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Big Sky
The south face of Lone Peak is now open! Lenin, Marx, The Dictator Chutes and Rockville Bowl recently opened with fantastic skiing for this early in the season. We currently have 3,423 acres of skiable terrain open and are expected to be at 100% very soon.

Season Kick-Off Party - Saturday, December 18th
Please Join us for:
11am - Autograph and ski session with pro skier Jaime Pierre
1pm- DJ in the plaza, Swifty 2.0 Terrain Park Competition, and kids activities in the plaza
4-6pm – Guest Reception: Wine and food tastings, live music, kids activities, and more in the Huntley and Summit lobbies
7pm - Warren Miller Movie “Wintervention” Premier
9:30pm - Ozric Tentacles play at Whiskey Jack’s ($10) www.bigskyresort.com

Mt. Hood Meadows
has received a foot-and-a-half of new snow in the last two days, lifting our base snowpack to 65 inches - some of the best conditions in the country for the holiday season! The forecast shows intermittent snow flurries with sun breaks for the next several days so it's only going to get better!

TRAILBLAZER COACHING OPTIONS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE FREESTYLE AND ALL MOUNTAIN FREERIDE TrailBlazers is Meadows' most popular weekend program, offering middle-school aged kids professional coaching from our certified instructional staff. TrailBlazers meet four Saturdays or Sundays in January. This season we've added FREESTYLE COACHING and ALL MOUNTAIN CARVING FREERIDE sessions for advanced and expert level riders. Make sure you register by December 19 to receive the early season pricing on the January session

NW Ski & Snowboard Demo Tour Sunday Dec 19
Check out our events calendar for these upcoming events:
Dec. 18: Grand Masters Clinic
Dec. 18-19: Ski with Santa
Dec. 19: All Mountain Carving Clinic
Dec. 19: NW Ski & Snowboard Demo Tour
Dec. 20-22: 3 Day Holiday Kids Camp
Dec. 20-22: 3 Day Freestyle Camp
Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Celebration presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing
Jan. 2: Telemark Clinics
Jan. 8: Steeps Clinic
Jan. 9: Women's Clinic
Jan. 10-14: USSA Revolution Tour
Jan. 11-13: Grand Masters Clinic


Mammoth Mountain
3-5ft Snow On The Horizon! Amazing snow conditions from yesterday will continue into today from Tuesday's storm that brought 12"-16" of snow. The powder is unbelievable and will be even more unbelievable when the next snow storm hits starting tonight through the weekend! Snow forecasters are predicting 3ft-5ft of fresh snow by Sunday, and 5-8ft by Wednesday: that means epic amounts of powder runs galore!!! www.mammothmountain.com/

Old Man Winter and Mother Nature have teamed up to deliver more snow to Killington. Plus, with winter temperatures, our snowmaking crew has been working 24/7 to offer you more terrain this weekend, including Cascade, Panic Button and Needle’s Eye. We’re also adding the Timberline Terrain Park to the lineup with up to 10 new features. Dew Tour Kickoff Party Join us Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the Long Trail Pub in the Snowshed Lodge for a Dew Tour Kickoff Party. We'll broadcast the event live from Breckenridge, Colo., and give away tons of Dew Tour swag

Sun Valley
Four inches of new snow in the last 48 hours so the skiing and boarding continues to be great. #4 Cold Springs lift and the #11 Lookout lift are now open. You can now access the Lower Bowls. I-80 is closed today for some maintenance.
Seattle Ridge Lodge food services are up and running with a reduced menu throughout the week.
Lower River Run Terrain Features: All features have been removed as the Park Crew relocates them for an opening, very soon, at the Dollar Mountain Terrain Park.
Dollar Mountain is open for the season. The Tubing Park will operate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Progression Park is open and the main Park is under construction & opening very soon!!!!
Race Information The First Nastar race of the 75th Season will be on December 21st on Hemingway. Please call the Race Desk at(208)622-6356 for more information. Lift Operating Hours #1 Lower River Run High Speed Quad and #2 Roundhouse Express Gondola will operate from 9AM - 4PM. #3 Christmas High Speed Quad, #5 Lookout Express High Speed Quad and #10 Challenger High Speed Quad will operate from 9AM - 3:45PM. Frenchman's Quad opens at 9 AM and closes at 3:30 PM. #12 Seattle Ridge chair runs until 3 PM and access to the Bowls closes at 2:45. www.sunvalley.com

FROM the UK : www.patrickthorne.com Editor: Powder Retreats guide book http://www.powderretreats.com/ Editor: InTheSnow magazine Editor: www.snow365.com- indoor snow and artificial surface slopes worldwide http://www.snow365.com/ Europe Editor: Snow Magazine: www.thesnowmag.com Europe Editor: Ski Area Management (SAM) magazine: www.saminfo.com Manager: www.snow24.com- world's largest dbase of ski resort centent, 6,000 ski areas. Compiler: www.saveoursnow.com- tracking climate change in ski resorts worldwide. Patrick a great source of new Indoor facilities and alternative slopes around the globe


For New Year’s Eve, come and join the Tignes Fire Mix Party organized by Tignes and Fun Radio: be ready for an outdoor Mix party until the end of the night. Andy Favre and Mathieu Bouthier Fun Radio DJ will set the dance floor on fire with electro house sets in front of La Maison de Tignes le Lac from 10.30 pm. For more information log on to www.tignes.net

e JibVid
After 6 great years the JibVid is taking a year off due to a lack of Title sponsor. Event organisers GMC Events are very disappointed about being unable to hold the 7th edition of this event in 2011 however after 3 very successful years with Oakley, Mayrhofen and our other partners we are confident that we can find another sponsor to take up the position for 2012. 2010 saw the best JibVid yet with the standard of films at an incredible level and team entries from over 15 countries before the final cut was made for the start spots. You can check out the films at www.jib-vid.com if you have not yet seen them.

The Freeride World Qualifier Events (FWQ) is a series of qualifying competitions in which highly-skilled skiers and snowboarders compete with the ultimate goal of grabbing a spot on the Freeride World Tour (FWT).With the high interest and much at stake, the FWQ 2011 will feature some of the most exciting competitive freeriding going, in 30 ski resorts around the world. In addition, the Freeride World Tour is launching its first ever Junior Competitions to further promote grassroots freeriding and fuel young talent.

Freeride World Qualifier Events 2011
The Freeride World Tour 2011 six stages:
1. Nissan Freeride de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch (FRA) Date: 22 January 2011 - Men / Women - Ski / Snowboard

2. Nissan Freeride Engadin St. Moritz 2011 by Swatch (SUI) Date: 30 January 2011 - Men - Ski / Snowboard

3. North American Championships Kirkwood 2011 by Swatch (USA) Date: 25 February 2011 - Men / Women - Ski North Face Masters Kirkwood 2011 by Swatch (USA) Date: 5 March 2011 - Women - Snowboard

4. Nissan Russian Adventure Sochi 2011 (RUS) Date: 5 March 2011 - Men - Ski / Snowboard

5. Big Mountain Fieberbrunn 2011 by Nissan (AUT) Date: 12 March 2011 - Men - Ski / Snowboard

6. Nissan Xtreme Verbier 2011 by Swatch (SUI) Date: 19 March 2011 (Finals) - Men / Women - Ski / Snowboard

The Freeride World Qualifier events are open-entry and have both men’s and women’s disciplines where riders build points towards qualifying for the Freeride World Tour. Events are classified as 1*, 2*, 3* and 4*, with the number of points awarded based on the star value of the event. Star values are based on a number of criteria including the quality of the competition face, field of riders and prize-money. Riders with the most points at the end of the season will earn a spot on the prestigious Freeride World Tour.
Click here to download the schedule of the 30 Freeride World Qualifier events for the 2010/2011 season.
Junior Competitions
In an effort to ensure young riders learn the best skills and progress in the safest environment possible, the Freeride World Tour in partnership with Dakine, has introduced a new concept featuring three Junior Competitions. They will be held parallel to the FWT events in Chamonix Mont-Blanc (FRA), Fieberbrunn (AUT), and Verbier (CH). If bad weather or time restrictions interfere, the Junior competition will be replaced by freeride and safety clinics taught by mountain guides and professional freeride skiers and snowboarders. The same judging criteria used for the FWT will be used for the Junior Competitions. Each event will be a distinct, unconnected event with no overall champion in 2011.
The Junior events will emphasise security and accident prevention. Venues for these competitions are carefully chosen to be challenging but not dangerous.
23 Jan* Chamonix-Mont-Blanc FWT Juniors by Dakine
13 Mar* Big Mountain Fieberbrunn FWT Juniors by Dakine
20 Mar* Xtreme Verbier FWT Juniors by Dakine

Categories: ski / snowboard / boys / girls / 12-14 years or 15 -17 years


About the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour The Burton Global Open Series is part of the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. TTR ranks riders based on their results at participating competitions and crowns a Swatch TTR World Champion at the US Open. The Burton European Open are a 6Start TTR Event and are therefore ranked at the highest possible Star level. For more information, visit www.ttrworldtour.com

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