Are - Sweden
A winter without a visit to Åre is not a true winter, according to many families in Sweden and elsewhere. In Åre we offer very special family experiences in the Årefjällen area during the weeks 13 & 14.
We offer a weekly programme packed with activities and competitions (most of them are free).
In Åre Björnen the programme is adapted for the younger children such as breakfast free of parents but with lots of play and fun while the parents go for early morning skiing, children’s après-ski, torchlight ski procession with hot dog barbecue, racy ski competitions and lots of other fun.
In Duved the slightly older children will be at their best. The weekly programme is packed with action and competitions for children from about 11 years. Great early morning skiing and breakfast, ski film screenings, ski camps, ski races, ice-carting, snowscooters, ATVs and lots of other activities.
THE BEST WEEKEND IN ÅRE
Freeride in Åre is an opportunity for anyone to enjoy and try the greatest fun park in all of Sweden and the coolest hangout high up on Åreskutan. The world New School elite, filmmakers and photographers from all over the world meet up in Åre for a proper final to the season, on 28 April to 1 May. Sections of the great peak are groomed into one of the largest slope-style parks you have ever seen.
The programme also includes an MTB slope-style competition at Åre Square with the best MTB riders in the country, sessions, DJs, outdoor après-ski, live bands, and shows.
Skutskjutet on 29 April 2006
The Skutskjutet downhill race is the funniest and largest downhill race for families and groups of friends. A great way of concluding the skiing season and suitable to almost all types of skiers be they alpine, cross-country, snowboarders, or telemark skiers.
Put together a team and enter the team class or race individually in one of the other 25 classes. The entire weekend will be a buzzing party also at night in the clubs; a Swedish festival including the greatest après-ski of the year, outdoors in Ullådalen at the finishing area and at Åre Square with some of the leading Swedish artists.
All who take part in the Skutskjutet downhill race on 29 April will be included in the bib draw and have the chance to win a new car or one of the many other exclusive prizes.
For more information please visit www.skutskjutet.com .
Are you an early bird also when on holiday? Here is an offer for all the early birds, a memory that you will cherish for a long time. You can be the first skier on the slopes! Ski Exclusive is an opportunity to make it to the top of Åreskutan before the others even wake up. For an hour and a half, the freshly groomed, corduroy slopes of Åreskutan are ours and ours alone. Our most experienced guides will show you the best pistes and offer hints on how to improve your skiing technique.
Ski Exclusive is organised on Thursday mornings during the weeks 7 to 16.
Skill level – You can master all kinds of pistes at speed with good control.
Booking - Ski Exclusive is booked on tel. +46-(0)0771 - 84 00 00.
All Eurocard members take part without cost, others pay SEK 150
Big white - Silver Star
25 DAYS left to enjoy the best snow year since 1999! All runs are open! Spring is here! and the backyard mountains are still plastered with powder! Silver Star currently boasts a base of 235 centimetres, while Big White has a whopping 302 centimetres, that's ten feet of settled snow – as high as the rim on a basketball court! Thanks to the late Easter vacation dates, both mountains are in full operation until Monday, April 17, 2006.
We had tremendous numbers out for two very special (and different!) events last weekend. Flynn Seddon, Director of Snowboarding & Outdoor Events, reports that over 200 people competed in the Ninth Annual Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom held last Sunday at Big White. Seddon says, "Everyone keeps saying how this event is one of the best in North America. The organization from our event crew led by Jay Denyar and countless others who worked on the course made it the best organized Banked Slalom yet. The support from the industry was overwhelming with, over $20,000 in prizes."
Not to be outdone, Silver Star Mountain Resort's Nordic Manager, Glenn Bond reports that over 100 Nordic skiers took part in the Silver Star 75 Relay. "There was a full house at the banquet, with great food, friends and good times. Don Weixl capped the night with his slide show of photos from the day." The event raised approximately $5000.00 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.
Big White Events
Last $5 Friday of the Season!
Food and Wine Pairing
Samsung Ultimate Test Slide
Silver Star Hosts BC Freestyle Ski Association Championships
Kristi Richards had to start somewhere! The top up and coming freestyle skiers from around the province will be battling it out at Silver Star Mountain Resort in Moguls, Halfpipe, Big Air and Aerials at the BC Freestyle Ski Championships from March 31 – April 2. There will quite likely be a future Freestyle Olympian – come on out and cheer 'em on
Although it is officially spring, there is still tons of great snow and winter conditions to enjoy, only now, we wear less clothes. Spring Magic is back again with 8 weeks of the best spring skiing in the world, great events like Spring Jam 8, the Suzuki Halfpipe Jam, pool side BBQ's and much more. With the huge snow base we have, we should be skiing through Memorial Day weekend. Make your plans now!
TODAY'S MOUNTAIN STATS & CONDITIONS
As of 6:30, March 23* 6200' 8200'
Current Temp: 25
Base: 124-144" 286-306"
Surface Conditions Packed Powder /Groomed Packed Powder/
Weather: Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Lifts Running Today*: 11 13
Lifts Scheduled Sat*: 13 19
THIS WEEKEND AT SQUAW
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: 3 Day Just for Women Ski Clinic. 530-581-7184.
SATURDAY: Rock and Hop Party at Bar One & Zenbu. No Cover!
SATURDAY: Live Apres Music in the Village. 2-4pm
SUNDAY: Apres games in the Village 2-4pm.
Ski New Hampshire Tourism
The recent cool weather has really helped keep the snow on the trails at your favorite New Hampshire ski areas. Now we have some spring weather in the forecast for the weekend to enjoy it!
photo:NH Tourism / Loon Mtn Boarder
The clock is ticking if you want to get in a few more days of skiing or riding. Take a look at the list below of proposed closing dates we have at this time. Although several areas are planning to be open into mid-April and even May, this is the final weekend of the 2005-06 winter for many areas, so be sure to check it out!
The dates below are only proposed closing dates so keep an eye on the Ski NH Snow Report for the latest updates!
Attitash: 4/2, Balsams Wilderness: 4/9, Bretton Woods: early May, Cannon Mt.: 4/2, Cranmore: 3/26, Crotched Mt.: weekends only (date TBD), Gunstock: 3/26, King Pine: 3/26, Loon Mountain: 4/16, Mount Sunapee: 4/9, Pats Peak: 3/26, Tenney Mt.: 3/26, Waterville Valley: 4/9, Wildcat: TBD.
Ski New Hampshire
Sierra at Tahoe
MIRACLE MARCH IN TAHOE
If you have not gotten a little taste of the Miracle March we are having in Tahoe, grab your skis/board and get up here now. Storm after storm since the beginning of March has covered Sierra-at-TahoeTM Resort in over 15 feet of snow, giving us a total snow base of 485 inches! Our throats are sore from hooting and hollering for all this snow. Come be a part of this MIRACLE MARCH!!
Sierra at Tahoe >
Some like it deep!....
Close to 20 feet of new snow in the month of March has set the stage for a terrific line-up of events as Kirkwood kicks off Spring Bling, a month long celebration of on snow frivolity and fun. Highlight events include the North American and World Tour Freeskiing Championships, the 13th Annual Spring Jammin', the Sort of Famous Banked Slalom and the Copeland's Super Sunday series.
Add in the deepest snowpack in North America, currently 180-291 inches, (15-24 feet!) and the lowest price on a Spring Pass, and you'd have a hard time trying to come up with a good reason not to head for Kirkwood this spring.
Events This Weekend... Included are the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, a fun family race course located off the new high speed TC Express that promises great prizes for all competitors, and the Snowbomb Sick n Twisted Slopestyle Competition in the DC Stomping Grounds terrain park...this one is open to all ages of skiers and snowboarders with a $2500 cash purse for the pro class and lots of great prizes for the amateur class.
Coming Soon... The 10th Annual North American and World Tour Freeskiing Championships, AKA The Extremes, takes place from March 29th until April 2nd. This event draws the world's best freeskiers as they compete Kirkwood's legendary Cirque, a permanently closed area that is opened once a year for this competition. The Cirque is featured in the March/April issue of Skiing Magazine
For the latest snow totals, resort operations and road conditions, visit
Weather: It's going to be a beautiful spring day!
Temperature: 40 ° to 20 ° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 5-10 from South
New Overnight Snow: 0"
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0"
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0"
Base Snow Depth: 66-116"
Surface Conditions: 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
U.S. ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
OLYMPIANS HIGHLIGHT OPENING CEREMONIES AT TD BANKNORTH U.S. ALPINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUGARLOAF, Maine (March 23) - The 2006 U.S. downhill champions will be crowned Saturday night during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2006 TD Banknorth U.S. Alpine Championships. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. with traditional music from members of Maine's Penobscot Indian Nation. Bill Marolt, president and CEO of the U.S. Ski Team, will recognize outstanding athletes including Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, U.S. Ski Team alumni and this year's national downhill champions. Title sponsor TD Banknorth will give special recognition to New England athletes Kirsten Clark and Bode Miller, while Ski Racing Magazine will announce its 2006 Athlete of the Year. Maines Governor John Baldacci has a conflicting appearance and will not be at the ceremonies as originally announced. The evening also will feature fireworks, an autograph session at 7:45 p.m. and a free concert at 8 p.m. with blues artist Jen Kearney, a native of Portland, Maine.
For more details on the 2006 TD Banknorth U.S. Alpine Championships, visit the web at:
US Ski Team
Closed This weekend, gone skiing !