Snow Alert -Loveland, A basin, Whistler
HUGE SPRING SNOWFALL ADDS TO LAKE LOUISE’S EPIC SEASON
Wide Open Until May 1 – It’s Time To Plan Your Next Visit!
Earlier this season, Lake Louise reported more snow, a deeper snowpack and opened more terrain earlier in the season, making 2006/7 the best year to date. The continued snowfall has kept this trend, with skiers consistently reporting “the best skiing in well over 30 years” all season long.
With over 4200 acres of terrain, 3,250 feet of vertical, 4 mountain faces, #1 scenery and record snowfall, Lake Louise Mountain Resort is a world-class jewel in the Canadian Rockies.
Visit Lake Louise Mountain Resort for Spring Episode ’07, taking place on April 28 and 29, 2007.
Featuring live music, on-mountain events, Kokanee Beer Gardens,
Kokanee Free Ride and more.
The FIS Speed Skiing World Cup 2007 competition promises to be one of the most exciting in recent years. Now half-way through the eight-race-series, due to reach its finale in Cervinia (ITA) on 2nd April, one of the largest fields of racers ever seen is jostling for points.
After two years in which Simone Origone (ITA) has dominated the menâ€™s rankings, the current rankings show him languishing in 3rd place â€“ behind little brother Ivan (ITA) and former World Champion Philippe May (SUI). Just below this trio, there is another pack of four contenders â€“ Roger Wickman (SWE), Marc Poncin (GBR), Michel Goumens (SUI) and Ross Anderson (USA) â€“ waiting for a chance to pounce. Finally, Jukka Viitasaari (FIN) has only competed in one of the WC races to-date, coming a strong 4th.
The ladies competition is no less nail-biting. After winning the first two races of the series, the four-time World Cup winner and World Champion, Tracie Max Sachs (USA) has sustained an injury and is slipping down the rankings. Wearing the leaderâ€™s jersey is Anna-Karin Modin (SWE), just two points clear with three podium places this year. Sanna Tidstrand (SWE) excited her home-nation crowd by winning in Salen and could quickly close the gap. The Finnish team, including Kati MetsÃ¤pelto, Heini and Pia Piipponen, and Hannamiina Tanninen, have yet to make a start.
The Speed Skiing World Cup is far from decided, and following its conclusion, the FIS World Ski Championships in Verbier (SUI) from 16th-19th April
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Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe (3454 m) An excursion up to the eternal glacier world of Switzerland’s high Alps is an unforgettable experience. At 3454 metres, the Jungfraujoch is the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. From Kleine Scheidegg, the railway travels through the tunnel behind the notorious Eiger North Wall – with stops at two stations with viewing windows hewn in the bare rock – and on to the underground “peak” railway station, Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe
Schilthorn–Piz Gloria (2970 m) The Schilthorn shot to international fame as a spectacular location for the 007 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau from the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant are simply stunning
Männlichen (2230 m) Enjoy the spectacular cogwheel railway trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen. The bottom station of the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway is only a few minutes walk from the railway station and village centre. From here it takes just five minutes to soar up over 1000 metres to the Männlichen summit (2230 m). Männlichen is also easy to reach from Grindelwald Grund with Europe’s longest aerial gondola.
Männlichen (2230 m)
Enjoy the spectacular cogwheel railway trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen. The bottom station of the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway is only a few minutes walk from the railway station and village centre. From here it takes just five minutes to soar up over 1000 metres to the Männlichen summit (2230 m).
Lake Placid - NY
At Whiteface, you'll find some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America. It has the greatest vertical drop this side of the Rockies and is the only ski area in the East to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games
A Free Shuttle Service operating 7 days/week links Lake Placid and Whiteface
Cloudsplitter Gondola - The gondola carries skiers and riders to the top of Little Whiteface in a mere 7.5 minutes
High Speed Detachable Quad - The Face Lift - 6 minutes from the Base to the top of Upper Valley
Terrain Parks - Railparks, superpipe, mini and kid's park - five different areas with something for every ability level. New Park Sessions coaching program so you can learn the right way.
Glade Trails - Expert glades are accessible from Northway and Approach from the top of Little Whiteface. Silver and Golden Glades are accessible on the lower mountain from Boreen or Easy Acres.
Active alpine and Nordic skiers over 50 join together for fun skiing.
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Time: 1 pm
Contact: Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center: (518) 523-2811.
Whiteface: (518) 946-2223
Admission: Both: $325. Cross Country Only: $199 for all sessions or $25 daily fee.
Please note trail passes are not included.
For more information visit: http://www.orda.org/
Base Elevation: 1,220 feet
Summit Elevation: 4,867 feet
Top Lift Elevation: 4,386 feet
Vertical Drop: 3,430 feet (Biggest in the East)
Skiable Acreage: 222 acres not including 35 acres of ungroomed wilderness skiing on
"The Slides" (weather permitting)
Snowmaking: 98% - does not include The Slides or The Glades
Terrain: 44% Most Difficult, 38% More Difficult and 18% Easier
Super Pipe: 450 feet, International FIS Specs
Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm daily through mid-April
First opened: 1957
The Slides: 35 acres (open conditions permitting) Experts Only
Operated by: New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority -
web site: www.orda.org
Get some while you can !