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BODE MILLER OPTS TO NOT JOIN U.S. SKI TEAM FOR 2007-08 SEASON PARK CITY, Utah (May 12) - Former Olympic medalist and World Cup champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) has decided not to join the 2008 U.S. Alpine Ski Team, it was announced Saturday. He informed Men's Head Coach Phil McNichol about his decision following a meeting at U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) headquarters this week. Miller, who has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 11 seasons and came up through the USSA pipeline, will train and travel independently next winter if he races on the World Cup tour, Alpine Director Jesse Hunt said. "Bode is a great athlete and we hope he will continue to have athletic success," Hunt said. "We had a serious discussion with Bode about his responsibilities as a Team member, and he later advised us he was choosing to not join the Team." Miller, 29 and a three-time Olympian, earned two silver medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and has won four world championships. He's the reigning World Cup super G champion and has won four Cup titles, including the 2005 overall crown; he has 25 World Cup victories - two below Phil Mahre's U.S. record - and is tied with two others for the most U.S. men's alpine titles with nine. www.ussa.org

Valle Nevado
With the objective to celebrate to those who more deserves it with a different panorama, Snow-covered Valley it has wanted to have a special day and in the heat of to receive to all the mothers mountain with an exquisite lunch in the terrace of our restaurant the Fourchette. There meats plus a varied buffet of salads and desserts will be able to festejar with barbeque of. The appointment is Sunday 13 of next May and the $14,000 value is of p/p. For contáctanos reserves to 477 7001. We waited for them! Tenemos only lacks 35 days to inaugurate the season 2007 all ready Snow-covered Valley to enjoy the best snow of the Mountain range of The $andes. The prognoses are positive and the low temperatures indicate that season 2007 will be excellent, not only with much snow for the fanatics of the ski and snowboard, but that in addition with entertainments sport activities for the family, events and many surprises. New ferry cable in sector the Prado to enjoy to the maximum your day of snow, Snow-covered Valley incorporated a new ferry cable in the sector the Prado. Of this form, skiers and snowboardistas will not only have a faster and expeditious access to the restaurant Under Zero, to the quadruple chair You walk Express and to the sector of the SnowPark, but that in addition will allow them to save time and to enjoy a day of snow still more. Snow-covered valley gave to seat to Municipality of the Barnechea Acercar the Mountain range from The $andes boys and great, enjoying the clean air and the snow, he is one of the objectives that the new Seat has the Pumas, located in 2.7 kilometer way to Valley Made snow-white (after the deflection of Farellones) and that the winter center constructed for the Municipality of the Barnechea. The place counts on games for children, reposeras, clock of sun and zone to make picnic and roasted, among other entretenciones. Jossi Wells and Juliane Bray will be sharing freestyle ski and snowboard tricks with teenagers at Cardrona this July school holidays. “I’ve learned so much at Cardrona over the decade I’ve been skiing there I’d like to give something back to younger skiers”, says Wells (16 years, X Games skier). “I’ll pass on the odd tip about the basics of skiing rails, half pipes and jumps to help teenagers who are keen to give it a go but not really sure how to do it”. Teenagers can sign up to a 5 day programme starting either Monday 2 July or Monday 9 July at the Cardrona High Performance Centre (HPC) to learn half pipe, rails, jumps, and big mountain skills under the safe supervision of expert HPC instructors. They need to be Level 6 black run skiers or snowboarders and the programme will last all day. The cost is $490 and does not include a lift pass. “Its just the best to place to learn freestyle moves”, says Bray (31, Olympic snowboarder). “With so many rails, jumps, and half pipes plus the big mountain options, Cardrona is the place to become an expert boarder”. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the NZ July school holidays, Jossi and Ju will be joining various groups alongside the HPC coaches. For more information see the One Week Programmes at the Cardrona HPC website. www.cardrona.com

Kitzbuehel Summer


Kitz gets the kids outdoors! Fun and Action for youngsters is guaranteed by the new Kitzbühel trend sports programme. So take to the canoes, get on your bikes, get into your paragliding gear etc
Kitzbühel Tourism
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Hinterstadt 18
A-6370 Kitzbühel


Arc 2000
"l’Arcabulle" a 6-seater chair lift : departure point situated above the current departure point of the Plagnettes chair lift and arrival point at the top of the Bosses drag lift. demolishing of the Bosses drag lift a reduction in the length of the bottom part of the Plagnettes chair lift, with the departure station being located higher than the current departure point of the Plagnettes.(see photo below) the construction of an information-safety chalet at the top of the Transarc gondola, with toilets inside. Aiguille Rouge : improvement of the panoramique ciruit on the summit and at the start of the Arandelières red run.

49° North: New Sunrise Quad

The “Sunrise Quad” was recently purchased from Mt. Ashland Ski Area located outside of Medford in Southern Oregon. It is a 1989 CTEC Fixed-Grip Quad that measures 5,000 linear feet and has a vertical rise of 1,470’ from an elevation of 4,280’ at the bottom of Sunrise Basin, to an elevation of 5,750’ just shy of the summit of Chewelah Peak (5,774’). There will be 21 towers, including the top and bottom terminals, which will support this top-drive lift. Boasting beautiful galvanized tower caps and carriers, as well as glassed-in top and bottom terminals, this is one modern lift. The Sunrise Quad will be the flagship of our resort and will be situated on both United States Forest Service and privately held land (owned by the Eminger family).
· 1989 CTEC Fixed-Grip Quad
· 5,000 linear feet in length
· Vertical rise of 1,470’
· Bottom Terminal elevation of 4,280’ at the base of Sunrise Basin
· Top Terminal elevation of 5,750’ just shy of the summit of Chewelah Peak (5,774’).
· 21 towers, including the top and bottom terminals, which will support this top-drive lift
· Galvanized tower caps and carriers, as well as glassed-in top and bottom terminals

Ten Million Dollars Invested in On-Mountain Improvements
Sandpoint, ID –When the chairlifts close for the season in April, Schweitzer Mountain will begin demolition of the historic Chair One to make way for, not one, but two new lifts that will increase total uphill capacity for the mountain, and ease accessibility to more low angle terrain for skiers and snowboarders. The Basin Express, a high-speed detachable quad will begin adjacent to the Mill Building in the base area, below the current Chair One loading station eliminating the hike to that chair. The lift will travel 3700 feet and will top off above and to the north of the current midway station just below the runout of The Face. Lakeview Triple, a fixed grip triple chair will provide access to the mostly expert terrain in the South Bowl. It will load just above the current tower 11 on Chair One and the top station will be located just north of the current unload station of Chair One. Ride times will decrease allowing skiers and snowboarders more time on the slopes and less time in line. Currently, it takes 7 minutes to reach the midway unload point on Chair One. The Basin Express will deliver skiers and riders above this location in just 3.7 minutes. The Lakeview Triple will provide a 4 1/2 minute ride to the summit. The Basin Express provides vastly improve access to low angle intermediate terrain such as Midway Run and to the freestyle terrain park. “These new lifts carry out our mission to further Schweitzer as an active family resort,” said CEO and president Tom Chasse, “It relieves the traffic pressure on the Great Escape Quad and provides more options for family skiing and those progressing from the beginner terrain on Musical Chairs.” Overall, at full build-out, the two lifts will increase the resort’s total uphill capacity by 28%, from 9,267 people per hour to 12,807 people per hour with a total of 7 chairlifts, 3 surface lifts. The two lifts reflect a $6 million dollar capital expenditure. Additionally, Schweitzer will invest $2 million in its utilities to accommodate the expansion and future growth, and an additional $2 million in grooming and snowmaking equipment, improvements to the Lakeview Lodge, and other chairlift upgrades. This is the largest on-mountain expansion the resort has executed in its history in a single year.
Timeline: Demolition of Chair One will begin in April 2007. The targeted completion date is by opening day for the 07-08 ski season.
Fact Sheet: Basin Express and Lakeview Triple
Basin Express
Type of Lift High Speed Detachable Quad
Manufacturer Doppelmayr - CTEC
Horizontal Length 3549 feet
Slope Length 3703 feet
Vertical Rise 1063 feet
Initial Capacity 2000 people per hour
Design Capacity 2400 people per hour
Ride Time 3.7 minutes
HP of Primary Drives 500 HP
Type and HP of Secondary Drives Cummins 500 HP diesel w/TC or equal
Design line speed 1000 feet per minute
Location of loading station Village between Mill Building and Great Escape Quad
# of Towers 12
# of chairs on each lift 67
Construction start date April 2007


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