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Snow Alert - Cardrona New Zelaand

Falls Creek
Alpine Areas District Forecast
Issued at 0540 on Monday the 24th of September 2007

Weather Pattern:
A weakening low pressure system will drift over Tasmania today. A cold front will move from the Bight on Tuesday and weaken as it slides southeastwards through Bass Strait on Wednesday. Another front will move into Victoria later Thursday.

Forecast: Monday
Fine. A mostly sunny day with fresh to strong west to northwesterly winds, tending southwesterly later.

Tuesday Fine. A mostly sunny day with southwesterly winds becoming light and variable.
Wednesday Scattered showers developing.
Thursday Fine at first. Scattered showers developing later.

Still some great Spring turns to be had here in Falls Creek. Get out early for the best skiing and boarding. Bungy tramp from 3pm to 6pm in the village bowl. Check out Castle and Drover's terrain parks. Broadway open to the village bowl. 14.4km of XC trails last groomed 23/09/07- fees no longer apply and grooming will continue in the McKay area. 35% off lift tickets! www.fallscreek.com.au/

10cm of powder snow overnight
School Holiday Kids Festival
10cm of Powder in time for the School Holidays

Photo Cardrona
Cardrona received 10 cm in the last 12 hours giving it a great base of snow that will see us through to our closing day of October 7th.
Cardrona Kids Festival
The Cardrona Kids Festival kicks off on Monday with everything from obstacle courses, treasure hunts and lolly scrambles to face painting, beach balls, hula hoops and jugglers. Mt Aspiring College and Cromwell College rock bands will also be playing at lunch time.
On the competitive side Cardrona is also hosting over 150 kids from all around New Zealand for the NZSBA Junior Snowboard Nationals and the FSANZ Junior Freeski Nationals from 24th to 28th September. Fun Stuff Schedule

Date: Every day from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th Sept
Location: at the bottom of MacDougalls Chairlift
Age: up to 14 years

11am-2pm Face Painting, Beach Balls
11am Obstacle Course
Noon - 2pm MAC and Cromwell College Rock Bands
12.25 Lolly Scramble
12.30 Sled Racing
All Day: Clowns, Pengy, Juggling and Hula Hoop Street Performers
Surprise: Treasure Hunt

No need to register, no fees to pay just turn up at the right time.

Junior Nationals Schedule
Mon 24th September - Skier Cross & Boarder Cross
Tues 25th September - Ski & Snowboard Slope Style
Weds 26th September - Ski Half Pipe & Snowboarder GS
Thurs 27th September - Snowboard Half Pipe & Ski Big Mountain

Heavenly Valley
New for 2007-08 Resort Improvements for the 07-08 Season 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 underutilized 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.. When complete for its anticipated December 7, 2007 opening, Olympic Express will be 3,533 feet long with an 866-foot vertical rise. The high-speed lift will move 1,000 feet per minute with a 2,400 person capacity per hour. The former two-person Olympic chair ride took approximately 11 minutes, compared to just three-and-a-half minutes for the new Olympic Express, enabling more ski time and less time spent on a slow-moving chair. Heavenly will also unveil three new trails off of Olympic Express. Cloud Nine is an intermediatelevel groomed trail that is perfect for wide-open cruising. Heavenly strategically thinned the trees on the other two trails to offer different levels of tree-skiing experiences. The Pines is a groomed, intermediate-level trail that allows skiers and riders to cruise around islands of beautiful western white pines. Bohemian Grove ratchets up the intensity one level. This advanced, gladed run is steeper, ungroomed and offers a more natural tree-skiing feel. For the expert skier or rider Nevada Woods is the all-natural, full-tilt tree skiing that made this area a local legend. A fourth trail, called Nova, is an intermediate-level trail that will run along the Dipper Express chair line to connect Orion to the base of Dipper Express, bypassing the bottom of Orion and the guests heading to Comet Express and East Peak Lodge. The four new trails give Heavenly a total of 95 runs. Also new this winter will be the Heavenly Sky Flyer at Adventure Peak. This elevated zip line cable ride will take guests on a 50-mile-an-hour thrill ride from the top of Tamarack Express back to the top of the Gondola, a vertical drop of 525 feet. At 3,100 feet, the Heavenly Sky Flyer will be the longest zip line in the lower 48 U.S. states.

Sugar Bowl

Old Man Winter has officially shown us his fuzzy face! Last night we received the first dusting of the season! It is looking like we may be in for an early winter! Start your snow dances, pray for snow and get your pass now. Season passes are ON SALE with prices starting at $279, so grab your friends and get ready to hit the slopes. Our popular Daily Pass is back; for only $19 you can get the convenience of a season pass without the commitment


Fernie Alpine Resort is gearing up for the 2007/2008 winter season with a number of resort enhancements, including snowmaking improvements, additional heated washroom facilities at the new mountaintop Lost Boys Café, improved cat track and terrain access, added tree skiing and more. Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open December 8, 2007.

If you’re planning a ski getaway this winter, take advantage of big savings and best availability by booking early. Save up to 25% off your stay by booking before October 31st. For more information, visit Resorts of the Canadian Rockies at www.skircr.com/vacations.

Get your turns in on both sides of the Rockies this season with a Four-Resort RCR Super Pass, providing a season of skiing at Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Nakiska. Midweek RCR Adult Super Passes are currently fall sale priced at $779 until October 13th. Call 1-800-258-SNOW (7669) or buy your pass online at www.skircr.com/membership.

About Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort is www.skifernie.com

Big White
It's SNOWING at Big White and Silver Star! Staff and residents woke up this morning to a nice frosting of about five centimetres on the chairlifts, buildings, and on the ski runs. The Snow Ghost newsletter will now commence its regular weekly schedule of events, deals, and look for it every Thursday from now through mid-April!

Whether you're a vacationer or a season passholder to Big White and Silver Star, we invite your feedback. If, during the season, you have any comments about our operations at Big White, feel free to contact either Blair Ireland, Guest Services Manager, (bireland@bigwhite.com) or Jay Hayashi, General Manager (jhayashi@bigwhite.com)

Big White Events
Job Fair
Oct 26 - Oct 27

Projected Opening Day 2007 / 2008 Season
Nov 22

CSIA Level 1 Course
Dec 6 - Dec 9



First snow: credit Steamboat Marketing
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation will install a Leitner-Poma of America high-speed, six-passenger chairlift that will replace three lifts (Preview, Headwall and Christie II) in the base area. The new lift’s lower terminal will be approximately where the lower Headwall terminal sits, with an angle station (unload capabilities only) just above the top of Southface, before continuing to the top of Christie Peak where Christie II currently unloads. Christie Peak Express will have a length of roughly 4,700 feet and a capacity to move 3,200 people per hour, which is 400 more per hour than the Gondola. The new express lift will cut the ride time to the summit of Christie Peak by more than two-thirds, from 15 to a swift 4.8 minutes.

As a part of the resort’s long-standing commitment to the environment, the Christie Peak Express will offset its electricity requirements by alternative energy, joining the wind-powered Burgess Creek and solar/wind-powered Sunshine Express lifts.

In addition, five magic carpets (Tenderfoot, Colt, Filly, Tumbleweed and Sidewinder) located throughout the base area will be upgraded, realigned and lengthened. The new Preview lift, using the repositioned Southface lift, will be realigned to conform to the re-grading of the beginner terrain, extend further up Headwall and increase capacity from a double to a triple chairlift.



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