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ARE, Sweden (Feb. 16) - Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) broke into the top 10 in the first run of slalom Friday night at the 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN) 25th. The second run of the final individual women's title race at Worlds begins at 2 p.m. ET, with live coverage on NBCSports.com and MediaZone.com. There also is live interval timing available at http://livetiming.usskiteam.com.
Catch all the action from the FIS Alpine World Championships LIVE on NBCSports.com

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The IOC Evaluation Commission for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 kicks off its site inspections tomorrow in PyeongChang. In February and March, the 13-member Commission, headed by IOC Vice-President Chiharu Igaya

The dates for the evaluation tour are as follows:
PyeongChang: 14-17 February 2007
Sochi: 20-23 February 2007
Salzburg: 14-17 March 2007

Seventeen different themes
In each city, the Evaluation Commission will have an in-depth look into 17 different themes such as transport, accommodation, technology, media operations, environment and meteorology, finance, security, sport and venues and Olympic village(s). The findings - obtained through briefings and on-site visits - will be summarised in a technical report which will be published and submitted to all IOC members no later than one month before the election of the Host City. This will take place on 4 July 2007 during the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City.
Thirteen members on Commission board Appointed by the IOC President in September 2006, the Evaluation Commission for the 2014 Games comprises IOC members, representatives of the International Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), athletes, and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), as well as advisors.
Chiharu Igaya, IOC Vice-President, will lead the Commission. He will be assisted by Simon Balderstone (environmental advisor), Dwight Bell (NOC), Philippe Bovy (transport advisor) Rémy Charmetant (former OCOG), Jan-Ake Edvinsson (IF), Stig Ove Gustafsson (IF), Kai Holm (IOC), José Luis Marcó (legal advisor), Theodore Papapetropoulos (finance advisor), Miguel Sagarra (IPC), Rebecca Scott (IOC, athlete), and IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli.


FURANO, Japan (Feb. 16) - Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) and 2006 Olympian Tyler Jewell (Sudbury, MA) led the U.S. Snowboarding charge Friday, finishing 14th and 15th in parallel giant slalom as three days of World Cup snowboarding opened in Japan. Canadian Matthew Morison claimed his first World Cup victory in the men's race, while Isabella Dal Balcon of Italy took the women's contest.
Action continues Saturday with the first snowboardcross World Cup of the season, following the cancellation of events scheduled for Bad Gastein, Austria in December and Leysin, Switzerland in January. Each resort was to host two races, yet limited snowfall early in the season forced organizers to scrap each stop.
In an effort to rebuild the SBX season, an additional event has been added to the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup running March 9-11 in Lake Placid, NY, site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games. The program now calls for two SBX races, book ending a halfpipe contest at Whiteface.

Furano, JPN - Feb. 16, 2007
Parallel Giant Slalom
Men (16 make final)
1. Matthew Morison, Canada
2. Simon Schoch, Switzerland
3. Rok Marguc, Slovenia
4. Jasey Jay Anderson, Canada
5. Heinz Inneger, Switzerland
14. Justin Reiter, Steamboat Springs, CO
15. Tyler Jewell, Sudbury, MA
27. Josh Wylie, Londonderry, VT
37. Chris Klug, Aspen, CO

Women (16 make final)
1. Isabella Dal Balcon, Italy
2. Fraenzi Kohli, Switzerland
3. Alexandra Jekova, Bulgaria
4. Doris Guenther, Austria
5. Isabella Laboeck, Germany
24. Erica Mueller, Steamboat Springs, CO
29. Lindsay Lloyd, Centerville, UT
32. Michelle Gorgone, Sudbury, MA

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Sugar Bowl
Take a look at what we got!! 3-4 Feet of fresh snow around the mountain from the last storm and a whole new look for the Bowl. We knew it would come... now its here!! Time for you to come up to Sugar Bowl for Winter fun!! Bring your CORE card for the best deal in the Sierras. Have a look for yourself on our web cams www.sugarbowl.com

Live Music at the Bowl
This weekend, we'll be rockin at Judah with the return of Kevin Danzig Friday through Sunday AND the International Rockstar Taste of Chaos - Battle of the Bands on Monday, February 19th including the following bands - Saosin, Aiden and Evaline. Relax in our beautiful lodge after a great day on the slopes! Check out the tour at www.battleofthebands.com

BEar Valley
Bear Valley Hosts Special Olympics
Special Olympics Northern California is holding the 2007 Regional Winter Games at Bear Valley Mountain Resort on Sunday 02/25/07 and Monday 02/26/07 from 9am-3pm. We need 20 volunteers for the cross country/snowshoe venues & 10 volunteers for Alpine/Snowboard Venues on each day. Come out and share your time, energy and enthusiasm for Winter Sports with our athletes. For more info or volunteer contact: Wendy Liston at 800-770-9401/wbliston@sonc.org.
Gatorade GS Race #2 will kick off the weekend Saturday around mid-day. Then head to the Sun Deck and have a chance to win a dog sled ride from the Bay Area Siberian Husky Club (BASH). BASH will be near the end of the Sun Deck from 1pm to 4pm, giving demos and raffling off rides. Apres ski, grab a drink from the Monte Wolfe Saloon and be ready to boogie down to the live tunes of Bear Valley's own, The Mattly Trent Band from 4:30 to 7:30. The kids will enjoy a movie on the large screen in the Sun Room at 4:30 as well. At 5:45 as the sun goes down skiers and snowboarders head to the Kuma Chair for the Torchlight Parade. As soon as the last rider’s at the mid-mountain lodge, a spectacular fireworks show will light up the mountain (from the same guys who did the Super Bowl!)


Crystal Mtn
VertFest is a celebration of human powered adventure in the Cascade mountains of Washington. It's a chance to get together with people who love a challenge and a day out in the snow. It's about getting some vert and feeling the pull of gravity... a celebration of backcountry VertiCulture. VertFest is an excuse to have some fun whatever you choose to strap to your feet and whatever your pace. Taking place within the Crystal Mountain ski area, VertFest will be the highest profile backcountry celebration in the Pacific Northwest. If you like to go up and down in the mountains by human power and follow it up with good beer, VertFest is for you! VertFest and its sponsors support a safe and active lifestyle in the mountains. All proceeds from this event go to the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center. nwac.noaa.gov
Clinics The pros at Pro Guiding Service will run the VertFest clinics. Don't miss the chance to learn from the best. Hone your beacon skills and avalanche knowledge and touch up your tele and AT tricks. And don't miss The Battle of the Beacons! Times of Events
March 3, 2007 (All times subject to change, check site for updates)
7:30am Day-of-Race Registration and Check-in
9:00am Randonee Rally Pre-Race Meeting
9:45am VertFest Randonee Rally Start
10:00am Snowshoe Race Start
10:30am Guided Snowshoe Tour Begins
10am-3pm Gear Petting Zoo! Check out the latest.
11:30am-12:30pm Freeride Blitz Registration & Check-in
12:30pm Freeride Blitz Pre-Race Meeting
1:00pm Freeride Blitz Start
1pm-3pm Clinics- Avalanche, AT and Tele with PGS
3:00pm Battle of the Beacons
3:30pm -4:30pm Awards and other fun out on the Patio
5:00pm Party! Beer! Friends! @ the Snorting Elk

Event Volunteers Needed, please contact Tiana Enger in the Marketing Department at Crystal Mountain @ 1-360-663-3012



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 supplying photos of speed ski events and dramatic pictures of 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
O‘Neill Xtreme Verbier (Verbier)
For details access: http://www.verbier.ch/

Apex Mountain Resort remains one of the hidden gems of Canadian skiing. Located a short 30 minute drive from Penticton, BC, Apex is a full service destination resort with quality snow, great weather, incredible terrain, and friendly people. Apex being located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, features the perfect mix between large amounts of precipitation and low humidity that makes for the lightest champagne powder snow imaginable. Smiles stretch from ear to ear, as locals and visitors alike hoot and holler amongst the glades & open terrain, leaving clouds of powder snow to lightly settle behind them. With an average temperature of -4º C, Apex receives about 600 cm of dry "Okanagan" powder each season
High Flying at Apex Mountain Resort -- PENTICTON, B.C. – Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus won the season-ending Freestyle FIS World Cup to snatch the season’s overall men’s aerials title from previous leader Kyle Nissen of Calgary.
The Winter/Spring Games are Coming!!!! -- February 24, 2006 -- Everyone is invited to Apex Mountain Resort in the sunny Okanagan from March 17th to 19th to watch the best Freestyle Skiers in the world compete in FIS World Cup action
World’s Best Freestyle Skiers Compete at 2006 Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals at Apex Mountain Resort -- Penticton, BC; Tuesday, March 14, 2006 -- The world’s top freestyle skiers, including 2006 Olympic Champions and 2005 World Champions, have started to arrive in Penticton, BC for this year’s Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals at Apex Mountain Resort
Register for the Freestyle FIS World Cup at Apex -- February 19, 2006 -- The FIS WC Finals for Half Pipe will be held as an Open competition, scheduled Friday March 17th, 2006. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association must register all athletes. Registrations for this event are due by Wednesday February 22nd.

www.freestyleski.com/ Patscherkofel - Austria
The Patscherkofel Mountain, Worth the Experience in Winter and Summer!
In Winter:
Innsbruck hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice and Igls as the venue for the men’s downhill was the focus of the world’s interest. Not only the Olympic winners Franz Klammer and Egon Zimmermann love the runs on the Patscherkofel, also beginners and advanced skiers are fascinated by this beautiful mountain.
The Patscherkofel offers:
- soft slopes for beginners
- demanding slopes for proficient and advanced skiers
- fun for the children
- comfortableness for families

Our modern artificial snow spreaders guarantee snow and optimum winter fun
Matching the new Panorama Cable Car, the bottom and top station of the Olympic Express now also have new colours


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Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !

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