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Snow Alert -Loveland Basin, Alyeska Resort

Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain has received 5" of new snow at the base overnight and 6" in Green Valley! Our 48 hour total is 8" at the base and 12" in Green Valley.
Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
Time: 5:00am
Weather: Snowing this morning
Winds: Averaging 17 mph out of the West
Base Temperature: 25 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 83 inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 7 inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 8 inches
Summit Temperature: 16 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 120 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 9 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 12 inches
Total Season Snow Fall: 442 inches

Surface Conditions: Fresh snow over machine groomed and fresh spring snow off piste.
Lifts Open: Discovery, Chinook Express, Forest Queen, Rainier Express and Green Valley. High Campbell under evaluation this morning.

Backcountry Status: North and South Backcountry closed this morning pending a patrol evaluation.

Crystal will be closing on April 15th (conditions permitting). There is fun skiing and riding for the whole family. Some of the best weather and conditions can be found in April...12 INCHES OF SNOW IN 48 HOURS...don't hang up your skis and snowboards yet.

New snow: 14"
Base Depth: 36" - 140"
Hours open: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Park recut: 0000-00-00
Jumps: 0
Pipes: 0"
Open Lifts: 6
Conditions: Powder
Open runs: 75
Park reshaped: 0000-00-00

Notes: Apr. 16 - Apr. 16 -- Pepsi Military Appreciation Day
LEARN TO SKI/RIDE PACKAGE - SAVE UP TO 50% with this All-Inclusive package that provides you with 2 Nights accommodations Sunday - Thursday, one lift ticket, 2-hour group lesson, and rental equipment. Good for skiing or snowboarding equipment and all ability levels. Packages start at $99 for a Deluxe room per person/per night. Double occupancy required. Weekdays ONLY. Package includes resort fee and tax. Some restrictions apply, based on space and availability. Call 1-800-880-3880 or 754-2111 from the Anchorage area.
MOUNTAIN SCHEDULE Alyeska Resort will be open on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm through the end of the season. Take advantage of best skiing of the year under the Alaskan sun.
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Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain will kick off the final weekend of the epic 2007/08 winter season with a day of free skiing and riding for all guests who bring a donation for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Donations may be made in cash (suggested minimum $5) or a minimum of 5 non-perishable food items.
This has been a season for the books. The snowfall was positively relentless, which made for some of the best conditions imaginable. This is our way of celebrating and giving back to the community at large. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society does important work throughout the year and we happy to support their efforts.
While food donations are certainly welcome, due to the high volume of supplies purchased by the Food Bank Society, cash donations will literally go three times further, giving your $5.00 donation a food purchasing power of $15.00. So come on out and join us!

Whistler BC, The addictive quality of skiing and snowboarding is a fact of life in Whistler, where a set of boards is regarded as the key to self-actualisation. In late spring, little infidelities creep into the community, with mountain bikes, golf clubs, climbing gear and surfboards being hauled out of storage.
This April 13-22, at the 12th TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, an epicenter of sport-inspired art, the surfboard is set to enjoy its first starring role.
In conjunction with Brave Art, surfboards will become the latest canvass for artists to express themselves with.
Brave Art, the Festival’s revolutionary art show of the best in urban and street art showcases the work of over 30 artists in a 150 plus piece installation, ranging from canvas, sculpture, skate decks, film and graffiti. Nothing if off limits for these street artist superheroes. Everything is canvass.
The Masterpiece in Motion snowboard art competition is going into its third year at the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, with the original snowboard and skateboard graphic design work of 30 finalists to hang on display at the TELUS Whistler Conference Centre from April 13-22 2007.
It was only a matter of time before the surfboards were pulled into the mix.
The surfboard exhibit will launch at the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, before traveling across Canada , to raise awareness about the Surfrider Foundation.
High-octane meets high-brow, at the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, 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.


Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Mountain) is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Consisting of 13 peaks, among which Shanzidou is the highest one with an altitude of 5,600 meters (18,360 feet), Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
The 13 peaks, which have the altitudes of at least 4,000 meters, are covered by snow all year round; the mountain is called the "Natural Glacier Museum" for it has all types of glacier


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