Five Reasons Why Your Kids Should Ski Free

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If you’ve got a 5th or 6th grader, this could be your best winter ever! Whether you live in Colorado or New York, Utah or Maine, if you live in a skiing state, there’s a good chance your state has a “Passport Program” that allows kids in a certain grade (usually 5th and 6th, sometimes […]

Family Skiing: Making Memories at Resorts in the Southeast and Deer Valley, Utah

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A guest post from Rachael Stockwell, a brave ski mom from South Carolina. The years go so fast. One day you’re a child and the next day, you’re not. Luckily, childhood memories are often sparked again as you raise your own children. I look at my kids and I remember doing the same things, and […]

Meet Heather Burke: (Brave) Ski Mom and Luxury Ski Writer

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I’ve never skied with Heather Burke, New England based ski journalist, the founder, with her husband Greg Burke, of LuxurySkiTrips.com and FamilySkiTrips.com. But I’d like to. The mother of a grown son and daughter, Heather, like many of us, is passionate about family skiing. And, judging from the photos on her website, Heather can rip. […]

Refreshed, Recharged and Revamped: Hello to the NEW BSM!

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Four years ago this week, my oldest son, then 14, was being snarky. “Remember that blog you always said you’d start?” he asked. “Well, I knew you’d never do it.” Here’s how I reacted. Did I stand up for myself? No. Did I get angry? No. Was I hurt by his words? A little. But […]

Mikaela Shiffrin: Going for Gold and Sharing the Table

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Today’s post is from Troy Hawks, editor, ski instructor, writer, fisherman and friend. Find him at The Redtail Times and Club Colorado, among other outlets.  Ski Racer Mikaela Shiffrin Shares Her Thoughts on Race Day and the Importance of Family What does the average 18-year-old girl think about while riding a chairlift? To be sure, it’s […]