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TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival

The 6th Winter Asian Games will be held in Changchun (CHN) from 28th January, 2007-4th February 2007. A celebration of winter sports in Asia held every four years, this the second time that China will be hosting the Winter Asiad; the first time was in Harbin in 1996. The first-ever Winter Asian Games were held in Sapporo in 1988. Since the last time the event took place in China, the interest in winter sports has considerably increased in China as well as around the Asian continent.

Regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee, the 15th Summer Asian Games were just held in Doha, Qatar from 1st – 15th December. In Changchun, a total of 47 medal events in ten sports will be contested; of FIS’s disciplines, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard are represented. In addition, participants will compete in Biathlon, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating and Speed Skating. Changchun, the capital and largest city in Jilin province, is located in north-eastern China. The metropolitan area has a population of 6.83 million and a population of 2.78 million in the city proper. The skiing events will be held at Beida Lake Skiing Resort, located some 140 km from Changchun, which also hosted the season opening Freestyle FIS World Cup aerials events in December 2006

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Whistler’s famous spring celebration of the art, culture and music of winter sport, the event featured a free outdoor concert series, art and photography showcases and competitions, the 72-hour Avid Filmmaker Showdown, the 9th annual Pro Photographer Showdown and a series of ski and snowboard events culminating in the PlayStation Big Air event in Whistler Village with an estimated 18,000 people in attendance. The 10-day festival hosted more than 50 free concerts, 164 live musical performances, 240 athletes, 350 media and the work of more than 700 artists and performers.
The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival has proven itself as a model for festival success, inspiring imitators around the globe. “It’s gratifying to see what a substantial injection the festival makes to the local economy,” said Managing Director Sue Eckersley, “because its success is fuelled by the cumulative efforts of so many contributors and key partners, not to mention the creative energy of the entire community.” The team is already busy preparing for this year’s festival, April 13-22, 2007, which promises to be the ultimate wrap party to an amazing winter.
Information for the report was collected through the administration of a self-completion survey at kiosks located throughout the event. Questions were asked regarding the overall composition of the visitor party, length of stay, total spending while in Whistler, as well as overall importance of the festival in the traveller’s decision to come to Whistler.
The report was authored by Paradigm Consulting Group using the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance’s Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model.
The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is produced by Watermark Communications, an experienced Whistler sports and entertainment marketing company, and presented in partnership with Festival owners Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb. Celebrating its twelfth year as the largest annual winter sports and music festival in North America , the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a high-octane 10 day and night showcase of the best of snowsports, music, arts and mountain life. Featuring major professional ski and snowboarding competitions, the largest free outdoor concert series in Canada , the legendary Pro Photographer and Filmmaker Showdowns, and many more unique art and cultural showcases, the Festival is the ultimate wrap party. Please visit whistler2007.com for details on the 2007 TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, to be held April 13-22, 2007. www.whistler2006.com/2007/

Watch for snow falling from roofs! All main trails were groomed this morning. Off trail is windblown snow at the top and tracked wet snow from mid mountain to the base.The snow line is at the Pinic Rock level this morning.
WINTERFEST is Feb. 2nd, 3rd & 4th. On Saturday: Kid's Zone @ the Daylodge from Noon to 3pm, Mtn. Bike Slalom Race at3:30pm on Tanaka, World Cup Demo Day from 11am to 3pm at the top of the Tram, Challenge Alaska Charity Auction at the Columbia Ballroom @ 6:30pm, Fireworks Display at the Daylodge at 10pm. On Sunday: 2 for1 Superbowl Lift Ticket Celebration...print out the coupon from the Winterfest Quick Link, Half Pipe Competition @Noon, All Day Long Super Bowl Celebrations Resort wide with every tv tuning in to the game. For a full listing of events & more information please look on-line. Starting on Monday, Jan. 29th, Chair 7 will be open 7 days per week for day skiing!


FIS Live
SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 30) -- Ski racing fans can watch the action live from The Night Race in Schladming today, one of the World Cup's most spectacular events. Tune-in to WCSN.com for first run action at noon ET and second run finals at 2:45 pm ET today. Ted Ligety starts number seven. You can also follow the live timing at livetiming.usskiteam.com.

Watch FIS Alpine World Cup action all season long on the new World Championship Sports Network. Watch for season schedule coming soon
Tune-in to WCSN.com

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 29) - When the World Cup tour hits its final race before the World Championships Tuesday night, slalom start rights will be up for grabs among U.S. men. WCSN.com will broadcast live video streaming at 11:45 a.m. ET with the second run at 2:30 p.m. ET. Live interval timing is available at livetiming.usskiteam.com at noon ET. Olympic combined gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) have clinched start spots by their World Cup results, but that still leaves two potential places to be filled at Worlds. Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) is missing only the slalom title to complete his set of World Championships gold medals and he would be the first to win all five disciplines (SL, giant slalom, super G, downhill and combined), if he were to win in Are, Sweden. But, first, he needs to clinch a slalom start spot...and Schladming is the last opportunity. He hasn't finished a World Cup slalom since January 2006, on the eve of the Olympics. Tom Rothrock (Cashmere, WA), a 2002 Olympian, and former Junior World Championships combined gold medalist Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) also are looking to clinch a slalom spot.


Jackson Hole
Today is the first day in 3 weeks that temperatures hovered above zero degrees for my early arrival here in Teton Village. I was actually warm this morning. Normally, I wait until late morning rays hit Apres Vous mountain for my first decent. Today, no waiting needed! The fresh corduroy promises to be looking good and skiing fresh as the morning sun rises over the Sleeping Indian. I recommend Werner for your first run.

Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 111 of 116
Groomed Trails Open: 40 of 40
Advanced Terrain Park: Open
Beginner Terrain Park: Open
Halfpipe: Open, recut 1/25/07.


Big Sky

Weather: A mix of clouds and sun this morning with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Chance of snow 30%. Winds light and variable out of the southwest. Temperature: 19° to -7° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 5-10 mph from South West
New Overnight Snow: 0
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0
Base Snow Depth: 36-54
Surface Conditions: Machine Groomed, Variable Conditions
Terrain Open: 100%

Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, 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, Little Thunder
What's Happening
Test out your skills on the Super Pipe, Open today!
Check out our free live Après Ski Music today at The Carabiner, Chet’s and Whiskey Jack’s!

Mt Hood Meadows

IT'S LIKE GETTING A RIDE TO THE MOUNTAIN FOR FREE! Park & Ride costs just $59 for round trip shuttle from Portland AND your lift ticket! That's the same price as an adult peak day ticket - so you're basically getting to ride for FREE! If you're just beginning, try the "Bus on Us" learn to ski or learn to ride package includes bus, beginner lift ticket, 2 hour beginner lesson and equipment rentals for $59! Purchase exclusively online through eTICKETs.
SPECIAL PARK & RIDE ADDED FRIDAY, JAN 26 It's a big school out day so we're running Park & Ride so you can get to Meadows conveniently and affordably!
3 TIME PASSPORT - $99 Learn to ski or snowboard with our 3 Time Passport - for ages 13 and older. Includes first three days of beginner lift tickets, 2 hour lesson and equipment rentals each day. Purchase online right now or at the ski resort your first time up.


White Pass -Wa
SOS Fund-raiser - February 3rd 4pm
The Snowboard Outreach Society provides four-week snowboarding experiences for disadvantaged youth. Dance to the music in the Sitzmark Lounge and help raise much needed funds to expand this important program at White Pass!

March 3 & 4, 2007
Celebrate the 21st Annual White Pass Winter Carnival with fun for the entire family. Enjoy the spectacular Snow Castle, snow sculptures, carnival games, face painting, and the Ski for Kids Race. For complete schedule click here.
VERIZON LUGE CHALLENGE March 10 & 11 at White Pass. Join Verizon and USA LUGE NATIONAL TEAM at the Verizon Luge Challenge! This unique event features 6 Olympic Athletes ready to coach you in the finer points of luge competition. Everyone is welcome to give it a try - it's FREE! About the event & the athletes.
Average Annual Snowfall 350 Inches
Vertical Drop 1,500 Feet
Elevation White Pass Day Lodge 4,500'
Summit 6,000'
Total Lifts 5 Lifts: Quad and Triple 2 Double Surface Lift
Lift Capacity 6,500 Persons Per Hour


When in France

Glisse mag

Zermatt- Switzerland

Off-piste skiing
Skiers don't have to content themselves with just skiing on the pistes! We will guide you down slopes in their natural state to isolated valleys. If we have sufficient participants we offer these guided tours for groups at the price of CHF 165.- / EUR 110.- per person. For information and reservations contact the "Alpin Center", Mountain Guides' Office, tel. 027 966 24 60 Alpin Center (8F / 111)
2 days guiding
Exciting guiding through the stunning Matterhorn ski paradise. A professional snow sports instructor will lead you through our fabulous international skiing area and give you some valuable insider tips. Skiing fun at its best! Prerequisite: you must be able to do safe parallel turns. Required number of participants: 4 persons, max 6-7 persons. Price: CHF 180.- per person. Tel.: 027 966 24 66

6th Ski-mountaineering Race Zermatt - Rothorn
24 February, 2007
FUN: women, men & juniors (until 1986) / starting place: 4.45 p.m. at Sunnegga.
SPRINTERS: women, men / starting place: 5.00 p.m. at Sunnegga
ELITE: women & men / starting place: 4.45 p.m. in Zermatt.
SNOW SHOES: starting place: 4.45 p.m. at Sunnegga
For information and reservations contact the Sports Office, tel. 027 966 81 18.
URL: http://sac.zermatt.ch/gebirgslauf/e.html

And say hello to Walter at the Victoria Rest !! Great people and good food.

And Bump Bash Mogul Competition
22nd Bump Bash Classic
April 5 - 8, 2007
Mogul ski race for all-comers.
URL: http://www.bumpbash.com

Swiss Freestyle Championships
28 - 29 April 2007
Swiss Freestyle Championships
URL: www.bergbahnen.zermatt.ch



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