Christmas Eve 2008: Skiers and snowboarders know the greatest gift of all is snow, snow, and more snow piled deep on the world's mountain pistes., your first source for important news, has confirmed that Santa left the North Pole exactly on time and is making his way to your favorite resort.

"Santa and the reindeer were packed up and raring to go," Mrs. S. Claus told Christmas eve in an exclusive interview. "He told me that his gifts for those who love to play in the snow will absolutely delight them. Don't tell him I told you, but his gift is more snow into the New Year."

Your gift to us at is sincerely appreciated. You have made us - far and away - the most visited winter sports Web site in the world.

Our only way to say Thank You is to keep earning your visits. That's what we will do every single snowy day.

All of us on the news staff at - Editor in-Chief Craig Altschul; Managing Editor Peggi Simmons; Field Editors Jill Adler, Dan Giesin, Alicia Gough, Roger Leo, Becky Lomax, Mike Terrell, Sam Thorne, Rachel Oakes-Ash; Family Editor Shannon Luthy, Equipment Editor Allen Smith; translators Sophie Uy and Christine Healy-Rendel; and our news team at world headquarters in California, Publisher Rob Brown; Paul Doherty, RC Williams, and Wes Westfall - wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Drive carefully. Enjoy the holiday snow.