Avalanche Warnings Colorado,
Snow Alert, Whistler Blackcomb B.C. -Jackson Hole
Weather: Variable clouds with occasional snow showers throughout the day
Temperature: 24° to 14° (Fahrenheit)
Wind: 10-20 mph from South West
New Overnight Snow: Trace
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 1
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 2
Base Snow Depth: 38-58
Surface Conditions: Fresh powder and machine groomed
Terrain Open: 90%
Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Challenger, Iron Horse, Southern Comfort, Lone Peak Chair, Lone Moose, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Mitey Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet, Pony Express
Peterson 3rd as World Cup Aerials Resumes
Bahrke eighth, scores first top 10
MONT GABRIEL, Que. (Jan. 7) - Former World Cup champion Jeret "Speedy" Peterson (Boise, ID) was third Sunday in the third World Cup aerials meet of the season with Scott Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) earning his first top-10 result in eighth place. Lacy Schnoor (Draper, UT), the lone U.S. woman competing, finished 12th.
The new format this season is to have everyone take one jump and then the top 10 will get two jumps in finals. However, because of the unseasonally warm weather in Quebec, following a steady rain Saturday, the jumps began to deteriorate, so the format was scrapped in favor of one jump, top 10 moving to finals and having one more jump.
Canadian Cord Spero won with 120.36 points and teammate Ryan Blais was second. Peterson, who landed his signature five-twist "hurricane" [five twists, three flips], received 118.82.
"Speedy missed his takeoff just a bit, but he landed his 'hurricane' - I mean he really nailed it, but he was deducted...and that was too bad," said Aerials Head Coach Matt Christensen. "I'm also really psyched - we all are - for Scotty Bahrke, getting his first top-10. That was huge for us. He jumped like a champ; he hit the best full-full-full [three twists, three flips] that I've ever seen him do."
Former world and World Cup champion Jacqui Cooper of Australia won the women's event with 116.64 points.
The World Cup tour moves on Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT, for three night competitions as part of the Chevrolet Freestyle International, starting Thursday night. Then it's on to Lake Placid, NY, for the Nature Valley Freestyle Challenge Jan. 18-20 with freestyle World Championships Jan. 23-28 in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.
FREESTYLE WORLD CUP
Mont Gabriel, QUE - Jan. 7, 2007
Men's Aerials (One round; 10 made finals)
1. Cord Spero, Canada, 120.36 points
2. Ryan Blais, Canada, 119.69
3. Jeret Peterson, Boise, ID, 118.82
4. Thomas Labert, Switzerland, 117.92
5. Steve Omischl, Canada, 117.48
8. Scott Bahrke, Tahoe City, CA, 96.79
26. Ryan St. Onge, Steamboat Springs, CO
1. Jacqui Cooper, Australia, 116.64
2. Manuela Mueller, Switzerland, 86.71
3. Veronika Bauer, Canada, 82.83
4. Elizabeth Gardner, Australia, 82.05
5. Nadiya Didenko, Ukraine, 79.84
12. Lacy Schnoor, Draper, UT
For complete results:
Schlopy Working Toward Possible Return
PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 7) - Three-time Olympian Erik Schlopy (Park City, UT), injured in a training crash in mid-December, says he could miss the next month or so of World Cup racing while he recuperates from his injuries.
"I crashed two days before Alta Badia [Italy, where the men raced a giant slalom and slalom Dec. 17-18] and suffered a bone bruise and torn articular cartilage [in his left knee] and other bumps," he said. "The timing couldn't have been worse, two days before two races. ... It was bad timing but, at the same time, it doesn't require surgery.
"I'm a firm believer in taking care of injuries on the front side and then you can gain time on the back side when you don't have problems" because you've taken it conservatively to begin with, he said. "Going to the conservative side, it's really just a waiting game."
U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt hopes Schlopy is back in time for the World Championships Feb. 3-18 in Are, Sweden, "but health always comes first. He's conservative in his head, but Erik's not conservative in his rehab. He's certainly motivated and I've seen him doing some workouts, so I know he's working to get back...when he's healthy. We're hopeful because he's certainly one of our marquee athletes in giant slalom."
Schlopy, 34, giant slalom bronze medalist at the 2003 alpine World Championships and a seven-time U.S. champion, has met with U.S. Ski Team surgeon Dr. Vernon Cooley and will meet with him in late January to review the progress in his rehabilitation. He can do core and upper body workouts to help maintain his conditioning, Schlopy said, but no strength drills because of the pain in his left knee.
The snow has been
falling all morning and continues here at
Sugarloaf. We've got a good 6 inches of fresh
snow on the trails and up to 8 inches in places.
Best of all, this snow shows no signs of
5092 Access Road Carrabassett Valley,
Columbia Ride Week
Apex Mountain Resort remains one of the hidden gems of Canadian skiing. Located a short 30 minute drive from Penticton, BC, Apex is a full service destination resort with quality snow, great weather, incredible terrain, and friendly people. Apex being located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, features the perfect mix between large amounts of precipitation and low humidity that makes for the lightest champagne powder snow imaginable. Smiles stretch from ear to ear, as locals and visitors alike hoot and holler amongst the glades & open terrain, leaving clouds of powder snow to lightly settle behind them. With an average temperature of -4º C, Apex receives about 600 cm of dry "Okanagan" powder each season
High Flying at Apex Mountain Resort -- PENTICTON, B.C. – Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus won the season-ending Freestyle FIS World Cup to snatch the season’s overall men’s aerials title from previous leader Kyle Nissen of Calgary.
The Winter/Spring Games are Coming!!!! -- February 24, 2006 -- Everyone is invited to Apex Mountain Resort in the sunny Okanagan from March 17th to 19th to watch the best Freestyle Skiers in the world compete in FIS World Cup action
World’s Best Freestyle Skiers Compete at 2006 Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals at Apex Mountain Resort -- Penticton, BC; Tuesday, March 14, 2006 -- The world’s top freestyle skiers, including 2006 Olympic Champions and 2005 World Champions, have started to arrive in Penticton, BC for this year’s Freestyle FIS World Cup Finals at Apex Mountain Resort
Register for the Freestyle FIS World Cup at Apex -- February 19, 2006 -- The FIS WC Finals for Half Pipe will be held as an Open competition, scheduled Friday March 17th, 2006. Canadian Freestyle Ski Association must register all athletes. Registrations for this event are due by Wednesday February 22nd.
67th. Hahnenkamm Race
From 26 - 28 January 2007
67. HAHNENKAMM RACE
The winner gene drives the world’s best skiers forward throughout the winter season; for them second place is defeat. But there is one big skiing event where that does not apply: the most difficult and most fascinating ski race of all, the famous Downhill on the Streif. Here it is still not whether you win or lose, but simply being part of this ski spectacular on 20 - 22 January 2006, when Kitzbühel stages the 66th Hahnenkamm Race
Three days of excitement! As in past years, the 67th Hahnenkamm Race is a guaranteed combination of top-class sport and entertainment. more >>
11:30 a.m 1st downhill training
11:30 a.m 2nd downhill training
11:30 a.m 3rd downhill training
11:30 a.m. Hahnenkamm Super-G
06:30 p.m Prize award Hahnenkamm Super-G
and draw for Hahnenkamm Downhill, finish area
11:30 a.m Hahnenkamm Downhill Race
followed "Kitz Charity Trophy"
06:30 p.m Prize award Hahnenkamm Downhill and draw for
Hahnenkamm Slalom, finish area
balcony of Timing building.
11:30 a.m Hahnenkamm Slalom - 1st heat
01:15 p.m Hahnenkamm Slalom - 2st heat
followed Prize and ceremony for slalom, and combined, finish
To Race page: Hahnenkamm
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