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Snow Alert - Jay Peak, Mad River Glen , Vail

Mammoth Mountain
Happy Valentine's Day!

The 8:30 a.m. temp at Main Lodge was 6 degrees with 15 mph winds and cloudy skies. Up at the summit it was 2 below with very strong winds. Today's high should be in the low 20s. 15 lifts are expected to open at 8:30 a.m. and 8 lifts will be on a weather hold due to strong winds.

With a combination of over 600 groomed acres of terrain and a base depth of 8-10 feet, snow conditions are great and today will be a great day for carving down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

Come check out
live slopeside entertainment by Still Time and Sean Wiggens this weekend at Mammoth.
Visit www.MammothEvents.com

Jackson Hole
Jack Daniel's Cupid's Run. The fun starts at noon and involves participating in a couple's obstacle race on the Casper race course. Besides that draw, I'll also mention that the half foot of snow I was "patiently" awaiting yesterday did come through; today I'm looking forward to sunshine and soft, powdery turns off of Thunder and Sublette! I tell ya, there's nothing more romantic than skiing on 7 inches of fresh powder and sharing cash prizes! It's a day not to be missed, for sure!

SUBARU U.S. EXTREME FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS, THE LONGEST RUNNING BIG MOUNTAIN FREESKIING EVENT, RETURNS TO CRESTED BUTTE, CO, FEBRUARY 19-23 $23,400, the biggest cash purse on the 2008 Subaru US Freeskiing Series roster is up for grabs next weekend at Crested Butte, CO. The newly redesigned USfreeskiing.com website has hit the web with new features, navigation and design, making it easier and more fun to access the world's best freeskiing videos, photos, profiles, and stories

Crested Butte, CO, February 14, 2008—For the 17th consecutive year, competitive freeskiing’s elite will gather at the Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, February 19-23. And with record snow levels burying Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR), spectators, media and athletes prepare to witness history in the making.

The first resort in the United States to initiate an extreme freeskiing contest, CBMR has the longest running event of this kind and hosts male, female, junior, and master’s competitors. With the largest cash purse on the Subaru US Freeskiing Series (USFS) $23,400 – being awarded to top finishers and prizes from a litany of sponsors, the “Extremes,” as it is known in freeskiing circles, is one of the most prestigious events on the 2008 USFS. The Extremes is also the first stop on the 2008 Freeskiing World Tour.

Event management company Mountain Sports International (MSI) is proud to partner with CBMR as this is the company’s former home.

“For MSI, having a Crested Butte stop on the calendar is just perfect,” said MSI president and former Crested Butte resident Adam Comey. “The mountain itself is a great venue for showcasing what freeskiing is all about, and to work with our friends at CBMR is always great. I’m really looking forward to seeing what these athletes will be throwing down—it’s amazing to see how far this sport has come since the Extremes’ inception 17 years ago.”

MSI will be posting comprehensive same-day video webcasts of the final rounds on the newly redesigned and recently launched www.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.

With the Extremes, athletes are heading into the third stop on the 2008 USFS, charging on terrain most skiers consider untouchable. It is every competitor’s goal to ski away with this crown jewel of championship titles. Some of the best known freeskiers in the world -- people like Kim Reichhelm, Kristin Ulmer, Dave "Swany" Swanwick, Seth Morrison, Brant Moles, Shane McConkey, Noel Lyons, Alison Gannett, Wendy Fisher and Aaron Estrada - all entered past competitions as unknowns or up-and-comers and distinguished themselves by taking top honors in the U.S. Extremes.

“To win the US Extreme Freeskiing Champs is huge,” said Griffin Post, men’s champion of the Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open, “I’ve had my eye on that one for a long time, and I feel like I’m skiing better than ever. If I can keep the momentum going, this might be the year for me at the Extremes!”

The four days of competition will take skiers to the natural hazards and solitude of the Extreme Limits where a field of 160 competitors will charge down super-technical steeps with pitches from 39-45 degrees, ultimately determining the 2008 Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Champion.

Notably, junior freeskiers will be granted a rare opportunity to compete alongside their ski heroes, as the competition includes a category for athletes age 14-17. Crested Butte Academy will also be running a junior freeskiing skills camp leading into the competition. More information for this may be found at www.crestedbutteacademy.com

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 13-16
• 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

Monterosa - Italy
Challenge Rose: the appointment is for 1° March! It returns, after the happened one of the first edition in 2007, Challenge Rose, according to Trophy Chrstian Arfinio. The appointment with the divertimento is for Saturday 1° March, but the calendar leaves already from 28 Thursdays February... Here the program! Thursday 28/02/2007 hours 14,00 20,00 hours Palazzetto Accreditation of the sport Friday 29/02/2007 08,00 hours Palazzetto Accreditation of the sport 14,00 hours Recognition track 19,00 hours Presentation Palazzetto event of the sport Saturday 1/03/2007 07,30 hours Palazzetto Accreditation of the sport 09,00 hours Departure event 15,00 hours Premiazione 16,00 hours "Afternoon of Surprise" hours 19,00 - 03,00 "the Night Rose" http://www.rosachallenge.com

Colorado Snow
Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin has always been known as the legend for its legendary steeps on East Wall and off Pallavicini lift, legendary views from the Continental Divide, and now for a legendary 80% terrain expansion into Montezuma Bowl. Arapahoe Basin will almost double in size this season as we expand into Montezuma Bowl with high alpine groomed runs, bowls, chutes and glades.
Aspen Mountain
The flagship mountain of Aspen rises imposingly out of the heart of downtown. Famous for its steeps, bumps, and incredible views, Aspen Mountain and its double-blacks and tree runs are fun for riders and skiers alike.
Crested Butte
3 Mountains, 5 Bowls, Acres of Fun. Located in the White River National Forest, Keystone is home to three magnificent mountain playgrounds - Dercum Mountain, North Peak and The Outback. There's something special for every skier and rider of any level at each mountain. There are more than 3,000 vertical feet and over 3,000 acres of bowls, bumps, glades, steeps and groomers to be experienced
The free scenic gondola connects the historic Town of Telluride with the modern luxury of Mountain Village
All with 1-3 inches of new snow last 48 hours
for detailsed information see

Whitefish Mountian

That's 347.98 centimetres, which I even spelled incorrectly on purpose for those of you who speak the other kind of English.

If each snowflake that fell on a given spot settled to the thickness of a human hair, we'd have already seen 38,608,000,000 snowflakes fall on any given point we chose to watch.

So far this season, an average of 5.95 inches of the white stuff has fallen upon our summit for every day we've been open.



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


SKA VENTURE PRESIDENTS WEEKEND CELEBRATION Join us this Saturday and Sunday for the Ska Venture Presidents Weekend Celebration. Enjoy some Ska music and Ska beer, plus have a chance at winning a sweet custom Venture Snowboard deck. Check out the display at Purgy’s right now, and join us for some holiday weekend fun at Purgatory www.durangomountain.com

Mt Hood Meadows

Demo the newest Burton boots and boards this President's holiday weekend (Saturday - Monday). The demo is free but requires drivers license and credit card, and those under 18 need parents signature on liability release.

2/16 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show
2/16&18 Burton Demo Tour
2/22&24 USSA Revolution Tour
2/23&24 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show
2/24 Hanel Loop Cross Country Race
3/2&3 Oregon Cancer Ski Out
3/5&7 OISRA Oregon High School Ski Racing State Championships
3/8 Women's Clinic
3/8&9 Demo Day
3/15&16 Full Sail Banked Slalom
3/15 Telemark Race
3/16 Telemark Clinic
3/21-23 USSA NorAm Finals


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