Mountain Life

Life in our local mountain towns. 

On Warren Miller

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And if any one person has pied-pipered more folks into the hills to make carving turns a lifelong activity and lifestyle it’s Warren Miller.

A Valentine Seduction

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Lithe as a vine, supple as a peach, she has a wraparound smile that just makes it happen. What’s so disarming about her isn’t her soulful beauty, however, it’s her soulful music.

Ten Great Runs

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For most, memorable slopes include view, favorable snow surface, unique line or even a variety of lines, history, but most of all the exceptional fun of gliding down it. Here’s one person’s fun meter rating of 10 Tahoe runs.

The Scoop on Stoup

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The silence is deafening. Its land is a universe of ice and inhabited by neither human beings nor animals. There is no other place in the world more forbidden and savage than the South Pole, but for Doug Stoup, he feels right at home.

Sugar Bowl Turns 70

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Looking back at Sugar Bowl's history.

Perceive Your Place

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‘Bioregionalism’ says to embed ourselves in our surrounding natural systems - what does that mean?

Connecting with Our Own Backyard

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The new Sagehen program, while science-based and fulfilling many fifth grade standards, also incorporates a major literacy component.

Much Celebrated, Often Forgotten

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As Earth Day 2008 approaches, we’re reminded of those people instrumental in moving this planet towards a healthier course. But, what about Wallace Stegner? 'Oh,' you say, 'the man who wrote 'Angle of Repose?'' Well, yes, that very man.

Weasels Aren’t so Weasel-ly After All

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The perception of the wolverine is completely off base, at least in regard to the real weasel. If threatened, the wolverine will fight off bears, wolves, no matter the size or number, almost always claiming victory.