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Snow Alert - Alyeska Resort, Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood, Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain
Clouds are hanging around and the winds are low. We may be in for a few scattered snow showers during the morning. At the summit it is 27 degrees with mild winds.

The 7-10 feet of fresh
snow the last few storms left behind has made for excellent riding conditions all across the mountain. The coverage now allows for more exploration to find powder stashes and exciting natural features. If that's not quite your thing, Mammoth also offers nearly 900 acres of smoothly groomed terrain on 89 runs with soft snow.

All lifts are expected to run
today except Chairs 20 and 26. The park crew is working with all the fresh snow to create new jumps and features, which should be up soon. They've built up the roller for the showcase, so look for that jump to have a ton of hang time once it's back up www.mammothmountain.com

Alyeska Resort - Alaska
6" of new snow at the base, 6"
new snow at midway and 6" of new snow at the top of the mountain! Off trail is deep skiier tracked light snow!

The skies are currently snowing.

For today we plan to operate Chairs 3,4,7 and the Tram 10:30-5:30. Chair 6 will run 10:30 till dusk. Chairs 1,3 & Tram will run from 4-9pm for night skiing.

Most main trails are groomed and off trail has lots of fresh light Chugach Powder. Bring your fat skis and come play in the new snow!

The temperature is 19 degrees at the base and 14 degrees at midway and 11 degrees at the top. The winds are 0-5 mph.

++Outer areas possibly opening today are The North Face gates from Christmas Chute down.++


Jackson Hole
Conditions updated: 2008-01-10 09:41:04
New snow: 8"
Base Depth: 66" - 87"
Hours open: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Park recut: 0
Jumps: 0
Pipes: 0"
Open Lifts: 11
Conditions: Powder, Skiers Packed

Crystal Mountain, WA
Base: 86-96" | 218-244 cm Lifts Open: 10/11 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

Photo: Ingrid Backstrom
To be the best you have to ski with the best. Join the Crystal Mountain Freeride team, including Ingrid Backstrom, Keith Rollins, Laura Ogden, Wayne Grevey, Tyler Ceccanti and handful of other enthusiastic, energetic coaches each morning as they eagerly share their secrets for big mountain skills and success. You'll get first tracks on some of the most challenging terrain in the Northwest. If you're a strong-intermediate, advanced, or expert skier looking for a freeride environment and the confidence to tame Crystal's infamous terrain, look no further, Crystal's Women's, Men & Youth Freeride Camps are the answer! Groups will be broken down by skill level and age with a maximum of 6-8 per group. Each group will have two coaches

Stevens Pass, WA
Base: 95-99" | 241-251 cm Lifts Open: 10/10

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Italy

All lifts are open for an amount of 111km. Snow height: from 35cm of Socrepes to 80cm of Tofana.
Last snow-falls: 6th January 2008 with 25cm of snow.


In the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Adelboden (SUI) again lived up to its reputation as the World Cup's toughest giant slalom hill last Saturday. With an excellent second run, Marc Berthod claimed his second career win after his first win had also come at Adelboden, in slalom, last season. Berthod led a 1-2 Swiss victory ahead of his mate Daniel Albrecht, the best finish for the Swiss there since 1996. 23,000 fans were on site on Saturday to cheer the home team on in the difficult conditions caused by the dreaded Föhn wind that had arrived on Thursday, wreaking havoc in the Alps with warm temperatures.

On Sunday, slalom specialist Mario Matt won his eighth World Cup slalom race, beating Austrian teammate Benjamin Raich on the difficult Kuonisbaergli course. 34 racers failed to finish the first run, including the two Swiss heroes Berthod and Albrecht. With his 2nd place finish, Raich strengthened his lead in the World Cup overall standings over Didier Cuche who did not race in the slalom. Raich also leads the slalom standings over Felix Neureuther (GER) who took 3rd in Adelboden on Sunday.

The men's next race at another classical Swiss site, Wengen, where the super combined is scheduled for Friday, and the original programme reversed due to the current weather forecast with the slalom now on Saturday and the downhill on Sunday.

The ladies’ tour stopped in Spindleruv Mlyn (CZE) where Denise Karbon (ITA) won her fourth consecutive World Cup giant slalom race this season on Saturday. It was the second time that the ladies returned to Spindleruv Mlyn after slalom and giant slalom events in December 2005, which were the first ever FIS Alpine World Cup races held in the Czech Republic.

In Sunday’s slalom, Marlies Schild of Austria returned to the top of the podium after a two slalom null numbers, beating Slovakian veteran Veronika Zuzulova who posted her career’s best result. Germany’s Maria Riesch took 3rd, her fourth podium of the season all of them coming in different events. Despite not finishing on Sunday, Nicole Hosp of Austria, the defending overall World Cup champion, maintained her overall World Cup lead with 559 points, with Riesch climbing to the 2nd, 34 points behind. The ladies season will continue with a giant slalom and slalom combination in Maribor (SLO) this weekend.

Freestyle ski cross and half-pipe season to launch in Les Contamines (FRA)

Freestyle half-pipe season begins

The Freestyle FIS World Cup ski cross and half-pipe seasons are launching in Les Contamines (FRA) this weekend. The season kick-off event will see strong fields of between 120-130 entered athletes in the ski cross events while some 50 competitors will compete in the season opening Freestyle half-pipe. For the first time, Canadian and American ski cross teams will also be at start in large numbers. The course is in a good shape despite the currently warm weather. Cooler air with some precipitation is expected just before the competitions. Sunday’s half-pipe competition will be shown on Eurosport on Sunday. For more information, visit the event web page here.

The second stop of the two-stop French ski cross tour will be in Flaine next week. Preparations there are already well underway; for more information, click here. The ski crossers then move to Kreischberg (AUT) on 20th January (more here). At the same time, the moguls and aerials part of the Freestyle family will be competing in Lake Placid (USA) from the 18th January.

The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships and U-23 Cross-Country Championships 2008 in Szczyrk (POL) will take place as planned from 3rd – 10th February, 2008. Following last minute completion of some facilities for the Ski Jumping competitions in the coming days and a test event from 19th - 21st January, the Polish Ski Association and its organizing committee in Szczyrk will be ready to welcome the expected more than 700 participants from some 35 countries. The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships together with the U-23 Cross-Country Championships are the largest event in the FIS Nordic disciplines after the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.


The 68 th Hahnenkamm Race will take place from January 18th to 28th 2008!

Tuesday, 15. January 2008
1st Downhill Training

Wednesday, 16. January 2008
2nd Downhill Training

Thursday, 17. January 2008
3rd Downhill Training

Friday, 18. January 2008

Medals Ceremony HAHNENKAMM SUPER-G & Draw of starting numbers for the HAHNENKAMM DOWNHILL; at the finishing building

Saturday, 19. January 2008
„KitzCharityTrophy“; Rasmusleitn
Medals Ceremony HAHNENKAMM DOWNHILL & Draw of starting numbers for the HAHNENKAMM SLALOM; at the finishing building

SUNDAY, 20. January 2008
followed by the Medals Ceremony HAHNENKAMM SLALOM and HAHNENKAMM COMBINATION; at the slalom finish area

The jury reserves the right to change the schedule


Stubai -Austria
The new terminal Mutterberg has already opened. Besides the roofed boarding-places, the terminal offers a large and extended entrance-ramp. Stair-climbing with ski-boots is part of the past. Also carrying the equipment is no longer necessary. In the new Intersport Comfort Center

We have replaced the Wildspitz twin-chairlift with a new construction. As well, the bottom station of the Wildspitz twin-chairlift was mislaid to the Windachferner. The highest peak at the Stubai Glacier is the Wildspitz twin-chairlift, which leads up to 3.210 m. Due to structural alterations, the chairlift's start up can already take place when it's snowing less. So we enable the visitors to attain the Daunferners' slope early in October

Stubai Jam -
5th April 2008


Altitude 1035–3840 m Vertical drop 2300 m Ski Slopes 155 km Lifts 47 Long.Downhill about 7 miles "Valle glacier Run " Mont-Blanc massif (4807 m), the highest mountain in the Alps, by magnificent glaciers and towering granite peaks that look like flames carved out of rock.
Chamonix's skiing extends over 3 main areas : Brévent/Flégère, offering south-facing slopes and exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc chain, the Grands Montets, high altitude north-facing slopes which dominate the village of Argentière and the Balme area, wide open slopes at the top of the Chamonix valley, bordering on Switzerland. The sister resort of les Houches lies at the opposite end of the valley and is accessible with the Mont-Blanc Unlimited ski pass.

Kandahar Race
Saturday 26 January 2008 to Sunday 27 January 2008 Created in 1928, it was the first international alpine competition to combine downhill and slalom events. This combination still exists in the Olympic Games and the World Championships. Both spectacular and very difficult, it remains a measure of excellence, even if over the past few years, skiers are increasingly less suited to such events. By preserving the Kandahar name, and the Combined discipline, in particular in the World Cup rankings, Chamonix is stands out in its desire to continue the Kandahar legend.

Saturday 26th January
Mens Downhill
9:00-10:00 : Piste Verte des Houches - Course inspection
11:00 : Descent
16:30 : Projection video / Music
18:00 : Official prize giving for the downhill
Race number distribution for the combined event
20:00 : Gala Evening (invitation only)



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