Snow Alert, -Artic Circle Finland
Mad River Glen
The Stark Mountain Foundation has a special day to raise awareness, celebrate their achievements, and raise money for the future. This year it will be on Saturday February 24 and proceeds will be earmarked for the historic restoration of the Single Chair. The gala features fabulous food, the famous Mad River conviviality and live music. The highlight will be the auctions, one silent, the other live. Dozens of silent auction items include Mad River Glen memorabilia, an original Woody Jackson painting of Mad River Glen, day trips and outings, skis, snowshoes, jewelry, crafts, photographs, B&B stays, restaurant dinners, sport and street clothing, and much more. The live auction will climax with a live auction for the last rides on the old Single and the first rides on the historically restored Single, along with other single chair memorabilia. The winners of the Single Chair auction for 140 of the other old chairs will also be announced. Get your tickets early for what promises to be an unforgettable and important event.
Tickets cost $25 in advance and are available at the Mad River Glen Ticket Office and from the Stark Mountain Foundation. For more information
When the historic restoration of the Single Chair begins in the spring of 2007 skiers will have a unique opportunity to purchase the old chairs and acquire a link to skiing history. The sale of the chairs is an important component of the financing of the project. There will be three ways to obtain a chair. One hundred and forty will be auctioned off to the Co-op shareholders. Five chairs will be raffled off and an additional three will be offered in a special essay contest.
(Feb. 6) - Two-time Olympian Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) buried memories of previous big-race frustrations Tuesday, storming to a silver medal in super G run, while leading three U.S. women into the top 10 of the first women's race of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) was sixth and Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) ninth.
The two-time Olympian will be back in action Friday with super combined, which is preceded by the men's race on Thursday. NBCSports.com and MediaZone.com will team up for live coverage of every race during the World Championships, which run until Feb. 18 in Are. In addition, live interval timing is available at http://livetiming.usskiteam.com.
"It's my first medal and this is a HUGE monkey off my back," Kildow said as she was pulled through various media interviews in the finish. "I was calm today and just stayed relaxed. I didn't ski the best run of my life, but it was a good one."
Kildow, conducting interviews in English and German, said, "To have it on the first day of the championships is great. I'm glad to start this way...to get a medal right away."
She missed the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, after injuring a hip in an early season downhill crash at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. At the 2005 Worlds in Bormio, Italy, she had two fourth-place results and at the '06 Olympics, Kildow took a nasty training spill, which hospitalized her overnight; she returned to race four times but her best showing was seventh.
Swedish star Anja Paerson won in 1:18.85 with Kildow taking silver in 1:19.17. Renate Goetschl of Austria was the bronze medalist (1:19.38). Mancuso, who launched off a jump and landed on one ski at a gate in the middle section, had a time of 1:19.63 with Ludlow ninth in 1:20.08 and Kirsten Clark, SG silver medalist at '03 Worlds, tied for 20th (1:21.24).
Kildow anxious for next two races
Kildow said she lost some time when she went wide and off a jump in mid-race, but she was more than happy with the silver medal. "Now I'm just looking forward to the downhill [Sunday] and the combined [Friday]. ...I wasn't thinking about the outcome, just skiing," she said.
"I was trying to think about skiing and not the pressure to get a medal. I was relaxed and determined," she told a packed gathering of print and broadcast journalists. She picked Paerson to win, Kildow said, because she skipped the final races before Worlds so she could relax. "I knew when she didn't come to San Sicario [where Kildow won the final race, a super G Jan. 28 in the Italian resort town] she would be so tough to beat."
Winning that last race, Kildow said, gave her additional confidence and she tried to bring that feeling to Are. "For me, it's relief...and satisfying," she said. Before their start, she and Goetschl chatted and the Austrian said she had eight Olympic and World Championships medals "but this is my first..."
The difference between 2005 Worlds (and two fourths)(plus fourth in the team event) and '07? "I'm more sure of myself," Kildow said.
"It was definitely a little haggard up there," added Mancuso. "I don't know why I always have to catch more air than everyone. Maybe I need to practice that."
She said shin problems bothered her "but I tried to push through it mentally ... I tried to tell myself it didn't matter, but it still hurt."
Ludlow: "I can ski with these girls..."
Ludlow, a Dartmouth College student when not training or or racing with the U.S. Ski Team, said, "I haven't had the results I wanted so far this year and I just tried to lay down a super aggressive run and tuck a lot," she said.
"I'm capable to being in the very top. I just need some momentum, like these girls who have been getting podiums every race. I just don't have that kind of momentum behind me, but I know I'm a good enough skier."
Kildow echoed that at her press conference, saying, "If there's one thing about Libby, it's that she's a hard worker. I respect her so much."
Having races postponed since Saturday "was a little bit of a vacation," Ludlow continued. "Yesterday I skied a ton; it was kind of bad weather but I took so many runs, and I got to ski on the hill - I got five runs on the race hill."
Women's Speed Head Coach Alex Hoedlmoser said thee top-10s were good and one in the top two "is even better" as the women got off to a fast start after the weather delays. The super G originally was scheduled for Sunday before howling winds and drifting snow forced the 48-hour postponement.
"I don't think that Lindsey lost any time off the jump because she was carrying a lot of speed, but they're going to shave it for the downhill because the women would be going too far. For a super G, that was a huge jump but for a downhill, it never would be right," he said.
"Lindsey came in and charged, and just did a great job. Jules definitely lost some time off the jump...and then Libby was absolutely fantastic. She executed really well; I'm totally psyched with her race," Hoedlmoser said.
The women train downhill Wednesday and the next women's race is the super combined Friday. Start time is 6:30 a.m. ET for the DH, 10 a.m. ET for the slalom portion.
2007 FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
WM Strecke (World Championships Course)
Are, SWE - Feb. 6, 2007
Women's Super G
1. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:18.85
2. Lindsey Kildow, Vail, CO, 1:19.17
3. Renate Goetschl, Austria, 1:19.38
4. (tie) Britt Janyk, Canada, and Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:19.44 each
6. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:19.63
9. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, WA, 1:20.08
20T. Kirsten Clark, Raymond, ME, 1:21.24
For complete results:
Warm spring temperatures and corn like snow made yesterday a day to remember. I don't think I have ever had a first run like I had yesterday morning. The corduroy was so soft and ohhhh so carvable! By mid afternoon I made my way down to the lower faces and was stoked on the great snow. I welcome the sunshine and warm temps all week long.
The Big One film premier
TGR and JHMR present a 16mm film about 10 years of TGR in JH. Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Music Award for Best Pop/Reggae Album, Mystic Roots Band is serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall, with overtones of rock, funk, and ska. $5 at the door.
US. Ski Team Day 2007
For every lift ticket sold we will donate $1 to the US Ski and Snowboard Association, a 501Â©(3) organization.
This day is designed to salute local grass roots ski initiatives and raise money to support US Ski Team athletes One of 36 resorts around the country participating
Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 109 of 116
Groomed Trails Open: 40 of 40
Advanced Terrain Park: Open
Beginner Terrain Park: Open
We have great conditions on the groomed
runs thanks to the cold temperatures and sunny skies. There is a lot
going on in Mammoth and for some reason being at Mammoth for the Super
Bowl has been a tradition for my friends and me for three years running.
You can wake up on Sunday and ski or ride in the morning, then come
back to your place and relax and watch some football, or head to one of
the local bars and grab a drink and some food while you pick a team and
cheer with a hundred other people. Mammoth will have a couple
competitions going on this weekend, which should be just as entertaining to
watch if you don't want to participate. We have a Slope Style competition
on Saturday and a Half pipe competition on Sunday.Today we have
temperatures in the 30's with sunny skies and calm winds. We have a 3 to 4
foot base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. We are operating
all lifts with the exception of Chairs 7, 13, 14, 20, 25, and 26. All
lifts are wind and weather permitting so be sure to check back for
updates. Please ski and ride safe, obstacles do exist.Due to unusually light
snowfall this season, June Mountain is now closed for the season. All
June Mountain Passes will be honored at Mammoth Mountain for the
remainder of the season.Come up to Mammoth!
Main Lodge Temp : 29.5 degrees
Skies : partly cloudy
Winds : calm
Daytime Temps : 30's
Base Depth : 3 - 4 feet
Storm Total :
Today's Snowfall :
Surface Conditions : Packed Powder,Machine Groomed,Obstacles Exist
Snowbird, Utah – The newly-formed Snowbird Renaissance Center will make a substantial financial donation to two Utah non-profit organizations following its inaugural event, a private screening of David Breashears’ new Mt. Everest documentary. The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center and the Utah Federation for Youth will each receive a $6,000 donation as a result of the holiday movie screening.
Snowbird’s Laura Schaffer will present the $6,000 check to Colleen Graham, president of the non-profit Friends of the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center , and Bruce Tremper, director of the Utah Avalanche Center , Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at 11 a.m.
The Snowbird Renaissance Center is a non-profit organization for the purpose of improving human understanding through the enhancement of body, mind and spirit. The center provides performances, events, classes and other activities that foster appreciation for and excellence in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Who: Snowbird Public Relations Director Laura Schaffer, President of the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center Colleen Graham and Director of the Utah Avalanche Center Bruce Tremper.
What: Delivery of Snowbird Renaissance Center donations to the Utah Avalanche Center raised at David Breashears’ film premier Dec. 29, totaling $6,000.
Where: Utah Avalanche Center , 2242 West North Temple, Salt Lake City .
When: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, 11 a.m.
For media information,
Home to the Book-ends and Pipeline! GREAT CHUTES
Forum Snowboards is hosting their popular Youngblood amateur contest series.
The only rule is that you are under the age of eighteen.
Each Youngblood Snake Session will be hosted by a different Forum pro. So get out there and show 'em what you've got. Winners will receive a ton of Forum gear, a checkout (interview and photos) on Forum's website and the possibility of being invited to join the Forum Youngblood team!
The 2007 Forum Youngblood Snake Sessions schedule includes the following dates, resorts and host riders:
02/11 – Ski Roundtop, PA – Host: Eddie Wall
02/17 – Waterville Valley, NH – Host: Pat Moore
02/24 – Appalachian Mountain, NC – Host: Travis Kennedy
02/24 – Mt. Avilla, QC, Canada – Hosts: Jake Blauvelt & Nic Sauve
03/04 – Boyne Highlands, MI – Hosts: Stevie Bell & Peter Line
03/10 – Bear Mountain, CA – Hosts: JP Walker & Lauri Heiskari w/ Cobra Dogs
03/17 – Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA – Hosts: Travis Kennedy, Jake Blauvelt & Niko Cioffi w/ Cobra Dogs
03/24 – Mt. Saint Louis Moonstone, ON, Canada – Host: Devun Walsh
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Watch the Alpine World Champs LIVE!
NEW YORK - Fans of the U.S. Ski Team will be able to watch the upcoming FIS Alpine World Ski Championships as NBCSports.com in conjunction with MediaZone will bring exclusive coverage of the full Championships to the USA including live web streaming daily, plus televised coverage of the men's and women's downhill, airing Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.
Held every two years, the U.S. Ski Team will be looking to defend multiple World titles as Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) has medaled in the last three World Championships, winning double gold at the 2003 and '05 championships. Also on the podium in '05 was Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) who grabbed bronze in both the giant slalom and super G in Bormio.
Both men's and women's teams are carrying huge momentum into the worlds as Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) each have three victories already this season on the World Cup, while Miller has four wins and currently leads the World Cup SG standings. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), the Olympic combined champion, has two podium finishes this year and Steven Nyman (Provo, UT) snagged his first victory in a downhill as part of the U.S. Ski Team's historic run that included nine top-3's (five wins) over six days.
"NBC Sports and NBCSports.com is committed to delivering the excitement and passion of Olympic sports on all of our platforms," said Perkins Miller, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, NBC Sports & Olympics. "Through our partnership with the USSA, we can use the Internet to deliver these events to a passionate fan base that otherwise would not be able to watch them."
The broadcasts are a partnership with the FIS and European Broadcast Union, along with NBCSports.com, MediaZone and the U.S. Ski Team.
NBC's Olympic broadcast team of Tim Ryan, Todd Brooker and Steve Porino will call the action for NBC's coverage of the men's and women's downhill airing on Feb. 17.
New this year is NBCSports.com's daily live coverage with partner MediaZone. Every race will be webcast live with natural sound, plus will be available on-demand after the competitions.
"Our fans have the chance to really follow the World Championships from start to finish with live coverage from NBC and MediaZone," said U.S. Ski Team Vice President of Marketing Communications Tom Kelly. "The Team has captured a lot of attention this year with great World Cup results across nearly every discipline going into the Championships in Sweden."
Night events and later daytime start times for the Championships in Sweden bring the daily webcasts into very reasonable daytime airtimes in the USA. No finals begin earlier than 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, and four of the 11-event finals start mid-morning to early-afternoon Eastern Time.
The entire two-week package is only $19.99, providing both live daily coverage and on-demand access to all the World Championship races. Single day coverage is $4.99. Fans can checkout the coverage at www.nbcsports.com or www.mediazone.com.
2007 FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS ON NBCSports.com
(all times Eastern Time and live, unless otherwise noted)
Saturday, Feb. 3
Men's super G (6:30 a.m.)
Sunday, Feb. 4
Women's super G (6:30 a.m.)
Thursday, Feb. 8
Men's super combined (6:30 a.m. downhill, 10:30 a.m. slalom)
Friday, Feb. 9
Women's super combined (6:30 a.m. downhill, 10:30 a.m. slalom)
Saturday, Feb. 10
Men's downhill (6:30 a.m.)
Sunday, Feb. 11
Women's downhill (6:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Women's giant slalom (11 a.m. 1st run, 2 p.m. 2nd run)
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Men's giant slalom (4 a.m. 1st run, 7 a.m. 2nd run)
Friday, Feb. 16
Women's slalom (11 a.m. 1st run, 2 p.m. 2nd run)
Saturday, Feb. 17
Men's slalom (4 a.m. 1st run, 7 a.m. 2nd run)
Men's and Women's downhill (tape delay at 2:30 p.m., on NBC Sports)
Sunday, Feb. 18
Nations team event (4 a.m. 1st run, 7 a.m. 2nd run)
The real thrill of Niseko, off piste skiing. Enjoy the natural powder snow
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