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Snow Alert - Whistler Blackcomb

It seems like we've had our share of sunny days and blue skies this season, but I, for one, never tire of them. And today we had the added bonus of 40 degree temps at the base and 30 degrees at the summit. Tomorrow should be similar, though we'll see a few more clouds in the afternoon.

Groomers will be out again tonight, tilling out 69 trails. The temperature will stay rather mild overnight, so things should be nice and soft tomorrow. The word on the street is that the best snow can be found on the east side.

We've got a couple of big events coming up this month. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes take the stage on March 17 in our final Bud Light Concert Series event of the season, and we cap the whole month off with the biggest of the big, the Champion's Cross Sugarloaf Open, hosted by Seth Wescott. For more details on all of our events, visit


Courchevel likes the cinema and proves it with this new edition of the Cinéski Festival. For now four years, the in love ones with the cinema have had their festival with Courchevel. To the origin, Cinéski was intended to the professionals of the cinema. Today, the public shares at the sides of the professionals of the cinema four preview to the cinema of Villard de Courchevel 1650. This festival allowed the year spent more than 800 spectators to discover films in world preview. At the program, this year: Thursday 15 with 18h: Goodbye Bafana de Bille AUGUST Friday 16 with 18h: The Price to be paid of Alexandra LECLÈRE Saturday 17 with 11h: A name for another of Reflected NAIR Saturday 17 with 18h: Together it is very of Claude BERRI To attend a meeting, go in the Tourist bureaus to withdraw an invitation. 3 Valleys Xwing Rally Monday next 9 April, take part in the 3 Valleys Xwing Rally... To ski, snowboard, télémark, by teams of 3 come to traverse the field of the 3 Valleys all while amusing you... With the program: Derby, KL, skiercross, Super Compound, parallel giant and free ski. Consult the site of the xwing and register you as of now.

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.


Cardrona - New Zealand
Early Bird Season Pass sale finishes this Thursday
Autumn has arrived in Central Otago with a hint of winter in the air. Snow is forecast down to 700m (most of the way down the mountain road) on Wednesday, the poplars are starting to change from green to gold, and temperatures are dropping to single digits during the night. March and April are the last chance for local residents to enjoy the odd day of warm weather along with some snow laden southerlies. Its also your last chance to purchase an early bird season pass to ski at Cardrona all you like for $490 as well as getting discounts at Mt Ruapehu, Treble Cone, Mt Dobson, Porter Heights and Mt Lyford in NZ as well as Colorado (Vail), Italy (Val Gardenia) and Argentina (Bariloche).


US Ski & Snowboard Teams
ZWIESEL, Germany (March 11) - Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) stayed in the hunt Sunday for the World Cup overall title, despite finishing 24th in a slalom as Marlies Schild of Austria took the overall lead by winning the next-to-last slalom of the season by more than two seconds

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (March 10) - Emily Cook, the lone American in the aerial finals, was sixth Saturday at the 2007 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Madonna di Campiglio. Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson was fourth after the first jump, but went for his signature "Hurricane" on his second jump and went back on the landing falling to seveth place

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (March 11) - Reigning world champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) clinched the World Cup snowboardcross title Sunday, winning her second SBX in 48 hours at the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup while Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) finished second in the men's oh-so-close final.

For complete details:

Big Sky
Weather: Today expect the skies to be mostly cloudy and possibly windy. This evening is forecasted to be partly cloudy. Temperature: 48° to 31° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 0-5 mph from East
New Overnight Snow: 0
Snow Fall past 24hrs: Trace
Snow Fall past 48hrs: Trace
Base Snow Depth: 54-81
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 music at Whiskey Jack starting at 4pm this afternoon.
6pm, Papparazzi Fashion Show w/ J.P. Woolies – Huntley Sunken Lobby


Bump Bash- Zermatt Mogul Competition

In the midst of the ice window blinds of the highest alpine giants, before the window blind of Monterosa and Lyskam, on 3200 meters height, where in April better snow lies than elsewhere in the high winter, there the Triftji Bump Bash had its origin more than 20 years ago, and to this place we return, with a cause, where there are only winners: Finnisher are all those, which master the 500 meters of embossment runway of the stick horns mountain station without stopping - whereby fall not when stop applies, but as bold driving insert. All start at the same time - and folds in the best way: because only few have ambitions on the total victory - all different can leave themselves time, incorporate where them probably are. To go through knows everyone, the participation is free, does not announce is not necessary. The mountain railways, which are interested in the Triftji graduation, grant a ski passport reduction of to CHF 120. - on the ski passports of 2-10 days. Watch is just as exciting - who has already in its life over 100 people at the same time an embossment runway down-driving seen? The winner becomes in the evening from the public on the basis the video photographs erkoren.


Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler BC March 9, 2007 - Like a global warming-impacted glacier, the mountain has retreated from the cities of Toronto , Montreal and Calgary .
But for one lucky winner of the Old Spice Experience contest, the retreat is only temporary, and she’ll soon be in hot pursuit of the big mountain experience.

Anne-Claire Villeneuve, of Montreal , took the Old Spice Experience when the Rail Jam hit her home-streets on February 24, and walked away with the ultimate shot in the arm - an all expenses paid trip to Whistler to experience the opening weekend of the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival in all its intensity.
Gravity-challenged urbanites across Canada had the chance to taste the adrenaline-laced tang of the big mountains when the Old Spice Experience Rail tour hit Calgary , Montreal and Toronto in the past month.
Downtown squares were transformed as the producers of the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival descended, trailing truckloads of fresh snow, jib-friendly rails and a posse of the country’s best pro snowboarders.
The Old Spice Experience Rail Tour wrapped its outreach mission in Toronto on Saturday March 3, and will now ricochet back west, to culminate in the Old Spice World Snowboarding Classic at Whistler, April 13-22, where the rockstars and gladiators of the snowboard scene will throw down for the ultimate title. For its twelfth straight year Whistler invites the best riders in the world to put it on the line for the final showdown of the season at the Old Spice World Snowboarding Classic, with Big Air, rodeo-style Stompede and Superpipe events.

“The nature of a great experience is that you want to share it with people,” explained Managing Director of the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Sue Eckersley. “It’s natural for us to want to bring the essence of winter in Whistler to the city streets. And it was a chance to take back “the grind”. For these riders, a good rail grind is about play and self-expression and a signature style.”
The best place to experience the concentrated essence of Whistler, says Eckersley, is at its flagship celebration, the end of season wrap-party known as the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival.
There, for ten days and ten nights, Whistler turns up the volume with 50 live concerts, major pro ski and snowboard comps, legendary arts events, burn-the-candle nightlife and the best spring skiing & riding in the world.
High-octane meets high-brow, with flagship afterdark events like the Fashion Exposed sensory assault, Pro Photographer Showdown, Brave Art exhibit, Words and Stories jam session and 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown translating the on-hill energy of the world’s best ski and snowboard athletes into every conceivable artistic medium. Spawning imitators around the globe, the TWSSF’s legendary combination of sports, music and art makes it the ultimate showcase of mountain life.

For more information on the 2007 TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, this year from April 13-22,
visit whistler2007.com

Crystal Mountain
Wednesday March 14- Brewmaster's Dinner:
The Bullwheel at Crystal Mountain and Deschutes Brewery present the marriage of craft beers and fine food! Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Bullwheel with this scrumptious meal... Call 360-663-3094 for reservations.

Saturday, March 17- St. Patrick's Day of fun: *Purchase any items with green from the Right Angle Sports Shop for 40% off. *Join the search for the Leprechaun's "Pot of Gold" located out on the slopes of Crystal Mountain for fun prizes, register in the Day Lodge or @ http://mountainchallenge.org *Karaoke in the Bullwheel starting at 8pm. 21 and over only. Wear green to receive discounts and get entered to win prizes.

Silver King Freeride
Wednesday, March 21- Saturday March 24- Silver King Freeride: Big Mountain Freeride competition for expert Backcountry skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Cash purses and/or prizes for top male and female competitors in each class. Visit http://mountainchallenge.org


Mayrhofen- Austria
Mayrhofen in winter, an idyllic place with a population of 3,600, nestling in a valley, before the unique and fascinating backdrop of the mining world of the Zillertal’s main peak. Numerous mountains with large ski areas and white shimmering mountaintops characterise this pristine and beautiful winter landscape.
New: "White Lounge"
In the middle of the ski resort at the Ahorn, the mountain to enjoy, nearby the panoramic platform Zillertal a special mountain adventure will open this winter: "White Lounge" - an igloo bar comletely of snow with comfortable seats inside, loungers and snow bar outside.
"Zillertal National Park": An Alpine Treasure of 80 Glaciers!
With its valley population and lively villages, the Zillertal has a lot to offer. Most outstanding however is the spectacle of nature with its majestic mountains and the Hintertux Glacier as eternal white backdrop at the end of the valley. A special gem is the Zillertal Alps High Mountain National Park.
This "area of peace" on the Zillertal Main Ridge (1,000-3,509m) extends impressively over 372 km2: the landscape is dominated by almost 80 glaciers, three large reservoirs as well as several mountain and corrie lakes, which extend over all altitudes of the inner Alps.
As well as marmots, eagles and chamois, other endangered species like steinbock and bearded vultures have also found their place in the high mountain landscape. The lateral moraines in Zemmgrund are a highly interesting geographical area in the Alps: rock crystal, cairngorm, tourmaline, granite, amethyst and hematite are among the treasures. There's a lot to see and discover in the National Park with the guided themed treks "On the Berliner Hütte Glacier Trail”, "On the Trail of Poachers” or with a torchlight trek over Pfitscher Joch.


Traci Max Sachs
The official site of professional speed skier Tracie Max Sachs
Jan 20-26 Vars (Fra) Training Camp
Jan 27-30 Vars (Fra) FIS World Cup
Jan 31 - Feb 4 Vars (Fra) Pro Mondial
Feb 9-10 Goldeck (Aut) European X-Trem Week

Traci has been gracious in supplying photos of speed ski events and dramatic pictures of Verbier CH

Forum Snowboards is hosting their popular Youngblood amateur contest series.
The only rule is that you are under the age of eighteen.
Each Youngblood Snake Session will be hosted by a different Forum pro. So get out there and show 'em what you've got. Winners will receive a ton of Forum gear, a checkout (interview and photos) on Forum's website and the possibility of being invited to join the Forum Youngblood team!

The 2007 Forum Youngblood Snake Sessions schedule includes the following dates, resorts and host riders:
03/17 – Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA – Hosts: Travis Kennedy, Jake Blauvelt & Niko Cioffi w/ Cobra Dogs
03/24 – Mt. Saint Louis Moonstone, ON, Canada – Host: Devun Walsh


Jackson Hole, WY
March 15-18, 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

Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships

Kirkwood, CA
March 28, 2007 - April 01, 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


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