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Alta Spring Festival

Friday April 13
Demo Day- half price demo rentals at all of Alta's ski shops! Seafood BBQ on-snow at the Albion Day Lodge 11 am- 2 pm

Saturday April 14 Demo Day- free demos from over 20 vendors at Wildcat Base.
Test next year's skis!
Ski with an Alf Engen Ski School Instructor & get a tip! Live music & great eats on the deck at Goldminer's Daughter

Sunday April 15
Demo Day- half price demo rentals at all of Alta's ski shops! Baldy Brews Brat & Burger Beach Bash at Watson Shelter Bluegrass music 12:30- 2:30

Closing Day
Sunday April 22 Baldy Brews Brat & Burger Beach Bash at Watson Shelter
Bluegrass music 12:30- 2:30

Mammoth Mountain
There is still plenty of ski season left in Mammoth! We have ideal spring conditions here with a solid base and warm temperatures. It's great Park weather and speaking of the Park, we are a month away from the West Coast Invitational. The WCI is a weekend packed with exciting competitions including the Fiesta de la Pipa Half pipe Competition, the Orage Masters, and the Rail Jam, which takes place down in the Village. Lots of pros will be ripping it up and it will be a great weekend to be in Mammoth so make your plans to come up now!

Mammoth's Spring Fest is back! Join us for a month-long party celebrating spring conditions with outrageous deals, lodging specials, giveaways and much more. Lift tickets are just 63$ beginning April 16th through May 31st.
Silver Pass Holders listen up! Turn Silver into gold by purchasing a Mammoth Gold Pass at half price! We only have a limited number for next season and we've already sold 1/3 of what we have to offer. At this rate, they're going to sell out and since we won't be offering the Silver Pass again, don't get stuck paying full price! Once they're gone, they're gone. MVP Pass renewal is also going on.
Mountain Conditions
Main Lodge Temp : 45.0 degrees
Skies : cloudy
Winds : calm
Daytime Temps : 50's

We just received another foot of snow. Since you're a Drifter and all, you live for this sort of thing. A little taste of January in April. Throw in an event basically every weekend, a forecast for flurries and snow showers well into next week and you start to see what it means to be the King of Spring. It's good to be the King.

Bear Mountain's last hurrah for the year this Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th.

Superpipe Competition on Saturday and Slopestyle on Sunday. Kidz In The Hall will perform live on stage at or around 2 pm on Saturday at Bear Mountain as part of the Bud Light Concert series.

Each day is an on snow party with music and plenty of spectators and competitors. Pros compete for a $5000 cash purse and amateurs throw down for some great prizes.

The 11th Annual Sunshine Daydream Festival, part of the Bud Light Concert series, will feature bands playing Grateful Dead covers during the day, as well as a few surprises this year. Ben & Jerry's will be giving out free samples of ice cream, plus there will be a mini shakedown street, drum circles and tie-dyeing. Festivities will be held at the K-1 Lodge from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is free, and t-shirts will be available to purchase for tie-dyeing.


Sugar Bowl

This Friday, April 6th is 80's day at Sugar Bowl. Come dressed in your best gaper garb for our costume contest. All tickets will be priced 2 for 1, so bring some friends! We're hosting a live band - the Pyronauts on the Judah deck in the afternoon along with a rail jam and Red Bull Tryke Races - Should be gnarly man.
Hey don't forget you can still sign up for Sugar Bowl's CORE Mtn. Club for only $39 on-line and save $20 a day for the rest of the season! You can even use the ticket that's included with your CORE Mtn. Club for our general admission days and get the extra bonus of a free lesson and free rentals...sweet

Panorama is wide open until April 15th. With big snowfalls through Monday and Tuesday, there's new snow top to bottom! Skiing and riding will be best on groomed trails. Look for some deeper stashes in Taynton Bowl & the Extreme Dream Zone
The Big Air Challenge is this Sunday April 8th! Skis, boards and BIKES will compete for $2500 in cash prizes! Join us for the 21st Annual Downhill Rider's Sunpit Safari and closing weekend celebrations on April 14th & 15th.

Whistler- Blackcomb
The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is produced by Watermark Communications, a Whistler sports & entertainment marketing company, and presented in partnership with Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb. Founded by W1’s Doug Perry twelve years ago, and now the largest annual winter sports and music festival in North America , the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a high-octane 10 day and night showcase of the best of snowsports, music, arts and mountain life. Featuring major professional ski and snowboarding competitions, the largest free outdoor concert series in Canada , the legendary Pro Photographer and Filmmaker Showdowns, and many more unique art and cultural showcases, the Festival is the ultimate wrap party. For information on the 2007 TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, this year from April 13-22, visit whistler2007.com


Smart Destinations

Jay Peak
Total 4 day snowfall of 12-18" above 2,500 feet and at least 6-10" at base by Friday or later in weekend. There is a 50% chance of 2 feet by the weekend mid and upper mountain and a foot at base.
Temps today will be in the low to mid 30’s during the day, then dropping overnight. Winds will be moderate but Buddy mentioned something about possible wind hold for the Tram/Flyer so it’s probably not a bad idea to touch base this morning for an update on lift operations. The Red and Blue Chairs should not be affected We’ve still got 80% of our terrain open with 60 trails and glades. Conditions will change up a bit with the cooler temps and incoming snow. We’ll get you an update on surfaces too when we have a clearer picture later this morning

Grouse Mountain B.C.

Today and tomorrow, over 10 of the top professional and amateur riders are competing in the Quiksilver Showdown Over the City at Grouse Mountain. Present your Grouse Mountain lift ticket from either event day to the Vancouver Westbeach store to receive 15% off all regular priced merchandise. You can also visit www.showdownoverthecity.ca to download a coupon.

Current Conditions -Cloudy

Temperature: 10 ºC / 50 ºF
Overnight Low: 0 ºC / 32 ºF
Humidity: 75 %
Visibility: unlimited

Average Snow Depth (incl. Snowmaking): 449 cm / 179.6 in
New Snow Overnight: 0 cm / 0 in
New Snow Past 24hrs: 0 cm / 0 in
Freezing Level: 2200 m / 7333 ft
Total Snowmaking: 59 cm
Total Snowmaking in past 24 hrs: 0 cm
Total Snow Fall 06/07: 1040 cm


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


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