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FIS News
The 11th FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships will take place in Bad Gastein (AUT) from 10th-13th April. Almost 300 of the world’s best young boarders representing 29 nations will be competing in the second FIS Junior Snowboard World Championships held in Austria. The opening ceremony will take place on Monday 9th April and the title competitions will commence with the snowboardcross finals on 11th April, followed by parallel giant slalom on 12th and both big air and parallel slalom on 13th April. Young athletes born between 1987–1991 are entitled to participate. At last year’s championships in Vivaldi Park (KOR), Switzerland won the medals ranking followed by USA and Finland. A regular host of the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup and a many-time venue for the FIS Alpine World Cup, Bad Gastein and the resort of Sportgastein in Gastein Valley, located just an hour from Salzburg at an altitude of 1.589 m, are no newcomers to hosting high-quality winter sports events. “The conditions in Bad Gastein are excellent - we can really look forward to having wonderful competitions next week,” commented Peter Krogoll, FIS Technical Advisor for the event. “After the recent snowfall, there is at least 160cm of snow and the competition venues are in a great shape. The snowboardcross course is already finished, and so is the big air venue while the parallel slopes are well on their way.”

The first-ever Grand Prix ‘Sprint Tour’ took place in Russia from 28th - 31st March. This new competition series consists of four Cross-Country sprint races - two in the classical and two in the free technique – held over four days. The 2007 Grand Prix ‘Sprint Tour’ included a Mountain Sprint and a Super Sprint over 100m, staged in the Sverdlovsk region some 500 km north of Yekaterinburg in the Urals, and a Sprint Criterium (points race) and a normal FIS sprint hosted in the Khanty – Mansiysk/Yugra region in Western Siberia.
The winners of the 2007 Grand Prix ‘Sprint Tour’ were 20-year-old Evgenia Shapovalova and former Sprint World Champion and Sapporo Team Sprint silver medalist Vassili Rotchev, both of Russia. Shapovalova, who won her first World Cup sprint in Changchun (CHN) this season, took the victory with just a four-point margin over Alena Sidko, with Natalia Korosteleva in 3rd (both Russia). The men’s series, with participation from international sprint specialists, was won by home favorite Rotchev 25 points ahead of this season’s Swedish newcomer Emil Joensson and his teammate Peter Larsson.
more news and stories at : www.fis-ski.com

While spring may be on it's way you can still enjoy watching the best ski racing on WCSN.com as it web-casts highlights from the 2007 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Alyeska Resort in breathtaking Alaska. See World Cup super G champion Bode Miller go for his record-tying ninth U.S. championship title and Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety look to extend his string of two gold medals in each of the last two championships. For the women, Julia Mancuso - the Olympic giant slalom champion who has been on a podium at every U.S. championships since her first medal in 2000 - looks to finish her breakout season on a high note with more gold, silver or bronze. And who will make a breakthrough? The championships always turn into a stage for up-and-coming ski racers to catch the coaches' attention with a medal-winning performance. Tune in at your convenience to WCSN.com for the 2007 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Alyeska Resort. For complete details: www.usskiteam.com

We woke up to an additional 8 inches on Friday - 18 total inches of fresh POW since noon yesterday! We already have 123 snow-covered trails, and more ropes will be dropping!

This is the type of storm that Killington is famous for at our higher elevation, so get up here and get a piece of one of the last pow-days of the season!

6 lifts will access all the terrain you can sink you teeth into. The Legend is Live!

Bear Mountain and South Ridge have been closed all week ( we've recieved 36" this week ) so they will hold some great powder stashes! Also a massive weather system moving toward us right now.
Stay tuned to www.killington.com

The April onslaught continued here at Sugarloaf last night, and we've got 12-14 inches of new snow here at the base this morning. Light snow continues to fall, and forecasts are calling for another inch or two during the day. AND Reggae Fest starts today. My goodness.

This storm puts us over 50 inches for the month of April. Nearly four and a half feet. Nearly all of our terrain is open, including the front face snowfields, and patrol is checking out the backside this morning....

Sugarloaf/USA’s fabled Backside Snowfields to open in time for the biggest party in ski country. In addition to the Snowfields, 133 of Sugarloaf’s 134 trails are now open with some of the best April skiing in recent history. Sugarloaf’s Snowfields are the East’s only lift-serviced, above treeline terrain and offer an experience that is often compared to high alpine bowl skiing. The experts-only steep, wide open expanse of the Backside makes it some of the most unique terrain in East. This weekend is Sugarloaf’s annual Bud Light Reggae Festival and features 10 of the biggest names in reggae on four stages inside and outside all weekend long. Friday night’s concert features Barrington Levy, who is considered to be Jamaica ’s #1 singer. Saturday night, America ’s top reggae artist, John Brown’s Body, leads the all-star line up on the main stage. Sugarloaf’s boundary-to-boundary policy allows skiing throughout the Backside Snowfields including named routes such as High Rigger, Hard Tack, and Pure Heat. Front Face Snowfield trails such as White Nitro Extension, which is groomed regularly, Powder Keg, Bubblecuffer Extension, and Winter’s Way Extension are also open with excellent natural snow surfaces.

The Backside Snowfields is a wilderness experience that should only be attempted by the most skilled skiers and riders. Sugarloaf’s Ski Patrol asks those who have never experienced the Backside to stop by the summit building for tips on the most navigable way down.
All this in a foot of fresh powder on Reggae Weekend. It just doesn't get any better.

Valle Nevado

FIS World Cup in Snow-covered Valley We have the excellent news to tell them that Snow-covered Valley will be again host of the Glass of the World of Snowboard. The competition will be made during the month of September and we will count on the participation of the best exhibitors of the world of this sport. We waited for your visit and that benefits of this great event. "Latitude 42 North Air Assault" During the first weekend of March was made in Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in New York, the event Latitude 42 North Air Assault supported by Telemet.



Mt Hood Timberline Lodge

People have been enjoying our downloadable 2-for-1 coupons for skiing and lunch in the Cascade Dining Room so much over the past month, we are making them available to you on more than just Tuesdays. Starting today, 2-for-1 coupons are valid Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week in March. Click here to visit our coupon page and download your way to fun savings!
Spring Session 2007 Is Just Around The Corner
This spring we're unveiling the new Spring Session 2007 Pass. For just $199, you get a full pass valid from March 31st to May 28th. We'll be operating 7 days a week during this time frame -- something other areas on the mountain can't promise. And as an added bonus, if you buy this pass now, we'll also let you use it week days (Monday-Friday) up until March 31st. Click here to learn more about this pass, other great ticket options, and all the events we having going on at Timberline this spring.
Upcoming Events
April 14th - Summer Pass Session - Slopestyle Comp on Paintbrush
April 15th - The BoneZone Banked Slalom #2
April 29th - The BoneZone Banked Slalom #3

... and say Hi to Bruno !

Whistler Blackcomb

The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival promises to be another legendary 10-Day event (April 13-22, 2007)
snow conditions are in perfect shape to set up for spring skiing and riding.

Big Sky
Surface Conditions: . Powder, packed powder and groomed surfaces exist. Please watch for unmarked obstacles. Terrain Open: 80% Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Ramcharger, Challenger, Iron Horse, Lone Peak Chair, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Base Area Lifts, Pony Express
What's Happening
With yesterday's storm, the skiing is fantastic!

SPRING SPECIAL: All lift tickets are $7 off for the rest of the season, so get out there and enjoy the great conditions!
4-6pm, LIVE MUSIC! Terry Stebins - Whiskey Jack's


Patscherkofel - Austria
The Patscherkofel Mountain, Worth the Experience in Winter and Summer!
In Winter:
Innsbruck hosted the Olympic Winter Games twice and Igls as the venue for the men’s downhill was the focus of the world’s interest. Not only the Olympic winners Franz Klammer and Egon Zimmermann love the runs on the Patscherkofel, also beginners and advanced skiers are fascinated by this beautiful mountain.
The Patscherkofel offers:
- soft slopes for beginners
- demanding slopes for proficient and advanced skiers
- fun for the children
- comfortableness for families

Our modern artificial snow spreaders guarantee snow and optimum winter fun
Matching the new Panorama Cable Car, the bottom and top station of the Olympic Express now also have new colours

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