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Interview with Mountain Theory Films, Creators of “Last Tracks”

3 Apr 2017

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It is no secret that community ski areas are being threatened by a myriad of challenges, most importantly climate change. Micah Berman and Isabelle La Motte of Mountain Theory Films teamed up to create a documentary, on the subject. Last Tracks is a 35 minute movie that combines the current status of community ski areas with […]

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My Climate Reality Leadership Training by Jamie Schectman

15 Mar 2017

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Earlier this month, I had the distinct honor of attending The Climate Reality Project’s Leadership Corps training in Denver, Colorado. Al Gore founded The Climate Reality Project in 2011, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. The goal of […]

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Snowriders International Takes a Stand Against Carbon Pollution by Karey French

17 Nov 2015

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“Climate change is a big threat to winter sports, to the mountain way of life, the biggest threat we’ve ever faced as a planet and as mountain communities we are on the front lines of that change.”- Phil Huffedt Mountain Rider’s Alliance realizes the value in involving kids in the snow sport community. Phil Huffedlt […]

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I AM PRO SNOW

29 Sep 2015

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Written by Abbi Ness She was nineteen years old, walking the campus of Michigan State University, when all of a sudden she collapsed. Due to a three-month asthma attack that she didn’t know she was having until she was taken into the hospital and the doctors told her that if she had waited three more […]

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Fight Climate Change with your Vote

13 Oct 2014

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Written by Courtland Kelly from NextGen Climate Off-season is a great time for catching up on TV, eating lots of ramen, getting excited about the snow and drooling over the latest gear magazines. It’s also a great time to make climate change a big issue. MRA has done awesome work lately getting the solar field installed […]

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Mt Abram Installing Large Solar Array

2 Oct 2014

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Mt Abram continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship for smaller, ski areas. As MRA’s prototype Mountain Playground, we are thrilled to announce that the 803 solar panel array has officially broken ground. Expected to be completed before the season begins, it will be spread over 1.25 acres. The solar array will create approximately […]

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Father-Son Team Explore Effects of Climate Change

24 Jul 2014

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There is just one week left to support the Rocky Mountain Climate Rangers, a father-son team exploring the effects of climate change throughout the Rocky Mountains. Bob Berwyn and his son Dylan are setting out for “2-3 months of solid, on-the-ground environmental reporting, with no spin, and no advertising.” The Berwyns will travel high and low to […]

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Shifting Ice & Changing Tides: A Greenland Voyage for the Environment

13 Feb 2014

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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 […]

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The Greenest of the Ski Lifts

18 Sep 2013

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We here at Mountain Rider’s Alliance are always looking for new, clean, and innovative ways of powering our uphill transportation. These lifts from all around the world have set the (T) bar high, plowing a path for the future of skiing. Without further ado, we present the Greenest Ski Lifts in the world: 1. Tenna […]

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Photographing the Wilds Threatened by Pebble Mine-Interview with Pat Clayton

23 Apr 2013

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Fish Eye Guy Photography‘s Pat Clayton is conducting a Crowdfunding campaign to document what is at stake with the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. We caught up with Pat to learn more about the situation and how to help. MRA: What exactly is the Pebble Mine proposal? PC: Nothing short of the largest open pit […]

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2013 NSAA Golden Eagle Awards Finalists

27 Mar 2013

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The finalists for the Golden Eagle Award, presented by the National Ski Area Association (NSAA), have been announced. The annual award is given to ski areas achieving Environmental Excellence. The winners will be announced on May 1 in Palm Springs, CA during the NSAA Convention. Small Ski Area-Up to 200,000 skier visits -Beaver Valley Ski […]

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The 2012 Olympic Games Achieve Groundbreaking Results In Sustainability

1 Aug 2012

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London’s Olympic Park is one of the biggest city parks newly constructed in Europe for more than 150 years. The Games host 26 Olympic events, 20 Paralympic events, 14,700 athletes, 21,000 media, and 10.8 million ticket holders. While it will inevitably boost the city’s economy, the strain on resources is unavoidable. The Organizing Committee has […]

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Park City’s Sustainable Vertical Wind Turbine

19 Jul 2012

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To reduce humanity’s carbon footprint, people actively engage in conservation efforts and find alternative energy resources. Both individuals and businesses engage in recycling plastic, paper, and glass products resulting in a “green” lifestyle. Now, local resorts are also jumping on the green bandwagon by adopting solar and wind power to operate their facilities. Park City Mountain […]

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Two Smart Renewable Energy Bills Proposed

18 Jul 2012

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Climate change is a topic, we at MRA, take very seriously! Two Smart Renewable Energy Bills Proposed 2012-07-16 / Tom Flynn Two new bills before Congress lay out a conservative, balanced approach to renewable energy development on our public lands. Wind and solar energy are great ways to meet our energy needs, but like all […]

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Panda Poles – MRA Brand Partner Spotlight

31 May 2012

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In this blog post we are talking “sustainable gear” and focusing on an underrated piece of equipment not often given the kudos it deserves. That’s right! It’s our sharp, pointy, timing and balancing friend “the ski pole!” Did you know? The oreing of steel, carbon and graphite for ski edges and poles,  as an industry, […]

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Happy Earth Day

19 Apr 2012

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Happy Earth Day!!!! As lovers of the mountains, each one of us should be celebrating this day of gratitude with gusto! How are you showing Pachamama some love? Hopefully it is with some snow beneath your feet! Cheers, and big thanks to Mother Earth for her beauty and all of the glorious places in which […]

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