Brigid Mander

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Actually, the Mega Season Pass Is Killing Skiing

The recent additions to the Epic Pass highlight, again, the massive consolidation occurring across the ski industry, which is driving up rents and turning mountain towns into company towns

Brigid Mander
Mar 13, 2019

Forecasting Avalanches

This past weekend, skier Jamie Pierre died in an avalanche in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon. Known instabilities in the snowpack had been brushed aside by dozens of experienced skiers in the area that day, but these layers could persist for the whole season. How well can avalanche experts predict slides for the rest of the season based on these conditions?

Brigid Mander
Nov 18, 2011

When 34-year-old Hobie Call lost the Death Race this past August, he also lost his chance to win $100,000 for sweeping the Spartan Races. So why does he keep competing?

Brigid Mander
Sep 16, 2011