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Snow Alert -Whistler Blackcomb B.C. ,Jackson Hole Wy, Steven's Pass Wa,Vail Co, Heavenly Valley Ca
                      Continued Avalanche Warnings For Cascades and Northern Sierras

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: -
February 2, & 3 2008 world cup of Alpine skiing - From the 3 to 6 the Mars 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).


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)


Friday Night Freeski and Snowboard Clinics are a fun avenue for riders and skiers to get dialed in before they compete in the USASA Hood Series - Saturday February 2 - Boarder / Skier Cross.

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.

2/1 Renewable NW Energy Chat
2/2 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show
2/9&10 Bud Light presents the Moe Dixon Show
2/10 Women's Clinic
2/10 Hanel Loop Cross Country Race
2/16&18 Burton Demo Tour
2/22&24 USSA Revolution Tour
2/24 Hanel Loop Cross Country Race




The world’s best freeskiers descend on Copper Mountain for the Suzuki US Freeskiing Open competitions and live music celebrations as the longest running freeskiing event on the calendar takes off

Copper Mountain, Colorado, February 1, 2008—Airing live on the web www.usfreeskiingopen.com beginning at high noon (MST) today, catch the Slopestyle competition from Copper while logged on from anywhere on the globe, as the best freeskiing athletes in the world campaign for Suzuki US Open titles in Slopestyle, Superpipe, and Big Air. Slopestyle Semi-Finals and Finals will kick off the live feed webcast from 12:00pm to 4:30pm MST.

Fresh off of X Games ’08 podiums, the likes of Andreas Hatveit, Jossi Wells, Charles Gagnier , Grete Eliassen and Sarah Burke, to name only a fistful of the incredible world class talent on hand, will lobby for the Suzuki US Open titles as all kicks into high gear beginning with today’s Slopestyle competition.

Live webcast coverage of the 2008 Suzuki US Freeskiing Open will air throughout the event from February 1st through February 3rd, with the following schedule in place for arm-chair fans cheering from across the world:

•Friday, February 1, 2008
12:00pm-4:30pm MST Slopestyle Semi-Finals and Finals (Women and Men)

•Saturday, February 2, 2008
5:00pm-8:00pm MST Invitational Big Air Pro Semi Finals and Head-to-Head

•Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
12:00pm-4:30pm MST Superpipe Semi Finals and Finals (Women and Men)

Stay logged on to www.usfreeskiingopen.com to catch history in the making live from the 2008 Suzuki US Freeskiing Open!
For more information and a full schedule of all competition and live music , please visit www.usfreeskiingopen.com

K2 Skis

Skiing: World Cup training results
1 February 2008
Results from the third and final training session Friday for the men's World Cup downhill here:
1. Bode Miller (USA) 1min 34.51sec,
2. David Poisson (FRA) at 0.61sec,
3. Christophe Gruber (AUT) 0.74,
4. Christof Innerhofer (ITA) 0.76,
5. Markus Larsson (SWE) 0.81,
6. Rainer Schoenfelder (AUT) 0.95,
7. Hermann Maier (AUT) 1.02,
8. Didier Defago (SUI) 1.07,
9. Yannick Bertrand (FRA) 1.30,
10. Florian Eisath (ITA) 1.47, . Adrian Theaux (FRA) 1.47,
12. Erik Guay (CAN) 1.49,
13. Andrej Sporn (SLO) 1.58,
14. Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin (FRA) 1.65,
15. Ambrosi Hoffmann (SUI) 1.93

21. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 2.55, 25. Craig Branch (AUS) 2.81
DNS: 36 skiers

US Ski Team Events
Jan 31 - 2, 2008 Visa Freestyle International Deer Valley, UT AE, SX, DM M / W
Feb 8 - 10, 2008 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Tamarack, ID 22' HP, SBX M / W
Feb 15 - 18, 2008 NorAm Cup USA, TBD MO, DM, AE, HP M / W
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


La Plange - France

And 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.
Gevalia Coffee Logo-Gevalia Coffee

Panorama Mountain Village
Panorama Mountain Village, BC – Friday, February 1st 2008 – In March 2007, the first “ Mountain of Hope ” gala amassed over $11,000 for Panorama’s local community. The goal this year is to collect $15,000.
Spearheaded by Panorama’s Ski Patrol & Mountain Operations team, the benefit dinner raises money to support individuals someway linked to the resort in times of need.
According to Neil Carey, Ski Patrol Manager, the idea started back in 1997, when a long-term employee was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease; finding himself in need of funds to pay for the cost of travel and treatment. Carey and friends decided to pull together and do what they could for their colleague. With generous contributions and donations by employees, locals, and Invermere businesses, a raffle was organized to raise money. "There was no need for a formal organisation at that point", explains Carey. "Everything just sorted itself out".
As similar situations emerged over the years, Carey decided it was time to create an official fundraiser. "I wanted to find a way of doing what we've always done, but spruce it up a bit". The annual “ Mountain of Hope ” gala, a semi-formal dinner and silent auction, now raises money for a local emergency relief fund. "The fundraising will happen annually regardless of whether or not it is needed and will be available for community members in crisis situations ", explains Carey.
What started as help from a few friends is gradually developing into an official foundation. Recently, a committee was formed to create a mandate for donating funds.
On February 8th 2008, Panorama Mountain Village will host the second annual “ Mountain of Hope ” gala just in time for Valentine’s. After dinner and cocktails, a number of items will be up for grabs at the silent auction, including: golf at Greywolf, fly fishing trips, giftware, clothing, water sports, dinners, and more… Tickets can be purchased for $40 at Lusti’s Cappuccino Bar or by contacting Neil Carey at ncarey@intrawest.com or Nancy Brush at nbrush@intrawest.com.

Big White
Are you ready to try some fantastic new skis and boards? Then this is the weekend to be at Big White! We'll have three manufacturers on board for equipment demos. BURTON snowboards and ATOMIC skis will have their tents set up on Saturday and Sunday, and will be joined by ELAN skis on Sunday. Try some fabulous new snowboard and skiing equipment on our world-famous champagne powder! Don't forget, before you take out some of this fantastic gear, you need proper ID and parents need to sign for their children.

Winter Carnival Soars at Silver Star
The Vernon Winter Carnival is set to launch with this year’s theme, Carnival in the Sky. The festivities take place Feb. 1 to 10 and offer something for everyone. Like always, Silver Star plays a major role in making Vernon Winter Carnival a huge success. Come to Silver Star for the annual Snow Sculpture competition from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 and watch as artists transform gigantic blocks of snow into masterpieces. Keep an eye out for Peter Vogelaar, a multiple winner at Silver Star who has also sculpted pieces at the 2002 Nagano Winter Games, and again at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino. Perhaps you're more inclined to cross country skiing; the fourth annual Silver Star 75 gets underway Feb. 3. This event is a fundraiser for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and the Silver Star Nordic Racing Team. It's a great way to have fun while helping support a a pair of worthy causes.

Colorado Snow
DENVER, Colo. – Jan. 31, 2008 – Thanks to a steady pulse of storms streaming across the state this month, Colorado ski resorts are seeing record amounts of snowfall, abundant powder days and robust mid-season conditions. All 26 resorts have received fresh snow in the last 24 hours and season-to-date snowfall totals have surpassed 28 feet in some areas.

Combined, Colorado’s 26 member resorts have received 4,750 inches of snow this season, equaling roughly 395 feet. Since December 1, 2007, it snowed at Colorado resorts 59 out of 62 days, resulting in 51 official powder days (calculated as at least one resort receiving 5 or more inches of new snow).

January snowfall records were broken at both Crested Butte and Snowmass. Crested Butte broke their record after they received 41 inches of new snow this past week and Snowmass broke their record after receiving 38 inches of new snow.

This week in Southwest Colorado, Wolf Creek received 60 inches of fresh snow, Silverton 47 inches of snow, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort 42 inches, and Telluride 32 inches of snow.

The Central Rockies have also been getting fresh snow with 26 inches at Monarch Mountain this week. On the Western slope, 31 inches of new snow fell on Powderhorn Resort and nearly two feet has fallen on Sunlight Mountain. Aspen Highlands received 32 inches of new snow, Aspen Mountain 30 inches and Buttermilk 24.

Steamboat and Howelsen Hill in Northern Colorado have received 23 inches and 8 inches of new snow respectively in the past week.

Along the Front Range this week recent snowfall brought 28 inches of powder to Breckenridge, 22 inches to Beaver Creek, 21 inches to Copper, 19 inches to Vail, 17 inches to Ski Cooper, 16 inches to Loveland, 13.5 inches to Winter Park. Arapahoe Basin and Keystone both received a foot of new snow and 9 inches fell at Eldora, 8 inches at SolVista Basin, and 3 inches at Echo Mountain.

The National Weather Service forecasters are calling for snow to continue falling throughout this weekend in Colorado.

Ski New Hampshire
Maybe the best part of the Patriots being in the Super Bowl is the empty slopes and lift ticket deals that pop up! NH ski areas are used to dealing with the Pats' success and know it takes a little something extra to get you out on snow on Super Bowl Sunday. With kickoff not until after 6:30 pm there's plenty of time to get a full weekend of skiing/riding in at a great price, especially considering how close most NH ski areas are to where you live! A few deals have been announced. Cannon is doing a two-for-one day on Sunday. Waterville Valley has a special lodging package for Sunday night that includes a ticket for Monday when all your friends are back at work. King Pine is hosting a #1 fan contest, with some great prizes including a season pass


Air France

Air France

16-18 Burton Demo Tour Bear or Northstar, CA
22-24 Burton Demo Tour Boyne, MI

2 Burton Demo Tour Stratton, VT or Mt Creek, NJ
1-2 USSA Snowboard World Cup Lake Placid, NY
7-9 Burton Demo Tour Waterville, NH
14-16 Burton Demo Tour Stratton, VT or Mt Creek, NJ
15-16 USSA Snowboard Chevy Grand Prix Paul Mitchell Progression Session Killington, VT
21-23 USSA Freestyle National Championships TBD


Montafon - Austria

New in the Silvretta Nova 6-seater Sesselbahn Vermiel chairlift
The new fixed 6-seater Vermiel chairlift with conveyor belt entry and luxury upholstery replaces the three Vermiel drag lifts. With the new lift and the moving of the new mountain station to the mountain station of the Grandaubahn, this area is experiencing a substantial qualitative improvement.

Heated seating for the 6-seater Sesselbahn Nova chairlift The SB Nova, newly constructed last winter, is being equipped with heated seating

The “Climb-the-Mountain” Splitboard Festival takes place exclusively on the Hochjoch on 8 and 9 March 2008. All snowboard tourers (and aspiring snowboard tourers) are expressly invited to take part in this unique event. The European Splitboard Festival was awarded the 2007 Vorarlberg Innovation Prize for Tourism. Further information at www.huettle.at, www.voile-europe.de and www.climb-the-mountain.com.
62 facilities covered by one regional ski pass:
4 Cable cars
10 Gondolas
1 Eight-seater chairlift (Bubble)
5 Six-seater chairlifts (Bubble)
6 Four-seater chairlifts
2 Three-seater chairlifts
10 Two-seater chairlifts
1 Single-seater chairlift
23 Drag, children’s and button lifts


The Dolomites - Italy
This year we have lots of great news for our skiers, that will make skiing in the Dolomites even more enjoyable. New Lifts
New lift facilities 2007/2008
More comfort and safety, better slopes and connections
For years the ski resorts belonging to Dolomiti Superski have been constantly working towards modernisation and quality improvement for the joy of everybody. Rather than the creation of new ski resorts, more attention has been put towards the constant improvement of the already existing lift facilities, more safety and comfort, better and safer slopes and smoother connections that do not require you to take off your skis. During the summer seven new lifts have been built (substituting the already existing lift facilities), various slopes widened to increase safety and the artificial snow making facilities upgraded. 90% of the slopes can now be reached by the artificial snow making facilities making Dolomiti Superski one of the top ski regions in the world.

Cortina d’Ampezzo
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Taiarezze-Malon” (p/h 1,200) replaces double chairlift “Taiarezze-Fedo”

Alta Badia
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Sponata” (p/h 1.200) replaces double chairlift

Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi
* 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling “Sole” (p/h 1.800) replaces fixed 3-seater chairlift * Various slopes upgraded and widened

Val di Fassa
* 8-person cabin lift with automatic coupling “Toè – Col dei Rossi” (p/h 2,400) replaces 4-seater chairlift with automatic couplin

Alta Pusteria
* New 8-person cabin lift with automatic coupling “Signaue” with slope in the Croda Rossa area Widening of slopes towards Versciaco on Monte Elmo

Val di Fiemme/Obereggen
* New 4-seater chairlift with automatic coupling (p/h 1,800) replaces skilift “Prà Fiorì” (Cermis) * Lengthening of “Prà Fiorì” slope by about 400 metres - with snow making facilities * Opening of new slope “Salera” (Prà Fiorì area) - with snow making facilities


Jay Peak
Some new snow, warmer temps and great conditions (mostly machine groomed packed powder on a firm base). We’ve got 71 of 76 trails open accessed by 7 of 8 lifts.

Weather today will be a touch cooler than yesterday with temps of 5-9º at the summit and 16-20ºF at the base www.jaypeakresort.com

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

Mountain Hardware
Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

is ther snow in Hawaii?

2:27 PM, February 01, 2008


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