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Snow Alert -New Zealand - Chile

Avalanche Warnings - None
Lifts to open Soon


New Zealand
Snowbase (upper): 120 cm - Snowbase (lower): 80 cm - New Snow: 0 cm

Snow Conditions:
Cardrona's upper snowbase is 120cm and we have 80cm in the base area.

Beginners Trails open: 0%
Intermediate Trails open: 0%
Advanced Trails open: 0%
lift opps. coming soon ...

Zermatt - Switzerland
Summer season

Sunnegga paradise - Findeln - Breitboden chair lift
Stockhorn ski lift
Q new ski lift will be erected in the Stockhorn region. Zermatt Mountain Cableways attaches great importance to making the downhill run area accessible even after the closure of the Hohtälli - Stockhorn cable railway. The Hohtälli - Rote Nase cable railway and the Triftij ski lift will remain in service.

Hohtälli - Kellensee ski run
To replace the Gornergrat - Hohtälli cable railway an intermediate (red) ski run will be constructed from Hohtälli to Kellensee in the summer of 2007. This new connection will not only dramatically reduce transfer times, but will also significantly improve accessibility to the Gornergrat and Matterhorn glacier paradise. Yet another contribution to making the Matterhorn ski paradise even more attractive!

New snow-making facilities
Once again this summer various snow-making facilities are being built, with the result that now approximately 60% of all pistes in Zermatt are either covered with snow or on the glacier.

The improvement of the Matterhorn glacier paradise
Europe's highest cable railway station is getting a completely new look: A lovely restaurant is being built atop the spectacular peak rising 3,883 m above sea level and will feature a hostel for mountaineers and a shop. The sanitary facilities are being renovated as well and will soon include an independent sewage treatment plant.

The glacier palace will soon be easier to reach: The tower is at the very end of the summit tunnel, meaning that in future, guests will no longer need to walk over the glacier.

In addition, a panorama window with a view of the Breithorn and Gornergrat will be created on the peak's northeast face by blasting away rock in the tunnel.
The aim, says Christen Baumann, CEO of Zermatt Mountain Cableways, is to complete this first stage by the end of 2007. At the same time Zermatt Mountain Cableways are preparing construction plans for pyramids, lifts and observation platforms, with the final plans expected to be ready for submission next summer. These plans include the construction of an observation platform at 4,000 metres above sea level - 117 metres above the actual summit - and restaurants, a multimedia room and other infrastructure on the summit itself. "Even in terms of its infrastructure and architecture, the Matterhorn glacier paradise is set to do justice to its superlatives and its uniqueness," believes Zermatt Mountain Cableways chief, Christen Baumann. "It is intended to become yet another Swiss trademark that will complement the existing comprehensive offering."

Zermatt Alpine Paradise
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Timberline on Mt Hood Oregon
Bruno's House
With the recent snow storm totals adding up, and more in the forecast, our 'early season' conditions are quickly becoming mid-winter conditions! We just had a great powder weekend - hope you were able to get out and enjoy it! We're getting a bit of rain today, which is actually a good thing in the long run -- it will help to compact the base and set us up for a long season. With more snow in the forecast Tuesday - Friday, we'll be looking great for the Grand Opening of our new Still Creek Basin December 8th and 9th.

Our Freestyle Terrain Park Crew has been putting in the hours to get our first park of the season ready. We have a small park open on Thunder (accessible via the Pucci lift). Multiple features including flat boxes, a mailbox, c-box, s-box, mini-quarter pipe tree jib, and a bunch of natural features will be ready to roll. As conditions permit, we're ready to build our legendary parks off the Stormin' Norman lift.

All services in our Wy'East Day Lodge are operational and ready to serve you - including our Ski School, Rental/Repair Center, Black Iron Grill, Market Cafe, Ski Patrol and Guest Services. And as always, Timberline Lodge is open for your visit. The fireplaces are going, the hot chocolate is brewing, and our panoramic windows are letting in a fantastic winter view

Apres Ski at the Ice Axe Grill in Government Camp

Home of the Mt. Hood Brewing Company, and the famous Ice Axe Ale, we're conveniently located just off HWY 26 at the West end of Government Camp. Our menu offers a wide selection of freshly prepared entrees, seafood, sandwiches, salads and signature pizzas

Longest winter sports season In North America


Air France


Solden -Austria
2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach snow making systems covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m.
Sölden has the marvelous BIG 3 vantage points - Therefore it is Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts or gondolas. And the » BIG 3 Rally ranks among the most beautfiul ski trails across the entire ski region, comprising also a visit to all BIG 3 platforms

New dimensions are added to the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area, investing no less than 25 million Euros for three new single-rope mountain gondolas and a new restaurant on top of the Hohe Mut peak, plus a new ski run down from Hohe Mut

Lifts Open this Weekend

North America
Whistler - Blackcomb
Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge

Stubai Glacier -Austria
Stubai Glacier

Hintertuxer Glacier -Austria
Hintertux Glacier

Tignes -France
Glacier open


Saas- Fee-CH
Saas- fee



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