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Snow Alert -Colorado , Lake Tahoe. Mt Hood Oregon


Arapahoe Basin
Will open for the 09/10 season october 9, 2009.
Over 350" of snow hits our summit annually. The Basin boasts one of the longest ski seasons in North America. You're in the right place to check our most recent conditions


The Mt. Hood Fusion Pass: Now in its 4th season, this popular unlimited season pass to both Timberline and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl is the best and most exciting value on Mt. Hood. Fusion Passes are on sale now at www.mthoodfusionpass.com

Winter season in New Zealand ( southern Hemisphere )in now finished except for the Tasman Glacier
Boreal Ridge in Donner Summit will opena lift this weekend
Limited conditions !

From the centre of Chamonix at 1035 m, the Aiguille du Midi cablecar carries you to 3842 m into the realm of high moutain peaks. A unique 360 degree panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain

• Off-piste skiing :
Vallée Blanche is a high mountain itinerary route on glacial terrain which is neither marked nor patrolled : it is strongly recommended to be accompagnied by a Mountain guide. For further information please contact the Office de Haute Montagne and consult their Vallée Blanche web page

Office de Tourisme
Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Snow 365 - Patric Thorne
North America’s long awaited first indoor snow centre at Meadowlands in New Jersey, Xanadu, is likely to be the most talked about new snow centre this year. The controversial and long delayed project currently aims to open ‘late’ in 2008, much of the indoor snow centre building is already complete.

Elsewhere another project delayed several years from the original date, the indoor snow centre at Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, looks set to open in the first half of 2008.

Moscow’s first snow centre, like Xanadu already mostly complete and having already been supposed to open on various dates in 2007, should certainly open this year.

In the UK, the Bluestone Holiday Village in Wales, which plans to begin work on Phase 2 including an indoor snow centre next year, will open this summer. Work on two new snow centres at Hemel Hempstead and High Wycombe should start this year and a decision on whether the country’s largest and most southerly slope so far proposed, Snoasis, from a Public Enquiry launched a year ago, should be published any day

Austria Info - Hostels

100 youth hostels in all of Austria are open to everybody. Groups and those travelling alone are advised to book in advance.

Each guest must present a valid International Youth Hostel membership card which can be purchased at any national Youth Hostel Association office.

Lists of youth hostels and detailed information can be found:
- at the Austrian Youth Hostel Association
- at the Österreichisches Jugendherbergswerk

Persons without an International Youth Hostel membership card need a guest card with a ”Welcome Stamp” at € 3,50 per night. Once the card has been stamped with 6 Welcome-Stamps, it automatically counts as a Youth Hostel membership card Transportation by Rail
The Austrian Federal Railway network has a length of about 5,700 km and connects all major national and international cities.
Motorail Trains:
Motorail trains operate daily between
Vienna - Salzburg, Villach, Innsbruck, Feldkirch
Graz – Feldkirch
Feldkirch – Villach
Vienna - Berlin
Vienna - Hamburg
Vienna - Düsseldorf
On specific days also Vienna – Lienz, Vienna - Schwarzach-St.Veit.
In the summer motorail trains are also operated:
from Salzburg, Innsbruck and Villach to Germany, from Vienna to Italy, Slovenia, Croatia.

Vehicles may be transported on the Tauern train through the Tauern tunnel (Böckstein - Mallnitz-Obervellach, 12 km). http://www.oebb.at/

The North Face

STUBAI Glacier - Hintertux Austrai
Cable Cars / Lifts:
Five cable cars (Gamsgarten, Eisgrat and Schaufeljoch)
Three 6-seater chair lifts (Eisjoch, Fernau and Murmele)
One 4-seater chair lift (Rotadl)
Three double seat chair lifts (Wildspitz, Pfaffengrat, Gamsgarten)
Nine T-Bars and practise lifts

Cable cars and lifts at Stubai Glacier:
Lift Bottom station Top station Distance
Height above sea level m Height above sea level m in m 6-seater cable car Eisgrat I 1,750 2,300 1,890
6-seater cable car Eisgrat II 2,300 2,900 2,300
6-seater cable car Gamsgarten I 1,750 2,300 1,910
6-seater cable car Gamsgarten II 2,300 2,630 1,570
8-seater cable car Schaufeljoch 2,900 3,165 1,155

6-seater chair lift Eisjoch 2,620 3,130 2,268
6-seater chair lift Fernau 2,580 3,064 2,067
6-seater chair lift Murmelebahn 2,607 2,672 499
4-seater chair lift Rotadl 2,632 3,015 1,284
Double seat chair lift Gamsgarten 2,295 2,713 1,904
Double seat chair lift Pfaffengrat 2,919 3,060 323
Double seat chair lift Wildspitz 3,107 3,215 373


National Ski Areas Association
The National Ski Areas Association is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 326 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 400 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry.

NSAA analyzes and distributes ski industry statistics; produces annual conferences and trade shows; produces a bimonthly industry publication and is active in state and federal government affairs. The association also provides educational programs and employee training materials on industry issues including OSHA, ADA and NEPA regulations and compliance; environmental laws and regulations; state regulatory requirements; aerial tramway safety; and resort operations and guest service.

NSAA was established in 1962 and was headquartered in Springfield, Mass. In 1989 NSAA merged with SIA (SnowSports Industries America) and moved to McLean, Va. The merger was dissolved in 1992 and NSAA was relocated to Lakewood, Colo., because of its central geographic location. NSAA is located in the same office building as the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the National Ski Patrol in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb west of Denver.


Air France

Air France

Alyseka Resort - Alaska
Now is the time to take advantage of the exciting changes taking place at Alyeska Resort. Our on-mountain improvements including snowmaking from the bottom of the mountain to the top of the tram are nearing completion, trail grading and widening on Jim's Branch, the Weir, Mighty Mite, and Spoonline have been completed. Magic carpets are scheduled to be installed next month. Renovations are currently underway at the Sitzmark & Daylodge. The Sitzmark Bar & Grill will also have extended hours serving food 7 days a week until 9:30pm, live music every Thursday and Sunday, open until 2:00am Friday and Saturday nights. Addition of new Ski School Programs including a Ski School desk located at the Tram Ticket Office on the second floor of the Hotel Alyeska. We have also relocated our terrain park to Tanaka and added a Burton Learn-to-Ride Center, where kids and adults can learn to snowboard using the latest gear and technology. All these changes are sure to make this season one to remember starting November 17 when we usher in a new era at Alyeska Resort. Season Passes can be purchased by visiting

Indoor slopes
It is not to early to Think about training
Hit the Dry slope Link on this pages right margin
In southern California near San Diego, Kent With Adventureski.com will get you ready
In northern California , ....have deck will travel,... Sam with endlesslope.com
San Francisco, Sacramento Will get you riding Quick !

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