FIS SKI NEWS
(March 15) - Austrian Marlies Schild took a big step Thursday toward clinching the World Cup overall title, finishing third - but ahead of her main challengers - in the last super G of the season. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) moved back into third place overall as she finished seventh behind world champion Anja Paerson of Sweden, who won the race.
Paerson, who claimed SG gold at the World Championships in Sweden last month, won with a time of 1:20.16. Austrian Andreas Fischbacher was second (1:20.83) and Schild third at 1:21.09. Austrian teammate Nicole Hosp was fifth and Mancuso seventh with Renate Goetschl, another Austrian, failing to finish.
With two races - slalom Saturday and giant slalom Sunday - remaining, the World Cup slalom champion has 1,442 points to 1,372 for Hosp and 1,332 for Mancusco. Goetschl, who doesn't ski slalom, is a distant fourth at 1,300. Mancuso is the current Olympic GS champion but SL is her weakest event.
Title slipping away?
"I don't really think there's a chance to win it any more, but I can definitely hang in there," the Californian conceded in the finish area. Strong speed results - in Wednesday's downhill where she was fifth and Thursday SG - would have kept her more in the title hunt, she said. "Downhill didn't go my way and super G didn't, either."
Skiing from the end of the start list made it tough as the snow conditions began to wilt in the hot sun. "Today showed again it was tough to put in a good one," Mancuso said, noting only Hosp broke into the top five from the back of the pack.
ALPINE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
World Cup Finals
Lenzerheide, SUI - March 15, 2007
Women's Super G
1. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:20.16
2. Andrea Fischbacher, Austria, 1:20.83
7. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:22.00
Jitloff, Staples Win at NorAm Finals
PANORAMA, B.C. (March 14) - Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) and Kiley Staples (Park City, UT) won races Wednesday as NorAm Finals got underway at Panorama Mountain Village. Jitloff clinched the giant slalom title and U.S. skiers took four of six podium spots, 15 of the top 20 places in the two events.
The 2007 freestyle squad for Junior Worlds (date of birth, hometown, club):
Jay Bowman-Kirigin, 6/30/87; Salt Lake City; Wasatch Freestyle/U.S. B Team
Jeremy Cota, 10/24/88, Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabasset Valley Academy
Jimmy Discoe, 5/15/89; Ridgway, CO; Telluride Ski&Snowboard Team
Joe Discoe, 2/23/87; Ridgway, CO; Telluride Ski&Snowboard Team
Bryon Wilson, 4/7/88; South Taylorsville, UT; Wasatch Freestyle/U.S. C Team
GW Creighton, 3/9/88; Boise, ID; Freestyle Lives Year-round (FLY)
Matt Depeters, 8/20/87; Hamburg, NY; Buffalo Ski Club
Dylan Ferguson, 8/10/88; Amesbury, MA; Waterville Valley B&BTS/U.S. C Team
Matt Flesher, 6/10/88; Chagrin Falls, OH
Matt Duhamel, 8/20/91; Madera, CA; Squaw Freestyle&Freeride Team
Ross Falcone, 12/4/88; Ketchum, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation
Billy Mann, 6/24/90; Truckee, CA; Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team
David Wise, 6/30/90; Reno, NV; Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team
Ani Haas, 12/14/87; Park City, UT; Park City Freestyle
Whitney Henceroth, 6/14/89; Dillon, CO; Team Summit
McKenzy Golding, 1/27/87; Reno, NV; Squaw Valley Freestyle Team/U.S. B Team
Kayla Snyderman, 7/4/88; Winchester, MA; Waterville Valley Black&Blue Trailer Smashers/U.S. C Team
Kristen Sweeney, 2/9/89; Falmouth, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy
Rachel Hatch, 7/5/89; Park City, UT; FLY
Jillian Kazley, 12/7/89; Rochester, NY; Killington Mountain School
Allison Lee, 11/13.89; Manchester, CT; Waterville Valley B&BTS
Sami Palmer, 2/8/90; Sandy, UT; FLY
Alicia Cavanaugh, Enfield, CT; Waterville Valley B&BTS
Sophia Schwartz, 11/24/90; Ketchum, ID; Waterville Valley B&BTS
Jessie Sharp, 1024/89; Park City, UT; Park City SEF
Kim Sharp, 10/24/89; Park City, UT; Park City SEF
For complete results:
MT Hood Meadows
Mar 17:SkiJoring Clinic
Mar 17-18:Full Sail Banked Slalom
Mar 17; 18:One Day Telemark Clinic
Mar 24:SkiJoring Trail Day
Mar 24-25:Kids Carnival
Mar 24-25:Brian O'Dell Band
Mar 26-28:3 Day Holiday KidsCamps (4-12 year old ski and snowboard camps)
Mar 31-Apr 1:Retroactive Gamma Rays Band
Apr 6-8:Vegetate Friday SuperPipe / Saturday and Sunday Rail Jam presented by Salomon and Full Sail
GET YOUR $99 UNLIMITED SPRING SEASON PASS - OREGON'S BEST SKI VALUE!
You only need to go twice to pay for it - Meadows will be open daily through April 22nd and then weekends after that for the May Challenge! With 10 feet of snow in the base area who knows - we could be going all the way to June again
FREE MIDWEEK LIFT TICKETS WHEN YOU STAY AT COOPER SPUR MT. RESORT
Don't pass up this great offer - $89 for a lodge hotel room or $179 for a Cabin or Condo gets you free lift tickets midweek at Meadows! Offer valid through March 22nd.
VEGETATE - SUPERPIPE AND RAIL JAM
Vegetate turns 12 - and we'll be jamming in the SuperPipe Friday, April 6, and at the Rail Jam April 7 and 8. $14,000 in cash + merchandise. The SCS Freestyle Snowmobile team will perform demonstrations on Saturday April 6. Music by Spun Academy. Vegetate is presented by Salomon, Full Sail Brewing, Clif Bar, Tim's Chips and Tully's Coffee.
MONTEROSA SKI CUP - 25 Marzo
25 Marzo a benefit, Monterosa Ski Cup.
Monterosa Ski Cup, contest of beneficence The First Edition of the Monterosa Ski Cup, the contest of organized beneficence in Val d' Ayas for Sunday is approached 25 March 2007. Where? Track Mont Ros di Frachey (Champouc-Ayas) When? To leave from hours 10,00 of Sunday 25 March 2007, with the reduction of the first contender Why? For a good cause, the collection deep in fact will be devolven entire to the volunteers of Aid "SECOURS ET SOLIDARITE" of Brusson. How? Enough to compile the module of REGISTRATION VIA WEB or via fax to number 0125/303,145 within and not beyond 23 March the 2007 (or day of the contest to the Office Promotion Monterosa Ski di Champoluc or to the departure of the tracing). The urn of the collection deep will be to disposition of the participants near the departure of the tracing of contest. The premiazione will carry out in the afternoon of Sunday 25 March to hours 17,00, near the public square of the AIAT of Champoluc.
Mammoth Gold at Half Price!
Announcing a limited release of unrestricted
2007-08 Gold Season Passes for $749
on sale April 1-30, 2007
When they're gone,
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes LIVE this Saturday
Cap off an amazing day of skiing with an unforgettable Bud Light Concert with the one and only Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Tickets are just $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. Call 1.800 THE LOAF today to get yours.
It's your lucky day
We have a limited number of 2-5 bedroom condominiums available for this weekend that we are offering at a special rate. Until they're gone, you can save up to $10 per person, per night for our remaining lodging inventory. Space is limited and some restrictions may apply. Call 1.800 THE LOAF and mention that you're a newsletter subscriber to make the most of this St. Patrick's Day offer.
Sugarloaf welcomes the world's best
Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott and Sugarloaf will welcome 24 of the world's top snowboard cross competitors for the first-ever Champion's Cross Sugarloaf Open on Saturday, Mar. 24. These guys will go head to head in their quest for the lion's share of $50,000 in cash and prizes. Catch the action slopeside. Join us for the weekend with ski and stay packages starting at $99 per person, per night. Call 1.800 THE LOAF
GLADE & CHUTE
This weekend marks the return of the IFSA sanctioned Glade and Chute Bash. It’s unlike an extreme competition in the East and if you’re wondering whether or not you have the nugs to enter this, then you probably don’t. If you're sure click through to find out the details - like if we've got conditions on the Face to run the event, when, where - all that good stuff
We have some room still available for this annual rite of Jay Peak passage. A major party on March 31st. We have ski in/ski out Village units available - get 3 days skiing, 2 nights lodging from just $299. Go here for more info, or call toll free (800) 451-4449 to book.
Mauna Kea or White Mountain, from its undersea base of -19,000 feet to the wind-swept peaks of 13,796 feet, it's the world's highest mountain! It offers some of the world's highest skiing.
This massive extinct volcano is blessed with the finest snow in the world, opening almost 100 square miles of ski able terrain. At this latitude the conditions are spring like; the snow is sugar corn. We call it 'Pineapple Powder'
Sunparty on Snow in the Silvretta Nova
03 March 07
From 11.30 hrs. live music with the "Tequilla Partyband" in the Bella Nova.
VLV Cup Finale in Gargellen
23 March 07
The best young ski racers show off their paces on the Madrisa slope in Gargellen. The preliminary rounds start at 18.30 hrs., the finals at 20.30 hrs
Live music at the Hochjoch
24 March 07
From 13.30 hrs. live music with "Alpenstarkstrom" at the Kapell Restaurant.
When in France
Closed for a extended weekend, Gone skiing !
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