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Game on ! Snow Alert - Snow in Texas and Rain in BC , I'm Concerned !

Avalanche Advisory - Jackson Ranger District, POB 1689, Jackson WY 83001 Issued: Mon February 15, 2010 5:54 AM High Elevations (9,000'-10,500') Morning MODERATE Mid Elevations (7,500'-9,000') Morning MODERATE

Jackson Hole
Happy President's Day, and what better way is there to spend a day off work or school than skiing or snowboarding? Yesterday's beautiful weather kept everyone cruising, but as the snow accumulates this morning we'll be hunting for powder. It looks like we're in for a few more inches today, and possibly some more over the next few days. our snow conditions continue to be superior, with everything from soft powder to beautiful, smooth corduroy to shapely moguls. New Snow (past 24 hours)
1" @ Summit
1" @ Mid-Mountain
February 21: Spring Skate Series at the Nordic Center
February 22-25: Powder Week
February 23-27: Steep & Deep Snowboard Camp
February 24-28: Women's Ski Camp
February 27: Return of the Sun Crust Skating Clinic
February 27: Full Moon Party at the Nordic Center
February 28: Spring Skate Series at the Nordic Center


Big Sky -Montana
It's Snowing Again!
Surface Conditions: Powder/Packed Powder
Today's Word: It is snowing pretty hard out there and it is expected to continue throughout the day. Big Sky saw some exceptional conditions this weekend with nearly 20" of snow for Saturday and perfectly blue skies on Sunday. Today is shaping up to be another great day of skiing


Sun Valley
Special Messages
Flying Squirrel Lift will be operating through February 21st.

This Week in Sun Valley
On Dollar - check out the fresh jump course in Old Bowl. PETE LANE'S AT RIVER RUN & WARM SPRINGS is offering 20% off on skis, poles, and select boots---and 20% off rental prices. Brass Ranch is offering 20% off clothing & select accessories. Great selection & great prices!!

Race Information
This week we will have public NASTAR Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12 noon on Cozy. For updated race information call the race desk in the Warm Springs Lodge at 208-622-6356.
Lift Operating Hours
Lifts open at 9 am. Lifts to the top of the mountain close at 3:45 and the lower lifts close at 4 PM.
Current Weather Observations
Temp. - Baldy Wind - 24°/ -4°C

White Pass
Hope on the Slopes (HOTS) is a ski and snowboard event benefiting the American Cancer Society (ACS). First conducted at the White Pass Ski Area in 2004, the event has grown to three Washington mountains for 2010 including Stevens Pass, White Pass and Crystal Mountain. White Pass H.O.T.S. March 13th 10 am - March 14th 10 am How does Hope on the Slopes raise money for ACS? HOTS participants ask supporters to make donations to ACS in recognition of their commitment to ski as many vertical feet as they can over the course of the event. All fundraising is done via the HOTS website where participants establish a personal fundraising web page to share their message and show their progress. In addition to funds contributed by supporters, all sponsorship proceeds go straight to the ACS, as the cost of conducting the event is completely borne by participants, volunteers and the hosting ski areas. www.skiwhitepass.com

Waterville Valley
Jack Williams Annual Ski Race for Wednesday's Child Jack invites all Waterville Valley skiers and riders to join in the fun on Sat., March 13 and help raise funds for special needs adoption. Wendy's and Volvo have signed on again as sponsors. Wendy's stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are selling coupon books for one dollar now through March 1. The coupon book includes ten Junior Frosties and $5.00 off a lift ticket at Waterville Valley. Not a bad deal for $1! Volvo is raffling off a brand new 2010 XC 60 valued at $38,995! Raffle tickets are $100 each and can be purchased right here. To find out more about Wednesday's Child and the organization's wonderful efforts to find adoptive homes for special needs children in Massachusetts and New Hampshire NASTAR Racing at Waterville Valley - One of the Original Eight Waterville's recreational racing course is open to the public and is designed for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. It's a great way to test and improve your skills, and wage some friendly competition on the slopes. Participants who score within an appropriate percent of the pacesetter time will be rewarded with a platinum, gold, silver or bronze medal, right at the finish! Compare your scores and national ranking for your age group with those of other racers throughout the country by going online to www.nastar.com. Family and friends, ski shops and ski clubs can also compete as teams by registering in those categories. The Waterville course is located on the Lower Utter Abandon trail and operates on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12 pm. Register to race at our desk on the first floor of the base lodge each race day between 10am and 12pm. We can also sign you up right at the starting gate once the race is underway www.waterville.com

Tignes -France
Have a break, and take a look at the entertainments and activities you can expect during your stay in Tignes! Programme of your holiday: Disco on Ice, the party that puts the natural ice rink on fire, Wii contest with your friends on an outdoor giant screen, spectacular jumps and soft reception on the Swatch Snowpark Big Airbag, ice diving, and… skiing of course, on the World most beautiful ski area! And if the snow powder call is too strong, log on www.tignes.net www.tignes.net

Russian 2014 Winter Olympic Resort to Host the First Stage of the Freeride World Tour 2010 FWT Athletes to Experience Krasnaya Polyana Verbier, Switzerland – January 12, 2010 – The pressure is on for the first stage of the Freeride World Tour 2010. Krasnaya Polyana, the alpine and nordic ski area for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, has become a legendary spot for the planet’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders. The athletes have challenged the Caucasian mountains since the creation of the Freeride World Tour in 2008. The Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch will take off for its third edition 21-22 January at the Russian ski resort, which is working on the continued development of the resort ahead of the Olympics in 2014. Although one of Vladimir Putin’s favourite holiday destinations, Krasnaya Polyana is a rather unknown resort outside Russia. The world elite of freeride skiers and snowboarders are among the few athletes to experience the next coming Winter Olympic resort. Riders’ Quotes on Krasnaya Polyana Nissan athlete and snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue (FRA), Freeride World Champion 2009 and gold medal favourite in Boarder Cross for the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February: “Krasnaya Polyana has the best snow in Europe! With its maritime weather conditions it snows a lot and as in Alaska it sticks very well to the steeps. With the 55 lifts and all the facilities that are planned for 2014, Krasnaya Polyana will be a major resort, which will compete with other big resorts in the Alps. ” Skier Sverre Lilliequist (SWE), winner of the Nissan Russian Adventure 2009, and former alpine racer: “It is just fantastic skiing in Krasnaya Polyana, which is still an exotic destination. For freeriding the resort can get a lot of snow in a short period of time - nice dry snow in large quantities! The tree skiing is amazing with perfect spacing between the silver birches and with lift access you can find some really good faces. A perfect venue for a freeride contest. Regarding the Olympics, there is a great potential for the alpine disciplines in this terrain.” Click Here for Riders List Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch The Freeride World Tour at ISPO 7-10 February The Freeride World Tour has started a partnership with ISPO in Munich, the biggest outdoor sports trade show in Europe. With the constant growth of the sport of freeriding, ISPO will feature a Freeride Zone in Hall A3 and invited the Freeride World Tour to be part of it. The Freeride World Tour will be located at A3.318. The partnership aims to show key industry players a best-practice example on how a series of events like the Freeride World Tour can unite winter sports players to develop a clear freeride message. Video premieres, drinks, autograph sessions and the opportunity to mingle with FWT athletes will take place at the FWT booth. Note to media attending ISPO: FWT Press Conference: Monday 8 January at 09.30 at the FWT booth: A3.318 To confirm attendance click HERE The 2010 Freeride World Tour's four stages: 1. NISSAN RUSSIAN ADVENTURE BY SWATCH - SOCHI, RUSSIA Date: 21-22 January 2010 2. NISSAN FREERIDE OF CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC - FRANCE Date: 30 January 2010 3. NISSAN TRAM FACE - SQUAW VALLEY USA – UNITED STATES Date: 27 February 2010 4. NISSAN XTREME BY SWATCH - VERBIER, SWITZERLAND Date: 20 March 2010


Air France

Air France
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

www.glacier3000.ch/ ***
Whistler 2010 Olympic games
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



FIS World Cup Skiing Events
Speed Skiing
27.1.-2.2.2010 Vars FRA WC A A Check changes
4.-7.3.2010 Sun Peaks CAN WC 2xA 2xA
14.-17.3.2010 Salla FIN WC 2xA 2xA
20.-24.3.2010 Idre and Hundfjallet/Salen SWE WC 2xA 2xA
19.-21.4.2010 Verbier SUI WC A A

Sochi - Russia 2014 Olympic Games
During the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Alpine skiing events will be held at the Rosa Khutor Mountain Ski Center located on the Aibga Ridge. The Olympic Alpine skiing routes will total 9 km. The Center will seat and stand 18,000 spectators. This facility is to be put into operation in November 2011 for test competitions www.sochi2014.com

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