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

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Skiing on the Forth of July,....

Snow Alert -New Zealand -

Avalanche Warnings - None

Valle Nevado - Chile
Valle Nevado offers access to the largest skiable area in the Southern Hemisphere. The climate here has no equal--80% of the days are sunny throughout the season and the quality of the snow is optimal thanks to our orientation and altitude (3,025 meters), making it a unique spot for ski lovers. There are more than 800 hectares of skiable area covered by the best snow distributed over slopes differing in length and drops for beginning, advanced and experts skiers. Valle Nevado is also known for it’s impressive off-slope skiing and snowboarding. Easy access to these places will bring you even closer to the mountain experience. Mt Buller Australia
Currently sitting on -0.8 and heading for a top of 1 we are looking forward to more snow showers throughout the day! There is a moderate to strong south westerly gust so remember to rug up and have appropriate eyewear as there's a bit of cloud around the mountain.

The snow is supposed to keep on falling all weekend and into Monday

Mt Buller! 15 new lifts open today meaning there is plenty of new terrain for everybody as well the the Skyline Terrain Park opening with the most amount of features available for the whole season!

The snow is expected to keep falling as well so there may be a chance of fresh tracks for all those who know there is nothing better then a powder day!

Sun Valley, ID. Sun Valley Resort webcams are now monitoring North America’s largest gondola construction project on Bald Mountain. Opening for Sun Valley’s 74th ski season, (2009-10), the Roundhouse Gondola will travel from River Run Plaza to the Roundhouse Restaurant. The Doppelmayr CTEC Detachable-Grip, Eight- Passenger Gondola will carry 1800 passengers per hour, traveling 2,000 vertical feet in eight minutes. Fifty-six, eight passenger cabins will service skiers, snowboarders and foot passengers. To keep an eye on construction progress link to Sun Valley’s mountain cam page: www.sunvalley.com/SunValley/info/mtn.cams.aspx River Run Lodge Camera.

Cardrona - New Zealand
10 cm fresh snow
Early seasons conditions , exercise caution

Indoor Snow NEWS from Partick Thorne

Xanadu New Jersey
There may still be no confirmed opening date for the ‘virtually complete’ complex that is home to the first indoor snow slope in North America, but the latest part of the $2.2 billion jigsaw that will make it all work has been finished.

A 2.3-mile long rail spur now connects the complex in the Meadowlands area to the existing Pascack Valley line in Secaucus, New Jersey and a new station has been completed ready to ease the road congestion that might otherwise be caused at peak periods by the estimated six million visitors a year the complex is expected to attract, when open.

Journey time from Secaucus will be about ten minutes and train tickets will cost less than parking for major sports events. Secaucus is a major hub that can be reached quickly and easily accessible from New Jersey, New York City and even Long Island amongst other major population centres.

Train service will begin this summer and serve pre-existing sports facilities on the site prior to the opening of Xanadu, the latest projected date for which is, “some time in 2010.” The rail link has cost $182 million to complete.


Tignes- France
Skiing and snowboarding is possible every month of the year in Tignes, thanks to the Grande Motte glacier which has just opened for the summer season.
At a height of over 3000 metres, there's 20km of pistes and 12 lifts, plus the fabulous snowpark. Training camps are running throughout the summer, giving you the chance to learn from the pros, whether that be racing technique, park prowess or simply learning to ski or board.
When you're finished on the glacier, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied - mountain biking on over 90km of trails, endless water sports on the lake, beach soccer and beach volleyball, golf, tennis...And they're all FREE with the Sportignes card. www.tignes.net

time to think of next winters skiing adventure
.... Kashmir Alpine Adventures

Treble Cone- New Zealand
has a commanding position in the Southern Alps, and in the hearts of New Zealands snow fraternity. The name conjures up vivid images of a Snow Heaven - epic views, natural half pipes, big mountain chutes and powder.

The view from our 2,100 metre summit is of a hundred snow-capped peaks in Mt Aspiring National Park and the Southern Alps. The field drops 705 vertical metres, which appears to dip into the serene waters of Lake Wanaka far below. The longest run takes you from the top of the Saddle Quad down 4kms of gentle terrain to the base lodge cafe below.

Total lifting capacity is a whopping 6,200 people per hour with the high-speed six-seater chairlift, quad fixed grip chairlift, a platter lift and a magic carpet. Snow ratings are 10% beginner, 45% intermediate and 45% advanced and the season runs from June to October. The field is renowned for its exceptional service, off-piste powder skiing, exhilarating downhill runs and a reputation for consistently good snow conditions

Lifts Open this Weekend

North America
Whistler - Blackcomb
Summer Glacier skiing/riding on Blackcomb Mountain. Access via the Wizard Express (Blackcomb Daylodge base)
Whistler Blackcomb

Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge
Palmer Lift - race lanes upper- park& pipe lower
Timberlone Lodge

Stubai Glacier -Austria
Stubai Glacier

Hintertuxer Glacier -Austria
Hintertux Glacier

Tignes -France
Glacier open


Saas- Fee-CH
Saas- fee



South America

Catedral Patagonia

Las Lenas
Las Lenas


Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado

Falls Creek
Falls Creek

New Zealand

Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak

Treble Cone
Treble Cone

Air France

Air France

Bacardi Gets the job Done

Squaw Valley Lifts , Lesson and more

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