Snow Alert - Vail - Co.
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Another day of sunshine appears to be in store for us here at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Snow scuptures have begun to appear, carved out of our ample supply, including a serving station outside Nick Wilson's and a huge "Sublette" sign carved into the wall behind Sublette lift
Total Snowfall ( season to-date)
427" @ Upper-Mountain
346" @ Mid-Mountain
Lifts Open: 11 of 11
Trails Open: 116 of 116
Groomed Trails: 42 of 48
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will reveal on Thursday 21 February whether Moscow or Singapore will host the very first edition of the Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
The announcement will be made by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Olympic Museum. The event will be webcast live on www.olympic.org and fed live from Lausanne.
Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
Thursday 21 February from 11:00 GMT
Media representatives interested in covering the event at the Olympic Museum are requested to confirm their attendance to the IOC Communications Department on +41 21 621 6000 before 16:00 Swiss time on Wednesday 20 February.
MATERIAL AVAILABLE FOR BROADCASTERS:
The event, including the presentation of the two finalist cities and the announcement by the IOC President will be fed live as follows:
Further information on the Youth Olympic Games is available on www.olympic.org/yog
Alyeska - Alaska
In the last 24 hours we have received 7" of new snow at the base, 12"
at Midway & 12" at the top! Off trail ranges from fresh wet & dense snow
at the base to deep windblown snow at the top!
The skies are currently snowing at the top and sprinkling rain in the
For today we plan to operate Chairs 3, 4, 6, 7 and the Tram 10:30-5:30.
For night skiing 1, 3 & The Tram from 4-9pm
All main trails have been groomed and are fresh, soft corduroy!
The temperature is 37 degrees at the base and 32 degrees at midway and
29 degrees at the top. The winds are 5-10 mph and expected to pick up
to 20-30 mph today
ELYSE SAUGSTAD AND CRAIG GARBIEL LAY IT ALL ON THE LINE TO WIN THE 2008 SUBARU SQUAW VALLEY USA FREESKIING OPEN
The second stop on the Subaru US Freeskiing Series commands the best freeskiers on the planet to chase the championship title
Photo: reverse traverse at Squaw Valley on Siberia, looking back at Headwall
Squaw Valley, CA. February 15, 2008—Competitive big mountain freeskiers pushed the limits Friday at the Subaru Squaw Valley USA Freeskiing Open while crowds of sun-drenched spectators indulged in the top-shelf performance. Athletes took turns negotiating The Headwall’s ominous vertical playground of wind-buffed stashes, cliffs, and chimney-wide chutes for what became a tit-for-tat showdown that lasted through the entire day’s final rounds.
Elyse Saugstad of Alyeska, Alaska, won the women’s title with a total of 97.51 points, with Squaw Valley’s Allie Donovan taking second with 92.26 points, and Crested Butte, Colorado’s Tanya Christensen claiming third place with 89.14 points.
The men’s competition was an explosive line-up of powerhouse skiing, unexpected backflips, and plenty of crowd-pleasing air time as skiers sent themselves into flight over 80-foot rock faces.
Kirkwood, California’s Craig Garbiel claimed victory, sticking several extremely technical line choices and blowing the judges away with a series of perfectly executed multi-hit cliff drops, garnering 115.01 points. On his heels were Mt. Bachelor, Oregon’s Jesse Bryan with 110.76 points and Bryce Newcomb of Sun Valley, ID, who put in a hard-charging performance to earn third place, with 110.63 total points.
“Squaw Valley is always a great stop on the tour, the new talent just pours out of the woodwork here,” said Dak Williams, event MC and MSI’s Director of Winter Sports Group. “Today was an exceptional event, with everyone pushing each other to the max.”
The women’s Finals round started the day on a high note, as Squaw Valley’s big mountain female legend Jamie Burge unleashed her toolbox of skills, airplane-turning down the upper section, and sweeping into the corner pocket of JT’s face before perfectly negotiating a dodgy double-cliff drop line. Her impressive performance failed to intimidate her competitors, as one after another, the women ripped arcs down The Headwall’s face and cleared gaping elevator drops.
“It was pretty unnerving standing up at the top and seeing just how much everyone was going for it,” said event champion Saugstad, “As it came down to it, I just took a deep breath and did what I knew I was capable of. I wanted to ski an aggressive line, but to also ski smart. It worked out to stick to my game plan.”
Griffin Post, winner of last week’s Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open, laid it all on the line with unique, technical line choices and soaring airs in finals to win the coveted Tobias Lee Memorial Sick Bird Award.
“After I ran into some trouble with my first run, I had nothing to lose going into today,” explained Post. “Sitting in 13th spot, I had a lot of work to do if I wanted to climb back up the ladder, so I just put it all on the line.”
MSI will be post comprehensive same-day video coverage of the final rounds on the newly redesigned and recently launched www.usfreeskiing.com, which features state of the art video and photo player technology. The daily uploads of video, photos, news and results of each day’s competition action will be available after each day concludes.
STAY TUNED AS THE SUBARU U.S. FREESKIING SERIES TRAVELS TO CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADO, NEXT WEEK FOR THE LONGEST RUNNING EXTREME FREESKIING CONTEST IN THE SPORT’S HISTORY.
Mad River Glen
Triple Major Pass
The new Triple Major Pass offers college skiers unlimited access to Jay Peak Resort, Bolton Valley and Mad River Glen for $269. Added to the course schedule for the 2007-2008 season is Mad River Glen, which teams up with Double Major upper classmen Jay Peak Resort and Bolton Valley Resort, to offer unlimited access to all three ski areas, all winter, for only $269. There are no restrictions at any of the mountainss, and the pass includes night skiing and riding at Bolton Valley Resort until 9pm. The pass price increases to $329 after Nov. 5th
Join Jay Appleton & his crew helping to maintain MRG's forest and epic woods skiing lines. The focus of today's work will be regen zone maintenance and a little cutting. Meet at 9 am in the Base Area at the Cricket Club picnic table. We're back down at 3:30 - 4 pm. Most of the time we hike from the base, so be prepared to hike. We always go, rain or shine. If it is raining, it is more of an adventure.
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