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Ski packages for the 1 percent - and for the rest

...them to yourself.The epicenter of opulence this season is Colorado's Beaver Creek Resort, which is hosting the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February. In celebration of the giant ski competition, the resort is pulling out all the stops...
Helmets have become commonplace on the slopes

...convenient than they used to be. They even have Bluetooth now, so you don't even need a cord."MBSEF requires all of its alpine ski racers and freeride skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets. Hill says that proper helmet fit is crucial. If a helmet...
Tight Lines: The quiet alternative

...tubes bungeed to our bikes. I don't think he bought it though. Despite emerging lame and saddle sore, the openness of the alpine country and the sheer magnitude of the staggering view immediately invigorated us - a scene so mesmerizing, so grand, it actually...
Corps files proposal to justify CD-5 permit of CD-5, a small satellite oil deposit near the Alpine oil field on the North Slope."Work on CD-5 is continuing...June 1 on tie-in work for the CD-5 pipeline at the central Alpine production facility. The work mainly involves welding.In...

...includes four clients of Seattle-based Alpine Ascents International and two guides...includes four clients of Seattle-based Alpine Ascents International and two guides...could have sought refuge in the storm.Alpine Ascents' director of programs, Gordon...
Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...actively burning areas high on the Tustumena Bench, torching alpine tundra and subalpine shrub. What struck me the most was how...mountain hemlock (500 acres). Lakes, wetlands, shrub and alpine tundra constitute the remaining area. Some think the fire raged...

...boulders to glimpse a gorgeous blue-green alpine lake surrounded by jagged snow-capped...from on the Upper Ute Trail, from the Alpine Visitor Center to Milner Pass and back...dramatic scenery, from barren tundra to alpine meadows and ponds, with stunning views...
Man dies in refrigeration leak on fishing boat

...emergency rescuers on Wednesday responded to St. Herman's Harbor in response to a report of a refrigeration leak aboard the Alpine Cove.Cecil and 56-year-old Francis Rutten of Snohomish, Washington, were rushed to Providence Kodiak Island Medical...
Refuge Notebook: Nature shows off its red, white and blue for the Fourth

...wildflowers are in bloom. Alaska's most beloved flower, the Alpine Forget-Me-Not, blooms with a graceful and elegant sky blue...sockeye, admiring our ptarmigan, or stumbling upon one or our Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, which Thoreau wrote it most eloquently...
Of a 10-legged mite and other monstrosities

...first, this mite (family Erythraeidae) did not catch my attention. These large, predatory mites are often abundant on the alpine tundra, where they could easily be mistaken for spiders or daddy long-legs as they actively scurry over the ground. We had...


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