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Snow Alert - Alyeska Resort, Alaska, Crystal Mountain Wa, Snowbird & Alta; Salt Lake City, Great Lakes Region

Alyeska Resort, AK
Base: 36-136" | 91-345 cm Lifts Open: 7/9

Arapahoe Basin, CO
Base: 37-41" | 94-104 cm Lifts Open: 5/7

Beaver Creek, CO
Base: 50-56" | 127-142 cm Lifts Open: 17/17

Squaw Valley USA, CA
Base: 94-124" | 239-315 cm Lifts Open: 23/34

Stevens Pass, WA
Base: 109-113" | 277-287 cm Lifts Open: 10/10

Vail, CO
Base: 40-50" | 102-127 cm Lifts Open: 32/34

Jackson Hole
Deep snow depths continue to greet us each morning as the snow is heaped higher and higher. Every day the locals appear in town right around the time the lifts close, with drool creeping from the corners of their gaping mouths and a glazed expression in their eyes, lost in memories of bottomless turns and sweet face shots. We live here, profess to only grace the mountain with our presence if the snow is deep enough, and we're in AWE

Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 116 of 116
Groomed Trails: 28 of 40
Advanced Terrain Park: coming soon
NEW! Bronco Intermediate Terrain Park: OPEN!
Beginner Terrain Park: OPEN!

Steep and Deep Camp Package Starts at $1,140 per person based on double occupancy. Includes 5 nights lodging in a one bedroom unit in Village Center Inn and a 4 day Steep and Deep Camp at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort including lift tickets. Valid 1/10/08-1/13/08, 1/23/08-1/26/08, 2/07/08-2/10/08, 3/06/08-03/09/08. 800.443.8613 or www.jhrl.com www.jacksonhole.com

Fernie Alpine Resort
With continued snowfall, including another 17cm (7 inches) overnight and 94cm (37 inches) in the past seven days, Fernie Alpine Resort surpassed the 5-metre mark of snow to date, with 506 cm (200 inches).

Photo: Fernie Marketing

Featuring 2504 acres of stunning terrain and 5 alpine bowls, the mountain currently has fresh, untracked powder, and snow-dusted, machine-groomed runs. There’s something for everyone, from glades to deep powder to steeps to groomed cruisers.

“Without a doubt, Fernie is the best resort to ski in the Canadian Rockies right now,” says Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development, “Almost two storeys of snow have fallen on Fernie - Wherever you’re from, you would call it epic amounts of powder.”

The ski resort currently has a 263cm (104 inch) snow pack, creating a great skiing surface across the mountain. Fernie Alpine Resort receives an average of 875cm (29 feet) of snow per season.

Head to the Kokanee Snow Dreams Party taking place at Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday, January 26th, 2008. Named the “Best Deck Party” by Ski Canada Magazine in 2006, the bash celebrates Fernie’s epic snowfalls, glacier-fresh Kokanee beer, sasquatches, rangers, Kokanee Glacier Girls and the wild imaginings of diehard skiers and snowboarders. Enjoy live music, ice cold Kokanee beer, and there will be plenty of prizes to be had with the sasquatch mating call competition, and glacier girl and ranger look-alike contests.
Visit www.skifernie.com/snowdreams Fernie Alpine Resort is one of the Top 5 Ski Resorts in North America, and is home to over 29 feet of legendary powder each winter, the “Griz” and more. Fernie Alpine Resort www.skifernie.com is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family

Crystal Mountain - Wa
Check out our new camps and clinics offered at Crystal Mountain throughout the season. To be the best you have to ski with the best! Check out the new Freeride Camps and more. Our coaches are eager to share their secrets for big mountain skills and success. Registration is now open - Space is limited so sign up now. Click here for more info.

Base Temperature: 31 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 91 inches
Base New Snow Fall: Overnight: 6" 24hrs: 9" 48hrs: 15"
Summit Temperature: 24 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 101 inches
Summit New Snow Fall: Overnight: 6" 24hrs: 9" 48hrs: 16"
Total Season Snow Fall: 244 inches

The Express Bus is the hassle free way to Crystal Mountain! Relax on a delux video equipped coach and you’ll be dropped off right at the lift with your full day lift ticket in hand. It doesn't get much better than that! Busses run Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays only (Holidays periods include Dec. 26-28, MLK Day Jan. 21 & President's Day Feb. 18). Service runs until March 9th, 2008. Call (800) 665-2122 to reserve your seat today!


Big White - Silver Star, B.C.
Friday marks the night that many Okanagan Valley skiers and riders wait for all year long – the very first "$5 Friday Night" of the season at Big White and Silver Star. That's right, $5 buys you a full evening of great night skiing on the Bullet, TELUS Park, and Plaza chairlifts at Big White, and on the Silver Queen and Summit double chair at Silver Star. With both mountains offering more than 1,000 vertical feet of night skiing and snowboarding action, it's a fantastic deal! There are also discounts on ski and snowboard rentals, lessons, and even food specials for guests to take advantage of. It's cheaper than a movie or renting a video and twice the trills!

If you live for nose-presses, tweaks, grabs, spins, and grinds, this is your weekend at Big White. The first stop of the BC Snowboard Association Provincial Snowboard series at Big White always draws a top-notch field, with young guns coming to the resort to try and make a name for themselves. Drop in to TELUS Park and watch our next Canadian Olympic hopefuls get their groove on at this weekend's Slopestyle event being held on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, Big White's popular TELUS Park Rail jam showcases local ski and board talent. Registration is from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Village Center Mall. Participants 18 and under must have their parents sign a waiver, and HELMETS are mandatory. Cost is $10 and the field is limited to the first 40 entrants. RSVP your position at snowboard@bigwhite.com

The BC Series Freestyle event brings the next generation of Olympic hopefuls to Silver Star this weekend. Competition starts Friday at 10 a.m. with moguls on The Face. Get your Gravol out Saturday as the Big Air competition take place on the aerial site starting at 10:30 a.m. Then it's back to The Face Sunday for dual moguls, starting at 10 a.m. If You've never seen an event like this, make sure to check it out




Snowbird, Utah, and Alyeska, Alaska, to host long awaited big mountain snowboard competition

Salt Lake City, Utah-January 10, 2008-Enthusiastically expanding competition opportunities in the sport of big mountain snowboarding, The North Face and Mountain Sports International (MSI) proudly unveil The North Face Masters, a two-stop tour designed to cater to the motivation, talent and skill of world-class big mountain snowboarders.

“Open big mountain competition is very exciting to the development of the sport,” said world-renowned rider and The North Face athlete, Johan Olofsson. “With the simplicity of a starting line, mixed terrain, and a finish line, what each snowboarder opts to go for during their runs will be the result of creativity, skill, and risk.”

The North Face Masters features a $45,000 cash prize purse and an opportunity for big mountain snowboarders to pit themselves against athlete and mountain alike.

The North Face Masters kicks off at Snowbird, Utah, February 8-11, where competitors can look forward to the notoriously challenging Little Cottonwood Canyon terrain littered with chutes, cliff drops, and the legendary lake-effect Utah powder. The North Face will award male and female champions of The North Face Masters, Snowbird, the chance to continue their winning streak at The North Face Masters tour in Alaska. Airfare, lodging, and entry to The North Face Masters, Alyeska, AK, will also be awarded to the male and female winners of these other big mountain competitions: • Nissan Mammoth Quest (Jan 14 -17, 2008) • Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom (February 8-10, 2008)

Stop number two will bring competitors to the epic venue of Alyeska Resort, Alaska, April 2-6, to push their limits against the Chugach Range’s palette of jaw-dropping steeps, couloirs, and wide-open Alaskan faces. Adding even more incentive, final round athletes of the Alyeska event will be rewarded with a heli-drop at the start of the Finals, courtesy of Chugach Powder Guides, where they will compete in the final run on an area of Alyeska Resort named “Big League,” a section of the mountain not open to the public until 2010.

“With the creation of The North Face Masters, the riders who live and breathe this aspect of snowboarding finally have a stage on which to show off their skills and creativity,” said Jason Ford, Group Publisher for Future US, home of Future Snowboarding magazine, The North Face Masters media partner. “It’s been a long time since the U.S. has taken a good look at the big mountain side of the sport, so this is a huge opportunity for the riders, as well as the spectators!”

With the induction of the The North Face Masters 2008 comes the gathering of the big mountain snowboarding tribe from all over the world. All male and female snowboarding competitors over the age of 18 are welcomed to participate.

“Today's riders are redefining what is possible—they're taking the tricks and skills learned in the terrain parks to the big mountain environment,” said Joe Flannery, Vice President of Marketing for The North Face. “As a company that was born in the mountains, we're excited to see today’s brightest snowboarding stars with a venue that celebrates what they do.” Fans of big mountain snowboarding can also catch same-day live coverage of the Semi-Final and Final rounds on the event website, where there are complete videos, photos, athlete profiles, detailed event schedules, registration information and more. Please visit www.thenorthface.com/masters

Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort and the Okanagan Wine Festival Society – presented by American Express – are pleased to invite you to take part in what will truly be a memorable experience, the 10th Annual Icewine Festival at Sun Peaks Resort from January 14 to 19, 2008.

This intimate, elegant event has become one of the most highly acclaimed wine festivals in Canada. Set against the backdrop of British Columbia’s second largest ski area and the picturesque village of Sun Peaks, the Icewine Festival celebrates glorious wine, beautiful food, and endless recreation options.

Who ever is going to walk away with Rossignal’s 2007-08 Scratch skis better be ready to throw down at our Saturday Rail Jam Series being held in the centre of the village. The only rule we have for this contest is that the footage must come from any or all of the Saturday Rail Jam events being held during the evenings on December 29, 2007, February 23, 2008, and March 29, 2008. We’re also going to award four lift tickets to the winning entry to get them out of the village and up on the mountain.


Got SNOW? Squaw Valley does.....66 inches of new snow to be exact since January 4th! The skiing and riding is epic and rooms are going fast for this coming weekend...don't miss out!

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Events Plaza
Free Live Après Ski
January 5, 12, 19, 20, 26
Relax in our Events Plaza next to our cozy firepit and enjoy great music by some fantastic local artists. 2PM to 5PM on listed dates.


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