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Snow Alert - Kimberley Alpine Resort ,Michigan, Stowe -vt
Avalanche Warnings - Teton Area
Jackson Ranger District
High Elevations (9,000'-10,500') Morning MODERATE Afternoon MODERATE
Mid Elevations (7,500'-9,000') Morning LOW Afternoon LOW
Low Elevations (6,000'-7,500') Morning MODERATE Afternoon MODERATE
------------------- Extreme: Wide spread areas of unstable snow exist and avalanches are certain on some slopes. Backcountry travel should be avoided.



Ski Hawaii Mauna Kea or White Mountain, from its undersea base of -19,000 feet to the wind-swept peaks of 13,796 feet, it's the world's highest mountain! It offers some of the world's highest skiing. This massive extinct volcano is blessed with the finest snow in the world, opening almost 100 square miles of ski able terrain. At this latitude the conditions are spring like; the snow is sugar corn. We call it 'Pineapple Powder' www.skihawaii.com/

Steamboat If your not skiing sweet turns through the trees today kick yourself. The snow is bottomless and the skies are still snowing. Looks like Mother Nature is going to keep the white stuff falling for the next few days. www.steamboat.com/

Panorama Mountain Village, BC –From March 13th to 15th, freestyle riders are invited to compete in the first annual Showoff Freestyle Weekend to showcase their skills, win great prizes, and experience the biggest and best terrain parks in the Kootenay Rockies.

Presented by Coca-Cola, Calgary 97.7 FM, Kokanee, Rip Curl, Syndicate Snowboards, and Showcase Snowboards, the Showoff Freestyle Weekend features four separate events:
Syndicate Rail Jam: skiers and snowboarders of all ages are invited to compete in a jam format in front of the daylodge, proving their skills on a rail/box feature. Little Showoff Slopestyle: skiers and snowboarders 11 and under are invited to demonstrate their freestyle skills on a variety of rails, boxes, and table top jumps in the Small-Medium Terrain Park. Showoff Big Air: skiers and snowboarders will compete for best trick on an extra-large table top jump at the base of the Showoff Terrain Park . This competition is by invite only. Showoff Slopestyle: skiers and snowboarders 12 and over will display their best tricks on table top jumps, boxes, and rails, down the entire length of the Showoff Terrain Park .

The Showoff Freestyle Weekend will be enjoyed by both freestyle riders and spectators alike. All events can be easily viewed from the base of the mountain; however, spectators are encouraged to ride the Mile One Quad on Sunday for the best views of the Showoff Slopestyle.
2009 Showoff Freestyle Weekend Event Schedule
Friday, March 13th
7:00pm Syndicate Rail Jam in front of the Great Hall Deck

Saturday, March 14th
1:00pm Little Showoff Slopestyle in the Small-Medium Terrain Park
5:00pm Showoff Big Air in the Showoff Terrain Park

Sunday, March 15th
1:00pm Showoff Slopestyle in the Showoff Terrain Park

With a selection of features that range in magnitude and style, Panorama’s terrain parks accommodate freestyle riders of all abilities. Running the entire length of Showoff, directly under the Mile One Quad, the main terrain park has 14 jumps, including a large step up and a butter box. Alongside the jumps, the Showoff Terrain Park features a number of rails and boxes, including a 32ft Roller Coaster to Kicker Box, a 34ft 12/10/12 Flat Down Flat Box, a 34 ft 12/10/12 Down Flat Down Box, a 36ft 10/16/10 Battleship Box, and a C-Box.

For novice riders, the Small-Medium Terrain Park is the perfect place to learn. It has three small jumps and six small rails, all of which are set up with those new to freestyle riding in mind. Located on Hoggsflats, it’s away from the chairlift and is open on weekends for night skiing, which means even more time to practice. Those interested in participating in one or all events are invited to visit the website to register.

Showoff Freestyle Weekend Registration Information
The mail entry deadline is Saturday, March 7th
The fax entry deadline is Thursday, March 12th
On site registration will be accepted until one hour prior to scheduled event at Guest Services in Ski Tip Lodge
The entry cost for the Syndicate Rail Jam is $10/per person
The entry cost for the Little Showoff Slopestyle is $20/per person
The entry cost for the Showoff Slopestyle is $30/per person
The Showoff Big Air is by invite only. Interested competitors can contact Nancy Brush at 250-341-4131 or nbrush@intrawest.com
High resolution photos of the terrain park are available upon request.
Panorama Mountain Village, located in the Purcell Mountains , has one of the largest vertical descents in North America . Quad chairlifts give access to the summit and over 100 trails, including former Heli-Ski terrain in Taynton Bowl. Panorama is also home to Greywolf, ranked British Columbia ’s best golf course by Golf Digest. For more information, visit www.panoramaresort.com

Sugarloaf It looks like the temperatures will continue to stick around the mid to upper 20s for the rest of the week, which means the corduroy will stay nice and soft. And we've got a possibility of snow by Thursday night into Friday and maybe Saturday.

As February nears to a close, we're looking ahead to all of our events that are coming up in March, including our Nickelodeon and Sugarloaf/USA Winter Fest, a Kids-n-Teens Week and a couple of College Weeks. We also have announced our next Bud Light Concert Series Event - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on March 17.

With the sun beating on the SuperPipe today, Norton said the snow was just the right consistency. He'll be cutting it again tonight, and he continues to come up with new ideas for The Yard.
Check out the latest at www.sugarloaf.com

North Lake Tahoe Snow Festival- WINTER FEST
The 27th Annual Snow Festival .

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with ten fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe's numerous resorts, and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there's plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's fine restaurants and lively establishments

Snowfest Video courtesy of Tahoe TV.

North Lake Tahoe thrives with ten fun-filled days and nights, packed with events and a variety activities

Cardrona- New Zealand 2009 Season Pass Prices Cardrona Season Passes in 2009 have two new developments. early bird season pass by March 15, . Secondly the season pass will provide significant discounts in other ski resorts in Wanaka, Canterbury, Ruapehu, Italy, Argentina and Colorado. Cardrona season pass prices for those season passes purchased by March 15 Last year’s season pass holders receive a loyalty discount of $20 for Adults and Students, $5 for Children and $10 for Veterans. Passes can be purchased and forms downloaded on the Cardrona website, www.cardrona.com


Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain has received 4" of new snow at the base in the past 24 hours and 6" in Green Valley! Our 48 hour total is 12" at the base and 16" in Green Valley.
Time: 5:00am
Weather: Partly cloudy this morning with more snow flurries expected today.
Winds: Averaging 8 mph out of the Southwest
Base Temperature: 18 degrees
Base Snow Depth: 84 inches
Base New Snow Fall 24hrs: 4 inches
Base Snow Fall 48hrs: 12 inches
Summit Temperature: 13 degrees
Summit Snow Depth: 120 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 24hrs: 6 inches
Summit New Snow Fall 48hrs: 16 inches
Total Season Snow Fall: 331 inches
Surface Conditions: Fresh snow over machine groomed and deep powder off piste
Lifts Open: Discovery, Chinook Express, Gold Hills, Forest Queen, Rainier Express, Green Valley and High Campbell.



First competition day advanced to Friday February 26th

The Nissan Tram Face will now be comprised of two days of competition in order to provide the best conditions possible to the riders coming from around the world to the second stage of the Freeride World Tour. The first day of competition is now scheduled for Friday, February 26th. There are two faces possible for this stage opening: Silverado and National Geographic Bowl. For now, the weather conditions are good in Squaw Valley USA, however, the predictions show a storm front coming through during the weekend. The organizers have decided to go ahead with a first day of competition leaving a window for a second day on the mythical Tram Face early in the week. For the Freeride World Tour organizers, the snow conditions on the chosen face thus the riders’s security are key. This decision was made by the organizers in cooperation with local mountain guides.

NEW Competition schedule
Thursday 26th: 6pm Bib Draw
Friday 27th:competition is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Day 1 results announced at Squaw Village Fair
Saturday 28th-Thursday 5th: Day 2 of competition possible & Squaw Village Fair with Swatch Get Hot VJ & Dancers
Spectators can enjoy the festive atmosphere with live music and ongoing events at The Village at Squaw Valley USA.

Confirmed Wild Cards for the Nissan Tram Face - Squaw Valley USA: Ski Men: WC1_Craig GARBIEL - USA
WC3_Griffin POST- USA
WC4_ Thomas DIET- FRA



Air France

Cortina d'Ampezzo - Italy
150km of perfectly groomed pistes, despite the lack of real snow.

More info:

Stowe -Vermont It sure has been snowing in Stowe. And conditions went from great to amazing in the last week, thanks to FOUR FEET of new snow from the Valentine’s Day Blizzard! But that’s only part of the picture of how snowy it has been up here lately... We've received a lot so far in February, with almost half of that happening in the last week.. Even more snow is expected at the end of the week here, and the weekend outlook is excellent. Check out our snow report for weather and updates. Both of our mountains are powderful playgrounds from top to bottom. Come on up and play on them with us! All lifts are in operation and all of our terrain is open, including all of our designated glades. We have 3 Terrain Parks on Mount Mansfield (Tyro Large, Standard Medium and North Slope Medium) and smaller learning features on Spruce Peak for aspiring freestylers. www.stowe.com

HUGE SNOWFALL IN KIMBERLEY MEASURED IN FEET, NOT INCHES IN RECENT DAYS Calgary– Kimberley Alpine Resort has received an astounding 74cm (29 inches) of snow in the past seven days, with a recent storm bringing 32cm (12.5 inches) to the British Columbia resort in the past 24 hours. With 5.5 metres (18.25 feet) of snow so far this season, conditions continue to amaze and thrill visitors. Nearby Fernie Alpine Resort has received 69cm (27 inches) of snow in the past week, adding to its 689cm (23 feet) of snow to date this season. Lake Louise Mountain Resort has received 43cm (17 inches) in the past seven days, with what is being described by locals as the “best ski season to date Kimberley Alpine Resort www.skikimberley.com is part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. (RCR) family

Chamonix - France

A fine dusting of powder on the slopes this morning. Excellent conditions, with snow depths measuring between 90cm to 1m50 at 2000m. The cross country runs in Argentière offer ideal conditions, in Chamonix they are only partially open due to limited snowcover in the lower valley. • lifts : 45 /45 • slopes : 71 /80 • cross-country ski : 19 km • last snowfall : 19-02 above 1100 m

From 25th March to 14th April, take advantage of our flexible offers in both hotels and self-catered apartments. Unlimited access to all lifts and cog railways enables skiers and non-skiers alike, to enjoy our beautiful valley

The Areas
1 Chamonix-ville (1050 m) 0 cm
2 Les Planards (1050 m) 30 cm
3 Aiguille du Midi (3840 m) -- cm
4 Planpraz (2000 m) 145 cm
5 Le Brévent (2525 m) 280 cm
6 La Flégère (1895 m) 150 cm
7 Argentière-village (1250 m) 20 cm
8 Croix de Lognan (1935 m) 147 cm
9 Bochard (2800 m) 249 cm
10 Charamillon (1910 m) 82 cm
11 Col de Balme (2190 m) 130 cm


Mt Hood Meadows

Saturday Snowboarders - Sunday Skiers. Race on this countoured roller-coaster of a ride banked slalom - designed for maximum and fun! Junior, Open and Masters categories for both men and women in snowboard and ski divisions.

The days are gradually lengthening. Until spring arrives to paint the landscape in fresh, bright colours, you can still enjoy the glistening white slopes and pleasant hours on our sunny terraces. A warm welcome! www.valaistourism.ch


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