Phyrric Victories: What’s A Mom To Do?

Skiing, and learning, with friends if more fun. And no, you don't have to have matching coats!

When our son was  9 years old, he placed second overall for the season in our local ski racing club. It was his first year of racing and he was absolutely thrilled. His coaches congratulated him, breaking the good news with smiles, hugs and a round of M&Ms and high fives. I was, to say […]

Go. Play. The Forests Are Calling.

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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 […]

Why My Family Loves to Ski Treble Cone, New Zealand

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A Braveskimom.com interview with Jessica Podzebenko, a mom and native New Zealander now living in Australia. Why Treble Cone? For me, it’s my happy place where history, location and serious skiing collide. I have been coming to Treble Cone since my University days in Christchurch (South Island, NZ). We are lucky that my parents now […]

Update on Coalition Snow Women’s Skis

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Earlier this season, I wrote an article titled “Girly Skis? Yes or No?” that mentioned Coalition Snow, a woman-owned company selling woman-designed skis and snowboards. Jen Gurecki, the company’s owner, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign. Since I’m always happy to help worthy women succeed, I am sharing the following guest post.  Thanks Jen! Coalition Snow Puts […]

An Unofficial, Totally Random List of the Best Bump Runs in North America

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Last week, I posted a totally random, unofficial and completely non-scientific list of North America’s favorite groomed runs, as determined from responses on social media. Today, I’m excited to unveil the Bumps portion of our poll. If You’re Thinking Bumps, You’re Thinking Colorado  At first, I thought something must be wrong. Almost every response we got from queries […]