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“Near the end of Spirit of the Peaks, Hunkpapa Lakota skier Connor Ryan explains, “Indigenous joy on the land is radical.” The line is subtle, in part because it is not specifically about skiing. Rather, he is talking about sharing space, songs, and smiles on the mountains. He is talking about love, friendship, and the more-than-human world. Skiing, it seems, is an afterthought…”

“In the mountains outside Beijing, thin white ribbons of snow slither through otherwise brown terrain. The snow, however, is all artificial. The 2022 Olympics are the very first without any natural snow, and climate journalists, activists and winter athletes have taken notice…”

“As summer turns to fall, California ski areas — Sierra-at-TahoeKirkwood and Heavenly — have begun using their snow machines as supersized sprinklers to help fight forest fires. Their theory is that if the ski areas can keep key infrastructure wet (such as base lodges, pump houses and garages that store groomers, snowmobiles and other machinery) the resorts can survive the worst of the fires…”

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