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Snow Alert -South Korea, Snowbird,Alta, Durango, Beaver Creek,
Jackson Hole
Conditions updated: 2008-01-21 08:53:50
New snow: 9"
Base Depth: 75" - 88"
Hours open: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Park recut: 2008-01-19
Jumps: 0
Pipes: 0"
Open Lifts: 12
Conditions: Powder, Packed Powder
Open runs: 116


Kirkwood has received 6-8 inches in the last 24 hours! Kirkwood now has more snow than any other Lake Tahoe resort and currently is a frontrunner for the largest base depth in North America

Niseko - Japan
Yesterday it also came with a lot of wind which caused the closure of all the top lifts and long queues on the open lifts especially at the King Gondola. It was a very cold day with the Ace thermometer reading minus 16 degrees. Not the best day for skiing as the best powder was not available to skiers and boarders. But in typical Niseko fashion, it has been snowing all night and today should be magic.

Photo: Flicker open Source
The weather charts are showing the boundary between the local high and low pressure systems moving a bit northwards, but there is a good chance of a deep low forming over Hokkaido mid week. It looks more like Thursday than Wednesday at the moment and it is still likely that we will get some wild weather later in the week. We'll just have to wait and see as the charts are a bit unsure at the moment.

Conditions have been getting better every day and yesterday was the best. More snow fell the night before and the wind over the last week has filled in troughs and trees. The sun came out yesterday morning and riding couldn’t have been better. The only problem is that it did not snow as heavily last night as during the rest of the week. There is a dusting of about 5-10cm in the Village with a bit more on top

Ace Family Pair - Operating Ace Lift #1 - Operating Ace Quad #2(quad) - Operating Ace Pair Lift #3 - Operating Ace Pair Lift #4 - Suspended King Pair Lift #1 - Operating King #2 - Operating


A memo from Mike Annett......upwards of 30 feet of lovely summer snowpack.

photo MT Hood Palmer Lift
With a tremendous snowpack already in place, we look forward to spectacular training conditions for our spring and summer sessions this year.

Photo: Mt Hood Summer Camps

Whistler Blackcomb
Conditions updated: 2007-12-26 09:55:20
Base Depth: 75" - /9"
Hours open: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Park recut: 2007-21-26
Jumps: 0
Pipes: 0"
Open Lifts: 38
Conditions: Powder, Packed Powder

Construction is well underway on one of Whistler Blackcomb's landmark projects and Canada's newest tourism icon, the Peak to Peak Gondola. This autumn, Peak to Peak crews expect to complete concrete pours at the terminal sites located at Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge and Whistler Mountain's Roundhouse Lodge. They also expect to have towers Two and Three erected before the 2007/2008 winter season. Construction will resume in April 2008 and is scheduled to wrap up in time for a December 2008 grand opening.
Once completed, the gondola will become a tourism icon for British Columbia and Canada, bringing visitors from all over the world into the high alpine to experience scenic views. Supported by only four towers, the gondola will travel 4.4 kilometers (2.73 miles) in just 11 minutes – reaching a highest vertical point of 415 m (1,361 feet) above Fitzsimmons Creek, which is a world record. Coming in at $51 million, the Peak to Peak Gondola also breaks the world record for longest free span, with a distance of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) stretching between the two towers furthest apart.
The Peak to Peak Gondola will travel 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, giving them unprecedented access to both mountains’ expansive and unique high alpine terrain and spectacular vistas.

With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games only three winters away, preparations are well underway in the resort and on the mountains. Whistler Blackcomb is the venue for the men's and women's Olympic and Paralympic alpine skiing disciplines of Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super Combined. In preparation for these events, crews led by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), are contouring and reshaping the men's and women's downhill courses, located at Whistler Creekside. The men's downhill will take place on the Dave Murray course, while the women's downhill and all Paralympic alpine skiing events will take place on a newly designed race course on Wildcard and mid to lower Franz's Trail.
Improvements to snowmaking technology have been ongoing since 2006 and include doubling the size of the reservoir, installing snowmaking pipework and pump station upgrades. VANOC is spending approximately $17.6 million on snowmaking infrastructure for the Games, a legacy for Whistler Blackcomb long after 2010.


Solden -Austria
Sölden's high-altitude ski area boasts 34 ski lifts and gondolas plus 146km of immaculate ski runs. Therefore it ranks among the most renowned Austrian ski resorts. But Sölden offers further unique highlights: two glacier ski areas and three skiable mountain peaks higher than 3,000 meters-
SNOW IS ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED from November trough May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m) 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach snow making systems covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m.
Sölden has the marvelous BIG 3 vantage points - Therefore it is Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts or gondolas. And the » BIG 3 Rally ranks among the most beautfiul ski trails across the entire ski region, comprising also a visit to all BIG 3 platforms

New dimensions are added to the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area, investing no less than 25 million Euros for three new single-rope mountain gondolas and a new restaurant on top of the Hohe Mut peak, plus a new ski run down from Hohe Mut


La Plange - France
Opening of Altitudes resorts :

4 village resorts with access to the entire ski area :

Champagny en Vanoise alt1250m
Plagne Montalbert alt1350m
Montchavin alt1250m
Les Coches alt1450m
Opening of Villages resorts :

From 17th December 2006 to 22nd April 2007

French Freestyle Championships
From 14 to 16 March 2008
The French bumps team has become the best in the world after its incredible progress last winter.

Just keeps getting better!. Fresh snow on the ground today, more in the forecast for tomorrow, and a very promising system approaching this weekend is proof positive that skiers and riders have indeed been very good boys and girls this year and are getting exactly what we want for Christmas!

Our snowmakers are heading to the summit tomorrow and before you know it, we’ll be enjoying all of our 2,820 vertical feet.

And even though we’ve got tons of terrain open all over the mountain, we’re not sitting back on our laurels. Snowmaking is charging ahead around the clock to make your Christmas even whiter.

Sugarloaf is located in the heart of Carrabassett Valley, which was carved by the Carrabassett River and is surrounded by Maine's Western Mountains. Maine's largest cities, Portland and Bangor, offer major airport service to Sugarloaf. Boston and Montreal are only four hours away.

Maine's second highest peak at 4,237 ft. Only lift-serviced above-treeline skiing in the East


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