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Snow Alert, -Whistler Blackcomb

AROSA, Switzerland (Jan. 16) - Stacia Hookom (Edwards, CO) finished fifth and 2006 Olympian Tyler Jewell (Sudbury, MA) was sixth Tuesday, leading four U.S. Snowboarding riders into the parallel giant slalom final at the 2007 FIS Snowboard World Championships. Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 11th and Olympian Michelle Gorgone (also Sudbury) was 13th. For complete details: http://www.usskiteam.com


2007 Winter X Games XI - January 25-28 2007
Aspen, Colorado
The 11th annual, free-to-the-public, winter action sports competition features more than 230 athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Moto X, Ski, Snowboard, and Snowmobile.
GEM returns as the Sport Organizers for all of the skiing events once again, which will include Skier-X, Slopestyle, Superpipe. Duties include course design, athlete selection and competition execution. GEM will also be assiting with the Boarder-X competitions

Stevens Pass, Wa
Stevens Special Events


Jackson Hole
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


Courchevel France
The thrilling international freeride movie competition is back! This year, 10 teams from around the world will arrive in Courchevel to put on a great show and compete to succeed the winning Japanese team from The Columbia Ride Week 2006 whose movie was both original and laden with sumptuous freeride images. Women will again be well represented, last year, the Swedish team headed up by Marja Persson took third place and this year, Germany’s Katharina Mihaljevic and Switzerland’s Geraldine Fasnacht will also be competing. New for this year, both snowboarders and skiers are welcome! During the first 4 days of the Ride Week, the best international freeriders will compete on the hills of Courchevel. Each team will consist of 2 riders and a cameraman. Their task will be to create a 5 minutes movie which highlights both amazing freeride images and technical performances. The 5th day will be dedicated to editing these fantastic scenes and an international jury of athletes and journalists will judge the movies. Then on Friday 16 March 2007, at the end of the week, all of the movies will be presented at a showcase and combined with a prize giving ceremony and party www.courchevel.com/rideweek

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


Snowbird, Utah
Avalanche Dog Team School in Little Cottonwood Canyon Teams From Western States Taking Part in Regional Clinic Thursday, Jan. 18

Snowbird, Utah – More than 30 teams of highly-trained avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers from around the West will gather in Little Cottonwood Canyon Thursday, Jan. 18, for avalanche victim search drills, beacon searches, helicopter training and classroom sessions.

Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR) hosts the biennial avalanche rescue dog seminar, which will feature instructors from WBR and the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, two of the premier North American training and certification organizations for avalanche rescue groups.

Thursday’s training stations include a highway rescue scenario with a buried car, an agility course, obedience and discipline training, a beacon rescue search and a helicopter transceiver search using new long-range receiver technology. AirMed and Life Flight helicopters will be working with avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers.

The clinic will include dogs and handlers from Utah , Washington , Oregon , Colorado , Wyoming , New Mexico , Montana , Idaho , California and Canada .

Ski patrol and snow safety professionals will be available for interviews and demonstrations of avalanche rescue techniques beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Superior parking lot near Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge.
Who: Over 30 teams of avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers.
What: Training in mock avalanches and with AirMed and Life Flight helicopters.

Where: Snowbird’s Superior parking lot across from the Cliff Lodge. Take Little Cottonwood Road to Snowbird Entry 4.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, beginning at 11 a.m., continuing throughout the day.

Celebrating 30 years of service, Wasatch Backcountry Rescue is a volunteer organization made up of snow safety professionals and their avalanche rescue dogs from nine Utah resorts, UDOT, U.S. Forest Service, the Utah Olympic Park and Wasatch Powderbird Guides working with Salt Lake, Utah and Summit county sheriff’s offices. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue member resorts are Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Park City , The Canyons,

www.wasatchbackcountryrescue.org. From Laura at www.snowbird.com


Air France


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

Big Sky

Weather: Mostly sunny, with clear blue skies
Temperature: 15° to -6° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 5-10 mph from West
New Overnight Snow: 0
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 0
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 0
Base Snow Depth: 38-57
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

What's Happening
Check out live apres ski music today at Whiskey Jack's & The Carabiner!


Cortina d'Ampezzo
Weather conditions Clear skies, nice
Temperature top 09:00 -6
Temperature base 09:00 -4
Depth of snow top 60
Depth of snow base 15

Wind force gentle breeze
wind direction north-west
Conditions slopes Good
Number of open lifts 33 of 37
Number of open slopes 58 of 68
No. of kilometres 90 of 115
Conditions Crosscountry Good
No. of kilometres 45 of 75
Conditions Snowpark Closed
Info: ++39 0436 862171


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


Traci Max sachs
The official site of professional speed skier Tracie Max Sachs
Jan 20-26 Vars (Fra) Training Camp
Jan 27-30 Vars (Fra) FIS World Cup
Jan 31 - Feb 4 Vars (Fra) Pro Mondial
Feb 9-10 Goldeck (Aut) European X-Trem Week

Traci has been gracious in supplyig photos of speed ski events and dramatic pictures or Verbier CH


23 hour Freeride festival,& Freeride Competition
The Verbier Ride is one of the worlds leading freeskiing competitions. The Skier Cross discipline has become a recognized X-Games qualifier event. The Slope Style event attracts many of Europe‘s top freeskiing athletes to compete in a specially designed course within the La Chaux freestyle area (Neipark 1936)

The Verbier Ride 07 is a European level Slope Style pro/am event and an International level Skier Cross event offering athletes over 500 hours of TV airtime and the chance to qualify in one of the World's most exclusive events.

The 2007 event from the 17th-20th February will prove once again to be a great success with the worlds top riders throwing it down in the two disciplines.


17 TH FEBRUARY (arrival day)
Arrival day for competitors and press
6pm - 8pm Riders meeting @ Centre Sportif
8pm - 10pm Rider Environment @Centre Sportif (wellness program for competitors)
9pm - 10pm Film Showing @ Centre Sportif

9am – 11am Slope Style qualifications @ Verbier's Freestyle location
10am – 12pm Ride with the Pro's in Verbier's Snowpark location
11.30am – 1pm Slope Style finals @ Verbier's Freestyle location
12pm – 3pm Verbier Ride Star Search @ Verbier's Freestyle location
1.30pm – 2.30pm Slope Style super finals @ Verbier's Freestyle location
6pm - 7pm Verbier Ride action highlights from Place Central's BIG SCREEN
7pm - 8pm Riders meeting for Skier Cross @ Centre Sportif

Ride Freesport's IFSA World Tour Big Mountain discipline please go to www.bigmountain-heliride.com
Coming up-
O‘Neill Xtreme Verbier (Verbier)
For details access: http://www.verbier.ch/



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