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CANADIAN SPRING SKI PARTY AT ALTITUDE THIS WEEKEND Calgary, AB – April 24, 2006 – Get ready to kick it up, way up high in the Rockies April 29 and 30 with hip hop band Swollen Members, during Lake Louise’s 2nd Annual Spring Episode. Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring by taking in the best of spring skiing, FREE concerts and special events at Lake Louise Mountain Resort!
Join in on the fun for this sun and snow-filled two-day event, featuring a free live concert on Saturday afternoon at the mountain base with award-winning hip hop and rap band Swollen Members. It’s also the last stop for this season’s Kokanee Freeride. Get ready for a great party!
April 29th Events Line Up:
FREE Concert Swollen Members Perform Live– 3pm Swollen Members are hands down the best-selling hip-hop group in Canadian history. Platinum-selling album Bad Dreams and gold-awarded Balance have made this group from Vancouver a household name. They have won a number of Juno Awards here at home, and created Swollen mania with fans around the world!
Shop Showdown Teams of two (one team rider and one shop staff member) from local snowboard shops will compete in the TELUS Terrain Park for the title of Best Shop! Combined scores will determine the winning team, and both skiers and boarders are welcome to participate. Registration to take place from 9 - 10am on Saturday in the Sitzmark Lounge. There is no registration fee, but all teams must register to participate.
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RCR Staff Olympics Come see how much fun we have, as staff teams from Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Nakiska and Calgary go head to head in competitions such as synchronized snow blading, snowshoeing, and more!
April 30th Events Line Up:
Lake Louise Splashdown – 3pm
Get ready to get wet! Celebrate the last days of the season by dressing up in your favorite costume and launching across a giant pool of water at the mountain base. Use your skis or snowboard, or get creative with your method of transportation – snow blades or kayaks, anyone? Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best splash and best jump! Registration starts at 12:30pm in the World Cup Room. Registration is $10 and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. All participants must purchase a lift ticket or have a season’s pass, and helmets are required to participate. Lake Louise

JIM TRACY RETIRES FROM COACHING AFTER TWO DECADES PARK CITY, Utah (April 19) - Jim Tracy, former women's downhill head coach and a U.S. Ski Team coach at various levels from development to the World Cup and Olympics for nearly two decades, is retiring as Europa Cup downhill coach for the U.S. women. U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt said Tracy, 52, announced his retirement as the 2006 season ended. He coached at Colorado's Ski Club Vail for nine years before joining the Ski Team staff after the 1986 season; Tracy was an assistant training group and World Cup coach with the men's speed skiers until taking over the U.S. women's downhill and super G program with the 1997 season. A native of California, he grew up racing in the Mammoth Mountain program and is the 1978 U.S. masters downhill champion. He was U.S. women's DH/SG head coach until the 2004 season when he was named women's development head coach for a year before taking over the Europa Cup position for the last two years. Overall, he coached at five Winter Olympic Games and eight World Championships. The glittering lineup of athletes he's coached include Olympic champions Picabo Street and Tommy Moe, World Championships gold medalists Daron Rahlves and Hilary Lindh, plus Worlds medalists AJ Kitt, Kirsten Clark, Julia Mancuso and Jonna Mendes, and, among others, Lindsey Kildow.

Cortina - Italy
Last days
Don't miss the best period of this skiing season: longer day-light, warmer temperatures and new snow!!! It will be possible to ski untill April the 25th in the Faloria Area. We are waiting for you in Cortina d'Ampezzo....

France Guide
Spring is a time for rebirth and rejuvenation. That's why we've dedicated this issue to spas and well-being in France. From Thalassotherapy treatment centers in Corsica and learning the Zen approach to life in Languedoc-Roussillon, to a barrel wine bath in Aquitaine, explore unique ways to de-stress in France. Air France and Rail Europe also announce big news in 2006, including more flights and service as well as better deals on getting to and around France
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Summer start in Kitzbühel from 25 - 28 May
To mark the arrival of the warm weather, we have some active ideas for a special holiday break in our attractive Alpine town. Summer in Kitzbühel is being launched with a super program for a long weekend for all active holidaymakers. In the framework of the summer start, mountain lovers can look forward to a fine present from Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel on 26 May - free use of the lifts and cable cars on the Kitzbüheler Horn and Gaisberg. Thursday, 25 May 2006 - Starting at 1 p.m. Free guided tour on the new via ferrata climb on the Tristkogel in Aurach. - 3.30 p.m. Jogging workshop "Running fun - jogging for everyone".

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Whistler, BC - April 24, 2006 - Thousands of spectators gathered in Whistler to take in the Salomon Superpipe and PlayStation Big Air events during the final weekend of the 2006 TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival.

The action went down on Saturday, April 22 at the Salomon Superpipe finals on Blackcomb Mountain, where near-perfect conditions allowed both skiers and snowboarders to pull off some of the most spectacular pipe performances of the season. Then, the entertainment continued into the evening under night-lights, at the base of Whistler Mountain, where skiers and snowboarders competed together in the PlayStation Big Air event to an estimated crowd of 18,000 people alongside hip-hop legends Blackalicious and MC Supernatural.
Whistler 2006

From Patrick Thorne Snow365.com
Scotland's First Snowdome Opens
The first indoor snow centre in Scotland opened on Thursday, April 6th at Braehead near Glasgow. The £70million ($130m) leisure complex is the third Xscape centre to open in the UK. The first, in Milton Keynes, opened five years ago, the second in Castleford in 2004. The company behind Xscape, X Leisure, is headed by former EuroDisney boss and Olympic ice hockey player, P Y Gerbeau and has plans for more British domes as well as international ventures.
The new dome's opening party attracted some 10,000 fans. Attractions included a performance by pop star Dannii Minogue, other pop stars and a big firework display. A carnival procession led members of the public into the new building where the fun continued with face painting, stilt walkers, magicians, acrobats and much more.
There are now more than 50 snowdomes operational in 19 countries worldwide according to the World Snowdome Guide. TheBraehead dome is the world's most northerly to date, excluding 'ski tunnels' in Scandinavia for cross country skiers. The first indoor snow centres opened in the late 1980s. With four domes currently operational, the UK equals China as having the third most domes in the world, behind Japan and the Netherlands.

Tignes France
Summer Ski
130 hectares, 20 km of pistes, 750 m of vertical drop, the summer ski area at 3,000 m is waiting for you. The snowpark (750 m by 250 m) is the place for freestylers to hang out, with bumps and jumps for everyone, a cool zone. It's a top playground for real snowsports fans, and the soft summer snow is also ideal for beginners. The glacier is accessible to pedestrians, who can visit the Ice Grotto and see the glacier and surrounding peaks (Grande Casse, Grande Sassière, Mont Pourri, the Mont Blanc range, etc.). Take a trip into the heart of the high mountains! A few tips: respect the environment, keep to the marked pistes... and don't forget your sun cream!

Mt Hutt- New Zealand
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 - New Zealand

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