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Snow or no snow, there's always food and beer

Despite the lack of snow, it's officially ski season.
Slopeside eats
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  January 06, 2012
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Great gear to spice up any ski trip, whether in your back yard — or the Middle East

You can’t turn around these days and not hear of someone from the one percent telling a 99-percenter to go take a shower and get a job. And as much as we take sides on the matter, today we’re putting aside our differences (more or less) to present both f
Snow finds
By DANIEL MCCARTHY  |  December 09, 2011
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Ski Guide 2012: [Slideshow] Snow and ski art contest

Finalists from our annual illustration contest
Finalists from our annual illustration contest
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 11, 2011
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Boston's ski and snowboard sherpas show the way to value in this season's equipment

Call it what you want — skiing, snowboarding, riding, or shredding — but only call it affordable if you're savvy to the good deals hiding throughout the city.
Gear grab
By CHRISTOPHER S. PINEO  |  November 11, 2011
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Get out on the cheap

As eyes may roll, and thoughts of sliding down Mellen Street into Deering Oaks swim through our mind, wintertime is what keeps so many of us excited for eight months a year.
Winter escapes that won't stretch your wallet
By JOSH SCHLESINGER  |  January 28, 2011


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Gift Guide 2010: Ski and snowboard accessories

OUT ON THE SLOPES, WHEN IT'S YOU AGAINST MOTHER NATURE, THE LITTLE THINGS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Out on the slopes, when it's you against Mother Nature, the little things can make a big difference
By GEOFFREY KULA  |  December 10, 2010
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Ski Guide 2010: A guide to New England's ski resorts

Like many New Englanders of a certain age, I grew up skiing the mountains of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, until Jake Burton ushered in a new era of winter-sports fun.
From bunny slopes to black diamonds
By GEOFFREY KULA  |  November 12, 2010
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Ski Guide 2010: How to leave the slopes in one piece

Here are a few (mostly) fail-safe ski don'ts to abide when you go out to shred some fresh powder.
More shred, less dead
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 12, 2010
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Interview: Horror director Adam Green

We caught up with Holliston-born filmmaker Adam Green ( Hatchet , Hatchet 2 ) on the phone from his new home in LA (where he was dismayed to find they have neither Dunkin' Donuts or Fluff) to talk about his 2009 ski-survival thriller, Frozen .
Frozen nuggets of ski wisdom
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 12, 2010
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Ski guide 2010: The experts give us their picks for this year's best gear

Winter sports aren't cheap.
Peeling the Power Banana
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 12, 2010


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Topiary Slalom

Welcome to the Wide World of Garden Sports
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By DAVID KISH  |  February 19, 2010
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Going for Gold Glossary

The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
Jump Starts
By LANCE GOULD  |  February 19, 2010
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Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009
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Don't do it

So, I heard that you want to trade in your skis for a snowboard this year. Maybe it'll be fun? Well, maybe, but there are a few things I'd like you to consider before you make that leap.
Thinking about making the gnarly move from skiing to snowboarding? Think again, brah.
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 20, 2009
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Blue hills, rosey cheeks

This happened on a tiny ski slope in the Blue Hills.
True story. I was there.
By SCOTT GETCHELL  |  November 20, 2009


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Get into gear

A new season brings new toys, and snow sports fanatics are nothing if not gearheads.
Hit the slopes in style with the coldest season’s hottest innovations
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 20, 2009
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Review: Warren Miller's Dynasty

How many death-defying stunts can one behold before they become repetitious? Quite a few, it would seem.
Nothing but fluff for the franchise
By TOM MEEK  |  November 06, 2009
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Downhill economy

Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008
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Life on the level

At the tippity-top of my teetering list of irrational neurosis? Skiing, of course.
Laughing in the face of fear doesn't mean you're not a coward
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 18, 2008
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Technically improved

Snow sports shred the space-time continuum this winter, with new styles that push technological boundaries for form and function.
Ski and snowboard gear refined, not redefined
By CLEA SIMON  |  November 18, 2008


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Hipster University

On-campus concerts — for us graduates or college abstainers — offer a lot to complain about, but it’s worth taking a chance on a college gig or two this year.  
College rock hits the campus circuit
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 16, 2008
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The play’s the thing

“I like rhythmic structure,” Bevin Kelley says on the phone from Providence, where she lives.
The audial oddities of Blevin Blectum
By RICHARD BECK  |  June 30, 2008
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Steep

“Mountains have the last say,” explains his stoic wife. “Sometimes they swallow you up.”
Reckless and soulful
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 16, 2008
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The other side of the mountain

If you don’t ski or snowboard, winter is the longest, loneliest season.
New winter-sport challenges for snow-klutzes and hotshots
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 10, 2007
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Insane fun

You don't have to go to the Rockies or the Alps or jump out of a helicopter skis-first to get a chilling thrill this winter.
New England resorts embrace extreme skiing and riding
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 14, 2007


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If we had our way . . .

However tempting, I do not wish for movie stars.
Three wishes for improving winter sports in New England
By ELLEE DEAN  |  November 14, 2007
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If looks could thrill

The world of snow sports merges with the world of art in completely unique way.
Graphic design meets boards and twin tips
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 14, 2007
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Black + Gold go green

As a kid in his native Alberta,  NHL defenseman Andrew Ference was always outdoors — like a lot of Canadian kids, he loved snowboarding, skiing, and skating.
Offsides and offsets
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  November 07, 2007
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The poseur’s guide to skiing and riding

My life as a poseur began when I joined an after-school skiing and snowboarding club my sophomore year of high school.
How to snow your friends on the slopes
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  December 05, 2006