Snow Alert - Killington Vt, Alyeska Resort, AK
STEAMBOAT DOUBLES LIFTS AND TERRAIN THIS WEEKEND
106 Trails, 11 Lifts & 1,957 Acres Or Nearly 70% Of The Mountain
Open This Weekend
More Than 7 Feet Of Champagne Powder® Snow Has Blanketed
The Slopes Since Oct. 10th
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-December 7, 2006 - The Steamboat
Ski Area will double the number of lifts open this weekend and
the available terrain including its family-friendly Sunshine Bowl
area, Sundown trails as well as several trails off of Thunderhead.
In addition, the newly remodeled Thunderhead and Rendezvous
Food Courts will open to the public on Saturday.
“Steamboat has enjoyed its traditional early season snow and cold
weather this year. As a result, the mountain is in incredible shape
as we move into the holiday period,” said Doug Allen, vice president-
operations of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “As conditions
allow and with the hard work of mountain crews, we’ll open additional
terrain and lift with the goal of being 100% open for the holidays.”
The snow is falling and the forecast is calling
for the biggest storm of the year tonight, with
up to nine inches!
We're skiing and riding on 26 trails served by
seven lifts for Friday and terrain for all
ability levels. The Superstar Express Quad and
the Snowshed Express Quad open Friday, servicing
runs such as Skye Lark, Bittersweet and Snowshed
Slope - and we’re grooming 17 trails.
For Saturday we're looking to expand even more
with up to 13 lifts spinning serving up to 30 trails!
Killington Winterfest at the Snowshed Lodge.
SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer will
make their grand entrance at 9:00 a.m. Saturday
and Sunday, plus there will be live music from
the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, movies, games and
more. Upcoming Events: Dec. 16: $15,000 Rails to
Wasatch Backcountry Rescue to Demonstrate New Heli-Based Avalanche Rescue System Thursday
Snowbird, Utah – A new helicopter-mounted avalanche transceiver technology will be unveiled for the first time in the United States Thursday, Dec. 7, in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon. Members of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Air Med, Life Flight and the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office will perform a helicopter transceiver search using long-range receivers near Snowbird.
Members of the media are invited to attend the demonstration and air search. Representatives of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Air Med, Life Flight and the rescue equipment manufacturer will be on hand for the demonstration and interviews.
What: A demonstration of the first helicopter-mounted avalanche transceiver technology in the United States . Targets will be buried on Mt. Superior and helicopters will locate them using the long-range receiver.
Who: Representatives of Wasatch Backcountry Rescue, Air Med, Life Flight, the Salt Lake County Sherriff’s Office and the rescue equipment manufacturer.
Where: Wasatch Powderbird Guides heli-port. Take Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Entry 4 and follow the Bypass Road to Wasatch Powderbird Guides.
When: Thursday, Dec. 7. Ground presentation begins at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. helicopter air search.