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Niseko -Japan

The real thrill of Niseko, off piste skiing. Enjoy the natural powder snow

At the [nisekoannupuri] international ski site, from this season, the season ticket 50 hour tickets 30 hour tickets [toku] of customer limitation of purchase service was begun to the customer of season ticket 50 hour tickets 30 hour ticket purchases. By the fact that the key card is presented, eating and drinking price and hotel Niseko of the restaurant inside [gerende] it is and is dense hot spring bath time fee of the village in discount. Please utilize by all means in at this opportunity. * Because it cannot jointly use with the other discount ticket and the like, please acknowledge beforehand. Eating and drinking fee 10%OFF hotel Japan Airlines [annupuriresutoran] “[azeria]” and dining “lilac” * lunchtime (11: 30~14: 30) Only * becomes only the payment with the cash. [nutsukuannupuriresutoran] “[niyusanko]” and Chinese noodles house “good good ([haohao])” * you not utilizing the meal ticket sale machine, please present to the staff. The restaurant inside the returning on the same day rest house * you not utilizing the meal ticket sale machine, please present to the staff. Returning on the same day hot spring bath time fee discount…400 Yen adults (usually 700 Yen in fee), 200 Yen children (usually 350 Yen in fee) hotel Niseko it is and is dense the village * open hours 12: 00~21: 00

30 Lifts inc Gondola

Mayrhofen- Austria
Mayrhofen in winter, an idyllic place with a population of 3,600, nestling in a valley, before the unique and fascinating backdrop of the mining world of the Zillertal’s main peak. Numerous mountains with large ski areas and white shimmering mountaintops characterise this pristine and beautiful winter landscape.
New: "White Lounge"
In the middle of the ski resort at the Ahorn, the mountain to enjoy, nearby the panoramic platform Zillertal a special mountain adventure will open this winter: "White Lounge" - an igloo bar comletely of snow with comfortable seats inside, loungers and snow bar outside.
"Zillertal National Park": An Alpine Treasure of 80 Glaciers!
With its valley population and lively villages, the Zillertal has a lot to offer. Most outstanding however is the spectacle of nature with its majestic mountains and the Hintertux Glacier as eternal white backdrop at the end of the valley. A special gem is the Zillertal Alps High Mountain National Park.
This "area of peace" on the Zillertal Main Ridge (1,000-3,509m) extends impressively over 372 km2: the landscape is dominated by almost 80 glaciers, three large reservoirs as well as several mountain and corrie lakes, which extend over all altitudes of the inner Alps.
As well as marmots, eagles and chamois, other endangered species like steinbock and bearded vultures have also found their place in the high mountain landscape. The lateral moraines in Zemmgrund are a highly interesting geographical area in the Alps: rock crystal, cairngorm, tourmaline, granite, amethyst and hematite are among the treasures. There's a lot to see and discover in the National Park with the guided themed treks "On the Berliner Hütte Glacier Trail”, "On the Trail of Poachers” or with a torchlight trek over Pfitscher Joch.


Zell am see-Kaprun
Purely or rapidly toward valley showers pull winter passport to cosy its traces by the snow: 29 kilometers heavy departures in the European haven region are not also for experienced ski drivers and their equipment sugar licking. A thick white splendour and sparkling snow crystals do not however only make these distances a genuine experience. Also the sportily less provocative distances offer each quantity ski passport. Heavy distances are characterized black, for runways for progressing carry red signs. Red routes lead for example at the Kitzsteinhorn of the alpine center in 2,452 meters up to the station glacier jet 2 in 1,976 meters. Up to the there Haeuslalm one can drive off also directly from the summit station on 3,029 meters over a beginner distance (blue marking). This departure is only one alternative from a 130 kilometers long, incomparably facet-rich runway offer, which holds the European haven region ready for its guests. The Schmittenhoehe is point of attraction for fastidious ski friends from all world. On that 2,000 meters high mountain, present themselves some the jewels under the ski runways of the alps. From the summit one can drive off over Schmittental to to the outskirts of a town of cell at the lake. It is all the same, whether one wants to maintain rather a ambitionierten style, or is still shy, because one stands only a few days on the boards. With all routes are the mountain experience ` of alps ', the various nature of the region and plentifully joy for small and large inclusive.


Hlíðarfjall - Iceland
The ski slopes of Hlíðarfjall are a paradise for skiers; and if you are staying in Akureyri they are right on your doorstep. The environment is of the best and the ski lifts can carry 2930 persons per hour to the slopes above. The difference in altitude from lowest point to highest is about 500 meters. The Ski Centre was built up during the years 1955-1964 but formal operations began in 1962. The ski lodge stands at a height of 506 meters above sea level and can provide sleeping accommodation in twin rooms for 22 persons, besides having a communal sleeping area which can take 70 persons. The ski hut Strýta lies at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level and has a shop and toilet facilities for the use of visitors to Hlíðarfjall
The new ski lift, which has been given the name Fjarkinn, is the pride of the Hlíðarfjall Ski Centre. It is 1000 meters long and carries 4 persons per seat. Fjarkinn replaced the oldest ski lift in the country and its capacity is many times that of its predecessor; 2000 persons an hour instead of a mere 450. It is now but a 61/2 minute ride to Strýta!! www.hlidarfjall.is

Jungfrau- Switzerland
Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe (3454 m) An excursion up to the eternal glacier world of Switzerland’s high Alps is an unforgettable experience. At 3454 metres, the Jungfraujoch is the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. From Kleine Scheidegg, the railway travels through the tunnel behind the notorious Eiger North Wall – with stops at two stations with viewing windows hewn in the bare rock – and on to the underground “peak” railway station, Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe

Schilthorn–Piz Gloria (2970 m) The Schilthorn shot to international fame as a spectacular location for the 007 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau from the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant are simply stunning
Männlichen (2230 m) Enjoy the spectacular cogwheel railway trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen. The bottom station of the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway is only a few minutes walk from the railway station and village centre. From here it takes just five minutes to soar up over 1000 metres to the Männlichen summit (2230 m). Männlichen is also easy to reach from Grindelwald Grund with Europe’s longest aerial gondola.
Männlichen (2230 m)
Enjoy the spectacular cogwheel railway trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen. The bottom station of the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway is only a few minutes walk from the railway station and village centre. From here it takes just five minutes to soar up over 1000 metres to the Männlichen summit (2230 m).

Geneva Carnival
Thursday, 22 February 07 - Saturday, 24 February 07 Category: Customs, Market Description: Event in the tradition of Middle-Age carnivals, with masks, costumes, music and street entertainment Address: Genève Tourisme & Bureau des Congrès Office du Tourisme de Genève, rue du Mont-Blanc 18, Case postale 1602, 1211 Genève 1 Phone: +41 (0)22 909 70 00 Fax: +41 (0)22 909 70 11 E-mail: info@geneve-tourisme.ch

Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets is an unspoiled country village set amid spectacular Alpine scenery. At altitude of 1200-1300 metres, including snow-sure skiing from Oktober until April at Glacier 3000, with 215 km of ski-runs and 30 km of groomes trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, a great 7 km slope for sledging, there are more enough reasons to be lured to the snowy landscape of Les Diablerets!
During the season, a lot of activites are organize (concerts, historical visiting of Les Diablerets, farm and cheese making visitings, snowshoes outings, introduction to curling and children activities like sledging or craft afternoons) as well as events
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38th Music and Snow Festival Events / Major events of the year
9 concerts are on the programme , 3 March 2007.
03.02.2007 6.15 pm GYULA STULLER, violon & RICARDO CASTRO, piano

Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche

St. Moritz
Ski down World Championships runs - at TOPHIT prices

Following the major investments made ahead of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003, the mountain offering in St. Moritz (in transportation, snow-making and catering infrastructure) is first in class. Experience the same World Championships runs as the world's foremost skiing cracks who competed for a medal in St. Moritz in 2003 – and this at TOPHIT prices that offer great value for your money
St. Moritz bids for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013
Focused perseverance without respite after the successfully organized FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February 2003 – St. Moritz together with Swiss Ski, the Swiss skiing association, will be bidding to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships of 2013.

Polenta Race on the Olmypic Bobsleigh Run to special rules

Olympic Bobsleigh Run St. Moritz-Celerina

Cresta Run: Claude Cartier Challenge Cup
23.02.2007 09.00 h to 24.02.2007
Lokalität: Cresta Run St. Moritz-Celerina

January 29th - February 3rd 2007: 14th St. Moritz Gourmet Festival.

From its initiation as a small scale event 14 years ago, the Gourmet Festival has become a fixture in the St. Moritz calendar of events, and a must on every epicure's agenda.


Kicking Horse
9 cm freshness last 48 hrs
FEB 24
Rossignal Demo Day - (All day event)

....12:00 Snow Volley ball... see site for details
1, 260 metres (4,133 feet)


• Top of Kicking Horse: 2,450 metres (8,033 feet)
• Mid-Mountain: 1,722 metres (5,646 feet)
• Bottom of the lowest chair: 1,190 metres (3,900 feet)


• Winter: Stairway to Heaven - 4-passenger fixed grip quad
• Winter & Summer: Catamount - 4-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
• Winter: Pioneer - 2-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
• Winter: Pony Express surface lift


Stowe -Vermont
It sure has been snowing in Stowe. And conditions went from great to amazing in the last week, thanks to FOUR FEET of new snow from the Valentine’s Day Blizzard! But that’s only part of the picture of how snowy it has been up here lately...
We've received over 100 INCHES of snow so far in February, with almost half of that happening in the last week. It has snowed on our mountains 30 of the last 40 days, accumulating nearly 12 FEET since MLK Weekend. Even more snow is expected at the end of the week here, and the weekend outlook is excellent. Check out our snow report for weather and updates.
Both of our mountains are powderful playgrounds from top to bottom. Come on up and play on them with us! All lifts are in operation and all of our terrain is open, including all of our designated glades. We have 3 Terrain Parks on Mount Mansfield (Tyro Large, Standard Medium and North Slope Medium) and smaller learning features on Spruce Peak for aspiring freestylers.

Calgary, AB – February 21, 2007 – Kimberley Alpine Resort has received an astounding 74cm (29 inches) of snow in the past seven days, with a recent storm bringing 32cm (12.5 inches) to the British Columbia resort in the past 24 hours.
With 5.5 metres (18.25 feet) of snow so far this season, conditions continue to amaze and thrill visitors.
Nearby Fernie Alpine Resort has received 69cm (27 inches) of snow in the past week, adding to its 689cm (23 feet) of snow to date this season. Lake Louise Mountain Resort has received 43cm (17 inches) in the past seven days, with what is being described by locals as the “best ski season to date
Kimberley Alpine Resort www.skikimberley.com is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family


White Pass -Wa
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


Forum Snowboards is hosting their popular Youngblood amateur contest series.
The only rule is that you are under the age of eighteen.
Each Youngblood Snake Session will be hosted by a different Forum pro. So get out there and show 'em what you've got. Winners will receive a ton of Forum gear, a checkout (interview and photos) on Forum's website and the possibility of being invited to join the Forum Youngblood team!

The 2007 Forum Youngblood Snake Sessions schedule includes the following dates, resorts and host riders:
02/24 – Appalachian Mountain, NC – Host: Travis Kennedy
02/24 – Mt. Avilla, QC, Canada – Hosts: Jake Blauvelt & Nic Sauve
03/04 – Boyne Highlands, MI – Hosts: Stevie Bell & Peter Line
03/10 – Bear Mountain, CA – Hosts: JP Walker & Lauri Heiskari w/ Cobra Dogs
03/17 – Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA – Hosts: Travis Kennedy, Jake Blauvelt & Niko Cioffi w/ Cobra Dogs
03/24 – Mt. Saint Louis Moonstone, ON, Canada – Host: Devun Walsh


Ski Patagonia
Early Bird Special in Las Leñas up to February 28th. Apart from this news, we are preparing for Mendoza Wine Harvest Celebration which is a very good opportunity to travel to the wine county and get to know the different wineries and its top wines! If you want to enquire regarding the Early Bird rates please send an email to



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