Tag Archives: ski areas

Illicit Snowboarding Talks Books: Review on David Benedek’s “Current State: Snowboarding”

1 May 2012

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The following book review of “Current State: Snowboarding” written by David Benedek, was cleverly scripted by Illicit Snowboarding… From the man who brought you, the first ever frontside double cork 1260, the seminal film Afterbang, the seminal film 91 Words for Snow, the seminal film Lame, a bunch of other seminal films (and no, not […]

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Happy Earth Day

19 Apr 2012

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Happy Earth Day!!!! As lovers of the mountains, each one of us should be celebrating this day of gratitude with gusto! How are you showing Pachamama some love? Hopefully it is with some snow beneath your feet! Cheers, and big thanks to Mother Earth for her beauty and all of the glorious places in which […]

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Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Update April 20th Trail Lake Lodge, Moose Pass 7:00 p.m.

12 Apr 2012

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Please join us at the Trail Lake Lodge, located on Moose Pass in Alaska, for an update on the Manitoba Mountain Ski Area Restoration Project, as well as to celebrate the snowy winter and arrival of spring on the Kenai Peninsula. Project manager Dave Scanlan will be giving a presentation starting at 7:00 p.m., followed […]

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Highlights of the 2011 Outdoor Recreation Participation Study by Winter Wildlands Alliance

5 Apr 2012

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Last year, despite the downturn in the economy, participation in active outdoor recreation continued to increase. While growth in human-powered snowsports was not as robust as the previous year there was modest growth. And you maybe surprised to learn the snowsport activity with the largest growth is Telemark Skiing, with an impressive 23% increase in […]

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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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Skiing Adventure of a Lifetime Opportunity in Norway

20 Mar 2012

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As champions of the environment and educating youth on the wonders of the outdoors, MRA is proud to be partners with the Ice Axe Foundation. They not only promote positivity around the world, but they also create some amazing trips that inspire. With that being said, we would like to pass on the word about […]

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Loveland Basin is Keeping it Real

13 Mar 2012

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This is a new feature for the MRA blog; the Keeping It Real (K.I.R.) trip report. Ski areas that are “Keeping It Real” are those few that are still in the uphill transportation business. They don’t sell real estate, they don’t charge you to park, their tickets don’t cost $100, and the bar and food […]

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Calling All Ladies!!! Calling All Ladies!!!

6 Mar 2012

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Calling all you ladies out there…it’s time to gather on the mountains again!!! Join in a global movement of women skiers and snowboarders that are rallying together on their favorite ski hill to support each other and have some fun. A fabulous event hosted by the great nonprofit SheJumps.org which was created to inspire, support, […]

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Ski Areas That Stole Hearts: 3 Skiers Share Why They Love Their Home Mountain

11 Jan 2012

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Written by Abbi Ness I have a home mountain, you have a home mountain, he has a home mountain, and she has a home mountain. Each one of the thousands of ski resorts across the world is someone’s home. I have talked about my home, but not of others’ love for their home mountains, such […]

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Mt Abram Showing that Sustainable Ski Business Ideology Does Work: Owner Matt Hancock Explains How

28 Dec 2011

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One of MRA’s favorite partners is Maine’s authentic skiing and riding experience, Mt Abram. Their ties to enjoying skiing and snowboarding for the sake of the riding, their appreciation for nature, and their implementation of environment protection and green energy inclusion is the type of mentality that just gets us excited at MRA headquarters. So, […]

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Snowskating? The New Way to Ride Snow

21 Dec 2011

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It’s a Snowskate! I’m sure you can’t imagine how many times in a day snowskaters get asked, “What is that?” A snowskate is a skateboard shaped top deck with snowskate specific trucks and a ski on the bottom. There several different kinds of snowskates ranging from urban, to park, to powder. Basically, it’s about riding […]

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Mt Abram Ceases Use of Fossil Fuels for Heating Base Lodge

7 Dec 2011

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Partner of MRA, Maine’s Mt. Abram Ski Area, has taken delivery of a “D” Energy Box from Maine Energy Systems that will heat the 5500 square foot base lodge using renewable and locally sourced wood pellets. The installation will result in Mt. Abram no longer requiring 12,000 gallons of #2 heating oil per year. The […]

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Funding New York’s State-Run Ski Areas

8 Nov 2011

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This Op-Ed piece is written by Harvey, founding editor of the NYSkiBlog, the resource for New York skiers: information, trip reports, news and weather. He came to skiing late in life, taking up nordic skiing and winter camping in his 30s. At the age of 40, diminished early-season snows in the East led him to […]

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Wolf Creek Resort Expansion: To Be or Not To Be

22 Sep 2011

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Have you heard about what is going on at Wolf Creek, located in Colorado? Photo courtesy of Friends of Wolf Creek Here’s the story from the Friends of Wolf Creek: Red McCombs, a Texas billionaire and the proponent of the Village at Wolf Creek, owns 178 acres at the base of Wolf Creek Ski Area. […]

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Ski Areas: What can they do without?

16 Aug 2011

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We recently asked on our Mountain Rider’s Alliance Facebook Fan Page what ski areas could do without. It brought about a lot of discussion, and interesting answers. Here’s a few that popped up: Ropes. Closures. Condo development. Grooming and seeded moguls. High speed lifts. Escalators. photo courtesy of sugarbowlboy People that don’t appreciate and are […]

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Ski Resort Ownership in North America: Who Owns What, Part 2

26 Jul 2011

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Written by Hunter Skyes, support from the Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition and additional information by MRA. Last week we posted about the corporate owned ski resorts in North America. For part 2, we will look at the “Local Players”. The Local Players: These companies own multiple ski areas, but are very localized and/or don’t compare in terms […]

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