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Sustainable Slopes: 5 Ski Areas Driving Their Power Use Downhill

Sustainable Slopes: 5 Ski Areas Driving Their Power Use Downhill

by Dave Belin

It’s obvious: snowboarding and skiing require cold temperatures for the snow that we all love to slide on, whether that snow falls from the sky or from snowmaking guns. Climate change and the possibility of warmer temperatures in certain locations… Read More →

Show Me The Numbers: How Eco-Friendly Are Ski Areas?

Show Me The Numbers: How Eco-Friendly Are Ski Areas?

by Troy Hawks

How eco-friendly are North American ski areas? Let me count the ways. In fact, recycling and swapping out light bulbs, while still very important, have almost become somewhat passé steps toward sustainability at ski areas. Nowadays you’ll find everything from… Read More →

Mountain Riders Alliance: Small But Mighty Ski Areas

Mountain Riders Alliance: Small But Mighty Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

Large ski areas may get most of the attention and press during the winter, but small ski areas have character, soul, and passion. Small ski areas are a great place to learn to ski or snowboard; are family-friendly; and have… Read More →

The World’s Greenest Ski Resorts

The World’s Greenest Ski Resorts

by Patrick Thorne

There are a lot of misconceptions about the way ski resorts are portrayed in the environment. Ski resorts are often used as scapegoats–said to be the epitome of mankind’s excess, the straw that broke the environment-camel’s back. But how true… Read More →

Green Snowmaking Initiatives in New England

Green Snowmaking Initiatives in New England

by Dave Belin

Have you ever taken advantage of rebates to help replace your old refrigerator or air conditioner with a more energy-efficient one? Local utilities and governments offer similar incentive programs to businesses, including ski areas in Vermont and Maine. Efficiency Vermont,… Read More →

7 Natural Signs of Snow

7 Natural Signs of Snow

by Patrick Thorne

It’s perfectly normal to feel a bit anxious at this time of the year. Will Mother Nature be bountiful when it comes to the white stuff? Will Jack Frost ensure it’s cold enough for the snow cannons to fire up… Read More →

3 New Books for The Skier’s and Rider’s Library

3 New Books for The Skier’s and Rider’s Library

by Troy Hawks

I don’t know if you call it a “ski-brary” or a “librare-ski,” but here are three books that we’d recommend adding to that dusty old stack of tattered ski literature sitting on your corner shelf. The works speak to the… Read More →

7 Tips to Getting Perfect Ski Photos

7 Tips to Getting Perfect Ski Photos

by Gabe Rogel

Getting great ski photos isn’t always easy. However, keeping in mind the following tips should make the process and the outcome that much better. Like anything, the more you practice, the more intuitive it will become. To get started, here… Read More →

Sustainability Efforts at Ski Areas

Sustainability Efforts at Ski Areas

by Dave Belin

Outdoor recreation, scenic views, clean air, and a natural mountain environment are just some of the great benefits of having ski areas as our playgrounds.  What’s better than a clear mountain view on a sunny day on the slopes?  But… Read More →