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Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Will Open this Friday, 10/13

Colorado skiers are in for an early season treat. After an early start to winter in Colorado’s high country, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has announced it plans to open this Friday, October 13 th. The mountain will kick off the ’17-’18 ski season by opening the Black Mountain Express Lift and the High Noon Trail at 9 A.M. for a crowd of eager skiers.

A blessing of early season snowfall combined with temperatures perfect for snowmaking allowed the ski area to open first in North America. 

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Greenland Glacier Calves, Sends 10 Billion Tons of Ice Into Sea
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It’s no secret that the climate is changing. Especially when you see things like the Greenland glaciers melting, a microcosm of the frightening future we're all facing. This video shows the Helheim Glacier calving in late June, sending an iceberg the size of Lower Manhattan into the sea:  For scale, the 10 billion tons of ice would be enough to supply more than six hundred 10-pound bags of ice to every person in America--a population of 325 million people--according to National

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Timberline Lodge Purchases Summit Ski Area
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The lofty idea to link together Mt. Hood’s Timberline Ski Area and the town of Government Camp came one step closer to reality with the recent acquisition of Summit Ski Area by Timberline. According to KATU news, on Tuesday the tiny ski hill was purchased by Timberline with the hopes that it can expand the accessibility of skiing and riding at the Mount Hood area. Before any addition of a gondola or tram, Timberline is focused on keeping Summit affordable and expanding its