Snow Alert - Whistler Blackcomb
-Great Lakes region, more rain for Pacific N. West
Peruvian Express Details
Snowbird’s original Peruvian lift has been taken out and replaced with a new high-speed quad. While the base will stay near the original base shack, the top station will be located below the steepest Chip’s Run pitch, an approximately 2,408-vertical-foot rise. This 8,000- linear-foot lift transports 1,800 people per hour, providing an eight-minute ride. Should wind conditions prevent Tram operation, this lift will allow for continued skier access to Peruvian Gulch and Mineral Basin. At the top of the lift, a 600-foot tunnel with a conveyor lift will provide access to Mineral Basin. This lift makes Snowbird’s intermediate terrain more accessible to skiers and snowboarders.
Cost: $5.6 million
8000 linear feet
2408 vertical feet
1800 riders per hour
8 minute ride
29 lift towers
90 degree bottom- and top-load
Powered by a top vault drive
6000 square foot flat Base area
Photo : Snowbird Marketing
Peruvian Tunnel Details
The first of its kind in North America, Snowbird’s new nearly 600-foot tunnel houses a conveyor lift that will transport skiers and riders from Peruvian Gulch into Mineral Basin. Located at the top of the new Peruvian Express high-speed quad, the 12-foot high, 10-foot wide tunnel provides a four-minute ride to intermediate terrain in Mineral Basin. The new tunnel and lift makes intermediate terrain more accessible to skiers and riders by eliminating many switchbacks and the steepest pitch of Chip’s Run. It also provides an efficient way to reach Hidden Peak without the use of the Tram
See the progress;
Snowbird Mountain Stats
Average Annual Snowfall: 500”
Vertical Drop: 3,240’
Base Elevation: 7,760’
Top Elevation: 11,000’
Skiable Acres: 2,500’
... the Pipeline !
MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS OPENING Saturday, November 18th for weekends only. Come celebrate 50 years of skiing and winter entertainment. Mother Nature has been good to us and the mountain has been making snow for more than two weeks. Chair 3 will definitely be open and there is a possibility of Chair 4 if weather permits. The Sitzmark will be open for operation from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Check our web site for up to date information or call SKI-SNOW. Tis the season for SNOW!
THE SPA AT ALYESKA RESORT is now OPEN. Experience an unforgettable journey into the world of relaxation and self-indulgence. The Spa facility, located on the second floor of the hotel, offers a variety of massage therapy, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, eye and lip treatments, body therapies, and the latest in Vichy Massage Therapy. Click HERE or Call (907) 754-2550 to set up your appointment TODAY.
2006-2007 SKI AND SNOWBOARDING SEASON PASSES last chance to save $50.00 on EARLY RATES until November 19, 2006! Don't miss out on the great savings. Specials are available for groups or individuals. It doesn’t matter your skill or age, there is a package to fit everyone. Call 907-754-2275 or click HERE for more details.
Go Ski..Do Good
Skiing Magazine's Skiing For Someone is a series of benefit events supporting Big City Mountaineers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit recreational mentoring program for at-risk teens. Given space availability, you will have the choice to heliski or snowcat-ski at one of 5 backcountry settings (Lake Tahoe, North Cascades, Ruby Mountains , San Juans, and Valdez ) with The North Face and Warren Miller Entertainment athletes at discounted rates. Along with getting the opportunity to participate in the guided backcountry event of your lifetime, you will receive apparel and gear valued at $1,200 as a thank you for your participation from The North Face and Atomic.
Sign Up, Raise Funds, Get Gear, Go Ski..Do Good! Learn how at www.skiingforsomeone.org.
Big Mountain featured on Subaru's Ski Northwest TV
Subaru's Ski Northwest TV show will feature Whitefish on Northwest Cable News beginning Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 6:30p.m. (MST) and Sunday, November 19 at 1:00a.m. (MST). The 30-minute show, hosted by Powder Magazine Founder Jake Moe, features eight winter destinations each season reaching 2.4 million cable subscribers in the Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Northern California regions. Each show airs 12 times throughout the season (see local listing for additional airings).
The program showcases Whitefish and Big Mountain Resort including powder skiing through Big Mountain's signature snow ghosts, breathtaking views of Glacier National Park and kids throwing tricks in the new half pipe and fishbowl terrain park. Highlights also include segments on downtown Whitefish, shopping, dining and additional recreational activities. Tune in and get ready for skiing and snowboarding!
For more information on Big Mountain Resort at Whitefish, Montana,
please visit us at www.bigmtn.com
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Swiss Budget Hotels
Swiss Budget Hotels!
Winter will soon be back!
This year also, Swiss Budget Hotels offers you exceptional special winter packages!
Davos, Breiten ob Mörel, Lenk, Kandersteg, Fiesch, Interlaken, Engelberg, Salgesch, etc. -
Take also advantage of great holidays in your Swiss Budget Hotel in TOP-Destinations of Switzerland!
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Contest of November!
Do not forget our monthly contest and win a weekend for two people at hotel restaurant Panorama in the beautiful Bernese Oberland! Seize your opportunity now!
6" of NEW SNOW!
Today's Forecast: snow
For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall totals,
Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !
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