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Snow Alert -Fernie B.C. a little more up north, upper Michigan

photo: Moiwayama Tram Japan, one of the most colorful paint schemes I've seen.

Mad River Glen
Mogul Challenge on April 5
The Triple Crown Mogul Challenge has been re-scheduled for Saturday April 5. Click here for details and to pre-register for the event. The “Ski It If You Can” mantra has long defined Mad River Glen as the home of New England’s most challenging terrain. But who is Mad River Glen’s best all-around skier? The Mad River Glen Triple Crown provides just that opportunity. The Triple Crown wraps up with the knee-pounding fun that is the Mogul Challenge. The event will be held under the iconic Single Chair on Chute.

The Wolaver’s Backcountry Challenge returns to Mad River Glen on Saturday, March 22. This grueling event pits you against the backcountry on a route that travels over five miles, while climbing over 2000 vertical feet! This is not a race. There are no winners and no losers – only those who finish the course and those who do not. Participants may choose their gear – Telemark skis with climbing skins, snowshoes, and/or Randonnee alpine skis – to ascend Stark Mountain on a wooded snowshoe trail, than climb the ridgeline to the summit, and finally descend on the Antelope ski trail at Mad River Glen. Proceeds from this event benefit Mad River Glen’s award-winning environmental education programs. Registration takes place on the morning of the event between 9:00 AM and 9:45 AM and the cost is $15, including a full lunch in the Basebox

Easter Fesivities at MRG Mountain-top services, Easter Egg Hunt, Chicken BBQ & Easter Pcostume Parade



Banff Center - Canada
Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet is an historical reflection of its time. Europe had already plunged into war once this work was premiered in 1940, but it provided a glimmer of hope for a better life before much darker days descended. Join conductor Rosemary Thomson as guide to this masterpiece, performed and discussed by Honens Laureate Hinrich Alpers and Banff International String Quartet Competition Winner, the TinAlley String Quartet


Squaw Valley

3rd Annual SESSIONS Lumberjack Log Jam March 22, 2008
Sessions proudly presents our 3rd Annual Lumberjack Log Jam, held at Squaw Valley USA on Saturday, March 22th, 2008.

Continuing with last years "Controlled Jam" formula, the Nations Top 40 Snowboarders and Top 40 Skiers (Sponsored Ams Only) will be competing for a chance at some of the biggest prizes available in any single amateur contest.


Registration is open to SPONSORED AMATEUR snowboarders and skiers, on a first come, first serve basis.

Entry Fee is $35 and must be submitted along with registration application. $35 entry fee does NOT include lift tickets, which will be available at a discounted rate of $39 to all competitors through Squaw Valley USA.

Registration must be confirmed by Sessions prior to purchasing your discounted lift ticket through Squaw Valley USA. Submit completed Entry Forms (Download Below) via email to: contests@sessions.com or via fax to (831) 461-8910.

Bring your SIGNED & COMPLETED Liability Release Form (Download Below) on day of contest to the CHECK-IN BOOTH. You must have this on file to compete. Stay tuned to http://www.sessions.com/

Photo: Broken Arrow foreground / KT-22 background , at Squaw Valley this morning
Squaw Valley Lifts , Lesson and more


*** Snow Basin - Utah
Get it while it's Fresh ! !
Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Daily (some upper elevation lifts start closing at 3:30 p.m. daily)
Mountain Report Hotline: (801) 620-1100
Average Yearly Snowfall: 400 inches
Total Lifts: 12 (1 Tram, 2 Gondolas, 1 Quad, 4 Triples, 1 Double, 1 Magic carpet, 2 Handle Tows)
Skiable Acreage: 2,820
Vertical Rise: 2,959 feet


>>> DO NOT MISS aFAST run from the top of Mt Allan Olympic Tram to day Lodge !


THE GATEWAY TO MONTAFON ST. ANTON I. M. (650 m) lies at the entrance to the Montafon Valley and is popular with all holiday-makers. Here, within a radius of 2 – 6 km are all the requirements for an active winter holiday. The Skigebiet Golm ski area can be reached in approx 3 - 5 minutes free of charge and in comfort on the ski bus

In GARGELLEN (1,423 m), the highest resort in the Montafon Alpine SCENE, the meadows and slopes of the mountain landscape in winter come into their own for the second time. At that season, pistes, tours and snowshoe trails entice one to discover the surrounding country - free from stress and with much pleasure. Skiing down to one’s hotel door is quite normal here. Snow is guaranteed.

THE INSIDER’S TIP The two picture book resorts of GASCHURN and PARTENEN lie at 1,000 m and 1,050 m respectively at the top of the Montafon Valley. The surface area of the parish of Gaschurn is greater than Lichtenstein. From Gaschurn the Versettlabahn carries one right up to the Silvretta Nova ski area, by far the largest in Montafon. Due to constant modernisation and excellent piste preparation, Silvretta Nova ranks among the highest quality ski areas in Europe. Here the 26 ski runs and 114 km of prepared pistes offer the downhill skier and naturally also the snowboarder every conceivable option up to 2,300 m. For snowboarders, the ski area has something rather special to offer: One of the largest boarderparks in Europe, the Novapark, with numerous rails, kickers and a half-pipe run is in the Silvretta Nova - so nothing else stands in the way of large boarder events and a lot of tricks. The fully developed mountain cuisine with the modern and also authentic restaurants, sun terraces and snow bars offers everything that the heart of a winter sportsman could desire.

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

Capacity: 92,270 pers./hr
Primary capacity of the lifts
16,095 (resorts - ski areas) pers./hr
222 km marked descents, of which:
110 km blue runs
80 km red runs
32 km black runs
32 km ski routes
4.5 km variants

Montafonerbahn railway Bludenz - Schruns
All ski buses in the Valley




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