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Mt. Abram Update: Transformation to Mountain Playground Continues

10 Oct 2013

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

13 Jan 2012

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What is most important at your mountain playground?survey software

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Six Examples of the Impossible Being Possible and Positivity in Change

24 Mar 2011

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Change can be difficult at times…even scary. What is not known causes apprehension, so it is not uncommon to see people resisting change that is for the better of humanity. It’s hard for society as a whole to believe the impossible is possible. But history tells us different…there is potential in the inconceivable. Here are […]

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Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project Community Presentations

10 Mar 2011

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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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Ski Logik’s Sustainable Business Practices

8 Mar 2011

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Imagine a ski that is environmentally-friendly. Now add to that, that it comes from a factory led by a values-based management that supports its employees and the community in which it is located. Ski Logik can lay claim to being just that, plus the leader in the most esthetically-pleasing, hand-crafted boards that rail in any […]

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Manitoba Mountain Restoration Project in the News

5 Mar 2011

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

22 Feb 2011

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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

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

10 Feb 2011

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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

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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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Picture of the Week

29 Jan 2011

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Matt Reardon in Chamonix, France. Photo courtesy of John Norris.

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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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Picture of the Week

23 Jan 2011

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Forrest Coots it up in Champex Lac, Switzerland. Photo by Tom Winter

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Awakening Alpine: Recommendations for Revitalizing the Meadow by Jenna Minnes

18 Jan 2011

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From time to time, we will post a Rider’s perspective on the future of their favorite ski area. Michel Beaudry weighed in on Whistler’s current situation. Jenna Mines, a longtime Tahoe local and marketing student at Sierra Nevada College, gives her feedback on Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe, California. When I first moved to Tahoe, I […]

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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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