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Go. Play. The Forests Are Calling.

Just over 100 years ago, in March 1915 to be exact, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Term Occupancy Act, a law that would eventually shape how and where we ski in the United States. Also known as the Occupancy Permits Act of 1915, the law provided a permitting process for summer homes and recreational resorts within National Forests. It didn't even mention winter. From … [Read More...]

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Get Outfitted Rents Ski Clothes, and Makes It Easy

Two years ago, Colorado entrepreneur Julian Flores had a big idea: he wanted to rent top-quality ski and snowboard gear to travelers, shipping it to their destination. He thought it was a perfect way for occasional skiers and snowboarders to save money, … [Read More...]

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Connecticut’s Family Favorite: Ski Sundown

Today's post is really fun, and a genuine group effort. Thanks to five ski moms, each of whom graciously took time to answer my questions about Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Connecticut, we've got a great perspective on why this small resort in southern New … [Read More...]

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Skiing Snowmass With Teens

  When your children are young it's easy to find great family ski resorts. Most resorts offer extensive programs for 12-and-unders, including learn to ski and ride classes, day care, craft parties, game nights and so on. It’s different with … [Read More...]

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Swag Storm Contest from Ski ‘N See

As you may know, Ski 'N See of Utah is one of braveskimom.com's best supporters. Just two months after I started writing in 2010, Ski 'N See offered to sponsor a Junior Helmet Giveaway. They've sponsored one, in cooperation with Giro, every year … [Read More...]

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Ski Fashion 2015: Skea, S’No Queen, Rohner

Skea Moyo Skirt A friend recently asked me about après skirts. Being male, he needed an explanation of why women love them. “Because you can pull them over your ski pants, shed the pants, keep the baselayers, add cute boots or shoes and be ready for a beer … [Read More...]

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Six “Don’t Miss” Canadian Ski Resorts

O Canada, I have you on the brain. Recently, Expedia Canada asked me to feature some “don’t miss” Canadian ski resorts. With over 180 resorts and ski clubs (with at least one in every province), Canada has plenty of options from which to choose, ranging … [Read More...]