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Last Minute Team Changes for Oakley Jib-Vid 2009

Just one week from now teams will be arriving in Mayrhofen for the start of the Oakley Jib-Vid 2009. The Jib-Vid crew are heading out this weekend to make sure everything is set for what promises to be the biggest and best Jib-Vid yet. Last week; the final list of 18 teams was announced; however since then there has been a number of changes; meaning that the reserve list teams were contacted, and received the news that they had been hoping for; they were in the Oakley Jib-Vid 2009.

The "Cheeseburgers" team's Tobias Strauss was called away to the US; meaning the super-eager Whitespace Crew of Will Bradshaw, William Tarbet and Jon Addison will be competing instead. This was great news for Will Bradshaw who was lined up to compete in 2008 but was forced to pull out at the last minute with a broken hand.

Mayrhofen locals the Dalikfodda team now replace the Appertrue team who suffered a spate of injuries, Erik Nygard, Andreas Jakobsson and Andreas Wengelin were the first team to apply this year; but will now be replaced by Billy Neilson, Mark Ruparelia and Richard Hookes.

Finally, Lockdown Projects team suffered a setback when Scott McMorris was injured at the weekend riding the huge Vans Penken Park setup at the Wangl Tangl; meaning for the first time ever there will be no Lockdown team; instead standby veterans APO Snowboards take their place with David Englhardt, Florian Hasenauer and Sean Balmer.

Check out www.jib-vid.com

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!


Kicking Horse-
• Melt Freeze Cup & Dummy Downhill, April 11
• Modified GT Race & Slush Cup, April 12.
• Funky Alpine Apres all three days

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)



White Pass Film Festival Saturday April 11th!
LIFT-SERVED TERRAIN will operate daily through 4/12. We will then move to weekend operation (Saturday & Sunday only) through 4/26. There is a chance we will operate the first weekend in May

After twenty-four years of planning, the path is now clear for the development of an additional 767 acres at White Pass. On September 9th, 2008 United States District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the White Pass Company denying the Sierra Club's and Hogback Basin Preservation Association's appeal. USFS and White Pass' arguments "carried the day" on all counts deliberated. While Judge Robart's decision was open for appeal to the 9th Circuit Court, none were filed. General Manager Kevin McCarthy commented, "Appropriately, on Armistice Day, November 11th, we determined through no appeal by the plaintiffs, that the legal battle over the expansion of White Pass Ski Area came to an end. The company can now proceed with construction. This is a day we have been looking forward to for decades, and is a testament to believing in one's cause and never allowing what is right from being derailed by obstacles".

Construction will include two chairlifts, a mid-mountain lodge and 13 named runs in the open sub-alpine basins of the expansion area

Big Sky Resort - Montana
Only tHREE days until the end of a fabulous season!

Prepare to get wet and wild on this day. Watch competitors in costumes try and make their way across an icy cold pond at bottom of Ambush. $20 registration fee gets you signed up and a gift, space is limited for participants. Register at the Clocktower between 11-1pm Saturday, April 11th. Event will begin at 4pm and Politician will play in the plaza afterward.


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Great skiing on Good Friday!
Spring continues Friday with warm temperatures and a chance of an afternoon shower. We'll offer 38 groomed trails Friday, including Downdraft, East Fall and Superstar. Key lifts will open at 9 am. This weekend we'll be spinning seven lifts serving 60+ trails. The K-1 Gondola and Superstar Express will spin all next week!
The 13th Annual Sunshine Daydream Festival, a tribute to the Grateful Dead, will be held at K-1 base lodge on Saturday at 11 am. The all-day party will feature live music from Playin' Dead and the Kind Buds, dead-inspired crafts from numerous vendors and tie-dies...rain or shine!
Your Mountain Closed? Ski for $39 today at Killington! Present your valid 2008/09 season pass from any other resort at any ticket window and ski at Killington for just $39 right through May 2!



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 KONA POND SKIMMING COMPETITION Grab your friends and head to Mt Hood Meadows to watch fearless skiers, snowboarders, and longboarders compete for title of “Big Kahuna of the Pond” as well as a chance to win a TRIP FOR TWO TO HAWAII (in the 21 and older division). Limited to the first 100 - must be 18 or older. Presented by Kona Brewing, All About Hawaii Travel, 1080 The Fan and 947 Alternative FM. UPCOMING EVENTS Hawaiian Days Retroactive Gamma Rays (surf music), Hawaiian BBQ on the Deck SNO-KONA POND SKIM

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

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

Coolzone Winterplex Still Moving Forward Plans for the Coolzone Winterplex in Texas, first announced a year ago, are still progressing with backers, The Bearfire Group, aiming to commence construction by the end of the year with the facility likely to open in late next year. The Bearfire Group is raising $375m for the Coolzone Winterplex within the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Possible sites being considered are reported to include a 527 acre location formerly owned by Intel. The Coolzone Winterplex’s main attraction will feature a 20-story outdoor ski and snowboard mountain which will be surfaced with Briton Engineering Developments’ Snowflex surface. The mountain will be complete with hotels, retaiuling, restaurants and chair lifts, a snowboard park with competition half pipe, toboggans and snow tubing. In addition to catering to extreme sports enthusiasts, the park will also feature activities for the entire family including two ice rinks, an outdoor ice trail, a winter wonderland for children with snow, an outdoor concert venue, rock climbing and rides. The project calls for more than 60 acres of attractions. Bearfire Group is also in discussions with a major motion picture studio to use their intellectual property to theme a portion of the park. By populating the park environment with identifiable characters, the Coolzone Winterplex will attract families as well as sports enthusiasts. The intellectual property will be highlighted by rides and entertainment. Additional family attractions include educational components and an opportunity to play in the park’s Winter Wonderland. http://coolzonewinterplex.com

Swiss Budget Hotels you are at the right place! 200 friendly, price-conscious hotels all over Switzerland waiting to be discovered and booked with a couple of clicks! BUDGET special offers Thanks to our special BUDGET offers, you can sleep for even less: BUDGET-PRICE Great locations near the slopes at prices I could afford! Angelia and Christian In Wengen were my hosts and I intend on seeing them again. NOT just a room, people I will remember for a long long time! www.rooms.ch

This is to let you know that todays weekly Cortina d'Ampezzo snow bulletin is the last one of the season. But this is also to let you know that the ski lifts of the Faloria area will be open until 25 April. So why not take advantage of the 30 km of beautifully groomed ski runs with snow guaranteed? Hoping youve found this service useful and professionally presented, we look forward to you joining us again next winter! Some lifts (Faloria) will stay open until 25 April, the last date for which the seasonal skipasses are valid and 12 days in the season. The operating ski-lifts situation >>> Please remember that Cortina's "skipass office" is open every day at these times: 8.30-12.30; 15.30-19.00; Sundays 8.30-12.30 www.cortina.dolomiti.org

New Zealand
The Lindauer Queenstown Winter Festival is just around the corner and we really want you to come along and be part of it. The Festival is how we herald the arrival of winter and trust us - the stage is set for one BIG celebration. 10 days, over 60 events and over 50 bands, comedians and entertainers all in Queenstown - Australasia's Ultimate Winter Paradise. You can check out the full programme of events, they've got some great early bird specials on tickets and we've even put together some great travel packages to help you get here. It's the Ultimate Winter Party - And its sooner than you think! There's so much on this year's programme, so grab a cup of coffee and click here to have a good look around their website www.snow.co.nz

Has your pass expired? Did your mountain close? PUT THAT EXPIRED PASS TO USE! Now until end of the season, bring any California or Lake Tahoe resort season pass to Kirkwood and receive a lift ticket for $39*! Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days - TWO DAYS OF SKIING/RIDING FOR $39! Kirkwood knows that not all resorts can stay open until the end of April. So come out and play on our mountain with this incredible Spring deal. See what everyone talks about. Chairs 10 and 6 are still open and waiting for you. *Must have a valid California/Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Season Pass


Bump Bash - Zermatt Switzerland
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. Bump Bash Extremes
Bump Bash Vertical
The 24th Bump Bash Classic

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


Alpine Meadows - Ca
Cornology spoken !
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

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
Have A Great Easter Weekend
Sadly, I know this is the final weekend for many regional resorts. I understand your pain and feel sympathy for you if this weekend might be your last outing until next fall

Squaw Shop

Squaw Valley Lifts , Lesson and more

Closed on EASTER weekend, gone Skiing!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the SNO-BAMA event at Fernie Alpine Resort! Should be great fun! we are planning to attend as hear that Fernie Alpine Resort not only has some of the best powder snow in British Columbia but also great Spring Skiing! we are also checking http://www.skircr.com/matts-blog for more updates on this crazy spring ski event

9:45 AM, April 13, 2009


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