Snow Alert -Whistler Blackcomb
U.S. Skiers 1-2-3-4 in Super Series GS
Brandenburg leads American Sweep
BETHEL, Maine (Jan. 2) - Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) led a U.S. sweep of the top four places Tuesday in a Chevrolet Super Series giant slalom as NorAm Cup racing resumed at Sunday River. He edged Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) by three-hundredths of a second for the victory.
In blowy weather, with temperatures in the low 20s, Brandenburg was second on the first run and took the victory when Canadian Jean-Philippe Roy skied off course early in his second run. The time for Brandenburg's first Super Series triumph was 2:35.36.; the Super Series represents U.S. races in the NorAm Cup series.
tloff, the 2005 Junior World Championships combined gold medalist who is returning after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament a year ago, was second in 2:35.39. Warner Nickerson (Gilford, NH) - who skied plenty at Sunday River before he graduated from Colby College in Maine - completed the podium in 2:35.75.
The annual Super Series visit to Sunday River continues Wednesday with another GS, beginning at 10 a.m. with the second run set for 1 p.m. ET. To follow the race via live interval timing: http://live-timing.com/races.php.
ALPINE NORAM CUP
Bethel, ME - Jan. 2, 2006
Men's Giant Slalom-1
1. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA, 2:35.26v
2. Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV, 2:35.39
3. Warner Nickerson, Gilford, NH, 2:35.75
4. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 2:35.78
5. Scott Barrett, Canada, 2:35.80
U.S. skiers in the top 20:
6. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 2:36.41
8. Tim Kelley, Starksboro, VT, 2:36.63
10. Roger Brown, Norwich, VT, 2:38.07
11. Jeremy Transue, Hunter, NY, 2:38.14
12. Scott Veenis, Salt Lake City, 2:38.39
13. David Chodounsky, Crested Butte, CO, 2:38.40
15. Jack Reed, Stowe, VT, 2:38.72
16. Paul Epstein, Carlisle, MA, 2:38.73
17. Travis Gaylord, Park City, UT, 2:38.76
18. Greg Hardy, Jamaica, VT, 2:39.03
19. Chris Frank, Windham, NY, 2:39.09
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It’s snowing in Courchevel !
Like a xmas present, snow arrived yesterday in Courchevel, along with the new year ! we have 31 feet of fresh snow at the base of the resort, and 40 feet at the top of « La Saulire ». .. and keeps falling.
Tomorrow will be sunny and for sure a truly dream ski day
Whistler- Blackcomb BC
494,000 acres of untracked fresh snow - get there with Whistler Heli-Skiing.
Fresh Tracks Tips
Be at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola at 7am. Upload between 7:30-8:30am.
On busy days, Fresh Tracks may sell out. Access is limited to the first 650 people at the base on the morning of the breakfast.
Put your Fresh Tracks ticket in a handy pocket, because you must hand it in at the Roundhouse Lodge at the top.
Listen for the "Runs are open" call when you're in the Roundhouse Lodge.
Do not ski/ride all the way back to the bottom of the mountain. If you do, you will not be allowed back up before the regular opening time without purchasing another Fresh Tracks Ticket (you handed in your ticket at the top).
Emerald Express and Big Red Express will be the usual lifts open to you at the top of the mountain.
Fresh Tracks Breakfast
Price $16.78 adult, $12.20 child. Children 6 and under: FREE
Time Upload the Whistler Village Gondola between 7:30am - 8:30am
Location Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain
Dates December 8, 2006 - April 8, 2007
Powder Mountain Catskiing offers luxurious Bombardier snowcats to take you to an unforgettable day of cat skiing or snowboarding in the Whistler backcountry. Your day will consist of an average of 7,000 to 10,000 vertical feet of untracked powder. You will be picked up in Whistler Village at Tex Corleone's where you will enjoy a buffet breakfast at 7:30am and then be driven to the snowcat location. Certified guides will brief you on backcountry safety, avalanche awareness, and the use of avalanche transceivers (supplied by Powder Mountain Snowcats). A hearty lunch will also be provided while on the mountain. Guests will return to Whistler at approximately 5pm.
Snowcat Skiing & Snowboarding
Meeting location Tex Corleone's in Whistler Village
2007 started off right today, with some
super soft, super grippy, super fun surfaces all
over the mountain.
Instead of firming things up, the sleet we got
this morning actually piled up niceley, a few
inches deep, giving us some great surface
conditions on lots of terrain, including Scoot,
Tote Road, Whiffletree, Sluice, and King's
Look for the majority of our terrain to be tilled
out by tomorrow morning, including Haulback for
the first time this season.
Snowmakers will be back at it again tomorrow as
soon as temps and humidity drop back down, and
the plan is to hit Widowmaker, Tohaul,
Whiffletree, Narrow Gauge, and Competition Hill
with a dose of the fresh stuff.
A new year and a new month naturally mean new
events, and we've got lots of em coming right up,
starting with College Snowfest tomorrow through
Jan 5. Come on up for a week long party including
nightly entertainment, food and drink specials,
and $35 lift tickets with a valid college ID.
Jan. 8-12 is Children's Festival here at
Sugarloaf, and kids age 4-12 ski for free when
you stay for three or more midweek nights from
Then it's the Charity Summit, White White World
Week, the Bud Light Concert Series (Strangefolk
and The Samples), and more. For more information,
check out our calendar.