SouperBowl Saturday at Mountain High

Utility Board Shop SouperBowl 09

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Registration:  7:30 am 

Big Pines Lodge

(Breakfast Included)

Entry Fee:  $25

Lift Ticket:  $25

USASA Membership Required

Membership Fee (Non Points Gathering) :  $25


Kickoff:  10:00 am 

Mountain High Playground

Awards:  Immediately Following the Event

Lunch: Compliments of Chronic Tacos

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16 feet of snow in Crested Butte

Winter has returned with a vengeance to Crested Butte, Colorado.  A
major winter
storm moved into the area last Friday and proceeded to pummel the
legendary slopes of Crested Butte throughout the weekend.   Skiers and
riders have been treated to four straight powder days and in total a
whopping 39 inches of snow has fallen during this storm cycle. 

weekend storm has all of Crested Butte grinning from ear to ear, and 
has also managed to bring Crested Butte’s season snowfall
accumulation to 202 inches – over 16 feet.

 Crested Butte Vacations is offering several mid-winter
specials to make that dream a reality.  Below is a sample of some of
the amazing Crested Butte Vacation Specials.

Fly Delta and Ski Free
Delta is now offering some of the lowest airfares of the season. In addition to low rates on
flights, all skiers and riders traveling to Crested Butte on Delta Air Lines via Salt Lake City will receive free lift tickets.

Kids Ski Free
Stay at any CBMR Properties condominium and kids ages 7 to 12 ski free. This winter treat the kids to an
unforgettable Crested Butte adventure.

Total Adventure. Half the Price.
Inspire your passion in early February and save.  Receive
half priced lift tickets, lessons, and rentals when booking lodging through Crested Butte Vacations.

For more information or to book any of these specials call Crested Butte Vacations at 800.600.2803 or visit

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Whistler Blackcomb offers 7,000 skiable acres

Symphony Bowl and the Peak
Chair on Whistler Mountain in Vancouver opened last Saturday, while Blackcomb Glacier last Thursday. These
three areas combined add over 1,700 acres of skiing and riding terrain,
bringing the total skiable acres at Whistler Blackcomb to 7,000.

was in the Blackcomb Glacier area skiing today and it was great,” says
Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Manager. “Conditions are
soft packed and really nice. With the Peak Chair and the Symphony
Amphitheatre opening on Saturday, guests will have access to truly
spectacular areas of the mountains and with the sun in the forecast,
the views will be breathtaking.”

operations crews at Whistler Blackcomb from groomers, to snowmakers, to
patrol and forecasters have been working hard every day to safely open
more terrain for guests. A deep seated instability in the snow pack has
been a challenge this season.

Extensive avalanche control work by the
patrol team, coupled with a warmer then cooler weather pattern this
past few weeks has resulted in a more stable snow pack allowing the
terrain to open.

Despite the terrain openings the underlying weakness
has not gone away so it is important for guests to obey on-mountain
signage and initiate backcountry access with appropriate equipment,
knowledge and partners.

the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola open guests of Whistler Blackcomb can check out Symphony Bowl, then ski Spanky’s in an
afternoon for the first time this season. Accommodation and lift ticket
packages such as a three night, two day package starting from $106 a
person, per night is available at

Lift status, grooming and weather and snow information can also be found at or by calling the Snow Report at 604-932-4211.

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Deep powder beckons at Mammoth

With more than 5 feet of fresh snow and bluebird skies in the forecast all
week long, it’s a great time to enjoy some powder runs at
Mammoth Mountain ski resort. And now you can stay any four nights for the price of
three. This offer is valid for selected room types through April 15. Black-out dates run Feb. 13 to Feb. 19. You have to book by Feb. 6.

Use the BUY ONLINE button or call
800.MAMMOTH (800-626-6684)

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Angel Fire offers hot deals

Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico is offering winter vacation packages for the 2008-2009 winter season
With the majority of Americans reported to be “stressed out” by
the current state of the economy, Angel Fire Resort strives to
deliver the best value in outdoor recreation in the Southern Rockies.

“We understand that many families
will be forced to take a hard look at their vacation travel plans for
this season,” says Dave Dekema, director of marketing for Angel
Fire Resort. “With these new offers we hope to deliver unbeatable
value to families, combined with the opportunity to get out from
under it all — to disconnect from the bad news on cable news programs,
and re-connect with family and friends in a relaxing setting. There’s
nothing like bluebird skies and first tracks in fresh powder to help
someone regain perspective.”

A sample of the
many new packaged Angel Fire Resort lodging and lift ticket offers

Fuel for the Mountains

$199 per person includes three nights
lodging, 2 days of lift tickets, 2 breakfasts per person and a $50
gas card!

Stay & Ski for as Low as $79

Starting at $79 per person based
on double occupancy for arrival Sunday through Thursday.

Kids Stay, Ski & Eat Free

Rack rates for lodging and lift tickets
for adults. Based on double occupancy. Two kids per room get free
lodging and lift tickets. Free breakfast and lunch – one free kid
per paying adult. 

Military Appreciation

An all-inclusive package for all
active-duty personnel. Two nights lodging, two days of lift tickets,
two breakfasts and two dinners, and a $25 gas card, starting as low
as $99 per person per day based on double occupancy.

For complete information on lodging and
lift ticket deals, snow conditions, activities and more at Angel Fire
Resort this winter visit

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Snow returns to Mountain High

Winter conditions returned to Mountain High overnight as temperatures dipped
into the teens and two inches of natural snowfall complimented heavy snowmaking
on the mountain. Weather forecasts are calling for continued snowmaking temperatures
in the evenings throughout the week, which will allow Mountain High to add to the
12-24 inch base of fresh packed powder. Up to eight chairlifts are currently in
operation accessing 19 trails and the mountain plans to have 100% of trails
open at the West Resort by this weekend.


In less than two weeks Mountain High
will hold its biggest event of the season, bringing a triple shot of big air
flavor to Wrightwood with the 11th Annual Cholula Triple Air Show.
The big air contest boasts a hot $25,000 cash purse and is the richest
“one day triple air contest” in the nation, complete with live DJ
and vendor village for the public.


For more information on the $25,000
Cholula Triple Air Show or the most updated lift and snow report please visit

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Working Man Wednesdays at Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl’s renowned terrain park crew has recently tripled the number of features in the Switching Yard Terrain Park, including new boxes, hips, spines and rail sets. Local skiers and riders can enjoy laps through the park with numerous trail and feature options off the Mt. Judah Express chairlift on Sugar Bowl’s east side.

The recent expansion of the terrain park ushers in a busy calendar of special events, including the new “Working Man Wednesday” series, a progressive and innovative contest in which skiers and riders take to the park for a high-flying adaptation of the classic basketball game P.I.G.

Participants line up at the top of the park with one designated leader to throw the first trick, with all subsequent skiers and riders needing to throw – and land – that same trick. If they are unable to do so they receive a letter, and once a skier or riders spells P.I.G. they are out of the contest and part of the gallery.

Contest formats will vary from week to week, with Working Man Wednesdays taking place in Sugar Bowl’s Switching Yard Terrain Park on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month through the end of the season.

Registration is only $15 per contest, and prizes abound for the winners. To register please call (530) 426.9000 x7720 or simply show up to Sugar Bowl’s Mt. Judah day lodge between noon and 1:00pm on the day of the events.

Contests will run from 1:30 to approximately 4 p.m., with after-party and awards to follow. Helmets are mandatory for all contestants.

Sugar Bowl Resort, atop Tahoe’s majestic Donner Summit, offers some of the region’s best skiing and riding on 1,500 acres, 1,500 vertical feet and 500 annual inches of snowfall. The closest major resort on the western front of the Sierra’s, Sugar Bowl is just three hours from San Francisco and 45 minutes from Reno.

For more information on Sugar Bowl please visit or call (530) 426-9000.

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Powder and Sun Throwdown at Mountain High


Come to Mountain High in Wrightwood on Sunday, Jan. 25, for another Powder & Sun Throwdown and Chowdown
presented by Forum Snowboards and Burton.

Once again the Mountain High
PLAYGROUND will be transformed into a Van Jibbed, Faultline created,
full-filled experience with the olfactory pleasing smells of Tim
Turner’s famous BBQ. .


Registration: (7 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.) Big Pines Lodge

Event Starts:  10 a.m. (ish)

USASA Membership for 08/09: $75

USASA Non-Points Gathering Day Membership: $25

Entry Fee: $25

Lift Ticket: $25

USASA Membership Required



Mens 16 & Up

Boys 13-15

Boys  12 & Under

Women 16 & Up

Girls 13-15

Girls  12 & Under

**Classes are subject to change based on number of entries**


Mens 16 & Up

1st Place  $500 Gift Certificate

2nd Place  $300 Gift Certificate

3rd Place  $150 Gift Certificate

Boys 13-1

1st Place  $300 Gift Certificate

2nd Place  $200 Gift Certificate

3rd Place  $100 Gift Certificate

Boys 12 & Under

1st Place $100 Gift Certificate

2nd Place $75 Gift Certificate

3rd Place  $50 Gift Certificate


Women 16 & Up

1st Place  $300 Gift Certificate

2nd Place  $200 Gift Certificate

3rd Place  $150 Gift Certificate

Girls 13-15

1st Place $150 Gift Certificate

2nd Place $100 Gift Certificate

3rd Place  $75 Gift Certificate

Girls 12 & Under

1st Place $100 Gift Certificate

2nd Place $75 Gift Certificate

3rd Place  $50 Gift Certificate

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Good night Snow Summit

Goodnight Snow Summit. The Big Bear resort has scheduled Friday Night Sessions through March 6th and Saturday Night Sessions through March 14th. Night session hours are 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All Night Sessions are weather

permitting and subject to change.

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