Snow Alert - LAKE TAHOE CALIFORNIA big time; Alpine, Heavenly, Squaw Valley
Backcountry Avalanche Hazard
Jackson Ranger District, POB 1689, Jackson WY 83001
Issued: Mon December 07, 2009 5:57 AM
High Elevations (9,000'-10,500') Morning LOW Afternoon LOW
Mid Elevations (7,500'-9,000') Morning LOW Afternoon LOW
Low Elevations (6,000'-7,500') Morning LOW Afternoon LOW
and from my front yard
A storm is rolling in this afternoon that could leave as much as TWO FEET of snow on the mountain. If you don't have your $369 Heavenly Pass yet, now is the time to get it!
26 inches in 24 hours
Big Sky -Montana
We have been receiving small amounts of snow every night for the past few days, creating some great skiing conditions. Ramcharger is now open with the majority of the front face of Andesite open. Lift ticket rates are $49 for Adults/Junior/Seniors, $44 for adults with Frequency Cards and $39 for juniors
The chilly temperatures ensure that the moisture content in the snow is very low, resulting in soft, light, dry powder that floats effortlessly off the edges of your skis or snowboard. It's still fluttering down from the sky, and according the the National Weather Service, it's expected to continue through at least the end of this week.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
... kicks off the season today in true Crested Butte style with giveaways, a costume contest, and a free concert at Butte 66. Despite recent set-backs to their development plans, Crested Butte is opening with a host of on and off-mountain improvements and updates that reflect their commitment to enhancing the overall guest experience.
The first of two storms hits Aspen Snowmass today bringing 1-2 feet of snow to the area!
Big Sky , Montana
Plenty of powder and conditions just don't get much better than this for early season. Lifts scheduled to open include the Lone Peak Triple, Challenger, Swift Current and Explorer. The new "Swifty 2.0" terrain park is open with five rails, a table top jump and a 1/4 pipe
Panorama opens this Friday at 9:00am!
The week ahead looks cold (very cold). This will allow our snowmakers to put the 'icing on the cake'. We'll be skiing and riding from top to bottom on the Mile 1 Quad, Champagne Express and the Summit Quad. The Toby Chair and learner lifts will also open
Fernie in teh Canadian Rockiew
Fernie Alpine Resort lend to the earliest resort opening in British Columbia's Kootenay Region of the Canadian Rockies, BC's Powder Highway, and one of the earliest in the ski resort's history. The announcement to open for a preview weekend, one week prior to the official resort opening.
Mammoth is open
Val Gardena Italy
December 2009 the first lifts open in Val Gardena. Some slopes are already very well prepared and are ready to welcome lots of enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders.
Ski Test in Val Gardena/Plan de GralbaThe "Skiforum Superski Test" is held on Saturday, 5th and on Sunday, 6th December 2009 in Val Gardena. 30% special discount on the ski pass Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi.
Freeride Elite United for the Freeride World Tour
Best riders on the best mountains in the ultimate freeride competition
Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc New Contest 2010
Verbier, Switzerland – November 11, 2009 – A unique mix of the world’s foremost freeride skiers and snowboarders have all confirmed their participation in the Freeride World Tour 2010, with the prize purse of no less than $206 200. The athletes will see a new event on the 2010 Tour calendar, the Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, with scheduled competition day on January 30.
“The fluidity in the choice of lines, the perfection of technical jumps combined with speed, has pushed freeriding into a new era. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc hosted one of the first European freeride contests in 1994, and we have decided to continue our involvement in freeriding with the second stage of the Freeride World Tour 2010,” stated Éric Fournier, Mayor of the mythical freeride mecca of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
The World Elite Confirmed to the Freeride World Tour 2010
Professional athletes with a serious commitment to the sport and with different backgrounds such as freestyle, alpine skiing, boarder cross, or filming for important film productions, is pushing the sport of freeriding to even higher levels, promising an eventful season for the Freeride World Tour 2010. A good example is snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue (FRA) – two-time Freeride World Champion (2009, 2008), and four time World Champion in boarder cross (2001-2003, 2007), competing for France at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, parallel to defending his World Champion title in freeride: “Freeride and boarder cross are really complementary; boarder cross develops technicality, speed and stability, which has meant a lot for my freeriding career, and in freeriding the depth of one’s mental capacity is probably one of the most exceptional aspects, the mind’s total focus when riding a difficult face
The 2010 Freeride World Qualifier Events (FWQ)
31 Mar - 05 Apr 2009: Jasna Adrenalin (SVK)
22-26 Apr 2009: Röldal Freeride Challenge (NOR)
Aug – Sep 2009: Three events in New Zealand, where the overall result counts as one in the FWQ Ranking: The North Face Big Mountain At The Volkl New Zealand Freeski Open, The Remarkables & Treble Cone (NZL), K2 Big Mountain Chill Series, Craigieburn & Mt Olympus (NZL), Export 33 Xtreme, Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu (NZL)
23-26 Jan 2010: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, Snowbird, Utah (USA)
5-9 Feb 2010: Freeride de Flaine (FRA)
8-11 Feb 2010: Stimorol Engadinsnow, Silvaplana/St Moritz (SUI)
9-12 Feb 2010: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding, Crystal Mt, Washington (USA)
11-18 Feb 2010: Scott Big Mountain Fieberbrunn (AUT)
*Counts as FWT event for female FWT riders
19-23 Feb 2010: Nissan Eldorado Freeride, Vallnord (AND/ESP)
18-22 Feb 2010: Nissan Mystic Freeride, Alagna (ITA)
25-28 Feb 2010: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding Kirkwood, CA (USA)
4-7 Mar 2010: Freeride Battle Slovenia , Kanin (SI)
10-13 Mar 2010: Salomon Extreme Freeride Championship, Taos, New Mexico (USA)
12-17 Mar 2010: Nendaz Freeride (SUI)
16-21 Mar 2010: Giro Jasna Adrenalin, Jasna (SVK)
Events 2010 but ranking counts for 2011
23-27 Mar 2010: Czech Open Davos (CHE)
14-18 Apr 2010: Röldal Freeride Challenge (NOR)
17-19 May 2010: Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships, Riksgransen (SWE)
The 2010 Freeride World Tour's four stages:
1. NISSAN RUSSIAN ADVENTURE BY SWATCH - SOCHI , RUSSIA
Date : January 21st 2010
2. NISSAN FREERIDE OF CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC - FRANCE
Date : January 30th 2010
3. NISSAN TRAM FACE - SQUAW VALLEY USA – UNITED STATES
Date : February 27th 2010
4. NISSAN XTREME BY SWATCH - VERBIER, SWITZERLAND
Date : March 20th 2010
Go get some !
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