Snow Alert -Bear Valley , Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley,Kirkwood
SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 23) - With the individual and team sprints completed at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the cross country focus turns to distance races with the first competition Saturday - the men's 30K pursuit, mixing a mass start 15K classic technique race which leads into a 15K classic technique race.
The sprints were staged at the Sapporo Dome while the remaining races are scheduled for Shirahatayama, a traditional outdoor race course. The pursuit will feature four laps in each technique.
Live interval timing is available at midnight ET at http://livetiming.usskiteam.com.
Coach Pete Vordenberg has named four starters - Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), Andrew Johnson (Greensboro, VT), James Southam (Anchorage, AK) and Lars Flora (also Anchorage). Freeman, Johnson and Flora have been teammates at the last two Olympics while Southam is a 2006 Olympian.
With temperatures expected again in the 30s, if not higher, waxing could be problematic. Vordenberg said, "It's changing daily, sometimes hourly. We've found very volatile weather," he said Friday. "We expect it to be cool in the morning and then warm to zero [C. - or 32 F.]...and it again promises to be exciting in the waxing cabin."
There will be no U.S. jumpers competing Saturday night in the large hill competition at Okurayama Jumping Hill. Clint Jones (Steamboat Springs, CO) missed the top-30 cut by one place Friday in the qualifying event on the 134-meter hill and Alan Alborn (Anchorage, AK) was farther back.
International newcomer Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA) has a special relationship to enjoy while she's competing in Japan - her maternal grandmother is from Murakami, Japan, on the northwest coast of Honshu, the main island (where Tokyo is located). grandmother married a Swedish sailor and they moved to the United States, according to Valaas. On her father's side, there's another Scandinavian tie since her paternal great-grandfather moved to the USA from Norway.
You want snow? More than 24" of the fresh stuff has blanketed our mountain since yesterday morning and more is in the forecast. The snow level is low so conditions are light, dry powder and lots of it!
The weekend looks great with a mix of blue sky and more snow through Sunday. Break your other plans and join us for great skiing and riding
Photo: Squaw Valley Ski Corp
26TH ANNUAL SNOW FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONIES MARCH 2
The annual Snow Festival is back March 2-11 and Squaw Valley USA is kicking off the party on Friday night, March 2. The base area comes alive with a festive Laser Light Show, Torchlight Parade and a huge Fireworks Display beginning at 7pm. Stick around for the Snow Festival Opening Party at the Olympic House with live music and DJs until the early morning hours.
North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival- WINTER FEST
The 26th Annual Snow Festival is scheduled for March 2-11, 2007.
North Lake Tahoe thrives with ten fun-filled days and nights, packed with events and a variety activities
THE HONDA SKI TOUR
The biggest event in skiing is coming to Squaw Valley USA bringing the best skiers in the most exciting and progressive formats: Skiercross and Halfpipe, not to mention the biggest names in music today including George Clinton, G Love and Special Sauce, The Wailers, Donovan Frankenreiter, Matt Costa and many more!
The Honda Ski Tour begins with Fireworks on Friday night March 9. For concert tickets and a complete schedule of mountain events, parties and concerts,
Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons
Dolomite Superski Resort- Italy
After the fun times at Carnival the winter season in the Dolomiti Superski Resort keeps going with perfect snow conditions. The days become longer, the temperatures milder. Those are ideal conditions to experience snow and sun together with friends and family. Furthermore, on March 17, 2007 the special offers DolomitiSuperKids and DolomitiSuperSun start. Ascertain yourself and spend a few nice skiing-days with lots of sun and relaxation in the most beautiful mountains in the world.
The winter season in the Dolomiti Superski resort goes on until April 10/15, 2007. From March 17 to April 10/15 you can take advantage of the offer DolomitiSuperSun where you get one day free of charge. You stay 7 days at the price of 6 and you get the skipass for 6 days at the price of 5. The offer applies to all participating establishments as well as open ski resorts.
Olympic Comittee NEws
For the first time in its national sports history, Spain is organising a winter sports competition, under the auspices of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC): the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which is taking place from 18 to 23 February 2007 in the city of Jaca, in the Aragon valley, the heart of the Pyrenees. Few days before the start of the competitions, the torch for this Festival was lit from the Olympic Museum cauldron in Lausanne by the EOC President, Patrick J. Hickey, who presented it to the President of the EYOF Organising Committee, Enrique Villarroya, also Mayor Jaca.
From the Festival to the Olympic Games
Who knows? Maybe one day, some of the 900 young athletes present in Jaca will write the pages of Olympic history, becoming, in turn, role models for future generations. In this way, they will imitate the plethora of today’s international stars who obtained their first successes at the EYOF. They include tennis player Justine Henin, Olympic champion in Athens; and skiers Anja Paerson (Olympic champion in Turin and triple world champion at the recent world championships in Åre); Janica Kostelic (quadruple Olympic champion, with three gold medals in Salt Lake City and one in Turin); and her brother Ivica (silver medal in Turin).
Jaca 2007 official web site
Montafon - Austria
The Montafon Alpine valley is 39 km long, its 11 villages, which offer 18,000 guest beds, lies at altitudes of between 600 m. and 1,450 m., surrounded by mountains as high as 3,312 m. (Piz Buin). There are villages with a sporting character and extensive leisure programme and other, more peaceful resorts, perfect place for family holidays and total relaxation.
This Alpine valley into a fabulous ski arena. 62 cable-cars and chairlifts, 222 km of sign-posted and tended pistes, ski touring on Silvretta’s white glaciers, 100 km of cross-country skiing tracks, 290 km of winter footpaths (partly illuminated) and snow-shoe hiking trails, sports and natural toboggan runs (some floodlit), 10 ski schools, 8 ski kindergartens, a covered artificial ice rink, 2 tennis halls and plenty of après ski make for a memorable and active winter holiday. Montafon’s ski pass is an all-in-one ticket for all the valley’s cable-cars and ski-lifts, the Bludenz - Schruns railway route and the valley’s post busses.
Montafon news type character The Montafon news type character is our information service for you: regularly we inform you about interesting novelties, attractive vacation offers and current meetings in the alpine scene Montafon. Visit also our official homepage: www.montafon.at Best snow and runway conditions In the Montafon all lift systems are in enterprise, the runways are in a outstanding condition and invite to the extensive ski driving with best weather conditions. To the current schneebericht... Action "family-friendly Montafon" Children class 1997 and younger drive and live (in the parental bedroom) in the time of 10.03.-15.04.07 free of charge. This offer applies, if at least parents for the same period acquire a stay and a Montafoner ski passport starting from 5 days. more... Spark Sunday in the Montafon Spark Sunday is an old spring custom from pre-Christian time. With the burn-off of the spark down and by torch/flare rockers the Daemonen of the winter is to be driven out and the rising light to be welcomed. Celebrate with us this old sun cult. Traditional celebrations take place in all places. more... Profit play of the mountain railways Take part in and win you one of the attractive prices with the profit play of the Montafoner mountain railways - for each drawing by lots date is drawn by lots a car:
Live music on Golm
25 February 07
From 11.30 hrs. live music with "Gravensteiner" at the Grüneck Restaurant.
Sunparty on Snow in the Silvretta Nova
03 March 07
From 11.30 hrs. live music with the "Tequilla Partyband" in the Bella Nova.
VLV Cup Finale in Gargellen
23 March 07
The best young ski racers show off their paces on the Madrisa slope in Gargellen. The preliminary rounds start at 18.30 hrs., the finals at 20.30 hrs
Live music at the Hochjoch
24 March 07
From 13.30 hrs. live music with "Alpenstarkstrom" at the Kapell Restaurant.
Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort will be the last stop of six on this Canada wide
snowboarding series that welcomes and encourages snowboarders of all
ages and talent levels. Whether you’re a competitor or a spectator,
join us for a full day of rocking out with your friends, mowing on hot
dogs, sucking on sodas, and listening to live DJs while cheering on
your favourite snowboarders! The You Look Good Rider's Cup caters to all
ages and talent levels, and focuses on fostering the talents of the
riders by providing them with an optimistic and positive environment to
compete with, not against, their peers. Athletes take individually judged
runs in the terrain park trying to nail their sickest run in hopes of
progressing into the finals where cash and prizing will be awarded for
the top five males and females. The You Look Good Rider’s Cup is
Canada’s Premier Slopestyle Series with an expected cash purse of
over $20,000. Age categories include Grom 12 and Under, Renegades
13-16, Amateur 16 and Over, and Pro Open Cash.
Read more about this event
RE/MAX FIS World Cup Speed Skiing
March 1 to 4, 2007
Traci Max Sachs- Speed Skiing
The official site of professional speed skier Tracie Max Sachs
Traci has been gracious in supplying photos of speed ski events and dramatic pictures of Verbier CH
Ride Freesport's IFSA World Tour Big Mountain discipline please go to www.bigmountain-heliride.com
O‘Neill Xtreme Verbier (Verbier)
For details access:
When in France
U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Dates:
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
Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !
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