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Avalanche Advisory - Avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE Use Caution! , in the back country
Mostly cloudy skies first thing this morning will quickly give way to cloudy skies and snow by mid day. Snow level is expected to begin around 6,500' today and fall to 3,000' late tonight. Snowfall intensity is expected to increase as the day progresses, with the bulk of forecast snowfall accumulating between 1pm and 10pm tonight. Snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour are expected between 4pm and 8pm this evening. New snow amounts of 7 to 15 inches are expected by midnight tonight
15th Anniversary for the Finals of the Freeride World Tour 2010
Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, Verbier Switzerland, March 20
Verbier, Switzerland – March 11, 2010 – The suspense is growing... Who will be crowned Freeride World Champion at the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch in Verbier, March 20, at the last stage of the 2010 Freeride World Tour? Considered to be the most prestigious Freeride competition in the world, the ”Xtreme” is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year -15 years of passionate freeriding and great sports performances on the mythical Bec de Rosses.
All the former winners of the event have been invited by the organisers to be present in Verbier to mark this special occasion.
After the first three Freeride World Tour stops in Russia, France and USA, only the top eight men ski, six men snowboard, three women ski and two women snowboard are invited to the finals in Verbier They will be joined by a few selected “wild cards”, as well as the winners from the Freeride World Qualifier, Nendaz Freeride.
The Complete Entry List Nissan Xtreme by Swatch click here
Julia Mancuso (USA) – Double Silver Medallist Vancouver to Compete in Verbier
Fresh from her success at the Olympics in Vancouver, Julia Mancuso will travel from the USA to participate in the event. She is without doubt one of the exciting wild cards for this year’s competition.
“Competing in the Verbier Xtreme is something that I've been wanting to do since I came to Verbier to participate in another event a couple of years ago. The Bec des Rosses is challenging. Last year when I was visiting in Verbier I knew it was something I wanted to conquer. Just standing at the top and looking down is exhilarating. I've never done a freeride competition but when I saw that the Xtreme was scheduled after our World Cup tour ended, I thought why not! It’s another way I can challenge my own skiing and free skiing has always been a passion of mine.
Growing up in Squaw, I have had so many inspirational skiers to look up to. Of course JT Holmes and Cody Townsend have helped me push my limits, and I am really in awe of everyone out there living their passion and skiing for the love of the sport.”
Nissan Xtreme by Swatch Live from Verbier
For those who want to follow the competition but cannot make it to Verbier, it is possible to view it live on the internet or on a mobile phone with internet connection.
Go to www.freerideworldtour.com on contest day for the live link
The Freeride World Tour Ranking 2010 after Three Completed Contests click here
The Former Winners of the 15 Years of the Xtreme are:
Ruth LEISIBACH (SUI)
Géraldine FASNACHT (SUI)
Lori GIBBS (USA)
Julie ZELL (USA)
Eva SANDELGARD (SWE)
Julie LARSEN (USA)
Marja PERSSON (SWE)
Elyse SAUGSTAD (USA)
Giulia MONEGO (ITA)
Ane ENDERUD (NOR)
Cyril NERI (SUI)
Mitch TOLDERER (AUT)
Steve KLASSEN (USA)
Axel PAUPORTE (BEL)
Jeremy JONES (USA)
Xavier DE LE RUE (FRA)
Alex COUDRAY (SUI)
Ashley CALL (USA)
Aurélien DUCROZ (FRA)
Kaj ZACKRISSON (SWE)
Olivier MEYNET (FRA)
Sébastien MICHAUD (FRA)
Jean-Yves MICHELLOD (FRA)
The 2010 Freeride World Tour's four stages:
1. NISSAN RUSSIAN ADVENTURE BY SWATCH - SOCHI, RUSSIA
Date: Competition postponed to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - 4 February 2010
2. NISSAN FREERIDE OF CHAMONIX-MONT-BLANC - FRANCE
Date: 31 January 2010
3. NISSAN TRAM FACE - SQUAW VALLEY USA – UNITED STATES
Date: 1 March 2010
4. NISSAN XTREME BY SWATCH - VERBIER, SWITZERLAND
Date: 20 March 2010
Sugar Bowl CA
SILVER BELT BANZAI
The 2010 Silver Belt Banzai is upon us. This Weekend, March 13th and 14th, skiers and riders age 14 and up, both men and women, will race down the Silver Belt Gully in 4-person heats with the simple rules to stay on course and finish faster than the rest to advance, in a full-on mad-dash race for over $5,000 in cash and prizes. There's still time to register for this classic race with a modern twist, just visit sugarbowl
Register now with the Backcountry Adventure Center and take a professionally-guided sidecountry tour! Whether you're a skier, a boarder or a freeheeler, we've got what you need to get out and enjoy the sidecountry powder skiing and riding
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival Package
4 nights lodging + 3 days skiing from $73 pp/nt
Valid Apr 16 - 25, 2010
Don’t miss the wrap-up party of the year with 10 days and 10 nights of free concerts, huge parties, pro competitions and more.
Take the Lake is a first of its kind, weeklong spring getaway centered around a premier ski and snowboard slope-style competition. Alpine Meadows will play host to some of the best skiers and riders from across the country as they come to Lake Tahoe to compete in the hottest new slope-style competition.
For more info go to Skialpine.com
Snowfest! At North Lake Tahoe/Truckee
When: now to 03/14/2010 The Happiest Time at Tahoe! Ten Days of Fun featuring 50 events including parades, fireworks, ski races, family entertainment, dog pull, snow sculpture, human bowling and much, much more.
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