30 Apr 2016

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Vince Bollinger at Bear Creek, Telluride, CO. Photo courtesy of Ryan Bonneau.

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23 Apr 2016

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Today at Squaw Valley, CA. Photo courtesy of David Saputo. 

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16 Apr 2016

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Rene Ortiz riding the Wyoming wave. Photo courtesy of Mark Weitz.

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15 Apr 2016

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Mountain Playground is Officially Trademarked!

Mountain Rider’s Alliance was founded in 2010 by a group of snow enthusiasts who shared growing concerns about the direction the ski industry was headed. MRA’s goal has always been to create sustainable Mountain Playgrounds. As was eerily predicted in Hal Clifford’s Downhill Slide, Why The Corporate Ski Industry Is Bad for Skiing, Ski Towns and The Environment, the […]

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9 Apr 2016

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Suzi Johnson at Bear Valley, CA. Photo courtesy of Jamie Schectman. 

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2 Apr 2016

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Jacob Edson enjoying some April Fool’s powder at Big Sky, Mt. Photo courtesy of Gomez. 

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26 Mar 2016

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Claire Smallwood at Snowbird, Utah. Photo courtesy of Chase Winter. 

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19 Mar 2016

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Noah Gaffney making turns in the Chimney, Squaw Valley. Photo courtesy of Scott Gaffney. 

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14 Mar 2016

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Bald Mountain, Idaho: Mountain Playground Group Spotlight

Bald Mountain is a member of the Mountain Playground Group, an international consortium of 8 like-minded community ski areas banding together to drive down expenses while increasing efficiencies and profits, working on large scale initiatives, as well as increasing market awareness.    Operated by the non-profit Clearwater Ski Club, Bald Mountain is a community ski hill […]

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14 Mar 2016

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Phoenix Mountain, BC: Mountain Playground Group Spotlight

Phoenix Mountain is a member of the Mountain Playground Group, an international consortium of 8 like-minded community ski areas banding together to drive down expenses while increasing efficiencies and profits, working on large scale initiatives, as well as increasing market awareness.  Operated by Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Society (PMASS), Phoenix Mountain is located between Grand Forks and […]

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14 Mar 2016

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Hurricane Ridge, WA: Mountain Playground Group Spotlight

Hurricane Ridge is a member of the Mountain Playground Group, an international consortium of 8 like-minded community ski areas banding together to drive down expenses while increasing efficiencies and profits, working on large scale initiatives, as well as increasing market awareness.  Lift assisted skiing has existed in the Olympic Mountains since 1936, making it one of the […]

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12 Mar 2016

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Tanner Rosenthal at Pebble Creek, ID. Photo courtesy of Bo Ferro. 

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11 Mar 2016

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Mt. Timothy: Unhurried and Unworried Skiing in the South Cariboo

Mt. Timothy is a member of the Mountain Playground Group, an international consortium of 8 like-minded community ski areas banding together to drive down expenses while increasing efficiencies and profits, working on large scale initiatives, as well as increasing market awareness.  Mt. Timothy was built in 1987 by community volunteers who wanted at ski area in their region. Today, […]

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7 Mar 2016

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MRA’s New Promotional Piece

MRA Co-founder Dave Scanlan was recently featured in 1,000 Feet and Below, a documentary about the importance of Maine Community Ski Hills. We asked to borrow some of the footage and choreographer Joel Osgood graciously obliged. Look for our Question and Answer with Joel coming soon. And in the meantime, we invite you to check […]

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5 Mar 2016

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Chris Gagnier and friends in the Tahoe Backcountry. Photo courtesy of Court Brock. 

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1 Mar 2016

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SeniorsSkiing.com: An Online Magazine for 50+ Snow Enthusiasts

By: Abbi Ness “I never stop thinking about it” Jon Weisberg states as he embarks on his 62nd consecutive season of skiing, making him 72 years old. His long-time friend and college frat brother Mike Maginn started skiing in the 60’s, with the long, skinny skis he adds. Together they started an online magazine for […]

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