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4 seasons on the slopes- 365 glacier days

18 km of pistes and up to 10 lifts are in operation in Austria´s most attractive all-year ski area. The longest descent is 2 km long and ends right at the sun terrace of panorama restaurant Tuxer Fernerhaus (2260m). The snowboard scene meets here for boarding and chilling in the snowpark with Halfpipe (100m), 2 Tabletops with 4 jumps, 2 Beginner-Funboxes, Spine-Funbox (25m), div. Rails.
The first powder snow, 40-60 km of pistes and a magnificent panorama with views up to 100 km, this is the most beautiful time for hikers and winter athletes! In October, the après-ski meeting place Sommerberg Arena awakes to new live.
86-225 km of diverse pistes from easy to difficult will hardly give you a chance to take a breather. On the wide slopes, skiing, carving and boarding becomes pure pleasure. The high spot of a day of skiing becomes pure pleasure. The high spot of a day of skiing adventures is the "Glacier Tour". The longest descent is 12 km with an altitude difference of 1750 metres Spring
"The snow goes on" - sunshine skiing on 60 - 70 km of pistes, powder snow till May, terrific firn slopes, ski-tours, e.g. to the Hohe Riffler (3228 metres), Kleegruben,... Below the Tuxer Fernerhaus 24 acres of the overall 270 acres of pistes are maintained with artificial snow, guaranteeing the descent to 2100 meters altitude until May.


Falls Creek
Friday Isolated snow showers in the south clearing. Southerly wind easing.
Saturday Fine. Mainly sunny with light winds.
Sunday Fine. Clear.

Great early season skiing and boarding. 24cm of fresh snow this storm cycle. Freshening southerly winds. Seven lifts running. 31.3km of cross country trails groomed 21/06/07. Wombats & Broadway Home trails open to the village. Scott's & Ruined Castle set to open Friday 22/06/07. Tubing to open 23/06/07
Lifts operating 7

Arnold sent this in
I thought you and your readers may be interested in this. This has to be the most extreme golfing event ever. Video Link
World Ice Golf Championships

Arnold's site
A valid perspective, worth a long look!

Cardrona Alpine Resort will be waiting to see how significant the current south westerly front is before deciding when to officially open the resort.
Natural snowfall in June has been insufficient to open the resort tomorrow (22 June). With the current blizzard conditions it’s hoped that the resort can open in the next few days.
Base Elevation: 1669m
Highest Lifted Point: 1894m
Vertical Rise: 390m
Terrain: 320 hectares

Lifts 2 quad fixed chairlifts
1 quad express chairlift
3 magic learner lifts
1 platter beginner lift
Please see the Cardrona snow reports and web cams on

Sunglass Hut

FIS - News from the World of Skiing
As a key element of the review of the 2007 FIS World Ski Championships in the Alpine and Nordic Events in Ǻre (SWE) and Sapporo (JPN), representatives from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and FIS met last Thursday in Oberhofen (SUI).
EBU represents Europeâ public service broadcasters and are holders of the television and marketing rights for the FIS World Ski Championships in the Alpine and Nordic events. After many years of collaboration between the EBU and FIS, the first long-term global agreement between the two organizations covered the 1999 championships. Over the years, the relationship has developed significantly with the current agreement in place for the 2011 and 2013 championships in the Alpine and Nordic events. The guaranteed exposure for the championships afforded through Europe’s free-to-air television networks has been a crucial element of the promotion of the sport. Furthermore, the rights fee invested by the EBU’s members has enabled the organizers to stage championships at the very highest level.

The EBU delegation included Marc Joerg, Head of EBU Sports Unit, Arthur Haechler, President of EBU Sports Working Group and former Project Leader for Swiss Television, Tor Aune representing NRK of Norway and Ingolfur Hannesson, EBU Senior Manager Winter Sports with FIS represented by FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, Secretary General Sarah Lewis and Marketing & Communications Director Christian Knauth. The meeting followed up on discussions from the previous meeting in September 2006 and before, reviewing the 2007 championships, including viewing figures, operational issues and lessons learned. The agenda also looked ahead to the 2009 championships in Val d’Isère (FRA) and Liberec (CZE) following the confirmation of the competition programs by the FIS Council. Moreover, EBU expressed its pleasure with the record number and quality of candidates for the 2013 FIS World Ski Championships in the Alpine and Nordic events.

In summing up, FIS President Kasper stated: The partnership with the European Broadcasting Union is one that FIS values highly. Both organizations are trying to achieve the best possible outcome for their members, in our case the National Ski Associations, through offering highly attractive championships that will serve as outstanding promotion for the sport and be a commercial success, too. Our close collaboration with the EBU has meant it has been possible to achieve this, but we are aware we cannot stand still and we will continue to work diligently to ensure that this will also be the case in the future

The annual FIS Jumping Judges Seminar took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) last weekend. Ueli Forrer, Chairman of the FIS Sub-Committee for Jumping Officials, Rules and Control, was pleased to welcome some 70 participants from 14 nations. In addition to intense two-day training and an examination based on taped performances, 14 FIS Jumping Judge candidates from ten countries successfully completed an exam concluding the theoretical part of their two-year training.

The participants also found time to visit the construction site for the new jumping hill at the ski stadium and maintain old friendships. The new K 125 HS 135 hill is planned to be inaugurated with a Continental Cup competition on 21st December 2007 that will serve as a dress rehearsal for the traditional New Year’s event on 1st January 2008, to be held on the new hill. Construction is also underway on the World Cup slalom piste right of the jumping hill. The slalom finish area will be moved to the ski stadium in time for the 2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Contributed by Franz Rappenglueck, via FIS

The first week of the FIS Aid&Promotion Alpine training camp will take place on the Hintertux glacier in Tux (AUT) from 1st – 8th July 2007. As in the past, the first week will serve as a selection camp for the other training camps later on this season. Eligible for participation are FIS Member National Ski Associations with one or two votes; those with two votes may send athletes at their own cost. Per Member Association, up to two male athletes and two female athletes with less than 120 FIS Points in slalom or giant slalom may be entered. Entries are due to Madeleine Erb (erb@fisski.ch) in the FIS office no later than on 22nd June



As they say in street hockey... Game on! Camp is 4 days away and this summer is going to be the best ever. Just wait till you see the park the Arena Snowparks Crew has built. Two words for it. EPIC. It is without a doubt the best park ever built anywhere in the summer. Probably top 5 for winter too. Jebus! What a park!
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Angel Fire Resort Announces 4th Annual “Movies Under the Stars” in July
Summer event favorite has been moved from August to July
ANGEL FIRE, NM (June 21, 2007) - A northern New Mexico favorite, Movies Under the Stars, returns to Angel Fire this summer. Traditionally held in August, the 2007 four-week event has been moved to July. Every Friday night throughout the month of July, Angel Fire Resort will host an evening of family fun and film starting on July 6th with the DreamWorks blockbuster, ‘Over The Hedge’. Held on the Hole 1 green at the Angel Fire Resort Golf Course, the movie will be shown on a 50’ screen w/ theater quality surround sound. The event is being offered to the public, free of charge – complete with free popcorn – and in partnership with the Village of Angel Fire, Moreno Valley Arts Foundation, Michelob Ultra, Southwest Airlines, Mountain Dew, Don Mackey Nissan, Zanios Foods and KKTC – FM 99.1.

As the evenings tend to get chilly, moviegoers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, jackets, picnic baskets, and other materials to make the movie more comfortable and enjoyable. Bringing alcoholic beverages on the premises is prohibited by New Mexico State Law. Backpacks and coolers will be subject to search. There will be a mini-bar available with wines, draft beer, and margaritas, to individuals 21 years of age and older. Also available, onsite will be concession with sodas, snacks, and candy.

The complete line-up of movies:

July 6 -- Over The Hedge (PG)
July 13 -- Casino Royale (PG-13)
July 20 -- Happy Feet (G)
July 27 -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)

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