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Snow Alert - Sun Peaks Resort

MAd River Glen
$29 Midweek Tickets
The only thing better than great Spring skiing is great Spring skiing for a great price. From here on out midweek lift tickets will cost a mere $29! Come join us on Gen. Stark Mountain and SKI IT WHILE YOU CAN!

March 24, 2007 Backcountry Challenge This challenge pits you against the backcountry! This is not a race. There are no winners and no losers - only those who finish the course and those who don't. Choose your gear - telemark, snowshoe, or randonee - as you adventure through the rugged terrain of the Green Mountain spine. A raffle of awesome prizes follows the challenge. Sponsored by the SKIRACK. Entry fee is $15 and lunch is included! For more info, see: www.madriverglen.com
Full Moon Snowshoe Trek Enjoy the beauty and magic of the moonlight on snow, while exploring the nature of Stark Mountain! This easy to moderate outing includes hot chocolate.
Ski it if you can !

Sun Peaks Resort
Snow Conditions
Past 12 Hours: 18.4 cm / 7.2 in
Past 24 Hours: 18.4 cm / 7.2 in
Past Week: 20.4 cm / 8.0 in
Mid-Mountain Base: 177 cm / 70 in
Alpine Base: 214 cm / 85 in
Surface Conditions: Mad pow pow

Present Weather Conditions
Valley Temperature: -6 C / 21 F
Mid Mountain Temperature: -11 C / 12 F
Top of the World Temperature: -10 C / 15 F
Sky: Snowing
Visibility: Limited due to snow
Wind: Light

Mountain Operations
Runs Open: 121 / 121
Percentage of Terrain Open: 100%

March 17, 2007 You Look Good Rider's Cup

Skiable Area 3,678 acres of terrain, the second largest ski area in B.C.
Summit Elevation 2,152m (7,060')
Village Base Elevation 1,255m (4,116')
Skiable Vertical 881m (2,891'), the greatest in BC’s interior
Bowls 2 alpine bowls perfect for big lines
Longest Run Up to 8km (5 miles) long
Trails 121 including 12 gladed areas

Types of Lifts 12 lifts total including 3 high speed quad chairlifts, 2 quad chairlifts, 1 triple chairlift, and 6 surface lifts


Grouse Mountian B.C.
Quiksilver Showdown over the City: March 30 - 31, 2007 On March 30th and 31st, over 100 of the top professional and amateur riders will compete in the Quiksilver Showdown Over the City. This elite park event features $10,000 in prize money, an array of entertainment and loads of prizing for the AM qualifying. The weekend consists of Friday AM qualifying open to anyone, the invitational Friday Night Jib Session and Saturday Park Session, and the Coors Light Afterparty.

Oakley Night Jams: December - April 2007 New to the park this year, this will be a 10-date series with each date featuring a different event format and theme.Come out to win tons of sponsor prizing, ride with guest pros, listen to the park beats and have some fun!

The World's First Double Chairlift In 1949, the world's first double chairlift was built, replacing a two to three hour hike from the skiers' bus stop at the base of the mountain. This confirmed Grouse Mountain's reputation as a leader. The first chairlift for "The Cut" was built in 1951, and for the first time, skiers and visitors could reach the mountain in a two-stage trip. The Peak of Vancouver soon became a hub for the international jet set, drawn to dining and dancing in the original Grouse Mountain Chalet.

Alpine Station: 1,128 m (3,700 feet) above sea level
Base elevation: 274 m (900 feet)
Peak: 1,250 m (4,100 feet) above sea level
Vertical drop: 384 m (1260 feet)
Average natural snowfall: 305 cm (102 in)
Snowmaking capabilities: 35 snow guns that cover 75% of terrain
Chair Lifts: 2 high-speed quad chair/ 2 rope tows /
1 magic carpet
Ski & Snowboard Runs: 25 daytime runs
Night skiing & snowboarding: 13 runs

For more details

Canadian Freestyle

2-3 FIS World Cup Voss NOR MO, HP
5-11 World Championships
Madonna di Campiglio ITA MO, DM, AE, SX, HP
09 FIS World Cup Davos SUI AE Cancelled
10-11 Junior Nationals Silver Star CAN MO, AE, HP, DM
17-18 Canadian Series West DO, MO
24-25 Nationals Calgary CAN MO, HP, AE, DM


Camp of Champions
COC 2007 SESSIONS ARE FILLING UP FAST Camp sessions are starting to fill up fast this summer and now with the news of the tax credit, pro camp going off and the record snowfalls, camp is going to be filling up even faster. Don't miss out on what is going to be the most epic summer ever. If you know the session you want to attend book today as most of our sessions are about half full

US Ski Team
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 12) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) remains in the hunt with three Austrians for the women's overall World Cup title this week at World Cup Finals and former world champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) leads in his bid for a second World Cup super G title in three seasons.

Racing begins Wednesday with the men's and women's downhills. WCSN.com will broadcast same-day video streaming from Lenzerheide daily. The men's downhill will be broadcast at noon ET and the women's DH will be video streamed at 4 p.m. ET. Live interval timing will also be available at http://livetiming.usskiteam.com.
"Snow conditions are outstanding. It's a tough downhill; some sections are bumpy and there are some tough turns," U.S. Women's Head Coach Patrick Riml said Monday night after the first get-acquainted training run for the women.
Doubled-up daily racing schedule "We'll push it a little bit more tomorrow and see what happens Wednesday," he said. The weather forecast is for good weather into the weekend; World Cup Finals limits participants to the top 25 skiers in each discipline plus Junior World Championships gold medalists. After the DHs, racing is scheduled to continue Thursday with the super Gs. Friday, it's the nation's team event with four runs of downhill or super G and four of slalom for national teams of up to six athletes; the U.S. Ski Team finished second a year ago in the inaugural team competition during World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden.
The weekend brings tech races - men's giant slalom and women's SL Saturday, men's slalom and women's GS Sunday in the final World Cup races of the winter. "There's a lot of interest in Julia, of course, and particularly from the media," Riml said. "She's been doing a great job of dealing with the interest and keeping her focus on her racing. I'm very impressed with the way she's handling it.

Coach: Miller ready to win SG title Four American men will be racing - Miller, Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA), Steven Nyman (Provo, UT) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT). Men's Head Coach Phil McNichol - said the interest in the women's race plus the battle between defending overall champion Benjamin Raich of Austria and Norwegian challenger Aksel Lund Svindal is overshadowing Miller's run for a second SG title.
"There's talk about the girls and that situation, and there's the ongoing interest in Benni and Svindal," Head Coach Phil McNichol said. "And that's appropriate...but Bode's focused on skiing well and locking up that super G title again.
"Two years ago, we had a double 'win' with him and Daron [Rahlves, who retired last spring] tied in that last super G here, and there shouldn't be any doubt whether Bode wants to win this title. He wants it and I think it's going to take some amazing skiing to beat him," McNichol said. The men get a training run Tuesday; speed racers arrived Wednesday afternoon after the next-to-last downhill and super G in Kvitfjell, Norway, during the weekend. The women got their first training run Monday because the speed skiers were off over the weekend while the World Cup schedule called for GS and slalom in Zwiesel, Germany; World Cup DH champion Renate Goetschl of Austria led the training run with Mancuso in third place, Cook in ninth and Clark crashed in the safety netting, but was not injured, Riml said.

-- www.usskiteam.com

Bear Valley



Jason Lott – (907) 754-2211 –

GIRDWOOD, AK – March 12, 2007 – The 2007 U.S. Alpine Championships return to Alyeska Resort March 27 – April 3. Alaska is known for some of the best skiing in the world and Alyeska is proud to showcase our mountain with the best athletes in the world. The U.S. Alpine Championships mark a finale to the World Cup circuit. Alyeska Resort welcomes anyone with race or volunteer experience and a passion for Alaska and alpine racing is welcome to contribute.
Volunteers will be utilized in every aspect of the event, including the following areas:
• Event operations
• Registration
• Hospitality
• Course crew operations, including gate keepers, gate judges, course slippers and hand timers
Larry Daniels, Event Chair said, “This event can only happen with the continued support, hard work and dedication of the ski racing community. Whether you are a former racer, current racer or parent of a Mitey Mite, everyone will benefit from the efforts volunteers will put forth to make this a successful event.”
Volunteers will be thanked for their service with a keepsake package, which—depending on length of commitment—may consist of an official event hat, official event tee-shirt and lift tickets for each day volunteered.

Obtain more information and sign up by visiting www.alyeskaresort.com


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