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Snow Alert - Timberline Lodge on Mt.Hood Meadows, Lake Tahoe Mammoth Mountain

Avalanche Advisory - Use Caution !

High: Mostly unstable snow exists on a variety of Sierra Nevada slope angles.

* White Pass - Washington
Weather: High overcast
Temp: 25F Summit/ 28F Base New Snow: 4" new past 24 hours
Base: 51" Base area / 68" Summit
Surface: Cords are fine & Ben's calling Mach to Hourglass
Hours: Open today from 8:45A - 4P
Lifts: Quad, Triple, #4, Platter & Carpet

* Bob The Devil reports great things at Snowbird. More terrain is opening up. Regulator J is in good shape and for those willing to hike. the chutes into Alta are good BEWARE OF dust over crust and or ROCKS. KNOW you own ability!
Coffin Chutes near the perimeter boundary line.


Office de Tourisme
Chamonix Mont-Blanc
85, place du Triangle de l'Amitié
BP 25
F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Chamoinix - France
Excellent snow conditions and fine sunny weather !
Significant avalanche risk off-piste 3/5 on the European Scale.
33 km of cross country pistes open.

The Ski Areas Chamonix's skiing extends over 3 main areas : Brévent/Flégère, offering south-facing slopes and exceptional views of the Mont-Blanc chain, the Grands Montets, high altitude north-facing slopes which dominate the village of Argentière and the Balme area, wide open slopes at the top of the Chamonix valley, bordering on Switzerland. The sister resort of les Houches lies at the opposite end of the valley and is accessible with the Mont-Blanc Unlimited ski pass

Photo: Chamonix Resort archives
Aiguille du midi cable car
To the Top !
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

Tel +33 450 53 00 24
Fax +33 450 53 58 90

Kvitfjell- Norway
Kvitfjell is not the largest ski destination in the world, but many people declare that it is one of the best. The reason is probably the variation of the slopes skiers will find here. For the youngest as well as for beginners we have small bunny hills and for the more advanced skiers we can offer steeper slopes where the skies really catches wind. Skiers at all levels will find their own challenge in Kvitfjell that is why so many ski enthusiasts return to our destination.
Quality is our motto. Everything that has been and is being build here in Kvitfjell is of the highest quality, and that includes the destination as a whole. More than NOK 200 millions has been invested into different projects, which results in that Kvitfjell is one of the most modern state-of-the-arch destinations in Norway. Kvitfjell is able to cover approximately 80% of all slopes with artificial snow and due to this we are one of the first destinations to open every year. Number of lifts: 7
Lift capacity: 8100 p/h
Longest run: 3500 m
Vertical drop: 840 m
Highest mountain: 1044m

There are many reasons why you should visit us in Kvitfjell this winter. From Kvitfjell you have access to more than 600 km of cross-country trails, a snowboard/terrain park, great ski instructors who will teach you to enjoy skiing, one of Norway’s most luxurious hotels in the mountains, etc. Kvitfjell

The 29th Annual Snowfest takes place March 5-14, 2010.
Plans are underway for another huge celebration.

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with ten fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe's numerous resorts, and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there's plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's fine restaurants and lively establishments.



Austrian Air Austria Air
Austrian Air

The Olympics will be in Vancouver B.C. , February 12th 2010

February 13, 2010
Medal Event 11:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill
February 14, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super Combined Downhill
Medal Event 13:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super Combined Slalom
February 16, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super Combined Downhill
Medal Event 13:30 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super Combined Slalom
February 17, 2010
Medal Event 11:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Downhill
February 19, 2010
Medal Event 11:30 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Super-G
February 20, 2010
Medal Event 10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super-G
February 21, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Giant Slalom 1st Run
Medal Event 13:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Giant Slalom 2nd Run
February 24, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Giant Slalom 1st Run
Medal Event 13:15 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Giant Slalom 2nd Run
February 26, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom 1st Run
Medal Event 13:30 - Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom 2nd Run
February 27, 2010
10:00 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom 1st Run
Medal Event 13:45 - Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom 2nd Run

February 13, 2010
16:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Qualification
Medal Event 19:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Moguls Final
February 14, 2010
14:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls Qualification
Medal Event 17:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Moguls Final
February 20, 2010
10:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials Qualification Jump 1
10:50* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials Qualification Jump 2
February 21, 2010
9:15 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Qualification
12:15 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross 1/8 Finals
12:48* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Quarterfinals
13:07* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Semifinals
Medal Event 13:18* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Ski Cross Finals
February 22, 2010
18:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials Qualification Jump 1
18:50* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials Qualification Jump 2
February 23, 2010
10:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Qualification
13:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross 1/8 Finals
13:33* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Quarterfinals
13:52* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Semifinals
Medal Event 14:03* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross Finals
February 24, 2010
19:30 - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials Final - Jump 1
Medal Event 19:58* - Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Aerials Final - Jump 2
February 25, 2010
18:00 - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials Final - Jump 1
Medal Event 18:28* - Freestyle Skiing - Men's Aerials Final - Jump 2

Complete events schedules are listed at: www.vancouver2010.com

2010 Big Mountain Events

Subaru Freeskiing World Tour

The world's best big mountain freeskiers compete against the mountains and each other. High speeds, huge cliff drops, and amazing athletic skill unfold at the best venues in the world as male and female competitors vie for the world title. 2010 Canadian Freeskiing Championships, Revelstoke, Canada - Jan. 6th - 10th
2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, Telluride, CO - Feb. 4th - 6th
2010 Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO - Feb. 17th - 21st
2010 Subaru North Am Freeskiing Champ, Kirkwood, CA - Mar. 3rd - 7th
2010 Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Championships, Snowbird, UT, March 16-21 - Mar. 16th - 21st

The North Face Masters
Big Mountain Snowboarding finally has a competition to call its own. The best riders in the world take on the epic natural terrain of The Wasatch and Chugach Mountains in the ultimate expression of Big Mountain snowboarding.
Jan 22, 2010
Feb 9, 2010
Feb 25, 2010

The Burton Super Demo Tour
The largest on-snow product demo tour in the snowboarding world, the BSDT brings Burton's products and those of Burton's partner brands to the consumer in a cross-country, interactive, dynamic environment. The BSDT stops for three days at ten resorts each year.
Jan 14, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
Feb 3, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
Mar 3, 2010
Mar 10, 2010

Honda Ski Tour

The massive, four-stop, full-blown multi-media experience combined the world's best skiing action with some of the best musical acts on the planet. With the two disciplines of halfpipe skiing and skiercross, the event attracted huge crowds at premier ski resorts across the western U.S.

2008 US Freeskiing Open The 11th Annual US Freeskiing Open Championships held at Copper Mountain Resort, brings together the world's top professional and amateur newschool skiers, competing for $60,000 in cash and prizes in Slopestyle, Superpipe and Big Air.

Mountain Sports

FIS Events
.01 12 2010 Flachau (AUT)
.01.16 2010 Maribor (SLO)
.01 09 .2010 Adelboden (SUI)
.01. 13 2010 Wengen (SUI)
.01. 19 2010 Kitzbuehel (AUT)
01.08 2010 Calgary (CAN)
01.09.2010 Les Contamines (FRA)
01 13 .2010 Alpe d Huez (FRA)

World Cup Races
1. 19.-24 2010 Kitzbuehel AUT TRA
1. 20.-24. 2010 Cortina d Ampezzo ITA TRA
1. 26 2010 Schladming AUT WC SL
1. 27.-31 2010 St. Moritz SUI TRA
1. 30.-31 2010 Kranjska Gora SLO WC SL
>>>> Olympic Break <<<<<
3. 4.-7. 2010 Kvitfjell NOR TRA
3. 9.-14 2010 Garmisch Partenkirchen


Air France

Air France

Swiss Budget Hotels Over 200 hotels in 150 cities throughout Switzerland - more than 10'000 beds - booking www.rooms.ch

Ski Italy
Dolomiti - Italy
- Val Gardena: Men’s SuperG and downhill - Alta Badia: Men’s giant slalom - Cortina d'Ampezzo: Women’s SuperG, downhill and SuperG 12 unique regions of skiing pleasure with 1,200 kilometres of slopes, gourmet delights and cozy huts await you in the Dolomiti Superski resort. Discover every day new panoramas, lots of sunshine in front of a breathtaking landscape of the Dolomites

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola a Olympic time-saver
With the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, we are breaking the routine once again. Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb it's an eleven-minute journey to infinite possibilities. To new runs, new vistas, new ways of making the most of each day The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will link 8,171 acres of terrain into one continuous lift system allowing skiers and riders to maximize their day by moving quickly and effortlessly across the valley to the best snow and weather in each alpine area In short,a awesome way to access expert terrain on each mountain without having to ski /ride all the way to the bottom and work your way back up the other mountain.

Each gondola cabin can hold 28 people ,very similar to gondolas at Saas-Fee or Squaw Valley!


Solden -Austria
Sölden's high-altitude ski area boasts 34 ski lifts and gondolas plus 146km of immaculate ski runs. Therefore it ranks among the most renowned Austrian ski resorts. But Sölden offers further unique highlights: two glacier ski areas and three skiable mountain peaks higher than 3,000 meters-
EARLY Season SNOW IS ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED From November trough May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m) 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach snow making systems covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m.
Sölden has the marvelous BIG 3 vantage points - Therefore 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

New dimensions are added to the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area, investing no less than 25 million Euros for three new single-rope mountain gondolas and a new restaurant on top of the Hohe Mut peak, plus a new ski run down from Hohe Mut

www.soelden.com/ other great Austrian resorts,...
Zell am See-Kaprun

Moelltaler Glacier
Moelltaler Glacier

Hintertuxer Glacier
Hintertux Glacier

Stubai Glacier
Stubai Glacier

Sun Valley
Snow depths reflect natural and manmade snow.
Winter ski and snowboard passes are on sale at the Ticket Office at River Run, the Sun Valley Recreation Center in Sun Valley Village and on line at skipass.sunvalley.com.
If you haven"t tried FIRST TRACKS BREAKFAST at Roundhouse , you are missing out.
On Dollar try out the new RAIL PARK and PROGRESSION PARK
Dollar Mountain has great snow and skiing is great! Looking forward to Blaine County ski school race Saturday. Our world class Terrain Park has been rebuilt into a brand new medium park and Progression Park, and redesigned rails are all open and ready to ride. Elkhorn is now open 9AM-3:45PM daily and don't forget the Tubing Park 11-5.

Jacksob Hole
The last couple days of skiing in bluebird weather have been a nice treat. Even though Sunday is typically a day of rest, the mountain's terrain is 100% open so there will be time for rest later. We have a winter storm warning for today with predicted snow accumulations estimated between 3-5 inches. Snow is forecasted for the next two days as well so prepare yourself for a great Sunday, have fun, and get after it! www.jacksonhole.com

Taos - New Mexico

Level One Avalanche Course
Friday, 5 February 2010 9:00 AM to
Sunday, 7 February 2010 3:20 PM
The cost is $150 Please call Ski Patrol to sign up 575-776-2291 ext. 1209


2,612 feet / 796.13 meters (lift served) 3,274 feet / 998.22 meters (with Kachina Peak hike)

All's run quite a leg burner www.skitaos.org

Colorado Update
Arapahoe Basin
1/30/10 6/7 0.00 1.00 29.00 PP 100% 66% 30%
Another perfect day... at The Legend!

Aspen Mountain
1/30/10 6/8 0.00

Crested Butte
1/30/10 15/16
Let Crested Butte teach you about big mountain skiing, uncrowded terrain and what mountain towns should be

1/30/10 9/9

1/30/10 18/22

40" new snow so far in January

White Pass - Washington
Bumps and jumps Comp
White Pass Freestyle Team presents White Pass Bumps and Jumps February 13, 2010 & PNSA Freestyle Divisional Championships White Pass Freestyle Frenzy February 14 & 15, 2010 Location: White Pass Ski Resort, Washington White Pass Bumps & Jumps Saturday Single moguls Dual Moguls Slopestyle White Pass Freestyle Frenzy Divisional Championships Sunday Single Moguls Dual Moguls Slopestyle Monday Single Moguls Dual Moguls Slopestyle Course: Located on Lower Roller Coaster Visible from main daylodge and easy walk to course Start time: 10:00 am each day Registration: 7:30 - 9:00 am Saturday, Sunday, and Monday White Pass day lodge, top floor Sitzmark lounge Entry Fees: $35.00 per event OR $195.00 for the full weekend events USSA Youth membership, (12 years or under) $25.00 per event OR $150.00 Release Form: Parent or guardian signature required on liability release if competitor is a minor Eligibility: Open to all ages, must hold a current USSA membership and show proof of membership USSA membership may be purchased on-line at ussa.org member services Or, at registration. If purchased at registration medical insurance information is required as well as parent or guardian signature. Checks only made out to USSA COMPLPETE INFO call For more info contact: Johann Furr (206) 818-3666

Kicking Horse
SAT & SUN, FEB 6 & 7
Last year's inaugural Wrangle the Chute event attracted powder cowboys from far and wide. The round-up proved they can ride our mountain with style, but how about our bucking bronco?
Wrangle the Chute combines three great elements: steep chute skiing / boarding, terrain park tricks, and riding our bucking bronco. There's nothing old school about this winter triathlon. It tests the skills of every cowpoke who accepts the challenge.
Athletes choose the line they want to ski and the tricks they want to attempt. At the bottom of the course lurks a monster terrain-park jump, but it doesn’t end there. After quickly ditching their boards, racers finish off by mounting a bucking bronco suspended from giant bungee cords. A wild ride is guaranteed because other competitors yank on the bungees to control the bronco's bucking style.
The Heaven’s Door yurt in Crystal Bowl is the best place to catch all the action. Mosey over for a burger and beer and to watch the free-ride showdown. The MC will keep things rolling, a DJ will be spinning tunes, and the BBQ will be smoking with mouth-watering western grub. you are encouraged to join in the fun by sporting cowboy hats, chaps, storm riders, and other western garb. Yee-haw!

Purcell Helicopter Skiing Ltd has been offering snow enthusiasts the ultimate powder skiing adventure. As a small company, we are dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality of service. Rather than encouraging vertical records, our aim is to offer thrilling but comfortable skiing and boarding adventures at a relaxed pace. Alpine skiers, telemark skiers, snowboarders... everyone is welcome! www.kickinghorseresort.com

Alyeska Alaska
Winterfest 2010
Come celebrate the heart of winter in Alaska. Winterfest is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and onto the slopes!
New this year, we are celebrating snow safety and awareness as part of Winterfest. Alyeska Resort is very excited to introduce two additions to our Patrol team! Don't miss the fundraising events for the Avalanche Rescue Dog Program.


TGR is pleased to announce Atomic as its new premium ski sponsor Jackson Hole, WY (1/21/2010) — Teton Gravity Research, world-renowned leader in action sports filmmaking, is pleased to announce Atomic as its new premium ski sponsor. The new partnership underscores Atomic’s commitment to North American freeride skiing and to producing innovative skis for the top riders in the world. With an athlete roster that boasts such riders as Daron Rahlves, Chris Benchetler, Dana Flahr and newly added team member Sage Cattabriga-Alosa , Atomic is a natural partner for TGR. Teton Gravity Research and Atomic both have a long history as trendsetters and innovators

Thinking of a little summer skiing, ....A deal on a New Zealand Season pass Our 2010 Early Bird season pass sale will commence on Friday 12th February. Pricing and season pass details will be revealed at that time, however we thought this year we'd make it a little more interesting and give you the chance to win some great prizes, including a selection of 2010 season passes! Here's how it works .... T MINUS TEN Starting Tuesday 2nd February we will be counting down ten days until the launch of the Early Bird season pass sale. We will be giving away a prize every day leading up to the season pass sale launch, it could be a group lesson, it could be a day lift pass or it may even be a 2010 season pass. All will be revealed each day. So how do you enter? Each day you'll need to visit our T Minus Ten website up to 5pm. Click on the applicable date, answer the question and provide your contact details via the online form. If you get the answer right you'll be entered into the daily draw. We will draw a prize each day of the competition at 5pm and the winner will be notified by email or telephone. COMPLETE DeTAILS at www.nzski.com...
*** Silverado at Squaw shoule be opening this week

Closed for the weekend, Gone skiing !

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