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Two and a Half Feet of Snow in Three Days

Park City, Utah (January 7, 2008) – A second winter snowstorm in one week blanketed Park City Mountain Resort with 29 inches of new snow in the last 72 hours to create unbelievable skiing and riding conditions.

"This latest storm came from the pacific, which typically brings tremendous amount of precipitation to Park City Mountain Resort, and this time was no exception as we received almost three feet of snow in three days,” said Peter Curtis, president and general manager of Park City Mountain Resort. “Snowstorms like the ones we’ve had this past week just go to show what kind of consistent precipitation and snow conditions Park City gets. This is one of the reasons the readers of SKI magazine have ranked Park City Mountain Resort as a top-ten resort for the last 18 years in a row.”

Park City Mountain Resort is reporting a 68-inch base at the summit, nearly 20-inches deeper than a week ago. In total, the Resort has received more than 10 feet of natural snowfall since the start of the season. Park City Mountain Resort currently has all 15 lifts open accessing all 106 runs, nine bowls, three terrain parks and two half-pipes. According to the WeatherBank forecast, additional weather systems will move across the area on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with expected accumulations of one to two feet.

This latest winter storm provided consistent snowfall over three days. The following are the snow totals:
24 hours - 9 inches
48 hours - 19 inches
72 hours - 29 inches

About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, celebrating its 45th anniversary, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Crystal Mountain Wa
Snowing Heavily
Winds Averaging: 22 MPH from the South
Surface Conditions: Powder

Photo: Ryan of Crystal Mountain Marketing
Base Temperature: 24 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 83 inches
Base New Snow Fall: Overnight: 7" 24hrs: 7" 48hrs: 10"
Summit Temperature: 17 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 90 inches
Summit New Snow Fall: Overnight: 7" 24hrs: 7" 48hrs: 10"
Total Season Snow Fall: 202 inches

Lifts open from 9am-4pm (conditions and weather permitting)
South backcountry Status: Closed.
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.

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

Lifts (11 Total)
2 high speed six-passenger
2 high speed quads
2 triple chairs
4 double chairs (Including the new Northway chairlift)


9th ANNUAL MUSICFEST AT STEAMBOAT Steamboat MusicFest--the ONLY festival that brings the finest Texas and Americana music to the snow swept Colorado Rockies for a full week of sport and song from January 5-10, 2008.
Eighteen bands will perform over the six days in the heart of the Rocky Mountains featuring free après-ski concerts, evening concerts and special engagements throughout the week including over 40 live performances, from an increasingly diverse line up of artists with styles ranging from country to rock, blues to bluegrass, folk and western swing, and everything in between. Six days, 18 bands & one really big tent-don’t miss it! www.bigskitrip.com

The North Face
From Patrick Thorne of Snow365.com
High Wycombe Snowdome Moves Forward

The High Wycombe Snowdome proposal on the site of the former artificial surface ski centre in southern England, largely destroyed by fire two years ago, have been given the green light by local councillors. Members of Wycombe District Council's Development Control Committee have voted unanimously to pass the application put forward by the owners of Wycombe Summit, Snowdome Ltd, who also own the existing indoor snow centre at Tamworth and the UK copyright for the name ‘snowdome.’

The company wants to build a new ice rink, reception area, function rooms and viewing gallery along with a newly enclosed 100 metre training and nursery slope. There will be a new four-story club house will also be constructed as part of the plans to replace the original building on the site.

Martin Smith, managing director of Staffordshire-based Snowdome, said he was delighted with the decision.

"It's been four years since we acquired the site, two years since the lodge burnt down and finally our application has progressed substantially," he said.

2008 Openings

North America’s long awaited first indoor snow centre at Meadowlands in New Jersey, Xanadu, is likely to be the most talked about new snow centre this year. The controversial and long delayed project currently aims to open ‘late’ in 2008, much of the indoor snow centre building is already complete.

Elsewhere another project delayed several years from the original date, the indoor snow centre at Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, looks set to open in the first half of 2008.

Moscow’s first snow centre, like Xanadu already mostly complete and having already been supposed to open on various dates in 2007, should certainly open this year.

In the UK, the Bluestone Holiday Village in Wales, which plans to begin work on Phase 2 including an indoor snow centre next year, will open this summer. Work on two new snow centres at Hemel Hempstead and High Wycombe should start this year and a decision on whether the country’s largest and most southerly slope so far proposed, Snoasis, from a Public Enquiry launched a year ago, should be published any day.


Air France

Air France

Cortina - Italy

All the slopes are opened and in perfect conditions.
Snow height: from 50cm of Faloria to 70cm of Tofana.

Opened slopes
To reach the lifts you can take advantage of the Skibus service. First stop in Front of Hotel Cristallino at 8.15am, Bus Station at 8.20am and last stop in front of Freccia nel Cielo cablecar. One trip every 15 minutes.
Skipass office opening:
From Monday to Saturday:8.30/12.30am; 3.30/7.00pm
Sunday: 8.30/12.30am



Cypress Mountain
Cypress Mountain is pleased to announce the official start to the 2007/2008 winter season and the official grand opening of the new high-speed Lions Express quad chairlift!


Ski Canada Org.
Bombardier Extends Support for Canadian Ski Racers Through 2011 Title sponsorship of Lake Louise World Cup races part of a new three-year agreement with Alpine Canada Alpin

The three-year Summit Level partnership renewal includes title sponsorship of the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup Men’s and Ladies alpine ski races through 2011. Traditionally held in late November and early December, the races held at the Lake Louise Mountain Resort in the Canadian Rockies are the season-starting speed events on the Men’s and Ladies FIS World Cup tour and one of alpine racing’s marquee stops every year.

“We are very happy to confirm our support to Alpine Canada Alpin and to the Canadian Alpine Ski Teams for another three years, including our participation as title sponsor to the Bombardier Winterstart Lake Louise World Cup competition. The performances and the dedication of all members of the Ski Teams are a true example of the Canadian Spirit that defines Bombardier, and we will proudly continue to support their quest to win against the best in the world,” said John Paul Macdonald, Bombardier Senior Vice President, Public Affairs.

Lake Louise is the first North American resort ever to be named to the prestigious Club 5+, the organization that brings together the most famous and historic World Cup alpine racing courses in the world.

“The support of Bombardier is critical to our goal of making Canada a world leading alpine racing country by 2010,” said Ken Read, Chief Executive Officer, Alpine Canada Alpin. “From staging races which allow our athletes to compete at home in Canada to helping provide the human, financial and technical resources we need to be the best in the world, Bombardier with this new partnership moves us closer to success.”

Bombardier signed its first two-year agreement with ACA in 2006. With national team racers coming off a record season, Jan Hudec (Calgary, Atla.) made history two weekends ago by becoming the first Canadian to win a downhill race at Lake Louise, where World Cup events have been staged since 1980. Britt Janyk (Whistler, B.C.) followed that up by finishing in third place in the Ladies Downhill last weekend.

As part of the agreement four athletes are also representing Bombardier on their helmets: Jeffrey Frisch (Mont-Tremblant, Que.), Shona Rubens (Canmore, Atla.), Sherry Lawrence (Calgary, Atla.) and, for the first time in Canadian history a para-alpine athlete is receiving headgear sponsorship, Lauren Woolstencroft (Vancouver, B.C.).

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at
www.bombardier.com SOURCE
The Canadian Ski Council is a national, not-for-profit organization representing the Canadian ski and snowboard industry with direct links to: * 285 ski areas across Canada
* 14 industry, trade and travel associations
* Hundreds of ski and snowboard suppliers and manufacturers
The Canadian Ski Council

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