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Snow Alert -
Avalanche Warnings - Back country Alta- Snowbird: Moderate
What's new a Sun Valley?
Jack sends in this photo,... a dusting of new snow

photo:Jack S. Sun Valley

Kirkwood - Calif
Expedition & Outback Adventures
Saturday, January 21st, 10AM. While the rest of Kirkwood’s guests were busy picking their lines from the chair lift, nine lucky individuals were climbing aboard Kirkwood’s brand new 12 passenger snowcat, about to ski 18 inches of fresh cold powder on the inaugural cat skiing expedition to Martin Point and Two Sentinels. A coveted area beyond the Palisades at the northern edge of Kirkwood’s Special Use Permit (SUP), Martin Point is known for great snow long after the storm and offers 1,300 feet of consistent pitch, with great fall line runs through trees, open bowls and gullies filled deep with soft powder. Previously accessible only by a long traverse and uphill hike, Expedition: Kirkwood now services Martin Point by snowcat, offering adventurous guests the quintessential powder skiing experience… deep powder runs, time to explore at your own pace and deluxe transportation that makes the trip to the top of the mountain as much fun as the ride down.

As the cat breaks through the trees to the ridgeline that leads to Martin Point in one direction and Two Sentinels in the other, it offers incredible 360˚ views of the entire Kirkwood Valley, as well as landmark peaks such as Mt. Tallac, Freel Peak and Round Top. Experienced guides take the guess work out of getting down, ensuring all guests have plenty of options for fresh powder turns. From the cat ride up to the boundless lines down, Martin Point Powder Cat Tours is a guaranteed good time and a definite memory maker.

Open to skiers and riders, strong intermediate and up. Four runs per expedition (approximately 2.5 hours). For the current status of lift operations, road conditions and up-to-the-minute snowfall www.Kirkwood.com

Sun Peaks
Today’s Forecast: Snow easing to a few flurries in the morning. Accumulation 3 to 5 centimetres. High minus 5. Winds southwest 25 to 35 km/h. Extended Outlook: Scattered flurries on Wednesday with a weak trough of low pressure lying over the Southern Interior. A ridge of high pressure should give some sunshine and less chance of flurries on Thursday.

Zakopane -Poland Zakopane is a charming town at the foot of Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is situated in southern Poland. It's a city with almost 30 000 inhabitants situated at 800 meters above sea level. The best place for skiing, snowboarding and mountains clibing (what's more cheap). You can buy there some souvenirs from highlanders, including famous cheese "Oscypek". It's a very nice town with its own history and culture .

Ski Dubai. - Dubai
Indoor snow dome. Hit the link located in the snow domes section of Endless Winter to learn more OR have a look at snow365
Patrick T. over in the UK follows the indoor snow scene globally and we share info about dry slopes and snow domes.

US Snowboard Assn.
FIS Snowboard World Championships
Jan 15 - 25, 2009, Gangwon, Korea

Winter X Games
Jan 22 - 25, 2009, Aspen, CO

U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix

Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2009, Boreal, CA

World Cup
Jan 31, 2009, Bayrischzell, Germany

Speed Ski Events - FIS

10 – 12 Feb 06 Goldeck (AUT) Invitation race (not FIS, not PRO)
Vars FRA
Sun Peaks, BC CAN

photo:John Cleaver of Sun Peaks Resort

March Speed Ski events Continued
Salla FIN
Idre SWE
Hundfjaellet/Saelen SWE
Breuil Cervinia ITA
Verbier-Nendaz Switzerland
Red Rock Cup - Les Arcs, France
So you want to ski fast?
www.speedski.com or www.quickchick.com, Tracie Max Sachs (New York) 5 Time World Cup Champion


Colorado Snow - From Jennifer R.
The most recent winter storm to sweep across Colorado has left several resorts calculating snowfall amounts by the foot. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts started reporting heavy snowfall on Friday January 23, and skiers and riders across that state have been reaping the benefits of the multi-day storm through the weekend and beginning of this week.

Resorts across Colorado continue to report new snowfall and some have exceeded the 200” benchmark. Steamboat recorded 42 inches from this storm, bringing their season total to 229 inches or just over 19 feet. In the central mountains, 33 inches of fresh snow fell at Crested Butte, pushing their season total to 202 inches.

Other Colorado resorts also enjoyed the recent monster snow dump-a-thon. Aspen Highlands saw 39 inches of new snow, Winter Park welcomed 35 inches, and Silverton Mountain and Snowmass each received 30 inches.

Aspen Mountain saw 27 inches of fresh powder and Copper Mountain, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, and Loveland are all steeped in 26 inches of new snow. At Buttermilk Mountain, the 13th ESPN Winter X-Games wrapped up with 22 inches of new snow on the ground. In the southwest part of the state, Telluride, having opened new terrain in Revelation Bowl earlier this season, is reporting 21 inches of new snow.

Arapahoe Bain also now has 100 percent of their terrain open thanks to the storm, which left 15 inches of fresh snow at the resort. Just outside of Leadville, CO, Ski Cooper is reporting 14 inches of winter wealth.


Jay Peak
The Mountain
Base Elevation: 1,815 feet
Vertical: 2,153 feet
Miles of skiable terrain: 50+
Skiable Acreage: 385+
Acres for off-piste skiing: 100+

Mardi Gras is back this season from Monday, February 23rd to Saturday, February 28th. Plenty going on that week - music, food, events and as always lots of good times. Click through the links at right for all the details. All events are FREE unless noted. These events* are tentatively scheduled and are subject to change so keep checking back as we confirm details.


Oakley Jib-Vid Returns to Mayrhofen for 2009
Given 28 hours with 2 of your friends in one of Europes top resorts, could you create a 2-minute short film that showcases amazing riding, arty shots and an interesting storyline? Thats the challenge 15 teams will face as they take to the slopes of Mayrhofen next March for the fifth edition of Europes premier riding and filming contest, the Oakley Jib-Vid.

1st place - Oakley Jib-Vid 2008 - Onboard >>

For the second year, the Oakley Jib-Vid will be held in the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen; renowned for its excellent riding area and the awesome Vans Penken Park. After a great first year in its new home, the event is set to be bigger and better for 2009, with an increased prize purse now up to 10,000 Euros and an even better Vans Penken Park.

Big Sky - Montana
Picture of the day

Packed Powder
Deal of the Day: Free Shea Butter body rub upgrade with purchase of a 50 minute massage at Solace Spa. We are experiencing an inversion so get out of the cold and come on up to Big Sky. Today should be a nice clear day with temperatures warming up to the mid teens. A storm system should be rolling through Big Sky overnight, bringing the possibility of a few inches of snow.


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