Improved Scottish conditions
Thu 23 February 06
All of the Scottish resorts are now open, and theres even enough snow to build a few kickers
Things are finally opening up in Scotland, after some very recent snow showers and more predicted on Monday next week.
In the Cairngorms (photos shown 23rd Feb) things still aren't open fully but there's enough snow to board from the top to the middle, and there's a kicker and two rails above the Ptarmigan tow.
On the Nevis range 9 our the 12 lifts are open with pretty good snow coverage all over, but things start thinning out the further down you go.
For any nutters out there, its the time of the Mammoth Decent in 2 days time (25th Feb). Sign up and race from the summit of Aonach Mor to Sgurr Finnisg-aig viewpoint, pretty much any way you can. If you're interested, then meet at 4pm at the summit, and the race starts at 4:30pm. After the race is over have a beers and watch the torch procession head down. Contact Mammoth@nevisrange.co.uk or just turn up on the day.
All the runs are open, there's decent snow cover and it should be nice and sunny over the weekend; sweet, might head up there myself. As with all the Scottish resorts stay high up for the best conditions.
Ten of the 24 lifts are open, with patchy conditions
Most of the runs are open, a little patchy in places and defineatly icy but its open!
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The full line-up for the Orange AIM series finals in Laax has just been announced. Ugly Ducking will be headlining along with TobyOne, SirReal, Bad Manner, Matt Smooth and many others including current British half-pipe champ Dom Harington
Fri 24 February 06, Sunshine Village, Canada
With 35cm of snow in the last 3 days, Sunshine Village in Canada opened its Wild West zone for the first time today. It features 3 major rock walled couloirs, steep crevices, and a series of cliffs that reach over 30 meters
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The Aspen ski resorts have gone green in a landmark purchase of renewable energy certificates from wind farms to offset 100 percent of its electricity use
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Big Mountain Resort has announced the grand opening of the resort's new Super Pipe. 450 feet long, 57 feet wide, with 18-foot high walls, and a 16-degree pitch