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Snow Alert -Istanbul, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Snowbird, Kirkwood, Mammoth Mountain
                      Beaver Creek , Steamboat,.... and it continues to snow at Lake Tahoe

Crystal Mountain - Wa

Base Temperature: 24degrees
Base Snow Depth: 89 inches
Base New Snow Fall: Overnight: 6" 24hrs: 11" 48hrs: 15"
Summit Temperature: 17 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 105 inches
Summit New Snow Fall: Overnight: 6" 24hrs: 11" 48hrs: 15"
Total Season Snow Fall: 281 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



Bob H. "the Devil" sent in a msg that Snowbird has stacked up more than 21 feet of snow to date for this season.

Photo: Bob Hutchins, Cottonwood guides
Everything is OPEN, Pipeline, coffin chutes, Herminator, Mach Snell and backcountry will re open soon as conditions stabilize.
‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author David Oliver Relin Highlights Fund-Raising Dinner
Fifth Annual Backcountry Awareness Week is Feb. 4-10, 2008
Three Backcountry Awareness Week clinics will be held at Snowbird Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10. A snow safety clinic with Exum Utah’s Tyson Bradley will be offered from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and will include an all-day Tram ticket and lunch for $59. From 1-3 p.m. Saturday Eric Murakami of Backcountry Access will lead a free advanced beacon course. Wasatch Backcountry Rescue President Dean Cardinale will conduct a hasty search clinic from 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, that will include an all-day Tram ticket and lunch for $59.


around the cottonwood cyn. corner ....

Kevin brings me up to speed, Snowbasin received 9 inches of new snow January 28 -29. Winter Storm Warnings go into effect again today!!!

Date: Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23
Event: Avalanche Level II Class
Description: A six day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. There is an emphasis on evaluating snow stability. This course is also a prerequisite for the level three professional program. For more information on all avalanche courses we offer, please view our flyer in PDF Format.
Time: TBA
Where: TBA
Price: $400 (price includes lift ticket)
Reservations: Required. Please call (801) 620-1017 for more information

photo:Mt Allen Tram at Snowbasin/ Smowbasin Marketing

Beyond Tracks
Snowbasin is pleased to again offer our Beyond Tracks Guided Backcountry Tours. www.snowbasin.com

Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series is the premier big mountain Freeskiing series with over $100,000 total cash prize purse

Telluride, CO, January 29, 2008–A sold-out event within hours of registration opening, the Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open kicks of the competitive big mountain season at Telluride Ski Resort February 7-10, 2008. Charging into its eighteenth year and still gaining steam, the Subaru US Freeskiing Series will launch the ‘08 campaign with ideal snow conditions on Telluride’s legendary terrain.

"Telluride is thrilled to have the Freeskiing event return for the third consecutive year,” said Communications Director Maryhelyn Kirwan. "We look forward to hosting this caliber of world class athletes year after year."

Competitors from around the globe, including Canada, U.S.A., Argentina, Sweden and France will battle it out for the $7,500 cash purse, with the men’s and women’s overall tour point leaders taking home $2,500 each. With approximately 70 men and 30 women competing, the reigning Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open champs, Jane Somerville and Adrien Coirier will have their work cut out for them as they try to maintain their titles. Other contenders include Cliff Bennett, Hannah Whitney, Kevin O’Meara and Telluride local Chasson Russell who finished third in 2007. .

“The Subaru US Freeskiing Series is excited to kick off the season in Telluride,” said MSI Events Director Dak Williams. “Over the past couple of years, MSI and TMR have created a terrific partnership for the Telluride Freeskiing Open, and ‘08 promises to be even better. TMR and the Telluride Professional Ski Patrol have been very proactive in opening new terrain and preparing the competition terrain for 2008 to provide an even better playing field for the competition”.

Nestled at the end of a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Telluride sits against the most beautiful and mystical setting imaginable. Far removed from the hectic pace of every day life, this charming and authentic town is surrounded by the greatest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in North America.

Palmyra Peak will be the backdrop to competition as skiers explore terrain below the Peak on the ridges of Black Iron Bowl and Prospect Basin. Westlake, the Cowboy Couloir, Genevieve and La Rosa will be the venue for the qualifying rounds, while the ominous Mountain Quail, Dihedral Chute & Dihedral Face will be the venue for the finals. Newly opened to the public this year, due in part by the success of US Freeskiing Events, this World Class extreme terrain is unmatched in North America for steeps and fresh powder.

Once again, MSI will be posting same-day video webcasts on the newly redesigned usfreeskiing.com which features state of the art video and photo player technology. The daily uploads of video, photos, news and results of each day’s competition action will be available after each day concludes.

2008 Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series & Freeskiing World Tour Schedule
• Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open, Telluride CO, February 7-10
• Subaru Squaw Valley Freeskiing Open, Squaw Valley, CA, February 14-17
• Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO, February 19-23 (World Tour #1)
• Subaru Jackson Hole Freeskiing Open, Jackson Hole, WY, March 13-16
• Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, UT, March 18-23 (World Tour #2)
• Subaru Freeskiing World Championships and Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series Finals, Alyeska, AK, April 9-13 (World Tour #3)

For more information log onto www.usfreeskiing.com

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Squaw Valley Institute
Signs of Climate Change, Lake Tahoe

Robert Coats, PhD shows us evidence of climate change in our own backyard. Learn about the impact on lake clarity, ecological stability of the entire watershed and solutions from a scientist’s point of view!
Squaw Valley Institute and Sierra College-Truckee’s Institute for Sustainability are teaming up to sponsor this event in coordination with Focus the Nation, a one-day teach-in about climate change with journalists, authors, politicians, climate experts and educators all across the country. Be a part of it!
Friday, February 1

No Host Bar 6:30 - 7:00 - Program begins at 7:00
PlumpJack Conference Center, Squaw Valley
Doug Stoup’s Antarctic Adventure! They did it! Doug Stoup and Richard Dunwoody reached the South Pole on January 18, 2008 after 48 days and 20 hours on the glacial ice -- establishing a new route based on Ernest Shackleton's planned 1915 'Endurance' expedition. Come see Doug Stoup’s slides and be the first to hear about his adventures. Monday, February 11 No Host Bar 6:30 - 7:00 - Program begins at 7:00 PlumpJack Conference Center, Squaw Valley More information and tickets for these events ($10 donation to Squaw Valley Institute/no charge for children and students) are available online at www.squawvalleyinstitute.org.

Purchase Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons

Huangshan China
Maybe not on the top ten resorts list but, a hidden jewel of massive mountains to challenge.

Photo:endlesswinter collection

SPEED SKI 2007 08


30.1.-2.2.2008 Vars FRA WC
22.-24.2.2008 Bad Mitterndorf - Kulm AUT WC A A Cancelled
5.-8.3.2008 Sun Peaks CAN WC
26.-28.3.2008 Salla FIN WC 2
30.3.-4.4.2008 Sälen/Idre SWE
7.-9.4.2008 Breuil Cervinia ITA
14.-17.4.2008 Verbier SUI WC

From Speed Ski.com

Mt Hood Meadows
40TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION - 40 YEAR SEASON PASS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY! Mt Hood Meadows is giving away a 40 year season pass good through the 2047/48 ski season at the 40th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday January 27th. Registration for the drawing has been occurring every day this month, and will continue right up to the drawing time. But you will need to be present Sunday at the 3:30pm drawing to win this amazing prize which will allow the winner to ride Mt. Hood Meadows for FREE for the next 40 years! A three-day heli-ski trip to Canada from Canadian Mountain Holidays will also be given away Sunday (winner need not be present to win this prize). Portland’s own SPUN Academy will be spinning tunes from every decade on the deck. In the Village, guests will find a number of partners who have come to help Meadows celebrate including Tully’s Coffee, Monster Energy Drink, Fuel TV, Tillamook Cheese, Stash Tea, Double Mountain Brewery, Clif Bar, Tim’s Cascade Chips. Oregon Chai, Harry’s Fresh Foods, Stash Teas and Full Sail Brewing. SAFEWAY FAMILY SATURDAY - UP TO 2 FREE JUNIOR LIFT TICKETS Safeway Family Saturday Two FREE 14 and under lift tickets with the purchase of a 1 - 10 PM adult shift ticket ($64 on peak Saturdays / $54 non-peak) when you show your Safeway Club Card. Events
2/1 Renewable NW Energy Chat
2/2 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show
2/9&10 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show
2/10 Women's Clinic
2/10 Hanel Loop Cross Country Race
2/16&18 Burton Demo Tour
2/22&24 USSA Revolution Tour
2/24 Hanel Loop Cross Country Race



Jay Peak
Some new snow, warmer temps and great conditions (mostly machine groomed packed powder on a firm base). We’ve got 71 of 76 trails open accessed by 7 of 8 lifts.

Weather today will be a touch cooler than yesterday with temps of 5-9º at the summit and 16-20ºF at the base www.jaypeakresort.com

Annupuri - Japan

An'nupuri Gondola 2,274m
Jumbo Quad Lift #1 1,117m
Jumbo Pair Lift #2 764m
Jumbo Pair Lift #3 569m
Jumbo Pair Lift #4 605m
Family Pair Lift 517m

FIS / World Cup 2007 2008 Schedule is posted within the News Section of
Endless Winter Snow / News
Endless Winter News

Montafon - Austria

New in the Silvretta Nova 6-seater Sesselbahn Vermiel chairlift
The new fixed 6-seater Vermiel chairlift with conveyor belt entry and luxury upholstery replaces the three Vermiel drag lifts. With the new lift and the moving of the new mountain station to the mountain station of the Grandaubahn, this area is experiencing a substantial qualitative improvement.

Heated seating for the 6-seater Sesselbahn Nova chairlift The SB Nova, newly constructed last winter, is being equipped with heated seating

The “Climb-the-Mountain” Splitboard Festival takes place exclusively on the Hochjoch on 8 and 9 March 2008. All snowboard tourers (and aspiring snowboard tourers) are expressly invited to take part in this unique event. The European Splitboard Festival was awarded the 2007 Vorarlberg Innovation Prize for Tourism. Further information at www.huettle.at, www.voile-europe.de and www.climb-the-mountain.com.
62 facilities covered by one regional ski pass:
4 Cable cars
10 Gondolas
1 Eight-seater chairlift (Bubble)
5 Six-seater chairlifts (Bubble)
6 Four-seater chairlifts
2 Three-seater chairlifts
10 Two-seater chairlifts
1 Single-seater chairlift
23 Drag, children’s and button lifts




Mammoth Mountain - Ca
If you want a rush today, swing by the new skier and boarder cross course over near South Park. It's packed full of rollers, tables, and hairpin turns.

January Midweek Madness is back with lift and lodging deals, discounted lift tickets, and special promotions all over the mountain. For more information, call 800.Mammoth

Don't miss, wipe-out or Drop -out chutes or dragon 's Back

Base Depth : 65-80"
Storm Total : 7-9 ft (1/4-1/9)
Today's Snowfall : 0"
Surface Conditions : Fresh Powder,Packed Powder,Obstacles Exist


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