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Who Cares About Climate Change?

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Who Cares About Climate Change? Ski industry associations have the power to incite change. So why don’t they? A dismal Squaw Valley on January 10, 2012. PHOTO: RYAN DUNFEE
As it stands, the peer-reviewed science says we’re skiing on borrowed time. With greenhouse gas emissions continuing to rise, causing global temperatures to rise with them, the future of skiing in North America in the face of climate change looks strikingly similar to last season. And if you don’t remember, last season sucked for almost everyone reading this.

This is what the science is telling us: By 2039, the East Coast ski season will be a full two weeks shorter; the chance of resorts being open for Christmas will be below 75 percent; and mountains will be increasingly dependent on snowmaking to get the season up and running, meaning less skiing in the trees, steepening ticket prices as snowmaking costs increase, and more hills going out of business. Out West, high-altitude snowpacks have been in a steady decl…

How a professional skis big-mountain lines!

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How to Ski It:  Reggie Crist's INTERACTIVE guide to skiing Eduardo's in Las Lenas, Argentina See how a professional big-mountain skier creates and executes a plan of attack on one of his favorite mountains in South America....click!

The 20 Most Notorious Snowboarding Criminals

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Earlier in the month a drunken member of the US skiing team was dropped from the team after he pissed on a 12-year-old girl during an overnight flight - a story covered by the New York Post in an article titled “Urine Big Trouble!”. 18-year-old Robert Vietze was also hit with a federal indecent-exposure charge and could face a year in prison and a $1,000 fine if he is convicted.  In strangely coincidental news just one week later the actor Gerard Depardieu also found himself in trouble after relieving himself on a plane in France.  This got us thinking; what kind of legal trouble have snowboarders got themselves into over the years? This week Illicit Snowboarding lined-up a veritable rogue’s gallery of snowboarding miscreants who have run afoul of the law for a range of criminal misdeeds…
First up its snowboarding’s version of Point Break...
The Snowboard Bandits.......Read On

What can "rocker" skis do for you?

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Still not sure what rocker can do for you? Better head over to this great article from skinet.com and read about their 10 on-slope problems that rocker can fix. Read on..

Ski and Board Shows 2012

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It’s that time of year again, the temperature's dropping and we’re all getting excited at the prospect of the winter ahead.  That means it's time to get yourself over to one of the ski shows to check out what's happening for the coming season. Morzine local mag Yodel has put together a guide to some of the best ski and snowboard shows to tickle your tastebuds and get you prepped for the season. Read On..

2013 Buyers Guide

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2013's best skis, boots and bindings
Every winter POWDER Magazine calls on skiers who have made the sport the highest priority in their lives. East Coast/West Coast, old school/new school, mountaineers/park rats—we try to cover our bases, because everybody skis a little differently. 
Powder's goal is to find the new products that work best for us. We bootpack up to Four Pines and sidestep out of Granite Canyon. We lap the tram and the Mangy Moose bar line. The results are all here. In the following link they present over 300 products that make this the most comprehensive guide to skis, boots, and bindings on the planet.      
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