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Snow Alert - Maine, Vermont & Upper New York

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Avalanche Warnings! Pacific Northwest


Mt Baker - Wa
World Record Snowfall 98-99 1,140 in. 2,896 cm

Think Deep, real deep! Average Annual Snowfall: 647 inches 1,638 cm
Vertical Rise 1,500 feet 455 meters
Heather Meadows Elevation 4,300 feet 1,310 meters
White Salmon Elevation 3,500 feet 1,066 meters
Total Chairs 8 quads • 2 handle tows
Expert Terrain 31 %


Jackson Hole
The new tram is up and running !

Length: 11,895 ft / 3,626 m (Horizontal) 12,463 ft.
Vertical Rise: 4,139 ft / 1,262 m
Lower Terminal Elevation: 6,311 ft.
Upper Terminal Elevation: 10,450 ft.
Number of Towers: 5 5
Carrier Type: CWA cabins, Switzerland

Cabin Capacity: 52 (Winter); 45 (Summer) 100 +1 operator Uphill Capacity: approx. 650 per hour

Avalanche hazard
Morning routine avalanche hazard reduction work by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) Ski Patrol triggered an avalanche of significant size down the southeast aspect of an area at JHMR referred to as the Headwall. The Headwall which had not been open to the public this season to date and was not expected to open in the near future, consists of steep, expert terrain. The slide descended from the top of the Headwall, and a second slide was triggered, which continued down to the base of the run reaching the west and south sides of the building that houses three resort restaurants, causing considerable non-structural damage to the building.

This incident took place prior to the Bridger Gondola being open to the public, but a number of JHMR operational employees were in the vicinity. A search for potential victims was conducted and by 10:06am, all JHMR employees were accounted for.

Following the incident a decision was made to close the resort temporarily while further avalanche hazard reduction work took place. Lower mountain lifts were quickly re-opened. At this time the upper mountain remains closed while Ski Patrol continues its avalanche hazard reduction routines in an attempt to get the resort re-opened as quickly and safely as possible.

Due to the significant snowfall received in the Teton region (62 inches in past seven days), we have received a request from our partners at Bridger Teton National Forest to close the OB gates into the surrounding backcountry. JHMR will honor this request and close all our gates into the backcountry until further notice.

USSA Intermountain North Super G Races January 16-18, 2009 Jackson Hole welcomes the Jackson Hole Ski Club and racers from all over the west for a three day Super G speed series on Apres-vous Mountain.

January 16 - January 18 JH Ski Club Intermountain North Series Super G's
A USSA speed series hosted by the Jackson Hole Ski Club

Steep and Deep Ski Camp 1
Location: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Camp Dates:
January 8-11, 2009 - Buy Online
January 21-24, 2009 -
February 4-7, 2009 -
March 5-8, 2009 -

Camp cost: $990 including lift tickets; $800 without lift tickets

Camp fees include coaching, lift tickets, video analysis, lunch, apres-ski activities, dinner parties, and more!

For advanced through expert adult skiers - levels 8-9 To be the best you have to ski the best. And you have to do it with complete confidence. You have to admit that there would be nothing better than skiing the most extreme terrain on the mountain with free flowing style and grace. That is where Jackson Hole Steep & Deep Ski camps will help. Join a handful of other enthusiastic, energetic skiers on the "early" gondola up the mountain each morning to get first tracks on some of the most extreme terrain in the United States. You will be skiing with and learning from some of the most extreme skiers in the world!

Heli Skiing
It's there. In the back of your mind. You remember that one run. Maybe the better part of a day, or even a few days, if you were lucky. It was just you, the mountain, and more pristine, untracked powder than you'd ever seen before; it was almost too good to be true. And like all good things, it wouldn't - and couldn't - last. Now, for better or worse, you spend your days seeking that fleeting experience once again... And now you're in luck, because Jackson Hole is one of the few places in the world where you can find those experiences over and over, not only on our lift-served inbounds terrain and endless backcountry, but also with heli-skiing right out Jackson! Heli-skiing is one of those things that needs very little explanation - it's an unforgettable ride that every skier or snowboarder NEEDS to experience!



FIS Races Early Jan

January 2009
1. 1.2009 Petzen (AUT) GBR
2.-3.1.2009 Chamonix FRA FIS 2xSL Nocturne
2.-5.1.2009 Sunday River, ME USA NAC 2xSL
3.-4.1.2009 Montgenevre FRA CIT 2xSL 2xSL
3.-4.1.2009 Petzen AUT FIS 2xSL
3.-4.1.2009 Breckenridge, CO USA NJR 2xGS 2xGS
3.-4.1.2009 Oppdal NOR FIS 2xGS 2xGS
3.-4.1.2009 Kiruna SWE FIS 2xSL 2xSL
3.-4.1.2009 Spindleruv Mlyn CZE CIT SL
3.-4.1.2009 Bjursaas SWE ENL 2xSL 2xSL
3.-4.1.2009 Norquay, AB CAN FIS 2xSL 2xSL
3.-6.1.2009 Mont Ste Anne, QC CAN NAC 2xSL
4.-6.1.2009 Zagreb-Sljeme CRO WC SL SL
4.-5.1.2009 St. Johann im Pongau AUT FIS 2xSL
4.-7.1.2009 Park City, UT USA FIS 2xGS 2xGS
4.-7.1.2009 Snowbird, UT USA FIS 2xSL 2xSL
4.-5.1.2009 Tarvisio ITA NJR 2xSL 2xSL
5.-6.1.2009 Nevegal ITA CIT 2xGS 2xGS
5.-7.1.2009 Shigakohgen JPN FIS SL
5.-6.1.2009 Garmisch GER NJR 2xSL
5.-8.1.2009 Gd Bornand - La Clusaz FRA NJR 2xSL
5.-9.1.2009 St Jean d Aulps Bernex Morzine A... FRA FIS SL
5.-6.1.2009 Trondheim Vassfjellet NOR FIS 2xSL 2xSL
5.-6.1.2009 Gaellivare SWE FIS 2xGS 2xGS
5.-6.1.2009 Hoch-Ybrig SUI FIS 2xGS

USSA events early Jan
Jan 3 - 8, 2009
ConocoPhillips U.S. Cross Country Championships
Details Jan 5 - 7, 2009
ConocoPhillips U.S Cross Country Champs
Details Jan 18 - 19, 2009
Nature Valley Freestyle Cup
Details Jan 21 - Feb 2, 2009
World Disabled Cross Country Champs

2008-09 Competition Guides Now Available Online The USSA Competition Guide for each sport has been published and is now available online

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