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Snow Alert, - TX
67th. Hahnenkamm Race Weekend , see info Below

Jackson Hole
It looks like last week's cold snap is on its way out, with temperatures on the mountain already in the teens and on the rise. I braved the cold yersterday, armed with my trusty wool neck gaiter, and cruised the smooth corduroy on Sleeping Indian, Upper Teewinot, and St. John's. -AC

New Snow(past 24 hours)
0" @ Upper-Mountain
0" @ Mid-Mountain

Snow Depth
56" @ Upper-Mountain
48" @ Mid-Mountain

Total Snowfall ( season to-date)
187" @ Upper-Mountain
143" @ Mid-Mountain
Grooming Report
Lift Status
Live Temps & Wind

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

January 20
Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow Search
Next Snow Search is a quest to find the neXt generation of skiers and snowboarders. It's the first all-mountain, all equipment, all persons snowsports competition and we are lucky to have a stop in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, WY
March 15-18, 2007
Subaru of America is proud to present the 2007 U.S. Freeskiing Series. This five-stop tour brings the top Big Mountain competitors in the world to center stage at some of the best resorts in North America. Over the years, these competitions have helped launch the careers of skiing legends such as Shane McConkey, Kent Kreitler, Ingrid Backstrom, Seth Morrison, Hugo Harrison, and Reggie and Zach Crist. Come watch skiers from around the globe raise the bar of freeskiing in pursuit of a $100,000 overall prize purse.
Check www.usfreeskiing.com


NEWS from Patrick Thorne Snow365.com
Plans for the worlds largest snow centre, Snow Games in Belgium, are reported to be moving forward ten years after the project was first envisaged. The 86 million Euro Snow Games would have a 100,000 square metre snow surface, nearly three times the largest indoor slope that currently exists, and slopes up to 800m long.
The centre aims to have two six-seater chairlift serving five runs, including a green, the 800m blue, two reds and a black run. Target visitor numbers are 650,000 in the first year rising to 1.19 million by the third year. Snow Games aims to open in 2008 and will be Belgium’s fourth snowdome.

Western Australia is moving closer to opening its first ski slope, thanks to a proposal for a $50 million (Aus) indoor snow park at Perth.
Plans for the privately-financed project include two parallel runs about 350m long, with one at 15 degrees for beginners and the other at 30 degrees for advanced skiers.
There will also be a halfpipe and terrain park. The plans also include an outdoor ski jump training area. The precise location of the new facility has not yet been finalised.
Australian companies have been pioneers of indoor snowmaking since the 1980s when one of the first indoor snow slopes in the world opened in Adelaide. The country has also exported indoor snow technology for snowdomes, one off events and even for movie filming worldwide. The most technologically advanced indoor snow concept, the revolving indoor Ski Trac snowdome mooted for several locations worldwide, including as the base of the latest mega development in Dubai, is also Australian.

Australias conventional ski areas are also continuing to expand, but suffered a poor snow season in 2006 and there are projections that climate change will end all natural snowfall in the country by the middle of this century. A feasibility study had shown that Perth had 50,000 skiers who travelled to Eastern Australia or overseas regularly to ski.

Briton Engineering Developments have announced a third project on mainland Europe at Meseta Ski in Valladolid, Spain.
The company has been contracted to design and install a ski slope some 9500 square metres in size in association with their Spanish partners, ACTUR S.L. of Madrid. Briton will be bringing its extensive design and build experience to bear and the new slope will sport the finest freestyle features the market demands, including several jumps, grind rails and an Olympic sized half pipe, similar to the project recently completed in Noeux Les Mines in northern France.
Spain is completely new territory for outdoor synthetic snowsports systems. Prior to the Madrid exhibition last November the Spanish had never seen a product such as Snowflex. The schedule set for construction is an aggressive one therefore skiers and 'boarders can look forward to the opening of the new slope within the next few months, some five months after starting on site.

Las Vegas Wet ,.... The latest news from the proposed $1.1 billion Las Vegas Wet snowdome and water park earmarked for Las Vegas Boulevard South is that the extensive facility will implement fuel cell and a micro turbine power system to supply 95 percent of the resort's electrical needs.
Steve Dooner, chief executive of the Las Vegas WET project, expects to be able to name the precise location of Las Vegas wet, scheduled to open in 2010, within the next few weeks once the final bit of land required has been secured.
The latest addition to the facility is a 5,000-seat multipurpose arena which would host basketball and volleyball teams and stage games.

Patrick Thorne of Snow.365 ~ News from Indoor snow facilities around the World

Big White / Silver Star
Sunny weather and powder snow equals the most perfect skiing and riding conditions in Western Canada
SBX Double Header at Big White
TELUS Park mastermind Flynn Seddon has had his crew manicuring the new Snowboard Cross course at Big White for the fiercest head-to-head snowboarding competition of the year – this weekend's BC Snowboard Association Snowboard Cross. This event is open to FIS and Provincial Snowboard Association competitive members. All competitors must register at race office (Village Centre Mall, Big White). PRE-REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED either online at www.karelo.com with a credit card or by email to admin@bcsnowboard.com with payment at registration. This is a great event to come and watch even if your not competing.

Rail Jam 1516 Drop
In Rail Jam Series Sponsored by Okanagan Spring Brewery Saturday night marks the second event in the Silver Star 1516 Rail Jam Series to be held right in Silver Star's village centre. Skiers and snowboarders bring their best grinds, ollies, slides, and tricks to perform under the lights while getting the opportunity to cop some great prizes. Register at events@skisilverstar.com for only $10.00

Last Friday, Big White and Silver Star kicked off the $5 Friday Night special with a BANG!. Visit www.bigwhite.com and www.skisilverstar.com for information on this crazy deal. Please note that due to changing weather conditions, it's a good idea to check the websites before coming up from town www.bigwhite.com

Mammoth Mountain
January Midweek Madness - Don't Miss These Deals
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Mammoth
Great Deals Available Now:
-Lift Tickets: $55*
-Child/Senior tickets: $39*
-Lift and Lodging: from $113**
-2 for 1 group lessons at Mammoth Ski and Snowboard School*
-$10 off ski tune-ups, $1 off wax at Main/Canyon Lodge Repair Shops and much more.
-Other Great Deals around Town and in the Village!
800.MAMMOTH / 760.934.2571 1 Minaret Road - PO Box 24 - Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 2007

MT HooD Meadows
Jan 13-19: National Ski Area Safety Week
Jan 20: MVP Absinthe Films raises the bar to bring you 'More' presented by Red Hook, Salomon and Ally Distribution
Jan 20-21: Hood River Pear sampling
Jan 22: Rotary Night

Jan 27: MVP 'Anomaly' TGR - presented by Red Hook, Salomon and Ally Distribution
Anomaly TGR’s newest 16mm and HD ski and snowboard release showcases the freakish and abnormal abilities of today’s top athletes. On Location: Japan, Morocco, Jackson Hole, Alaska, Aspen, British Columbia, Switzerland, Corsica, Whistler, Oregon, and France.

Feb 3: Hanel Loop 10K XC Race
Feb 3: MVP 'Follow Me Around' Mack Dawg Productions Presented by Red Hook, Salomon and Ally Distribution
Feb 3-4: February Weekend Sessions - Sno-Blasters, Trailblazers - begin
Feb 9-11: Burton Demo Tour Super Stop

Dave sends this in
GET $29 LIFT TICKETS WHEN STAYING IN THE HOOD RIVER AREA There's still avaialability over the holiday - stay at any one of the two dozen lodging properties and receive this greatly discounted lift ticket offer.

SAFEWAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS AND SAFEWAY FAMILY SUNDAYS! Show your Safeway Club Card and save $10 off the price of a night (3 - 10 PM) ticket Friday or Saturday night! Show your Safeway Club Card Sundays and receive up to two free 14 and under lift tickets with the purchase of a Noon - 9 PM ticket.

4 TIME LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD W/TRANSPORTATION - $248 It is an amazing deal and is part of our multi-week sessions offered on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays (Trailblazer weekend program) or Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (Midweek adult program). Lift ticket, equipment rental and a two hour lesson is included each week. For ages middle school and older. Sign up for a bus from your neighborhood!

why not
SUBARU LEGACY 2003 FOR SALE This automatic transmission all wheel drive sedan has power steering, door locks, windows, an alarm, cruise control, moon roof, A/C, CD player stereo, aluminum alloy wheels (currently mounted with four summer tires and we will include four studded tires). The mileage is 101,500. Only one owner so far! This car is in great shape
Be sure to take a few laps down Heather CYN, great terrain !

CORTINA D AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) tore down a tricky super G course Friday after rain-caused delays to win her third World Cup race - in a third discipline - in less than a month. Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) tied for fourth
For complete details:

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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



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Air France


Apex Mountain Resort remains one of the hidden gems of Canadian skiing. Located a short 30 minute drive from Penticton, BC, Apex is a full service destination resort with quality snow, great weather, incredible terrain, and friendly people. Apex being located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, features the perfect mix between large amounts of precipitation and low humidity that makes for the lightest champagne powder snow imaginable. Smiles stretch from ear to ear, as locals and visitors alike hoot and holler amongst the glades & open terrain, leaving clouds of powder snow to lightly settle behind them. With an average temperature of -4º C, Apex receives about 600 cm of dry "Okanagan" powder each season
High Flying at Apex Mountain Resort -- PENTICTON, B.C. – Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus won the season-ending Freestyle FIS World Cup to snatch the season’s overall men’s aerials title from previous leader Kyle Nissen of Calgary.

The Winter/Spring Games are Coming!!!! -- February 24, 2006 -- Everyone is invited to Apex Mountain Resort in the sunny Okanagan from March 17th to 19th to watch the best Freestyle Skiers in the world compete in FIS World Cup action

World’s Best Freestyle Skiers Compete at 2006 Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals at Apex Mountain Resort -- Penticton, BC; Tuesday, March 14, 2006 -- The world’s top freestyle skiers, including 2006 Olympic Champions and 2005 World Champions, have started to arrive in Penticton, BC for this year’s Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals at Apex Mountain Resort

Register for the Freestyle FIS World Cup at Apex -- February 19, 2006 -- The FIS WC Finals for Half Pipe will be held as an Open competition, scheduled Friday March 17th, 2006. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association must register all athletes. Registrations for this event are due by Wednesday February 22nd.


*** Kitzbühel Austria

The Kitzbühel Ski Area has a white blanket waiting
skiing freaks, boarding fans and of course all those who prefer to cut a good figure on the mountain chalets

Kitzbühel Tourism
Corporation of public law
Hinterstadt 18 A-6370 Kitzbühel Austria
Fire & Music
1 January 2007
A festival of joy for thousands of "pyromantics"

Baldessarini Snow Arena Polo World Cup
from 19 - 21 January 2007
Kitzbühel plays host to the Polo World Cup

67th. Hahnenkamm Race
From 26 - 28 January 2007

The winner gene drives the world’s best skiers forward throughout the winter season; for them second place is defeat. But there is one big skiing event where that does not apply: the most difficult and most fascinating ski race of all, the famous Downhill on the Streif. Here it is still not whether you win or lose, but simply being part of this ski spectacular on 20 - 22 January 2006, when Kitzbühel stages the 66th Hahnenkamm Race
Three days of excitement! As in past years, the 67th Hahnenkamm Race is a guaranteed combination of top-class sport and entertainment. more >>

Tuesday, 17.01.2006
11:30 a.m 1st downhill training
Wednesday, 18.01.2006
11:30 a.m 2nd downhill training
Thursday, 19.01.2006
11:30 a.m 3rd downhill training
Friday, 20.01.2006
11:30 a.m. Hahnenkamm Super-G
06:30 p.m Prize award Hahnenkamm Super-G
and draw for Hahnenkamm Downhill, finish area Timing building

Saturday, 21.01.2006
11:30 a.m Hahnenkamm Downhill Race
followed "Kitz Charity Trophy"
06:30 p.m Prize award Hahnenkamm Downhill and draw for Hahnenkamm Slalom, finish area balcony of Timing building.

Sunday, 22.01.2006
11:30 a.m Hahnenkamm Slalom - 1st heat
01:15 p.m Hahnenkamm Slalom - 2st heat
followed Prize and ceremony for slalom, and combined, finish

To Race page: Hahnenkamm


Stevens Pass, Wa
Stevens Special Events


Patscherkofel - Austria
The Patscherkofel Mountain, Worth the Experience in Winter and Summer!
In Winter:
Innsbruck hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice and Igls as the venue for the men’s downhill was the focus of the world’s interest. Not only the Olympic winners Franz Klammer and Egon Zimmermann love the runs on the Patscherkofel, also beginners and advanced skiers are fascinated by this beautiful mountain.
The Patscherkofel offers:
- soft slopes for beginners
- demanding slopes for proficient and advanced skiers
- fun for the children
- comfortableness for families

Our modern artificial snow spreaders guarantee snow and optimum winter fun
Matching the new Panorama Cable Car, the bottom and top station of the Olympic Express now also have new colours

Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !

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