild West Freeride
Wild West is a demanding Freeride Zone, like 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 Goat’s 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 Goat’s Eye mid-station.
Fernie Freeski Competition March 15-19

Fernie’s next freeski competition runs March 15-19.
Athletes are challenged with intense Fernie Alpine Resort terrain and the top prize goes to the one who skis the best line. Skiers will be judged on line choice, control, fluidity, technique and aggressiveness. Registration is $75 without lift tickets, and $175 with lift tickets. All participants much be at least 19 years of age to register, and may do so at

Ski RCR - Ffreeski Schedule of Events: Wednesday, March 15 - Registration and venue inspection Thursday, March 16 – Qualifying Round Friday, March 17 - Semi Final Round Saturday, March 18 – Final Round, Awards Ceremony and Party Sunday, March 19 – Held for a Weather day
Ski and Stay Specials for this event: Wolf's Den Lodge - Ski-in/ Ski-out advantages Bonus - Stay 5, Pay for 4! Your package includes: 5 nights lodging - standard room 3 day lift ticket valid at Fernie Alpine Resort From CAD$444/ USD$399 per person/ plus taxes/ based on double occupancy including Free night Valid Feb 20 - Mar 30, 2006
Timberline Lodges - On Mountain Condo Living Your package includes: 4 nights accommodation - one bedroom condo 3 day lift ticket valid at Fernie Alpine Resort From CAD$389 / USD$349 per person/ plus taxes/ based on double occupancy Valid Feb 26 - Mar 30, 2006
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

2006 Summer Instructor Training Camp Dear CSIA Level 1 and Level 2 members, Introducing the 2006 Summer Instructor Training Camp in New Zealand. This will be the third season for CSIA members traveling to New Zealand to do a five week training camp and Level 2 or 3 Certifications.
For more information look for the article in the Winter edition of Ski Pro magazine or visit the following link: NZ Ski Coarse

The K2 Provincial Championships, also hosted by the WVSC will be held from March 1st through March 5th. 150 athletes, who are 13 & 14-years-old, are competing for a chance to go to the nationals in Quebec later in the month of March. They will race in Super G (March 2nd), Giant Slalom (March 3rd), the Skills event (March 4th) and Slalom (March 5th).
The CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup, the highest-level ski racing series, below the World Cup Circuit in North America, will be held from March 14th – March 17th. This is the Cup finals, and athletes from the Canada and the U.S.A., who have been competing in this series all winter, will be racing in Slalom and Giant Slalom each day. The overall series winner in each discipline at the end of the event here at Panorama is given a World Cup start next winter.

For more information on these and other Ski Canadian news: Ski Canada

Who is Deep? A- Crystal Mtn Wa. B- Steamboat, Co C- Kirkwood, Ca D- Alyeska E- Snowbird F- Some other place, overthere? Hint, leader is over 600 inches for this season as of March 13 2006.

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Morning Edition -Snowy March Madness
Snow alert for Snowbird, Alta, Snowbasin
Snow alert for Whistler Blackcomb & B.C.
Snow alert for Oregon Cascade range
Snow alert for Washington Cascade range
Snow alert for N.H. / Vermont
Snow alert for Idaho & |Montana
Snow alert for Jackson Hole


Total snow fall this season is 519"

Max's Face to be open again today. Please remeber outer areas are experts only terrain and there are unmarked hazards.
Ski / Snowboard Bus
Looking for an easy way to get from Anchorage/Eagle River to Girdwood? The Peter Glenn Ski & Snowboard Bus is your ticket to skiing and riding at Alyeska Resort. This chaperoned bus serviced by Gray Line of Alaska is open to all ages, offering trips on weekends and specific Anchorage School District In-service dates.

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
Alyeska Resort

Big Sky
Weather: It's snowed off and on for the last couple of days and should continue for a few more! Temperature: 34 ° to 9 ° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-10 from South New Overnight Snow: 2" Snow Fall past 24hrs: 12" Snow Fall past 48hrs: 15" Base Snow Depth: 74-120" Surface Conditions: Powder, Packed powder, machine groomed Terrain Open: 100%

Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Gondola One, Challenger, Iron Horse, Southern Comfort, Lone Peak Chair, Lone Moose, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Mitey Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet, Pony Express, Cascade

What's Happening Ski Patrol Report, "Yesterday was the third deepest day on this epic season," and that over 2 feet fell on the upper mountain!
Big Sky

Ski NH Newsletter
Once again it's been a roller coaster ride with the weather. After some snow last week, we saw rain over the past day or two, and now they're calling for mountain snow again during this week. The good news is the ski areas still have a deep base of snow on the trails thanks to a winter of plentiful snowmaking. Some ski areas will be closing over the next few weeks, with others looking to stay open as late as May 1! Sooo, hopefully you can get out for a few days of spring skiing.
Spring Deals ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Along with the warm weather, this is the time of year you start to find quiet slopes, and it will cost you alot less money to enjoy them! Check out our Great Deals page for the newest lift ticket deals from around the Granite State. Many areas are also offering deals on next years season passes, so take a few minutes and check with your favorite area to see if they are offering you a deal. Spring Deals For complete information on offers: Ski New Hampshire

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME -- Bud Light Reggae Festival
With 10 bands performing over 4 days, Sugarloaf/USA's 18th annual Bud Light Reggae Festival on April 6-9 promises to be the biggest and best ever. The sounds of the Caribbean will be heard throughout the Sugarloaf Village from Thursday night right through Sunday afternoon. The line up is equally split between crowd favorite Reggae Festival veterans and first-time Sugarloaf performers.

The unusually large line up of reggae acts ensures a better variety of music to please a wide spectrum of fans. "This year's event will have more of a traditional music festival atmosphere with new acts taking the stage every 90 minutes throughout the day and evening shows," said Karen Greene, Sugarloaf's brand manager.

Upcoming Events 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


Panorama Resort
Alpine Conditions
Soft snow in Taynton Bowl,variable snow conditions elsewhere with some firm areas. Award winning grooming on Panorama's famous cruisers.

March Mar 2-4 K2 Provincials Mar 14-17 CIBC Coupe Nor-Am Cup Finals Mar 17-19 St. Patrick's Day Weekend Mar 19 Syndicate Slopestyle
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

Squaw Valley
It just keeps getting better. With 16 straight days of snow accumulations, this has been a good month! You owe it to yourself to take advantage of the lightest, driest powder Tahoe has seen in many years. As always, this weekend in Squaw Valley is chalk full of all the great activities, events, shopping and dinning you can handle. Pack your bags, the dog and your car and head to Squaw Valley USA, where you can enjoy the best and most diverse terrain in Lake Tahoe. Oh ya, don't forget the kids, they ski for only $5 every day!
TODAY'S MOUNTAIN STATS & CONDITIONS As of 6:30, March 15* 6200' 8200'
Storm Total 28" 40" Base:6200 - 136" 8200 - 294"
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 lift ticket. This online offer is available only at www.squawshop.com and must be purchased in advance. Offer ends Thursday so get them quick!
Photo: Squaw Valley Ski Corp

SATURDAY: Captain Morgan Apres Party in Front of the Olympic House 3:30-5:30pm.
Squaw Valley

U.S. Ski Team News

JULIA MANCUSO 5TH IN SUPER G, ALL FOUR U.S. WOMEN IN TOP 15 Janica Kostelic clinches third World Cup overall title ARE, Sweden (March 16) - Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) was fifth and Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) sixth Thursday in super G at World Cup Finals as all four U.S. women broke into the first 15. Croatian Janica Kostelic clinched her third World Cup overall title when defending champion Anja Paerson of Sweden missed a gate and failed to finish.
Austrian Nicole Hosp won in 1:19.45 with Olympic SG champion Michaela Dorfmeister, who already had clinched the World Cup super G title, in second place (1:19.72). At the same time, Kostelic was fourth (1:20.32) and, with two races left, has 1,770 points to 1,566 for Paerson, who said earlier this week she faces surgery next week on both of her knees.
World Cup Finals
Are, SWE - March 16, 2006
Women’s Super G
1. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:19.45 2. Michaela Dorfmeister, Austria, 1:19.72 3. Martina Ertl-Renz, Germany, 1:19.88 4. Janica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:20.32 5. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 1;20.34 - 6. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, Colo., 1:20.37 12. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 1:20.77 15. Kirsten Clark, Raymond, Maine, 1:21.27

More results
MILLER-RAHLVES 1-2 IN SUPER G AT WORLD CUP FINALS Result marks sixth top two finish since '04 for U.S. greats
ARE, Sweden (March 16) - Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) and Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA), who tied for victory in the last super G of the 2005 season, finished 1-2 Thursday in super G at World Cup Finals. Overall, they have finished 1-2 or tied for a win six times since December 2004.

Miller, skiing ninth - and after finishing second Wednesday in the final downhill of the season, finished in 1:27.78 for the 21st World Cup victory of his career. Rahlves was timed in 1:28.12 with Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal third and Hermann Maier of Austria fourth; Svindal clinched the World Cup super G title by two points over Maier, succeeding Miller as super G champion
MEN’S ALPINE WORLD CUP World Cup Finals Are, SWE - March 16, 2002 Men’s Super G 1. Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, N.H., 1:27.78 2. Daron Rahlves, Sugar Bowl, Calif., 1:28.12 3. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway, 1:28.31 4. Hermann Maier, Austria, 1:28.40 5. Stephan Goergl, Austria, 1:28.44 - DNF: Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah; Scott Macartney, Redmond, Wash

For complete results:

Valdez, Alaska: Heli-Skiing April 9-16, 2006

Info: Ski Clinics