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

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Mammoth Mountain - Open with limited access
Broadway Express will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. servicing Broadway trail. There is a 6-10 inch base of natural and man-made snow and there will be multiple rail and jib features set up for your riding enjoyment.

The 6 a.m. temperature at the main lodge was 34 degrees and there will be mostly sunny skies and an expected high of 53 degrees today.

Mammoth will be offering discount adult lift tickets for $35 until more terrain becomes available.

Please remember that man-made and natural obstacles may exist so always ride with caution.

Sugarloaf - Maine
Sugarloaf is cranking up the lifts and getting you back on snow. Open with limited access
We’ve been making tons of snow on Sluice and Lower Winters Way to go along with the nice hit of natural of snow that fell on Tuesday. That’s what we’ll be skiing on for opening day with lift service from Double Runner East and Spillway West.
Photo:Sugarloaf Marketing
Winter is here so grab your skis and point yourself north to Sugarloaf where you’ll find the most open vertical in the East.
One thing to note – even though we’re opening a week ahead of schedule, Sugarloaf’s annual Tin Mountain Round Up will be next weekend, Nov. 17-18, when lift tickets will be just $24 when you bring three cans of food to the ticket window

The Deal The Maine Pass - from $349 There’s snow on the ground and snowmaking has begun – ready or not, winter is here. If you don’t want to miss out on the fun from now through April at Sugarloaf and Sunday River , you need to get your Maine Pass today.

About the Sugarloaf Resort – Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is recognized as one of the top winter and golf resorts in the world and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing

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Whitefish - Montana
Opening Day of the 2007/2008 Winter Season on Big Mountain will be the start of season long 60th celebration.
Our 60th Anniversary!

Whitefish ;Gravity Crew photo

That’s right, folks, we’ve been providing the best place to slide on snow for 60 seasons (over 70 if you start counting when Mully Muldown built the first cabin in the 1930s). Sixty years of good times, good people, and good snow. And we’re just getting started. We're going to be throwing parties left and right this season, so stay tuned for announcements. To start, we'll be cutting the ribbons on the new Chairs 1 & 2 at 9am, December 8th

The Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation (FVSEF), a very active group of people in the valley dedicated to getting young people involved in snowsports, is premiering the world's largest action sports film at the O'Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Intrigued?

It's Warren Miller's "Playground", and they'll be having a raffle, door prizes, refreshments, and more this Friday and Saturday (November 9th and 10th) at 7:30pm. Plus, they'll be showing highlights of a really great movie called "Cool Winter" that Jim Rice made for us (the Big Mountain) in the 70's, so it's not something you want to miss.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for kids 18 & under. You can get them in advance at Sportsman Ski Haus, MSI Cycle & Ski, Hidden Moose Lodge, and the O'Shaughnessy Center Box Office. I'd recommend it, as the event does tend to sell out.

You can find more info at warrenmiller.com
Vertical Drop: 2,353ft/717 meters
Average High Temperature: 32 degrees F
Average Low Temperature: 17 degrees F
Longest Run: 3.3 miles (Hellfire)
Terrain: 3000 acres, 94 marked trails with vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing
Terrain Difficulty: Terrain Difficulty: 20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 30% Advanced/Expert
Summit Elevation: 6817 ft/2078 meters
Base Elevation: 4464 ft/1361 meters

Lift System:
3 High-speed quads
2 Quad chairlifts
4 Triple chairs
1 Double chair
1 Magic Carpet conveyor
2 T-bars



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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