Pyrrhic 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 […]

Talk to Your Kids: Skiing Safety and Skiing Safely

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Parenting takes a lot of talking. Whether you’re talking to toddlers about sharing, or to teens about sex and alcohol, raising kids sometimes feels like one long discussion. No parent want to lecture, but at every stage of our children’s lives, there are topics that demand discussion. Skiing safely is one of them. The Code: […]

Finding Silver Linings in Silverton

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A guest post by Rachel Walker. When I first skied Silverton Mountain many years ago, I left in an ambulance. Until now, I haven’t told many people that. It’s kind of embarrassing. At the time I was an editor at Skiing magazine and on assignment for a different publication. The ski journalist is not supposed […]

Mi Familia: Unplugged

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The first three hours were the hardest. When our family left for a two-week holiday in Costa Rica this summer, we also left behind all of our electronics. This meant no phones, no tablets, no laptops, not even a watch. They all stayed home. When we presented this idea to our teenage sons, we expected […]