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THE BIRTH AND GROWTH OF BOYNE USA
As Stephen Kircher tries to take Boyne USA Inc. from "good to great," fans of the resort company's downhill skiing and stunning golf courses in Michigan, Montana, Maine, Utah, Washington, New Hampshire and British Columbia can thank Henry Ford and his audacious 1913 plan to pay his assembly-line workers the unheard of wage of $5 a day. Read the article in Crain's Detroit Business.
HICKORY HILLS TO HOST HIGH SCHOOL NORDIC SKI FINALS
The high school nordic ski programs across the state of Michigan rotate host cities every three years between Traverse City, Marquette and Houghton but this upcoming winter each team will have the chance to race an entirely new course. Hickory Hills has been named the host site for the ski finals set to take place February 28th and 29th in 2020. See the report on UpNorthLive.
LESS SKIING, THINNER ICE, CANCELED FESTS. MICHIGAN ADAPTS TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
By 2050, ski season could be shortened by 50 percent in much of the United States, according to a 2017 study published by the journal Global Environmental Change. The seasons are are expected to be truncated the most in the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Read the article in the Petoskey News- Review.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS TAKING A TOLL ON THE $20 BILLION WINTER SPORTS INDUSTRY
The amount of snow in the western United States has seen an average drop of 41 percent since the early 1980s, according to research just published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
As a result, the snow season shrunk by 34 days. Read this and more at CNBC.
FEATURED RECIPES FROM ANNIE'S KITCHEN
During the summer you may want something unique to put on the grill. Try "Wham-Bam Ham Marinade." This is a great way to prepare thick slices of ham for grilling. Bake some potatoes on the grill and toast up some bread and it's an easy meal. See the recipe in our Skier Kitchen Page...
DENVER LANDFILL PLANS YEAR-ROUND SKIING
Castle Rock, a former Denver metro area landfill, might also be its newest ski area, and a year-round one at that. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Denver, the trash heap ski hill is part of a bigger development plan. Read the article in Powder.