Tag Archives: sustainability

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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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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The Mountain Rider’s Gear Guide

25 Sep 2013

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Written By: Halina Torresan Sustainable ski resorts are critical for the future of riding, but often disregarded is the gear with which we choose to ride these mountains. It’s that time of the year again. Summer is over, the daily routine is slowly creeping back in, and the weather is totally unpredictable. On a particularly […]

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The Greenest of the Ski Lifts

18 Sep 2013

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We here at Mountain Rider’s Alliance are always looking for new, clean, and innovative ways of powering our uphill transportation. These lifts from all around the world have set the (T) bar high, plowing a path for the future of skiing. Without further ado, we present the Greenest Ski Lifts in the world: 1. Tenna […]

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Ski Town Locals, and What They Stand For

11 Sep 2013

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Written By Colin Korst There has been much discussion lately regarding the importance of ski town locals. Jeremy Evans, author of In Search of Powder: America’s Disappearing Ski Bum, recently conducted an interview with Kim Kircher discussing the need for locals living in mountain communities. Many ski towns are almost exclusively relying on luxury tourism for revenue, which […]

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2013 Green Sports Alliance Summit Recap

4 Sep 2013

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Written by Jamie Schectman I had the pleasure of attending the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) annual conference in Brooklyn last week. To say the gathering was inspiring would be an understatement. Founded in 2010, the mission of the GSA is “to enhance environmental performance and sustainability initiatives through sport.” The organization now includes 78 members, […]

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A Skier’s Letter to President Obama

9 Jul 2013

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Dear Mr. President, Thank you for speaking about climate change at Georgetown University. It means a lot, really and truly. Thank you for clearly stating that climate change is a scientific reality, because we know there are still some people out there who hold onto their doubts. Thank you for identifying the immense challenges that lay […]

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The 2012 Olympic Games Achieve Groundbreaking Results In Sustainability

1 Aug 2012

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London’s Olympic Park is one of the biggest city parks newly constructed in Europe for more than 150 years. The Games host 26 Olympic events, 20 Paralympic events, 14,700 athletes, 21,000 media, and 10.8 million ticket holders. While it will inevitably boost the city’s economy, the strain on resources is unavoidable. The Organizing Committee has […]

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Mountain Rider’s Alliance

10 Nov 2011

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We are pleased to announced that MRA will be partnering with the Presidio Graduate School. For the fall 2011 semester, MRA will be teaming up with a group of four students enrolled in the MBA program in sustainable management. The students will be applying the sustainable business skills and tools that they learn in the […]

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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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