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Snow Alert - Stevens Pass Wa, Killington Vt, Jackson Hole Wy & Nakiska Canada

Big Sky
Today's Word: Snow, snow, snow! It's been snowing here at Big Sky Resort and everything is piled high with lots of lovely white fluffy stuff! And this isn't the end of it; looks like we're set to get more during the day and on into the rest of the week. Sounds like there's great powder higher up the mountain, so what more excuse do you need to snap into your skis, especially now we have both Challenger and the Lone Peak Triple running. Current early season lift ticket pricing is: $53 for adults, $48 for juniors and college students and $50 for seniors.

Sno!zone Offers White Christmas
SNO!zone Braehead on the outskirts of Glasgow will be hosting a series of party nights for adults and kids who want more than your average Christmas bash. These proved so popular last winter they were all sold out.
Groups of up to 100 adults can go for a £37.95 party package, with a 45-minute toboggan session including hire of skiing gear and a souvenir photo of their time on the slope. The party continues with a buffet with warm spicy mulled wine or juice, followed by a four-course Christmas meal, then a Christmas DJ will keep the party going through to 1am. A second option includes the buffet and disco but without the tobogganing for £25.95. Adult party nights are staged on December 5th, 12th, 18th, 19th, and January 9th.
Packages for children include a ‘toddlers’ version for three to six years old, and another for older kids aged five to 12. The £26.95 toddlers’ Breakfast with Santa, from 9 – 11.30am, includes a 30-minute tobogganing session, a picture taken with Santa on the slope, followed by a light snack and a special gift. An adult must accompany each child on the slope and this is included in the price and the parties are staged on December 13th and 20th. Parties for older children cost £29.95, and include a 45 minute tobogganing session with a picture on the slopes and suit hire followed by a disco with party buffet and a gift from Santa. They take place from 11.45am to about 3pm, with organisers recommending a minimum of one adult per five children and parties are staged on December 13th, 14th and 20th. This entry was posted on Friday, November 14th, 2008 at 12:04 am and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. From Patrick Thorne / sno365.com

Freeride World Tour - Tram Face Squaw Valley 09
February 27, 2009 - March 5, 2009
The best Freeride spots on earth have been selected by the tour organizers and the Pro Freeriders Board (PFB) to host four main events that make up the 2009 Freeride World Tour. Squaw Valley USA has been named the exclusive North American stop, and will join Sochi (Russia), Tignes (France), and Verbier (Switzerland) as hosts of the 2009 Freeride World Tour. When the world’s top freeriders descend on Squaw for the Nissan Tram Face –Squaw Valley 09, the valley will erupt with street parties, live music and a week of celebrations not to be missed.


Les Arcs
The Columbia Speed Flying Pro Les Arcs » from 26 to 30 January 2009 Completely new and imagined by the precursor of the sport and paragliding aerobatics pilot François Bon, the "Speed Flying Pro" brings together the cream of international speedflyers for 3 days of challenges and a concept never before seen, mid way between freeride skiing and paragliding! With a mini-paraglider and ski shoes, the Speed Flyers defy the laws of gravity and play with the relief. The mix of slide and air is born. Downhill race, slalom and freeride - all challenges which the competitors have to face to win the title of the year’s best speedflyer in the world. "Our goal is to create a meeting and at the same time a high-level competition in an atmosphere which reflects the spirit of the sport and our goal. The world’s top speedflyers will be invited to Les Arcs to offer you an extreme show and give speed flying a top-quality event which will set the standard," François Bon explains. When ski meets air ... at Les Arcs and nowhere else! Strong and unique excitement guaranteed! Information: Tourism Office Les Arcs / Bourg St Maurice - 04 79 07 12 57

Mt Hood Meadows

Lake Tahoe

Winter Park's Mary Jane Mountain will be open Tomorrow
Other Colorado resorts
A-BASIN 4 of seven lifts open
Aspen Mountain 4 lifts open
Crested Butte 4 of 16 liftd
Loveland 7 of nine lifts
Silverton one lift
Steamboat 6 of 18 lifts

Heavenly Valley
Heavenly Mountain Resort announced today that for three days only, 2008/09 pass holders from other resorts can purchase a lift ticket to Heavenly for $40. Available Wednesday, December 10 through Friday, December 12, 2008, visiting pass holders can purchase Heavenly lift tickets in the Season Pass office at the Gondola or California Lodge for $40 with a valid 2008/09 season pass from any mountain resort and a current valid ID. This is an opportunity for all 2008/09 mountain resort pass holders to experience Heavenly’s phenomenal early-season conditions at a discounted rate. Heavenly will operate for skiing and riding these days from 9 am to 4 pm.

The West Coast’s largest snowmaking system has covered Heavenly with the deepest snow pack in the Tahoe Basin , creating the best snow surface conditions and skiing and riding experience in Lake Tahoe . Heavenly is offering an incomparable early season experience. Heavenly is offering intermediate skiing and riding on three mile-long Nevada cruisers, Orion, Big Dipper and Comet; no beginning terrain is available. Tahoe’s largest terrain park is open on Comet run with more than 15 features including one jump. Access is via the Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express, Comet Express and Dipper Express. Heavenly season passes are on sale now for $379 at www.skiheavenly.com

Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain is open for the 2008/09 season and conditions are great out there. Broadway Express and Face Lift Express are both expected to run today and there are some boxes and rails open on Forest Trail. Get ready to call in sick tomorrow cause Mammoth is opening from top to bottom. The Upper Panorama Gondola and Discovery Chair are both expected to run tomorrow afternoon. Lifts are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today servicing a base of 8-14 inches of natural and manmade snow. Special early season ticket prices are:$52 for adults$39 for teens$26 for children and seniors All other services are open in the Main Lodge including Broadway Marketplace, and Rental and Repair shops. Have you seen our new website? Check it out at Mammoth Mountain.com. Open Runs
Broadway Facelift and Upper Panorama Gondola http://MammothMountain.com

White Pass - Washington
After twenty-four years of planning, the path is now clear for the development of an additional 767 acres at White Pass. On September 9th, 2008 United States District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the White Pass Company denying the Sierra Club's and Hogback Basin Preservation Association's appeal. USFS and White Pass' arguments "carried the day" on all counts deliberated. While Judge Robart's decision was open for appeal to the 9th Circuit Court, none were filed. General Manager Kevin McCarthy commented, "Appropriately, on Armistice Day, November 11th, we determined through no appeal by the plaintiffs, that the legal battle over the expansion of White Pass Ski Area came to an end. The company can now proceed with construction. This is a day we have been looking forward to for decades, and is a testament to believing in one's cause and never allowing what is right from being derailed by obstacles". Construction will include two chairlifts, a mid-mountain lodge and 13 named runs in the open sub-alpine basins of the expansion area. Plans also call for a new parking lot that should accommodate nearly 1000 vehicles.


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