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Snow Alert - Treble Cone - 40cm

Falls Creek - Australia
Weather Pattern:
A strong high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge across Victoria. The high and ridge will weaken as a low pressure system develops over the Bight later Friday and Saturday. The low will then drift slowly eastwards to be south of Adelaide by Sunday night.

Forecast: Thursday
Fine. A partly cloudy day with moderate to fresh northwest to northeast wind, strong at times.
Friday Fine. Light to moderate northeast wind.
Saturday Fine.
Sunday Mainly fine, but isolated showers developing in the west later
Spring skiing at it's best in Falls Creek at the moment. Bungy tramp and Night tubing in the village bowl. Hit the terrain parks on Castle and Drover's for some good times. Broadway open to the village bowl. Fantastic XC skiing with 18 km of trails last groomed 05/09/07. Don't forget your sunscreen


FIS News
2006/07 half-pipe title-holders with perfect start into new Snowboard season

Two high level half-pipe competitions - the first NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup events ever held in New Zealand - kicked off the FIS World Cup season 2007/2008. The defending FIS World Cup half-pipe title holders Manuela Laura Pesko (SUI) and Ryoh Aono (JPN) had the best starts into the new season.
The ladies’ 2007 world champion Pesko turned in a nearly flawless second run to edge defending FIS World Cup snowboard cross champion Lindsey Jacobellis. Jacobellis’s teammate Clair Bidez, the reigning Junior Worlds half-pipe gold medalist, completed Saturday’s podium in 3rd place and secured her first FIS World Cup top three result.
Aono won the men's contest with a great first run. Iouri Podladtchikov, the Swiss-Russian dual national living in Switzerland since 11 years and now starting for his nation of residence, finished second followed by his teammate Rolf Feldmann who squared off a strong showing for the Swiss team.
The weather, which had been problematic through much of the week at the popular resort of Cardrona - located between Wanaka and Queenstown - cleared in time for good conditions.

David Kreiner (AUT) tops the FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix .
Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) captured his first summer victory in the last competition of the 10th FIS Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix 2007 in Bischofshofen (AUT) on Sunday. David Kreiner (AUT), who finished second on his home turf, claimed top spot in the overall SGP ranking. With three victories, one 2nd and one 6th place during the five-race-series, the 26-year-old collected a total of 370 points, 28 more than Lamy Chappuis (332 points) while Björn Kircheisen (GER) ended up third with 236 points. Kreiner, who led the SGP ranking since his first victory in the second competition in Steinbach-Hallenberg/Oberhof (GER), also earned CHF 11’500 in prize money.
In Saturday’s team sprint event in Berchtesgaden (GER), the teams from Austria and France delivered an exciting battle for the victory. Leading by 0.5 points after the jumping, the Austria I team with David Kreiner and Mario Stecher just managed to hold onto its lead and sprinted to the finish 0.2 seconds in front of France I team with Maxime Laheurte and Jason Lamy Chappuis. The points for the two-man team sprint were divided by two to award points for the individual overall Summer Grand Prix ranking.

Ladies’ summer Ski Jumping concludes .
The summer portion of the ladies’ FIS Continental Cup Ski Jumping schedule came to a finish under the lights on Sunday night in Park City (USA). Both of the last two competitions had to be carried out on Sunday as erratic winds forced the rescheduling of the first competition from Saturday night. A thunderstorm also delayed the second competition on Sunday

IOC Coordination Commission to meet in Vancouver . The IOC Coordination Commission for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, of which FIS President Gian Franco Kasper is a member, will be visiting Vancouver next week, with the additional presence of all seven International Federations governing the Olympic winter sports.

With 891 days remaining until the Games open in Vancouver, the Coordination Commission will review the progress made by VANOC and its partners since the Commission’s last visit in March 2007. During the meetings, the Commission will examine a number of different areas of Games preparations including those concerning the athletes and sports facilities, among other things, and receive a full update on the progress made in venue construction. Bilateral discussions between the winter sports IFs and the respective VANOC teams will also take place.

Next generation of ladies’ mogul skiers on their way .
Kari Traa (NOR), the now-retired, three-time Olympic medalist in moguls (2002 Olympic champion), seven-time medal winner at the FIS World Ski Championships who collected 67 FIS World Cup podiums during her illustrious career, has set up a girl’s team to help promote the next generation of mogul skiers. The team, which just celebrated its first anniversary, consists of several promising athletes from countries including Norway, Finland, Denmark and Switzerland. Its goal is to have one or more athletes participate in the mogul competition in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS)

New Snow galore; Treble Cone - 40cm, Porters - 30cm, Cardrona 30cm, Snowpark - 30cm, Mt Hutt - 27cm and it goes on. The best part is that there is only one more week until school holidays, in other words it will be a great time to get the family up the slopes... Mark my words there is still more snow to come, we havent seen the last of the Spring storms.

N.Z. Events that were on this week:
Coke Zero Cardrona Games VW National Alpine Ski Championships at Coronet Peak

Billabong SlopeStyle Jam The Billabong Slopestyle Jam took place from the 17th-18th of August at Snowpark and the event attracted talented riders from all over the world Radisson Hotels & Resorts
World’s largest, full-blown indoor winter sports resort Westmoreland Resorts is beginning the preliminary phase of construction, of a one of a kind skiing facility that will simply blow you away! Perched near the Great Smoky Mountains, just west of Asheville NC, will be the first fully indoor ski resort in the United States.
This will be the world’s largest, full-blown indoor winter sports resort with 5 slopes between 750 feet up to 3,600 feet on actual mountain slopes. The alpine slopes are between 24% and 36% for skiers, an extreme slope for adrenaline junkies, moguls, half-pipes and a free style terrain area for the snowboarders, and of course, something for the beginner.

Canton Wintersports Center The main slope is over 4,200 feet long and between 160 feet and 475 feet wide. The extreme slope is just over 4,000 feet and 100 feet wide. Two short mogul courses are planned connecting the runs together. The east branch has a mild 1,000 feet (160 feet wide) slope for beginners. The ski facility is surrounded by ski-in/ski-out condos, so plan on strapping on your gear, walk through the door right onto the slope.

The roof is semi-transparent, providing for a natural but dimmed daylight feeling on the slope. However, inside lighting will support late evening and night-time fun, providing Canton Wintersports Center with skiing up to 16 hours a day, every day, all year long!

Enjoy the surrounding NC area. Smokey Mountains in spring and great skiing, Asheville in summer and great skiing, Maggie Valley in the fall and great skiing, and in the winter…GREAT SKIING! Get it? www.uski365.com


Summer is drawing to a close and it's time to think of the early snows - and of your skiing holidays! For the forthcoming winter season Cortina d'Ampezzo is getting ready, with great ideas for ski lovers and not only them. In this period though, we have devoted our attention to skiers particularly, make available to them a practical sheet almost a guide that summarises all the useful information for organising a skiing holiday to Cortina.
SNOW GUARANTEE AND FUN ASSURED Saying "snow" is not enough: during the last winter season many European ski resorts remained closed for a long time due to a lack of snow. The Cortina d'Ampezzo ski slopes instead offered excellent skiing conditions even with the relatively low natural snow coverage. Indeed Cortina was Italys only resort to keep its slopes open from 3 December until 25 April! Everything was made possible also thanks to the artificial snow making systems which, by serving some 90% of the slopes, guarantee your skiing fun. Plus, in Cortina 90% of the slopes are found between 1,500 and 2,900 metres, with ideal snowing conditions. The maintenance of the ski runs takes place daily and with great care. Every night, our snowcats work tirelessly until the slopes are groomed to perfection for the next days enjoyment.
So, see you soon for super skiing enjoyment in Cortina d'Ampezzo!

Hemsedal - Norway Fall Events
7-9/9: Skarsnuten mat & vin festivalen 15/9: Hemsedal Høstmarked 21-23/9: Hest og Cowboyhelg 29/9: Oktoberfest 1-7/10: Høstferiedager 4-7/10: Hemsedal Fjellfilmfestival

Snowmass update
Cooler days and snow in the high country stir thoughts of cruising the slopes at Colorado's resorts. This winter season, there are two brand spankin' new reasons to make your way to Snowmass for some turns.
First, the Snowmass Terrain Park and Pipe scored a new location and multiple improvements this summer including new dirt work, snowmaking, snow cats and features. The new layout will allow for a longer, continuous line with no cross traffic.
Second, the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center opens in November. This $17 million project will offer families one-stop-shopping while in Snowmass, providing Ski and Snowboard School check-in, rental, shops and après entertainment and activities. For more info on skiing and riding Snowmass this season, head to

Summer at Squaw Valley
September 7 & 8
- Placer County Wine Tasting
September 21 & 22
- The Best of Napa Cabs
September 28 & 29
- German Wine Tasting (to kick off Oktoberfest!!)

Special Events:

Art Bark Fest
September 15 - 16, 2007 > Sat. & Sun. > 11 AM - 5 PM
Animal Art, Wine & Music Festival with over 30 booths with a benefit wine tasting and FREE live music.

Village Oktoberfest
September 29, 2007 > Saturday > 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Enjoy a day of sampling Authentic German beer, Joe Smiell & his 20 piece Bavarian Band, games and traditional fare from 2 to 6 PM

Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons




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