Roger Strong in Alaska. Photo courtesy of Corky Still.
Written By: Colin Korst For those of you unfamiliar, Ski Area Management, or SAM, is a publication that is considered “The Voice of the Mountain Resort Industry.” Now in its 50th year of operation, this online and print magazine is well respected within ski resort circles. Each year dating back to 1998, SAM has given out [...]
Long time residents of Squaw Valley have come together to create their own town, Olympic Valley. The community is at crossroads. Large scale developments are being proposed and water shortages are being felt. Olympic Valley, home to the iconic Squaw Valley Ski Area, is located in Eastern Placer County of California. Right now, 4 out [...]
Deep in the heart of Olympic National Park, there is a small community focused ski area offering the local people a chance to connect with the land and get some world class turns in their own backyard. Hurricane Ridge is one of two ski areas located within a National Park and is owned by the [...]
Written by Colin Korst Two years ago, the outdoor sport community lost a phenomenal young individual. That person was Nickolay Dodov. He was heli-boarding in Haines, Alaska when he tragically died in an avalanche. He was the son of two amazing parents named Alex and Natalia, who were both outdoor enthusiasts. Nick was born in [...]
Mountain Rider’s Alliance was founded in 2010 due to the growing concern that the ski industry was at a crossroads. While consolidation of ski resorts continues, smaller Mom and Pop, community ski areas continue to close. Along with our partners at Antelope Butte Foundation and SkiEssentials.com, we have combined forces to bring you the Community [...]
This week we get a behind the scenes look at an adventure of a lifetime called Shifting Ice and Changing Tides. This “human and wind-powered, female led expedition to the west coast of Greenland” aims to visually document glacial melt and some first descents of the ski variety. We were lucky enough to catch up with Meghan [...]