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Snow Alert -Alyeska - Alaska, Snowbird- Utah,Vail - Co and Bluebird Skys In California

Merry Christmas to all of you and your family and friends

Donner summit Calif, the rail road tracks traverse above Donner lake
Sun Peaks Canada
Cloudy with periods of snow developing late afternoon. 4 to 8 cm is expected. High of minus 9 C. Wind southwest 15 to 20 km/h.

Extended Outlook: On Boxing Day we can expect some flurries with daytime temperatures near minus 8 C. A northwest flow will bring flurries at times on Thursday and Friday, with daytime temperatures on the slopes near minus 10 C.

Mountain Operations
Lifts Open: 12 / 12
Alpine Trails Open: 115 / 122


Steamboat Co
New Snow last 24 hrs mid-mountain: 11"
New Snow last 24 hrs summit: 11"
New Snow last 48 hrs mid-mountain: 16"
New Snow last 72 hrs mid-mountain: 16"
Snow Depth Base mid-mountain: 47"
Snow Depth Base summit: 52"
Cumulative: 133"


NISEKO NOW! (Niseko, Hokkaido) 25th Dec 07, 08:49AM The snow has really firmed up over the last couple of days and today looks like it wont be much different... FURANO NOW! (Furano, Hokkaido) 26th Dec 07, 08:11AM Snow continued to fall yesterday afternoon which left another 8cm in the village, and a light top up over night HAKUBA NOW! (Hakuba, Nagano) 25th Dec 07, 10:28AM It is a White Christmas in Hakuba. High cloud cover this morning so there is good visibility up there today.

Although Yuzawa town is only around 77 minutes by bullet train from Tokyo, it feels like another country. Situated 200km away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, Yuzawa is nestled in the Japan alps, and offers clean air and beautiful mountainous surroundings.

Niseko, a resort that is fast becoming well-known with skiers and snowboarders throughout the world.

Niseko continues to grow at a fast pace and each year sees a larger percentage of foreigners (meaning non-Japanese!) on the slopes. Expect to have no language problems if you are making your way to Niseko

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


Resoets of the Canadian Rockies
Lake Louise
all blessed with New x- mas snow

Sugarloaf - Maine
Jingle Jam Rail Jam presented by the Sugarloaf Board Room 12/29/07 6:00 pm

The Jingle Jam is an open jam format event where contestants will vie for prizes on a set of never-before-seen rails and jibs. Sugarloaf will light up The Beach in front of the Sugarloaf Base Lodge and welcome up to 150 rail riders to throw their best tricks to dazzle the judges and audience alike. For more information about the Jingle Jam, contact the Sugarloaf Board Room at 207-237-6829. USASA Slopestyle 12/30/07



Whistler Blackcomb
Conditions updated: 2007-12-24 09:55:20
New snow: 9"
Base Depth: 71" - 71"
Hours open: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Park recut: 2007-12-24
Jumps: 0
Pipes: 0"
Open Lifts: 38
Conditions: Powder, Packed Powder

Heavenly Valley - Ca

The debut of new Olympic Express at Heavenly

From Aimi of Heavenly Valley part of the Vail family of resorts

Jackson Hole
New Snow(past 24 hours) 3" @ Upper-Mountain 2" @ Mid-Mountain

NEW YEAR'S EVE! Kids' Gloworm Parade and Torchlight Parade. Then.... Ring in the NEW YEAR with an unforgettable, romantic and festive celebration at the COULOIR, Jackson's only Mountain Top Fine Dining Experience Starlit gondola ride, live music, dessert bar and champagne 9 pm-12:30 AM $100 Six Course Dinner with wine pairings, live music, dessert bar & champagne starting at 7 pm $275 Limited tickets available. Reservations 307-739-2675 or couloir@jacksonhole.com Kids Night Out Reservations 307-739-2788

Ski New Hampshire
We got up to 4 inches of additional fresh snow yesterday - it just keeps pounding us! To give you an idea, some of our ski areas have received more than 8 feet of snow so far this winter!


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Austria Info - Office of Tourism

The Stubai Glacier represents one of the most extensive all-year-skiing areas in the Eastern Alps with 68 miles of slopes and off-slope tracks of all levels of difficulty and a 2.8 mile high altitude cross country slope.

The glacier ski area is complemented by the lifts on Neustift`s local fun mountain, the “Elfer” ski resort. Neustift is known far and wide for its beautiful ski tours. You can also use more than 2,8 miles of cross country tracks, wander along two winter hiking trails or enjoy a ride on one of the numerous natural tobbogan runs, among them the longest natural tobobban run in Austria.
Jan 20-23,2006: Stubai Cup

Approximately 100 youth hostels in all of Austria are open to everybody. Groups and those travelling alone are advised to book in advance.

Each guest must present a valid International Youth Hostel membership card which can be purchased at any national Youth Hostel Association office.

Lists of youth hostels and detailed information can be found:
- at the Austrian Youth Hostel Association
- at the Österreichisches Jugendherbergswerk

Persons without an International Youth Hostel membership card need a guest card with a ”Welcome Stamp” at € 3,50 per night. Once the card has been stamped with 6 Welcome-Stamps, it automatically counts as a Youth Hostel membership card
Transportation by Rail
The Austrian Federal Railway network has a length of about 5,700 km and connects all major national and international cities.

Motorail Trains:
Motorail trains operate daily between
Vienna - Salzburg, Villach, Innsbruck, Feldkirch
Graz – Feldkirch
Feldkirch – Villach
Vienna - Berlin
Vienna - Hamburg
Vienna - Düsseldorf
On specific days also Vienna – Lienz, Vienna - Schwarzach-St.Veit.
In the summer motorail trains are also operated:
from Salzburg, Innsbruck and Villach to Germany, from Vienna to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia.

Vehicles may be transported on the Tauern train through the Tauern tunnel (Böckstein - Mallnitz-Obervellach, 12 km).


Mt Hood Meadows
IT'S THE STORM THAT KEEPS ON GIVING - MORE THAN 4 FEET OF SNOW THIS WEEK! A raging December storm has more than doubled Meadows' base depth and graced the mountain with light powder. And the storm isn't over yet. Meadows has some of the best snow conditions in the country - perfect for the holidays

PARK & RIDE OFFERED WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS Our popular shuttle service runs weekends and holiday time frames - offering lift ticket and round trip ride for just $59. Three pick up locations conveniently located next to Tri Met Park&Ride facilities. Purchase your tickets online in advance through eTickets. In addition to Saturdays and Sundays, Park&Ride will run daily from December 26 - January 4 for the Holiday break.

THREE DAY FREESTYLE CAMPS OFFERED DEC. 26-28 & JAN 2-4 Freestyle ski and snowboard camps are offered for intermediate or advanced riders ages 10 and older. Each three day camp includes 5 hours of coaching (9am-12am, break for a one hour lunch, 1pm-3pm) per day with a park specialized instructor. Make reservations at 503.337.2222 ext. 419.

UPCOMING EVENTS 12/22-23 Lunch with Santa 12/26-28 3 Day Holiday KidsCamp 12/27-30 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show 12/30 Women's Clinic 12/31 Widmer Brewing presents New Year’s Eve celebration – New Year’s Eve Buffet, fireworks at 10 PM, live music by “Design” from 9 PM – 1 AM

Colorado Snow - Lifts Open
Arapahoe Basin 5/7 PP
Aspen Highlands 4/5
Aspen Mountain 6/8 PP
Beaver Creek 15/16 P/PP
Breckenridge 28/29 PP
Silverton Mountain 1/1 P
Steamboat 11/12
Vail 27/32

The North Face

Snowbird Renaissance Center Presents An Everest Evening
Humanitarian and Seven Summiter Dr. Geoffrey Tabin to Speak Dec. 29
Snowbird, Utah – An Everest Evening with Dr. Geoffrey Tabin will take place at Snowbird, Saturday, Dec. 29, providing guests with a night of adventure, tales of humanitarian efforts and delicious food. Tabin, a professor of surgery and ophthalmology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and co-director of the Himalayan Cataract Project, was the first ophthalmologist to summit Mount Everest and the fourth person to reach the highest point of all seven continents.

Guests will experience Tabin’s presentation, “Impossible Dreams – The first ascent of the East Face of Mount Everest and eliminating preventable and treatable blindness,” which documents the Seven Summiter’s exploits on and around the world’s most challenging peaks and the creation of the Himalayan Cataract Project. Additional special guests include mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and expedition photographer Jimmy Chin.

In addition to Tabin’s presentation, An Everest Evening includes a prime rib and seared ahi tuna dinner, drinks and a silent auction. The auction will include a day of skiing with former Olympian and renowned big mountain skier Jeremy Nobis that will include four lift tickets, early Tram runs and lunch. An Everest Evening will take place in the Cliff Lodge Ballroom from 6-10 p.m., Dec. 29. A ticket to the event is $200 and tables of 10 are available for $2,000. For reservations and information on tickets call (801) 933-2147.

The highly sought-after expedition photographer Jimmy Chin will exhibit his work Dec. 28, 2007, through Feb. 16, 2008, at Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge. Images will be available for purchase to benefit Machik, a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to support innovative strategies that promote the sustainable development and strengthening of local communities in the Himalayan region and neighboring areas.

The Snowbird Renaissance Center (SRC) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization created to enhance educational and cultural opportunities at Snowbird. The SRC’s 2008 event line-up includes the presentation of musical performances as well as educational classes and other activities that foster appreciation and excellence in the arts, sciences and humanities. In addition, the SRC will assist in the preservation and beautification of our natural surroundings while providing the opportunity for physical development and recreation.

For media information contact Snowbird Public Relations Director Laura Schaffer at (801) 933-2047/ www.snowbird.com

My Switzerland
Customs, Market This is considered the biggest Christmas market in Switzerland, with roughly 120 vendors displaying their wares in the Obere and Untere Gasse alleys, on Ochsenplatz, Kornplatz and Martinsplatz squares. As in earlier years, the Chur old town association sticks to its traditional concept, allowing only handcrafted Advent and Christmas objects from the region for sale. The festive event is further enhanced with various musical presentations. The market takes place in the alleyways and squares of the old town of Chur and lasts on Friday from 14.00 to 21.00 hours, on Saturday from 10.00 to 16.00 hours. www.churtourismus.ch

4 Vallées - Mont-Fort
Gstaad - Schönried
Les Diablerets - Glacier 3000

also see
http://www.sbb.ch Swiss Rail for travel assistance

Val d'Isère - France
Val d'Isère fills the tank with animations and events with each week: - the night ones of Thursday, - animations of snows. And throughout the season of many events like: -
February 2, & 3 2008 world cup of Alpine skiing - From the 3 to 6 the Mars 2008 "Big Day Out" (Competition of snowboard and ski freestyle) -
From the 11 to March 13, 2008 the 9th Festival "the Traditional ones of Valley of Isere" (Festival of classical music) -
From the 7 to April 10, 2008 "Scara" (international Competition of Alpine skiing for the 12 to 15 years) -
From the 15 to April 17, 2008 15th Festival "MUSICAVAL" Festival of chamber music -
From the 21 to April 24, 2008 the 12th Festival "Ventures and Discovered" (international Festival of film on the adventure and the discovery).


Sugar Bowl - Ca

Sugar Bowl's Mountain Sports Learning Center (MSLC) is offering three 1-day camps with focus specially designed for active, energetic women who are eager to improve their skiing and snowboarding skills.
Each day clinic includes a morning yoga session, 4 hours of on-the-snow training with Sugar Bowl's top female certified instructors, lunch, wine tasting & massages for only $140 per day or $240 for two days! This program will challenge you, improve your performance, and will be tailored to the participants needs for that session. Instruction Dates: 12/22/07, 1/25-26/08, or 3/7-8/08.



US Ski Team Events
Dec 7 - 9, 2007 Aspen Winternational Aspen, CO DH, SG, SL W
Dec 14 - 16, 2007 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Breckenridge, CO HP, Exhibition M / W
Dec 30 - 6, 2008 Disabled Nordic U.S. Championships Houghton, MI M / W
Jan 18 - 20, 2008 Nature Valley Freestyle Cup Lake Placid, NY MO, AE, DM M / W
Jan 31 - 2, 2008 Visa Freestyle International Deer Valley, UT AE, SX, DM M / W
Feb 8 - 10, 2008 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Tamarack, ID 22' HP, SBX M / W
Feb 15 - 18, 2008 NorAm Cup USA, TBD MO, DM, AE, HP M / W
Mar 0 - 0, 2008 The Hartford U.S. Disabled Championships TBD DH, SG, GS, SL M / W
Mar 1 - 3, 2008 Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup Lake Placid, NY SBX, PGS M / W
Mar 14 - 14, 2008 USSA SuperTour Finals Park City, UT M / W
Mar 15 - 16, 2008 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Killington, VT HP, SS M / W
Mar 15 - 16, 2008 U.S. Jumping/NC Championships Park City / Soldier Hollow, UT M / W
Mar 19 - 26, 2008 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships Sugarloaf, ME FIS DH, DH, SG, SL, GS M / W
Mar 27 - 30, 2008 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships Park City, UT M, DM, AE, HP M / W


K2 Skis
Freeskiing World Tour
Stop 1: Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, UT, March 18-23
Stop 2: Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA, March 25-30
Stop 3: Subaru European Freeskiing Championships, Davos, Switzerland, Date TBD
Stop 4: Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, AK, April 9-13
-Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series Finals
-Freeskiing World Tour Finals


Yes Martha , there are some awesome slopes in China

Absinthe, a Very Green X-mas !

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