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Two time overall and downhill World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will be participating in a teleconference to talk about the upcoming Olympic season Friday, Sept. 11 at 11:40 am - 12:10 pm CT (12:40 - 1:15 pm ET) as part of the USOC Media Summit.
Dial-in information for the sessions is 1-800-311-9410 with the verbal passcode of OLYMPICS
WHAT: Teleconference with the U.S. Ski Team's Lindsey Vonn
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 11 at 11:40 am - 12:10 pm CT (12:40 - 1:15 pm ET)


Catedral Alta Patagonia

Over the weekend, more than 100 boys between 11 and 17 years will participate in the 3rd meeting South American of Freeride for clubs, organized by Ski Club Bariloche and the support of the Freeride Argentine Association Cathedral Hill.

Activities will be developed in the sector of clouds and parallel tracks, close to the route of the quad chairlift clouds, where the large half pipe natural offer an ideal environment for the practice of a form of skiing that WINS followers among young people. Freeride
In practice the freeride the skier does not follow a defined tour, but it takes advantage of the alternatives that gives you the scenario to enjoy the sensations that allows the skiing, with total freedom.
Sectors with snow powdered, pending, colouirs, forests and obstacles are preferred by those who practise freeride, either with snowboard tables with skis.
Although the tentative programme includes activities two days, the recreation Area responsible and training in Bariloche Club Ski Mountain, Lucas Mercado, indicated that given the weather forecasts for Sunday, attempt to concentrate the activiades in the day on Saturday, to take full advantage of the presence of the participants

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

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

Join us at the base of Crystal on the patio for some good music, great beer and delicious bratwursts!
This Saturday September 12 from 1pm-6pm with live music by "Bavarian Village Band" from 2-5pm. $20 entry fee for those 21 and over (ID required for everyone) will get you into the beer tent and will include a commemorative glass, 4 sample beer tokens and a bratwurst. T-shirts will also be available while supplies last....


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

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

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

snow depth 130 cm

Mt Buller - Australia

Skiers and boarders will find good snow cover and firm packed softening snow on all open runs across the resort. 10 lifts are in operation and the Village toboggan park and all terrain parks will also be open.
With a beautiful sunrise over Mt Stirling this morning its obvious spring is in the air. With morning cloud cover predicted to clear to a fine and sunny day, we are heading for a top of 7 degrees with north to north-westerly winds averaging up to 50km/h. With temperatures expected to rise over the weekend, it’s likely to be fine and sunny with a top of 10 degrees on Saturday and 9 degrees on Sunday

New Lift at Nakiska
Not only can you get to skiing faster with Nakiska being Calgary's Closest Mountain but you can now get to the top in less than 5mins with the NEW Gold Chair Express, a new high-speed quad lift at Nakiska Ski Area. After much planning and implementation, the resort will proudly be loading excited skiers and riders upon opening in early December. Being the only new lift in the Banff Corridor, Nakiska promises to shine and keep guests smiling! Some technical stats of interest for the new lift include: Slope Length – 1459.83m, Vertical Rise – 468.38m, Capacity Up: 1910.00 pph


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.


Sugar Bowl
Season Passes On Sale
Renew your Sugar Bowl Season Pass by 9/15 and we're throwing in bonus CORE Points! Our pass prices remain at their lowest rates straight through 10/31, but why wait? Visit sugarbowl.com/passes to get your pass today! We're celebrating our 70th anniversary in style, complete with the new Summit Chair, accessing the Judah Bowl and points beyond... www.sugarbowl.com

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


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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12.9.2009 El Colorado CHI SAC SG SG
15.-17.9.2009 Antillanca CHI NC SL
26.-27.9.2009 La Hoya ARG ENL SL
24.-25.10.2009 Soelden AUT WC GS GS
9.-10.11.2009 Reiteralm AUT EC 2xSG
14.-15.11.2009 Levi FIN WC SL SL
16.-17.11.2009 Taernaby SWE FIS 2xSL 2xSL
17.11.2009 Wittenburg GER EC SL
19.-20.11.2009 Val Thorens FRA FIS SL
20.-22.11.2009 Geilo NOR FIS
20.11.2009 Wittenburg GER EC SL

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