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Skiing on a sacred mountain: Indigenous Americans stand against a resort’s expansion

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Hopi farmer Bucky Preston talks to the clouds that form atop Arizona’s tallest mountain. And they talk back. For 2,000 years, communication with the sky has been an important traditional farming method of the Hopi and...

Skiing on a sacred mountain: Indigenous Americans stand against a resort’s expansion

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Hopi farmer Bucky Preston talks to the clouds that form atop Arizona’s tallest mountain. And they talk back. For 2,000 years, communication with the sky has been an important traditional farming method of the Hopi and...

Future-proofed piste – sustainable skiing in the French Alps

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“Studies predict that with climate change, skiing will be able to take place here in its current form until 2050…” These profound words came not from an environmentalist, but from the lips of Patrick Arnaud, the manag...

French actor Gaspard Ulliel dies at 37 after skiing accident

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The French actor Gaspard Ulliel has died at the age of 37 after a skiing accident. The star of A Very Long Engagement and Hannibal Rising was hospitalised after the accident in the Alps. Ulliel was transported via hel...

Force Majeure review – family skiing drama goes off-piste

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Anyone who has watched Ruben Östlund’s magnificent 2014 Alpine misadventure can see how tricky it could be to transpose from screen to stage, especially a modestly sized one. After all, its MacGuffin is a thunderous a...

Skiing, snowboarding, dog-sledding: have a snowy adventure without leaving the UK

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Although skiing or snowboarding at indoor snow domes such as Hemel Hempstead’s Snow Centre (from £29 an hour adults, £24 juniors, group lessons from £42 an hour), or the country’s dozens of dry ski slopes is a lot of ...

Yoga, karate, skiing … Alison Bechdel on her lifelong obsession with exercise

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The first obsession, for Alison Bechdel, was with karate. In her early 20s and fresh out of college, the artist and writer turned up on a whim to an all-women’s karate class (this was the early 80s in New York), becam...