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Snow Alert -Zermatt, Saas Fee, Verbier Switzerland, Beaver Creek , Snowbird
HAPPY NEW YEAR & many Powderful turns !

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Arapahoe Basin, CO
Base: 28-33" | 71-84 cm Lifts Open: 5/7

Beaver Creek, CO
Base: 34-39" | 86-99 cm Lifts Open: 16/17

Crystal Mountain, WA
Base: 81-95" | 206-241 cm Lifts Open: 10/11

Jay Peak, VT
Base: 36-65" | 91-165 cm Lifts Open: 8/8

Killington, VT
Base: 36-44" | 91-112 cm Lifts

Mad River Glen, VT
Base: 12-36" | 30-91 cm Lifts Open: 5/5

Stevens Pass, WA
Base: 97" | 246 cm Lifts Open: 10/10

The top of Spillway just reported that we have received 6 inches of that fabulous white stuff and it doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon.

Today's forecast is calling for even more snow to come this week. December has been a great month for us here at Sugarloaf, and we're looking forward to what January and 2008 have to bring. What better way to start the New Year than by skiing and riding at Sugarloaf. It has been a great December here at Sugarloaf and we're looking forward to what January and 2008 have to bring

Verbier- Switzerland
New snow: 8"
Base Depth: 9" - 43"
Park recut: 0
Jumps: 0
Pipes: 0"
Open Lifts: 27

It's been snowing hard today at Snowbird. At 5 p.m. the snow totals were 13" of new snow in the last 24 hours and 17" in the last 48 hours.

It's not over yet though... Here is the National Weather Service forecast for tonight...

Numerous snow showers. Colder. Accumulation 3 to 7 inches. Lows at 8000 feet zero to 5 below. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with stronger gusts over ridges. Chance of snow 70 percent.

The canyon road will be closing at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow, Dec. 31 for avalanche control work. Scheduled reopening is approximately 8:30 a.m

>> Pipeline, coffin chutes and tram chutes Oh Yea ! www.snowbird.com

Jackson Hole

New snow: 17"
Base Depth: 54" - 67"
Hours open: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Park recut: 0
Jumps: 0
Open Lifts: 11
Conditions: Powder, Powder
www.jacksonhole.com 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


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


FIS News

The ladies Audi FIS Alpine World Cup finished its North American tour in Aspen (USA) on Sunday. After beautiful training days, the town got snowed under with some 80 cm of powder and the first downhill in Aspen since 1988 had to be rescheduled to Saturday and the super-G cancelled.

Held in challenging soft snow conditions despite impressive efforts put in by the course crew, the downhill victory went to Canada’s Britt Janyk ahead of the Austrian duo Marlies Schild and Renate Goetschl. For Janyk it was her maiden World Cup victory as she also became the first Canadian female to win a World Cup DH since 1993.

In Sunday’s slalom, the soft snow conditions helped tighten up the World Cup standings. Schild, winner of nine of the last 11 World Cup slaloms did not finish the second run whilst teammate Nicole Hosp put on an astounding display of prowess to claim the win over first-run leader Tanja Poutiainen of Finland. Despite her DNF, Schild maintained her lead in the World Cup overall standings, 17 points ahead of Hosp who now leads the slalom standings by 25 points over Schild. The ladies next compete in St. Moritz (SUI) in two speed events.

In the men’s Alpine World Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim (AUT), Benjamin Raich returned to the top of the overall World Cup standings as his consistency paid off delivering his first win of the season in Sunday’s slalom. It was his landmark 30th career win. Last season’s shooting star, Jens Byggmark of Sweden, also made a podium comeback in 2nd. Beaver Creek winner Daniel Albrecht (SUI) may have lost the lead to Raich but is still in 2nd place overall.

Bad Kleinkirchheim proved to be a great stop for the Italians who collected three of the six podium places. Massimiliano Blardone and Manfred Moelgg took two of the top spots in giant slalom, whilst Team Italia finished 3-4-5 in the slalom, including Moelgg in 3rd. Excellent timing for Squarra Azurra since the Tour will continue in Val Gardena-Groeden and La Villa - Alta Badia next weekend before it is time for the traditional New Year’s downhill in Bormio (also ITA).

In Limone Piemonte, it was another Austrian day: Heidi Neururer and Manuel Veith (both AUT) took their career-first parallel giant slalom wins each as the Italian winter sport resort debuted in the NOKIA FIS Snowboard World Cup. In the ladies' final, the 28-year-old reigning parallel slalom World Champion successfully competed against the 2007 parallel giant slalom gold medallist Ekatarina Tudigescheva from Russia. With the victory, Neururer also increased her lead in the parallel World Cup.

On the men's side, Manuel Veith surprised the entire Alpine snowboarding elite by not only jumping on the podium for the first time but also by taking his first ever World Cup victory. The 22-year-old rider from Schladming showed nerves of steel in the final against Daniel Biveson. Remarkably, in the big final, he caught up a gap of 28 hundredths of a second at the very end of the course. Biveson, for his part, claimed the lead in the World Cup for the first time in his eleven-year career.

The Freestyle FIS World Cup season launched in Tignes (FRA) with the ladies’ and men’s mogul competitions. Tignes is one of the most experienced hosts on the Freestyle tour that first featured on the schedule in 1980.

Many teams have been training in Tignes for the past few days and are anxious to get the season underway. The conditions are excellent: more snow had fallen in Tignes than during the entire last season. The course is in great shape and everyone is looking forward to the start of the season,” stated Joe Fitzgerald, FIS Freestyle Coordinator.

The first World Cup event of the season will also see a new Timing and Data partner join the team. 'Sport Timing' (www.sport-timing.at) is FIS Freestyle World Cup’s new service partner. Founded in 1996 Sport Timing is based out of Feldkirchen, Austria and will provide timing and data for all four Freestyle World Cup events.

After Tignes, the Freestyle FIS World Cup will continue with the aerials opener at Lianhua Mountain (CHN) just before Christmas. The ski cross World Cup will start after the New Year’s with the French mini-Tour, or back-to-back competitions in Les Contamines and Flaine. The second and third mogul events will take place at Lake Placid (USA) in mid-January.



Solden -Austria
Sölden's high-altitude ski area boasts 34 ski lifts and gondolas plus 146km of immaculate ski runs. Therefore it ranks among the most renowned Austrian ski resorts. But Sölden offers further unique highlights: two glacier ski areas and three skiable mountain peaks higher than 3,000 meters-
SNOW IS ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED from November trough May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m) 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach snow making systems covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m.
Sölden has the marvelous BIG 3 vantage points - Therefore it is Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts or gondolas. And the » BIG 3 Rally ranks among the most beautfiul ski trails across the entire ski region, comprising also a visit to all BIG 3 platforms

New dimensions are added to the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area, investing no less than 25 million Euros for three new single-rope mountain gondolas and a new restaurant on top of the Hohe Mut peak, plus a new ski run down from Hohe Mut

Discount Hotel Reservations

IF the pacific storm series continues, snow on Mauna-Kea Hawaii will be a realiity


Squaw Valley Lift Tickets / Lessons


Kashmir Alpine Ski Shop

Closed on New Years day,... gone skiing

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