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Snow Alert - Squaw 2-4" at elevation 8200, Snowbird Utah 11"                   
The Squaw Valley Institute Presents: A Toast to Tahoe Skiing (Warren Miller is M.C.!) November 15, 2008

Master of Ceremonies: Warren Miller! Kick off the ski season in style with this "must do" gala event of the year. Food, fun, flair and fashion... Snowsports filmmaking legend Warren Miller will emcee North Lake Tahoe's biggest and liveliest party to kick-off the 2008-09 ski and snowboard season! A Toast to Tahoe Skiing is a celebration of Lake Tahoe winter sports featuring a cocktail reception, an elegant variety of food stations, an energetic ski/snowboard fashion and equipment show featuring local ski celebrities, world class music and lighting, and a live auction all commentated by Warren Miller and set to the theme of Tahoe skiing and snowboarding. Come celebrate the grand history and future of Lake Tahoe snowsports while supporting Squaw Valley Institute. More Info... Saturday, November 15, 2008 Reception begins at 6:00 PM, Dinner begins at 7:00 PM Resort at Squaw Creek Apres ski attire suggested. $85/person A limited number of front row sponsored tables of 10 are available. Please call 530-581-4138 or email Squaw Valley Institute http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org/

Heavenly Valley South Lake Tahoe
Video: Snowmaking Begins!
So here it is - the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Snowmaking started last night with Barrett’s Boys doing a number on Orion’s, the top ...

$250 million were poured into mountain and village improvements – a gondola, new resort hotels, new lifts, better snowmaking, improved grooming, extensive lodge renovations, a world-class ski school facility, and a family adventure center that lets non-skiers join the fun! And they’re not done yet. Heavenly will debut the Olympic Express high-speed quad chairlift this winter


Killington - Vermont
Top-to-bottom skiing on more than 1,700 vertical feet of terrain Tuesday at Killington, the only open resort in the Northeast!
Average Base Depth: 18" - 30"
The K-1 Gondola will provide access to the Northridge area as Great Northern/Chute/Lower Bunny Buster trails provide access back to the base of K-1. Skiers and riders are encouraged to enjoy the Northridge area and only ski back to the base for lunch and at the end of the day. No beginner terrain is available!
Skye Peak Express and new trail enhancements, Killington debuts The Stash, an all natural terrain park located off the shoulder of Skye Peak and accessible by the Skye Peak Express. Killington's Stash is one of only five that exist worldwide and the only one on the East Coast. Plus, a new 500-foot Magic Carpet

Sun Valley Idaho

A look at the Master Plan, ...
Bald Mountain Master Plan As a logical extension of the 1989 Bald Mountain Master Plan, Sun Valley has released a ten year mountain master plan which includes ski area expansion, mountain access upgrades and expanded snowmaking installations. The plan will be implemented in three phases. Bald Mountain - Phase 1
Construct Guyer Ridge ski trail
Re-align and grade Olympic Lane
Construct new Seattle Ridge ski trail
Approval of snowmaking on Frenchman’s terrain
Addition of snowmaking – Olympic Lane, Upper and Lower Broadway, Guyer Ridge, Upper Cozy, Upper Hemingway, Christmas Bowl and Brick’s Island. Remove Exhibition
Remodel Roundhouse and expand operating period
Adjust permit area to include Guyer Ridge (62 acres) and currently skied Broadway Face (27 acres).
Terrain Park on lower Greyhawk

Want your own Chair
SnowBasin - Utah

photo: Snowbasin cam capture
Little Cat Ski Lift Chair – Established 1976 – Retired 2008
Thiokol Fixed Grip
The chairs are being offered for sale for nostalgia buffs and collectors of ski related items. Price $300


Photo : Snowbird Marketing

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort was blanketed with snow this weekend when the first November storm system moved through Little Cottonwood Canyon depositing approximately 10 inches atop 11,000-foot Hidden Peak.

Forecasts are calling for an additional 1-2 feet this week, and with temperatures dropping below freezing, Snowbird will have the snow guns running beginning this evening.

Snowbird Utah 11" brings out the hard core hikers

Bob the Devil managed a few turns over the weekend after a SOLID hike to access terrain safe enough and dusted enough to log 1000 feet. www.snowbird.com/

Visiting Utah this Winter? Bob coordinates groups and "Leads" advanced skiers ( Conciege ) to all the Finest Goodies "The Bird" and Alta have to offer.

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