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Living Large in a Tiny Yurt in Whitefish, Montana

Sean and Mollie Busby live in this yurt outside the mountain town of Whitefish, Montana, which at first glance you'd think would consist of a crotchety wood stove drying out a rack of hanging, smelly ski socks and cots placed along the wall. But the Busbys are damn good at the tiny house life, and have this circular structure down pat enough to invite Martha Stewart in for a critique. 

Yes, there are the inconveniences, like difficult access to water, a standalone unit for heating water for showers, and no dishwasher, but as far as aesthetics go, these guys are not lacking. Would you want to move in?

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You Can Buy this Ski Resort for Just $950,000
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Chances are you’re not ready to dish out just shy of a million dollars, but every ski bum can dream. Imagine owning your own ski resort—the hill of your dreams—where you always have dibs on fresh pow and get to decide exactly what beers are on tap. For the small price of $950,000, you can now buy the Maple Valley Ski Resort, a 374-acre resort on Sugar Mountain in Southern Vermont. Of course that’s far from pocket change, but by ski resort standards, it’s a pretty sweet deal. The resort is

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Jason Levinthal Just Acquired 4FRNT Skis
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Jason Levinthal Just Acquired 4FRNT Skis

Jason Levinthal Just Acquired 4FRNT Skis

Usually, we don't like to just link to press releases, but this one is just too good. Read everything you need to know, and then some, about this exciting acquisition in the full release below.  Jason Levinthal, based in Burlington, Vermont has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 4FRNT, a designer and manufacturer of alpine skis, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The transaction is expected to close in early July. Levinthal’s acquisition of 4FRNT is an unexpected, yet logical next

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Mom-Daughter Duo Complete 1429 Mile Ski Traverse Over Coast Mountains
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Mom-Daughter Duo Complete 1429 Mile Ski Traverse Over Coast Mountains

Last week, Tania and Martina Halik completed a 1429 mile ski traverse through British Columbia's Coast Range. The mother-daughter duo took six months to do the route, which goes from Squamish, BC, to Skagway, Alaska, and includes the largest temperate-latitude icecaps in the world, massive river valleys, and even bigger mountains. And according to their website, the traverse has only been completed one other time.  The mother, Tania Halik (60), was born in the Czech Republic in 1956. She