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ELENA HIGHT WINS ABOMINABLE SNOW JAM HALFPIPE
MT. HOOD, Oregon (July 9) - Fresh off her first Olympics and a month of surfing, Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA) stomped a summer-time halfpipe victory Sunday at the 3rd Annual Abominable Snow Jam. The $5,000 payday was Hight's first major pipe win in the U.S. thanks to a big method, back-to-back fives and smooth frontside sevens on the 22-foot pipe.
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Snow expected today
TODAY'S WEATHER overcast WIND NW Moderate 26-40km/h
TEMP Min Overnight -3.1 C Current -2.2 C VISIBILITY Medium
SNOW DEPTHS Average: 19cm Snow Making: 61cm - On Standby
Sun Valley: 20cm Fresh Snow: 0cm
Village: 20cm This Fall: -cm
North Side: 17cm Last Snow: 09/07/06
ROAD Open and Clear
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I was up in N ca with some of the contributors this past weekend
MT Lassen with it's easy car camping access, still has enough snow to make a hours hike worth a few turns for those into keeping the rust off the knees. With that in mind,
MT Shasta w 14,000+ Whitney glacier is worth pulling up topozone.com
for those trying to squeeze every molecule of snow possible out of this thing called summer.
I have not visited Glacier National park myself, however backpaker mag has some routes planned for those interested in the 5 - mile hike to the Red Rim Ridge traverse.
Glacier National park
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Wine, dine and more wine!
Remember those college parties when you traveled from one dorm, frat or
sorority house to another to sample food and adult beverages? Well now
imagine the grown up version of that and you have a weekend of wine,
food and entertainment hosted by Killington area businesses with the
Annual Killington Wine Festival July 14-16. Kicking off with a poolside
Jazz and Wine Bar Friday July 14 at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel, the
shindig continues Saturday with wine and food seminars at Killington
Peak and the Grand Tasting will feature 20 wine representatives
showcasing more than 100 wines, as well as a selection of gourmet foods – all at
the 4,241-foot summit of Killington Peak. Reservations are required.
Music in the Mountains
It’s our more sophisticated side with Jazz, Classical, and Chamber
music. The Killington Music Festival features performances every Saturday
evening through August 12 at the Ramshead Lodge. Jazz Vermont strums
into the Killington Grand Resort Hotel Thursday, July 20 for a free
performance featuring vocalist Rebecca Pariss and tenor saxophonist Jerry
Bergonzi at 5:30 p.m.
July 1-3 Canada Day Weekend Celebration
July 7-9 Sea To Summit
July 21-23rd Alberta Masters Tennis Tournament
July 22nd Visitors Appreciation Day, Invermere on the Lake
July 22nd Music in the Mountains
July 29th Dragon Boat Race, Invermere on the Lake
Aug 5th - 7th August Long Weekend Celebration
Aug 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, Trans Rockies Challenge Mountain Bike Adventure Race
Aug 19th Music in the Mountains
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Two More Six Seater Chairs For La Plagne
La Plagne in France which alrewady operates ten six-seater chairlifts, the most in the world for one resort, is building another two of the queue-gobbling lifts this summer.
Cvosting 5.2m Euros each, the new lift from La Roche to Aime 2000 will carry 2,200 skiers per hour and the other from Les Coches to Lac Noir will carry 2,400 skiers per hour.
In addition to the new lifts the resort’s massive snow cannon coverage will be extended extended from Emile Allais to the start of La Roche and on the Levasset run up to the top of Quillis, making a total of 108 hectares covered by snow cannons in 2006/07. Estimated cost of the expansion is 450,000€
La Plagne’s ski area is spread across a huge playground of slopes and bowls. Many projects are in place to improve skier safety and enjoyment of the slopes: avalanche barriers; protection of slopes and tree planting; piste widening and access to many black runs made easier. The resort is lift linked to Les Arcs to create the Paradiski area, one of the world’s six-largest.
La Plagne has 10 self-contained villages - each with its own character from traditional Alpine to purpose built villages. This year no fewer than 12 new two, three and four star hotels and Residences du Tourism are under construction throughout the entire La Plagne region with completion over the next two seasons. Between them more than 500 new rooms, suites and apartments will be available.
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contributor on the other side of the pond, and Rachel too !
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A low lies to the east of the Wairarapa with an associated front northeast of Gisborne. A front hovers over North Canterbury and is expected to shift north. The high to the south of the South Island is becoming weaker. Meanwhile, a cold front approaches the South Island from the west. A chilly and interrupted south to southwest flow should irritate the country over the next few days.
Friday starts off with light snow and moderate westerly winds. As the day progresses, the clouds should clear. Saturday should bring light snow showers all day with moderate westerly winds. Much the same on Sunday, with the wind decreasing as the day goes on.
Friday should bring light snow showers and cloud cover during the day with light-moderate west to southwesterly winds, strengthening as the day progresses. Saturday should be similar with moderate-strong westerly winds. Sunday should start off cloudy with cloud cover clearing through the day and westerly winds becoming light.