Tag Archives: Mountain Riders Alliance

MRA’s New Promotional Piece

7 Mar 2016


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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Best of the MRA Blog 2013

1 Jan 2014


Welcome to the New Year! Year 2014, that is. 2013 has been quite eventful for the Mountain Rider’s Alliance, here are some highlights: We have begun exploring a partnership with the Kenai Borough in Alaska. The partnership will create the potential for some awesome outdoor recreation such as mountain biking, zip lines, and Nordic skiing […]

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Mt. Abram Update: Transformation to Mountain Playground Continues

10 Oct 2013


Written By: Jamie Schectman As many of our friends, fans and followers know, MRA has been working with Mt Abram since 2011. In August of this season, we took over management of ski area operations. Lead by MRA Co-founder Dave Scanlan as General Manager, other MRA team members will fill other management positions. Additionally, work […]

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Recap of Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Update

24 Apr 2012


Last Friday, Mountain Rider’s Alliance gave an update on the Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project at the Trail Lake Lodge in Moose Pass. Project manager Dave Scanlan detailed the progress thus far and the road map ahead. CEO Jamie Schectman gave an overview of Mountain Rider’s Alliance’s philosophies and core values as well as […]

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We Would Like to Hear Your Opinion…What is most important at your mountain playground?

13 Jan 2012


What is most important at your mountain playground?survey software

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Mountain Rider’s Alliance

10 Nov 2011


We are pleased to announced that MRA will be partnering with the Presidio Graduate School. For the fall 2011 semester, MRA will be teaming up with a group of four students enrolled in the MBA program in sustainable management. The students will be applying the sustainable business skills and tools that they learn in the […]

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Mountain Rider’s Alliance Project Manager Interview with NASJA-West President

25 Oct 2011


Dave Scanlan, MRA project manager conducted an interview with North America Snowsport Journalist-West President Jerry Hoffman. Dave discusses the Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration project as well as other information about Mountain Rider’s Alliance… MRA Project Manager Dave Scanlan Interview with Jerry Hoffman by MTNRA Manitoba Mountain, October 23, 2011

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Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project Community Presentations

10 Mar 2011


Following the first presentation on Februarty 24th in Girdwood, with over 50 people present, MRA project manager Dave Scanlan has scheduled more townhall meetings to discuss the Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project. The community discussions will be held in the following Kenai locations: March 22nd, Cooper Landing Community Hall, Bean Creek Road, 7:00 p.m. […]

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Manitoba Mountain Restoration Project in the News

5 Mar 2011


The Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project has received some media attention this week. MRA Plans New Ski Area in Alaska, ESPN.com, March 2, 2011 Building Dreams, Boulder Weekly, March 3, 2011 Resurrecting a Historical Ski Area, Turnagain Times, March 5, 2011 Mountain Rider’s Alliance Co-founders, Jerry’s Snow Blog, March 5, 2011

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MRA Project Manager Dave Scanlan Discusses Manitoba Mountain Restoration Project

3 Mar 2011


For more information, please visit Manitoba Mountain, Spirit of the Kenai

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Picture of the Week

26 Feb 2011

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Joe Turner at Manitoba Mountain, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Photo by Tom Winter

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Unintentional Hypocrisy: Ski Community and Our Environmental Impact Accountability by Philip Sarnoff

22 Feb 2011


Philip Sarnoff is a welcome addition to the circle of MRA guest writers. A Graduate Teacher’s Assistant at the University of Utah in the “Parks Recreation and Tourism” department, he is a devout Mother Earth lover and student of the green economy revolution in relation to how it is effecting our beloved sport. Unintentional Hypocrisy. […]

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Death of McSkiing by Matt Hansen

17 Feb 2011


Matt Hansen is the global editor for Powder Magazine. A Salt Lake City, Utah native who found his calling in the Northern Rockies, he believes in deep snow, liftie rock, and free parking. Straddling the Continental Divide at 10,300 feet in southern Colorado, Wolf Creek Ski Area is as out of the way as it […]

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MRA to Present Ski Area Restoration Project in Alaska

16 Feb 2011


Mountain Rider’s Alliance to present Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project Mountain Rider’s Alliance Project Manager, Dave Scanlan, will be outlining a proposal for the Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project at the Girdwood Library on Thursday, February 24th at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, a question and answer session will be held and community […]

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In the Eyes of the Younger Generation: Why I Love Skiing by Abbi Ness

10 Feb 2011


MRA would like to welcome Abbi Ness to our group of guest writers. Fourteen years old and in 8th grade, she has been skiing since she was seven. She lives in Vancouver, Washington and skis at Mt. Hood. She enjoys playing soccer, and dancing, but skiing is her favorite. She has one brother, who helps […]

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Thoughts on Sunshine Village’s Troubles and How We Can Move Forward

1 Feb 2011


An opinion piece by Jamie Schectman, co-founder of Mountain Rider’s Alliance As a result of the brewing controversy over the firings of seven Sunshine Village Ski Patrol, I felt it was important to discuss the situation and hopefully take something positive out of it. THE INCIDENT First let’s bring everyone up to speed on what […]

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