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Snow Alert -New Zealand -

Avalanche Warnings - None

Mt Buller - Australia
Clouds and snow showers are forecast to return for the weekend.

There is a buzz of excitement around the mountain this morning as the news filters through that the Grimus chair will open up later this morning and also that Koflers terrain park will open up to skiers and boarders around midday.

Stubai glacier - Austria
Lifts Open
Gondelbahn Eisgrat I
Gondelbahn Eisgrat II
Gondelbahn Schaufeljoch

snow depth 130 cm

Catedral Alta Patagonia - Argentina
Cathedral Hill seems full season. With much snow slopes (and announcements of nevada for the Saturday night), the mountain vibrates under an intense sun, sometimes covered by clouds crossing rapid, arriadas in bursts that occasionally do stop the media and lead to seek refuge in the 20 Inns of the Hill, where the season live a full.
In the areas of platform 1200 and the peak 1600 concentrated instructors and beginning their first steps in the level skiers amounted to higher quadruple Punta Nevada, downloadable by Copper Mountain or Barrilete or by La Hoya until the edge, where the view an of the Andes white, ice, is impressive. Very similar to having pedestrians, many Brazilian, amounting by Cable Carril and Combi Lynch, through Punta Nevada, to shelter Lynch, oldest and high the Cathedral hostel.
In the base, in the meantime, restaurants and shops are in full activity, with visitors and skiers, increases in the afterski. Excursions combined mobiles and snowmobiles, which stem from the southern sector of the base, give a unique opportunity to enjoy the snowy forest and a spectacular view of the base, with its 5,000 beds in hotels all categories and most varied services

Summer at Val Gardina - Italy
Top Events
JUly Music Festival 2009 from 17th July until 5th September 2009 Also this year fantastic and incredible wek long festivals

For the fourth time one of the provincial preselections of the national beauty contest "Miss Italia 2009" take place in Ortisei.
Folclore Festival Val Gardena costume parade 02th August 2009
International Alpine Excursion Weeks Fantastic walks in the Dolomites Selva Gardena From August, 30th to September, 4th are going to take place the XXth Alpine Excursion Week in Selva Val Gardena.
36th "Luis Trenker" March
36th "Luis Trenker" March 5.-6.09.2009 This traditional march goes over different distances and is recommended for the whole family. Lenghts of 6, 12 and 21 km can be chosen from

Snowbasin- 2010 Season Pass price reductions
Snowbasin will maintain adult season ski pass pricing from last year, while offering up to $600 in added value. Buy your 2009/2010 season ski pass early, and enjoy unlimited summer gondola access! Adult Season Pass Holders will also receive Six Day Passes to Sun Valley. Ask about reduced rates for Youth (7-12) and Teens (13-17). "In order to make access to our mountain more affordable for families, we have taken a hard look at our pricing across the board and have made significant adjustments," said Kent Lyons, General Manager. A complete listing of rates are available online at www.snowbasin.com.

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.


Treble Cone
Treble Cone is the home of New Zealand's most exhilarating snow and winter experience, with the largest skiable terrain, longest groomed trails and the highest vertical rise in the South Island.
On the edge of the majestic Southern Alps, Treble Cone ski area offers outstanding views across Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring, an award winning cafe and unparalleled Snow School clinics that will keep you fizzing.
>>> New Zealand Ski Pass
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

Valle Nevado - Chile
Check site for promotions


Portillo - Chile
The Portillo Ski Area in Chile is the most famous and oldest center in South America Season 2009: June 20th – October 3rd

North America

Whistler -Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb has revised its late spring operating dates to offer skiing and riding through May 18 on Blackcomb Mountain and snowpack permitting until June 14 on Whistler Mountain
There is no more ski out (marked as ski area boundary) – downloading is in effect
PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will re-open on June 6th for summer hiking and sightseeing.
June 20 - July 26 Blackcomb Glacier is open for summer Skiing and Riding

For hundreds more up-to-the-minute deals visit http://www.travelzoo.com

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

Has the marvelous BIG 3 vantage points -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. Sölden's Rettenbach Glacier for summer skiing !

Stubai Glacier - Austria
For all people longing for the genuine winter sports fun, the Stubai Glacier is the optimum oppurtunity! On more than 50 kilometres of ski runs they may take their chance not only on intensive downhill skiing, carving and boarding, but cross-country skiing can be practised wonderfully on the alpine trail of a length of 4,5 km. 21 installations, among 4 cabin lifts, 6 chair lifts, 9 ski tows and training lifts and 2 magic carpets offer ski fans a trendous winter sports resort, and active athletes from all over the world a maximum skiing pleasure at 1.750 to 3.200 m above the sea level.

The new six person chairlift Fernau links the Fernau to the Gaißkarferner mountain. Snowboard freaks can find ideal conditions at the newly created "Boarder´s paradise" including Quarterpipes, Spins, Table Tops, Pro Jumps and a - 100 metres long - halfpipe . For carving fans there is a special run at Daunferner, regulated by a stoplight, where the feeling for bends can be experienced intensively. Two giant slalom runs and a high-speed run at Eisjochferner complete the offer for winter sports fans.

The adventurous and daring can be close to the "eternal ice" on the climber´s steps of the ice tower at Gamsgarten station, since this is an ideal training area for fans of climbing on ice. Every wednesday an introductory course climbing course takes place. The Stubai Glacier funiculars pay a big deal of attention to the variety offered to the vacationer: starting at a professional gastronomic service, for example in the restaurant "zur Goldenen Gams" (the golden chamois), including dressing rooms and showers to sport shops with rental and storage options

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Aiguille du Midi cable car, Panoramique Mont-Blanc and Montenvers-Mer de Glace area are open !. Have a week-end !! www.chamonix-mont-blanc.fr/


La Plagne - France
Bellecote glacier : 3000 m
141 cm : snow soft
Avalanche risk low (1/5)
Temperature at 8 a.m. :
Wind : Ouest :


Engelberg Titlis -
Open Lifts
You need to transporta gondola and cablecar to reach Ice Flyer on summit
Engelberg-Gerschnialp-Trübsee Cablecar Trübsee-Stand Cablecar Rotair Stand-Titlis Glacier chairlift Ice Flyer www.titlis.ch

Glacier 3000 - Switzerland
Snow sports activities up to 3'000 m The good snow conditions invite you to spend an excellent day in the glacier skiing area. The installations of Glacier 3000 remain open until May 3rd.
The Glacier 3000 ski area includes 10 installations and 30 km of ski runs ranging from 1350 to 3000 m above sea level. It is a part of the ski area shared with Gstaad Mountain Rides (250 km of ski runs) and the Vaudoises Alps (225 km of ski runs) and is particularly attractive for Freestylers and Freeriders. With the 7km long Olden ski run, Glacier 3000 is able to offer one of the most challenging ski runs in the area - a challenge for any skier or snowboarder

For people who like to have unlimited fun in the snow, the 7 km long Olden ski run is just the right one. The black ski run is one of the longest of this difficulty level in the region

Name - Length - Vert - Top Station
P1 Reusch – Oldenegg 1624 m 572 m 1922 m
P2 Oldenegg – Cabane 2270 m 601 m 2523 m
P3 Col du Pillon – Cabane 1960 m 979 m 2524 m
P5 Cabane – Sex Rouge 1551 m 406 m 2930 m
P6 Oldenalp – Oldenegg 797 m 81 m 1922 m


Jungfrau- Switzerland
Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe (3454 m) An excursion up to the eternal glacier world of Switzerland’s high Alps is an unforgettable experience. At 3454 metres, the Jungfraujoch is the highest-altitude railway station in Europe. From Kleine Scheidegg, the railway travels through the tunnel behind the notorious Eiger North Wall – with stops at two stations with viewing windows hewn in the bare rock – and on to the underground “peak” railway station, Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe

Schilthorn–Piz Gloria (2970 m) The Schilthorn shot to international fame as a spectacular location for the 007 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The views of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau from the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant are simply stunning
Männlichen (2230 m) Enjoy the spectacular cogwheel railway trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen. The bottom station of the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway is only a few minutes walk from the railway station and village centre. From here it takes just five minutes to soar up over 1000 metres to the Männlichen summit (2230 m). Männlichen is also easy to reach from Grindelwald Grund with Europe’s longest aerial gondola.

>> note this is a glacier un-groomed, best skiing ABOUT Mid morning depending on specific conditions. I hiked from the rail station for about a hour to the shoulder of western ridge of Jungfrau. There is a rope toe for beginners, but for the cost of the train ride to summit, plan on hiking appropriate to conditions ability and safety concerns. Ask Locals who has don what within teh last week!
The summit alone is worth a roll of film www.jungfrau.com

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