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What's Open
5 mountains (Loveland, A-Basin, Copper Mtn, Wolf Creek, & Winter Park)

www.snowbird.com ( Top to bottom via the Tram )
Alta - Utah
Open Sat.-Sun. Nov 21, 2008

Pic of the day from Alta Marketing Dept

Alta has been a haven for powderhounds and beginner skiers for 69 years. We are recognized for our varied terrain, breathtaking scenery and unparalleled snow conditions with 500+ inches of dry Wasatch snow. We welcome you to experience Alta for yourself.

Lifts: 2 detachable quad chairs 1 detachable triple chair 1 triple chair 3 double chairs 3 surface tows >> Don't miss theWorld Class bumps on High Rustler >> www.alta.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
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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.
Warren Miller SEATTLE - November 21 & 22 Check the Warren Miller website for complete show details

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

Crystal Mountain -Washington

Shortly after World War I, mining activity in the area declined. The smaller claims were not profitable, and larger companies could not be persuaded to invest in the area once promoted as being “richer than the Klondike”.
It was not until 1949 that the recreational opportunities of the area were discovered. When attempts to put a chairlift at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park failed, a group of dedicated Puget Sound area skiers got together and began looking for another place to develop a ski area in the Pacific Northwest.
After investigating other locations in the region, the group decided on Crystal Mountain for its reliable snowfall and variety of terrain. A proposal was presented to the Forest Service in 1955 and three years later the Crystal Mountain Winter Sports Area was created. Funding for initial development was raised by a sale of stock to approximately 200 people. Crystal Mountain opened for business in the winter of 1962.
Crystal Mountain first received national attention in 1965 when the fledgling ski area hosted the National Alpine Championships. The event drew legendary skiers from Europe and North America including Jimmie Heuga, Billy Kidd and Jean Claude Killy.
Over the next few decades, Crystal Mountain grew quietly. In 1988 the area was the first in Washington to install a high-speed, detachable quad chairlift, Rainier Express.

Base – 4,400 feet (3,912 feet at the bottom of Lower Northway) Summit (Silver King) – 7,012 feet Vertical – 3,100 feet

2,600 Total Acres 2,300 Lift serviced acres 300 In-Bounds Backcountry acres Unlimited Out-of-Bounds Backcountry Lifts (11 Total) 2 high speed six-passenger 2 high speed quads 2 triple chairs 4 double chairs 1 children’s surface lift Express BusRelax on a deluxe video equipped coach and you’ll be dropped off right at the lift with your full day lift ticket in hand. It doesn’t get much better than that! The Express Bus is the hassle free way to Crystal Mountain! Relax on a deluxe video equipped coach and you’‘ll be dropped off right at the lift with your full day lift ticket in hand. It doesn’t get much better than that! Stay tuned for 2008-2009 rates & schedule www.skicrystal.com



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