10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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HIGH avalanche danger above 4000 feet and CONSIDERABLE below Wednesday. Increasing HIGH avalanche danger below 7000 feet Wednesday night and Thursday.

HIGH avalanche danger above 4-5000 feet and CONSIDERABLE below Wednesday. Increasing HIGH avalanche danger above 4000 feet and CONSIDERABLE below Wednesday night and Thursday.

Sierra Avalanche Center
Near and above treeline, the avalanche danger will remain CONSIDERABLE on NW-N-NE-E aspects, 35 degrees and steeper due to new snowfall and high winds today.

Crystal Mountain - Wa

Photo: G4 Bowl Crystal
Current Weather: Snow
Winds Averaging: 23 MPH from the SouthWest
Surface Conditions: Powder and packed powder
Base Temperature: 18 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 91 inches
Base New Snow Fall: Overnight: 6" 24hrs: 9" 48hrs: 15"
Summit Temperature: 16 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 105 inches
Summit New Snow Fall: Overnight: 6" 24hrs: 9" 48hrs: 17"
Total Season Snow Fall: 299 inches

Lifts operate daily from 9am-4pm. Check out the website for current operating schedules.
South backcountry Status: Under patrol evaluation.
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-4:00pm
What's Happening at Crystal Mountain : We are open daily from 9am -4pm. Please ski and ride with a partner for safety. Deep snow conditions do exist. Learn how to stay safe in these deep snow conditions.
Crystal Mountain will host the first ever IFSA Junior National Freeskiing Championship: Happening on March 7-9th. Top athletes from the Cowboy Up Junior Freeskiing Challenge event at Stevens Pass this weekend, February 2-3, 2008 and top finishers from the Crested Butte Junior Extreme Freeskiing Championships will be invited to the National Championship at Crystal Mountain in March. There will also be a qualifier day at the National Championships at Crystal and top finishers from other North American junior events will also be considered. For more qualifying opportunities and information on these events please visit www.mountainchallenge.org or email juniorfreeskiingevents@mountainchallenge.org.

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 for the February 2-3 Freeride Camp - Space is limited so sign up now. Click here for more info.

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


Alyeska - Alaska
7th annual Winterfest
starting today January 31st! We will kick off the activities with the return of the Chevrolet of South Anchorage Town League Race Series! Winterfest is a four day celebration of winter and we have awesome skiing and riding conditions on the slopes of Alyeska. This weekend is the Grand Opening of our Easy Searcher Beacon Park and our new Terrain Park. There will be a Name the Park contest held at the terrain park with the new name being chosen the following week. The winner will win a tandem paragliding flight with Midnight Sun Paragliding compliments of Coast Magazine.

A new addition to Winterfest this year is Beacon Park Games from 1pm to 3pm on Super Bowl Sunday (located to the left of the Tram). All guests are encouraged to get acquainted with our new Easy Search Beacon Park. There will be instruction on the use of the new beacon park, beacon practice and lessons provided by our Ski Patrol, beacon drill games with prizes including an Avalung, probe and shovel. This is a free event.

Another new event is Musical Songs and Games with Wellstrung. This event is open to children ages two to twelve. Donations of $10 go towards a fund raiser with all proceeds going to Little Bears Playhouse. This event will be held in the Daylodge from 6pm-10pm on Saturday Feb, 2nd. There will be tons of fun things for the kids including games, live muic by Wellstrung, arts and crafts supplied by Blaines Art Supply and free pizza provided by Chair 5, Coast Pizza and Alyeska Resort.

Please check our website link, located below, for a full listing of Winterfest events and don't forget to join us at the Beloved Sitzmark for Super Bowl Sunday. The game will be broadcast on our new 12 foot BIG screen! We hope to see you there. Please call 754-2268 or 754-2554 for more information.


Mammoth Mountain
Main Lodge was 28 degrees with moderate winds and it was 17 degrees up at the summit. Winds will be gusty today and there will be a high temp in the low 30's. There is a pretty good chance for snow to start falling later this afternoon or evening.

The coverage
is excellent here at Mammoth Mountain with a base depth of 100-120 inches. 98 runs were groomed last night on about 963 acres of terrain. All lifts are expected to run today with the exception of Chairs 20 and 26.
Base Depth : 100-120"
Storm Total : 43" (1/26-1/30)
Today's Snowfall : 0"
Surface Conditions : Fresh Powder,Packed Powder,Machine

Please remember that natural and man-made obstacles do exist so always ride with caution. For more information on anything Mammoth, please
visit www.MammothMountain.com

Wipe Out Chutes, Drop Out , Dragons Back, Phillips for the best Steeps

Squaw Valley

Photo: From Mainline Traverse looking toward Gold Coast at Squaw ValleY
Feb 8 2008 - Feb 11 2008
48Straight and Jeep King of the Mountain

Feb 14 2008
Valentine's Dinner & Skate Package

Feb 14 2008
Where's The Love? Scavenger Hunt

Feb 14 2008 - Feb 17 2008
2008 Subaru Squaw Valley USA Open - Freeskiing Series

Feb 29 2008 - Mar 9 2008
SnowFest 2008

Feb 29 2008
SnowFest Opening Ceremonies

Squaw Valley Lift Tickets / Lessons



Oh My ,... look close at the rider hanging on to the lip band of rock,....


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