Tag Archives: skiing

Q&A with Skismall.com

10 May 2016

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Skismall.com is a website solution for small ski areas that provides a responsive website template built specifically for ski areas, with an integrated solution for conditions, directions, events, and rates. MRA caught up with the brains behind the concept, Elizabeth Klein and Max Kloeppel and this is what they had to say. MRA: Where did […]

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Dutchies Do Ski!

3 Dec 2015

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Written By: Julie Nieuwenhuys Sure it is unexpected, two Dutch ladies living in a country below sea level, being powder addicts. How else would you describe people who have more skis at home than chairs, who take a 15 month ‘ski’battical and of which one is known as Juulski? Caroline and I met 5 years […]

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A Season In Review For The Peaks Project

24 Apr 2014

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We here at MRA have been following the efforts of The Peaks Project to get NYC youth on the slopes over the course of the 2013-2014 season. Last year we featured them in a Q&A about launching their organization, and we highlighted their crowdfunding campaign a couple of months back. Now their inaugural season is in the […]

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The Nickolay Dodov Slopestyle Event: A Legacy That Lives On

4 Mar 2014

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Written by Colin Korst Two years ago, the outdoor sport community lost a phenomenal young individual. That person was Nickolay Dodov. He was heli-boarding in Haines, Alaska when he tragically died in an avalanche. He was the son of two amazing parents named Alex and Natalia, who were both outdoor enthusiasts. Nick was born in […]

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Take the Community Ski Survey – Win Some Great Prizes

27 Feb 2014

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Mountain Rider’s Alliance was founded in 2010 due to the growing concern that the ski industry was at a crossroads. While consolidation of ski resorts continues, smaller Mom and Pop, community ski areas continue to close. Along with our partners at Antelope Butte Foundation and SkiEssentials.com, we have combined forces to bring you the Community […]

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Shifting Ice & Changing Tides: A Greenland Voyage for the Environment

13 Feb 2014

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This week we get a behind the scenes look at an adventure of a lifetime called Shifting Ice and Changing Tides. This “human and wind-powered, female led expedition to the west coast of Greenland” aims to visually document glacial melt and some first descents of the ski variety. We were lucky enough to catch up with Meghan […]

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Chasing Winter

6 Feb 2014

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Written by Abbi Ness On January 18, 2014, there are only 50” of that white stuff that we NEED in order to make the sport that we love a possibility  (aka snow) at the base of Mt. Hood Meadows. It’s forty-seven degrees and sunny up at the mountain and no snow in the seven day […]

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Waiting for Godot: Winter Has Yet To Arrive

16 Jan 2014

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Written by Sam Finch While record-breaking low temperatures are pummeling the Midwest and East, I thought I would warm up the weather discussions with a story about the West. I just returned from a trip to Redding, CA to visit family and friends. Located in Jefferson State (although officially still part of northern California), Redding […]

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Best of the MRA Blog 2013

1 Jan 2014

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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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Glisse Artiste

12 Dec 2013

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Written by Adam Fernley Brian Kennedy at Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC. Photo courtesy of Kay Cahill.   Looking around in the mountains, all I see are ski-lines Every open face, down into the pines. Every aspen-covered hill, each perfect roadside shot Descents are always on my mind, whether its winter or not.   Don’t think […]

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Consumerism in Skiing and Snowboarding

5 Dec 2013

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Written by Colin Korst Skiing and snowboarding, in some circles, have become high-tech, high-fashion sports. Each new season, there are a plethora of new styles of clothing along with new technology to keep you performing at your optimal level on the slope. Many skiers find it to be a necessity to stay with the times […]

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Get Inspired! Steps: The Ride Greener Film and The Little Things Film

21 Nov 2013

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Written by Halina Torresan Steps: The Ride Greener Film With premieres throughout Europe and North America this month, Steps: The Ride Greener Film proposes its viewers with an alternative, more ecologically sustainable approach to snowboarding. Professional skiers and snowboarders, traditionally known for travelling the world in search of the highest quality terrain are faced with […]

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Respect

14 Nov 2013

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Written by Adam Fernley The amount of smack talking in ski-towns has always been at a high level, just like the amount of cocktails consumed, and the number of days skied. However, the time you have put in, like surfing, does matter. Dues paid, seasons logged, mazes waited in, cars and chairlifts shared with fellow […]

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Three Reasons You Should Help Get NYC Youth on the Slopes

7 Nov 2013

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Written by Colin Korst Over the summer we published a blog post featuring an interview with Molly Tarlofsky, founder of the Peaks Project. We learned about her initiative to get the youth of New York City on the ski slopes, an admirable and ambitious mission indeed. Well, the leaves have changed color, the air has […]

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What Every Skier Should Know About Concussions

24 Oct 2013

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Concussions are becoming a larger issue across the sporting world and winter sports are no exception.  Skiers and snowboards of all skill levels are at risk of getting a concussion while riding. While bumping your head may seem like just part of the experience, inside that hard skull is an especially important organ called the […]

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A Film of Local Proportions

2 Oct 2013

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United We Ski is a documentary by T-Bar Films about small ski areas in Vermont (Hard’ack, Cochran’s Ski Area, and Northeast Slopes). Brothers Tyler and Elliot Wilkinson-Ray along with the support of their community, spent over a year producing the film; which is meant to bring attention to the importance of small ski areas. It […]

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