Friday, August 10, 2012

MRA, Helping to Save Skiing!

The Mountain Riders Alliance is gaining momentum. What? Who? Well, they are the guys who are trying to bring skiing back into the hands of skiers and away from the corporate money mongers who have largely made the sport less accessible for the masses while trying to make billions from the sale of McMansions and a generally McShitty skiing experience!

If you are in the know, and as a passionate skier reading this blog I know that you are, the idea of skiing powder excites you, the idea of skiing something steep may fill your dreams, and the thought of letting your kids roam about with reckless and carefree abandon in an environment you likely found on the slopes  20,30, or 40+ years ago seems like the only logical way.

Mountain Riders Alliance, or MRA, is trying to open, develop and promote skiing areas where the sale of real estate is a non-factor in the cost of your lift ticket, where you can ski where you feel you can ski, and where you can know the person beside you has the same ideals for the direction of the sport. Ski "resorts" have bastardized the sport, MRA is taking it back for the people who love it most. COMMUNITY BASED SKIING, whoever would have thought?!!!

MRA has several projects on the radar with the two most active projects Manitoba Mountain, Alaska and Mt. Abram, Maine the focus of the most attention at current. Check MRA out here: MRA for life!

MRA is in the process of raising money, if you feel that you share similar ideals and want to make a difference for our sport please consider a donation here: support MRA It doesn't have to be much if you don't have a lot to give, and in fact it is a great way to get some sweet merchandise to look good and promote the cause in the process.

MRA is the future of skiing, if you haven't heard of it.. well you sure as hell have now. Check out their site in detail and at the very least feel good about yourself if you share similar values with the sport of skiing, the environment and raising a community that encourages skiing with an open mind where everyone can enjoy it if they please.

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