Snow Alert -Jackson Hole, Crystal Mtn, Mammoth Mountain
AVALANCHE WARNINGS for -WA, OR, CA
Currently the skiing and riding is incredible across all of New Hampshire with a deep soft base. This storm should really make for some of the best skiing and riding we've had in years. Our good friends at NECN TV (www.necn.com) are calling for as much as 18-24 inches of snow for much of New Hampshire! We are really in the center of the heavy snow band, it's a beautiful thing! Funny to think how things have changed since early January.
It sounds like the storm is heading our way Thursday evening and will last through the day and into the evening Friday. It may make driving challenging Friday, so if you can, you may want to drive up Thursday night or early Saturday. Regardless, please be careful and we'll be here waiting with some great conditions. Hopefully you can miss work Friday and be here for the heart of the storm!
Last Thursday night it began to snow and obviously we
were all pretty stoked. Friday morning brought 15 new inches and lots of
great terrain. Great, right? Then came the weekend. What many
forecasters predicted would be a foot of snow turned into nearly 4 feet in
two days bringing the five-day total to more than 5 feet. Yesterday,
needless to say, was epic. The trees on the backside were amazing. After
hitting those, I traversed to the top of White Bark Bowl for some waist
deep fresh. The top is opening for the first time today since the
storm and it promises to be fantastic as well. You no longer have an
excuse not to come to Mammoth! We have a solid base, all kinds of varying
terrain, great snow, and a new outlook for the rest of the season! This
weekend is going to be the best of the season so far.
Today looks like a beautiful day and a great day to be on the Mountain!
We are expecting partly cloudy skies with calm winds and temperatures
into the high 20's. We may see some snow showers in the evening but
nothing that will amount to much. The outlook for the rest of the weekend
is nothing but bluebird and warmer temperatures. We have a 7 to 9 foot
base of powder, packed powder, and machine groomed snow. We are
expecting to operate all lifts with the exception of Chairs 7, 20, and 26.
All lifts are wind and weather permitting so please check for updates.
Base Depth : 7 - 9 feet
Storm Total : 42 inches
Today's Snowfall :
Surface Conditions : Fresh Powder,Packed Powder,Machine Groomed
Sierra Ski Ranch
Excerpts from article written by Robert Cadman, PhD
DEEP SNOW tips from Sierra Ski Ranch
Excerpts from article written by Robert Cadman, PhD
#1) A PARTNER:
It is critical to ski or ride with a partner who remains in visual contact at all times.
In many cases, some of the deaths which have occurred due to tree well incidents may have been avoided had:
the person been with a partner
the partner saw the person fall and
the partner was close enough to assist digging the victim out in a timely manner.
It does NO GOOD for your safety if you are under the snow and your partner is waiting for you at the bottom of the lift. If you have any question about what a “timely manner” is to assist someone in a tree well, hold your breath now as you are reading this and the amount of time until you need air is approximately how much time your partner has to help get you out of danger. Other factors such as creating an air pocket or the nature of how you fall into the well may extend this critical timeframe.
VISUAL CONTACT means stopping and watching your partner descend at all times, then proceeding downhill while he or she watches you at all times. IF YOU LOSE VISUAL SIGHT OF YOUR PARTNER, YOU COULD LOSE YOUR FRIEND.
#2) Carry Backcountry gear
Carry the same personal rescue gear as backcountry skiers or snowboarders:
#3) If you are a skier, remove your pole straps
If you are a skier, remove your pole straps before heading down a powder slope. Trapped skiers have difficulty removing the pole straps, which can hamper efforts to escape or clear an air space to breathe.
WHAT IF I GO DOWN?
If you are sliding toward a tree well or a deep snow bank, do everything you can to avoid going down: grab branches, hug the tree, or anything to stay above the surface.
If you go down, resist the urge to struggle violently. The more you struggle, the more snow will fall into the well from the branches and area around the well and compact around you.
Instead of panicking, try first to make a breathing space around your face. Then move your body carefully in a rocking manner to hollow out the snow and give you space and air.
Hopefully, your partner will have seen what happened and will come to your rescue within minutes. If not, experts advise staying calm while waiting for assistance. Survival chances are improved if you maintain your air space. Over time, heat generated by your body, combined with your rocking motions, will compact the snow, and you may be able to work your way out.
Partners in Recreation with the Eldorado National Forest
Content by Mt. Baker Ski Area, Inc. 2006
Excerpts from article written by Robert Cadman, PhD
Ride Panorama's new Medium - Large Terrain Park on Powder Trail, with over 1km of hits and features. There's also night riding in the Small-Medium Park off the Toby Chair and a half-pipe too. Make sure to sign up at CanSki or Showcase Snowboards at Panorama, or Syndicate Boardshop in Invermere for the last three events of the 2007 Park & Pipe Series.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has officially awarded Canada two additional World Cup events
after confirming the World Cup calendar for the 2007/2008 season after a series of meetings by the FIS Council in Oberhofen, Switzerland this past weekend.
Panorama Mountain Village and Whistler Ski Resort will join Lake Louise next season as hosts of World Cup races as FIS triples the number of alpine race sites in Canada heading into the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
You haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Vertical Drop 1,200m / 4,000ft You haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
(One of the highest in North America) You haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Base Elevation 1,200m / 3,800ft You haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Top Elevation 2,400m / 7,800ftYou haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Ski Season December 8, 2006 to April 15, 2007 You haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Terrain 2,847+ patrolled acresYou haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
Average Snowfall 479cm / 188 inchesYou haven't truly experienced Panorama until you've made the 4km journey from the Greywolf Nordic Centre out to the Hale Hut Warming Cabin. Bring out a lunch and a few drinks and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon in the mountains.
RK Heli Ski
36 years of fresh tracks!
On the edge of the famous Bugaboos, R.K. Heli-Ski at Panorama Mountain Village comprises 1,500 square kilometres and part of the largest heli-ski region in the world.
With annual snowfalls of up to 1,100cm (36 feet), the spectacular scenery, expansive glaciers and quality glade skiing offers skiers and snowboarders the adventure of a lifetime!
You don't have to be an expert
Daily heli-skiing is at a comfortable pace and is always in a group supervised by a certified professional mountain guide. Your heli-ski day starts with pre-orientation at 9:30am and includes three mountain descents, a picnic lunch, certificate and pin.
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
Conditions have been epic here at Jackson Hole, with bottomless runs and face shots that completely obscure your entire field of vision. As the snow keeps falling, skiers and snowboarders develop a strange giggly perma-grin that doesn't go away when the day is over. This is what we live for, and why we live here. What's your favorite run? Yeah, that run was fantastic yesterday, too. You really can't go wrong with snow like this. If you're lucky, you'll see me in the trees today! -AC
Trails Open: 116 of 116
Groomed Trails Open: 40 of 40
Advanced Terrain Park: Open
Beginner Terrain Park: Open
Dick's Ditch Banked Slalom
March 02 - 04
Register On Line or go to Hole in the Wall Snowboard Shop in the Bridger Center (Teton Village)
Pick up bib and sign release Friday, March 2 @ Hole In the Wall
Race Division: Ski /Snowboard, Male/Female, Pro/Masters (30+) / Amateur (14-19) (19-29)
Entry Fee: $50 Pro, $45 Masters, $40 Amateurs
***Mandatory Competitor Meeting Saturday, March 3 Events Tent 8:30 AM Free doughnuts & coffee
Race begins Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM. You may slip the course from 9:00-10:00 AM.
For Departures May 1 through May 17 (one-way based on round-trip)
JFK - Paris $199* O/W
...see Air France for details and restrictions
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).
Lake Placid - NY
At Whiteface, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America. It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games
A Free Shuttle Service operating 7 days/week links Lake Placid and Whiteface
Cloudsplitter Gondola - The gondola carries skiers and riders to the top of Little Whiteface in a mere 7.5 minutes
High Speed Detachable Quad - The Face Lift - 6 minutes from the Base to the top of Upper Valley
Terrain Parks - Railparks, superpipe, mini and kid's park - five different areas with something for every ability level. New Park Sessions coaching program so you can learn the right way.
Glade Trails - Expert glades are accessible from Northway and Approach from the top of Little Whiteface. Silver and Golden Glades are accessible on the lower mountain from Boreen or Easy Acres.
Active alpine and Nordic skiers over 50 join together for fun skiing.
click here for more info
Time: 1 pm
Contact: Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center: (518) 523-2811.
Whiteface: (518) 946-2223
Admission: Both: $325. Cross Country Only: $199 for all sessions or $25 daily fee.
Please note trail passes are not included.
For more information visit: http://www.orda.org/
Base Elevation: 1,220 feet
Summit Elevation: 4,867 feet
Top Lift Elevation: 4,386 feet
Vertical Drop: 3,430 feet (Biggest in the East)
Skiable Acreage: 222 acres not including 35 acres of ungroomed wilderness skiing on
"The Slides" (weather permitting)
Snowmaking: 98% - does not include The Slides or The Glades
Terrain: 44% Most Difficult, 38% More Difficult and 18% Easier
Super Pipe: 450 feet, International FIS Specs
Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm daily through mid-April
First opened: 1957
The Slides: 35 acres (open conditions permitting) Experts Only
Operated by: New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority -
web site: www.orda.org
Innsbruck & the Stubai Glacier
Innsbruck - The Winter Sports Capital, twice host to the Winter Olympics offers Old World history combined with some of the best ski mountains in the world
capital. The city works hard to maintain and improve its twin character as a top-class ski area and sophisticated urban center. Innsbruck, with its striking location at the foot of the Alps, offers winter guests a tempting choice of great skiing and snowboarding in six different areas.
As the ultimate winter Olympic venue, Innsbruck has hosted the world famous event twice based on an excellent variety of terrain and an impeccable infrastructure for skiers and non-skiers. The nearby village of Igls boasts the legendary men's Olympic downhill run, and stunning views of a picturesque Innsbruck below.
Free shuttle bus service links the various ski areas, and the "Super Ski Pass" is the skier's key to 310 miles (500 kilometers) of ski-able terrain and 200 lifts. The pass also covers the Stubai glacier, and even gives holders the option of excursions to St. Anton and Arlberg and Kitzbuhel.
Innsbruck is a living treasure house of history. Once an imperial capital, it embraces 800-year-old traditions adding to the authentic charm and elegance of the place. The city also has world class shopping, fine restaurants, and many sights from the historic "Golden Roof" to the fascinating Alpine Zoo.
For all people longing for the genuine winter sports fun, the Stubai Glacier is the optimum oppurtunity! On more than 50 kilometres of ski runs they may take their chance not only on intensive downhill skiing, carving and boarding, but cross-country skiing can be practised wonderfully on the alpine trail of a length of 4,5 km. 21 installations, among 4 cabin lifts, 6 chair lifts, 9 ski tows and training lifts and 2 magic carpets offer ski fans a trendous winter sports resort, and active athletes from all over the world a maximum skiing pleasure at 1.750 to 3.200 m above the sea level.
The new six person chairlift Fernau links the Fernau to the Gaißkarferner mountain. Snowboard freaks can find ideal conditions at the newly created "Boarder´s paradise" including Quarterpipes, Spins, Table Tops, Pro Jumps and a - 100 metres long - halfpipe . For carving fans there is a special run at Daunferner, regulated by a stoplight, where the feeling for bends can be experienced intensively. Two giant slalom runs and a high-speed run at Eisjochferner complete the offer for winter sports fans.
The adventurous and daring can be close to the "eternal ice" on the climber´s steps of the ice tower at Gamsgarten station, since this is an ideal training area for fans of climbing on ice. Every wednesday an introductory course climbing course takes place.
The Stubai Glacier funiculars pay a big deal of attention to the variety offered to the vacationer: starting at a professional gastronomic service, for example in the restaurant "zur Goldenen Gams" (the golden chamois), including dressing rooms and showers to sport shops with rental and storage options.
Seven Applicant Cities have entered the race to win the right to host the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games: Sochi, Russia; Salzburg, Austria; Jaca, Spain; Almaty, Kazahstan; PyeongChang, South Korea; Sofia, Bulgaria and Borjomi, Georgia.
After Fedor Radmann stepped down from his position as CEO of Salzburg 2014 due to health reasons on Monday, 22 January 2007, Franz Klammer, the 1976 Olympic Downhill Champion and skiing legend, who was already serving as the leading Athlete Ambassador of Salzburg 2014, accepted the new role of Chairman International. After today’s executive meeting which was held in agreement with Heinz Schaden, the mayor of the City of Salzburg and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Salzburg 2014 and the Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC), the new role for Klammer will see him representing Salzburg 2014 at the international level.
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