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Panorama Resort

Last Day of Skiing and Riding
April 6
Location: Panorama Mountain
Season Pass Holder Appreciation BBQ

getr it while you can!

Steamboat - Colorado
New Snow last 24 hrs mid-mountain: 0"
New Snow last 24 hrs summit: 1"
New Snow last 48 hrs mid-mountain: 4"
New Snow last 72 hrs mid-mountain: 4"
Snow Depth Base mid-mountain: 78"
Snow Depth Base summit: 106"
Cumulative: 486

28th Annual Cardboard Classic

The Cardboard Classic, Steamboat's traditional rite of spring celebrating its 28th year, features homemade crafts constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, water based paint, duct tape and masking tape racing down the face of Headwall to a hysterical finish. The uniqueness and creativity of the race make it an event looked forward to every year

04/06 Event Closing Day Last day for the 2007/08 season

Mt Hood Meadows

VEGETATE '08 APRIL 5-6 13TH Annual freestyle snowboard and ski event to raise awareness for the native wildflower revegetation program. SuperPipe Saturday and the RailJam Sunday! Vege Village and entertainment presented by Spun Academy on the deck. $14,000 total cash purse (based on 25 competitors per division) snowboard and ski divisions for both men and women. Register online now for $35 / event ($60 for both). Day of registration is $50 each event. Presented by Salomon, Full Sail Brewing, Monster Energy Drink, Clif Bar, Bonfire, Tims Cascade Chips, DreamLife.


Get ready for it - the 2nd annual Pond Skim is coming up, presented by Kona Brewing and All About Hawaii Travel. Watch intrepid skiers and snowboarders attempt to cross the 80 - 90 foot pond decked out in Polynesian garb.


Big White
Last Day of Skiing 2008 Get out there for your last fix of skiing or snowboarding for the season

Photo: Big White spring collcetion

The Magnificent 7 Ride at Big White
You've NEVER seen a Rail Jam like this one! Three Divisions. Twenty-One Athletes. One Magnificent Event! This event features 7 skiers, 7 snowboarders and 7 wakeboarders that will fight it out for $7,000 in prizes. How it all works...simply head to Telus Park at noon on Saturday, April 5 to prove you have what it takes. Show us your mad skills, and if you are presented by one of our TELUS Park judges with a sheriff's badge – then congratulations! You have made the Magnificent 7's cut! Listen to our DJ, hang with friends and end the season in style. Sponsored by our good friends at: Dockside Marine Centre, Jeep, Nintendo, Okanagan Spring Brewery, Rossignol, Snowshoe Sam's, Sun-Rype, Telus and The Village Rider

Dummy Downhill at Big White and Silver Star
To celebrate the last day of the ski season, both Big White and Silver Star are hosting the annual Dummy Downhill. Have your team build the ultimate downhill dummy machine, fasten in your crash test dummy, set 'er loose and see what happens! Prizes in a variety of categories.
11th Annual Dummy Gelunde & Season's Pass Holders BBQ A Silver Star Classic, the Dummy Gelunde is the true example of grace and beauty on snow. Adhere to the competition rules and put together your Dummy for this fun, free event. The competition will begin at 3:00pm sharp near Snowbird Lodge; entries will be judged for best dressed, biggest air, and best crash and burn.

Silver Star
Retro Day at Silver Star!

Photo: Retro Silver Star
Dust off your 8-track, dry clean your Nevica and Sun Ice ski wear and head to Silver Star Saturday, April 5 for the coolest event of the season - it's Retro Day at Silver Star! Don't forget the lime and turquoise zinc oxide, fit your belly into those Schneider stretchy pants and rock some straight skis. After your tights have spilt, meet in the village at 4 p.m. for the retro dance off! Once the sun falls, get ready for some farout fluro festivities at The Club Saloon
.... Wong Bangers could be the beverage of choice at The Club Saloon

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

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


Valaisan Events - Switzerland
A selection of events from the beginning of March to the end of April 2008:
12.-20.04.08 XSpeedSki in Nendaz/Verbier
16.-20.04.08 "Patrouille des Glaciers", glacier patrol in Zermatt-Verbier


Swiss Budget Hotels
Over 200 hotels in 150 cities throughout Switzerland -
more than 10'000 beds - booking

Durango - Colorado
10 AM TO 4 PM
Come out to Durango Mountain Resort for our end-of-season weekend and enjoy live music, terrific food and drinks, games and on-mountain events. It'll be more fun than you can shake a pair of old Olins at.

Special "roll back the clock" lift ticket prices of just $10 adults and $5 kids (season passes honored).

Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is offering an unlimited Spring Pass for just $139. On sale now and valid every day from March 30 until season's end, the Alpine Meadows Spring Pass gives skiers and riders full access to the best spring snow in Tahoe for less than the price of three lift tickets.

The Alpine Meadows unlimited Spring Pass is available for purchase now and use begins Sunday, March 30. Purchase at the Alpine Meadows Special Tickets window or at SkiAlpine.com. Apply your $139 purchase price toward your 2008/2009 Adult Full Season Pass.

Live Music and Events
Live music every Saturday on the sundeck, and unique spring events - including the Annual Snow Golf Tournament and Mad Cow Downhill - are perfect compliments to Alpine's beautiful spring terrain.
Music Line Up
4/12 BLVD - Live Hip Hop House and Breaks
4/19 Monophonics - 8 piece Latin Funk
4/26 Absynth - Ambient Groove
5/03 Delta Nove - Afrobean Jazz Funk and Reggae
5/10 Sol Jibe - Flamenco Roots Rock with a Gypsy Soul

don't miss the D-8 Chutes, or Estelle Bowl or "Munchkins" for a thrill ride
Corn-ology spoken here !

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: -
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).


Bear Valley - Ca
Join us on Sat April 5th for our Annual Wine tasting event. Some of the best wines in Calaveras will be on the mountain sampling their finest labels. Black Sheep, Chatom, Hatcher, Ironstone, Milliarie, Stevenot and Twisted Oak are the featured wineries for this springtime event.


Stubai Glacier - Austria

Enjoy skiing on excellent prepared slopes in the Kingdom of Snow. Hence, skiing is possible on 4 glaciers (Windachferner, Daunferner, Eisjochferner, Gaisskarferner) Even the new built chairlift Wildspitz is opened.

The recently constructed valley terminal also offers winter sports enthusiasts even greater convenience thanks to its sheltered access area, wheelchair-friendly ramps and Austria’s largest self-service ski depot: after a long day out in the snow, skiers can leave their skis for safekeeping at Austria’s largest self-service ski depot. This service, quick and easy to use, can securely store up to 1,500 pairs of skis, 1,200 pairs of boots and other equipment over a period of several days.
Events at Stubai Glacier
5.4.2008: Stubai Jam - Ski- and Snowboardcontest with DJ-Sound and After Contest Party

Operation hours tow-lifts until 4:00pm
Autumn-skiing-prices are valid.
Children under 10 years ski for free when accompanied by a parent.

The Stubai Glacier represents one of the most extensive all-year-skiing areas in the Eastern Alps with 68 miles of slopes and off-slope tracks of all levels of difficulty and a 2.8 mile high altitude cross country slope.

The glacier ski area is complemented by the lifts on Neustift`s local fun mountain, the “Elfer” ski resort. Neustift is known far and wide for its beautiful ski tours. You can also use more than 2,8 miles of cross country tracks, wander along two winter hiking trails or enjoy a ride on one of the numerous natural tobbogan runs, among them the longest natural tobobban run in Austria.

Approximately 100 youth hostels in all of Austria are open to everybody. Groups and those travelling alone are advised to book in advance.

Each guest must present a valid International Youth Hostel membership card which can be purchased at any national Youth Hostel Association office.

Lists of youth hostels and detailed information can be found:
- at the Austrian Youth Hostel Association
- at the Österreichisches Jugendherbergswerk


Saas-Fee Switzerland

Great piste conditions are guaranteed until the end of the season on 4th May. And what's more: you can get warm, meet nice people, have fun, chatter, flirt and dance... Our spring package "Allalin weeks" can easily keep pace with the approaching spring feeling. 4 nights from only CHF 346.- / EUR 223.-. After the great (and full) winter there are still free rooms now in April. Thanks to the Easter snow, winter has just begun...

For the 100 year anniversary of the SSC Allalin, the international youth games will take place in Saas-Fee from 7th to 10th of April. This international competition, to which each of 5 ski centres sends its top 30 to the start line, has been taking place since 1966: one thing is almost certain: some of the sportsmen and women from the five ski metropolises of Madesimo (It), Courchevel (Fr), Schruns (Aut), Oberstdorf (Ger) and Saas-Fee will one day cause a stir at the Olympics.

King of Popcorn
The world's best freestyle snowboard action". Exaggeration? Certainly not! From the 17th to 20th April the best boarders well ensure a great spectacle within the remit of the Swatch TTR Snowboard Tour, "SNICKERS Classic & POPCORN Wallride 08" in Saas-Fee, both on and near the piste. Famous names will show their respect for the freestyle event: for instance Gian Simmen and Iouri Podlatchikov. On Längfluh it's a question of higher, faster, further. And who will become king? Will it be Nicolas Müller again, "the King of Popcorn 2007"? www.saas-fee.ch

Quad burner !
Hard-core mogul maniacs are invited to challenge freestyle superstar and South Lake Tahoe legend Glen Plake in the annual Gunbarrel 25 competition on April 5. This marathon mogul event dares entrants to complete 25 laps over 1,800 feet of vertical on Heavenly’s world-famous Gunbarrel run (that’s 45,000 vertical feet of moguls!). Winners for time and endurance from each of the five categories (top male, female, boy, girl and other) will be rewarded with a commemorative belt buckle and pin. The overall top finishers will get their names engraved on the Shotgun Trophy displayed in the Cal Bar. All entrants will receive an event T-shirt and an invitation to the post-event pasta feed in the Cal Bar at the California Lodge. Anyone who completes the 25 laps will receive a commemorative pin. Registration for the event is still available on-line at www.skiheavenly.com and is open to the first 125 entrants.

After a month of nights out with the Heavenly Angels, live shows at the Cal Bar, parties at Cabo Wabo, and thousands of fish tacos at Riva Grill, Spring Loaded ’08 concludes April 12 with the JackPot Rail Jam finals; an invite-only event that will include the top competitors from the previous JackPot Rail Jam events.
For more information on Spring Loaded ’08 events and package deals,
visit skiheavenly.com

Squaw Valley Lift Tickets & Lessons

Lake Louise - Canada
Lake Louise Mountain Resort! Spring Episode is always one of the most anticipated spring parties in the Rockies. Taking place on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, the weekend-long festival includes live music, outdoor BBQs, Kokanee beer gardens, live music, a variety of activities, and of course, great spring skiing and riding. Suitable for all ages, check out the Snow Golf Contest, Kids Zone, demos and sampling.

Photo: Lake Louise March 2008
SOCIAL CODE, one of Canada’s hottest new rock and punk bands, will perform live at 3pm on April 26th. With an infectious sound, Social Code is starting to heat up the Canadian rock charts. The band is currently touring across the country with Sum 41.

Saturday, April 26 – Ski Into Summer!

The Kokanee Freeride will roll in to Lake Louise! Gear up for summer with the first-ever Fat Tire Mountain Bike Competition at Lake Louise Mountain Resort. In the base area, there will be Rockstar DJs spinning throughout the afternoon. Then, check out a FREE live concert from Social Code, taking place in the base area.


Kirkwood - Ca


Two New Surface Lifts for the 2008-09 Season!
As part of its recently approved Mountain Master Development Plan, Kirkwood plans to install two new surface lifts for the 2008-09 season accessing hundreds of acres of additional terrain. The Covered Wagon Lift will access the previously “hike-to” terrain of Fawn Ridge while the Lookout Vista Lift will access Button Bowl, Sunnyside, and the famed chutes of Thunder Saddle. These improvements are part of the Emigrant Basin Project that will include additional lifts, another on-mountain restaurant and a new headquarters for Expedition:

27th Closing Day!
The final day of Kirkwood's 35th Anniversary Season is sure to be filled with plenty of spring revelry and surprises!


30.3.-4.4.2008 Sälen/Idre SWE
7.-9.4.2008 Breuil Cervinia ITA
14.-17.4.2008 Verbier SUI WC

From Speed Ski.com

Glacier 3000 - Switzerland
The Glacier 3000 ski area includes 10 installations and 30 km of ski runs ranging from 1350 to 3000 m above sea level. It is a part of the ski area shared with Gstaad Mountain Rides (250 km of ski runs) and the Vaudoises Alps (225 km of ski runs) and is particularly attractive for Freestylers and Freeriders. With the 7km long Olden ski run, Glacier 3000 is able to offer one of the most challenging ski runs in the area - a challenge for any skier or snowboarder

For people who like to have unlimited fun in the snow, the 7 km long Olden ski run is just the right one. The black ski run is one of the longest of this difficulty level in the region

Name - Length - Vert - Top Station
P1 Reusch – Oldenegg 1624 m 572 m 1922 m
P2 Oldenegg – Cabane 2270 m 601 m 2523 m
P3 Col du Pillon – Cabane 1960 m 979 m 2524 m
P5 Cabane – Sex Rouge 1551 m 406 m 2930 m
P6 Oldenalp – Oldenegg 797 m 81 m 1922 m


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

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.

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


Freeskiing World Tour
Stop 4: Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, AK, April 9-13
-Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series Finals
-Freeskiing World Tour Finals


Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !

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