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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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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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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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A Bean grows in Brighton

Deep in a Brighton garage, five guys are dreaming of winter.
How five guys in a garage put together Boston's biggest little snowboard brand
By CLEA SIMON  |  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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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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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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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
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Stars on snow

Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
By KATE COHEN  |  November 09, 2006
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Etymological snowdrift

Snowboarders have a particular flair for christening their tricks.
This year’s ski gear — b y any other name
By JESS MCCONNELL  |  November 09, 2006

Assman

Eric Kovall’s license plate doesn’t say ASSMAN, but his Jeep Cherokee does have a bumper sticker that proclaims i ? ASS.
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By CAMILLE DODERO  |  November 09, 2006


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Crossword: 'They're playing my song'

35 Across: Character introduced with fiddles and a banjo
Stock characters, canned music.
By MATT JONES  |  February 09, 2006
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Slideshow: Snow and ski art contest 2011

Every year, students from Bob Maloney’s ‘Experimental Illustration’ class at MassArt take on the challenge and compete with each other for the Phoenix ’s annual Ski /Snowboard cover.
Finalists from our annual illustration contest
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900