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USA Heads to Europe for World Juniors
PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 14) – The U.S. Ski Team has named 14 junior athletes to represent the USA in the 2011 World Junior Alpine Ski Championships at Crans Montana, Switzerland, Jan. 29 – Feb. 6. The selected athletes, ages 15-19, qualified based on performance results in the NorAm Cup series this season.
An important international championship for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, the World Junior Championships acts as an indicator of the talent and depth of future World Alpine Ski Championships and Olympic Winter Games teams. The 2011 Team is strong with a variety of talent and depth including both World Junior veterans and rookies.
The men will open the Championships with a giant slalom on Sunday, Jan. 30, knocking out the technical events before clicking into their speed skis. The Team will be led by returning World Junior team members Michael Ankeny (Wayzata, MN) and Nick Daniels (Tahoe City, CA) as they head to Europe early for a series of FIS races in preparation for World Juniors.
"The idea is just to get the guys together for pace and a little racing before the event," said Men's Head World Juniors Team Coach Randy Pelkey. "The hill has a lot of rolls and blind spots and we've trained that all summer. Hopefully we'll come into Crans [Montana] with guns a blazing."
The women's team, with many young members, is focused on fundamentals as well as gaining experience in a World Championship event. The women's team will look to World Junior veteran Abby Fucigna (Hopkinton, MA) for leadership as the young group of women charge out of the gate.
"Our goals for the Austrian FIS races leading up to World Junior Championships are largely about gaining experience at a higher level of competition," said Women's Head World Juniors Team Coach Seth McCadam. "I am confident that the girls will rise to the challenge and compete on the big stage as Americans tend to do."
The World Junior Alpine Ski Championships will conclude on Feb. 5 with the women's super G.
Jackson Hole -Wy
Snow, snow, and more snow!!! These are a few of my favorite things, and that's all the weather forecast has to predict for the next week.
Yesterday's conditions were smooth and fun, with a nice amount of new snow softening our surfaces.
Today another 7" sits atop yesterday's accumulation, and temperatures are expected to stay in the high 20's, with more snow on its way - possibly another 20 inches before the weekend is over. I'll be winding my way through the trees today, looking for the deepest piles of untouched snow
January 12-15: Steep & Deep Camp
January 15-16: Sidecountry Camp
January 15-17: USSA Wes Barron Speed Series - Super G's
January 16: Winter Skate Series
January 17-18: Full Moon Party at the Nordic Center
January 18: Cross Country Classic Tuesday
January 19-22: Women's Ski Camp & Women's Snowboard Camp
January 20: Cross Country Skate Ski Thursday
Stubai Glacier -Neustift, Austria
Powder alert on the Stubai Glacier. 20 cm of fresh snow - skiing at top slope conditions. On the Stubai glacier, skiing pleasure with snow assurance and sunshine starts to the next round. Visit the kingdom of snow
Zermatt - Switzerland
Indulge in music and enjoy Zermatt’s fresh, mild April air for five whole days. That’s what the Zermatt Unplugged music festival – being held this year for the fourth time – is about. The acts will be performing on a wide variety of stages in the marquee, and in clubs, restaurants and hotels in mid-April. They will include Roger Hodgson, ex Supertramp and well-known for his song Breakfast in America, OneRepublic from the Rocky Mountains, three-time Grammy winner David Gray, Naturally 7 from New York, Marc Sway from Zürich, Grammy winner Seal and the Upper Valais-born Sina.
Zermatt offers a pure skiing experience over 350 km. To ensure you can enjoy it to the full, choose from the numerous snow packages
which are available until 16 April 2011.
Whether in a hotel or a holiday apartment – it’s worth it.
DENVER, Colo. – January 14, 2011 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and its 22 member resorts, in conjunction with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), have teamed up to promote National Safety Awareness Week, which will take place from January 15 – 23, 2011.
When Safety Week kicks off tomorrow, member resorts across the state will host events, clinics and other activities designed to educate and remind skiers and riders of the importance of slope safety. The programs, promotions and prizes are aimed to motivate safe skiing and riding behavior while highlighting the Skier Responsibility Code and various resort safety measures.
“Although for all our members, every week is safety week, this week adds extra emphasis to the high priority resorts place on this issue,” said Melanie Mills, CSCUSA president and CEO. “It’s a chance for resorts to highlight that skiing and snowboarding responsibly is the best way for all to enjoy their day on the slopes.” CSCUSA member resorts have many safety measures in place from snow safety and avalanche awareness to educating guests about helmet use, to reminders about proper hydration and sunscreen use, to slow skiing zones. But it is the responsible behavior of skiers and riders that is crucial to slope safety. Knowing the nationally recognized Your Responsibility Code is central to skier and rider responsibility. Referred to simply as The Code, it is comprised of seven principles that collectively outline on-mountain skier etiquette and safe skiing practices.
•Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
•People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
•You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
•Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
•Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
•Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. •Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
On Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., guests can become knowledgeable on the topic by attending “Avalanche Awareness and Boundary Policies,” presented by the Winter Park Ski Patrol in the Board Room in upper Balcony House building. Not only will there be great insight by Winter Park Ski Patrol, attendees will also be entered to win a Black Diamond Super Tour Probe.
National Ski areas Assn.
2011 Winter Conferences and Tradeshows
January 18-20, 2011
Mad River Glen
We're Back and it's Snowing Again!!! After the 18" of fluff that fell here on Sunday night we have already picked up 3" toady and
nearly a foot is expected to fall throughout the day and into this evening.
You got to love these perpetual power days when your tracks fill in each and every run. T
he skiing should improve dramatically with every flake and not a moment too soon as we approach the big MLK holiday weekend.
We have been enjoying remarkably diverse skiing conditions of late with amazing powder turns in some places and wind scoured in others. Hopefully more will be blowing ON the trails this time around. Check out some cool video from "Re-opening Day"! We will re-open The Single as soon as we possibly can. With all this "blower snow" we received there really are some sweet turns to be had out there, it's your job to find them. The forecast looks great calling for even more snow to arrive this coming weekend. Looks like we are back in business folks.
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