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Mad River Glen
Spring has absolutely sprung! To celebrate we have switched to special spring hours and midweek rates. The lifts will run Monday – Friday from 9:30 to 4:30 and from (9:00 to 4:30 on weekends). You can ski midweek for only $29 for the rest of the season.
Backcountry Challenge This challenge pits you against the backcountry! This is not a race. There are no winners and no losers - only those who finish the course and those who don't. Choose your gear - telemark, snowshoe, or randonee - as you adventure through the rugged terrain of the Green Mountain spine. A raffle of awesome prizes follows the challenge. Sponsored by the SKIRACK. Entry fee is $15 and lunch is included

4:30 PM Single Chair Closing Ceremonies & Last Chair Ride on the Single
when was the last time you rode a SINGLE seat Chair



Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships

Kirkwood, CA
March 28, 2007 - April 01, 2007
Subaru of America is proud to present the 2007 U.S. Freeskiing Series. This five-stop tour brings the top Big Mountain competitors in the world to center stage at some of the best resorts in North America. Over the years, these competitions have helped launch the careers of skiing legends such as Shane McConkey, Kent Kreitler, Ingrid Backstrom, Seth Morrison, Hugo Harrison, and Reggie and Zach Crist. Come watch skiers from around the globe raise the bar of freeskiing in pursuit of a $100,000 overall prize purse.
Check www.usfreeskiing.com


Air France
Air France

Jackson Hole
The roar of snow machines can be heard throughout the town of Jackson, but here in Teton Village all is peaceful. The soft snow makes a slight swooshing sound beneath the skis and snowboards, and music resonates from the various eateries around the mountain, but that's about it. Of course, with the Telemark Festival today, who knows what will happen - things could get crazy! If you haven't tried to free your heels yet, take a chance now - rentals are still available at the Nordic Center.

New Snow(past 24 hours)
0" @ Upper-Mountain
0" @ Mid-Mountain

Lifts Open: 9 of 11
Trails Open: 81 of 116
Groomed Trails Open: 33 of 40
Advanced Terrain Park: Recut 3/24/07
Beginner Terrain Park: Open

March 24 - April 8
Jackson Hole Mountain Festival
March 24 7th Annual Life-Link/Dynafit Randonnee Rally
March 24-25 Chevy American Revolution Tour
March 24-25 World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb
March 25 Chevy Jackson Hole Classic Terrain Telemark Race & Festival
March 25 JH Shootout Kids' Photo Contest
March 29 - 31 Mechanical Bull Rodeo
March 30 Marmot Locals Appreciation Race & Party
March 31 Hole in the Wall Throwdown FINALS
March 31 The Wreckers in Concert
April 1 Gaper Fools Day Costume Competition
April 1 TGR Special Screening of The Big One
April 3 SoBe Concert Series Featuring Lion SoulJahs
April 4 SoBe Concert Series Featuring Jay Nash
April 5 SoBe Concert Series Featuring Papa Mali
April 6 House of Blues All-Stars of Rock & Roll Concert
April 7 32nd Annual Pole, Pedal, Paddle
April 8 Easter Sunday Sunrise Services
April 8 Boardroom Easter Board Hunt
April 8 Kids' Easter Egg Hunt


Jay Peak
We finished up yesterday with partly sunny skies and that's pretty much where we’ll start off today. Temps will be in the low 30’s at the summit and low 40’s at the base with light winds. Sunday will be more or less the same temperature-wise (just a couple of degrees cooler) with flurries in the morning and then variably cloudy skies in the afternoon. In all, an excellent weekend in the works - what will be the first of several great Spring skiing/riding weekends here at Jay Peak. With all the snow we got in February and March, we plan to be skiing & riding ‘til at least the end of April. Conditions will probably be a bit firm in the morning but will soften as it warms up. Just about all of our beginner & intermediate terrain was groomed overnight so you can look forward to machine groomed granular this morning.
The 27th Annual George Syrovatka Downhill Race is scheduled for this weekend. Click through for all the details.

The Suzuki Auto Champion’s Cross Sugarloaf Open has brought together a field of more than 40 of the world’s top snowboard cross athletes. The top 32 from Friday’s time trials will compete head to head in their quest to take home more than $50,000 in cash and prizes on Saturday.
Saturday’s event will send four competitors at a time down a course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott. The course was designed to be both challenging and different from what these riders see on the World Cup Circuit. “You spend as much time in the air as you do on the snow,” said competitor Kevin Leahy after the time trial.
To add a “twist” to the traditional snowboard cross competition, Wescott is requiring competitors to do a freestyle trick – a 360 – mid course. The addition of a freestyle trick not only adds a new element for the riders, it provides another facet of excitement for spectators and fans.
In addition to being a thrill ride for competitors, the course is also extremely spectator-friendly so fans can get up close and personal. Spectators can line the entire course and be just a few feet from the competition. “Fans will be amazed at how close they can be to the action,” said Bill Swain , Sugarloaf’s communication manager. “It will look like these guys are flying right over your head.”
The Champion’s Cross course begins on Lower Competition Hill to Peavy Cross Cut to Lower Narrow Gauge and is open to the public. Racing begins at 12 pm on Saturday. An awards ceremony and autograph session with select athletes will begin at 4:30 pm in front of the Base Lodge.

Time Trial Results
Holland, Pat, Deibold, Alex, Smith, Jason, Speiser, David , Cheever, Jonathan, Holland, Nate, Hayler, Damon, Leahy, Kevin, Schiavon, Alberto, Blomberg, Mattias, Vaspar, Stenz, Grundelius, Jonte, Fuchs, Mario, Jacobellis, Ben, Baumgartner, Nick, Schairer, Markus, Watanabe, Graham, Krassnig, Dieter, Darienzzo, Dylan, Bower, Rick, Orb, Quinn, Burrill, JasonSoucy, Nathan, Meagher, Jeff,


25 to 50cm of new snow !! Winter is back to Cortina and the Dolomites with excellent snow conditions. There's plenty of new snow for spring skiing.

US Ski Team
KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 25) - Shelly Robertson (Reno, NV) picked off her third U.S. dual moguls title Sunday and Sho Kashima (Zephyr Cove, NV) successfully defended his crown in the Nature Valley Freestyle Challenge, which concluded the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. Versus will broadcast coverage of the U.S. champs Sunday April 1 at 3 p.m. ET with the dual moguls later in the day at 4 p.m. ET.

KILLINGTON, Vt. (March 23) - A tenacious Holt Haga (Boise, ID) won his first U.S. moguls title Friday while Olympic and World Championships medalist Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) won her fifth U.S. title - but first since 2003 - on Day Two of the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. Versus will broadcast coverage of the U.S. Championships Sunday April 1 at 3 p.m. ET with the Nature Valley Freestyle Challange duals moguls contest at 4 p.m. ET later that day.
"I'm so excited. I haven't won in such a long time," said Bahrke, who was sidelined through much of the 2004 and '05 seasons by separate injuries. "It just goes to show when you do what you want to do, and you go home and work hard at that, you can come back and succeed." Bahrke: purple hair, gold medal
Bahrke, competing with her trademark glitter on her eyelids and a new look (i.e., partially purple hair), pounded through the spring conditions on Outer Limits for 27.17 points. The silver medal went to Jillian Vogtli (Ellicotville, NY), one of her teammates at the last two Olympics, who had 26.41, with Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) capturing the bronze (25.88).
"I did my usual run, heli [full rotation] on the top 'air' and a backflip iron cross off the bottom air. It's what I've been doing all season and it's been working," said Bahrke. She won two more World Cup contests this winter and collected the silver medal in dual moguls earlier this month at the 2007 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Italy.

Bear Mountain - Killington Resort
Killington, VT - March 23, 2007
Men's Moguls (16 made finals)
1. Holt Haga, Boise, ID, 27.63 points
2. Nathan Roberts, Park City, UT, 27.22
3. Dave Babic, Washington, VT, 27.00
4. Landon Gardner, Missoula, MT, 26.83
5. David DiGravio, Farmington, ME, 26.60
6. Jay Bowman-Kirigin, Salt Lake City, 25.80
7. Cody Tempel, Missoula, MT, 25.58
8. Jeremy Cota, Carrabassett Valley, ME, 25.22
9. Robert Burden, St. Mary's, PA, 25.07
10. Glenn Engelmann, Santa Cruz, CA, 24.78

Women's Moguls (16 made finals)
1. Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe City, CA, 27.17
2. Jillian Vogtli, Ellicotville, NY, 26.41
3. Heather McPhie, Bozeman, MT, 25.88
4. Eliza Outtrim, Steamboat Springs, CO, 25.51
5. Shelly Robertson, Reno, NV, 25.05
6. Whitney Henceroth, Dillon, CO, 24.50
7. Kayla Snyderman, Winchester, MA, 23.85
8. Mikaela Matthews, Frisco, CO, 23.10
9. Kristen Sweeney, Falmouth, ME, 22.59
10. Brittany Loweree, Point Lookout, NY, 21.38

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Arapahoe Basin
has received 9.00inches of snow in the past 24 hours.

New Snowfall
Last 24 Hours: 9.00
Last 3 Days: 10

Midway Snow Depth: 63
Summit Snow Depth: 65


Snow Alert -Saas-Fee,Loveland,Arapahoe basin

Big sky
New Overnight Snow: 3.5
Snow Fall past 24hrs: 3.5
Snow Fall past 48hrs: 3.5
Base Snow Depth: 44-66

Surface Conditions: Machine groomed, corn snow and spring conditions with unmarked obstacles. Ski Carefully! Ambush Terrain Park and Swifty Park are open. Terrain Open: 90%
Lifts Scheduled to Open: Lone Peak Tram, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, Ramcharger, Challenger, Iron Horse, Lone Peak Chair, Explorer, White Otter, Shedhorn, Bear Back Poma, Base Area Lifts, Pony Express, Cascade, Little Thunder
What's Happening

4-5 pm, Complimentary WINE AND CHEESE – Discovery Center
4-6 pm, LIVE MUSIC: Tom Marino– Carabiner
4-6 pm, LIVE MUSIC: Terry Stebins– Whiskey Jack
4:30-6 pm, CRAZY AUSTRIANS – Chet’s
8 - 10 pm, LIVE MUSIC: Danny McIntosh– Carabiner


Heavenly Valley
The skiing is great in spite of the thinner than normal cover. I skied all over the mountain. It was a hard pack on top and very fast. It was slushy down below. The last time I skied with friends from the bay area they didn't want to ski the nevada side for fear of having to walk back to California. To avoid that just go to the top of the dipper chair and ski the california trail. I can also get from nevada to california from east peak and the comet chair using tamarack to put me back on the ca trail. It is actually harder to go from California to Nevada because you must ski fast from the sky express chair via the skyline trail till you see the "Welcome to Nevada" sign. I still have 3 $40 all day buddy passes for anyone who wants them.

Sugar Bowl

Core Mountain Club members... we've got real value for you. For the rest of the season,
members can purchase $30 lift tickets everyday! You can bring as many friends as you like and get
$10 off all their tickets! Core Mountain Friends are eligible for a $40 lift ticket every day! -
Don't forget Free lessons and rentals available on March 24/25 and March 31/April 1.

Gaper Alert! Get out that hot pink one piece, step into your rear entry's and strap on your Hexcelerators... Its back to the 80's, Gaper style. Sugar Bowl hosts 80's day on Friday, April 6th. Join us for 2 for 1 ticket specials, live music by the Pyronauts, Rail Jam in the Coldstream park and Costume contest with cool prizes... c'mon, no one will laugh at you

Get the 411 at sugarbowl.com