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Snow Alert - Alaska & Finland

Many of us are still waiting for that first chair

Alyeska - Alaska
New snow: 15"
Base Depth: 26"

Sun Valley
SUN VALLEY, ID…..Sun Valley’s 72nd winter season will open Saturday, November 24.
Both Baldy and Dollar Mountains will open with River Run Express (#1) servicing Lower River Run on Baldy and the new high-speed Quarter Dollar lift (#20) serving Quarter Dollar run on Dollar Mountain.
All 20/20 pass holders can use their passes through Friday, November 30, 2007. Days skied during this time period will not be counted against the pass.
River Run Day Lodge is now open. Food service will be available 10 am to 3 pm Thursday and Friday, and 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge will open Thanksgiving Day; the Ski Shop will operate 8 am to 5 pm and food service 10 am to 3 pm Thursday and Friday, and 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Brass Ranch and Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports at River Run are now open. Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports at Warm Springs will open Saturday, November 24 from 8 am to 5 pm.
All shops in the Sun Valley Resort Village will be open 9 am to 6 pm Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday, and Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm.
Other Thanksgiving recreation opportunities Thursday through Saturday include The Sun Valley Gun Club, 11 am to 3 pm, The ice rink 10 am to 9 pm, tennis, 11 am to 3 pm ,bowling alley,11 am to 10 pm, both pools (guests only), and the spa. The Opera House will open at noon Thursday..
Ski conditions and terrain are subject to change. Please call the Sun Valley Snow Report, 800-635-4150 or visit

Mammoth Mountian
The 8 a.m. temperature at the Main Lodge was 46 degrees and there is an expected high of 56 degrees today with sunny skies and light winds. The warmer temperatures in the last few days have prevented snow making from taking place, but the snowmaking crews are standing by and ready to make snow as soon as temperatures permit.

Broadway Express will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. servicing Broadway trail. There is an 8-14 inch base of freshly groomed snow. Check out the special jib section with a selection of boxes, barrels, and lift poles.

Mammoth Mountain will be offering discounted adult lift tickets for only $35 until more terrain becomes available



494,000 acres of untracked fresh snow - get there with Whistler Heli-Skiing
Flurries Ending Late This Morning Then Clearing. Alpine High Minus 6. Snowfall Accumulation 2 To 4 Cm. Freezing Level In The Village Rising To 800 Metres This Afternoon

Jay Peak
WELCOME TO OPENING WEEKEND And in true Jay Peak form we're doing it with 16"+ of new snow. We picked up 4-6" Thursday and another 6-10" throughout the day yesterday. Forecasts are calling for flurries today so be sure to check the Snow Report for updated totals. Temps will be 18-22ºF at the summit today and 28-32ºF at the base. Looks like it'll be pretty much the same tomorrow with sunny skies.

We'll open today with the Jet Triple turning from 9am to 4pm accessing the Jet trail (advanced intermediate/expert terrain only) and conditions should be pretty phenomenal for opening day given the snow we've got over the past couple of days. We'll be making snow on the Haynes & Chalet Meadows today and hope to get them open for tomorrow. Lift tickets will be sold out of the Stateside Ticket booth - $40 for Adults, $25 for Juniors

Squaw Valley
Upcoming Events:
Scheduled Opening Day!
Nov. 17

Thanksgiving at High Camp
Nov. 24

Premature Jibulation
Nov. 24

Coogan Kelly Memorial Jam
Nov. 25

Purchase Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons


Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Mother Nature has decided to extend our fall season here at Red Lodge Mountain Resort with some unusually warm temperatures. Unfortunately, due to this, we have had to delay our opening until December 1. Our Snowmakers will continue to work around the clock to ensure the base will be ready. It looks like we are going to get some snow and some really cold temperatures late next week so they will be able to lay down a good base for us! Be sure to make plans to join us on December 1st for our VIP (very important passholders) Appreciation Party at Midway. From 11am to 2pm we will have free food, live Music from Red Lodge Musicians Double EE and drink specials! The Bierstube will also have live music from 2-6 from Billings folk band Earthshine. We hope to see you all on the slopes getting your first turns in of the season! Remember, THINK SNOW redlodgemountain.com

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Silver Star
The Nordic Trails are NOW OPEN at Silver Star Mountain Resort. A fifteen centimetre snowfall in the last 24 hours has turned the Victorian village into a winter wonderland, and Nordic Manager Glenn Bond is thrilled to announce skiing for this weekend on five different trails totalling thirteen kilometres. Trackset trails include Paradise Camp (5 km), the Cross Mountain trail (4 km), Coming Around the Mountain (3 km), and Cabin East (1 km). The Silver Star trails link up with Sovereign Lakes to provide an additional twenty kilometers - 33 k in all! The alpine snow depth is now at 45 centimetres, with a settled base in the Village of 16 centimetres.

Photo: silver Star Marketing
Silver Star Nordic trail passes will be marked down to $10 (50 percent off) until more trails are open, and are also good for the Sovereign Lakes network



The mountaintop has received 71cm (27 inches) to date, with 38cm (15 inches) in the past 7 days, and 8cm (3 inches) in the past 24 hours. At mid-mountain, there has been 64cm (25 inches) of snow to date this season, with 30cm (12 inches) in the past 7 days and 7 cm (3 inches)

Terrain access is currently limited to the main Wiwaxy run from the top of the Glacier Chair. However, snow fencing/farming efforts and ongoing snowmaking are providing a positive outlook for additional terrain openings in the near future. Skiers and riders are advised that early season conditions do exist, and to ski and ride with care.

Lake Louise Mountain Resort is getting ready to host the world with the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup, presented by Bombardier. The Men’s Events will take place on November 24 and 25, and the Women’s Races will take place December 1 and 2. Come out and cheer on the world!

Angel Fire - New Mexico
Less than thirty days until the lifts spin

Base Elevation:
8,600 feet

Summit Elevation:
10,677 feet

Vertical Drop:
2,077 feet

Chair Lifts:
2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 2 Sunkid Wondercarpets

70 Trails: 26% Beginner 50% Intermediate 24% Advanced

Freestyle Parks:
2 Total: Lowrider Park (featuring lower rails and smaller features for developing skills), Liberation Park (featuring a 400' Half-pipe) at summit as well as multiple jumps, rails, funboxes - even a short school bus for advanced riders. Come ride the short bus



Snow Basin - Utah
Ski Season Dates: Thanksgiving Day to mid-April (conditions permitting)
Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Daily (some upper elevation lifts start closing at 3:30 p.m. daily)
Mountain Report Hotline: (801) 620-1100
Average Yearly Snowfall: 400 inches
Total Lifts: 12 (1 Tram, 2 Gondolas, 1 Quad, 4 Triples, 1 Double, 1 Magic carpet, 2 Handle Tows)
Skiable Acreage: 2,820
Vertical Rise: 2,959 feet


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