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Snow Alert -Whistler Blackcomb *** *** FIS News U.S. Skiers 1-2-3-4 in Super Series GS Brandenburg leads American Sweep BETHEL, Maine (Jan. 2) - Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) led a U.S. sweep of the top four places Tuesday in a Chevrolet Super Series giant slalom as NorAm Cup racing resumed at Sunday River. He edged Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) by three-hundredths of a second for the victory. In blowy weather, with temperatures in the low 20s, Brandenburg was second on the first run and took the victory when Canadian Jean-Philippe Roy skied off course early in his second run. The time for Brandenburg's first Super Series triumph was 2:35.36.; the Super Series represents U.S. races in the NorAm Cup series. Ji tloff, the 2005 Junior World Championships combined gold medalist who is returning after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament a year ago, was second in 2:35.39. Warner Nickerson (Gilford, NH) - who skied plenty at Sunday River before he graduated from Colby College in Maine - completed the podium in 2:35.75. The annual Super Series visit to Sunday River continues Wednesday with another GS, beginning at 10 a.m. with the second run set for 1 p.m. ET. To follow the race via live interval timing: http://live-timing.com/races.php. ALPINE NORAM CUP Super Series Bethel, ME - Jan. 2, 2006 Men's Giant Slalom-1 1. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA, 2:35.26v 2. Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV, 2:35.39 3. Warner Nickerson, Gilford, NH, 2:35.75 4. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 2:35.78 5. Scott Barrett, Canada, 2:35.80 - U.S. skiers in the top 20: 6. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 2:36.41 8. Tim Kelley, Starksboro, VT, 2:36.63 10. Roger Brown, Norwich, VT, 2:38.07 11. Jeremy Transue, Hunter, NY, 2:38.14 12. Scott Veenis, Salt Lake City, 2:38.39 13. David Chodounsky, Crested Butte, CO, 2:38.40 15. Jack Reed, Stowe, VT, 2:38.72 16. Paul Epstein, Carlisle, MA, 2:38.73 17. Travis Gaylord, Park City, UT, 2:38.76 18. Greg Hardy, Jamaica, VT, 2:39.03 19. Chris Frank, Windham, NY, 2:39.09 For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com *** Courchevel- France It’s snowing in Courchevel ! Like a xmas present, snow arrived yesterday in Courchevel, along with the new year ! we have 31 feet of fresh snow at the base of the resort, and 40 feet at the top of « La Saulire ». .. and keeps falling. Tomorrow will be sunny and for sure a truly dream ski day www.courchevel.com

*** Whistler- Blackcomb BC

494,000 acres of untracked fresh snow - get there with Whistler Heli-Skiing. Fresh Tracks Tips
Be at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola at 7am. Upload between 7:30-8:30am. On busy days, Fresh Tracks may sell out. Access is limited to the first 650 people at the base on the morning of the breakfast. Put your Fresh Tracks ticket in a handy pocket, because you must hand it in at the Roundhouse Lodge at the top. Listen for the "Runs are open" call when you're in the Roundhouse Lodge. Do not ski/ride all the way back to the bottom of the mountain. If you do, you will not be allowed back up before the regular opening time without purchasing another Fresh Tracks Ticket (you handed in your ticket at the top). Emerald Express and Big Red Express will be the usual lifts open to you at the top of the mountain. Fresh Tracks Breakfast Price $16.78 adult, $12.20 child. Children 6 and under: FREE Time Upload the Whistler Village Gondola between 7:30am - 8:30am Location Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain Dates December 8, 2006 - April 8, 2007 Powder Mountain Catskiing offers luxurious Bombardier snowcats to take you to an unforgettable day of cat skiing or snowboarding in the Whistler backcountry. Your day will consist of an average of 7,000 to 10,000 vertical feet of untracked powder. You will be picked up in Whistler Village at Tex Corleone's where you will enjoy a buffet breakfast at 7:30am and then be driven to the snowcat location. Certified guides will brief you on backcountry safety, avalanche awareness, and the use of avalanche transceivers (supplied by Powder Mountain Snowcats). A hearty lunch will also be provided while on the mountain. Guests will return to Whistler at approximately 5pm. Snowcat Skiing & Snowboarding Price $449 Time 7:30am-5pm Meeting location Tex Corleone's in Whistler Village www.whistlerblackcomb.com/ *** Sugarloaf -ME 2007 started off right today, with some super soft, super grippy, super fun surfaces all over the mountain. Instead of firming things up, the sleet we got this morning actually piled up niceley, a few inches deep, giving us some great surface conditions on lots of terrain, including Scoot, Tote Road, Whiffletree, Sluice, and King's Landing. Look for the majority of our terrain to be tilled out by tomorrow morning, including Haulback for the first time this season. Snowmakers will be back at it again tomorrow as soon as temps and humidity drop back down, and the plan is to hit Widowmaker, Tohaul, Whiffletree, Narrow Gauge, and Competition Hill with a dose of the fresh stuff. A new year and a new month naturally mean new events, and we've got lots of em coming right up, starting with College Snowfest tomorrow through Jan 5. Come on up for a week long party including nightly entertainment, food and drink specials, and $35 lift tickets with a valid college ID. Jan. 8-12 is Children's Festival here at Sugarloaf, and kids age 4-12 ski for free when you stay for three or more midweek nights from Jan. 7-11. Then it's the Charity Summit, White White World Week, the Bud Light Concert Series (Strangefolk and The Samples), and more. For more information, check out our calendar. http://www.sugarloaf.com/ ***

Happy New Snow Year

Habuka 47 -Japan Monday, January 16, 2006 17:18:24 Blue sky.
There are mountains covered with white snow. People are enjoying their skis or snowboards and their time of sun]bathing in the nature. Manager is working outside and correcting all the nets and poles that were used for Inter College GS Competitions


First Spur / First Track and Breakfast First Spurs / First Tracks offers early birds a breakfast, early loading privileges and a guide. Upload to 1450m above the sea level on Hakuba47 between 7:30am and 8:30am. Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air, strech yourself and ski / snowboard down to the bottom. Approximate lift rides will be 1 gondola and 2 quad lift during the tour
Vertical: 856 m
Longest Run: 6.4 Km (R-1)
Skiable Terrain: 32 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori
Developed Area: 120 hectares+Hakuba Goryu & Iimori

Val Gardena - Italy
In Val Gardena there are excellent snow conditions. All lifts are open and the slopes are well snow-covered. The Sellaronda is open in both directions.
6th Edition of the Snowshoe Race in Val Gardena. A unique experience for all participants

Val Gardina Italy

Monterosa Ski - Valle d’Aosta - Italy

The Monterosa Ski area is situated where the mountains rise up to form a bridge between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont: 180 kilometres of perfectly created pistes are supplied by technologically advanced facilities and have a touch of retro ambiance for lovers of powdery snow-scapes and the purest mountain setting. Monterosa Ski Telemark Fest January 22nd - 29th A great appointment for a freeheel week

Monterosa Ski cable car and ski lift systems have for years been the pride of the area: with 37, many of which have been recently built, they ensure an hourly capacity of 49.137 people/hour. From a minimum altitude of 1.212 metres (above sea level) they reach up to 3.260 metres at Punta Indren, bringing skiers to the heart of the Monte Rosa chain.

Heavenly Valley
4,800 acres, we are one of North America's largest mountains. At over 10,000 feet, we are Tahoe's highest. Our 3,500 foot vertical is unmatched on the West Coast. And our average annual snowfall is a formidable 360 inches. And just in case that's not enough for you, we have one of the largest snowmaking systems on the continent at the ready, covering 70% of the mountain.



Winter Sports Movie In France without a name
Sylvan in The Pyranees mountains, south of France, North of Spain offers a report that there is new Snow Northern Spain

Ski Movie with no Name Sylvan P. stops in every few weeks with an update on conditions, ( Lean as of New Years ) IF you or your friends are traveling through Europes, You may want to consider seeing this independent Film just for the the action ! !


Niseko Mountain - Japan
The main peak "Annupuri" of the Niseko mountain range and the area of this mountainous. From spring to fall, you can enjoy many outdoor sports such as golf, tennis, horseback riding, rafting, and riding in hot air balloons. During the winter, snow envelops the world and the ski season arrives.


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SWISS Regional Up date
Switzerland has welcomed winter sports enthusiasts since the late 1860's. Located in the centre of the Alps, we are the winter destination with an enviable history of caring for our guests. Here, everyone is a treasured celebrity. Our many different resorts offer everything from tranquil car-free mountain villages to high action sport resorts where the party never stops. In Switzerland, you will find quality destinations to suit every interest and taste.
Resort name Number of km of slopes Adelboden 107 km / 185 km 50 km powder good-fair 7 / 9 09:52 Aeschi / Aeschiried 0 km / 12 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 1 06:24 Beatenberg 0 km / 22 km 0 km hard closed 0 / 2 08:24 Brienz - Axalp 3 km / 18 km 1 km hard / powder fair-good 1 / 2 07:59 Diemtigtal - Grimmialp 0 km / 10 km 1 km no info closed 0 / 2 06:40
Eriz 1 km / 6 km 0 km powder / hard good-fair 2 / 3 08:22 Frutigen - Elsigen - Metsch 24 km / 29 km 7 km powder good 1 / 1 09:52 Grindelwald 107 km / 160 km 29 km hard good 5 / 9 08:59 Gstaad - Glacier 3000 0 km / 25 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 1 09:18 Gstaad - Saanen 13 km / 90 km 12 km powder / hard good 4 / 13 09:17 Gstaad - Schönried - Saanenmöser 56 km / 65 km 9 km powder good 7 / 8 09:17 Gstaad - St.Stephan - Zweisimmen 4 km / 40 km 4 km powder / wet good-fair 1 / 2 09:17 Gstaad Mountain Rides 81 km / 250 km 25 km powder good 12 / 27 09:17
Habkern 0 km / 8 km 0 km powder closed 0 / 0 08:22 Homberg 0 km / 3 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 3 --:-- Jaunpass - Boltigen 0 km / 20 km 0 km powder closed 0 / 2 07:36 Kandersteg 14 km / 14 km 6 km powder good 1 / 1 08:04 Kiental 0 km / 12 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 0 07:26 Lenk i.S. 107 km / 185 km 50 km powder good 7 / 9 09:52 Meiringen - Hasliberg 7 km / 54 km 7 km powder good 0 / 4 09:12
Mürren - Schilthorn 31 km / 53 km 10 km hard good 2 / 5 08:14 Reichenbach - Faltschen 0 km / 10 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 0 --:-- Rossberg Oberwil i.S. 0 km / 10 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 1 --:-- Schwanden - Sigriswil 0 km / 20 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 0 --:-- Wengen 101 km / 110 km 22 km hard / powder fair 4 / 5 07:59 4 Vallées - Mont-Fort 121 km / 410 km 77 km powder / hard good 12 / 11 09:48 Aletschgebiet 53 km / 99 km 30 km powder good 0 / 2 09:52
Anzère 7 km / 42 km 5 km powder good 2 / 1 08:23 Arolla 20 km / 47 km 1 km powder good 1 / 2 08:03 Belalp - Blatten - Naters 14 km / 55 km 6 km powder good 0 / 2 09:52 Bellwald / Goms 20 km / 31 km 12 km hard good 3 / 3 07:57 Bettmeralp - Aletsch 53 km / 99 km 30 km powder good 0 / 2 09:52 Bruson 0 km / 20 km 0 km no info closed 0 / 1 09:52

This enchanting "holiday kingdom" is situated at the heart of the Alps, stretching from the gleaming waters of the Rhône at its centre to the legendary mountain peaks that never fail to entice mountaineers and charm nature lovers. The beauty of the region is enhanced by the subtle interaction of ice and sun, of North and South.
On 20 January 2007 the Torrent Piste will be presenting the "Fire and Snow Festival". Experience and enjoy winter sports at Torrent during the day. Then allow yourself to be transported by the diverse happenings and shows across the entire piste region.

Place: Saas Fee
Date: Tuesday, 16 January 07
Category: Sports
Desc: Your day in the powder!
Locality: Saas-Fee
Reservation possible?: Yes
Brochure available?: Yes
Address: Bergführerbüro Mountain Life , , 3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 44 64
Fax: +41 (0)27 957 44 64 E-mail: info@mountain-life.ch
URL: http://www.mountain-life.ch

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