5 in. of New Snow at Alyeska Alaska
7 in. of New Snow at Jackson Hole
8 in. of New Snow at Keystone
10 in. of New Snow at Loveland
8-10" of powder on the upper mountain! 26 lifts scheduled today
Squaw Valley Challenge Squaw Valley’s season long recreational race series offers spirited competition in a fun atmosphere with great prizes. Open to skiers, snowboarders & telemark racers. Details: 530-583-6985
Advanced Ski Clinic This is a one-day clinic emphasizing technical skiing at its highest level, taught by Squaw Valley’s top instructors. The clinic features full days of skiing, small well-matched classes, off-slope workshops in ski technique and equipment and video feedback. Details: 530-581-7184
-Live Music at Zenbu
Jan 13 - 15
Freeride Teen Snowboard & Ski Camp This 1 day premiere camp for teens is offered during holiday and peak periods of the winter season. Dec 25-Jan 7, Jan 13-15, Feb 17-Feb 25. Squaw Sessions focuses on orgins of the freeride movment at Squaw and sharpens skills for mastering the terrain parks and big mountain skiing and riding. Coached by pro skiers and boarders such as Evan Raps, Ingrid Backstrom, Jeremy Jones and more. Ages 13-17. Call for details
Steep & Deep Free Avalanche Awareness Clinic The Squaw Valley Ski Patrol Avalanche Education Fund Presents this amazing clinic FREE in the Plaza Bar of the Olympic House. In conjection with National Safety Awareness Week, this clinic will consists of mult-media presentations by local guides, extreme skiers and forecasters on weather, terrain analyis, snow stability and more! Friday night 1/19 at 7pm. All ages welcome. Great raffle prizes
Jitloff Wins Second Straight Super Series Race
NEWRY, Maine (Jan. 4) - Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV), putting an exclamation point on his recovery from a torn knee ligament a year ago, earned his second Chevrolet Super Series slalom win in 24 hours Thursday - this one by more than 1.6 seconds - at Sunday River Ski Area.
Jitloff led the first run and powered his way to victory with a two-run time of 1:45.68. Canadian Scott Barrett was second (1:47.31) with U.S. skiers - led by Cody Marshall (Pittsfield, VT) - taking the next four places.
With temperatures in the mid-30s, the men shifted to slalom after two days of racing; Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) took the opening giant slalom Tuesday and Jitloff - former Junior World Championships combined champion (2005), who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in December 2005, won the second GS Wednesday. The Super Series represents the U.S. races on the NorAm Cup schedule.
CHEVROLET SUPER SERIES
NorAm Cup - Sunday River
Newry, ME - Jan. 4, 2007
1. Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV, 1:45.68
2. Scott Barrett, Canada, 1:47.31
3. Cody Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, 1:47.39
4. Warner Nickerson, Gilford, NH, 1:47.48
5. David Chodounsky, Crested Butte, CO, 1:47.53
U.S. skiers in the top 20:
6. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 1:47.81
9. Zachary Brown, Sun Valley, ID, 1:48.75
11. Mark Heinrich-Wallace, Park City, UT, 1:49.10
12. Travis Ganong, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:49.18
13. Erik Fisher, Sandpoint, ID, 1:49.45
15. Greg Hardy, Jamaica, VT, 1:49.66
18. Will McDonald, (no hometown given), 1:50.94
For complete results:
Big White / Silverstar
With a snow base of over 165 centimeters (56 inches) at Big White and 140 centimetres (40 inches) at Silver Star, both resorts are offering the very best in skiing and snowboarding right now! We're coming off a highly-successful holiday season that saw tens of thousands of vacationers from all over the world come to sample our famous champagne powder snow. Big White and Silver Star staff would like to extend their appreciation for the patience shown by our many guests during this very busy week.
RIPZONE BCSA Provincial Snowboard Series #1 – Halfpipe and Slopestyle at Big White on January 7/8
The first stop of the BC Snowboard Association Provincial Snowboard series at Big White always draws a top-notch field, as well as some young guns wanting to make a name for themselves. Drop in to TELUS Park and watch our next Canadian Olympic hopefuls get their groove on. Click more for information on how you or your kids can start out in the exciting world of competition snowboarding.
Welcome Canadian Olympian Edith Rosza to Big White's Ladies Day
Big White Ski School Director Josh Foster is pleased to announce that former Canadian National Team GS and SL specialist and Olympian Edith Rosza will be a special guest at the inaugural Ladies Day on Wednesday, January 10. Edith will be skiing around to each of the groups. This Ladies Day will also be supported by Salomon with some demo equipment as well as Fresh Air Experience. Edith will also be joining the group for lunch at the Kettle Valley Steak House.
Big White Events
CSIA Level 1 Course
Jan 4 - Jan 7
BCSA Provincial Series: Super Pipe and Slopestyle
Jan 6 - Jan 7
Avalanche Awareness Days
Jan 12 - Jan 14
News from the World of Skiing
Spectacular races end the alpine year ... more Great sport at New Year's Nordic events ... more More World Cup schedule changes .
The men's FIS Audi Alpine World Cup in Bormio (ITA) saw two spectacular downhill races -the first one as a replacement for the event cancelled in Val d'Isère - that took place in perfect conditions on the classic Stelvio course. And reigning FIS Downhill World Cup champion, Michael Walchofer gave the Austrian team a timely boost going into the New Year with hard-fought victories on both days. In so doing, he became the first man to twice win back-to-back downhill races after achieving the same feat in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2005. Team mate Mario Scheiber managed a pair of third places, with Didier Cuche (SUI), the leader of the 2006/2007 FIS Audi Alpine World Cup Downhill standings, finishing as runner-up on the 28th December by the smallest possible margin of one hundredth of a second. Peter Fill (ITA) gave the home crowd something to really cheer about by finishing second on 29th December, underlining his credentials as a force to be reckoned with in the overall World Cup standings. The leader of the overall standings after 16 of 39 races going into 2007 remains Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), as has been the case for most of the season, who posted a strong 6th place in the second race in Bormio.
The ladies' FIS Audi Alpine World Cup visited Semmering (AUT), located only 60kms from the capital city Vienna. Tough conditions tested the top athletes in the world, with the late arrival of a cold spell to enable the production of sufficient artificial snow, coupled with the touristical demands over the Christmas holidays, hampering preparations. Thursday's giant slalom saw Austria's all-conquering technical team claim the entire podium, for the second time this season, with Kathrin Zettel coming out on top ahead of Nicole Hosp and Marlies Schild. Friday's slalom wittnessed a first for the this season, with Marlies Schild failing to win the race after a big mistake on the second run, after leading the first run, relegating her to third position. Therese Borssen (SWE) recorded her maiden victory, with Kathrin Zettel in second, delighting her huge following from Upper Austria (Niederösterreich) that included Austrian ski legend Michaela Dorfmeister. Marlies Schild heads into the New Year as leader of the FIS Audi Alpine World Cup with 14 of 37 races successfully completed.
While the ladies’ Audi FIS Alpine World Cup night slalom will take place as scheduled in Zagreb (CRO), the planned races in Maribor (SLO) had to be moved to Kranska Gora (SLO) and will be staged with the original program. The men’s events in Adelboden (SUI) will take place as planned, as will the Lauberhorn-races in Wengen from 12th – 14th January and the ladies’ downhill, super combined and slalom competitions in Zauchensee (AUT).
In the first competition of the Warsteiner German Grand Prix Nordic Combined, three-time defending World Cup champion Hannu Manninen claimed his first victory of the season at Ruhpolding's 15-km Gundersen on Saturday. Manninen beat home-favorites Sebastian Haseney and Ronny Ackermann in a fight to the line. The victory moves the Finn from fifth to third in the World Cup standings behind World Cup leader Christoph Bieler and Norway's Magnus Moan. Ruhpolding was a replacement venue for races that were originally scheduled for Oberhof, but were cancelled due to lack of snow and warm temperatures. In the second competition, a team sprint, the Finns continued along the same lines, confirming their victory with a supreme performance in the skiing part. With two victories, Hannu Manninen leads the Grand Prix rankings ahead of Sebastian Haseney (GER).
In just a month’s time, from 4th – 17th February, the highly anticipated 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will take place in the majestic setting of Åre, Sweden. The resort has hosted a variety of major winter sports events before, including the Alpine World Championships in 1954 and many FIS Alpine World Cup events, including several finals. In February, a total 33 FIS Championship medals will be awarded in five ladies and five men’s events as well as in the co-ed nations’ team event that debuted in the previous FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Bormio (ITA) in 2005. New to this year’s program is the super combined event that will replace the traditional combined format. Also for the first time, there will be a qualification for the men's giant slalom: while the best 50 registered athletes are pre-qualified, the others will race in the qualification for the remaining 25 starting places.
Åre is one of Sweden’s premiere resorts with an extensive infrastructure. With the summit of the highest peak (Åreskutan) reaching well over 1,420m, it allows for wonderful views and a maximum vertical descent of 890m. While the World Championships are taking place, the town of Åre will be transformed into an international festival celebrating alpine skiing and the winter sports spirit. The center of town will have the Awards Plaza as well as a big screen so that spectators can watch all the action even if they’re not slope side for the live competitions. Each weekend during the World Championships Åre will host an international freestyle competition in such events as slopestyle or moguls skiing. Moreover, there will be international motocross competitions followed by “skiing in the seventies” themed activities. Ski industry representatives will also be on hand with new merchandise, and provide an opportunity for testing the latest equipment on the market. Fashion shows around the resort will showcase new lines of winter clothing. Naturally, the local bars and nightclubs have planned an extensive program of live music as well as special performances during the World Championships.
Cortina d' Ampezio Italy
Alpine skiing was presented as a winter sport at the 1936 Winter Olympics. In Cortina it has always been considered the leading winter sport.
In latter years advances in technology have brought an evolution to alpine skiing by introducing accentuated skis-width differences. The result has been improved performance for competition skiers and recreation ones alike. And with it, the onset of the "carving" craze.
The instructors of Cortina's ski schools are on hand whether you're starting this year or wanting to improve your technique, to exploit the potential offered by the new technology.
Cortina's ski schools have unparalleled experience and professionalism and can meet the specific requirements of every ski enthusiast.
There are private lessons, the ideal solution if you want to perfect your own style, and group courses, for those who want to improve while socialising. There is competition skiing, for those who love real thrills, and ad hoc courses for children, with ski instructors specialised in teaching the youngest sports lovers
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