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Snow Alert -

Avalanche Advisory - None at the moment however Use Caution! , in the back country

Freeride World Tour - Leaders of the Freeride World Tour Ranking 2010 after Two Completed Contests (The Overall FWT Ranking Click Here): Men Ski Women Ski Men Snowboard Women Snowboard 1- Candide Thovex FRA 2 – Julien Lopez FRA 3- Kaj Zackrisson SWE 1- Eva Walkner AUT tie with: Janette Hargin SWE 3- Jess Mc Millan USA 1- Mitch Toelderer AUT 2- Douds Charlet FRA 3- Xavier de Le Rue FRA 1- Aline Bock GER 2 - Susan Mol USA

The 2010 Freeride World Tour's Next Event : . NISSAN XTREME BY SWATCH - VERBIER, SWITZERLAND Date: 20 March 2010

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games showed the world just how spectacular Whistler Blackcomb is. A few pictures from my visit last week.

The Horseshoe Chutes

Fernie Canada
Fernie Alpine Resort invites you to dream big in anticipation of the ultimate après ski event in the Rockies! The 6th Annual Kokanee Snow Dreams event will take place on Saturday January 30th. Regularly named as the “Best Deck Party” by Ski Canada Magazine, the bash celebrates Fernie's epic snowfalls and glacier-fresh Kokanee beer with the help of the Kokanee Glacier Girls, the elusive Sasquatch, and the wild imaginings of die-hard skiers and snowboarders in attendance.
Enjoy the live, musical-masterminding of DJ Jimmy King who will be crowd pleasin' and teasin' with his thrilling style of anthem hip-hop, R&B, house, and mash ups in both the plaza during the day and in the Griz Bar for the evening party. Enjoy an ice cold drink on the Kokanee Deck while the classic Kokanee Snow Dreams antics such as the Best Sasquatch Mating Call, Gear Swap, Sasquatch Hula Hoop Ring Toss, and a Dance Off take place in the plaza
visit: www.skifernie.com/

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


Dolomiti - Italy
- Val Gardena: 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

Air France

Air France


2008 Ski Season Rates are in! Please take a look at 2008 Early Bird Rates at Las Leñas and at the other ski resorts. Also you still have time to book for South America's summer and autumn season. We have great packages including horse riding at an "estancia", trekking in Patagonia and cruising between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas, to name a few of them. Also, we will be introducing a new website focused on Argentina and Chile Wine Routes. So keep checking for more news.
UPDATES for Portillo, Chile:
1. A New skilift will open in Portillo. Its name is Caraca and it is in honor of a bird that inhabits that area. This skilift will be located at the first gully to the left of Roca Jack. This will be a "va et vient" skilift.

2.Portillo: Opening of Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
A few days ago, Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa opened in the Chilean High Plateau. The boutique hotel belongs to the Purcell family, owners of Portillo Hotel & Ski Resort for the last 50 years. Tierra Atacama will offer the combination of adventures and outdoor sports with the hospitality, comfort and service at the Terra Atacama hotel

If you have any questions, please email us at info@skipatagonia.com
Please keep in mind the effects of the recent earthquake when booking for the summer>

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


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

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

Slovenian -Julian Alps
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

Saas- Fee

Conditions are great.And what's more: you can get warm, meet nice people, have fun, chatter, flirt and dance... Our spring package "Allalin weeks" can easily keep pace with the approaching spring feeling. 4 nights from only CHF 346.- / EUR 223.-. After the great (and full) winter there are still free rooms now in April. Thanks to the Easter snow, winter has just begun...
King of Popcorn
The world's best freestyle snowboard action". Exaggeration? Certainly not! The best boarders well ensure a great spectacle within the remit of the Swatch TTR Snowboard Tour, "SNICKERS Classic & POPCORN Wallride 08" in Saas-Fee, both on and near the piste. Famous names will show their respect for the freestyle event: for instance Gian Simmen and Iouri Podlatchikov. On Längfluh it's a question of higher, faster, further. And who will become king? Will it be Nicolas Müller again, "the King of Popcorn 2007"? www.saas-fee.ch
Saas- Fee


Zermat - Theodul glacier


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