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*** Snowboarding NEWS
AROSA, Switzerland (Jan. 17) - For the second consecutive day Stacia Hookom (Edwards, CO) led U.S. Snowboarding riders, finishing eighth in parallel slalom to close the alpine portion of the 2007 FIS Snowboard World Championships. For Hookom, it was the final race of a successful career that spanned 12 seasons and seven World Championships with U.S. Snowboarding. Adam Smith (Bend, OR) and Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) led American men finishing 12th and 13th respectively.
"It's really tough and I'm going to miss it," said Hookom, holding back tears. "My motto for the Worlds was 'what would Elway do.' John Elway closed out his career with the Denver Broncos on top and today I was wearing bib number seven - his number. Maybe I didn't win, but I feel like I went out on top." As the first female to be named to the U.S. Snowboarding program following the 1994 U.S. championships, Hookom has racked up 197 World Cup starts over four disciplines (giant slalom, parallel giant slalom, parallel slalom and halfpipe), was a member of seven World Championships teams, captured six national championships and now ends a storied career with her best World Championships performance finishing fifth in PGS and eighth in PSL.
"One of my biggest dreams was to win a World Championships medal," she said. "It's something I've always held an extreme amorous for and it didn't happen, so that's hard. But I'm not disappointed in the way I raced - I'd rather have real races than have someone crash for me to move on and all of my races this entire week were tough battles. If only every weekend could be like the Worlds." In the first round of finals, Hookom, who qualified 15th out sped Olympic and Worlds PGS silver medalist Amelie Kober of Germany before coming up short against Nicolien Sauerbreij of the Netherlands by just over four tenths of a second in the round of eight. Sauerbreij would move on to finish fourth behind winner Heidi Nuerurer of Austria, while the men's race was won by Olympic silver medalist and fellow Austrian Simon Schoch.
"She was really ripping. I have a lot of respect for Stacey, she and I were originally named to the first U.S. Snowboarding Team together after the '94 nationals," said Head Coach Steve Persons, who was a competitive rider before moving into coaching. "She's proved a lot this week and left quite an impression on our younger riders. Her determination is something that everyone can look on with admiration. She should be proud of what she's accomplished." One such young rider is Reiter, who along with Smith was edged in the first round of finals by a very narrow margin. Smith, who would finish 12th overall, was bumped by newly crowned PGS World Champion Rok Flander of Slovenia, the eventual bronze medalist and Reiter dropped to Mathieu Bozzetto of France by just .16 tenths of a second.
"Every run for Adam and Justin was almost a tie," said Persons, "they couldn't have been more than a tenth out each time, but both of them qualified near the back of the pack, so they had to beat the faster guys in the early rounds, which is a tough road to go. But I'm really happy with what I saw in this team over the last few days. We had multiple riders in the finals each day and with a little tweaking here and there, this team will be on the podium regularly. Hopefully this will bring us confindence as we move back into the World Cup tour." The 2007 FIS World Snowboard Championships continue Friday with men's big air before concluding Saturday with men's and women's halfpipe. For the alpine riders, the World Cup schedule resumes on Sunday, Jan. 28 in Nendaz, Switzerland.

Arosa, Switzerland - Jan. 17, 2007
Parallel Slalom Finals
1. Heidi Neuruer, Austria
2. Marion Kreiner, Austria
3. Doresia Krings, Austria
4. Nicolien Sauerbreij, Netherlands
5. Ekatrina Tudigescheva, Russia
8. Stacia Hookom, Edwards, CO
18. Michelle Gorgone, Sudbury, MA
35. Lindsay Lloyd, Centerville, UT
52. Erica Mueller, Steamboat Springs, CO

1. Simon Schoch, Switzerland
2. Philipp Schoch, Switzerland
3. Rok Flander, Slovenia
4. Adreas Prommegger, Austria
5. Mathieu Bozzetto, France
12. Adam Smith, Bend, OR
13. Justin Reiter, Steamboat Springs, CO
23. Tyler Jewell, Sudbury, MA
34. Chris Klug, Aspen, CO

For complete results:

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival LUSTS FOR ORIGINAL SKIN, issues WORLDWIDE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF SNOW AND SKATE BOARD ART 3RD Annual Masterpiece in Motion – Snow & Skate Board Art Competition offers $1000 purse to winning designer of snowboard TopSkin™ graphic WHISTLER, B.C., January 17, 2007 – The world’s best designers of snowboard art are summonsed to the ultimate showcase of shred at Whistler’s 2007 TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Masterpiece in Motion (MIM) continues its hunt for the best original snowboard and skateboard art in the world, with a worldwide call for submissions. Artists have until March 16 2007 to submit their original visual art and graphic designs for snowboard and skateboard canvasses. 30 finalists will have their designs showcased at the ten day TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, putting the most fresh innovative street art directly before a tidal wave of street-savvy viewers. In 2006, the exposure launched MIM finalist Zak Wilson towards commercial success. When Togo’s Sandwich shops of California ran a promo based on Snowboard Art, they hooked up with Wilson, and commissioned him to produce a series of designs that became part of a winterlong traveling roadshow that hits North and SoCal skateparks, Rail Jams, gear shops, sweet surf breaks and will be at Snow Summit/Bear Mountain and Sierra Summit throughout January and February. The 2007 Masterpiece in Motion Champion will walk away with US$1000, an Ascension snowboard featuring their winning art, and the opportunity to work with Ascension Snowboards to develop a line of boards featuring their Snowboard Art. The top three winners, as chosen by a jury of industry leaders, will take home a cash purse, and the top 3 honourable mentions will receive Original Snowboard Art Top Skin(™). A People’s Choice award will be elected on-line at www.whistler2007.com

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EVENTS - Events
...Swiss snowboarders garner more medals Philipp Schoch has won another silver medal for Switzerland at the World snowboard championships in the Swiss resort of Arosa.

Swiss skiers and boarders grab podium places Marc Berthod and Silvan Zurbriggen have grabbed top spots behind Austria's Mario Matt in the World Cup Super-combination race in Wengen.

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Jackson Hole
Sub zero temperatures keeping you from the mountain? You can escape the cold by simply riding the Bridger Gondola to Casper lift line. Experience the pristine corduroy on your first warm run to Thunder Quad. Maybe time your riding skills on Jackson Hole's top notch Nastar course

January 13 - 19
National Safety Awarness Week
All week long the resort will feature safety information for skiers and snowboarders.

January 18 - 21
Women's Snowboard Camp
During this all-girls gathering, JHMR top female snowboarder coaches will help you to ride to the next level while expanding your comfort zone. Delve into the physical,mental and emotional aspects of snowboarding within a supportive atmosphere. For intermediate to advanced riders.307-739-2686

January 18 - 21
JH Women's Ski Camp
Explore extraordinary terrain with Jackson Hole's finest female coaches. Enhance your skills and seek new thrills in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere. For intermediate to advance skiers.307-739-2686




Nearly 60 ProRodeo Cowboys Competed in the World's Most Unique Ski Rodeo

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO--January 16, 2007--Nearly 60 Professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls from around the United States, Canada, Australia and France switched from riding broncs and bulls to skis and snowboards today as they competed in the 33rd Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The race began with the dual slalom where cowboys raced their way down a slalom course and over a large jump, which bucked a few right out of their equipment. Once through the course, each had to lasso a Denver Bronco's cheerleader, saddle a horse, and cross the finish line, hopefully all in one piece.

Ray Thurston (Bib #40), a bull rider from Tabernash, CO, won the dual slalom event with a time of 30.43 seconds. Evan Jayne (Bib #2), a bare back rider from Marseille, France, took second place with a time of 32.25 seconds. Third place went to Jed Moore (Bib #99) of Cheyenne, WY with a time of 34.62 seconds.

The finale and most entertaining aspect of today's 33rd Bud Light Cowboy Downhill competition, was the Stampede. Utilizing a mass start, the Stampede pitted cowboy against cowboy in a chaotic winner takes all race to the bottom of the course.

Bare Back rider, Scott Montague (Bib #82) of Rapid City, South Dakota took the coveted Stampede title. Joe Gunderson (Bib #5) a Bare Back rider from White, South Dakota took the prestigious title of best wreck for a head over heels tumble.

1. Ray Thurston (#40), Tabernash, CO 30.43
2. Evan Jayne, (#2), Marseille, France 32.25
3. Jed Moore (#99), Cheyenne, WY 34.62
4. Dusty LaValley (#4), Crooked Creek, Canada 35.18
5. Scott Montague (#82), Rapid City, SD 38.19
6. Jake Griffin (#37), Daniel, WY 38.29
7. Dustin Mulroy (#26), Pomeroy, WA 38.99
8. Mike Kappes (#45), Crooks, SD 41.55
9. Jake Littlefield (#15), West Point, MS 42.15
10. Clint Cannon (#41), Waller, TX 42.68

It all began 33 years ago when Billy Kidd, Steamboat's Director of Skiing, and Larry Mahan, six-time All-Around World Champion cowboy, decided to invite a few of the ProRodeo stars to Steamboat for a day of skiing. Three decades later, the Bud Light Cowboy Downhill has become one of the most popular and unique ski rodeos in North America featuring cowboys from ProRodeo World Champions and first-timers on skis.

The Bud Light Cowboy Downhill is always scheduled to coincide with the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver each January. Racers must be entered at the Stock Show and be a member of the ProRodeo Cowboys Association or the Professional Bull Riders to compete in the event.


Jay Peak
Expect machine groomed and packed powder conditions today with some windblown in spots where the wind has, well, blown. All 8 lifts are scheduled to spin but winds will gust today.
Info www.jaypeakresort.com

Big Sky
Weather: Our forcasted high for today is 19 degrees. Yesterday, however, we shattered our expected high of 15 with temperatures on the mountain reaching 28 degrees. At 4pm the thermometer still read a balmy 20 degrees at mid mountain. Temperature: 19° to -2° (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: Powder and machine groomed
Terrain Open: 95%
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

...music today at Whiskey Jack's

Whistler Blackcomb

With 8 meters of snow spring looks to be a long one. summer camps anyone ? www.WhistlerBlackcomb.com

Lake Placid
Celebrates the 75th aniversary of the 1932 Olympics
Feb 11 2007
Lake Placid Regional Authority for details of a Dinner Dance.
Lake Placid

The Olympics are always worth a celibration, A shout out to www.ForeverAdirondack.com

The Olympics are always worth a celibration, A shout out to Snow Basin Utah, for the Down Hill in 2002 and Squaw Valley in 1960 ( KT-22 chair is always worth a visit )



Win a weekend for two in Zermatt
Win a weekend for two in Zermatt in a 3* hotel including ski passes. How? With a spot of luck and by answering the following question correctly: How much has Zermatt invested for the winter? Incidentally: The winners can take their trip whenever they like! The lucky winner of the last competition: Mahine Misselbrook. Enjoy your visit to Zermatt!

To enable our 1-week guests to go skiing on the day of their arrival and departure, we've introduced the new 6.5-day ski pass. It includes the preceding afternoon starting from 12:15 or the final morning until 12:00 noon (starting from CHF 356 for adults) or both half-days (starting from CHF 379 for adults

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


Engelberg Switzerland
Special Midweek Offer; 07 January 2007 – 03 February 2007 Treat yourself to a wonderful holiday above the sea of fog in a hotel of your choice. With the special “Midweek” offer you can have three days' of ski and snowboard fun on our snow-covered slopes. The all-inclusive arrangement “Midweek” covers three overnights with breakfast buffet and 3-day ski pass, and is available from CHF 359.00. Information and booking in the Tourist Center Engelberg, welcome@engelberg.ch

engelberg music festival (emf); 19/20 January 2007 From 19 - 20 January 2007 the engelberg music festival performs for the third time. The success of last year's festival encouraged the organisers to offer once more their musical journey through eight bars and restaurants. With only one ticket you can visit the various bars and restaurants over two days from 4 p.m. till midnight and listen to different types of music and DJS. Further information on the current programme and tickets can be found under


U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Dates:

Feb. 2-4 - Mt. Bachelor, OR
- Saturday, Feb. 3 - Halfpipe Qualifiers and Finals
- Sunday, Feb. 4 - Slopestyle Qualifiers and Finals

Feb. 24-25 - Tamarack, ID:
- Saturday, Feb. 24 - 22-foot Halfpipe
- Sunday, Feb. 25 - Snowboardcross (part of the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Championships)

The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour:
Jan. 26-28 - Copper Mountain, CO - HP, SS, SBX, Rail
Feb. 9-11 - Mt. Bachelor, OR - HP, SS, SBX
Feb. 16-18 - Spirit Mountain, MN - HP, SS, SBX, Rail (*new date)
Mar. 2-4 - Okemo, VT - HP, SS, SBX
June 21-22 - Mt. Hood, OR - HP, SS

www.Ussa .org


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