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World Freestyle Team Named
Worlds Begin in Madonna di Campiglio Next Week

PARK CITY, Utah (March 2) - The U.S. Ski Team will send 16 athletes, including defending moguls world champion Nate Roberts (Park City, UT) and nine other athletes with Olympics or World Championships experience, to the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships March 6-10 in Madonna di Campiglio, Program Director Polly-Jo Clark announced.

The group includes nine men and seven women. The team also would have included defending women's moguls world champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) but she is recovering from knee surgery, Clark said.

The 2007 U.S. squad for Worlds (date of birth, hometown, Olympics/Worlds experience):

Scott Bahrke, 7/19/85, Tahoe City, UT
Dylan Ferguson, 8/10/88, Amesbury, MA
Jeret Peterson, 12/12/81, Boise, ID (2002, '06 Olympics; 2003, '05 Worlds)
Ryan St. Onge, 2/7/83, Steamboat Springs, CO (2006 Olympics; 2003, '05 Worlds)

Dave Babic, 6/13/79, Washington, VT (2003, '05 Worlds)
Jay Bowman-Kirigin, 6/30/87, Salt Lake City
David Digravio, 11/26/86, Farmington, ME
Sho Kashima, 11/1/86, Zephyr Cove, NV
Nate Roberts, 3/24/82, Park City, UT (2005 Worlds)*

Dual Moguls

Emily Cook, 7/1/79, Belmont, MA (2006 Olympics, 1999, 2001, '05 Worlds)
Lacy Schnoor, 6/12/85, Draper, UT

Shannon Bahrke, 11/7/80, South Lake Tahoe, CA (2002, '06 Olympics; 1999, 2001, '03 Worlds)
Heather McPhie, 5/28/84, Bozeman, MT
Michelle Roark, 11/16/74, Winter Park, CO (2006 Olympics; 1999, 2003, '05 Worlds)
Shelly Robertson, 4/8/79, Reno, NV (2003 Worlds)

Dual moguls
Jillian Vogtli, 5/26/73, Ellicotville, NY (2002, '06 Olympics; 1997, 2001, '03, '05 Worlds)

* - As defending champion, receives automatic start spot
"This is an exciting group of athletes and it shows some of the transition the Ski Team is making in this post-Olympics season," Clark said. "Each of these skiers has shown he or she can compete at the highest level. Nate's the reigning moguls gold medalist, Shannon Bahrke has won Olympics and Worlds medals, Bahrke, 'Speedy' Peterson and Michelle Roark are former World Cup champions, and seven of them have won at least one World Cup contest.

"On the other hand, although several of them are in their first season of fulltime World Cup competition, they haven't been intimidated and they've had podiums or top-5 results. It's a very strong group and we're looking for continued success in Madonna," she said.

The freestyle championships originally were scheduled for January but the snow drought, which afflicted so much of central Europe forced organizers to postpone the championships into early March.

The scheduled skier halfpipe was canceled due to lack of snow. And no U.S. athletes qualified for ski cross. "It's been a really challenging snow year for freestyle internationally, Clark said. "Most of our top U.S. ski cross athletes chose to compete in a domestic series rather than international qualifying events. And we were disappointed that conditions were such that the halfpipe could not be held at worlds as we do have athletes qualified to compete."

WCSN.com will broadcast live or same-day video streaming from freestyle Worlds and live interval scoring will be available at http://livetiming.usskiteam.com.


Banff Centre Events
Banff Centre musicians present a dynamic concert featuring a range of music from classical favourites to the works of modern composers. This month's artists include:
March 2 - 2007 RBC YES Scholarship winners
March 9 - Anthony de Mare, piano, and Rodney Sharman, composer
March 16 - Bach Extravaganza with Daniel Phillips, violin, and
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
March 23 – resident musicians

Music at Noon:
Enjoy a variety of musical styles from classical to contemporary in these exciting Wednesday noon-hour concerts.

Canmore Sundays:
March 4 and March 18 at 2:30 p.m., enjoy a spectacular concert of beautiful chamber music, performed by an incredible cast of international musicians.
Casual Afternoon Recitals:

Reel Time Film Series
Now in its fourth season, Reel Time features films from the Toronto International Film Festival through the non-profit organization the Film Circuit. March 6 – The Lives of Others – Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film! The Reel Time page has more information about this and upcoming screenings.
Other Events
March 18 - Takanawadai High School Band Concert
March 25 - Free Public Swim
March 25 - Opening Reception - 18:Beckett exhibition
Details about these and other late-breaking events can be found on the Events Calendar.


POWDER DAY - 4" of new snow and its still coming down hard! The conditions are spectacular and you need to be here!

191 Trails are open and the ropes will drop on a few more. Plus, the trees are epic!

VTrans has area roads plowed to make your drive to the slopes a smooth one. So gear up and get up here, because the getting' is good!

**Mother Nature delivers another big storm and due to the weather please note that some lifts and trails may be delayed in opening.**

FRIDAY: Snow heavy at times. High near 33. Very windy, New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. SATURDAY: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.


Big Sky

Weather: Scattered flurries and a few snow showers throughout the day. Cold with a 30% chance of snow. Tonight mainly clear with light and variable winds.
Temperature: 18° to 2° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 5-10 mph from North
New Overnight Snow: 0
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 2
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 4
Base Snow Depth: 61-92
Surface Conditions: Packed powder and machine groomed. Super Pipe, Ambush Terrain Park and Swifty Park are all open.
Terrain Open: 100%
Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Gondola One, Challenger, Iron Horse, Southern Comfort, Lone Peak Chair, Lone Moose, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Base Area Lifts, Pony Express, Cascade, Little Thunder

What's Happening
Be sure to check out all our live après music at Whiskey Jack, Chet's and the Carabiner starting at 4pm


beautiful and sunny days in Stowe, it had to come to an end sometime. But, if it has to end, then having it end because another major snowstorm is moving into the area is the way that we prefer for it to end!
As if on cue, March is coming in like a lion with a significant winter weather event. Snow accumulations from this storm could be significant, so make sure to check our snow report for the latest storm totals. Then, we have good chances for snow in the forecast all weekend and right into next week. Our already great conditions are about to get even greater. Come on up and get your share of the snow and fun!
All lifts will be in operation this weekend and all trails are open, including all of our designated glades. We have 3 Terrain Parks open and smaller learning features for aspiring freestylers, too.
We hope you can come out for the first great skiing and riding weekend of March!


Squaw Valley


Upcoming Events:
26 annual Snow Festival Kick Off
March 2

The Honda Ski Tour
March 8-11

Doggie Snow Agility Course
March 2

Red Dog Bar & Grill Salsa Party
March 2

Heuga Vertical Express for MS
March 3-4

Just For Women Ski Clinic
March 9

Advance Ski Clinic
March 9

Donovan Frakenreiter Live
March 9

G Love & Special Sauce Live
March 10

The Ski Tour Halfpipe Finals
March 10

The Ski Tour Skier Cross Finals
March 11

The Honda Ski Tour goes off with a bang with opening ceremonies featuring the largest Fireworks Show in Squaw history on Friday, March 9. For a complete schedule of mountain events, parties and concerts, visit www.theskitour.com

Bear Valley
Grizzley Bowl Opens SAT ! ! !
Access some GREAT terrain



Red Envelope


6-8" of NEW SNOW! 233-305" of snowfall this season to date.
Today's Forecast: Scattered snow showers, high in the mid 30's

For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall totals,
visit www.kirkwood.com


GIRDWOOD, AK – February 23, 2007 it has been a busy 75 days since John Byrne III purchased Alyeska Resort. Saturday night, Mr. Byrne unveiled his plans for the future expansion of Alyeska Resort at the annual Girdwood 2020 dinner.
Mr. Byrne and his management team have spent every waking moment working with the product from snowmaking and snow safety crews getting the resort open to working through each and every restaurant menu item. Mr. Byrne realized early on from a planning point of view there are two main objectives, to make over the existing Alyeska Resort master plan, and to develop a conceptual master plan for expansion into Winner Creek. “Each objective with the goal of transforming Girdwood into the four season resort we all believe it is capable of,” comments Mr. Byrne.
In an effort to move these tasks along expeditiously Mr. Byrne has put together a separate team to tackle each task. In respect to the existing resort Mr. Byrne has engaged Stantec Corporation and their lead resort planner Bruce Erickson. Mr. Erickson plans to integrate a village setting with beginner and intermediate slopes, upgrade chair lifts, create a setting for downhill racing, nordic tracks, kids, and disabled programs. All of this while maintaining the environmental values, sustainability and community responsibilities in Girdwood.
The second task is the fantastic opportunity Winner Creek presents. Mr. Byrne explains, “Our plan is to have a conceptual master plan on the Mayors desk no later than early September as well as a draft development agreement which if executed I will be prepared to fund.” Mr. Byrne along with his team intend to diligently pursue the execution of the development plan prior to the end of 2007 addressing some of community needs such as a High School, affordable housing, summer mountain biking, a summer music venue and more attractions and amenities for the hotel. Mr. Byrne’s team includes, Don McLean, V.P. of Alyeska Resort and Director of Real Estate, Rich Eidem V.P. of Alyeska Resort and Owner Representative, and Mark Weakland Managing Director at Alyeska resort who brings over 20 years of resort lodging management experience. “This will help transition Girdwood into the four season resort we all envision it to be,” concludes Mr. Byrne.
Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles south of Anchorage, is Alaska's premier year-round resort. Tucked amid the Chugach Mountains, Alyeska Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and snowboarding with stunning views of the Turnagain Arm. The 1,400 acres of terrain with 2,500 feet of vertical rise, is serviced by nine lifts including a 60-passenger aerial tramway, and a high-speed bubble lift. Ski-in/ski-out access available from The Hotel Alyeska which features the luxurious Spa at Alyeska, fine dining at the Seven Glaciers and Sakura Teppanyaki Restaurants, and a mountain-view indoor heated pool and whirlpool spa. For information on ski packages and rates, call Alyeska Resort at 1-800-880-3880 or
visit www.alyeskaresort.com.

Mountain Adventurers To Experience Fernie In A Whole New Way
Calgary, AB – February 28, 2007 – Fernie Alpine Resort will be the host of the Salomon X-Wing Rally Event March 2-4, 2007. The event is an all mountain exploration on the ultimate all-mountain weapon: the Salomon X-Wing Ski. The winner will take the trip of a lifetime to the SAAB Salomon Transalp X-Wing Rally in Europe, which will feature a skiing and driving experience at seven resorts in seven days.
Twenty-five teams of three participants each will take part in the rally, which includes skill-based and opportunistic challenges. Teams will also need to locate and visit a number of checkpoints located throughout the mountain during the challenge.
Teams were selected from an on-line contest where they were asked to describe their ultimate X-Wing adventure. The winning team at the Fernie event will qualify for the SAAB Salomon Transalp X-Wing Rally in Europe in March.
Says Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development for the Resort, “Fernie Alpine Resort is the perfect all-mountain, big mountain destination for this event. With everything from steeps to chutes to alpine bowls and glades, Fernie delivers a huge variety of terrain and an incredible mountain experience. We look forward to welcoming participants to the community from across the country to celebrate this event, and of course Fernie’s legendary Griz Days.”
With 46cm (18 inches) of snow in the past seven days, and 737cm (24.2 feet) so far this season, it looks like Griz is pleased this winter at Fernie Alpine Resort.
Fernie Alpine Resort www.skifernie.com

Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole Mountain Festival this spring for two exciting weeks of music and events! Closing out the ski season with a bang, the festival kicks off on Saturday, March 24th and runs all the way through closing day, Sunday, April 8th.
Saturday, March 24
7th Annual Life-Link/Dynafit Randonnee Rally
Chevy American Revolution Tour
World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb

Sunday, March 25
Chevy American Revolution Tour
Telemark Festival
Kids Photo Shootout
World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb
Thursday, March 29
Mechanical Bull Rodeo
Powder Shot Awards Party

Friday, March 30
Mechanical Bull Rodeo
Marmot Locals Appreciation Party & Race featuring Soul Impressions

Saturday, March 31
Mechanical Bull Rodeo
Hole in the Wall Throwdown FINALS
The Wreckers in Concert
Opening Bands:
Joey DeGraw with special guest Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors
Fireworks after the show

Sunday, April 1
Gaper Fools Day Costume Competition
TGR Special Screening of The Big One


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



The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour:
Mar. 2-4 - Okemo, VT - HP, SS, SBX
June 21-22 - Mt. Hood, OR - HP, SS

www.Ussa .org

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