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Snow Alert -Saas Fee & Zermatt Switzerland , Great Lakes region and east to Maine
Avalanche Warnings -


Val d’Isère is to host the World Alpine Ski Championships
From February 2nd to 15th 2009, Val d’Isère is to host the World Alpine Ski Championships
It’s a major event, as the championships haven’t been held in France since 1962. It promises to be spectacular as the men and ladies racecourses are to be set facing each other, according to the "Face to Face" concept.
Tuesday 3 Super G 1pm
Wednesday 4 Super G 11am Downhill training 11am
Thursday 5 Downhill training 11am Downhill training 11am
Men’s Downhill Training
11h, Bellevarde Face

Ladies’ Downhill Training
11h, Rhône-Alpes slope

Friday 6 Downhill training 11am Super Combined 10am/2pm
Saturday 7 Downhill 11am Downhill training 1pm
Sunday 8 Downhill training 10am Downhill 1pm
Monday 9 Super Combined 10am/2pm
Tuesday 10 ------
Wednesday 11 Nations team Trophy from 11am
Thursday 12 Qualifiers Giant Slalom 10am/1pm Giant Slalom 10am/1pm
Friday 13 Giant Slalom 10am/1pm
Saturday 14 Qualifiers Slalom Slalom 10am/1pm
Sunday 15 Slalom 10am/1pm

Related, USSA announcement,
U.S. SKI TEAM'S LINDSEY VONN WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SUPER G VAL d'ISERE, France (Feb. 3) - Fresh from a sweep of two races on the Audi FIS World Cup in Germany, the U.S. .Ski Team's Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) charged to her first World Championship title, winning the super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Val d'Isere. The Minnesota native won by .34 seconds over French skier Marie Marchand-Arvier.

New Marmottes chairlift This season’s main novelty is the 6-seater declutchable "Marmottes" chairlift. Its system for braking as the chairs set off and arrive makes it perfect for children. Whatever your level, the Marmottes chairlift will take you up the slopes and allow you to reach some wonderful runs in the middle of the Espace Killy without difficulty.
You can reach the Marmottes chairlift by taking the Olympique cable car; ski as a family on the higher slopes, using pistes of all standards and get back down to the bottom of the pistes at Val d’Isère in complete safety. Indeed, so that everyone can enjoy the pleasures of skiing on the higher slopes, beginner skiers can get back to the bottom of the pistes in Val d’Isère just as easily as they left it. All you have to do at the top of the Marmottes chairlift is take the Olympique cable car that will take you back down again.


Austria National Office of Tourism
Austria offers many unforgettable vacation experiences. Discover a selected few that go far beyond the ordinary right here in our travel boutique. These hand selected travel programs will allow you to experience some of the best Austria has to offer and are operated by some of our most trusted travel partners
Cortina d'Ampezzo
we've prepared 150km of perfectly groomed pistes, despite the lack of real snow.
More info:


FIS alpine ski Worldcup of the gentlemen the world-best Abfahrer on the famous Kandahar over the distance sections heaven and hell in the valley. The exciting slalom at the legendary Gudiberg after Abstinenz of many years
www.garmisch-partenkirchen.de |

Durango Mountain
Tucked away in Colorados San Juan Mountains, Durango Mountain Resort is blessed with views more often compared to the Swiss Alps than the American Rockies
Big White / Silverstar With a snow base of over 165 centimeters (56 inches) at Big White and 140 centimetres (40 inches) at Silver Star, both resorts are offering the very best in skiing and snowboarding right now! We're coming off a highly-successful holiday season that saw tens of thousands of vacationers from all over the world come to sample our famous champagne powder snow. Avalanche Awareness Days
check site for exact dates and times

Åre is one of Sweden’s premiere resorts with an extensive infrastructure. With the summit of the highest peak (Åreskutan) reaching well over 1,420m, it allows for wonderful views and a maximum vertical descent of 890m. While the World Championships are taking place, the town of Åre will be transformed into an international festival celebrating alpine skiing and the winter sports spirit. The center of town will have the Awards Plaza as well as a big screen so that spectators can watch all the action even if they’re not slope side for the live competitions. Each weekend during the World Championships Åre will host an international freestyle competition in such events as slopestyle or moguls skiing. Moreover, there will be international motocross competitions followed by “skiing in the seventies” themed activities
Cortina d' Ampezio Italy Alpine skiing was presented as a winter sport at the 1936 Winter Olympics. In Cortina it has always been considered the leading winter sport.
In latter years advances in technology have brought an evolution to alpine skiing by introducing accentuated skis-width differences. The result has been improved performance for competition skiers and recreation ones alike. And with it, the onset of the "carving" craze. The instructors of Cortina's ski schools are on hand whether you're starting this year or wanting to improve your technique, to exploit the potential offered by the new technology.
Cortina's ski schools have unparalleled experience and professionalism and can meet the specific requirements of every ski enthusiast. There are private lessons, the ideal solution if you want to perfect your own style, and group courses, for those who want to improve while socialising. There is competition skiing, for those who love real thrills, and ad hoc courses for children, with ski instructors specialised in teaching the youngest sports lovers www.cortina.dolomiti.org
Champagne Powder® Snow day, folks! Sure we've had a bigger storm than this, but this morning was what dreams are made of - with the temp at a chilly 8 and easily fifteen inches by 8am, this snow is perfect. Did you hear me?? PERFECT! Shhhh, and it's still snowing...
Ski Town USA® powder, and began howling like wolves On Storm Peak Express, licking up a completely untracked powder field on Storm Face, traversing over to Cyclone: Heavenly. Doug send in a note saying conditions are awesome !

Killington The snow is falling and the forecast is calling for another big storm
We're skiing and riding on 26 trails served by seven lifts for Friday and terrain for all ability levels. The Superstar Express Quad and the Snowshed Express Quad open Friday, servicing runs such as Skye Lark, Bittersweet and Snowshed Slope - and we’re grooming 17 trails
Whistler - Blackcomb
New LAST SEASON Symphony Express high speed quad lift access to enough terrain to keep you busy all day long . The lift-accessed area is crowned the Symphony Amphitheatre to reflect its spectacular natural amphitheatre-like terrain with its unmatched views, vast open bowls, deep snow and gladed finales.
The Symphony Amphitheatre, accessed by the Symphony Express, opens up over 1000 acres of fantastic intermediate to advanced terrain.
49 degrees North - Washington Events

Demo days from K2, Salomon & Völkl >>> Night Skiing >>>
Watch for special promotion for discounted night skiing lift tickets.
Base Elevation: 3,923 feet
Summit Elevation: 5,774 feet
Vertical Drop: 1,851 feet
Average annual snowfall: 301"

Type of lifts: 1 quad, 4 double chairs, 1 surface lift Total uphill capacity: 4,600 p/hour

California Gold
THE GOLD PASS The 2006-2007 Gold Pass is now on sale! This exclusive pass is your ultimate lift ticket to the slopes! Click here to find out more about this fully transferable pass to 29 California and Nevada resorts. Available through California Snow
To obtain a Gold Pass please email info@californiasnow.com for more information. www.californiasnow.com
ed note: If you are planning on a extended trip to Ca AND have the time to travel
Sugar Bowl on Interstate 80 down Highway 89 around Lake Tahoe ( Alpine Meadows / Squaw / Homewood / Heavenly) to Kirkwood then south to Mammoth Meadows on Hwy 395 you'll get a solid value for a variety of slopes you'll visit.
California Snow.com

Mad River Glen
Last weekend we celebrated 60 years of memories at Mad River Glen. Thanks to all of our skiers, staff and community members who over the past 6 decades helped to make MRG the special place that it is.
As we begin our 7th decade of skiing we are currently enjoying some of the finest skiing conditions of the season. Weather forecasts are calling for chance for snow the rest of the week.
The MRG Triple Crown Series kicks off this Saturday with Unconventional Terrain Competition. The Triple Crown also encompasses the Vertical Challenge, and the Mogul Challenge. The Unconventional Terrain Competition challenges skiers on the "Ski It If You Can" steeps, cliffs, jumps, and rocks, as they plunge down the relentless Lift Line course. If you are looking for a true challenge, some great competition, and amazing prizes why not test your mettle in this unique season-long competition series? Click Here to Pre-Register Unconventional Terrain Competition - February 7
Vertical Challenge - February 27
Mogul Challenge - March 14


Sugar Bowl - Ca
In 1938 Walt Disney was among the visionaries who helped pick this picture-perfect location, and placed upon it the first chair lift in California. Because we were up here first, we naturally selected the best spot.

What Mr. Disney and his fellow adventurers found was a prime location near Donner Summit; a place of precipitous peaks, steep narrow chutes and wide open bowls. But more than that, they picked a spot that receives more snow than almost anywhere in North America. On average, receiving over 500 inches of feather-light snow per year

2009 Silver Belt Banzai
The Silver Belt Returns - February 14 & 15, 2009
The Silver Belt Downhill, dating back to 1940, was for many years considered the preeminent North American race for skiing’s elite. Racers would travel from home resorts to compete for top honors on the challenging and formidable course, always followed with a legendary celebration. The 2009 Silver Belt Banzai will keep this tradition alive, honoring past racers with the event itself while enticing today’s top skiers with the latest racing discipline, all in a festive atmosphere with live music and parties.

Starting atop Sugar Bowl’s famed Silver Belt run, skiers will test their skills on this spectator-friendly course, racing out of the gate in six-man heats with rules being to simply stay on-course and finish in the top two to advance. Up to 100 qualifying and invited skiers of all ages – both men and women – will race for upwards of $10,000 in cash and prizes, with qualifying skiers competing in heats on Saturday to earn a spot in Sunday’s finals race. Entry fees are set at $100 per qualifying racer, and free for invited racers.

The Mountain:
4 Peaks
84 Trails
1500 Skiable Acres
1500 Vertical Feet
500 Inches Average Annual Snowfall

12 Lifts:
5 High-Speed Express Quads
2 Fixed Grip Quads
3 Fixed Grip Doubles
1 Gondola

My favorites: Silver Belt , the58's chutes & Palisades all steep expert terrain !

Speed Ski Events - FIS
10 – 12 Feb 06 Goldeck (AUT) Invitation race (not FIS, not PRO)
Vars FRA
Sun Peaks, BC CAN
Salla FIN
Idre SWE
Hundfjaellet/Saelen SWE
Breuil Cervinia ITA
Verbier-Nendaz Switzerland
Red Rock Cup Les Arcs, France

Titlis - Switzerland
NEW: Lift from the village to Hotel Terrace
From December 2008, guests to Hotel Terrace will be able to travel quickly and conveniently from Engelberg village up to Hotel Terrace in our new lift. The entrance to the tunnel lift system can be found at the back of the Kurpark on Alte Gasse, where the old Terrace funicular was located.

NEW: Disco/lounge “Cave” at Hotel Terrace The cozy and rustic atmosphere and top-quality technical equipment in the hotel’s new disco/lounge „Cave“ encourage guests to relax and unwind and also make it the ideal location for shows, parties, special events and receptions. We will be showcasing a wide variety of evening programs throughout the winter. We look forward to seeing you there!

Evening events on the mountain The chance to enjoy an adventurous evening under the moonlight and starry skies can form part of any of our mountain events. Choose from a variety of activities including special evenings at the Stand ski hut, night tobogganing with fondue at the Chalet and snowshoeing by moonlight. For more info, go to www.titlis.ch and click on the Events link.


2009 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour
Schedule of Events
Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, Telluride, CO. February 5-8

Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO. February 18-22
Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, UT. March 10-15
Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA. March 19-23
Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, AK. April 8-12


Squaw Valley
Freeride World Tour - Tram Face Squaw Valley 09

February 27, 2009 - March 5, 2009 The best Freeride spots on earth have been selected by the tour organizers and the Pro Freeriders Board (PFB) to host four main events that make up the 2009 Freeride World Tour. Squaw Valley USA has been named the exclusive North American stop, and will join Sochi (Russia), Tignes (France), and Verbier (Switzerland) as hosts of the 2009 Freeride World Tour. When the world’s top freeriders descend on Squaw for the Nissan Tram Face –Squaw Valley 09, the valley will erupt with street parties, live music and a week of celebrations not to be missed.
a look at the Tram face at Squaw




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