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Snow Alert - GREAT LAKES Alpine Valley Wisconsin , Upper Michigan

Backcountry Avalanche Hazard Teton Area
Moderate: Areas of unstable snow exist. Human triggered avalanches are possible. Larger triggers may be necessary as the snowpack becomes more stable. Use caution

White Pass - WA
Sunny Sunny Weather: Mostly clear
Temp: 36F Summit (NOT a typo) / 13F Base
New Snow: 0
Base: 36" Base area / 57" Summit
Surface: Packed Powder / Powder
Lifts: Quad, Triple, #4, Platter & Carpet


80th International Lauberhorn Races 2010 - Wengen Switzerland
Race Programme 2010
Wednesday January 13, 2010
12.30pm Lauberhorn Downhill training run
Start: Lauberhorn
Finish: Ski Stadium Innerwengen

Thursday January 14, 2010
12.30pm Lauberhorn Downhill training run
5pm Official Opening of the 80th Int. Lauberhorn Races in Wengen
5.45pm Drawing of numbers for the Lauberhorn Super Combination Downhill
Start: Lauberhorn
Finish: Ski Stadium Innerwengen

Friday January 15, 2010
10.30am Super Combination Downhill
1.30pm Super Combination Slalom (one race)
6.15pm Drawing of numbers for the Lauberhorn Downhill in the World Cup Village in Wengen
7.00pm Prize-giving ceremony for the Super Combination in the World Cup Village in Wengen

Saturday January 16, 2010
12.30pm Lauberhorn Downhill
6.15pm Drawing of numbers for the Lauberhorn Slalom in the World Cup Village in Wengen
7.00pm Prize-giving ceremony for the Lauberhorn Downhill in the World Cup Village in Wengen

Sunday January 17, 2010
10.00am Slalom 1st run
13.15pm Slalom 2nd run
3.45pm Prize-giving ceremony


Linked with Tignes to offer some of the best ski terrain in Europe (the Espace Killy). Year-round skiing. A premier ski resort. Connected to Tignes and regarded by many skiers as the place to ski while in France. Home of Olympic champions, it offers some of the finest ski terrain in Europe
Elevation: Base/Village: 1,850 m (6,070 ft); Top: 3,450 m (11,316 ft)
Vertical: 1,700 m (5,576 ft)
Longest Run: 5.5 km (3.5 mi) “La Verte”
Terrain: 17% beginner, 47% interm, 26% advanced, 10% expert. Runs: 23 green, 62 blue, 44 red, 26 black
Skiing Circus: Ski the Espace Killy (Val d’Isere & Tignes); off-piste runs to Bonneval 5/Arc and to Les Arcs, La Plagne
Lifts: 74
Types: 4 cable cars; 4 gondolas; 2 funiculars; underground funicular, 42 chairlifts, 22 surface lifts
Lift Capacity: 78,000 p/h resort (156,000 in Espace Killy)

Tignes France
You are itching to grab your skis? Offer them an XXL ski area! The Tignes – Val d’Isère espace killy and its 300 kms of slopes have been waiting for you since its opening on November 28th, meaning 1900m difference in high to slide down from the Grande Motte Glacier to the heart of the resort. Looking for even more thrill? Join the freestylers, experts on the Swatch Snowpark, and beginners on the Nissan Gliss’Park
Winter X Games Europe
THE snowsports event not to miss this winter! Top news! For the very first time, the Winter X Games land in Europe! And we are pleased to announce that Tignes was chosen to host this key event in freestyle ski and snowboard. For 3 days, from March 10th to 12th 2010, the best riders will gather from all around the world to compete against each other on Tignes’ snow for exceptional competitions. For this first European edition, the Winter X Games have scheduled 8 events: the Men and Women’s Super Pipe Ski and Snowboard, the Men and Women’s Slopestyle Ski and Snowboard, and a freestyle Snowmobile demo. Europe is set to witness a sporting technique and prowness never seen before on these shores!
http://www.tignes.net/en/ Norway
Hafjell was one of the main venue sites for alpine events in the 1994 Olympics. Although Hafjell has been around since 1939 it was a long time developing into an alpine ski center. Along with Kvitfjell these two areas were featured as Lillehammer’s alpine sites. The center is nine miles north of Lillehammer.
Elevation: Base/Village: 200 m (656 ft); Top: 1,030 m (3,378 ft)
Vertical: 830 m (2,722 ft)
Longest Run: 7 km (4 mi)
Terrain: Runs up to 3 miles; some above treeline; lower slopes are lighted until 8:00 pm; snowmaking; groomed; 9 green, 9 blue, 6 red, 4 black runs; 1,062 acres (33 km)
Skiing Circus: See “Best Deal”
Lifts: 15
Types: 1 gondola, several quad chairs, 8 surface

Kranjska Gora is a romantic alpine village. A frequent site of World Cup races, it is near the Austrian and Italian borders.
Different accents are heard in Kranjska Gora, a regular host of World Cup events. (Photo: Slovenia Tourism)
Elevation: Village: 810 m (2,656 ft) Top: 1,570 m (5,150 ft)
Vertical: 761 m (2,496 ft)
Longest Run: 2.5 miles
Terrain: 30 km (19 mi) of downhill runs; 56% beginner, 25% intermediate, 19% advanced; snowmaking and night skiing
Lifts: 21 in the region, including those of KG, Podkohren and Gozd Martuljek
Types: 3 quad chairlifts, 2 doubles, 16 draglifts
Lift Capacity: 17,600

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


80% of the ski areas open From this week-end, opening of Balme, les Grands Montets (except for the Lognan-Grands Montets cable-car and Retour Pendant chairlift), Brévent–Flégère, La Vormaine, Les Planards and Les Houches. The legend asscociated with off-piste in the Chamonix valley was born on the confines of the glaciers, there where the slopes seem to go on forever. The Valley Blanche, the Pas de Chevre, the Rognons glacier, so many fabulous names and places that, each year, attract the elite from the « planet freeride » ! The most famous off-piste descent is doubtless the Valley Blanche, accessed via the Aiguille du Midi cable car and offering several variants: the normal Valley, the Petit Envers du Plan or the Grand Envers du Plan. This glacial route is very popular in early spring, but is nethertheless a high-mountain intinerary and the presence of a mountain guide is strongly recommended. www.chamonix.com/

Jackson Hole Christmas Morning 2009

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.


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