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Snow Alert - Bluebird skys west of the Rockies, White Out conditions from Chicago to Maine


Mt. Hood Meadows
Operating on its regular schedule - lifts open daily at 9 AM with night operations going until 10 PM Friday and Saturday, until 9 PM Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday and until 4 PM Monday and Tuesday

40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - $40 MIDWEEK (MONDAY - THURSDAY) LIFT TICKET! Purchase a midweek ticket for just $40 through eTickets. This special offer is limited to the first 40 tickets sold for that day. (Monday - Thursday, non-holiday time frames)

PARK & RIDE BEGINS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Our popular shuttle service runs weekends and holiday time frames - offering lift ticket and round trip ride for just $59. Three pick up locations conveniently located next to Tri Met Park&Ride facilities. Purchase your tickets online in advance through eTickets.


Val d'Isère - France
Val d'Isère fills the tank with animations and events with each week: - the night ones of Thursday, - animations of snows. And throughout the season of many events like: -
From the 3 to 6 the March 2008 "Big Day Out" (Competition of snowboard and ski freestyle) -
From the 11 to March 13, 2008 the 9th Festival "the Traditional ones of Valley of Isere" (Festival of classical music) -
From the 7 to April 10, 2008 "Scara" (international Competition of Alpine skiing for the 12 to 15 years) -
From the 15 to April 17, 2008 15th Festival "MUSICAVAL" Festival of chamber music -
From the 21 to April 24, 2008 the 12th Festival "Ventures and Discovered" (international Festival of film on the adventure and the discovery).


Glacier 3000 - Switzerland
The Glacier 3000 ski area includes 10 installations and 30 km of ski runs ranging from 1350 to 3000 m above sea level. It is a part of the ski area shared with Gstaad Mountain Rides (250 km of ski runs) and the Vaudoises Alps (225 km of ski runs) and is particularly attractive for Freestylers and Freeriders. With the 7km long Olden ski run, Glacier 3000 is able to offer one of the most challenging ski runs in the area - a challenge for any skier or snowboarder

For people who like to have unlimited fun in the snow, the 7 km long Olden ski run is just the right one. The black ski run is one of the longest of this difficulty level in the region

Name - Length - Vert - Top Station
P1 Reusch – Oldenegg 1624 m 572 m 1922 m
P2 Oldenegg – Cabane 2270 m 601 m 2523 m
P3 Col du Pillon – Cabane 1960 m 979 m 2524 m
P5 Cabane – Sex Rouge 1551 m 406 m 2930 m
P6 Oldenalp – Oldenegg 797 m 81 m 1922 m



*** Camp of Champions
ro Camp Package pricing:
Each 8 Day Pro Camp Package costs $800.00 CDN.
In 2007 we launched PRO CAMP. Pro Camp has been designed for riders that want a winter quality summer camp park to ride without having to pay for summer camp facilities they don't want or need, and without having to fly to New Zealand. Pro Camp consists solely of PARK ACCESS, LIFT TICKETS and LUNCH. Everything else has been stripped out so that Pro Camp can be as economical as humanly possible. There is no supervision other than in the park, no after camp activities, no hotel usage and no accommodation. This is the camp for people who can take care of themselves, who want to learn and to ride on their own.

We built Pro Camp for the simple reason that we want everyone to be able to come to camp. Sometimes half the fun of traveling is skidding it and sleeping in your car or a tent. Whatever it takes to get where you can live the dream. "I have to sleep in my car to get good enough to live the dream? No problem, I’m there."

We announced Pro Camp in February 2007 and some of the sessions were sold out by the beginning of April. For Pro Camp the space is extremely limited so if you want to ride the best park on earth next summer I’d sign up soon to make sure you get a spot. 10% of the spots were sold out for 2008 a week after 2007 camp ended. Don’t miss out, book early, or you will miss out.


Durango Mountian
DURANGO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL The Durango Independent Film Festival is committed to film literacy and being a welcoming, intimate and unique film organization that screens global, innovative and diverse films that connect independent filmmakers, their artistic process, and their vision to the community. The festival begins Wednesday, February 27 www.durangomountian.com

Kitzbühel Austria
The Kitzbühel Ski Area has opened its doors and lifts! The white blanket is waiting
skiing freaks, boarding fans and of course all those who prefer to cut a good figure on the mountain chalets
Kitzbühel Tourism
Corporation of public law
Hinterstadt 18 A-6370 Kitzbühel Austria



Stop number two will bring competitors to the epic venue of Alyeska Resort, Alaska, April 2-6, to push their limits against the Chugach Range’s palette of jaw-dropping steeps, couloirs, and wide-open Alaskan faces. Adding even more incentive, final round athletes of the Alyeska event will be rewarded with a heli-drop at the start of the Finals, courtesy of Chugach Powder Guides, where they will compete in the final run on an area of Alyeska Resort named “Big League,” a section of the mountain not open to the public until 2010.

“With the creation of The North Face Masters, the riders who live and breathe this aspect of snowboarding finally have a stage on which to show off their skills and creativity,” said Jason Ford, Group Publisher for Future US, home of Future Snowboarding magazine, The North Face Masters media partner. “It’s been a long time since the U.S. has taken a good look at the big mountain side of the sport, so this is a huge opportunity for the riders, as well as the spectators!”

With the induction of the The North Face Masters 2008 comes the gathering of the big mountain snowboarding tribe from all over the world. All male and female snowboarding competitors over the age of 18 are welcomed to participate.

“Today's riders are redefining what is possible—they're taking the tricks and skills learned in the terrain parks to the big mountain environment,” said Joe Flannery, Vice President of Marketing for The North Face. “As a company that was born in the mountains, we're excited to see today’s brightest snowboarding stars with a venue that celebrates what they do.” Fans of big mountain snowboarding can also catch same-day live coverage of the Semi-Final and Final rounds on the event website, where there are complete videos, photos, athlete profiles, detailed event schedules, registration information and more. Please visit www.thenorthface.com/masters

Arapahoe Basin, CO
24 Hour: 7" | 18 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 59-66" | 150-168 cm Lifts Open: 6/7

Beaver Creek, CO
24 Hour: 5" | 13 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 68-74" | 173-188 cm Lifts Open: 17/17

Breckenridge, CO
24 Hour: 6" | 15 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 79-92" | 201-234 cm Lifts Open: 30/30

Keystone, CO
24 Hour: 4" | 10 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 57-64" | 145-163 cm Lifts Open: 19/20

Vail, CO
24 Hour: 9" | 23 cm Surface: PDR
Base: 57-67" | 145-170 cm Lifts Open: 30/34

2008 Ski Season Rates are in! Please take a look at 2008 Early Bird Rates at Las Leñas and at the other ski resorts. Also you still have time to book for South America's summer and autumn season. We have great packages including horse riding at an "estancia", trekking in Patagonia and cruising between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas, to name a few of them. Also, we will be introducing a new website focused on Argentina and Chile Wine Routes. So keep checking for more news.
UPDATES for South America
1. A New skilift will open in Portillo. Its name is Caraca and it is in honor of a bird that inhabits that area. This skilift will be located at the first gully to the left of Roca Jack. This will be a "va et vient" skilift.

2.Portillo: Opening of Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
A few days ago, Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa opened in the Chilean High Plateau. The boutique hotel belongs to the Purcell family, owners of Portillo Hotel & Ski Resort for the last 50 years. Tierra Atacama will offer the combination of adventures and outdoor sports with the hospitality, comfort and service at the Terra Atacama hotel

If you have any questions, please email us at info@skipatagonia.com

Banff Cebtre
February 27 & March 5 - Midweek Medley
Concerts feature a range of music - from the classics of the great masters to the exciting works of modern composers.

February 29 - Concert Night Out
Violinist Livia Sohn, conductor Henk Guittart, and Banff Centre musicians present Canadian premiere of Jiyeh, a violin concerto by American composer Jonathan Berger.

March 2 - Canmore Sunday
Enjoy a spectacular concert of beautiful music, performed by an incredible cast of international musicians.

March 2 & 9 - Banff Indie Band Showcase
In partnership with CBC and Wild Bill's, The Banff Centre presents two nights of the best underground music in Canada, featuring three top new bands: Ohbijou, The Adam Brown and Gigi. A late night treat for locals and visitors to Banff.

March 6 - Casual Afternoon Concert
Pianists Luciane Cardassi and Yvonne Lee perform two-piano works.

March 7 - Concert Night Out
Banff Centre musicians collaborate with a variety of internationally-celebrated visiting artists to present a dynamic and diverse concert series.

Banff Centre


Summer Glading – Kimberley Alpine Resort strives to provide the most consistent snow surface. Work done in the summer makes for velvety smooth groomers and challenging bump runs in the winter. During the summer, 15 runs on the Easter (North Bowl) side of the resort will get attention as crews clean up in the trees and on the runs. (Notre Dame, Full House, Tramway, Geneva, Dean Left & Right, Twixt, Comet, Magma, Jackpot, Twist, Maverick, Flush, Fuzzy & Flapper). As well, the front side of the mountain will see significant work performed as Rosa, Buckhorn, Mambo, Utopia, Stemwinder and Twilight have all seen brush crews. Also check around the mountain for some new unnamed glades. After all, we can’t tell you everything! Front side work will please skiers and riders who love glades – look for 7-metre spacing throughout the entire front side of the mountain

NEW Trails – For those who want to explore a little before you reach the base area, or for those staying on the mountain, the North Star Trail will take you from below the skier bridge amongst a tree lined, low angle trail to your destination in the Resort plaza. Moe’s Trail – A new intermediate trail to the skiers’ right of Boundary Run. Nate’s Way – A new access trail from the Top of the Tamarack Chair to the Stemwinder Run. New designated FIS Homologated run as part of the Kimberley Paralympic program
Friday, November 23, 2007
Warren Miller Calgary

Saturday, December 15, 2007
Kootenay Cup Race

Top Elevation: 6,500 ft / 1,982 m
Base Elevation: 4,035 ft / 1,230 m
Vertical Rise: 2,465 ft / 751 m
Skiable Acres: 1,800 acres / 729 hect
Longest Run: 3.97 mi/6.4 km

Number of Lifts: 5
1 High Speed Quad (North Star Express),
1 Triple Chair (Easter),
1 Double Chair (Tamarack),
1 T-Bar (Owl),


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