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  • 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.

  • Kerry blue and snow white: Ski counties vote Democratic

    The writer links ski resorts to Democratic strongholds

  • Mammoth airport expansion on hold

    A judge’s ruling against expansion of Mammoth-Yosemite Airport may slow down plans to turn California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area into a destination resort

  • 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

  • Ski areas get greener

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

  • 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.

  • Small-time ski operator fights for his life

    Texas billionaire Billy Joe "Red" McCombs wants to build "The Village at Wolf Creek" – Colorado’s largest resort village – in the heart of one of the state’s most environmentally conscious small ski areas

  • 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

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