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Snow Alert -Cardrona -NZ

The picture says it all

Photo: Cardrona Marketing

19 Aug
Skier X. Part of the Interfields series for younger skiers in the Lakes District region.
26-30 Aug
Cardrona Uni Snow Games 26-30 Aug Official University Games with Uni Sport NZ. Humorous, fun, and social event with some serious racing for uni students in their mid term break. Included are ski and snowboard GS, Slalom, boarder/skier X, slopestyle, and half pipe. Wanaka social progamme apre ski.
31 Aug - 1 Sept
Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup 31 Aug - 1 Sept Cardrona Alpine Resort will be hosting the first ever Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup in New Zealand. The event will be a male and female snowboard half pipe with $58,000 of prize money up for grabs.

Lifts 2 quad fixed chairlifts
1 quad express chairlift
3 magic learner lifts
1 platter beginner lift
Lift capacity 7800 ( Happy ) people per hour
Cardrona closes on 7 October 2007. ( SO Soon ? , say it ain't so !)

Falls Creek - Australia
Thursday Patchy rain and isolated thunderstorms developing from the west during the late morning and early afternoon, falling as snow above 1500 metres at first, then throughout by the evening. Fresh to strong north to northwesterly winds turning west to northwesterly later. Friday Snow showers. Fresh to strong westerly winds. Saturday Scattered snow showers.
All home trails open, ski in & ski out. Night Show Spectacular 8pm on 16/08/07.


New Zeland Snow
The white stuff has been falling creating some wicked conditions throughout if you can dodge the weather.
For all you heading up the mountains please take care. With large amounts of new snow around, avalanches are not uncommon. There has already been one such incident this week, so think ahead, be prepared and be cautious. To find out more about avalanches and risks click here.
The Burton Open was a great success. The competition stepped it up and showed us what they were made of. Although the weather didn't cooperate, the week produced some magnificent action. Many of the kiwi riders showing that they can definately 'bring it' on the world stage.

Speedflying is a new winter flying sport creating a link between skiing and gliding through the air! It’s an exhilarating sport, which fascinates both participants and spectators. The sport appeals to experienced skiers who enjoy off-piste skiing, exploring runs formerly un-suitable for skiing, as well as paragliding pilots and parachutists.

Where will you be Sep 2nd to Sep 6th. There is really only one place to be and that is the Coke Zero Cardrona Games go to,.... www.Cardrona.com for all the info


Ski Hood Meadows

Yellow will be Yellow no longer - not after new chairs (galvanized, not Yellow) are installed, the drive is replaced and the gear box rebuilt. It won't look, ride or operate like the old "Yellow" which was one of the original lifts. Got a name for the new lift? Get contest rules. The winning selection will receive a 10 Time Pass for the 40th anniversary season. (If an entry is submitted by more than one person, the first entry received will win the 10 Time Pass).

September 3:"65th Annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross Channel Swim " Hood River
September 22:"Heritage Days" Mt. Hood Museum Government Camp
September 22-23:"Hood River Pear Celebration"
October 6:"Hood River Hops Fest"
October 19-21:"25th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest "
October 21:"Hood River Season Pass Picture Taking Day " Hood River Inn
October 26-28: Seattle Ski Show Qwest Field Expo Center
November 2-4: Portland Ski ShowPortland Expo Center
November 4: Group Season Pass Deadline
November 16: Tentative Opening Date earlier if snow allows!


Heavenly Valley
Olympic Express Construction Moving Along Our construction of the new Olympic > Express chairlift is in full-swing. The new Olympic Express detachable-quad chairlift > provides high-speed access to Olympic Downhill, three new trails and Nevada Woods - > home to some of the best tree skiing in North America - letting guests more easily > experience a part of the mountain that has been under-utilized due to the existing > fixed-grip lift. Olympic Express also gives guests accessing the resort from Heavenly’s > Stagecoach or Boulder Lodge a quicker route to Dipper Express, Comet Express and East > Peak Lodge (snowboarders rejoice: no traverse!). The new lift will only take > three-and-a-half minutes to ride, compared to 11 minutes on the old chair. > On Tuesday, Heavenly removed 15 old lift towers and placed the new rebar footings > and concrete by helicopter. After the concrete has a couple of weeks to cure, the new > towers will be flown in. The installation of the new Olympic Express towers is > scheduled for mid-September.

Valle Nevado - Chile
With a team of more than 70 professionals, all instructors highly enabled in the most important centers of ski of the North hemisphere, the School of Snow-covered Valley Ski not only have become one of the best schools to teach nascent, but that he has transformed himself into a forced station for which they want to improve his level of ski. Thus the professor of the School of Ski Andrés Vásquez creates, that assures that "there are many people who feel that they are great skiers, but always is good for working to improve some technical aspects".

For it so much exists an ample supply directed to which wants to learn like a those that they want to raise to its level of ski or snowboard, by very good that this one is. "In this sport always they are changing the conditions, by as much perfecting itself is an imperative as much for nascent skiers as for the most advanced, including a the professors, even", assure Vásquez.
Shaun White - outstanding in the Xs Winter Games, where it has obtained eleven medals (seven of gold, three of silver and one of bronze), in addition to to have obtained Olympic gold for the United States in 2006. . And what another better place than Snow-covered Valley to receive it with the best snow!,... will appear the last week of August in the Made snow-white Valley tracks, where he will demonstrate so that he has become a world-wide star

Sun Peaks Summer
For 2007 our Arts Festival has grown in size and scope, and we’re excited to offer a two day event featuring an art walk, a performer’s show down, and a photography competition. We welcome all levels of participants, performers, and vendors to come out and help us celebrate art at Sun Peaks Resort.

The Village Art Market
Go for a relaxing stroll in our quaint village setting, through an outdoor market, to see what unique gifts local businesses, artisans, and craftspeople are selling.

BCR presents Sound Vibrations This summer we host our first ever acoustic performance competition where musical acts compete on the Sun Peaks Concert Stage to see who will win Sound Vibrations. All musical acts must perform acoustically, but have the choice to perform solo or as a group.

Alyeska Resort
GIRDWOOD, AK – August announcement, 2007 partnering with the Municipality of Anchorage Public Transportation Office “Glacier Valley Stagecoach” in Girdwood was awarded $223,838 this week by the Federal Transit Administration to pay for the initial start-up and operating expenses of a new local transportation service which will include two 15 passenger vehicles.
“This project would not have happened without the tremendous support we received from Mayor Mark Begich, Mary Jane Michael, and the staff of the Mayor’s office”, said Alyeska Resort owner John Byrne. Alyeska Resort and the Girdwood business community are also contributing $60,000 towards first year operating expenses. “We appreciate the leadership displayed by community members Bob Persons of the Double Musky and Spike Farley of Chair 5 in organizing the local support and funding for Glacier Valley Stagecoach,” Byrne says.
“This pioneering public private partnership bringing together Alyeska Resort, along with other privately owned business interests and the MOA to build a transportation solution for the Girdwood community is truly a landmark collaboration. This model of promoting and creating public private sector partnerships could potentially be expanded to help in the handling of other local issues such as providing additional funding and support for The Little Bears Playhouse and the potential for developing a sustainable long term recycling plan in Girdwood.”
Alyeska Resort’s, Girdwood Transportation L.L.C. will manage the day-to-day operations of Glacier Valley Stagecoach for at least the first year, led by Di Hiibner, Mountain Services Manager, and Shelley Elliott, Planning and Permitting Coordinator. “I have the world of confidence in Di and Shelley and their ability to provide a high level of service to locals and visitors alike”, said Mr. Byrne
Glacier Valley Stagecoach is planning to commence year round operations this fall. The proposed one hour loop will service 19 Girdwood area locations including multiple in Town locations and The Alyeska Resort. During peak times both vehicles will follow the same route, approximately 30 minutes apart, in order to increase reliability and minimize wait times.

Mad River Glen
The new chairs have been delivered. All the forms for the concrete forms are ready. The Drive station and bull wheel have been installed. 2’3s of the towers are back from sandblasting and painting, looking shiny and new! Fabricators are making modifications to the refurbished towers in the parking lot. And the choppers will return around the 3rd week of August to fly concrete and the towers.
Beat the rush, it’s never to early to get your season pass.
Triple Major Pass The new Triple Major Pass offers college skiers unlimited access to Jay Peak Resort, Bolton Valley and Mad River Glen for $269. Added to the course schedule for the 2007-2008 season is Mad River Glen, which teams up with Double Major upper classmen Jay Peak Resort and Bolton Valley Resort, to offer unlimited access to all three ski areas, all winter, for only $269. There are no restrictions at any of the mountainss, and the pass includes night skiing and riding at Bolton Valley Resort until 9pm. The pass price increases to $329 after Nov. 5th

Join Jay Appleton & his crew helping to maintain MRG's forest and epic woods skiing lines. The focus of today's work will be regen zone maintenance and a little cutting. Meet at 9 am in the Base Area at the Cricket Club picnic table. We're back down at 3:30 - 4 pm. Most of the time we hike from the base, so be prepared to hike. We always go, rain or shine. If it is raining, it is more of an adventure.


BEIJING 2008: The Final Countdown Almost all venues are completed. Volunteer recruitment is underway. Tickets are on sale around the world. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are now just over one year away. Excitement Mounts www.olympic.org

Squaw Valley
SAVE ON YOUR 2007/2008 WINTER SEASON PASS Why wait? Discount season passes are on sale through September 1. Order online or download your season pass. Simply send us your payment with your pass from, postmarked by Sept 1 and start thinking snow because winter is right around the corner!

Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons

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. ( Home to the Team Tie Dye BBQ crew)
Enjoy great outdoor concerts in the beauty of the High Sierra. Here's what is coming up in in August and September...

Aug. 18 & 19 - Brews, Jazz and Funk in the Village at Squaw Valley USA. 2-8 pm. Free show!
Sep. 1 - Mumbo Gumbo. A benefit concert for the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation 2-5pm. $20 advance

Join us in August for our famous Full Moon and Sunset Hikes from High Camp. Full Moon Dates: August 27-28

Sunset Hike are every Friday and Saturday evening.

Alex Remembered

Panorama wants you to think Winter !

Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Panorama Mountain Village.
November 24 and 25, 2007
On November 24 and 25, 2007, Panorama and the Columbia Valley will host Ladies Giant Slalom and Slalom races. This is a chance for you to see the world's best athletes on your mountain, and for the world to see that Canada's mountains are a real test for the best!
volunteer for the Panorama World Cup. You'll be part of this world-class event and you'll earn credit towards participation in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

2007/08 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Ladies Calendar
October 27 and 28, 2007 - Solden, Austria
November 10 and 11, 2007 - Levi, Finland
November 24 and 25, 2007 - Panorama, Canada
December 1 and 2, 2007 - Lake Louise, Canada
December 7 and 9, 2007 - Aspen, U.S.A.
December 15 and 16, 2007 - Val d'Isere, France
December 21 and 22, 2007 - St. Anton, Austria
December 28 and 29, 2007 - Lienz, Austria
January 5 and 6, 2008 - Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
January 12 and 13, 2008 - Maribor, Slovenia
January 19 and 20, 2008 - Cortina, Italy
January 26 and 27, 2008 - Ofterschwang, Germany
February 2 and 3, 2008 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
February 9 and 10, 2008 - Sestriere, Italy
February 15, 2008 - Zagreb, Croatia
February 21 and 23, 2008 - Whistler, Canada
March 1 and 2, 2008 - Zwiesel, Germany
March 8 and 9, 2008 - Crans Montana, Switzerland
March 12 to March 16, 2008 - Bormio, Italy


Summer Racing
Summer FIS Racing
Event Nation Category Ladies Mens Comments 4.-5.8.2007 Treble Cone NZE ANC ENL 2xSL GS DH SL 2xGS 6.-8.8.2007 Cerro Castor ARG SAC FIS SL 2xGS SL 2xGS 7.-9.8.2007 Cardrona NZE FIS SL GS SL GS 13.-15.8.2007 Thredbo AUS NC SL GS SL GS 14.-16.8.2007 Thredbo AUS NJC SL GS SL GS 20.-22.8.2007 Catedral ARG NC SAC 2xSL GS 2xSL GS 20.-24.8.2007 Coronet Peak JPN FIS 2xSL 2xGS 2xSL 2xGS 20.-23.8.2007 Mt Hotham AUS ANC 2xSL 2xGS 2xSL 2xGS 24.-25.8.2007 Chapelco ARG NC FIS 2xGS 2xGS 29.-31.8.2007 La Parva CHI SAC 2xDH SG 2xDH SG 30.-31.8.2007 Treble Cone NZE ANC SL GS SL GS 1.9.2007 La Parva CHI SAC SL SL 2.9.2007 El Colorado CHI SAC GS GS 4.-7.9.2007 Termas de Chillan (CHI) BRA SAC SL GS SG SL GS SG 5.-7.9.2007 Coronet Peak NZE NC SL GS SL GS 8.-14.9.2007 Termas de Chillan CHI SAC 2xDH 3xSG SC 2xDH 3xSG SC 10.-16.9.2007 Chapelco ARG CHI SL GS SC SL GS SC 10.9.2007 Mt Hutt NZE NC SG SG 11.-15.9.2007 Mt Hutt NZE ANC SL GS 2xSG 2xSC SL GS 2xSG 2xSC 27.-28.10.2007 Sölden AUT WC GS GS

Swiss Budget Hotels
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Lifts Open this Weekend

North America
Whistler - Blackcomb
CLOSED Summer Glacier skiing/riding on Blackcomb Mountain. Access via the Wizard Express (Blackcomb Daylodge base)
Whistler Blackcomb

Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge

Looking up Palmer Lift ( winter)

Palmer Lift - race lanes upper- park lower
Timberlone Lodge

Stubai Glacier -Austria
Stubai Glacier

Hintertuxer Glacier -Austria
Hintertux Glacier

Tignes -France
Glacier open


Saas- Fee-CH
Saas- fee




South America

Catedral Patagonia

Las Lenas
Las Lenas


Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado

Falls Creek
Falls Creek

New Zealand

Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak

Treble Cone
Treble Cone

Air France

Air France

Bacardi Gets the job Done

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