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Snow Alert -Jackson Hole, Red Lodge Mountain
                  -Lake Louise

Ski New Hampshire

April is approaching, so we wanted to encourage you to get in at least one more day on snow here in New Hampshire. We plan to have skiing and riding right through mid-April!
After a slow start it's been a fun winter with several big storms and great weather from mid-January on. We hope you have time to get out once more and enjoy all the snow we have left along with the nice comfortable weather!
Ski Area Closing Dates
Seven of our eighteen downhill ski areas have shut their lifts and after this weekend we will see at least another three do the same. There isn't much time left if you're looking to get out on the slopes or cross country trails one more time. We have all the ski area closing dates listed on our snow report

at SkiNH.com

*** SUN VALLEY, ID….. The Sun Valley Company last week received the first commercial retrofit efficiency incentive through Idaho Power’s new Easy Upgrades program, for installing energy saving lighting at one of its vehicle maintenance facilities.
An incentive of $1,050 was awarded to the company for recently completing a conversion from metal halide lighting to T5 high output fluorescent fixtures. “It’s a milestone for our new retrofit program,” said Curt Nichols, Idaho Power program specialist. “We hope that this will be the first of many incentive payments to our commercial customers for their energy-saving actions through this new program.”
“This is just the beginning of a continuing program to replace all of Sun Valley Resort’s existing lighting to energy efficient lighting fixtures,” Jack Sibbach, Director of Marketing , said.
Idaho Power estimates that the new energy-efficient lighting could help reduce the facility’s annual electric bill by nearly $800 per year.
The Easy Upgrades program offers incentives for energy-saving commercial retrofits that reduce the electric load for lighting, cooling, motors, and more in existing buildings.
...chill out at the Boiler Room !

Panorama is wide open for skiing and riding until Sunday April 15th! Packed powder conditions on the summit. The best skiing on the lower mountain is on our groomed runs.
Skis, boards and Bikes compete in the Big Air Challenge on Sunday April 8th. $2500 in cash prizes to be won. Register online at skipanorama.com

March 24
Location: Panorama Mountain Village

March 29
Location: Panorama Mountain Village

March 30 - April 2
Location: Panorama Mountain Village


Red Lodge Mountain
Base Area Snow Base: 15“
New Snow10-15”
Overnight: 6-8”
24 Hours: 10-15”
48 Hours: 10-15”
7 Days:10-15”

Summit Snow Base: : 25-30“
New Snow 10-15”
Overnight: 6-8”
24 Hours: 10-15“
48 Hours: 10-15”
7 Days: 10-15”

Conditions at 6 AM: Cloudy skies, with blowing snow, 14 degrees, SW winds at 14 mph. CURRENT UPDATES AT 406-255-6973. < P> Forecast: Blowing Snow, with cloudy skies, highs at 27 degrees, with NW winds at 30 mph. Watch that wind chill and occasional high gust. Dress warm
Open Lifts: 5 of 8 Lifts… Grizzly Peak, Midway Express, Miami Beach, Triple Chair & the Mighty Mite.
Trails:(36 open runs) The Grizzly Peak Side of the resort is 90% open.> Surfaces: Spring Powder!
Events: Reduced ticket prices are here! $35 for adults, $30 for Juniors and $15 for the kiddos!

Big Sky
Weather: Scattered flurries and snow showers with winds between 10-15 mph out of the NE. Snow showers becoming more widely scattered overnight with a 50% chance for snow.
Temperature: 35° to 18° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 10-15 mph from North East
New Overnight Snow: 1
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 8
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 11-13
Base Snow Depth: 53-80
Surface Conditions: Fresh Powder over machine groomed, and spring conditions with unmarked obstacles. Ski Carefully! Ambush Terrain Park and Swifty Park are open.
Terrain Open: 90%
Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Challenger, Iron Horse, Lone Peak Chair, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Base Area Lifts, Pony Express
What's Happening
Be sure to check out all our free live après ski music at the Carabiner, Chet’s and Whiskey Jack’s


Us Ski Team News
PARK CITY, Utah (March 28) - Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was the men's overall NorAm champion and Leanne Smith (Conway, NH) took the women's overall title as U.S. skiers won all but one of the NorAm Cup championships this season, including a sweep of the six men's disciplines.
The top two skiers in each traditional discipline (i.e., slalom, giant slalom, super G and downhill) receive automatic start rights for World Cup races in the 2008 season.
The U.S. champions include a brother and sister. Cody Marshall (Pittsfield, VT) won the men's slalom title and Chelsea was the women's 2007 super combined champion.
After 23 races in the United States, where NorAm Cup events form the Chevrolet Super Series, and Canada, the top skiers in each discipline included:

Overall (23 races)
1. Weibrecht - 1,015 points (3 wins)
2. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID - 965 3 wins)
3. Jeffrey Frisch, Canada - 592 (2 wins)

Downhill (4 races)
1. Fisher - 290 (1 win)
2. Gareth Sine, Canada - 252
3. Weibrecht - 235

Super G (5 races)
1. Fisher - 360 (2 wins)
2. Weibrecht - 345 (1 win)
3. Travis Ganong, Olympic Valley, CA - 250 (1 win)

GS (6 races)
1. Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV - 366 (2 wins)
2. Scott Barrett, Canada - 254 (1 win)
3. Alessandro Roberto, Italy - 200 (2 wins)

Slalom (6 races)
1. Cody Marshall, Pittsfield, VT - 264
2. Tim Kelley, Starksboro, VT - 254 (1 win)
3. Patrick Biggs, Canada - 204

Super Combined (2 races)
1. Weibrecht - 200 (2 wins)
2. Fisher - 140
3. Louis-Pierre Helie, Canada - 95

Overall (21 races)
1. Smith - 750 (1 win)
2. Kiley Staples, Park City, UT - 687
3. Chelsea Marshall, Pittsfield, VT - 618

Downhill (3 races)
1. Sherry Lawrence, Canada - 184
2. Larisa Yurkiw, Canada - 180
3. Julia Littman, Vail, CO - 140

Super G (4 races)
1. Smith - 310
2. Marie-Michele Gagnon, Canada - 237
3. Marshall - 205

GS (6 races)
1. Jessica Kelley, Starksboro, VT - 360
2. Megan McJames, Park City, UT - 335
3. Shona Rubens, Canada - 300

Slalom (6 races)
1. Staples - 269
2. Rubens - 255
3. Sterling Grant, Amery, WI - 219

Super Combined (2 events)
1. (tie) Marshall and Gagnon, 140 each
3. Caitlin Ciccone, Bethlehem, NH - 100

With the NorAm season over, U.S. skiers head this week to the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships, which - for the second time in four years - will be staged at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK.
Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA), who produced the best overall U.S. woman's World Cup result since 1984 when Tamara McKinney was third - as Mancuso was this season, comes in with seven U.S. titles while Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) comes in with eight national championships, one behind the mark co-held by Tiger Shaw and Dick Durrance.

-- www.usskiteam.com

Durango Colorado

24 Hours 5
48 Hours 5
72 Hours 5
Mid Mountain Depth 53
Total Snow Fall 207
Conditions Powder/Spring
Total Trails Open: 83
Total Lifts Open: 4

It started snowing at Purgatory early this morning with 5" since 4am and still coming down. We're expecting up to a foot of new snow from this storm moving across the area today into tomorrow. Our mid mountain base is at 48 inches with 4 lifts and 83 trails open, powder and spring conditions exist, so use caution while skiing and riding. Today's Safety Tip: You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.


Purgatory closes for the season Sunday, but the fun doesn't stop. All this week we're offering discounted lift tickets: $39 for Adults, $30 for students through high school, and $20 for children under 13. This Saturday we'll have another Locals Appreciation day with even better deals. After getting in your last turns of the season Sunday, join us at Steamworks in downtown Durango for the end of season party


Lake Louise

Wide Open Until May 1 – It’s Time To Plan Your Next Visit!

Calgary, AB – March 27, 2007 – With 31cm in the past 72 hours, and more snow on the way, Lake Louise has tipped the 500cm mark for snow to date this season and currently has a stunning 247cm snowpack on the upper mountain, and 208cm at mid-mountain. The total snowfall to date of 507cm (17 feet) at Lake Louise Mountain Resort has already surpassed the total season snowfall from previous years, with still 5 weeks of skiing yet to come. Earlier this season, Lake Louise reported more snow, a deeper snowpack and opened more terrain earlier in the season, making 2006/7 the best year to date. The continued snowfall has kept this trend, with skiers consistently reporting “the best skiing in well over 30 years” all season long.
With over 4200 acres of terrain, 3,250 feet of vertical, 4 mountain faces, #1 scenery and record snowfall, Lake Louise Mountain Resort is a world-class jewel in the Canadian Rockies.

Visit Lake Louise Mountain Resort for Spring Episode ’07, taking place on April 28 and 29, 2007. Featuring live music, on-mountain events, Kokanee Beer Gardens, Kokanee Free Ride and more.


Squaw Valley
Squaw's Spring 4 Pack is Back!
12-16" of fresh snow fell overnight...
winter isn't over, it's just warming up!
Take advantage of Tahoe's longest winter season. Squaw is scheduled to stay open through May so enjoy our great ski/ride and stay packages 7 days a week.

Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons



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

Sugar Bowl
Gaper Alert! Get out that hot pink one piece, step into your rear entry's and strap on your Hexcelerators... Its back to the 80's, Gaper style. Sugar Bowl hosts 80's day on Friday, April 6th. Join us for 2 for 1 ticket specials, live music by the Pyronauts, Rail Jam in the Coldstream park and Costume contest with cool prizes... c'mon, no one will laugh at you


Dolomite - Italy
The snow conditions are excellent and most of the lifts as well as the Sellaronda are open until April 10, 2007. In Val di Fassa/Belvedere/Rodella you can ski until April 13 and in Cortina d’Ampezzo/Faloria, Plan de Corones, Marmolada and Arabba (Porta Vescovo, Lezuo, Fodom, Saletei), Alta Pusteria, Val di Fiemme/Obereggen and Passo Rolle even until April 15. Spend Easter in the snow of the Dolomites. Also the special offers DolomitiSuperKids and DolomitiSuperSun are valid until April 15 in the open ski resorts.
20.-25.03.2007 - 11° FAI World Paraski Parachuting Championship, Val di Fiemme
23.-25.03.2007 - Snowpark Challenge, Passo San Pellegrino
25.03.2007 - Flugfest on the Seceda (Ortisei

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.

When in France

Glisse mag

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

Did I miss the instructions on How to RIDE , this lift?


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