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TRAIL SYSTEM UNDER CONSTRUCTION SUN VALLEY, ID….. A five-mile trail system is now under construction surrounding Sun Valley’s new nine hole golf course. The trails are scheduled to open next spring. The project is a joint effort by Sun Valley Resort, Big Wood Backcountry Trails and the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The multi-use, all level trail system will be open to the public for hiking and mountain biking. A five-member crew working a mini-dozer and mini-excavator will be seen cutting the natural surface trails for the next six weeks. Three to five bridges will be featured in the sustainable trail design. Three access points will be located across from the Sun Valley Lodge, behind the existing golf course clubhouse parking lot and across from the new golf course clubhouse site. Once open, the trail system will be maintained by the Sun Valley Resort. www.sunvalley.com

Weather Pattern: A strong cold front entering western Victoria will sweep across the state during Tuesday leaving a very cold and gusty southwesterly airstream in its wake. A low pressure system will develop east of Bass Strait on Wednesday then move eastwards on Thursday as a strong high pressure system approaches Victoria from the west. The high will move over the State during Friday.
Forecast: Tuesday Snow showers developing and tending to blizzard conditions this afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms possible later. Strong to gale force north to northwest winds turning west to southwesterly tonight.
Wednesday Snow showers, particularly in the south. Isolated thunderstorms and hail. Strong, squally southwest to southerly wind. Thursday Snow showers becoming more isolated. Friday Isolated snow showers in the south clearing.


snowbird - Summer
Dickey Betts, David Lindley to Rock Snowbird
Ronnie Baker Brooks Stars on Blues Night of the Rock & Blues Festival

Snowbird, Utah – The 2007 Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival brings the extraordinary combination of rock, blues and the great outdoors together July 27-28. This celebration of fine music at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort features a night dedicated to rock Friday, July 27, and showcases the blues Saturday, July 28. “Stacked with talent, the 2007 Rock and Blues Festival is the perfect opportunity for people to enjoy great music in a beautiful mountain setting,” said Snowbird Entertainment and Special Events Director John Collins .
Headlined by Dickey Betts and Great Southern, the Friday night of rock kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has mastered a seamless style of lyrical melody and rhythm, marrying rock, country, jazz and blues into one unparalleled sound. Betts’ band, Great Southern, is made up of Frankie Lombardi, Dan Toler, Mike Kach and Pedro Arevalo. Performances by gritty, blues-based rockers Tishamingo and electro-acoustic, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley round out the rock acts Friday night.
Ronnie Baker Brooks anchors the blues portion of the festival, which begins Saturday at 5 p.m. Brooks’ innovative style enlivens blues-rock with deep soul and modern hip-hop vocals and funk rhythms. Daryl Coutts, Maurice “Moe” Taylor and Carlton Armstrong round out Brooks’ band.

Joining Brooks for the Saturday blues night are the saucy, witty threesome Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, hard-rocking guitarist Tinsley Ellis and blues legend Charlie Musselwhite. General admission tickets are $35/night for adults, $12/night for children 2-12 and priority seating is $50/night. Two-day passes are available for $60 for general admission and $90 for priority seating. Tickets for the festival are available through Snowbird by calling (801) 933-2200. For Rock & Blues Festival lodging packages that include a room at a Snowbird property, concert tickets, breakfast and a Tram or Peruvian Express Chairlift ride, call (800) 453-3000.

The Rock and Blues Festival is presented by American Airlines, Snowbird Renaissance Center , PEPSI and KRCL 90.0 FM.
The Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival takes place at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, located 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport in scenic Little Cottonwood Canyon. Take Little Cottonwood Canyon Road to Snowbird Entry 2, park and ride the shuttle to the Snowbird Center . The concerts are in the Snowbird Event Center tent and no coolers are allowed. The festival also features Cajun food, cold drinks and Rhythm Street Market vendors selling unique crafts from the Intermountain area.

IOC news
13 July 2007 The Olympic Games en route for Beijing 391 is the number of days left until the start of 16 days of sport, emotion and dreams in Beijing during the next Olympic Games. The countdown started exactly six years ago, on 13 July 2001 in Moscow, when the Chinese capital


Cardrona Snow Report
Base Upper Mountain: 40cm
Base Lower Mountain: 25cm Chains: To be carried
Snow Conditions: Todays Weather:
Dry powder snow providing excellent skiing A fantastic calm, clear & sunny day! and riding conditions. Fresh machine made Well above the Valley fog. -6 degrees snow overnight. Ski and ride with care off piste as still early season conditions. Outlook: Still fine weather for next 2 days.

Beginners Trails open: 100%
Inter”ediate Trails open: 100%
Advanced Trails open: 20%

News/Events: Lifts and facilities are all open - the large holiday groups have gone, ideal day for Wanakarites to bring up their families.
Chair Lifts: McDougall’s Quad if Kids’ Magic Learner lift Whitestar Express if Magic Learner lift No.1 if Captain’s Quad I Magic Learner lift No.2 Learner Platter


Heavenly Summer
Photography seminar
This seminar is limited to 25 participants and is a rare opportunity to learn from world renowned photographers while gaining exclusive access to Heavenly Mountain.
Participants in the program will learn how to turn their photographs into works of art. Jon Paul and Ryan Salm, both having been named "Tahoe's Best Photographers", will help participants see Lake Tahoe through the camera lens, focusing on color, contrast, subject and more.
Day 1 with Ryan Salm Access the mountain in places reserved only for wildlife. The day will start with an exclusive lunch, looking over Lake Tahoe at the Gondola Mid-station deck. After lunch a ride to the high alpine environment of Monument Peak where views of Tahoe, Jobs Peak and the Carson Valley will unfold offering unlimited opportunity for spectacular photography.
Camera in hand and his life on his back, Ryan Salm traversed over 30 countries on 6 continents. Journeys on back roads with the local people have created a common theme in Ryan's work. Radiant colors, vivid landscapes, and enticing faces are the cornerstone of his photography. Ryan Salm was named "Best Photographer in Tahoe 2006"

Day 2 with Jon Paul Meet Jon Paul at his Gallery and then enjoy an exclusive after hours ride on the Gondola for sunset, an experience reserved only for the most fortunate. Jon Paul will teach the finer points of sunset photography as the sky explodes with color. Wine and beverages will be waiting along with a filling array of hors 'd oeuvres. Jon Paul was named "Best Photographer in Tahoe 2007" Cost: $449 Workshop Dates: August 2, 2007 & August 3, 2007


Val nevado
It enjoys the Weeks of Snow-covered Valley Vino So that your estadía in Snow-covered Valley is a constant panorama, this season we have prepared for the fanatics of best musts and altogether with the most outstanding vines of Chile, the Weeks of Vino. In the occasion, between 13 and 28 of July, you will be able to enjoy stocks of world-wide category in char them and classes of tasting, besides to know in detail some to best Chilean wines. Clinic the Counts and Snow-covered Valley protect this season to you Snow-covered Valley has trusted Clinic the Counts the traumatológica attention of emergency for all who go to our winter center during this winter. The medical center will work in Snow-covered Valley, between the 08:30 and the 18:00 hours, with a team of professionals conformed by two permanent doctors: a traumatólogo and a internista that, similarly, will be available the 24 hours to take care of any type of event. For it they count on the most advanced devices of conventional radiology, electrocardiograph, monitors of arterial pressure and saturometría, among others. Of this form, Snow-covered valley account with an important ally to give a service of emergency of first level to all the users. New ferry cable and new track: The Candonga and the Tap to take advantage of plus your day, being saved time and enjoying a day of snow still more in Snow-covered valley, for this season (from the 14 of July) we will count on a new ferry cable located in the sector the called Prado "the Candonga". Of this form, skiers and snowboardistas will have a faster and flowed access to the restaurant Under Zero, to the quadruple chair You walk Express and to the sector of the Snowpark. In addition the new ferry cable also gave form to a new track: "The Tap". Also, with the objective to make estadía more pleasing and more extensive on our tracks, we have advanced the schedule of opening of our ferry cables, that from this season, work from the 08:30. Estimado(a) Michael: Recently less of a month we initiated the winter season in Snow-covered Valley. We have received to thousands of fanatics who have enjoyed the best snow of the Mountain range of the $andes and enjoyed more the entertainments new features than we presented/displayed this season 2007. But today, we are not only proud of this excellent beginning of season, but that also to present/display the new format of our News Valley, informative that maintains you to as much of the new features, activities, competitions and promotions that we prepared for you. She is thus, as from the 14 of July we give beginning to the vacations of winter, those that will come accompanied from more new features and entertained panoramas, like for example, the inauguration of the new ferry cable the Candonga, the opening of the SnowPark and a new ticket office in Villa Heliport during the week ends. In addition, of the new points of sale in the sector the Ballicas and Three Ends, that will allow the visitors to enjoy a pleasing moment rest. Finally, we wished the best thing them for this winter than just it begins and we invited them to know more on us in

Squaw Valley
Squaw's Shirley Lake Express Chair is being replaced this summer with a new state-of-the-art High Speed 6 pac. That's right, Squaw's most popular lift is improving with a new Dopplemayr CTEC 2007 Detachable Grip chair, upholding our reputation as having the best lift network in North America.


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