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La Grave
A unique resort offering wilderness skiing and breath-taking slopes. La Grave - La Meije is one of the world’s great skiing places and one you just cannot miss. For years, the sheer beauty of the place, the quality of the snow and the off-piste ski area have attracted people in the know from all over the world. La Grave - La Meije offers a unique ski area and one of the most amazing runs in Europe with an uninterrupted vertical dropof 2150 metres in a stunning setting.

The La Meije Glaciers Aerial Tramway (Téléphérique) provides the sole access to this high altitude glacial terrain, and carries passengers to the Ruillans Pass at 3200 meters in 30 minutes. The Trifides and Dome de la Lauze drag lifts then take them up to 3550 meters. Here they discover the only two marked trails, along with an access to the Deux Alpes ski resort.
2150 meters of non-stop vertical drop, bringing together the most extreme skiers and riders on this planet
The La Meije Derby takes place in the grandiose and incredible setting of La Meije-La Grave, and it has become the annual rallying point for the best glisse aficionados in the world.
La Grave

Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows has received a whopping total of 189.5” of snow at its base lodge and 222” of snow at its mid-mountain snow stake so far this March. March of 2006 is now the official all-time record holder for the most snow accumulation in the span of one month. The resort has been tracking snow accumulation by month for the past 35 years. The previous record-holding snow accumulation month was March of 1991, (commonly referred to as “Miracle March”) with a total of 188” at the base lodge. Alpine’s mountain is filled in with snow in every nook-and-cranny. It’s hard to believe it’s spring!
Also, while you’re out skiing and riding, stop by our retail store, Estelle Sports, and get 50% off on all outerwear the weekend of April 7th!
USSA Far West Slopestyle
Alpine Meadows

Snow365.com -News

World's Highest Lift Served Ski Slope Gone By 2010
The glacier serving the ski run at Chacaltaya ski area above La Paz in Bolivia is rapidly melting away and likely to be gone altogether by 2010 according to Reuters report. The ski area at 5,300m above sea level in the Andes is one of the world's longest established, with a primitive rope tow built in the 1940s and repaired and upgraded many times since. Chacalataya is the only southern hemisphere resort to operate in the northern hemisphere's winter and is believed top be the closest ski area to the equator.
Bolivian University scientists say the glacier has shrunk by 80% in the last 15 years, and the experts measuring its decline say that at this rate it will be gone in four or five years. They blame a combination of general global warming and increased local warming pollution from vehicle and other emissions from the growing city of La Paz.

Even Better Parks and Pipes at Cardrona Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will enjoy a number of improvements at Cardrona Alpine Resorts pipe and terrain parks in 2006. Already home to New Zealand's longest terrain park and one of the biggest pipe parks, Cardrona has invested substantially in improving its freestyle facilities to meet the demand of the growing professional international market who come to New Zealand to train.
Cardrona has invested in a new Kassborhrer Winch Cat for that will work on jump landings, getting them steeper and bigger as well as spend some time in Cardrona's four half pipes. All will benefit from the Cardrona Cutter, a revolutionary new halfpipe shaper developed by Park and Pipe Manager, John Melville. Its massive 5.7m elliptical blade will provide a smoother transition with riders noticing a higher quality finish on the walls as well as an improvement in the size and shape of the pipes.
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Snow Alert for Chamonix
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Snow Alert for Mt Hood, Mt Hood Meadows
Snow alert for Jackson Hole
Snow Alert for Sweden



Snow bulletin snow depth ski areas open : 7 x-country : 5 km in Argentière lifts open : 24/47 slopes open : 33/80 400 cm at 3000 m 260 cm at 2000 m 10 cm at 1050 m last snowfall : Mar, 29th > 1000 m
Avalanche risk : considerable (3/5)
Chamonix Bus The local Chamonix bus network services the entire Chamoinix Valley from the village of Servoz to the village of Le Tour. It also provides access to all the different lift areas.
Special offers - SPRING SKIING Flexible packages in hotel or self-catered accommodation with lift pass included Spring skiing in Chamonix is all about sunny terraces, April snow showers, fresh tracks, glacier skiing and no queues ! Discover our excellent Spring packages and « à la carte » activities offering something for everyone
Chamonix France

Sälen - Sweden
One Winter Paradise – 4 skiing areas!

Some find it exiting, others breathtaking. However, it is always a special feeling standing on top of a mountain/hill the second just before you set off downwards. At the various skiing system of Sälen everybody has got the opportunity to have a great and exiting holiday. Sälen is new experiences all the time. New memories to take home are part of a successful holiday. May be you had lots of fun last year – laughing, dancing etc. at some of our public arrangements. This year new opportunities are given!
Today - -2 °C E 3 m/s Snowing

Salen - Ski Star Sweden

Jackson Hole

Upper-Mountain: 30°F (-1°C) Base: 38°F (3°C)
Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high around 38. South wind 7 to 16 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible in the valley and up to 6 inches in the mountains.
The June 2005 decision to close the Aerial Tram October 2006 was made following 18 months of unprecedented evaluation into all facets of Tram operations by leading industry engineers. The results required JHMR to make a decision regarding ongoing tram operations. Although tough and emotional news, JHMR is now focusing its attention on the future and feasible solutions regarding tram replacement. Discussions with two lift manufacturers will render JHMR with a couple of complete scenarios for review. We are focused on either a tram or a bi-cable gondola, both on a similar alignment to the existing tram. The financing of either project is being discussed internally. "We have decided at this time to not concentrate our efforts on outright appropriation but instead are researching other public and private financing mechanisms," commented Jerry Blann, President JHMR. "We will keep the public informed as soon as financing alternatives are thoroughly evaluated which will allow for a replacement decision to be made." He added.
For Winter 2006/07 07 With the absence of the tram, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will implement the following measures to ensure guests can ski or ride 100% of the mountain, lift out of the base is quick and efficient, and lift access to the summit of Rendezvous Bowl and the infamous Jackson Hole backcountry terrain remains.
- Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - This legendary local bar on the square offers a much-used dance floor, saddles as bar stools, a silver dollar inlayed bar, and even a few pool tables. Stagecoach
TRAM DAYS SPECIALS To make sure everyone gets one last ride, we will run 2 extra tram cars per day (roughly an extra 30 minutes a day) during the two weeks. Remember the old $2 Tram Coupons last valid 10 years ago? Well, if you kept any of yours, you are in luck. During the Mountain Festival, your old Tram coupons are worth FREE DRAFT BEER at Nick Wilson's Cafe!
Jackson Hole

Wildcat - Maine
Wildcat Mountain Celebrates Spring with 2-Fer Tickets Every Day this Spring Ski for under $30 a Day At Wildcat Mountain, the King of Spring
Pinkham Notch, NH ? Wildcat Mountain Ski Area has announced that it is offering its usual "2-FER Wednesday" lift ticket special over the counter every day for the remainder of the 2005/06 ski season beginning Wednesday March 29, 2006. Lift tickets are 2-FER $59 for everyone, even on the weekends. And consecutive days at Wildcat are always just $25.
Wildcat Season Passes for 2006/07 are also on sale, and purchasers can ski the rest of this season compliments of Wildcat.
More info and details,...


Heavenly Valley
Do not pass up the opportunity to ski or ride spring powder! We received 7-9 inches of new snow last night and according to the five day forecast, we may get over a foot of powder during the first three days of April! Today's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, temperatures reaching the high 20s to low 30s, light to moderate winds and snow flurries this afternoon.
New Snow 8 "

Join Glen Plake for his one-of-a-kind ski marathon designed for the "average joe." On April 1, 2006, we'll be doing laps on Heavenly's famous mogul run, Gunbarrel, all day long. Designed with a shotgun start, those who complete 25 laps in the allotted time will receive a finisher's pin. The top finishers in each category will receive a Gunbarrel 25 belt buckle and their names engraved on the perpetual trophy (designed by Glen himself). New this year, a 50-lap option will be available for all you hardcore mogul-maniacs! All participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race pasta feed. The 50 lap event starts at 8:30 a.m., the 25 lap event starts at 10:30 a.m., and both events end at 4:00 p.m.
All on-line registrants are required to check-in day of event (to complete liability releases, receive event bibs, F&B vouchers, instructions, MM vouchers if needed.)
On-site Check-in will be in the California Bar on the day of the event. GB 50 / 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. GB 25 / 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Base Elevation: 6,540 feet - California 7,200 feet - Nevada Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet Vertical Rise: 3,500 feet Snowmaking: 70% of mountain trails
Heavenly Valley

Big Sky
Weather: It looks like it should dump today! We are expecting the snow to come in araound noon and stick around for a day or two. Temperature: 33° to 26° (Fahrenheit) Wind: 5-10 from South New Overnight Snow: 1 Snow Fall past 24hrs: 1 Snow Fall past 48hrs: 2 Base Snow Depth: 64-116 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 Happeningm, Winter's not going anywhere, we're still skiing powder at Big Sky
Big Sky

MILLER OVERTAKES COCHRAN FOR U.S. GIANT SLALOM TITLE SUGARLOAF, Maine (March 28) - Local favorite Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) took advantage of some hesitation Tuesday by Olympic teammate and first-run leader Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) to pick off his eighth national title, winning the giant slalom at the 2006 TD Banknorth U.S. Alpine Championships. Miller, who spent his elite developmental years at nearby Carrabassett Valley Academy, earned his second gold medal of the championships at Sugarloaf USA with a two-run time of 2:08.15. His eighth U.S. championship puts him right behind Tiger Shaw and the late Dick Durrance, who won nine titles each.
2006 TD Banknorth U.S. Alpine Championships Sugarloaf, ME - March 28, 2006 Men's Giant Slalom 1. Bode Miller, Bretton Woods, N.H., 2:08.15 2. James Cochran, Keene, N.H., 2:09.23 3. Chip Knight, Stowe, Vt., 2:09.75 4. Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, 2:10.32 5. Warner Nickerson, Gilford, N.H., 2:10.84 6. Evan Weiss, Seattle, 2:11.95 7. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y., 2:11.99 8. Charles Christianson, Anchorage, Alaska, 2:12.30 9. Steve Nyman, Orem, Utah, 2:12.46 10. Scott Macartney, Redmond, Wash., 2:12.53


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