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Alpine Deal
Tahoe's Unfiltered Alpine Homewood Pass
Valid 7 Days a week, No blackout period, at both Alpine Meadows & Homewood Mountain Resort.
Adult (19-61) $649
Teen (13-18) $199
Child (12 & Under) $149
Child (4 & Under) FREE
Senior (62-69) $369

Unlimited Spring Ticket If you've purchased a Spring Ticket, take $99 off the Unfiltered Adult or Filtered pass & $49 off the Midweek + Sunday Pass! Discount must be done in person or download and mail in season pass form
Short on Cash? Pay $100 Now; Pay the Rest Later Drop $100 by May 31st for your season pass, and pay the balance in full by September 30. Offer only available online. Credit cards will automatically be charged for balance due. www.skialpine.com


2009 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour
Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series Championships & Freeskiing World Championships
April 9, 2008 - April 13, 2008
Location: Alyeska Resort, AK


Burton series
Thu Apr 30 2009
Chamonix, France

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Solden -Austria
New state-of-the-art 8-person chair lift with wind protection shields will be in operation - replacing the old Giggijoch triple chair lift.

The hourly capacity of the new mountain lift amounts to 3,700 persons

Alpine Meadows - Lake Tahoe
New This Year: The Alpine Club The all-new Alpine Resort Club is the fastest, most convenient way for skiers and riders to save at Lake Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows Resort. The Alpine Club offers the best value available for day lift tickets, mountain shopping and amenities, ski & snowboard coaching and lessons, dining, and more. •Lift Tickets - Get lift ticket pricing and order lift tickets online. •Season Passes - Alpine Meadows Season Passes are now available for purchase with fantastic prices on full & midweek passes. NEW all full passes include Homewood! X X X X X Rejoice Alpine Club members! Starting March 28th through the end of the season, you can ski & ride on an Unlimited Ticket for just $159. You must be an Alpine Club member to purchase this unbelievable deal. If you are not a club member, join for only $10 X X X X X Cornology spoken !

Colorado Snow
Winter Park Resort
Think you have what it takes to be a ski patroller at Winter Park Resort? Ski ability try outs for the 2009-2010 season will be held March 21 or March 29. Registration is at 8 a.m. at WEST PORTAL STATION and testing will end around 1 p.m. All applicants must attend one of the session to be considered for the 2009-2010 patrol positions. Ski/tele test will be given on a variety of black diamond mogul runs. This is a physically demanding assessment on steep, extreme terrain, on variable conditions, advanced/expert skiers only. For more information including pricing, visit www.wework2play.com

Crested Butte
An extreme endurance race that links Crested Butte to Aspen. At the stroke of midnight, skiers start out over a 40-mile course that takes them from the base of Mt. Crested Butte through remote wilderness terrain, across two mountain passes and finishes at Aspen Mountain. Skiers must start, compete and finish in teams of two. For more info please call 970.349.7133 Cooper Mountain
Special Olympics Winter Games mark the culmination of the winter sports season for the 550 athletes who annually participate in Alpine Skiing, Cross Country skiing, Figure Skating, Snowshoeing and Snowboarding. This season marks the 21st consecutive year Copper Mountain will host the event. Copper is proud to be the official winter training site for all Colorado-based winter Special Olympics athletes as well as the official host for the Winter Games through 2010.

A-Basin is called "The Legend." Legendary steeps on East Wall and off Pallavicini lift, legendary views from the Continental Divide and legendary Spring "beach scene" and events like music concerts and rail jams. A-Basin has one of the longest seasons in Colorado, opening in late October and closing in June, as well as some of the best terrain in the state. Be sure you check out A-Basin's newest expansion, Montezuma Bowl, with over 400-acres of new chutes, glades, cornices, and wide-open bowls.

Base Elevation 6900 feet / 2103 meters
Summit Elevation 10568 feet / 3221 meters
Vertical Drop 3668 feet / 1118 meters

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, -With an extra half-hour of skiing and riding, incredible Colorado bluebird sunny days and hilariously events, spring is shining a whole lot brighter in Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® this April as the resort launches its new $99 Springalicious 3-Day Pass and $149 Springalicious 12-Day Pass. $99 & $149 APRIL PASSES MAKE STEAMBOAT SPRINGALICIOUS
Free Concerts in Gondola Square

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band may technically only be comprised of three people, but their name is no misnomer. Although the family-based act— which is comprised of finger style guitarist Reverend Peyton, his wife and washboard player Breezy Peyton and drummer/brother Jayme Peyton—have only been around for three years, these country-blues aficionados from rural Indiana have played more than 250 shows annually and logged more miles on their van than most acts who have been around for a decade. “We end up playing with a lot of punk rock bands and any kind of roots acts from bluegrass to alt-country to rockabilly to you name it,” the Reverend himself answers when asked what a typical Big Damn Band performance is like, “we’ll play with anyone, really.”

www.steamboat.com www.coloradoski.com

Kvitfjell - Norway
Kvitfjell was built for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Since then, it has become one of the best and most modern ski resorts in Northern Europe. Kvitfjell is located just 2.5 hours north of the Oslo Airport, along the main railway and highway
Longest run 3.500 meters
Vertical drop 854 meters
Highest mountain 1039 meters

Hlíðarfjall - Iceland
The ski slopes of Hlíðarfjall are a paradise for skiers; and if you are staying in Akureyri they are right on your doorstep. The environment is of the best and the ski lifts can carry 2930 persons per hour to the slopes above. The difference in altitude from lowest point to highest is about 500 meters. The Ski Centre was built up during the years 1955-1964 but formal operations began in 1962. The ski lodge stands at a height of 506 meters above sea level and can provide sleeping accommodation in twin rooms for 22 persons, besides having a communal sleeping area which can take 70 persons. The ski hut Strýta lies at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level and has a shop and toilet facilities for the use of visitors to Hlíðarfjall The new ski lift, which has been given the name Fjarkinn, is the pride of the Hlíðarfjall Ski Centre. It is 1000 meters long and carries 4 persons per seat. Fjarkinn replaced the oldest ski lift in the country and its capacity is many times that of its predecessor; 2000 persons an hour instead of a mere 450. It is now but a 61/2 minute ride to Strýta!!

Jungfrau- Switzerland
Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe (3454 m) An excursion up to the eternal glacier world of Switzerland’s high Alps is an unforgettable experience. At 3454 metres, the Jungfraujoch is the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. From Kleine Scheidegg, the railway travels through the tunnel behind the notorious Eiger North Wall – with stops at two stations with viewing windows hewn in the bare rock – and on to the underground “peak” railway station, Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe

Schilthorn–Piz Gloria (2970 m) The Schilthorn shot to international fame as a spectacular location for the 007 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau from the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant are simply stunning
Männlichen (2230 m) Enjoy the spectacular cogwheel railway trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen. The bottom station of the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway is only a few minutes walk from the railway station and village centre. From here it takes just five minutes to soar up over 1000 metres to the Männlichen summit (2230 m). Männlichen is also easy to reach from Grindelwald Grund with Europe’s longest aerial gondola.


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.


Zermatt - Bump Bash- Switzerland
April 4-12
The Spirit of the Bump Bash is rooted in the Freestyle movement of the seventies of the past century. In the late sixties and early seventies “Hot Dogging” developed in the USA. 1986 – over 20 years ago - the first “Triftji Bump Bash” took place on , one of the worlds most spectacular bump runs located in the heart of the Swiss mountains at over 3,200 meters (12,000 ft). Triftji is at the top of one of Zermatt’s (home of the world famous Matterhorn) three main skiing mountains, named Gornergrat. Since its humble ski-bum beginnings, the Bump Bash has evolved into the world’s largest open bump competition, where Show, Spirit and Fun are the most important ingredients

Val Gardena - Italy
In March Val Gardena awaits you for very special skiing holidays in the Dolomites with its family offers Val Gardena SuperKids and Val Gardena SuperSun

On 05th April 2009 takes place the 13th edition of "Südtirol Gardenissima", with 6 km the longest giant slalom of the Dolomites. Last year more than 500 skiers took part at this particular race.


Cardrona - New Zealand
Seaon Pass info
2009 Ultimate Pass: The world famous (in NZ) Ultimate Pass will be back on sale April 1st 2009 for unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Cardrona, Whakapapa and Turoa! The Ultimate Pass is available for a strictly limited time at MtRuapehu.com for $755.
2009 Day Pass Prices Adult $85
Student $69
Child $42
Senior $45
Senior + $0


VERBIER One of the world’s premier off-piste and extreme skiing/boarding resorts, Verbier has it all. An attractive chalet style village nestles in a sunny, panoramic setting with over 400km of varied snow conditions, including probably the most exciting off-piste you’ll ever find. Verbier offers a combination of some of the finest skiing and nightlife in Europe.

In the La Chaux area, Televerbier prepare and maintain one of the best snowboard and free ride parks in Europe, with a permanent Skier/Boarder X run and a varied selection of hits, ramps, pipes and tabletops.

Verbier’s après ski and nightlife is as legendary as its off-piste. The village, with over 100 bars and restaurants, is a fashionable, informal and lively place that fills with a relaxed and cosmopolitan mix; couples, groups and families, from young to old, and ski bums to the rich and famous. www.verbier.ch

Havenly Valley - Ca
Save On Lift Tickets Before You Arrive! Being Smart is Easy! Buying lift tickets online guarantees that you get the best price available, convenience, and other unparalleled benefits: The lowest price when you purchase seven days in advance. Tickets are loaded onto a pass that is mailed to you before your trip. Stroll straight to the lift and present your pass - No waiting in the ticket line. Recharge your pass with more tickets anytime. Plus, you can earn PEAKS Rewards points for every ticket purchased.

Kicking Horse - Canada
1,260 metres (4,133 feet)
• Top of Kicking Horse: 2,450 metres (8,033 feet)
• Mid-Mountain: 1,722 metres (5,646 feet)
• Bottom of the lowest chair: 1,190 metres (3,900 feet)


• 106 Runs
• Beginner – 20%
• Intermediate – 20%
• Advanced - 45%
• Expert – 15%

• Winter & Summer: Golden Eagle Express Gondola - 8-Passenger
Omega III Gondola cabin - length 3,413 metres (11, 266 feet),
• Winter: Stairway to Heaven - 4-passenger fixed grip quad
• Winter & Summer: Catamount - 4-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
• Winter: Pioneer - 2-Passenger fixed grip chairlift
• Winter: Pony Express surface lift


What's On at The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5

Until October 15, 2009 - 2008 Banff Mountain Photography Competition Winning Images Be inspired by the spectacular photographs that caught the judges' eyes in the 13th annual Banff Mountain Photography Competition. Breathtaking images take you around the world, celebrating the world's most beautiful mountain areas, animals, and cultures.


White Pass- Wa
Absolutely clear and beautiful! East wind.
New Snow: 0
Base: 62" Base Area / 86" Summit
Surface: Machine Groomed / Hard Pack Temperature: 30 Degrees Base / 26 Degrees Summit
Grooming: Bird runs, Cascade, Holiday, Holicade, what?, Tucker, Far East, Poma Face, Lower Roller, Upper Roller, Poma Bowl, Waterfall, Upper & Lower Hourglass, Cascade Cliff skiers' left... just about everything we can groom is done! Lifts: Running Quad, Far East, Platter & Carpet Quad running full speed!!!


Ski Kashmir Northern India
Ski the Banana chutes

SKI A VOLCANO - Mauna Kea- Ski Hawaii
Mauna Kea (Hawaiian for 'white mountain') is a 13,796' (4205 meter) volcanic mountain whose summit sometimes gets a skiable/boardable mantle of snow. There are no lifts, no grooming, no resort, but a road goes to the summit to serve the dozen or so world class observatories located at the summit. You must have a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get to the summit, which serves as your "lift."

Mt Hood Meadows - Oregon
Mt. Hood Meadows offers the most spectacular and varied terrain in the Northwest. We have a huge mountain with terrain for everyone, magnificent views and snowfall beyond belief.
MOUNTAIN AND TERRAIN STATISTICS Top of Cascade Express 7,300 ft.
Bottom of Hood River Express 4,523 ft
Vertical Rise 2,777 ft.
Elevation at Base Lodge 5,366 ft.
Additional Hiking 1,700 vertical ft.
Top of Superbowl Skiing 9,000 ft.


Innsbruck - The Winter Sports Capital, twice host to the Winter Olympics offers Old World history combined with some of the best ski mountains in the world capital. The city works hard to maintain and improve its twin character as a top-class ski area and sophisticated urban center. Innsbruck, with its striking location at the foot of the Alps, offers winter guests a tempting choice of great skiing and snowboarding in six different areas.

As the ultimate winter Olympic venue, Innsbruck has hosted the world famous event twice based on an excellent variety of terrain and an impeccable infrastructure for skiers and non-skiers. The nearby village of Igls boasts the legendary men's Olympic downhill run, and stunning views of a picturesque Innsbruck below. Free shuttle bus service links the various ski areas, and the "Super Ski Pass" is the skier's key to 310 miles (500 kilometers) of ski-able terrain and 200 lifts. The pass also covers the Stubai glacier, and even gives holders the option of excursions to St. Anton and Arlberg and Kitzbuhel. Innsbruck is a living treasure house of history. Once an imperial capital, it embraces 800-year-old traditions adding to the authentic charm and elegance of the place. The city also has world class shopping, fine restaurants, and many sights from the historic "Golden Roof" to the fascinating Alpine Zoo. www.patscherkofelbahnen.at/


Stubai Glacier - Austria
For all people longing for the genuine winter sports fun, the Stubai Glacier is the optimum oppurtunity! On more than 50 kilometres of ski runs they may take their chance not only on intensive downhill skiing, carving and boarding, but cross-country skiing can be practised wonderfully on the alpine trail of a length of 4,5 km. 21 installations, among 4 cabin lifts, 6 chair lifts, 9 ski tows and training lifts and 2 magic carpets offer ski fans a trendous winter sports resort, and active athletes from all over the world a maximum skiing pleasure at 1.750 to 3.200 m above the sea level.

The new six person chairlift Fernau links the Fernau to the Gaißkarferner mountain. Snowboard freaks can find ideal conditions at the newly created "Boarder´s paradise" including Quarterpipes, Spins, Table Tops, Pro Jumps and a - 100 metres long - halfpipe . For carving fans there is a special run at Daunferner, regulated by a stoplight, where the feeling for bends can be experienced intensively. Two giant slalom runs and a high-speed run at Eisjochferner complete the offer for winter sports fans.

The adventurous and daring can be close to the "eternal ice" on the climber´s steps of the ice tower at Gamsgarten station, since this is an ideal training area for fans of climbing on ice. Every wednesday an introductory course climbing course takes place. The Stubai Glacier funiculars pay a big deal of attention to the variety offered to the vacationer: starting at a professional gastronomic service, for example in the restaurant "zur Goldenen Gams" (the golden chamois), including dressing rooms and showers to sport shops with rental and storage options www.stubai.at

Swiss Budget Hotels Over 200 hotels in 150 cities throughout Switzerland - more than 10'000 beds - booking www.rooms.ch

Yabuli -China Windmill Village,situated at about 200km to the east of the renowned northern city Harbin and 120km to the west of Mudanjiang city stands to the southeast of Yabuli National Forest Park in Heilongjiang Province.
The village occupies over 300 hectares and acts as the Vacation Resort. An all year round integrated tourism resort. Windmill Village is the largest one in China speialized in ski tourism

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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

COMING SOON TELUS 2009 - Whistler Blackcomb B.C.


Chamonix Mont-Blanc - France
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The Ski Areas Chamonix's skiing extends over 3 main areas : Brévent/Flégère, offering south-facing slopes and exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc chain, the Grands Montets, high altitude north-facing slopes which dominate the village of Argentière and the Balme area, wide open slopes at the top of the Chamonix valley, bordering on Switzerland. The sister resort of les Houches lies at the opposite end of the valley and is accessible with the Mont-Blanc Unlimited ski pass

From the centre of Chamonix at 1035 m, the Aiguille du Midi cablecar carries you to 3842 m into the realm of high moutain peaks. A unique 360 degree panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain

• Off-piste skiing :
Vallée Blanche is a high mountain itinerary route on glacial terrain which is neither marked nor patrolled : it is strongly recommended to be accompagnied by a Mountain guide. For further information please contact the Office de Haute Montagne and consult their Vallée Blanche web page

Office de Tourisme
Chamonix Mont-Blanc


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