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Snow Alert - Snowbird - Alta
Timberline Lodge
Doppelmayr USA, are working with a crew from Timberline Lodge to install a new 6700 foot long high-speed quad chairlift. The new chairlift will be named the Jeff Flood Still Creek Basin Chairlift
8 new trails were cleared in the summer of 2006. An additional trail for snowshoeing and Nordic skiing is being cleared this summer. When complete, the new lift will be the longest chairlift on Mt. Hood, and will whisk riders from the bottom to top in just a little over 6 minutes. The chairlift will access approximately 220 acres of new terrain in the Still Creek Basin of Timberline's permit area. This will be the first new terrain at Timberline since 1981, giving skiers and snowboarders exciting new opportunities to explore the slopes.

The warm weather over the past couple of weeks has taken a toll on the snow conditions on the Palmer Snowfield. We've made the decision to keep the lifts closed after our current maintenance period until the snow begins to fly this winter. While this is a decision that's tough for us to make, we want to ensure that our guests have a great experience when they come to Timberline - and snow quality plays an important role in that. It's not uncommon to see storms drop snow on us in October and November. We'll be monitoring the conditions closely, and will look to re-open as soon as possible for the 2007-2008 Winter Season. Check our conditions page often for current updates. For now, enjoy the fall! Timberline Lodge will still be open for lodging, dining, and touring (including rides on our Magic Mile SkyRide). Don't forget, you'll be able to pick up your Fusion Pass beginning September 15th, so stop up for a visit and avoid the rush this winter

Timberline Lodge Art Show to Feature Works of Local Artisans
Mountain High XVI – October 3 - 23

Every other year since 1977, Timberline Lodge, with help from The Friends of Timberline, has produced "Mountain High," a public art exhibit celebrating Timberline's connection to the arts and crafts. This year's theme for the show is "In The Shadow of Mt. Hood." It will celebrate the arts and crafts of local mountain residents. Starting October 3rd and running through October 23rd, numerous works from selected local artisans will be on display in the Lodge. Longtime Timberline Curator, Linny Adamson explains it this way. "This year, Mountain High will celebrate the creative spirit of our local artisans. We are celebrating the 70th anniversary of Timberline Lodge, and we were motivated to do this by the recent PBS program Craft In America. The exhibit will showcase the creative expression of our local artisans. It will be a pleasure to bring these pieces together for display in the beautiful Timberline Lodge, and it will provide another pleasurable experience for visitors to the Lodge this Fall."

Timberline boasts the Northwest's largest vertical terrain with 3,680 vertical feet from the top of Palmer to the bottom of Still Creek Basin.


Snowbird Customer Appreciation Days Begin Oct. 13 Free Tram Rides With Food Donation Benefits Utah Food Bank Snowbird, Utah – October brings two weekends of free Aerial Tram rides at Snowbird with a donation to the Utah Food Bank. Snowbird Customer Appreciation Days will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, weather permitting. One can of food equals one free Tram ride during Customer Appreciation Days. In lieu of food, a $2 donation may be made for a Tram ride. All food donations benefit the Utah Food Bank and monetary donations benefit the Wasatch Adaptive Sports program. The Tram will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both weekends. Bring food to the front entrance of the Snowbird Center , accessed by Snowbird Entry 2. Cash donations will be accepted at the Snowbird Center ticket office. Live music will be provided by Naked April Saturday, Oct. 13, and Mr. Whoopee Saturday, Oct. 20. Performances will take place on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck from 1-4 p.m. Snowbird’s ZipRider, Bungy Trampoline and Inflatable Kids Rides will also be open during Customer Appreciation Days, with the same operating hours as the Tram, weather permitting. Tickets for the ZipRider, Bungy Trampoline and Inflatable Kids Rides are separate from the Utah Food Bank food-raiser. This weekend is the last weekend of Snowbird’s 35th Annual Oktoberfest celebration with dancing, live music, fun for the kids and authentic food and drink. Rain, snow or shine, the final days of the festival are Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. Oktoberfest hours are noon to 6 p.m. and admission is free. Offering the longest season in Utah , Snowbird is scheduled to open for the 2007-08 season Saturday, Nov. 17. Last winter Snowbird had a 180-day season with skiing and riding from Nov. 18 to May 20. For more information on Snowbird Customer Appreciation Days call the Snowbird Events Hotline at (801) 933-2110 or go to

Mammoth Mountain Opens Nov. 8, 2007
The Countdown is On!
The first snow has already left a blanket of winter on Mammoth.
With ski season upon us in five weeks,
waste no time planning your first trip!
See what's new -

Ski New Hampshire
Capital improvements made this summer at your favorite Ski NH resorts.
Loon Mountain -
A high-speed quad chairlift will service South Peak
This summer Loon has spent more than $10 million on its South Peak expansion.
The expansion will link South Peak to Loon's existing trail network. The terrain will include nearly 50 acres of new intermediate and advanced terrain. A high-speed quad chairlift will service South Peak with a connecting quad chair also being installed to transport skiers and riders to the new terrain. The area is expected to make its grand opening in December 2007

Attitash - More than $3 million was spent over the summer at Attitash on improvements, including $2.5 million on snowmaking upgrades. The snowmaking improvements target several premier trails including Illusion, Moat, Spillway, Thad's Choice, Upper Highway, the Learning Center, and base area on Attitash.
Other improvements include an extension to the Abenaki Lift

Waterville Valley Black & Blue Ski Swap
BBTS Ski and Snowboard Swap sponsored by the BBTS Ski Club and Waterville Valley Academy-Town Square-9 am-3 pm. Drop off used equipment on Saturday morning October 6 from 7:30 am-9 am

For updates to other New Hampshire resorts visit


Saas- Fee
Autumn Ski and Snowboard Tests

Autumn is... ...when leaves fall
... snowboard tests take place in Saas-Fee
For two months, from 6 October to 2 December, the snow sports area Allalin becomes the ultimate test mile. Buckle up, sports fans. The very latest 14 skiing and snowboard models are waiting for test pilots. Reserve your powder snow for autumn with our attractive vacation deals
The Saas Valley is renowned for the hospitality it offers families. Your money goes further too. Starting this coming winter, children up to 9 years of age can use the ski lift for free when accompanied by an adult. And: children from 10 to 16 receive a ski pass at children's rates and 17 and 18-year olds are eligible for discounted ski pass prices.

FIS Snowboard European and World Cup
The 4th FIS Nokia Snowboard Worldcup will take place from 30 October to 2 November in Gletscherdorf Saas-Fee. Backflip, Indy Air, Alley Oop or McTwist: In the halfpipe, stars from the circuit will surpass their own limits with spectacular jumps and tricks. A day earlier the European Cup will take place in the halfpipe.
In the perfecly shaped pipe, at the bottom of the Allalin, you will see spectacular stunts and jumps. Among 13 fourthausend meter peaks and with a wonderful panorama watching the competion is even more fun!
On the 29th October the riders already have the possibility to compete in the 2. FIS Snowboard European Cup (halfpipe) in the glacier village.

Provisional program
Sunday, 28th Oct.: Official Training European Cup
(11.00 - 14.00 h)
Monday, 29th Oct.: European Cup
(Qualification & Final)
Tuesday, 30th Oct.: 1. training day
Wednesday, 31st Oct.: 2. training day
Thursday, 1st Nov.: World Cup Qualification
Friday, 2nd Nov.: World Cup Final

more info: World Cup Saas Fee

Mt Ruapehu New Zealand
Moro Freestyle Series - K2 Skis & Snowboards 1/4 Pipe

Location: Turoa
Type: Freesytle
Dates: 06 Oct 2007
This freestyle Series is cooler than the snow it happens on!!


Stubai Glacier - Austria
Winter season started at Stubai Glacier!

50 cm fresh snow. Winter season has already started at Stubai Glacier. Enjoy skiing on excellent prepared slopes in the Kingdom of Snow. Hence, skiing is possible on 4 glaciers (Windachferner, Daunferner, Eisjochferner, Gaisskarferner) Even the new built chairlift Wildspitz is opened.

The recently constructed valley terminal also offers winter sports enthusiasts even greater convenience thanks to its sheltered access area, wheelchair-friendly ramps and Austria’s largest self-service ski depot: after a long day out in the snow, skiers can leave their skis for safekeeping at Austria’s largest self-service ski depot. This service, quick and easy to use, can securely store up to 1,500 pairs of skis, 1,200 pairs of boots and other equipment over a period of several days.
Events at Stubai Glacier
Every year numerous events take place at Stubai Glacier.
24.10. - 28.10.2007: SportScheck Gletscher Testival
10.11. - 11.11.2007: Snow & Avalanche Awareness Camp
16.11. - 18.11.2007: 7th Stubaier Telemark Festival
1.12. - 2.12.2007: SportScheck Testtour
18.01.2008: 10 years "Goldene Gams" - Gourmetdinner with Sarah Wiener
27.3.2008: Ski Club Micky Maus Festival
5.4.2008: Stubai Jam - Ski- and Snowboardcontest with DJ-Sound and After Contest Party

Operation hours tow-lifts until 4:00pm
Autumn-skiing-prices are valid.
Children under 10 years ski for free when accompanied by a parent.

More information: www.stubaier-gletscher.com

Toronto Ski Show
Exhibition Place - Automotive Building
Oct 11: 3pm-10pm
Oct 12: noon-10pm
Oct 13: 10am-9pm
Oct 14: 10am-6pm
Toronto Ski Show

Ottawa Ski & Snowboard Show
Civic Centre Salons - Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank Street)
Oct 19: 4pm-9pm
Oct 20: 10am-5pm
Oct 21: 10am-5pm
Ottawa Ski Show

London Metro Ski Show
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Sunday, October 28, 2007 :
London Ski Show

Vancouver Snow Show Saturday, October 27, 2007 - Sunday, October 28, 2007 :
Location: BC Place
Oct 27: 10am-7pm
Oct 28: 10am-5pm Vancouver Snow Show

Calgary Ski Show
Round-up Centre, Stampede Park
Nov 3: 10am-6pm
Nov 4: 10am-5pm
Calgary Ski Show

Seattle SkiFever and Snowsports Expo
Location: Qwest Field Plaza (1000 Occidental Avenue South)
Oct 26: 1pm-10pm
Oct 27: 10am-10pm
Oct 28: 10am-6pm
Seattle Ski Fever

*** Hemsedal - Norway Fall Events
Oktoberfest 1-7/10: Høstferiedager 4-7/10: Hemsedal Fjellfilmfestival

Squaw Valley

Purchase Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons

*** Final Weekend , Island Down under

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 !)

Open This Weekend
Timberline Lodge closed this weekend

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

Air France

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