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MT Hood - Timberline Lodge

NOTES: It's is another great summer day! The Mile and Palmer scheduled to operate 7:30am-1:30am
The Palmer Snowfield provides amazing skiing and riding above tree line to the 8,540' level of Mt. Hood. Recommended for advanced intermediate and above skill level – there is nothing quite like carving turns and catching air on a warm summer day!
Please note, the majority of publicly accessible terrain on the Palmer Snowfield is somewhat limited due to many ski race camps
Discount lodging, camp at Trillium lake 10 min from Goverment camp

... on the beach The Supergirl Jam serves as a platform for the embodiment of female strength and leadership through action sports and a celebration of the iconic Supergirl S-Shield," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We are thrilled to be hosting our third annual event and we applaud the athletes as they inspire young women everywhere with their skill, intelligence, independence and overall passion.

The Supergirl Jam kicks off Labor Day weekend when, on September 6, the Snowboard Rail Jam and Skateboard Street elements of the Supergirl Jam will hit Venice Beach. Some of the top skaters expected to compete include Vanessa Torres (Anaheim, CA), Elissa Steamer (Fort Myers, FL) and Amy Caron (Huntington Beach, CA). The Supergirl Jam will also feature a demo by some of the world's best inline skaters competing for a $2,000 prize for best trick.

The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships La Parva, Chile, Sept. 3-6, 2009 The 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour will kick off down south in a few weeks at La Parva www.actionsportstour.com/


New Lifts for 2009 - 2010 Season
(Donner Summit, CA) – Sugar Bowl Resort announced that the historic ski resort atop Donner Summit, in operation since 1939, will install a new chairlift this summer, accessing the Judah Bowl area of the mountain. Located within the resort’s already approved and current United States Forest Service (USFS) special use permit boundary, the new chairlift will take skiers and riders to the ridge top of Mt. Judah, dropping them off just below the summit. While skiers and riders can currently access this skiable acreage by hiking, the new lift will allow the resort to maximize usage of, and access to, skiable terrain within the currently permitted boundary. The chair, a CTEC-built Garaventa fixed-grip quad, will have an uphill capacity of 1,200 people per hour.
Sugar Bowl’s impressive access to backcountry terrain will remain intact, with rules and regulations not affected. The new chairlift will deposit skiers and riders at the summit of some of the best “sidecountry” terrain – areas beyond the resort’s boundary yet legally accessible – in the region. operational for the 2009/10 ski season.

Solitude Mountain Resort: ANOTHER NEW QUAD FOR 2009/2010
That's right - Solitude Mountain Resort has begun installation on Powderhorn II, a $1.5 million improvement to the lift system. A replacement of the original Powderhorn double, a holdover from its mid-70s installation - albeit with an improved lift line - comes on the heels of last winter's $7 million investment in two detachable express quads. That's three new quads in just the past two years!
Powderhorn II will start from the bottom of Sunshine Bowl, travel above the Concord ski run, and end in the same location as the original Powderhorn Lift. The move to a mid-mountain starting point allows expert snowriders to make continuous laps on the upper mountain - from Diamond Lane to Sunshine Bowl - without the need to return to the base area via beginner runs. A speedy 7 minute lift ride on the new lift, as opposed to 12 on the old double, saves 5 minutes per run on some of the state's steepest groomed terrain. Plus, the off-piste terrain in Honeycomb Canyon will still be conveniently accessed from the top of this lift.
Last winter's new Apex and Moonbeam Express lifts introduced high speed lift access from both base areas to mid-mountain, allowing Powderhorn II to begin higher on the mountain. Accessible from all three detachable lifts, including Eagle Express, a greater on-mountain flow is achieved throughout the resort. Solitude's goal with terrain and lift improvements, now and into the future, is to efficiently utilize pockets of terrain which are naturally separated by the layout and slope of the mountain

Sölden - Austria
In the near future a brand-new mountain gondola will whisk you up to the top of Gaislachkogl peak. It is sais to be one of the most spectacular architectonic highlights in all of Austria, offering the latest technical standards. The new Gaislachkogl mountain gondola will be in operation from the 2010/2011 winter season.

Besides operational safety, a higher level of comfort and increased transport capacity it is of utmost importance for the Bergbahnen Sölden Lift Company to add new architectonic highlights. The architect's office run by Johann Obermoser (Innsbruck/Austria) exactly meets all these requirements. At the base terminal a slim but longish steel construction hosts the cable railway station while the exterior is covered with a transparent and tear-resistant plastic foil. All three new mountain gondola stations of Gaislachkogl stick to a similar style: Artistically curved buildings with a steel skeleton inside, covered by a giant plastic skin. The lateral access platforms can be easily reached either via fully automated escalators or with a top modern elevator. A fact which guarantees even more quality and comfort
Section I: Single Rope Gondola
Total length: 2.040,48 m
Capacity/cabin: 8 persons
Speed: 6 m/s
Hourly capacity: 3.600 persons/hour
Gondola cabins: 107
Riding time: 6,7 min.
Altitude valley: 1.363 m
Altitude middle station: 2.174 m
Difference in altitude: 811 m

Section II: Triple Rope Gondola
Total length: 1.978 m
Capacity/cabin: 30 persons
Speed: 6 m/s
Hourly capacity: 2.600 persons/hour
Lift towers: 3
Gondola cabins: 19
Riding time: 5,5 min.
Altitude top station: 3.040 m
Difference in altitude: 864 m

Nakiska, Alberta Canada is adding a Detachable quad "Gold Chair", Leitner-poma

Down Under
Cardrona ealier this week

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.
Home Basin: 110cm
Saddle Basin: 109cm

Denver, Colo. – – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) 2009-10 Colorado GEMS Card is now available for preorder. The CSCUSA GEMS Card contains unbeatable offers at CSCUSA’s nine GEMS ski resorts. The card allows skiers access to free lift tickets at some resorts and unbeatable discounts on skiing and riding at many others. The GEMS Card is available for $10 and in limited quantities.
The CSCUSA GEMS Card has become a hallmark of Colorado’s skiing industry over the last 10 years, and CSCUSA’s announcement of the card’s availability is a sign that ski season is right around the corner. Locals and visitors alike nab GEMS cards early in the season in order to take full advantage of the card’s savings and free skiing throughout the season.
“Colorado’s GEMS resorts are unique Colorado treasures, each with their own character and feel,” explains Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “The GEMS Card gets cardholders free skiing at four of these resorts and hundreds of dollars of value at the others. And at $10, the GEMS Card puts world-class Colorado skiing within reach for thousands of skiers in Colorado and elsewhere.”
Some of the programs GEMS Card holders can take advantage of include: · Free lift tickets to four GEMS resorts (one more than last season’s GEMS Card) · Two-for-one lift tickets at five GEMS resorts · Discounted lift tickets at all nine GEMS resorts
The nine Colorado GEMS resorts are: Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn Resort, Ski Cooper, SolVista Basin, Sunlight Mountain Resort, and Echo Mountain.
No other ski pass in Colorado gives so much for so little. For more information, or to purchase a GEMS Card, please visit www.ShopColoradoSki.com. Cards are available now and will be mailed to purchasers in September.

Valle Nevado - Chile
For two weeks we had our virtually full addition of an enormous amount of fanatics hotels of The perfect snow rose during the day to enjoy all our news, especially now that we have more than 2.5 metres from snow excellent quality thanks to the latest rainfall dust


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


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