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2.21.2008

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Crystal Mountain - Wa

Photo: Crystal Mountain, Ryan's photo of the "Dog Leg" and greater Bowl in background

Base Temperature: 24degrees
Base Snow Depth: 109 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

www.skicrystal.com.

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SnowBasin
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
www.snowbasin.com

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MT HOOD SUMMER SKI CAMP A memo from Mike Annett......upwards of 30 feet, building a lovely summer snowpack


www.mthood.com

Scott
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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. BIG3 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 Events

www.soelden.com/

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About the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour The Burton Global Open Series is part of the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. TTR ranks riders based on their results at participating competitions and crowns a Swatch TTR World Champion at the US Open. The Burton European Open are a 6Start TTR Event and are therefore ranked at the highest possible Star level. For more information, visit www.ttrworldtour.com .

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HEAVENLY HOSTS JACKPOT RAIL JAM SERIES
The JackPot Rail Jam Series will Include Four Open
Jams and One Invitational Final Event

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif./Nev. – Feb. 19, 2008 -
Heavenly Mountain Resort will host this season’s first JackPot Rail Jam event on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. on World Cup at the California Base. This event will guarantee the top ten star participants a spot in the JackPot Rail Jam Series Finals to be held on April 12, 2008. The JackPot Rail Jam will be held under the lights on World Cup and will feature the Smith limo as the feature. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Race Department Office at the California Lodge. The event is limited to the first 50 participants to sign up, so morning registration is suggested. The entry fee is $5 and the event is open to any skier or rider with the guts to attack the Smith limo, helmets are required to participate. There is $700 purse, with cash being awarded to the best participants in each category: men’s skiing, men’s snowboarding, women’s skiing, women’s snowboarding and best overall trick. “We are very excited about this season’s JackPot Rail Jam Series,” said Heavenly Terrain Park Manager Michael Thomas. “Partnering with Smith to host the limo for this event is very exciting and participants will be amped when they see it!”



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Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain Snow Report for Thursday Feb 21
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Ready for Round 2

At 6am at Main Lodge it is 25 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds are light at around 15mph. Highs today are in the mid 30's. After a brief hiatus, it looks like the second round of snow should be starting early afternoon. At the summit it is 12 degrees with 40mph winds.

All lifts are expected to open today (except chairs 20 and 26). 96 runs were groomed last night on nearly 1000 acres of terrain. The couple inches of snow we received yesterday should add some cushion to our 8-10 foot base of snow.

Please remember that natural and man-made obstacles do exist, so always ride with caution.

Mountain Conditions
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Main Lodge Temp : 21.9 degrees
Skies : mostly cloudy
Winds : gusty
Daytime Temps : mid 30's


www.mammothmountian.com


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Valais Tourism Switzerland
This year the ski season will continue long after Easter: According to experience the snow conditions are still good and the ski season will last two or even three weeks after Easter in almost every holiday resort. You will find more details in the snow reports under the respective resorts and then click on "Local resort information
The town of Brig-Glis takes an active role in sustained development. This commitment has earned it the European label "Alpine town of the year 2008" and it is now organising over a hundred exciting events in connection with this award.
Valaisan Events
A selection of events from the beginning of March to the end of April 2008:
02.03.08 "Raquettissima", snowshoe race in Grimentz
08.03.08 SnowUp in Morgins
08.-09.03.08 World Cup Ski Race Ladies in Crans-Montana
11.-15.03.08 U-Games, Swiss & International University Championships in Veysonnaz/Evolène
14.-16.03.08 O'Neill Xtreme in Verbier
22.03.08 2nd "Ski Touring Simplon", ski mountaineering race in Simplon
26.-30.03.08 "Caprices Festival", music festival in Crans-Montana
28.-30.03.08 Nendaz Freeride in Nendaz
12.-20.04.08 XSpeedSki in Nendaz/Verbier
16.-20.04.08 "Patrouille des Glaciers", glacier patrol in Zermatt-Verbier

www.valaistourism.ch

The North Face

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Durango
INTERNATIONAL SKI BIKE FESTIVAL/NORDIC RACING
Enjoy one of the fastest growing sports on snow today through Sunday! Stop by the check in booth and take a ski bike lesson. Once you’re certified, you can demo ski bikes during the festival. Special Ski Bike events include mountain cross, best trick and racing the gates in the Paradise Race Arena. Also, the Nordic Center offers the final Coke race of the season Saturday starting at 10. Call 385-2114 for more information.

SHERIDE SNOWBOARD CAMP
Sheride Snowboard Camp is back this tomorrow, Saturday & Sunday. Enjoy 3 Days Packed with Riding, Learning and Laughing. Learn to snowboard, or dramatically improve your riding in a fun, safe, confidence-building environment. All levels of riders will love She Ride! Find out more and register at sheride.com.

MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE TOUR/SNOW COASTER
This Saturday, meet at the Guest Services Kiosk at 3:30 and take the last chair of the day up the mountain. Watch the sun set and the moon rise, enjoy a wine and cheese party at the Powderhouse then hike down with your guide. Package includes lift ride, snowshoe rental and wine and cheese party. Reservations needed by today. 970-385-2147 ALSO: Our tubing hill is open today, tomorrow and Saturday this week, from 2-7 pm.

www.durangomountain.com

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Jackson Hole

Photo: Jackson Hole marketing

The Inversion and Brilliant Sunshine, is sticking around for one more day. Enjoy it because we're back to clouds and a chance for snow tomorrow! Maybe a few fresh flakes will provide some extra padding for the Dick's Ditch Banked Slalom competitors this weekend. For those of you anxious to test your limits of speed and agility in The Ditch, don't forget to register tomorrow and take a few practice runs in the afternoon! Today head up the mountain for fun, fast runs on any and all of the 38 groomed trails today and don't forget to come cheer the racers on this weekend! -KL

Today's Forecast
Expected Highs
Upper-Mountain: 25°F
Base: 22°F

Inverted temperatures, patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 22. North northeast wind at 6 mph becoming south southwest.

Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 116 of 116
Groomed Trails: 38 of 48
Advanced Terrain Park: Open

www.jacksonhole.com

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Cortina - Italy
The most beautiful weeks to ski in Cortina.

A lot of snow and sunny days, with 66 opened slopes for an amount of 115km. Snow height: from 50cm of Socrepes to 130cm of Tofana.
Blubird conditions as of this morning !

Cross Country: all the tracks are open for an amount of 75km.



www.cortina.dolomiti.org

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Alyseka Resort - Alyeska
In the last 24 hours, we have received 0" of new snow at the base, 16" at midway and 20+" of new snow at the top. All main trails have been groomed and off-trail is fresh fun powder!

Currently, the skies are precipitating. We have a temperature of 37 degrees at the base, 31 degrees at midway, and 27 degrees at the top of the mountain. The winds are currently 10-15mph gusting into the 30s.

Total snowfall this season is 530" at the top of the mountain.

Chairs 3, 4, 7 will run from 10:30-5:30pm. Chair 6 & the Tram will tentatively run from 11:30am to 5:30pm. There is night skiing tonight with chairs 1,3 & the Tram operating from 4-9pm.

For a full report of current conditions at Alyeska Resort please check out our website at
www.alyeskaresort.com

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Sugarloaf - Maine
Bud Light Presents Keller Williams and the WMDs
Spend the day on the slopes and then stick around for a can't-miss Bud Light Concert Series event with the one and only Keller Williams. Know for his unique style and extraordinary live show, Keller Williams has been a fan favorite in jam band circles for years and on Saturday night he'll be teaming up with his newly formed band, the WMDs.

Tickets are $26 at the door but just $22 in advance, so act now and save! Give us a call at 1-800-THE-LOAF today, because these tickets are sure to go fast!

Kids & Teens Ski Free Week
March is our snowiest month here at Sugarloaf, and there's no better way to maximize your family's time on the slopes than with our Kids & Teens Ski Free Week, March 16-21. Enjoy top notch conditions by day and great activities by night, and if you stay 3-5 mid week nights, kids ages 6-18 ski for FREE.

Ski and Stay Packages start at just $85 per person per night in your own comfortable and convenient on-mountain condominium.

Give us a call at 1-800-THE-LOAF to reserve your spot now, or click here to book online!

MAJOR EVENT
Nature Valley US Alpine Championships Make your plans now to be here March 22-26, as the US Alpine Championships return to Sugarloaf, presented by Nature Valley. Come watch as the Nation's top ski racers fly down the Narrow Gauge trail at speeds topping 80 mph. Events will include a parade of athletes, daily award ceremonies, and an autograph session, and the spectator friendly course will get you right on top of all the action.
Ski Industry Week
3/31/08 - 4/3/08


www.sugarloaf.com/


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Squaw Valley
4,000 legendary acres are served by 25 lifts today. Conditions are excellent and Groomer's Choice today is Granite Chief and Silverado
...about Silverado, Kima's Paw, Frog and toad chutes, the swell, McKinneys Jimmys stump farm all awesome runs for an expert!


Photo: Funitel at Squaw just before Tower 16 runout from broken arrow

SNOWFEST is Coming !
Feb 29 2008 - Mar 9 2008 SnowFest 2008
and ... for what it's worth Squaw compared to EPIC year of 98 when I was skiing upper mountain untill forth of July with 348 inches of accumilated base is ahead of the pace for a very very long SPRING season !



Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons


www.squaw.com



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Red Lodge Mountain

< Red Lodge Mountain Resort Backcountry Film Festival 7pm Join us at the Banquet Room of the Red Lodge Pizza Co. for the first annual Backcountry Film Festival. Door prizes will be drawn and proceeds benefit the Beartooth Recreation and Trails Association and the Winter Wildlands Alliance. Tickets are available at the door - $7 Adults and $4 Children.

February 23rd
Cardboard Racer Showcase 9am Bring up your Cardboard Racer to show off your creation before dragging it up to the top of Showoff Alley. You can register your cardboard racer at this time if you missed the parade. Register on-line (go to calendar of events and look for registration) or at the Info Booth at the Main Lodge from 9-11am.

The Fireman's Hose Race 12pm
Watch local and regional firefighters show off their hose skill and see who the fastest firefighting team on skis is! The race will take place before the Cardboard Classic Race. Open to all firefighters who are up to the challenge, but you must register as a team. Register on-line (go to calendar of events and look for registration) or at the Info Booth at the Main Lodge from 9-11am.

The Cardboard Classic Race 12:30pm
The ever popular and famous race down Showoff Alley. Speed, crashes and a good time are promised. Classes include 12 & Under, 13-18, and 19 & Up. Race for cash in The Jr. Unlimited and Unlimited Classes. (judge rulings, rules, and registration can be found at redlodgemountain.com)

Bogart's Jalapeño Eating Contest 2:30pm at the Bierstube
Think you can handle the heat? Chow down on as many jalapenos as you can and win big. $15 dollar entry fee includes T-shirt, need to be 18 or older to enter. Registration will be at the info booth on Saturday morning.

Viking Costume Contest Showcase 2:45pm at the Bierstube
Come strut your stuff in your Viking Costume and be judged to win big as the best dressed. Divisions of age groups and great prizes.

Torch Light Parade, Fireworks and Dinner A spaghetti dinner will start at 5pm at the Main Lodge. After dinner enjoy an incredible light show as the torch light skiers make their way down the mountain under the lights of an awesome fireworks show. Dinner is $5.50 per person and $4 for children 10 and under.

www.RedLodgeMountain.com


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US Ski Team Events
Mar 0 - 0, 2008 The Hartford U.S. Disabled Championships TBD DH, SG, GS, SL M / W
Mar 1 - 3, 2008 Visa U.S. Snowboarding Cup Lake Placid, NY SBX, PGS M / W
Mar 14 - 14, 2008 USSA SuperTour Finals Park City, UT M / W
Mar 15 - 16, 2008 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Killington, VT HP, SS M / W
Mar 15 - 16, 2008 U.S. Jumping/NC Championships Park City / Soldier Hollow, UT M / W
Mar 19 - 26, 2008 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships Sugarloaf, ME FIS DH, DH, SG, SL, GS M / W
Mar 27 - 30, 2008 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships Park City, UT M, DM, AE, HP M / W


www.usskiteam.com


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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











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