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Snow Alert- Oslo Norway, Lake Tahoe, Upper New York
A huge snow storm dumped over 60 cm in the last 36 hours and there's more coming

Panorama opens for the season on Friday, December 7. On December
Vertical Drop 1,200m / 4,000ft
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Base Elevation 1,200m / 3,800ft
Top Elevation 2,400m / 7,800ft
Ski Season December 8, 2006 to April 15, 2007



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Limited Time Offer Dec. 3 to Dec. 9 - Only Available Online $59* Adult Full Day Lift Tickets
$45* Junior Full Day Lift Tickets

Give the gift of lift access this holiday season! Kirkwood is offering a special online offer to purchase unrestricted lift tickets for the holidays. This limited time offer is only available from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9, and only available on our special ecommerce website. To purchase, simply logon to https://skikirkwood.com/e-commerce/grplogin.aspx and enter the special username THE WOOD and password HAPPYHOLIDAYS. You can save up to $13 a day and give the gift of skiing and riding!

Guests have been enjoying Kirkwood 7 days a week since opening day November 25th.


Storm Drops More Than 4 Feet of Fresh Snow on Parts of Colorado DENVER, Colo. – Dec. 3, 2007– A major snowstorm swept through Colorado over the weekend leaving in its path up to 51 inches of fresh snow on some resorts. With this recent blanketing of snow, combined with early season snowfall, Colorado enters its 3rd month of the 2007-08 ski season with resorts reporting conditions of powder and packed powder.

The weather system entered the state from the Southwest and Wolf Creek was hit hardest with 51 inches of snow that started falling Thursday night and continued through Sunday afternoon, at times piling up as quickly as one inch per hour.

Silverton Mountain received four feet of fresh snow, their second largest 24-hour snow total since opening in 2002.

Thanks to this storm, Wolf Creek and Silverton are now 100 percent open. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort was able to kick-off the ski season on Sunday with 35 inches of new snow and now offers top to bottom skiing and riding.

As the storm moved its way across the state, resorts in Central and Northern Colorado, as well as along the I-70 corridor saw significant snow accumulations. Both Aspen/Snowmass and Crested Butte each received more than two feet of snow, with Aspen/Snowmass topping out at 30 inches. Beaver Creek, Loveland, and Steamboat were each able to add a foot or more of fresh powder to their accumulative snowfall.

With the Colorado ski season well under way, 19 Colorado resorts are open for skiing and riding including Sunlight, Eldora and Echo Mountain. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area, the first and second resorts in North America to open for the 2007-08 season, received 8 and 10 inches of fresh snow from this recent storm. Breckenridge and Vail received nearly a foot of new snow and will be opening new terrain later in the week along with Keystone and Beaver Creek. Copper Mountain is reporting a weekly total of 21 inches of new snow with Winter Park at a weekly total of 16 inches.

A mid-week storm is forecasted for Colorado with more snowfall possible Wednesday through Friday; perfect timing as four more resorts are scheduled to open in the coming week. Ski Cooper will open on Dec. 7th with more than a foot of new snow from this recent storm. Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Powderhorn are slated to open later this week as well. With 10 inches of new snow, Monarch will be opening later this month along with SolVista Basin and Howelsen Hill.

For more details on Colorado’s 26 ski resorts, including up to date snow conditions and resort deals, please visit www.coloradoski.com.


Photo: Timberline Lodge , Bruno's House
With the recent snow storm totals adding up, and more in the forecast, our 'early season' conditions are quickly becoming mid-winter conditions! We just had a great powder weekend - hope you were able to get out and enjoy it! We're getting a bit of rain today, which is actually a good thing in the long run -- it will help to compact the base and set us up for a long season. With more snow in the forecast Tuesday - Friday, we'll be looking great for the Grand Opening of our new Still Creek Basin December 8th and 9th.

Our Freestyle Terrain Park Crew has been putting in the hours to get our first park of the season ready. We have a small park open on Thunder (accessible via the Pucci lift). Multiple features including flat boxes, a mailbox, c-box, s-box, mini-quarter pipe tree jib, and a bunch of natural features will be ready to roll. As conditions permit, we're ready to build our legendary parks off the Stormin' Norman lift.

All services in our Wy'East Day Lodge are operational and ready to serve you - including our Ski School, Rental/Repair Center, Black Iron Grill, Market Cafe, Ski Patrol and Guest Services. And as always, Timberline Lodge is open for your visit. The fireplaces are going, the hot chocolate is brewing, and our panoramic windows are letting in a fantastic winter view

With a new highspeed quad chairlift, 8 new alpine trails, a new nordic/snowshoe trail, and 220 new acres of new terrain - there is plenty of adventure for everyone!

Still Creek Basin - NEW LIFT
The Grand Opening Celebration on December 8th & 9th will include fun activities for the entire family including an official christening of the new lift. Discover Still Creek Basin on a guided ski or snowboard tour of the new terrain. Snowshoers, free snowshoe demos will be available (limited quantity - first come first serve) for a guided tour of our new nordic/snowshoe trail, hike down and ride the new lift back to the Lodge! View “The Making of the Jeff Flood Express”, demo the latest gear from Burton, enjoy on-site samples and promotions, and go home with plenty of commemorative giveaways

Daily Lift Tickets now available at Ticketmaster

Apres Ski at the Ice Axe Grill in Government Camp

Home of the Mt. Hood Brewing Company, and the famous Ice Axe Ale, we're conveniently located just off HWY 26 at the West end of Government Camp. Our menu offers a wide selection of freshly prepared entrees, seafood, sandwiches, salads and signature pizzas

Longest winter sports season In North America

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Calgary, AB – December 3, 2007 – Ski resorts in Alberta and British Columbia welcomed fresh snow this morning, with some resorts receiving close to 50cm (20 inches) in the past 24 hours.

Lake Louise Mountain Resort opened on November 10th, and wrapped up the Men’s and Ladies’ Bombardier Winterstart World Cup Races this weekend. Lake Louise Mountain Resort has received 12cm (5 inches) in the past 24 hours. www.skilouise.com.

Nakiska Ski Area is scheduled to open on Saturday, December 8th, and has received 30cm (12 inches) of snow in the past 24 hours. Recent cool temperatures has also allowed for plenty of snowmaking on the mountain. www.skinakiska.com

Fernie Alpine Resort is scheduled to open on Saturday, December 8th. There’s been a whopping 48cm (19 inches) of snow in the past 24 hours, and 123cm (48 inches) to date. www.skifernie.com

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
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Angel Fire - New Mexico
6" NEW SNOW! Check out the photos and new storm report.

11 days until we open! December 14th is Benefit Day $15 for all skiers & boarders


The North Face

SPEED SKI 2007 08


30.1.-2.2.2008 Vars FRA WC
22.-24.2.2008 Bad Mitterndorf - Kulm AUT WC A A Cancelled
5.-8.3.2008 Sun Peaks CAN WC
26.-28.3.2008 Salla FIN WC 2
30.3.-4.4.2008 Sälen/Idre SWE
7.-9.4.2008 Breuil Cervinia ITA
14.-17.4.2008 Verbier SUI WC

From Speed Ski.com

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