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Snow Alert - Alyeska - Alaska,Crystal Mountain, Washington & Lake Tahoe

Jackson Hole
DEEP SNOW! With nearly 60 inches in the past two weeks and 172 inches so far this season, our cup isn't half-anything - it's full! Nothing but snow is forecasted through the end of the month, and it's looking like we'll be able to count the number of snowless December days on one hand. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is lined up to have one of those legendary seasons that will be talked about for years to come - this season's current snowfall is already more than half of last year's total!

Construction on the NEW TRAM is making steady progress! We're in the process of creating a whole tram mini-site, but for now, this is the spot for all the latest information, photos, videos, and everything else...

New Tram Stats:
Lower Terminal Elevation: 6,311 ft. Max Travel Speed: 1970 ft/min (10 m/s)
Upper Terminal Elevation: 10,450 ft. Ride Time: 9 min (approx.)
Vertical Rise: 4,139 ft. Capacity: 650 passengers/hour
Length of Travel: 12,463 ft. Number of Towers: 5
Cabin Size: 100 passengers Power: 1970 hp (1467 kw)



Cannon Mountain, NH
24 Hour: 4" | 10 cm Surface: PP
Base: 18-40" | 46-102 cm Lifts Open: 9/9

Crystal Mountain, WA
24 Hour: 16" | 41 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 65-77" | 165-196 cm Lifts Open: 10/11

Fernie - Canada
77 cm past 7 days

Jay Peak, VT
24 Hour: 5" | 13 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 36-65" | 91-165 cm Lifts Open: 8/8

Lake Louise - Canada

Lake Louise Marketing photo
21 cm past 7 days

Kirkwood, CA
24 Hour: 2-4" | 5-10 cm Surface: PP
Base: 39-47" | 99-119 cm Lifts Open: 10/12

Squaw Valley, CA
24 Hour: 2-5" | 5-10 cm Surface: PP heavy
12 lifts

Stevens Pass, WA
24 Hour: 6" | 15 cm Surface: PP

The North Face

Mammoth Mountain
We should only get into the low 20s this afternoon so make sure you dress warm. The winds are low but have potential to pick up to around 15 mph later on today. Temps up top have dipped below zero and winds are in the 50mph range. We have a chance for snow showers starting around 4pm.

Yesterday evening we saw some snowfall and the mountain picked up about an inch of accumulation. There's snow in the forecast through the rest of this week and into the weekend. We're looking at modest snowfall numbers, but we'll see what the storms do in the next few days.

92 runs
were groomed overnight and all lifts are expected to run except for Chair 26. The temperatures should keep the snow consistent and firm, which means fast turns and smooth riding.

There are now 6 runs with
terrain features around the mountain. The Superpipe at Main Lodge is open. Wonderland Park at Canyon is in full swing with a mini-pipe of its own. Jibs Galore has some wild features. Disco Park under Discovery Chair also has beginner rails and boxes setup. There is something for every skill level at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth Mountain lift tickets are available at the winter holiday rate of $79 for adults, $59 for youth (13-18), and $40 for children and seniors (7-12 and 65-79).

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


The Dolomites - Italy
This year we have lots of great news for our skiers, that will make skiing in the Dolomites even more enjoyable. New Lifts
New lift facilities 2007/2008
More comfort and safety, better slopes and connections
For years the ski resorts belonging to Dolomiti Superski have been constantly working towards modernisation and quality improvement for the joy of everybody. Rather than the creation of new ski resorts, more attention has been put towards the constant improvement of the already existing lift facilities, more safety and comfort, better and safer slopes and smoother connections that do not require you to take off your skis. During the summer seven new lifts have been built (substituting the already existing lift facilities), various slopes widened to increase safety and the artificial snow making facilities upgraded. 90% of the slopes can now be reached by the artificial snow making facilities making Dolomiti Superski one of the top ski regions in the world.

Cortina d’Ampezzo
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Taiarezze-Malon” (p/h 1,200) replaces double chairlift “Taiarezze-Fedo”

Alta Badia
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Sponata” (p/h 1.200) replaces double chairlift

Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Sole” (p/h 1.800) replaces fixed 3-seater chairlift * Various slopes upgraded and widened

Val di Fassa
* 8-person cabin lift with automatic coupling “Toè – Col dei Rossi” (p/h 2,400) replaces 4-seater chairlift with automatic couplin

Alta Pusteria
* New 8-person cabin lift with automatic coupling “Signaue” with slope in the Croda Rossa area Widening of slopes towards Versciaco on Monte Elmo

Val di Fiemme/Obereggen
* New 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling (p/h 1,800) replaces skilift “Prà Fiorì” (Cermis) * Lengthening of “Prà Fiorì” slope by about 400 metres - with snow making facilities * Opening of new slope “Salera” (Prà Fiorì area) - with snow making facilities



Nakiska - Canada
January 12, 2008 - Nakiska Street Cred Rail Jam
This is the first annual rail jam put on by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies at Nakiska Alpine Resort. The third stop in the RCR Rail Jam Series, this competition gives the chance to both skiers and snowboarders to prove their credibility in the jib community. Competitors will be judged on style, effort and overall talent in both the ski and snowboard category. Online registration is open now at www.skircr.com/compete

Kimberley - Canada
Snickers Junior Freeski presented by Rossignol
The Mars Junior Freeski Series will kick off in January 2008 at Kimberley Alpine Resort. The categories will be broken down into guys and girls and the following age categories: 7-11, 12–15, and 16-18. They’ll be judged on line choice, control, fluidity, technique and aggressiveness. Competitors will warm up Saturday in the qualifying runs so that they can move on to the Sunday’s finals and award ceremony. Online Registration is open at www.skircr.com/compete,


Air France

Air France
Late Spring Fare (non-stop flight) LAX - London $427* one-way depart May 25 - June 30 See site for specific terms and conditions, restrictions may apply

Official 2008 Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series and Freeskiing World Tour competition schedules announced

Salt Lake City UT, December 27, 2007—Blazing into its third year, the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series (USFS) and Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) have become the largest cohesive competitive Big Mountain Freeskiing tours in the history of the sport, with the Subaru USFS featuring an unprecedented six stops. With two new locations added to the already impressive roll-call of resorts, both tours culminate at the ultimate big mountain competition venue of Alyeska Resort, Alaska, in April.

With registration for the Subaru USFS once again selling out in mere hours (Crested Butte registration to open in early January), anticipation mounts as sponsors, athletes, media and fans look forward to the 2008 calendar.

"The 2008 tour schedule is the most impressive I've ever seen," said veteran athlete and tour champion Drew Tabke, "I'm really happy to be going back to Squaw Valley, and I’m thrilled that MSI has lined up the Alyeska, Alaska, finals. That really tops it off. This is going to be a huge year for the sport of competitive Freeskiing!"

The Subaru USFS continues to bring fierce competition to the best Big Mountain Freeskiing resorts in North America. The 2008 season will include the Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships at Crested Butte, CO. A longstanding and well-known event, this will be the official stop on both the Subaru USFS as well as the FWT. Eric “H” Baumm, CBMR On-Mountain Events Director, is thrilled to join forces with MSI for a stop on the tour: "We are so excited to be a part of the U.S. Series and the World Tour. Crested Butte will be a great place to showcase this event and the athletes that make these competitions so unique." The USFS, which is owned and operated by sports marketing and promotions company Mountain Sports International (MSI) and sanctioned by the International Freeskiers Association (IFSA), now boasts a bigger prize purse than ever before at over $100,000 cash.

Continuing to support the USFS is title sponsor Subaru of America. "Subaru has a long history of supporting organizations and events that resonate with our customers, like the 2008 Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series and Freeskiing World Tour competitions," said Tim Mahoney, Senior Vice President and CMO of Subaru of America, Inc. "The expansion of the Freeskiing Series this year is a big compliment to the outstanding job that Mountain Sports International does in producing the tour."



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