Author Archives: Kristen Lummis

About Kristen Lummis

I am the owner, writer and head ski tech at www.braveskimom.com. The mom of two boys in a busy outdoor family, I write about skiing all year round, tossing in some biking, hiking, parenting and even a bit of reflection during the off-season. While my recreational passion is for all things snow, my real passion is for my family.

The Biggest, Best Ski Lift Views in North America

Last fall, my friends at Liftopia and I had a great time compiling a list of the “Ten Best Chairlift/Gondola Views in North America.” We built our list through suggestions from social media: the Brave Ski Mom and Liftopia Facebook … Continue reading

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Tips from a Pro: Ski and Snowboard Safety For Families

Parents are often concerned about safety when their kids start skiing or snowboarding. Even if they ski or ride themselves, it’s easy to imagine accidents happening. The same is true for biking, football, and even ballet. It’s easy to let … Continue reading

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Even When I Feel Like a Loser, It Turns Out I’m A Winner

On October 10th, I was feeling sorry for myself. It was raining —again – a not uncommon experience in Colorado during the fall of 2013. My husband was in Aspen partying with friends from college, many of them my friends … Continue reading

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Ashley Sifers: From First Year Instructor to Colorado Ski Instructor of the Year

It’s not very often that a first-timer wins the award. Sure, we sometimes hear of child prodigies who stun the world with their insight or talent, or the breakthrough teenage athlete, but often these examples are few. Usually, time and … Continue reading

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Why My Family Loves to Ski Crystal Mountain, Washington

A Brave Ski Mom Interview with Brian Hopper, a Brave Ski dad and a Crystal Mountain native son. If you could only ski at one resort this season with your family, which resort would you choose?  Well seeming that we … Continue reading

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