Tag Archives: powder

What do you do during the crappiest ski season in 30 years? Keep shreddin’ and make the most of it.

7 Feb 2012

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For those of us who are spoiled rotten, and are used to skiing and riding ridiculously soft powder snow all year long, year after year, this season is tough. It is an annomaly! An aberation, a blip on the radar, and hopefully not a sign of global warming Armagedon! All members of the Mountain Tribe […]

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Heavy Anticipation: Is Snow Calling Your Name?

20 Sep 2011

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Written by Lyndsay Strange It’s that time of year again…the shoulder season that everyone wishes went faster so we can get on the slopes as soon as possible. Snow is often dusted on high mountain peaks, the new catalogs are out with the next season’s gear and Facebook is riddled with posts saying, “can’t wait to […]

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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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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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Canadian Avalanche Association Leading the Industry with Real Time “Information Exchange”

8 Feb 2011

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In the world of backcountry travel in avalanche terrain, a common refrain is that the best equipment and technology you can have are your eyes, ears and brain. Despite all of the technological advancements in avalanche rescue gear, new techniques in snow study and forecasting, imagine if a system could be created in which we […]

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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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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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Congrats to Greg “2 Mill” Hill

30 Dec 2010

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Mountain Rider’s Alliance would like to congratulate Greg Hill on his heroic accomplishment. The uphill specialist just completed his goal to climb 2 million vertical feet in one year. He obtained his goal with one day to spare. To reach 2 million, he needed to average approximately 5,500 vertical feet per day for one year. […]

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Winter Wildlands Alliance Executive Director Mark Menlove Inspiring Solutions Instead of Conflict

23 Dec 2010

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Mark Menlove feeling spiritual Cold snow squeaks underfoot as I follow my seven-year-old son, Asa, up a narrow ski trail in central Idaho’s spectacular backcountry. My wife, Dana, and five-year-old daughter, Etta, are not far behind us. Three other families string out along the trail sharing in this winter adventure. Asa skis on a hand-me-down […]

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Melting Memories; A Changing Face of a Beloved Sport by Meaghan McKasy

16 Dec 2010

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Through the swirling snow I could just barely make out the shapes of my fellow skiers hiking up the mountain in front of me. We were the die-hards, the ones who went into the mountains before the resorts even opened. I struggled to keep up, all too aware of my heavy rasping breath as it […]

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Alison Gannett, Pro Skier and Mother Nature Advocate, Explains Climate Disruption and the World's Largest Natural Toilet Bowl

14 Dec 2010

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Alison Gannett, Pro Skier, Global Cooling Consultant, and Founder of the Save Our Snow Foundation Our heavily loaded porters trudge slowly, as if in a mirage, up Pakistan’s Biafo Hispar Glacier — the longest glacial traverse in the world outside the polar regions. Despite the high altitude, record-breaking heat, and migraine-inducing sun, a general lack […]

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Pro Snowboarder Jeremy Jones, Founder of Protect Our Winters, Interviewed on Fox Business

9 Dec 2010

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In our humble opinions, the passion of riding on snow — whether it is snowboarding or skiing — helps create positivity in other realms of life. Pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones is a fantastic example of that…he has taken his passion for the mountains and built a successful nonprofit, POW, and now his own snowboard company […]

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