Mtn Living Mag December 2013

Dec 2013In 1938, Arizona Snowbowl took form. Although it was in the middle of the Great Depression, a helping hand from the Civilian Conservation Corps helped establish what has become the longest continually running ski area in the country. Seventy-five years later, we take a look back at Flagstaff came to embrace alpine skiing and sustain it through the decades.

As snowbound travelers heading north descend into Camp Verde, they get their first peak at the San Francisco Peaks. Arizona Snowbowl sits like a beacon, welcoming anyone who gets their thrills from whizzing across icy, white stuff with boards strapped to their feet. Teens dream of getting the latest equipment for Christmas and locals plan out how to make the most of their season ski pass. In winter, all eyes are on the snow report. Continue reading “BLACK DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY”

Rolling With It

Karma Sushi Remains a Downtown Classic

Mtn Living Mag December 2013

Dish Karma 2“Tuna drives a sushi bar. Without it, you’ve got nothing,” said Steve Scully, owner of Karma Sushi Bar Grill. He would know. Scully logged 15 years in the food business before opening Karma seven years ago. While Scully was schooled in finer European cuisine, he is a Jersey guy. He also headed north to work in restaurants in Cape Cod, which he explained means he knows good flavors and good seafood. And when Scully aimed to position his sushi spot, he worked with Tokyo chefs. He said, “Their training has more guts to it.” Continue reading “Rolling With It”

Oodles of Poodles

Cy-Fair haven for poodles rehabilitates and places in loving homes each year

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poodle rescueWhen Beverly was rescued from a local Houston shelter, she was a brown, matted mess. Poodle Rescue of Houston (PRH) cleaned her up, and two hours later, she looked like a fluffy, cream dream. The non-profit haven assisted 800 distressed and homeless poodles last year alone. “Once we rescue dogs, we rehabilitate them and offer them for adoption to carefully screened families and individuals,” says PRH Executive Director Guinette Peebles. Continue reading “Oodles of Poodles”