Snow Alert - Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain A moderate fall of snow, . Temperatures will be below freezing
A little snow in San Jose's Mt Hamilton
Avalanche Advisory - None
Whistler - Blackcomb B.C.
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival (April 16-25) is one of winter’s most anticipated events, boasting 10 days of concerts, competitions and legendary parties.
With a base of close to 11,000, and a summit elevation more than 13,000! Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has the highest skiable terrain in North America and a vertical drop of 2,270'.
Opening in late October and not closing until late June or Early July Arapahoe Basin also boasts one of the longest seasons in North America.
May -Shakin' at the Basin - That Eighties Day & Rail Jam
May - Annual Festival of the Brew Pubs/ Memorial Weekend Beach Party
May -Shakin' at the Basin - May Concert Series
Get it while you can. The Bull Wheel at many resorts will stop after this weekend
Some resorts on the east coast are now closed !
Big Sky Resort
Today's Word: A fresh inch on the slopes coupled with yesterday’s high winds will make the runs smooth and silky from our summit all the way down to the base. The winds will also deposit deep snow pockets around the mountain if you’re feeling like a powder-hound adventurer. All in all, it doesn’t get much better than this. The countdown to closing continues
This Week in Sun Valley
Jack sent me the following update:
Today, access to the top of Baldy is via the gondola and Christmas chairlift. #5 Lookout Express and #7 Greyhawk chairs will be closed. They will reopen for the weekend. Seattle Ridge will close at the end of the day Sunday 4/11. The halfpipe will close at 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday for a USSA freestyle event----
With just a few more weekends of spring skiing and riding remaining, now is the time to put off those spring cleaning chores around the house and get up here to harvest some corn snow!
Based upon weather and trail conditions, we may offer additional lifts and terrain
Mammoth Mountain Extends Ski and Snowboard Season to July 4, 2010
Mammoth Mountain, CA – Thanks to incredible snowfall throughout the 2009/10 winter season, Mammoth Mountain will extend its winter operations for daily skiing and riding to July 4, 2010.
Mammoth Mountain has received over 41 feet (493 inches) of snowfall this season including more than three feet of snow in the first week of April. With a current base depth of 11 feet to 15 feet of snow, Mammoth is experiencing the best snowfall season since the record breaking 2005/06 season, when over 50 feet of snow fell on the mountain.
Long known for snow seasons that stretch well into spring and summer, this will mark the 11th time that Mammoth Mountain has been open for skiing and riding on the Fourth of July within the last 31 years of operation.
Mammoth Mountain’s high alpine bowls offer some of the best spring riding available anywhere.
Construction will start soon on a high altitude spring terrain park featuring jumps, rails and a 22-foot Super Duper Pipe accessible from Face Lift Express
>>> I have spent many of my July 4th at either Mammoth or Mt Hood, Always a great time in the Wipe Out Drop out or Gravy Chutes
Grampy's a good place for a Cool one!
White Pass, Washington, Doubles in Size
White Pass, located 55 miles west of Yakima, Washington, first started off in 1952 with four rope tows. It is a small low-key, family-type mountain with a few steeps great gladed terrain and a ton of history that includes three generations of the Mahre family. “Fridays are your best bet for good snow—all week to snow and no crowds to ski it off,” says Day Lodge Manager and 31-year White Pass Local Louie Vimont. But what White Pass lacks are long rolling intermediate to expert on- and off-piste terrain. This will all change next season after the completion of a 767-acre expansion project that will bring the total size of White Pass to 1,402 acres and increase its vert by 600 to 2050 feet. Two new lifts, Chairs 5 and 6, and a 3,000-square-foot mid-mountain lodge are under construction in the Hogback Basin southwest of the current terrain. Chair 5 is a fixed-grip quad that rises 600 vertical feet. It is the second from right in the above map. Chair 6 is a detachable quad that rises 900 vertical feet. It is the far right lift on the above map. The expansion will spread out skier traffic, open up many long rolling bowls, natural and gladed runs, and cruisers, as well as provide easy access to world-class backcountry terrain in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
South American Snow Sessions
In an ongoing effort to offer the coolest camp experience on the planet, South America Snow Sessions is stoked to announce the new SASS world headquarters for the Summer of 2007 in Bariloche, Argentina!
See articles on the new SASS lodge and Bariloche region for more information. AS the season in South America approaches, this SASS Blast will keep you updated on all you need to know. Stay tuned.
SASS has contracted our own lodge for the 2007 season!!! The SASS facility in Bariloche is a full service lodge. Fully equipped with lake & mountain views, private chef, maid service, a massive lobby with 2 floors, multiple fireplaces, dining hall, Spanish classroom, disco/karaoke area, video review area, soccer field, pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball, wireless internet, editing studios and more the SASS lodge will be rockin'!
Located in the Rio Negro province of Argentina, Bariloche is 15 kilometers from the resort. SASS lodging will be 7 kilometers from town and 12 from the mountain Cerro Catedral. Cerro Catedral, known for its huge amount of inbounds terrain, sick tree riding, modern system of 20 lifts, multiple pomas and gondolas, progressive terrain park and easily accessible backcountry.
The SASS Lodge is located near the city of San Carlos de Bariloche which offers all the amenities of a full blow tourist destination including, airport, modern hospital, shopping, restaurant, nightlife, tons of cultural activities, museums, forests, lakes and mountains. Bariloche is part of the Patagonia region of Argentina, recognized through out the world for its infinite wealth of natural beauty.
Only 2 months until SASS Comes together once again to slay jumps, crush terrain, slash pow lines, point chutes, get tons of footage/photos, eat the best steaks in world, learn Spanish with Diego and have the best time ever.
Almost every September, Las Lenas is invaded by the Santa Rosa storm which leaves up tp 10 feet of a snow within 3 days. The resort is free of crowds and filled with some of the most breathtaking terain in the world. Helicopter and Snowcat acceess makes an already awesome area truly off the chain.
During September SASS will be offering 10 and 17 day trips to Las Lenas. We customize packages for each client. please contact www.SASNOWSESSIONS.COM
19.-21.4.2010 Verbier SUI WC A A
FIS World Cup Skiing Events
The Stubai Glacier represents one of the most extensive all-year-skiing areas in the Eastern Alps with 68 miles of slopes and off-slope tracks of all levels of difficulty and a 2.8 mile high altitude cross country slope.
The glacier ski area is complemented by the lifts on Neustift`s local fun mountain, the “Elfer” ski resort. Neustift is known far and wide for its beautiful ski tours. You can also use more than 2,8 miles of cross country tracks, wander along two winter hiking trails or enjoy a ride on one of the numerous natural tobbogan runs, among them the longest natural tobobban run in Austria.
Approximately 100 youth hostels in all of Austria are open to everybody. Groups and those travelling alone are advised to book in advance.
Each guest must present a valid International Youth Hostel membership card which can be purchased at any national Youth Hostel Association office.
Lists of youth hostels and detailed information can be found:
- at the Austrian Youth Hostel Association
- at the Österreichisches Jugendherbergswerk
Eagles Nest above KT-22 Squaw Valley
National Ski Areas Association
The National Ski Areas Association is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. It represents 326 alpine resorts that account for more than 90 percent of the skier/snowboarder visits nationwide. Additionally, it has 400 supplier members who provide equipment, goods and services to the mountain resort industry.
NSAA analyzes and distributes ski industry statistics; produces annual conferences and trade shows; produces a bimonthly industry publication and is active in state and federal government affairs. The association also provides educational programs and employee training materials on industry issues including OSHA, ADA and NEPA regulations and compliance; environmental laws and regulations; state regulatory requirements; aerial tramway safety; and resort operations and guest service.
NSAA was established in 1962 and was headquartered in Springfield, Mass. In 1989 NSAA merged with SIA (SnowSports Industries America) and moved to McLean, Va. The merger was dissolved in 1992 and NSAA was relocated to Lakewood, Colo., because of its central geographic location. NSAA is located in the same office building as the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the National Ski Patrol in Lakewood, Colo., a suburb west of Denver.
National Convention & Tradeshow
May 2-5, 2010
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, FL
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Closed on the weekend,... gone skiing
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