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 […]

A Season of Skiing Firsts

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You’d think that after 40+ years of skiing, it might be hard for me to come up with “firsts.” Not so, and this winter, the winter of 2013-1014, has seen an absolute bonanza of “firsts.” Good Firsts, Not Bad Now before I get too far along, I want to clarify that these are “good” firsts, […]

Reflections on Burn Out, Family Skiing and Giving Thanks

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I am often not at a loss for words. But last week, when I sat down to write about family skiing, in particular, to share a wonderful experience I had moderating a family skiing workshop at the 2014 Mountain Travel Symposium, the words wouldn’t come. As I struggled to find some way to express what […]