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LA PLAGNE, France -World Cup moguls

(Feb. 5) - Sho Kashima (South Lake Tahoe, CA) finished fourth in a World Cup moguls event Monday night, cracking the top-5 in only his fourth World Cup start leading four American men into the top 15. Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) was fifth as four U.S. women also crowded the top 15.
World Championships, ARE, Sweden
ARE, Sweden (Feb. 5) - For the third consecutive day, high winds and blowing snow forced organizers Monday to postpone the first race of the 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, pushing the men's super G back to Tuesday at 4 a.m. ET. U.S. fans will be able to follow World Championships coverage live beginning Tuesday with the rescheduled men's super G. NBCSports.com and MediaZone.com will team up for live coverage of every race during the World Championships, which run until Feb. 18 in Are. The race change means a doubleheader for Tuesday with Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) defending his SG title from the 2005 Worlds in Bormio, Italy, and the women's super G, originally set for Sunday and postponed until Tuesday, re-set to follow the men's super G at 6:30 a.m. ET. The men's super G, originally slated to be held Saturday as the opening event in the first Worlds in Are since 1954, was postponed by poor weather, including gusting winds and wet snow, until Monday with a 6:30 a.m. ET start; as the winds continued for a third day, organizers delayed the start by 30 minutes but at noon, local time (6 a.m. ET), they announced the rollback for one more day. and, ...
The Paul Mitchell Progression Session
MT. BACHELOR, Ore. (Feb. 4) - The Paul Mitchell Progression Session wrapped up the final day of competition at the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix with Waterville Valley Academy rider Ian Thorley (Marquette, MI) and Jenniver Jones of Great Britain claiming victory in slopestyle. U.S. Snowboarding pro rider Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH), who was third in the exhibition, stomped the $2,500 Rip-It Trick of the Day with a switch backside 900.

Mt. Bachelor, Ore. - Feb. 3, 2007
Men's Finals (12 make final)
1. Steve Fisher, Breckenridge, CO, 44.5
2. Louie Vito, Bellefontaine, OH, 39.6
3. Tommy Czeschin, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 38.10
4. Ross Powers, Stratton Mountain, VT, 36.10
5. J.J. Thomas, Golden, CO, 35.20
6. Luke Wynen, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 34.00
7. Michael Goldschmidt, Stratton Mountain, VT, 33.80
8. Keir Dillon, Shawnee, PA, 32.70
9. Scotty Lago, Seabrook, NH, 28.80
10. Tim Humphreys, Basking Ridge, NJ, 25.00
11. Ross Baker, Reno, NV, 17.40
12. Broc Waring, Edwards, CO, 14.40
Women (six make final)
1. Kelly Clark, Mount Snow, VT, 46.00
2. Elena Hight, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 41.80
3. Gretchen Bleiler, Aspen, CO, 41.10
4. Torah Bright, Australia, 37.90
5. Clair Bidez, Minturn, CO, 34.60
6. Tricia Byrnes, Stratton Mountain, VT, 34.10

For complete details on the 2007 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix tour,

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Jackson Hole
The days are getting warmer, and after last week's chill, even twenty degrees feels like a beach party. Down at the base, temperatures rose into the thirties, making the snow soft and forgiving. Perfect halfpipe weather for the Bro Down competition, and superior for those of us whe prefer not to demonstrate their skill in front of a crowd by hittin rock drops in the trees, or even Little Britches, our beginner terrain park. Today should be just as yummy.
Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 109 of 116
Groomed Trails Open: 40 of 40
Advanced Terrain Park: Open
Beginner Terrain Park: Open

February 6 - 8
Wyoming Winter Special Olympics
Join Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in welcomming the Special Olympic athletes of Wyoming! Athletes will be in town for three days of fun and winter competition. This event always includes a wonderful Opening Ceremony and a Victory Banquet / Dance. Please come and cheer on these amazing athletes. Or better yet volunteer! Call (307) 739-2770 for more information.

February 9
The Big One film premier
TGR and JHMR present a 16mm film about 10 years of TGR in JH. Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Music Award for Best Pop/Reggae Album, Mystic Roots Band is serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall, with overtones of rock, funk, and ska. $5 at the door.

February 10 US. Ski Team Day 2007
For every lift ticket sold we will donate $1 to the US Ski and Snowboard Association, a 501©(3) organization.
This day is designed to salute local grass roots ski initiatives and raise money to support US Ski Team athletes One of 36 resorts around the country participating


Jay Peak
All 8 lifts and up to 72 trails and glades. The majority of our beginner and intermediate terrain will be groomed up again overnight. We’ve opened Upper Goat (and the 10 trails off it that were closed for snowmaking/grooming) and have completed snowmaking on Northway/Angel’s Wiggle so these have re-opened too. All 3 of our parks are open now, albeit with limited features in the main park.

Mother Nature's latest tempest has tossed tons of snow everywhere! When the sky cleared this morning, the bright sun exposed powder hounds scrambling for their favorite stashes like mice under a moldy hay bale.

Rudi's to Storm Peak Express was soft--so soft, that everywhere I turned it felt as though I was skiing across wet drywall and my boots were juuussst about to punch through. On the ride up I witnessed the wrath of the wind's fury. Some spots looked as though they have been sand blasted, while other areas are so buried, you can't tell what's underneath. Based on the drift alignments, I figured Flying Z would be loaded up.

Holy bottomless bunkers! While pushing through Rudi's, I had thought it might be time to lose some weight, but once I started drift busting across The Ridge to Big Meadow, I was meat-eatin' proud once again. Each turn was a deeper and deeper explosion. At one point, I was worried about being alone when I set up to launch off a perfect ramp and ended up plowing through 4 feet of endless chest deep drift. After drying off, I continued down Drop Out (far skier's left) and Vortex (far skier's right) to show off under the lift.


The World's Most Extensive Snowmaking System is also making snow on Bittersweet, Outer Limits and Superstar so check them out for more even more fresh snow Saturday!

Plus, we're grooming 90 trails, including Lower Wildfire, Cascade and Downdraft!

Killington's 430-foot long Superpipe with 18-foot walls opens Saturday at Bear Mountain - check out the action here on our new Superpipe WebCam! www.killington.com

Whistler - Blackcomb

March 23-28, 2007

Catch the action at the Pontiac GMC Canadian Alpine Championships coming to Whistler March 23-28, 2007. It's a gruelling test of Canada's alpine skiers competing in four events: Downhill, Super Giant Slalom, Slalom and Giant slalom

4 months to go in the season... setting up for what should be incredible mid to late season skiing! There's exciting events coming down the pipe.

Bear Valley

Jib Jam Rail Comp. Open to all ages, jibbers will compete for awesome prizes. Also in the Cub Park, this comp will kick off at 1:30pm, and will be as much fun to watch as it will be ride! $10 entry, $20 bib deposit, helmets required, riders under 18 need parent release. Entries for the Progression Session & Rail Jam will have a chance to win a free video iPod

Sugar Bowl
The Coldstream Terrain Park is one of the best parks seen at here at Sugar Bowl! Snowmaking improvements this summer have given us the ability to put more snow in the park. We have Seven jumps in the park ranging from 25’-40’ Look before you leap! Our jumps may appear bigger than they really are from above, this is so they [the jumps] have good landings. The rail line continues to grow as we find or build fun stuff to be put out. Look for new rails to arrive without notice throughout the winter! Don't forget to check out Buena Vista! You can run the first three turns of the X-Games Qualifier course before we turn them into intermediate rails and jump! Our Golden Gate Park is our best park for all users. Small jumps, short rails, and natural terrain challenges are riding great. Don’t know how to ride jumps and rails? Come up and take a lesson with one of our freestyle accredited instructors. Our Superpipe is in the works! We have been making as much snow as we possibly can through out the nights! We are moving snow so it is only a matter of days until the pipe is open!!!

Durango Film Festival

Durango Independent Film Festival - Feb 28 - Mar 04, 07

9-11 WINTERFEST WEEKEND: Balloon Rally, Triathlon, skiing and snowboarding competitions. "Anything Goes" sled races. Pagosa Springs.
9-12 DOG SLED RACE: The San Juan stage racing series third year for mid-distance racers and mushing fans. Silverton.
10 CHOCOLATE LOVERS FLING: Sample deluxe chocolate concoctions made by local chefs and bakers. Dance, benefit. Telluride. RECEPTION: Annual Membership Reception. Center of Southwest Studies. Center of Southwest Studies. Durango

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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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