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Ski every day—and take the stairs at the office

Hey, desk potatoes: Little lifestyle changes can add up.

As far as fitness goes, it seems that a little can go a long way. No one is disputing the benefits of nailing nonstop runs on the Hobacks (kind of like running a marathon on snow). But recent data indicates that a little action in the day-to-day grind can lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Easy lifestyle changes can do a lot of heavy lifting: Take the stairs. Park in the outer stretches of the lot. Push away from your keyboard and take a walk outside your office for a quick break a few times a day.

Will there be a test for altitude sickness?

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Will there be a test for altitude sickness?
Research: Your genes might make you feel low when heading high.

Ever get a raging case of altitude sickness? Even a minor dose can ruin a ski vacation with headaches, nausea and generally feeling lousy all over. It’s no fun. Severe cases, of course, can be life threatening. Figure you need to be in better shape to keep altitude sickness out of your ski life? That might not be the case. The latest research being done at the U of Colorado might point to a genetic link to the mountain malady. If that holds up, can an altitude sickness test be far behind?

Stylish and Sustainable Were The Buzzwords at this year’s SIA Snow Show

RECLAIM Project 2012 Winner Paul Fronckowiak
RECLAIM Project 2012 Winner Paul Fronckowiak
The second annual RECLAIM Project spotlights innovative, functional and eco-conscious trends in technical apparel and pits three budding fashion designers against the clock and each other to create a “green” masterpiece.

A stroll through the aisles of the SIA Snow Show is an overwhelming feast for any gear-head’s senses. Bright colors, flashy technology and racks upon racks of gear, accessories, gadgets and apparel are reminders that ski consumerism is alive and well. Although that’s good news for our industry’s bottom line, it doesn’t come without a price. SIA’s RECLAIM Project aims to raise awareness about the side effects and byproducts of apparel and gear manufacturing.


Utah Senate Pushes Seven-Resort Interconnect

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Ski Link
Utah politicians cast their vote to connect Canyons and Solitude ski resorts. But what does it really mean for skiers?

Looks like we know which side Utah's legislative entity falls on in the connect-'em-or-not debate. On Tuesday, the Senate passed a resolution calling for a connection between seven of the state's ski resorts, citing environmental and tourism benefits should such a link be built. The vocal opposition didn't waste time piping up, citing fears of overcrowding the canyons and marring the backcountry experience. Not that any of this really matters.

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