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Snow Alert - Stubai Glacier, Austria

They’re busy getting everything ready to welcome back Sugarloafers from all points of the compass.
Homecoming Weekend
Saturday, Oct. 5 - 7
CVA ski sale, arts, crafts, home show, uphill climb and more

In preparation for the first snowflakes that will undoubtedly fall in the next few weeks, we have been very busy all over the resort. Together with our partners, we have invested more than $4 million to improve the Sugarloaf experience from the moment you arrive at the resort until you lay your head down at night. We’re boosting snowmaking by up to 20 percent, expanding Bullwinkles, renovating the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, doubling the size of the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, creating a public transportation system, and much more. www.sugarloaf.com

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.

Photo:Stubai Marketing
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

Falls Creek -Australia
Weather Pattern:
A deep low pressure system passed to the south of Tasmania last night and will weaken over the south Tasman Sea later today. A cold front will develop south of the Bight today and then cross Bass Strait Sunday night. A high pressure system will develop over New South Wales on Monday before another cold front approaches southwestern Victoria later on Tuesday.

Photo: Falls Creek Marketing
Sunday Isolated showers.
Monday Isolated showers, mainly morning
Tuesday Fine.
A 9cm blanket of fresh, dry snow, so get out early for fresh tracks this morning! Low temps, dress appropriately. Bungy tramp from 3pm to 6pm in the village bowl. Check out Castle and Drover's terrain parks. 35% off lift tickets! Enjoy the closing weekend festivities and some great turns. Carnival Sunday at Cloud 9 between 11-2.30pm tomorrow.


The Dolomites - Italy
Dolomites, which is a good sign for the winter season that will be starting on December 1, 2007. Also this year we have lots of great news for our skiers, that will make skiing in the Dolomites even more enjoyable. New Lifts
New lift facilities 2007/2008
More comfort and safety, better slopes and connections
For years the ski resorts belonging to Dolomiti Superski have been constantly working towards modernisation and quality improvement for the joy of everybody. Rather than the creation of new ski resorts, more attention has been put towards the constant improvement of the already existing lift facilities, more safety and comfort, better and safer slopes and smoother connections that do not require you to take off your skis. During the summer seven new lifts have been built (substituting the already existing lift facilities), various slopes widened to increase safety and the artificial snow making facilities upgraded. 90% of the slopes can now be reached by the artificial snow making facilities making Dolomiti Superski one of the top ski regions in the world.

Cortina d’Ampezzo
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Taiarezze-Malon” (p/h 1,200) replaces double chairlift “Taiarezze-Fedo”

Alta Badia
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Sponata” (p/h 1.200) replaces double chairlift

Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Sole” (p/h 1.800) replaces fixed 3-seater chairlift * Various slopes upgraded and widened

Val di Fassa
* 8-person cabin lift with automatic coupling “Toè – Col dei Rossi” (p/h 2,400) replaces 4-seater chairlift with automatic couplin

Alta Pusteria
* New 8-person cabin lift with automatic coupling “Signaue” with slope in the Croda Rossa area Widening of slopes towards Versciaco on Monte Elmo

Val di Fiemme/Obereggen
* New 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling (p/h 1,800) replaces skilift “Prà Fiorì” (Cermis) * Lengthening of “Prà Fiorì” slope by about 400 metres - with snow making facilities * Opening of new slope “Salera” (Prà Fiorì area) - with snow making facilities


Olympic Comittee News

Vancouver 2010, Olympic education goes online
Education and culture were the main catalysts that drove Pierre de Coubertin to revive the Olympic Games and to create the IOC. The Organising Committees for the Olympic Games have been playing an important role in the promotion ,...
This new portal on the Internet, known as /EDU, is an online, interactive, bilingual e-magazine enabling teachers and students to learn more about Vancouver 2010, the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, and programmes in sport, culture and sustainability. It also shows how Olympic and Paralympic values not only underlie all aspects of the Games, but also extend to everyday life. Resources will be provided to help develop programmes that inspire children to explore all the facets of Olympism and Paralympism, as well as a wide range of materials related to sport, recreation and healthy lifestyles; culture, creativity and inter-cultural understanding; and various facets of sustainability. Without forgetting the online forum, where teachers will be able to exchange ideas and experiences with their colleagues across Canada and throughout the world. /EDU will connect teachers, students and schools, and celebrate the spirit of the 2010 Winter Games. /EDU consists of resources developed by teachers and non-profit associations across Canada, including the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian museums, environmental groups, and arts and culture organisations, as well the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the Organising Committees for the Beijing and London Games

2014 Sochi Organising Committee
IOC Coordination Commission, will lend his support to the 2014 Sochi Organising Committee over the seven years leading to the staging of the Games, and Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, accompanied the IOC President. IOC member in Russia Vitaly Smirnov and Russian Olympic Committee President Leonid Tyagachev were also present during the meeting.

“Sochi's project is very ambitious,” said Rogge during the meeting. “We have learned from experience that every minute counts in the preparation of the Olympic Games and we are pleased to see this has been understood at the highest level of the government. We have every confidence that Sochi will bring together a solid and experienced team that will move things forward swiftly.” http://sochi2014.com/
These news articles are courtesy of International Olympic Comittee

Kitzbühel Tourism
Discerning gourmets will be spoilt for choice not only in the 14 selected restaurants and hotels. It would appear that the region as a whole is preparing for a culinary crusade.

The autumnal display of colours contrasts sharply with the white summits covered in white and the fresh mountain air beckons you to get out walking. Discover the Kitzbühel Alps on theme and circular walks. Our tip: according to the motto „the way forward is the goal“, a lot of interesting facts await you on the theme walks in this region. Brochures can be purchased from the Kitzbühel Tourist Office!


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