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A New Ski Area and Alpine Village in Tamok, Norway: Interview with Aadne and Jarrko

16 Mar 2017

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Tamok, Norway is located 90 miles north of the Artic Circle, close to the Finland border. The region receives reliable snow and has peaks of up to 5,000 feet, rising directly out of the ocean. A movement is underway to develop a values based ski area and quaint alpine village. There are plans for a […]

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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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Interview with Signal de La Grave’s Joost van Zundert

23 Nov 2016

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La Grave is an iconic ski area’s located in Southeast France. The lease with the current operator is expiring in May 2017 and a non-profit named Signal de La Grave has been formed to ensure the ski area’s future sustainability. MRA CEO Jamie Schectman caught up with Joost van Zundert to discuss the current situation and […]

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SheJumps Exclusive Interview with Claire Smallwood

25 Jan 2016

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By Karey-Ann French After I graduated high school in 2006, I moved across the country from Vermont to Utah to chase my lifelong dream of being a snowboard bum. When I got there I didn’t know a soul. Claire Smallwood was one of the very first people who reached out to include me when I […]

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Dutchies Do Ski!

3 Dec 2015

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Written By: Julie Nieuwenhuys Sure it is unexpected, two Dutch ladies living in a country below sea level, being powder addicts. How else would you describe people who have more skis at home than chairs, who take a 15 month ‘ski’battical and of which one is known as Juulski? Caroline and I met 5 years […]

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Skiing Is The Great Escape by Abbi Ness

12 Jan 2015

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Abbi Ness is a 18 year old ski bum, based out of Vancouver, WA and calls Mt. Hood Meadows her home Mountain Playground. After she graduates from high school, she will be attending the University of Montana to study journalism and pursue her career as a ski bum. She has been writing for MRA since […]

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Coalition Snow and the “Sisterhood of Shred”

6 Aug 2014

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Coalition Snow is a new company that designs and constructs skis and snowboards specifically for women.With a goal of building both hard goods and a community of lady shredders, which CEO Jen Gurecki calls the “Sisterhood of Shred.”  MRA caught up with Jen to learn more about their plans for total world domination.     […]

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S.A.F.E. A.S. Trip Report

26 Dec 2013

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Written by Abbi Ness I can now officially say I am S.A.F.E.  A.S. Lel Tone, Ingrid Backstrom, Michelle Parker, Elyse Sagstaud, and Jackie Paaso. I didn’t have the honor of saying that before December 15, 2013 because I didn’t know the proper way to use a beacon, probe, or how to find someone if they […]

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Glisse Artiste

12 Dec 2013

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Written by Adam Fernley Brian Kennedy at Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC. Photo courtesy of Kay Cahill.   Looking around in the mountains, all I see are ski-lines Every open face, down into the pines. Every aspen-covered hill, each perfect roadside shot Descents are always on my mind, whether its winter or not.   Don’t think […]

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Consumerism in Skiing and Snowboarding

5 Dec 2013

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Written by Colin Korst Skiing and snowboarding, in some circles, have become high-tech, high-fashion sports. Each new season, there are a plethora of new styles of clothing along with new technology to keep you performing at your optimal level on the slope. Many skiers find it to be a necessity to stay with the times […]

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Get Inspired! Steps: The Ride Greener Film and The Little Things Film

21 Nov 2013

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Written by Halina Torresan Steps: The Ride Greener Film With premieres throughout Europe and North America this month, Steps: The Ride Greener Film proposes its viewers with an alternative, more ecologically sustainable approach to snowboarding. Professional skiers and snowboarders, traditionally known for travelling the world in search of the highest quality terrain are faced with […]

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Respect

14 Nov 2013

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Written by Adam Fernley The amount of smack talking in ski-towns has always been at a high level, just like the amount of cocktails consumed, and the number of days skied. However, the time you have put in, like surfing, does matter. Dues paid, seasons logged, mazes waited in, cars and chairlifts shared with fellow […]

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The Mountain Rider’s Gear Guide

25 Sep 2013

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Written By: Halina Torresan Sustainable ski resorts are critical for the future of riding, but often disregarded is the gear with which we choose to ride these mountains. It’s that time of the year again. Summer is over, the daily routine is slowly creeping back in, and the weather is totally unpredictable. On a particularly […]

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Ski Town Locals, and What They Stand For

11 Sep 2013

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Written By Colin Korst There has been much discussion lately regarding the importance of ski town locals. Jeremy Evans, author of In Search of Powder: America’s Disappearing Ski Bum, recently conducted an interview with Kim Kircher discussing the need for locals living in mountain communities. Many ski towns are almost exclusively relying on luxury tourism for revenue, which […]

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Zermatt for Sale?

24 Jul 2013

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Heliskiing

Heli-skiing vs. Protected Area? Written by Katharina Conradin I know, it is the middle of summer and it will still be a terribly long time until we can make those first smooth turns through fluffy powder… The fact is, we in Switzerland haven’t really stopped thinking about skiing so far, and the reason for this […]

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Ski Clubbing Down Under: A Community Based Ski Resort Model

17 Jul 2013

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Your inside look at how “Ski Clubs” operate in Australia and New Zealand Written by Daryl Nolch Introduction The ski club scene in Australia and New Zealand turns ordinary tourists into moral owners of their ski resort who, typically, start out as a young single person and morph into someone who discovers the secrets of […]

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