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  • New ski resort goes big

    The luxurious WestRock Resort is now under construction, 90 miles north of Boise, despite continued opposition from environmentalist and citizens' groups

  • Save Our Snow

    Faced with rising temperatures and a passive federal government, Western towns such as Aspen, Colo., are beginning to work out a local approach to combating global warming

  • Developers push ahead with mammoth ski village

    Federal agencies say they’re largely powerless to stop a massive and unpopular ski resort village planned for an inholding in Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area.

  • Snowmaking on sacred slopes stirs controversy

    The Arizona Snowbowl ski area wants to use Flagstaff’s treated wastewater for snowmaking, but 13 American Indian tribes, who regard the San Francisco Peaks as sacred, are fighting the plan

  • Ski areas' 'green' image not backed by action

    Two researchers say that the "Sustainable Slopes" program, touted by the National Ski Areas Association as a sign of the industry’s environmental responsibility, is little more than "greenwashing"

  • Skiing, or wheeling and dealing?

    Ski resorts become a tool for real estate speculation and development across the West.

  • Why should the Arctic Refuge matter to the ski industry?

    If the United States doesn’t come up with an intelligent energy strategy, global warming could spell the end of the ski industry

  • Kerry blue and snow white: Ski counties vote Democratic

    The writer links ski resorts to Democratic strongholds

  • Why should the Arctic Refuge matter to the ski industry?

    The writer, who runs the Aspen Skiing Company, worries about global climate change — a lot

  • Ski areas get greener

    The Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition grades Western ski areas in its Environmental Scorecard, and the average grade is pretty average

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