10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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Snow Alert - Whistler B.C.
Avalanche Warnings -Sierra Nevada's Today wind slabs will be the primary avalanche concern. The strong ridgetop winds will continue to move snow from the windward aspects to the leeward slopes near and above treeline adding to the wind slabs that formed during the storm


Saddly I report, that Squaw had been getting hammered with a series of storms, finally building a late but monster spring base. Unfortunately on Wednesday morning, a member of the avalanche crew safety checking some fairly steep terrain at el 8200'was killed by a avalanche.

Cold snow, a layer of rain , snow, old snow and rain led to a unstable fracture.

I did not know Andrew personally, but have seen his glowing round face for many years.
It is horrible to hear of anyone hurt or killed while engaged in whatever their favorite sport or pastime is. It is sobering when it is in your own backyard. Squaw is my home on the hill. Andrew will be missed by many, in Sv corp. or his fellow SV patrollers.

Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl & Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe Resorts,all have avalanche awareness and training classes
A reminder Know before you go. A SINCERE thanks to all the patrollersEVERYWHERE that lay it on the line, so we can Thrive ! !

SVSP- Andrew


The first stages of the Nissan Tram Face Squaw Valley USA took place today on the impressive Silverado face with excellent conditions. The 53 riders qualified for the only North American stage of the Freeride World Tour amazed the crowd under the California sun. Before launching the second day of competition on the mythical Tram Face at the beginning of the week, the athletes and organizers are anxiously awaiting the snowfall predicted this weekend: everything will then be perfect to mark a page in the history of freeride.

FIS Events
26.-31.1.2009 Sugarloaf, ME USA TRA FIS 5xDH
26.-30.1.2009 St.Lambrecht/Lachtal/Krakauebene AUT NJC SL
26.-27.1.2009 Sofia-Vitosha BUL FIS SL
26.-27.1.2009 Vratna SVK CHI SL
26.-27.1.2009 Flims SUI NJC
27.1.-1.2.2009 Garmisch Partenkirchen GER TRA
27.-30.1.2009 Abetone ITA CIT 2xSL
27.-28.1.2009 Megeve FRA FIS 2xSG
27. 1.2009 Schladming AUT WC SL
27.-28.1.2009 Breuil Cervinia ITA NJR 2xGS 2xGS
27.-29.1.2009 Pinzolo/Madonna di Campiglio ITA UNI SL
27.-28.1.2009 Cortina d Ampezzo ITA FIS 2xSL
28.-30.1.2009 Daisen JPN FIS 2xGS 2xGS
28.-29.1.2009 Sarntal (ITA) GER NJR 2xSG
28.-29.1.2009 Goetschen-Bischofswiesen GER EC SL
28.-29.1.2009 Kurumayamakohgen JPN FIS 2xSL 2xSL
28.-29.1.2009 Cajusa - Kupres BIH FIS 2xGS 2xGS
29.-30.1.2009 Courchevel FRA CIT SL
29.-30.1.2009 Borovets BUL FIS SL

www.FIS Ski.com

Titlis - Switzerland
NEW: Lift from the village to Hotel Terrace
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.


Big Sky Resort
It's started snowing again in Big Sky and it looks like this is set to continue throughout the weekend! Just in time for the Sno-Bar, which will be opening again tomorrow evening from 6pm-9pm.


Ski Academy Switzerland
SAS is the only official PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) training school in Europe which ensures that you will receive top quality tuition from experienced and modern thinking PSIA and BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) coaches. SAS has worked hard to receive recognition from USSA (United States Ski and Snowboard Association) and we are pleased to announce that we will be holding our first L100 race coaching courses during the winter 2008/9.


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



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