Silverton opens for the season
Thu 03 December 09
For the first week they are offering $39 lift tickets but if you fancy stomping down the avalanche zones then you'll earn a free days snowboarding
Although the temperatures have been warm in Durango, the base elevation of Silverton Mountain is located at 10,400’ and the temps have stayed cool with morning lows around 1 degree.
Boarders can also earn free skiing by stomping down the snow in the avalanche starting zones Dec 5,6, and 12,13. One FREE unguided ski day will be given for each day of bootpacking. Those who like to pack it hard and deep all 4 days can earn up to 4 days of FREE skiing. No experience required, but everyone must have a beacon, shovel & probe. Limited rentals are available at the mountain. Free ski tickets must be used during 2009/10 season only and are not valid as any type of credit towards guided skiing.
Packers should show up at the base area at 8:45am with pants duct taped to boots (no joke) ready to stomp. No bootpacking reservations are needed. Bootpacking is a great way to learn the mountain while getting plenty of fresh air.
The Avalanche Level 2 class is being offered this week at Silverton Mountain Dec 4-6 for $325. It is always good to brush up on your avalanche skills before heading into the backcountry.
Sun 06 December 09
Five weeks ago, Zoe Gillings left the UK for Europe to complete her final leg of on snow training before competing in the most important season of her career to date – taking in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, on February 16th 2010
Tue 08 December 09, Innsbruck, Austria
Marko Grilc sticks a switch backside double corked 1080 to take the 6*TTR Air & Style title at the weekend, and now leads the World Tour
Wed 09 December 09, Heavenly, USA
It's all go. More Resorts Opening in Austria, still Snowing in Switzerland. Very heavy Snow in California,More Big Names Join French Open Resorts List. More resorts open in New England and Quebec. Scotland still open!
Wed 30 December 09, Arapahoe Basin, USA
This summer A-Basin Ski Area will begin construction on a new detachable quad chairlift. The new lift will replace the Exhibition fixed grip triple chair located in the base area
Wed 30 December 09, Nanshan, China
After the cancellation of the Japan Open, this is now the biggest Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour event on Asian soil this season with a US$25,000 prize purse and up to 500 Swatch TTR ranking points