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Snowriders International Takes a Stand Against Carbon Pollution by Karey French

17 Nov 2015

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“Climate change is a big threat to winter sports, to the mountain way of life, the biggest threat we’ve ever faced as a planet and as mountain communities we are on the front lines of that change.”- Phil Huffedt Mountain Rider’s Alliance realizes the value in involving kids in the snow sport community. Phil Huffedlt […]

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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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The Little White Stuff That Falls From the Sky

24 Sep 2012

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Abbi Ness, Fourteen years old and in 9th grade,  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 her a lot when she’s skiing, and great parents that take her […]

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Snow Angel: The Avalanche Rescue Dog

21 Aug 2012

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MRA would like to take a moment this August to honor our slope-side canine hero; the avalanche rescue dog. The yummiest biscuits to you our fine furry friend!   Man’s best friend, is a great ski buddy, but can also be a life savor when winter throws one of it’s heaviest disaster’s in your direction.  […]

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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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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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Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area and Alpenglow Sports present Viva The Backcountry Film Festival – benefitting the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association

24 Jan 2012

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The folks at Winter Wildlands Alliance have a sure-fire way to get you excited about winter. The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival made its world premiere 11-11-11. And whether you are a fan of the backcountry, sidecountry, the Nordic trails or simply hot chocolate by the fire, you won’t want to miss this celebration […]

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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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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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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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