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*** Children of Winter from Warren MIller
Locations: Cordoba Alaska, Austria, Utah, Sun Valley Idaho, Steamboat Colorado,Bend Oregon,Crested Butte,Habuka Japan, Iceland and asegment Dedicated to Billy Poole.

Olympians Seth Wescott and Marco Sullivan escape from their coaches and head for Alaska to rendezvous with co-owners of Points North Heli Adventures, Kevin and Jessica Quinn. The Alaskan scene is vastly different from the slick boardercross and ski racing courses that these competitors are accustomed to. Seth and Marco are inspired by Cordova’s immense terrain and magnificent landscape as they tour the Alaskan shoreline aboard the 98-foot Maritime Maiden in search for, “classic, maritime, AK powder.” The Maid’s helicopter landing pad acts as a liaison between man and mountain, allowing this intrepid crew to access Cordova’s most remote and steepest lines
Daron Rahlves knows Austria from his years racing there on the World Cup. Two years after his retirement from the World Cup race circuit, Rahlves heads back to Austria to explore the mountains wearing, “something other than a one piece suit.” His European gate chasing days behind him, Rahlves rediscovers the Austrian Alps as a big mountain skier. These days, insanely steep lines serve as Daron’s primary competition, and he lets ‘em have it.
Utah set records for snowfall last year. Some Utah ski areas entertained more than 700 inches worth, and Utah locals took full advantage of each and every inch. Although Utah’s ski community is eternally bonded and extremely tight, Jenn Berg proves here that there truly aren’t friends on a powder day... by hiking past Jamie Pierre’s helicopter crew and pinching first tracks in some of the deepest snow ever captured on film

Ten years after winning the Olympic Gold Medal for moguls at the 1998 Winter Games, freeskiing legend Jonny Moseley travels back to Japan with his family. As they drop themselves back into the “carefully orchestrated confusion” of Japanese culture, the wild sake-fuelled dinners take some getting used to; however, Jonny makes himself right at home in the Japanese Alps And you know there is much more rippin' action

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The photos above may be the only location Warren Miller has NOT featured in one of his films

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Snow Alert - Seven inches of snow fell on top of Killington Peak - First Winter Storm Watch


Calgary, AB – October 28, 2008– Fernie Alpine Resort has been named #6 on the list of the Top 15 Ski Resorts in North America in the November issue of Outside Magazine.
The list was based on snow quality and terrain, and included the following ski resorts:
#1 - Alta/Snowbird, Utah
#2 – Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
#3 – Vail, Colorado
#4 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
#5 – Snowbasin, Utah
#6 – Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia
#7 – Silverton Mountain, Colorado
#8 – Aspen Highlands and Snowmass, Colorado
#9 – Squaw Valley, California
#10 - Steamboat, Colorado
#11 – Mammoth, California
#12 – Telluride, Colorado
#13 – Solitude, Utah
#14 – Alyeska Resort, Alaska
#15 – Taos, New Mexico

Says Matt Mosteller, Senior Director of Business Development for Fernie Alpine Resort, “We are thrilled to be part of this list, as Outside Magazine is one of the most recognized outdoor magazines in the world. Not only that, but we are one of only two Canadian resorts on the list. It’s a great way to kick off another season of powder, festivals, fun and events at Fernie Alpine Resort.”

Fernie Alpine Resort has made a number of capital improvements over the summer as it heads into the 2008-2009 winter season, and received an epic 37 feet (1,118cm) of snow during the 2007/08 ski season. The scheduled opening day is Saturday, December 6, 2008. Stay tuned to

Sugar Bowl
There are a few days left to get the best price for your 2008/09 Sugar Bowl pass. If you haven't already locked in your savings, now is the time to buy because prices will go up on November 1. As a pass holder you will enjoy automatic enrollment in the CORE Rewards program where you earn valuable points that you can redeem for free food, lift tickets, lessons and more. More value with your pass - SWEET! As an exclusive offer to our 2007/08 pass holders, renew by 10/31 and we'll give you a bonus of 25,000 CORE points when you buy a 2008/09 season pass or 10,000 CORE points when you buy a daily pass. Whether you're a new or renewing pass holder, you'll save and earn the most when you purchase your Sugar Bowl pass by 10/31

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White Pass
Join White Pass and all the SkiWashington resorts at the annual Ski Fever Snow Show at the Qwest Stadium Exhibition Center. You'll find AMAZING DEALS on gear, you'll be able to check the latest at all the Washington resorts, and of course trade stories about all of the pow to come! You'll also find ANDY MAHRE signing posters at the WP booth on Sunday afternoon. See you at the show! animoto video contest It's time to get ready for winter and in this season of Warren Miller Movies & the World Premier of HUNTING YETI - WP decided to get into the game and to bring all of you along for the ride! Click through to see our YEAR IN REVIEW WP VID and to learn how to enter our 2008 ANIMOTO video contest. Winners will receive great prize packages from WP, DAKINE, and Nimbus Independent. Our esteemed judges - Eric Pollard, Andy Mahre, & Pep Fujas see them on snow is HUNTING YETI.
Warren Miller Time!

The WM Tour is upon us with shows in Yakima on Wednesday the 29th and Tri-Cities on Thursday the 30th.

November 1 & 2 Yakima Ski Swap supporting the White Pass Volunteer Ski Patrol November 8 & 9 Olympia Ski Swap at the Olympia Armory.

my Top Ten:
1- Chamonix
2- Verbier
3- Zermatt
4- Val d' Isere - Tignes
5- Courchevel
6- Grindelwald ( Interlakken, think the Eiger and the valley below.)
7- Kitzbuehl ( The race coarse is a legend in itself) 8- Stubai Glacier ( Open year round , when you just gotta have some ) 9- Les Arcs ( great place for speed skiing ) oh you meant N. American, Ok,..

1- Whistler- Blackcomb ( big vert, big village,"Big Bang",spanky's ladder, enough to host the Olympics )
2- Squaw Valley ( steep enough for a long list of X-treme skiers & riders, look at a few Warren Miller movies,The Palisades, KT-22 )
3- Snowbird- Alta ( the powder is famous, Pipeline, bookend, coffin chutes)
4- Mammoth Mountain ( tough to argue with a season that routinely has lifts running in June or July )
5- Panorama - a good hill with good steep vert
6- Kicking Horse or Jackson Hole Deep Pow !
7- Timberline Lodge ( because the lifts run evey month of the year that snow allows)
8- Killington those on the east coast will think I am completely biased if I omitted the beast !
9- Telluride were you expecting the big "A" in Colorado?
10- A long list of ties. Depending on YOUR qualifiers.
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