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Angel Fire - New Mexico

5" new. 28" base. 5 of 7 lifts operating. Over 85% of the mountain is open!

Courtesy of Angel Fire Resort
View of Liberation Park from the race shack just below the Chile Express chairlift. Liberation Park features multiple jumps, rails, fun boxes and a 400' halfpipe with 14' walls.

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


*** Kirkwood - Ca
Kirkwood received 3-5 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours and it is currently snowing heavily at the resort. The forecast is calling for snowfall to continue throughout the next few days with accumulations of up to three feet anticipated www.Kirkwood.com

Jackson Hole
That good ol' "powder clause" will continue to be in effect for the next couple days with 8-12 inches expected overnight on top of the 7 inches we received since yesterday morning! Ladies and gentlemen, it seems we're in for a few days of especially epic conditions here at JHMR. I'm headed straight for the upper mountain; maybe warm up on Laramie Bowl? The whole mountain is our playground and the potential for face shots today .
Periods of snow, with 8-12 inches expected to fall in the higher elevations by tomorrow morning. Light, southwesterly winds and a temperature high of 26 degrees. Lifts Open: 7 of 11
Trails Open: 71 of 116
Groomed Trails Open: 35 of 40


Big White
Snowboarders and New School skiers - get ready to GRIND! Big White's Terrain Park crew has been working in cooperation with Mother Nature to open some features in TELUS Park. "We've had enough snow - over thirty centimetres in the past few days - to put some boxes and rails into place so that we can open TELUS Park and give snowboarders and skier what they need," says Flynn Seddon, Big White's Director of Terrain Parks and Outdoor Events.

"We will have two rail and box lines set up starting on Tuesday morning; a small to medium set up and a medium to large set up. We are also working on shaping hits but more snow is needed before we install our jump features. Conditions are certainly improving, though," continued Seddon.

On Wednesday, powder seekers will be whooping it up from 8:45 on as Big White opens the Alpine T-Bar. Groomed and untracked runs will be open, but skiers and boarders must be aware that early season conditions are in effect and there are still many hidden obstacles. Maybe wait a bit before breaking out those brand new boards, OK?

US Ski Team
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), who posted the first U.S. women's World Cup cross country podium last January, produced the first U.S. women's VICTORY Sunday, winning a sprint race in Rybinsk, Russia. She defeated world champion Astrid Jacobsen of Norway in the final meters of a 1.2K course for the first American win since Bill Koch in 1983.

Randall, a two-time Olympian, will be available to discuss her historic win. U.S. Ski Team Sprint Coach Chris Grover will talk about the progress the Team has been making this season.

Read about Randall's historic win

Big Mountain Gets Bigger with Dean Cummings, Snowbird Team Famed Skier Offering Camps, Daily Clinics at Utah Resort this Winter

Snowbird, Utah – A Utah resort known for its big mountain terrain and a famed athlete known for his big mountain expertise have joined forces for the 2008 winter season. Dean Cummings will bring his Big Mountain Camps and daily clinics for skiers and snowboarders to Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, providing guests with the ultimate big mountain experience.

Cummings and the H2O Guide Team will provide a new element to the Snowbird Mountain School this season with the Dean Cummings Big Mountain Experience (BMX). BMX focuses on big mountain and all-mountain techniques and protocols and is a semi-private lesson requiring a minimum of two and a maximum of six participants. BMX instruction focuses on the latest big mountain techniques, backcountry protocols, route selections and terrain management, and will be offered daily by Cummings, members of the H2O Guide Team and Snowbird Mountain School instructors.

For expert skiers and riders, the Dean Cummings Big Mountain Camps offer an opportunity to learn from Cummings’ knowledge, experience and ability while being guided into the best terrain and powder available. The four-day/four-night camp combines chairlift, backcountry and helicopter access in Utah’s Wasatch Range and will take place Jan. 9-12 and Feb. 6-9, 2008.

Snowbird will host a meet and greet session for media with Cummings Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck. Cummings will provide an overview of his programs, answer questions and will be available to take runs with members of the media. Take Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Entry 2 to access the Snowbird Center.

A New Mexico native and Alaska resident, Cummings has dedicated his life to honing his skills in the mountains of the world. A member of the U.S. Ski Team for three years, Cummings went on to win the World Extreme Skiing Championships in 1995. Today he is recognized as one of the top big mountain skiers, mechanized ski guides working in glaciated terrain and as a leader in outdoor safety and avalanche awareness education. In December 2006, he was selected by his peers and featured in Powder Magazine as one of the 48 greatest and most influential skiers of our time.

For more information or to make a reservation contact Cummings at (907) 835-8418 or Snowbird Mountain School at (801) 933-2170.


Shennongjia Ski Resort, largest in South China


Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Glacier 3000 - Switzerland
The Glacier 3000 ski area includes 10 installations and 30 km of ski runs ranging from 1350 to 3000 m above sea level. It is a part of the ski area shared with Gstaad Mountain Rides (250 km of ski runs) and the Vaudoises Alps (225 km of ski runs) and is particularly attractive for Freestylers and Freeriders. With the 7km long Olden ski run, Glacier 3000 is able to offer one of the most challenging ski runs in the area - a challenge for any skier or snowboarder

Photo: Glacier 3000 Stock

For people who like to have unlimited fun in the snow, the 7 km long Olden ski run is just the right one. The black ski run is one of the longest of this difficulty level in the region

Name - Length - Vert - Top Station
P1 Reusch – Oldenegg 1624 m 572 m 1922 m
P2 Oldenegg – Cabane 2270 m 601 m 2523 m
P3 Col du Pillon – Cabane 1960 m 979 m 2524 m
P5 Cabane – Sex Rouge 1551 m 406 m 2930 m
P6 Oldenalp – Oldenegg 797 m 81 m 1922 m



La Plange - France
Opening of Altitudes resorts :
From 10th December 2006 to 29th April 2007

And 4 village resorts with access to the entire ski area :

Champagny en Vanoise alt1250m
Plagne Montalbert alt1350m
Montchavin alt1250m
Les Coches alt1450m
Opening of Villages resorts :

From 17th December 2006 to 22nd April 2007

French Freestyle Championships
From 14 to 16 March 2008

Photo:La Plange

The French bumps team has become the best in the world after its incredible progress last winter.

Air France

Air France


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