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Snow Alert - Alyeska Alaska, Helsinki Finland

Jay Peak

Sun Valley ’s 72nd season
For video footage news from the resort visit:

Kirkwood opened Sunday, November 25! Cold temperature at Kirkwood's 7,800 feet has allowed operators to make snow for the past 72 hours.

The resort will operate one run, (Race Course) with limited terrain for intermediate and advanced skiers/riders on Chair 5 from 9am to 4pm. Ticket prices will be $29 for adults.

Conditions will vary so stay connected at

Whistler -Blackcomb

The official launch of Whistler Blackcomb’s 2007/2008 winter season, with Blackcomb Mountain opening and operations increasing on Whistler Mountain. On Saturday, November 24, Whistler Blackcomb’s terrain offering will increase to more than 5,000 acres and 3,600 vertical feet – the most terrain open in North America

NEW VIDEO View the November 23 video of opening day on Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain along with a few turns in the snow


Sun & Ski Sports
Heavenly Valley

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Grouse Mountain B.C.
On Friday, November 30th, from 4 pm - 10 pm, you are invited to get an early look at the The Peak of Christmas celebration atop Grouse Mountain. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate at the ice skating pond and food and drink specials in Altitudes Bistro.

Bonus! For this one night only (from 4 pm onward), all passholders receive complimentary ice skate rentals and 50% off General Admission tickets for up to 4 guests. Not a passholder? This is a great time learn about our Annual Memberships and benefits.

Schedule of Events
Santa's Workshop (4 pm - 8 pm)
Christmas Classics (4 pm - 9 pm)
Reindeer Interpretive Session (5 pm)
Christmas Revelers (6 pm - 8 pm)
Outdoor Ice Skating (9 am - 10 pm)



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Lake Louise
The Glacier Express Quad, Sunny T-Bar and Magic Carpet / Minute Maid Wilderness Adventure Park are already open. With 6 lifts scheduled to be in operation this weekend

The Top of the World Six-Pack and Paradise Triple Chair are also scheduled to open, with Home Run open on the frontside, and Saddleback on the backside. Conditions on the runs serviced by these lifts will be variable, with early season hazards, and for advanced skiers and riders only
Louise Race Coarse

Lake Louise Mountain Resort www.skilouise.com
is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family

The North Face

What began as a light dusting of Champagne Powder snow continued to fall heavily throughout the morning, bringing 10 inches of snow to mid-mountain at the Steamboat Ski Area. With the current storm pattern, cold temperatures and increased snowmaking, Steamboat is gearing up for a fantastic opening day on Friday, November 30th www.steamboat.com

2007/08 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Ladies Calendar
December 1 and 2, 2007 - Lake Louise, Canada
December 7 and 9, 2007 - Aspen, U.S.A.
December 15 and 16, 2007 - Val d'Isere, France
December 21 and 22, 2007 - St. Anton, Austria
December 28 and 29, 2007 - Lienz, Austria
January 5 and 6, 2008 - Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
January 12 and 13, 2008 - Maribor, Slovenia
January 19 and 20, 2008 - Cortina, Italy
January 26 and 27, 2008 - Ofterschwang, Germany
February 2 and 3, 2008 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
February 9 and 10, 2008 - Sestriere, Italy
February 15, 2008 - Zagreb, Croatia
February 21 and 23, 2008 - Whistler, Canada
March 1 and 2, 2008 - Zwiesel, Germany
March 8 and 9, 2008 - Crans Montana, Switzerland
March 12 to March 16, 2008 - Bormio, Italy


Snow Alert -
Crystal Mountain - Wa
Crystal Mountain, WA- . Ground crews will bolt the towers one-by-one into place. The cross-arms will be flown in separately and bolted to the top of the towers by hand. Once the towers are secured and cross-arms are attached, the cable will be strung and chairlifts will be attached. The lift will then be load tested for safety. Crews have been busy since the Northway chairlift project broke ground on June 18th, 2007. “I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate Crystal’s 45th anniversary,” said Tiana Enger, Crystal Mountain Marketing Director. “The addition of the new Northway lift is the most exciting thing to happen at Crystal since Boyne Resorts purchased it in 1997,” added Enger. The projected opening of the new Northway chairlift is mid-December. The ski area will open as soon as conditions allow. Opening day last winter was November 16th, 2006. The new Doppelmayr chairlift was purchased last fall for the large area along the north side of Crystal’s designated permit boundary. The lift will provide access to approximately 1,000 acres and increase Crystal’s 1,300 acres of lift serviced ski terrain by 77% to 2,300 acres.

The name for the new chairlift is “Northway.” It will deposit skiers at the top of Northway Peak after a ride of just under 10 minutes. From there, skiers face an amazing choice of skiing Snorting Elk Bowl, Northway Bowl, Paradise Bowl and Bruce’s Bowl, following Right Angle Ridge to a variety of expert glades and chutes or heading farther north to drop into places like Morning Glory Bowl and Brand X. Several new trails have been constructed that will feed into the bottom of the new lift.

The lift equipment itself is unusual in these days of high capacity, high speed detachable lifts. Northway is a fixed-grip double chairlift that will move along at a faster-than-standard rate of 550 feet per minute but will limit skier capacity in the new lift serviced terrain to 1,200 people per hour. This will increase the existing 19,110 people per hour lift capacity to 20,310. “It’s about the skiing.” said Crystal Mountain General Manager John Kircher. “I’m sure people appreciate the big high capacity lifts that we have on the front side of Crystal. We have a job to do handling the crowds here. The new lift is designed to provide access but keep the snow quality higher by only unloading two people at a time.” The new lift will also serve to spread skier traffic out and keep skiers going to the North Country from having to wait for a shuttle and funnel back through the base area.

The addition of the Northway Chairlift was approved with the Master Development Plan (MDP). Crystal Mountain received the Record of Decision (ROD) in August of 2004 from the U.S. Forest Service. The ROD came following an in-depth review of the Draft Environmental Impact Study issued in August 2001. The MDP, along with 6 alternatives, was originally submitted to the Forest Service in 1999. br www.skicrystal.com

br> Timberline Lodge - Mt Hood Or
December 8th and 9th
Join us in exploring 220 acres of newly opened terrain in the Still Creek Basin of Timberlines permit area. The new Jeff Flood Still Creek Chairlift boasts nine new trails offering skiers and snowboarders room to move, provided by the longest chairlift on Mt. Hood.

December 22nd
A one night event in honor of good 'ol Saint Nick. Jib the reindeer for extra points.

December 24th and 25th
Mt. Hood's Historic Timberline Lodge is the perfect majestic setting for a magical Christmas Dinner. Christmas Eve features two options - a holiday dinner buffet or a traditional seated dinner. Christmas Day highlights traditional holiday favorites, specialty game items and seasonal accompaniments. Reserve space early to celebrate your holidays in true Timberline tradition by calling 503-622-0763.


Kamloops & Area Ski Free Day
Monday, December 3rd
Sun Peaks Event

Cortina dAmpezzo - Italy
It is Snowing

From today until Saturday abundant snowfalls are forecast above 2,000 m, less heavy at lower altitudes. Current snow depth: 30 cm and compact OPEN LIFTS AND SLOPES: Faloria cablecar and Vitelli chairlift - "Tondi Faloria" slope Cinque Torri chairlift - "Cinque Torri" slope You can buy the full- or half-day Ski Passes at the ski-lift departure points.

Cortina Tram

The Cortina Ski pass office will open on 1 December, when the 2007-08 ski season offically opens. Looking forward to seeing you on the slopes of Cortina! For further information, please www.cortina.dolomiti.org

Kitzbühel Austria
The Kitzbühel Ski Area has opened its doors and lifts! The white blanket is waiting
skiing freaks, boarding fans and of course all those who prefer to cut a good figure on the mountain chalets
Kitzbühel Tourism
Corporation of public law
Hinterstadt 18 A-6370 Kitzbühel Austria


THE GATEWAY TO MONTAFON ST. ANTON I. M. (650 m) lies at the entrance to the Montafon Valley and is popular with all holiday-makers. Here, within a radius of 2 – 6 km are all the requirements for an active winter holiday. The Skigebiet Golm ski area can be reached in approx 3 - 5 minutes free of charge and in comfort on the ski bus

In GARGELLEN (1,423 m), the highest resort in the Montafon Alpine SCENE, the meadows and slopes of the mountain landscape in winter come into their own for the second time. At that season, pistes, tours and snowshoe trails entice one to discover the surrounding country - free from stress and with much pleasure. Skiing down to one’s hotel door is quite normal here. Snow is guaranteed.

THE INSIDER’S TIP The two picture book resorts of GASCHURN and PARTENEN lie at 1,000 m and 1,050 m respectively at the top of the Montafon Valley. The surface area of the parish of Gaschurn is greater than Lichtenstein. From Gaschurn the Versettlabahn carries one right up to the Silvretta Nova ski area, by far the largest in Montafon. Due to constant modernisation and excellent piste preparation, Silvretta Nova ranks among the highest quality ski areas in Europe. Here the 26 ski runs and 114 km of prepared pistes offer the downhill skier and naturally also the snowboarder every conceivable option up to 2,300 m. For snowboarders, the ski area has something rather special to offer: One of the largest boarderparks in Europe, the Novapark, with numerous rails, kickers and a half-pipe run is in the Silvretta Nova - so nothing else stands in the way of large boarder events and a lot of tricks. The fully developed mountain cuisine with the modern and also authentic restaurants, sun terraces and snow bars offers everything that the heart of a winter sportsman could desire.

62 facilities covered by one regional ski pass:
4 Cable cars
10 Gondolas
1 Eight-seater chairlift (Bubble)
5 Six-seater chairlifts (Bubble)
6 Four-seater chairlifts
2 Three-seater chairlifts
10 Two-seater chairlifts
1 Single-seater chairlift
23 Drag, children’s and button lifts

Capacity: 92,270 pers./hr
Primary capacity of the lifts
16,095 (resorts - ski areas) pers./hr
222 km marked descents, of which:
110 km blue runs
80 km red runs
32 km black runs
32 km ski routes
4.5 km variants

Montafonerbahn railway Bludenz - Schruns
All ski buses in the Valley


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