December 2015

Iditarod Champ Trains for 1,000 Miles on Foot

By Jack Igelman | 17 Dec 15
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North Carolina ultra runner Peter Ripmaster will be pulling his own sled in the 1,000-mile Iditarod footrace.

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Quick Hits | Blue Ridge Briefs

By Jedd Ferris | 15 Dec 15
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Quick hitting news briefs from the Blue Ridge and beyond.

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New Protections Proposed for North Carolina National Forests

By Will Harlan | 11 Dec 15
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A new proposal could protect the forests in your backyard forever.

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Unstoppable | Disabled adventurers beat all odds

By Jess Daddio | 10 Dec 15
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Eric Thompson breathes adventure. The 35-year-old Tucker County, W.Va., native has lived, worked, and traveled around the world. Over a decade in Hawaii. Numerous ski patrol seasons on Mount Hood. Countless more seasons raft guiding in West Virginia, Alaska, and Colorado. Short stints between Yosemite and Ireland and everywhere in between facilitating high ropes courses…

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Ski Patrol Essentials

By Graham Averill | 09 Dec 15
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Brent and Megan Easton share their go-to gear on the slopes.

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Faces of Winter

By Jess Daddio | 08 Dec 15
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The following five faces don’t seem to suffer from the winter blues. The rougher the conditions, the happier these Winterites are. Bring on the snow!

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Top 20 Albums of 2015

By Jedd Ferris | 08 Dec 15
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FOR BRO’s 20th anniversary, we’ll send you off with 20 must-hear studio releases from 2015.

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Dirty Dozen: Wilderness Wanderers Recognized

By Will Harlan | 02 Dec 15
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The inaugural Dirty Dozen Wilderness Hiking Challenge wrapped up this fall and winners have been selected. Read on!

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Weather Woes | Can Ski Resorts Adapt to Climate Change?

By Jeff Kinney | 02 Dec 15
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Several resorts across Appalachia are making changes to prepare for warming weather patterns, but if climate change is not slowed, ski resorts could see their livelihoods melt away completely.

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The December Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 01 Dec 15
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The December Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live and hitting news stand near you soon! Pick up your copy or read online today to find out about the winners of our Dirty Dozen Wilderness Challenge, climate change’s potential effect on southern ski resorts, a North Carolina Iditarod racer turned ultra-runner, and much more!

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Kids and Skiing | Terrain-based Learning

By Graham Averill | 18 Nov 15
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Want you kids to love skiing? Try terrain-based learning.

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