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11th annual US Freeskiing Open brings professional and amateur athletes together to compete for $60,000 in cash and prizes

Salt Lake City, UT, Jan 22, 2008–-Now in its eleventh year, the US Freeskiing Open presented by Suzuki, will return to Copper Mountain, Colorado, January 31- February 3, 2008, bringing together hundreds of the world's best new-school ski athletes and thousands of eager spectators. Athletes will compete in three different disciplines: Superpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air, for a combined $60,000 prize purse.

"Suzuki is increasingly becoming known as an active, energetic brand and maker of cars that fit seamlessly into equally active and energetic lifestyles," said Gene Brown, VP of marketing for American Suzuki. “Skiers of all levels and abilities embody the active lifestyle Suzuki embraces, and our sponsorship of the U.S. Freeskiing Open is a natural partnership."

After last year's highly progressive competition, in which Jon Olsson introduced the Kangaroo Flip in the park and Peter Olenick landed a double flair in the pipe, this year’s event will surely be a highlight of the season. As always, Copper Mountain Resort will provide an ideal après ski and nightlife scene, with Boulder band 3oh!3 bringing their heavy-hitting hip hop/rock sound to the Village following the Invitational Big Air event Saturday night.

Maintaining the tradition of athlete involvement in the Suzuki US Freeskiing Open, this year Copper Mountain's snowmaking and park crews have partnered with Snow Park Technologies to design the terrain park in conjunction with athlete input for a great Slopestyle and Superpipe venue. Additionally, a new venue for the Big Air Invitational, directly above Burning Stones Plaza, will allow Saturday night’s crowds to get a great view of what is sure to be a big show.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help write the next chapter of the most important Freeskiing Open event in the world. We see tremendous opportunity to improve on and grow the event" said Adam Comey, president of MSI. "Copper Mountain has one of the best parks and pipes in the country, and with their new partnerships with Snow Park Technologies and Camp Woodward, the competition venues will provide a perfect opportunity for the athletes to elevate the sport to a new levels.”

Fans of park and pipe freeskiing can the watch live webcast of all Suzuki US Freeskiing Open action throughout the event on

Fifth Annual Backcountry Awareness Week is Feb. 4-10, 2008
‘Three Cups of Tea’ Author David Oliver Relin Highlights Fund-Raising Dinner

Snowbird, Utah – Utah’s unparalleled avalanche education and awareness program continues this winter with the Fifth Annual Backcountry Awareness Week Feb. 4-10, 2008. The event features snow safety clinics, on-snow demonstrations, avalanche transceiver drills and an evening fund-raiser featuring New York Times bestselling author David Oliver Relin.

“Backcountry Awareness Week is a positive annual event that showcases Utah’s leadership in preventing injuries in our country's magnificent wilderness,” said event founder Roger Kehr. “The courses offered are important educational opportunities for anyone recreating outside resort boundaries to protect both themselves and their friends.”

David Oliver Relin, author of the runaway New York Times bestseller “Three Cups of Tea,” is the keynote speaker at the fund-raising evening Friday, Feb. 8. Relin will present his experiences writing and reporting the book, show slides from his travels to the Karakoram Himalaya and discuss the work of Greg Mortenson with the Central Asia Institute and the current crisis in Pakistan.

In addition to Relin’s presentation, the fund-raising evening includes dinner, drinks, a book signing and a silent auction. The benefit dinner will take place in the Cliff Lodge Ballroom from 5:30-9 p.m. A ticket to the event is $75 and tables of eight are available for $700. Exclusive front-row seating is available for $250 per ticket and $1,600 per table. For reservations call (801) 933-2147.

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.

For further information, visit www.snowbirdrc.org.

Piste du Mont-Fort Verbier 12.04.2008 - 13.04.2008

Once again, the breathtaking slopes of Mont-Fort, where the 200km/h speed barrier was broken for the first time in Switzerland, will be the venue for the XspeedSki Open race. www.xspeedski.net/2008/index_E.php

Alpine skiing: World Cup Super-G results

Men's World Cup Super-G results from Friday:
1. Marco Buchel (LIE) 1min 15.44sec
2. Hermann Maier (AUT) at 0.16sec
3. Didier Cuche (SUI) 0.33
. Mario Scheiber (AUT) 0.33
5. John Kucera (CAN) 0.43
6. Robbie Dixon (CAN) 0.49
7. Benjamin Raich (AUT) 0.59
8. Christof Innerhofer (ITA) 0.65
9. Peter Fill (ITA) 0.72
10. Marco Sullivan (USA) 0.73
11. Erik Guay (CAN) 0.75
12. Bode Miller (USA) 0.79
13. Werner Heel (ITA) 0.96
14. Didier Defago (SUI) 1.06
. Patrick Staudacher (ITA) 1.06
16. Christoph Gruber (AUT) 1.10
17. Matthias Lanzinger (AUT) 1.11
. Walter Girardi (ITA) 1.11
19. Francois Bourque (CAN) 1.15
20. Ambrosi Hoffmann (SUI) 1.18
21. Hannes Reichelt (AUT) 1.26
22. Ivica Kostelic (CRO) 1.32
23. Silvano Varettoni (ITA) 1.39
24. Marc Berthod (SUI) 1.46
25. Daniel Albrecht (SUI) 1.49
26. Georg Streitberger (AUT) 1.58
27. Michael Walchhofer (AUT) 1.59
28. Christoph Alster (AUT) 1.60
29. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1.61
30. Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin (FRA) 1.65
Did not finish: Andrej Jerman (SLO), Scott Macartney (USA), Steven Nyman (USA)


Off the slopes, G. Love and Special Sauce are going to light up the night on Saturday with the hottest concert in ski country. Tickets are going fast but you there’s still time to lock yours in. Call 1.800 THE LOAF and they’ll set you up with not just concert tickets but great values on ski and stay packages for the weekend. www.Sugarloaf.com

Red Lodge Mountian
New Snow: 2"
Overnight: 2"
Yesterday: 0"
48 Hours: 7"
7 Days: 34"

Summit Snow Base: : 40"-45"
New Snow: 4"
Overnight: 4"
Yesterday: 0"
48 Hours: 12"
7 Days:53"

Conditions at 6 AM: 7 degrees, mostly cloudy skies with WSW wind 7mph. MORE FRESH POWDER!!!! CURRENT UPDATES AT 406-255-6973.
Forecast: Mostly Sunny Skies with a high near 23 degrees. The wind chill is mellowing out today for a continuing warming trend!
Open Lifts: Miami Beach, Mighty Mite, Triple Chair, Grizzly Peak, and the much anticiapated COLE CREEK

Pabst Presents live music in the Bierstube this weekend with the Jerod Birchell Band from Billings. Join us for Apres Ski in the Stube from 3-6pm! The snow report and lift schedule is subject to change without notice, often due to weather conditions


Austria Air
Austrian Air

Laax - Switzerland
Flims Laax Falera are over 2,000 m. At 3,018 m, the Vorab Glacier is the highest point in this huge ski area

Has snow-sure pistes from October to April in a fantastic setting between 1,100 and 3,018 m above sea level. Whether beginner or crazy carver, family or a fun-loving snowboarder, there is fun to be had by all on the 220 km of pistes.
Use a SkiDirect card and avoid the queues. Load the lift pass of your choice via the Internet at home, and your SkiDirect card will provide you with automatic access to all the lifts once in the ski resort.


Jay Peak
All in we got 3" throughout the day yesterday and it was a great all round ski/ride day - 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


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