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Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals
Snowbird, UT
Tower Three
March 06-11, 2007
Subaru of America is proud to present the 2007 U.S. Freeskiing Series. This five-stop tour brings the top Big Mountain competitors in the world to center stage at some of the best resorts in North America. Over the years, these competitions have helped launch the careers of skiing legends such as Shane McConkey, Kent Kreitler, Ingrid Backstrom, Seth Morrison, Hugo Harrison, and Reggie and Zach Crist. Come watch skiers from around the globe raise the bar of freeskiing in pursuit of a $100,000 overall prize purse.
Check www.usfreeskiing.com

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (March 9) - Former World Cup aerials champion Jeret "Speedy" Peterson (Boise, ID) and Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) qualified Friday for aerials finals Saturday at the 2007 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.
Olympic champion Evelyne Leu of Switzerland led the women's field with 193.08 points. Cook - who was forced by injury to give up her 2002 Olympic Team spot, which was then filled by Peterson - had 165.28. In the men's qualifier, Belarussian Dmitri Dashinski led with 227.98 while Peterson was 12th with 208.63.
Ryan St. Onge (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 18th, aerials Rookie of the Year Scott Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) 23rd and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) 25th. In the women's field, Lacy Schnoor (Draper, UT) was 18th.
Finals are scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 2:15 pm (8:15 am ET).

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 8) - World champion and Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) tore out of the start Thursday and rode to her second straight World Cup snowboardcross victory as the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup weekend got underway in bright sunshine but single-digit weather.
Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) was a close second to Canadian Drew Neilson in the men's SBX event with Graham Watanabe (Sun Valley, ID) sixth. Brooke Shaw (Bantam, CT) finished seventh in the women's contest at Whiteface Mountain.
Jacobellis led from the start in the final run. She surprised herself a bit by grabbing the lead so quickly, but she wasn't about to let go.
Jacobellis listened to her inner voice "I'm not one to always get the 'hole shot' [lead from the start] so when I get it," she explained, "I feel really good and I know I'm going to have a great race. I keep telling myself, 'Stay on my feet. Stay on my feet. One thing at a time - don't get ahead of yourself.'
"The course is fun. There's a lot of technical aspects and it might be a speed course to some people, but you can find some areas that are more critical than others to really nail."
Jacobellis, who collected her second consecutive SBX world title Jan. 14 in Arosa, Switzerland, also won the opening SBX event of the season Feb. 18 in Furano, Japan. The snow drought in central Europe forced cancellation of previously scheduled contest; Thursday's snowboard cross - the first of two during the State Farm events in the Lake Placid region - was pickup from Bad Gastein, Austria, in mid-December

State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup
Whiteface Mountain
Lake Placid, NY - March 8, 2007 (4 make finals)
Men's Snowboardcross
1. Drew Neilson, Canada
2. Nate Holland, Squaw Valley, CA
3. Simone Malusa, Italy
4. Markus Schairer, Austria
6. Graham Watanabe, Sun Valley, ID
28. Jason Smith, Basalt, CO
30. Alex Deibold, Manchester Center, VT
33. Nick Baumgartner, Iron River, MI
40. Ben Jacobellis, Winhall, VT
43. Pat Holland, Sandpoint, ID
45. Cody Brown, Morrison, CO
46. Robert Minghini, South Lake Tahoe, CA
48. Jonathan Cheever, Saugus, MA
50. Mark Schulz, Lake Oswego, OR
54. Nathan Galpin, Hailey, ID
58. Chris Mahaney, Greenwich, CT

Women's SBX
1. Lindsey Jacobellis, Stratton Mountain, VT
2. Tanja Frieden, Switzerland
3. Sandra Frei, Switzerland
4. Maelle Ricker, Canada
7. Brooke Shaw, Bantam, CT
13. Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Girdwood, AK
19. Marni Yamada, Seattle
22. Kim Krahulec, Silverthorne, CO
23. Jordan Karlinski, Aspen, CO
27. Lynn Ott, Bend, OR
28. Heather Doolittle, Belgrade, ME
29. Lindsey Telling, Avon, CO

For complete results: www.fis-ski.com/


Big Sky
Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers or flurries that will mix with rain at times. Tonight expect occasional snow showers and light winds.
Temperature: 40° to 24° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 5-10 mph from East
New Overnight Snow: 0
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 1-2
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 2-3

Base Snow Depth: 56-84 Surface Conditions: Packed powder, machine groomed, and spring conditions creeping in. Ski Carefully. Ambush Terrain Park and Swifty Park are 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
Come and enjoy our live après ski entertainment by the Crazy Austrians at Chet’s starting at 4:30pm this afternoon.


Big White
Spring Break for Kelowna starts tomorrow. Those lucky kids in Kelowna get two weeks off. There’s plenty of reasons to bring some first-timers or those hockey players that are finished for the year up to your favourite ski and snowboard resorts. Enjoy fabulous skiing at fantastic prices! Lots of deals on lift tickets, accommodation and lessons – we're going all out to make this your best vacation ever! View it all online.

Canadian Post Junior National Freestyle Championships. Don't forget to come up to Silver Star this weekend and support our very talented local freestyle team in the Canadian Post Junior National Freestyle Championships.
Two fabulous special events are slated for Silver Star this weekend, but guests should expect closures on some of the runs. The Big Dipper will be closed from now until Sunday March 11th for the Canadian Disabled Nor-Am races. There will be delays on Main Street Skiway at the Big Dipper crossing. Additionally, the Face will be closed off for the Canadian Freestyle Junior Nationals Championship mogul competition taking place Friday March 9th until Sunday March 11th.

$5 Fridays Mar 9
sse site for details


Four inches of fresh snow has fallen at Purgatory in the last 24 hours, giving us a base of 57" with 10 lifts and 85 trails operating. There's untracked fresh powder and some great groomed runs, as well as lots of Spring Break fun starting this weekend.

What's Happening

Kick off Spring Break with DMR Luau Weekend. Surf music will be playing all weekend on the Beach, and there will be a Pig Roast on Sunday. Steamworks will be serving free root beer and the Hounds of Purgatory will be playing live all weekend long at Purgy's. One Kind Favor also brings back the sounds of the Grateful Dead to Purgy's this coming weekend. They'll be performing Friday from 7-10pm and Saturday from 2-5 pm and 8pm until who knows.


Expression Session 3, "The Zone Triple Threat" is this Saturday, March 10th in the Pitchfork Terrain Park. It consists of a run through the half pipe, one rail and one kicker. Register at Hoody's from 8:30 to 9:30. The contest begins at 11:00 am. Call 385-2149 to learn more. Also join us Saturday for the 5th race in the Purgatory Cup Series, the Dual Slalom. Register from 8:00 to 9:30 at Hoody's, racing starts at 10:00 am. Call 247-9000 Ext: 3350 for more info on the Dual Slalom. Remember, helmets are required for both competitions. You can participate or just come to watch the fun, this Saturday at Purgatory.

Mt Hood Meadows

You only need to go twice to pay for it - Meadows will be open daily through April 22nd and then weekends after that for the May Challenge! With 10 feet of snow in the base area who knows - we could be going all the way to June again!

Demo 2008 equipment from 15 manufacturers this Sunday - you'll find the greatest variety and selection in this super demo!

A fun frolic down this roller coaster course. The faster you go the bigger the ride! All ages men and women. Snowboarders on Saturday, Skiers on Sunday.

GET $29 LIFT TICKETS WHEN STAYING IN THE HOOD RIVER AREA There's still availability over the holiday - stay at any one of the two dozen lodging properties and receive this greatly discounted lift ticket offer.

Mammoth Mountain
Sierra Interpretive Center is Here!
Located at the top of the Panorama Gondola, Mammoth Mountain's newest attraction is an interactive exhibit with topics on local volcanic history, weather patterns, unique geology and more.

Grand Opening - March 17, 2007 All are welcome to the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11am.

Admission is free with a daily lift ticket, Scenic Ride ticket or any season pass. Board the Panorama Gondola at Main Lodge.
The skiing on the Dragons Back, & the Wipe out chutes couldn't be better!

Sugar Bowl
Jeep Terrain Park Challenge at Sugar Bowl

The best of the best
The National Championships for the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge (a spin off from the legendary Jeep King of the Mountain) lands at Sugar Bowl this Friday & Saturday, March 9 and 10.
Get out and watch the best of the best from around the country throw down all in the name of a great cause. All Jeep Terrain Park Challenge donations benefit the Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis.
The party kicks off at Sugar Bowl on Friday night at the Village Lodge. Fireworks, a torchlight parade and live music by the Truckee Tribe all begin at 6 p.m. in the Village. The finals will take place on Saturday in the Mt. Judah Terrain Park.
Check out the info at www.jeeptpc.com

Top Brands at Mountain Gear


White Pass -Wa
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


Niseko -Japan

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 + Gondola

Courchevel - France

Courchevel loves the cinema and proves it with the latest Cinéski Festival. Cinema-lovers have had their festival at Courchevel for four years now. Today, the public can enjoy, side by side with the professionals, four previews at the Cinéma du Villard at Courchevel 1650. Last year, over 800 spectators were able to preview films thanks to the festival. All you need to do to see a film is to pick up your invitation for two from the Courchevel Tourisme offices.

For the producers, this provides the opportunity to test their film before its official release.

This year the programme includes: "Ensemble c’est tout" (Hunting and Gathering) by Claude Berry with Guillaume Canet and Audrey Tautou, "The Namesake" (Un nom pour un autre) by Mira Nair, "Goodbye Bafana" by Bille August and finally "Le prix à payer" by Alexandra Leclère with Christian Clavier and Nathalie Baye.

So see all you cinema-goers from March 15th to 18th at Courchevel

The second Columbia Ride Week will be counting two extra international teams.

Ten teams from all four corners of the world will be getting ready to join battle from March 11th to 16th on the Courchevel ski area.

Who will take over from the Japanese as prize-winners of this competition? This year, the ladies look well set to make their presence felt with a German/Swiss team. But the team of Manu Gaidet, three-times world freeride champion, and that of Polo de le Rue, boardercross gold-medallist in the 2006 Olympic Games will also have to be reckoned with.



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