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Snow Alert - Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin
Last 24 Hours: 2.00 inches
Last 3 days: 2 inches
Base -Midway Snow Depth: 43 inches
Conditions: Spring


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-May 29, 2007-The Steamboat Ski Area launches into full swing June 8th with summer fun and on-mountain adventure including a variety of thrill seeking activities such as mountain biking, hiking as well as events hot enough to make the summer sizzle!

“Summer in Steamboat means sunny days and cool, crisp nights, as the Champagne Powder® snow gives way to lush greenery, warm breezes and wildflowers exploding with color,” said Andy Wirth, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Steamboat’s lively lineup, from mountain biking, hiking and Gondola Square Adventure Zone activities to specialty dinners, drinks and cooking classes, all reinforce our continued commitment as a year-round family resort destination.”

The resort will open June 8-10, and then move to daily operations from June 15 -August 26. During fall season, the resort will be open for Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 3, then weekends only through September 23. Tignes France
Summer Ski area 130 hectares, 20 km of pistes, 750 m of vertical drop, the summer ski area at 3,000 m is waiting for you. The snowpark (750 m by 250 m) is the place for freestylers to hang out, with bumps and jumps for everyone, a cool zone. It's a top playground for real snowsports fans, and the soft summer snow is also ideal for beginners. The glacier is accessible to pedestrians, who can visit the Ice Grotto and see the glacier and surrounding peaks (Grande Casse, Grande Sassière, Mont Pourri, the Mont Blanc range, etc.). Take a trip into the heart of the high mountains!
A few tips: respect the environment, keep to the marked pistes... and don't forget your sun cream!
For the first time, the Tour de France will start from London and will make a stop in Tignes. This stop at high altitude will be followed by a day of rest in order for the cyclists and the whole retinue to relax and enjoy the magnificent mountain landscapes. After 3 years of candidacy, Tignes is very proud to welcome one of the most famous sport event in the world.

Chamonix France
Aiguille du midi cable car
From the centre of Chamonix at 1035 m, the Aiguille du Midi cablecar carries you to 3842 m into the realm of high moutain peaks. A unique 360 degree panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain awaits you.

Montenvers train - Mer de Glace
Departing from Chamonix, this famous rack and pinion railway brings you to the Montenvers site at 1913 m. An imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and the Grands Jorasses

Brévent Cable Car*
From Chamonix to the Brévent, 2525 m, you will discover the south-facing area with far-reaching views over the Mont Blanc range.

Flegere cable Car *
From Les Praz village, 1894 m, you will discoverthe south-facing area with far-reaching views over the Mont Blanc range. The departure points for some great classical hikes leading to magnificent mountain lakes.

Charamillon lift
From the village of Le Tour and Vallocirne, the Charamillon and Balme gondolas, and the Autannes chairlift, 2185 m, transport you over rich alpine pastures into a fabulous nature and leisure area. A totally different viewpoint of the Chamonix valley and the Mont-Blanc massif.

Argentière Cable Car
From the village of Argentière, the Lognan cable car 1972 m and Grands Montets cablecar 3300 m, will transport you into the realm of rugged high moutain scenery at the foot of the Aiguille Verte ; an exceptionnal viewpoint point over the Argentière glacier, the Drus, the Aiguilles Rouges and the Mont Blanc.

Mont-Blanc tramway
From the Fayet or Saint Gervais, crossing the Col de Voza and Bellevue, the Tramway du Mont-Blanc carries you to the Nid d'Aigle at 2372 m : a beautiful viewpoint over the Bionnassay glacier.

*Check scedule for SKIING ACCESS, closing date from May 13th, 2007 to June 22nd, 2007

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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.



Air France
Air France
Samples to France (one-way based on round-trip)
New York - Paris $437*
Philadelphia - Nice $492*
Boston - Paris $505*
Los Angeles - Paris $514*
Seattle - Marseille $514*
San Francisco - Nice $514*
Atlanta - Paris $612*

See AirFrance for details and conditions

ALYESKA TRAM hours of operation for the summer are 10:30 am to 9:30 pm daily. Ride the Tram to view panoramic views from the Glacier Express Deck, hike to the top of Mt. Alyeska, or just relax at the Seven Glaciers Lounge. The Alyeska Tram is an activity for all ages. For more information visit
MIDNIGHT SUN PARAGLIDING 10 DAYS OF SOLSTICE Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 24 experience an unforgettable vision as the sky is filled with the color of summer. 10 days consist of plenty of fun for the novice to experienced paraglider and the people who love to watch them perform. Contest will take place offering daily prizes including the best flight. Come see the latest technology with demonstrations from some of the top designers in the business. There is tons of food and fun for the entire family.
Calum Clark, who has worked as a senior World Cup event manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) since 2004, has been named as USSA's new vice president, events, according to USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt.
Clark will be responsible for management of around 20 major international events in the USA including World Cups, U.S. Championships, Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix and other Continental Cup-level competitions, overseeing around a $5-million budget. "Calum has shown great leadership in his tenure with USSA, producing great events that benefited all of our stakeholders," said Marolt. "He is a strong leader with the ability to collaborate well with teammates and colleagues to produce world-class events. We're excited to promote him to our management team."
Clark came to USSA in 2004 after working in a variety of events-related positions including both the 2000 Sydney and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. He has a strong background in sport, competing as an alpine athlete, as a coach and as executive director of a regional ski association in his native Australia. During the 2002 Olympics he worked as a senior venue manager at Snowbasin, working with alpine downhill and super G events. "This is an amazing opportunity for me professionally and a great honor to be able to represent USSA and the great athletes in our program," said Clark. "Partnership is a key element of our event success, and USSA has some outstanding event partners. I'm looking forward to growing these relationships to take our events to the next level."
Clark recently left for a senior sport management opportunity with the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee, but returned to USSA when this new opportunity became available. "I've had some hard decisions to make recently, but I'm excited to be staying with the USSA Team," said Clark, a former ski racer who started in event work as a part-time college job in Australia. Clark will start his new position in June. He and wife Maikella have a young son, Finley, and will live in Park City. He replaces longtime Vice President Annette Royle, who is leaving USSA in June to become president of the Utah chapter of a national charitable organization.


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