Gear Notes: Get Some Soul, Save Your Knees and Read Up on the Luxe Ski Life

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Soul Poles I’m a little bit jealous. When Soul Poles offered me some of their classic bamboo poles (with hot pink grips and baskets), I was stoked. And then, in a fit of uncharacteristic generosity, I arranged for the poles to go to my son. A ski junkie who is up on all the latest […]

Ski Helmet Safety Tips for Kids and Families (Junior Helmet Giveaway, too)

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  Welcome to the 5th Annual Braveskimom.com/Ski ‘N See Junior Helmet Giveaway. This year, just as in years past, we are thrilled to offer a Giro Junior Helmet to one lucky winner. For giveaway details, see below. Junior Helmets: Yes or No? In some states and at many resorts, the answer has to be “yes” […]

Pack It Up! An Interactive Ski Packing List, Plus Two New Boot Bags from Kulkea (Giveaway)

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When someone offers to help you create a visual, interactive packing list, you don’t say no. Instead, if you’re me, you send them a confusing list of links and notes. And, then, if you’re the magic people at Blogger’s Lounge and VIP Ski, you take the mess I sent, remove the chaos and send it […]

The Portillo Experience: Tips for Your Best Ski Vacation

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Obviously, there was no way I could write about Portillo in only 700 words. If you’re still with me on day three, thank you! I hope that means you’re inspired to go to this amazing, historic and unique resort. Today, I’m sharing a few of the tricks and tips we learned at Portillo to make […]

No Kids, No Problem: Portillo for Couples and Friends

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While I may have felt badly about leaving my sons at home when my husband and I skied Portillo in August, any cares my husband might have had evaporated with his first taste of Chilean wine. Just as Portillo has special family weeks and programming in July, in August the resort has two special wine […]