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Snow Alert - Snowbird , Ohio & east of Great Lakes region, to Maine

photo: Kashmir Alpine ski shop.>> Ski the Himalayas
Jackson Hole
wind between 3 and 8 mph. Isolated snow showers in higher elevations possible.

Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 116 of 116
Groomed Trails: 36 of 48
Advanced Terrain Park: Open
Intermediate Terrain Park: Open

March 13-16
Jackson Hole Freeskiing Open
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is very excited to host this event for a third year- the Subaru US Freeskiing Series.

March 24 - 31
Michael Franti and Spearhead headline Jackson Hole Mountain Festival
Join us for the Third Annual Jackson Hole Mountain Festival March 24 - 31, 2008 at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Headlining the event is a complimentary outdoor concert with Michael Franti and Spearhead at the base of the Mountain on Saturday March 29, 2008. Join us for a full week of skiing and snowboarding events, live music, competitions and specials!.


Sugarloaf - Maine

10 inches in the past 24 hours here at the base, and the report from groomers this morning is that there's a solid foot at higher elevations.
This storm puts us well over four feet so far this month, and over 14 FEET this season. With all of this new snow we're likely to see a bunch of terrain open back up today, pushing us back towards that 100 percent mark.

US Alpine Championships
Mar 22-26
The US Alpine Championships, presented by Nature Valley, return to Sugarloaf for the second time in the past three years, March 22-26. Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso along with other stars of the US Ski Team will reach speeds topping 80 mph as they fly down Sugarloaf's legendary Narrow Gauge trail.
The event will feature spectator-friendly viewing areas, grand opening and closing ceremonies, plus an autograph session and daily awards ceremonies.
March 19 - Downhill training
March 20 - Downhill training
March 21 - FIS downhill (not a title race)
March 22 - Men's and women's downhill
March 23 - Men's and women's super G
March 24 - Men's and women's slalom
March 25 - Men's giant slalom
March 26 - Women's giant slalom



Mammoth Mountain
There's no place in California with more fresh snow than Mammoth Mountain. March and April are prime time at Mammoth with great conditions and big fun for everyone. Mammoth is offering midweek slopeside lodging at great rates. Commit early for the best deal.
$99 Hotel rooms
Mammoth Mountain

Whistler Blackcomb

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
April 11 - 20, 2008
You are invited to the biggest annual celebration of music, arts, sports & culture on the planet. For 10 days and 10 nights, Whistler cranks up all the dials with 50 live concerts, major pro ski and snowboard comps, legendary arts events, endless nightlife and the best spring skiing & riding in the world. Bring your peeps, bring your mojo, bring your rage , and come to Whistler April 11 - 20, 2008

50 FREE Concerts, Legendary Arts & Nightlife, High Octane Sports

The action in Whistler is always hot. But every April, it gets even hotter during the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival. It is a celebration of snow culture and all the gravity-defying thrills and adrenaline-fueled excitement that come along with it. Big name concerts , jaw-dropping half-pipe and big air competitions, legendary parties and enough action-packed excitement to make this festival a must for anyone who pledges to love skiing or snowboarding.


Kvitfjell- Norway
Kvitfjell is not the largest ski destination in the world, but many people declare that it is one of the best. The reason is probably the variation of the slopes skiers will find here. For the youngest as well as for beginners we have small bunny hills and for the more advanced skiers we can offer steeper slopes where the skies really catches wind. Skiers at all levels will find their own challenge in Kvitfjell that is why so many ski enthusiasts return to our destination.
Quality is our motto. Everything that has been and is being build here in Kvitfjell is of the highest quality, and that includes the destination as a whole. More than NOK 200 millions has been invested into different projects, which results in that Kvitfjell is one of the most modern state-of-the-arch destinations in Norway. Kvitfjell is able to cover approximately 80% of all slopes with artificial snow and due to this we are one of the first destinations to open every year. Number of lifts: 7
Lift capacity: 8100 p/h
Longest run: 3500 m
Vertical drop: 840 m
Highest mountain: 1044m

There are many reasons why you should visit us in Kvitfjell this winter. From Kvitfjell you have access to more than 600 km of cross-country trails, a snowboard/terrain park, great ski instructors who will teach you to enjoy skiing, one of Norway’s most luxurious hotels in the mountains, etc. Kvitfjell

Kirkwood - Ca

Expedition: Kirkwood offers several clinics and camps designed specifically for skiers to improve their on-mountain skills including:
All Mountain One Day Clinics and All Mountain Two Day Clinics develop the poise and control needed to manage steep terrain and ski with complete confidence. Women 1 Day Clinics and Women 2 Day Clinics that focus on mastering a variety of terrain and snow conditions as well as terrain selection, finding the best line and off-piste skiing etiquette. Telemark Clinics are great for teleskiers aspiring to tackle new terrain. Be sure to put our Telemark Festival dates on your calendar as it is always a crowd favorite.

Expedition: Kirkwood has teamed up with Burton Snowboards to offer a host of programs designed to take riders to new levels on the mountain including: One Day All Mountain Snowboard Clinics designed to improve riding proficiency, enhance equipment usage and facilitate exploring the entire mountain as quickly as possible. Women One Day Snowboard Clinics and Women Two Day Snowboard Clinics to help provide that necessary progression without all the standing around


Arapahoe Basin
The East Wall is OPEN for the 07/08 Season!!!! ... Steep and Tasty www.arapahoebasin.com/


Supporting our high performance adaptive ski racers Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Grouse Mountain to showcase B.C.’s local and provincial disabled skiers in a first-of-its-kind event in Vancouver. The VASS Grouse Mountain Corporate Cup, on February 28th, will match corporate teams with a high performance skier with a disability for a day of ski racing. For VASS ski racers and corporate participants, the event will provide the opportunity to ski alongside some of B.C.’s top disabled skiers and past Paralympians. For more information, please visit www.vass.ca

2008/09 Y2Play Winter Passes Are Now Available Grouse Mountain changed the landscape of local skiing and riding when we introduced the Y2Play pass in 1999. Since then, over one million loyal skiers and snowboarders have enjoyed the best in winter sport here at The Peak of Vancouver.

And this year, your ticket to winter sport continues. Buy a 2008/09 Y2Play pass today and enjoy unlimited skiing and boarding from now until the end of the 2008/09 season, with a savings of up to 80% off the regular rate.

Chamonix - France

Chamonix's skiing extends over 3 main areas : Brévent/Flégère, offering south-facing slopes and exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc chain, the Grands Montets, high altitude north-facing slopes which dominate the village of Argentière and the Balme area, wide open slopes at the top of the Chamonix valley, bordering on Switzerland.

Sunny spells forecast for this morning, clouding over this afternoon. 1 cm of fresh snow at 2000 meters!
Good snow conditions - snow depths between 110cm and 140cm at 2000 metres

Saturday 01 March 2008 - Race

ends ... Sunday 02 March 2008 Chamonix, January 1908 : the resort already has a well established summer season and an international mountaineering reputation, and it is now becoming a great winter sports resort, thanks to the enthusiasm generated by the International Ski Competition. It is the second major winter sports event organised in France by the French Alpine Club (after Montgenèvre in 1907. The organisation was entrusted to Dr Michel Payot, president of the Alpine Sports Club in Chamonix, local president of the French Alpine Club and the first to initiate the famous Chamonix - Zermatt "Haute Route" in 1903. The exhibition pays tribute to Dr Payot and retraces the programme of events for this International Concours where the Norwegian, Swiss and French troups distinguish themselves, aswell as amature teams of mountain guides. Even a female team of elegant skieurs are allowed to partake and they set the scene for the beginning of the 20th century... The considerable success of this cometition launches Chamonix decisively as a winter sports resort, thus fulfulling Dr Payot's dream. This tremendous sportsman and doctor, died prematurely on the 30th January of the same year.


Megeve - France
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th :
Enjoy the festivities and test new equipment, with demonstration of freestyle skiing - Mont Joux Snowpark Thursday 28th :
7 pm : Freestyle Contest and VTT Trial demo
9 pm : Haribo fireworks
9.30 pm : Lyricson and Captain Records in concert
Closing of the indoor icerink from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th included


Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
March 1 and 2, 2008 - Zwiesel, Germany
March 8 and 9, 2008 - Crans Montana, Switzerland
March 12 to March 16, 2008 - Bormio, Italy

Bacardi Gets the job Done


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