10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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Sugar Bowl
La Niña is coming up and she is moving in fast. If the early snow storms are going to predict the winter, then we could be well on our way for a powder filled season. The La Niña weather pattern is often distinguished by warm winters in the Southeastern United States, colder than normal winters from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest, and unpredictable winters in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. Nationwide, La Niña tends to bring more precipitation to the northern states and drier than average conditions in the south. A moderate La Niña during the winter of 1906-07 unleashed more than 73 feet of snow on the Sierra, which is still the all-time record! So get ready for the big one. We feel she is on her way!

Winter Jobs
Looking for that perfect winter job? With La Niña just around the corner we know that you will want to spend your days playing in the powder! We have a wide range of opportunities available at Sugar Bowl this winter! At Sugar Bowl we're committed to friendly customer service and we're looking for skiers and riders who know how to treat people "right". We offer a great benefits package including free skiing and riding, a competitive starting wage and fun work environment. If this sounds appealing to you, then check out all the great opportunities available at ";The Bowl".....


Lake Louise Mountain Resort
Lake Louise clinched the #22 spot on SKI’s annual “Top 50 Resort Guide”, who described it as the “Queen of the Canadian Rockies”. Comments praised Lake Louise’s extensive and varied terrain and unbelievable views, while being light on crowds. The article noted that “many put Lake Louise on their “once-in-a-lifetime list”, with “the best views in North America.””
The top ranking resorts on the list were chosen and ranked by readers of SKI Magazine. Lake Louise was one of only 2 Canadian Resorts featured in the top 30 western ski resorts.

For the first time ever, Lake Louise Mountain Resort was also ranked #12 in Skiing Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Picks of the Best 25 Resorts in North America, sharing the list with Fernie Alpine Resort (#5). This list was generated by readers’ feedback based on the quality of snow and terrain, affordability, and nightlife.

Says Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development, “We’re so proud of these announcements, as it was readers and our guests who chose Lake Louise Mountain Resort as their favourite place to ski. We strive to provide our guests a positive and memorable experience, and they have spoken. A number of investments in facility improvements, parking enhancements, snowmaking, and grooming are just some of the initiatives we are taking and guests agree that it is making a difference.”
Lake Louise Mountain Resort is expected to be one of the first North American resorts open for skiing this winter, with a scheduled November 9th opening day.

Lake Louise Mountain Resort - www.skilouise.com

Yotei Japan
The top third of Annupuri over the last few days. Most of the snow on the top sections of the resort has melted but there is a healthy coverage on Yotei.

A couple of die hards managed to hike last Sat for a clinic on rock skis and the art of base repairs

Credit:Josh the snowman

Crystal Mountain - Wa
The Summit has launched a new season pass that specifically offers skiing benefits for Crystal Mountain , as well as all other Boyne USA resort locations in North America . Named the “Big S Unlimited Plus!”, the season pass provides for up to five free days of skiing at Crystal Mountain , as well as up to ten free days of skiing at other Boyne USA ski properties.
www.skicrystal.com. Mutual exclusions between Crystal Mountain and The Summit include: 12/26/07 through to 12/31/07 , as well as 1/19/08 through to 1/21/08 . Full details of season passes and corresponding benefits, as well as any restrictions and conditions for inter-resort skiing privileges, can be found at both resorts’ websites, www.skicrystal.com

Snow Basin
Snowbasin Alpine Team's Winter Sports Swap
Buy, sell and trade skis, boards, boots, poles and clothing for all ages. Private parties and retailers are invited. Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Nov. 2 Drop-off and Registration; 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Nov. 3 Sale; 9:00 a.m. to Noon Nov. 4 Sale and Pick-up Where: Earl's Lodge
Price: For those looking to sell, participation fees are $2 per item plus 20% of item when it sells; for those looking to buy, your cost depends upon the items you select to purchase

Date: Nov. 22
Event: Proposed Opening Day of 2007-08 Ski Season
Description: Join us for the opening day of the 2007-08 Ski Season this Thanksgiving! Date is still proposed. More information will come later as the date approaches.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Throughout the Resort
Price: Depends upon the activities selected.

Thanksgiving Day Feast Le Beaujolais Nouveau cest Arrivee! Come celebrate Thanksgiving at Snowbasin with a fabulous feast with all the traditional food and trimmings, plus a few extras! We will also be celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau, one of the most animated rituals in the wine world. For more information, please visit our Calendar of Events page..

Season Passes Snowbasin is pleased to announce that our Ski 2007-08 Season Passes are now available to order by phone at (801) 620-1000, at Earl's Lodge and through our Online Store. Earl's Lodge Pass Desk hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Before coming in, please print out and sign our Liability Waiver Form in PDF Format.

Snowbasin Snow Divas Workshops Returning for the Ski 2007-08 season! Instruction by women for women. Instructors will make learning easier, with more focus on what feels right and comfortable by encouraging progress at your comfort level.

USASA Intermountain Snowboard Series (ISS) The USASA (United States of America Snowboard Association) ISS (held February 17 & 18, 2008) is a nationally ranking and qualifying two day event. For more information, please visit our Race Schedule .

XTERRA Winter World Championship The XTERRA Winter World Championship (held March 8 & 9, 2008) will provide a weekend-long, multi-event sports festival at the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill competitions at Snowbasin. The main event is a first-of-its-kind, uniquely XTERRA multi-sport race combining the four disciplines of cross-country skiing, mountain biking, running and snowshoeing. For more information, please visit our Race Schedule page and the XTERRA Winter World Championship web page on XTERRA's website.





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