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 […]

Do Women Learn to Ski Best From Other Women?

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Over the past few years, no matter where I ski, I see them: Flyers and posters encouraging women to get out and ski and ride together. Women’s Wednesday, Shred Betty Clinics, Mommy and Me, no matter what you call them, almost every resort has a special program targeting women and moms. What The Pros Think […]

From Snowboard to Skis For One Day at Alta

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I’m a y’all come kind of gal. If we’re heading out to ski, I’m apt to invite everyone I know. We travel a lot, so no matter where we go, I’m usually trying to make it a party. So recently, when we were in Utah, I invited Matt Gibson, a fellow Liftopia blogger who recently […]

Making Memories At Alta Lodge

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When our children were in grade school, my husband would explain their occasional absence for family travel and skiing with this phrase: You can’t make memories as a family if they’re in school. This summed it up fairly well, until they hit middle school and the burden of homework increased. Suddenly, our kids weren’t as […]

Adios Ski Season: Many Highs, One Low

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For the past month, I’ve been looking for the “perfect” way and “perfect” day to end my ski season. On Friday, I found it at Arapahoe Basin, Colorado. Thanks to a cosmic convergence, my son’s sports schedule took us to Summit County during a week when this year’s crazy weather was not only seasonable, but […]