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Snow Alert -Breckenridge, Vail colorado, Zermatt & Saas Fe - Switzerland
Avalanche Warnings - Jackson Back country
Areas of unstable snow exist. Human triggered avalanches are possible

Still great Spring snow to be had. Get out there !

Mammoth Mountain - Ca
With over 400" of annual snowfall, thousands of acres of epic terrain and an altitude that keeps things white into summer, Mammoth turns winter into a 6+ month season.

The 8:30 a.m. temp at Main Lodge was 36 degrees with clear skies and virtually no wind. Up at the summit, the temp was 26 degrees with an average wind speed of 31 mph. Expect highs to be in the upper 40s today. Lifts are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily servicing a base of 8-13 feet of snow. 101 runs were groomed last night leaving 1,113 acres of fresh corduroy

Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam Championships
Location: Main Lodge
Date: Apr 25, 2009 - Apr 25, 2009

Details: Come to Main Lodge and see the finalists battle it out for the 2009 Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam title! Riders are invite only; spectators are more than welcome!

Breckenridge -Colorado
Snow Snow. High near 29. East southeast wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches ALL LIFTS OPEN
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 30

•30 total
•2 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
•7 high-speed quad lifts
•1 triple lift
•6 double lifts
•1 8-passenger gondola
•4 surface lifts


Loveland- Colorado
Past 24 Hours 12 inches of new snow

Love Park's 6th Annual Vert Alert Loveland Vert Alert and prove it!. Join Loveland Ski Area Love Park for the annual freestyle ski and snowboard competition. Join in for a day of fun, food and drink, and of course, plenty of swag! Prizes for the top finishers. www.skiloveland.com/

Arapahoebasin - colorado SNOWFALL: 15.0" past 24 hrs | 16" past 3 days BASE: 64"
Scheduled to remain open until June 9th ! ! ! www.arapahoebasin.com

Park City Mountain Resort Extends its Closing Date One Week to Sunday, April 19, 2009
What: Thanks to nearly eight feet of snow in the last 14 days and a 97-inch settled base depth, Park City Mountain Resort has extended its closing date to Sunday, April 19, 2009. The original closing day was Sunday, April 12. Beginning Monday, April 13, seven lifts are scheduled to continue operating including PayDay, Bonanza, Silverlode, Thaynes, Jupiter, First Time and Three Kings lifts.
Beginning Monday, April 13, full-day lift ticket pricing will be as follows: Adult: $50
Senior: $35
Youth: $30
In addition, dining will still be available at Legacy Cafe, Kristi's Coffee Cafe and the Summit House. Park City Mountain Rentals will remain in full operation as will the ski and snowboard school.
When: Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. until Sunday, April 19, 2009.
Where: Park City Mountain Resort – Park City, Utah.
For more information, please visit

New Zealand - early snow
We are all buzzing with anticipation for the season ahead and this early snow is a fantastic reminder to dust off those skis and boards and get them tuned and ready to go for the June opening days (don't forget your body either - check out the fantastic boot camp special offer to Queenstowner season pass holders). Winter is on it's way! www.nzski.com

Killington Vermont
Pond Skimming

Saturday, April 18, 2009
A wacky rite of spring! Skim the pond or watch while others try. Prizes for best skim, best splash, best costume and the special judge’s award.
Registration begins at 10 am on the 3rd floor of the K-1 lodge and the competition kicks off at noon. The cost to register is $10 and all ages are welcome.


Stowe - Blue skies, sunshine, and wonderful spring snow, again--very repetitive but certainly not boring. We've run out of superlatives to describe it, so just come on up to Mt. Mansfield and enjoy it yourself. Steep ungroomed terrain may have delayed openings today as we wait for the snow to soften up, the normal springtime drill. At 10:15, the snow is definitely softening. You'll enjoy 21 groomed trails while the snow softens, including steep favorites Hayride & Nosedive, plus the Lower North Slope terrain park & rail garden; we also cut the half-pipe. With over 7 feet of snow at the Stake and extensive snowmaking, there is still deep cover on the mountain. Late season rates are in effect and Stowe is open until April 19th. Sunday is Vermont Food Bank day at Stowe--bring at least 2 non-perishable food items and ski/ride for only $35.

Snowbird -Utah
12 feet in 12 days created unbelievable spring conditions.

LIfts open starting monday
Monday, April 20th
Open Lifts: Chickadee, Wilbere, Little Cloud, Mineral Basin Express and the Tram.
Closed lifts now include:Peruvian Express/Tunnel, Gad II, Mid-Gad, Gadzoom, Baby Thunder and Baldy Express. All of Creekside closed. (This includes retail and tickets.)

Snowbird will now be open for skiing and riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Will also be open the Monday of Memorial Day)


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Fernie Alpine Resort held an impromptu press conference to help satisfy the peaked curiosities and settle the flying questions about the upcoming 1st Annual Fernival event. Since the first event announcement, people have been mystified by SN-O-BAMA and where Spirit of the West fits into it all? After much speculation about what it all could mean, Fernie Alpine Resort provides solid answers that hope to bring some calm to the Fernival fever that has taken aflame since the first mention of this new and enigmatic event. And though the press conference drew in few, for the amazing snow at the resort kept everyone out skiing, the critical Q & A session was documented and goes as follows:
Q: What is Fernival and when is it?
A: Fernival is the name of Fernie Alpine Resort's brand new ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION. The name is a play on "Fernie" with the word "festival". We wanted the name to not only reflect the wonderful resort location but also stand the test of time. With the bonus weekend planned on Saturday April 18-19th, we thought it would be a climactic way to end the season with this festive event.

Q: What is all this talk about "SN-O-BAMA" and skiing in jeans?
A: SN-O-BAMA is the chosen theme for the 1st Annual Fernival event. Again, the name is a play on words, putting "snow" together with "bama" which in urban lingo means: crazy, outrageous, and odd. Though the name has a coincidental reference to a certain current political figure, let it be known that Fernie Alpine Resort has no plan to nationalize the ski industry nor campaign political views throughout Fernival. Despite the connotation, we felt that it was no time to bail out on some good creativity and pushed forward with the theme believing that it truly describes the unique experience that Fernival promises to give. Recognizing a need for change, we felt "SN-O-BAMA" was an original and deserving homage to SNOW. And since "bama" has urban roots to mean slightly unstylish, we added in the throw-back reference to skiing in jeans taking this event back to the good ol' times when we had fun and skied! We encourage you all to wear your jeans and ski too - Yes, you can! All in all, we knew the name would create some stimulus in the populations and we are glad that it got your attention. Come and get SN-O-BAMA with us! WWW.skifernie.com

Mt Hood Meadows
With the winter-like conditions we’ll continue our daily operational schedule of 9 AM – 4 PM daily through April 26. If the weather cooperates we also plan on reopening for three extra days in May, May 1, 2 and 3 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). May 3 will be the last day of operations for this season, so make your plans for that weekend. We’ll be announcing some fun activities and deals for May 1 – 3, so keep watching the web site.
There is some great news for freestylers – the top two tables of the Cascade Park (on Boulevard) were opened this weekend and we’ll continue to add features to make it a fun flow park. We’ve received great feedback regarding the right line we added to Rose City Park, as well as the rails we’re continuing to maintain in Shipyard. And we continue to fresh cut our Superpipe almost every day.
Mark Saturday, April 25 on your calendar. That’s the 3rd Annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows which has become our most popular spectator event. The field is filling so if you want to get into the skimming competition you should pre-register online (must be 21 or older). The winner gets a trip for two to Hawaii, courtesy of All About Hawaii Travel

Traci Max Sachs
The official website of professional speed skier Tracie Max Sachs

Mt Hood - Timberline Lodge
Timberline is the only area on Mt. Hood that will have lift serviced skiing and riding 7 days a week through Labor Day! With an amazing base of snow, conditions will be fantastic this spring and summer season. Our Palmer High Speed Quad Chairlift is scheduled to open this weekend, and will be operating throughout the summer. Ascending to 8,540 feet on the southern side of Mt. Hood, it provides breathtaking views and access to the best summer terrain in the United States. When other areas are turning their attention away from the snow, we're just getting started www.timberlinelodge.com

Air France www.airfrance.com/us

Stevens Pass -Wa FINAL WEEKEND
Located on the crest of the Cascade Range, we receive abundant and frequent snowfall. Cool air often drifts from the eastern slope of the range through the Stevens Pass area, keeping our snow relatively dry. Stevens is located on two national forests, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie on the west side of the crest and the Wenatchee National Forest on the east. Our forested area is predominately Pacific Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock, and Subalpine Fir, offering a visual treat when covered by fresh snowfall •Base area elevation 4,061'
•Top elevation Cowboy Mountain 5,845'
•Mill Valley base elevation 3,821'
•1,800 vertical feet on three sides of two different mountains


White Pass - Wa
Hours of Operation: Saturday & Sunday only through 4/26 HammerHead Slopestyle
RESCHEDULED!!! NEW DATE: Sunday April 19th.!


Crystal Mountain - Wa
Crystal Mountain is the largest ski area in Washington with a total of 2,600 acres (2,300 lift serviced acres) and over 50 named runs.
We plan to remain open daily from 9am-4pm until April 19, 2009.
Base – 4,400 feet (3,912 feet
at the bottom of Lower Northway)
Summit (Silver King) – 7,012 feet
Vertical – 3,100 feet

Lake Geneva- Office of Tourism From sunrise to sunset on Mont-Pèlerin Take the Vevey-Chardonne-Mont-Pèlerin funicular and continue your trip along the footpaths that bring you to the panoramic « Plein Ciel » tower, from where you can enjoy the spectacular 360° view over the whole of the Lake Geneva Region From the shores of Lake Geneva, the Nyon – St-Cergue railway takes you up to the peaks of the Jura mountains. The line offers many ideas of excursions. Back in Nyon , stop by at the Léman Museum, which displays all of the cultural and natural heritage of our lake Office du tourisme du canton de Vaud www.region-du-leman.ch


Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley Season passes, Lift Tickets / Lessons Here

Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !

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