About

When my kids were in grade school, they obsessively watched Warren Miller ski movies. DVD after DVD would find its way into our home and several years, I’d make dinner to the sound of Warren cracking jokes and showcasing the finest skiers of his era.

brave ski mom logoA few Millerisms have stuck with me.

“The family that skis together bitches at each other,” he once famously said.

Along with the corollary, “the family that skis together, goes broke together.”

When I started Brave Ski Mom in the late summer of July 2010, my goal was to occupy my mind, and fill my days. My youngest was headed to middle school and was done with me showing up at school to volunteer.

I was staring into the void. Without young children at home what would I do?

ski stoneham quebec

Another fantastic ski day: Ski Stoneham, Québec

So I turned to something I love more than anything except my family: skiing.

As I often write, “we’re a family that’s done a lot and seen it all.” From putting a toddler in the wrong clothes and sending him out in bad weather, to the emotional ups and downs of junior ski racing, to sharing love and laughter on countless chairlift rides, we are a skiing family.

Over 15 years, we’ve been clicking into our skis together and sharing our weekend days with one another. We’ve done our fair share of bitching at each other, but we’re still not broken…or broken.

Sorry Warren. But, to my mind, a better rule is this:

The family that skis together, enjoys life together.

That’s the Brave Ski Mom rule. And through my writing, I hope to make it easier for other families to avoid bitching, save money and enjoy innumerable, perfect ski days.

Thanks!

PS: Wondering why I call myself brave? Here is the answer.

 

8 Responses to About

  1. Mark Wearen says:

    Hi

    Love the website – can I ask your advice on an issue that concerns me…..what are the lowest temperatures at which it is safe to go skiing with young kids ? I have a 7, a 9 and an 11 – and we’re heading for Norway and temperatures that look likely to be of the order of -15C to -20C…but hopefully with little windchill.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mark

    • braveskimom says:

      Thanks Mark. I am curious about this too. Let me do a little research and look for the answer next Tuesday, February 22. If I have an answer earlier, I will send that directly to you. Thanks!

  2. Brenda Huntsberry says:

    I “love” Eucerin products and I use them every day. Please include me in the prize drawing. I love all the foods on the list as well.

  3. Angie says:

    Hi brave ski mum,
    Thanks for writing such a great blog. I found it only this week and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I too am a lover of skiing – have been doing it since I was 2 and haven’t missed a year since. I come from a skiing family and have many wonderful memories of skiing growing up. Such a wonderful family activity.
    I met my husband when living in ‘the snowy mountains’ in Australia, and we fell in love over a season of skiing together. We now have two children – 3 1/2 and 4 months – and we are introducing them to our much loved sport (did they have a choice??) Our 3 1/2 year old boy is into his 3rd year on skis and our 4 month old has this past weekend had her first play in the snow. Skiing has really clicked for our 3 1/2 year old this year – watching him ski down the mountain last weekend was just wonderful. And his love for snow in general makes me so happy – when he saw the first signs of snow on the mountains he was so excited….it brought a tear to my eye.
    We typically alpine ski but I have recently started up telemark – influenced by my husband who plays around with both. My family has also been heavily involved in mogul skiing.
    When we are not skiing we enjoy being outdoors – especially biking. We live in a great mountain biking area.
    Anyway….thanks again and I look forward to reading more. I have to pack for 5 days in the mountains – can’t wait!

  4. Bruno says:

    Hi brave ski mum,
    Thanks for writing such a great blog. I found it only this week and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I too am a lover of skiing – have been doing it since I was 2 and haven’t missed a year since. I come from a skiing family and have many wonderful memories of skiing growing up. Such a wonderful family activity.
    I met my husband when living in ‘the snowy mountains’ in Australia, and we fell in love over a season of skiing together. We now have two children – 3 1/2 and 4 months – and we are introducing them to our much loved sport (did they have a choice??) Our 3 1/2 year old boy is into his 3rd year on skis and our 4 month old has this past weekend had her first play in the snow. Skiing has really clicked for our 3 1/2 year old this year – watching him ski down the mountain last weekend was just wonderful. And his love for snow in general makes me so happy – when he saw the first signs of snow on the mountains he was so excited….it brought a tear to my eye.
    We typically alpine ski but I have recently started up telemark – influenced by my husband who plays around with both. My family has also been heavily involved in mogul skiing.
    When we are not skiing we enjoy being outdoors – especially biking. We live in a great mountain biking area.
    Anyway….thanks again and I look forward to reading more. I have to pack for 5 days in the mountains – can’t wait!

    +1

    • braveskimom says:

      Thank you for sharing so much about your skiing family. Here’s to many more years skiing, mountain biking and enjoying the mountains together! It is exciting that your 3 1/2 year old is progressing. And somehow, I don’t think your 4 month old will be too far behind. Enjoy and again, thank you so much for your comment.

  5. Aimee says:

    Hi Brave Ski Mom,

    I am happy I got across your blog. I’ll be waiting for more articles from you. Ciao!

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