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Photo: High Camp At Squaw Valley, Wed noon
The first snow of the season arrived at Sugarloaf over the weekend leaving a beautiful white blanket across the peak of Maine ’s tallest skiable peak.
It won’t be long now before winter takes autumn’s place and brings in the new ski season.
We’re keeping a close eye on the thermometer because as soon as it drops into that magic zone, we’re going to crank up the snowmaking system and get the 2007-08 winter season officially underway.
The Deal - $24 lift tickets with 3 cans of food
Help us collect a mountain of food and have fun doing it. The annual Tin Mountain Round Up Canned Food Drive is scheduled for Nov. 17-18. Bring three cans of food to the ticket window and get your lift ticket for just $24. All food donations help restock the shelves at local food pantries.
The Maine Pass
If you haven’t gotten your Maine Pass yet to ensure you’re skiing and riding at Sugarloaf and Sunday River all season long, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 1.800 THE LOAF right now and secure your pass to winter – skiing and riding at Maine ’s best resort
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup hits Panorama on November 24th and 25th. Make sure you plan to be back on snow then to cheer on the world's fastest ladies!
It's only October 17th and we have our first snow coverage of the season, three inches at mid mountain to be exact. We also begin our snowmaking in just two weeks.
The upcoming season will be here in no time.
Olympic Comittee News
Vancouver 2010, Olympic education goes online
Education and culture were the main catalysts that drove Pierre de Coubertin to revive the Olympic Games and to create the IOC. The Organising Committees for the Olympic Games have been playing an important role in the promotion ,...
This new portal on the Internet, known as /EDU, is an online, interactive, bilingual e-magazine enabling teachers and students to learn more about Vancouver 2010, the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, and programmes in sport, culture and sustainability. It also shows how Olympic and Paralympic values not only underlie all aspects of the Games, but also extend to everyday life. Resources will be provided to help develop programmes that inspire children to explore all the facets of Olympism and Paralympism, as well as a wide range of materials related to sport, recreation and healthy lifestyles; culture, creativity and inter-cultural understanding; and various facets of sustainability. Without forgetting the online forum, where teachers will be able to exchange ideas and experiences with their colleagues across Canada and throughout the world. /EDU will connect teachers, students and schools, and celebrate the spirit of the 2010 Winter Games. /EDU consists of resources developed by teachers and non-profit associations across Canada, including the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian museums, environmental groups, and arts and culture organisations, as well the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the Organising Committees for the Beijing and London Games
2014 Sochi Organising Committee
IOC Coordination Commission, will lend his support to the 2014 Sochi Organising Committee over the seven years leading to the staging of the Games, and Gilbert Felli, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, accompanied the IOC President. IOC member in Russia Vitaly Smirnov and Russian Olympic Committee President Leonid Tyagachev were also present during the meeting.
“Sochi's project is very ambitious,” said Rogge during the meeting. “We have learned from experience that every minute counts in the preparation of the Olympic Games and we are pleased to see this has been understood at the highest level of the government. We have every confidence that Sochi will bring together a solid and experienced team that will move things forward swiftly.”
These news articles are courtesy of International Olympic Comittee
Bacardi Gets the job Done
Summer FIS Racing
There is still one race remaining
27.-28.10.2007 Sölden AUT WC GS GS
The 2007-2008 FIS Race schedule is now posted
Endless Winter News
Toronto Ski Show
Exhibition Place - Automotive Building
Oct 11: 3pm-10pm
Oct 12: noon-10pm
Oct 13: 10am-9pm
Oct 14: 10am-6pm
Toronto Ski Show
Ottawa Ski & Snowboard Show
Civic Centre Salons - Lansdowne Park (1015 Bank Street)
Oct 19: 4pm-9pm
Oct 20: 10am-5pm
Oct 21: 10am-5pm
Ottawa Ski Show
London Metro Ski Show
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Sunday, October 28, 2007 :
London Ski Show
Vancouver Snow Show
Saturday, October 27, 2007 - Sunday, October 28, 2007 :
Location: BC Place
Oct 27: 10am-7pm
Oct 28: 10am-5pm
Vancouver Snow Show
Calgary Ski Show
Round-up Centre, Stampede Park
Nov 3: 10am-6pm
Nov 4: 10am-5pm
Calgary Ski Show
Seattle SkiFever and Snowsports Expo
Location: Qwest Field Plaza (1000 Occidental Avenue South)
Oct 26: 1pm-10pm
Oct 27: 10am-10pm
Oct 28: 10am-6pm
Seattle Ski Fever
Bay Area Snow Show
9th, 10th, and 11th, 2007
Sacramento Ski & snowboard Show
SATURDAY, November 17th: 11am - 8pm
SUNDAY, November 18th: 11am - 5pm
Ski Dazzle Chicago
November 1-4 2007
Ski Dazzle Los Angles
November 29 - December 2
Whistler - Blackcomb
After last year’s record-setting snowfall, everyone is anticipating this year to be one of the best ever. And now, you can guarantee your place in the middle of all the fun and save big at the same time. That’s because you can save up to 33% on dates all season long if you book your Whistler escape by November 15, 2007.
Families that book early will save even more, as kids stay, ski and rent for FREE. They're the best Lift & Lodging deals we’ll offer all season, but you must book by November 15
Construction is well underway on one of Whistler Blackcomb's landmark projects and Canada's newest tourism icon, the Peak to Peak Gondola. This autumn, Peak to Peak crews expect to complete concrete pours at the terminal sites located at Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge and Whistler Mountain's Roundhouse Lodge. They also expect to have towers Two and Three erected before the 2007/2008 winter season. Construction will resume in April 2008 and is scheduled to wrap up in time for a December 2008 grand opening.
Once completed, the gondola will become a tourism icon for British Columbia and Canada, bringing visitors from all over the world into the high alpine to experience scenic views. Supported by only four towers, the gondola will travel 4.4 kilometers (2.73 miles) in just 11 minutes – reaching a highest vertical point of 415 m (1,361 feet) above Fitzsimmons Creek, which is a world record. Coming in at $51 million, the Peak to Peak Gondola also breaks the world record for longest free span, with a distance of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) stretching between the two towers furthest apart.
The Peak to Peak Gondola will travel 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, giving them unprecedented access to both mountains’ expansive and unique high alpine terrain and spectacular vistas.
2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games only three winters away, preparations are well underway in the resort and on the mountains.
Whistler Blackcomb is the venue for the men's and women's Olympic and Paralympic alpine skiing disciplines of Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super Combined. In preparation for these events, crews led by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), are contouring and reshaping the men's and women's downhill courses, located at Whistler Creekside. The men's downhill will take place on the Dave Murray course, while the women's downhill and all Paralympic alpine skiing events will take place on a newly designed race course on Wildcard and mid to lower Franz's Trail.
Improvements to snowmaking technology have been ongoing since 2006 and include doubling the size of the reservoir, installing snowmaking pipework and pump station upgrades. VANOC is spending approximately $17.6 million on snowmaking infrastructure for the Games, a legacy for Whistler Blackcomb long after 2010.
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