Last season, British Columbia ski mom Tara Laitinen graciously provided insider information on Whistler Blackcomb and Silver Star Mountain Resort. She also did an interview with me about Big White, BC. Better late than never, I’m excited to share her information packed interview today, complete with family ski vacation planning tips and advice. Enjoy! Why Big […]
Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 features simple, well-designed gifts along with perennial under-the-tree favorites. Plus our favorite Christmas ornaments made from old ski passes and a giveaway package. ‘Tis the gift to be simple ‘Tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be And when we find ourselves […]
Teaching manners is an important part of parenting, since manners are not something most children intuitively understand. Today, a quick review of lift line and chairlift etiquette and safety tips. While you may already know most of this, it’s worth a review, especially if you’re a parent with young skiers and riders. For more chairlift […]
Way back in 2011, we received our first Transpack Ski Boot Backpacks. Although we’d previously instituted a “one-bag per person” family policy, we were using duffel bags. The Transpack ski boot backpacks were enlightening. Each of us, even our kids, could carry our own boots, helmets and more on our backs, freeing up our hands […]
In my opinion, boots are the most important part of your kid’s gear. Bad boots=more difficult skiing=unhappy kid. You want to ski as one big happy family? Everybody’s boots had better fit and everybody’s feet had better be warm (or at least close to warm).