A Walk on The Wild Side at Snowmass

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Not thirty minutes into my snowshoeing adventure with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), it struck me. Alpine skiing is like being on an interstate. Yes, I’m seeing the beautiful mountains, the intricate lacing of tree branches in relief against the stunning blue of the sky. I’m appreciating the beauty of being outdoors, but it’s […]

Let Epic Mix Be Your Mountain Ski Guide, Plus Keep Your Phone Alive in the Cold

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I’ll admit it. I’m mostly anti-app when it comes to skiing When I first started skiing with an iPhone, I tried a couple of apps and didn’t really like them. One had too much focus on speed (a “mom-problem,” I know). One drained my battery too quickly. One posted to Facebook whether I wanted it […]

Introducing Stripes Gear Baselayers for the Family (Giveaway)

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While we may call them “baselayers” here in the U.S., I’ve recently learned that our neighbors to the North call them “thermals.” We’re talking about what we all used to call “long underwear.” And no matter what you call them, you’re going to want to check out Stripes Gear. I’m going to start with a […]

Find Your Ski “Family” at Alta’s Goldminer’s Daughter

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The first time we visited Alta as a family, our sons were 12 and 9. It was the first winter that they didn’t ski race, so we were enjoying the sweet freedom of free skiing. Being more familiar with red rock Moab than white powder Wasatch, our Colorado boys were skeptical of skiing in Utah, for […]

CertHeroOrg Makes Finding Outdoor Safety Classes Easier

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Everyone who spends time outside understands why it’s so special, especially in winter. Cold air and blue skies are both refreshing and addictive. Challenging ourselves outdoors helps us grow personally and get to know ourselves, our friends, and our families better. That said, the greater the challenges we take on, the higher the risk we […]