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Whistler - Blackcomb
After last year’s record-setting snowfall, everyone is anticipating this year to be one of the best ever. And now, you can guarantee your place in the middle of all the fun and save big at the same time. That’s because you can save up to 33% on dates all season long if you book your Whistler escape by November 15, 2007.
Families that book early will save even more, as kids stay, ski and rent for FREE. They're the best Lift & Lodging deals we’ll offer all season, but you must book by November 15
Construction is well underway on one of Whistler Blackcomb's landmark projects and Canada's newest tourism icon, the Peak to Peak Gondola. This autumn, Peak to Peak crews expect to complete concrete pours at the terminal sites located at Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge and Whistler Mountain's Roundhouse Lodge. They also expect to have towers Two and Three erected before the 2007/2008 winter season. Construction will resume in April 2008 and is scheduled to wrap up in time for a December 2008 grand opening.

Once completed, the gondola will become a tourism icon for British Columbia and Canada, bringing visitors from all over the world into the high alpine to experience scenic views. Supported by only four towers, the gondola will travel 4.4 kilometers (2.73 miles) in just 11 minutes – reaching a highest vertical point of 415 m (1,361 feet) above Fitzsimmons Creek, which is a world record. Coming in at $51 million, the Peak to Peak Gondola also breaks the world record for longest free span, with a distance of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) stretching between the two towers furthest apart.
The Peak to Peak Gondola will travel 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, giving them unprecedented access to both mountains’ expansive and unique high alpine terrain and spectacular vistas.

With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games only three winters away, preparations are well underway in the resort and on the mountains. Whistler Blackcomb is the venue for the men's and women's Olympic and Paralympic alpine skiing disciplines of Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super Combined. In preparation for these events, crews led by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), are contouring and reshaping the men's and women's downhill courses, located at Whistler Creekside. The men's downhill will take place on the Dave Murray course, while the women's downhill and all Paralympic alpine skiing events will take place on a newly designed race course on Wildcard and mid to lower Franz's Trail.

Improvements to snowmaking technology have been ongoing since 2006 and include doubling the size of the reservoir, installing snowmaking pipework and pump station upgrades. VANOC is spending approximately $17.6 million on snowmaking infrastructure for the Games, a legacy for Whistler Blackcomb long after 2010.


Falls Creek - Australia
A severe weather warning has been issued for localised damaging winds.

Weather Pattern:
A cold front will move from south of the Bight to cross Victoria tonight then an associated deep low pressure system will pass south of Tasmania on Friday. Another cold front will develop south of the Bight on Saturday and then cross Bass Strait Sunday night.

Forecast: Thursday
Partly cloudy with isolated showers developing. Moderate northwesterly winds strengthening this afternoon and evening to reach gale force later.

Friday Scattered showers tending to snow later. Strong to gale force west to northwesterly winds. Saturday Showers, falling as snow at first, becoming isolated. Sunday Isolated showers.

Soft and wet cover this morning, good for the water storage though. Get out early as winds will increase during the day, dress warmly. Bungy tramp from 3pm to 6pm in the village bowl. Check out Castle and Drover's terrain parks. Broadway open to the village bowl. 8 km of XC trails last groomed 26/09/07- fees no longer apply and grooming will continue in the McKay area. 35% off lift tickets!


WhiteFish - Montana
On November 17th, our friends up here at Snowghost outfitters will be hosting the 7th annual (or so) Local’s sale, where you can find last year’s gear and clothing at 40-70% off, and brand new stuff for up to 20% off! If you’re going to be in the area at that time, it’s well worth the drive up for some amazing deals.

You have seven days, including today, to get the local’s deal -- $499 for an adult pass. And don’t forget about the quad-pack and the frequent skier card, as well as all the ski and snowboard school programs that are also on sale ‘till September 30th.

We’re making it easy for you this year – we’ll be at the WAVE this Wednesday from 4-8pm, and at Montana Coffee Traders on Friday and Saturday from 10-6. Same prices, just less driving. And you can come get your picture taken and take home your pass if you’ve already ordered it. www.skiwhitefish.com

Mad River Glen
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.

6th & 7th

Photo: Snowbird Marketing
Oktoberfest Halle
Oktoberfest Halle located in the Snowbird Event tent is chock full of music, dancing and traditional German cusine. Enjoy a bratwurst and sauerkraut and apfelstrudel and more.

Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, caricature artist, inflatable rides, the world champion YO-YO MAN, a zany clown, music, balloons and more!
Der Marktplatz
Vendors from around the region peddle their wares.You will find many unique gifts. Shop early for the Holidays. Located at the entrance.

A brief history of Oktoberfest
The famed Oktoberfest began with a Royal Bavarian Wedding in 1810. To celebrate his autumn marriage, King Ludwig the first called for a state Fair in Munich, the largest city in West Germany. The festival was dedicated to the fall harvest, and of course beer-the region’s most famous product.

Tradesmen and merchants came from throughout Southern Germany to join in the merrymaking. They examined the crops, sang, danced, and sampled the first beer of the season.
The celebration was such a success that Ludwig issued a royal decree making every October in Munich a festival time. Oktoberfest has been held annually ever since and has grown into the largest of all German beer festivals.
A Brief History of Snowbird’s Oktoberfest
Thirty-five years ago, inspired by the towering mountains that reminded them of their homeland, two men costumed in leather lederhosen, came to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to play their accordions and sing in their native German tongue. Over the years, Oktoberfest has become the premier celebration of German food, music, dance and fun. Snowbird Pic' of the day



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