Vancouver 2010: sport under the spotlight
Sport was at the centre stage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s visit to Vancouver this week. Reviewing the progress of the preparations for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the IOC Coordination Commission, led by its Chairman René Fasel, and the Winter Olympic International Sports Federations present on the occasion, focused on sport, looking forward to the first test event to be staged next February.
“Vancouver 2010 made a commitment to the world of winter sports that it would have its venues completed early, so that the athletes would be able to come and train on those sites well before the Games – they are currently living-up to that promise,” said Fasel who is also head of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF).
A Truly Great Experience in 2010
Fasel continued, “With all of the impressive competition venues scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, we felt that it was a perfect time to bring together all the Federations involved in Olympic winter sports, together with the Commission and VANOC in order to iron out any small issues that may remain and to ensure that the needs of the athletes and the sports were at the forefront of everyone’s mind. By doing this VANOC has made great progress in ensuring that the athletes will have a truly great experience in 2010.”
The Experience Beyond the Sporting Arena
The Commission also paid particular attention to the activities foreseen to ensure that the Games become a memorable experience for all beyond the sporting arena. VANOC presented a series of great initiatives including a live sites programme that, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Cities of Vancouver and Richmond, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Province of BC, the Government of Canada, and the Four Host First Nations will allow all stakeholders to enjoy the sporting competitions in live sites in Vancouver and Whistler. They were also pleased to hear that other communities are investigating hosting live sites during the Games.
Vancouver and Whistler will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games from 12 to 28 February 2010 and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12 to 21 March 2010. The seven Winter Olympic sports that will be on show in Vancouver are Luge, Skiing, Skating, Ice Hockey, Biathlon, Bobsleigh and Curling.
Seven Applicant NOCs/ Cities for the 2016 Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce that seven cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Chicago (USA), Doha (Qatar), Madrid (Spain), Prague (Czech Republic), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan). NOCs had until 13 September 2007 to notify the IOC that a city within their jurisdiction was interested in applying.
Candidature process in two phases
For these seven cities, today begins the first phase of the IOC’s two-step procedure, which will run until the 2nd October 2009, election day of the 2016 host city.
- 14 January 2008: Applicant Cities to reply to IOC questionnaire
- Beginning of June 2008: Acceptance of Candidate Cities by the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne
- Beginning of June 2008: Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire made available to Candidate Cities
- August 2008: Candidate Cities participate in the IOC Observer Programme during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
- 12 February 2009: Candidature file to be submitted to the IOC
- May – June 2009: IOC Evaluation Commission visits Candidate Cities
- 2 September 2009: Publication of the Evaluation Commission report
- 2 October 2009: Election of the 2016 Host City in Copenhagen, Denmark
Monterosa - Italy
Opening of winter season 2007/2008
We begin to speak about winter…
The winter calendar Monterosa Ski is opened with November, month dedicated to the preopenings of ticket office for the purchase of ages them and plurigiornalieri not-consecutive.
1-2-3-4 November, ticket offices of Champoluc and Stafal (Gressoney), from hours 10,00 to hours 16.00
24-25 November, ticket offices of Champoluc and Stafal (Gressoney), from hours 10,00 to hours 16.00
But the first seam of tornelli Monterosa Ski is previewed for Thursday 6 Decembers, compatibly with the conditions of innevamento of the carosello main.
Term of the previewed sciistica activity for Sunday 13 You open them 2008.
Antagnod previews to begin the season with the weekend of the Immaculate one in order then to reopen the systems, after one short pause, from the Nalizie Festivity, with continuity.
The closing of the systems of Antagnod is previewed endured after the festivity paschal
Big White- Silver star
Big White and Silver Star Early Bird Season Pass Sales Now in Full Swing
For the next 3 days only Big White and Silver Star are selling early bird season passes. Big White will have an exhibit at Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna and Silver Star staff will be at the Village Green Mall in Vernon. This is the once a year opportunity for skiers, boarders, and their families to save BIG.
If you're not able to make it to the mall, you can of course sign up or renew your season pass online at either www.bigwhite.com or www.skisilverstar.com. Online registrants have the opportunity to win the last two 80GB iPods – the final draw will be held on September 17 and include online season pass registrants from all the way back in June!
For more details on the advantages of becoming a Big White or Silver Star season passholder
Last Day for the Early Bird Season Pass Rate
We will be at Orchard Park until 5pm. The Early Bird rate expires at midnight.
Oct 26 - Oct 27 Job Fair
Come and work for Big White. View our current Job Postings. Interviews will take place October 26 and 27 in Kelowna. Visit Employment Information for more information on the Job Fair
Projected Opening Day 2007 / 2008 Season
Projected opening date for Big White Ski Resort. Check www.bigwhite.com regularly to see which lifts, facilities, and activities will be in operation
Trip Advisor Specials
IT's not too soon to plan holiday travel
Eastern Valleys, Norway
Bohemia, Czech Republic
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Falls Creek - Australia
Saturday Isolated showers in the south, falling as snow on the peaks, clearing during the day.
Sunday Fine until rain and isolated thunderstorms develop later
Hit the groomers early for the best turns today. Bungy tramp and Snow tubing in the village bowl. Castle and Drover's terrain parks are a happening thing. Sep 18th Summit Sunset Tour. Broadway open to the village bowl. 12km of XC trails last groomed 13/09/07- fees no longer apply and grooming will continue in the McKay area! Australian Interschools continuing throughout the weekend. Welcome and goodluck.
Panorama Season Pass. Buy Now and SAVE MONEY!
Last winter, we all enjoyed the record snow and some amazing days of skiing. Don't miss out this year; buy your Season Pass now and prepare for more powder! With several options to choose from, our flexible program has a pass that's right for you and your family.
Your pass comes with privileges! You'll also receive:
Season-long discounts at Can-Ski, PanoKids and Showcase Snowboards
Discounted ski tuning and ski rental at Lusti's / Mountain Outfitters
Half-price lift tickets at many of our Intrawest sister resorts
More than $100 off a 3-descent RK Heliski Adventure
Special access to great viewing areas at 2007 Telus World Cup Panorama
Panorama mountain crews are working hard (in 30+ degree heat) to prepare Hay Fever for November's World Cup Slalom. Snowmaking pipe has been installed and slope work is well advanced.
Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Panorama Mountain Village.
November 24 and 25, 2007
Year after year Panorama's slopes are used by the best racers on the planet to prepare for the World Cup circuit. Now the event itself is coming to our mountain...
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!
2007/08 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
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
FIS / World Cup 2007 2008 Schedule is posted within the News Section of
Endless Winter Snow / News
Endless Winter News
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.
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 !)
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
Mt Hood Meadows
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!
Home to Laurel Cyn. and the Atomic Bowl , great terrain !
“One of 50 People To Know in Travel” The Times
Patrick always has some news for you !
Usually I summarize or extract key stories From Snow365.com
However, I want yo to take a look at his sites. Patrick and Rachel from day 1 of
Endlesswintersnow have consistantly added strenght and cooperation specificially
regarding Indoor slopes and Dry slopes.
Rather than taking a competitors position, Patrick and Snow365.com have always demonstrated
"A "Bro Deal helping hand" .
Have a look and I will post his news and stories after the weekend.
While on the subject of Indoor slopes
It is not to early to Think about training
Hit the Dry slope Link on this pages right margin
In southern California near San Diego, Kent With Adventureski.com will get you ready
In northern California , ....have deck will travel,... Sam with endlesslope.com
San Francisco, Sacramento
Will get you riding Quick !
Photo: Endless Slope
In the past,Sam and I have worked together as instructors at Sun 'n Ski sports when a store was located in Milpitas.
If I finally decide on a date, I'm sure my attempt at Guinness World Record, First to ski at Badwater in death Valley will be on one of Sam's Decks
Start your season Now ! ski a deck
snow365.com - indoor snow and artificial surface slope site.
Summer FIS Racing
Event Nation Category
10.-16.9.2007 Chapelco ARG
10.9.2007 Mt Hutt NZE
11.-15.9.2007 Mt Hutt NZE
27.-28.10.2007 Sölden AUT WC GS GS
The 2007-2008 FIS Race schedule is now posted
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