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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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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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MRA Project Manager Dave Scanlan Discusses Manitoba Mountain Restoration Project

3 Mar 2011

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

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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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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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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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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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