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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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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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Chasing Winter

6 Feb 2014

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Written by Abbi Ness On January 18, 2014, there are only 50” of that white stuff that we NEED in order to make the sport that we love a possibility  (aka snow) at the base of Mt. Hood Meadows. It’s forty-seven degrees and sunny up at the mountain and no snow in the seven day […]

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Waiting for Godot: Winter Has Yet To Arrive

16 Jan 2014

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Written by Sam Finch While record-breaking low temperatures are pummeling the Midwest and East, I thought I would warm up the weather discussions with a story about the West. I just returned from a trip to Redding, CA to visit family and friends. Located in Jefferson State (although officially still part of northern California), Redding […]

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A Skier’s Letter to President Obama

9 Jul 2013

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Dear Mr. President, Thank you for speaking about climate change at Georgetown University. It means a lot, really and truly. Thank you for clearly stating that climate change is a scientific reality, because we know there are still some people out there who hold onto their doubts. Thank you for identifying the immense challenges that lay […]

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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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Aspen’s Snowless Skiing, A Race For Climate Change

15 May 2012

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Associated Press–ASPEN — Aspen Ski Area hosted a ski race without snow Saturday May 5th to highlight the effect climate change has on the outdoor-recreation industry. “Climate change is already pounding businesses and communities, whether you’re a ski resort, an insurance agency or a raft business,” said Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Co. vice president of […]

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Climate Change is Saying Hello

10 Apr 2012

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Written by Kimberly Larson, Communications Director of Climate Solutions, her article brings to light what many have shied away from…the real implication of climate change… Being from Vermont, the only time I experienced hurricanes was when I was on Cape Cod visiting my grandparents in the summer. We went through several storms, including Hurricane Bob […]

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Climate Change and the Ski Industry – An Australian Perspective

3 Apr 2012

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The following article was originally published in March of 2012 as the first edition to the Global Snapshot series, a bi-weekly offering of essays written by Protect Our Winters (POW) supporters, which give their local perspective of climate change. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE SKI INDUSTRY – AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE Mt Loch Protect Our Winters is […]

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Join Protect Our Winters and North Face in Showing How Much Snow Means to Our Community

27 Mar 2012

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What is your favorite thing in the world? Snow perhaps? Does it mean enough to you to make a pledge to treat the earth in a kinder way? If so, then Protect Our Winters and North Face have made it easy for you! They have created a plan that is easy to adopt that will […]

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How the Snow-Sports Community is Pushing the Limits of Filmmaking and Climate Education

11 Oct 2011

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Written by Stephen Lacey I love it when my passions collide. As both a life-long skier and a writer concerned about the impact of climate change, it’s nice to see that the action-sports community is trying to educate folks about climate and energy issues – particularly when the audience they’re influencing is a much younger […]

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We are Killing the World: Fossil Fuels, Consumerism, and Global Warming

6 Sep 2011

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photo: pajarovalleytma.org How has your day been? Used many lights you don’t need? Drive unnecessarily to the local coffee shop emitting atmosphere deteriorating gases? Bake some delicious cuisine in your energy draining oven last night? Human Beings of the world, the time has come and gone for us to make a change in our overindulgent, […]

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Forward Thinking Copenhagen Architect Bjarke Ingles Combining Energy Plant with a Downhill Ski Resort

27 Jan 2011

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A forward thinking plan for a ski-energy center has been unveiled by Copenhagen’s star architect, Bjarke Ingels. The following article — originally published by Fast Co Design and written by Suzanne Labarre — shows another example of how to combine skiing and energy… Just when you thought Bjarke Ingels had conquered every last corner of his native […]

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5 Unique Ways Ski Areas are Going Green

6 Jan 2011

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Most of us agree — climate change is a paramount concern for skiers and snowboarders. According to the alpine conservation society, CIPRA, “In 50 years all ski resorts below 4,000 feet won’t have a chance (due to climate change) and will be out of business.” It’s a no-brainer…without snow there is no gravitational slide on […]

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Making Sustainability Relevant by Phil Sarnoff

4 Jan 2011

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Phil Sarnoff is a happily displaced New Yorker living in Salt Lake City. He is currently walking the very fine line between doctoral candidate at the University of Utah and ski bum. His academic research focuses on persuasive messages about climate change that are directed at winter recreationists. Almost two years ago, a friend and […]

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