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An Afternoon of Wine and Jazz - April 7th Enjoy wine tasting from local Calaveras wineries accompanied by a spread of gourmet cheeses and bread. $15 includes a commemorative wine glass and eight tastes. Additional tastes can be purchased for $5. Jazz @ 8000, a local ensemble, will be providing smooth background music for all to enjoy. Proceeds benefit the Bear Valley Music Festival, a non-profit organization that offers a full symphony orchestra, international soloists, legendary entertainers, and renowned opera stars in a unique mountain setting every August.
Easter Sunday & Season Pass Holder Appreciation - April 8th Look forward to a full day of activities, beginning with the Easter Sunrise Service at 7:30. We will hold a non-denominational service at Koala top (conditions permitting)- there is nothing more spectacular or spiritual than the early morning views from Koala Ridge. A special Easter Brunch will be available to all guests in the Hungry Bear Food Court, and an Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10am for kids 10 and under. Bear Valley, to show its appreciation, will serve a special lunch to all current season pass holders beginning at 11:30.
Reggae On the Mountain - April 14th
Get ready for the most enthralling event of the year! This annual celebration of Sierra snow and California sun is a Bear Valley favorite. The day kicks off with pond skimming exhibition and contest. Costumes are encouraged and get ready for a big splash! Live Reggae tunes from Baldread and the Raggamuffin Crew will get you groovin' on the Sun Deck as the Micro Brew Festival kicks into high gear. The Brew Fest benefits Sierra HOPE, a local health resources organization. A $15 donation includes a commemorative pint glass and eight tastes.

Sugarloaf/USA, The King of Spring, is crowned with more than 2 feet of snow CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine ¾ More than two feet of snow has fallen at Sugarloaf/USA since Wednesday, Apr. 4 making this week’s snow the largest April storm in more than 6 years. Since Apr. 1, the resort has received more than 31 inches of snow creating some of the best conditions of the season. Sugarloaf’s scheduled closing date is Apr. 22.
As a result of this week’s snow, more than 95 percent of Sugarloaf’s terrain is expected to be open for Easter weekend. “Sugarloaf is famous for late season snowstorms and phenomenal spring skiing but this is over the top,” said Ethan Austin, Sugarloaf’s snow reporter. Sugarloaf’s summit, including the Front Face Snowfields and possibly the Backside, are expected to open in time for the weekend. April is often the second snowiest month of the season behind March and this year is no exception. “With nearly three feet of snow already this month, conditions for Easter and the 2007 Bud Light Reggae Festival, Apr. 12-15, will be the hands down best skiing and riding in the East and among the best spring conditions in recent memory,” said Sugarloaf’s Communications Manager Bill Swain . “Unbelievable snow plus a line up of the biggest names in reggae are going to make this year’s event one for the record books.”
The legendary Barrington Levy, who is bestowed with the moniker of Jamaica ’s #1 singer of all time, leads Friday’s line up while John Brown’s Body, one of America ’s top reggae artists, will take the main stage on Saturday night. The biggest party in ski country also features the region’s top artists on four stages inside and outside all weekend long. Daytime outside music events are open to all ages. Tickets for evening performances are on sale now. Call 1.800 THE LOAF to order tickets or visit

Red Lodge Mountain

New Snow 40” in the past 7 days” Overnight: 1”

Events: Reduced ticket prices are here! $35 for adults, $30 for Juniors and $15 for the kiddos!
The end of the season date has been moved for April 15th to April 8th. So come up and enjoy Easter on the hill with a early morning service and Easter egg hunt at 1:30 Season Passes for the 2007/2008 ski season are on sale now! Keep an eye on your mailbox or call 406.446.2610 for details. New this year will be a Weekday pass for those of you who like to avoid the crowds! Early bird pricing lasts until April 30th

Jackson Hole
The full moon shines down on the last weekend of the season here at Jackson Hole. Clear skies and warm temperatures ensure that Good Friday is a good Friday to hit the slopes. Live music has been booming from the base area all week, but tonight's concert should blow them all away - it's the All Stars of Rock & Roll, featuring BC/DC (3 guesses which headbanging band they tribute! Hmmmm.... could it be Metallica? Just kidding!) Celebrate a fantastic winter season with one last hurrah!

March 24 - April 8
Jackson Hole Mountain Festival
April 6 House of Blues All-Stars of Rock & Roll Concert
April 7 32nd Annual Pole, Pedal, Paddle
April 8 Easter Sunday Sunrise Services
April 8 Boardroom Easter Board Hunt
April 8 Kids' Easter Egg Hunt


Ski New Hampshire Tourism

Wednesday night brought 9-16 inches of fresh snow to NH, and last night we got another round, with up to an additional 6 inches falling! We also have cross country skiing in NH with all this new snow. The snow, is ironically, in prime mid-winter form. After this weekend look for Cannon Mt., Mount Sunapee and Waterville Valley to close their lifts for 07/08. Bretton Woods, Loon Mt., and Wildcat plan to remain open until April 15th.

Photo: Waterville Valley 4/5/07
Although our first thoughts are with the fresh snow, it would be wrong to not remind you of all the fun events the next two weekends at NH ski areas! This weekend you'll find Spring Fling at Waterville Valley, Splash Pond at Cannon Mt., Intergalactic Cardboard Sled Race at Mount Sunapee, Slush Pool Party at Loon Mt. and an Easter Egg Hunt at Wildcat. Next weekend you can enjoy BodeFest at Bretton Woods.
Ski New Hampshire

Dolomites - Italy

Use the spring-sun to spend an enjoyable skiing holiday in the Dolomites. Due to last weeks and todays fresh snow, the slope conditions are perfect. Most of the lifts, as well as the Sellaronda, are open until April 10, 2007. Some lifts stay also open for the entire week after Easter.
07.-08.04.2007 - Italian Championship Slopestyle, San Martino di Castrozza
09.04.2007 - Ski Challenge Dolomiti Stars – Gigantissimo Trevalli
14.04.2007 - Ski Challenge Dolomiti Stars – Super Gigantissimo Marmolada

Big White Events
Okanagan Springs - 2nd Annual Spring Fling
Apr 6 - Apr 8
2007 Interior Savings Ski2Sea Race
Apr 8
Easter Sunday
Apr 8

Silver Star Events
Retro Day Apr 7
Easter Sunday - Season Pass Holder BBQ
Apr 8
10th Annual Dummy Gelunde
Apr 9

We'd like to take the opportunity to congratulate all of the Big White Racers who are participating in this weekend's Whistler Cup competition for boys and girls aged 11 – 14. Competitors from 20 countries will be racing this weekend in this international event. Big White racers stepping into the start gate include Hannah Vandenberg, Kayla Johnston, Alexander Norman, Scott Entwistle, Jacob Marks, Mark Manton, Jen Meyer, Sarah Elliot, and Twyla Spittle. Go to www.whistlercup.com

The 2nd Annual Silver Star Mountain Showdown, Throwdown; Hoedown was a huge success this past weekend. Great weather and a huge pack of talented riders combined to make for an awesome weekend in the Silver Star TELUS Park. The beer gardens and BBQ arena situated in the Park was an incredibly popular hang out and a great place to watch some super talented skiers and boarders. Vernon Toyota was on hand with some great truck displays right in the Terrain Park along Okanagan Springs who built a saloon style bar out of snow. The highlight of the weekend was definitely the FJ Cruiser supplied by Vernon Toyota that was placed underneath the second jump in the Slopestyle competition that the skiers and boarders were jumping over.

Squaw Valley
Easter Weekend is chalk full of fantastic events, great activities and the best spring skiing and riding in North America.
Take advantage of this beautiful time of year. From superb skiing and riding to the North Shore's best activities and events, we have what it takes for you to enjoy the full mountain experience this spring.
Upcoming Events:
Squaw Valley Challenge Race
April 6,12 & 13

Spring North Face Tent Sale
April 7-8

Squaw Valley Challenge Finals
April 13

18th Billy Dutton Uphill
April 8

Easter Egg Hunt at Squaw
April 8

Spring Craze Weekend
Comps, Concerts and Festivities
April 13-15

Misfritz and O.C.T. Live at Zenbu
April 13

Tea Leaf Green Live at O.V.L
April 13

Toyota Sick & Twisted Comp
April 14

World Highest Pool Party & Big Splash Big Air Expo
April 14

20 lifts are scheduled for the upcoming weekend

Spring Craze Lift Ticket for Just $39!
Ski and ride for just $39 on Friday April 13, 2007 and Save $30 off the rack rate! Ticket must be purchased in advance on line at

Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons

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Zermatt - Bump Bash

Open Mogul Skiing Competition

Highlights und Partys Bump Bash 2007

Photo : Bump Bash

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.
Mar 31 - April 4 2007


The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour:
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