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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Colorado's Epic Season Pass

You will never get a better reason to move to Colorado than the Epic Season Pass offered by Vail Resorts for the 2008/09 winter season. The Epic Pass gives unrestricted and unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly for just $579 per adult and $279 for children. Now that is an awesome deal!

For more information on the Epic Pass click here

Monday, April 07, 2008

Jackson Hole Breaks Snow Record for 2007/2008 Winter Season

The winter season ended on Sunday 6th April at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, after a record breaking snow season. Jackson Hole received an amazing 605 inches of snow, more than any other year on record.

Work will now continue on building the new tram set to open in December 2008.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Jackson Hole click here

Monday, March 31, 2008

Steamboat has record breaking snow season

Steamboat, Colorado, has had a record breaking 2007/2008 winter season with more than 450 inches of champagne powder snow falling. The previous record was set in the 1996/1997 winter season with 447 inches of snow falling.

Chris Diamond, president & chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation said, "despite early forecasts calling for a warmer and drier winter, big snows, often the norm in Steamboat, were a common occurrence and provided a season full of epic powder days,....powderhounds will have plenty of powder tales to tell for years or at the very least until the cycle begins again with the opening of the 2008/2009 season on November 26th....With each additional flake over the next few weeks, a new snowfall record will be set, with just over two weeks left in the record-breaking snow season, spring skiing/riding in Steamboat should definitely not be missed.”

Steamboat's season is due to end on Sunday 6th April.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding review movie of Steamboat click here

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Telluride Opens More Backcountry Terrain

So far this season Telluride, Colorado, has 332 inches of snow and with 5+ inches falling in the last 48 hours management has decided to open further backcountry terrain. The previously out of bounds Gold Hill chutes 6 to 10 will open on Wednesday 19th March.

Dave Riley, CEO of Telluirde said yesterday, "“The Gold Hill 6-10 opening expands on more one of a kind, unique, big mountain terrain here in Telluride....our ski patrol has worked extremely hard to continually extend the Gold Hill ridge line for the enjoyment of our skiers and boarders....Gold Hill 6-10 is both challenging and exceptionally beautiful,” said Riley. “We are truly excited to offer our guests even more backcountry experiences within the ski area boundary."

The 2007/2008 winter season saw Telluride open eight new advanced steep runs in the Black Iron Bowl, located next to Prospect Bowl. The hike to runs open up previously guided only terrain with a drop of over 1,000 vertical feet littered with chutes, trees and open powder fields. In addition to the Black Iron Bowl terrain the 2007/2008 winter season also saw 200 acres of backcountry hike to terrain opened on the north face of Palmyra Peak. Almost 2,000 vertical feet of deep powder will lead experts down into the Black Iron Bowl.

To read a skiing and snowboarding review of Telluride click here

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Zermatt's Stockhorn Speedride

On the 3rd and 4th of March Zermatt, Switzerland, will host the spectacular Stockhorn Speedride competition. The speedride competition takes place in upper Gornergrat, the highest lift access point in the Stockhorn ski and snowboard area. The race area is between the Triftji and Stockhorn lifts in the ungroomed fast, very steep undulating terrain. In a world first the freeriding skiers and snowboarders will be timed for the speed of their runs, whoever gets the fastest runs in between 10am and 2pm will win.

In addition to the speedride is the 'Bump Vertical' competition which claims to be the world's steepest course. Competitors will be filmed on each run and the public will choose an overall winner. Stay tuned for results as they come in......

To watch a skiing and snowboarding review movie of Zermatt click here

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Record Season at Jackson Hole

So far this winter season Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has received an amazing 427 inches of snow. Conditions are fantastic as it just keeps on snowing!

This weekend Jackson Hole is hosting the 10th annual Dick's Ditch Banked Slalom event. The Dick's Ditch Banked Slalom consists of skiers and snowboarders racing down a boardercross course with both natural and man made halfpipes, gullies and ravines. The course starts at the top of the Bridger Gondola on Lupine Way and runs all the way down to the bottom of the South Pass Traverse. $5000 dollars is up for grabs so be prepared to see some action!

To watch a skiing and snowboarding review of Jackson Hole click here

Monday, February 11, 2008

Subaru Squaw Valley USA Freeskiing Open

The 2nd annual Subaru Freeskiing Open is being held at Squaw Valley from February 14th to 17th. Squaw Valley will host the top 90 freeskiing competitors from around the globe all set to battle it out in excellent snow conditions. The total prize money for the Freeskiing Open season is $100,000 with $7,500 up for grabs at Squaw Valley.

The first Freeskiing Open event was held at Telluride last week with remaining events to take place at Crested Butte, Jackson Hole and Snowbird before the final event is held at Alyeska in April.

Squaw valley local and former US freeskiing champion Ingrid Backstrom said "Squaw is the perfect venue for a freeskiing contest; awesome terrain, great access, and perfect spectating spots. Not to mention, the local talent is unbelievable....the month of January has been epic here; it's shaping up to be excellent conditions for a contest. I can't wait to see everyone charging." Stay tuned for results as they come in....

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Squaw Valley USA click here

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Fresh powder for Les Arcs

Les Arcs, France, is reporting excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions with over 10cm of powder snow falling overnight. The weather bureau are expecting heavy snowfalls over the coming week.

Currently the 'Speed Flying Pro' event is underway at Les Arcs. Speed Flying is a new snow sport which is described as being halfway between paragliding and free skiing. Riders are able to move at very fast speeds hovering almost entirely in the air, changes of direction occur very fast with just the slightest movement of the skis. Speed flyers compete in downhill, slalom and freeriding events.

To watch an informative skiing and snowboarding review of Les Arcs click here

Sunday, February 03, 2008

26 feet at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley USA, California, has received 312 inches (26 feet) of snow so far this season! January saw one of the best snowfalls in the history of Squaw Valley with a total of 203 inches (17 feet) of snow falling. It's still falling heavily now and skiing and snowboarding conditions could not be better!

To watch a skiing and snowboarding review movie of Squaw Valley click here

Monday, January 28, 2008

First Class Conditions at Sunshine

Sunshine Village, Canada, has received 28 cm (11 inches) of snow in the past 2 days making the skiing and snowboarding conditions excellent. So far this season the total snowfall received at Sunshine is 376 cm (148 inches). Be sure to rug up if you are on your way as the mountain temperature is well below freezing, yesterday it was -26 degrees celsius (-15 degrees fahrenheit)

To read an informative skiing and snowboarding review of Sunshine
click here

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's dumping snow in the Hakuba Valley Japan

Happo One in the Hakuba Valley, Japan, has been hit by a fierce snow storm dumping 30 cms overnight. The snow is still falling and the conditions are awesome!

Happo One is one of Japan’s top ski and snowboard resorts. One of eight resorts in the picturesque Hakuba Valley it is most famous for hosting the men’s downhill skiing and slalom events in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding review movie of Happo One click here

Friday, January 18, 2008

Excellent conditions in Les 3 Vallees

Les 3 Vallees, France, are having a fantastic early winter season with 40 cms of fresh snow falling this week. All trails are open in Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens with more snow expected over the next couple of days.

To read a resort review of Les 3 Vallees click here

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Over 17 feet of champagne powder at Steamboat

Since the start of the season it has been snowing in Steamboat, Colorado, for 32 out of 42 days leaving over 17 feet of deep champagne powder. Currently Steamboat is in the middle of a storm cycle that does not appear to be going anywhere with 25 inches falling in the past 24 hours!

Yesterday Andy Wirth, vice president of sales & marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation said "Steamboat is enjoying some of the best snow in the Rocky Mountains and one of the largest mid-mountain bases of the major Colorado destination resorts....the word about Steamboat's snow is spreading as fast as it is piling up in the Yampa Valley and there are no signs of letting up any time soon.”

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Steamboat click here

To watch terrain park and halfpipe footage from Steamboat click here

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Aspen Snowmass hit with 28 inches in 48 hours!

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, has received 28 inches of powder snow in 48 hours. Conditions are being described by the ski patrol as 'epic'! A new snowfall record was set in December 2007 with 118 inches recorded, currently it is 147 inches.

To watch some awesome footage from the terrain park at Aspen Snowmass click here

To watch an informative review of Aspen Snowmass click here

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Catalyst Terrain Park opens at Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain, Colorado, has opened it's top ranking Catalyst Terrain Park. The terrain park has been revamped for the 2007/2008 winter season with two jump lines and additional rails. The Main Vein Superpipe is the first superpipe to open in North America.

Currently Copper Mountain has 104 inches (264 cms) of snow with a lot more predicted over the next 5 days as the harsh winter storms cross Colorado.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Copper Mountain click here

To watch a skiing and snowboarding review of Copper Mountain click here

Monday, October 01, 2007

Squaw Valley USA gearing up for another bumper season

Squaw Valley USA, California is preparing for another top season with the 2007/08 season commencing on November 17th.

Over the summer the resort has replaced the Shirley Lake Express Chairlift with a new high speed 6 pack chairlift increasing the turnaround time dramatically. Also additional snow making has been added covering 15% of the skiing and snowboarding terrain.

To watch an informative skiing and snowboarding review of Squaw Valley USA click here

Monday, July 30, 2007

Twelve Days of Christmas at Mt Buller

Mt Buller's Twelve Days of Christmas, running from 23rd July to 3rd August, are being enjoyed by all. Along with excellent snow conditions mountain visitors have been singing Christmas carols, feasting on Christmas roast dinners, going on candy hunts and even getting a visit or two from Santa!

Currently all of Mt Buller's skiing and snowboarding runs are open with an average snow depth of 87cm. More snow showers are expected later on in the week.
source: www.mtbuller.com.au

To read an informative skiing and snowboarding review of Mt Buller click here

Coca Cola Wild Winter Weekend at Perisher Blue this weekend

This weekend, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, the annual Coca Cola Wild Winter Weekend wild be held at Australia's largest ski and snowboard resort Perisher Blue. The total prize money up for grabs is $16,500 events are as follows;

Saturday 4th August
Dash for Cash - a wacky and funny Chinese downhill where both skiers and snowboarders race to claim a bag of cash

Leap for Loot - a big air competition held at the aerial site where some spectacular jumps and even bigger stacks are judged

Sunday 5th August
In the Pipe - invitational event for top freestyle skiers and snowboarders to strutt their stuff in the superpipe

Jump for Cash - the spectators favorite event of the weekend! A fancy dress event where only the brave (and slightly crazy) enter to try to retrieve a bag of cash dangling over a pond of icy cold water

entry forms are avaibale at www.perisherblue.com.au
source www.perisherblue.com.au

To read an informative skiing and snowboarding review of Perisher Blue click here

Thursday, April 26, 2007

POWDERTRAVEL.COM LAUNCHES 32ND SKI AND SNOWBOARD TRAVEL PODCAST

The powdertravel.com ski and snowboard travel show have just launched episode 32 featuring great footage from the interlinked resorts of Hakuba 47 and Goryu Toomi in the Hakuba Valley, Japan.

To download the ski and snowboard travel podcast from powdertravel.com click here

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Peak to Peak Gondola to connect Whistler and Blackcomb at the Top

Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, has just announced it will be constructing a Peak to Peak Gondola between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. The Gondola will cover 4.4 kilometers in 11 minutes with 28 cabins carrying up to 28 people. The terminal on Whistler Mountain will be located next to the Roundhouse Lodge and on Blackcomb Mountain it will be located next to the Rendezvous Lodge.

Dave Brownlie Whistler Blackcomb's Chief Operating Officer said "The Peak to Peak Gondola will create a dramatically enhanced experience that no other mountain resort in North America, possibly the world, can offer .....this link will effectively double, or more, the options for accessing the highest quality and greatest variety of terrain on any one day, from anywhere on the mountains. We are going to completely revolutionize our guests' experience."

The Gondola will be the world's longest unsupported free spanning gondola in the world, the distance between the two furthest towers will be 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles), construction will commence in May 2007.
source:www.whistlerblackcomb.com

To read a skiing and snowboarding review of Whistler Blackcomb click here

Sunday, April 15, 2007

St Moritz Wins Best Holiday Destination

The Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) the world's largest association of travel writers have chosen St Moritz, Switzerland as the winner of the 'Best Holiday Destination for Adventure and Leisure.' The PATWA is made up of professional travel journalists, editors and authors from over 70 countries.

St Moritz has challenging skiing and snowboarding terrain spread over 350km and an excellent record of deep dry powder every season. Currently the upper snow depth at St Moritz is 80cm and 90 trails are open for good skiing and snowboarding on packed powder.
source:www.stmoritz.ch

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of St Moritz click here

Monday, April 09, 2007

Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival at Whistler

Whistler will host the annual Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival from April 13th to April 22nd. Prepare yourself for 10 days and 10 nights of live music concerts, major international skiing and snowboarding events and big parties!

Events include; The Old Spice World Snowboarding Classic, The World Skiing Invitational and the World Backcountry Freeride Jam. Add to this skate boarding events, mountain biking events, dog shows, a mini film festival, 50 live concerts and fashion parades.

To read a skiing and snowboarding review of Whistler Blackcomb click here

9 inches of fresh snow at Vail

In it's last few weeks of the season Vail, Colorado has received 9 inches of fresh snow in the past 24 hours. 94% of the ski and snowboard terrain is open with fantastic spring conditions. Vail is scheduled to close on 22nd April.

To watch skiing and snowboarding footage from the terrain park and halfpipe at Vail click here

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Colorado's Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Copper Mountain

More than 50,000 easter eggs will fill the village and lower mountain areas at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Easter Sunday. Every easter egg will have a prize; candy, toys, season passes, lift tickets, gift certificates and more...

Currently the skiing and snowboarding conditions are excellent at Copper Mountain; in the last week they have received more than a foot and a half of fresh snow with 21 lifts operating and all trails open.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Copper Mountain click here

Monday, April 02, 2007

10 inches at Jackson Hole

In the final week of the season Jackson Hole, Wyoming has received 10 inches of fresh snow over night. The weather is remaining overcast for the next couple of days with more snow expected. Jackson Hole received 310 inches of snow this season, currently there are 8 lifts operating and 79 out of 116 trails open.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Jackson Hole click here

Thursday, March 29, 2007

New Rocky Mountain Plus and Rocky Mountain Ultimate Passes

The Intrawest Colorado resorts of Steamboat, Copper Mountain and Winter Park have just unveiled the new ski passes for 2007. The new passes include the Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus and the Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass which will provide ease and accessibility for pass holders wanting to visit all three resorts.

Gary Rodgers, senior vice president, Intrawest Colorado said, "We are very excited to offer these new pass products...We are in the business of creating exceptional memories and each of our three Colorado resorts strives to do just that, with their own unique style and flavour. Now, with a single pass, our guests can easily access three very special, very different locations to connect with our mountains and thus, create some very special memories of their own."

Multiple pass products offering flexibility and variety for skiers and snowboarders will be available for purchase this spring. The Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus will provide unlimited access to Copper Mountain and Winter Park, and an additional six full days at Steamboat (no blackouts), as well as free skiing or riding at Steamboat every Friday afternoon after 12:30p.m.

For those seeking unlimited access to all three resorts, it is available with the Rocky Mountain Ultimate Pass - all the access they want, whatever resort they choose, all season long. And, as an additional benefit, for every adult "Ultimate Pass” purchased, families will be allowed to receive one child’s (12 and under) Ultimate Pass free. Individual resort passes for all three resorts will also be available for purchase.

Pass holders will have access to 433 trails, 8,510 acres and over 9,300 vertical feet of terrain.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Steamboat click here

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Copper Mountain click here

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Winter Park click here

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Results from the Orage European Freeski Open 2007

The Orage European Freeski Open 2007 was a huge success at Flims Laax Falera, Switzerland. Attracting 30 professional and 200 amateur freeskiers from 19 countries around the globe to compete in halfpipe and slopestyle competition on Crap Sogn Gion Mountain in Laax. Orage, a ski fashion wear brand, gave away a total prize purse of USD$50,000!

Despite weather forecasters predicting good weather the slopestyle competition was held in blizzard conditions. Results are as follows;

Women's Slopestyle
1st place Virginie Faivre
2nd place Ashley Battersby
3rd place Grete Eliassen

Men's Slopestyle
1st place PK Hunder
2nd place Simon Dumont
3rd place Jossi Wells

Women's Superpipe
1st place Grete Eliasson
2nd place Em Lonsdale

Men's Superpipe
1st place Jossi Wells
2nd place Simon Dumont
source:www.orageski.com

To watch skiing and snowboarding footage from the halfpipe and terrain park at Laax click here

Heavy snowfalls in Squaw Valley USA

Squaw Valley USA is known as North America’s Spring Skiing Capital. In true form they received 16 inches of fresh snow last night; skiing and snowboarding conditions are excellent and clear skies and sunshine are forecasted for the coming weekend.

Currently the snow base depth on the lower slopes is 150 inches with the upper slopes having 293 inches. The resort is not due to close until May 2007.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie from Squaw Valley USA click here

Aspen Highlands extending skiing and snowboarding season

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado has made the decision to extend Aspen Highland's season for one week. The mountain will now close on 8th April instead of 1st April due to strong accommodation bookings and terrific snow conditions, there is still more than six fee of snow in the Highland Bowl.

Rich Burkley, vice president, mountain operations, Aspen Skiing Company said "Highland Bowl has the best skiing in the state, if not the country, right now...Combine that with strong occupancy forecasts and no immediate need for lift or trail work on the mountain this spring, and it seems everything is lined up for this extension. It may not be the power of four, but the power of three isn't bad either."

Buttermilk is scheduled to closing on 1st April with Snowmass and Aspen Mountain scheduled to close on 15th April. Currently the skiing and snowboarding conditions are excellent with fresh snow still falling.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Aspen Snowmass click here

To watch footage from the halfpipe and terrain park at Aspen Snowmass click here

Monday, March 19, 2007

Orage European Freeski Open at Laax

Flims Laax Falera Switzerland, will host the Orage European Freeski Open from 21st to 25th March 2007. The event brings together 30 professional and 200 amateur freeskiers from around Switzerland and the globe to compete in halfpipe and slopestyle competition on Crap Sogn Gion Mountain in Laax. Orage, a ski fashion wear brand, is giving away a total prize purse of USD$50,000!

Ski program is as follows;

Wednesday 21st March - qualifying slopestyle
Thursday 22nd March - qualifying halfpipe
Friday 23rd March - semi finals slopestyle/finals slopestyle/live on stage Cigi & straight outta mama/DJ Party Trilogy Crap Bar, Casa Veglia, Riders Palace
Saturday, 24th March - semi finals halfpipe/finals halfpipe/ live in concert The Delilahs

stay tuned for results as they come in......

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie from Laax click here

The Remarkables Terrain Park to be Remade

New Zealand: The American terrain park consulting company, Snow Park Technologies, are taking charge of redeveloping The Remarkables terrain park for the up coming 2007 winter season.

The terrain park will be twice the size of last season's Up and Go Terrain Park with bigger jumps, more rails and two 33 meter wide benched jump and rail lines and eleven new snow making guns.

The new redesigned terrain park will improve intermediate and advanced lines with easier shaping by a new Piston Bully PB600 snow groomer that requires less snow than the previous groomers ensuring top line jumps from the start of the season.

Hamish McCrostie the Ski Area Manager for The Remarkables said "It’s exciting to see this area used to its full potential. We attract a young and active group of riders and skiers at The Remarkables and we aim to cater for this loyal market as much as possible. The new terrain park will also provide a fantastic venue for events and competitions during the 2007 winter season."
source:www.nzski.com

To read a skiing and snowboarding review of The Remarkables click here

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Zurich to Zermatt Tunnel

The train trip from Zurich to Zermatt in Switzerland will be able to be done in less than 200 minutes when the new Lötschberg base tunnel is completed in December 2007. The tunnel through the mountains is 34.6 km long and will cut the overall travelling time from Zurich to Zermatt from 4 hours and 25 minutes to 3 hours and 16 minutes.

Currently all ski and snowboard trails are open at Zermatt with good snow conditions and sunshine reported for the next few days.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Zermatt click here

Ski Chamonix by Dynastar

Chamonix France, and Dynastar skis have combined to form a Chamonix Signature Ski. The limited edition skis made for both men and women have the Chamonix name printed down each ski. The skis are designed specially for the fantastic challenging Chamonix terrain.

Dynastar will contribute a proportion of each Chamonix Signature Ski sale to the Mont Blanc Observatory where the funds will be used to work on the impact of global warming on glaciers.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Chamonix click here

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Back Country Basics at Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain, Colorado are introducing a one day Mountain Guide program aiming to give advanced skiers and snowboarders an informative introduction to backcountry awareness and mountain safety skills all while exploring Copper's high alpine bowls with a professional mountain guide.

The backcountry groups get to explore the unique mountain ridges, chutes and terrain on and around Tucker Mountain while guides educated them on avalanche awareness, skills using avalanche receivers, review tactics on boot climbing, using safe departure and stopping zones and finding good points to survey terrain.

The cost of the one day Mountain Guides adventure program is $499 and can include up to six participants, who must be a minimum 16 years old. Participants can chose to have a ski, snowboard or telemark guide.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Copper Mountain click here

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Winter Park begins construction on North America's Highest Six-Pack Chairlift

This week Winter Park Colorado, began construction on the new "Panoramic Express Chairlift". It is located in the Parsenn Bowl and is set to hoist skiers and snowboarders up to approximately 12,060 feet above sea level making it the highest, high-speed six-pack chairlift in all of North America! Construction has started now while snow is still on the ground to help prevent destruction of native tundra terrain in the summer months.

Currently Winter Park has 233.6 inches of snow and all lifts and trails are open with skiing and snowboarding on packed powder.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Winter Park click here

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Roxy's Metal to Medal Rail Jam at Copper

Copper Mountain, Colorado will host the all female Roxy Metal to Medal Rail Jam on Saturday 10th March.

Female skiers and snowboarders will have a chance to show off their rail sliding skills in the competition held at the base of the Main Vein Superpipe. Roxy pro skiers and snowboarders will be on hand to give great tips and giveaways from Roxy and Quicksilver. The competition begins at 11am.

The after party will kick off at 3pm at Mtn. Beach with prizes being awarded and a fashion show of the latest clothing and accessories from Roxy and Quicksilver.

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Copper Mountain click here

Honda Ski Tour 2007 Finals at Squaw Valley USA

The fourth and final stop of the Honda Ski Tour 2007 will crown the overall ski cross and halfpipe champions. The event will take place at Squaw Valley USA from March 8th to 11th. The competition features the world's best ski cross and halfpipe skiers all competing for a total prize purse of $500,000 over the four competition stops; they include Sun Valley, Breckenridge and Aspen/Snowmass.

Squaw Valley Ski Corp President and CEO Nancy Cushing says "The caliber of this event is outstanding...From the skiercross and halfpipe competitions and the athletes to the musical acts and entertainment, the level of excitement is similar to the last time we hosted a World Cup. The entire valley is ecstatic."

Confirmed competitors for the Honda Ski Tour 2007 at Squaw Valley USA include X Games gold medallists and previous halfpipe winners Simon Dumont (Sun Valley and Aspen/Snowmass) and Tanner Hall (Breckenridge), who took home $25,000 each for their winning runs. Also Mike Riddle who currently sits in second place in the overall points standings and Peter Olenick, the only athlete to successfully execute a double-flat-spin in competition.

The nightlife is going to be as busy as the days during the Honda Ski Tour with live bands performing every night; expect to see The Wailers, George Clinton, DJ Logic, Native Root and many more.

The halfpipe final will be held on Saturday 10th March with the ski cross final being held on Sunday 11th March......stay tuned for results as they come in

To watch a skiing and snowboarding movie of Squaw Valley USA click here