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Olympian Tom Rothrock Retires
PARK CITY, Utah (May 7) - Olympian Tom Rothrock (Cashmere, WA) has retired after eight seasons with the U.S. Ski Team, Alpine Director Jesse Hunt said.

Rothrock, a 2002 Olympic skier and former Western regional slalom and giant slalom junior champion, had four World Cup top-10 results in his career. He was named to his third consecutive World Championships Team this past winter. He and wife Angie are the parents of a young son, Preston, who was born last summer; they live in Cashmere.

*** Dolomite Region, Italy The winter season 2007/08 will start on December 1, 2007 with many new lift innovations along with special offers at the beginning of the season. For spring activities in mountains of northern Italy, www.dolomitisuperski.com

Alyeska Resort

MOUNTAIN SCHEDULE Alyeska Resort will be closed May 5 & 6 for maintenance. Weekend only operations will continue May 12 through Memorial Day from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Enjoy live music on Saturday May 12, 19 & 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the deck outside Glacier Express. May 12 Start of Summer Tram Operations
May 12-13 Extended Spring Ski/Snowboard Operations (tentative)
May 13 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Seven Glaciers
May 15 Seven Glaciers Restaurant Summer Opening
May 19-20 Extended Spring Ski/Snowboard Operations (tentative)
May 26-28 Extended Spring Ski/Snowboard Operations (tentative)


Open Trails: 9
Open Lifts: 1
Miles of Terrain: 3
Grooming Plan: 5
Surface Conditions: Spring Conditions

Enjoy the final weekend of the 2006-07 ski and snowboard season with soft snow, sunshine and warm temperatures.

The Superstar Express chair is open serving More Difficult and Most Difficult terrain only.
No beginner terrain is available


FIS News
Record number of applications for FIS World Championships 2012/2013
By the May 1st, 2007 deadline, FIS received complete application dossiers from a total of 12 candidates as follows (in alphabetical order):
Two applications for 2012 FIS Ski Flying World Championships submitted by Harrachov (CZE) and Vikersund (NOR)
Four applications for 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships submitted by Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA), Schladming (AUT), St. Moritz (SUI) and Vail/Beaver Creek (USA)
Five applications for 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships submitted by Falun (SWE), Lahti (FIN), Oberstdorf (GER), Val di Fiemme (ITA) and Zakopane (POL)
One application for 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships submitted by Voss (NOR)
This represents the highest total number of applications since the introduction of the non-refundable registration fee and the guarantee for training days at the International Ski Congress in Christchurch (NZE) in 1996, which was implemented beginning with the organizers of the 2002/2003 FIS World Championships elected in Prague (CZE) in 1998. The FIS Council shall elect the organizers of the 2012/2013 FIS World Championships during the Congress Week in Cape Town (RSA) in May 2008.
No application was received for the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Championships by the May 1st deadline. However, the intention to apply has been expressed by a candidate and since there is no application submitted, the deadline for the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Championships has therefore been extended until May 28th, 2007, when the FIS Council next meets

Steamboat Summer Improvements
Steamboat Press Newsletter: May 1, 2007

Christie Peak Express, Headwall Re-Grade & Snowmaking Lead List of On-Mountain Improvements
Steamboat Unbridled & Resort Projects Invest Nearly $40 Million In Steamboat Experience
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-May 1, 2007-On-mountain improvements valued at a record amount of more than $16 million will be made to the Steamboat Ski Area for the 2007/2008 season, complimenting the $23 million in Steamboat Unbridled revitalization projects over the next three years, including $6 million which will be invested this summer.

“These changes mark the launch of nearly $40 million in vast and comprehensive improvements to the entire Steamboat vacation experience and will be the first step in significantly advancing the resort’s competitive position over the next decade,” said Chris Diamond, president of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

Of the record on-mountain capital amount for 2007/2008, the majority will go towards the installation of the new Christie Peak Express high-speed detachable six-passenger chairlift, removal of several chairlifts in the base area, Headwall slope re-grade, significant snowmaking improvements and enhancements to the Meadows parking facility.

*** Arapahoe Basin is moving forward with the construction of the Montezuma Bowl expansion project, its largest expansion since its inception 60 years ago. A-Basin received approval from the White River National Forest to construct Zuma Lift, which will provide access to approximately 400 acres of intermediate and advanced skiing in Montezuma Bowl.

Jungfrau- Switzerland
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).
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